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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

5 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6) with ocean views

UPDATED ~ NEW PHOTOS! Captain’s Quarters cottage is a Saturday to Saturday, weekly rental ONLY, spacious, modern cottage, sleeps up to 6, 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

More Details
Suitability:
  • 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!

Reviews

4.6
based on 5 traveler reviews

Oceanfront near Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor ME, Weekly Rental ONLY
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews
Florida
5

Generals Quarters

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped. Gorgeous view.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Captains Quarters

  • 5 of 5

Loved it!!!! Unbelievable view

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Jersey
5

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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Sanibel FL
4

comfy and spacious

  • 4 of 5

We are enjoying our stay in this comfortable cottage. The view is great. Bass Harbor is quiet and low key and still allows you easy access to Acadia National Park, good restaurants and shopping. We appreciated the opportunity to stay in this well maintained cottage with our well traveled little dog. Enjoyed all the conveniences provided, the private parking and the wonderful deck.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The "Quiet side" has become the premier vacation spot on the island. The relaxed atmosphere and stunning views while being just a small ride to the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor and Acadia National park make it the ideal location! I'm very glad the cottage suited your needs and you enjoyed the amazing views of Bass Harbor! Come back anytime and enjoy the "Quiet Side"!
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Newark, DE
4

Nice Location in Bass Harbor!

  • 4 of 5

Nice and comfortable location directly on the water/harbor! My husband, I and our two dogs enjoyed the large deck with an amazing views of Bass Harbor in the mornings and evenings. House was very clean and well kept. The internet worked great (which was a big plus for us)! We found just about everything we needed in the kitchen (you will need to bring your own spices - they do not have a guest pantry) to make breakfast and dinner! Beds were comfortable and bathrooms clean. Nice washer and dryer! The location of the house is just down the road from Southwest Harbor and minutes from Acadia National Park. Very quite side of the Island! We were very pleased with the property and plan on returning to bass harbor next year! The owners were great with communication and very friendly! We would recommend this property to anyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We agree, the view is, by far, one of the best of Bass Harbor! We are currently updating the "guest pantry" with a select spice selection plus other amenities. We want you to enjoy your stay and look forward to having you join us again on the Quiet Side of Mount Desert Island!
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Map

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
2 Miles
Thruston's
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!

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Rates & Availability

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Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July and August
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
September
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
October
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 22 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

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Amenities

Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep cot (1 or 2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming

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