Bass Harbor Oceanfront Retreat Acadia National Park Bar Harbor
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Situated on the harbor, overlooking Bass Harbor's comings and goings of the local lobster men and yachtsmen, this historic village offers Thurston's famous restaurant ,that you can walk to in 3 minutes, a quaint village and private beach. This harbor is famous on Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park, for being the most photographed and painted working harbors in Maine. The famous Bass Harbor lighthouse is only 5 minutes away. Bar Harbor is a 15 min drive to the other side of the island. Kayak right from this oceanfront home, or just relax on the many decks and enjoy the view. New to the home is a fire pit and renovated kitchen. Great gourmet kitchen with local granite used.
This oceanfront/shore front home offers beautiful views of Cadillac Mountain and the working harbor all day. Photograph the many artists and photographers coming to this spot to capture Maine's beauty.
This is a great find in America's favorite coastal Maine (Bernard) destination. The cottage offers a fireplace, a great place to read, windows overlooking the harbor from the living room, or take a walk through the fishing village. Charming architectural details, attractive furnishings, a fenced in yard, and lovely flowers make this a wonderful spot for your stay. New to home fire-pit and canoe for 2013! This home is right on the ocean with steps going down for your exploring, plus a fenced in yard, and gardens. The large yard is great for children and dogs. The home has been freshly painted in 2012 and currently the entire home has been renovated.
An easel is on site, for the artistic ones. An office area overlooks the harbor is equipped with high speed internet, DSL, and fax machine, for those who need to stay in touch. This home also has excellent cell phone coverage for many providers. Call today, we can help you book the best activties as well...the only luxury home on the island...that really serves you..We are Maine Registered Guides and really know the area...
Many of the homes on our island cannot receive cell phone coverage, you need to ask before arriving for your convenience.
This home is within 2-5 minutes of Acadia National Park where you can enjoy biking, hiking, running, kayaking, or mountain climbing. Spend your week enjoying nature by day and curling up to the fireplace at night. Come to the Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor and see what Bernard has to offer..new 2013, canoe on site - 2012- fire-pit on site.
Keywords: Bar Harbor Maine Oceanfront Home, dog friendly. high speed, fenced in yard, Bar Harbor, Bernard Maine, lobster village, acadia national park, private pebble beach, kayaks, bikes, harbor views,
- 2 story
- 3500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
- Non Smoking Only
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Bedroom 1
- 1 king
- On Main Level
- Bedroom 3
- 2 twin/ single
- On second level, long deep pillow beds
- Bedroom 2
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- toilet, combination tub/shower
- Main Level
- Bathroom 2
- toilet, shower
- Second Level
- Bath/Shower on main level, shower upstairs in bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
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- Living Room seats 6:
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- DVD Player
- CD Player
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- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
Shorefront with steps to the private pebble beach, note Maine water is cold- high for water typical is 45 degrees, so none of Maine's coast is that swimmable great warmer lakes nearby, within 5 mile...morecollapse
- Water View:
- Mountain View:
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- Botanical Garden
- Fitness Center
- Rock Climbing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Ice Skating
- Freshwater Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Medical Services
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Biking
- Massage Therapist
- Whale Watching
- Winery Tours
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
- Theme Parks
- Recreation Center
- Duty Free Shops
- Pier Fishing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Eco Tourism
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Mountain Climbing
ReviewsWrite a review
the location was perfect: private but not far from the park or bar harbor. we couldnt have been happier with the house. we spent every evening cooking fresh seafood before relaxing on the deck to watch the harbor. a little big for just the two of us, but we will definitely return soon with relatives and/or friends. wont hesitate to rent this cottage again and are making plans for our return!
- Guest lemon7218
- Date of stay 09/14/09
- Review Submitted 09/28/09
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Thanks for staying with us, we hope to see you each year! Hope you had the oppurtunity to meet the local lobsterman, with the fresh catch.
Perfect in Every Way
Perfect in Every Way
This property does not dissappoint, We arrived to what was better than described and so very inviting with all the comforts of home. Located conveinently to traveling around the great state of Maine and especially the towns of Bar Harbor and the surrounding areas. Bring your friends, both the two legged and four-legged ones and Enjoy, we did and will hopefully be back. Ohio and Texas Fans of Bass Harbor Retreat
- Guest TobyMom
- Date of stay 05/19/12
- Review Submitted 05/28/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thank you so much for staying with us, we would love to have you back. We love Acadia and the harbor. This is a magical place and we do try to update and go beyond each year. Thank you for taking such good care of our home as well, we do truly appreciate it, and let us know when you want to return. The Owner, Leslie & Tom
This felt just like home! Beautiful yard with many flowers and blueberries! The dog loved the fenced area. And it was well cared for. Gardners came every other day to water and trim. The house was just as the pictures depicted. Very comfortable beds and linens! The kitchen was well appointed and the washer and dryer came in handy with two little boys. We ate in a couple of nights and the rest of the time we at lobster, yummm. Thurston's Lobster Pound was within walking distance. We loved Acadia National Park and the restaurant at Jordan Pond for lunches. It was so divine smelling the tides, listening to the lobstermen as they chugged out at 4 am and back in the afternoon with fresh lobster. It was peaceful. It was rejuvinating. It was perfect! Hope to return!
- Guest South Carolinian
- Date of stay 07/23/11
- Review Submitted 08/14/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thank you for staying with us, We would love to have you back! That home is special, my husband and I had our first date across Bass Harbor there, over 15 years ago now. We did not even realize it until we bought the place, stood on the deck and said isn't that our restaurant? So we are especially glad to hear you had such memorable moments as we did and still do.. Acadia and the town of Bernard is very beautiful, as well as Bar Harbor.. Thanks again! Leslie & Tom
climbed Beech Mt.Guest comment entered by owner
climbed Beech Mt.
Thank you for the view from the deck and the peacful sounds around the home. Our two Brittany Spaniels loved running from the front to the back. We have hiked everyday. There are so many places to go & so many different hikes from easy to difficult, obviously the dogs have slept well at night! We also climbed the Beech Mt. -beautiful sights from the top.
- Guest Mark & Cindy
- Date of stay 09/18/10
- Review Submitted 01/04/11
Wonderful Vacation HomeGuest comment entered by owner
Wonderful Vacation Home
Dear Leslie & Tom You have created wonderful vacation home for all your guests--especially the furry ones! The flowers adn gardens add so much beauty, then fenced in yard everyone loved for playing. you thought of everything,in the cottage..Perfect... I had my best vacation here, this home is so convenient..Most of all we loved staying right here, watching the comings and goings of all the boats and the beauty. we appreciate all the effort you put forth to provide your guests such an unforgettable experience...
- Guest Knoxvill, Tennessee
- Date of stay 07/17/10
- Review Submitted 01/03/11
perfect!Guest comment entered by owner
You have created a wonderful vacation home for all your guests-especially the furry ones! Our little 10 lb. Riley loved the fenced yard for playing. The flowers & gardens add so much to the beauty. You thought of everything in the cottage-perfect!My husband and son and I had our best vacation ever here. Favorites were the kayaking and biking the carriage roads.It was so convenient to order takeout from Thurston's and sit on the deck here and enjoy the meal!My best memory will be having lunch on a spectacular day under a tree with by family at Jordan Pond. We appreciate all the effort you put forth to provide your guests such an unforgettable experience.
- Guest Dave and Paula
- Date of stay 07/17/10
- Review Submitted 12/30/10
Better than Bar HarborGuest comment entered by owner
Better than Bar Harbor
Thank you so much for providing the perfect cottage for a Maine getaway.The amazing shops and shopping in Bar Harbor is wonderful, but do not want all that touristy stuff every day, however! What a beautiful part of the island, and America this home is located in, the best part on the island we understand now why everyone else says so...This home however beats all of them and we were dazzled by the gardens the views and all the home has to offer ...even our dog Maggie doesn't want to leave the great yard, Larger than ours back home....thanks again, see you again!
- Guest Symre
- Date of stay 09/11/09
- Review Submitted 04/09/10
the "home away from home"Guest comment entered by owner
the "home away from home"
Had a perfect week, had lots of fun & really enjoyed the home and nice touches.....I'll come back just for the book collection... You did a nice job with the blue bedroom.... tried my hand at painting the scenery from your windows.... why do we have to leave?....
- Guest Arnold
- Date of stay 08/22/09
- Review Submitted 04/09/10
Painting Views from Every WindowGuest comment entered by owner
Painting Views from Every Window
The crew wants to thank you for opening the warm inviting doors of your home to the beautiful still life painting views of Bass Harbor from all your windows. As time marches on we will reflect back on the fun family memories we all shared in beautiful Bass Harbor and your home.
- Guest Enderle
- Date of stay 09/05/09
- Review Submitted 04/09/10
Dream Comet True-PricelessGuest comment entered by owner
Dream Comet True-Priceless
Thanks for sharing your home and making a dream come true. Acadia was more spectacular than imagined. We loved the "quiet side". We had a great time, great weather, and memories to last a lifetime.....
- Guest The Drulowerys
- Date of stay 08/01/09
- Review Submitted 04/09/10
May 1st to June 1st, $2500 weekly only , as per law 6/1 to 9/7, 2013.....$ 3600 weekly only, call for any specials Sept 8th-Nov. 1st, 2013..$2700 weekly only Nov 1st to May 1st-2200 weekly, plus cleaning of 150 Linens Included- weekly only , Damage deposit is : $500, Dog Fee is $100 weekly Add Maine Lodging tax, all rates subject to change, call for Holiday rates 150 servcie charge if canceled once booked. weekly only for homes all monies due 90 days before, no refunds, unless re-booked & then service charge
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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- Nearest Airport: BHB at 10 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Swans Island at 2 Miles
- Nearest Beach: on site, rocky beach at Bar Harbor
- Nearest Barpub: Southwest Harbor, Bass Cove area at 4 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Acadia National Park, cross country at 3 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Kebo, ranked 8th in the US at 10 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Alot of them-walk to one-Thurstons at 0.5 Miles
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: We are Maine Registered Guides and know this island very well. We love living here and being able to use the home when we can. The beauty and surroundings are wonderful especially if you are active.
Why the Owner Chose Bar Harbor:
hiking, biking, etc, acadia national park, plus we are Maine Registered Guides and live and work here..
The Unique Benefits at this House:
watching real Maine, the lobstermen, the harbor, hike , bike, cross country skiing, running trails, acadia national park
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Walk to Thurstons Restaurant Lobster Pound
Deck Overlooking Harbor & Shore, Enjoy morning Coffee or Drinks on the Deck with
Living Area Overlooking Harbor
Kitchen, granite countertops, new renovation
Bedroom 3 Overlooking Harbor with TV
Twin Bedroom Upstairs Overlooking Harbor, with TV
Fire Pit in Back Yard Overlooking Harbor
View to Gardens in Front
winter with views of Cadillac
Dining Area Overlooking Harbor, Open to Living area
read a book while watching the lobstermen pull back in..
Large Fenced in Back Yard to Shore
Your View from the Decks and the Rooms in the Home
Large Dining Area Overlooking the Harbor
Kitchen, newly renovated
Master Overlooking Harbor, King Bed on Main Level
Large Fenced Yard with Canoe, Fence and room for the dogs
Office area w/TV & Printer/Copier/Fax Work with this Great View of the Harbor
More Decks & Fenced In Yard, with Our Dogs Playing
Great Views to Harbor & Cadillac Mountain from all decks
Dawn with your view from the deck and home
Great front Entry with Flowers and fenced
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