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Private, Peaceful, Waterfront Home on Bass Harbor

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Last updated: 03/11/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 6 using sleep sofa

The Tides Cottage is waterfront gem located 3 miles to down town Southwest Harbor on the quiet side of MDI. There are several entrances to Acadia nearby, Seawall, Wonderland and Ship Harbor to name a few. Our Cottage has a heat pump providing electric heat or cooling on those hotter days. There is a wood burning stove and wood is provided. The vaulted ceilings, white washed pine walls and a glass front make the living area very spacious, and the perfect place to watch the changing of the tides. Towels and bedding are provided for the 2 bedrooms and sleep sofa. We are on the western side of Mount Desert Island, home of Acadia National Park. There is a shared dock with two other cottages, row boat, and kayak at the water's edge for use of our guests. Tides has a gas grill, picnic table and hammock for outside relaxing. Back Beach, for exploring what the sea left behind, and Thurston's Wharf ,a restaurant out over the harbor, are within a mile from the cottage. All of Acadia is just a few minutes away from this peaceful spot and the call of the loon is a memory you won't soon forget. We will be happy to arrange a ride on one of the whale watching ships or furnish the refrigerator with bread, milk and the essentials so you don't spend your time shopping for groceries when you can be exploring Acadia and enjoying fresh Maine Lobster. Take in all the sights and sounds of Acadia National Park. Explore the natural beauty and adventure on your own or join in one of the many Ranger talks and guided tours. Take a carriage ride or bike Cadillac Mountain. Relax on the deck or in the hammock. Take the free Islander Shuttle and visit Jordan Pond Tea House and the Oceanarium.

Bike Acadia!: Enjoy all of the activities of Mt. Desert Island - Hiking, fishing , bicycling on carriage roads, kayaking on lakes and ocean, visiting museums and a lighthouse, whale watching, shopping, dining at lobster pounds and restaurants, sailing, and riding ferries to outer islands. Visit Bar Harbor and watch a world class cruise ships come in to Frenchman Bay.
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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/11/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    There is a deck and out side sitting area where smokers may relax....moreless

  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Boat
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 4/29 - 5/25
Apr 29 - May 25, 2017
3 night min stay
Memorial Weekend
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
5/30 - 6/16
May 30 - Jun 16, 2017
3 night min stay
6/17 - 6/30
Jun 17 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer 2017
Jul 1 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

9/2 - 9/8
Sep 2 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

9/9 - 10/27
Sep 9 - Oct 27, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%


Please refer to Tenant Agreement for details regarding our Cancellation Policy

Manager's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 03/11/2017
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Second Wind ,Cafe Dry Dock, Sips, Red Sky Jay Dub
7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Swans Island
3.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Thurston's Wharf
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Back Beach

Car: Recommended

We have it all. . .Biking, beaching, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, whale watching, fishing, fine dining, shopping, museums, movies, live music, bird carving, art, festivals,etc., etc., etc. And fresh lobster. Nearest Mall is 30 minutes in Ellsworth!


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1974

About: We purchased 2.5 acres on Bass Harbor in 1974 and built our home and the cottages in the following years adding upgrades and renovations almost yearly. We are native to Mount Desert Island, have 2 grown children and 4 almost grown grandchildren. We enjoy boating the Maine coast, kayaking the local waters and walking the trails of Acadia.

Why Bass Harbor, Tremont, ME, USA:
This cottage is all wood, no smelly carpets, is located right at the water's edge on Mill Creek off Bass Harbor and is only 3 miles to down town Southwest Harbor and 20 minutes to down town Bar Harbor. Entrances to Acadia are all around us.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Sitting in the swing at the water's edge with morning coffee and again at the end of the day is a peaceful start and ending to every day..

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/11/2017

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Kayaks and rowboat for our tenants to use

    Kayaks and rowboat for our tenants to use

  • #2 from the water, is on the right.

    #2 from the water, is on the right.

  • Rowing in outer Bass Harbor

    Rowing in outer Bass Harbor

  • SW Harbor, Area Photo Down town SW Harbor is just 3 miles from our cottagge.

    SW Harbor, Area Photo Down town SW Harbor is just 3 miles from our cottagge.

  • Kayaks for our tenants use

    Kayaks for our tenants use

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