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Shorefront Home on 20 Secluded Acres, Spectacular Ocean Views

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 1/2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

If you are drawn to the Maine coast this is the place to be! Gouldsboro is in the heart of Maine's 'Lobster Coast.' Let the ebb and flow of the ocean help you relax while you read and forget the outside world.

The upstairs master bedroom comes with king size bed and a twin bed for children. The master bedroom also includes an ocean view balcony. The main downstairs guest room has a King sized bed and a terrific ocean view as well. Other downstairs guest rooms have a King, a twin and a set of bunk beds, bringing the total sleeping accommodations to 10. Both living rooms feature beautiful sea views and satellite TV. The south living room includes a cozy field stone gas fireplace to warm you on chilly nights. The house also includes washer, dryer, dishwasher, gas grill, CD player, high speed Internet access, phones and linens.

Sea Kayakers - Sea Kayakers can easily launch at the beach.

More Details

Property Manager
Don Taylor
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Great view very comfortable!
Aug 2012
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Amenities

Gouldsboro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Door to Sauna
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , upstairs off Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 double , Fold out sofa in room down stairs
  • The upstairs master bedroom comes with king size bed and a twin bed for children. The master bedroom also includes an ocean view balcony. The main downstairs guest room has a king size bed and a terrific ocean view as well. Other downstairs guest rooms have a king, a twin and a set of bunk beds, bringing the total sleeping accommodations to 10. Both living rooms feature wonderful sea views and satellite TVs. The south living room includes a cozy field stone gas fireplace. The house also includes washer, dryer, dishwasher, gas grill, CD player, high speed Internet access, phone and linens.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
Notes:
Pets welcome. Live Lobster Delivery Available! The 2nd floor bedroom has been transformed to a MASTER SUITE with all new windows and skylights. Hardwood flooring, a new closet and connecting master bath complete the new Master Suite. Coming in 2014: The downstairs bedrooms will be updated with all new windows and flooring.

Reviews

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Shorefront Home on 20 Secluded Acres, Spectacular Ocean Views
average rating of 4.888889 based on 22 reviews
5

Lovely layout with stunning ocean views

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed the last week in June 2017 and all of us fell in love with this house. The house has a very nice layout, showcasing the ocean views and we were happy to just stay there and enjoy all the house had to offer. In addition to the stunning views, there are board games, books and TV if you can take your eyes off the ocean view.

It is about an hours drive over to Bar Harbor which is worth seeing but Winter Harbor and Schoodic Peninsula are also wonderful places to visit. My family thought Schoodic Peninsula was the most beautiful spot and it has less traffic. Also, on a clear night the Schoodic Peninsula is the perfect place to go see the stars and milky way. It is quite spectacular.

All three King size bedrooms were spacious and had lovely views. There are two that have direct ocean views and one that has a side view but still quite lovely. The King bedroom with the side view has a nice size living room just outside the bedroom that has an ocean view with windows all along the backside of the house (which is the side that faces the ocean) as well as side view (which is also beautiful) with sliding glass doors.

The back deck was so inviting and comfortable and was the first place I wanted to be each morning with a nice fresh cup of coffee in hand. The morning air was clean and crisp, and was the perfect way to start each day. The deck was also the best place to end each day with a nice beverage watching the sunset to the sound of the ocean waves hitting against the rocky landscape.

As stated in previous reviews, the sofa's in the back living room and the family room just off the kitchen were uncomfortable unless you had your feet up on the sofa as well.

The kitchen was very nice and well appointed. I was very appreciative of the spices, coffee filters, plastic wrap, etc that was left behind from previous renters.

The house was clean, and as stated above the layout was perfect to utilize the fantastic ocean views. There was a seal that would lay out on one of the rocks to the left side of the house, many lobster traps dotting the ocean and birds flying overhead. Two rabbits that came out each evening to feed as well.

We were all absolutely in love with this house and would highly recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cathleen Peters for the review. You were model guests and we hope you will stay with us again.
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5

Amazing Ocean Views!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved the house. It had many nice amenities, was very comfortable and the deck and ocean views were incredible! My husband and I spent hours sitting on the deck, which was the entire length of the house, mesmerized by the sights and sounds of the ocean waves hitting the rocks. We had wonderful weather which allowed us to sit on the deck, watch the sunsets and star gaze. We explored the property which included pathways to a pebble beach and to the rocks overlooking the water. It truly was like being in Acadia National Park right in your own backyard !

My adult children spent much of their time exploring the local attractions including Acadia and Bar Harbor but were happy to return home to the house and relax on the deck.

If you are looking for comfort, beauty, peace and tranquility, then this property in Gouldsboro is absolutely the right choice. It is very remote so for those who prefer more action and night life be mindful that it does take at least an hour to get to Bar Harbor, and there are only a few choices of restaurants close by.

Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our vacation and give this house and it's park-like oceanfront setting a top rating!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a view!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic house and view! My kids first words were "This house is EPIC". The house is exactly as advertised with spacious rooms, a fully-stocked kitchen and a beautiful location. Falling asleep each night to the sound of waves crashing and waking to the sound of lobster boats was awesome. The kids loved exploring the Pebble Beach and rocky shoreline. I loved having tea out on the deck each morning and enjoying the sunset from the same location. The house is fairly close to Winter Harbor (take the ferry to Bar Harbor!) and the Schoondic Peninsula, but any further exploration takes some driving. Plan for 45min to an hour to get to Acadia, to get into Ellsworth or Hancock, etc. We also took some kayaks to Jones Pond for an afternoon of kayaking and swimming. Don was fast to respond to a couple of small concerns and the Homeaway app was useful. Would happily rent again!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Laid Back Location

  • 5 of 5

Pros:

Great location

Great views of Prospect Harbor

Great exploration of Maine Coast

Size of rooms (bedrooms/bathrooms) perfect for 7 people - 2 fantastic sitting areas for groups

Fantastic deck area facing harbor

Enjoyed exploring immediate area around house, and towns by car/boat

Enjoyed waking up to the lobster boats with a cup of coffee, and winding down the day with a glass of wine on the deck

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, Quiet Setting for a Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location (close to Acadia National Park, but well away from the summer crowds in Bar Harbor) and the views. We drove to Acadia, but only one day, as we realized the scenery and walks near the house were just as beautiful. The house was clean, fully equipped, and we had everything we needed.

The only thing we had trouble getting used to was the early light. There are no window shades to block the views, so next time I would bring an eye mask to help with sleeping in.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Away from the world

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house!! Architecturally stunning, with huge windows to bring the outside in...and that's what you want, when the outside is as breathtaking it was. For those who are light sensitive sleepers, it may make sense to bring eye shades to try to keep the sunlight out...in the summer months (we were there over the Solstice) it gets light EARLY in Maine!! Like 4:48am, to be exact!

Location-wise, this is 45 miles away from Acadia. Most days, it would take between 45 minutes to an hour to make the trek to Bar Harbor. Again, being there in mid-June, this was before the onslaught of tourists and vacationers, so if traffic is heavy on Rt. 3 to Bar Harbor, the ride may take longer. Also, as noted, the closest "real" grocery shopping is in Ellsworth -- about 30 minutes from the house. This was not a huge deal, but it is best not to forget anything on a shopping trip! The house had all implements that might be needed for meals and preparing food. We kept the meal prep to simple items. The grill on the deck was great. Although there are options to have lobster delivered to the house, we opted to gorge on lobster when we were out and about in Bar Harbor.

All of the rooms with king beds had beautiful attached bathrooms, which made traveling with family easy. Not having to share the shower with your mother-in-law is pretty important! The upstairs master suite was incredible, with 3 walls of windows. We would go to sleep every night listening to the waves jostling the red-orange granite rocks on the pebble beach, smoothing them into perfect egg-sized keepsakes.

Although a little far from the main portion of Acadia, we were close to the Schoodic peninsula, which is a must-visit site. Schoodic point is awesome to explore (be careful for sneaker waves), and biking from the house to Schoodic was physically challenging and visually rewarding effort.

The kids loved the pebble beach (connected to the house by a little path) and crawling around the larger granite ledges. The power of the ocean is awesome to behold up close (again, keep a close eye on your kids!). Thank you to the owners for allowing us to unwind and explore Downeast Maine. We had a phenomenal experience!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
53 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Car: necessary

Located near the tip of Cranberry Point in the sprawling coastal town of Gouldsboro and close to the tiny fishing villages of Prospect Harbor and Corea, this beautiful, spacious and contemporary home sits on 20 secluded acres. Enjoy the spectacular views of rock crashing surf, shore front and views of open ocean and of Acadia's Schoodic Peninsula. Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park are 45 minutes away and towns of Milbridge and Ellsworth have the closest movie theaters and are 20 and 30 minutes, respectively. This house is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes from Bangor International Airport.

Other Activities: Sea Kayak Tours

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Late Checkout per hour $50 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.