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Bass Harbor Haven's beautiful Harbor View, close to Acadia and SW Harbor


Property Details

Updated: Sep 1, 2016
- 2 BR, 1 BA

Whether you choose to relax on the deck watching magnificent waterfront views of this working harbor, desire a brisk hike or biking expedition discovering the beautiful trails and carriage paths in Acadia, or go shopping in Bar Harbor there is something for everyone at this private and charming home. Dine at waterfront restaurants within walking distance, or visit Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse just down the road. The 'Island Traveler' bus service is available to take you where you want to go. Boat cruises, National Park activities, beach combing, miniature golf, or a trip to Nova Scotia aboard 'The Cat' are all within a short distance. Then barbecue at home and relax at this wonderful home-away-from-home!

We hope you will visit the Harbor Haven website!

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

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8 Reviews

based on 8 traveler reviews



  • 5 of 5

After staying many times in the crazy busy Bar Harbor area we decided to stay on the "quiet" side of the island. This house and the location were absolutely the right choice. Easy to find, right on the harbor, the house was immaculate and perfect for two couples. I was afraid it was going to be on the small side but the layout of the house made it perfect. The kitchen is fully stocked with anything you would need to cook and eat in. (Even a fully stocked Keurig coffee machine). If cooking in is not your style there are plenty of restaurants in the immediate area. We also REALLY enjoyed exploring Southwest Harbor (ten minutes away). To sum it up when we go back to Mt Desert Island this will be the place we stay!

PS Ken, the owner is amazing to work with!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice, relaxing place with wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed here during our first trip to Mount Desert Island. There were 4 of us - my husband and I along with our 2 kids. The house was very nice, clean and well-maintained. We had a wonderful view of the sunset. Every afternoon, either after biking or hiking the trails in Acadia, or walking around in Bar Harbor, it was always nice to come back to the house and just lounge around in the living room or sit out on the deck and watch the sun go down. The kitchen is well-equipped and we were able to use the washer and dryer. The owner, Ken, was very good in responding to whatever questions we posed to him. All in all, we had a wonderful time and look forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing Getaway with Great Views

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here. The property is well maintained, has everything needed for a relaxing vacation, and has wonderful sunset views as well. It is far enough away from Bar Harbor and Acadia to provide a quiet, relaxing experience but close enough to get to these places easily when we wanted. The owner was helpful when we had questions prior to our visit. In a word, the place was fantastic! We'd definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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This is as close to paradise as it gets.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in Bass Harbor to find a small, comfortable and very clean cottage awaiting. Perfect for a couple or small family with not only all necessary appurtenances, but also a lovely view of the harbor. Although the beds were comfortable, we were content to fall asleep in the living room while gazing across the water. Although we've vacationed in Acadia on and off for over thirty years, this is the first time we were so satisfied that we never bothered to venture off the Quiet Side into Bar Harbor. Indeed, we didn't want to leave at all. Two Restaurants, The Seaside Catch and Mainly Delights are only a five minute walk from the cottage, and across the harbor one can almost always find a table at Thurston's. If you're bringing a dog, or as in our case three, the grounds are more than sufficient and there is a grassy dog kennel in the back. We intend to return every year until retirement, at which time we hope to settle in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best waterfront view on Acadia's "Quiet Side."

  • 5 of 5

We first rented this house several years ago, and were delighted with the wonderful view of Bass Harbor. The house is clean, well maintained, and has all of the amenities, including a good kitchen, to make our stay comfortable and convenient. Every year the owner makes updates and improvements. After a few visits, we stopped looking for any other place to stay. We will go back again, and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone else.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nowhere Else....

  • 5 of 5

Nowhere else could you find a place to simply relax and enjoy watch the harbor change, sometimes from one minute to the next....the fog, the bright sun as the boats pull out, the walk up to the ferry landing, or those sunsets....the ones that countless people pull off the road and take their tripods out to catch just a bit of one to take home with them....walking to dinner, the lighthouse, the amazing accessibility to lakes, Bar Harbor, Cadillac Mountain,....there is so much...truly a such a simply comfortable home away from home....a very special place. This was year five for us....we will be back...thank you for the opportunity....

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bar Harbor Airport at 20 Miles Nearest Ferry : Swans Island at 0.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Seafood Catch, Mainely Delight, Thurstons Lobsters at 0.5 Miles

Bass Harbor Haven is located in the quiet village of Bass Harbor on Mt Desert Island, Maine. Conveniently located near Acadia National Park, Southwest Harbor and Bar Harbor, endless options are available to you at this comfortable home.

Sitting directly on Bass Harbor, an active lobstering/fishing harbor, this home offers wonderful views of many fishing and sail boats coming and going as well as beautiful ocean views and sunsets. This part of the island is called 'The Quiet Side' of Mount Desert Island. Many local restaurants and ocean walks are a short distance away.


Rental rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

* Due at Signing 50% of rental fee
* Security Deposit $500.00

* Security Deposit due with balance of rental fee due 3 weeks prior to occupancy.

Rentals are from Saturday to Saturday
Check in time - 3PM
Check out time - 10AM
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Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 850 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals

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