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Linda Risley

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Oceanfront near Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor ME, Weekly Rental ONLY

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Bass Harbor Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4 or more with approval) with ocean views

UPDATED ~ NEW PHOTOS! Captain’s Quarters cottage is a Saturday to Saturday, weekly rental ONLY, spacious, modern cottage, right on the ocean—just 30 feet from high tide! Enjoy awesome views of the working harbor, and Swan's Island, off in the distance.

It features 2 bedrooms, one with a king bed, one with a queen bed. Living room is an open plan with, TV, cable, WiFi and gas fireplace. High ceilings give it a very open, spacious feel. It has a terrific deck overlooking the Harbor.

Features include two full bathrooms, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave oven, coffee maker, toaster, charcoal BBQ grill.

This cottage shares a private dock (available July 1st) with the two other “Quarters” cottages.

Mount Desert Island has everything needed for a wonderful vacation: Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, pristine lakes (including Echo Lake), hiking trails, carriage roads, and much more. Captain's Quarters is wonderful spot for your week-long vacation. Other attractions include: biking, boating, whale watching, canoeing (kayak and canoe tours), lake swimming, horse back riding, wonderful dining, shopping, deep sea fishing! Visit Seawall, Southwest Harbor's Great Harbor Marina, take the ferry to Swan's Island..

Come stay with us at Beachfront Cottages in Bass Harbor, Maine. These cabins have been owned by the Gordius family for generations.

They are located on the 'quiet side' of Mount Desert Island on a working harbor supporting family-owned boating and fishing operations.

The three cottages are situated on the waterfront accessed by a private road. The free Island Explorer bus system is available at the road entrance. This transportation can take you to Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park and the city of Ellsworth.

This quiet side of the island is home to the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, Seawall, Seal Cove Auto Museum, Echo Lake and the village of Southwest Harbor. Just minutes away are the many sights and adventures of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park which includes: Thunderhole, Cadillac Mountain, Jordon Pond House, Wildwood Stables, White Sand Beach, and the Carriage Roads for walking, bicycling and horseback riding.

We look forward to helping you enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the Maine Coast during your vacation.

Keywords: Beachfront, Acadia National Park, Swans Island Ferry, Bass Harbor Headlight, Private Road

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  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Linda Risley (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Linda Risley

I grew up and still live on Mount Desert Island. I own Gordius Garage, lobster fish (that's my boat you might see it in the harbor when you stay at Captain's Quarters), ice race in the winter months, and enjoy Nascar.

Why Linda Risley chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

This property sits right on the shore of Bass Harbor where I lobster fish and race in the Bass Harbor Lobster Boat Races. It over looks the harbor and has constantly changing scenery based on the tide! Makes it a unique place to stay with ever changing views and delights. You haven't experienced Maine until you have a fresh cooked lobster sitting on the deck with views that are stunning in every direction. Sunrise and sunset offer quiet times for relaxing. This is the 'Quietside' of Mount Desert Island away from the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor but close enough to enjoy Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor with an easy drive!

What makes this cottage unique

Close to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor with stunning views of Bass Harbor. Right on the shore with un-obscured views of the ocean and this working harbor!


based on 8 traveler reviews

Oceanfront near Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor ME, Weekly Rental ONLY
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

Great views and proximity to Acadia without the tourists

  • 4 of 5

Great views and location. Sunsets from the deck are unbelievable. Everything there that you need to have a great vacation. Lobstermen start working at 0430 right outside the bedroom.

Great place to stay if planning on hiking Acadia. Close to many trails and not as "touristy" as Bar Harbor.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Aurora, co

Very nice location and accomodations

  • 5 of 5

We spent the week there for a "EASTERN" vacation as we live in Colorado. We greatly enjoyed our time there, particularly on the deck. Watching the boats come in and out, watching the tied go in and out, it was great. One must go south of the cottage to the lobster pound and meet the fellow who runs the place. He is right out of a Hemmingway novel!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Captain's Quarters

  • 5 of 5

This is a clean and lovely cottage with windows that take advantage of the lovely water view. The living space is large and extends out to a good size deck complete with rockers and a picnic table. Oversized windows in the living room and master bedroom, along with three skylights and a windowed cupola, keep the entire space bright and fresh. The kitchen is small but functional and well equipped. Though we did no grilling, charcoal was stocked for our use. We appreciated the convenience of a dishwasher, washer and dryer. We were charmed to be greeted with a loaf of locally baked bread and jar of amazing blueberry preserves. After a quick phone call for an address we (and our guests) went to the nearby stand and bought out the preserves. Oh yeah, we treated ourselves to the stand's fresh baked cookies too!

We chose Bass Harbor in order to stay away from the hustle, bustle and traffic of the Bar Harbor side of the island and it worked out perfectly. We easily accessed a lot of hiking trails and entered the carriage trails (to bike) from western parking lots. The ferry to Swan's Island is a short bike ride away and we spent an enjoyable day there. Nearby restaurants and those in Southwest Harbor were quite good. If this sounds like a vacation you'd enjoy, by all means consider Captain's Quarters as your home away from home.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Generals Quarters

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped. Gorgeous view.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Captains Quarters

  • 5 of 5

Loved it!!!! Unbelievable view

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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New Jersey

Amazing views from a well kept cottage

  • 5 of 5

Open floor plan allows you to watch the changing tides from many rooms. The cottage was perfect for our family's stay - a clean, nice size place with a relatively well stocked kitchen. The kids were thrilled to see a bald eagle flying about most mornings. Bass Harbor Lighthouse is just down the road, as are some great kid-friendly hikes. We enjoyed getting to know the merchants in Southwest Harbor. Most of what we needed was here. Thanks for a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very glad you enjoyed your stay at Captain's Quarters! The scenery, wildlife and relaxing atmosphere create the ideal spot to enjoy some of what this area has to offer. Ships Harbor and Wonderland are great family hiking trails that offer stunning views of the famous rugged Maine coastline! I'm glad your family had the opportunity to enjoy life on the "Quietside" of Mount Desert Island.
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Nearest Airport
54 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Swan's Island Ferry Service
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Causeway Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Seafood Ketch
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Echo Lake (fresh water) Sand Beach (salt water)
Car: necessary

Bar Harbor offers whale watching cruises, light house cruise and oceanic wildlife tours including puffin tour. Local shops offer a quaint shopping experience. Acadia National Park with beautiful Sand Beach, Cadillac Mountain, Park Loop Road, Thunder Hole, Jordan Pond House and Wildwood Stables offers horse back riding and carriage rides along the carriage trails. Hiking, Biking, rock climbing and ocean kayaking all available throughout Mount Desert Island. Local cuisine of fresh Maine lobster, clams, shrimp, scallops and various other seafood options can be found in most of the local restaurants! Check out the Acadia Zoo and taste local brews at Acadia Brewing Company, Mount Desert Island and the surrounding area offers a wide range of activities we are sure that will make this a vacation you won't soon forget. Come join us for some good Downeast hospitality!


Rates & Availability

Bass Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 22 2016
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7 night minimum stay
May 20 2017 - May 31 2017
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7 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July August 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
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7 night minimum stay
Sept 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
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7 night minimum stay
Oct 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Bass Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep cot (1 or 2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

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