About the property
- House2400 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Located on the scenic Schoodic Peninsula, Caddo North is a three bedroom, three and a half bath home that is perfectly situated to enjoy Maine’s stunning coastline with friends and family. With 580 feet of rocky, pink-granite shorefront, the property is truly spectacular. With such a large expanse, it is extremely diverse, offering multiple experiences. Twelve-foot tides make for a dynamic and changing coast such that the property takes on entirely different dimensions as the tides change, and yet the shorefront is always usable from the very lowest to the highest of tides. On the far north side of the property is a small sand beach, which allows for easy access to the water at high tide. The property then curves around a broad point, with large rocks that are above the high tide line and are suited for sunbathing or picnicking. This area extends out at low tide, revealing a large expanse of shoreline with tide pools to explore. The middle portion of the property is composed of a small rocky beach that extends as the tide recedes. This area is sheltered by larger rocks to the left and right of it, almost making you feel like you are in Acadia National Park itself. The property extends out into what we call “the point”; a small bluff which sits around 5 - 15 feet above the water, depending on the tide. A short path from the house extends directly to the point and there are Adirondack chairs allowing you to enjoy it at any time of the day; it’s perfect for morning coffee, wildlife and lobster boat watching, and spectacular sunsets. Finally, the property continues for another 200+ feet in a rocky descent, characteristic of the Maine coast. In addition to the shoreline the house sits on 4 acres of land that has wooded areas as well as blueberry and raspberry bushes – perfect for picking when in season!
The house itself, modern yet still cozy, is two stories and the layout is perfect for families or multiple guests. On the main floor you will find an open floor plan containing a living area with a large granite, wood-burning fireplace, both a formal dining area and a breakfast nook, a fully equipped kitchen, and a sunroom--all of which, along with the long deck just outside, offer great views of Frenchman Bay. We are often able to spot seals, porpoises and bald eagles directly from the house. Also on the main floor is the master bedroom (accompanied by a full bath), which has both north and west views of the water as well as a remote controlled gas fireplace for cozy evenings and mornings. The downstairs area contains the guest suite, which has its own full bathroom as well as a sitting area. A second guest bedroom has two twin beds with access to another full bathroom. In between the two rooms is a second common living area equipped with a flat screen TV. All rooms on the lower level, with the exception of the bathrooms, face Frenchman bay. The house also has a utility room with washer and dryer on the lower level, and a half-bath on the main level.
Caddo North sits directly on Frenchman Bay and offers views of Ironbound, Jordan, and Stave Islands, as well as parts of Mount Desert Island (MDI). The house is a ten-minute drive to the entrance of Acadia National Park at the Schoodic Peninsula; the only part of the park that is on the mainland. This portion of the park is less crowded than its larger sibling on MDI and offers ample opportunities for hiking, biking, and enjoying the beautiful rocky coastline (bike rentals are available outside of the park). It's also ten minutes to the center of the quaint village of Winter Harbor, which offers galleries and restaurants as well as a grocery store and opportunities to buy fresh lobster. An hour's drive (or 30-45 minutes by ferry) brings you to Bar Harbor and all the opportunities and activities (shopping, dining, boat tours, exploring larger sectors of Acadia including Cadillac Mountain, and so forth) that this tourist destination has to offer. In addition to Acadia National Park there are also numerous biking, hiking, fishing, canoeing, and swimming opportunities within 30 – 60 minutes of the house. These include the Down East Sunrise trail, Donnell Pond reserve, Schoodic and Black mountains, Lamoine State Park and numerous freshwater lakes and ponds. The location truly allows you to enjoy all that Down East Maine has to offer!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great home with an amazing setting and view
We highly recommend this home. We enjoyed the house completely and the property with the setting of "the point" looking at the water was incredible. We would hike in Acadia during the day and make sure to be back at the house to enjoy the amazing setting for a few hours until sunset. Hilary was great to work with including sending the house guide before we visited which helped us make plans for our hikes. We had originally planned to rent this home in 2015 and had to cancel our plans. We are so glad we kept this house on our list when we were able to plan our trip to Maine. When we return to Maine we will be sure to see if this home is available first before we look for anything else.
We could not have asked for a better place to stay. The owner gave us so much helpful information before our trip and the house was immaculate. Wonderful views, wildlife, quiet..all you could want to shut off your brain and relax! House is well-stocked with everything you need for your stay. We will be back! Thanks so much for the experience, Hilary!
Unbelievable views and outdoor space. Peaceful, restorative, lovely ...
Caddo North is everything you could ask for in a vacation home. Probably the most amazing sunset of my entire life! We loved the quiet, private, and remote location. Winter Harbor had very good restaurants and we also enjoyed many meals at home. We truly hope to come back again.
Amazing Family Adventure
We had the most amazing stay with our 2 young children at Caddo North in September. The house was spacious, clean, and had spectacular views. But the best part was the property. The kids spent hours outside climbing rocks, exploring the woods and looking for wildlife. We also loved the location. It was close to the Schoodic part of Arcadia Natl park, which we preferred over the main the park because it is less crowded. The surrounding areas are also not as touristy and crowded as the areas around Bar Harbor. One of the highlights was going lobster fishing with Robertson Sea Tours out of Milbridge (about 20 minutes away). But I would say my favorite part of the vacation was sitting together as a family on the chairs in the backyard that overlook the water and watching the sunset every night. #magical
Serenity and beauty in a great location!
We will echo all of the great things previous posters have written. The house sits on a piece of oceanfront property that is spectacular. The owners are wonderful, very accessible if you have any questions at all. For those who love nature, we saw a seal, a harbor porpoise, an osprey, and numerous eider ducks from the house/private beach area. At night we heard the porcupines squeaking in the nearby trees and also heard a loon off in the distance early one morning. You will be surrounded by nature! If you want to see whales, we suggest driving up to the mouth of the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick. We spent the day watching Fin back and Minke whales right from the shore of Campobello island--they were close enough that we could hear them breathe when they came up for air. It's only about a 1.5 hour drive or so. Stop by Quoddy Lighthouse on your way up.
Caddo North is perfection. The house is clean, comfortable and serene with incredible views, and the property is breathtaking. We hardly felt the need to leave between the hammocks (we added two more of our own), the "Point," and exploring the coast at low tide. When we did venture out, Acadia's Schoodic Peninsula was a lovely diversion, and with the help of the owners thorough and thoughtful guide to the area, we had no trouble shopping or finding local restaurants to enjoy. Our family of three (we have a teenage daughter) spent a blissful week and can't wait to return next year.
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