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Perfect and charming three-bedroom just completely rebuilt in knotty pine interior and shingled cottage exterior. New appliances, jotul propane stove, washer and dryer. On 5+ private and well-wooded acres with 293 +/- feet of gorgeous smooth, flat ledge water front on Grand Marsh Bay. This is what everyone dreams of finding when they think of the coast of Maine.
Two tandem kayaks and four mountain/hybrid bikes come with the rental property. Enjoy the natural beauty and wildlife of Corea Heath-Grand Marsh protected areas. Paddle to the salt marsh and explore its winding channel. Count great blue herons. Watch bald eagles and osprey flying overhead. Spot a seal at high-tide. Swim off the rocks by the house, at two nearby [rare] sand beaches, or warmer, freshwater at Jone's Pond picnic area. Bike the loop-road through nearby Acadia National Park's Schoodic portion. Explore Downeast Maine's historic towns and villages.
Enjoy summer-fall concerts, art exhibits, and performances.
Visit Acadia National Park - Schoodic Peninsula: The only section of Acadia located on the mainland, the park comprises a loop that begins in Winter Harbor following the coast ending at Birch Harbor. Just inside Acadia's boundaries is a picnic area with tables and grills. Picnic surrounded by wild roses, explore the rocks along the shore, watch sailboats tack across the waters while you eat. - Bike to Schoodic Point. Biking in Maine is great, but this small stretch of road is extraordinary. The Schoodic Section of Acadia has a one-way loop road that hugs the coast through the Park. - Hike to the top of Schoodic Head. Numerous trails lead to extraordinary views from Schoodic's 400 ft summit. In addition, to a 360-degree survey of Downeast Maine this small peak overlooking the Atlantic exposes visitors to a sub-alpine ecological zone. Dwarf vegetation and low-bush blueberry hug the thin, rocky soil. Cross the tidal land-bridge to Little Moose Island.
Daytrip in Rustic Downeast Maine. : Drive along the forty-mile Acadia Scenic Byway. Explore winter Harbor and the grand Victorian 'cottages' of Grindstone Neck. Or, cruise the last stretch of coastal Route 1 in the United States. Pass through the quiet coastal towns of Stueben, Jonesport, and Machias. Enjoy endless views and rolling blueberry barrens. Some say, Helen's in Machias makes the best blueberry pies in the USA. Take an inland route home passing through historic Cherryfield and other small towns. Visit nearby Bartlett Maine Estate Winery for a tasting. - There are at least five bikes included with the property any given time, often more. They are high quality mountain and hybrid bikes including Gary Fisher, Cannondale, Marin, Schwinn, and others. The bikes are suitable for teens through adults. Helmets are available for use. We also have a bike trailer for two toddlers - please bring helmets. Be sure to bring your own bike rack - the bikes can be taken to Acadia park and other great riding locations.
Drive or Take the Ferry to Mt. Desert Island.: A passenger ferry connects Winter Harbor and Bar Harbor on Mt. Desert Island. The Island Explorer bus service shuttles passengers free-of-charge to numerous destinations throughout Acadia National Park and across the Island. This service also operate between Winter Harbor-Birch Harbor-Prospect Harbor on the Schoodic Peninsula. - The town of Bar Harbor has great energy. It offers a large number of independent shops and restaurants. The dining holds its own with any major city. It is a commercial, yet charming town with an active daytime crowd and equally active nightlife. Curiosities like the Whale Museum make Bar Harbor an excellent place to visit. - Drive to the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia Nation Park and see the entire region. - Two Ocean Kayak sit-on-top boats may be used in the Bay or taken to another beautiful paddling spot. Life jackets for adults and one child's life jacket are available for use. Light weight paddles are included. Roof rack NOT provided.
Swim, Boat, Fish. Golf by the Ocean. Downeast Maine provides many opportunities for recreation. In addition to swimming at the house in the waters of Grand Marsh Bay, several nearby sand beaches provide access to the water and sun-bathing. Two kayaks including life jackets and paddles at the house may be transported by guests and used in fresh or salt water.
Family-friendly Jones Pond is a large lake about ten minutes up the road. It has a gradual sandy beach, picnic area with grills, a playground, and boat launch.
Only 10 minutes away, Winter Harbor is home to the Grindstone Neck Golf Course. It is a semi-private 9-hole course, featuring 3,095 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36. The course was designed by Alex Handy and established in 1891. Its among the fifty oldest courses in the United States, and is considered the first golf course in Maine. By car or ferry:
Kebo Valley Golf Club - 18-hole
The Causeway Club - 9-hole
Northeast Harbor Golf Club -18-hole...moreless
2016 Early Summer Jun 4 - Jul 1, 2016 5 night min stay
2016 Summer Jul 2 - Sep 2, 2016 5 night min stay
2016 Fall Sep 3 - Sep 30, 2016 5 night min stay
2016 Late Fall Oct 1 - Oct 21, 2016 5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$350
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check, Credit Card (see terms below)
Check In: 4 p.m.
Check Out: 11 a.m.
Required Stay: Saturday to Saturday, three-nights when booked within two weeks of stay.
Lodging Tax: 8%
Security deposit: A $350 refundable security deposit is required for all stays.
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The property is located on Grand Marsh Bay Road in a unique, protected natural and historic area on Maine's Schoodic Peninsula. It is only minutes away from picturesque Corea harbor and Prospect Harbor. Several more miles brings you to Winter Harbor with its grand 19th-century 'cottages'. The entrance to Acadia National Park is located just before town. A one-way road skirts the coast treating visitors to views of Frenchman's Bay and Mt. Desert. At Schoodic Head granite bedrock cut by diabase dikes juts into rough ocean waters. The park is home to wildlife including rarely seen bobcat and moose. With small mountains, lakes, and ocean the Schoodic is noted by some as the most beautiful region of the East Coast.
While the Schoodic is known for lobster, lobster, and lobster or clams - the area is alive with arts and culture. From wood carving and glass work to music and poetry, artists draw inspiration from the surroundings. Summer and fall are loaded with festivals and special events.
Other Activities: -
Bar Harbor Ferry
Bartlett's Estate Winery - one peninsula up
Whale Watching and Cruises
Campobello Island, Roosevelt Cottage - (bring a passport),
Acadia Birding Festival, May 30-Jun 2, 2013,
Get Outdoors Day - Jun 8, 2013, Free entry to Acadia NP
Bangor State Fair - Jul 26-Aug 4, 2013
Schoodic Arts Festival - Jul 29-Aug 12, 2013
Winter Harbor Lobster Festival - Aug 10, 2013
Machias Wild Blueberry Festival - Aug 16-18, 2013
Blue Hill Fair - Aug 29-Sep 2, 2013, the fair in Charlotte's Web