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R. Rosenthal

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french

Luxury Cottage with Spectacular Panoramic Ocean Views near Acadia Nat'l Park

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island House Rental Photos and Description

- 2 bedrooms, 1 bath with shower, 1 bath with 2 person jacuzzi tub, sleeps 4

This gem of a cottage, perched above the quaint, picturesque village of Bass Harbor, enjoys all-encompassing views of the ocean and mountains. It is filled with light and the 4 decks overlooking the harbor bring the ocean to you. It is charmingly furnished and fully equipped. The second bedroom, a former artist's studio, is detached from the cottage.

(Please note that for Winter Season rentals, there is only one bedroom available--in the Cottage itself. The second bedroom, in the former artist's studio, is not winterized and is, therefore, unavailable. Also, please note that for the Winter Season ONLY, the Cottage is available at a daily rate, with a minimum three night stay. For all other Seasons, the minimum stay is one week.)

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
R. Rosenthal (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french


based on 26 traveler reviews

Luxury Cottage with Spectacular Panoramic Ocean Views near Acadia Nat'l Park
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this beautiful cottage! My family and I can't wait to visit MDI again and will definitely try to book Roger's cottage. It's beautifully decorated and the views are amazing! I loved the natural light that flooded the cabin but there are shades in every window for privacy. The rooms are spacious and the kitchen is very well stocked. I only wish we could have stayed longer; it was so hard to leave!

We brought our 4 year old and an air mattress with us as the second bedroom is detached. He had no problem on the stairs and there was plenty of room for the three of us. That said, it's probably a better cottage for adults or older children. There were a few breakable objects that we put in a safe place but he's pretty calm so it worked well for us!

Roger was also incredibly helpful with recommendations and advice for our stay. He even called a restaurant to find out if it was kid friendly. He was prompt and absolutely wonderful to work with. Don't hesitate to book this cottage!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

From the minute we arrived we knew we chose the perfect spot for our honeymoon. The cottage is absolutely lovely, quaint, beautifully decorated. The decks and views are stunning and peaceful to sit anytime of the day. Amazing sunsets and quiet mornings watching lobster boats head out for the morning catch.

We wanted a quiet location and this truly is, the perfect escape and getaway.

We enjoyed cooking in the kitchen, well supplied with dishes, pans, utensils - and eating with view of the ocean.

The bedroom is very spacious and yet warm and cozy with deck that overlooks ocean. Spectacular! Starry nights and ocean breezes.

We would love to come and stay here again.

Do not hesitate - book this luxury cottage - it truly is worth every penny you will spend. You will leave refreshed & rested.

And don't forget to sit in the lovely perennial and rose gardens. Butterflies and beautiful birds, we saw eagle close by. Don't forget to bring your bicycles - such pretty rides!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Roger and those that look out for the property have done an amazing job. The house is cozy and inviting and simply beautiful. I have not been this relaxed on a vacation in such a long time. To be able to look out almost every window and see the water with such a gift. And the location couldn't be better for experiencing all that mount desert island has to offer. The house is located in a quiet area yet close enough to do fun things. And the fact that there is a free shuttle within walking distance of the house was such a pleasure. The pictures both inside and outside of the home are extremely accurate yet they don't do the home and location true justice. Roger, thank you for opening your home to all of us.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming, cozy cottage with awe inspiring harbor views

  • 5 of 5

Harbor Cottage provides first rate charm and comfort against a serene harbor backdrop on the quiet side of Mt. Desert. We enjoyed every minute of our stay at Harbor Cottage, whether we were taking in the quiet profile of the westernmost mountains or capturing the changing beauty of the sunset each evening right before us on the harbor. We were torn daily between going out to enjoy all the recreation in the Park, and remaining in our perfect perch above the harbor. Southwest Harbor is a short drive away for provisions. We highly recommend Milk and Honey Cafe in Northeast Harbor.

Roger Rosenthal, owner, is very personable, accessible, and responsive. We found the Cottage in tiptop shape and obviously very well loved and cared for inside and out.

We would love to come back many times.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A delightful home in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a comfortable living space to call home for two tired professionals. We wanted the serenity and authenticity of Acadia's quiet side with easy access to its recreational resources. We found all this and much more in Harbor Cottage and Roger Rosenthal, its gracious owner. The beautifully renovatedtwo story house is situated on a hillside and looks over Bass Harbor and the Acadia Mts beyond. You can sit on the bedroom porch or in the dining nook and watch the lobster boats come and go or enjoy wonderful sunsets every night. The house itself is comfortable even in hot weather. Many windows on all sides allow breezes and light to flow gently on the hottest of days. We slept very well in the cool and spacious bedroom. Everything you need to feel comfortably at home is here - ample fridge and freezer, cooking space and utensils, washer and dryer, two bathrooms, jacuzzi. It's all here. It is also a lobster lover's paradise. Walk across the street to Rich Company and you can buy lobsters to cook that will tastes better and costs less than any restaurant's. Or drive a few miles to The Rogue Cafe and have a great dinner of basic delicious food for a decent price. buy fresh fish from Raymond the Fish Man down the road toward SW Harbor - the freshest you can imagine. everything you need is all right here. Even bike rentals and the best pie in the world from Island Pies in SW Harbor. You will never want to leave the Quiet Side and you will never have to (until that melancholy moment arrives at the end of your week's stay). This is the first place we have stayed in our 7 years of summering in Maine that we have known we will return to again and again, so long as it's available. By the way, Sept is a great time to visit Acadia - uncrowded but warm, touch of fall color, but so much quieter. And Roger, the owner is truly a gem. He was a truely gracious host. Well before we arrived, he was able to offer us lots of local tips about food shopping and other things that helped make our stay very special. In sum, if you are looking for a comfortable stay in a charming, clean and well equipped home (that feels more like a home than a rental) and if you are seeking an authentic Maine setting in a thriving fishing village with few tourists, Harbor Cottage will be a terrific match.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Bluegrass State

Perfect Stay on the "Quiet Side" of Acadia and Mount Desert Island!!

  • 5 of 5

In short, Harbor Cottage exceeded all expectations! It is bright, open, well decorated and landscaped! The bedroom has an open deck overlooking Bass Harbor and a private deck off the back. Incredible! The Cottage has everything you'll need for your stay (well equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, towels, etc. - can't comment on TV since we never turned it on).

We hiked nearby Wonderland Trail and made several trips to the Bass Harbor Lighthouse, took the ferry for a day on Swan's Island, and ate at local Thurston's Lobster Pound and Seafood Ketch (both highly recommended). We also made several trips to Bar Harbor and the larger portion of Acadia National Park (Hiking Beehive Trail, Gorham Trail, Ocean Path and more). We took a Whale and Puffin Tour (Bar Harbor Whale Watch) and saw lots of wildlife and 4 humpback whales! We also went sea kayaking (with Aquaterra), also recommended!

Finally, a comment on our host, Roger. He was excellent with communication both prior to the trip and during our stay. We highly recommend Harbor Cottage!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Back Beach (on Lopaus Point Road)

Harbor Cottage overlooks Bass Harbor and is 1 mile from the Seawall Entrance of Acadia National Park. It is within walking distance of Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse and a short distance from Bar Harbor and its tourist attractions. A lovely beach is across the harbor. There is something for everyone, from exploring the wonders of the national park to antiquing, summer theater, whale watching, golfing, swimming, boating, biking, shopping, museums, fine and casual dining. The Swan's Island Ferry is within a stone's throw of the cottage and the free Park shuttle bus stops almost on the doorstep.

Other Activities: Acadia National Park-- with 50 miles of carriage roads and endless trails to hike and bike


Rates & Availability

Bass Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Season
Jun 11 2016 - Sep 16 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Fall Season
Sep 17 2016 - Oct 29 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 9.0%

For the Winter Season, for stays of less than one week, please contact the owner for further information regarding rates.

If the reservation is made substantially more than one month before the stay, the guest is asked to pay one half of the rental amount at the time of signing of the Lease. The balance of the rent, tax owed, and the $300 refundable security deposit must be received by the owner by one month before the stay. If the booking occurs about one month before the stay or less, the payment must be in full.

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Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , 2 person jetted tub. Located on first floor of Cottage.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Located on second floor of Cottage.
  • Full bath is located on first floor of Cottage. It has a 2 person jetted tub. Second bath is located on second floor of Cottage.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , detached from house- in former artist's studio
  • Bedroom on second floor of the house has 2 decks: one in front overlooking the harbor and ocean and a large one in back overlooking the harbor and mountains. The second bedroom is a separate building next to the house. It is a converted artist's studio.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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