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Private Romantic Cottage in Coastal Maine

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace


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!

Eleanor Watts
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 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


Bass Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
  • 1 sleeper sofa.
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • 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
Well behaved dogs welcomed at additional charge.


4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Private Romantic Cottage in Coastal Maine
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

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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The perfect little cottage for your ideal vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights here and enjoyed every moment. It's very close to Southwest Harbor and just around the corner from the lighthouse and the Ship Harbor & Wonderland trails. Cadillac Mt and Jordan Pond are also just a short drive. The cottage was perfect for us and we highly recommend skipping the crowded tourist trap of Bar Harbor and stay on the quiet side and enjoy the nature of MDI.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute, cozy, comfortable, and clean!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this sweet cottage. It was so very relaxing and peaceful. The back deck was perfect for our evening meals, and provided a lovely glimpse of the ocean. We had everything we needed for a relaxing, enjoyable Acadia adventure. On the Quiet Side of the island, removed from the hustle and bustle, and still very convenient for all things Bar Harbor and Acadia. Our dog was quite content, too. Terrific hosts, great communications, they were there when we needed them, and unobtrusive the rest of the time. A sweet and comfortable place to stay. Many thanks to Eleanor and Sandy for hosting us!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Impulsive getaway with our Golden!

  • 5 of 5

What a great and cozy place. It was perfectly rustic while extremely clean. Our crazy days are over so we prefer a drama free, quiet in the evening, kinda place. Highly recommend it and Lily our 4 year old retriever would concur I'm sure. HSG4-

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Great little cottage and amazing hosts! We loved it.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Bass Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Season 2017
May 15 2017 - Jul 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 2 2017 - Aug 26 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Aug 27 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Refundable damage deposit $100
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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