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Make A Holiday Rental Cottage in Bass Harbor, USA, Your Home Away From Home

Mount Desert Island is a popular holiday destination for people from around the world, and it is estimated that each year, over 2 million tourists visit. The primary reason for this is to visit the Acadia National Park, although many people stay on the island for weeks at a time, enjoying its natural beauty. A range of accommodation types are available in the area to cater for the tourists, and an excellent choice is to stay in a holiday rental cottage in Bass Harbor. Located on the southern side of the island, the properties include a fully fitted kitchen, comfortable furnishings, and all the mod-cons which help to make it a veritable home away from home.

Things to Do on Holiday in Bass Harbor, USA

One of the great things about a holiday in Bass Harbor is that there is such a wide range of possible leisure activities to try. The Acadia national Park provides the chance to enjoy many of them, with hiking and climbing being just two of the choices. Other ideas for things to do whilst staying at self catering accommodation in Bass Harbor include swimming, deep-sea fishing, sailing, kayaking and even golf.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Bass Harbor, USA

It is always nice to get out and about in order to see some of the area that one is staying at during a vacation, and a holiday in Bass Harbor is surely no exception to this. There are a number of places of interest on Mount Desert island that can be visited, and these include the villages of Bar Harbor, Hulls Cove and Somesville. Other notable places to visit include Bubble Rock which is located just below the summit of South Bubble Mountain, Asticou Azalea Garden which is a Japanese style garden found in Northeast Harbor and the Bar Harbor Whale Museum.

Weather in Bass Harbor, USA

The Mount Desert Island area experiences a very similar climate to that of mainland Maine, although extremes of temperature can occur. During the summer, average daily highs of 26 degrees Celsius can be enjoyed, although on rare occasions, the night-time temperatures during this time can dip to 7 degrees. During the winter period, snowfall is commonplace, and daily average lows of -1 degree occur.

Travel to Bass Harbor, USA

The best airport to use when considering a holiday in Bass Harbor is located in Boston. Logan International Airport (BOS) offers dozens of connections with cities from within the United States and from around the world on many different airlines. Travellers from the UK intending to stay in a holiday cottage in Bass Harbor might like to take advantage of the regular British Airways or Virgin Atlantic services which fly out of London Heathrow (LHR). As Boston is some distance from Mount Desert Island, it is advisable to organise the use of a hire car in order to both reach the property and to have greater freedom of movement during the time spent there.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Perfect Maine Vacation

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have a new standard in vacation rentals. We don't use numbers or stars. Our top ranking will now be called "Marty's Place" after our weeklong stay in August 2009. This home on the quiet side of Mt. Desert Island came as advertised. It was the perfect spot for early morning wanderings through the woods and along the shore of Bass Harbor and environs. We spent successive evenings in efforts to create the perfect s'mores at the fireplace out on the deck. There we were serenaded by bullfrogs in the pond that lies between the house and the beach. We watched the full moon rose through the trees. "Marty's Place" is also a great base from which to visit Acadia National Park for hiking, bicycling, kayaking, and swimming; Southwest Harbor, Southeast Harbor, Bar Harbor and the other communities of the island. "Marty's Place" is part of the village of Bernard with the village of Bass Harbor close at hand. A great little library is a 5-minute walk from the house with antiques, local crafts, art galleries, lobster fishing docks also a short walk away. There are many, many eateries on the Quiet Side but we often neglected them in favor of building family meals in the kitchen and on the grill and eating on the deck or, if there was a little rain, in the comfortable dining room. Our recommendation? Next time it just might be two weeks at "Marty's Place."
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2009
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2009