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Schoodic Pen., Acadia Nat. Pk, Bar Harbor; Water - 2 Min. Walk

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms + 2 Baths, (Sleeps6 in bedrooms+1 on pullout in living room)

Winter Harbor is a quaint working fishing community and summer playground.

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.

More Details

Robert Granell
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Robert Granell

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.

Robert Granell purchased this house in 2005

Why Robert Granell chose Acadia

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.

What makes this house unique

Close proximity to great hiking trails, short easy walk to town multiple launch sites for kayaks, Relaxing atmosphere, and WIFI.


Winter Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • WE Agree to HOLD HARMLESS and INDEMNIFY THE OWNERS from any and all liability from any damage, or personal injury from our use of the bikes provided.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1stFloor - toilet , shower , Sink, Toilet, and a Shower Stall
    Bathroom 2nd Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , Sink, Toilet, and a tub/shower
  • 2 Full Baths
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , extra portable bed in closet
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , portable crib in closet; TV in room
    Pull-out in Living area -> a twin bed. - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleep Sofa opens up to a twin bed.
  • Queen size Bed (1) in first bedroom, Double Bed (1) in second bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) in third bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) portable crib located in 1st bedroom closet; extra portable twin bed in third bedroom.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
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..


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Schoodic Pen., Acadia Nat. Pk, Bar Harbor; Water - 2 Min. Walk
average rating of 4.5 based on 24 reviews

Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for my nieces wedding at Winter Harbor. The house was perfect for what we needed.

It was walking distance to town and the ferry. Everything was quite comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. My wife and I try to make our rental as comfortable as we can and always enjoy it when renters say they found it just right for their needs. It's location is one of many reasons we choose it. It's proximity to good hiking trails, bike paths, beautiful coastal views, multiple restaurants and amenities is what we love about the area.
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Nice House

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Perfect size for the two of us. Nice updates. We have rented several vacation homes and this is one of the nicest!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are always looking to improve. Renters input is always welcome.
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Comfortable Convenience

  • 3 of 5

Central location to enjoy down east Maine. Our family had a wonderful week in Winter Harbor staying at this property. . The Schoodic Peninsula and surrounding towns are a reflection of true coastal Maine. Not full of tourists and gimmicks. The home was exactly as portrayed in all of the pictures. The house is very nice and comfortable, however, not a place for the young folks to run wild. Loved the beautiful outdoor patio, chairs and fire pit. I would recommend this place if you want a very reasonably priced comfortable place, I would rent it again.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're pleased that you found our rental exactly as you expected, nice, comfortable and enjoyed our outdoor space. We hope that the kids were not allowed to run wild as we do require renters to be mindful of the neighborhood and our neighbors.
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Wonderful place that meet all our needs.

  • 4 of 5

We were able to secure this property with just one day notice. Bob was extremely helping in expediting the process. All out needs were met and we had a wonderful stay in Maine. Thank you Bob. I would highly recommend this place if you want a very reasonably priced very comfortable place and don't mind driving an hour to bar harbor I would rent it again.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Great location. Perfect for children, playground across the street and unit at the end of the street. Owners were fantastic. They were very helpful when I had questions. Backyard and grounds are clearly cared for and they include a lovely patio with picnic table and fire pit. It is a super place to hang out during the day or evening.

The only downfall, in the unit there are alot of decorative "trinkets" and "stuff" on shelves, dressers, kitchen storage areas so not a lot of places to put personal stuff or food if you intend to stay for longer then 2 or 3 days. Also, if you have kids, many trinkets are breakable, so advise moving out of hands reach.

Other then that, I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to rent a place in WH Maine.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint and clean

  • 4 of 5

The owners are very kind. Winter Harbor is a quaint small town. Schoodic Peninsula is beautiful. The condo is small for a large group but perfect for four or 5. If children are involved, it can sleep more. It was nice to see a lovely part of Maine.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bangor International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Pickled Wrinkle Pub/restaurant, Birch Harbor, ME
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Miles
Winter Harbor to Bar Harbor
Nearest Golf
0.6 Miles
Grindstone Neck Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
US 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Schoodic Peninsula & Acadia National Park
Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Winter Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Peak(5, & 6)
May 15 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak(7 & 8)
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Off Peak(9, 10, & 11)
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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