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Bass Harbor - Quiet Side - Mount Desert Island

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights


Bass Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

Maine House - 5 Bd, 5.5 Bath; Lobster Cottage - 2 Bd, 1.5 Bath

This vacation property has a 'Maine House' and 'Lobster Cottage'. The property is 3.5 acres located on the shores at the top of Bass Harbor.

Maine House is approximately 2,900 sq feet and sleeps 12 people. Lobster Cottage is a separate cabin on the same 3.5 acre property as Maine House. Lobster Cottage sleeps 5-7 people.

Weekly rate of $2,400 is for Maine House only. Maine House is $2,400/wk, Lobster Cottage is $1,500/wk or together they are $3,400/wk.

Bass Harbor is on the Quiet Side of Mount Desert Island. While you have access within 10 minutes to restaurants, shops, attractions and Acadia National Park, you will not be in the middle of tourists in Bar Harbor or the Park Loop Road. Of course, you'll still want to check out what the whole island has to offer, and everything is within 25/30 mins of our place.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Natascha Feenstra
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 6, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you, again, for the use of your vacation house! The -- Family reunion brought family from Michigan & from California, as well as those here in Maine. The house, the weather, the trails, the water, the food and all of the fun we had provided those perfect summer memories.
Jul 2016
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Bass Harbor - Quiet Side - Mount Desert Island
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Great Family Spot

  • 5 of 5

This is a comfortable place to stay with a large family. Our kids ages 2 - 9 had a great time playing in the yard. The house has many board games for a rainy day. The house is in a great location with a pretty morning view.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that your group of 11 enjoyed your stay and was comfortable in the Maine House! We look forward to having your family back again in the future.
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The best place to stay in Acadia NP!

  • 5 of 5

We were so extremely lucky to find this place. Wonderfully equipped, tastefully decorated, perfect location on the water, on the quiet side of Acadia which is a huge plus! And near the most beautiful walks and hikes! The owners were amazing, gave us all tips needed to make our get away unforgettable. Don t miss this and if you happen to be there like us around mid october, the fall foliage is simply the most beautiful we have ever seen! Thanks for all.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love Mount Desert Island in the fall as well! So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and our property. We look forward to having your family again in the future.
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Excellent Property for Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Maine House and the Lobster Cottage for a family vacation in the summer of 2016. 15 people in total, ages 8 to 69, stayed for a week. The houses were absolutely stunning! Clean, beautifully decorated, with a wonderful breeze and comfortable temperatures all the time. The Maine House was big enough for everyone to have his/her own space, but also has beautiful gathering spaces (such as the dining room table) for everyone to come together for meals or to work on a puzzle. There are so many amenities, such as: the stunning kitchen, jetted tub (the kids loved that), a washer/dryer, and a margarita maker (one of my personal favorites!). The Lobster Cottage is very quaint and homey, with plenty of space for the five family members who stayed in that house. The property is within 30-45 minutes of all island activities, giving renters easy access to absolutely everything this island has to offer. My family walked from the property to the Bass Harbor Lighthouse, we hiked daily in the Acadia National Park, swam at Echo Lake, did the Island Cruise, visited the shops in Bar Harbor and my kids did the airplane tour of the island. Although there are a lot of activities on the island, we frequently chose just to stay at the property for part of the day. The kids had an ongoing Nerf-gun fight, they spent hours on the lawn playing soccer, we played countless games of hide and seek (adults included), we built a fire in the fire pit and made s'mores, gazed at the night sky, identified constellations and admired the beautiful stars.

The owner of the property is a delight to deal with. We had to contact her with a couple of questions. She responded quickly and gave us all the information we needed. Even our teenagers (we had three teenagers on this vacation, ages 17, 15, and 13) did not want this vacation to end. We loved our time at the Maine House and Lobster Cottage so much that we already requested a reservation in 2018- this time for two weeks!!!

I highly recommend renting this property to anyone wanting to vacation on Mount Desert Island. It is beyond perfect for people of all ages.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review! We are very glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay on our property. You certainly enjoyed some of the things we enjoy most about MDI and the property. We look forward to having you and your family back in 2018!
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  • 5 of 5

The Maine House was everything we hoped for and more for our 3 generation family vacation. There was plenty of room inside and out for 7 adults and 6 children. We especially appreciated how clean, comfortable, and child-friendly the house was. There were plenty of games, dvds, toys, balls and nerf guns (the favorite). The adults loved the view, fire pit, kayaking off the property, and the comfortable beds at the end of the day. The kitchen was very well equipped with everything we needed for feeding our crowd. The owners leave a wealth of information about the area so it was easy to plan out each day. They also made the rental process from booking to check-out very easy. The location on the quiet side of the island was out of crowds but near enough to the town of Southwest Harbor to make last minute grocery or take-out food runs. There was plenty of hiking nearby and Echo Lake was a hit with all. We had a fantastic week that created great memories. I'd love to do it all over again!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the thought review! We've strived to make the property as comfortable as possible for families with members of all ages, and are glad that we met your family's needs and wants. The Quiet Side truly is a wonderful place to visit in the summer as well as the spring and fall. We look forward to having your family back in the future.
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Bass Harbor/Property ID 584395

  • 5 of 5

We loved your house and the location was perfect for everything we wanted to do! Everything was beautiful, clean, and well organized -- especially welcoming when we arrived at 1 a.m.! We had plenty of space for our kids and ourselves. Our family owned a farm near Chautauqua, New York, for many years and your house and property reminded all of us of the fun we used to have there, so we felt quite at home! The kids went kayaking from your property and had a blast and we also enjoyed campfires, watching the stars, and s'mores from your fire pit. It was very easy to get to Acadia and Bar Harbor and we really appreciated all the brochures and maps to help us get around. We spent some part of every day in Acadia, either hiking, biking, or kayaking and visited Bar Harbor four or five times. We enjoyed dinner in Southwest Harbor (although I'm sorry I can't remember the name of the restaurant -- it was on the right side of the road) and my sister-in-law bought a blueberry pie from the bakery there to celebrate my birthday (it was delicious!). We had a fantastic shoreside lobster dinner at Abel's after church on Saturday night and the kids (all high school and college age) ate BBQ and played mini golf in Bar Harbor while my sister-in-law and I had a quiet dinner in Bar Harbor and went to a book signing at the bookstore there. Some of our favorite hikes were Wonder Land, Gorham Mountain, the Bubble, Thunder Hole, and the view of the stars from the top of Cadillac Mountain was fantastic. From the first day, we were all in love with Maine and your house, so of course, we would love to come back one day. Thank you so much for our wonderful week!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beth - We are so thrilled that you and your sisters and your families enjoyed our property and the island! Both are very special places to us and nothing pleases us more then when guests feel at home. Thank you for taking such good care of our place. You are all welcome back any time! Cheers, Natascha
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Northeast Ohio

A pleasant week at Bass Harbor, ME.

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 12 enjoyed a very pleasant week in Maine House and Lobster Cottage located in Bass Harbor. The property was clean, comfortable and well outfitted reflecting the fact that the owners and their family use the property themselves, it is not just a rental . It is located in a quiet area , on the water about a ten minute drive from the village of Southwest Harbor where there are stores, including groceries, and restaurants. There is also a fine seafood restaurant right in Bass Harbor. The property is a 30 minute drive from Bar Harbor and the entrance to the Acadia Park and Loop Road.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property and for your kind words. We are so happy that your family enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you back in the future.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Hancock County - Bar Harbor Airport
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Bass Harbor House Rental Rates

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Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

The full Payment Policy and Cancellation Policy will be provided upon making a reservation on our website: Please email us with any questions.

Reservations are for a minimum of seven days. Weekly rate of $2,400 is for Maine House only. Maine House is $2,400/wk, Lobster Cottage is $1,500/wk or together they are $3,400/wk. All payments are to be made by check/money order. Upon making a reservation, a deposit of $500 is required. Balance, plus a separate check for $500 security deposit, is due fourteen (14) days prior to arrival.

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Bass Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5.5 Baths in Maine House (outlined above); additionally there are 1.5 Baths in Lobster Cottage (one full with a toilet and tub/shower combo; one half with a toilet)
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , plus a twin trundle bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 bunk bed , bunks: twin on top & full on bottom; plus a twin trundle bed
  • 5 Bedrooms in Maine House (outlined above); additionally there are 2 Bedrooms in Lobster Cottage (one bedroom has a queen; one bedroom has bunks - twin on top and full on bottom; livingroom has fold out sofa that can sleep two)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
There is no telephone (land line), cable, satellite or internet at Summah Rye. Cell phones generally work best when making calls on the porch, but we get some reception inside the house. The library in Southwest Harbor (ten minutes away) has internet and wifi. More information can be found out about our property and the area on our website: Please email if you have any questions.

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