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Charming waterfront Cape on 5 acres - Protected habitat - Bikes and Kayaks Incl

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 bath/shower, sleeps 6, living room, kitchen/dining, office/study

Perfect and charming three-bedroom just completely rebuilt in knotty pine interior and shingled cottage exterior. New appliances, jotul propane stove, washer and dryer. On 5+ private and well-wooded acres with 293 +/- feet of gorgeous smooth, flat ledge water front on Grand Marsh Bay. This is what everyone dreams of finding when they think of the coast of Maine.

Two tandem kayaks and four mountain/hybrid bikes come with the rental property. Enjoy the natural beauty and wildlife of Corea Heath-Grand Marsh protected areas. Paddle to the salt marsh and explore its winding channel. Count great blue herons. Watch bald eagles and osprey flying overhead. Spot a seal at high-tide. Swim off the rocks by the house, at two nearby [rare] sand beaches, or warmer, freshwater at Jone's Pond picnic area. Bike the loop-road through nearby Acadia National Park's Schoodic portion. Explore Downeast Maine's historic towns and villages.

Enjoy summer-fall concerts, art exhibits, and performances.

Visit Acadia National Park - Schoodic Peninsula: The only section of Acadia located on the mainland, the park comprises a loop that begins in Winter Harbor following the coast ending at Birch Harbor. Just inside Acadia's boundaries is a picnic area with tables and grills. Picnic surrounded by wild roses, explore the rocks along the shore, watch sailboats tack across the waters while you eat. - Bike to Schoodic Point. Biking in Maine is great, but this small stretch of road is extraordinary. The Schoodic Section of Acadia has a one-way loop road that hugs the coast through the Park. - Hike to the top of Schoodic Head. Numerous trails lead to extraordinary views from Schoodic's 400 ft summit. In addition, to a 360-degree survey of Downeast Maine this small peak overlooking the Atlantic exposes visitors to a sub-alpine ecological zone. Dwarf vegetation and low-bush blueberry hug the thin, rocky soil. Cross the tidal land-bridge to Little Moose Island.

Daytrip in Rustic Downeast Maine. : Drive along the forty-mile Acadia Scenic Byway. Explore winter Harbor and the grand Victorian 'cottages' of Grindstone Neck. Or, cruise the last stretch of coastal Route 1 in the United States. Pass through the quiet coastal towns of Stueben, Jonesport, and Machias. Enjoy endless views and rolling blueberry barrens. Some say, Helen's in Machias makes the best blueberry pies in the USA. Take an inland route home passing through historic Cherryfield and other small towns. Visit nearby Bartlett Maine Estate Winery for a tasting. - There are at least five bikes included with the property any given time, often more. They are high quality mountain and hybrid bikes including Gary Fisher, Cannondale, Marin, Schwinn, and others. The bikes are suitable for teens through adults. Helmets are available for use. We also have a bike trailer for two toddlers - please bring helmets. Be sure to bring your own bike rack - the bikes can be taken to Acadia park and other great riding locations.

Drive or Take the Ferry to Mt. Desert Island.: A passenger ferry connects Winter Harbor and Bar Harbor on Mt. Desert Island. The Island Explorer bus service shuttles passengers free-of-charge to numerous destinations throughout Acadia National Park and across the Island. This service also operate between Winter Harbor-Birch Harbor-Prospect Harbor on the Schoodic Peninsula. - The town of Bar Harbor has great energy. It offers a large number of independent shops and restaurants. The dining holds its own with any major city. It is a commercial, yet charming town with an active daytime crowd and equally active nightlife. Curiosities like the Whale Museum make Bar Harbor an excellent place to visit. - Drive to the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia Nation Park and see the entire region. - Two Ocean Kayak sit-on-top boats may be used in the Bay or taken to another beautiful paddling spot. Life jackets for adults and one child's life jacket are available for use. Light weight paddles are included. Roof rack NOT provided.

More Details

Owner
Joan
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 3, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

I think we took full advantage of the location from swimming at the beach (cold but doable) to hiking at Acadia to a day trip to Lubec and Campobello. We also ate plenty of lobster. At four dollars a pound how couldn't you? You have a great place in a nice, quiet spot.
Aug 2009
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Amenities

Gouldsboro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Sheets for King on site
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk Bed
    Office/Study - Leather Sofa
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Swim, Boat, Fish. Golf by the Ocean. Downeast Maine provides many opportunities for recreation. In addition to swimming at the house in the waters of Grand Marsh Bay, several nearby sand beaches provide access to the water and sun-bathing. Two kayaks including life jackets and paddles at the house may be transported by guests and used in fresh or salt water. Family-friendly Jones Pond is a large lake about ten minutes up the road. It has a gradual sandy beach, picnic area with grills, a playground, and boat launch. Only 10 minutes away, Winter Harbor is home to the Grindstone Neck Golf Course. It is a semi-private 9-hole course, featuring 3,095 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36. The course was designed by Alex Handy and established in 1891. Its among the fifty oldest courses in the United States, and is considered the first golf course in Maine. By car or ferry: Kebo Valley Golf Club - 18-hole The Causeway Club - 9-hole Northeast Harbor Golf Club -18-hole

Reviews

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Charming waterfront Cape on 5 acres - Protected habitat - Bikes and Kayaks Incl
average rating of 4.827586 based on 32 reviews
5

Very Relaxing Atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

This property is about an hour away from Bar Harbor & Twenty minutes from Schoodic Point. Very nice escape no cable tv or wifi although there is a little bit of cell service. The amenities an house are wonderful. plenty of room to lay around both on the screened in porch and living areas. I would recommend this place to anyone trying to escape and relax.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Secluded, quiet ideal Maine property. Great for couples or small families!

  • 5 of 5

Great property, very secluded and private. Great location as well, off the beaten path but close enough to Bar Harbor, Winter Harbor and other nearby towns to be able to have a full experience of this part of Maine. The house itself is very clean and comfortable with all the appointments and amenities one might expect. The owners were easy to work with and responsive. Great place for a family stay or couple that wants to get away from it all.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful relaxing vacation home

  • 5 of 5

For those looking for a quiet, rustic rental home, this home is perfect. It is peaceful and quiet with beautiful views of the water. We particularly enjoyed Lunch At The Wharf in Corea even though it rained on our bike ride home and biking the one-way loop around the Schoodic Peninsula. Kayaking in Grand Marsh Bay was peaceful and lovely but do pay attention to the tides. Both the bikes and the kayaks were included in the rental. In Winter Harbor, we recommend both the Salt Box and Fisherman's Inn. Hiking around main Acadia was stunning, particularly Sand Beach and the Great Head areas. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Schoodic Peninsula

  • 5 of 5

Home was very comfortable and well appointed with amenities. The screened in porch was excellent and our kids were comfortable in each bedroom. The kitchen has ample cooking tools and facilities and the location is extremely quiet and private while being close enough to attractions and groceries. The home was completely clean well we arrived as well. The driveway appears quite rustic (natural) but was easy to locate (we even arrived in darkness) and navigate.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing week in the woods

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with my husband and two young sons (4 & 7) in late July of 2017. We had a great week. The cabin was perfect for our family. We enjoyed the kayaks and bikes. It was our first trip, and I wasn't sure if we would regret being a ways away from Bar Harbor and the main part of Acadia. We went to visit over there a few days into our trip, and found ourselves in traffic and crowds. The section of Acadia on Schoodic was absolutely lovely and uncrowded and wild and beautiful. We also enjoyed visiting nearby craft shop/ foundry US Bells, and got to watch balls being poured in their workshop (we called ahead to find out when they would be pouring). We also enjoyed the gas stove in the family room- so cozy on a cool evenimg. We would absolutely return!

Just a note to those in cars- we bottomed out close to the bottom of the drive way pretty hard and were worried we had damaged our vehicle (we didn't). We found this could be avoided by driving a little to the side of the drive so that one of the tires was more on the hump in the middle, which solved the problem.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Lovely spot to renew your spirit and relax

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need to experience Schoodic Penisula and the Winter Harbor area. From kayaks to bikes to a charming home with all you need to relax - this property is delightful. A pretty drive or fun ferry ride to Bar Harbor is an easy day activity. Was perfect for our family.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bangor
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Winter Harbor-Bar Harbor Ferry
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Route 1
Car: recommended

The property is located on Grand Marsh Bay Road in a unique, protected natural and historic area on Maine's Schoodic Peninsula. It is only minutes away from picturesque Corea harbor and Prospect Harbor. Several more miles brings you to Winter Harbor with its grand 19th-century 'cottages'. The entrance to Acadia National Park is located just before town. A one-way road skirts the coast treating visitors to views of Frenchman's Bay and Mt. Desert. At Schoodic Head granite bedrock cut by diabase dikes juts into rough ocean waters. The park is home to wildlife including rarely seen bobcat and moose. With small mountains, lakes, and ocean the Schoodic is noted by some as the most beautiful region of the East Coast.

While the Schoodic is known for lobster, lobster, and lobster or clams - the area is alive with arts and culture. From wood carving and glass work to music and poetry, artists draw inspiration from the surroundings. Summer and fall are loaded with festivals and special events.

Other Activities: -

Schoodic Arts

Bar Harbor Ferry

Bartlett's Estate Winery - one peninsula up

Whale Watching and Cruises

Sea Kayaking

Campobello Island, Roosevelt Cottage - (bring a passport),

Acadia Birding Festival, May 30-Jun 2, 2013,

Get Outdoors Day - Jun 8, 2013, Free entry to Acadia NP

Bangor State Fair - Jul 26-Aug 4, 2013

Schoodic Arts Festival - Jul 29-Aug 12, 2013

Winter Harbor Lobster Festival - Aug 10, 2013

Machias Wild Blueberry Festival - Aug 16-18, 2013

Blue Hill Fair - Aug 29-Sep 2, 2013, the fair in Charlotte's Web

Acadia Night Sky Festival - TBD

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning Included $0
Tax Rate 9.0%

Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check, Credit Card (see terms below)
Check In: 4 p.m.
Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging Tax: 9%
Security deposit: A $350 refundable security deposit is required for all stays.
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