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Historic Harbor-View Home Near Acadia National Park

Bass Harbor, Tremont, ME, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This 120-year-old historic home in the center of Bass Harbor village on Mount Desert Island has a front house that is occupied by the owners, Barbara & Bill Evans, and a back house that is the rental unit.

The rental unit is clean, sunlit and comfortable--a quiet country outpost from which to enjoy all that Mt. Desert Island and Acadia have to offer.

The rental features:

• Two-story gabled duplex, sleeps four upstairs plus two on a pull-out couch. Great for a small family.

• Living room, eat-in kitchen (full-size refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher)

• Two bedrooms on 2nd floor with two twin beds in each (linens included), plus two full baths.

• Small deck with a view of Bass Harbor, which is about 300 feet away.

• WIFI, cable TV, washer/dryer and charcoal grill are provided.

• 1 mile from Bass Harbor Light.

• 12-minute drive to Acadia National Park.

• 10-minute drive to shops & restaurants of Southwest Harbor.

• Minutes to Echo Lake, hiking trails, swimming, boating, golf, fishing.

• Free island shuttle to Bar Harbor and other points of interest. Shuttle stops every hour on the hour.

Keywords: acadia, island, view, hideaway, house, harbor view, Mt. Desert Island, Maine,

Owner

Barbara & Bill Evans

Member Since 2011
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within one day
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 2018
About Barbara & Bill Evans

We live in the Philadelphia area and have been coming to Mount Desert Island (MDI) since 1991. We love the character of Bass Harbor village--the slower pace of life here, the sound of the bell buoys on the water, and the unique beauty and history of MDI. There's no place in the world like it!

Barbara & Bill Evans purchased this House in 1991

Why Barbara & Bill Evans chose Bass Harbor

Bass Harbor is a active fishing village with a mix of vacationers and year-round residents. We love that our side of the island--the 'Quiet Side'--is not busy or commercial, but has held onto the original character of the area.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • Both bedrooms have two twin/single beds.

        Bathrooms

        • 2 Bathrooms

            Location Type

              • Water View
                The small deck has a view of Bass Harbor, looking over the property and across Shore Rd. Guests are welcome to sit on the Adirondack chairs in the front yard for an even better view of the harbor.

                Meals

                  • Guests provide their own meals

                    General

                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet

                        Kitchen

                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Refrigerator

                            Dining

                              • Dining Area

                                Entertainment

                                  • Satellite / Cable

                                    Outside

                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Small wooden deck with harbor view.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill

                                        Suitability

                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Attractions

                                              • botanical garden
                                              • churches
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • marina
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • photography
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shelling
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • whale watching

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • rock climbing
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • wind-surfing

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            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.

                                                            9 Reviews

                                                            Excellent4.6/5

                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Wonderful Experience!

                                                            Patrick L.

                                                            We were the first guests of the 2017 summer season. Perfect, quiet setting with walkable access to free Island shuttle. If you time it right the shuttle will pick you up right at the end of the driveway. The shuttle stops at a variety of places including Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor.

                                                            Five of us stayed comfortably in the roomy home using the sleeper sofa along with four twin beds. Wi-Fi is intermittent and works best in the kitchen area. The owners, Barbara and Bill Evans are wonderful, friendly, and helpful people.  They will answer any questions regarding shopping, restaurants, and the surrounding area. Great price too! We made a lot of terrific family memories on this vacation.

                                                            Hope to return again someday.

                                                            Patrick and Kathy L

                                                            charming location & owners, but needs a good scrub

                                                            Richard W.null

                                                            A wonderful location, and good sized house, at (seemingly) one of the less expensive rental prices in the area. Listing is accurate regarding amenities, location, and layout....The owners were great- they were helpful with area restaurant recommendations, etc. However, we were disappointed in the cleanliness (cobwebs at sinks, dishes in cupboards seemed dirty or corroded, floors could use a scrubbing, bathrooms felt grungy, bathtub wouldn't drain.). Booking, payment, and security deposit processes were fine. Our favorite area spots: Milagro's coffee shop (Southwest Harbor), Southwest Bicycle rental, and Mt. Desert Ice Cream (Bar Harbor).

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            We were disappointed to hear that the cleanliness of our rental home was not up to par for your visit. We have a cleaning service come before every rental, so we're not sure what happened. We see that we need to keep more careful track of their work, and will check into the slow drainage of the bathtub.

                                                            Bass Harbor Hideaway has more than 120 years of history and is surrounded by gardens and grassy fields. Cobwebs do occur, but we do our best to stay on top of them. We are more rustic than some of the other more expensive island rentals, but our pricing reflects that. As our other reviews indicate, our guests typically feel they're getting good value for a beautiful, tranquil location. Thanks again for staying with us, and for your feedback.

                                                            The Best Time Ever!!!

                                                            Kelly P.Sunman, Indiana

                                                            We arrived on Sunday evening and could not have been more excited about our drive to Bass Harbor. Our vacation rental was located in a large historic home owned by Barb and Bill Evans. The house was constructed in the mid 1800's. The home is been sectioned off converting the back half into its own private living quarters. This charming rental has a very large kitchen, two bedrooms, two baths, living and laundry room. The rental is complete with wifi and cable tv. The best asset of the home are the owners Barb and Bill Evans. Barb and Bill have been living at their summer home for the past 27 years. They have a wealth of knowledge about the local establishments and historic parts of Mt. Desert Island and Acadia. Fresh lobsters can be purchased across the street, and if you need help, Bill graciously volunteers his time to show you how to prepare them. Bass Harbor is a beautiful, picturesque harbor town. As you look out across the bay you see what you have always imagined....lobster boats, lobster buoys, sailboats, and boat docks. The village homes are complimented by landscaping arrangements full of a vast variety of delightful wild flowers. Across the harbor you can see the town of Bernard nestled on a hill displaying it's own small town charm. The best thing about Bass Harbor is that it is removed from all of the hustle and bustle found in the other harbor town communities on Mt. Desert Island. It is so much more relaxing than having to deal with the traffic and commercialism found in the nearby towns. After you have had a day out touring Acadia National Park, Bass Harbor, Southwest Harbor and Northeast Harbor you can come back to Barb and Bill Evan's rental for a relaxing evening, take a walk around the bay, or eat at the Seafood Katch. I would not stay anywhere else....hoping to return for another great vacation!

                                                            The Best Time Ever!!

                                                            Kelly P.Sunman, Indiana

                                                            We arrived on Sunday evening and could not have been more excited about our drive to Bass Harbor. Our vacation rental was located in a large historic home owned by Barb and Bill Evans. The house was constructed in the mid 1800's. The home is been sectioned off converting the back half into its own private living quarters. This charming rental has a very large kitchen, two bedrooms, two baths, living and laundry room. The rental is complete with wifi and cable tv. The best asset of the home are the owners Barb and Bill Evans. Barb and Bill have been living at their summer home for the past 27 years. They have a wealth of knowledge about the local establishments and historic parts of Mt. Desert Island and Acadia. Fresh lobsters can be purchased across the street, and if you need help, Bill graciously volunteers his time to show you how to prepare them. Bass Harbor is a beautiful, picturesque harbor town. As you look out across the bay you see what you have always imagined....lobster boats, lobster buoys, sailboats, and boat docks. The village homes are complimented by landscaping arrangements full of a vast variety of delightful wild flowers. Across the harbor you can see the town of Bernard nestled on a hill displaying it's own small town charm. The best thing about Bass Harbor is that it is removed from all of the hustle and bustle found in the other harbor town communities on Mt. Desert Island. It is so much more relaxing than having to deal with the traffic and commercialism found in the nearby towns. After you have had a day out touring Acadia National Park, Bass Harbor, Southwest Harbor and Northeast Harbor you can come back to Barb and Bill Evan's rental for a relaxing evening, take a walk around the bay, or eat at the Seafood Katch. I would not stay anywhere else....hoping to return for another great vacation!

                                                            Peaceful Bass Harbor

                                                            Mark K.

                                                            My family of four had a delightful stay. The owners are a lovely couple who are available if necessary but are themselves busy with their own concerns, leaving us to feel perfectly at ease and at home.

                                                            It felt as though we were staying in a friend's family vacation home. The rental house isn't modern in its arrangement and appliances but it is charming and very comfortable. It is bright and sunny and had everything we needed: washer/dryer, two bathrooms (bathtub and shower stall), a spacious kitchen, the living area wasn't large but it was just fine for us, and heat when the nights were cold.

                                                            With only two bedrooms (each with two twin beds), four people is probably ideal for the house. Pushing together the two twin beds in the larger bedroom, might then fit two adults and a small child and still have two twin beds in the second bedroom.

                                                            We loved the deck that is accessible through sliding glass doors in the living room. From inside, the living room view is of lawn and trees but outside on the deck is a view of the peaceful, beautiful harbor-not a sweeping view but all the same, a lovely view. We sat there every morning with our coffee and a book. The house faces west, into the beautiful sunsets. Our children (8 & 5) played in the lawn.

                                                            Days and nights are quiet and peaceful. There are neighboring homes and businesses so we didn't feel isolated. The Ravenswood woodcarving studio was next door. A convenient and tiny post office was obscured through the trees in the back. Down the long driveway across the street is a local seafood restaurant and a four minute walk brings you to a more casual restaurant. Within walking distance is a ferry to Swans Island and the Bass Harbor Cruise Company. Folks are free to walk on the nearby docks and enjoy the view of the harbor and mountains. There is a fun fireworks display once a week during the summer.

                                                            Bass Harbor Lighthouse is nearby and it's a quick drive to Southwest Harbor where there are many restaurants and shops. Take the scenic route to Southwest Harbor and stop at the Seawall, a spectacular rocky shore open to the sea which is magnificent and almost terrifyingly beautiful. It's a twelve minute drive to freshwater Echo lake (part of Acadia National Park) for a swim or to hike, etc.. Away from the crowds in Bar Harbor (25 minute drive), this part of Mount Desert Island is ideal for a quiet, beautiful Maine experience.

                                                            We had a lovely stay and hope to return in the future.

                                                            spacious, bright, super clean, big kitch

                                                            Zhiguang W.New Providence, NJ

                                                            We stayed there for a week. My 3 years-old started to call here 'Home'.

                                                            We made breakfast & dinner everyday and stayed in Acadia NP for the whole day.

                                                            When we came back, feel really like 'back home'.

                                                            great great experience

                                                            Location

                                                            Bass Harbor, Tremont, ME, USA

                                                            Rates & Availability

                                                            Additional information about rental rates

                                                            Cleaning Fee
                                                            $75
                                                            Tax Rate
                                                            7%
                                                            $141avg/night
                                                            9 Reviews
                                                            Excellent 4.6/5
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