Three Season Cottage, 2 BRs, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4) with View of Bass Harbor
About Karen Perry
We are an active outdoor retired couple from Western Maine who enjoy the hiking and biking opportunities that the Mount Desert Island area offers. We have a Golden Retriever named Sage who loves to hike. She especially likes the walk to the Lighthouse from the cottage and also the leisurely walks at the Ship Harbor and Wonderland trails
Karen Perry purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Karen Perry chose Bass Harbor
Mount Desert Island is home to Acadia National Park and Acadia is one of the most visited National Parks in the country. While visitors do flock to the area, Bass Harbor is located on the 'quiet side' of Mt Desert Island. While it's less visited, we are still only 25 minutes from most any location on the island. We are close to Echo Lake which is a fresh water lake with a wonderful beach. The cottage is close to hiking trails and biking loops. The village of Southwest Harbor is 4 miles away and offers shopping and nice places to eat.
What makes this Cottage unique
The smell of the salt air is a special early morning treat and the sights and sounds of the lobster boats leaving and returning the harbor is unique. The ferry to Swan's Island (inhabited year round) leaves several times a day from the terminal across the road. We like to use the 'Ferry Window' to watch the ferry dock, load, and depart. Taking our own trip on the ferry to Swan's Island with bikes makes for a nice day, too, but some days we just like to stay home and read. It wouldn't be a visit to Bass Harbor without a few lobsters for supper. Live lobsters can be purchased across the harbor at Thurstons. Kettles are in the basement and the gas cooker is in the shed. Our favorite time of the day is the evening. Watching the sun go down over Bass Harbor with all the boats safely moored for the night is really pretty.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Family trip to Acadia
We loved this property! It was such a relaxing place to return to after busy days of hiking trails with many tourists. The screened- in front porch was delightful and the gas fireplace a bonus for chilly nights. This property is well taken care of by its owners.
Exceeded all expectations
We absolutely loved our stay at Cottage at Bass Harbor! Everything about it exceeded our expectations. It is in a great location on the quiet side of the island, yet close to restaurants and all that Acadia has to offer. The cottage is updated, very clean, with comfortable beds, spacious kitchen and cozy living room. We especially enjoyed sitting in the screened in porch looking out at the harbor.
Immaculately clean, beautifully maintained and well-provisioned house!
This house was the cleanest rental I've ever stayed in, and was well stocked with all we needed in terms of toiletries and kitchen supplies. The house is so nicely furnished. I especially appreciated excellent condition of the upholstered furniture in the living room -- in other houses I've rented, the furniture is often musty and old. The back of the house has a very pretty garden, and the front has a large lawn. The house is not in a secluded area (the Swans Ferry is across the street) but it was very quiet and very cozy. We really enjoyed our stay.
This is a wonderful cottage for a vacation. All the details are well thought through and executed. The kitchen is thoroughly equipped. The bedrooms and bathrooms have excellent sheets and towels. The screened in porch was really outstanding. Bass Harbor is away form the fray of the rest of the island but nothing is too far away. Bass Harbor is a working harbor and the lobster boats as well as the Swan Island ferry start early. This harbor feels very different from others on the island. We were very pleased.
Felt like home
First time using VRBO, was a great experience. The house set the standard high for other house in the future. House was well equipped and plenty of room. The ferry traffic was not a problem, road was quiet after last ferry at 5:45. Nice to sit on the front porch and watch the lobster boats come and go.
Can walk to two different restaurants and to Bass Harbor light house. We did not use the free island shuttle but it ran on schedule all week.
The property owner was great to work with got back to me on questions right away.
Thank you for the stay
The Very Best of the Best in Maine!
The Cottage at Bass Harbor was the best of the best! The cottage had absolutely everything we needed or wanted for a comfortable stay. It is welcoming, immaculate, well stocked, obviously well-loved, and best of all, located in the quiet Bass Harbor area with a front porch that offered amazing sunsets and views of the lobster fishing activity. We loved hearing the ferry fog horn, the puttering of the lobster boats and they left and returned each day. We loved hiking and exploring all day to return to quiet evenings watching the sunset shine across the harbor and through the trees, and walking to Seafood Ketch for dinner on the bay. Easy access to Hansen's Outpost for some quick things we needed, and also near enough to the IGA beyond SW Harbor for groceries. The owners and caretakers were helpful and responsive throughout the process. We tried to experience the entire area of Mount Desert while we were there. One of our favorite trips was to Schoodic sitting on the granite watching and listening to amazing waves, much larger than Thunderhole, crash against the coast. We filled our week to the fullest, and have a list of things we were not able to fit in for when we return next year. Can't wait to come back to this Cottage at Bass Harbor.
Nice evening walk to Bass Harbor Headlight