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Becky Ashmore-Lesko

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english

Nature Lover's Retreat! Views of Somes Sound-Hot Tub and Fire Pit

10 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeper Sofa, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-7)

Whether with family or friends, escape to 'The Acadia'. A true gem for nature lovers, this vacation rental is tucked in between the shore of Somes Sound and Acadia Mountain. Perched about 1/4 mile above the shore, this cottage affords beautiful views of Somes Sound and the mountains of Acadia National Park. Plus, you can stroll through the gorgeous landscape of this unique property, down the 1/4 path to the shore and a shared dock, right on Somes Sound. Mountain laurel, pines, a babbling brook, granite outcroppings, deer, fox, chickadees, and more...all at your doorstep!

Designed for Enjoying and Relaxing: The main living area is drenched in sunlight, and includes an open floor plan with kitchen, living and dining area on the top floor to capitalize on the gorgeous views of Somes Sound, Acadia Mountain and the surrounding landscape. Convenience abounds with direct access from the kitchen to the large deck with outdoor seating and gas grill.

Also perched on the upper deckis a HOT TUB! A perfect spot for enjoying the spectacular views of Somes Sound and Acadia Mountain, watching the visiting deer or for soothing tired muscles after a picture-perfect day of hiking, biking, shopping, swimming or sightseeing! Gather around the fire pit and enjoy roasting marshmallows or a cocktail. Firewood provided!

Sleeping quarters and bathroom are downstairs and include 2 bedrooms, one with queen bed and twin bed, and the other with a double bed. Another smaller deck off this level affords beautiful views of Acadia Mountain.

Plan your coastal Maine vacation to be as quiet and relaxing or as active and full of adventure as you like. Enjoy all that the area has to offer, from hiking and biking to whale watching and sightseeing; or settle in and enjoy the peace and tranquility of this unique setting away from the crowds, enjoying nature while soaking up the sun, the stars, the view and fresh Maine air.

Wildlife abound at this unique vacation rental, nestled between and with gorgeous views of Somes Sound and Acadia Mountain. Close to Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, and within a mile of Acadia National Park, including the trail head to Acadia Mountain and crystal clear, spring fed, park owned Echo Lake.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Becky Ashmore-Lesko (Owner)
Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Quoted from Guest Feedback Sheet:

"Excellent stay at a breathtaking location. Provided just the respite we needed this week. Especially loved the Adirondack chairs and the hot tub! Thank you for opening your home to us!"
Jun 2016
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4.7
based on 10 traveler reviews

Nature Lover's Retreat! Views of Somes Sound-Hot Tub and Fire Pit
average rating of 4.7 based on 28 reviews
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A perfect place!!

  • 5 of 5

Of course we saw the pictures before booking our stay at The Acadia but nothing prepared us for the real thing. It's breathtakingly beautiful! The house was perfect for us even with 2 adults and 4 kids. We did our best to put a dent the enormous pile of firewood by cooking s'mores and even home-made bread over the incredible fire pit and enjoying our time outside under the stars. One of the best parts was the privacy ... there are no other houses in sight (save one far off in the distance and up a hill). It really felt like we had whole universe to ourselves. The walk to the dock on Somes sound was a bit farther than we expected but the path was well marked with numbers and the kids went down to the water frequently.

The house was clean and neat with plenty of towels for all 6 of us. The owner, Becky, was great to work with.

Next time we come back to Maine we will most definitely try to get this place again!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Beautiful Mountain Respite

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful location and home! The home itself is clean and well-stocked with what you will need for the week. Location wise, it offers convenient access to all that Acadia National Park has to offer while also providing privacy from the more touristy Bar Harbor side of the island. The Acadia felt like another world - allowing us to unwind from work and life amid the breathtaking mountain views. We can't say enough about it. Rent today; you won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's why we, too, love the "Quiet Side" of the island! Mount Desert (pronounced like what you eat after dinner, despite the spelling) Island is more than just Bar Harbor. The island is split down the middle by seven-mile-long Somes Sound, the East's only fjord. The Acadia is perched above the west shore. The towns and villages on the western side have just about everything Bar Harbor does -- except for the tourist traps and the people who flock there. Fewer people means smaller, more charming lobster places, shops and galleries. It means minimal auto traffic, less-crowded hiking trails and carriage roads. The western half of Acadia also has more quaint fishing villages and cute little harbors to explore. And with Bar Harbor less than 10 miles from the cottage, it's easy to visit without having to live it!
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Perfect Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from our stay at The Acadia. We had a fantastic time exploring MDI, but beyond this, we loved this rental! It was perfect for my husband and I, and our 3 young kids. We all enjoyed exploring the property (its on a rock quarry, with water access), loved seeing wildlife from the deck, and especially enjoyed the wonderful view of Somes Sound. The hot tub was a wonderful bonus and we used it almost every day. We also enjoyed using the fire pit to make a campfire complete with s'mores one evening (there were even the perfect sticks to roast marshmallows right there by the fire pit). The cabin has everything you need to be right at home. We go through a lot of towels and I almost brought some extras just in case. So glad I didn't...I counted at least 14 bath towels! There were plenty of extra blankets/linens, as well as pillows. They really have included EVERYTHING you could need. Extras we appreciated were: Kids games and Maine-themed children's books, first aid kit, laundry baskets, EVERY kitchen gadget you could need to make a feast, plenty of dishes/silverware/glasses/mugs, and plenty of seating for everyone. The owner of the cabin was very prompt and responsive with a few very minor issues we had (due to user error!). Acadia National Park/Mt. Desert is an amazing place to visit with SO much to do (we did not come close to doing everything!), and this rental was so wonderful to come home to each day and relax in. It is right in the middle of the island, making it perfect for accessing all areas. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We work hard to provide a special retreat for guests to enjoy. Our many years of hosting guests at our two vacation rentals have given us so much insight into what people want....a comfortable, well-maintained and well-equipped retreat with great amenities. We are proud to offer just that!
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We were impressed. The square footage was perfect for us. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was very functional, and clean. Everything mechanically worked great. It was nice to have a washer and dryer. We were caught in some rain, and were doing ocean kayaking, so we had some dirty wet clothes. We made lunches and packed the cooler. We would suggest that if you could, provide a somewhat cooler, like an igloo, or other with a handle, to carry. It would be easier to pack up on day trips. It was very peaceful and quiet. We would watch sunsets happen and watch the Peregrine Falcons soar each night. Overall, it was a great experience. Lots of deer see every night from the deck. The Hot tub helped soothe the aches from the hikes we did! It was great! Great hikes great food, and great scenery!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a beautiful spot!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the Acadia happy to be surrounded by pine forest and blessed with a gorgeous view of Somes Sound. The privacy and quiet the cottage provides are exceptional and the extra perks of the daily deer visits, the fire pit and hot tub make the whole experience very special indeed for two city dwellers. We returned to many of our favorite hikes, found new ones (we loved the Flying Mountain trail and its cove beach), had a fun night at the playhouse in Somesville, and, of course, had a very special lawn lunch at Jordan Pond. Thanks for providing us with such a well appointed kitchen and great instructions for getting the most out of our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Quiet wooded wonder

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth stay at The Acadia. We continue to return to it especially because of the wooded seclusion, gorgeous views of Somes Sound, and the hot tub. I don't know of any other house that has this unique combination. The owner built the house such that only one other house is visible so it feels like we are alone, though there are other houses nearby. Even on a rainy day, it is so enjoyable to sit on the couch and look out the huge windows at the sound and mountains. The location is great- close enough to Southwest Harbor to pop in for dinner and near enough to Bar Harbor to enjoy the hustle and bustle.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our biggest compliment is a returning guest! We love that our guests enjoy The Acadia and it's unique amenities as much as we do :)
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Car: necessary

Wildlife abound at this unique vacation rental, nestled between and with gorgeous views of Somes Sound and Acadia Mountain. Plus, there's a hot tub and fire pit (with wood provided!). Close to Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, and within a mile of Acadia National Park, including the trail head to Acadia Mountain and crystal clear, spring fed, park owned Echo Lake.

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Rates & Availability

Somes Sound Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 16 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,850
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,950
 
 
Late Summer/Early Fall
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
2017 Early Summer
May 13 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
2017 Early Summer
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,150
 
 
2017 Early Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
Summer
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,650
 
 
2017 Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,150
 
 
2017 Summer
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,850
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,950
 
 
Late Summer/Early Fall
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 9.0%

*10% discount for booking more than one week! Plus additional discount offered to our returning guests!

This is a weekly Saturday to Saturday rental. Less than a full week rental inquiry will be considered, typically only during off-peak season or if there is a last minute opening, and solely at the owner's discretion.

Rates and minimum stay subject to change until booking is confirmed.

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Amenities

Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Additional Sleeping Accommodations: Sleeper Sofa in Living Room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Hot Tub on deck overlooking Somes Sound and Acadia Mountain Fire Pit with wood provided For Families traveling with small children, 'The Acadia' is equipped with a high chair and Pack N Play, so you can travel a bit lighter!

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