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Private Romantic Cottage in Coastal Maine

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Full Bathroom; sofa bed; two adults, one or two children

You enter the cottage by way of a deck surrounded with Rugosa rose hedges. The charmingly furnished living room opens on to a private back deck with view of the harbor. The kitchen is well equipped for any one cooking endeavor or you may choose to take a five minute stroll to one of the tempting waterside restaurants. A fireplace for possible chilly evenings completes the picture at this idyllic Maine vacation spot. The attractions of Acadia are only a few minutes drive away. Or you can leave your car and take the free Explorer bus directly to Bar Harbor!


Owner
Eleanor Watts
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Eleanor Watts

We have been enjoying the Gables for 25 years and take great pleasure in meeting the folks who choose to make it their vacation home. Originally form Connecticut, we made the full time transition to Maine in 2012 and haven't looked back!

Eleanor Watts purchased this cottage in 1991

Amenities

Bass Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
  • 1 sleeper sofa.
Entertainment:
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
Notes:
Well behaved dogs welcomed at additional charge.

Reviews

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Private Romantic Cottage in Coastal Maine
average rating of 4.4 based on 10 reviews
4

Great time in Mount Desert Island

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time in MDI. The cottage was very cosy (especially after the hot water and shower issues were quickly fixed by Eleanor and Sandy) and it was a pleasure to go back to it every night after spending time exploring the island.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very pretty property :)

  • 4 of 5

It was a nice place! We had everything we needed! Our only complaint was that no water came out of the shower head, so we were limited to bathing every night. My husband is 6'5, so it was a bit difficult for him. But Overall great place to stay :) so cool and quiet!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Perfect retreat

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at the cottage as we explored Acadia National Park this month. It had everything we needed - including a fireplace for an unexpected chilly day in mid-June. Thanks for sharing your place with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

Great location on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island. A great launching pad for hiking and exploring Acadia National Park.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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4

good location. quiet. cute. did the job!

  • 4 of 5

we did not spend too much time actually in the cottage. we were out exploring most of the time. it was a good spot for my husband and 2 dogs. good amount of room, good location for morning and evening dog walks. things to note - shower pressure and shower head leave a bit to be desired, and we opened the windows upon arrival to "air it out" :) eleanor was great to communicate with! its located on the quiet side of the island. 30 min to bar harbor -easy drive and just a quick drive into Southwest Harbor.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Caroline, for your helpful comments. We are glad you enjoyed your time at the Cottage and we will see about the shower head; I don't think there's much we can do about the water pressure, I think that "goes with the territory!"
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4

Charming yet could have offered more

  • 4 of 5

We were welcomed upon a late arrival time, which was appreciated. The cottage was clean and cozy. If I hadn't stayed at another Homeaway place the night before, I would have been ok with what wasn't provided. COFFEE...and other little things but they are kind of expected since this service is to replicate/replace the need to stay at a hotel/motel. Toiletries and directions for how to get HEAT would have been perfect. The mornings were quite cold and not knowing how to turn on the heat was a problem.

Eleanor was great with here directions to the cottage and keeping me informed.

Being able to stay in a sweet cottage like this made our trip to Maine special.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for your comments – it's always good to get feedback. I apologize for not leaving clear directions about where the thermostats were: yes those May mornings were indeed chilly. And if you come again I'll be sure to have coffee!
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Bangor
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Southwest Harbor
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Swans Island
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Southwest Harbor
Nearest Train
150 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
I 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Seafood Ketch
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Sand Beach
Car: necessary

The Gables is located in the quiet fishing village of Bass Harbor and the attractions of Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor are close at hand. The Bass Harbor lighthouse is nearby and two short and extremely scenic Park walks are just a few minutes' drive away. There are tidal pools that youngsters can spend hours exploring.. A 20 minute drive takes you to the entrance of the Park where you can drive up Cadillac Mtn. take the Park Loop road or go for tea and popovers at the famous Jordan Pond House. Bar Harbor's shopping and restaurants await you and the Cottage is the perfect place to relax at the end of the day.

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Rates & Availability

Bass Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jul 2 2017 - Aug 26 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Aug 27 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$125
$850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 9.0%

Shorter stays may be offered during the summer season, depending on availability, beginning on Sundays and Thursdays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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