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Private Waterfront Redwood Cottage on Harbor Near Acadia (Schoodic Point)

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 4+

Our redwood cottage is a wonderful house perched on the ledges above Birch Harbor. It has gorgeous views and has plenty of wonderful blueberries for picking. You can watch the tides from the kitchen table and see the humming birds flit past the windows. It is private, the last house on the road, surrounded by trees and has a wrap-around deck for taking in the quintessential views of Maine. It is located 5 minutes from Winter Harbor and the Schoodic Peninsula portion of Acadia National Park. The property extends down to the water 100 feet away and it is possible to launch small boats, kayaks, or canoes right from the rocks below the house. The large combined living/dining area provides a great place to gather for meals or with friends. Natural tide pools on the shore provide a great temporary home for crabs and starfish before the tide comes back in. There is even a bald eagle that sometimes perches in the trees in front of the house. Well behaved pets are always welcome.

Schoodic Point: Acadia National Park: The cottage is only a few minutes from Schoodic Point, a beautiful part of Acadia National Park. There are picnic areas, a dock where you can fish or look for sand dollars, and hiking trails. Biking is also great around this area. It is far less populated than the Bar Harbor area and is very relaxing.

A canoe/kayak/bike rental place is just 5 minutes away and they also repair bikes if you run into trouble with yours.

The cottage waterfront...: The house overlooks Birch Harbor, a small sheltered harbor with a few lobster boats and lots of scenery. Walks along the water are wonderful with the rocks and seaweed making for classic Maine views. The tidal range is about 6-8 feet here so there is always something new to see in the ever-changing landscape. Carry-in boat access is available right from shore - perfect for kayaks or canoes. The blueberry picking is excellent on the ledges around the cottage - perfect for muffins or just eating them plain!

Our Family: My aunt originally built this cottage on Birch Harbor back in the mid 1970s. The redwood construction has been perfect for a Maine getaway. She was a snow bird - spending winters in Florida and her summers in Maine at the cottage. She loved the blueberries and would make us fresh muffins whenever we visited as kids. We would take trips down to the lobster pound and buy lobsters off the boat. It was at the cottage that we learned the wonders of the sea by collecting sea creature from the tidal flats and putting them in the tide pool - only to be washed away at the next tide. Her kindness has allowed us to keep visiting the cottage and now to share it with others. I hope you choose to stay at our little retreat and that you will come to love it as we do.

More Details

Owner
Daniel Davis
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
40%
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2017

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Private Waterfront Redwood Cottage on Harbor Near Acadia (Schoodic Point)
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Relaxing, scenic, and natural views

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for our family of 4, we all felt at home. Our boys enjoyed watching the birds "fish" for their meals while we ate ours. Taking a hike along the easily accessible shore is a must! Maine is a beautiful state that we were able to enjoy while traveling to the prime tourists areas from the cottage. If you are looking for a relaxed location to vacation this is a great spot.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Love it!

  • 5 of 5

Spotlessly clean, private without being isolated, quiet and restful, beautiful view and setting. Close to beautiful Acadia and Bar Harbor .... or Canada in the other direction. And the stars.......millions of them! We hope to return for a future meteor shower or eclipse!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cozy, comfortable spot

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in June 2014 and had a fantastic time. Our favorite activity was digging clams right in the mud flats below the house (you can buy a license from the Town of Gouldsboro). Several local clammers taught us how to do it, and we had a big feast after our hard work. Just be sure to check the red tide warnings.

We also enjoyed hiking every day on the trails around the house, as well as at Schoodic Point.

We would recommend this rental for a relaxing, low key vacation for two.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cozy, comfortable spot

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in June 2014 and had a fantastic time. Our favorite activity was digging clams right in the mud flats below the house (you can buy a license from the Town of Gouldsboro). Several local clammers taught us how to do it, and we had a big feast after our hard work. Just be sure to check the red tide warnings.

We also enjoyed hiking every day on the trails around the house, as well as at Schoodic Point.

We would recommend this rental for a relaxing, low key vacation for two.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful quiet getaway with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was wonderful- and perfect for our 4 person (toddler, infant and couple) family. From the moment we arrived, seeing the cottage tucked away at the end of the road, gave us the feeling of quiet rest. The windows and deck that look out on a perfect private view were the highlight of our stay- one that included lobster bake, attempt at a clam rake (with a 3 year old), nights with gorgeous stars, and pathway to a wonderful walk along the coast. The cottage was stocked with all important amenities, and the books and dvds were perfect to explore at night. Very close to Acadia for hiking and winter harbor for groceries but it was easy to pretend we were miles away with the privacy the land provided. Communication with the owner was easy, and pleasant and he went out of his way to make the process as simple as possible with a phenomenol price. We definately will be coming back!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Quiet and Peaceful Place on Birch Harbor

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Redwood Cottage over Memorial Day weekend. The cottage was well-appointed with everything you would need for a restful stay. The views of the harbor are breathtaking from the wrap-around deck. The cottage was clean and in good order when we arrived. There is a full kitchen as well as a washer/dryer available for those who need it.

Please understand that this is rustic Maine in all it's glory! If you need wi-fi, cable TV, or a good cell phone connection this cottage is not for you. But, there are enough old-fashioned board games, books, and beautiful scenery to keep you more than occupied. There is also a DVD player in the living area, so if you need some entertainment for the evenings just bring a few movies with you.

The Schoodic portion of Acadia National Park is just a few miles down the road and if you are interested in everything that Mount Desert Island provides, it's about a 40 minute drive away. When we were there in late May, the ferry from Winter Harbor to Bar Harbor was not yet running--but during the summer it runs daily.

Overall a great experience and one that I would reccomend to anyone looking for some nice relaxing time on the Maine coast!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bangor Airport
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Bar Harbor - Winter Harbor Ferry (Seasonal)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Grindstone Neck
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Car: necessary

The cottage is located just minutes from Winter Harbor (where there are lobster boat races in the summer) and also the Schoodic Point Peninsula portion of Acadia National Park. Mt. Dessert Island and Bar Harbor are an easy trip around the bay.

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Rates & Availability

Birch Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
May 1 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Early Summer
May 29 2017 - Jun 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
Summer
Jun 26 2017 - Sep 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,225
 
 
Fall
Sep 11 2017 - Oct 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$925
 
 
Late fall to close
Oct 9 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$775
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,225
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

For last minute rentals or partial weeks we pro-rate based on the number of days you will be staying and add $65 for cleaning. For full week rentals or longer there is no cleaning fee.

We ask for a 50% deposit to hold your dates with the remainder due 1-2 weeks prior to your actual visit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Birch Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • There is room in living/family area for an air mattress or two should you want extra sleeping space. We have two twin air mattresses available for visitor use.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Shed
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
Notes:
Cottage has an electric organ with every bell and whistle possible. Fun for anyone who has ever had the urge to play the piano. Almost even more fun for folks who have NEVER wanted to play the piano.

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