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

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A kayakers View of the Cottage

A kayakers View of the Cottage The cottage viewed from the blueberry patches. Lobster Lunch on the Deck North side view of the cottage. The path through the blueberries to the shore. Sunset in September from the Cottage Beach High tide at the Cottage Beach Dining area view of the harbor. The open kitchen. Living and Dining Areas with the redwood beams. Living Area Living Area with the Dining Area and Kitchen in the Background Living Area Electric Organ with a Bazillion Presets - Fun for any skill level. Master Bedroom Guest Bedroom Brandy welcomes you to the cottage. The fog rolling in at Frazer's point... Bathroom.

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Last updated: 04/14/2014
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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

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

          Theme

          • Family
          • Away From It All

          Car

              • Necessary

              Attractions

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank

              Location Type

              • Near The Ocean
              • Waterfront

              sports and adventure activities

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

              Dining

                  • Dining Area

                  General

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

                  Kitchen

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

                  Outside

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

                  Reviews

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                  • Beautiful quiet getaway with amazing views

                    Beautiful quiet getaway with amazing views

                    • Guest caroline c.
                    • Date of stay 10/08/13
                    • Review Submitted 11/01/13
                    This cottage was wonderful- and perfect for our 4 person (toddler, infant and couple) family. From the moment we arrived, seeing the cottage tucked away at the end of the road, gave us the feeling of quiet rest. The windows and deck that look out on a perfect private view were the highlight of our stay- one that included lobster bake, attempt at a clam rake (with a 3 year old), nights with gorgeous stars, and pathway to a wonderful walk along the coast. The cottage was stocked with all important amenities, and the books and dvds were perfect to explore at night. Very close to Acadia for hiking and winter harbor for groceries but it was easy to pretend we were miles away with the privacy the land provided. Communication with the owner was easy, and pleasant and he went out of his way to make the process as simple as possible with a phenomenol price. We definately will be coming back!

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • A Quiet and Peaceful Place on Birch Harbor

                    A Quiet and Peaceful Place on Birch Harbor

                    • Guest Lou & Jen (New York)
                    • Date of stay 05/25/12
                    • Review Submitted 05/30/12
                    We had a great time at the Redwood Cottage over Memorial Day weekend. The cottage was well-appointed with everything you would need for a restful stay. The views of the harbor are breathtaking from the wrap-around deck. The cottage was clean and in good order when we arrived. There is a full kitchen as well as a washer/dryer available for those who need it. Please understand that this is rustic Maine in all it's glory! If you need wi-fi, cable TV, or a good cell phone connection this cottage is not for you. But, there are enough old-fashioned board games, books, and beautiful scenery to keep you more than occupied. There is also a DVD player in the living area, so if you need some entertainment for the evenings just bring a few movies with you. The Schoodic portion of Acadia National Park is just a few miles down the road and if you are interested in everything that Mount Desert Island provides, it's about a 40 minute drive away. When we were there in late May, the ferry from Winter Harbor to Bar Harbor was not yet running--but during the summer it runs daily. Overall a great experience and one that I would reccomend to anyone looking for some nice relaxing time on the Maine coast!

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                  • Rave

                    Rave

                    • Guest Bll L.
                    • Date of stay 10/05/11
                    • Review Submitted 12/27/11
                    I waited to review this home so that I wouldn't be biased. Even after a couple of months I feel the need to rave. With less than a week's notice the cabin was ready for occupancy; clean and neat with everything available that was listed and we needed. If you plan on watching TV you will be disappointed since coverage is spotty, but there are a few movies provided for a "rainy day". We were on the go so the TV was a non-issue. The location was perfect for day trips up and down the coast. A nearby lobster pound more than filled our need for lobster and at a much more reasonable rate than stores or restaurants. I would not hesitate to return--or recommend this to anyone who does not feel the need to be constantly connected to the world.

                    Owner response: Thank you so much for visiting with us. We were happy to have you and I am glad you had such a good time! We also made some changes this fall that may help the TV issue. We bought a 32" flat screen and a dvd player so hopefully the reception will be a bit better. Also, this winter they are building a new cell tower a couple miles away so cell phone coverage should be excellent. Thanks again and we hope to have you back next year!

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                  • Tempted to keep a secret, but...

                    Tempted to keep a secret, but...

                    • Guest Owen (Stockton, NJ)
                    • Date of stay 05/14/11
                    • Review Submitted 06/17/11
                    This cottage is simply great! You will feel comfortable instantly. The cottage has all the amenities and the surrounding area has a good store, marina and restaurants. Buy and cook your own lobster to enjoy at Dan's cottage . The birdwatching is superb. We loved it! Thanks!

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+, pet owners.

                    Owner response: Thank you so much! We are so glad that you had a wonderful time. Our staff of humming birds and warblers have asked that you come back next spring. Whenever I go to the cottage I am reminded of why they call Maine vacation land. I am so happy that we could share our little corner of it with you! -Dan

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 7/7

                  • Diamond in the not so rough

                    Diamond in the not so rough

                    • Guest Mike (Sutton, MA)
                    • Date of stay 07/07/08
                    • Review Submitted 12/22/10
                    Location was excellent. Directions were easy to follow. Layout and amenities were as advertised and made the place very comfortable to stay in. Everything was very clean and well taken care of. I would recommend this location to just about anyone. All the activities (hiking, biking, shopping, sightseeing, even going to church) were all fun and easily available. Even found wild cranberries and an acid bog with carnivorous plants. Didn't find one restaurant I didn't like. The local specialty food shops were great for picking up things to cook as well. Even found a couple of local farm stands for some really fresh produce. If you go before July you can catch the strawberry stand right up the road, and if you go later in July you have your own lowbush blueberry patch in the front yard. Saw a bald eagle on the cove once and porcupines feeding in the trees just off the front porch.

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 8/8

                  • Relaxing and a great jump off spot for local fun

                    Relaxing and a great jump off spot for local fun

                    • Guest Rick (Petersham, MA)
                    • Date of stay 09/21/09
                    • Review Submitted 11/10/10
                    Four of us stayed at the cottage in late September. It provided marvelous views of the harbor (even an eagle) and a great home base for enjoying area attractions, including Bar Harbor, Mt. Desert Island, Campobello Island, and local wine tasting. Perhaps our favorite "hidden jewel" was the Schoodic Point section of Acadia Nat. Park, which is within reasonable walking distance from the cottage, but better to drive through it. The surf on the rocks was mesmerizing. I'm sure we will try to get back in the future.

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 7/7

                  • Relaxing and wonderful

                    Relaxing and wonderful

                    • Guest Jim & Jackie (Dracut, MA)
                    • Date of stay 07/26/10
                    • Review Submitted 08/05/10
                    This remote cottage with spectacular setting overlooking Birch Harbor will help you unwind. This is a nature lover"s dream. We enjoyed watching the eagles soar overhead and the osprey fishing at low tide. The views from the deck are just wonderful and there was always a beautiful breeze. The clean cottage is nicely set up with lots of extras to cook with. TV and cell phone service was spotty, but who would want to sit inside and watch tv? There is easy access to the Schoodic Point section of Acadia National Park (1 1/2 mi.) which we toured several times. On site caregiver was very nice and helpful. Incredible ocean views and scenery wherever we drove makes it even better!

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 8/8

                   
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Spring
                  May 5 - Jun 1, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $100
                  $700
                  Early Summer
                  Jun 2 - Jun 29, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $110
                  $770
                  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: 04/14/2014
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                  Location

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

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                  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.

                  $100 - $157 per night (USD)
                  7

                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 04/14/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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