1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, kitchenette, sleeps 2
Andrew and Dianne McMullan
- English, French
About Andrew and Dianne McMullan
Andrew retired from the Navy in 1994, and we moved back to Maine to enjoy a quiet lifestyle. We designed and built our dream house, including the 'Mother-in-law' apartment for Dianne's Mom. (Hence a lot of privacy was designed in). Andrew is a 747 Captain flying freight literally all over the world. Dianne is a retired nurse and avid gardener.
Andrew and Dianne McMullan purchased this Apartment in 1994
Why Andrew and Dianne McMullan chose Bass Harbor
Mount Desert Island has been a destination summer resort for centuries due to it's majestic natural beauty. Acadia National Park is the second most visited Park in the U.S.
What makes this Apartment unique
Quiet, vewy, vewy quiet! Fantastic sunsets!!! The famous Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse is our only neighbor to the south. Several picturesque ocean trails of Acadia National Park are within walking distance. The majority of ANP is about a 25 minute drive.
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
We only rent from Saturday to Saturday in weekly increments
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Beautiful views in a peaceful setting
This mother-in-law apartment is small but contains everything you need to enjoy a quiet vacation for two. The apartment was very clean, with a comfortable bed. While there is not a full kitchen, my husband and I successfully cooked meals on the hotplates,outdoor grill, and toaster oven. There is also a microwave and coffee maker to use. The view from the large picture window is exceptional. While this location in Bass Harbor is approximately 30 minutes from Bar Harbor, it is close to many great hikes, Southwest Harbor, and one of the best lobster pounds, Thurstons.
Diane, Andrew, and their dog Lulu were excellent hosts and we would not hesitate to book again on a return trip to Mount Desert Island.
Fabulous retreat from the Texas heat.
Beautiful location right on Bass Harbor. We sat for hours and watched the tide go in and out and just enjoyed the weather. Also enjoyed watching the lobster boats and marine life. Andrew and Diane were very warm and friendly.
The views out our window were absolutely breathtaking.
We chose this location because it was on the quiet side of MDI. The Apartment was clean and met all of our needs. The owners who live on the property were lovely ,extremely accommodating, and gracious enough to share their little piece of paradise with us. We were able to kayak right off the property as it has a long stretch of private beach. In the evening we grabbed a bottle of wine and chairs and went down to the beach and watched the gorgeous sunsets. Park transportation was a 5 minute walk up the street at the camp. The Bass Harbor lighthouse was also a short walk away.
My husband and I stayed here for the week of 6/23-6/30/18. Dianne and Andrew, the owners, are very gracious and friendly, ready to offer advice or answer questions on where to find the best lobster dinner or what to see on the island. Nestled at the end of a long driveway, this is the perfect place to relax, slow down, and take in the beautiful scenery. It is located on the edge of Bass Harbor, where you can watch the lobster boats checking their traps, enjoy the cool breeze coming off the water, and take in the serenity of beautiful sunsets. We even saw a deer swimming across the water and climbing up on land! The apartment is on the second floor with a huge picture window facing the water. It comes fully stocked with anything you might need, and everything was very clean and comfortable. The two-car garage is included in the rental, where you have access to a washer and dryer. We really appreciated this, since my husband had spent a week fishing on Lake Champlain before we traveled to Maine, and had a bag full of laundry!
Although we were attached to the main house, we enjoyed the privacy of the backyard and felt like we were in our own little paradise. We especially enjoyed watching the antics of two little squirrels in their efforts to get to the birdseed in the feeder. Dianne has numerous flowerbeds and an impressive vegetable garden on the property, which added to the tranquility of the setting. Even though we were on the "quiet side" of the island, it was just a short drive to Acadia and Bar Harbor. Public buses are available at no cost, although we did not take advantage of this.
Overall, we had a wonderful time during our week here! If you are planning a vacation to Acadia National Park, this is definitely the perfect place to stay!
At the Farm
We enjoyed staying at the "Farm"... Everything was immaculately clean, bright and fresh. The view was beautiful and the location was quiet and within walking distance to Harbor Headlight.
Comfortable apartment on scenic Bass Harbor coast with easy access to Acadia National Park
Stayed for a week in September 2017. Comfortable upstairs apartment with necessary amenities. Besides the apartment we had the spacious garage to ourselves along with its full-size refrigerator and washer/dryer. Plenty of blankets for cool autumn nights. Loved looking out living room windows watching lobster boats and sailboats leave Bass Harbor on crispy/foggy mornings. Nice short walk to Bass Harbor Lighthouse. Property is very well located on Maine Central Coast a short drive to Bar Harbor and the main loops of Acadia National Park. Walk to the Bass Harbor ferry and take a ride to Frenchboro Island.
Slightly nervous prior to arrival regarding privacy issues staying for a week in an apartment attached to a private home but the owners quickly put my wife and I at ease. They are good people and were very gracious, helpful, and accommodating to a couple of landlocked mid-westerners.
Harbor Reach Farm is a 5 acre property of wooded waterfront. Andrew's Mom owns a similar vacant 5 acre wooded lot to the North. To our South is a 2/3 acre vacant lot that directly abuts hundreds of acres of Acadia National Park land and the famous Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse. Hence Harbor Reach Farm is very quiet, secluded and serene. Some guests rarely leave the property for their entire stay. They prefer relaxing on the beach, reading a book, watching boats and wildlife glide by, enjoying magnificent sunsets, etc.
The Western side of Mount Desert is very accurately referred to as 'The Quietside.' When the First Family visited MDI several summers ago, the Obamas spent part of their visit here, touring the Lighthouse at the end of our road, hiking the nearby Ship Harbor trail and dining at a waterfront restaurant in neighboring Southwest Harbor. Nearby are the Wonderland ocean trail and Seawall picnic area, all part of Acadia National Park.
Bass Harbor has 3 restaurants with waterviews. Thurston's lobster pound on the Bernard side of Bass Harbor is a wholesale lobster dock that buys daily from local lobstermen. The Swan's Island Ferry and Little Island nature tourboat are a few miles away.
Southwest Harbor is about a 10 minute drive, where one can find more waterfront restaurants and lobster docks. The Library is well stocked. There is a medium size grocery store, as well as a gourmet food store, drug store and two Banks. Fishing, sailing, boat and kayak rentals are available. A mailboat takes passengers out to the Cranberry Isles several times a day.
The picturesque Causeway Club 9 hole golf club welcomes all golfers.
Bar Harbor and the major sections of Acadia National Park are about a 30 minute drive. Most of the Park can be visited via the free Island Explorer bus system. There is a bus stop close to Harbor Reach Farm. Acadia National Park is the second most visited National Park in the U.S. The website is www.nps.gov/acad/index.htm