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Oceanfront Cottage W/Views of Acadia Natl. Park/Walk to Town

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-7)

This season spend your vacation on the ocean overlooking Henry’s Cove in Winter Harbor with all the amenities nearby—5-minute walk to the center of Winter Harbor where art galleries, antique stores, and a 5&10 will bring you back to a simpler life. A nearby walk leads you to the working Inner Harbor where fishing boats come and go. How can it be better! Just relax! Let the town work its magic on you. Grindstone Neck, Schoodic Point, Frazer’s Point, and Schoodic Head are all destination points of interest. Plus, from the opposite shore of Henry’s Cove, a ferry travels daily to downtown Bar Harbor passing by Mark Island with a historic lighthouse, uninhabited Ironbound Island, and the Porcupine Islands all in Frenchman’s Bay. In the distance, Cadillac Mountain is the highlight of Bar Harbor.

The house at the end of School Street has a wide deck overlooking the tidal pools and granite ledges. Bird watchers, kayakers, boaters, cyclists, hikers, photographers, and wanderers of all types will have a wonderful time watching the sea birds including eagles and osprey, smelling the native pine trees and wild roses, and feeling the cool of the inevitable change in weather as the tide comes in and goes out.

The ranch-style house provides sleeping for 6 (maximum 9 including sofa bed and roll away) with relaxing living and dining room areas crowned with magnificent picture windows looking out on to Henry’s Cove and beyond. The galley-type kitchen has modern appliances; the living area has cable TV and a phone for local calls. The local grocery store, also within walking distance, has your haddock filets for dinner and the local fishermen’s co-op has the lobsters.

The property is 1 1/2 acres including woods along 300+ feet of shoreline.

Life is too short not to visit Winter Harbor, a beautiful area of the Maine coast off the beaten track but right next door.

Keywords: Winter Harbor, Schoodic Peninsula, Acadia National Park, Oceanfront, Bar Harbor

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

Why The Owner chose Winter Harbor

Family occupied home for 30 years, now used as a summer home. Family roots in town date back 100 years. Convenient location with spectacular views.


Winter Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Living area/Dining area/kitchen open floor plan, and master bedroom on first floor, Sofa Bed in LR, two decks, large picture windows in living/dining area with views of harbor, desks, wall-to-wall carpet, perennial gardens, finished lower level with bedroom and family room/sleeping area, laundry room. Storage shed for bikes, sports equipment.


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Oceanfront Cottage W/Views of Acadia Natl. Park/Walk to Town
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 6 reviews

Perfect setting for a quiet, laid back vacation

  • 5 of 5

I spent 11 days at 46 school street. I brought my small dog with me. We spent our days walking around the cute little town. The house is a block from the "main street" of town and I walked everywhere. The 5 and 10 store had everything and greeted us with a smile every day! The local grocery and the seasonal daily farmers market, the "lobstah" coop, the sandwich shop...Everything about this town was awesome!

The house was very comfortable and fit my needs well. There are two huge picture windows that face the quiet harbor. I saw bald eagles every day. It was very relaxing watching the tide go in and out. There was no moon for several nights and the sky filled with bright stars. What a show!

I recommend this house to single travelers or couples. A small family would also be comfortable here. There are two bedrooms downstairs but I didn't use them.

I made some incredible memories during my stay! Thanks Elizabeth!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is absolutely charming! It is located next to the water . The view is magnificent. Try to arrive before it gets dark - our GPS made us take a wrong turn. We had a great time . Thank you Elizabeth.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I found this to be a most peaceful and beautiful spot. It is secluded yet accessible to everything. I have thoroughly enjoyed my visit to this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We spent several wonderful days at Elizabeth's home. It was spotless, quiet, convenient, and very relaxing. Everything we needed was there (except toilet paper, which was probably an over site). We really enjoyed everything about it. We are planning another trip back to Winter Harbor (as I am writing this) and we are hoping we will be able to stay at this home again. Thank you Elizabeth. Kathy and Dan

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful view, property in need of refurbishing

  • 1 of 5

I recently spent 5 weeks at this listing. The view was beautiful and I was pleased that I was able to bring my dogs with me. Other than that, this rental isn't what I expected. The home has not been well maintained. The split rail fence and wooden access to the cove beach are in poor repair.The stairs are unusable and the split rail fence is broken. Dangerous if anyone should lean on it there is quite a drop to the beach.

When I entered the house it was nicely decorated with cut flowers but throw rugs hide a very dirty and smelly carpet. I sat in a chair close to the picture window and couldn't sit there as the smell on the chair was so bad. The living room furniture is worn, cushions worn out and sofa is covered in a throw. I couldn't get the living room TV to work and neither could the owner's neice who was sent to fix it. I was told to take time from my vacation to call the cable company to have them help me fix it. The master bedroom mattress is in good condition but again, the TV did not work in this room; I was able to find a simple fix by taking my camara batteries out and putting them in the remote. The cove side storm door screws came out and the door would not sit in the frame. Owner sent someone to fix this in a timely manner. Sink stopper does not work nor is there an electric plug in the bathroom to plug in a hair dryer. Early in my stay I was advised by the owner that she hadn't known the tax had gone up and then asked me to assume the additional cost rather then a sound business practice of assuming that loss since it was her own error.

The water for the house is connected to her outside facet and if you use the hose it is easy to loose water to the house. As I didn't want to pay her cleaning woman extra to clean for me I agreed to do my own cleaning. The very dated tank vaccum vac. bag was full of dirt and I needed to change it out. I attempted to vaccuum daily as I do at home, but this vaccum hardly moved dog hair from this very old, worn , wall to wall carpeting. The owner is now blaming me for " excessive cleaning and damage to her home" reporting that my newly bathed dogs are the cause of the smell in the home and is accusing me of damaging her storm door, is charging me the addtional tax that she reported she stated she didn't know had been increased by the state of Maine. If all you want is a view then this is the place. In my opinion, this house is not a good value and the owner needs to do basic maintence and repairs.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I respond to Regina Z's review with information to correct her version of events. She had no complaints during her stay, other than those I addressed immediately, until after she left and learned of the excessive cleaning charge. Regina notified me that the TV did not work. I called the cable company to ask of outages; there were none. I emailed Regina about the cable services, the remotes, gave help numbers for her to call. She responded: “I really don’t want to bother with the cable company, but thanks.” I also said the cable company wanted to call her, but she refused. My response to her TV complaint was more than adequate, but she refused help. I used the TV the day she left, and it worked perfectly. Regina called me with a problem about the water. The head of the town water department arrived within a half hour to fix the problem. Regina had no complaints about the rug until after she left. I offered my cleaning lady during her stay, but she wanted to clean herself. She never complained about the vacuum, which the cleaners and I used the day she left with no problems. Regina has three dogs, and dog hair was all over the furniture and the carpeting, requiring extra hours of cleaning. I hired a professional rug cleaning company to finish the cleanup for $429.00, who tested and confirmed the dog urine stains we discovered after Regina left. Before her arrival, I explained that the stairs to the beach were unusable due to a severe spring storm. After 40 years with no problem, the stairs were damaged with erosion nearby. However, there is easy access to the shoreline close to the stairs by a gradual path. During her stay, an EPA officer met with my contractor regarding the restoration of shoreline and steps, now in the federal permitting process. On 6/23/16, I told her the sales tax was 9%, not 8%. She agreed to pay an extra $49.77 from her security deposit. After she left, she refused to pay the sales tax. Regina's dogs left many urine stains on the lawn near the entrance. We treated the grass for urine and reseeded, but the lawn looks badly. Regina said the storm door was not closing properly. My carpenter came within a day, and repaired the door within 2-3 days. In summary, complaints Regina made during her stay were addressed immediately. I am looking into her new complaints. I always respond to my renter’s questions and complaints, but I cannot respond to complaints that are not communicated to me.
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Relaxing Vacation

  • 4 of 5

we stayed in this lovely town during hurricane Irene. the people were so very welcoming and friendly. our flight was delayed going out but Elizabeth graciously allowed us to continue our stay. it was extremely relaxing and the food was unbelievable. close enough to drive to Bar Harbor to make a day trip. If you're looking for a relaxing vacation, Winter Harbor is the place!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Two-week Schoodic Arts Festival Bar Harbor Ferry across hbr., Free bus to Schoodic section of Acadia Natl. Park, Acre of Woods on property, Bald Eagles, Birds on Shore, Lawn with croquet, badmiton, School playground adjacent with basketball, baseball field, swings and climbing equipment, walk to stores, restaurants, groceries, blackberries, raspberries, stairs to beach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $115
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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