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Oceanfront Acadia Summer Home w/1,000ft Shoreline & Two Private Beaches

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Oceanfront Cottage next to Acadia National Park, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Historic Maine seaside cape with breathtaking views of Goose Cove offers 27 acres of oceanfront privacy and over 1,000 feet of shorefront. Enjoy our sweeping meadow with spectacular sunsets and unobstructed views of the islands of Blue Hill Bay. Stroll down to the waters edge, easily reached without any stairs, to take a quick dip or discover what the tide has left behind!

Our recently restored home with many period details offers a large spacious family room with dining that seats seven comfortably, fully-equipped kitchen to make a fresh seafood meal, laundry room, living room with splendid views of Goose Cove and a first floor oceanfront master bedroom with king bed and a private full bath. The second floor has 3 comfortable bedrooms with ocean views, two with twin beds and one single and a full bath.

Located on the 'Quietside' of Mount Desert Island, we are just minutes from all the wonders of Acadia National Park. You may choose from hiking one of 20 peaks, biking the carriage trails, sailing, kayaking or antiquing in nearby Southwest Harbor or Bar Harbor.

When you arrive home, relax on the spacious waterfront deck with a good book or watch the lobster boats returning with their catch. Don't be surprised to see a sloop anchor for the night in our quiet and protected cove. Your days here will be truly relaxing, memorable and we welcome you!

Keywords: House, oceanfront, beach

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017


Bernard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Private First Floor Master Bathroom -
    Second floor full bathroom -
  • 2 Full Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Oceanview Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Oceanview Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Oceanview Master Bedroom - 1 king , First Floor Master Bedroom with Full Bathroom en suite
  • First Floor Master King size bed (1), Second Floor Twin or Single Beds (5)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront Acadia Summer Home w/1,000ft Shoreline & Two Private Beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Philadelphia, PA

Wonderful Family Vacation in Acadia

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at BassTerre. We knew that Acadia would be spectacular, but was so thrilled to see that BassTerre was equally terrific. The property is just as described, but the view and private setting is even more impressive than shown. We really appreciated the owners many recommendations, and the cottage had absolutely everything we needed to make us feel at home. Our kids explored the shoreline each day, going on countless “buoy hunts” and we loved the huge front lawn for family games of badminton and soccer.(as well as building evening campfires on the beach!)

Great location to get to the park and most of our days were spent hiking and exploring Acadia. If you are trying to avoid the bustle of Bar Harbor but want to be close enough to get there for dinner or day trips (about 30 minutes), you can't do better. Southwest Harbor is less than 10 minutes away with many lovely shops and restaurants and Bass Harbor is only 5 minutes away (Island Cruises, out of Bass Harbor, is a must!)

The views from the cottage and deck were absolutely breathtaking, lobster boats were fun to watch and hear, an eagle flying overhead, deer in the early morning, and being able to step out to our private beach was priceless. Lobster was available just about everywhere, but we really enjoyed ordering it fresh from the Goose Cove lobstermen and enjoying it on our deck while watching the sunset.

So beautiful, so Maine, so thankful for it all. Will definitely return to BassTerre for more family memories!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A slice of paradise on beautiful Goose Cove!

  • 5 of 5

We selected BassTerre for our spring vacation and couldn't be happier with our decision. We've rented vacation homes on the Oregon coast, the Blue Ridge mountains and the Florida panhandle and BassTerre was by far the nicest and most comfortable home yet exceeding our expectations. The cottage was immaculate and attractively furnished with so many thoughtful details not normally found in a vacation "rental". We felt at home immediately and everything you need to relax is provided from the large selection of books and travel guides to the wonderful Adirondack chairs outside at the oceans edge. The kitchen has everything you'll need to cook full meals or steam lobsters/clams right down to the spices.

We hiked several great trails including Penobscot Mountain to Sargent Pond, the Beehive, Champlain Mountain and South Bubble. Jordan Pond house's popovers are not to be missed and were the perfect end to one of our hikes. We walked the carriage trails, went tidepooling at Ship's Harbor Nature Trail and shopped in Southwest Harbor and Bar Harbor. A favorite outing took us to Northeast Harbor which we visited after seeing the Asticou Azalea Gardens.

And I can't emphasize enough how gorgeous the views are here. Stunning sunsets were enjoyed right from our deck and huge front yard, while the backdrop of Acadia's landscape framed the scene. Just breathtaking! The starry skies at night took our breath away and walks along the shore during low tide offered us lots to explore in the tidal pools. Kayaking right from beach was incredible! We saw a harbor seal as we paddled and even met a cove lobsterman hauling in his traps. The awe-inspiring natural beauty of Blue Hill Bay and Acadia National Park was at our fingertips both weeks, and it was truly tough to leave. Just a peaceful slice of heaven...that's the best way I can describe our experience here and would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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exceeded all expectations

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed a wonderful week at Bass Terre, the property is immaculate the house was exactly as it is represented in the photos. The kids enjoyed the spacious grounds, they had breakfast in the bunkhouse and had a great time exploring the shoreline. The location is great, a short ride to all the attractions of MDI but quiet and secluded when you arrive home. The house is just great, cozy with wonderful views from every window, we would love to return in the future. A wonderful peaceful week. Charles and Dede we helpful answering all questions and we would like to thank you for letting us use your terrific home !

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay in this quaint and charming home! The very first day we were in the huge front yard and a deer ran across the lawn. We have two teenagers who loved the expansive property and the private beach. We rented kayaks for the week and launched them right from the private shoreline. Kayaking out on the water during a tranquil sunset is breathtaking! We visited Acadia...Jordan Pond House pop-overs are a must.... went bike-riding on the carriage roads, walked to Bar Island during low tide, walked the shore path in Bar Harbor, took a tour on Lulu's lobster boat, and visited the Bass Harbor Light Station. And every night we came back to a quiet, serene, setting with the most beautiful sunsets we have ever seen. We loved our stay here and would definitely recommend the Bass Terre to anyone vacationing near Acadia.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Maine Vacation Home***Absolutely Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Bass Terre was more wonderful than we thought it would be. Our family of 6 had an incredible time and highly recommend this property.

It is quaint, cozy, clean, and better than described. It is an easy distance from Acadia National Park, South Harbor, and Bar Harbor, which is where most of our time in Maine was spent. Bass Harbor Lighthouse is just up the road, and we visited several times. Climbing on the rocks, getting a better view of the lighthouse during sunset was a highlight of our trip.

The house itself is well kept, incredibly comfortable and rich in historic character. We explored and hiked during the day, and looked forward to returning in the late afternoons to Bass Terre. We cooked supper, (mostly lobster gotten from the neighbor), and enjoyed the fantastic ocean front views from the adirondack chairs while the kids played with seashells on the beach.

This is a lovely home with gorgeous grounds to roam…..whole-heartedly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a great retreat!!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Bass Terre! This house is in a beautiful spot - a private cove with amazing ocean vistas! The grounds are well kept with lots of flowers - a comfortable deck and only one distant neighbor. The house is over 100 years old but in great condition - bathrooms, appliances and cable TV all work just fine. The bedrooms and mattresses are good and with the silence and cool night breezes, we all slept like babies! The living/dining area is spacious and all 5 adults (of varying ages) were very comfortable there. If we get back to Maine and Bass Terre some day, we will definitely take our dogs - there's a huge garage attached to the house that works if they're wet or need to be confined while you're out and about. The owners provided an excellent list of restaurants and activities that we used daily to plan our outings. Acadia National Park is the highlight and we spent several days exploring different parts of the park - including the top of Cadillac Mountain, Loop Drive along the rocky shore, the popovers at Jordan Pond and several hikes around lakes. We found Bar Harbor to be a crowded tourist trap so we wandered through some of the smaller fishing village shops and restaurants. Southwest Harbor, Somesville and Northeast Harbor are all charming villages. We highly recommend seeing Asticou Gardens! But most of all, we enjoyed returning to Bass Terre in the evening and watching the sun set.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Bar Harbor Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Southwest Harbor
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Swans Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Causeway Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Rt. 102
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Thurston's Lobster Pound
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Goose Cove
Car: necessary

We are located minutes away from Acadia National Park, where hiking and biking are favorite activities of visitors. You will love vacationing here on the 'Quietside' of the Island - away from the hustle & bustle of Bar Harbor, yet in close proximity to excellent restaurants and all the activities of Mt. Desert Island. The Villages of Southwest Harbor, Northeast Harbor and Bar Harbor plus Acadia National Park's main entrance are a picturesque 10 to 25 minutes away by car.

Located at the end of a private drive on well sheltered Goose Cove, our secluded 27 acres of land also provides plenty of opportunity for outdoor activities. We have over 1,000 feet of private shore frontage with beach, ledges, trails and tidal pools for hours of exploring. Kayaks may be rented locally and launched easily from our beach.

Although you may not want to leave beautiful Goose Cove, you'll want to venture out, as the site-seeing and recreational opportunities abound on Mount Desert Island. In Acadia National Park there are endless mountains and trails to hike or bike, museums to visit, whale or bird watching, first class shopping and dining to experience, and excellent fresh and salt water fishing. Numerous ferry boat rides to many of the islands (Swan's Island, Little and Big Cranberry Islands) Windjammer cruises, hiking and biking. For the golfing enthusiasts, close by in Southwest Harbor is The Causeway Club, a fun and scenic 9 hole course. For a bigger golf challenge, you can play the famous 18-hole Kebo Valley Golf Club in Bar Harbor.

After a full day of island adventure, come back to a peaceful setting to prepare fresh seafood for dinner in our fully equiped kitchen and enjoy a beautiful sunset while relaxing on our deck overlooking Goose Cove and Blue Hill Bay. Explore the many fine shops, galleries, and restaurants just minutes away. See map of Acadia National Park and virtual tours on link below!


Rates & Availability

Bernard House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
PEAK Summer 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rents Weekly - Sat/Sat

Maximum Occupancy Limit : 7 (at all times)

Check In: 4:00 PM Check Out: before 10:00 AM

9% Maine Lodging Tax will be added to all reservations for 2017


Cancellation greater than 60 days prior to arrival is refunded, less 10%. Cancellation less than 60 days prior may be refunded only if we are able to re-book your dates, less 10%. Thank you for your understanding.

Rents Weekly - Sat/Sat - A deposit of 1/2 the rental fee; and a $500 damage fee (refundable) is required within 5 days to hold reservation.;

Final Payment due by June 1, 2017 or 60 days prior to arrival.

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