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House with Water View and Fireplace on Deck

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom, outdoor shower, sleeps 5, internet

On a private wooded lot with views of Blue Hill Bay, this custom-built house with many windows and a 'floating ceiling' is designed to make you feel as though you are living in a painting. In addition to a well-equipped kitchen, glass doors from the living room and master bedroom with a King bed opens to a deck which has a large stone fireplace. The other bedroom has a Queen and you have a view of the front gardens.

The village of Bernard is a short walk away. A trail through the woods takes you to Thurston's Wharf for lobster dinner or to Island Astronomy for some star-gazing. Back beach sub diving, biking park trails, kayaking or any of the other adventures Acadia National Park offers. Two bedrooms: one queen and one king .One full and one half bath.

More Details

Property Manager
Marty Lyons
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018


Bass Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom -
    Bathroom - toilet
  • There is a full bathroom with tub/shower,toilet, vanity etc. There is a outdoor shower. There is a half bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 king , 1 queen , pull out cot
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
1 queen, 1 California king. 1 outdoor fireplaces, high-speed internet, outdoor shower, perennial garden, private outdoor balcony deck.


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(18 traveler reviews)

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House with Water View and Fireplace on Deck
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
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Perfect Maine Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We have a new standard in vacation rentals. We don't use numbers or stars. Our top ranking will now be called "Marty's Place" after our weeklong stay in August 2009. This home on the quiet side of Mt. Desert Island came as advertised. It was the perfect spot for early morning wanderings through the woods and along the shore of Bass Harbor and environs. We spent successive evenings in efforts to create the perfect s'mores at the fireplace out on the deck. There we were serenaded by bullfrogs in the pond that lies between the house and the beach. We watched the full moon rose through the trees. "Marty's Place" is also a great base from which to visit Acadia National Park for hiking, bicycling, kayaking, and swimming; Southwest Harbor, Southeast Harbor, Bar Harbor and the other communities of the island. "Marty's Place" is part of the village of Bernard with the village of Bass Harbor close at hand. A great little library is a 5-minute walk from the house with antiques, local crafts, art galleries, lobster fishing docks also a short walk away. There are many, many eateries on the Quiet Side but we often neglected them in favor of building family meals in the kitchen and on the grill and eating on the deck or, if there was a little rain, in the comfortable dining room. Our recommendation? Next time it just might be two weeks at "Marty's Place."

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2009
  • Stayed: July 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive response and also thanks to Home Away for their format in presenting rental pictures.
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Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic deck and views out every window, and the house is well-stocked. The gardens on the property were lovely, and we loved the quiet sound of the waves as we went to sleep each night.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Perfect Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful, secluded home with gorgeous views of either Blue Hill Bay or the surrounding gardens from every window. The kitchen is well-stocked, beds are extremely comfortable, and Marty (the owner) was a joy to work with. Everything that the area has to offer is within walking distance - the library, post office, Bass Harbor, Thurston's Lobster Pound, and Back Beach are all minutes away. The quiet side was definitely the right side for our family. We can't wait to return next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Ocean Views, Super Comfortable, Very Secluded

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for one week in early May 2017. Cut into a thick pine forest, this quiet, secluded house was very comfortable and wonderfully equipped with everything we needed. The family room had big windows that offered picturesque views of the incoming and outgoing ocean tides. The freshwater marsh in front added interest and attracted a diverse variety of wildlife The same view could be experienced from the spacious and very nicely done master bedroom or outside from the large deck which was appointed with six cushioned chairs, table, gas grill and outdoor fireplace. Pine trees and other native plants blended perfectly with the beautifully landscaped grounds. Our contact, Marty, was the most pleasant man and just a pleasure to work with. He was very responsive to emails, and offered helpful suggestions for experiencing the island. Marty was personally attentive to all the details and was genuinely interested in making sure we enjoyed our stay. This is a great place to stay. We had a marvelous time and would love to return some day.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maine at its best

  • 5 of 5

Perfect Maine experience! Beautiful home with awe inspiring views! Marty was a fantastic host and he must be a master gardener! Staying on the quiet side was great! Acadia and of course all the yummy seafood made for a memorable vacations!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful wooded seclusion

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing house and location! It had all I was looking for... views, comfortable furniture, outdoor fireplace, well stocked kitchen,quality bed linens and towels. Being on the "quiet side" was the right side for us. The house was even better than I expected. Quintessential Maine.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
classic vintage lighthouse with views of the outer islands.
Thurston's Lobster Pound
Enjoy your fresh lobster and cocktail at Thurston wharf overlooking a working harbor.
Red Sky
Intimate setting and excellent cuisine. Be sure to make reservations.
Beal's Lobster Pier
The Boathouse at the Claremont Hotel Southwest Harbor

Explore Acadia National Park; take a ferry to one of the outer islands; book passage on a whale watching or sightseeing trip; hire Maggie and Bill to take you sailing for the day on the Chamar, take the Sea Princess to Cranberry Island for dinner at the Isleford Restaurant. Bike, hike, canoe, kayak, fish, eat in fine restaurants, or go shopping.

Other Activities: kayaking


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

The owner is open to renting for more than one week. Rental price will be adjusted for more than one week.
Owner is also open to negotiating off season rates for the months of early April and May and late October.

Manager'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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