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This really is the cutest little cottage on the Downeast coast, with magnificent views and shoreline, situated only feet from pristine Gouldsboro Bay! This charming and quiet get-away was lovingly rebuilt from the ground up by the owner just a few years ago and is beautifully landscaped. Awake to early morning sun and watch lobstermen hauling traps and seals swimming by, right from your bed! Enjoy the ever changing views with the 12-foot tides and look for eagles, osprey and terns. Lounge on the deck and read, walk the shore looking for sea glass, try the bikes or hike some local trails. Use the available kayaks or canoe and ply the waters of the Bay or launch your own boat and use the owner's deep water dock, guest mooring and dinghy. Come along for a ride on the owner's 25' sailboat and sail out to the rugged islands where seals and sea birds abound and see Petit Manan Lighthouse. Join the owner for a ride in the skiff and pick up dinner right off a lobster boat!
More about on-site activities:: There is easy access to the shore right beside the cottage where you can launch the available kayaks and canoe - or take in and out at the owner's dock right next door. You can explore the sparkling waters of Gouldsboro Bay as well as nearby West Bay and Joy Bay. Paddle alongside lobster buoys and lobster boats as you enjoy the views from the water of the pine studded granite coastline.
In addition to hiking the shoreline in either direction, it is also pleasant to walk along our quiet dead end road, and the trails beyond. Everyone you meet will give you a friendly greeting at the very least.
When the mackerel are running, fish from the owner's deep-water dock with a line that will bring up three at a time - no fishing license is required for ocean fishing.
Nearby Activities:: Visit the very scenic and less crowded part of Acadia National Park on the nearby Schoodic Peninsula (20 minute drive) with it's spectacular rocky shore, crashing surf and gorgeous views of Mt. Desert Island. The villages of Prospect Harbor, Corea and Winter Harbor on the Schoodic Peninsula are quaint and picturesque. Winter Harbor is also home to Hammond Hall, the focus of many cultural events, especially in the summer.
About 20 minutes in the opposite direction is the Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge where there are a variety of inland and shore trails for hiking - don't forget to bring your camera.
If you're looking for a nice day trip, the main portion of Acadia National Park and bustling Bar Harbor are about an hour's drive away.
Only minutes away, you can visit our local winery, Bartlett Maine Estate Winery and sample their exquisite fruit wines.
Public golf courses are located in nearby Winter Harbor and Sorrento.
Owner's deep-water dock and guest mooring are available. If you are interested, ask the owner for a ride in the 25' sailboat and/or the deep-hull skiff and see the coast of Maine from the water.
For early or late summer evenings, or cool foggy days, there is a gas fireplace, with thermostat, to take off the chill.
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Seating for 6 people
The gas fireplace, which has the appearance of a wood stove, is both attractive and functional. It operates with a simple wall thermostat and has an automatic blower....moreless
Weather and time permitting, we often take guests out in our skiff for a water tour of the bay and to get lobsters right off a local lobster boat. It's also possible to join us on our 25' sailboat....moreless
Deck / Patio
Kayak / Canoe:
There are 2 sea kayaks and 2 smaller kayaks as well as a canoe. Paddles and adult life jackets are also provided....moreless
Lawn / Garden:
Lovely rock landscaping and flowering perennials with easy access to the shore....moreless
Peak season rate is $1,000/week. Spring & fall season rate is $900/week.
Reservation deposit is $200. A refundable $200.00 security deposit and $75 cleaning fee are collected at check-in.
Full week (or multiple week) rentals are given preference. On rare occasions, partial week rentals may be considered.
Pets are not allowed due to other renters with allergies.
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The cottage is situated to take full advantage of beautiful Gouldsboro Bay. There is little to distract you from the surrounding natural beauty as our dead end road is very quiet - the lobster boats make more noise than the cars! There is easy access to the shore right in front of the cottage where you can comb the beach, sit on the beautiful pink granite rocks, or launch the kayaks/canoe. There is also access to the owner's deep water dock where you can fish and use a guest mooring (a public landing 1/3 mile away). Petit Manan Wildlife Refuge is 15 minutes away and offers great hiking. The quiet Schoodic Peninsula portion of Acadia National Park is just 20 minutes away, where you can enjoy crashing waves and views of Mt. Desert Island. You can take the ferry to Bar Harbor for the day from nearby Winter Harbor. As for cultural entertainment, there are numerous performances and activities throughout the summer and fall in this special area of Downeast Maine.
Other Activities: ocean kayaking, canoeing, bird watching