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FAMILY FRIENDLY~ CONVENIENT~ QUIET LOCATION IN BASS HARBOR

Jacqueline Rich

Advertiser since 2004
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Speaks english
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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FAMILY FRIENDLY~ CONVENIENT~ QUIET LOCATION IN BASS HARBOR

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Bass Harbor Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Family Friendly Weekly Rental - 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath

This 1-level year-round property is comfortable and ideal for a variety of family needs. The main entrance of the cottage opens from a spacious front yard into a cozy living area with a glass-front wood stove and a full kitchenette. The bathroom is located conveniently near the entrance.

The master bedroom features a quiet sitting area and a private sliding glass entrance, and features a separate monitor heater for individual comfort. This bedroom has ample space to set up a portable crib or air mattress for extra sleeping (both available at the cottage).

The Full bedroom is ideal for children, teens, a nanny, second couple or grandparents. The third bedroom includes 2 twin beds and is designed with children in mind as well.

The home is fully equipped with all the basic amenities to make your stay comfortable and convenient. It provides a cool respite in the summer and a cozy and inviting place to gather in the cold winter months. Ideal for cross country ski vacations on Mount Desert Island Carriage Roads.

***We are members of the Southwest Harbor/Tremont Chamber of Commerce.

There is no shortage of activities available on Mount Desert Island. 120 miles of impeccably maintained carriage trails provide ideal conditions for biking, hiking, or cross-country skiing. The many ponds and lakes and quick access to the ocean allow for swimming, sailing, motor boating, beach combing, and other activities. On rainy days, visit a local historical library, museum, or gallery.

In the winter, go ice-fishing, head north for the dog sled races for a day, or go snowshoeing, snowmobiling, or sledding! If you enjoy the outdoors, this is the place to be! The scenic views are breathtaking any time of the year. Play golf, take a garden tour, watch a local performance, and have a great meal! Ledges Cottage is ideally located on a quiet circle about 5 miles from the center of Southwest Harbor. It is conveniently located 1 mile or less from the nearest convenience store, post office, town office, and the working docks. In addition, the Bar Harbor Airport just 15 miles away makes your flight into town a breeze. (Bangor Airport is located approx. 50 miles away).

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Jacqueline Rich (Owner)
Advertiser since 2004
Call Owner
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Speaks english

Why HomeAway

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Family friendly~ Convenient~ Quiet location in Bass Harbor
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
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Family friendly~ Convenient~ Quiet location in Bass Harbor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p318580
-207 244-9623
Bass Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Great owners; hope to return

  • 5 of 5
This little house is well located on the quietside(i.e. not in Bar Harbor), and has tremendously helpful landlords who live right next door. They went above and beyond in the materials they provided in the rental and in communicating with us. The house was clean, and the bedrooms had what you needed. The master bedroom is actually quite nice and seems to have been recently updated. I did wish the living room furniture was more comfortable for 4 people to hang out, but we just pulled in some kitchen chairs and it was fine. It isn't like we spent much time there any way. The lobster we got from the landlords was awesome-can't get any fresher than that day! Acadia itself is wonderful, and choosing to stay on the quietside is the way to go in my opinion-Bar Harbor crowds and traffic aren't fun to deal with.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the tip on the living room furniture. We'll see what we can come up with without crowding the space too much. Thank you again for staying with us. We appreciate your business.
business
Family friendly~ Convenient~ Quiet location in Bass Harbor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p318580
-207 244-9623
Bass Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

highly recommended

  • 5 of 5
Rich family is the best landlord I ever met. They are very helpful and considerate. Their cottage is not big but very convenient for a week’s stay. It was equipped with efficient electric burners, large capacity wash machines, comfortable beds and a spacious master bedroom. The 30min driving distance to the Acadia mean park was not a big issue to us.
Our two families (4 adults and 3 girls) had a great time staying at the cottage. We were impressed by the tidiness of the house and consideration of the owners. Wayne was very honest and friendly. He hosted a two-hour informative and fun-filling lobster trip for us by showing the attractions along the trip and rules/skills of lobster catching. Even children got chances to hold lobsters and tie their front clamps with rubber bands. It was the most exciting trip we ever had, regardless of the tasty steamed lobster dinner. Jackie was very considerate and helpful. She patiently answered our phones, visited us a few times during our stay, gave lots of information and suggestions about the attractions nearby, and pleasantly chatted with us. She had such a graceful manner. Collin was an active and nice 9 years old boy. He was eager to find playmates and entertained our kids a lot.
Our family would like to stay at the same cottage if we go Acadia Park for vacation next time.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
business
Family friendly~ Convenient~ Quiet location in Bass Harbor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p318580
-207 244-9623
Bass Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

highly recommended

  • 5 of 5
Rich family is the best landlord I ever met. They are very helpful and considerate. Their cottage is not big but very convenient for a week’s stay. It was equipped with efficient electric burners, large capacity wash machines, comfortable beds and a spacious master bedroom. The 30min driving distance to the Acadia mean park was not a big issue to us.
Our two families (4 adults and 3 girls) had a great time staying at the cottage. We were impressed by the tidiness of the house and consideration of the owners. Wayne was very honest and friendly. He hosted a two-hour informative and fun-filling lobster trip for us by showing the attractions along the trip and rules/skills of lobster catching. Even children got chances to hold lobsters and tie their front clamps with rubber bands. It was the most exciting trip we ever had, regardless of the tasty steamed lobster dinner. Jackie was very considerate and helpful. She patiently answered our phones, visited us a few times during our stay, gave lots of information and suggestions about the attractions nearby, and pleasantly chatted with us. She had such a graceful manner. Collin was an active and nice 9 years old boy. He was eager to find playmates and entertained our kids a lot.
Our family would like to stay at the same cottage if we go Acadia Park for vacation next time.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
business
Family friendly~ Convenient~ Quiet location in Bass Harbor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p318580
-207 244-9623
Bass Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Great family value on the quietside

  • 5 of 5
The owners of this cottage are so friendly and helpful. The website description is accurate, so you know this is a small cottage, yet the space is well utilized. It is best suited to active folks who are going to spend most of their time out and about. For our family it was really all about having a place to rest our heads. We stayed for a week with a family of 8 and were very comfortable. Things the website won't tell you: the beds are very comfortable, there is plenty of towels and blankets. There is no ac but this is Maine you really don't need it. The hot water is abundant and hot. The washing machine is quite slow but does a good job. The owners provide lots of thoughtful items including laundry soap, cleaning products and a really big lobster pot. The cottage is all on one level with only a single step up to the front door - so it is great for older folks or those with minor physical constraints. The lighting is not great in the bathroom and living room so if you visually impaired you might like to ask the owner for some extra lamps. For small children it is fairly child proof, there is a large grass area in front, but the road does have moderate traffic so keep an eye on really little ones. The owners son if very friendly and makes for a great play mate for elementary age kids, he is also more than happy to entertain littler ones but needs to be supervised as he is not quite old enough to be left alone with them.

The lobster boat tour is definitely a highlight and even though other reviewers have mentioned it I will say it again this alone is a great reason to choose this property. The tour is very family friendly, it is just yourselves and your host. And much more personal than any of the commercial lobstering tours. The cottage is located on the "quietside" away from the craziness of Bar harbor, it is a short drive to the Park but well worth it if you are not into crowds and overcomercialized tourist traps. This is the place for nature lovers, who prefer the simple things in life and are not concerned with glitzy accommodations.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Family friendly~ Convenient~ Quiet location in Bass Harbor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p318580
-207 244-9623
Bass Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Bedford, NH
5

Excellent vacation, beautiful area with lots to do

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful vacation at Ledges Cottage. Jackie, Wayne and Colin were extremely gracious, going above and beyond what is expected of owners. The property is small, but clean, comfortable and a great base for the various activities around Mt. Desert Island (we were barely there, anyway, there's so much to do and see!).

One of the trip's highlights was the tour on the Rich's lobster boat. We had a wonderful afternoon observing Wayne and Colin in action and ate fabulous, freshly-caught lobster for dinner!

Acadia is very accessible from the cottage and there are many restaurants to choose from.

Overall, one of our best vacations!
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
business
Family friendly~ Convenient~ Quiet location in Bass Harbor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p318580
-207 244-9623
Bass Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Sterling, VA
4

Great cottage! Fun for the kids!

  • 4 of 5
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Ledges Cottage! The best part of our vacation was by far the Lobster Boat Ride with the Rich family. We and had the chance to see the Bass Harbor lighthouse from the water, we caught (and touched) lobsters, crabs and even starfish (and we learned a lot, too!).
Our daughter, 9 yrs, had a ball! She was playing outside on the front lawn with the Rich's son all day long! The newest addition to the family, the chickens... haha! Our daughter loved them!!! ;-)
Jackie went above and beyond to make sure we have a good time.
Highly recommended for families with kids and nature lovers!
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
200 Miles
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Cross-country skiing on the park/carriage roads
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Mount Desert Island is a beautiful getaway spot which offers something for everyone. In addition to rocky and sand beaches, the mountain views are spectacular, and there is plenty of hiking for all abilities. There are 4 well-groomed golf courses on the island, and a multitude of galleries and museums, plenty of shopping, antiquing, and sightseeing. If boating is your hobby, you can rent a kayak, hop on a whale watching cruise, or charter a vessel to suit your own tastes and schedule. For those with children, the possibilities are endless.

Golf: 5 miles away

Ski: For those interested in cross country skiing, there are plenty of well-groomed carriage trails available on Mount Desert Island. During the winter when the Park Loop road is closed, many skiers also take advantage of the opportunity to ski there as well, and the views are spectacular!

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Availability & Rates

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Bass Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
May 25 2014 - Oct 17 2014
7 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
Off Season
Oct 18 2014 - Dec 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$750
 

Amenities

Amenities

Bass Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Portable crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • A portable crib and bedrail are also available.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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