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!
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- Minimum Stay1 - 5 nights
1 Bedroom, 1 Full Bathroom; sofa bed; two adults, one or two children
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 19, 2018
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
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Cozy cottage in a great location
This cottage was perfect for our weekend getaway to visit MDI and hike a few trails around Acadia National Park. We loved being able to bring our pup with us. The cottage was exactly what we needed: a spacious living area, a kitchen with all of the necessary tools to make meals, and a warm comfortable bed. Being able to drive a few minutes to see the sunset at Bass Harbor Light was a bonus. Highly recommended for your trip to MDI!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an enthusiastic response! It was a pleasure to have you here and, once again, we are
reassured that dog owners can be very responsible guests. We hope
you will return!
Quiet, peaceful, amazing air
Two things for my advice: need to replace toilet (has danger cracks) and electric range (oven doesn’t work)
Thank you, Eleana, for bringing these matters to our attention. I can assure you
that they will be taken care of. We enjoyed having you as guests!
The cottage was wonderful just what we were looking for, it’s quiet and peaceful. The cottage is very clean and well equipped. The roses around the cottage weren’t blooming yet, when they do it will be beautiful. Eleanor and Sandy for great people. We hIghly recommend renting this cottage. One note of caution the seafood restaurant close by is not that great.
Nancy and David Mitchell
Nancy and David - thank you so much for your enthusiastic comments and for taking the time to write a review. I know
that it makes a big difference to future guests and I really
Best wishes, Eleanor
Our hosts were very kind and helpful. We had a wonderful vacation.
We spent four nights in the cottage in early June 2018. It was the perfect home base for exploring Acadia while staying on the quiet side of the island.
Dear Meredith - thank you so much for your enthusiastic comments and for taking the time to write a review. I know it is imortant information for potential guests.
It was a pleasure to have you here!
Cute cottage, rustic, very quiet and serene
We stayed here four days in October. It was very peaceful and quiet, a great location for exploring the "quiet side" of Mt. Desert Island. We enjoyed walks along the shore road, and to the Seafood Ketch restaurant about 5 minutes away. The cottage is also walking distance (but a little longer) to the Bass Harbor Lighthouse. The owners are very friendly and gracious; they both came out of their house to greet us when we arrived. The issues with the shower mentioned in some previous reviews seem to have been fixed - the shower worked fine. The cottage had a musty smell when we arrived, but airing it out helped a lot.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Shorter stays may be offered during the summer season, depending on availability, beginning on Sundays and Thursdays Pet fee it is per day.