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Private Romantic Cottage in Coastal Maine

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Full Bathroom; sofa bed; two adults, one or two children

You enter the cottage by way of a deck surrounded with Rugosa rose hedges. The charmingly furnished living room opens on to a private back deck with view of the harbor. The kitchen is well equipped for any one cooking endeavor or you may choose to take a five minute stroll to one of the tempting waterside restaurants. A fireplace for possible chilly evenings completes the picture at this idyllic Maine vacation spot. The attractions of Acadia are only a few minutes drive away. Or you can leave your car and take the free Explorer bus directly to Bar Harbor!

Eleanor Watts
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 31, 2017

About Eleanor Watts

We have been enjoying the Gables for 25 years and take great pleasure in meeting the folks who choose to make it their vacation home. Originally form Connecticut, we made the full time transition to Maine in 2012 and haven't looked back!

Eleanor Watts purchased this cottage in 1991


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Southwest Harbor
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Swans Island
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Southwest Harbor
Nearest Train
150 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
I 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Seafood Ketch
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Sand Beach
Car: necessary

The Gables is located in the quiet fishing village of Bass Harbor and the attractions of Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor are close at hand. The Bass Harbor lighthouse is nearby and two short and extremely scenic Park walks are just a few minutes' drive away. There are tidal pools that youngsters can spend hours exploring.. A 20 minute drive takes you to the entrance of the Park where you can drive up Cadillac Mtn. take the Park Loop road or go for tea and popovers at the famous Jordan Pond House. Bar Harbor's shopping and restaurants await you and the Cottage is the perfect place to relax at the end of the day.


Bass Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
  • 1 sleeper sofa.
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
Well behaved dogs welcomed at additional charge.


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Private Romantic Cottage in Coastal Maine
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 11 reviews
Lisbon, New Hampshire

Cozy very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Love the place, quiet, clean and what I was really looking for in a very charming Maine cottage. Mrs. Watts informed everything about the cottage. The only problem was figuring out the oven, I got it to work but still not sure what I did after pushing buttons several times. She had booklets on everything except oven and a binder with maps, restaurants which helped a lot. It has plenty of space for 2 to 4 people. I am a neat freak but everything was very nice and tidy.

Would definitely stay there again. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Watts for a very nice vacation. sent pictures to friends and they all thought the place was very nice.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time in Mount Desert Island

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time in MDI. The cottage was very cosy (especially after the hot water and shower issues were quickly fixed by Eleanor and Sandy) and it was a pleasure to go back to it every night after spending time exploring the island.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amarillo, TX

Very pretty property :)

  • 4 of 5

It was a nice place! We had everything we needed! Our only complaint was that no water came out of the shower head, so we were limited to bathing every night. My husband is 6'5, so it was a bit difficult for him. But Overall great place to stay :) so cool and quiet!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect retreat

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at the cottage as we explored Acadia National Park this month. It had everything we needed - including a fireplace for an unexpected chilly day in mid-June. Thanks for sharing your place with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

Great location on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island. A great launching pad for hiking and exploring Acadia National Park.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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good location. quiet. cute. did the job!

  • 4 of 5

we did not spend too much time actually in the cottage. we were out exploring most of the time. it was a good spot for my husband and 2 dogs. good amount of room, good location for morning and evening dog walks. things to note - shower pressure and shower head leave a bit to be desired, and we opened the windows upon arrival to "air it out" :) eleanor was great to communicate with! its located on the quiet side of the island. 30 min to bar harbor -easy drive and just a quick drive into Southwest Harbor.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Caroline, for your helpful comments. We are glad you enjoyed your time at the Cottage and we will see about the shower head; I don't think there's much we can do about the water pressure, I think that "goes with the territory!"
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $100

Shorter stays may be offered during the summer season, depending on availability, beginning on Sundays and Thursdays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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