Schoodic Surf Cottage is located in a private wooded setting with a nicely landscaped yard in the heart of Downeast Maine. Relax in the Adirondacks on the pink granite shorefront and watch the waves crashing on the rocks, the seagulls flying, and the lobster men pulling their traps. Explore real Maine lobstering villages. Buy lobster right off the dock and steam them in sea water in an outdoor cooker. Just five miles to the village of Winter Harbor and the Schoodic portion of Acadia National Park. Drive around the park loop along the rocky shore, while enjoying views of the open ocean and the nearby islands. Take the ferry from Winter Harbor to Bar Harbor; enjoy the quaint village of Winter Harbor, art galleries, restaurants and even a golf course. Local grocery store, hardware store, and gas station in town also. Enjoy the real Maine Coast, how Maine used to be!
- Cottage1800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 6
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 18, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Maine the Way It Used To Be
I was born in Maine (too many years ago to discuss!) so I know this to be true, the Schoodic Surf Cottage is Maine the way it used to be.
As others have said, the photos do not do this cottage and its location justice. The house is larger than it appears (1,800 sq. feet), this was on the internet information, but I did not pay attention, so I was pleasantly surprised. I loved the décor. It has a cottage feel, but includes many personal touches that make you feel right at home. My family owns vacation property, so I understand how hard the owners have worked. I also know they do a great job keeping the home clean. Yes, clean! You just never know when renting, do you? The phone numbers to the owner, caretaker and rental agent are posted where you feel you really could call if there was anything wrong. The owner has even put together a great book about the area to help with day trip decisions.
Prospect Harbor is small (no red lights), but the people are friendly. There is a deli just down the street and a cute library with a lovely view. The next town, Winter Harbor has a couple restaurants, art galleries and a neat 5&10. Also, an IGA if you need supplies. Ellsworth is only 30 minutes away and has everything from McDonalds, Super Wal-Mart and a cute downtown with good restaurants.
The beautiful Schoodic Point portion of Acadia National Park is only five miles from the cottage. Bar Harbor is about 45 minutes away.
Now for the best part - the ocean view is amazing. The rocks are real Maine pink granite. Yes, large granite rocks, not pebbles or sand, and real deep water Atlantic Ocean, not that Maine mud at low tide. It’s the real thing! Waves crashing and everything. Lobster buoys, lobster boats and life-altering sunrises (sleep with the shades to the ocean up). There are Adirondack chairs and even a hammock. I don’t know if you can get a view like this anywhere else. If so, I have yet to find it.
Beautiful home, amazing views, great owners- you WON’T be disappointed!
From the second we walked in we knew we were home. The owners made sure to make us feel welcome with little touches that made our vacation even more perfect. The house is beautiful and clean with everything you could possibly need. We rent houses often for our vacations and find ourselves lugging everything but we didn’t need to here- the owners think of everything for you and it was such a welcomed surprise. The views grab you the second you enter the home. It’s truly a wonderful peaceful property away from the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor but just a lovely ferry ride away when you want venture over. There is so much to do here between Winter Harbor and Bar Harbor that a week just isn’t enough and we will definitely be back. This location is perfect and my family would stay here again in a heartbeat! Everything was truly perfect right down to the comfortable beds and the beautiful bathrooms. The kitchen provided all that you could possibly need and the outdoor space was wonderful to explore and enjoy the sounds of the ocean. Don’t skip this house- enjoy the serenity after an adventurous day of exploring Acadia National Park! I Highly recommended it!
Perfect place in Maine
This was our first trip to Maine and staying at this home made it perfect. The cottage was very homey and charming. The owners really made us feel that they cared about our time there. Every detail was thought of. The updated bathrooms and kitchen were beautiful and the beds were super comfy. The home was very clean and the property was well maintained and the gardens were beautiful. Wildlife was all around including birds, squirrels, hares, seals, and porpoises. We truly hope to visit in the future and would be sure to stay here again.
Perfect Maine Vacation - Clean, spacious, comfortable home with perfect waterfront views!
- Excellent views!!! Large windows/ nice deck: perfect for watching the bald eagle, seals and porpoises while enjoying your morning cup of coffee or evening glass of wine. We did not see the seals but totally freaked out (in a good way) when we saw the Bald Eagle and porpoises! So cool!
-Located 10-15 minutes from (small) grocery store. I recommend stopping in Ellsworth or Bar Harbor before heading in—you’ll have a larger selection of foods.
- Cool local eateries (take out is available). Ordered take out from the Pickled Wrinkle. Delicious Surf and Turf burger =p
- House is situated in a beautiful, well to do, hidden neighborhood--perfect for taking my infant for walks in the stroller
-20 minutes’ drive from northern section of Acadia National Park- wonderful hiking trails for all experience levels
- Kitchen is well stocked and very modern
- Entertainment: board games, cards, books, and a large mounted TV
- Outdoors: Adirondack chairs, hammock, lovely deck, gas grill, picnic table
- Bedrooms were very comfortable. Mother in Law took the master bed room and we slept in the second upstairs room with our children (two beds). Third bedroom located downstairs.
- Two full bathrooms with equipped with bathtubs (important for small children).
Lynell Syler has put together a wonderful book full of local information and tips.
The owners clearly love this home and want you to feel comfortable and enjoy your stay. We are so grateful we got to share their home!
Absolutely beautiful cottage and setting!
We loved our stay at the Schoodic Surf Cottage! From the moment we drove up and saw the cottage and grounds and heard the ocean, we knew we would enjoy our stay. When we walked into the cottage it felt like a home away from home. We immediately felt welcomed and comfortable. The cottage is beautiful inside. There is so much natural light, and the cool air and oceans sounds were very relaxing. The cottage was also very clean and well appointed with everything we could possible need during our stay. We consulted the wonderful ideas/recommendations book for things to do and see in the surrounding areas. It was a wonderful location for our family to explore the Schoodic Peninsula and Acadia National Park. But we also loved hanging out at the cottage; relaxing in the sun reading a book, taking walks with our dog, watching the wildlife (the bald eagle paid us a visit) and exploring the tidal pools on the rocks by the ocean. Overall one of the best vacations our family has had. Our kids (ages 7 and 11) said, "Oh, we are DEFINITELY coming back here!" Thank you Kent and Lynell!
We can not say enough about this wonderful Schoodic Surf Cottage! We felt welcomed from the moment we walked through the door. It was warm, inviting, clean, sunny and welcoming. Special touches awaited us at every turn. We appreciated every one of them. This house is bigger than it looks, there is plenty of room for entertaining. The new deck on the ocean side of the house is just lovely. Perfect for sitting for morning coffee, and even better to watch the tide come in with a glass of wine! Of all the rentals that we have stayed in, this is BY FAR my favorite. Anyone that chooses this home WILL NOT be disappointed! I am already planning 2 weeks here next year! This is a HIDDEN GEM!!!
Deep Water Oceanfront rental in Prospect Harbor, Maine, Schoodic Surf Cottage, just 25 miles from Ellsworth, 45 miles to Bangor. Prospect Harbor is a quiet village on a peninsula, across Frenchmans Bay from Bar Harbor. There is a ferry service in Winter Harbor to Bar Harbor. If you like quaint and fewer tourists, walks on the rocky shore, this area is wonderful. All necessary amenities are nearby, no need to travel more than 5 miles.