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1.8 MILES TO ACADIA NT'L PARK--BEECH MTN TRAIL, Clean, cozy, perfect for couples

Bedrooms 3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

1st floor unit of a duplex, 5A, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps up to 6)

Great for couples, Garden Court is a first-floor duplex tucked away on a private lane off the Beech Hill Road in Historic Somesville. Our quiet rural setting offers the perfect spot to come home to between adventures. Garden Court's entrance is located witthin our fenced-in courtyard at 5A. Beech Mountain, located within Acadia National Park, is just 1 1/2 miles from your front door. The three best swimming/kayaking/canoeing lakes are right around the corner by car or bicycle. Farm-to-table freshness is just 1/3 mile from the home at Beech Hill Farm, an organic farm stand. Enjoy an autumn sunset stroll along Beech Hill Road; drive 15 minutes into Bar Harbor with all that seaside town has to offer, or head the other way and discover 'The Quiet Side' of Mount Desert Island. Garden Court is perfectly situated to access all the wonders of our beautiful island and Acadia National Park. An evening of child care may be available upon request; all situations considered.

$50 MULTI-WEEK DISCOUNT There is so much to see and do! Our home comfortably accommodates up to 6 people and is tastefully appointed and fully equipped. Garden Court is pet friendly, so bring the whole family for a week (or two) to remember.

We do not allow smoking anywhere on our property.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About Vanessa

My husband, John, and I have lived on Mt Desert Island for nearly 40 years. I landed my dream job seven years ago as head gardener at Thuya Garden, a beautiful English border garden in Northeast Harbor. John is a building contractor and has built many beautiful shingle style homes on the island. We love to travel in our Scamp Camper that we've nicknamed 'Shrimp Scampi'.

Vanessa purchased this townhome in 1989

Why Vanessa chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

We fell in love with this beautiful property and incredible location in 1989. John built Garden Court for my mother when she retired to Maine. We now rent the ground floor of her home and we live upstairs. Garden Court sits on one acre of land along a private driveway in a quiet neighborhood. Check out the beautiful sunsets from Beech Hill or hike Acadia National Park trails just one mile away.

I'm happy to answer any questions you may have; call 207-244-4090. Also, my daughter in law Vanessa helps me with all aspect of Garden Court (207)669 5060. She would be happy to assist our renters with any help needed.

Priscilla Hutton.

What makes this townhome unique

Great family location. Perfect for couples or friends traveling together. Easy access to our island's best swimming beaches and adventures into Acadia. Garden Court guests enjoy fishing and carry-in canoe/kayak launching privileges at exclusive Somesville Town Dock. Bring your mackerel gear and squid jigs! Clean, smoke free rental with everything needed for a perfect vacation. Our rental manager is available close by through out your vacation should renters need assistance.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The "C" family came and conquered MDI for the 4th straight year at Garden Court. I once again thank you.... for allowing us to stay here for our summer vacation. Between getting up to see the sunrise and jigging for squid till 1 am - I think I need a vacation now! Sorry we missed you at the Gardens - we just didn't make it over there this year. John - I owe you some squid next year - my family wolfed them all down. Bruce - good luck getting the mini-bike going. Jonah wants to ride it. We truly feel this is our home away from home and look forward to coming back."
Aug 2014
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Mount Desert Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathtub, shower, commode and sink. Linen closet, stack washer & dryer. Bathroom tissue, bath towels and linens provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Double Guest Room - 1 double
    Twin Beds Room - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

1.8 MILES TO ACADIA NT'L PARK--BEECH MTN TRAIL, Clean, cozy, perfect for couples
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 39 reviews

couldn't have asked for more!

  • 5 of 5

Where do I start? Reserving Garden Court was so easy, quick reply and it all went smoothly. Directions to the house were spot-on. Garden Court is cute, clean, well furnished and the bed was so comfortable. It is not on the main thoroughfare so we had to drive to get to Bar Harbor, but that's the way we like it and it isn't a long drive at all. Convenient to Southwest Harbor. Very cozy on the day we got rained in. Really a great place to spend time and use as a base to explore Acadia.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Garden Court

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights at "Garden Court" with friends while exploring Acadia. Everything was exactly as described on the web site. Our accommodations where available upon our arrival and spotlessly clean. The owners had supplied us with maps to the area as well as recommendations for grocery shopping and dining out. The accommodations are spacious and fully furnished (stove, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, pots, pans,eating & cooking utensils,salt, pepper, coffee maker, blender and a toaster are included i.e. a full kitchen), 3 bedrooms, an outside patio w/gas grill cable tv and wifi.

The location was central to Somesville/Mt Desert/Southwest Harbor area and just a 10 minute drive to Bar Harbor.

This was a perfect stay for us (weather excluded) and we would recommend "Garden Court" to anyone looking for a great stay in the Acadia area.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, inviting and had everything you could need!

  • 5 of 5

Garden court was perfect for our trip! It was so nice to have a comfortable and homie place to come back to after exploring the island, hiking and climbing mountains. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook homemade dinners and pack lunches and snacks for the day. I would definitely print directions out before you leave home because my gps lost signal about 5 minutes from the house and I couldn't find it. I found my way back to a gas station I had passed and called Priscilla from there. She had her son come meet me and I followed him back (it was really easy to find once I knew where I was going), very kind and thoughtful. They also had a ton of maps and printouts of hiking trails around the island. They really thought of everything! Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Comfy New England Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our four night stay was as comfortable as a stay in a second home. Everything we needed was in the home. While there were only two of us, there was plenty of space and separation between the bedrooms/bathrooms and the living area and kitchen. We took advantage of the great weather and the BBQ grill on some nights. The island is filled with adventures. So sad that we could only scratch the surface of things to do.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful stay on the island

  • 5 of 5

The nearest village...Southwest Harbor calls itself the "quiet side of Mount Desert Island"...and this home complements that sentiment.

We kept our windows open to the meadow and forest, only an old boat showing any sign of humanity. Big kitchen for making meals...

only suggestion...bump up the size of the TV, my Apple monitor is bigger, and provide a few more channels?

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My husband and I just loved Gardencourt! We found it extremley clean and had everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

I loved the location, we felt like it was near the sights we wanted to see as well as being secluded and peaceful! There is ample room for bigger families , even though it was just my husband and myself it wasn't too much house at the same time. 🎃󰰽𣑍

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Swans Island Ferry
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Echo Lake Beach
Car: recommended

Garden Court is 1 mile from a boat launch and small swimming beach at Long Pond called 'Pond's End' by us locals. Guest privileges to fish for mackerel or launch kayak/canoe from Somesville town dock. All other information will be available to our guests when they arrive at Garden Court. For babysitting possibilities, contact Vanessa within a month of your visit. CPR certified and ECE degree.


Rates & Availability

Mount Desert Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
July August
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall Rates
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Foliage
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
June 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 29 2018
4 night minimum stay
July August 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Sep 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 2 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Fall Foliage
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 9.0%

No smoking on property. Pet Addendum and rental agreement must be reviewed before booking.
$50 Multi-week Discount
$350 Refundable Damage Deposit

Owner'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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