Grand home with sweeping views, centrally located!
Max Occ: 14
Location: Somesville
Bedrooms: 8
Setting: Shorefront
Bathrooms: 5.5
Pets: Not Permitted

Property Description:

Situated on a grassy knoll with commanding views of Somes Sound and Sargent Mountain beyond, Headquarters offers a wonderfully nostalgic and comfortable spot for your extended stay on Mt. Desert Island. With a central location, all of the island's treasures are within 20 minutes' drive, including hikes, carriage trail access, and the restaurants and shopping of nearby villages. Charming and picturesque Somesville, a residential village boasting historic homes that date to the early settlers in this area, provides the perfect backdrop to this home which has been loved and enjoyed by the same family for generations. Come and make your own memories in this lovely retreat!

FIRST FLOOR: From the circular drive, enter to a large Entry Hall with grand staircase. Just beyond the hall is a large Living Room with fireplace and stunning views across the sweeping lawn to the water beyond. To the right of the front entry, a modest den features cozy seating and wide screen TV. Step through the door to a large sunporch with three walls of windows overlooking the water. On warmer days, the windows open to create the effect of a screened in porch. At the other end of the house, a large Dining Room, also with sweeping views, features a table that seats six to eight (more in a pinch), fireplace, and a grand piano. From the Dining Room, pass through a well-equipped Butler's Pantry with sink to reach a large eat-in Kitchen with large windows with water views and a circular table that easily seats six. An additional pantry beyond the kitchen provides plenty of extra storage. Also beyond the Kitchen is a large "bonus" all-purpose room with laundry facilities and storage. This space can also double as a play area for rainy days. A Half Bath and large closet is also found on the first floor.

SECOND FLOOR: Extending off a long hallway that runs north and south from the main staircase are eight Bedrooms. Beginning at the south end of the hall, Bedroom 1 features a Queen Bed and door to balcony overlooking the water. Bedroom 2 features Twin Beds. These two Bedrooms share a Full Bath with tub and shower. A door from Bedroom 1 connects to Bedroom 3, considered the Primary Bedroom, with Queen Bed and en suite Full Bath with shower stall. In the north end of the hall, Bedroom 4 features Twin Beds, Bedroom 5 offers a Queen Bed and water views, and Bedroom 6 features a Double Bed with water views. These three bedrooms share a Full Bath with shower stall. Bedroom 7 features a Single Bed and water views and has access to another Full Bath with Tub only. Bedroom 8, the most private, offers a Queen Bed and en suite Full Bath with shower stall. At this end of the hall is a back staircase leading to the Kitchen area.

LOWER LEVEL: Off the Kitchen area stairs lead to a large basement area that serves as a rainy day retreat with ping pong table and pool table.

OUTDOOR SPACES: Expansive lawns surround the house with a trail leading to a gradual, accessible shorefront area, suitable for launching a kayak or a quick dip for those brave enough! Note that it is not possible to watch young children by the shore from the house. Beyond the lawns are wooded areas screening you from neighboring properties.
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About this area:

Bar Harbor's village is a popular destination for visitors to Acadia National Park. The town center offers diverse shops, restaurants and activities. Acadia National Park's Hulls Cove entrance, as well as other major entrances, are located just outside the village center. Not all properties listed as 'Bar Harbor' are actually in the village of Bar Harbor, since the town of Bar Harbor encompasses the northern half of Mt. Desert Island, most of which is quite rural in nature.

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2022 Weekly Rates (USD):
May 15 - Jun 25: $8000
Jun 25 - Jul - Aug - Sep 03: $11,000
Sep 03 - Oct 01 : $7500
Oct 01 - Oct 29: $5500
Weekly rates assume occupancy of 8 people. For parties above 8, add $200 per person to a maximum of 14 people.

Rates include the cost of normal departure cleaning.

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: March 7, 2022

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