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Charming waterfront house with gorgeous view of the ocean and Acadia

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Victorian house with 2012 addition, comfortably houses 6 adults

Sand Cove Cottage offers the charm of an all-season Victorian house, built in 1900, with an addition completed in 2012. Unobstructed water views from all the south-facing rooms: large family room with Brazilian cherry floor and flat-screen TV; master bedroom with king-size bed and en suite bath; queen bedroom and twin bedroom with shared bath; other bedrooms include a downstairs double with en suite bath, and two twin bedrooms. All bedrooms have ceiling fans. Comfortably houses 6 adults. Newly remodeled kitchen and outdoor grill.

Sand Cove Cottage is just across the street from Sand Beach and steps from the Grindstone Neck 9-hole public golf course with water views on every hole. The cottage's scenic location overlooks Sand Cove where yachts are moored, sailboats race, bald eagles soar, seals swim, and lobster fishermen check their pots. It's a perfect spot for relaxing in Adirondack chairs on the lawn or Cape Cod deck chairs on the small front deck. The quiet location is within walking distance of the village center with its antique shops, Schoodic Visitors Center, and historic Hammond Hall, home of the Schoodic Arts Festival. August brings the popular Winter Harbor Lobster Festival complete with lobster boat races and parade. Free Island Explorer bus transportation to Acadia National Park's nearby Schoodic Point, the Schoodic Education and Resource Center, and the ferry to Bar Harbor. Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island is an hour away by car or by ferry across Frenchman’s Bay. Bicycle and kayak rentals are available locally.

The classic Downeast fishing village of Winter Harbor is at the gateway to Acadia National Park’s Schoodic section with miles of majestic rocky coast, dramatic surf, hiking trails, picnic areas, and nature center. It offers a perfect retreat from the summer crowds of Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island but is close enough for frequent day trips to take advantage of Acadia's amazing resources: climb the Beehive and other peaks, drive to the summit of Cadillac, bike the carriage roads, embark on whale watch tours, eat popovers at the Jordan Pond Teahouse, check out the surf at Thunder Hole and the shops in Bar Harbor.

More Details

Owner
Ann
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 8, 2017

About Ann

We live on a farm in northwest Connecticut where we have raised our five children, now all adults. We have vacationed in Maine since our children were little. Each summer we camped on Mount Desert Island where climbing the mountains of Acadia National Park was like Disney World for the kids.

Ann purchased this house in 1993

Why Ann chose Winter Harbor

We found our house in Winter Harbor by chance, on a biking day trip to Schoodic Point, and immediately fell in love with the quaint fishing village. We knew it would provide the perfect retreat from the crowds on Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park in the busy summer months. Yet it was close enough for day trips to our favorite spots: hikes up Penobscot and Sargent Mountains followed by popovers and tea at Jordan Pond.

What makes this house unique

Location is everything and this house has spectacular unobstructed views of the water which at high tide comes right up to the granite boulders across the street. This historic New England house was built in 1900 and has wonderful architectural features such as high ceilings, Victorian woodwork, and tall windows giving the older part of the house its charm. We built a large addition to accommodate our family and to create comfortable and separate living spaces for two families.

Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Winter Harbor - Bar Harbor ferry
Nearest Golf
0.8 Miles
Grindstone Neck
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Fishermans Inn Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Sand Beach
Car: necessary

The village of Winter Harbor is at the gateway to Acadia National Park’s Schoodic section with miles of majestic rocky coast, dramatic surf, hiking trails, picnic areas, and nature center. Sand Cove Cottage is just across the street from Sand Beach and near the scenic Grindstone Neck 9-hole public golf course with water views on every hole. It is a quiet location but within walking distance of the village center with its antique shops, Schoodic Visitors Center, and historic Hammond Hall, home of the Schoodic Arts Festival. August brings the renowned Winter Harbor Lobster Festival complete with lobster boat races and parade. Free Island Explorer bus transportation to Schoodic Point, the Schoodic Education and Resource Center, and the Bar Harbor ferry. Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island is one hour away by car or by ferry across Frenchman’s Bay. Bicycle and kayak rentals and kayak tours are available locally.

Amenities

Winter Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms have ceiling fans.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming

Reviews

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Charming waterfront house with gorgeous view of the ocean and Acadia
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

Beautiful water-front home

  • 5 of 5

Delightful stay! Charming well-appointed and furnished home with a great view of the bay. We based here for 5 days, visited Campobello Island and Bar Harbor on two separate days, and hunkered down the remaining days.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home lovely views

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. Very peaceful. House was very clean.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Relaxing retreat

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay at Sand Cove. The home is beautiful, comfortable, and clean. The views are fantastic, and it was so relaxing to listen to the ocean. The hosts have clearly put a lot of thought into making this an easy place to kick back and enjoy. We love this area for a family vacation - Winter Harbor, the Schoodic portion of Acadia, and Grindstone Neck. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasant house

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late in the evening but had no problem finding the house. Everything is just as described. House is clean and spacious, more than enough room for three is us. The view from the front of the house facing the bay was pleasant. The house is located in a small town off the main path with limited stores and eating facilities. Some of them begin to close for the season. Bar Harbor is only 30 minutes away and so is Acadia National Park. Overall, we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Amazing Location

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful house in the most beautiful corner of Maine. We've rented vacation homes in many places, but none can compare with this house. Updated with all the conveniences, ample bedrooms and bathrooms and a view that can't be beat. The owners work hard to make sure your stay is perfect.

The village of Winter Harbor is adorable with lots of places to eat and you are very close to Acadia Natonal Park and everything that Mount Desert Island has to offer.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Great home, great location.

  • 5 of 5

All good. Home is set up and furnished for ease and comfort. Our family love staying here. Love being able to walk to town for breakfast or an ice cream cone. Love the access to hiking and biking. A week full of fun and adventure. . Thanks.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

50% non-refundable deposit due within one week, refundable if property is re-booked.
Rates apply to 2-4 guests. For each additional guest, add $25/day or $175/week.
$200 cleaning fee. Checks and e-checks are acceptable means of payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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