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Waterfront Home on MDI near Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor

Bass Harbor, Tremont, ME, USA
  • House1100 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 6.

Feel like you are already a guest at Home Port by watching the video located at the end of the photo gallery! Home Port is a charming oceanfront New England farmhouse located on Bass Harbor on Mount Desert Island, home of Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Home Port accommodates 6 in three bedrooms with 2 baths.It has a newly updated modern kitchen. The quaint fishing harbor and mountains of Acadia is the view from the deck of this comfortable home. A dock and deep water mooring can be made available and we do provide a row boat for our tenants use. Kayaks are also available on the dock. For directions the physical address is 22 Columbia Ave, Bernard 04612.

Biking, beaching, hiking, canoeing, kayaking,fishing right at your doorstep as well many other areas on Mount Desert Island. Whale watching from Bar Harbor just 20 minutes away. The stars from Cadillac is a must see. Fine dining is in all of our villages, SW Harbor, Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor and Tremont.. Shopping in T Shirt Shops or for designer brands are available. The Gilley Museum of bird carving is located in SW Harbor. The Abbe is in Bar Harbor and there are several others to explore. Art fairs and musical groups are always available for your enjoyment.

The recreational, cultural, and dining offerings in this area are phenomenal. Acadia National Park is at your fingertips. and there is a FREE bus transportation system!

The Park has nearly 32,000 acres of land which offers unequaled beauty and ocean front access. Over 55 miles of carriage trails provide hiking and biking with vistas of unrivaled beauty.

Property Manager

Jeannie Merchant

Member Since 2005
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
About Jeannie Merchant

We are natives of MDI with 3 businesses that we operate. In addition to our eight rental properties, Steve is a master electrician with 6 or more employees and we operate a real estate firm with 6 agents. Our 2 children are grown and 4 grand children are almost grown. We enjoy boating the Maine coast, kayaking the local waters and walking the trails here on MDI. Our home away from home is Sarasota FL where we purchased a rental property at the Palm Bay Club on Siesta Key. For a warm retreat in the cold of winter reserve a vacation at our Fl condo.

Jeannie Merchant purchased this House in 1990

Why Jeannie Merchant chose Tremont

Our location on the water on the quiet side of MDI is only 25 minutes from the hustle and bustle of down town Bar Harbor on a day when the cruise ships are in. Entrances to the park are within 2 miles and Thurston's for lobster and Back Beach are within 1/2 a mile. The village of SW Harbor is just 3.6 miles from Bernard Rd where you'll find shops, banks, art shows on the green and restaurants.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom
        2 king
      • Bedroom
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom
        2 king
      • There are 2 bedrooms on the second floor, one overlooking the harbor with a king and the other has 2 twins. There is a king size bedroom on the first floor.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower, On the second floor
      • Bathroom
        toilet, shower, On the first floor
      • First floor bath is walk in shower only. Second floor is tub/shower combination.

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Near The Ocean
        • Village
          Downtown Southwest harbor is 3.6 miles away.
        • Waterfront


            • Family
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Garage
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Living Room
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • PC
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Telephone
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Ice Maker
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Grill
                        • Blender
                        • Kitchen
                        • Lobster Pot
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library


                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Barbecue
                                    • Boat with Paddles
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Golf
                                      Causeway on Fernald Pt Rd in SW Harbor
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Kayak on site
                                    • Bicycles
                                      Bicycles can be rented at SW Cycle in SW Harbor 3.5 miles aaway.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Patio
                                    • Tennis
                                      At Harbor House on Herrick Rd in SW Harbor
                                    • Walkway to Water


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm


                                            • live theater
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • coin laundry
                                            • festivals
                                            • forests
                                            • library
                                            • bay/sound
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • pond
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • water parks
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • horseback riding
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • golf privileges optional
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • water tubing


                                                            • There are 2 king bedrooms and one with 2 twins. We have a foam topper and can make the twins a king if requested. If you need something extra, just ask. I'll do my best to accommodate your needs.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 9:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                              14 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              As advertised- no surprises.

                                                              Jan C.

                                                              Clean, good harbor view, well supplied in kitchen, kayakes. Would recommend owner putting in renter notes to bring soap or have owner supply- that was the only surprise first day. Downstairs updates are good, may want to tackle upstairs bath.

                                                              Just Perfect

                                                              Valerie B.

                                                              The place was beautiful, everything you needed. Very clean! Would recommend it to everyone.

                                                              Best summer vacation ever!

                                                              Kristen B.

                                                              We loved our stay on the quiet side of MDI. The house was clean, well stocked with essentials and such a beautiful location. Our teenage boys loved that there is so much to do on the island, and that we could walk out our back door to hop in kayaks and explore. We made lobster at home, and had many wonderful meals at restaurants nearby. One of the best lobster piers on the island is a five minute walk from the house. Beautiful Acadia is an easy drive, and so is Bar Harbor, if you are up for a more touristy vibe. We enjoyed hanging out on the deck, hammock and pier for reading, card playing and drinks. What a great house to feel the true flavor of Maine. Loved every minute!

                                                              Very nice 3 bedroom home on Bass Harbor

                                                              Michael S.

                                                              My wife and I had a really nice week-long stay at this property on Bass Harbor. With 3 bedrooms, it was more "house" than we needed but the location was terrific and the amenities were great. About 30 minutes from Bar Harbor, and much less "touristy". Highly recommended.

                                                              All we expected. Great view!

                                                              Nanci H.Peabody MA

                                                              The house was immaculate. We didn't want for anything. Even found a crib in the closet which my son had forgotten to bring - saved the weekend!. We loved the location, easy walk to thurstons lobster restaurant. House is modern and clean, comfortable. Sun does wake you up early in front bedroom but that is the price you pay for a great view.

                                                              Quintessential Maine Waterfront Vacation

                                                              Gabrielle T.

                                                              Family of six enjoyed a wonderful vacation a few weeks ago at this quintessential Maine waterfront cottage. The location provided easy access to both towns of Southwest and Bar Harbors along with all the beauty and activities at Acadia National Park, while also allowing for some privacy and serenity apart from the crowds of other vacationers. The cottage was exactly as pictured and advertised and was very clean and well appointed. The rental price was well worth it and comparable to other rentals in the area. The process of renting was very organized and went smoothly, especially because the owner/agent was so responsive and helpful and easy to work with. When it came time to get back home, no one wanted to leave this lovely cottage nestled in such a lovely corner of Mt. Desert Island. Thank you!


                                                              Bass Harbor, Tremont, ME, USA

                                                              Acadia National Park has some of the most beautiful hikes and view on the east coast. The Park offers nature walks, naturalist cruises and lectures. Golf on 3 island courses, sailing, kayaking, biking, tennis, fishing, concerts, plays, art galleries, church fairs, interesting shops- all these and more are nearby for your enjoyment. We are located on the western side of MDI; the Quietside. Whale watching from Bar Harbor just 20 minutes away. The stars at Cadillac is a must see. Fine dining is in all of our villages, SW Harbor, Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor and Tremont. Shopping at T Shirt Shops and designer brands are available. The Gilley Museum of bird carving is located in SW Harbor. The Abbe is in Bar Harbor and there are several others to explore. Art fairs and musical groups are always available for your enjoyment. I, the owner, am a native of this lovely island and have visited a few different places, but have found none any more beautiful than Mount Desert Island. We have other cottages for rent so if this calendar is full contact us for availability at our other nearby locations, Bass Harbor, Hodgdon Pond and SW Harbor.

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                                                              14 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.6/5
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