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Maria Donahue

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Gorgeous Newer Home on Mt. Desert Island, Minutes to Acadia

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps 8-10

Recently finished home on wooded, residential road in Bass Harbor, on the quiet side of Mt. Desert Island (renovations completed spring 2012). Home has a great layout and comfortably accommodates a large family, two families, or several couples. The kitchen, appliances, bathrooms, fixtures, and many furnishings are brand new. A gas fireplace in the living room can take the chill off a Maine morning or evening. Bedrooms include a king-sized master with private bath, queen-sized bedroom, and a bunk room which sleeps 4. There is a front porch and large rear deck off the kitchen. The home is tastefully decorated and well-appointed. The owners have young children and are happy to accommodate yours. Pets negotiable.

Come visit all that Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park have to offer, while enjoying spacious, comfortable accommodations at this beautiful cottage in the woods.

The first level open floor plan includes a tiled entryway, half bath, kitchen with breakfast bar and seating for 4, dining room with seating for 6, den/family room, and living room with a gas fireplace. There are three bedrooms upstairs, including a master bedroom with king bed, walk-in closet, and private bath. The master bath features a double granite vanity, tile shower and separate soaking tub. Also upstairs you will find a queen-sized bedroom and a large bunk-room with two sets of bunk beds to sleep four. Downstairs, the living room can accommodate two additional guests. Options include a queen-sized sofabed and a twin-sized pull-out chair-and-a-half. The home can accommodate a maximum of 10 people, but more comfortably 8. Mattresses and bed linens are all new. There is another full-sized bathroom in the upstairs hallway. Both upstairs bathrooms feature tile floors with radiant heat. The home has hardwood floors throughout, and the first floor also has radiant heat (a benefit for chilly spring and fall visits). A portable crib, high chair, and other baby and child items are available upon request. Please contact owner with your special needs.

Owners also have a smaller rental property in Southwest Harbor, new to the market for Summer 2014. Please view listing #3766383 for more information about that property.

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Maria Donahue (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

We want to sincerely thank you for making this rental available to us. There were so many to choose from, but we certainly believe we made the best choice. The home is spacious, has what we need, and is warm and inviting. We had a great time spending our days hiking and sight-seeing. Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park are awesome places, and Bass Harbor is very quaint. The area is very quiet, which is so very different from Orlando, FL. Thanks for everything, and when we come back we will be calling to see if this place is available. Good luck this winter.
Sep 2012
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based on 14 traveler reviews

Gorgeous Newer Home on Mt. Desert Island, Minutes to Acadia
average rating of 4.928571 based on 24 reviews

Amazing home, wonderful location and friendly and helpful host. Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We were in awe when we arrived at this most amazing home. Our stay here was over thanks giving with some friends and we had a wonderful time.

The house is impeccable, well equiped kitchen, plenty of lounging space (siting rooms I think you call them here) very warm and well insulated home.

We plan on returning again :)

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Amazing Home

  • 5 of 5

This is a property worth staying at...We were very pleased with every aspect of our stay..

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Nice home in a quiet location!

  • 5 of 5

The property is extremely well kept, thoroughly modern, and incredibly comfortable! The location back in the woods near Bass Harbor was great for having a nice quiet evening after the hustle and bustle of Acadia, Bar Harbor, etc. The home is close enough to Bass and Southwest Harbors for dinner and sightseeing but far enough away for peace and quiet. Great wifi for staying connected and Maria provided a thorough list of recommended local activities, shopping, and dining. If you are looking for a place to stay on MDI look no further!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Very good owners and beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

Arrived midnight after a long travel (4hrs flight and 7hrs drive) and as we entered, it was so inviting that we just slept off in the cozy beds with very clean sheets. The temperature was perfect and fans are provided for air circulation if required. The bathrooms are very clean. The kitchen was stocked with many necessities for quick sip. The kitchenware was very clean without any stains or grease remnants. WiFi was our connection to the outside world as T-Mobile has no coverage in Acadia. The morning views from back patio is so beautiful and equipped with gas grill, chairs and umbrella.

Its all as it is shown in the pictures. The property is very well maintained and the owner was in touch till we reached the house safely the first day. Even though it is far from Bar Harbor, its worth staying here. Watch sunset from the nearby light house. The drive to and from the house is worth staying this far. There are some nice restaurants around 4 miles out and ferry from nearby harbor if interested.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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  • 5 of 5

We've rented homes in Maine over the past 20+ years and found this home to be a top contender! This home is very nicely furnished, extremely clean, & well supplied ( like a home away from home)!! We couldn't have found a nicer place to stay on Mount Desert Island.

It is located on the quieter side of the island which we enjoyed, and sits on a wooded lot located on a quiet street. The home owners are extremely responsive to any questions or concerns one might have. We felt very comfortable & safe living here for the week and enjoyed our stay. Would rent from Maria again & again....

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our cottage! We love repeat guests, and would be happy to welcome you back anytime!
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Gorgeous home, comfortable & dog friendly!

  • 5 of 5

We lived stayed at this well-appointed home in quiet Bass Harbor. Home has tons of room with comfortable furniture and darling decorations. Kitchen is fully stocked with everything you could need. We appreciated being able to bring our beloved rescue pup to Maine with us. Not having to bring linens and towels was great. We enjoyed playing board games and cards courtesy of our hosts. Ryan and Maria are thoughtful hosts! We did a lot of their top things to do suggestions and had a memorable week in Maine. We only wish the week didn't go by so fast.....and the huge bath tub in the master bath was a treat. Would definitely stay here again. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Seafood Ketch
Nearest Ferry
0.75 Miles
Swan's Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Causeway Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Seafood Ketch
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Echo Lake Beach
Car: necessary

Bass Harbor is located on the Quiet Side of Mt. Desert Island. The harbor is just a several minute walk away from this home, along with two restaurants and ferry terminal to Swan’s Island. The Bass Harbor Lighthouse is about 1 mile away. Wonderland and Ship Harbor hiking trails are less than 2 miles away, and the Seawall picnic area, rocky coastline, and ever-changing tide pools are just beyond. The town of Southwest Harbor is minutes away (by car), and offers a nice variety of restaurants and shops. Bar Harbor is about 25 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Bass Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2016
Apr 30 2016 - May 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
Early June 2016
May 27 2016 - Jun 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2016
Jun 11 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

In lieu of the $500 security deposit, which is refundable within 10 days of departure, guests could purchase a property damage protection policy through homeaway. Contact owner for more details.

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Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master Bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , 1st Floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Private Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single
  • It is also possible to put two additional people in the downstairs living room on a queen-sized pullout sofabed. There is an additional fee of $75 per person if you have more than 8 people. The home can accommodate a maximum of 10 people. Contact owner to discuss.
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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