|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Located in a peaceful and unspoiled Downeast setting just a short distance from Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, Ellsworth, Milbridge, Machias etc.
Oceanfront cottage on Gouldsboro bay with views of Cadillac Mountain and Open Ocean. Private setting. Watch bald eagles, terns, loons, numerous waterfowl and seabirds from the comfort of our screened in porch or on the granite beach area in the front. Delight in the occasional sighting of harbor seals and dolphins. Enjoy spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Learn about the working lobster/fishing harbor while watching the fishing vessels travel in and out of the bay.
Amenities: TV and VCR with a great variety of videos. Full Kitchen including Microwave, Coffeemaker, Blender, & Toaster. Cooking Utensils and Linens provided, Washer & Dryer, Gas Grill (BBQ); Children's Games and Adult Board Games. Sleeps 5-7 people. There is one bedroom with a double bed and two enclosed sleeping areas. One of these enclosures has a set of bunkbeds and a small dresser. The second one has a single bed and dresser. There is a futon in the living room which can be made into a double bed.
Activities (on site or nearby): Hiking, Mountain Climbing, Golf, Fishing, Hunting, Wildlife Viewing, Horseback Riding, Shopping, Restaurants, Cinemas, Museums, Antique stores, Sightseeing, Boating, Sailing, Just 20 minutes from Schoodic area of Acadia National Park and 1 hour from the Cadillac area of Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor which offers many other activities. Many Lakes nearby with children’s activities. Many brochures with activities and locations in the camp.
I grew up spending summers here and when my husband retired we moved to Steuben in 2007 and live less than 2 miles from the camp. There is no place we would rather be. We love the beauty and peace in the area.
Laura purchased this cabin in 1950
A family owned cottage built by our parents in 1950. It has many happy memories of time spent with family and friends.
It is an extremely quiet and peaceful place built very close to the ocean, which would not be allowed now.
My family had a wonderful time here this week.You have a great spot. the whale watching tour you recommended in Eastport was well worth the trip up there. My son had great fun lookiing through the seaweed in search of crabs and jellies washing in on the waves.
At dusk a big porcupine walked by the cabin. Our dog alerted us to it. That night we saw terns plunging in for fish before dark.
This is our second year staying in Laura's family's cottage on Gouldsboro Bay, and we hope not the last. It is just as we like it, a bit off the beaten path, a bit rustic but with all the conveniences, oceanfront with a nice view, quiet, and a screened porch - exactly right. Walked with the dog almost every day back to Rogers Point Road, then left out on to the point to the nice cobble beach looking out the Bay. Also highly recommend the hikes a short drive away at Petit Manan Point, in the National Wildlife Refuge, with dogs welcome on leash. Hoping to return to this Gouldsboro Bay camp next year!
This is our third year at this cabin. It is very comfortable. Almost everything we needed was supplied, including puzzles which my son and I spent time doing. We also watch lobster boats checking traps and loons and comarants diving. The owner has always been helpful and prompt. The Sunrise Trail is a terrific nearby railtrail from Elsworth to Ayre Junction, 85 miles. And you shouldn't miss Bar Harbor and Acadia Park, the ocean and scenery are breathtaking. You can avoid the traffic by taking the nearby ferry. Also, don't miss the fresh blueberry pie at Helen's Restaurant in Machias.
We stayed in Laura's family's cottage on Gouldsboro Bay from August 10 through August 17, 2013, and it met our expectations perfectly. We wanted something a bit off the beaten path, a bit rustic but with all the conveniences, oceanfront with a nice view, quiet, and a screened porch - exactly right. Good memories of long walks with the dog, breakfast on the porch while the lobster boats head out for the day, and reading on the granite ledges overlooking Gouldsboro Bay. The cottage has, as advertised, some quirks - headroom in the main bedroom slopes down to under 6 feet, for example - but that only added to our appreciation of the place for what it is, a Maine family summer waterfront cottage. For future visitors to this cabin, or anyplace else in the area, we highly recommend the Hollingsworth Trail on Petit Manan Point, in the National Wildlife Refuge - blueberries (in season), then a nice mix of Maine woods, cedar swamp, and cobble and granite shorefront, all in about 1.5 miles, with dogs welcome on leash.
My husband and I had a great time here. We went to Acadia National Park a couple days and made the trip up to Campobello Island. The cabin is right on the ocean. We also checked out a couple of the parks nearby. There were plenty of books to read and listening to the waves was very relaxing.
We just spent our 2nd years stay at this wonderful camp on the ocean. It has everything we needed to cook with and even to grill outside.
We enjoyed eating out on the porch with the window open to see the beautiful ocean view and to smell the wonderful ocean breeze.
We also had our sons and grandkids down for a cookout and campfire. The granddaughters enjoyed watching a chipmunk running around on the rocks and lawn trying to find some leftovers! Then they had fun sleeping in the cozy bunkbeds.
There was a TV, but we chose not to watch it so we could just have quiet time and enjoyed nature.
Every day when the tide was out, we watched a seal laying out on a ledge with seaweed sunbathing!
When the tide came in, he would wait till the very last minute to move, then it would float him off the ledge and he would swim away. Enjoyed seeing him everyday!
It was also nice to sit on the porch or outside at the picnic table and do some quiet reading, which I never have time to at home.
So thanks to the owners for allowing people to enjoyed this wonderful Maine experience!!!
Were we not on the West Coast we would return year after year to this charming cabin-on-the-bay! The location, views and total experience were perfect for a sister's reunion. We were able to totally relax, drive for hours without any traffic, experience the wonderful tiny towns of Down East Maine, eat our fill of fresh lobster, cod and blueberries daily, watch deer, birds and marvelous sunsets from the screened porch or the welcoming outdoor areas surrouding this delightful vacation spot. The owners, living close by, could not have been more gracious and helpful.
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May 16 2015 - Sep 12 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Prior to Memorial Day and after Labor Day rates are $600/week
Personal or bank check or money order. 50% of the rental costs is required to reserve the dates and the remainder plus tax, is due at LEAST one week prior to arrival unless other arrangements have been made.
If reservation is cancelled the calendar will be changed to reflect that the week is available. The down payment will be refunded only if the week gets rented
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.