About the property
- Cabin625 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4 - 5)
Lovely cabin on beautiful shorefront property on Western side of MDI. This 5 acre property has gently sloping fields to a wonderful cobblestone beach with private deep water granite pier and dock. This rustic cabin consists of one great room with vaulted ceilings and a loft to accommodate additional sleeping. The cabin includes a bunk bed with the upper bunk single and lower bunk double and a sleeper couch and a loft with queen size mattress.
The beach is perfect for private lobster bakes, shelling and searching for sea glass or simply enjoying the incredible sunsets. The 150' pier with 24' floating dock will accommodate your boating activities along with a mooring suitable for a 50' vessel. The area is ideally suited for kayaking and sailing in the protected reaches of Blue Hill Bay.
The Southwestern exposure provides incredible views towards Swans Island and the outer reaches of Blue Hill Bay.
The villages of Bass Harbor and Bernard are approximately 1 mile away. There's great hiking along the shore or in the nearby National Park. An easy walk to the nearby bus stop provides free bus service throughout the island. The location is truly amazing and must be seen to be appreciated.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 11, 2018
About Ben Zamore
Ben Zamore purchased this Cabin in 1990
Why Ben Zamore chose Tremont
It's such a beautiful place
What makes this Cabin unique
sailing, kayaking lobster bakes on the beach
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
No frills but everything you need. Quiet. Great sunsets. Cottage needs more screens for better airflow. Bunk bed awkward for just a couple.
Whether you enjoy this cabin depends on your standards but no one would call it "Lovely"...
This small one room cabin is mostly furnished with cast-offs that Goodwill probably rejected: mattresses, pillows, bedding and towels that mostly seem to date back fifty years and have had hard use in the interim, a decrepit fridge and mustard-colored stove that look to be from the 1950's, two heavily frayed and stained carpets simply piled one on top of the other, and a minimally outfitted kitchen (for example, there are only three water glasses, no small plates, terrible knives, no serving spoons, etc.). Rustic is one thing but this place shows a lack of care that is off-putting and wears one down. In addition to the above, there was no fan or window in the bathroom, the deck on three sides is quite high and has no railing, one interior wall and the deck were partially painted and then left, the front door is rusting and has a large crack under it, there was a large gap in the screen repaired with peeling scotch tape, one of the french doors barely opened... and the list goes on. The shorefront and dock were several hundred feet away and not accessible because there is another cabin a few feet from the dock so you feel you are invading the space of its occupants and there is no other way to the beach because of the high overgrown vegetation. We left two days early and moved to a B and B. We thought of leaving after the first day but we had paid the non-refundable cost upfront so we stayed and tried to make the best of it.
However, all that being said, some people wrote in the old spiral notebook that was left on the desk for comments that they loved the place. (Being allowed to bring dogs may be part of the appeal that encourages one to overlook many defects...)
Also, one of the owners, Ben, stopped by late in the week to ask how our stay was. When we spent a half hour showing him the above items which were not, to our mind, in keeping with the price or the photos, he would not give us a refund but did promise that he would take responsibility for seriously updating the place. It could be cozy and sweet if some money and care were put into it. So, if the photos show such changes in the future, it might be fine.
NB, the cabin does not have Internet which the owner said is on the website so missing that fact was completely my fault - but it is worth emphasizing.
Luckily, there is a wonderful place, the Little Notch Bakery, in Southwest Harbor that has amazing pastries and coffee plus Internet access. And... there is Acadia!
Great jumping off and landing spot! Quietside lives up to its name. Very comfy, unfussy cabin. It really heats up during the day; some screen doors and sun blackout curtains would make it a 5+
Wonderful family memories on our Maine vacation.
We built a lot of great, family memories with beautiful hikes through Acadia, bellies full of blueberries and the opportunity to share it with our dogs. The cottage had all the amenities we expected, with the exception of enough screens to provide ample airflow. The front, sliding door had the only screen. During the sunny afternoons, the inside temperature was uncomfortable, and not safe for a dog. Would recommend a screen door on one side, and an additional screen on the side, sliding door. While the option to leave these doors open existed, there are an inordinate amount of mosquitoes, beyond the owner's control, to leave the doors open without screens. The beach area and the pier provided hours of entertainment for our teenage boys, and presented a wonderful view from the deck and beach area.
Everything we needed
Plenty of space for small family with various sleeping options of bed on loft above bathroom and bunk beds my 4 and 7 year olds loved. Ben helped with many questions promptly over email and Gary was on site when we arrived and answered questions quickly via text. We loved cooking and eating on the beach and our time in Acadia NP.
It was a little bit of a hike to the far side of the park (with small kids) after some long days hiking, but overall we had a great trip and loved the cabvin.
Perfect. I had a wonderful time.
Sailing, boating, kayaking