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Grand Marsh Bays most private home.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

The scent of ocean and breezy salt air welcomes you to the Towns of Gouldsboro, Corea and Winter Harbor located on the Schoodic Peninsula. The community offers visitors a spectacular coastline and encapsulates scenic views through parts of Acadia National Park. Several picturesque villages and harbors offer a glimpse of the working waterfronts, from lobster fishing to sailing. The quiet and peaceful community shines with several restaurants, kayaking tours, monthly concerts, lobster dinners, antiques, a bell foundry and pottery, art, craft and woodworking shops. Visit and enjoy relaxing sunrises and some of the most remarkable sunsets. Acadia opens new trails in Winter Harbor,

8.5 miles of new biking paths and 4 miles of new hiking trails.

The parking area is on Schoodic Loop Road, about 1 mile south of Route 186 in Winter Harbor. Satellite parking will be available at the Masonic Lodge and Winter Harbor Town Office on School Street in Winter Harbor.

To learn about Acadia National Park and the new biking and hiking trails, visit or call 288-3338.

More Details

Property Manager
owner/property manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2017

About owner/property manager

Broker/Owner of Adams Real Estate/Wife, Kim owns Salon 241

owner/property manager purchased this house in 2013

Why owner/property manager chose Downeast and Acadia

This property has been in my wife's family since 1964. It has been a place where her family vacationed during the summers and enjoyed the local wildlife and seashore. Great for bird watching. Close to Schoodic National Park. And a short drive to Bar Harbor or take the Winter Harbor Ferry.

What makes this house unique

629' water frontage on Grand Marsh Bay! With all the emenities of home. Cool ocean breezes and an abundance of wildlife. Its just a beautiful spot. The main level of the house is on the second floor with panoramic views of the water just feet away from the deck. Decorated with a nautical theme throught the home. A great kitchen and combined living , dining area for entertaining the family. Fourteen foot ceilings with large windows on all sides.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Good morning, Phil.

Wanted to give you a heads up that the ***** family is heading out this morning, a day ahead of schedule. We had an absolutely wonderful time and the consensus is that no one wants to leave. But we’re going to visit Portland and shorten the drive in to Maryland on Saturday.

It’s hard to say how much each of us enjoyed the house over the past two weeks. We visited some wonderful places during the time, but our time relaxing, cooking and talking at the house is indeed memorable.

Also, because my phone did not have reception, I used the House phone for a few work calls and am leaving you cash to cover the cost of long-distance.

And am sorry to say we missed the time for returnables drop-off in Gouldsboro, so there are two additional bags in the garage. Very sorry to put you out.

Lastly, thank you to you and Kim. We are grateful to find such an incredible place.

Aug 2014
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Gouldsboro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full Bath, & Laundry Room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st Floor Bathroom that services downstairs FR & 2 Twin Beds
  • The second bath has a washer and dryer also.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom has King bed and full bath. Guest room has full bed all on the second level. Second bath on this level also. Lower level has two twin beds and a full bath on this level also.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • festivals
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming


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average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Amazing House!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great house! Amazing! Watching the humingbirds, listen to the sound of the sea and the forest in an absolutely perfect house, with everything you need! Shops and restaurants nearby. To Mount Desert Island around 1 hour drive , Schoodic Point where you can do wonderful walks with stunning views 15 min. Highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So gld you enjoyed your stay. You were great guest!
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Perfect setting, location, ammenities

  • 5 of 5

Our family, myself, my husband, mother in-law, and two sons (age 7 and 2) rented this home for our first trip to Maine. The boys used the bedroom downstairs which was perfect for their own area for toys and general play area. The tv is a SMART tv with access to apps such as Amazon Prime tv and Netflix (you need your personal log in info) which was perfect for when they woke up early.

The winds kept the tide out for most of the day the first couple days but once we figured out the timing we were able to kayak. Being in the cul-de-sac of the bay was great and allowed our 7 y/o to kayak (tethered to our kayak) by himself. After a rainy morning the water level seemed to increase and allowed for kayaking at most times of the day, a sunset kayak was awesome. The fact the house comes equipped with all needed gear is an amazing asset.

We traveled to Acadia three times during the week. It took about 45 mins- 1 hour with traffic to get there, but a very easy drive. A recommended day is to park at Hull Cove Visitor Center, take the shuttle to Sand Beach, and return. Hop in the car for a very short drive (10 mins) to have a late lunch, early dinner at Sweet Pea's. Farm to plate wood fired pizza and sandwiches were delicious. As was the wine - it is also a winery. Follow that with a sunset trip (end of August we arrived around 6:15- PERFECT!) to Cadellac Mountain. Tip: everyone will travel to the summit which is a great view of Bar Harbor, all of Acadia, but for a perfect sunset view, go to the west side of the mountain (as you travel up or back down).

We also took the ferry from Winter Harbor to Bar Harbor and back. We spent the whole day in Bar Harbor strolling the shops, lunch, ice cream, hanging out at the park. Be prepared to get to the ferry early as it does get crowded (we did the first out, last back).

We also took advantage of being only 10 minutes from the Schoodic area of Acadia. A must! The rocky ledges... We heard more "thunder" from this area than at the famed Thunder Hole.

Back to the house: the fire pit allowed us to make s'mores, cuddle under blankets, and relax our day away. Tip: bug spray (the mosquitoes are relentless) which we are used to.

Although, we did not meet in person, it was very easy to communicate with the owner, Phil.

BTW- the house has wifi which came in handy since cell signals (we have Sprint) were scarce.

I would recommend this house to anyone, whether a family or just a couple.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again!
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Wonderful family vacation to discover Acadia Park and all the Bays of Maine have to offer

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. It is a newer property and provides all the amenities of home. We had two small families with one childe each. The layout was perfect for two couples upstairs and the two young girls with their basement bedroom, t.v. room and own bathroom downstairs. This is good location if you want to drive into the park for a couple days of hiking or shopping and eating in Bar Harbor, but would also like to retreat back to your homestay and foggy cool mornings enjoying coffee on the deck or a serene dusk roasting marshmallows around the stone fire pit. We were able to kayak right from the backyard when the water came in at high tide as well. The house is stocked with all the supplies for a lobster, shrimp and clam bake, in addition to a barbecue for meals you just want to grill outside. We definitely recommend this as a great property.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to have had another satisfied guest.
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You will not be disappointed!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great peaceful secluded setting away from it all yet close to a neat little town of Winter Harbor and the "other" Acadia less crowded with great hiking and beautiful scenery. The owners are very accommodating. Very clean and well kept.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope to see you next year!!
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Great place for a quiet stay

  • 5 of 5

Close to so many things to see and do. Three adult couples and we ran out of time before we ran out of stuff to see and places to visit. One week wasn't enough in this area.

Everything in the house was first rate and we lacked for nothing. Phil and Kim made sure everything was provided. How often do you arrive at a place and find beer and a bottle of Baileys in the fridge waiting for you? No complaints, no suggestions for improvements, this place was sweet. Watching the tide come in and go out from the deck never got old.

Sample the local flavors and shops, they have everything you need. The laid back pace of the area was a welcome change. We have only good memories.

Thanks for the experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great having you at our home. Hope to see you again!
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Best Maine-stay yet

  • 5 of 5

All the positive things said about Phil and Kim's place are true - and then some! They are responsive, intelligent hosts that really thought this through. We've just had THE BEST Maine vacation ever, and we've been going there for four years now. We've always stayed in nice places, but this place just tops them all. The house itself is so comfortable and attractive - there is a sophisticated feel throughout all the trimmings and overall build, yet you are in a tranquil, camp-like area. There's nothing camp-like about this house though! The furnishings were something i would fill my own home with. The kitchen is well-equipped; the appliances are top notch. We enjoyed cooking in more than we liked going out, although we did check out all the local spots. Cooking lobsters there is a breeze because of the lower deck propane cook stove setup. No mess or smell in the kitchen for those meals! The beds are all very comfortable, and having 3 NICE bathrooms is amazing! We were two couples sharing this place. My sister is an artist and stayed at the house a great deal of the time to paint because the of views from the front deck. Even the indoor areas have phenomenal views. My husband, brother-in-law, and myself hiked a lot in the area, but always came back to this house for a great evening. We had fires in the fire pit almost every night, and the guys took their turns at splitting the wood Phil provides. Kayaking on the bay was a blast, but you really should be experienced, as winds can come up rapidly and make for rough waters.

If you're into hiking, we did several that you may enjoy. Tunk Mt. and Hidden Ponds, Caribou Trail/Black Mt., Salt Marsh Trail, & Schoodic to name a few. The photography ops abound in this entire area . . . i got lots of great shots that will become wall art!

Our trip was punctuated by an incredible off-shore boat ride to Machias Seal Island. Captain Patterson (Bold Coast Charters) runs the only US operation to this research facility that studies puffins, terns, razor bills and eiders. Even if you're not a bird lover, this place is really interesting. You get your own blind to take pics from, and the birds are right there - before you very eyes. The nearby islands were also interesting and dotted with seals sunning themselves. Truly a life experience to take in.

All in all, this is just THE best place we've ever stayed. It puts you close to so much nature yet pampers you at the same time.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Best Guest ever! Very clean, neat and a joy to have at our home. Hope to see you all again.
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Jones Pond
"Freshwater swimming on Recreation road"
The Pickled Wrinkle
Schoodic Point
Private secluded seaside cottage in the village of Corea
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles

The town of Gouldsboro serves as the gateway to Acadia NDowntown Winter Harbor Maine - Henry's Coveational Park's Schoodic area. It is located about 25-30 minutes from Ellsworth, the main hub for Acadia National Park. The Gouldsboro Maine area offers several harbors and has little independent villages that rub shoulders with it. Here you will find Prospect Harbor, Birch Harbor, Grindstone Neck, Winter Harbor and Corea. There are quaint shopping villages, artist galleries, a historical museum, libraries, restaurants and lodging. Every year the town of WintSchoodic Festival Arts for All Building - Entertainment and Events all Summerer Harbor draws thousands of people for it's annual lobster festival & parade which has been celebrated for more than 40 years. Winter Harbor is well known for the Schoodic Arts Festivals which features year round craft workshops, performances and special events. The schedule of events is sure to please. Folks looking for authentic Downeast Maine will find it here in these villages. It is quiet and offers a relaxing vacation, free from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Experience the working waterfront and enjoy villages that take you back to what life was like. Downtown Winter Harbor Library and Park DedicationYou are sure to find this area of Downeast Maine to be like no other. There are plenty of activities in the sure not to miss the Schoodic Arts for All and the sculpture symposiums that are sure to delight.


Rates & Availability

Gouldsboro House Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Renting is from Saturday to Saturday. No Personal Checks accepted.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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