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Restored Antique Barn-Studio

Bedrooms 1
Space 864 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Barn, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-5)

Located on the outskirts of the quintessential fishing village of Winter Harbor, minutes from the entrance to Acadia National Park on Schoodic Peninsula, our fully restored New England Barn offers a delightful retreat for your Maine vacation.

The antique furnishings create a cozy atmosphere in the open studio layout, while the convenience of a modern kitchen and bathroom makes your visit effortless. In addition to the two-person antique bed on the first floor and the double size pull-out sofa bed, the loft sleeps one. The dining area seats six.

Throughout the space, bookshelves are filled with reading for quiet times, and collectable art and quilts decorate the walls. The living area faces French doors, which lead to a natural stone patio and a large, private back yard.

At the front of the barn, an attached screened-in porch with dining table and chairs encourages 'al fresco' dining. The adventurous among you are welcome to open the cot there and savor the gentle sounds of the summer evening while drifting off to sleep. A Maine tradition!!

Our closest neighbor is an organic farm where you can purchase just-picked produce to accompany your fresh lobster dinner. Visit the unique farm animals, including cashmere goats and Norwegian Fjords.

This property is just a half-mile from Route One, which leads you antiquing up and down the coast, through seaside villages with inspiring views. Or, kayak, hike or bicycle in nearby Acadia National Park/Schoodic Peninsula Section. Just across the bay from it's busier Bar Harbor cousin, this section of the national park affords a relaxed and quiet retreat from the cares of the world. Wildlife abounds with frequent sighting's of eagles, loons, Canada Geese, deer and more!

Nearby downtown Winter Harbor boasts an old fashioned 5 and 10 (if they don't have it, you don't need it), a small grocery store, a post office, a community theatre, one of the nation's oldest golf courses (with ocean views from every hole) and a few bakeries and small restaurants. Buy your lobsters fresh from the boat at the local dock, or take the ferry (in season) to Bar Harbor for a traditional lobstah roll and chowdah lunch. On Tuesday mornings, join in the fun at the local farmer's market.

The closest airport is Bar Harbor (BHB), and the second closest is Bangor International (BGR). More competitive prices can be secured by flying into Portland (PWM) or Manchester NH (MHT).

Bar Harbor is a 30 minute ferry ride or a 40 miles drive by car.

Keywords: Barn, Cottage, House

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2017


Gouldsboro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 864 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One bathroom with shower and bath amenities included. Extra towels are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Loft - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Library, Stone Patio, Screened Porch with al fresco Dining and a Sleeping Cot, Organic Produce Farm and Pond recreation area nearby.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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Restored Antique Barn-Studio
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews

Wonderful little barn!

  • 5 of 5

The little red barn was awesome! Was a little further from the main section of Acadia than expected but super close to the Schootic Peninsula section, which was less crowed and spectacular on its own. we had everything we needed there. Great place! Highly recommend! Others have commented about the heating and cooling, but flipping a switch is really not that complicated...

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Barry! We are glad you enjoyed your stay on Schoodic Peninsula. On your next visit, ferry over to Bar Harbor, and leave the driving to the captain of the ferry! It's a very scenic ride over the water. Warm regards, Christine
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Very good - nice place

  • 4 of 5

Nice place. They gave us some eggs and blue berry jam. We appreciated the items. Thanks and we enjoyed the barn.



  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect get away!

  • 5 of 5

The property itself was charming and cozy. Very private. Close enough, with a short drive to enjoy everything that part of Maine has to offer. My only disappointment was I only booked it for four days, next time we'll be staying at the least a week.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Pam! We look forward to see you for your next getaway. Safe travels home, Christine
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Plenty of space for our family

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience at the antique barn! We were greeted with fresh farm eggs and a freshly baked loaf of bread. The yard was big enough for the kids to run around in and the only neighbors we saw or heard were across the street. The kitchen was supplied with everything we need to make it feel like home. This house is well taken care of and very clean. We very much enjoyed the character of the house and would highly recommend it to others

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Megan, We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for visiting the Schoodic Peninsula. Enjoy the rest of your Summer, Christine
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Wonderfully helpful host and fun little place

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great time staying at the Barn. Beautifully renovated space with all the necessary amenities. Cool evenings allowed us to quickly cool down the place with the house fan when coming home from a day in the Park. Christine was always prompt with email responses and suggestions. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ivan! We enjoyed having you and your family. We'll see you next time... enjoy the rest of your Summer, Christine
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Staying in a Barn- just added to the excitement of the trip!

  • 4 of 5

We just spent 5 nights in the restored antique Barn- owner did a nice job remodeling.

PROS- easy access to Schoodic Point, Bike Riding the Loop, Seascape Bike/Kayak rentals, Ferry , IGA grocery store located in Winter Harbor, The Lob Store , Pickled Wickle restaurant, Corea Light House

We found this side of Acadia much less crowded and very scenic.

Bathroom and Kitchen- great - all items needed were available.

Loft- very nice

Sitting outside on the patio -very relaxing

CONS- the barn has no air conditioner, but 2 large exhaust fans that keep it cool.

The time we were there it was not an issue. Weather great!

The twin bed on the ground floor needs to be replaced (mattress very old).

TV- you get 2 local channels with the rabbit ears.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay and look forward to coming back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Bar Harbor (35 miles) Bangor (45 miles)
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Winter Harbor Ferry
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Grindstone Neck Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Coastline is 6 miles away
Car: recommended

Schoodic Peninsula, Schoodic Institute, Bird Watching, Acadia National Park


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $250

The $75.00 cleaning fee is waived for stays of a week or more.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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