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Waterfront Home on MDI near Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 6.

Feel like you are already a guest at Home Port by watching the video located at the end of the photo gallery! Home Port is a charming oceanfront New England farmhouse located on Bass Harbor on Mount Desert Island, home of Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Home Port accommodates 6 in three bedrooms with 2 baths.It has a newly updated modern kitchen. The quaint fishing harbor and mountains of Acadia is the view from the deck of this comfortable home. A dock and deep water mooring can be made available and we do provide a row boat for our tenants use. Kayaks are also available on the dock. For directions the physical address is 22 Columbia Ave, Bernard 04612.

Biking, beaching, hiking, canoeing, kayaking,fishing right at your doorstep as well many other areas on Mount Desert Island. Whale watching from Bar Harbor just 20 minutes away. The stars from Cadillac is a must see. Fine dining is in all of our villages, SW Harbor, Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor and Tremont.. Shopping in T Shirt Shops or for designer brands are available. The Gilley Museum of bird carving is located in SW Harbor. The Abbe is in Bar Harbor and there are several others to explore. Art fairs and musical groups are always available for your enjoyment.

The recreational, cultural, and dining offerings in this area are phenomenal. Acadia National Park is at your fingertips. and there is a FREE bus transportation system!

The Park has nearly 32,000 acres of land which offers unequaled beauty and ocean front access. Over 55 miles of carriage trails provide hiking and biking with vistas of unrivaled beauty.

More Details

Property Manager
Jeannie Merchant
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Jeannie Merchant

We are natives of MDI with 3 businesses that we operate. In addition to our eight rental properties, Steve is a master electrician with 6 or more employees and we operate a real estate firm with 6 agents. Our 2 children are grown and 4 grand children are almost grown. We enjoy boating the Maine coast, kayaking the local waters and walking the trails here on MDI. Our home away from home is Sarasota FL where we purchased a rental property at the Palm Bay Club on Siesta Key. For a warm retreat in the cold of winter reserve a vacation at our Fl condo.

Jeannie Merchant purchased this house in 1990

Why Jeannie Merchant chose Bass Harbor

Our location on the water on the quiet side of MDI is only 25 minutes from the hustle and bustle of down town Bar Harbor on a day when the cruise ships are in. Entrances to the park are within 2 miles and Thurston's for lobster and Back Beach are within 1/2 a mile. The village of SW Harbor is just 3.6 miles from Bernard Rd where you'll find shops, banks, art shows on the green and restaurants.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a wonderful time! This home is comfortable and cozy in a beautiful location. Our two families loved it!
Oct 2015
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Amenities

Bass Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , On the second floor
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , On the first floor
  • First floor bath is walk in shower only. Second floor is tub/shower combination.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 2 king
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 2 king
  • There are 2 bedrooms on the second floor, one overlooking the harbor with a king and the other has 2 twins. There is a king size bedroom on the first floor.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
There are 2 king bedrooms and one with 2 twins. We have a foam topper and can make the twins a king if requested. If you need something extra, just ask. I'll do my best to accommodate your needs.

Reviews

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Waterfront Home on MDI near Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor
average rating of 4.631579 based on 23 reviews
4

A lovely home in a lovely setting

  • 4 of 5

This house is lovely and had everything one would need. It is well laid out and I loved the working dock. When I first got here I thought I’d rent this place for a month next year. Loved the early sun coming in. However, it has no air conditioning and this really detracts from the comfort. I think Down Easter’s are the world’s greatest optimists saying you don’t really need air conditioning. However, I’ve been coming here off and on since 1986 and on many visits the residents are always saying “it’s not usually this hot.” If the owners would stick a unit in the side window (south) side of the living room and perhaps one in the ground floor bedroom (could be a portable unit), this house would be perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

verry good house in great harborside location....perfect for us because we stayed put there. If you

  • 4 of 5

House in great shape ...best for 4 people...6 ok if 2 are young kids not teens. We stayed mostly there to gaze at ocean, dock and boats. If you are going to roam all over MDI you’ll drive a lot.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect. It had everything we needed and such a cute cottage. The location idyllic. Such an amazing view of Bass Harbor and the boats. And a quaint town. We were very pleased and would love to return some day.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Altus, Oklahoma, USA
5

Amazing Retreat on the Quiet Side

  • 5 of 5

Home Port is a wonderful escape. We traveled with our three children (ages 5, 3, and 7 months), as well as my parents. Jeannie was great even before our arrival in confirming details. The place is just perfect. The remodeling that has been done is high class but simple, and all modern amenities are present. There is enough cookware and expendables to create a local seafood dinner (we made lobster, clams, mussels, and fish almost every night) or any other culinary delight. We had more than enough room for everyone on the trip

The place is a 3 mile drive/bike/run from the ferry pier and Maine-ly Delights restaurant (a local favorite for fish sandwiches, fries and soup) in Bass Harbor, and it's a short hop from there to the Bass Harbor Head Light House. Southwest Harbor is 12-15 min away with small shops and more local food options.

We enjoyed the cool days (65-75F) and nights (45-55), the kids loved playing on the lawn, the gorgeous scenery righteous the back, and the dock with rowboat, canoe, and kayaks for our use. The Quiet Side is the best, and the Stanleys (property owners) have built a reputation of quality properties and outstanding service. THIS is the best place to stay on MDI!!!

Thanks from the Burdons--a proud US Air Force & US Navy family!

CJ, Sarah, Skip, Janice, Grace, Bryce, and Noah

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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5

Fine property, smartly outfitted in an especially good location.

  • 5 of 5

All good. Would recommend to anyone .

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

As advertised- no surprises.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, good harbor view, well supplied in kitchen, kayakes. Would recommend owner putting in renter notes to bring soap or have owner supply- that was the only surprise first day. Downstairs updates are good, may want to tackle upstairs bath.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Trenton
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Thurston's Wharf Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Swans Island
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Causeway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Thurston's
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Back Beach on Lopaus Point
Car: recommended

Acadia National Park has some of the most beautiful hikes and view on the east coast. The Park offers nature walks, naturalist cruises and lectures. Golf on 3 island courses, sailing, kayaking, biking, tennis, fishing, concerts, plays, art galleries, church fairs, interesting shops- all these and more are nearby for your enjoyment. We are located on the western side of MDI; the Quietside. Whale watching from Bar Harbor just 20 minutes away. The stars at Cadillac is a must see. Fine dining is in all of our villages, SW Harbor, Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor and Tremont. Shopping at T Shirt Shops and designer brands are available. The Gilley Museum of bird carving is located in SW Harbor. The Abbe is in Bar Harbor and there are several others to explore. Art fairs and musical groups are always available for your enjoyment. I, the owner, am a native of this lovely island and have visited a few different places, but have found none any more beautiful than Mount Desert Island. We have other cottages for rent so if this calendar is full contact us for availability at our other nearby locations, Bass Harbor, Hodgdon Pond and SW Harbor.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $150 + Tax

Please refer to the Tenant Agreement for details regarding our Cancellation Policy

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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