Schoodic Pen., Acadia Nat. Pk, Bar Harbor; Water - 2 Min. Walk(22 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
3 Bedrooms + 2 Baths, (Sleeps6 in bedrooms+1 on pullout in living room)
Cheerful, comfortable, close, convenient…all describe our home nestled in this quaint fishing village where one can enjoy what Maine has to offer and then return to a quiet home where only Maine’s birds or a harbor’s foghorn can be heard so one can relax, reflect and rest up for a new day of adventures.
There are 3 bedrooms, all eclectically decorated with Maine themes, country quilts, artwork, antiques to provide that pleasurable “visiting grandma’s” venue yet still incorporating today’s amenities of a newly updated galley kitchen complete with local Deer Isle granite countertops with bar seating, microwave, refrigerator, ceramic cook-top, coffee maker, toaster, small oven/broiler, pots, pans, china, silverware, washer/dryer. Our open concept dining/living room features TV w/DVD & VCR player, movie library, radio/CD player, and wireless internet. Bed linens, towels, paper products are provided. There are 2 full bathrooms, one newly finished with stall shower and pedestal sink.
On our back porch one can enjoy having a private moment with morning coffee and a book or having a BBQ or lobster on our outdoor grill. New this year is a lovely, stone patio with a 3 foot stone fire-pit. There is an awesome playground across from our home that our young visitors would certainly enjoy and parents can view easily. We are on the end of a dead-end street so traffic is very limited. We also have some board games, and outdoor toys for those who would like to partake. We have several bikes in our garage for you use and pleasure.
Kayaks can be rented easily from locations mentioned in our “Welcome to our Home” book as well as other attractions, ferry & bus schedules, shops, hikes and of course the magnificent Acadia National Park’s Schoodic Peninsula whose entrance is a short ten minute drive from our house and covers nearly 2500 acres where sightseeing, hiking, biking, picnicking are all there for your enjoyment.
A free excursion bus sponsored by LLBean picks up passengers at the end of our road at Rte. 186 to take folks around Winter Harbor and Schoodic Peninsula throughout the day during the summer season allowing passengers to get off the bus at a spot and be picked up later on another bus run. We are a few minutes’ walk to the ocean, restaurants, grocery store, lobster pounds, post office, public library, historic society museum, artists’ studios, bank, farmers’ market, a unique 5&10 cent store, ice cream parlor, antique and handmade artisan crafts shops.
The nearby Bar Harbor Ferry on Sargent St. can take you over to Bar Harbor which serves as a leisurely transportation vehicle as well as a sight-seeing boat ride on one of the prettiest bays in Maine. There is also a public boat launch, golf course, and our historic Hammond Hall where many varied, live entertainment performances are held throughout the year—all just moments away from our doorstep!
Swimming is available off the rocky shores or one can seek enjoyment at Jones and Flanders Ponds with their sandy beaches and fresh waters which are just a short distance away where one can do some boating or fishing as well. Also, the area has vineyards hosting tours and tastings, historic buildings, unique shops, a variety of eateries, other quaint fishing villages, art galleries, antique shops, hiking trails, educational science and environmental centers, and more of Maine’s beautiful coastline, mountains and lakes…all beckoning folks to come and explore.
Keywords: 3 BR, 2 full baths, galley kitchen, deck, patio w/firepit, 4 min walk to town.
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Member since: 2009
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- 2 Full Baths
- The property has four guest bikes, board games, outdoor toys, balls, lawn chairs, coloring books, video library, card decks, free WI-FI is also included, sits at the end of a dead-end street, has a fenced in yard, large stone patio (2016) with fire-pit, and is located in a quiet neighborhood, with a playground across the street. The Rental is within walking distance to the town center which includes, a grocery store, a 5 & 10, three restaurants, a farmer's market, as well as a harbor ferry to Bar Harbor for people and bikes. Also there are free shuttle buses that run daily in a loop that includes Winter Harbor, Birch Harbor, Corea, the Schoodic Education and Research Center known by the acronym of SERC, and Acadia National Park's Schoodic Peninsula.....moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Near The Ocean:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Off Peak(5, & 6)
May 15 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Peak(7 & 8)
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Off Peak(9, 10, & 11)
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- cleaning fee $100 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Tax Rate 9%
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Cancelations more than 30 days before reservation start date will be refunded 100%.
Cancellations 30 days or less before reservation start date will incur a penalty of 20%.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Scoodic Point (part of Acadia National Park) entrance is just a half mile away. The park has hiking trails, bike paths, kayak access points, and beautiful coastal scenery along it's inner loop road.
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: My wife retired as a substitute teacher and I'm retired from IBM after 34 years. We've enjoyed our yearly vacations in this area since 1991 because of the beautiful views, warm people and the slower pace of life.
Why the Owner Chose Winter Harbor, ME, USA:
Our family has been coming to Winter Harbor since 1991 when we had an opportunity to rent a vacation home from one of our friends which was located on the water facing Mount Desert Island across from Frenchman’s Bay. We stayed for a week and had one of the nicest, most relaxing, vacations we’ve had, with a view that was breathtaking. Since then we came each year for the next 13 years and stayed at the same location. We got to know the area pretty well and became friends with some of the local townspeople, all of whom were very friendly, helpful and genuine. Our kids began referring to our stays as “going to our Maine house”. In 2004, our friends decided to retire and planned to use the house in Maine. Needless to say, we were very disappointed, thinking that could have been our last year staying in an area we have come to love. About the same time, the Navy left a local base and the town picked up all their housing properties and began selling them. That's when we decided to purchase one for our own. This turned out to be one of our best decisions.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Close proximity to great hiking trails, short easy walk to town multiple launch sites for kayaks, Relaxing atmosphere, and WIFI.
- Primary: +1 8455513416 M - Sat; 8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
29B located above entry door
View from living room into dining room, breakfast bar, and galley kitchen
Galley Kitchen with washer/dryer in background
Third of three bedrooms
Back porch with seating
view from 2nd floor; with a view of Mt. Desert Island in the distance.
View from the road leading to Schoodic Peninsula, from town of Winter Harbor
Schoodic Point, Arcadia National Park. 10 minute drive from rental
Town of Winter Harbor as seen from Schoodic Peninsula hiking trail.
View from Schoodic Peninsula over Frenchman's Bay. Note islands and cruise ship.
Galley Kitchen looking into main living area
First of three bedrooms
Second of three bedrooms
View of the playground from the third bedroom
New patio (16 x 28) and fire-pit added for 2016 season
Fraiser Park looking towards Winter Harbor
Bay view as seen from center of Winter Harbor
View from Schoodic Peninsula.
Schoodic Peninsula looking towards Mt. Desert Island @ Acadia National Park
View of Winter Harbor Yacht Club, public 9-hole golf coarse, and beautiful views
View from Schoodic trail
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Thursday, February 23, 2017
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