Cherry stairs leading to your room
Private bedroom en suite
Hosted by Fran
Fran is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
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My Post & Beam home is centrally located on Mount Desert Island in the village of Somesville. There is easy access to Acadia National Parks' hiking and biking trails, as well as the towns of Bar Harbor and Southwest Harbor for restaurants & shopping.

The space

My post and beam, passive solar home is nestled in the woods, surrounded by blueberry patches. There is a screened porch at the back of my house which is perfect for enjoying morning coffee and/or relaxing after a long day of hiking. The bedrooms are located on the second floor, overlooking a small pond in my backyard. This bedroom has its own closet, dresser, desk, bed with a tempurpedic mattress and bathroom. Our water source is a well. In the late summer when it tends to be very dry, we suggest short showers and flushing only when necessary. We use water sparingly. Bottled water is always available.

Guest access

In addition to the bedroom and bathroom you have rented, you will have access to my screened porch, kitchen, dining room, living room, TV room.

Interaction with guests

My family has a long history on Mount Desert Island, and I am more than happy to recommend places to go and things to do while you are here.
And chat about the history of this wonderful spot of earth!

Other things to note

Please note that I also have another bedroom en-suite available, if you are interested please check out my other listings.


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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

49 Reviews

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Misha User Profile
October 2017
Fran is an amazing host! Very accommodating and helpful with local details! Few minor issues with hot water and room temperature were mitigated well and if we ever come back we will stay at Fran’s place again!!!

Vishnu User Profile
September 2017
Fran was a great host. Location was quiet and convenient. Small issue with water, but shouldn't affect most stays.

Aditya User Profile
September 2017
Fran's place in Mount Desert is a perfect location to stay in Acadia. It is relatively close to all trails on all sides, provides the perfect blend of comfort, convinience and distance from the main roads. The house is quaint and the amount of space to lounge around is amazing. Over all it was an excellent experience and would highly recommend Fran to anyone else.

Michelle User Profile
August 2017
Great location near the island explorer bus stop, super friendly host and cat, very comfortable bed, and delicious blueberries in the morning! Had a bit of a water shortage, but nothing anyone could have done about that.

Meagan User Profile
August 2017
Fran's rooms are wonderfully rustic, and are in the perfect location to reach either side of the island. She was extremely accommodating and quick to respond to any communication, and we had the pleasure of sitting and talking with her about her life and experiences on the island. I would highly recommend her home if you want to fully experience Acadia!

Lucile User Profile
August 2017
We had a very great time at Fran's house. The house is very cosy and restful, the garden is very beautiful, the location is very convenient, the bedroom is big and nice and the breakfast is perfect! Last but least, Fran is a very kind and welcoming host!

Rebecca User Profile
August 2017
Communication in advance was thorough and proactive. Explicit directions for how to find location, for weather, local info, etc. Hostess was extremely organized and prepared. She is obviously experienced and can predict her guests needs. Peaceful, relaxing, quiet location. Central with easy access to all mdi attractions.

Mount Desert, Maine, United StatesJoined in August 2014
Fran User Profile

I travel a lot by various methods. And what I enjoy most is the connection with people. Airbnb and RVing offers that easily. I also love crafting...... knitting and basket making!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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