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Acadia Cabin on 2 Secluded Wooded Acres near Bar Harbor

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2 couples + 2, or 4 indiv.

A beautiful cabin in a peaceful setting on two acres of pine forest. Birdsong is conveniently situated in picturesque Somesville right in the middle of Mount Desert Island, minutes from Acadia National Park and 8 miles to the town of Bar Harbor. The layout is an open living/kitchen/dining area with a beautiful wood interior and cathedral ceiling. The room is filled with natural light from the many windows and skylights. Birdsong is a wonderful place to come home to after a day in Acadia!

Birdsong Cabin is located in Somesville, 'Mt Desert.' A perfect location. Right in the middle of Mt Desert Island 'MDI'. 9 minutes to Bar Harbor, 5 minutes to Southwest Harbor . Swimming at Echo Lake and Long Pond 3 minutes away.

More Details

Property Manager
Lisa Clark
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 2, 2018

About Lisa Clark

I am a graphic designer, artist and music lover. An avid hiker and camper, I have been coming to Mt. Desert Island for over twenty years.

Lisa Clark purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Lisa Clark chose Mount Desert

I rented this cabin four years ago and loved being here! Somesville is so central to everything on the island. When it became available to purchase I knew it was the spot I was hoping for!

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin's privacy, being down a dirt road, combined with its lovely arts and crafts interior make it special. Two acres of pine woods near the top of Somes Sound is a real find.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We are coming to the Birdsong for our 6th year. That in itself should tell you something. We being myself, hubby and dog Hobbie. We absolutely LOVE it here. It's not just a cabin, but a home and we're glad John and Holly have shared it with us all these years. It's a very quiet area here, kind of tucked away in the corner, but easy, close access to Bar Harbor and all of the many other surrounding towns and harbors. We are able to do a lot of hiking in Acadia National Park, eating at some very interesting restaurants, shopping and find for the most part that this is a very dog-friendly area of Maine. It's also nice to just sit back and relax in this "cabin", read a good book, barbeque out on the back deck, and just enjoy the serenity of the area. This cabin has everything you need, just like being home, is in a good central area, and well, we just love everything about it. The housekeeper does an excellent job of keeping it clean, and after looking at the pictures on the web site, there were no "surprises". Everything was what we expected. In fact we find it fun to pick out all of the new things (furniture, pictures, etc.) that they add each year. We couldn't ask for more, would recommend and have recommended the Birdsong.
Jan 2010
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Mount Desert Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Trash gets picked up twice a week at end of driveway. Please take barrels out and back, and remove any extra upon checkout or a fee will be charged.
  • It's a quiet neighborhood. Respect noise & surroundings, outdoors & in after 9 pm. Safety is parents' responsibility. Dogs are in crates when alone.
  • No smokers please! No smoking anything, incense burning or fires on property, inside or out. Insurance will not allow.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Full size downstairs with shower and bath. Hairdryer and first aid kit supplied. Body wash and shampoos available.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Sleeping loft, charming hideaway.
  • Each of the queens is an ample sized room. One with a half bath upstairs, the other right next to the full bath downstairs. The third one is a loft with two twins. One has to go up a ladder to get to the loft.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Acadia Cabin on 2 Secluded Wooded Acres near Bar Harbor
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 15 reviews

Birdsong Cabin is a wonderful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Birdsong for our vacation and visit to Acadia National Park. We were able to travel all over MDI and got to know the area well during our stay.Birsong is in an ideal location. It is very quiet and a short drive to Acadia, Bar Harbor, and Southwest Harbor.We enjoyed coming back at night and relaxing. We really enjoyed the screened in sun porch. Lisa was wonderful to work with and provided us with excellent recommendations on places to visit and restaurants to eat at. The beds are very comfortable and the cabin is well supplied with essentials. My kids and I enjoyed watching all of the birds outside in the morning while eating breakfast before our day in Acadia. We had a wonderful vacation and highly recommend Birdsong. It truly is a special place.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both! Such a pleasure to have you. Hope you come again!
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Love the location!

  • 4 of 5


I have been coming to Bar Harbor/Acadia for years and I just love how this location is close to Southwest Harbor, Northwest Harbor and Bar Harbor and really just minutes from the park itself. The woods were great for my dog!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Birdsong is a very welcoming and relaxing home. A little bit secluded but close to many attractions. We enjoyed the deck in the morning with our coffee and the evening looking at the stars. Lisa is a very accommodating owner, easy to reach. I would definitely rent this cottage again.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Joanne. A pleasure to have you... Lisa
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Stockton, NJ

Quiet cabin in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Birdsong Cabin and had a great time. There wasn't any noise from neighbors. It's located on a quiet back road with barely any other cars. The bathroom and shower were very clean. We were able to use the kitchen to cook many of our meals. It's a short drive (15-18 minutes) to bar harbor and Acadia national park. Just get going early in the morning if it's the busy season because the parking lots fill up easy by 9:30-10am. We can't wait to get back to this area. Coastal maine is a wonderful region! If you want a quiet get away on the "quiet side" of Mt. Desert island, this is the place to stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome vacation at Birdsong

  • 5 of 5

My family and I immensely enjoyed our stay at Birdsong. It was the perfect place to stay for accessing Acadia and the surrounding towns. Thanks very much to Lisa for sharing her awesome cabin with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Kathleen. Hope to see you again!
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New York

Lovely, comfortable stay in an ideal location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific stay at Birdsong! The cabin is beautiful, comfortable and clean, and it was perfect for our family - 2 adults, 2 kids (11 & 8) and a large dog. We visit MDI every summer and enjoy relaxing on the quiet side, but also spend a lot of time inside the park. We were looking for a more central location to minimize driving time and couldn't have imagined a more ideal spot! Very close to Long Pond and Somes Pond for kayaking and swimming. Another nearby bonus is Beech Hill Farm, where you can get fresh and delicious food to enjoy while winding down at the cabin. Lisa is friendly and responsive and has provided lots of useful information at the cabin. We highly recommend Birdsong and hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And you will be most welcome when you do come again... Thank you!
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Hancock Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Southwest Harbor
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Rt. 3
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Southwest Harbor
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Echo Lake
Car: recommended

Near Echo Lake beach and Beech Mountain Trails.

Center of Somesville.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rentals are Saturday to Saturday during summer, June to September.
A damage deposit of $250.00 will be submitted and simply sent back to you at the end of your stay if no damage is reported.
No fires of any kind in a fire pit, or campfire, etc. on the property. No smoking allowed on property. Pine woods can be a fire hazard.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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