CHARMING WATERFRONT CAPE ON 5 ACRES - PROTECTED HABITAT - BIKES AND KAYAKS INCL

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CHARMING WATERFRONT CAPE ON 5 ACRES - PROTECTED HABITAT - BIKES AND KAYAKS INCL

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3 bedrooms, 1 bath/shower, sleeps 6, living room, kitchen/dining, office/study

Perfect and charming three-bedroom just completely rebuilt in knotty pine interior and shingled cottage exterior. New appliances, jotul propane stove, washer and dryer. On 5+ private and well-wooded acres with 293 +/- feet of gorgeous smooth, flat ledge water front on Grand Marsh Bay. This is what everyone dreams of finding when they think of the coast of Maine.

Two tandem kayaks and four mountain/hybrid bikes come with the rental property. Enjoy the natural beauty and wildlife of Corea Heath-Grand Marsh protected areas. Paddle to the salt marsh and explore its winding channel. Count great blue herons. Watch bald eagles and osprey flying overhead. Spot a seal at high-tide. Swim off the rocks by the house, at two nearby [rare] sand beaches, or warmer, freshwater at Jone's Pond picnic area. Bike the loop-road through nearby Acadia National Park's Schoodic portion. Explore Downeast Maine's historic towns and villages.

Enjoy summer-fall concerts, art exhibits, and performances.

Visit Acadia National Park - Schoodic Peninsula: The only section of Acadia located on the mainland, the park comprises a loop that begins in Winter Harbor following the coast ending at Birch Harbor. Just inside Acadia's boundaries is a picnic area with tables and grills. Picnic surrounded by wild roses, explore the rocks along the shore, watch sailboats tack across the waters while you eat. - Bike to Schoodic Point. Biking in Maine is great, but this small stretch of road is extraordinary. The Schoodic Section of Acadia has a one-way loop road that hugs the coast through the Park. - Hike to the top of Schoodic Head. Numerous trails lead to extraordinary views from Schoodic's 400 ft summit. In addition, to a 360-degree survey of Downeast Maine this small peak overlooking the Atlantic exposes visitors to a sub-alpine ecological zone. Dwarf vegetation and low-bush blueberry hug the thin, rocky soil. Cross the tidal land-bridge to Little Moose Island.

Daytrip in Rustic Downeast Maine. : Drive along the forty-mile Acadia Scenic Byway. Explore winter Harbor and the grand Victorian 'cottages' of Grindstone Neck. Or, cruise the last stretch of coastal Route 1 in the United States. Pass through the quiet coastal towns of Stueben, Jonesport, and Machias. Enjoy endless views and rolling blueberry barrens. Some say, Helen's in Machias makes the best blueberry pies in the USA. Take an inland route home passing through historic Cherryfield and other small towns. Visit nearby Bartlett Maine Estate Winery for a tasting. - There are at least five bikes included with the property any given time, often more. They are high quality mountain and hybrid bikes including Gary Fisher, Cannondale, Marin, Schwinn, and others. The bikes are suitable for teens through adults. Helmets are available for use. We also have a bike trailer for two toddlers - please bring helmets. Be sure to bring your own bike rack - the bikes can be taken to Acadia park and other great riding locations.

Drive or Take the Ferry to Mt. Desert Island.: A passenger ferry connects Winter Harbor and Bar Harbor on Mt. Desert Island. The Island Explorer bus service shuttles passengers free-of-charge to numerous destinations throughout Acadia National Park and across the Island. This service also operate between Winter Harbor-Birch Harbor-Prospect Harbor on the Schoodic Peninsula. - The town of Bar Harbor has great energy. It offers a large number of independent shops and restaurants. The dining holds its own with any major city. It is a commercial, yet charming town with an active daytime crowd and equally active nightlife. Curiosities like the Whale Museum make Bar Harbor an excellent place to visit. - Drive to the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia Nation Park and see the entire region. - Two Ocean Kayak sit-on-top boats may be used in the Bay or taken to another beautiful paddling spot. Life jackets for adults and one child's life jacket are available for use. Light weight paddles are included. Roof rack NOT provided.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Joan (Owner)
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I think we took full advantage of the location from swimming at the beach (cold but doable) to hiking at Acadia to a day trip to Lubec and Campobello. We also ate plenty of lobster. At four dollars a pound how couldn't you? You have a great place in a nice, quiet spot.
Aug 2009
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Charming waterfront Cape on 5 acres - Protected habitat - Bikes and Kayaks Incl
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Charming waterfront Cape on 5 acres - Protected habitat - Bikes and Kayaks Incl
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Prospect Harbor Downeast and Acadia
Philadelphia
5

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5
Had a great time at this property ! Spent a week in June . The Bay was still cold but my son swam . There were more than enough bikes for family of 5. Would've loved to use the kayaks but did not have enough time ...
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Charming waterfront Cape on 5 acres - Protected habitat - Bikes and Kayaks Incl
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p171077
+1 267-304-3661
Prospect Harbor Downeast and Acadia
5

Didn't want to leave !

Didn't want to leave !
  • 5 of 5
Perfectly situated amongst beautiful forest and water, great ledge rock to sit or sunbathe on. Tandem kayaking on calm water, great screened porch to relax on and enjoy a daily cocktail hour after visiting nearby Acadia Nat'l park on the Schoodic Peninsula, wild and beautiful without the crowds of Mt Desert Is. Close to Campobello Island, highly recommended and visiting the surrounding small towns, great fresh seafood for dinner and a quick trip into Bangor. very comfortable house with gas stove for a couple of chilly mornings. My kind of vacation and definitely a keeper!!
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming waterfront Cape on 5 acres - Protected habitat - Bikes and Kayaks Incl
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p171077
+1 267-304-3661
Prospect Harbor Downeast and Acadia
5

Charming Peaceful Property

  • 5 of 5
This property is for the family that wants to be close enough to the action yet could return back to a very peaceful setting. This home was breath taking. The inside was an open concept all natural knotty pine. We could not get radio, TV and limited cell towers, but the owner had hundreds of movies and many games to keep the family occupied. Everything was clean and well stocked. My suggestion to future renters is to listen to Isak's list of suggestions. He gave us the best places to purchase seafood, and site see. A vacation that is well worth repeating.
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming waterfront Cape on 5 acres - Protected habitat - Bikes and Kayaks Incl
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p171077
+1 267-304-3661
Prospect Harbor Downeast and Acadia
5

July 4th Vacation

  • 5 of 5
Had a great time in Maine. This place was as relaxing as it looked in the pictures. Far enough away from the busy streets of Bar Harbor but close enough to take a ride and vist. We brought are dog and loved the walks we would take around the quite roads that surrounded the house. Also got a weeks pass and went to both parts of Acadia National Park (Absolutly A Must See!) Place was very clean and comfortable. Plenty of bikes,kayaks and DVD's to keep you busy. Never rented anything before but would recommend this for sure. If you want to get away this is the place!
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Charming waterfront Cape on 5 acres - Protected habitat - Bikes and Kayaks Incl
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+1 267-304-3661
Prospect Harbor Downeast and Acadia
5

Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5
This was our fourth visit to Maine since 2004. We found the Grand Marsh Bay property to be everything we expected and more. It was well equipped, spacious, and we especially appreciated the location as it was somewhat removed from the busy tourist scene. The recent addition of the screened in porch overlooking the bay was certainly a plus. We enjoyed the use of the kayaks on several occasions and there were numerous bikes available for our use. During our stay, we observed many species of birds, a doe and her two young fawns, and a bear ambling across the road as we were headed back to the property one evening. This location allowed us to make day trips to Bar Harbor and Acadia, Schoodic Peninsula (a favorite), and to Campobello Island where we toured Roosevelt International Park. The owners were easy to work with and provided detailed directions and excellent information. We would definitely stay at Grand Marsh Bay again.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Charming waterfront Cape on 5 acres - Protected habitat - Bikes and Kayaks Incl
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Prospect Harbor Downeast and Acadia
4

Awesome for biking.....WITH BIKES!!

  • 4 of 5
The 23 mile loop around The Schoodic section of Acadia is wonderful and mainly because the cabin comes with excellent bikes (if you can't find an allen wrench to size the seat they will lend you one at the gas station). We are big bikers and it really made the trip. The kayaking is a bit more challenging because of the tides, but are fine for the inlet. Don't assume it will be cold....it was 97 on our last day!
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bangor
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Winter Harbor-Bar Harbor Ferry
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
beach
Car: recommended

The property is located on Grand Marsh Bay Road in a unique, protected natural and historic area on Maine's Schoodic Peninsula. It is only minutes away from picturesque Corea harbor and Prospect Harbor. Several more miles brings you to Winter Harbor with its grand 19th-century 'cottages'. The entrance to Acadia National Park is located just before town. A one-way road skirts the coast treating visitors to views of Frenchman's Bay and Mt. Desert. At Schoodic Head granite bedrock cut by diabase dikes juts into rough ocean waters. The park is home to wildlife including rarely seen bobcat and moose. With small mountains, lakes, and ocean the Schoodic is noted by some as the most beautiful region of the East Coast.

While the Schoodic is known for lobster, lobster, and lobster or clams - the area is alive with arts and culture. From wood carving and glass work to music and poetry, artists draw inspiration from the surroundings. Summer and fall are loaded with festivals and special events.

Other Activities: -

Schoodic Arts - www.schoodicarts.org

Bar Harbor Ferry - www.winterharborwatertaxiandtours.com, www.downeastwindjammer.com/bar-harbor-ferry

Bartlett's Estate Winery - one peninsula up, www.bartlettwinery.com

Whale Watching and Cruises - www.robertsonseatours.com, www.downeastcoastalcruises.com

Sea Kayaking - www.seascapekayaking.com

Campobello Island, Roosevelt Cottage - (bring a passport), www.fdr.net

Acadia Birding Festival, May 30-Jun 2, 2013, www.acadiabirdingfestival.com

Get Outdoors Day - Jun 8, 2013, Free entry to Acadia NP

Bangor State Fair - Jul 26-Aug 4, 2013, www.bangorstatefair.com

Schoodic Arts Festival - Jul 29-Aug 12, 2013, www.schoodicarts.org

Winter Harbor Lobster Festival - Aug 10, 2013

Machias Wild Blueberry Festival - Aug 16-18, 2013, www.machiasblueberry.com

Blue Hill Fair - Aug 29-Sep 2, 2013, the fair in Charlotte's Web, www.bluehillfair.com

Acadia Night Sky Festival - TBD, www.acadianightskyfestival.com

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Prospect Harbor House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2014 Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 3 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
2014 Late Fall
Oct 4 2014 - Oct 25 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check, Credit Card (see terms below)
Check In: 4 p.m.
Check Out: 11 a.m.
Required Stay: Saturday to Saturday, three-nights when booked within two weeks of stay.
Lodging Tax: 8%
Security deposit: A $350 refundable security deposit is required for all stays.
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Amenities

Amenities

Prospect Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Wood Stove
  • Water Cooler
  • Mobile Phone
  • Telescope
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Sheets for King on site
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk Bed
    Office/Study - Leather Sofa
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • water parks
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • cinemas
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • hospital
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • wind-surfing
  • hunting small game
  • swimming
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • golf
  • pier fishing
Notes:
Swim, Boat, Fish. Golf by the Ocean. Downeast Maine provides many opportunities for recreation. In addition to swimming at the house in the waters of Grand Marsh Bay, several nearby sand beaches provide access to the water and sun-bathing. Two kayaks including life jackets and paddles at the house may be transported by guests and used in fresh or salt water. Family-friendly Jones Pond is a large lake about ten minutes up the road. It has a gradual sandy beach, picnic area with grills, a playground, and boat launch. Only 10 minutes away, Winter Harbor is home to the Grindstone Neck Golf Course. It is a semi-private 9-hole course, featuring 3,095 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36. The course was designed by Alex Handy and established in 1891. Its among the fifty oldest courses in the United States, and is considered the first golf course in Maine. By car or ferry: Kebo Valley Golf Club - 18-hole The Causeway Club - 9-hole Northeast Harbor Golf Club -18-hole
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