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Summer Harbor waterfront home with 580 feet of shoreline

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

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!

More Details

Hilary Stebbins
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2018


Gouldsboro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Powder room - toilet
    Guest Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Guest Suite - 1 double , Sitting area and full bath
    Guest bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Access to guest bathroom
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Full bath with shower
  • Futon and air mattress also available
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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Summer Harbor waterfront home with 580 feet of shoreline
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

A little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

We just left Caddo North and had the most wonderful holiday. The house is even better than we expected. So light and open with views over the bay. Inside we had everything we needed. I was able to bake and cook for us and didn’t want for any kitchen utensils. The beds are very comfortable and everyone pretty much had their own bathroom/toilet (we are a family of 4).

We enjoyed having our morning coffee out on the rocks at sunrise and sitting on the balcony watching the sunset over the bay. We watched seals, bald eagles, chipmunks, humming birds and a variety of seabirds in the bay. If you didn’t want to leave the house you could have a very chilled holiday right there.

In the surrounding area there is plenty to do - bike hire at Acadia, hiking, boating, lots of lobster eating and whale watching. We actually drove to Campobello and watched humpback whales from the shore!

Hilary was super helpful if we needed anything and sent me lots of information before we got there so we could plan a few activities.

I highly recommend Caddo North!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ames, IA USA

A relaxing retreat on breathtaking property.

  • 5 of 5

Our thoroughly enjoyable experience with this home matches those of previous reviewers. Our stay here in August with our adult children was wonderful. This clean, comfortable, well stocked home provided a welcoming center for all our activities. The property is heavily wooded and opens up to amazing panoramic views of the rocky coastline. It is located in a rural area, and we rarely saw other people while at the house. We typically spent our days hiking in Acadia, both on Mt. Desert Island and the Schoodic peninsula, and then returned to enjoy fresh lobster while watching the sunset on the deck. Although it is an hour drive to the Mt. Desert Island part of Acadia, the trip is not troublesome. Returning to this home at the end of each day was a welcome respite from the crush of tourists in Bar Harbor. The town of Winter Harbor is close by, and one can find most supplies there. The owner’s guide to attractions, hiking trails, restaurants and amenities was invaluable—better than any travel brochure we could find. Our family would go back to this home without hesitating.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Moline, IL USA

Great home with an amazing setting and view

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sachse, TX


  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unbelievable views and outdoor space. Peaceful, restorative, lovely ...

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Family Adventure

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
The Pickled Wrinkle
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Winter Harbor - Bar Harbor Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Grindstone Neck Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
SaltBox, Fisherman's Galley, Chase's, Gerrishe's
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $75

Full refund for cancellations up to 30 days prior to check-in date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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