COOK YOUR OWN LOBSTER! SCREEN PORCH/HARBOR VIEWS/ ACADIA, BAR HARBOR BY FREE BUS

Bill and Kathy Thurnau

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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COOK YOUR OWN LOBSTER! SCREEN PORCH/HARBOR VIEWS/ ACADIA, BAR HARBOR BY FREE BUS

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2 bedroom, 2 bath cottage with queensize sleep sofa can sleep 8/internet/cable

Head of the Harbor Cottage is located in Bass Harbor on the quietside of Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park. Bar Harbor is @20 miles away. From the cottage you can explore the whole island by taking the free Island Explorer Bus which has a stop 200' from the cottage. Enjoy Seawall and the country's most photographed Bass Harbor Lighthouse. Six miles from the cottage you can walk off the beaten path in Acadia National Parks ' Wonderland' and 'Ship Harbor'. Hike, easily, up Flying Mountain and Beech Cliff in Southwest Harbor about 10 minutes away.

Sit on the screened porch and watch the tides come in and out of the harbor. Enjoy a week this summer or reserve in the fall to see the glorious foliage.

Amenities:: Head of the Harbor Cottage has a fully equipped kitchen - dishes, silverware, pots, coffee maker, toaster, stove, fridge, microwave, portable dishwasher as well as dishcloths and dish towels. The bedrooms are fully furnished with linens. Bath linens are also included.

Internet +: There is a broadband internet connection and TV with basic cable, DVD, VCR. Phone with local service only. There is a stack washer/Dryer. While air-conditioning usually is not an issue , there is a free-standing circular fan and a small box table fan as well as a ceiling fan in the master bedroom. GAS GRILL.

golf: Golf Link rated the Causeway Club # 21 in the best courses in Maine. It is about 10 minutes from the cottage. Kebo Valley Golf Club, 20 miles away in Bar Harbor, is ranked #4.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible

Bill and Kathy Thurnau

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born and raised in Southwest Harbor I wanted a place ffor my husband and I to 'come home' when retirement comes. Also a place to enjoy some with family until then.

Bill and Kathy Thurnau purchased this cottage in 1986

this property is 2 doors down from the place my father was born and kitty corner across the street to where I lived as a young girl - it was for sale and it was a place we could make our own......which we have with the remodel in 2011. Enjoy the before and after album in the bookcase..........

We enjoy the view of the quiet harbor with our morning coffee.....we love hearing from the notes in the cottage log that others like it too especially our 'Cottage Family' that come back year after year......a big plus is we are away from the hustle and bustle - we can visit that when a need arises......

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Cook your own Lobster! Screen porch/harbor views/ Acadia, Bar Harbor by free bus
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
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Cook your own Lobster! Screen porch/harbor views/ Acadia, Bar Harbor by free bus
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p318828
443 406-7503
Bass Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Burtonsville, Maryland
5

Well-furnished cottage on Maine coast

  • 5 of 5
It has been several years since our last review and we have to say that this cozy, comfortable, well-furnished cottage in the heart of Maine vacationland has only improved tremendously since we first started visiting 8 or 9 years ago.

A complete renovation and expansion three years ago almost doubled the space in the cottage and the addition of a screened-in porch has made it delightful to sit outside in the late afternoon or evening without bugs.

We so much look forward to our yearly trips to Maine and our two weeks at the HeadoftheHarbor cottage. Knowing that the cottage and the accommodations will be clean and so well stocked, makes just one less worry for us at vacation time. We can truly say that this cottage is about as close to having a summer home as we will probably ever have.
  • Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: When we first began renting the cottage on a weekly basis in the summer we were hoping to have people who would return each year. We strive to keep the cottage warm and welcoming as a base for adventures throughout Acadia, MDI and indeed as far as you choose to wander during your stay. We are ever grateful for our summer family and grateful for their kind words.
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Cook your own Lobster! Screen porch/harbor views/ Acadia, Bar Harbor by free bus
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443 406-7503
Bass Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Great week in the beautiful Acadia

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful week at the cottage. It is clean, fresh, and very comfortable. The front porch was a treat as was being in the beautiful Acadia area. The cottage is near a lovely small town and in a quiet part of the island but is close to all of the Acadia attractions. It was a place where we could enjoy being relaxed and comfortable yet away from home.
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cook your own Lobster! Screen porch/harbor views/ Acadia, Bar Harbor by free bus
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p318828
443 406-7503
Bass Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
4

Great Vacation

  • 4 of 5
All was well at head of harbor cottage, clean and comfortable. Well equipt.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you and glad you enjoyed your stay........
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Cook your own Lobster! Screen porch/harbor views/ Acadia, Bar Harbor by free bus
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443 406-7503
Bass Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
New Orleans, LA
5

A wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I with another couple stayed in the Head of Harbor cottage for a week in July and had a wonderful time. The cottage is vert clean and comfortabel. It has everything we needed. It is closed to Southwest Harbor, and not too far from Bar Harbor. We have already thinking of going back for next year.
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back next year. HeadOfHarborOwners
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Cook your own Lobster! Screen porch/harbor views/ Acadia, Bar Harbor by free bus
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Bass Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Saint Louis, MO
5

Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5
Head of the Harbor Cottage is a wonderful, quaint cottage in a superb location. It is just minutes away from Bass Harbor Head Light, Seawall and Southwest Harbor and only 20 minutes to Bar Harbor and Northeast Harbor.

It is a quiet, peaceful location and the cottage had everything we needed. We stayed with two young kids and they loved the little cottage. They also had fun playing in the yard. The cottage is a great fit for a family of 4.
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cook your own Lobster! Screen porch/harbor views/ Acadia, Bar Harbor by free bus
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443 406-7503
Bass Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Burtonsville, Maryland
5

Recommendation for HeadofHarbor Cottage

  • 5 of 5
It is impossible to write how much my wife and I have enjoyed staying that the Headof Harbor Cottage. We have been rented the cottage for a week in July for three years and are looking forward to returning a fourth year this fall. It is a very clean, comfortable and well furnished cottage located in one of the most picturesque locations on the East Coast. Bass Harbor is a true Downeast fishing town that in itself is worth the trip to visit. But there is also much to see and explore in nearby Southwest Harbor, Bar Harbor and of course Acadia National Park, all within a very short driving distance. And don't forget a ferry ride over to Swans Island for a trip back 75 years in time to the way life should be.

The kitchen is well suited for cooking any and all meals if you care to do that while on vaction. There are several very nice restaunts in Bass Harbor and Southwest Harbor if you prefer to eat out. The bedrooms are small but very nice. On a rainy day, you will enjoy the cable TV and the selection of books at the cottage or the very pleasant public library in Southwest Harbor.

I would recommend the cottage to couples or a family with no more than two young children. It is very comfortable, homey, and well furnished/maintained but a bit more suited for a couple wanting a romantic get-away in a private cottage rather than a family with energetic kids.

Please don't overlook HeadofHarbor as you search for a place to stay in Downeast Maine. If you are looking for a cozy, clean, comfortable cottage as a quiet place to stay and rest or as a "headquarters" for exploring all of the fun, beauty and adventure of coastal Maine, this might be the perfect place for you...!
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
BANGOR INTERNATIONAL
Car: recommended

Other Activities: kayaking, hiking

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Availability & Rates

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Bass Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Rates are on a weekly basis only.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Bass Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Budget
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Alarm Clock
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , sink
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , second bedroom has a full bottom bunk with a twin bunk over
    The Office - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen size bed in a sofa
  • The 'Office' has a queen size sofa bed in the couch. Linens for it are in the trunk in front of the couch'.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Toys
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Golf ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • pond
  • water parks
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • swimming
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