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Beautiful Seaside Home with Sweeping Views

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Heron Pool is a lovely country home privately situated on Somesville Harbor. It is at the end of a long driveway with sweeping views of the harbor and Mountains. The property shares a dock with the neighbors. Take in bald eagles, ospreys, loons, seals, deer, and more from the deck. Inside it is tastefully furnished with antiques, overstuffed couches, and plenty of space for your family. 4 bedrooms in the house, with 2 queen size beds and 4 single beds, and one queen size bed in the private cottage steps away from the house. Have lunch in the garden at a teak table set over looking the water, swim off the dock at high tide, kayak the harbor or just snooze in a lawn chair. Bikes and kayaks can be rented locally, and Somes Pond is minutes away and much warmer to swim in than the ocean.

Heron Pool sleeps 10 comfortably and is truly a family home. It is ideal for kids with a wooden swing set, fields and shoreline to explore, all well set back from the road.

If you ever leave the property you can enjoy all that Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, SW Harbor and NE Harbor have to offer. You may not be a Rockefeller but you sure can live like one. Make Heron Pool a part of your summer this year and for years to come.

Keywords: waterfront, house

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: french, polish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2018


Mount Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Bright sun room, outdoor shower


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Seaside Home with Sweeping Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My family and I absolutely loved our stay in Mt. Desert for the week. This house, right on the sound was in a great location to access all that Bar Harbor and Acadia National Parks have to offer. We were very, very, sad to leave.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Maine home, perfect for a large family

  • 5 of 5

6 adults and 3 children enjoyed this beautiful home for a week. Our kids were never bored, and spent hours kayaking and swimming off the dock on the property. The home was large enough to accommodate the mix of family members and everyone always had a space to read, play a board game, or just sit on the lovely deck and enjoy the amazing view of Somes Sound. The house is fully stocked and there was nothing we needed. The owners even provide ample linens & towels. The caretaker was very helpful, and when we lost power for a few hours one evening because of a trim limb down, she responded quickly to let us know what was happening.

The location on the quieter side of the island was perfect, and we enjoyed many evenings in Southwest Harbor, although we were only a short drive from Bar Harbor as well. Couldn't have planned a more idyllic vacation, in large part because of this great property.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our group of 6 adults stayed 5 nights in this very special home. The home has character and charm with many special places and rooms to enjoy. You can tell a family has lived and enjoyed this vacation home over the years - and sharing it is a real treat. Sone the special places include the deck overlooking a beautiful pond view, the sun room overlooking the water, a dining room with plenty of room also with a nice view, and a picnic bench in the back yard overlooking the water to watch the ducks. The home has plenty of room with ample number of bedrooms. Also since the home is located on the quieter side of the island, it is easy to get away from the crowds and enjoy good restaurants in Southwest Harbor and peace and quiet. The home is well maintained and very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful, idyllic Maine home.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 and another family of 4 shared this home for the last week. I cannot put into words how wonderful this home is. The pictures, as beautiful as they are, do not do the home justice. Driving into the driveway, after a long flight, we were welcomed with an incredibly beautiful home, that is so peaceful and comfortable to live in. The kitchen was perfect for food preparation, the bathroom and bedroom layout was fantastic, the dining was spacious for 8 of us, but could easily fit another 2 or maybe even 4? However, the best part of the room is that sunroom that overlooks the water. Drinking coffee there in the morning was the most peaceful part of my day, perhaps the most peaceful part of my year! The kids enjoyed heading to the water at low tide, picking up dozens of mussels which we enjoyed every evening. We loved the home and will definitely stay there when we come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful spot on the water!!

  • 5 of 5

Our whole family stayed for a week in this marvelous quiet waterfront home on Mount Desert Island. One of the things I loved about it was the sense that this was a real home to another family that loves the coast of Maine as much as we do. The accommodations were very comfortable, with a variety of sleeping arrangements that made it easy for each member of our family to find a room that worked perfectly. The furnishings were charming -- worthy of this classic Maine summer place. We were preparing for our daughter's Saturday night wedding at a nearby Seal Cove venue, and Heron Pool's central location -- handy to Somesville, Bar Harbor, Ellsworth, and Southwest Harbor -- was ideal. Cannot say enough good things about our stay!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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