Bass Harbor House Rental Photos and Description
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Little Island House is a two-apartment seasonal rental. The Upstairs apt. has one bedroom with a queen-size bed, bath with shower, comfortable kitchen-- well supplied (no dishwasher), living & dining room area with large granite fireplace and big window views facing the water. The Downstairs apt. has two bedrooms, one with queen size bed, the other with twin beds. Kitchen and living room with fireplace have lovely views of harbor and mountains. Large decks both Up & Down.
Both apartments have central heat for the off season, excellent ventilation in summer, and all the firewood you'd like. Also: cable TV, phone, wifi, all linens (bed, bath, and kitchen), well-equipped kitchens. Immaculately clean, lovely decor. Outdoors: deck furniture and grill; a rowboat is at the dock for your pleasure anytime. No smoking, no pets.
Upstairs and Downstairs, separate apts.: The Upstairs apartment has a large granite fireplace, cathedral ceiling and skylight in the living/dining areas. Kitchen, bathroom with shower; study area extends your living space. The third floor bedroom, with skylight, has a queen-size bed. From the living room, a sliding glass door opens onto the deck, which extends around the side and front of the house.
The spacious deck of the Downstairs apartment is only a few feet from the water's edge at high tide. The sliding glass door opens into the living room area and fireplace, with kitchen and dining area beyond. The front bedroom has a queen-size bed, and a second bedroom has twin beds; full bath.
Glad to be on 'the quiet side': Views are beautiful. Bass Harbor has been photographed for the cover of a National Geographic book about New England, and has been the site of several movies. The lobster fishing boats are always interesting, and if you love wildlife, we've watched eagles soar past the deck (they frequent the harbor), counted twelve herons in the low tide one September day, and watched loons, ducks, terns and gulls work the harbor.
Although we're only thirty minutes from Bar Harbor, we are essentially very different. Bass Harbor is a small fishing village and working harbor on the southern end of Mount Desert Island. We're called 'The quiet side of the Island.'
There's plenty to do here: The Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, Wonderland and Ship Harbor (part of Acadia National Park) are only a mile or two away. At Little Island Marine, the small boatyard which shares the peninsula with the house, the Island Cruise makes nature trips and lunch cruises daily. Restaurants are within easy walking
Things to do...: Top things to do in Bass Harbor
* Visit Acadia National Park
* Take an 'Island Cruise'
* Eat at long-time local restaurants
* Rent a boat for the day at Is.Cruises
* Buy lobster/crabmeat fresh
Top things to do on a budget
* Visit Acadia National Park
* Walk through our lovely village
* Enjoy watching eagles,etc.
* Cook out on the deck, at water's edge
* Watch Maine's 3rd largest lobster fleet at work
Top things to do with a family
* Explore the National Park
* Spend the day at the beach
* Have a cookout
* Enjoy 'Island Cruises', 2-hr. boat ride
* Rent a boat for a day at Is.Cruises
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair accessible
About Charlene Strauss
Born and raised in Texas, I met (and later married) Kim Strauss,my husband, in college at the University of Texas in El Paso in 1969. He could hardly wait to show me Gotts Island, Maine, where he'd spent every summer of his life. I fell in love with the island. We traveled some, but spent as much time as we could on the Island, where our first child, Lorraine, was born. Kentucky, where we had our son, Eli, was home for seven years, then in Texas, we had our son Bob. Shortly after that, we headed back to Maine and ended up buying a house in Bass Harbor.
And here we've stayed, living in the Little Island House in the off-season and moving out to Gotts Island during Maine's beautiful good weather, May to October, when we rent the Little Island House.
Charlene Strauss purchased this house in 1985