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Historic Village, Charming Cottage, Great Central Location

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5.0 / 5Exceptional
5 reviews


  • Air Conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Acadia Repertory Theater
    8 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Maine Granite Industry Museum
    4 min drive
  • Airport
    Bar Harbor, ME (BHB-Hancock County - Bar Harbor)
    12 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Acadia National Park
    13 min drive

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    About this area


    This cottage is located by the ocean and in a walkable area with great shopping. West Street Historic District and St. Saviour's Church are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Bar Harbor Whale Watching and Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. Our guests appreciate the property's quiet location.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Acadia Repertory Theater - 8 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Maine Granite Industry Museum - 4 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Mount Desert Island Oceanarium - 9 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Acadia National Park s Visitors Center - 9 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Acadia National Park - 13 min drive

    Getting around

    • Bar Harbor, ME (BHB-Hancock County - Bar Harbor) - 12 min drive

    About this property

    Historic Village, Charming Cottage, Great Central Location

    Adults-only cottage in Mount Desert
    Franklin is a unique and charming cottage offering privacy, quiet surroundings, and convenient location for exploring Mt. Desert Island. Enjoy Somesville's central location as a base for exploration. Walk down to the town landing, to the picturesque white arched bridge by the ocean, or to Somes Pond for a swim. The historic village of Somesville boasts the stellar Acadia Repertory Theatre and MDI Historical Society museum and gardens and is just five miles down the road from the shops and restaurants of Southwest Harbor. After a day in Acadia National Park come home to the lovely peaceful experience of Somesville.
    Air-conditioned accommodations at this cottage offer DVD players and hair dryers. Rooms open to patios. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include showers.
    This cottage features a garden.
    This cottage is a smoke-free property.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager


    Speaks English



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

    Special check-in instructions

    Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


    Check-out before 10:00 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • This property welcomes adults only.


    • Pets not allowed

    Property payment types


    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    We should mention

    A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property.

    Property is also known as

    • Historic Village Charming Cottage Great Central Location
    • Historic Village Charming Great Central Location Mount Desert
    • Historic Village Charming Cottage Great Central Location
    • Historic Village Charming Great Central Location Mount Desert
    • Historic Village Charming Great Central Location

    Property amenities


    • Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking

    Food and drink

    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Toaster


    • 1 bedroom
    • Bed sheets provided


    • 1 bathroom
    • Shower only
    • Towels provided
    • Hair dryer

    Living spaces

    • Living room
    • Dining room


    • TV with cable/satellite service
    • DVD player
    • Games
    • Music library
    • Books
    • Stereo

    Outdoor areas

    • Patio
    • Garden


    • Washing machine and dryer


    • Air conditioning
    • Heating


    • No pets allowed


    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    • Near the ocean

    Things to do

    • Theme parks nearby
    • Sailing nearby
    • Whale watching nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Mountain biking nearby
    • Water skiing nearby


    • Sleeps 2
    • Unit size: 800 sq ft (74 sq m)
    • Property does not allow children

    Nearby things to do




    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

      Best cottage in beautiful small town

      What a fantastic cottage! This place will call you back to Acadia and beautiful Somesville for sure. Beautiful cottage with comfortable bed, extremely clean, best location one could ask for with beautiful nature all around. The deck faces the large back yard to wonderful evergreen woods. tame deer would come to the deck every eve at 6:30pm for the apples on the tree next to the deck. They had plenty of extras available for cooking, wonderful comfortable living room and small office for computer use. You can walk to the free bus service of Acadia that will take you into Barr Harbor or down to wonderful Southwest Harbor with great shops and restaurants. Come here and you wont want to leave. We WILL return.

      5/5 Excellent

        Adorable, quaint cottage in the heart of Mount Dessert

        We stayed June 23-June 30, and the cottage was a wonderful resting place as we explored all that Acadia National Park had to offer. The cottage is very charming and clean and had everything we needed. It is obvious that the owners take pride in the cottage and the adorable city of Somesville(I recommend spending at least a few hours roaming about this quaint village-the owners provide directions for several nice walks right from the cottage). The cottage is at the end of a quiet road, with lovely greenery in the back. There were birds on the feeder every morning as we got ready for our day and we had deer in the backyard on our return. We did not do any cooking during our stay because there are so many great places to eat all over Mount Dessert, but they did provide all the necessary items needed including a wide variety of spices if you wish to stay in and have a quiet evening enjoying the solitude from the back deck. The bed was comfortable and furniture was all very nice. The bathroom is small but was adequate for our use. The location was very nice. Although Mount Dessert around Bar Harbor can get busy we never felt the busyness at the cottage. Since the cottage is located in the center of Mount Dessert you are only about 15-20 minutes away from Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor and Northeast Harbor. The owners were on site-staying in a separate cottage- and are very friendly and helpful but were never intrusive. We really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it to others.

        5/5 Excellent

          Beautiful quiet place!!

          We had a wonderful time. The property is beautiful and well taken care of. Marilee was easy to work with and was available if you needed her. The surrounding area (the quiet side of the island) has a lot to offer. We enjoyed Acadia, traditional music festival, The Acadia Rep Theater and leisurely exploring the towns.

          5/5 Excellent

            Lovely cottage in a quiet setting.

            It was is a quite place in a lovely setting of trees, grass, and plants/flowers. The owner welcomed us when we arrived. The cottage had plenty of room, it was very clean, and had lots of artist touches from the owner. It was not far to get anywhere around Mt Desert Island. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

            5/5 Excellent

              Wonderful week!

              We rented the Franklin Cottage in June. The artist cottage was delightful and so relaxing. During the day we explored the Acadia National Park, and each evening we returned to the cottage. The cottage is perfect. Large enough to not feel cramped, yet small enough to still feel quaint. The artist touches throughout the cottage are perfect!

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