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Spectacular Sunset and Ocean Views overlooking scenic Bass Harbor

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 7

Perched above Bass Harbor, nestled in the trees, McKinley House offers spectacular sunset and ocean views.

It is conveniently located in the Acadia National Park area - Swans Island Ferry terminal and complimentary Island Explorer shuttle bus to all Acadia National Park destinations are adjacent.

Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse is also within a mile.

McKinley House is quiet and secluded vacation living on the 'quiet side' of Mount Desert Island.

Only 20 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor and around the corner from Acadia National Park.

Four bedrooms and two baths, with floor to ceiling picture windows affording scenic views of the ocean and an extra large deck across the front.

More Details

Janice Beal
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Janice Beal

I am a native of Mount Desert Island, and grew up in Southwest Harbor. My family is generations of lobster fishermen. I am proud to share my piece of paradise on the "Quiet Side" of Mount Desert Island with guests from other states and countries. I enjoy talking with people and giving recommendations, so that our guests will enjoy all Acadia has to offer.

Janice Beal purchased this house in 2000

Why Janice Beal chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

McKinley House is very spacious and comfortable. It is quiet and has fantastic sunset and ocean views.


Bass Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , w/washer/dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Two bathrooms. Tub/shower combination. Shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • King-size bed in master bedroom and 2 twin beds in 2nd bedroom on main level. 3rd bedroom has a queen bed. 4th bedroom has 2 twin beds.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
McKinley House is immaculately kept, all amenities are included. Updated furnishings to wrap you in comfort. Also included - gas wood stove, washer, dryer, and dishwasher. Pets welcome, with prior permission.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Spectacular Sunset and Ocean Views overlooking scenic Bass Harbor
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Relaxing stay in Bass Harbor

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly what we wanted for a week getaway in Maine. The house was on a secluded drive and had amazing views of the harbor. Janice was also an amazing host and was always available if we had any questions. She was also very accommodating with our dog, which was great for us to bring her on our vacation. Would highly recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vue sur la mer

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons bien aimé cette maison et sa grande terrasse. L'emplacement était tranquille au bout d'un cul de sac. La propriétaire nous a bien conseillé pour de belles randonnées. Nous recommandons cette propriété.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My Favorite Place to stay in Maine

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in all 3 of homes owned by Karen and Jan, and have loved everyone. The McKinley house was great when we wanted to bring our children and grandchildren along. It was very clean and spacious enough for 5 Adults and 1 child. The views are to die for. The Angler's Loft was also great. The perfect size when it was just my husband and me. This past time we stayed in the Acadia Ocean View home. I do not have the words to say just how spectacular this house is. The master bedroom and sitting room with the attached upper deck are terrific. Greatest place to wake up in the morning. The lower deck off the dining room and living room also has spectacular views. Anyone of the 3 properties is a bargain to rent. The owners are terrific too, and very accommodating. The area has lots to do that doesn't cost a lot of money. (Hiking, biking, swimming, nature walks)

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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9 visits and always hate to leave!

  • 5 of 5

I travel extensively, and McKinley House is the one place to which I yearn to return year after year. There is a great sense of peace and beauty about the place. Jan and Karen are impeccable hostesses and the environment of Maine and Acadia National Park fill the soul with joy. I just completed my 9th stay and look forward to many more years of visiting. As my now deceased significant other Raymond said last year, "one week is not enough."

Paulette from St Petersburg, FL

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome View!

  • 5 of 5

Jan and Karen were so accommodating. The house was spotless....the view was amazing! Jan gave us suggestions on what to see & do. Mainely Delights was the perfect spot to grab a quick bite to eat. We can't wait to come back and visit.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful House , great location and fantastic owners!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a rental in Bar Harbor double book us , letting us know about it last minute. We had to scramble to find a place to stay and thankfully this fantastic place happened to have an opening for the four days we needed. I can't say enough about the owners here. Jan was so accommodating and such a pleasure to talk to. There is also a restaurant they owned literally down the drive of the home that was delicious and perfect to have so close by. The home was spotless and decorated giving it a very homey feel. Usually we ALWAYS bring our own bed linens on our vacations but this is the first time we didn't use them because we completely trusted that everything was clean and comfy. Jan gave us great suggestions for our time there and we were pinching ourselves to be staying in such a nice place with such a beautiful view of the ocean from the upper deck. We have never stayed in the same place twice but if we go back to Maine I will be booking this place again well in advance, we adored it so. Thank you Jan and Karen for making our anniversary vacation so perfect !

Tiffany & David

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
DryDock, Southwest Harbor
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Causeway Club, Southwest Harbor
Nearest Restaurant
0.04 Miles
Seafood Ketch
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Echo Lake Sand Beach, Acadia National Park
Car: not necessary

McKinley House is located in the quiet fishing village of Bass Harbor on Mount Desert Island on the beautiful coast of Maine. Hiking, bicycling, boating, golfing, antiquing and museums abound. Acadia National Park is at our back door, the Seawall entrance to Acadia, only 3 miles away. The hustle, bustle of Bar Harbor is only 20 minutes away, with lots of shopping, restaurants, whale watch boats and Acadia National Park offerings.

Other Activities: Acadia National Park, seawall entrance at your back door (4 miles)

Golf: Kebo Valley Golf course, a challenging 18 hole course, one of the top courses in Maine, only 20 minutes away in Bar Harbor.

Causeway Club, small 9 hole course winds along the ocean in Southwest Harbor, 10 minutes away.

Northeast Harbor, 18 hole course in Northeast Harbor, 20 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Bass Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 9 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
July, August
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
September, October
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Security deposit $100
Pet Fee $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

May - $150.00 per night (min. 4 nights)
June, Sept. - $1099.00
July & August - $1499.00
October - $150.00 per night (min. 4 nights)
Pet welcome with prior approval, $200.00 weekly fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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