Charming Waterfront House with Gorgeous View of the Ocean and Acadia
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- 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.
- 3000 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- All bedrooms have ceiling fans.
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Washing Machine:
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Clothes Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Lawn / Garden
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Wildlife Viewing
- Medical Services
- Live Theater
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- 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....moreless
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Everything about our stay at the Sandy Cove Cottage was perfect. Ann was very responsive on all questions when we first came across the listing. Transactions were easy and the information/guidelines provided before our stay was very informative and helpful. The house was everything we hoped it would be. Well maintained, comfortable, furnished beautifully and functionally, reasonably priced, and really brought out the essence of the area. The area itself was beautiful and we enjoyed walking around the area, which was quiet and charming. Thank you for making our trip memorable!
- Guest Thosie V.
- Date of stay 08/29/13
- Review Submitted 09/09/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, people with disabilities, age 55+, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you, Thosie! We are so happy you and your family enjoyed your stay at our house in Maine.
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Jun 21 - Sep 14, 2014
7 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
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.
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection: $49
- Cleaning fee: $150
- Tax Rate 8%
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- Nearest Airport: Bangor International Airport at 55 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Winter Harbor - Bar Harbor ferry at 1 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Route 1 at 8 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Sand Beach at 0.1 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Grindstone Neck at 0.8 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Fishermans Inn Restaurant at 0.7 Miles
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.
Sand Cove Cottage and Sand Beach from the water
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.
Renovated kitchen with center island
The dining table seats 6-8.
Master bedroom features hand-crafted maple furniture and artisan lamps.
Master bath with walk-in shower and ceramic tile floor
Bedroom with queen bed looking out over Sand Cove.
Twin bedroom with skylight in addition
Bathroom with skylight serves two twin bedrooms in addition
Plan of second floor
Addition with four bedrooms and three baths is set back from original house.
Watch yachts and sailboats in Sand Cove, looking toward Schoodic Point.
The family room comfortably seats six and has two additional side chairs.
Kitchen with gas stove, microwave, toaster oven and coffee maker.
The enclosed porch is a favorite spot for breakfast.
The view of Sand Cove from the master bedroom.
Master bath with jacuzzi
Downstairs double bedroom with ensuite bath.
Twin bedroom facing west
Twin bedroom with skylight in addition
2nd floor bath serves upstairs queen and twin bedrooms
Plan of first floor
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