Great for families, walk to Thurston's Lobster Pound!
Max Occ: 6
Location: Tremont, Bernard
Bedrooms: 3
Setting: Rural
Bathrooms: 1.5
Pets: Not Permitted

Property Description:

Once the home and antique shop for a local family, charming "Higgins Cottage" in Bernard offers updated interiors in a sweet residential village on the "quiet side" of Mt. Desert Island. Relax on the sun porch and enjoy the peacefulness of the private landscaped backyard or take a stroll through the neighborhood to enjoy a picnic or brisk dip in the water at "Back Beach", a lovely, lesser known cove facing the mouth of Bass Harbor. Many other wonderful sites within minutes by car include the Seal Cove Auto museum, the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse and the trail to Ship Harbor. For dining, walk to Thurston's Lobster Pound only one-half mile away or head to the shops and restaurants in Southwest Harbor just three miles away via car or the free Island Explorer Shuttle running from late June to mid October.

All in all, the quiet side of the Island and Acadia National Park has much to offer including hiking, swimming and paddling, but when you're ready for more, just continue a little further by car or shuttle to enjoy more hiking, scenic carriage roads and the Park Loop Road running through the east side of Acadia. Then once you're ready to slow down, head into the bustling village of Bar Harbor and wind down with additional dining and movie options.

FIRST FLOOR: A sunny and spacious Kitchen with newer appliances, plenty of counter space and a dining table for six. Comfortable Living Room with gas stove. Enclosed Sun Porch overlooking a lovely back yard. Half bathroom. Laundry Area with washer and dryer.

SECOND FLOOR: Two bedrooms with a Queen bed in each and a third bedroom with Twin beds and a play nook for children share a spacious hallway bathroom with combined tub and shower.

OUTDOOR SPACES: A lovely landscaped backyard and lawn with lawn chairs, picnic table and grill. Firepit coming soon!

Propane Grill

About this area:

The 'quiet side' of Mt. Desert Island, which includes Bass Harbor, Tremont, Seal Cove, and Bernard on the southern and western sides of the island, is much more rural in nature and only about twenty to thirty minutes to major park entrances. What Bass Harbor lacks in shopping, it makes up for in seafood restaurants and local color, as this is a village with a true 'Down East' flavor, as well as the famous Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse.


Great place!

This place was clean, spacious and very comfortable for our family of four - a perfect place to come back to after a day exploring Acadia and the “quiet side” of MDI. Would very happily stay again in the future.
August 2022

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2023 Weekly Rates (USD):
Apr 15 - May 27: $1575
May 27 - Jun 24: $1575
Jun 24 - Jul - Aug 26 : $2100
Aug 26 - Sep 02: $1785
*Sep 02 - Oct 31: $1575
*Note: Any day of the week arrival and departure considered with a 4-night min stay of $250/nt*. (Weekly rate offers a discount to nightly rate).

Additional Cleaning Fee: $200

This house follows a Relaxed Cancelation Policy: Partial refund if canceled 60 or more days before occupancy; no refund unless re-booked if canceled less than 60 days before occupancy. Commission and booking fee are non-refundable. Ask Agent for details.

Availability last updated on: May 31, 2023

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