About the property
- House2900 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
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, together with Lobster Cottage, is $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.
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great Family Spot
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.
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.
This is a beautiful property with access to the bay. It is a house that can easily fit up to 12
I loved this property. Remote. Private and comfortable. I suggest that you finish the downstairs bedroom with a queen or king size bed. I Would stay again. The owner was very nice and accommodating. We enjoyed our stay veryuch. Thank you Natasha.
A Beauty in Bass Harbor
The two homes we rented were charming ,clean and offered a lot of thoughtful details:games ?DVDs ,books to read etc. Every bedroom had its own bath which is almost unheard of in Maine. We've been coming for almost 30 years. The property was beautiful but unfortunately mosquitoes this time of year rendered the lawn almost unusable( now if the owners could find a remedy for this...). The location was ideal;30 minutes and we were deep in Arcadia National Park. My family likes to hike and play golf This house is well-located for these two activities.
We are happy you enjoyed our property and park amenities, even with the menacing Maine mosquitos (if we had a permanent solution to the problem, we'd be set for life!). We are even happier that your family is looking forward to staying on our property again next year!
"Best Vacation Ever"
"Best Vacation Ever" is what our 10 year old grandson announced at the end of our week July 23-30, 2017. Our 11 family members inlcuding my husband, myself, our son, daughter, in-law chldren and 5 grandchildren ages 6-13 had a fantastic week at the Maine House at Summah Rye.
The beautiful views of the water, the quiet location and the spacious house and rooms made for a relaxing, enjoyable week. We went kayaking, exploring, picked blueberries, had s'mores around the campfire and played kick ball, crochet, and wiffle ball in the spacious yard, and relaxed on the porch and watched the sunset.
The house was extremely well stocked with more than suficient linens, kitchen appliances and indoor games for quiet evenings. When we needed something, it was there.
It was an easy drive to Acadia, the town of Southwest Harbor, Echo Lake, and Bass Harbor Lighthouse. Be sure to get fresh home made pie from the little house in Southwest Harbor, ice cream from Gott's and visit the farmers market on Saturday morning.
We highly recommend Summah Rye in Bass Harbor for your large family vacation. From the Leach/Askins family - Thank you Natascha for sharing your house and making the process so easy.
We are so pleased that your three generations enjoyed Summah Rye as much as we do. So great to get endorsements from the grandkids. Your choice of pie and ice cream stands couldn't have been better in our opinion. We hope you'll enjoy future trips on the Quietside at our property!
Very comfortable house with everything we needed!
This house was perfect for a small family gathering of ten folks from 11 years old to 74. The bedrooms are good size and since each has its own bathroom everyone had his/her privacy. The main first floor spaces - dining rooom, living room, kitchen - are spacious and the windows are easily opened everywhere. It really has everything you need and is close to very good restaurants in Bass Harbor. Having access to a washer and dryer was great. We hiked various easy trails nearby, hiked and drove to Cadilllac Mountain and took the Islands Tour to Frenchboro on Captain Eli's lobster boat. Although Bar Harbor is within 30 minutes and we went there a few times exploring, there was plenty to do around the rest of the island to keep us busy. My favorite space of the house was the wrap-around front porch where I could see our small end of the harbor and watch the tide come in or go out. This is a very special property!
We are so happy your family enjoyed your stay and had what you need to make yourselves at home! We hope you have an opportunity to visit again in the future.
An amazing week at an amazing property, Maine House at Summah Rye
Our family of 9 had an incredible week July 9-16, 2017 at the Maine House at Summah Rye at Bass Harbor and the quiet side of Mount Desert Island. This was the second of what we hope to be many biennial gatherings for our family, which included my wife and me, 5 adult children/son-in-law/boyfriend and granddaughters ages 3 and 1.
The property was spacious and provided seclusion, quite and solitude, just what we were looking for. We were greeted most mornings by does and fawns and enjoyed the views of the water and tides. The supply of kayaks, paddles and life vests provided gentle rides along the harbor. The little girls burned energy running throughout the yard and playing the wonderfully provided supply of games.
As for Maine House itself: wow, there are not enough superlatives to describe this roomy, comfortable, spacious home. It really did feel like home! Some of our favorite memories were simply being spread across the living and dining rooms, reading, painting, watching the little girls play, working on jigsaw puzzles and creating delicious meals. We could not believe how well stocked the house was, particularly the kitchen; we had everything you would need! Lots of info on area attractions. Great fireplace and supply of wood. We tried out the grill with lobster. The rooms provided nice privacy when we needed it, beds were comfy (we slept like logs!), bathrooms and showers worked great, lots of nice towels, washer and dryer were very handy.
The property is so close to all you would ever need: Gotts and the IGA were close by and were favorite stops for groceries and essentials. We felt like locals at Southwest Harbor and Somesville and got to enjoy the repertory theater (The Velveteen Rabbit), Strawberry Festival and Flamingo Festival and the parade! We visited the organic farm, pie stands, Echo Lake, Thurstons & Beals for lobster, an Island cruise and climbed Beech & Acadia Mountains, all only 5-10 minutes away.
When we needed very active venues, is was only 20 minutes or so to Bar Harbor, bikes and the carriage roads, Cadillac Mountain (a strenuous hike up and later in the week a beautiful sunrise), Jordan Pond and beautiful scenery.
This was my wife and my second trip to the quiet side and there is no question we will be back! We give Maine House and Summah Rye our highest recommendation; it is an exceptional property and would be perfect for family gatherings and reunions.
The Roznowski's and Haydens of Wauwatosa, WI
How fantastic Jeff! We are so pleased that your family enjoyed our property and the island for all that they have to offer. We look forward to having you back again soon!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The full Payment Policy and Cancellation Policy will be provided in the Rental Agreement that our renters are expected to sign and return within two weeks of making your reservation. More information can be obtained on our website: www.summahrye.com. Please email us with any questions.