2 bedrooms, 1 large bathroom with whirlpool tub, sleeps 6
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We loved our stay in Bass Harbor. The home is wonderful, just as described, very kid friendly and relaxing. There are a number of great shorter kid friendly hikes really close by and 30-45 min access to the rest of Acadia. We did realize being there in early October that some restaurants stores etc may have more limited hours than prime season, but that’s to be expected and we enjoy it being quieter. Highly recommend staying here!
So glad you enjoyed your stay at Aisling and that your little one was happy, too. It makes us smile when our guests enjoy this island as much as we do.
Next to the lobster boats & away from the cruise ship churn
The whole pre-visit process could not have gone smoother. When we arrived it was just what we needed for a week of exploring and relaxation. We were welcomed with a beautiful bunch of flowers and everything we might ever need. The house is incredibly well outfitted and so so comfortable. Most nights we would walk the short way down the street to be treated to incredible sunsets. The ship harbor trail just a mile or two down the road was one of the most beautiful on the island. This cottage was just what the doctor called for.
Thank you so much! We are always our happiest when our guests enjoy their stay.
Perfect place at perfect time
We really enjoyed our stay in Acadia National Park and our beautiful cottage in Bass Harbor on the “quiet side” was perfect for us. All amenities were accurately described and was the perfect place to establish our base in this beautiful area. Real Maine experience!
Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Aisling!
The moment we came through the door, he loved it, and I got a big hug and a kiss for choosing to rent this property. It was perfect for two people; we used the second bedroom as our dressing room. The bathroom is so spacious, he upgrades throughout tasteful and well executed, including the propane heater and matching marble tile, the can lighting in the ceiling, paint choices. We would have loved a daybed or a couch on the front porch. And pruning the shrubs would add more light into the other side of the living space. Overall, we really liked the location. It is easy to find, quiet and close to the harbor. A five-minute walk to watch the sunset - just stunning! A great restaurant just a few doors down, fishing off the public dock down by the ferry terminal and going to the beach on Lopaus Point Road on the other side of the harbor. Among all the other things we were able to do in the two weeks we spent. A great vacation! Thank you MacDonalds!!
Thank you for your kind words. We are always happy when our guests are happy. (And don’t worry, pruning the shrubs is on the fall checklist. They do grow a ton every summer. And luckily do not block any glimpses of the harbor)
The quiet side...
Aisling Cottage was a wonderful respite for our family before our kids trotted back to school. It is roomy and has everything you need. It is also just steps from the bus stop for the Acadia Island transport -- which is free and goes all over the island. Victoria and David were excellent hosts, answering questions and available if needed. We will be going back!
Very Very Nice Vacation Spot!
We’d been planning this vacation for a while and found Aisling Cottage the perfect place for our family. Victoria & David our gracious hosts! The kayaks and bikes made available to our family along with the insight from David as to where to launch the kayaks was great! We enjoyed Bass Harbor every Nite with walks down the street to the piers and around the quite neighborhood. MDI can’t be done in 1 week and we look forward to returning to Aisling Cottage to explore some more.
Thank you so much for your kind words. We try to provide a place, atmosphere, and information that we as travelers would appreciate. We are so very glad you enjoyed the cottage and your time in Acadia, and found it to be as enchanting as we do.
Walking distance to restaurants on the harbor, gift shops, Swans Island Ferry, Island Nature Cruises, Bass Harbor Lighthouse, Acadia National Park and the free Islander Shuttle. Hiking, kayaking, biking, and fishing all minutes away. Bar Harbor, Carrage Trails, Jordan Pond Tea House, and more 20 minutes away.
Other Activities: cross country skiing