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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 $2,400 IS FOR MAINE HOUSE ONLY. Maine House, together with Lobster Cottage, is $3,400/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.

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Natascha Feenstra
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 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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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Bass Harbor, Maine

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
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • 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:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
There is no telephone (land line), cable, satellite or 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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Bass Harbor - Quiet Side - Mount Desert Island
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Great Family Spot

  • 5 of 5

This is a comfortable place to stay with a large family. Our kids ages 2 - 9 had a great time playing in the yard. The house has many board games for a rainy day. The house is in a great location with a pretty morning view.

  • Submitted: 6-Jul-2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that your group of 11 enjoyed your stay and was comfortable in the Maine House! We look forward to having your family back again in the future.
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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: 2-Oct-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: 7-Aug-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: 1-Aug-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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Very comfortable house with everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for a small family gathering of ten folks from 11 years old to 74. The bedrooms are good size and since each has its own bathroom everyone had his/her privacy. The main first floor spaces - dining rooom, living room, kitchen - are spacious and the windows are easily opened everywhere. It really has everything you need and is close to very good restaurants in Bass Harbor. Having access to a washer and dryer was great. We hiked various easy trails nearby, hiked and drove to Cadilllac Mountain and took the Islands Tour to Frenchboro on Captain Eli's lobster boat. Although Bar Harbor is within 30 minutes and we went there a few times exploring, there was plenty to do around the rest of the island to keep us busy. My favorite space of the house was the wrap-around front porch where I could see our small end of the harbor and watch the tide come in or go out. This is a very special property!

  • Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy your family enjoyed your stay and had what you need to make yourselves at home! We hope you have an opportunity to visit again in the future.
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Wauwatosa WI (near Milwaukee)

An amazing week at an amazing property, Maine House at Summah Rye

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 9 had an incredible week July 9-16, 2017 at the Maine House at Summah Rye at Bass Harbor and the quiet side of Mount Desert Island. This was the second of what we hope to be many biennial gatherings for our family, which included my wife and me, 5 adult children/son-in-law/boyfriend and granddaughters ages 3 and 1.

The property was spacious and provided seclusion, quite and solitude, just what we were looking for. We were greeted most mornings by does and fawns and enjoyed the views of the water and tides. The supply of kayaks, paddles and life vests provided gentle rides along the harbor. The little girls burned energy running throughout the yard and playing the wonderfully provided supply of games.

As for Maine House itself: wow, there are not enough superlatives to describe this roomy, comfortable, spacious home. It really did feel like home! Some of our favorite memories were simply being spread across the living and dining rooms, reading, painting, watching the little girls play, working on jigsaw puzzles and creating delicious meals. We could not believe how well stocked the house was, particularly the kitchen; we had everything you would need! Lots of info on area attractions. Great fireplace and supply of wood. We tried out the grill with lobster. The rooms provided nice privacy when we needed it, beds were comfy (we slept like logs!), bathrooms and showers worked great, lots of nice towels, washer and dryer were very handy.

The property is so close to all you would ever need: Gotts and the IGA were close by and were favorite stops for groceries and essentials. We felt like locals at Southwest Harbor and Somesville and got to enjoy the repertory theater (The Velveteen Rabbit), Strawberry Festival and Flamingo Festival and the parade! We visited the organic farm, pie stands, Echo Lake, Thurstons & Beals for lobster, an Island cruise and climbed Beech & Acadia Mountains, all only 5-10 minutes away.

When we needed very active venues, is was only 20 minutes or so to Bar Harbor, bikes and the carriage roads, Cadillac Mountain (a strenuous hike up and later in the week a beautiful sunrise), Jordan Pond and beautiful scenery.

This was my wife and my second trip to the quiet side and there is no question we will be back! We give Maine House and Summah Rye our highest recommendation; it is an exceptional property and would be perfect for family gatherings and reunions.

The Roznowski's and Haydens of Wauwatosa, WI

  • Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How fantastic Jeff! We are so pleased that your family enjoyed our property and the island for all that they have to offer. We look forward to having you back again soon!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Hancock County - Bar Harbor Airport
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Bass Harbor, Maine

Rental Basis:
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Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$644.25

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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