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Maria Donahue

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Bass Harbor 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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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Maria Donahue (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)
Gorgeous Newer Home on Mt. Desert Island, Minutes to Acadia
average rating of 4.875 based on 26 reviews
5

Wonderful house and owners! Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

The house is well-maintained and beautiful. We loved staying there, and the owners were amazingly kind to us. They did everything they could to make our visit the best ever.

We visited from the 25th of June to the 2nd of July. We were a family of four visiting from Denmark (Europe) and our kids was 3 years and 11 months, respectively. The owners provided outstanding service - they quickly replied to all our questions, and even helped to locate a good nearby pediatrician for our youngest when he got otitis. We quickly made the 1st floor baby safe and that really made the stay a lot more relaxing for us.

Most evenings we BBQ'ed on the patio. There is a supermarket 5 minutes away, and there is a Hannaford about 20 minutes away in Bar Harbour.

We enjoyed the setting in the woods, and the house were kept cool in the shadow of the trees. The house and decor is so nice - it felt like we were staying in a presidential suite - just with more room. The bathrooms are really nice and everything is shiny, modern and new.

We would like to come back to this house some day. We have no problem recommending this place to friends and relatives - in fact we already did :)

We don't know much about the restaurants, as we had dinner at home every night. However, while taking my weekly 8 miles run - I found that if you go on the other side of the cove, then there is a nicely located lobster pond, a museum formed as a light house, and a beautiful view of the lobster boats. Go there in the late afternoon - it's so beautiful!

Recommended trips: Drive up the mountain, go on the park route and see the thunder hole, go visit the wonderland trail (nearby), go on a lobster or tour boat and see how lobsters are caught, visit the small islands, see the seals. There is lots to do in Acadia - we didn't do that much because we traveled with small children. We want to come back at some point - and we would like to stay in the same house :)

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Wonderful stay!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this rental on the "quiet side" of Mount Desert Island! At first we were worried about being so far from Bar Harbor, but it ended up being a great location, just minutes from Southwest Harbor and great hikes in Acadia. We ended up spending almost all our time in Southwest Harbor which has beautiful scenery, great restaurants and shopping. (A piece of advice: some of the small restaurants require reservations on busy nights.) The house had everything we needed - we especially appreciated having linens and towels provided. This home is clean and nicely decorated - we highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

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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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

Bass Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 11 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
$285
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$295
$1,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

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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Amenities

Bass Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • 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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