Bass Harbor, and its sister village, Bernard, share a common harbor and offer a good selection of properties including cottage rentals, vacation rentals, inns and more. Ideally located on the “quiet side” of the island yet close to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor for easy access, it is a favored location for the visitor looking for a more relaxed experience.
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Sunset Cottages Acadia - Waterfront! - Check Availability
Bernard, Tremont, Maine
207-244-3760 or email
Open: June - Oct.
We have three oceanfront cottages overlooking scenic Blue Hill Bay offering tranquility, wildlife, bird viewing, and spectacular sunsets! Enjoy a picnic or your morning coffee seaside. Each cottage has a king or queen bed, fully equipped kitchen, living room with TV/DVD, outdoor gas grill, and picnic table. High-speed wi-fi • Family owned and operated • We’re happy to help with local recommendations • Minutes from Acadia and Southwest Harbor shops and restaurants.
41 Gunlow Pond Rd., West Tremont
207-244-7746 (May-Oct.) 207-866-3546 (Nov-April) or email
Housekeeping cottages located on the western side of Mount Desert Island • Very quiet and peaceful setting on seven acres right on the shores of Blue Hill Bay sharing 500 feet of bold granite and stone beach shoreline • Our location is private, decidedly uncommercial, and yet convenient to the facilities of the surrounding towns including Bar Harbor. The activities of Acadia National Park are literally at our back door. • Competitive rates and incomparable view
Seal Cove Cabins - Pet Friendly!
Seal Cove in Tremont
207-244-7925 or email
Offered: June - Oct.
Seal Cove Cabins are located on the “quiet side” of Mount Desert Island, near Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Nestled just off the main road near Hodgdon Pond, you will have access to enjoy a peaceful day in a canoe or kayak. Our four cozy cabins accommodate from 4 to 7 guests. Walk to Pretty Marsh Picnic Area for a sunset. Bike or hike through Acadia National Park. Stop for a swim along the way!
Ann's Point Cottages
Bass Harbor and Southwest Harbor
207-244-4021 or email
Open: View Website
We offer very special waterfront cottages on the “quiet side” of Mount Desert Island. Many of our guests revisit us year after year. Our rentals are located directly on the ocean or have water views. Our waterfront rentals on Hodgdon Pond provide a tranquil piece of lakefront paradise. Properties range in size from a small efficiency cottage to large three bedroom homes. Come explore our picturesque island, and relax in one of our beautiful properties with the comforts of home.
Acadia Wilderness Lodge
38 Kellytown Road, West Tremont, ME 04612
207-266-8792 or email
Stay where wellness meets wilderness, with a unique camping experience. At Acadia Wilderness Lodge, connect with nature in our comfortable 2-bedroom Yurts featuring a King size bed and two single daybeds, indoor fireplace, and hydrotherapy shower. Just minutes from Acadia National Park, relax and rejuvenate with us and Acadia Wilderness Lodge’s Village Campground, including games, walking and nature paths, and village animals. Visit our website for more details and get inspired at Acadia Wilderness Lodge.
Bass Harbor Cottages and Country Inn
95 Harbor Dr. (Rt. 102 A) Bass Harbor
207-244-3460 or email
On Bass Harbor, close to Acadia National Park on the 'Quietside' of Mount Desert Island • Play in the Park then come home to relax on the water • Cottages and Rooms at the Inn • Launch your kayak with the tide or take a sauna after your hike. Daily or Weekly Travel Packages
Classic Maine Fishing Village
If you are looking for that classic New England or Maine fishing village feel, yet have quick and easy access to Acadia National Park, then this is the place for you. The harbor is almost always filled with lobster boats and other yachts, except of course very early when the lobster men are tending their traps out to sea. The harbor is shared with Bernard (on the western side). Both villages are part of Tremont. The most well known part of Bass Harbor is the historical Bass Harbor Head Light in Acadia National Park. A gorgeous spot to the northwest is Seal Cove. The cove faces West so you can capture some great sunsets there. Not far beyond this is Pretty Marsh Picnic area, also in Acadia National Park. To the East is Seawall, Wonderland Trail and Ship Harbor Nature Trail.