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Deep Water Oceanfront - Schoodic Surf Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 6

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!

Lynell Syler
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018


Gouldsboro Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No fires.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Dogs considered


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Deep Water Oceanfront - Schoodic Surf Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Poquoson, VA

Maine the Way It Used To Be

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2009
  • Stayed: October 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Maine Vacation - Clean, spacious, comfortable home with perfect waterfront views!

  • 5 of 5

- 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!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful cottage and setting!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet & Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolute wonderful time staying at Kent & Lynell's cottage! We arrived late at night so when we awoke we were in for a wonderful surprising view! The pictures can't put into words how awesome the back ocean view is! We spent many nights down on the granite watching the water & exploring & even got the see the bald eagle twice as we were eating lobster at the picnic table!

Kent & Lynell have a huge book of ideas and locations to go explore around the area (which was great!!) Some of our favorite stops were Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, the local lobster boat/fishing place about 5 min from the house (yummy lobster!!), and Bar Harbor for some evening entertainment.

We would highly recommend this place to stay, especially if you're looking for something that feels like home, but gives you the cozy authentic Maine feel!! The location is quiet, but there are enough amenities around to keep you entertained for your stay. The home was very well kept & clean and had everything we needed to get by for our weeks visit.

This place is a must!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and Surreal

  • 5 of 5

This house was wonderful and so were the owners. A storm had just gone through and there was not any electric when we arrived and Kent and Lynell were wonderful to work with. The house is just as pictured and the setting is very relaxing! Everything you could need is provided and the house is very clean! You can go to sleep every night with the windows down and hear the waves crashing. The house is right around the corner from the best section of Acadia National Park. There were three of us that stayed and all of us loved relaxing at the house on the ocean. Our deposit was quickly returned which is always a plus. We hope to be able to make it back one day and that this house will be available again. We definitely would recommend this house. Thank you Kent and Lynell for opening your home to us. The Bolyard Family.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Winter Harbor to Bar Harbor
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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