House, 7 Bedroom & 4 Baths, Spectacular view, large lawn & 2 porches
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. Somesville is the perfect location, 12 minutes to Bar Harbor and 7 minutes to Southwest. The free Island Explorer Bus stops about 200 feet from the house and is an easy way for all your family to explore on their own. The bus will even take your bike as well!
ABOUT THE HOUSE: 'Willowbrook' is a Classic Greek Revival home built in the 1800s. The interior is comfortable with 3 couches, good beds, lots of space and lovely linens and towels. Three bedrooms face the amazing view and four bedrooms are at the back of the house.
THE VIEW: 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. Look to the mountains of Acadia! From the side rooms we view the historic Somesville Bridge and Museum which is often illuminated at night.
INTERIOR OF “WILLOWBROOK”
FIRST FLOOR: This is a spacious home which can accommodate 15 people comfortably with 7 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Inside is a charming interior with wide painted plank floors and colorful rooms. First floor has an entrance hall with staircase, master suite with queen bed and bathroom with a 6-foot claw tub with a shower. 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. The house is well maintained as we repaint several rooms each year. The front exterior is newly painted and we re-paint a side of the house each year.
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. The right wing has a large bedroom with 2 single beds, a roll away cot, and TV. Another bedroom has a Queen and a single bed. Next to these rooms are a bathroom with a shower. The 7th bedroom has has a staircase to the kitchen, a double bed, and a private 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. Kayak and swim in Somes Pond up the street or Long Pond a few minutes from the house.
HISTORY OF THE HOUSE: Somesville is where Abraham Somes, the first permanent settler on Mt Desert lived. 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. This home is still owned by Somes descendants and is listed on the National Historic Register. It was once rented to the poet, Elinor Wylie and Thomas Berger, author of Little Man, Big Man.
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Bedroom 1: 1 queen - Stunning View of Mill Pond and Somes Harbor!
Bedroom 2: 1 double - Harriet's Room with View of the Somesville Bridge and stream
Bedroom 3: 1 queen - Blueberry Room w/ Breathtaking view of Pond and Somes Harbor
Bedroom 4: 1 double - Blanche's Pink Room w/ View of Courtyard Garden
Bedroom 5: 2 twin/single - Blue Pineapple Room View of Pond and Croquet lawn 1 xtra cot
Bedroom 6: 1 queen & 1 twin/single - Bridge Room with View of Lawn and Courtyard Garden
Bedroom 7: 1 double - Traveler's Room with private bath and claw footed tub
Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (3), Cot (1) We have lovely towels, linens, and bedspreads as you would have in a private home. As one of our reviewers said 'The beds, bedding, towels, and pillows were luxurious, and the home is a trip into the past of the best of Maine. Nothing was forgotten in supplying the home with everything we needed.' All the beds have good, comfortable, mattresses.
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Bathroom 1: toilet, tub - Wonderful 6 foot claw tub (and newly-added shower)
Bathroom 2: toilet, shower - Turquoise Bathroom
Bathroom 3: toilet, shower - Blue Bathroom
Bathroom 4: toilet, tub - Yellow bathroom with Claw footed tub
We have very historic well-maintained bathrooms. They are large and colorful with lots of shelves and benches. We have two sets of towels for each room and extras as well. The showers have great water pressure and we have two claw foot tubs. Each bathroom comes equipped with an initial supply of soap and toilet paper.
Sat TV, CD Player/Radio, Wifi, Washer/Dryer. Dishwasher, Heat, US LD, Charcoal Grill, Water Views
04/15/2017 - 05/26/2017:
05/30/2017 - 06/16/2017: $3500
06/17/2017 - 09/08/2017: $4900
09/09/2017 - 10/13/2017: $3700
10/14/2017 - 11/03/2017: $3500
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