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Luxury Cottage with Spectacular Panoramic Ocean Views near Acadia Nat'l Park

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

- 2 bedrooms, 1 bath with shower, 1 bath with 2 person jacuzzi tub, sleeps 4

This gem of a cottage, perched above the quaint, picturesque village of Bass Harbor, enjoys all-encompassing views of the ocean and mountains. It is filled with light and the 4 decks overlooking the harbor bring the ocean to you. It is charmingly furnished and fully equipped. The second bedroom, a former artist's studio, is detached from the cottage.

(Please note that for Winter Season rentals, there is only one bedroom available--in the Cottage itself. The second bedroom, in the former artist's studio, is not winterized and is, therefore, unavailable. Also, please note that for the Winter Season ONLY, the Cottage is available at a daily rate, with a minimum three night stay. For all other Seasons, the minimum stay is one week.)

(Also, important to note: There IS a reasonable cancellation policy for renters which is stated in the Attached Sample Lease Agreement.)

More Details

R. Rosenthal
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018


Bass Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Guests MUST sign, date and return by email the rental agreement which Owner provides in response to an inquiry before a rental is considered approved.
  • Owner prefers electronic transfer payments. Use of credit card may result in additional fees. Rental not final without signed agreement & payment.
  • There IS a reasonable Cancellation Policy, but Homeaway doesn't permit me to indicate that option. Refunds will be made per the Lease Agreement.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , 2 person jetted tub. Located on first floor of Cottage.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Located on second floor of Cottage.
  • Full bath is located on first floor of Cottage. It has a 2 person jetted tub. Second bath is located on second floor of Cottage.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , detached from house- in former artist's studio
  • Bedroom on second floor of the house has 2 decks: one in front overlooking the harbor and ocean and a large one in back overlooking the harbor and mountains. The second bedroom is a separate building next to the house. It is a converted artist's studio.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Luxury Cottage with Spectacular Panoramic Ocean Views near Acadia Nat'l Park
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Incredible Trip!

  • 5 of 5

This Bass Harbor cottage was THE PERFECT "home away from home" for our vacation to the area. Although our plans included spending quite a bit of time in Acadia, we wanted to feel comfortable in a relaxed location. The cottage exceeded our expectations. It was spotless and very well appointed. We prepared meals most nights and had everything we needed. The natural light was a bonus as every room had a feel of being a part of the waterfront beauty. The sunsets were spectacular!

We really enjoyed exploring the hiking trails and carriage roads in Acadia. The brilliant leaves peaking created a magical feel of this beautiful coastline. The lobster rolls and whoopie pies did not disappoint!

Roger is a very attentive host and a pleasure to work with. We are hoping to work with him again, as we'd like to return.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Still awesome!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently returned from our third annual (note the word annual) stay at Harbor Cottage. We intended to go elsewhere this year, but Harbor Cottage just called to us. As we walked in the front door the brightness, the airiness, the openness immediately reminded us of why we love this place. The harbor was still in view from all the windows, the lobster "mart" was still within an easy walk down the hill with the freshest lobsters ever, Seafood Ketch was still serving great food at harbor's edge in the sun, the ferry still sounded its fog horn on a foggy morning, and the cottage still welcomed. It's comforting to know that some things can be counted on to stay the same. This cottage is the perfect location for enjoying all that MDI has to offer. And it's the perfect location to return to after a day of exploring. Thanks, Roger!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Cottage in Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

What a charming cottage in a beautiful location! We had the most peaceful and relaxing week and were so sad to say goodbye at the end of our stay.

The cottage is sparkling clean, well maintained, and has all the comforts of home. It is bright and airy and decorated very tastefully. The gardens are incredible - and we especially enjoyed the views of the sunsets over the ocean and mountains beyond. We also loved that the cottage is on the “quiet side” of the island, but easily accessible to the park with its carriage roads and hiking trails. Also just a quick 5 minute drive to Southwest Harbor’s markets and restaurants.

Roger, the owner of this fabulous property, is a gracious host – he greeted us with a phone call upon our arrival but didn’t intrude during our stay. We look forward to returning to this beautiful cottage another year!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this beautiful cottage! My family and I can't wait to visit MDI again and will definitely try to book Roger's cottage. It's beautifully decorated and the views are amazing! I loved the natural light that flooded the cabin but there are shades in every window for privacy. The rooms are spacious and the kitchen is very well stocked. I only wish we could have stayed longer; it was so hard to leave!

We brought our 4 year old and an air mattress with us as the second bedroom is detached. He had no problem on the stairs and there was plenty of room for the three of us. That said, it's probably a better cottage for adults or older children. There were a few breakable objects that we put in a safe place but he's pretty calm so it worked well for us!

Roger was also incredibly helpful with recommendations and advice for our stay. He even called a restaurant to find out if it was kid friendly. He was prompt and absolutely wonderful to work with. Don't hesitate to book this cottage!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

From the minute we arrived we knew we chose the perfect spot for our honeymoon. The cottage is absolutely lovely, quaint, beautifully decorated. The decks and views are stunning and peaceful to sit anytime of the day. Amazing sunsets and quiet mornings watching lobster boats head out for the morning catch.

We wanted a quiet location and this truly is, the perfect escape and getaway.

We enjoyed cooking in the kitchen, well supplied with dishes, pans, utensils - and eating with view of the ocean.

The bedroom is very spacious and yet warm and cozy with deck that overlooks ocean. Spectacular! Starry nights and ocean breezes.

We would love to come and stay here again.

Do not hesitate - book this luxury cottage - it truly is worth every penny you will spend. You will leave refreshed & rested.

And don't forget to sit in the lovely perennial and rose gardens. Butterflies and beautiful birds, we saw eagle close by. Don't forget to bring your bicycles - such pretty rides!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Roger and those that look out for the property have done an amazing job. The house is cozy and inviting and simply beautiful. I have not been this relaxed on a vacation in such a long time. To be able to look out almost every window and see the water with such a gift. And the location couldn't be better for experiencing all that mount desert island has to offer. The house is located in a quiet area yet close enough to do fun things. And the fact that there is a free shuttle within walking distance of the house was such a pleasure. The pictures both inside and outside of the home are extremely accurate yet they don't do the home and location true justice. Roger, thank you for opening your home to all of us.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Back Beach (on Lopaus Point Road)

Harbor Cottage overlooks Bass Harbor and is 1 mile from the Seawall Entrance of Acadia National Park. It is within walking distance of Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse and a short distance from Bar Harbor and its tourist attractions. A lovely beach is across the harbor. There is something for everyone, from exploring the wonders of the national park to antiquing, summer theater, whale watching, golfing, swimming, boating, biking, shopping, museums, fine and casual dining. The Swan's Island Ferry is within a stone's throw of the cottage and the free Park shuttle bus stops almost on the doorstep.

Other Activities: Acadia National Park-- with 50 miles of carriage roads and endless trails to hike and bike


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 9.0%

For the Winter Season, for stays of less than one week, please contact the owner for further information regarding rates. A slight premium may apply to the daily rate for stays shorter than one week.

For the Spring Season, there may be flexibility in length of stay, but shorter stays than a week may incur a higher daily rate.

Finally, and very importantly, there IS INDEED THE ABILITY FOR THE GUEST TO CANCEL A RESERVATION and receive a refund. This system did not allow me to indicate that. Please consult the Sample Lease provided in this listing for the terms of a cancellation. Thank you so much!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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