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Spectacular Ocean & Mountain View-10 min to Acadia/ 3 Lakes nearby

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7 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
15 guests
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This is your view! The ocean and Somes Sound are right out your door! LOCATION ON THE ISLAND: We are in the center of the island 10 minutes to Acadia National Park's Ocean Drive and the Cadillac Mountain entrance. As the popularity of Acadia National Park has increased, parking in the park has been at a premium. The free Island Explorer Bus stops about 200 feet from the house and is an easy way for all your family to explore Acadia. Somesville is the perfect location, 12 minutes to Bar Harbor and 7 minutes to Southwest. We have 3 fresh water lakes nearby for swimming. ABOUT THE HOUSE: 'Willowbrook' is a Classic Greek Revival home built in the 1800s with a view of the Mill Pond, Somes Harbor, and the mountains. This is a spacious house with good size bedrooms, a large living room and ...This is your view! The ocean and Somes Sound are right out your door! LOCATION ON THE ISLAND: We are in the center of the island 10 minutes to Acadia National Park's Ocean Drive and the Cadillac Mountain entrance. As the popularity of Acadia National Park has increased, parking in the park has been at a premium. The free Island Explorer Bus stops about 200 feet from the house and is an easy way for all your family to explore Acadia. Somesville is the perfect location, 12 minutes to Bar Harbor and 7 minutes to Southwest. We have 3 fresh water lakes nearby for swimming. ABOUT THE HOUSE: 'Willowbrook' is a Classic Greek Revival home built in the 1800s with a view of the Mill Pond, Somes Harbor, and the mountains. This is a spacious house with good size bedrooms, a large living room and a parlor/library. It works well with small or large groups for 6-15 The kitchen has just been updated and the dining room seats 6-12. The interior is comfortable with 3 couches, good beds, lovely linens and towels. Enjoy your view of the morning dew rising from the Mill Pond. View the yachts and boats as they finish their journey down Somes Sound to the Harbor. Somesville is where Abraham Somes, the first permanent settler on Mt Desert lived. This home is still owned by Somes descendants and is listed on the National Historic Register. INTERIOR OF “WILLOWBROOK” FIRST FLOOR: Inside are wide painted plank floors and colorful rooms. First floor has an entrance hall with staircase, master suite with queen bed and bathroom with a shower/tub. There is an additional bedroom with full bed. The Library Parlor has a couch and leather gaming table with a good selection of family games. The living room has two couches, 32” screen TV with Dish TV service and seating for 12. The dining room seats 12-15 and has a sideboard for serving and an extra drop leaf table as well. There is a pantry with several sets of dishes. The kitchen is well equipped for all kinds of cooking and baking. There are plenty of pans, bowls, and platters for large groups. There is a breakfast bar area for morning coffee and pastries with a microwave. There is a kitchen table that seats 6, washer/dryer and back staircase leading to the second floor. SECOND FLOOR: Upstairs the left wing has a charming queen bedroom with a spectacular water view. The second bedroom has a full size bed. Next to both rooms is a dressing closet with a bathroom with a shower. Down a long hall the right wing has a large bedroom with 2 single beds, a roll away cot, TV and there is another bedroom with queen and a single bed. There is a bathroom with a shower. The 7th bedroom has a staircase to the kitchen, a double bed, and bathroom with a tub. EXTERIOR OF “WILLOWBROOK”: We have front and back porches with plenty of seating and 2 chaises. There is a patio with a wrought iron table for 6 and a gas grill. Play croquet on the large lawn for family fun. Take a short walk to the Somesville Landing where you can slip your kayak in for a tour around Sheep Island or down Somes Sound. Rent or bring your boat. Moorings are available for all sized boats. Swim in Somes Pond, a fresh water lake, up the street. ABOUT THE VILLAGE OF SOMESVILLE: Somesville is the quintessential New England village full of white clapboard houses. The entire village is a National Historic Landmark. It is situated at the end of Somes Sound which cuts through the middle of the island. Somes Sound is the only fjord on the east coast. The Somesville Library, The Gallery at Somes Sound, and The Mt. Desert Island Historical Society, and its picturesque bridge are across the street. Diana, the owner, is an artist in the Gallery at Somes Sound. Enjoy a stroll through Somesville and soak in the charm. If you are lucky, you may catch the Blueberry or Strawberry Festival. Somesville has a well-stocked convenience store, bank, ATM, church, post office, and a great summer stock theater, the Acadia Repertory Theater. Walk up to the children's plays on Wednesday and Saturday. They are really a treat for all ages. Three golf courses within 10 minutes! Wonderful dining choices are only seven minutes away. HISTORY OF THE HOUSE: The house was built for Abraham Somes III, the namesake and grandson of the first settler of Mt. Desert Island. Abraham lived there with his wife Adeline Freeman Somes. Abraham was a shipbuilder and traveled to the West Indies, New Haven, Boston and Portland. It was once rented to the poet, Elinor Wylie and Thomas Berger, author of Little Man, Big Man. More
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Diana A
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2012
Interaction with guests
We live about 2 miles away from the house. We are available to answer questions to make sure you have a wonderful visit to Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island. We have a wealth of information about the island which we love to share. We provide our renters with a 30 page guide on activities to do, our favorite hikes, swimming spots, restaurants, grocery stores and our “Bucket List for Mount Desert” We are also available to help if there are any problems during your stay.
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Valdosta, Georgia
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Reviewed August 5, 2017

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Date of stay: July 2017
Vances
VA
Reviewed November 28, 2012

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Date of stay: August 2009
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Paper Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Water Park Nearby
TV
Parking
Shared Yard
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Stove
Grill
Private Fishing Lake/River
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
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About the neighborhood
We are located in the Somesville which is part of the town of Mt. Desert. We have access to the ocean, a fresh water lake, mountains, trails and bike paths. You can kayak, go Whale Watching, take a scenic cruise, or sail on a Windjammer. Some of our renters had taken the bi-plane, gone rock climbing and birding. A must is a Blueberry Mohito at the Claremont, Popovers at Jordan Pond, Lobsters at Thurston's and ice cream at Ben and Bills. The Causeway Club and Kebo Club are great for golfers and don't miss the Claremont Croquet Tournament in August. You can practice on our very own Croquet lawn.
Getting around
The Free Island Explorer Bus is just up the street which will take you and your bike all over the island!
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