About the property
- House1500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay0 - 4 nights
Converted Barn With An Attached Cabin, Two Bathrooms That Sleeps Up To 8.
Magnificent location surrounded by water, West Point is a one-of-a-kind property. The house sits on 7 acres, has over 1,000 feet of waterfront, two semi-private beaches and a private deep water dock. There is a large deck, two picnic tables, a screened in porch, and a tent platform.
The house has been in our family for over 50 years. It is the place we have come together for multiple generations creating a lifetime of shared adventures.
The main house is a rustic converted barn. The first floor has the kitchen, dining area, and a living room with a large fireplace. The second floor is an open sleeping loft with six beds and a bathroom with shower. Attached to the main house is a charming private cabin with a queen bed, bathroom with shower and washer, dryer.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 12, 2018
About Sarah Woodhead
My siblings and I inherited this property from my father. In the 1950's he and my mother would bring us here to camp. In the early sixties, he converted the barn into a modern living space. We have vacationed here every year since.
Sarah Woodhead purchased this House in 1956
Why Sarah Woodhead chose Mount Desert
This property offers spectacular ocean frontage, two semi private beaches, and a cozy rustic living space for up to eight people. It is perfect for families. Acadia National Park is close by. Bar Harbor is an easy drive. It is the perfect place from which to launch exceptional hiking, biking, boating expeditions. There are spectacular opportunities for beach combing, wildlife viewing, painting and photography. Even on a foggy Maine morning, it is the best place to read a good book, put together a puzzle, play board games, sing songs by the fire, or cook a giant feast.
What makes this House unique
The property surrounding West Point is one-of-a-kind. Our children learned to row, sail, kayak, hike and bike here. Together we have explored tidal pools, fished off the dock, and swam from the dock to the beach. On foggy days and cool evenings, we have spent innumerable hours fitting together puzzles, playing games, and singing songs in front of the fire. Feasts of lobster, crab cakes, mussels and clams are common. From the property, we have seen eagles, osprey, gulls, deer, foxes, seals and porpoises. You have to see it to experience the magic!
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Utterly magical Maine/Acadia vacation perfection! 10/10
Sincere thanks to the owner family for allowing us to share the beauty of this place! The photos simply DO NOT do justice - FAR FAR MORE beautiful. Perched on an isolated bluff overlooking the peaceful narrows, it is truly isolated, charming, rustic, and quiet. Our week here was utter bliss. A fantastic place for dogs, with quiet paths for long walks, and many acadian beaches for exploring. Endless opportunities for hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, etc. A few helpful pieces of advice for future visitors: 1) no internet/wifi and very limited cell service often without LTE - be prepared to go into Bar Harbor to reconnect every now and then, 2) well water tastes funny but no worry - owners (very kindly) provided spring water, 3) cool in Maine even in summer (50-70s) so bring layers, 4) limited interior lighting - bring headlamps/good flashlights for getting around at night. But COME HERE - you will not regret it!
My family stayed at this property over the 4th of July. We loved the grounds and breathtaking views of the water. We really enjoyed the sunsets! The house is a rustic cabin and was cozy and comfortable. The house and property are not too far from the actual Acadia National Park and it was very nice not being in all the crowds in Bar Harbor. We hit Maine at a perfect time weather wise and thoroughly enjoyed our trip.
Amazing place to stay!
We had a blast! Beautiful home, cozy, rustic warm and so inviting. We stayed there for a week and West Point treated us so well. We will go back every year if we can! We had fresh lobsters from the Intrepid Lobster boat. The captin let us pick them out, and we only paid $10.00 for two lobsters! The home is on the quiet side of Island and bar harbor was a short drive and there is plenty of fun things to do! treat your self to the best and visit this property!
Coming here makes my summer complete!
This is truly one of the most serene and nourishing places I know, and to vacation here is very special. Whether watching the sunset from the platform deck that looks out towards Bartlett's Island, or having a morning coffee on the float while seals and dolphins sometimes make a surprise appearance, beauty is ever present.
The converted barn is comfortable and well equipped, and the fireplace is great for those chilly evenings or days of inclement weather. If you have a kayak, you will find it a great place to go exploring.
When we stay here, (and we have returned for at least 15 years) we rarely feel the need to venture into town. West Point works its magic, and we leave with great peace of mind.
My wife and I stayed here last summer. The barn/main house is charming and the cabin is perfect. Lots of good nights sleep, chilly morning dips and incredible sunsets. It's located on the quiet side of MDI, close enough to what you want to get to when you need to but otherwise nicely out of the way. At the recommendation of the owners, we actually met the lobster boat when it came into the harbor (just to the north of the house) in the afternoon. Bought them fresh off the boat! Possibly the best lobster I have ever eaten. Wonderful spot that I highly recommend!
This property is special and the house charming. It has all necessary conveniences along with great views and easy water access. Having a separate cottage and main house is great for multi-age family groups. Location works well to get anywhere on Mt. Dessert Island.
West Point, as the house is called, is on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island and offers everything an outdoor-loving family could dream of… The house is perched on the side of a private peninsula looking out on Bartlett's Island and the Narrows. It is a short drive away from the town of Southwest Harbor, a charming village with restaurants, coffee shops, a fine foods market, bike shop, library, art galleries and shopping. There is a weekly farmer's market during the summer as well. Of course, Mount Desert Island is home to Acadia National Park. One of the gems of the National Park system, Acadia is nature's playground for hiking, swimming, walking, biking, boating or even sitting on the beach. The Rockefeller's famous Carriage Trails, which are within Acadia National Park, are perfect for horse riding, biking, walking or running too. There are no cars allowed on the Carriage Trails which make them a fun and safe place to bring kids. If you are a fresh water baby, there are a number of beautiful lakes nearby. Echo Lake has canoeing and kayaking rentals. Long Pond, within Acadia National Park, is a short drive away. The water is so clean that you can hop in and forgo the shower when you return to the house!
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