My husband and I recently concluded our stay here and highly recommend this property. This is a perfect spot for those looking for peace and quiet, raw coastal beauty, and a slower pace. We love the area and have visited many times before, but we had never actually stayed in Winter Harbor. We will certainly be back!
The listing (pictures,amenities and all), was right on! The condo was clean and attractive, and had all the necessities (including iron/ironing board and hair dryer). My husband had forgotten to pack our Maine Gazeteer, and we were delighted to find one in the condo.
We love the Fisherman's Inn, where we have celebrated a number of wedding anniversaries, including this one. It is less than a 5 minute walk from the condo! The lobster pie, scallops, and strawberry rhubarb crisp are delicious! Chase's is a short ride down the street and is also very good. We found very good blueberry muffins at the Schoodic Visitor Center, and enjoyed snacks (salmon and cheddar spreads, smoked salmon and mussels) from the Grindstone Neck Smokehouse, which is just up the road from Fisherman's Inn and owned by the same family.
For things to do you can't beat the Schoodic Peninsula! We have our favorite spot in the rocks to watch the surf; it is a place that calls us back! We loved the condo's proximity to town and took walks up the Main street; we also sat on the benches overlooking the harbor and watched the tide come in. There are a number of galleries, antique shops, and other shops to knock around. We absolutely love the 5 & 10; it is the perfect spot to spend time on a rainy day!
There is a 9 hole golf course nearby, Grindstone Neck. It was quite sloppy due to the recent rains and rocky ledge, but there is a charm about it with its wild blueberry bushes and picturesque holes by the water. I just wish it were better maintained.
A final word about the owner: he was extremely helpful in answering our questions. When I asked, he could not recall if there was an iron and ironing board in the condo (there was), but told me if they were not there, to let him know and he would get them for me.
All in all, a wonderful and memorable time away!
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