About the property
- House2100 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
4 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 7
On the quiet side of Mount Desert Island, McKinley House offers spectacular sunset and ocean views. Four bedrooms and two baths, with floor to ceiling picture windows affording scenic views of the ocean. It has an extra large deck across the front.
Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse is at your back door, 1.2 miles. Acadia National Park within 4 miles and the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor is only a 15 minute drive.
Swans Island Ferry terminal and complimentary Island Explorer shuttle bus to all Acadia National Park destinations are adjacent.
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
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 Bass Harbor
McKinley House is very spacious and comfortable. It is quiet and has fantastic sunset and ocean views.
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Wonderful Vacation at McKinley House!
What a great place to relax and explore! The house was exactly as described on VRBO/Home Away, and had plenty of room for our two couples. The interior connecting door between upstairs and down made it easy for us to be together or apart without having to go out and around. We ate out most nights so didn't take advantage of the two kitchens for other than quick breakfasts or late night snacks. The view from the upstairs deck is fabulous for watching the lobster boats, the Swan's Island Ferry, and of course sunsets (and if you're lucky, moonsets too!) Beautiful sunrises were only a few minutes away at Seawall, and Bass Harbor light is a short drive away as well. Janice and Karen were welcoming hosts, made sure we were all set upon arrival and also helped us get the lay of the land, including some recommendations for shopping and dining. We're looking ahead to making a spring/early summer trip to the area, and would be happy to stay here again!
Great location and comfortable home! Beautiful !
Enjoyed our week in Acadia. The most beautiful place this time of year.
Great Spacious Rental on Quiet Side
This was a great bass on the quietside to explore Acadia. The house was clean and spacious with room darkening shades, which was great to keep our 2 and 5 years sleeping past dawn. Janice was a great host, with great suggestions. Great view over harbor although the great room could heat up during the day, the lower level stayed cool and fans in the windows in the evenings cooled the bedrooms. Easy access to SW Harbor, Swan's Island Ferry (end of driveway) and Free Acadia shuttle. It takes a bit longer to get to Bar Harbor, but less congestion and noise was wonderful.
Fantastic views close to so many activities.
House can easily accommodate 8-10, we were 6 adults and the space was huge. Everything needed is already there full size washer dryer towels dishware etc. You are close to anything you want to do on the island but still tucked away at night to enjoy the quiet sunsets starry skies and cool ocean breeze at night. If you choose to take a days break from activities you could spend it on the porch watching the lobster boats and ferry come and go and be perfectly relaxed. The perfect spot to do it all and still have a place to relax.
The quiet side
Awesome view! Plenty of room for people to sleep. Comfortable beds. Very quiet and peaceful!
Relaxing stay in Bass Harbor
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!
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
Additional information about rental rates
DISCOUNTED RATES FOR 2 GUESTS May - $150.00 per night (min. 4 nights) June, Sept. - $1099.00 July & August - $1499.00 October - $157.00 per night (min. 4 nights) Pet welcome with prior approval, $200.00 weekly fee.