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Grand Marsh Bays most private home.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

The scent of ocean and breezy salt air welcomes you to the Towns of Gouldsboro, Corea and Winter Harbor located on the Schoodic Peninsula. The community offers visitors a spectacular coastline and encapsulates scenic views through parts of Acadia National Park. Several picturesque villages and harbors offer a glimpse of the working waterfronts, from lobster fishing to sailing. The quiet and peaceful community shines with several restaurants, kayaking tours, monthly concerts, lobster dinners, antiques, a bell foundry and pottery, art, craft and woodworking shops. Visit and enjoy relaxing sunrises and some of the most remarkable sunsets. Acadia opens new trails in Winter Harbor,

8.5 miles of new biking paths and 4 miles of new hiking trails.

The parking area is on Schoodic Loop Road, about 1 mile south of Route 186 in Winter Harbor. Satellite parking will be available at the Masonic Lodge and Winter Harbor Town Office on School Street in Winter Harbor.

To learn about Acadia National Park and the new biking and hiking trails, visit or call 288-3338.

More Details

Property Manager
owner/property manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2017

About owner/property manager

Broker/Owner of Adams Real Estate/Wife, Kim owns Salon 241

owner/property manager purchased this house in 2013

Why owner/property manager chose Acadia

This property has been in my wife's family since 1964. It has been a place where her family vacationed during the summers and enjoyed the local wildlife and seashore. Great for bird watching. Close to Schoodic National Park. And a short drive to Bar Harbor or take the Winter Harbor Ferry.

What makes this house unique

629' water frontage on Grand Marsh Bay! With all the emenities of home. Cool ocean breezes and an abundance of wildlife. Its just a beautiful spot. The main level of the house is on the second floor with panoramic views of the water just feet away from the deck. Decorated with a nautical theme throught the home. A great kitchen and combined living , dining area for entertaining the family. Fourteen foot ceilings with large windows on all sides.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Good morning, Phil.



Wanted to give you a heads up that the ***** family is heading out this morning, a day ahead of schedule. We had an absolutely wonderful time and the consensus is that no one wants to leave. But we’re going to visit Portland and shorten the drive in to Maryland on Saturday.



It’s hard to say how much each of us enjoyed the house over the past two weeks. We visited some wonderful places during the time, but our time relaxing, cooking and talking at the house is indeed memorable.



Also, because my phone did not have reception, I used the House phone for a few work calls and am leaving you cash to cover the cost of long-distance.



And am sorry to say we missed the time for returnables drop-off in Gouldsboro, so there are two additional bags in the garage. Very sorry to put you out.



Lastly, thank you to you and Kim. We are grateful to find such an incredible place.



Tony
Aug 2014
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Amenities

Gouldsboro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full Bath, & Laundry Room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st Floor Bathroom that services downstairs FR & 2 Twin Beds
  • The second bath has a washer and dryer also.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom has King bed and full bath. Guest room has full bed all on the second level. Second bath on this level also. Lower level has two twin beds and a full bath on this level also.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • festivals
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Grand Marsh Bays most private home.
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
5

One of Our Favorites

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at Mud Flat Manor. The house is absolutely beautiful & is in immaculate condition. The location is perfect, far enough away from the crowds at Bar Harbor, but still close enough for a day trip...especially if you take the Winter Harbor Ferry. Perfect location near Schoodic! The house is in such a beautiful setting & feels like a resort with fishing, kayaks, & fire pit, that you will just want to stay at the house and relax. We will definitely be back again! Thank you Phil.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Its guest like this that make us feel as if we are having our own family stay at our home. The memories that the children will have will be the same for their family as it is for us that we had growing up here and now our grandchildren have when they stay with Nona & Papa.
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5

Amazing House!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great house! Amazing! Watching the humingbirds, listen to the sound of the sea and the forest in an absolutely perfect house, with everything you need! Shops and restaurants nearby. To Mount Desert Island around 1 hour drive , Schoodic Point where you can do wonderful walks with stunning views 15 min. Highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So gld you enjoyed your stay. You were great guest!
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5

Perfect setting, location, ammenities

  • 5 of 5

Our family, myself, my husband, mother in-law, and two sons (age 7 and 2) rented this home for our first trip to Maine. The boys used the bedroom downstairs which was perfect for their own area for toys and general play area. The tv is a SMART tv with access to apps such as Amazon Prime tv and Netflix (you need your personal log in info) which was perfect for when they woke up early.

The winds kept the tide out for most of the day the first couple days but once we figured out the timing we were able to kayak. Being in the cul-de-sac of the bay was great and allowed our 7 y/o to kayak (tethered to our kayak) by himself. After a rainy morning the water level seemed to increase and allowed for kayaking at most times of the day, a sunset kayak was awesome. The fact the house comes equipped with all needed gear is an amazing asset.

We traveled to Acadia three times during the week. It took about 45 mins- 1 hour with traffic to get there, but a very easy drive. A recommended day is to park at Hull Cove Visitor Center, take the shuttle to Sand Beach, and return. Hop in the car for a very short drive (10 mins) to have a late lunch, early dinner at Sweet Pea's. Farm to plate wood fired pizza and sandwiches were delicious. As was the wine - it is also a winery. Follow that with a sunset trip (end of August we arrived around 6:15- PERFECT!) to Cadellac Mountain. Tip: everyone will travel to the summit which is a great view of Bar Harbor, all of Acadia, but for a perfect sunset view, go to the west side of the mountain (as you travel up or back down).

We also took the ferry from Winter Harbor to Bar Harbor and back. We spent the whole day in Bar Harbor strolling the shops, lunch, ice cream, hanging out at the park. Be prepared to get to the ferry early as it does get crowded (we did the first out, last back).

We also took advantage of being only 10 minutes from the Schoodic area of Acadia. A must! The rocky ledges... We heard more "thunder" from this area than at the famed Thunder Hole.

Back to the house: the fire pit allowed us to make s'mores, cuddle under blankets, and relax our day away. Tip: bug spray (the mosquitoes are relentless) which we are used to.

Although, we did not meet in person, it was very easy to communicate with the owner, Phil.

BTW- the house has wifi which came in handy since cell signals (we have Sprint) were scarce.

I would recommend this house to anyone, whether a family or just a couple.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again!
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5

Wonderful family vacation to discover Acadia Park and all the Bays of Maine have to offer

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. It is a newer property and provides all the amenities of home. We had two small families with one childe each. The layout was perfect for two couples upstairs and the two young girls with their basement bedroom, t.v. room and own bathroom downstairs. This is good location if you want to drive into the park for a couple days of hiking or shopping and eating in Bar Harbor, but would also like to retreat back to your homestay and foggy cool mornings enjoying coffee on the deck or a serene dusk roasting marshmallows around the stone fire pit. We were able to kayak right from the backyard when the water came in at high tide as well. The house is stocked with all the supplies for a lobster, shrimp and clam bake, in addition to a barbecue for meals you just want to grill outside. We definitely recommend this as a great property.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to have had another satisfied guest.
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5

You will not be disappointed!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great peaceful secluded setting away from it all yet close to a neat little town of Winter Harbor and the "other" Acadia less crowded with great hiking and beautiful scenery. The owners are very accommodating. Very clean and well kept.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope to see you next year!!
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5

Great place for a quiet stay

  • 5 of 5

Close to so many things to see and do. Three adult couples and we ran out of time before we ran out of stuff to see and places to visit. One week wasn't enough in this area.

Everything in the house was first rate and we lacked for nothing. Phil and Kim made sure everything was provided. How often do you arrive at a place and find beer and a bottle of Baileys in the fridge waiting for you? No complaints, no suggestions for improvements, this place was sweet. Watching the tide come in and go out from the deck never got old.

Sample the local flavors and shops, they have everything you need. The laid back pace of the area was a welcome change. We have only good memories.

Thanks for the experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great having you at our home. Hope to see you again!
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Map

Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles

The town of Gouldsboro serves as the gateway to Acadia NDowntown Winter Harbor Maine - Henry's Coveational Park's Schoodic area. It is located about 25-30 minutes from Ellsworth, the main hub for Acadia National Park. The Gouldsboro Maine area offers several harbors and has little independent villages that rub shoulders with it. Here you will find Prospect Harbor, Birch Harbor, Grindstone Neck, Winter Harbor and Corea. There are quaint shopping villages, artist galleries, a historical museum, libraries, restaurants and lodging. Every year the town of WintSchoodic Festival Arts for All Building - Entertainment and Events all Summerer Harbor draws thousands of people for it's annual lobster festival & parade which has been celebrated for more than 40 years. Winter Harbor is well known for the Schoodic Arts Festivals which features year round craft workshops, performances and special events. The schedule of events is sure to please. Folks looking for authentic Downeast Maine will find it here in these villages. It is quiet and offers a relaxing vacation, free from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Experience the working waterfront and enjoy villages that take you back to what life was like. Downtown Winter Harbor Library and Park DedicationYou are sure to find this area of Downeast Maine to be like no other. There are plenty of activities in the area...be sure not to miss the Schoodic Arts for All and the sculpture symposiums that are sure to delight.

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Rates & Availability

Gouldsboro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$500
$2,000
$7,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Renting is from Saturday to Saturday. No Personal Checks accepted.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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