3 bedrooms , 1 bath , sleeps 6
George & Sharon DeFries
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 Winter Harbor
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We had a wonderful stay at your house! The house is in a fantastic location. Schoodic Point is a must see as is the ferry ride to Bar Harbor. The place is clean and well furnished. We used the bikes to ride to Schoodic Point and it was breathtaking. The Pickled Wrinkle is a definite must to eat at, the Fish and Chips were amazing!
Cottage by the water
Very comfy house
Will come back to this house when in Maine
Wonderful, quiet, beautiful location
This historic family home is great to stay in. So quiet, well furnished and welcoming. We walked to the store, dinner and the ferry to Bar Harbor. Loved it a lot!!!
Would definitely stay here again.
My husband and I really enjoyed our vacation to Winter Harbor, and loved the property we stayed in. The house is located within walking distance to restaurants, the harbor, and is a short drive from Acadia National Park.
We were pleasantly surprised at how well stocked the home was. It truly was like staying in our own home. The kitchen had everything we needed, and there were plenty of paper products, towels, bedding, etc. There are puzzles, games, movies and books if you have a day you want to stay in. We had one rainy day during our stay - the rest of the time we were out and about because there is so much beauty to see in the area.
All the bedrooms are upstairs, and the stairs are a bit steep (this is a well-maintained older home). This wasn't an issue for us, but might be for someone who can't climb stairs easily.
We took the ferry to Bar Harbor a couple of days and it's a fun, informative ride. We saw porpoise and harbor seals on every ride and lobster pots are everywhere! It was fun to watch the lobstermen pull their pots with the lobsters for the day.
Bar Harbor is a busy town with *lots* of traffic. If you drive there, go early to grab a good parking spot. Once you're parked you can walk all over town and take the Island buses (free) to various spots around the island. We took Oly's Trolley (a paid tour) to the top of Cadillac Mountain one day, then took our own car the next. The tour gave us lots of info and then taking our car allowed us to spend more time catching the magnificent views.
Sharon & George were so nice to rent from. Sharon called the day we arrived to make sure we were settled in and gave us lots of info on things to do. We enjoyed our trip and would stay here again if we get to visit Maine again.
Enjoyed our stay
What a perfect setting! Loved the water view and proximity to the quaint center of Winter Harbor. Walking distance to a grocery store, a couple of restaurants, 5 &10 store, Hammond Hall and a great farmers market on Tues mornings.
Very convenient to all that Schoodic Peninsula has to offer. Sharon is a great host and very responsive to any questions we had.
Enjoyed a comfortable stay!
It reminds us of the older homes we associate with the state of Maine. Comfortable beds, loved the view and location, enjoyed a lobster/clams/mussels supper. Very well stocked, Enjoyed the bikes and outdoor games along with a fire. Nice small town with friendly locals.
Confusing television remotes and stations.
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.