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This cabin, affectionately known as The Love Shack is conveniently located a short walk from the village of Winter Harbor. Privately situated among fir trees, wild blueberries and perennials it offers wi-fi, HD T.V., comfortable sleeping with bath and a kitchenette and a gas log fireplace. Laundry is available in the owner's home if needed. Bikes, kayaks, a row boat and water's edge enjoyment are all provided.
Feeling so blessed Bob and Hope have loved this property for 14 years and want to share it. Bob is an aerospace consultant who loves golfing and travel and Hope is a retired psychotherapist whose passion is gardening. We live in Austin, TX in the winter with our Siamese cat Otis who loves to patrol the coast of Maine in the summers. We have four sons and five grandchildren.
HOPE BUCKNER purchased this cabin in 2000
Longing to come back to Maine we searched from Portland on up the coast until we found Deep Cove. When we walked onto the land we knew this was IT. The cabin had been here since 1954 when it was built as a 'day cottage' for the owners. We lived in it for four summers before the house was built. It is a very special place for us.
The view from the water is captivating. You can watch the lobster boats working in the mornings, followed by seagulls hoping to get lucky. Cruise ships pass in the distance on their way into Bar Harbor sometimes twice a day at the height of the season. We are located within walking distance of the small village of Winter Harbor which hosts a library, bank, performance hall, 5&10, post office and grocery store. Schoodic Point which is part of Acadia National Park is two miles away and is a lovely place to bike. Great restaurants are here with some open year round.
The love shack sounded kind of silly at first especially as we were coming for our honymoon. There is something to the name though of that we can be sure. The owners have re done the "shack" and frankly the term no longer applies. Everything about it is perfect. There is not a square inch of the place that was not re done. The kitchenett is a true kitchennet. There is a college sized fridge, microwave, coffee pot, and a sink in the bathroom. For the two of us we were able to make breakfeast sandwiches, lunches, and several dinners there.
The owners provide bikes and sea kayaks which we took advantage of. (when they say go at high tide they mean it.) They also provided maps and general travel information regrding the area. They are pet friendly as well and our dogs really enjoyed the stay. The location was perfect for day trips into the various parts of Acadia as well as to Bar harbor. Bar harbor proper was roughly a 40 min drive. The scodhic point protion of acadia is practically right next door and offers plenty to do in its own right. Bring plenty of memory cards for the camera because you cant take a bad picture. The owners have a nice dock area with a bench that overlooks the harbor. Very nice spot to watch the sunset with a cigar. All in all I will say that everything was as described or better and the owners were most accommodating. My only negitive would be the sluggish internet but in this neck of the woods just having a constant connection is a victory.
On the property there is a plaque that says: “If you’re lucky enough to have a house by the water you’re lucky enough.” In our case, we were lucky enough to land at the Bruckner’s Love Shack in September 2014. We had 3 nights of stunning sunsets with wine on the deck next to the shore with a view that was both magical and restorative. The Bruckner’s are the perfect hosts providing just the right combination of Southern and Maine hospitality. The Love Shack was a really nice combination of old Maine camp with a little bit of luxury. We look forward to another Down East visit soon.
Beautiful location, nice cabin, and friendly owners....
We will go back.
This cozy cabin is known affectionately as the Love Shack. It is conveniently located close to the ocean and a half mile walk to the downtown area of Winter Harbor which has a bank, 5&10, grocery store, post office and both fine and casual dining establishments. Schoodic Point, the eastern section of Acadia National Park, is 2 miles away and provides an ideal setting for a leisurely bike ride around the park plus hiking trails and mountain climbing. Picnics on the point can't be beat! Golfing is available at the Grindstone Golf course located half a mile away from the cabin. A ferry runs to Bar Harbor daily from the end of June to Labor Day. The rock bound coast of Maine is unparalleled in its beauty and serenity.
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3 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.