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3 Bedroom Beach Front House in Bass Harbor

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Last updated: 03/21/2014
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Bass Harbor house description

Enjoy outstanding views of the working harbor and watch harbor seals swim directly in front of your balcony. You have an unrestricted view of a small island out in the middle of the harbor which is home to an amazing pair of eagles. They give nightly performances of catching fish for their dinner and sit most of the day on the branches of the tallest tree on the island.

This will be our third season and we are very proud of the place. You will find a modern, well-appointed kitchen with Corian counters and birch hardwood floors throughout. The dining room will seat 8 comfortably and the living room has stunning views through a 10 foot sliding glass door and window wall. There is a covered balcony downstairs with wicker furniture and a gas grill. We have installe oil fired base board heat and a brick wood burning fire place for 2012!

Upstairs you will find three separate bedrooms with queen beds, closets, and nice cherry furniture. The upstairs bath is complete with shower and jacuzzi bathtub. The master bedroom has amazing views of not only the entire harbor, but you will see the outer islands and a view second to none of the mountains of Acadia National park. A private covered balcony also has wicker furniture off the master bedroom.

My wife and I purchased this property in 1999. It was the home of Rich Brothers boat building. Over 150 wooden boats were built here over the years.The boat building is gone but the heritage remains in pictures and many stories from the old timers.We have a dock next door where we have a 2 person kayak and a small rowboat for your use. There are 3 excellent restaurants that you can walk, bike, or row to on the harbor. If you kayak to the head of the harbor and pass under the small bridge you will find your self in the marsh and small streams that go all the way to Western Mountain. This is all Park land; very quiet and usually deserted. Bring your fishing rod!!

We hope you will come stay with us in this very quiet neighborhood. We are on the 'Quietside' of the island where the pace is slower; the 'front side' where Bar Harbor's T-shirt shops and bustling town is a easy 15 minute drive. Bass Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Seal Harbor, Northeast Harbor, and other villages each have their own charm and unique finds.

Acadia National Park surrounds these towns and has myriad carriage paths for biking, trails for hiking, Sand Beach, Ocean Drive; you must see the sunrise from Cadillac Mountain, the first spot on the east coast to see the sun in the States!

Keywords: ocean front

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Beautiful New Cooks Kitchen; Spacious, Open, Functional!!!...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Dishwasher
          • Ice Maker
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Wood Fireplace:

            new for 2012 we have built a beautiful brick fire place in the libary with glass doors...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking Off Street
          • Washing Machine

          Other Amenities

              • Amazing Views, Unique Location Situated in the Harbor Looking Out Towards Bass Harbor Head Light. Ferry Terminal to Swan's Island. Island Explorer (Free Bus Service Throughout Island and Acadia a Few Minutes Walk Away! Take Your Bikes on the Bus for Free! Acadia at Your Beck and Call!...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player
              • Stereo
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Broadband Access
              • Wireless Internet
              • Free Long Distance
              • Telephone

              Pool & Spa

                  • Jetted Tub

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    (2) Comfy Large Porch Off of Living Area Directly Over Water with Spectacular Views. Grill and Sitting Area with Wicker Furniture. You Can't Beat This!!!!!!!...moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    (2) Huge Private Porch with Near Panoramic Views Off of Master Bedroom. Wicker Furniture....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                  • Oceanfront:

                    Deepwater Dockspace and Mooring Available for Your Sail or Power Boat at Going Rates (Call for More Info). Two Person Kayak and Small Rowboat on the Dock for Exploring the Inner Harbor. Further up the Harbor is a small bridge allowing you to enter Bass Harbor Marsh at the Base of Western Mountain. Excellent Birding and Kayaking....moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    See the Mountains of Acadia National Park from Master Bedroom and Porches. Panoramic View of the Mountains, Ocean, Harbor....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Hiking
                  • Tennis
                  • Cycling
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Golf
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Swimming
                  • Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Restaurants
                  • Cinemas
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Zoo
                  • Shopping
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shelling

                  Other Activities

                      • Acadia National Park and All the Unspoiled Natural Beauty of Mount Desert Island; Surrounding Islands Served by State Ferry Service and Mailboat....moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • A small corner of heaven

                        A small corner of heaven

                        • Guest irene l.
                        • Date of stay 05/10/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/10/13
                        We arrived in the Boat Hose on a very foggy Maine afternoon after a long trip and were very pleasantly surprised to find the picture perfect view form the living room window the next morning. The photos in the listing are only a glimpse of what this wonderful getaway is. The property is well maintained, clean and the kitchen is well equipped. We enjoyed grilling some wonderful steaks purchased at Sawyer's in the balcony hearing the seagulls feasting in the bay below during one of the many sunsets we spent there. The descriptions in the listing are very accurate. Maine is a wonderful state to visit, people are very friendly and kind and Mr Johnson (the owner) was very helpful at all times. The one downside is that we visited one week too early as many businesses do not open until after Labor Day. However, that meant no crowds and we still managed to find some nice places to dine at in Bar Harbor (Side Street Cafe and Fathom) and Southwest Harbor (Sips). The hikes at Acadia National Park were wonderful: one favorite spot was the picnic area in the Schoodic peninsula section of the park. Go see for yourself!!!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

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                      • Perfect Getaway

                        Perfect Getaway

                        • Guest Steve (Long Island)
                        • Date of stay 11/17/12
                        • Review Submitted 11/24/12
                        Just returned from a wonderful week in the Boathouse. This house is recently updated and has all of the amenities you could hope for. The location is great as it is a little off the beaten path but not from from downtown Bar Harbor or Arcadia National Park. My visit was during the off season so most restaurants were closed except those in Bar Harbor but there are plenty in the area. Can't wait to try a visit during the summer.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

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                      • I Could Spend All Day on that Upstairs Balcony (and Did!)

                        I Could Spend All Day on that Upstairs Balcony (and Did!)

                        • Guest JM (United States)
                        • Date of stay 08/05/12
                        • Review Submitted 10/18/12
                        We really enjoyed this Bass Harbor house (and exploring the nearby towns, especially charming Southwest Harbor, and magnificent Acadia). There weren't many "knickknacks" on display, as you'll often find in rental/beach properties, which we really appreciated given that we were traveling with a curious toddler. Our only two suggestions would be 1) clearer "welcome" instructions, as we hadn't been provided with information on getting into the house upon arrival and no one greeted us and 2) new bedding and towels. But Carlton mowed the grass so our child could run around on the lawn more easily, which was very thoughtful. It was fun to have access to a rowboat. And, best of all, that upstairs deck! Ahhh, what a wonderful place to relax with a book. Note: We didn't see any harbor seals, but we did spot the eagles, wow!

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Oct Family Vacation

                        Oct Family Vacation

                        • Guest Karen (Swansboro N.C)
                        • Date of stay 10/03/10
                        • Review Submitted 11/23/10
                        The Boathouse was so much nicer inside than the pictures show. It's very quiet and very clean. I was a little worried with the boat yard next door,but that proved to be no problem..If your looking for a quiet beautiful harbor and a updated,clean lot's of room location ,then you will be quiet happy with the boathouse! Thank you Carlton for sharing your beautiful location!

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

                        Owner response: Thanks for your kind words. We worked very hard to create this open space full of windows on to the working harbor. We have had a couple people worry about my dock next door being busy. As you can see the few boats we tie up there rarley move and when they do it is great entertainment. Hope you guys will return

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • you won't be disappointed

                        you won't be disappointed

                        • Guest vacation girl (Murfreesboro, Tn)
                        • Date of stay 06/10/09
                        • Review Submitted 07/26/10
                        The "Boat House" is AMAZING! We did our annual girls trip there in early June and we all loved it. The location was great. See all you can at Acadia, go to Bar Harbor, but retreat at this relaxing place. The decor is casual and comfortable and the the views from the porches over the harbor are unforgettable. We especially loved the master bedroom-it has wonderful lighting and you almost never want to leave there! Carlton is a very gracious host and a wealth of information! He greeted us in the house and made sure we knew where everything was located. It felt very safe there too and we all liked that. We hope to return and to enjoy this vacation of a lifetime!

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                       
                      May ...... $1200/week .. $2100/2 weeks .. $4000/month
                      Jun ...... $1800/week .. $3400/2 weeks .. $6000/month
                      Jul ...... $2000/week .. $3800/2 weeks .. $6500/month
                      Aug ...... $2300/week .. $4400/2 weeks .. $8500/month
                      Sep-Oct .. $1800/week .. $3400/2 weeks .. $6000/month
                      Seasonal ...... $16,000/season
                      

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                      VRBO #230906

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, April 05, 2014

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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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