|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Charming 1 Bedroom, 1 full bath Cottage located on a two acre on "owner occupied'" property with woods and garden views.
Minutes from Acadia National Park 'Schoodic Point' and the famous Grindstone Neck. Bike or walk to town where you can enjoy shops, restaurants, galleries and all the sites.
Enjoy the wonderful picturesque 45 minute ferry ride to Bar Harbor from the town dock and enjoy the day site-seeing, shopping, people watching, dining, and all that Bar Harbor has to offer.
Just a short walk to the beach where you can kayak, picnic and watch the Cadillac Mountain sunsets. Nearby golf course with spectacular harbor and ocean views, with pink granite cliffs.
Cottage is perfect for a couple who wants a quiet, cozy place to relax, but be close enough to all local activities and Acadia National Park's Schoodic Peninsula.
A coastal Maine vacation at its best! A visit to the Schoodic Peninsula will allow you to get up close to the crashing surf of the rocky coast. Enjoy hiking the trails of Acadia National Park right here at Schoodic, sea kayaking and sailing Frenchman's Bay, along with biking, bird watching, and playing at a beautiful public golf course surrounded by pink granite and views of the ocean.
A vibrant art culture, including galleries, studios and shops, the quaint fishing villages of Winter Harbor, Corea, Bunkers Wharf, Prospect Harbor are all close by.
Schoodic Arts for All Center hosts art exhibits, concerts and performances almost every evening throughout the summer and early fall.
The Winter Harbor Lobster Festival in August is a world renown lobster fest and one of the largest Maine lobster festivals that you can't afford to miss!
The Schoodic Scenic Byway is 29 miles in length and travels through our community and into the Schoodic section of Acadia National Park. On this drive you will witness the unspoiled landscape that makes our side of Acadia National Park truly the 'Way Life Should Be'.
You will see lobster boats, lighthouses and Islands off in the distance. Travel through the small villages and towns of Sullivan, Gouldsboro, Birch Harbor, Prospect Harbor and of course our village of Winter Harbor to enjoy the local flavor of our artist studios, downtown shops, restaurants and so much more!
The cottage was adorable and in the perfect location. Schooling Peninsula. We enjoyed the friendliness and iis at the local restaurants.
It would be cozy for two but as we were three, with our daughter on the pullout couch in the living room, it was small.
My husband and I stayed at the beautifully furnished cottage in Winter Harbor, Maine during our recent trip to Acadia. We chose to stay in Winter Harbor because it was away from the tourist traffic in Bar Harbor. You can take the ferry to Bar Harbor or take a drive there if you like to see the other sights. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking and even has a pot to cook your lobsters in. The Winter Harbor Lobster Co-op is just down the street, where you can purchase fresh whole lobster or just the meat during the week. The cottage had the most comfortable bed, and was complete with a fluffy down comforter. There were little vases of flowers from the garden left by the bedside and on the table where we ate our meals. During the summer months there is a farmers market in town once a week, where you can purchase Maine blueberries, fresh vegetables, homemade bread, and other Maine products from the area. There is also an IGA, postoffice, art galleries, and library in town for your other needs. During our stay there was a celebration of the arts going on in town. We attended a gallery opening, and we also got to go to the final presentation of the summer's art program. It was a lovely local performance where we saw a steel drum band perform, and got to view all the art created during the summer programs. My husband and I will be returning to Winter Harbor, next time we plan on doing some kayaking. We loved our stay at the cottage in Winter Harbor.
I was thrilled to return again to this charming, comfortable, cozy and well appointed cottage. My thanks to the owner for the bouquet of fresh garden flowers upon arrival---so welcoming. I look forward all year to escaping to this gem of a spot in an unspoiled fishing village surrounded by nature. (On my daily walks have seen diving birds, a large hare, and a doe with her two fawns to name a few.) Scenic Schoodic Peninsula is a great place for a hike, picnic or just a drive through...totally therapeutic! (Photo ops galore.) Be sure to buy the local crabmeat (divine) and lobsters right out of the bay for cooking back at the cottage. And don't miss the shops of the many artists & artisans as well as the local baked goods & produce. I hope to return again soon and highly recommend this perfect retreat for the world weary soul.
The place itself is cute and the renter and her agent, I'm assuming, were friendly. However, the pictures and description are misleading. The "cottage" was no more than 10-15 (15 at most!) feet away from the owners home. If you like any sort of privacy, I highly recommend not renting this place. When we arrived, we parked our rental car next to the owners car.. Felt weird. Then we walked to her backyard to our cottage. Which was right next to her kitchen. If you open the blinds to the cottage's bathroom, you look at her house. The kitchen window looks out to a forest, if we used our imagination, it felt like we had privacy. The pictures here make it seem much larger. And they took it at an angle where you don't see their house. I recommend you ask renters how close the main house is to the rental, if you don't already. Live and learn I guess. Then, the cottage itself, oh boy. When we got there, we of course inspected the place. They only provided bath towels. The renter the next day, when I asked her for some hand towels, looked confused. She did however, provide me with some later. They provided two I believe, upon arrival, which were on the racks in the bathroom to dry your hands. The main reason my husband and I chose this rental was because it had a fireplace. They did not communicate with us prior to arrival, and not until I asked how to turn it on, that it was broken and would be fixing it after we left. We were very upset by this. We do not have a fireplace at home, and Maine gets cold. Primarily though, we just like the ambiance. This rental did not have any salt. It's a little difficult to cook without salt, for most people anyway.Then we wanted some ice cream, and they did not have any bowls. We ate the ice cream out of coffee mugs. It was at least an hour away from anything most anyone wants to do in Acadia. We didn't know Winter Harbor was so far away. Our fault for not looking at the map, but the description could say, "Away from the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor, but close enough to catch a ferry..." Which, by the way, the ferry follows no schedule and is not reliable transformation. Only a couple restaurants in Winter, some hiking we never found, and galleries. There is a refundable damage deposit which is not listed here, so be ready for that. Lastly, we did not know that the person we booked it with and paid was not the owner until we learned of another person in an email about 48 hours before arrival. This place is not recommended
My husband and I vacationed in Winter Harbor for the first time this summer. The Summer Harbor Cottage was perfect for the two of us. It was quaint, clean, great comfortable bed, and equipped with all necessary amenities. From this location we took a fabulous little ferry to Bar Harbor...just for the views. What a treat. We had rented a car so we travelled to Cadillac Mountain, Campebello, Bar Harbor, and local restaurants. We enjoyed the quaint shops in Winter Harbor. A beautiful spot. It is our hope to be able to visit this place again.
Acadia National Park-'Schoodic Peninsula' is located within 5 minutes from cottage.
Come celebrate Acadia National Park's 100th Anniversary in 2016
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 17 2017 - Oct 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
There is a "200.00" security deposit required upon booking. This will turn into your security deposit upon arrival. This will be returned within 7-14 days after your departure date assuming no damage or excessive cleaning required.
A 36 notice is required for a full refund, 'less' reservation deposit. (60 day notice if booking 2 weeks or more) If less than 36 days, no refund will be issued unless the same week(s) can be re-booked. If re-booked, full amount, "less" reservation deposit will be refunded.
If you reserve Summer Harbor Cottage early for a 'full week' rental and at least 1 month ahead of time, we offer the rental fee to be paid in two installments.
* We have a 75.00 "per pet" fee. (2 maximum) Must be up to date on vaccinations and on flea and tick preventative.