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Spectacular Somes Sound, Acadia National Park"""

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (sleeps 6)

This breathtaking property is located on Somes Sound, the only fjord on the East Coast, which is the prime rental location on Mount Desert Island, and home of spectacular Acadia National Park. Guests can walk, bike, hike and swim right out the front door. Guests who choose simply to relax and luxuriate in the glories of nature and lose themselves in the peaceful, restorative surroundings may just want to read a good book, listen to the seagulls and and take in the ocean views. If Ebb Tide is unavailable, you may want to check our other VRBO listing, VRBO# 566599, also on Somes Sound.

Property Manager
Granville Toogood
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Granville Toogood

My wife and I have been summering on Mount Desert Island all our lives. Along with way, we built both Ebb Tide and High Tide to house our children and grandchildren. We love this part of Maine for the terrific boating, sailing, hiking, picnicking, island exploring, kayaking, tennis, golf and cold water swimming, among other things, that have brought so much joy to us and our family. We are happy to share our little paradise with those who might appreciate the natural world, outdoor activities and raw, wild beauty as much as we do.

Why Granville Toogood chose Northeast Harbor

My family has been summering in Northeast Harbor on Mount Desert Island since the end of the 19th century. Ebb Tide and High Tide are located on a portion of the same waterfront property my great grandparents purchased in 1895.

What makes this cottage unique

We travel often, but always look forward to returning to our home in Northeast Harbor, which is where our kids grew up in the summer and where our grandchildren are now discovering all the wonder and magic I knew as a kid. The village and surroundings are relatively untouched since i was a child, and the national park, right next door, has remained completely wild since the last Ice Age 12,000 years ago.

Guestbook comments from the manager

It has been an extraordinary privilege to have the use of your lovely homes! My heart belongs to High Tide but I would change nothing in either of them. We have enjoyed our time beyond expectations. Thank you so much for sharing!
Jul 2013
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Northeast Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King, queen and full size beds
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Privacy, adjacent to national park


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Spectacular Somes Sound, Acadia National Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Sacramento CA

Sublilme properties, lovely owners and an enormously satisfying experience.

  • 5 of 5

My family, consisting of three generations, had the extraordinary good fortune of spending ten days occupying High Tide and Ebb Tide. The two houses are situated on a large parcel of wooded land which also has a grassy lawn and flower garden which complement the view of mountains and Somes Sound. Working lobster boats and other watercraft plying the waters were a source of constant interest.. The homes evidence the eye of an artist in the décor and ambience and we could have spent the entire ten days enjoying the properties had it not been for the wealth of nearby activities awaiting our attention. We hiked, kayaked, experienced the local gardens, toured Acadia and enjoyed the communities of Northeast Harbor and Southwest Harbor in addition to a boat trip to observe puffins and other sea critters. There are resident loons and we all came away with that music in our memories.

It was a bonus that a wide array of newspapers, good coffee and gelato, sea-fresh lobster and freshly baked and high quality bread and pies were to be found just a short drive away, in Northeast Harbor..

The owners are a talented and engaging couple who are models of hospitality. I hope the reader of this review will have an opportunity to enjoy this part of the universe in these accommodations. The photos and descriptions cannot begin to capture the magic of this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Doesn't get better than High Tide!

  • 5 of 5

The property is just beautiful -- the pictures do not do it justice. The owners were just a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend High Tide to anyone. The view from the deck is just spectacular. Every detail was considered inside the cabin as well - all linens, extra towels, well stocked kitchen (paper towels, wraps, detergent, etc) bathrooms had soap, shampoo etc. This rental cottage is like staying at a high end hotel as far as its amenities, but it has the privacy of a beautiful lot and charm that is found in very few hotels - - only in small boutiques. Should be return to Acadia, High Tide will be our only choice of where to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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