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Bass Harbor - Quiet Side - Mount Desert Island

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Maine House - 5 Bd, 5.5 Bath; Lobster Cottage - 2 Bd, 1.5 Bath

This vacation property has a 'Maine House' and 'Lobster Cottage'. The property is 3.5 acres located on the shores at the top of Bass Harbor.

Maine House is approximately 2,900 sq feet and sleeps 12 people. Lobster Cottage is a separate cabin on the same 3.5 acre property as Maine House. Lobster Cottage sleeps 5-7 people.

WEEKLY RATE OF $2,800 IS FOR MAINE HOUSE ONLY. Maine House, together with Lobster Cottage, is $3,800/wk.

Bass Harbor is on the Quiet Side of Mount Desert Island. While you have access within 10 minutes to restaurants, shops, attractions and Acadia National Park, you will not be in the middle of tourists in Bar Harbor or the Park Loop Road. Of course, you'll still want to check out what the whole island has to offer, and everything is within 25/30 mins of our place.

More Details

Natascha Feenstra
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you, again, for the use of your vacation house! The -- Family reunion brought family from Michigan & from California, as well as those here in Maine. The house, the weather, the trails, the water, the food and all of the fun we had provided those perfect summer memories.
Jul 2016
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Bass Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5.5 Baths in Maine House (outlined above); additionally there are 1.5 Baths in Lobster Cottage (one full with a toilet and tub/shower combo; one half with a toilet)
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , plus a twin trundle bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 bunk bed , bunks: twin on top & full on bottom; plus a twin trundle bed
  • 5 Bedrooms in Maine House (outlined above); additionally there are 2 Bedrooms in Lobster Cottage (one bedroom has a queen; one bedroom has bunks - twin on top and full on bottom; livingroom has fold out sofa that can sleep two)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
There is no telephone (land line), cable, satellite nor internet at Summah Rye. Cell phones generally work best when making calls on the porch, but we get some reception inside the house. The library in Southwest Harbor (ten minutes away) has internet and wifi. More information can be found out about our property and the area on our website: Please email if you have any questions.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Our family of 11, including adult, college- and high school-age kids, were very comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

There is plenty of room to spread out and we love the number of bathrooms — so helpful when a large number of people are trying to get out the door in the morning. The house has everything you need for a fantastic and relaxing Maine vacation — kayaks, lobster pots, board games, and lots of brochures and maps to help plan your stay. It is close to everything, yet quiet and peaceful at night. The house is clean and comfortable. I especially love that the table is large enough for a family of 11, providing plenty of room for family meals and board games. This was our second stay at the property and we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review. We are so happy that you decided to stay on our property again and enjoyed your stay. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
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Our family had a wonderful week at the house in July. There were 14 of us and we had plenty of room.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week spent in Maine. Our family ranged in ages from 8 months to 68 years and there was something for everyone! We loved having a bathroom for everyone! The eating area and kitchen which was so well stocked with dishes, cooking utensils, and a pantry with most everything needed to compliment our meals was beyond anything we have ever experienced in a vrbo. We enjoyed eating both in and out and the picnic table could almost accommodate all 12 of us plus two babies. Our lobster boil was a big success and we all loved every last bite!

Almost all of us kayaked at least a couple of times and we enjoyed watching the sun set over the water. The lawn was so big we could have a game of soccer which included almost the entire family.

Our weather was so beautiful we didn’t spend much time indoors, but if we had, there were games, puzzles, toys, and activities for us all to share together.

We were so close to the National Park that we could quickly get to any hikes, lakes, or boat tours we wanted to participate in.

We loved our week, and are looking to return again in the near future! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that your family had a wonderful time in Maine and at our property! Thank you for taking such good care of it. We look forward to having you back again.
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Beautiful large space with loads of amenities

  • 5 of 5

This gorgeous home on a large piece of waterfront property gives ample space for twelve. We appreciated all the movies/books/games that were available when just relaxing at the house. Definitely a repeat home!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and the property. We look forward to having you stay again at Summah Rye!
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De Graff, Ohio

This is a beautiful property with access to the bay. It is a house that can easily fit up to 12

  • 5 of 5

I loved this property. Remote. Private and comfortable. I suggest that you finish the downstairs bedroom with a queen or king size bed. I Would stay again. The owner was very nice and accommodating. We enjoyed our stay veryuch. Thank you Natasha.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Beauty in Bass Harbor

  • 5 of 5

The two homes we rented were charming ,clean and offered a lot of thoughtful details:games ?DVDs ,books to read etc. Every bedroom had its own bath which is almost unheard of in Maine. We've been coming for almost 30 years. The property was beautiful but unfortunately mosquitoes this time of year rendered the lawn almost unusable( now if the owners could find a remedy for this...). The location was ideal;30 minutes and we were deep in Arcadia National Park. My family likes to hike and play golf This house is well-located for these two activities.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed our property and park amenities, even with the menacing Maine mosquitos (if we had a permanent solution to the problem, we'd be set for life!). We are even happier that your family is looking forward to staying on our property again next year!
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"Best Vacation Ever"

  • 5 of 5

"Best Vacation Ever" is what our 10 year old grandson announced at the end of our week July 23-30, 2017. Our 11 family members inlcuding my husband, myself, our son, daughter, in-law chldren and 5 grandchildren ages 6-13 had a fantastic week at the Maine House at Summah Rye.

The beautiful views of the water, the quiet location and the spacious house and rooms made for a relaxing, enjoyable week. We went kayaking, exploring, picked blueberries, had s'mores around the campfire and played kick ball, crochet, and wiffle ball in the spacious yard, and relaxed on the porch and watched the sunset.

The house was extremely well stocked with more than suficient linens, kitchen appliances and indoor games for quiet evenings. When we needed something, it was there.

It was an easy drive to Acadia, the town of Southwest Harbor, Echo Lake, and Bass Harbor Lighthouse. Be sure to get fresh home made pie from the little house in Southwest Harbor, ice cream from Gott's and visit the farmers market on Saturday morning.

We highly recommend Summah Rye in Bass Harbor for your large family vacation. From the Leach/Askins family - Thank you Natascha for sharing your house and making the process so easy.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that your three generations enjoyed Summah Rye as much as we do. So great to get endorsements from the grandkids. Your choice of pie and ice cream stands couldn't have been better in our opinion. We hope you'll enjoy future trips on the Quietside at our property!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Hancock County - Bar Harbor Airport
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

The full Payment Policy and Cancellation Policy will be provided in the Rental Agreement that our renters are expected to sign and return within two weeks of making your reservation. More information can be obtained on our website: Please email us with any questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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