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

Bass Harbor, Tremont, ME, USA
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

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


Linda Risley

Member Since 2009
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within one day
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
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 Bass Harbor

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!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep cot (1 or 2)


        • 2 Bathrooms

            Location Type

              • Beachfront
              • Oceanfront


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Gas Fireplace
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Microwave
                          • Coffee Maker
                            we have filters on site
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            cooking and eating dishes with sharp knives, and assortment of cooking and eating utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                there is also a deck with picnic table and wooden furniture
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • churches
                                          • cinemas
                                          • library
                                          • live theater
                                          • marina
                                          • museums
                                          • restaurants
                                          • winery tours
                                          • zoo

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • photography
                                              • antiquing
                                              • bird watching
                                              • boating
                                              • horseback riding
                                              • miniature golf
                                              • beachcombing
                                              • scenic drives
                                              • shopping
                                              • sight seeing
                                              • walking
                                              • whale watching
                                              • wildlife viewing

                                                Local Services & Businesses

                                                  • ATM/bank
                                                  • groceries
                                                  • laundromat
                                                  • massage therapist
                                                  • medical services

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • mountain biking
                                                      • cycling
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • golf
                                                      • hiking
                                                      • kayaking
                                                      • deepsea fishing
                                                      • mountain climbing
                                                      • pier fishing
                                                      • rock climbing
                                                      • sailing
                                                      • sound/bay fishing
                                                      • swimming

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                        Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                        12 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Very nice location and accomodations

                                                        Rick M.Aurora, co

                                                        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!

                                                        Beautiful view, great location, spacious cabin!

                                                        Karen K.

                                                        We had so much fun on our trip and this cabin was so comfortable! We felt at home in this clean and roomy cabin and loved the location. We kayaked right from the dock and had beautiful views from the porch! Highly reccomend!

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        The deck offers great views of the harbor, nothing more relaxing that watching the boats come and go and listening to the sound of the water! The sunrise with a cup of coffee along with the sunset and a cool beverage make this spot a joy for everyone!

                                                        A deck that will we found very hard to leave each day...

                                                        Michelle L.

                                                        Clean, roomy cabin with all the kitchen equipment and quality linens. Comfortable beds as well. Rain or shine the cabin is a great spot to explore the island!

                                                        Fabulous home in a wonderful area with breathtaking view!

                                                        Shirley Y.

                                                        We have just spent a week at Captains Quarters and can't recommend it enough. It was so comfortable we had to push ourselves out to explore the park. Loved the gas fire, balcony was wonderful although being the end of season it was cold but that didn't stop us. Linda handled all my enquires efficiently and quickly. The bed was supremely comfortable and waking up to that view each morning was wonderful. We walked to Thurstons and The Ketch and enjoyed the shops in southwest harbor and did a number of good hikes. I would come back in a heart beat and was loathed to leave!

                                                        Seen Better Days.. Needs Renovation

                                                        Doug S.

                                                        Our visit started out rather poorly. We showed up to a house full of cigarette butts and beer cans laying everywhere. Evidently the cleaning lady went on a bender the day we arrived or the night before and didn't bother to clean up after herself. She also left under garments and her cell phone behind. The fact that the cabin is a non-smoking residence was the least of our worries. We also came home one day and found the front door wide open after everyone watched as we locked it when we left. The state police showed up that night and took the report. Fortunately nothing appeared to be missing. I know you're probably thinking we should have gotten some money refunded but no offers were made. There are literally thousands of places to stay in the area so the Captain's Quarters is not one of my recommendations.

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        This experience is not typical for our guests (please see our other reviews). We have never experienced this before in the over 50 years of renting this family property and, quite frankly; we’re shocked at both instances. The cleaning person has been let go, and we are gathering information about installing security cameras at the cottages. We reported to the State Police as soon as we learned of the incident. Unfortunately, they were responding to three accidents that night and arrived as soon as they could and apologized for taking so long. We have never dealt with anything like this before and are doing everything we can to insure this doesn’t happen again. We are very sorry for the inconveniences you experienced and thought you were satisfied with your stay outside of these two issues we resolved quickly. We would be happy to discuss some sort of compensation with you if you would like to give us a call.

                                                        Great views and proximity to Acadia without the tourists

                                                        Dan S.

                                                        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.


                                                        Bass Harbor, Tremont, ME, USA

                                                        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

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                                                        VRBO has us with a 60 day notice with 100% refund if you cancel, what they left out is: only if we are able to rent the property again for that same time. I've tried to get them to change this but they are not very owner friendly. I also want them to let us tell you that my boss owns the cottages and a Garage. I work for him at the Garage M-F 8am to 5pm and that is the only time emails are answered. Therefore, there is an after hours contact number that will be given to you for any issues outside normal business hours. Thank you for your interest in the BH Beachfront Cottages Captain's Quarters I look forward to hearing from you! Linda

                                                        12 Reviews
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