|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Cherry Dip Cottage – a new multi-level cottage style vacation home. On a tidal cove of the West Bay on the Schoodic Peninsula. Our home offers all the warmth and charm of a Down East Maine seaside home. Leather couches and chairs in the main living room area and a flat screen TV. Bring your Kayaks as we have a staircase directly down to the water. Cherry Dip Cottage is pet friendly woopee!
We rent Saturday-Saturday, 7 nights.
We sold out all 17 weeks in 2014 so book now for 2015.
We have top of the line Bosch appliances for cooking for all you foodies. Bring your laptops and iPads as we have high speed Internet access and WiFi. The warm wood finishes and stone throughout the home generate a soft relaxing sensation. Watch eagles and abundant wildlife from the large windows that surround the front of the home. For the nature lover, walk among the tall pine and fir trees that surround our 2 acre lot.
The Cherry Dip Cottage is 12 minutes to the Schoodic section of Acadia National Park and 15 minutes to downtown Winter Harbor and the Grindstone Neck golf course. If you have any questions please ask us a question.
• Darthia Organic Farm
• Winter Harbor Co-op
• IGA Grocery
• Grindstone Golf Club
• 5 & 10 Winter Harbor
• Fisherman's Tavern
• Dorcas Public Library
• Chester Pikes Restaurant -voted top restaurant in Maine.
• Milbridge 10 miles.
• 44 North Restaurant
• 2 Banks & Movie Theater
• Drug Store
• Family Dollar
• Milbridge Restaurant
• Matthews Country Store
• Joshy's Drive up Food
• Mexican Restaurant
• Winter Harbor 10 miles
• Chase's Family Restaurant
• Nautica Pub
Keywords: waterfront home,gouldsboro,maine,schoodic point,downeast maine,downeast,vacation home,
Welcome to Cherry Dip Cottage. We are both avid golfers, kayakers and dog lovers. I am a travel industry entrepreneur and my wife is a master gardener.
Matt Zito purchased this house in 2007
After visiting Maine every summer for 10 years straight we decided to take the plunge and build a vacation home on the water in Acadia-Downeast Maine.
The house is surrounded by wildlife and the lot is very private including 2 acres and 250 ft. of tidal shoreline. You can walk the grounds and enjoy sitting at the waters edge on large ledge rock that jettisons out into the cove. There is a hammock down by the water as well. A private staircase will take you down to the water and the house is very accessible for Kayaking. Just leave your Kayaks by the water and walk back up the staircase. Our cove is great for beginners to Kayak as the water is like glass and flat. You can go out of the cove into the bigger water of West Bay by just paddling out about 5 minutes to the larger body of water.
Enjoy the many perennial gardens that surround the property.
My husband and I rented this home in Gouldsboro for a week in October and had a really nice time. The home was very comfortable, clean and private. When we first pulled into the driveway I did not expect it to be so close the the street but with that being said it is still completely private. The road off the main one only has 2 houses on it, this home and one other one that you cannot even see. It is also about 1/10th of a mile off the main road so you do not hear the traffic. Everything you need is in the home, including extra towels and blankets and there is always the washer and dryer which I find a big convenience. The bathrooms were a nice size with a relaxing jacuzzi tub in one and a nice enclosed shower in the other. There is a beautiful mint green and black bowl sink in the downstairs bathroom, very nice. The leather couches in the living room are very comfortable as was the king size bed. Some others mentioned they did not like the two twin beds put together to make a king but we slept great on them. One thing to mention is the stairs are very steep inside and out going down to the water. The outside stairs end and you have to climb down an embankment that could be tough for some people. I did not realize the water level was dependant on the tide flow at this location and it was very mucky and muddy while we were there. It didn't really matter to us as it was October and we had no plans on swimming! Our week was mainly sunny and in the 50's just how we love it. It was fun to explore this side of Acadia for a change and the main park is a little under an hour away so we spent three days there as well. We brought our baby (a little black pug named Walter) with us and he had a great time as well. There was even a pile of doggie towels and food/water bowls in the house if he needed them. He was scared of the stairs though and had to be carried down. Since we had Walter with us I cannot recommend any restaurants in the area but I can say they had a nice gas stove and most everything you needed to cook with. The owners were very helpful with questions and I had to call them as soon as we arrived since I had left my printed email at home with the house key information on it. Luckily they picked right up and we were inside the home in minutes. I would definitely recommend this home to anyone vacationing in the area and the price was very reasonable. I would come again as well. Thank you Matt and Nicole for sharing your home.
The cottage is cozy, comfortable, very private and reasonably well-equipped--we found we even had everything we needed to cook a couple of live lobsters. We were there at leaf-peeping time and so we used the heater and the wood-burning stove. Both worked well. The site is very pretty. It is heavily treed and the leaves were turning gold and orange before our eyes, just as we had imagined. The house is on a small tidal inlet that the geese were using as a rest stop, landing and taking off on their migrations south.
The owner is very organized and provided helpful information before we arrived and in a binder kept at the house. We liked the recommendations we tried, particularly Chester Pike's restaurant for breakfast and dinner.
It is a great location for exploring. We used it as a comfortable home base and went on day trips to places like Schoodic Point (15 minutes), Acadia National Park (45 minutes), Bar Harbor (also 45 minutes), Deer Isle and Stonington (about 90 minutes), Northeast Harbor (45 minutes) and the Cranberry Islands (by mail boat from NE Harbor in the off season), Campobello (FDR's summer home, about 90 minutes), and even to Hopewell Rocks in the Bay of Fundy (about 5 hours--an overnighter).
People should know that they have to drive several miles to just about any services and about 20-30 minutes to find a large market.
They also should know that although technically the cottage is on ocean water, it is a very small inlet. At the cottage, the inlet is narrow, shallow and far from the main bay. The water at the inlet by the house varies from almost no water, revealing a very muddy bottom, to a rather muddy brown tidal flow. Unless the water gets bluer during the summers, which I doubt, I cannot imagine going in the water, even to wade or launch a kayak. People should also know that the stairs to the basement and second floor are steep, as are the outside stairs down to the inlet, and would be difficult for small children and some older people.
It is very dog-accommodating because it has a safe area around the house with no car traffic at all and no likely tick exposure, plus nothing inside the house seems overly fragile.
We would go back and would recommend it for people who are looking for the right kind of experience and are not concerned about being able to use the water in the inlet or see the ocean.
We had a great time at the cottage. As others have said, it's private and very quiet. Arcadia was closed but we found many other neat things to do. Great job Matt.
this rental did not live up to expectations.the lawns had not been mowed, the gardens were choked with weeds,the back yard is taken up by a "green house" which is nothing more than a plastic covered dome structure which is full of weeds and cast away lawn equipment.in addition, the front porches were covered in green mold and bird residue. both they and the furniture in the back yard need to be power washed. there was a very unattractive camper parked at the end of the driveway. based on the growth of weeds around it,it had obviously been there for a considerable amount of time. all in all the exterior of the home was a big disappointment.
the interior of the home also did not live up to expectations. the photos on the web site make it look much larger than it actually is. the furnishings are minimal. the much vaunted leather couches are badly rain stained and very unattractive. the master bedroom does not have a king size bed. what it does have is a great puzzlement. the bed consists of two twin size junior mattresses. which is to say that anyone over 5'2" would find their feet hanging over the bottom. an average adult male could not sleep in this bed. finally, there were instructions concerning blocking the morning sun --- hang blankets with the rocks which were supplied!!! really??
the bottom floor of this home is barely noted on the web site and with good reason. it is very musty due to the dampness. there is an obvious water problem around the base of the chimney.
this could be a stunning vacation retreat. but in its present condition i would not recommend renting
i wrote a similar email to the owner at the end of the stay and did not receive an acknowledgement so i am not hopeful that he is planning any sort of improvement on the condition of the home.
We loved staying in this home. It was away from everything, yet close enough to be in Acadia within minutes. After driving through Bar Harbor, we were happy to be away from crowds. Each morning we had breakfast outside, facing the water. Each night the bullfrogs sang us to sleep. The only people we saw all week were paddling by.The kids loved swinging in the hammock and exploring the property. The house was well stocked with everything and was spotless. We have stayed in rental houses throughout the country and none have been as well stocked as this one. We loved the wall of windows in the living room and seeing the moon reflecting over the water. I would definitely recommend this home to anyone who wants seclusion and who would like to enjoy nature. It is a beautiful, comfortable home.
My husband and myself along with our two four legged babies really enjoyed our week here. The cottage is everything described and then some. It was so comfortable, we didn't feel a need to go anywhere! Beautiful spot, secluded. Bald eagles in the cove viewed from the windows. The dogs had a blast as well. Thank you for the shopping tips. We've always gone into Ellsworth, never realized Milbridge was so much closer. Guidebook came in handy for that and we got the last bit of clams before state shut down for fresh water runoff due to the rain. We love this part of Maine and would definately rent here again.
Acadia National Park Schoodic section is 15 minutes from the home.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 24 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 25 2015 - Sep 4 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 30 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59.00|
|Notes||We only rent Saturdays to Saturdays from June 14-November 1. Rental Agreement is required to sign at time of booking.|