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Fresh & Neat cottage in Bass Harbor

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Tall Pines Cottage is available for rent weekly from Saturday 3:00 pm to Saturday 9:30 am.

Check-in is after 3:00 pm and check-out by 9:30 am. This very spacious home (built in 2001) sleeps 6 (three bedrooms with queen beds) with an option for 2 additional people on a sleep sofa. There is an eat-in kitchen, full size dining room with seating for 8; a spacious living room with wood stove; fabulous cedar porch; 2 car garage, gas grill and the home is just a 2 minute walk down to the idyllic fishing village of Bass Harbor.

This is a housekeeping cottage cleaned weekly (or after each stay if less than weekly) linens and towels are provided. Dishes, utensils, microwave and toaster are also provided. All furnishings were new in 2009, including mattresses and all bedding.

All of the rentals are one week minimum stay and run from Saturday to Saturday. Sorry but we can not accommodate "odd" week rentals.

Prior approval and payment of additional fee required for parties larger than 6 people.

Bookings are done outside of VRBO and the cancellation policy, payment policy etc. are different that what appears as a template on VRBO. Please inquire.

Keywords: Single Family Home

More Details

Property Manager
Jennifer Mitchell-Maine Island Properties
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2016

About Jennifer Mitchell-Maine Island Properties

We visited the area from out of state for many years and just decided to buy a place we could call home during our summer visits!

Jennifer Mitchell-Maine Island Properties purchased this house in 2009

Why Jennifer Mitchell-Maine Island Properties chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

Bass Harbor is the absolute idyllic spot when we think of Maine Coast. Not touristy like Bar Harbor, but close enough - about 15 miles. This is a quaint fishing village and Tall Pines Cottage is just a 2 minute walk to the harbor. Beautiful views to the west of the Western Mountains toward Bernard are an amazing backdrop for the harbor.

What makes this house unique

It's on a wonderfully quiet residential street, but only a 2 minute walk down to the harbor. In Bass Harbor (in walking distance) there are two restaurants, a working lobster pier, an antique store, ferry terminal to Swan's Island, a shuttle bus stop (the free Island Explorer shuttle) and close by is the Bass Head Lighthouse and some nature trails.


Bass Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - First floor powder room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size pillow top Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Bass Harbor is a stop on the free Island Explorer Shuttle Bus.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Fresh & Neat cottage in Bass Harbor
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a week at this house. House was immaculate and very comfortable. It's on the quiet side of MDI which was nice. Only about a 20minute drive to bar harbor. Was well stocked with all the necessities. Would definitely recommend! Great communication with management(Greg)

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Location and Home for an MDI Trip

  • 5 of 5

I have only positive things to say about this property and the gentleman who runs it. The house itself is open, very comfortable, and extremely well kept. There's a sun room off the kitchen that is so nice and smells so good (it's all wood). The kitchen has more stuff in it that you'll ever need. The bedrooms are comfortable and spacious. There's an office/spare room of the kitchen that works well if you have a small child and need a place for him/her to be while you're in the kitchen. The double garage is over-sized and perfect if you have bikes or other outdoor equipment. And the property manager is a true Maine gentleman who is quite accommodating. I would without question stay here again. It's the kind of home that's so well designed it will give you ideas for your own.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Midland, TX

Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

Tall Pines cottage was everything the description had said. It was perfect for three couples to relax, share and have private space. The house was exceptionally clean and beautifully decorated. The owners had thought of everything one might need while there. The area is quiet but easily accessible to Bar Harbor and other island exploring. We especially enjoyed whale watching , the Margaret Todd and the sweet couple at the Ravenswood gift shop. I would recommend this rental to anyone going to this area.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tall PInes Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is the best vacation rental experience we have had. The house was bright, comfortable, very clean, and worked well for 3 couples in our family. Everything we needed was available. Plenty of room to relax in several locations in the house. Comfortable beds. The location was perfect for quietness and easy access to the busy side of the island. We enjoyed Southwest Harbor and the Island Cruise nature tour. We would highly recommend this spot.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We were repeat vacationers at this delightful house on the "quiet side" of Mount Desert Island and loved it just as much as we did the first time! The complete listing accurately describes every detail focused aspect of Tall Pine Cottage. The setting is ideal for a Maine get-a-way. The house is well maintained and stocked down to necessary paper products. A quick summer storm resulted in a call to the readily available caretaker to faciliate re-setting the Wi-Fi for our socially connected daughters. We loved our evening walks down by the harbor and mornings exploring the nearby

lighthouse and seawall. We took advantage of the many outdoor offerings such as kayaking and biking plus enjoyed the cozy little front room for reading time. The rest of the island is quickly accessible for shopping in nearby Bar Harbor or our favorite- whale watching! - plus the delicious restaurant offerings in Southwest Harbor - we especially enjoyed dining at "Sips" and picking up cookies from "Little Notch Bakery" to take while biking and

kayaking. Unequivocally recommend this wonderful vacation rental!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hull, MA

What a wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, I, and four children (ages 10, 9, 7, & 4) stayed at the Tall Pines Cottage in Bass Harbor Maine last week. The house was perfect! It had everything we would need (including the basic paper towels, toilet paper, sponges, dish detergent, etc.). There was a large walk in closet and master bath connected to the master bedroom. The decor was comfortable with a seaside feel. The kids were very excited because they saw a deer in the backyard their first morning! The house was impeccable in every way. We had never been up there and was originally concerned re: the location from Bass Harbor to Acadia but did not find it to be a problem at all. It was a beautiful house to come home to. I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
Thurston's Lobster Pound
Echo Lake
Seafood Ketch
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bangor International
Nearest Point of Interest
Bass Harbor Lighthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Ship Harbor and Wonderland
Nearest Point of Interest
Ferry terminal to Swan's Island
Nearest Point of Interest
Seafood Ketch Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Thurston's Lobster Pound
Nearest Point of Interest
Seawall, part of Acadia National Park

20 Minutes to Bar Harbor and 10 Minutes to Acadia National Park

Other Activities: Boating, Shopping, Kayaking, Wildlife viewing, Rock climbing


Rates & Availability

Bass Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 9.0%

All of the rentals are one week minimum stay and run from Saturday to Saturday. Sorry but we can not accommodate "odd" week rentals.

You will pay 50% of the total (rent, lodging tax 9% and security deposit) with the return of the lease, 2nd 1/2 is due 14 days prior to arrival

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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Calendar not updated in over 2 months and may not be available. Look for rentals with Request to Book or updated calendars.

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