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Charming Waterfront House with Gorgeous View of the Ocean and Acadia

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Sand Cove Cottage and Sand Beach from the water

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Last updated: 12/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Winter Harbor house description

Sand Cove Cottage offers the charm of an all-season Victorian house, built in 1900, with an addition completed in 2012. Unobstructed water views from all the south-facing rooms: large family room with Brazilian cherry floor and flat-screen TV; master bedroom with king-size bed and en suite bath; queen bedroom and twin bedroom with shared bath; other bedrooms include a downstairs double with en suite bath, and two twin bedrooms. All bedrooms have ceiling fans. Comfortably houses 6 adults. Newly remodeled kitchen and outdoor grill.

Sand Cove Cottage is just across the street from Sand Beach and steps from the Grindstone Neck 9-hole public golf course with water views on every hole. The cottage's scenic location overlooks Sand Cove where yachts are moored, sailboats race, bald eagles soar, seals swim, and lobster fishermen check their pots. It's a perfect spot for relaxing in Adirondack chairs on the lawn or Cape Cod deck chairs on the small front deck. The quiet location is within walking distance of the village center with its antique shops, Schoodic Visitors Center, and historic Hammond Hall, home of the Schoodic Arts Festival. August brings the popular Winter Harbor Lobster Festival complete with lobster boat races and parade. Free Island Explorer bus transportation to Acadia National Park's nearby Schoodic Point, the Schoodic Education and Resource Center, and the ferry to Bar Harbor. Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island is an hour away by car or by ferry across Frenchman’s Bay. Bicycle and kayak rentals are available locally.

The classic Downeast fishing village of Winter Harbor is at the gateway to Acadia National Park’s Schoodic section with miles of majestic rocky coast, dramatic surf, hiking trails, picnic areas, and nature center. It offers a perfect retreat from the summer crowds of Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island but is close enough for frequent day trips to take advantage of Acadia's amazing resources: climb the Beehive and other peaks, drive to the summit of Cadillac, bike the carriage roads, embark on whale watch tours, eat popovers at the Jordan Pond Teahouse, check out the surf at Thunder Hole and the shops in Bar Harbor.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Satellite / Cable

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Marina
          • Playground
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Beachfront:

            Just across the street from Sand Beach...moreless

          • Golf Course View:

            Grindstone Neck Golf Course frames view to west....moreless

          • Mountain View:

            Schoodic Head frames view to east....moreless

          • Oceanfront

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Kayaking
          • Swimming

          Dining

          • Dining Room
          • Seating for 8 people

          General

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Internet:

            Broadband WiFi...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room:

            Living Room provides comfortable seating for six plus additional occasional chairs....moreless

          • Parking:

            Driveway can accommodate 3 parked cars....moreless

          • Telephone:

            Landline telephone only. No cell service at house. Cell service nearby in village center and Grindstone point....moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine:

            Full-size washer and dryer in laundry closet. Supplies provided....moreless

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Deck / Patio
          • Lawn / Garden
          • Outdoor Grill
           

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          Summer
          Jun 6 - Oct 3, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $2,150

          Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees and Rental Conditions:

          • Property Damage Protection $49
          • Cleaning fee $150
          • Tax Rate 8%

          Notes:

          50% non-refundable deposit due within one week, refundable if property is re-booked.

          Rates apply to 2-4 guests. For each additional guest, add $25/day or $175/week.

          $150 cleaning fee.


          Cancellation policy:

          Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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          Location

          55 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Bangor International Airport
          1 Miles
          Nearest Ferry
          Winter Harbor - Bar Harbor ferry
          0.8 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Grindstone Neck
          8 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          Route 1
          0.7 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Fishermans Inn Restaurant
          0.1 Miles
          Nearest Beach
          Sand Beach

          Car: Necessary

          The village of Winter Harbor is at the gateway to Acadia National Park’s Schoodic section with miles of majestic rocky coast, dramatic surf, hiking trails, picnic areas, and nature center. Sand Cove Cottage is just across the street from Sand Beach and near the scenic Grindstone Neck 9-hole public golf course with water views on every hole. It is a quiet location but within walking distance of the village center with its antique shops, Schoodic Visitors Center, and historic Hammond Hall, home of the Schoodic Arts Festival. August brings the renowned Winter Harbor Lobster Festival complete with lobster boat races and parade. Free Island Explorer bus transportation to Schoodic Point, the Schoodic Education and Resource Center, and the Bar Harbor ferry. Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island is one hour away by car or by ferry across Frenchman’s Bay. Bicycle and kayak rentals and kayak tours are available locally.

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 1993

          About the owner: We live on a farm in northwest Connecticut where we have raised our five children, now all adults. We have vacationed in Maine since our children were little. Each summer we camped on Mount Desert Island where climbing the mountains of Acadia National Park was like Disney World for the kids.

          Why the Owner Chose Winter Harbor:
          We found our house in Winter Harbor by chance, on a biking day trip to Schoodic Point, and immediately fell in love with the quaint fishing village. We knew it would provide the perfect retreat from the crowds on Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park in the busy summer months. Yet it was close enough for day trips to our favorite spots: hikes up Penobscot and Sargent Mountains followed by popovers and tea at Jordan Pond.

          The Unique Benefits at this House:
          Location is everything and this house has spectacular unobstructed views of the water which at high tide comes right up to the granite boulders across the street. This historic New England house was built in 1900 and has wonderful architectural features such as high ceilings, Victorian woodwork, and tall windows giving the older part of the house its charm. We built a large addition to accommodate our family and to create comfortable and separate living spaces for two families.


          Contact us

          Speaks: english

          Links to more information:

           

          Photos

          • Sand Cove Cottage and Sand Beach from the water

            Sand Cove Cottage and Sand Beach from the water

          • We have recently expanded the front deck and resurfaced the driveway.

            We have recently expanded the front deck and resurfaced the driveway.

          • A wall of windows and French doors allows light and sea breeze into family room.

            A wall of windows and French doors allows light and sea breeze into family room.

          • Renovated kitchen with center island

            Renovated kitchen with center island

          • The dining table seats 6-8.

            The dining table seats 6-8.

          • Master bedroom features hand-crafted maple furniture and artisan lamps.

            Master bedroom features hand-crafted maple furniture and artisan lamps.

          • Master bath with walk-in shower and ceramic tile floor

            Master bath with walk-in shower and ceramic tile floor

          • Bedroom with queen bed looking out over Sand Cove.

            Bedroom with queen bed looking out over Sand Cove.

          • Downstairs bath

            Downstairs bath

          • Twin bedroom with skylight in addition

            Twin bedroom with skylight in addition

          • Bathroom with skylight serves two twin bedrooms in addition

            Bathroom with skylight serves two twin bedrooms in addition

          • Plan of second floor

            Plan of second floor

          • Addition with four bedrooms and three baths is set back from original house.

            Addition with four bedrooms and three baths is set back from original house.

          • Watch yachts and sailboats in Sand Cove, looking toward Schoodic Point.

            Watch yachts and sailboats in Sand Cove, looking toward Schoodic Point.

          • The family room comfortably seats six and has two additional side chairs.

            The family room comfortably seats six and has two additional side chairs.

          • Kitchen with gas stove, microwave, toaster oven and coffee maker.

            Kitchen with gas stove, microwave, toaster oven and coffee maker.

          • The enclosed porch is a favorite spot for breakfast.

            The enclosed porch is a favorite spot for breakfast.

          • The view of Sand Cove from the master bedroom.

            The view of Sand Cove from the master bedroom.

          • Master bath with jacuzzi

            Master bath with jacuzzi

          • Downstairs double bedroom with ensuite bath.

            Downstairs double bedroom with ensuite bath.

          • Twin bedroom facing west

            Twin bedroom facing west

          • Twin bedroom with skylight in addition

            Twin bedroom with skylight in addition

          • 2nd floor bath serves upstairs queen and twin bedrooms

            2nd floor bath serves upstairs queen and twin bedrooms

          • Plan of first floor

            Plan of first floor

          VRBO #457237

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          This listing was first published here in 2013.

          Date last modified - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

          $2,150 per week (USD)
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          6 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
          Sleeps 8

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          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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