The front, exterior

The front, exterior

Weekly Rental Rates (plus Maine Lodging Tax)

  • RATES are weekly unless noted; Tax is currently 7%
  • January - March 2011 - $900.00/week, nightly $200/nt-4 nights, $250/nt-3 nights
  • April 2011 - $1,000.00
  • May 2011 - $1,200.00
  • June 2011 - $1,400.00
  • July 2011 - $1,600.00
  • August 2011 - $1,800.00
  • September 2011 - $1,500.00
  • October 2011 - $1,200.00
Check our availability calendar to see what dates are still open for reservation.


Tall Pines Cottage will be available for rent weekly from Saturday 3pm to Saturday 10:30am. Check-in will be from 3-6 and Check-out by 10:30. The cottage sleeps 6 (three bedrooms with queen beds) with an option for 2 additional people on a sleep sofa. There is an eat-in kitchen, full size dining room with seating for 8; a spacious living room with wood stove; fabulous cedar porch; 2 car garage, and the home is just a 2 minute walk down to the idyllic fishing village of Bass Harbor.

This is a housekeeping cottage cleaned weekly; linens and towels are provided. Dishes, utensils, microwave and toaster are also provided. ALL furnishings are new, including pillow-top mattresses and all bedding. There is a propane gas grill for guests to use.

A 50% deposit is required for each reservation made prior to 30 days with payment in full required at 30 days prior. If the reservation is made within 30 days, full payment is required at the time the reservation is secured. Cancellation refunds are only given if the week can be re-booked. A security deposit of $300 is required.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Maine's wonderful fog...

Fog is a mysterious thing...the way it competes with the sun is ever changing the way we see the landscape, providing us with amazing images...

Friday, May 1, 2009

Our Location

Bass Harbor is situated at the southern tip of Mount Desert Island and is home to one of the most picturesque lighthouses in Maine. It's a real, working fishing village offering the idyllic postcard Maine vacation. Acadia National Park has some incredible hiking and trail construction; the western side of the island offers some of the best views from its summits.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tis the start of the summer season here in Bass Harbor, Maine

Anywhere you look there are people out and about, doing yard work, putting their boats in the water, getting ready for the season. Each day I notice more and more boats being put into the harbor.

The beautiful little fishing village of Bass Harbor is home to one of the most picturesque lighthouses in Maine, Bass Head Light (pictured on this blog's header). There's a trail that veers off to the left from the parking lot which guides you down to the beautiful salmon colored granite on which the lighthouse sits perched atop. If you were to only take the path marked by the coast guard, you wouldn't see the granite cliff. You'd be directly on the lightkeepers grounds, but you wouldn't see the amazing jagged coastline. Keep this in mind when venturing down there!

This is a photo taken from a nature cruise from Bass Harbor (Island Cruises) looking toward Cadillac Mountain...just beautiful...