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The Tapley Suite on the Water. Close to the Lighthouse. Full Kitchen. Two beds.

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

This Second Floor Studio Peeks at the Harbor and Overlooks a Meadow

On the 'quietside’ of Mount Desert Island, the Tapley Suite is reminiscent of a by-gone era and is updated with modern amenities. This second floor air-conditioned studio apartment offers a queen bed and twin bed for two guests. It faces east across Harbor Drive and south over our meadow which is filled with lupines in June. The windows open to catch the sea breeze. This room also features a private shower bath, Vermont Castings' gas fireplace, full kitchen alcove and sitting area. Stroll across the lawn as you mosey down to the water's edge - sit at the shore and watch the fishermen bring in their catch. Free in-room wifi and free off-street parking. Sunday check-in/out may not be available.

Looking for a private cottage away from the road with two or more bedrooms and direct water view? Try our Pine Cottage HomeAway 4040087 or Carriage House VRBO 42384.

More Details

Connie Howe
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 28, 2018


Bass Harbor Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 'Quiet hours' from 9 pm to 9 am. Registered guests only, please - no visitors. No outside cooking or drones. On vehicle bicycle and kayak storage.
  • Sorry, Sunday check-in/out may not be available.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • private bath with shower, toilet and sink - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • studio - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Lawn / Garden
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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The Tapley Suite on the Water. Close to the Lighthouse. Full Kitchen. Two beds.
average rating of 3.0 based on 1 reviews

Recent stay at the Tapley Suite On the Water

  • 3 of 5

We were in search of a place to stay away from the frenetic pace around Bar Harbor. Bass Harbor Cottages is definitely off the beaten track so that was just what we wanted. Overall, we had a nice stay this fall, in early October. The room was adequate for our needs. We wanted the ability to fix our own breakfasts and lunches so the little kitchenette filled the bill. The kitchenette has the basics. I did suggest to the proprietor that adding a few things would definitely add to the kitchen accoutrements. I would have to be honest by saying that the little refrigerator, which was great space wise, by the way... is really noisy. My husband is a light sleeper and so he had interrupted sleep patterns for the time we were there. That is an easy fix, however. I replacement frig would take care of that issue. The room has lots of windows so the light in the room is a plus.We liked having the fireplace. There were a couple of times that it was chilly enough to use it. It warmed up the room nicely. If we were to stay here again, I think we would try one of the rental spaces that is away from the road. 102A is the main drag down to the harbor and so there was a bit of road noise.

The proprietor was kind enough to provide us with tarps for our bikes in the event it rained and though we were coming in on Sunday when the office is closed, we were able to make arrangements to get into our room. I wish I would have had the forethought to ask to look at some of the other accommodations before we left for future reference.

I tried to give this a 3 and 1/2 stars, but couldn't get the page to cooperate.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

On the shore of Bass Harbor and close to Acadia National Park, we offer a peaceful, private waterfront setting for year round vacation or retreat. The Tapley Suite is close to Acadia's Bass Harbor Light House and miles of hiking trails. Take a nature cruise from Bass Harbor or visit a local lobster pound. We are on the free, seasonal Island Explorer Shuttle Bus route and on the outskirts of Bass Harbor Village.




Additional information about rental rates

The Tapley Suite is available for the private and exclusive enjoyment of our registered guests. Please do not invite others to join you here.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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