About the property
- House1440 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
This is a charming Chalet-style home with 200-foot shore frontage on Bass Harbor, with views of the Harbor and outlying islands. The Chalet sits on a private, wooded lot (screening you from neighbors), with a large 12' x 24' deck overlooking the Harbor.
Relax on the deck and watch lobster boats, sail boats, canoes, kayakers, and the Swans Island Ferry within the Harbor, or enjoy the view from the fully-appointed living room, dining area, or the ocean-view bedroom. Kids will love to feed the ducks that visit the shore, and you'll enjoy the sunsets from our shore as well. They are spectacular! The 'Chalet' also has spacious off-road parking.
The property is adjacent to Acadia National Park, which offers beautiful scenery and these recreational opportunities: mountains, ocean views, fresh water lakes, and hiking trails. Also available are naturalist cruises and hikes, whale watching, kayaking, biking on carriage roads, and fresh seafood!
Keywords: On the Ocean. Single family home. Quiet, scenic, comfortable.
Warren and Judy Elvin
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 12, 2018
What makes this House unique
Our property is on a 0.3 mile dead-end, paved road, so it doesn't see a lot of traffic. Parking is off road in our spacious driveway. Our property is lined with greenery (mostly white spruce) so there's a good measure of privacy as well. Several renters have commented that it serves as a 'quiet oasis' after a hectic day of sight-seeing. Perhaps that helps explain the fact that we have MANY repeat guests. Some have returned for five, six, and seven years. One couple has been with us for ten years as of 2012!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Came for bird watching and wasn't disappointed
If you want quiet and peaceful place to relax and still be close to all of the fun of Cadillac Mountain, Acadia and Bar Harbor, I would definitely recommend this house!
God willing I will be back!
Beautiful home with a lovely view, wonderful owners and a great location
This chalet is fantastic and the owners couldn't be nicer or more thoughtful. It was an amazing rental. We were here for our first family vacation since our 1.5 year old was born and had a wonderful time. The house has everything you need including a very comfy bed in the oceanview room and pack n play for the toddler. The kitchen was well stocked and everything was super clean. We loved waking up to harbor views and opening the windows to a cool breeze, the fresh smell of the ocean and the sounds of birds. The location suited us very well. We could sit on the deck watching birds and drinking coffee while our little one napped and then, in about a10 minute drive, be on a walk at Wonder Land or Ship Harbor, eating at Thurston's or swimming at Echo Lake beach. We also went to Bar Harbor, took hikes along Park Loop Road and drove to Cadillac Mountain and enjoyed the beautiful half hour drive. Though located on the quiet side of the island, it never felt far from what we wanted to do. The owners answered all questions quickly and went above and beyond to offer tips, maps and fun facts about the area. They put together an excellent binder of info for guests to use. Many thanks to Warren and Judy! We are already dreaming of a return trip.
Great place to stay on Bass Harbor!
Very comfortable, great location with everything you need provided. Owners were easy to work with!
Wow.... A perfect vacation home away from home
My husband, son and I had a wonderful time at the Elvin's Chalet. You really do not need to bring anything with you except beach towels and that is TRUE! We spent many of our hours out on the back deck basking in the beautiful view of the harbor. We spent our week crawling all over Mt. Desert island. This was our first time staying on the quiet side, and I have found that Southwest Harbor is one of my new favorites. The chalet is an easy drive to anywhere on the island, and just a 5 minute drive (if that) to the Bass Harbor lighthouse. One early evening, we were able to see 2 little fawns coming up the property! What a nice added touch! The bedrooms are very accommodating, and the bed in the master bedroom was SOOO comfy. My husband and I are still missing the comfy bed, and wonderful breezes that come through the house from the harbor. This rental is a must. The owners are wonderful, and little touches in the house were so thoughtful all over. My 19 year old son was happy there was Wi-Fi, and I was in love with the kitchen and huge dinner table. You will not be disappointed by this chalet. We cannot wait to come back again. Missing Maine already.
My husband, daughter and future son-in-law had a fantastic 1st trip to MDI and staying at the chalet made it a perfect vacation. We spent a week and enjoyed all the different activities in the area and the park loop road. In the morning we enjoyed sitting on the deck drinking coffee and planning our day. At night we relaxed after our busy day with a cocktail, cards and lounging around. Comfy couch and two easy chairs worked out great. Nice open area with large table for eating and nice kitchen with all the appliances that you would want or need. Loved the bedrooms upstairs, especially ours which looked out at the water! Very private, clean and comfortable! With lots of windows to make it nice and bright! Can't wait to go back.
Beyond Our Expectations
We spent a week at the Chalet in Bass Harbor Maine July 2014. The Chalet exceeded our expectations in every category! We love the "Quiet Side" of Mount Desert Island and the Chalet offered the privacy we love yet has quick access to restaurants (primarily Thurstons!) and the busier areas of the island. We loved everything about it - the location right on the Harbor, the wonderful deck, lovely bedrooms upstairs, comfortable living room and den and nice kitchen. The photos and description were all right on. The Chalet was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed for a great week and a perfect vacation. It felt like home from the moment we arrived! The Owners were easy to communicate with and very nice. The only downside was we didn't get to meet them in person! We love Maine, love MDI and LOVED the Chalet. We will be back.
Golfing, Viewing Wildlife, Canoeing, Kayaking, Beaches, Picnicking, Bird Watching, Whale Watching Cruises, Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides, and much more.
Rates & Availability
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NOTE: We are taking reservations for summer of 2018. NOTE: Contrary to the default statement below, we DO have a refund policy: We will refund all your money as long as we can rent for the same week(s) and at the same rate. However, VRBO will keep the "service fee" that you pay them.