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Private Waterfront Redwood Cottage on Harbor Near Acadia (Schoodic Point)

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Last updated: 07/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Winter Harbor cottage description

Our redwood cottage is a wonderful house perched on the ledges above Birch Harbor. It has gorgeous views and has plenty of wonderful blueberries for picking. You can watch the tides from the kitchen table and see the humming birds flit past the windows. It is private, the last house on the road, surrounded by trees and has a wrap-around deck for taking in the quintessential views of Maine. It is located 5 minutes from Winter Harbor and the Schoodic Peninsula portion of Acadia National Park. The property extends down to the water 100 feet away and it is possible to launch small boats, kayaks, or canoes right from the rocks below the house. The large combined living/dining area provides a great place to gather for meals or with friends. Natural tide pools on the shore provide a great temporary home for crabs and starfish before the tide comes back in. There is even a bald eagle that sometimes perches in the trees in front of the house. Well behaved pets are always welcome.


Schoodic Point: Acadia National Park: The cottage is only a few minutes from Schoodic Point, a beautiful part of Acadia National Park. There are picnic areas, a dock where you can fish or look for sand dollars, and hiking trails. Biking is also great around this area. It is far less populated than the Bar Harbor area and is very relaxing.

A canoe/kayak/bike rental place is just 3 minutes away and they also repair bikes if you run into trouble with yours.

The cottage waterfront...: The house overlooks Birch Harbor, a small sheltered harbor with a few lobster boats and lots of scenery. Walks along the water are wonderful with the rocks and seaweed making for classic Maine views. The tidal range is about 6-8 feet here so there is always something new to see in the ever-changing landscape. Carry-in boat access is available right from shore - perfect for kayaks or canoes. The blueberry picking is excellent on the ledges around the cottage - perfect for muffins or just eating them plain!

Our Family: My aunt originally built this cottage on Birch Harbor back in the mid 1970s. The redwood construction has been perfect for a Maine getaway. She was a snow bird - spending winters in Florida and her summers in Maine at the cottage. She loved the blueberries and would make us fresh muffins whenever we visited as kids. We would take trips down to the lobster pound and buy lobsters off the boat. It was at the cottage that we learned the wonders of the sea by collecting sea creature from the tidal flats and putting them in the tide pool - only to be washed away at the next tide. Her kindness has allowed us to keep visiting the cottage and now to share it with others. I hope you choose to stay at our little retreat and that you will come to love it as we do.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Suitability

      • Pets Considered
      • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
      • Children Welcome
      • Long-Term Renters Welcome

      Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

      • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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      • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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      • There is room in living/family area for an air mattress or two should you want extra sleeping space. We have two twin air mattresses available for visitor use....moreless

      Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

      • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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      Other Amenities

          • Cottage has an electric organ with every bell and whistle possible. Fun for anyone who has ever had the urge to play the piano....moreless

          Entertainment

          • Television
          • Radio
          • Books
          • Books For Kids
          • Piano
          • DVD Player

          Theme

          • Family
          • Away From It All

          Attractions

          • Pond
          • Autumn Foliage
          • Bay/Sound
          • Churches
          • Forests
          • Library
          • Marina
          • Restaurants

          Leisure Activities

          • Walking
          • Scenic Drives
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Antiquing
          • Eco Tourism
          • Sight Seeing
          • Whale Watching

          local services and businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries

          Location Type

          • Near The Ocean
          • Waterfront

          sports and adventure activities

          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Surf Fishing
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Golf
          • Mountain Biking
          • Hunting

          Dining

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 4 people

          General

          • Mobile Phone
          • Alarm Clock
          • Ceiling Fans
          • Local Activities Guide
          • Shampoo
          • Toilet Paper
          • Parking
          • Heating
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Telephone
          • Iron & Board
          • Parking Off Street
          • Towels Provided
          • Gas Heating
          • Living Area

          Kitchen

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Freezer
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Blender
          • Lobster Pot
          • Pantry Items
          • Stove
          • Grill

          Outside

          • Wood Deck
          • Outdoor Grill Gas
          • Walkway To Water
          • Porch / Veranda
          • Outdoor Grill
          • Shed
           

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          High Season
          Jun 30 - Sep 14, 2014
          7 night min stay

          $1,100

          Changeover Day: Monday

          Fall
          Sep 15 - Oct 19, 2014
          3 night min stay
          $129
          $900
          Late Fall to Closing
          Oct 20 - Nov 17, 2014
          2 night min stay
          $110
          $770
          My Standard Rate
          7 night min stay

          $1,100

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Tax Rate 8%

          Notes:

          For last minute rentals or partial weeks we pro-rate based on the number of days you will be staying and add $50 for cleaning. For full week rentals or longer there is no cleaning fee.

          We ask for a 50% deposit to hold your dates with the remainder due 1-2 weeks prior to your actual visit.


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          Calendar

          Last updated: 07/19/2014
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          21 Unavailable
          22 Today
          23 Selected dates
           

          Location

          50 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Bangor Airport
          4 Miles
          Nearest Ferry
          Bar Harbor - Winter Harbor Ferry (Seasonal)
          7 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          Route 1
          50 Metres
          Nearest Beach
          beach
          5 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Grindstone Neck

          Car: Necessary

          The cottage is located just minutes from Winter Harbor (where there are lobster boat races in the summer) and also the Schoodic Point Peninsula portion of Acadia National Park. Mt. Dessert Island and Bar Harbor are an easy trip around the bay.

           

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          Speaks: english

           

          Photos

          • A kayakers View of the Cottage

            A kayakers View of the Cottage

          • Lobster Lunch on the Deck

            Lobster Lunch on the Deck

          • The path through the blueberries to the shore.

            The path through the blueberries to the shore.

          • High tide at the Cottage Beach

            High tide at the Cottage Beach

          • The open kitchen.

            The open kitchen.

          • Living Area

            Living Area

          • Living Area

            Living Area

          • Guest Bedroom

            Guest Bedroom

          • The fog rolling in at Frazer's point...

            The fog rolling in at Frazer's point...

          • The cottage viewed from the blueberry patches.

            The cottage viewed from the blueberry patches.

          • North side view of the cottage.

            North side view of the cottage.

          • Sunset in September from the Cottage Beach

            Sunset in September from the Cottage Beach

          • Dining area view of the harbor.

            Dining area view of the harbor.

          • Living and Dining Areas with the redwood beams.

            Living and Dining Areas with the redwood beams.

          • Living Area with the Dining Area and Kitchen in the Background

            Living Area with the Dining Area and Kitchen in the Background

          • Electric Organ with a Bazillion Presets - Fun for any skill level.

            Electric Organ with a Bazillion Presets - Fun for any skill level.

          • Master Bedroom

            Master Bedroom

          • Brandy welcomes you to the cottage.

            Brandy welcomes you to the cottage.

          • Bathroom.

            Bathroom.

          $110 - $157 per night (USD)
          7

          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 4

          View calendar: Updated 07/19/14
          Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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