Moonshadow Cottage is a fully restored 2+ bedroom cape located on 1 acre at the edge of town, near the end of a dead-end street, in the village of Winter Harbor. It has 2 upstairs bedrooms, a sitting/bedroom downstairs, living room, dining room, library, family room and huge deck. Within a short walking distance to the ocean, shops, restaurants, and the library, you have quiet seclusion with the convenience of being close to the center of town. Schoodic Arts for All at Hammond Hall is 200 yards away at the end of the street. The cottage is 2 miles from the entrance of the Schoodic section of Acadia National Park where you can experience hiking, kayaking, and The Education and Research Center. Bar Harbor is 45 minutes by ferry (that is within walking distance) or an hour by car. The cottage is available for daily, weekly, and monthly rentals May through October.
- House1600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay2 nights
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 16, 2018
About Kathryn Balteff
We purchased this home and restored it before moving our sheep farm out to a larger parcel close by. We couldn't bear to part with it because it is so sweet and cozy. So we are offering it for rentals so others can enjoy its charm during their vacation stays on the peninsula.
Kathryn Balteff purchased this House in 2008
Why Kathryn Balteff chose Winter Harbor
This little cape cottage has been lovingly restored over the past eight years from top to bottom. It is one of the three oldest standing homes in Winter Harbor built by the Pendleton family sometime between 1836 & 1842 according to records from the Winter Harbor Historical Society. It sits on one acre that backs up to 100's of acres of woods loaded with wildlife. It is not unusual to see deer, fox, wild turkeys, and even a moose once in a while in the back yard.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The house was clean and welcoming There is plenty of room for guests and storage areas as well ❤️
The home is very spacious. So many unique features and very sunny and bright. Could not get Verizon cell service but there is a land line for local calls. Several stores and restaurants in neighborhood. Very quiet neighborhood. ❤️
We're so glad you enjoyed the house. Thank you for your kind review!
Everything I expected with rustic and quaint nuances throughout.
If you like formula accommodations (Holiday Inn, etc), it won't be for you. If you like experiencing life in genuine surroundings, you will love it! Quiet, clean and very comfortable. Coffee and breakfast on the deck or in the windowed dining room. The warmth of a gas fireplace in the TV room or watching the deer in the yard at dusk. So much to love while you experience the beauty of the Maine seascapes or hiking the nearby Schoodic National Park (Forest). I can still hear the wind wafting through the tall evergreens while viewing the rocky waters below from the forest aerie.
Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage!
Rustic but okay.
Great location to visit the quiet side of Acadia National Park
The cottage was charming.
We enjoyed staying at Moonshadow and appreciated the peaceful quiet. Can you please ask Kathryn to send me the gifts I accidentally left behind? My address is41 Locust Lane Brewster MA 02631 United States. Thank you. Tom O'Brien
Glad you enjoyed your stay! Package is on its way!
The cabin was a very cozy place to stay! My friends and I really enjoyed staying at Kathryn's place. She was very welcoming and always available to contact when we had questions. She left very detailed instructions for us, which was very helpful in looking for different things like blankets or pillows. There are so many pots and pans and different things that make it very convenient for us. Even the supermarkets and restaurants are close by. The property is a lovely property with different things like a bbq grill, hammock swings, and a nice big "backyard" area.
One precaution for travellers looking for a place close to Bar Harbor- when traffic gets bad, like on July 4th/holiday weekends, it can take forever to get off the island!
The only reason why my friends wanted me to take a star off was because we're all scaredy-cats and the upstairs room with the stuffed animals was a bit too dark and creepy for my friends. We all ended up avoiding that room and sleeping elsewhere, but it may be helpful if the room was brighter and had less stuffed animals! Apparently the room reminded my friends of every scary movie they've ever watched, so we stayed away. Otherwise, all the other rooms are very cozy and comfortable, and my friends and I enjoyed it very much. We especially loved all the animals- my friends definitely took quite a few selfies with them.
Thank you for your review. I'm sorry the four Boyd's Teddy Bears made you nervous. The room is westerly facing and quite cozy to most with its little fireplace and bright wallpaper.
unique, peaceful retreat at the end of the road
Moonshadow Cottage is an 1830s farmhouse filled with charm, rustic and comfortable, tucked away in a village just minutes from beautiful Schoodic Peninsula, but without the bustle of other nearby tourist towns. The ceilings are low, the floors are uneven, and we absolutely loved it. Kitchen had everything we needed, bathroom was clean w/ both tub and shower. Three inviting living spaces on the first floor allow a family to spread out and have privacy as desired; spacious deck and yard in the back to enjoy the out of doors. On a quiet dead-end street, feels very secluded, yet one can easily walk a couple of blocks to village shops. Wifi works perfectly if you need to remain connected. Owners were available to answer questions and offer stories about house and area history, but never intrusive. Winter Harbor has a great dime store and at least one beautiful art gallery. Schoodic portion of Acadia Natl Park is wonderful and worth repeat visits (hiking, biking, etc.).
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so glad you had a nice time!
Located 2 miles from the Schoodic section of Acadia National Park and 45 minutes by ferry or an hour by vehicle to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert Island.
Additional information about rental rates
Please note there is an additional guest fee of $25.00 per guest, per night for parties of over 4 in number. All fees are subject to change until property is booked and confirmation of booking is sent.