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Schoodic Pen., Acadia Nat. Pk, Bar Harbor; Water - 2 Min. Walk

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Last updated: 07/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Winter Harbor house description

Winter Harbor is a quaint working fishing community and summer playground.

Cheerful, comfortable, close, convenient…all describe our home nestled in this quaint fishing village where one can enjoy what Maine has to offer and then return to a quiet home where only Maine’s birds or a harbor’s foghorn can be heard so one can relax, reflect and rest up for a new day of adventures.

There are 3 bedrooms, all eclectically decorated with Maine themes, country quilts, artwork, antiques to provide that pleasurable “visiting grandma’s” venue yet still incorporating today’s amenities of a newly updated galley kitchen complete with local Deer Isle granite countertops with bar seating, microwave, refrigerator, ceramic cook-top, coffee maker, toaster/oven/broiler, pots, pans, china, silverware, washer/dryer. Our open concept dining/living room features TV w/DVD & VCR player, movie library, radio/CD player, and wireless internet. Bed linens, towels, paper products are provided. There are 2 full bathrooms, one newly finished with stall shower and pedestal sink. On our back porch one can enjoy having a private moment with morning coffee and a book or having a BBQ or lobster on our outdoor grill. There is an awesome playground across from our home that our young visitors would certainly enjoy and parents can view easily. We are on the end of a dead-end street so traffic is very limited. We also have some board games, and outdoor toys for those who would like to partake. We have several bikes in our garage for you use and pleasure. Kayaks can be rented easily from locations mentioned in our “Welcome to our Home” book as well as other attractions, ferry & bus schedules, shops, hikes and of course the magnificent Acadia National Park’s Schoodic Peninsula whose entrance is a mile from our house where sightseeing, hiking, biking, picnicking are all there for your enjoyment. A free excursion bus sponsored by LLBean picks up passengers at the end of our road at Rte. 186 to take folks around Winter Harbor and Schoodic Peninsula throughout the day during the summer season allowing passengers to get off the bus at a spot and be picked up later on another bus run. We are a few minutes’ walk to the ocean, restaurants, grocery store, lobster pounds, post office, public library, historic society museum, artists’ studios, bank, farmers’ market, a unique 5&10 cent store, ice cream parlor, antique and handmade artisan crafts shops. The nearby Bar Harbor Ferry on Sargent St. can take you over to Bar Harbor which serves as a leisurely transportation vehicle as well as a sight-seeing boat ride on one of the prettiest bays in Maine. There is also a public boat launch, golf course, and our historic Hammond Hall where many varied, live entertainment performances are held throughout the year—all just moments away from our door step!

Swimming is available off the rocky shores or one can seek enjoyment at Jones and Flanders Ponds with their sandy beaches and fresh waters which are just a short distance away where one can do some boating or fishing as well. Also, the area has vineyards hosting tours and tastings, historic buildings, unique shops, a variety of eateries, other quaint fishing villages, art galleries, antique shops, hiking trails, educational science and environmental centers, and more of Maine’s beautiful coastline, mountains and lakes…all beckoning folks to come and explore.


Keywords: 3 BR, 2 full baths, galley kitchen, deck, 4 min walk to town.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            There is a viewable playground directly across the street; we're at the end of a dead-end street, so there's no traffic....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

            extra portable bed in closet...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

            portable crib in closet; TV in room...moreless

          • Pull-out in Living area: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Day Bed opens up to a twin...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (1) in first bedroom, Double Beds (1) in second bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) in third bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) portable crib located in 1st bedroom closet; extra portable twin bed in third bedroom....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 2nd Floor: combination tub/shower, toilet

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          • Bathroom 1stFloor: shower, toilet

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          • 2 Full Baths

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Galley style, with cook-top, breakfast bar, microwave, toaster, table-top oven/broiler, coffee maker...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Pots and Pans, glassware, portable griller, etc....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided
          • Heating
          • Towels Provided
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • three bikes, playground across the street, within walking distance to town center which includes, grocery store, 5 & 10, restaurants, harbor ferry to Bar Harbor, free shuttle buses that run daily, short distance to Schoodic Peninsula, Acadia National Park entrance; WI-FI included, dead-end street, fenced in yard, quiet....moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • Stereo

              Communications

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Free wireless connection; look for 'maine29B' for access to the internet...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Bicycles:

                    in garage along with car cigarette lighter powered air compressor....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Adventure

                  Location & View

                  • Mountain View
                  • Ocean View

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Kayaking
                  • Tennis
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Swimming
                  • Golf
                  • Medical Services
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Boating
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Antiquing
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Museums
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Playground
                  • Marina
                  • Library
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.6
                  from 8 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Peak
                  Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $155
                  $990 $3,965
                  Off Peak
                  Sep 1 - Nov 15, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $140
                  $895 $3,585
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $155
                  $990 $3,965
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • cleaning fee $80 + tax
                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Tax Rate 8%

                  Notes:

                  Rates are subject to change until res. is confirmed. Cancellations less than 21 days before res. start date will incur a penalty of 20%. A refundable damage deposit can be substituted for the non-refundable property damage protection fee (call me to have me switch your quote to include a refundable deposit fee instead of a property damage protection (non-refundable)).


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 07/10/2014
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                  22 Today
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                  Location

                  • Fisherman's Inn Restaurant

                    "If your looking for some fine dining and good food. Within walking distance, wide menu, slig..."

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                  • Chase's Restaurant

                    "Good food, good prices, good for families, wide variety of dishes."

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                  • Cadillac Mountain

                    "Part of the larger but further away Acadia National Park. 45 minute drive or water taxi ride..."

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                  • Ruth & Wimpy's Kitchen

                    "Steamed lobster, good food, popular place, good prices, great for family's."

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                  • Winter Harbor 5 & 10

                    "Center of town, has just about everything. Fax services, self serve photo printing, key maki..."

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                  • Grindstone Neck Golf Course

                    "9 hole, public, each hole has a view of the ocean."

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                  • Schoodic Point

                    "Our favorite place to visit. Minutes from the house by car or free shuttle bus. Hiking, cras..."

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                  • Winter Harbor Water Taxi and Tours

                    "Where one can take a 45 minute ferry ride to Bar Harbor right from the town dock which is wi..."

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                  • Schoodic Arts for All

                  • Schoodic Point

                    "Our family has spent many days taking in the beautiful scenery, many hiking trails, crashing..."

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                  • Jones Pond

                    "Fresh water lake a short drive away."

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                  50 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Bangor International
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Bar Harbor to Winter Harbor
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  US 1
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Nautica Pub
                  0.6 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Grindstone Neck Golf Course
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Chaise's

                  Scoodic Point (part of Acadia National Park) entrance is just a half mile away. The park has hiking trails, kayak access points, and beautiful coastal scenery along it's 5.5 mile loop road.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2005

                  About the owner: My wife retired as a substitute teacher and I'm retired from IBM after 34 years. We've enjoyed our yearly vacations in this area since 1991 because of the beautiful views, warm people and the slower pace of life.

                  Why the Owner Chose Winter Harbor:
                  Our family has been coming to Winter Harbor since 1991 when we had an opportunity to rent a vacation home from one of our friends which was located on the water facing Mount Desert Island across from Frenchman’s Bay. We stayed for a week and had one of the nicest, most relaxing, vacations we’ve had, with a view that was breathtaking. Since then we came each year for the next 13 years and stayed at the same location. We got to know the area pretty well and became friends with some of the local townspeople, all of whom were very friendly, helpful and genuine. Our kids began referring to our stays as “going to our Maine house”. In 2004, our friends decided to retire and planned to use the house in Maine. Needless to say, we were very disappointed, thinking that could have been our last year staying in an area we have come to love. About the same time, the Navy left a local base and the town picked up all their housing properties and began selling them. That's when we decided to purchase one for our own. This turned out to be one of our best decisions.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Close proximity to great hiking trails, short easy walk to town multiple launch sites for kayaks, Relaxing atmosphere, and WIFI.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • 29B located above entry door

                    29B located above entry door

                  • View from living room into dining room, breakfast bar, and galley kitchen

                    View from living room into dining room, breakfast bar, and galley kitchen

                  • Galley Kitchen with washer/dryer in background

                    Galley Kitchen with washer/dryer in background

                  • Third of three bedrooms

                    Third of three bedrooms

                  • Back porch with seating

                    Back porch with seating

                  • Fraiser Park looking towards Winter Harbor

                    Fraiser Park looking towards Winter Harbor

                  • Bay view as seen from center of Winter Harbor

                    Bay view as seen from center of Winter Harbor

                  • View from Schoodic Peninsula.

                    View from Schoodic Peninsula.

                  • Schoodic Peninsula looking towards Mt. Desert Island @ Acadia National Park

                    Schoodic Peninsula looking towards Mt. Desert Island @ Acadia National Park

                  • View of Winter Harbor Yacht Club, public 9-hole golf coarse, and beautiful views

                    View of Winter Harbor Yacht Club, public 9-hole golf coarse, and beautiful views

                  • view from Winter Harbor out through Frenchman's Bay to the Atlantic.

                    view from Winter Harbor out through Frenchman's Bay to the Atlantic.

                  • Living room

                    Living room

                  • Galley Kitchen looking into main living area

                    Galley Kitchen looking into main living area

                  • First of three bedrooms

                    First of three bedrooms

                  • Second of three bedrooms

                    Second of three bedrooms

                  • View of the playground from the third bedroom

                    View of the playground from the third bedroom

                  • view from 2nd floor; with a view of Mt. Desert Island in the distance.

                    view from 2nd floor; with a view of Mt. Desert Island in the distance.

                  • View from the road leading to Schoodic Peninsula, from town of Winter Harbor

                    View from the road leading to Schoodic Peninsula, from town of Winter Harbor

                  • Playground

                    Playground

                  • Schoodic Point, Arcadia National Park. 10 minute drive from rental

                    Schoodic Point, Arcadia National Park. 10 minute drive from rental

                  • Town of Winter Harbor as seen from Schoodic Peninsula hiking trail.

                    Town of Winter Harbor as seen from Schoodic Peninsula hiking trail.

                  • View from Schoodic Peninsula over Frenchman's Bay. Note islands and cruise ship.

                    View from Schoodic Peninsula over Frenchman's Bay. Note islands and cruise ship.

                  • View from Schoodic trail

                    View from Schoodic trail

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Friday, June 27, 2014

                  $140 - $155 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 7

                  View calendar: Updated 07/10/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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