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Unique Somesville cottage near ocean and lakes

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 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:
April 22, 2017

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Unique Somesville cottage near ocean and lakes
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

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: Sep 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: Jun 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: Sep 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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Wonderful,Quiet,Private,Comfortable,Peaceful place

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed In Franklin Cottage for the first time in July this year.

But it will not be the last time. We have already booked our week for next year.

Everything in the owners description and the other reviews is accurate, if not understated. It is a charming cottage in a great location. Centrally located on the

"quiet" side of the island. Ken and Marilee are gracious hosts, with tons of information about things to do, places to go, and little "secret" things, like the Landing. Acadia is a breathtaking place with lots of trails. Local restaurants

compete to give you the best of the best. We can't say enough about how much we loved our week at Franklin Cottage. Actually I hesitated to write this review because

I wanted to keep this place a secret. Thank you Ken and Marilee. See you next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We'll be sure to continue our own explorations this fall so we can add to our "secret" list and continue to share it with you. Thanks so much!
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A great retreat for two

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, spacious house on a beautiful expanse of land , with nature at every turn. It's perfect for a quiet get-away for two, but so convenient to lakes, the beach, Bar Harbor, and the quaint little town of Somesville in which it sits. We arrived to a very clean space with, wonderful decor, including fresh flowers. We enjoyed a glass of wine on the private deck. We were told that deer are regular visitors! I recommend this perfect spot!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. Always happy to share our hide-away and we look forward to your return.
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Cozy and convenient

  • 5 of 5

This was a great base for my Acadia vacation. In a quiet location yet well situated for access to Southwest Harbor, hiking trails, biking on the carriage paths, etc. The cottage is very clean and cozy with lots of special artistic touches. Well appointed with everything you might need to have on hand during your time there. The owners are very gracious and responsive to any concerns. I made sure to book myself in for next summer before I even departed!!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you found us and are returning. We are adding to those "artistic touches" this winter and look forward to sharing more next summer. 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.


Rates & Availability

Somesville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
JUNE 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
SEPT 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay

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.

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