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Cozy Cabin on the Coast of Maine

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Exterior view of The Love Shack.


Last updated: 09/10/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This cabin, affectionately known as The Love Shack is conveniently located a short walk from the village of Winter Harbor. Privately situated among fir trees, wild blueberries and perennials it offers wi-fi, HD T.V., comfortable sleeping with bath and a kitchenette and a gas log fireplace. Laundry is available in the owner's home if needed. Bikes, kayaks, a row boat and water's edge enjoyment are all provided.

Check in is 2:00 p.m. or later and check out is 11:00 a.m.


Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 288 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    We have a blow up bed that could accommodate children if necessary but floor space would then be limited....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Check in is any time after 2:00 p.m. Check out by 11:00 a.m.


  • Television


  • Away From It All


  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Cabin is guest house on the property and sits 150 feet from the ocean. Guests may kayak there, sit at ocean's edge for morning coffee, evening cocktails, sunsets, wildlife viewing....moreless

  • Water View:

    View is west across Frenchman's Bay towards Acadia National Park and Cadillac mountain. Lobster boats begin working at 5:30 in the morning. Seagulls and loons along with eider ducks and an occasional harbor seal delight guests daily....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Fireplace:

    Lovely granite fireplace with gas logs for easy start....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric baseboard heat, gas fireplace...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Apt. refrigerator, toaster, microwave, coffee pot, electric skillet...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    Small deck is oceanside for your use...moreless

  • Golf:

    Private golf course just up the road allows guests to pay to play...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 ocean kayaks...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful perennial gardens on the property....moreless



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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$120 $120
$780 $3,080
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  • Pet Fee $0
  • Taxes Not included

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 09/10/2015
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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bangor, ME
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 1

Car: Necessary

This cozy cabin is known affectionately as the Love Shack. It is conveniently located close to the ocean and a half mile walk to the downtown area of Winter Harbor which has a bank, 5&10, grocery store, post office and both fine and casual dining establishments. Schoodic Point, the eastern section of Acadia National Park, is 2 miles away and provides an ideal setting for a leisurely bike ride around the park plus hiking trails and mountain climbing. Picnics on the point can't be beat! Golfing is available at the Grindstone Golf course located half a mile away from the cabin. A ferry runs to Bar Harbor daily from the end of June to Labor Day. The rock bound coast of Maine is unparalleled in its beauty and serenity.

DIRECTIONS: get on 395 to go around Bangor at exit 182 A. Take exit to Bar Harbor which puts you going south on 1A. In Ellsworth, make a left onto Rt. 1 just past the Walgreen's store on the left. Go about 15 miles until you start to see signs to Gouldsboro and the Schoodic Peninsula and Acadia National Park. You will be making a right on Rt. 186.

This will take you all the way to the harbor in Winter Harbor. Here you need to turn right and drive through our little village. Note the grocery store on the right, the P.O. on the left then up the hill where there is another restaurant "Gerrish's" on the right across from the 5&10. Go another half mile and on your left you'll see a red house. This marks your turn to the left onto Grindstone Ave.

Begin looking immediately for Bunker Road, a dirt road on the right and take it. It comes to a T where there is a sign marking Deep Cove Rd. We are #137 and the gravel driveway is directly in front of you. Do not make a left or a right. Go right into the drive. There is a rock on the ground on the left saying BUCKNER 137 and the number 137 on the tree in front of you.

Please park in the pull out before the Love Shack which is the first building on your left. It will be unlocked and ready for you.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Feeling so blessed Bob and Hope have loved this property for 14 years and want to share it. Bob is an aerospace consultant who loves golfing and travel and Hope is a retired psychotherapist whose passion is gardening. We live in Austin, TX in the winter with our Siamese cat Otis who loves to patrol the coast of Maine in the summers. We have four sons and five grandchildren.

Why the Owner Chose Winter Harbor:
Longing to come back to Maine we searched from Portland on up the coast until we found Deep Cove. When we walked onto the land we knew this was IT. The cabin had been here since 1954 when it was built as a 'day cottage' for the owners. We lived in it for four summers before the house was built. It is a very special place for us.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The view from the water is captivating. You can watch the lobster boats working in the mornings, followed by seagulls hoping to get lucky. Cruise ships pass in the distance on their way into Bar Harbor sometimes twice a day at the height of the season. We are located within walking distance of the small village of Winter Harbor which hosts a library, bank, performance hall, 5&10, post office and grocery store. Schoodic Point which is part of Acadia National Park is two miles away and is a lovely place to bike. Great restaurants are here with some open year round.

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • Exterior view of The Love Shack.

    Exterior view of The Love Shack.

  • The vegetable garden.

    The vegetable garden.

  • The bold beauty of Schoodic Peninsula.

    The bold beauty of Schoodic Peninsula.

  • Egg Rock Lighthouse

    Egg Rock Lighthouse

  • View over to Bar Harbor

    View over to Bar Harbor

  • The cozy interior of The Love Shack.

    The cozy interior of The Love Shack.

  • Sunset across Deep Cove.

    Sunset across Deep Cove.

  • Lobster boat off Schoodic Point.

    Lobster boat off Schoodic Point.

  • The Margaret Todd Schooner.

    The Margaret Todd Schooner.

  • The owners Bob and Hope

    The owners Bob and Hope

VRBO #423193

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