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Mount Desert Island, Maine oceanfront property in a quiet wood-perfect setting

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms/2 baths, sleeps 4/views from most windows/private/spacious/deck/porch

Blue Hill Bay is the gorgeous scene viewed from Dix Point Shores deck and windows. Beautifully appointed, this 2 bedroom/2 bath cottage is full of amenities, inside, and adventures, outside. The 3-point kitchen has a breakfast counter and the dining table is close by for convenience. Comfortable furniture surrounds the wood stove/fireplace for relaxing and conversing. An office/computer space is, also, an added bonus. Walks along the shore will be an everyday activity at Dix Point Shores and at dusk some of the most beautiful sunsets can be seen. At the end of the day, falling asleep to the rise and fall of the tide will rejuvenate your heart and mind ~

Sunsets: Walk down to the shore path at dusk and fantastic sunsets can be viewed.

Lobster: Thurston's Wharf is a few miles from Dix Point shores in the tiny village of Bernard. It is a working lobster pound with a restaurant that serves the freshest lobster, right off the boats that are moored in Bass Harbor, Maine

More Details

Property Manager
Paula J. Dunbar ~ Dunbar Real State ~ Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017


Bass Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The master bathroom has a separate tub that has a picture window to the view and double sinks.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Mount Desert Island, Maine oceanfront property in a quiet wood-perfect setting
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Quiet hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our say at Dix Point.

*Perfect vacation spot for a family of 4—do no try and cram more people in, 4 is perfect. (There is a large tub in the master, but only one shower in the hall bath.)

*The house was tastefully decorated--you can tell that the owners take pride in their home. (One small thing to consider: I believe the owners may have a dog. We occasionally suffer from pet allergies so we did have some stuffed noses and watery eyes, but that is just our problem I guess. I am sure this does not affect most. )

*The views were outstanding. It was important for us to choose a vacation spot that we could enjoy independent of the weather, since we have a small baby. We had one day of rain but that did not soak our plans at all—we sat on the sofa and watched the lobster boats make their rounds. The dining room walls are all windows. It is like having breakfast in a forest. It is so refreshing.

*The kitchen was well equipped with all of the appliances and serve wear you will need. Do be sure to plan to do your shopping ahead of time. The nearest large super market is in Bar Harbor (~35mins). There is a cute little market in West Tremont, but be prepared for steep prices. (They do also have a fantastic wine and cheese shop).

* We were about 20 minutes away from hiking trails.

*There are some restaurants about 10-15 minutes away (Lobster).


In short—we LOVED the place and hope to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed yourself at Dix Point Shores! Thank you for mentioning the unbeatable views, the pleasing decorating and the quiet and restful location ~ The cottage is thoroughly cleaned after every rental period, but it is a pet friendly cottage ~ so sorry for your sniffles. We wished that you had come across the Southwest Harbor Food Mart, in your travels ~ about 15 minutes from the rental ~ Thank you so much for taking the time to write this detailed review ~ we really appreciate your thoughtfulness ~
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Lovely home with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

Our trip to Maine was one of the best vacations we have taken, hands down. This rental property was a big reason why! We found the house perfect for our family (only three of us) and our dog. The views of the water are simply amazing. It never looked the same twice, the light or tides would change and we would be drawn to just be by the water. Our teenager and dog explored every nook and cranny of the rocky beach. There is so much to do and see, near the home and a short drive to Bar Harbor and Acadia.

Now the house itself is fantastic. It is comfortable and cozy. The pictures do not do it justice. The windows are wonderful, the kitchen has everything you need if you want to cook in, and there are so many little things that were a nice touch. The property was clean and we did have an issue with the hot water that was repaired immediately. The outside landscaping was lovely.

We loved the nearby community, Thurstons for lobster and we loved Beech Hill Farm, where we found a variety of local, organic and sustainable produce!

Bar Harbor is a drive but the quiet nature of the location of this house is worth it. And there are several trails and activities that are closer, just check out Acadia's trail maps. If your looking for that Maine experience that you think you only read about in books, check this home out! Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you had a great time at Dix Point Shores! We apologize about the hot water ~ thank you for being so understanding. We are sorry that the problem happened on your week and are happy that it was easy to fix. We, also, want to thank you for describing the wonders of this cottage so well ~ it draws a picture for others to see. We made sure the owners received this glowing review. Thank you so much for leaving the place so clean and please come again! Sincerely, Paula (J. Dunbar) Dunbar Real Estate
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Great location and views!

  • 4 of 5

This was our (2 adults and 2 teenagers) first trip to Maine and we could not have picked a better place. The owner's agent and owner were great to work with. The property was very well maintained and in a great location. The site is very secluded but we liked that - it was away from all the crowds. The view of the water was very pretty and relaxing. It is about 20 minutes from all the activities at Acadia. We recommend the hikes - the trails are easy to follow for novices like us. We had an excellent time and would recommend this cottage.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so appreciative of renters like you! You left the cottage in great shape! We would love to have you come visit, again ~ Thanks for the wonderful review ~ From the Owners and Agent
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Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

When you walk in the door, the first thing you see is the amazing view from the huge picture window and you know you are going to have a great time. We stayed for a week with our two sons, then 3 and 9 months. It was great for us to not have to worry about stairs in the house and the deck was perfect for sitting outside and having some wine after the kids were in bed. Just bring your bug spray!

The dining area makes you feel like you are in a cabin in the woods, then you walk into the living room and you see that beautiful water. The master bedroom has a nice view of the bay as well. The bath in the master bath is son thought it was almost a swimming pool :)

The house is very secluded so you are driving to everything, but it's also wonderfully quiet. We loved walking along the rocks and looking at the tidepools. The only bad part about having the water right there is that you want to dive in but it's really not a spot for swimming. We also loved watching the lobster boats through the binoculard the owners provided.

With two kids, we weren't much for going out to dinner so we did a lot of cooking. The kitchen has everything you need, and the open floorplan is great for keeping

an eye on the family while preparing food.

The owners were there, in another house on the property behind this one, when we stayed. They were very nice and helpful, but not imposing at all.

Two things to note--there is only one shower. The master bath has a huge tub but no shower. Second, the address that the realtor gave us came up as someplace else on Google. We noticed it was wrong by the pictures Google was showing. I think it was a Google issue, but I'm glad we realized and didn't end up at the wrong house!

We loved our stay here. If we were going to Maine for vacation again, we would absolutely stay here. My son told us the other day, "I plan on going back there." It definitely made an impression!!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint, Peaceful, Adorable...Absolutely Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at this oceanfront property. From the moment we drove up the driveway, we realized it was going to be a very peaceful place to stay. The house was comfortable, amenities were over the top, loved the fireplace, there were lots of windows to help you enjoy the outdoors even when it was raining, and the list of good things just goes on and on! We found it difficult to leave the house because we just wanted to stay there and enjoy the peacefulness and beautiful scenery. One day a bald eagle perched on a tree top right by the house and let us take lots of pictures of him. It was enjoyable to watch the lobster boats in the bay and seeing all the waterfowl. As for the area - we enjoyed Gaylene's Restaurant in Bar Harbor, Dry Dock Restaurant in Southwest Harbor, climbing up Cadillac Mountain, walking around Jordon Pond and seeing all the beautiful fall foliage. Back to the property - the listing was accurate, property and grounds were clean and well maintained. The grounds caretaker was pleasant and available via telephone for questions on the area. The owner/lister has been pleasant to work with as well. The only disappointing thing about this place was we had to leave to come home. We highly recommend this place and will return again (hopefully next year).

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Home on the Quiet Side of the Island

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here with our 9 and 12 year olds. This is probably the nicest rental we have ever stayed in and we have stayed in many. The house is beautiful with fantastic views. The furniture and beds were very comfortable. We loved that it was away from Bar Harbor and the crowds. It's just a short drive to Southwest Harbor where you will find a bakery, small grocery store, wine and cheese shop, etc. All the things you need without the touristy stuff. The house has a nice kitchen and a gas grill which allowed us to cook at the house several times. We loved having coffee on the deck in the morning and watching the sun set from the rocks with a glass of wine. Our goal was to see Acadia National Park and from this side of the island you can hike and bike on many trails. It's also near Echo Lake which is the best place to swim during the summer. Can't say enough about this place!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Sips and Cafe Drydock
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Swans Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Causeway Club
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Thurston's Wharf

Dix Point in West Tremont is a quiet and beautiful area to see wildlife of many varieties. Blue Hill Bay is the waterbody.

Golf: The Causeway Club golf Course is about 7 miles from Dix Point Shores and it is worth the trip. this 9 hole course is bordered by the shores of Norwood's Cove in Southwest Harbor, Maine and is beautiful to play!


Rates & Availability

Bass Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 20 2017 - Jun 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 4 2017 - Jun 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 25 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 21 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Rental Rates ~ $1300 - $1700
Security Deposit ~ $500
Pet Deposit ~ $300

Non-refundable lodging tax of 8% is required by the state of Maine

When booking within a 2 week period, a 10 day booking is required

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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