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Unique Somesville cottage near ocean and lakes

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

1 BR, 1 Bath, sleeps 2

Franklin is a unique and charming cottage offering privacy, quiet surroundings, and convenient location for exploring Mt. Desert Island. Enjoy Somesville's central location as a base for exploration. Walk down to the town landing, to the picturesque white arched bridge by the ocean, or to Somes Pond for a swim.

Property Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

"We had a delightful stay and hope to return. Your attention to the smallest detail is greatly appreciated..."
Jun 2012
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Somesville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Off of the living room is our office with laundry. This can be converted to a sleeping area for one .
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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(11 traveler reviews)

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Unique Somesville cottage near ocean and lakes
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Our second time here. Can't wait for the third.

  • 5 of 5

Can't get enough of this place. Such a great value, quiet, peaceful, roomy, privacy, wildlife, woods, great location and two of the nicest most helpful hosts you could ask for. We'll be back again and again in the years to come. Thank you Marilee and Ken for making Franklin Cottage available for others to share, J.P. and Beth

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to welcome you again to our neck of these beautiful woods. Thank you so much for your graciousness and kind words.
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Beautiful quiet place!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The property is beautiful and well taken care of. Marilee was easy to work with and was available if you needed her. The surrounding area (the quiet side of the island) has a lot to offer. We enjoyed Acadia, traditional music festival, The Acadia Rep Theater and leisurely exploring the towns.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to share our home and lovely island with you. Taking in the cultural events along with the natural beauty of Acadia is the perfect way to enjoy time here. Thank you for sharing your experience, and do come again some day. So much more to see!
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Lovely cottage in a quiet setting.

  • 5 of 5

It was is a quite place in a lovely setting of trees, grass, and plants/flowers. The owner welcomed us when we arrived. The cottage had plenty of room, it was very clean, and had lots of artist touches from the owner. It was not far to get anywhere around Mt Desert Island. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad to share our home and property, especially with people who haven't been here before. Thank you for appreciating everything ~ we're off to tend to those plants and flowers!
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Comfort and privacy shared only with wildlife

  • 5 of 5

Bring your toothbrush because it's about the only thing that isn't already there for your needs. This property shows the love and care that the owners have and give to make this a rustic five-star cottage. We'll be back but will stay longer next time.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always so glad to hear that our efforts are appreciated. It is an enjoyable creative challenge to add touches to the cottages each year, and we are at work already planning for next season.
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Wonderful week!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Franklin Cottage in June. The artist cottage was delightful and so relaxing. During the day we explored the Acadia National Park, and each evening we returned to the cottage. The cottage is perfect. Large enough to not feel cramped, yet small enough to still feel quaint. The artist touches throughout the cottage are perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always delighted when our efforts are so appreciated. Finding the works of our artist friends and making our way through all the nearby antique venues during the off-season is great fun. So glad this was a special vacation.
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Simply Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Simply can not say enough about this treasure. The place was spotless and we felt comfortable instantly. It was more more than we hoped for. I can not understand why anyone would stay on the "non-quiet" side of the island when Somesville and this cottage is so convenient to everything. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed from utensils to spices. The info package the owners supplied was extensive and very helpful. TV and WiFi worked flawlessly (the few times we wanted to use them, because there was just too much other things to enjoy). I wish I could post the pictures I took of the deer outside the window and the night sky and Milkyway I took from the back deck. It is quiet and peaceful and made for a great week. A large convenience store is 3 minutes away and the restaurants and bakery in Southwest Harbor (about 15 minutes south) were better and not as "commercial" as the ones in Bar Harbor (which itself is less than 20 minutes to the east). I would stay here again in a second.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your star-gazing from the deck and the visits from our "deer ones" under the apple tree. It is our pleasure to have shared our special spot with you. More next time ~ thank you!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport, Trenton
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
To Cranberry Island from N.E. Harbor
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Causeway Club, S.W. Hbr; Kebo Valley, Bar Hbr.
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Sips, S.W.Harbor
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Echo Lake
Car: recommended

The historic village of Somesville is centrally located on Mt. Desert Island, virtually surrounded by Acadia National Park. You can drive 5-7 miles in three directions and visit the larger towns of Bar Harbor, S.W. Harbor, and N.E. Harbor.




Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

DEPOSIT: $400/week; BALANCE: one month prior to arrival
CANCELLATION POLICY: full refund when canceled week is re-booked. Balance non-refundable within 30 days of arrival date unless we can re-book with another party.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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