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George & Sharon DeFries

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

Acadia, Schoodic Peninsula, Frenchman's Bay Home, Henry's Cove

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Downeast and Acadia House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms , 1 bath , sleeps 6

Located on the scenic Schoodic Peninsula - part of Acadia National Park. Ocean Views-House is 130 ft. to Henry's Cove, walking distances to shops, galleries, restaurants, grocery store, post office, old-fashioned 5 & 10 & ferry service to Bar Harbor. Golf in town at Grindstone Neck Golf Club-right beside the ocean. Take free Island Explorer bus around the area-July & August. Renovated home with three bedrooms - sleeps 6, Queen Beds-2 & Full size Bed-1. 1 bath-clawfoot tub w/shower hookup, fully equipped kitchen-including dishwasher & garbage disposer, dining room & living room. Full size sofa sleeper in living room in addition to the beds that sleep 6. Cable TV, VCR/DVD player, wireless internet access, ceiling fans, washer/dryer. Picnic cooler provided. 2 bicycles available for your use & outdoor grill. Soaps, linens, towels provided. There is a STRICT NO PET policy.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
George & Sharon DeFries (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

About George & Sharon DeFries

I was born in the area and attended the local schools, graduating from the local high school.

Why George & Sharon DeFries chose Downeast and Acadia

This home has been in my family since 1885. This house has been passed down thru the generations. I have many fond memories of time spent in this home and in the town of Winter Harbor.

What makes this house unique

Large yard & field to play games & enjoy the outside, with ocean views from the house and master bedroom. You can walk to everything in the town of Winter Harbor. Acadia National Park-Schoodic close by.


based on 16 traveler reviews

Acadia, Schoodic Peninsula, Frenchman's Bay Home, Henry's Cove
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Relaxing, historic, fully-equipped, wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

Winter Harbor is a wonderful location to book for a week, and then take day trips from the rental home in any direction. You can walk downtown, to the ocean, and wander through many art galleries. The gallery owners are friendly, knowledgeable and enjoy brilliant gardens. This rental home is a renovated 1800's home, with every ammenity, including lobster pot! We visited the Winter Lobster Coop & bought our own live lobster to cook our dinner. We went the first two weeks of October, and many businesses' were closed for winter, but we didn't care. We were there for the fresh lobster, ocean, beaches, and magnificient fall colors. The home was clean, with many travel books and even directions for how to cook lobster! The only concern one might run into is the steep stairs to the second floor. If you do not manage stairs easily, you might want to sleep on living room hide-a-bed, which is comfortable. Enjoy! You won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Very nice vacation!

  • 5 of 5

What a nice place and so relaxing. We enjoyed the short walk to the harbor and the ever present breeze off of the water whenever we stepped out the front door. The house was nicely stocked for our stay, the washer and dryer are a nice bonus. We really enjoyed the proximity to everything but found we liked the quiet life of the Winter Harbor area the most.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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  • 5 of 5

The stay at your house was amazing. Loved the view of the harbor first thing in the morning and last thing you see before going in for the night. The experience was fantastic. Plenty of things to do and see to keep us busy all week.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Heavenly Stay in Winter Harbor

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Winter Harbor surpassed our expectations. Sharon's home is very cozy and quaint. The location couldn't be better. We loved looking out the living room and master bedroom windows at the harbor.

We are currently thinking about our next visit. Whether you're looking for a chance to photograph beautiful scenery or to just sit on the rocks and listen to the sound of the pounding surf, you won't be disappointed. Thank you Sharon and George!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Wonderful, cozy and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had a wonderful trip to Winter Harbor. The town was super cute and the house was a great fit. Sharon truly knows how to accommodate as well. We had bikes, binoculars, a telescope and tons of tips and guides provided. Also, the beds were so comfortable. Our favorite activities were visiting the Schoodic Point. Kids loved jumping on all the rocks. We enjoyed bike rides daily, especially on Ocean Road and Grindstone Road. We visiting Bar Harbor and Acadia as well. Always a great day. We hiked Schoodic Mtn and swam in Donnell lake afterwards. I also kayaked a number of times right in Winter Harbor. Our trip was concluded by my niece getting married at Frazier Point. Breathtaking and memorable. Overall, we had a lovely, relaxing trip and were very pleased with the house. Many thanks Sharon.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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A lovely home with excellent furnishings!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent our honeymoon in Winter Harbor and had a delightful time. The house was beautiful and well-equipped, stocked with small extras like cooking oil and spices that we forgot we would need. We cooked almost every night, but enjoyed sampling the nearby restaurants such as the Fisherman's Inn which provided wonderful authentic seafood and a consistently welcoming atmosphere.

Sharon and George were very helpful and friendly; they made the process smooth and easy. Thanks!

We would absolutely recommend this location to anyone looking for a good getaway place that is also within striking distance of Acadia.

Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
Bar Harbor Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Grindstone Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Chases Restaurant, Fishermen's Inn Restaurant
Car: necessary

Explore Acadia National Park-Schoodic Peninsula, hike, bike, sail, fish. Enjoy the ocean breezes. Shop specialty stores and art galleries. Picnic at Frazier's Point. Take the ferry to Bar Harbor & Mt. Desert Island, also home to Acadia Natl Park or drive yourself.


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Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 8.0%

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Downeast and Acadia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1152 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Clawfoot tub with shower hookup.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 double
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
2 queen & 1 fullsize bed. Gas fireplace stove; picnic table; games, books, videos, soaps & paper products provided.

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