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Peaceful Getaway on the Coast

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8)

Nestled in the woods and exceptionally close to the shoreline, this unique cottage is a perfect vantage point to experience the rugged beauty of Maine.

Fully furnished, the living and dining rooms look out to the ocean view and are anchored by a large fireplace. Exposed wooden trusses provide a lofty feel. A stairway leads to the upper level loft space which sleeps up to 6 and overlooks the living space. A private bedroom with queen size bed is on the main level as well as a full bath and fully equipped kitchen. Internet, WiFi and TV with cable access is onsite. Bed linens and towels are provided.

The large, secluded deck is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the sights, smells, and sounds of the coast. From here plan excursions to nearby Schoodic Point, part of Acadia National Park, where hiking, biking, and sightseeing opportunities abound. Catch a scenic boat ride to Bar Harbor from nearby Winter Harbor or browse galleries and shops.

Complete your stay with a lobster dinner from the local co-op.

Keywords: home, cottage, Acadia National Park lodging, Prospect Harbor, Schoodic Point, Winter Harbor, Birch Harbor

More Details

Marilyn Lowell
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Marilyn Lowell

This property was built by our Aunt and we have been visiting this beautiful coastline since we were children. Now we have the pleasure of sharing it with our own families and others, creating memories to last a lifetime. Once you visit, you'll understand the unique charm and beauty this part of the country has to offer.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is a beautiful location to decompress and relax. The sound of the surf splashing on the rocks and ledges is comforting. Sip your morning coffee watching the sunrise above the local lobsterman hauling in traps. Enjoy the ebb and flow of the surf from the generous deck close to the shore or warm up inside by the fire.


Gouldsboro Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower/tub, sink and toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 queen , 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom is on the main level near the bathroom with generous closet and storage space. The loft is upstairs with plenty of room for families, large and small.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Peaceful Getaway on the Coast
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews

Wonderful family vacation

  • 5 of 5

4 adults, 5 children ages 8 - 15

Had a wonderful time , nice , clean house with lots of character. Plenty of space in/around house for all of us. No traffic, no visible neighbors, no noise but nature. Kids enjoyed starting each morning with rock/sea glass collecting while parents enjoyed coffee on the porch. Kid biked along the dirt private roads. We were able to accomplish several day trips to both parts of Acadia national park. One day took ferry to bar harbor for "girls only" shopping trip. Although fans were provided it was difficult to find outlet plugs in areas where we wanted a fan. We did have a few days of intense Maine black flies. Once the wind shifted this was no longer an issue. Wifi and satellite tv was a huge bonus for the kids to wind down at end of day.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and the beauty, and all it's nuances, of the Maine coastline. Please come visit us again sometime!
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Relaxation at its best!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this cottage! We have not relaxed this much in years. We enjoyed Schoonic Point several times! Ventured to Acadia national Park! Saw an awesome sunset at Cadillac Mountain! The view from cottage was amazing! If you are looking for a relaxing place to stay this is it! Bar Harbor not a bad drive and well worth the visit! Winter Harbor was welcoming with a must visit to Gerrish's for breakfast or lunch! Overall a wonderful vacation we will be talking about for some time! Thanks Audrey and Karen for renting to us! We hope to come back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Mary! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay!!
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Wonderful place to get away from it all

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying at the cabin! Mornings on the deck watching the waves come in while drinking my coffee were tip-top. Loved exploring the shore and just relaxing. Great stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A peaceful paradise

  • 4 of 5

The cottage and the surrounding property were just wonderful. The interior of the cottage was rustic and unfinished. This added to the overall character of the place. The furniture was in good shape and the sofa was very comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped for just about anything you can dream up for a meal. The cabinets hold a lot of goodies. Some of which we didn't discover until later in the stay. But that was probably because we didn't look thoroughly enough. We had a few meals on the table out on the deck to enjoy the view and to take advantage of the phenomenal weather. Words cannot fully describe the beauty of a Maine sunrise. We enjoyed our stay and hope to return someday soon. Ed with SeaScape Kayaks was a great tour guide. I highly recommend them for a great tour of the neighboring islands. We bought lobster from the Winter Harbor Coop and cooked them at the cottage. They were delicious. This place is so quiet. The only sounds are the gentle lapping of the waves, the occasional lobster boat, loons, eagles, etc. Thanks for a great week.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unstressed in Texas

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this cabin for two weeks and came home completely changed. We lost track of time, sipped coffee on the stone bench on the beach most sunny mornings, fished, went to the Blue Hill County Fair, whale-watched out of Bar Harbor and rekindled our marriage of 30 years. Would we stay at this place again? Absolutely.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just as described and more!

  • 5 of 5

Loved how quiet, peaceful, serene and secluded this home was. Though I did not have cell phone service, there was a house phone and internet. There was a binder waiting with all the area attractions. But one of the best lobsters I ever had (that's saying a lot since my family lobstered in Connecticut for years) came from the co-op right in prospect harbor! Loved the drive to bar harbor, about an hour, and Acadia national park was amazing. I got to fish in schoodic, off frasiers point, and the Prospect Harbor dock too. We also ate at the pickled wrinkle, in Birch Harbor, and the food was amazing! We went the week before Memorial Day so there were a lot of things not open. We had to really drive to find things that were open as it is not tourist season. That was not a deal breaker for me, as there were far less people around. If you want off the beaten path, quiet and secluded, this place is for you!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Pickled Wrinkle Pub/restaurant
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Winter Harbor
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Winter Harbor, Grindstone
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Ellsworth Tourist Ride
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Winter Harbor
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Sand Cove Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Acadia National Park
Car: necessary

Schoodic Pennisula, part of Acadia National Park, is about 1 mile from the cottage. Large surf, sea gulls and lobster boats. August brings the Winter Harbor Lobster Festival with boat races, large craft fair and a parade to end the days activities.


Rates & Availability

Gouldsboro Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 25 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

Please note, the Service Fee is instituted by 'Homeaway' and is a separate fee payable by credit card to them directly and not part of our fees to you.

Owner'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.
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