Max Occ: 8
Location: Somesville
Bedrooms: 4
Setting: Shorefront
Bathrooms: 3
Pets: Considered

Property Description:

Poised at the race of Babson Creek with amazing views down Somes Harbor to the sound, this iconic multi-level 1941 modernist "camp" has seen many recent updates and renovations while keeping the original design intact. The cottage was designed by one of the greatest US early modernist architects, George Howe, who spent his summers in Northeast Harbor. Breathtaking views, sounds of the soothing babbling creek and a covered porch from which to enjoy it all. The picturesque village of Somesville is centrally located on Mount Desert Island, less than a 15 minute drive to all the island has to offer.

FIRST FLOOR: Enter into foyer/laundry area with a few steps down to the Main Level. Galley Kitchen with high end stainless appliances including a Wolf Gas range and oven, new refrigerator, dishwasher and amazing views! Open concept Living/Dining Room with retro style furnishings, flat screen "smart" television with cable, dining table to seat 8 and beautiful views to Somes Sound and the mountains beyond. Sliding doors leading to a furnished covered porch. To the left of the main entrance, a guest wing with two small bedrooms, one with a Double bed and one with a set of twins and closet(s) located just outside each bedroom. Shared Bathroom with combined tub and shower.

SPLIT LEVEL WING: Primary Bedroom Suite: Primary Bedroom with King Bed complete with a double adjustable mattress, television, brick fireplace, walk-in closet, water views and an en suite bathroom with a separate tub and shower. A second Primary Bedroom with Queen Bed, fireplace and views. Bathroom with combined tub and shower. 

LOWER LEVEL: Entrance from patio. Office and quiet refuge with writing desk with printer, reading chair and ottoman.

EXTRAS: Furnished covered porch and lower level deck with granite steps leading to the tidal dock and swimming float, Kayaks (2 singles and a double) can be launched from floating dock, follow trail along the shore. Sonos sound system available, download app on phone.

DockPropane GrillKayak/Canoe

About this area:

Somesville was the first village settled on Mount Desert Island in 1761 and is now a National Historic District. Walking or driving through the village is like stepping back in time, with sights of beautifully preserved examples of early New England architecture and a charming mill pond. The year round population of about 800 residents enjoy close proximity to Acadia National Park, Echo Lake, Somes Pond, and Long Pond. With its central location, all of Mt. Desert Island's treasures are just a short drive away.


Good Times

Made some wonderful memories in July 2022 with my kids, my 83 year old mother, and my brother and his kids. Loved the house and the view and really enjoyed the kayaking and reversing waterfall next to the house. Bald eagles and seals were spotted while kayaking. Enjoyed Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Great hiking and views at the park. Would definitely return and use the Knowles Company again.
July 2022

View is priceless

We visited in October when the weather was cooler. We had a hard time leaving this house to explore Acadia. The tide race everyday was something to see. Seals, otters, deer, eagles - so great. And with the kayaks you get to experience everything up close. The central location to MDI was fantastic. We were never very far from where we wanted to go. We brought breakfast food but next time we'll make more of our meals here. Great kitchen and again the view. The house was the right size for our group of 5 adults. Just had to plan showers as the hot water could handle 3 at once. I was nervous about booking with Knowles Company since I found them on the internet and had no idea who they were. Luckily we took a chance and will definitely book with them when we return. Hope I get a chance to visit Tide Race again, perhaps in the Summer.
October 2021

Loved it

I’ve been coming to MDI since I was a little girl and Tidal Race has it all! Woods, gorgeous views, open space and easy breezy comfortable feel. Love! We’ll be back for sure!
May 2021

Family Vacation

The water views are stunning and it's such a pleasure to watch the light change throughout the day. We so enjoyed the dock and kayaking and grilling our meals. Breakfast and lunch were always taken on the lovely terrace and dinner was enjoyed indoors at the big picture windows with candles and classical music. August 2020.
May 2021

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2023 Weekly Rates (USD):
May 07 - Jun 10: $3500
Jun 10 - Jul 01: $4000
*Jul 01 - Sep 02: $4500
Sep 02 - Sep 23: $4000
Sep 23 - Oct 28: $3500
*2 weeks minimum stay preferred.

Additional Cleaning Fee: $300

Pets considered for an additional fee of $100 per pet, per week.

This house follows a Standard Cancelation Policy: No refund unless house is re-booked. Commission and booking fee are non-refundable. Ask Agent for details.

Availability last updated on: February 7, 2023

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