Bass Harbor cottage rental - Harbor Cottage and studio
Harbor Cottage and studio
 
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • 2 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 7 nights
 

Bass Harbor Cottage Rental Photos and Description
- 2 bedrooms, 1 bath with shower, 1 bath with 2 person jacuzzi tub, sleeps 4

This gem of a cottage, perched above the quaint, picturesque village of Bass Harbor, enjoys all-encompassing views of the ocean and mountains. It is filled with light and the 4 decks overlooking the harbor bring the ocean to you. It is charmingly furnished and fully equipped. The second bedroom, a former artist's studio, is detached from the cottage.

(Please note that for Winter Season rentals, there is only one bedroom available--in the Cottage itself . The second bedroom, in the former artist's studio, is not winterized and is, therefore, unavailable. Also, please note that for the WInter Season ONLY, the Cottage is available at a daily rate, with a minimum three night stay. For all other Seasons, the minimum stay is one week.)

14 Reviews of Property 132292 in Bass Harbor, Maine

Luxury Cottage with Spectacular Panoramic Ocean Views near Acadia Nat'l Park
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
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Luxury Cottage with Spectacular Panoramic Ocean Views near Acadia Nat'l Park
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Bass Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Fairfax, VA, USA
4

A perfect vacation home, for some!

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
I write this review with some difficulty because Harbor Cottage has some wonderful qualities, but it turned out to not be the best vacation rental for us. The cottage is very tastefully decorated, has upgraded kitchen and baths and is very well maintained. The views from the different balconies and porches are beautiful and relaxing.

There were a few drawbacks, though, at least for us. While I loved the natural light that streams through all the windows during the day, I didn't love those same big windows at night. I'm a very light-sensitive sleeper, so I had a hard time falling asleep and then staying asleep in the mornings because of the 3 sky lights in the roof. Again admitting that I'm a light sleeper, the fact that the master suite is really a loft meant that the lights and noise from downstairs carried right up into the bedroom.

Bass Harbor is definitely on the quiet side of the Mt. Desert Island. We thought we would enjoy this fact, but it turned out to be more of a negative. We spent most of our time out and about on the island biking the carriage trails, hiking and kayaking both on the sea and on Long Pond. Because we were all over, we logged over 100 miles in the car in just 3 days! Though the Island Explorer Shuttle stops at the Swann's Ferry landing a very short distance from the cottage, the trip into Bar Harbor (and all other bus routes on the island) takes over an hour. And, the shuttle makes its last drop off in Bass Harbor just after 7 pm (when the ferry service ends for the day). Therefore,we were unable to use the shuttle if we wanted to enjoy a meal and entertainment (shopping, dessert, etc) in Bar Harbor in the evening.

Lastly, though we knew the 2nd bedroom was in a detached building, when it came time for our teenage daughter to join us for our last evening, it was bit disconcerting to me to have her separated from the house and the bathrooms. I am not used to leaving doors unlocked, but we did so so that she would have access to the house if needed. Just something to keep in mind if there are more than two people in your family or traveling party.

Harbor Cottage would be a lovely place for a romantic getaway, or a nice place for two people who are looking to relax, take short walks and enjoy the view from the decks. For easier access to the carriage trails and much of Acadia National Park, though,you may want to consider a rental more centrally located on the island.
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/3
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Luxury Cottage with Spectacular Panoramic Ocean Views near Acadia Nat'l Park
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Bass Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Beautiful cottage with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
Lovely cottage in Bass Harbor. Beautiful views from all the decks and tastefully decorated. Probably the best rental through Homeaway thus far (we have used this website for 3 years now). Owner was attentive. Property was extremely well maintained and clean. Bass Harbor is on the "quietside" of Mount Desert Island, so be prepared for longer drives to Bar Harbor and the more active part of Acadia National Park, however the ability to wake up to these views is well worth the time.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/4
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Luxury Cottage with Spectacular Panoramic Ocean Views near Acadia Nat'l Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p132292
+1 703-528-1079
Bass Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
New Jersey
5

Wonderful Week in Maine

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
We spent a week n July at the cottage. It was our first trip to Maine and it was wonderful. The cottage is adorable and spotlessly clean! The beds are very comfy. We really enjoyed having morning coffeeon the balcony overlooking the harbor. The cottage is located in a quiet little town. We were so glad tha we stayed in Bass Harbor and not Bar Harbor. The town is convenient to everything in Adadia National Park. We would definitely go back!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 5/6
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Luxury Cottage with Spectacular Panoramic Ocean Views near Acadia Nat'l Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p132292
+1 703-528-1079
Bass Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Grand Rapids, MI
5

Great place to stay and relax!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
My wife and I spent a week here for our honeymoon. Everything was great! We really enjoyed the cottage and it's amenities. It's so close to tons of different places on the island and makes the stay a real treat!

I would recommend this place to anyone going to Maine or Mt. Dessert Island!!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 5/5