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Private Romantic Cottage in Coastal Maine

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 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


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
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • 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 4.428571 based on 14 reviews
Cedar City UT

Cute cottage, rustic, very quiet and serene

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A very cozy and clean cottage. Not much view of the water however. Convenient kitchen with all essentials. Used only the coffee maker however. Owner, Eleanor, was very welcoming and made us feel at home.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashua, NH

Peaceful cottage on the quiet side of the island

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our long weekend in this cute cottage. The cottage was well equipped, clean and reasonably comfortable (I prefer a softer mattress). It had everything we needed including a whisk to make frosting for the cupcakes for my daughter's wedding! and towels even though they were not mentioned in the description. It has pleasant views from the windows in the main room and it was very quiet and peaceful. There are 2 decks but our use was limited as the mornings and evenings were misty. Communication with the owner was easy.

For those interested in gardens, I highly recommend Asticou gardens in Northeast Harbor - in the middle of September, it was a riot of color. All in all the cottage is a great place for a couple to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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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: September 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: July 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: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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