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Captain Bickford House 'Arthur Frommer has been a guest here in 2014'

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Live like the locals in our stunning seaside community!

This newly renovated Captains Cottage which overlooks Frenchmans Bay with stunning views of Cadillac Mountain has been a part of our family for 4 generations, and is now ready for your arrival. We have carefully maintained the integrity of what the home of a Boat Captain, on the coast of Maine is really like, while providing you with all of the modern amenities. Sleeping 6 comfortably this 2 bedroom, 1 bath home features on-site washer & dryer, 3 car parking, a backyard with BBQ grill and room for horseshoes or just relax and watch the sunsets. Walking distance to restaurants, grocery store, Bar Harbor Ferry, post office, and of course our store, the Winter Harbor 5 &10.

Bring your bike(rentals are available in the area)and ride around our lovely town or take a trip around Schoodic point. This is also a great place to go kayaking. Paddle out to an offshore island or just meander along the shore and inlets. The is also a 9 hole golf course in town and every hole has a view of the ocean.

Winter Harbor is a working fishing community and summer playground. We are located on the tip of the Schoodic Peninsula at the entrance to Acadia National Park, Schoodic Section, a must see for those visiting Maine. Visit us in August and experience the Annual Lobster Festival on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Where live music, a craft fair, parade, boat races & of course lobsters are the main event and shut down the town streets for the event.

The Schoodic section of Acadia National Park is home to the Schoodic Education and Research Center. This is the only mainland section of Acadia National Park and is known for it's rocky point where during storms the waves can produce 60ft tall walls of ocean spray.

Around the first 2 weeks of August the area host the Schoodic Arts festival (check their web site for exact dates).

The Schoodic peninsula is also the home to many local crafts people and artists. We have everything from jewelry made of sea glass to Art galleries with fine paintings.

Quote from Arthur Frommer

' I prefer going to a local real estate broker, one with limited inventory that they have themselves inspected. By simply accessing the internet, and scanning the options in a town you have chosen, you have a good chance to find a reputable agent, as I recently did. He was Peter Drinkwater of the small but exquisite waterfront town of Winter Harbor, Maine, who--with his wife Sandy--owns the Captain Bickford House (where we stayed) and also finds other such house rentals for persons calling or inquiring about his main property (P.O. Box 340, Winter Harbor, Maine 04693, 207/963-2710,'

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Winter Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) 2 XL twin beds that can be made into a King size bed or keep seperate, Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Captain Bickford House 'Arthur Frommer has been a guest here in 2014'
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing and peaceful. Home is very well maintained. Great view of harbor ! The owner is very nice and takes great pride in this home and his community.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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Second visit was as wonderful as the first

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully restored, historic house makes you feel a real part of this charming, low-key, friendly town. The proximity to Schoodic Point for biking, birding, photography, and ocean watching is wonderful. We didn't even go to Acadia on MDI this year - Schoodic has what we value most (beauty, outdoor activities) without the crowds.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

The lovely old, yet quite modern, Captain Bickford House in Winter Harbor was an ideal place to see all the sights, yet have a nice, quiet place to come "home" to after a busy day of seeing Mid-Coast and Downeast Maine. Acadia National Park is a 45-minute drive away, but you have your own piece of it just 5 minutes away in the Schoodic Peninsula - a much more peaceful, relaxed and enjoyable place to be. Add to that the loads of galleries and artists, stunning views around every bend, and a major airport (Bangor) only an hour away, and this is the ideal place to be!

P.S. Be sure to walk over to Chase's for breakfast (or lunch or dinner) for some of the best blueberry pancakes this side of the Mississippi!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Will be back!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay @ Captain Bickford House and we will definitely

be back. House is very comfortable, clean and lots of thoughtful touches.

Love the area...the town of Winter Harbor and Grindstone Neck in particular.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it. Hard to leave.

  • 5 of 5

Newly renovated, this place was charming, clean, and very comfortable. The owner was friendly and easy to talk to. The community is relaxed, safe, and friendly. Being close to Schoodic Point was the best. Go stay next to Mount Desert Island if you want hectic, crowded, and waiting in lines. Being away from the main part of Acadia but right next to the "annex" part of Acadia was perfect for us. We still drove to Cadillac mountain a few times but were always relieved to get back to Winter Harbor. Despite the less touristy town, they still have a beautiful, new gallery/bakery/coffee/food spot that had wifi and great espresso (My teenager and I walked there every morning). Biking was great. About a 10 mile loop from this cottage all around Schoodic Point. The reality of this rental was even better than it appeared in the listing except for the description of the view. The view is only OK but you have only to walk 2 minutes to see the harbor in full view.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Capt Bickfor house attendee

  • 5 of 5

Excellent view of the harbor, excellent home, comfortable and well decorated, plenty of amenties, excellent owner

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peter Drinkwater
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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