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Waterfront Home on MDI near Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor

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


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 6.

A charming oceanfront New England farmhouse located on Bass Harbor on Mount Desert Island, home of Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Homeport accommodates 6 in three bedrooms with 2 baths. Homeport has a newly updated modern kitchen and a new heat pump system that provides both heat and cooling for those hot summer nights. 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:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

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 Mount Desert Island

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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Bass Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • 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
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.


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Waterfront Home on MDI near Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 16 reviews

Best summer vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay on the quiet side of MDI. The house was clean, well stocked with essentials and such a beautiful location. Our teenage boys loved that there is so much to do on the island, and that we could walk out our back door to hop in kayaks and explore. We made lobster at home, and had many wonderful meals at restaurants nearby. One of the best lobster piers on the island is a five minute walk from the house. Beautiful Acadia is an easy drive, and so is Bar Harbor, if you are up for a more touristy vibe. We enjoyed hanging out on the deck, hammock and pier for reading, card playing and drinks. What a great house to feel the true flavor of Maine. Loved every minute!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice 3 bedroom home on Bass Harbor

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a really nice week-long stay at this property on Bass Harbor. With 3 bedrooms, it was more "house" than we needed but the location was terrific and the amenities were great. About 30 minutes from Bar Harbor, and much less "touristy". Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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All we expected. Great view!

  • 5 of 5

The house was immaculate. We didn't want for anything. Even found a crib in the closet which my son had forgotten to bring - saved the weekend!. We loved the location, easy walk to thurstons lobster restaurant. House is modern and clean, comfortable. Sun does wake you up early in front bedroom but that is the price you pay for a great view.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quintessential Maine Waterfront Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Family of six enjoyed a wonderful vacation a few weeks ago at this quintessential Maine waterfront cottage. The location provided easy access to both towns of Southwest and Bar Harbors along with all the beauty and activities at Acadia National Park, while also allowing for some privacy and serenity apart from the crowds of other vacationers. The cottage was exactly as pictured and advertised and was very clean and well appointed. The rental price was well worth it and comparable to other rentals in the area. The process of renting was very organized and went smoothly, especially because the owner/agent was so responsive and helpful and easy to work with. When it came time to get back home, no one wanted to leave this lovely cottage nestled in such a lovely corner of Mt. Desert Island. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good location and price, but it is a working dock

  • 4 of 5

Great location and beautiful views with only about 20 min drive to the popular Acadia trails or Bar Harbor. There is a great porch to relax on - it is very sunny in the morning but there is great shade in the afternoon. The 2 kayaks and row boat are a bonus. There are several great hikes only 10 min away (Long Pond and Beech Mt). Be aware that the upstairs front bedroom is extremely sunny in the morning - even with overlapping all the curtains provided, there is no way you can sleep past 7am. The fisherman leave at 5:30/6am from the dock in front of the house or the dock next door. The fisherman come in at about 3pm. It gets a little loud then. The owners are also coming and going on most days, driving through the yard occasionally. Overall we enjoyed it as an affordable way to vacation on a waterfront property.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful vacation home. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. Best part for our teens was access to the water and kayaks to play with. Quiet and picturesque setting. House was very clean and well kept. Although we were only family of four, we had a family reunion BBQ outside one evening with plenty of space for seating and playing around. Note: Downstairs shower is very small!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Thurston's Wharf Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Swans Island
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $100

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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