Upstairs Level of Two Story Home, on the Water in Small Fishing Village(0 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
One bedroom, one bath. Sleeps 2. On the water in Upstairs level of home.
One enters the Upstairs level by the outside stairway to the deck and sliding glass door. Step into the living/dining area, with a floor-to-ceiling granite fireplace and cathedral ceiling with skylight.The kitchen (newly renovated in 2015) is well supplied with a great view of its own. A study area at the foot of the stairs to the bedroom extends your living space. The third-floor bedroom, also with skylight, has a queen-size bed.The bathroom/shower are around the corner from the kitchen. The deck extends around the side and front of the house. The apartment sleeps two.
The apartment has central heat for the off season, excellent ventilation in summer, and all the firewood one would like. Also included are cable TV, phone, wi-fi, all linens (bed, bath, and kitchen), and well-equipped kitchen. Immaculately clean, lovely decor. Outdoors: deck furniture and grill.. No smoking, no pets.
The price quoted at the calendar includes both Maine's 9% lodging tax and a refundable $50 cleaning deposit.
Glad to be on 'the quiet side': Views are beautiful. Bass Harbor has been photographed for the cover of a National Geographic book about New England and has been the site of several movies. The lobster fishing boats are always interesting, and if you love wildlife, eagles soar over the harbor daily. We counted twelve herons in the low tide one September day and watched loons, ducks, terns, and gulls work the harbor.
Although we're only thirty minutes from Bar Harbor, we are essentially very different. Bass Harbor is a small fishing village and working harbor on the southern end of Mount Desert Island. We're called 'The quiet side of the Island.' There's plenty to do here: The Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, Wonderland and Ship Harbor (part of Acadia National Park) are only a mile or two away. At Little Island Marine, the small boatyard which shares the peninsula with the house, the Island Cruise makes nature trips and lunch cruises daily, and Richard Stanley Custom Boats always has interesting wooden boat projects going on. Restaurants are within easy walking
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Top things to do in Bass Harbor
* Visit Acadia National Park
* Take an 'Island Cruise'
* Eat at long-time local restaurants
* Rent a boat for the day at Is.Cruises
* Buy lobster/crabmeat fresh
Top things to do on a budget
* Visit Acadia National Park
* Walk through our lovely village
* Enjoy watching eagles, etc.
* Cook out on the deck, at water's edge
* Watch Maine's 3rd largest lobster fleet at work
Top things to do with a family
* Explore the National Park
* Spend the day at the beach
* Have a cookout
* Enjoy 'Island Cruises', 2-hr. boat ride
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Member since: 2008
- 850 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 2
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Autumn Foliage
- Coin Laundry
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Mountain View:
- Ocean View:
The small village of Bass Hbr. has several restaurants, 2 in walking distance. Convenience store, Swans Is. Ferry, and Island Cruises, a very fine nature cruise to see the islands and wildlife....moreless
Home to the 3rd largest lobster fleet in Maine. 5 marinas and ferry. Across the hbr. is Bernard, location of a Steven King movie. Lots of seabirds, eagles. Truly Maine, very picturesque, very Downeast...moreless
Located in Bass Harbor at the tip of a peninsula, water's edge is 4 ft. away at high tide. Surrounded on 3 sides by water. Mountains to the north, islands to the south. Sunset, seabirds, lobster boats...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Activities Guide
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Living Area
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street
- Study Room
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Wireless Internet
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Lobster Pot
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 27 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay
Jun 17 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Jul 1 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay
Aug 26 - Oct 14, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee, refundable $50
- Tax Rate 9%
No smoking, no pets
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Bass Harbor is near the southern tip of Mt. Desert Is., 1/2 mi. from the Bass Hbr. Head Lighthouse. It is a laid back little fishing village. We watched the filming of scenes from two Steven King movies from here at the house, so you can imagine it has the real flavor of 'Down East.' And it is largely unchanged over many years. Filming 'Cider House Rules' right across the harbor provided great entertainment from the deck.
There are two lobster pounds and a town dock in the harbor where the fishermen sell their catch. Bass Harbor is home to Maine's third largest fishing fleet, which means 'lobster fleet,' and their coming and going is a study in an old Maine tradition. The well-maintained fleet is not only the pride of the harbor, but also bread and butter to the fishing families, many of whom have fished for generations out of this harbor. Near the Little Island House is a wharf from which four generations of the same family have fished. The traps stacked on the wharves all around the harbor are part of the charm of this traditional village.
Just beyond the Swan's Island Ferry Terminal is Morris Yacht, with its salty old building on the waterfront and its flock of swans in the water: the elegant and very fancy big sailboats on their moorings.
In the heart of the harbor is Little Island House, which shares its small peninsula with a boatyard. Until 2011, the short road to the peninsula went underwater when we had very high tides. Those days are behind us, as Kim Strauss, owner of the boatyard, had a road and breakwater put in. A 350' boardwalk connects Little Island to the dock where Island Cruises, a very popular nature cruise (Yankee Magazine voted it The Best Nature Cruise in New England) departs twice daily, weather permitting. It meanders through the islands of Blue Hill Bay (part of which you see from your deck). The 11:00 Lunch Cruise, after an hour of its nature cruise through the islands, docks at the tiny village of Frenchboro on Outer Long Island where you have lunch on the water at the Dockside Deli. The eagles, seals, and seabirds along the way are endlessly fascinating. The afternoon 2 hr. Nature Cruise also shows you the islands and wildlife of the bay. On both cruises, Captain Eli hauls lobster traps and provides an informed, interesting talk.
Little Island Marine is also home to Richard Stanley Custom Boats, a wooden boat building and maintenance business carried on by Richard and Lorraine Stanley. Richard learned to build wooden boats by spending every minute he could in his father's boat shop from the time he could walk. To walk through their building and look at the perfectly maintained wooden boats that they care for is an education in yet another enduring Maine tradition. Beetle Cats, Friendship sloops, skiffs...if you like wooden boats, you'll find it a real pleasure to walk by and see what's going on.
The Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse is about a half mile away. It's on just about every calendar you buy that has anything to do with Maine. And no wonder. The granite cliffs, rising out of the white spray of the shore, with the well-maintained, sturdy red and white lighthouse get everybody's cameras clicking.
Continue a mile or so on the road after the lighthouse turnoff and you come to two of Acadia National Park's hiking trails. First is Ship Harbor, with its beautiful deep dark woods. It's about a 45 minute walk with roots and rocks, moss and shoreline. Wonderland is the next Park trail you come to. It's an easier walk, about 30 minutes, and relatively flat, winding through old craggy spruce on a narrow trail, then opening onto large, flat granite slabs. Both trails end up at the seashore, where you look out to Gotts Island, Black Island, Placentia, and Swans Island nearby, and farther out to the Great and Little Duck Islands. Sit on the granite boulders and take in the sun and salt air. Listen to the waves on the shore.
This is a beautiful part of Maine.
Year Purchased: 1985
About the owner: Born and raised in Texas, I met (and later married) Kim Strauss, my husband, at the University of Texas in El Paso in 1969. He could hardly wait to show me Gotts Island, Maine, where he'd spent every summer of his life. I fell in love with the island. We traveled some, but spent as much time as we could on the Island, where our first child, Lorraine, was born. Kentucky, where we had our son, Eli, was home for seven years, then in Texas, we had our son Bob. Shortly after that, we headed back to Maine and ended up buying a house in Bass Harbor. And here we've stayed, living in the Little Island House in the off-season and moving out to Gotts Island during Maine's beautiful good weather, May to October, when we rent the Little Island House.
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Little Island House, Bass Harbor, Maine, with Upstairs and Downstairs apartments
Just inside, living room area with harbor views all around.
Upstairs bedroom with queen-size bed.
Study area and living room, with view of the harbor beyond.
Sitting area by fireplace, dining area beyond.
Upstairs dining area.
View to the head of the harbor from dining area windows.
Nice view of Bass Harbor from the kitchen windows over the sink.
Looking to the west, village of Bernard and Bass Harbor's lobster fishing fleet
View across the harbor to Bernard, Little Is. Marine dock, and lobster boats.
June flowers in front yard.
Village of Bass Harbor, behind Little Island peninsula and house.
Stairs to sliding glass door entrance to Upstairs apartment.
From sliding glass door, go right to study area and stairs to bedroom.
Bedroom skylight, with delightful summer breeze.
Fireplace, living room, with view of Rich's Wharf beyond.
Upstairs fireplace, cathedral ceiling, and skylight.
Dining area, with views to Bernard across the harbor and the head of the harbor.
Bathroom with shower, just around the corner from the kitchen.
View of Rich's Wharf, then Swans Is. in Blue Hill Bay.
Down on the rocks around the decks.
June bloom, and mountains to the head of the harbor.
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