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Ken Gott Jr

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Bass Harbor Haven's beautiful Harbor View, close to Acadia and SW Harbor

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Bass Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

- 2 BR, 1 BA

Whether you choose to relax on the deck watching magnificent waterfront views of this working harbor, desire a brisk hike or biking expedition discovering the beautiful trails and carriage paths in Acadia, or go shopping in Bar Harbor there is something for everyone at this private and charming home. Dine at waterfront restaurants within walking distance, or visit Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse just down the road. The 'Island Traveler' bus service is available to take you where you want to go. Boat cruises, National Park activities, beach combing, miniature golf, or a trip to Nova Scotia aboard 'The Cat' are all within a short distance. Then barbecue at home and relax at this wonderful home-away-from-home!

We hope you will visit the Harbor Haven website!

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Ken Gott Jr (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)
Bass Harbor Haven's beautiful Harbor View, close to Acadia and SW Harbor
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Relaxing Getaway with Great Views

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here. The property is well maintained, has everything needed for a relaxing vacation, and has wonderful sunset views as well. It is far enough away from Bar Harbor and Acadia to provide a quiet, relaxing experience but close enough to get to these places easily when we wanted. The owner was helpful when we had questions prior to our visit. In a word, the place was fantastic! We'd definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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This is as close to paradise as it gets.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in Bass Harbor to find a small, comfortable and very clean cottage awaiting. Perfect for a couple or small family with not only all necessary appurtenances, but also a lovely view of the harbor. Although the beds were comfortable, we were content to fall asleep in the living room while gazing across the water. Although we've vacationed in Acadia on and off for over thirty years, this is the first time we were so satisfied that we never bothered to venture off the Quiet Side into Bar Harbor. Indeed, we didn't want to leave at all. Two Restaurants, The Seaside Catch and Mainly Delights are only a five minute walk from the cottage, and across the harbor one can almost always find a table at Thurston's. If you're bringing a dog, or as in our case three, the grounds are more than sufficient and there is a grassy dog kennel in the back. We intend to return every year until retirement, at which time we hope to settle in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best waterfront view on Acadia's "Quiet Side."

  • 5 of 5

We first rented this house several years ago, and were delighted with the wonderful view of Bass Harbor. The house is clean, well maintained, and has all of the amenities, including a good kitchen, to make our stay comfortable and convenient. Every year the owner makes updates and improvements. After a few visits, we stopped looking for any other place to stay. We will go back again, and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone else.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nowhere Else....

  • 5 of 5

Nowhere else could you find a place to simply relax and enjoy watch the harbor change, sometimes from one minute to the next....the fog, the bright sun as the boats pull out, the walk up to the ferry landing, or those sunsets....the ones that countless people pull off the road and take their tripods out to catch just a bit of one to take home with them....walking to dinner, the lighthouse, the amazing accessibility to lakes, Bar Harbor, Cadillac Mountain,....there is so much...truly a such a simply comfortable home away from home....a very special place. This was year five for us....we will be back...thank you for the opportunity....

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A true haven on The Quiet Side

  • 5 of 5

Having visited Mount Desert Island several times in the past, my husband and I were excited to introduce our 2 young children to the beauties and wonders of Acadia. We really wanted to stay on the quieter side of the island, where we could feel a little more seclusion, and we were looking for a place where the kids would have their own sleeping area and where we could do plenty of cooking. We'd also initially planned to bring our dog. Bass Harbor Haven seemed to meet all of our criteria "on paper"; in person it turned out to be just right. The cottage is nicely situated, with a great view of the water and lobster boats. If you walk around the one side of the inlet when the tide is out, you can get down in the sand to search for shells. The sunset view from the front deck is just amazing- people stopped their cars on the main road to take pictures every evening. Deer wander up to the cottage, which has a nice lawn for pets or for playing tag with the kids. The cottage itself is nicely equipped with enough kitchen utensils to make regular dinners, and we were grateful to be able to do laundry there at the house. Although the house does face a main road, the traffic was not heavy and we felt comfortable letting our 4- and 6-year-olds run around in front of the house. Ken, the owner, was quite responsive when a storm knocked out some of the utilities, and our interactions with him were great overall. The house is as described in the listing; we did not use the televisions, but all other appliances and electronics were in good to great working condition. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I can't explain how much we enjoyed our month here at your cottage the view is one of the most beautiful you can find,, you did everything you could do to make our month enjoyable.. good for 4 people but would not recomment for 6 for more than a week. you can get lobster right across the harbour just ask one of the lobestermen they come in about 12:30 to 1:30 people stopped every evening to take photos for sunset... again thanks

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Swans Island
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Seafood Catch, Mainely Delight, Thurstons Lobsters

Bass Harbor Haven is located in the quiet village of Bass Harbor on Mt Desert Island, Maine. Conveniently located near Acadia National Park, Southwest Harbor and Bar Harbor, endless options are available to you at this comfortable home.

Sitting directly on Bass Harbor, an active lobstering/fishing harbor, this home offers wonderful views of many fishing and sail boats coming and going as well as beautiful ocean views and sunsets. This part of the island is called 'The Quiet Side' of Mount Desert Island. Many local restaurants and ocean walks are a short distance away.


Rates & Availability

Bass Harbor House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

* Due at Signing 50% of rental fee
* Security Deposit $500.00

* Security Deposit due with balance of rental fee due 3 weeks prior to occupancy.

Rentals are from Saturday to Saturday
Check in time - 3PM
Check out time - 10AM
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Bass Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

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