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Acadia Getaway House on the Ocean

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Beautifully sited 2+ bedrooms, 2 baths, family vacation house, on Sand Cove, with direct views out to open ocean.

Spectacular private shoreline. Down the lane from the Prospect Harbor Lighthouse. Open plan house, with many levels of space. Private, yet near activities.

Watch working lobster boats from the deck off the living room and master bedroom. Master bedroom with queen bed; second bedroom with double and twin; bunk beds in loft.

Dishwasher, laundry, complete kitchen with stove and microwave. High-speed internet & WiFi.

10 minutes from Schoodic section of Acadia National Park, 50 minutes from main park entrance on Mount Desert Island.

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Sally Bushwaller
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

Why Sally Bushwaller chose World

This is our family's summer house, built by our father, which we love to share with people looking for a cozy place to get away from it all.


Prospect Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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Acadia Getaway House on the Ocean
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Marv S.

  • 5 of 5

Unbelievable! Superlative; a perfect solution to our dream vacation in Maine. Located in an area surrounded by secluded harbor towns with NO traffic lights! One hour by car to travel to Bar Harbor and Acadia. The view from the house of the cove at sunrise, the ocean at dusk...and stars in the sky at night are breathtaking. The house is off the road and surrounded by mature trees at the edge of the typical rocky coast. The interior decorations, layout are as described and you feel you are "down East". The housekeeping is immaculate, clean and fresh . The decor is detailed with appointments, are picture perfect and yet homey...yet like visiting family. The welcome with wine and the friendship bread was a pleasant surprise. Hanging out, relaxing in the Adirondack chairs, sipping wine...and having time to converse or just read a book...lounge in the hammock and nap...all with a breeze and scent of salty air! Thankful to be away from it all. The desktop photo on my computer now is the photo of the ocean and rocky shore from the house! Views for everywhere are keepers. And what is a vacation without special food adventures? At the house, the kitchen featured CuisinArt, cast iron and a gigantic lobster pot and is well stocked, great for steamed lobster dinners in; or for that occasional special romantic evening dining in. We found lobster available fresh off the boats in the harbor at reduced prices only found in Maine. We had our Boxer/Lab dog along and enjoyed local restaurants for breakfast on occasion, lunches on the wharf, and dinners on the friendly as well. The location provides opportunities to play tourist at Acadia and Bar Harbor, or just enjoy watching the activity of the lobster boats in the harbors, a visit to U.S. Bell...for a dinner bell or quilt? How about lunch on the wharf at Corea Harbor? The locals are friendly and very helpful. Sally is a superb hostess; we travel often and she is outstanding in her professional yet personal manner in providing responsive, timely support and recommendations. We plan to return...the greatest complement we can offer. Thank you for the perfect, memorable vacation location.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marv, We are so glad you and you family, both two and four legged, enjoyed you stay at our home. We have worked hard to make it a home-away from home for our guests, while being both stylish and comfortable, with something for everyone. We are gratified you found it to be so. Thanks so much. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Best Maine Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

This was like a home away from home with your own private coastline. You could easily stay at the house all week and wake up to the water lapping on the rocks and relax all day long or you could explore the Maine Coast Line. The house made you feel like you were in an Architectural Digest photo shoot with a quaint kitchen, spacious dining and living areas with vaulted ceilings, views of the water from the deck, and relaxing private bedroom locations for quiet time. For anyone that does not like stairs, this house has a comfortable main level bedroom and full bath. We all had fun walking on the rocks and being mesmerized by the water and sunrise views.

The Coast Line offers State Parks with all levels of hiking and beautiful views; small unexpected eateries off the beaten path in addition to well know excellent faire locations; galleries, "rock farms", antique stores and other unique Maine finds. The Owners have a fantastic Welcome Book, Local Guide Books, and Maps near the Foyer for you to use during your stay. The fun part is also finding new locations too. The drive to Schoodic Peninsula, Bar Harbor, and Acadia National Park are all quick and easy to access. Bar Harbor is the largest town which offers Lighthouse Tours on a Boat, fantastic views, and a lot of shops & restuarants. Acadia had trails for all levels of hikers and educational areas for children. Schoodic Point is not to be missed for the views, sunrises, and sunsets.

We stayed for one week, but we really would like to make it two weeks on our next trip to Maine. Since we found the perfect house and location, we would rent the same house again and definitely recommend it to all our friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is gratifying to know our hard work in trying to make our home warm and welcoming, yet stylish, has resonated with you and your family. Thanks so much for your review, it means a great deal to us. We hope to see you again next year!
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The Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wow!! If you are trying to decide on a place to stay in Maine, look no further. The house was impeccable and the view - STUNNING. Everything was perfect. The details and thoughtfulness were unbelievable. I felt like I was visiting an old friend who put every thought into our visit. We have two teens and a nine year old. It was perfect for our family. It was so private and every time were in the back on the hammock, in the adirondack chairs or on the rocks by the ocean, we were in absolute awe that that was our backyard for the week. The breeze and the scents of pine and sea are fantastic. I completed reading books that I started a year ago, and even got to read one from the owner's extensive library. We were able to RELAX and let the real world disappear for a while. The town and people were amazing. You have to go eat at J.M. Gerrish for breakfast and visit the 5 and 10 store across the street. Take the ferry over to Bar Harbor for the ride alone. The town is also so fun to just walk around, or sit on their grassy hill and watch the boats go in and out of the harbor. Acadia Park and Schoodic are gorgeous. Waking up for the sunrise is worth it, and watching the sun set every night was part of our day. The Farmer's Market every Tuesday is fun and the antique shops are fun to stroll through as well. You also have to go see the cottages in Winter Harbor. We really hated to leave. This was a perfect family vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay at our house so much. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Peaceful and serene with beautiful views and lots to do

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect family vacation at this house in August 2015. The house was laid out perfectly for a family of 5 and a dog. There were lots of books and games to keep the kids entertained during downtime. Our youngest son loved sleeping in the loft area. The deck overlooking the ocean was the perfect spot for morning coffee. We spent most of our time on the rocks soaking in the sunshine and watching the lobster boats. There is a sandy beach about 1 mile from the house, and we found a perfect lunch spot in the Corea village - Wharf Gallery and Grill. We did the 12 mile loop of Schoodic on bikes, which was amazing, and spent time at Acadia hiking and enjoying the sunset. While we didn't make it up Cadillac Mountain for the sunrise, we did manage to catch a sunrise at the house - it was worth the effort! I can't recommend this house highly enough. We have it bookmarked for our next visit to Maine!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. We love the place and are glad you did as well. We hope to see you again in the future!
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Perfect Maine Home

  • 5 of 5

I've been meaning to email the owners and thank them for sharing their amazing vacation home with us. Their Maine home is so very peaceful. I was impressed with the cleanliness of the home. Their description and photos on the VRBO site simply don't do the home and view justice. The view was breathtaking, whether it was the morning sunrise reflecting on the water, the evening mist rolling in, or the moonlight illuminating the night. The home incorporated so much nature, and it was fun to notice the subtle touches through our week's stay. The home is very close to Schoodic and the drive to Bar Harbor and Acadia was quick and scenic. We stayed with our two kids and had plenty of room. We would highly recommend this home to others!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house in beautiful private setting!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week here with my family of two adults and two teens. Everyone loved it from the minute we saw it. The house is adorable, well-appointed, and immaculately clean. The windows facing the water provide incredible views whether it's sunny, rainy, cloudy and/or foggy. My kids were worried b/c there's no ac, but (as we told them), there was no need for it with the ocean breezes. Between the cool breezes, sound of the ocean, and the pure darkness, we had the best sleep in a long time! The location is secluded (there are neighbors but we didn't see or hear them) but close enough to Schoodic (10 min) and Mount Desert for day trips. If you go, definitely have breakfast at JM Gerrish -- that was our favorite nearby restaurant. Also, the Tuesday farmers market was a lot of fun. The owners provided great recommendations in their guide book. We would highly recommend this house to anyone wanting to take in the magic of Maine!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Hancock County-Bar Harbor
Nearest Barpub
2.7 Miles
Pickled Wrinkle
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Bar Harbor Ferry
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Grindstone Neck
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Winter Harbor
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Sand Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Prospect Harbor House Rental Rates

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Payment via check, money order or PayPal. 50% deposit due with rental contract, balance due 30 days before start of rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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