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Restored Antique Barn-Studio

Bedrooms 1
Space 864 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Barn, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-5)

Located on the outskirts of the quintessential fishing village of Winter Harbor, minutes from the entrance to Acadia National Park on Schoodic Peninsula, our fully restored New England Barn offers a delightful retreat for your Maine vacation.

The antique furnishings create a cozy atmosphere in the open studio layout, while the convenience of a modern kitchen and bathroom makes your visit effortless. In addition to the two-person antique bed on the first floor and the double size pull-out sofa bed, the loft sleeps one. The dining area seats six.

Throughout the space, bookshelves are filled with reading for quiet times, and collectable art and quilts decorate the walls. The living area faces French doors, which lead to a natural stone patio and a large, private back yard.

At the front of the barn, an attached screened-in porch with dining table and chairs encourages 'al fresco' dining. The adventurous among you are welcome to open the cot there and savor the gentle sounds of the summer evening while drifting off to sleep. A Maine tradition!!

Our closest neighbor is an organic farm where you can purchase just-picked produce to accompany your fresh lobster dinner. Visit the unique farm animals, including cashmere goats and Norwegian Fjords.

This property is just a half-mile from Route One, which leads you antiquing up and down the coast, through seaside villages with inspiring views. Or, kayak, hike or bicycle in nearby Acadia National Park/Schoodic Peninsula Section. Just across the bay from it's busier Bar Harbor cousin, this section of the national park affords a relaxed and quiet retreat from the cares of the world. Wildlife abounds with frequent sighting's of eagles, loons, Canada Geese, deer and more!

Nearby downtown Winter Harbor boasts an old fashioned 5 and 10 (if they don't have it, you don't need it), a small grocery store, a post office, a community theatre, one of the nation's oldest golf courses (with ocean views from every hole) and a few bakeries and small restaurants. Buy your lobsters fresh from the boat at the local dock, or take the ferry (in season) to Bar Harbor for a traditional lobstah roll and chowdah lunch. On Tuesday mornings, join in the fun at the local farmer's market.

The closest airport is Bar Harbor (BHB), and the second closest is Bangor International (BGR). More competitive prices can be secured by flying into Portland (PWM) or Manchester NH (MHT).

Bar Harbor is a 30 minute ferry ride or a 40 miles drive by car.

Keywords: Barn, Cottage, House

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Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 8, 2017


Gouldsboro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 864 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One bathroom with shower and bath amenities included. Extra towels are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Loft - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Library, Stone Patio, Screened Porch with al fresco Dining and a Sleeping Cot, Organic Produce Farm and Pond recreation area nearby.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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Restored Antique Barn-Studio
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

Plenty of space for our family

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience at the antique barn! We were greeted with fresh farm eggs and a freshly baked loaf of bread. The yard was big enough for the kids to run around in and the only neighbors we saw or heard were across the street. The kitchen was supplied with everything we need to make it feel like home. This house is well taken care of and very clean. We very much enjoyed the character of the house and would highly recommend it to others

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Megan, We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for visiting the Schoodic Peninsula. Enjoy the rest of your Summer, Christine
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Yardley, PA

Wonderfully helpful host and fun little place

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great time staying at the Barn. Beautifully renovated space with all the necessary amenities. Cool evenings allowed us to quickly cool down the place with the house fan when coming home from a day in the Park. Christine was always prompt with email responses and suggestions. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ivan! We enjoyed having you and your family. We'll see you next time... enjoy the rest of your Summer, Christine
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Staying in a Barn- just added to the excitement of the trip!

  • 4 of 5

We just spent 5 nights in the restored antique Barn- owner did a nice job remodeling.

PROS- easy access to Schoodic Point, Bike Riding the Loop, Seascape Bike/Kayak rentals, Ferry , IGA grocery store located in Winter Harbor, The Lob Store , Pickled Wickle restaurant, Corea Light House

We found this side of Acadia much less crowded and very scenic.

Bathroom and Kitchen- great - all items needed were available.

Loft- very nice

Sitting outside on the patio -very relaxing

CONS- the barn has no air conditioner, but 2 large exhaust fans that keep it cool.

The time we were there it was not an issue. Weather great!

The twin bed on the ground floor needs to be replaced (mattress very old).

TV- you get 2 local channels with the rabbit ears.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay and look forward to coming back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long Beach, CA

The Red Barn: A Diamond in the Rough

  • 3 of 5

The Red Barn has been beautifully restored with comfortable furniture and charming antiques, the kitchen and bathroom are well stocked, and the location is lovely and rural. For vacationers looking for a place to relax in the country, this house is suitable. Its location also makes it convenient for hiking and exploring Acadia National Park's Schoodic Peninsula--the quiet side of Acadia.

Sadly, we only spent one out of seven scheduled nights in this lovely house as the weather was cold and rainy when we arrived, and the house, having no insulation or heat, was cold and damp. The manager, Nadine, was kind enough to find other lodgings for us, which we appreciated. Potential renters should know that there is no A/C, only a portable fan and an extremely noisy exhaust fan, which, when run at night, is supposed to keep the house cool during hot weather. If the heating/cooling issue is rectified (a Franklin stove had been installed but was not hooked up to gas), the Red Barn could be the rural jewel of Gouldsboro.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're sorry you were not able to work the heater. Perhaps our instructions for its use were not detailed enough? We will be sure to edit the instructions for its use so that they can be understood by all our guests.
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Los Angeles

Very nice stay near Acadia National Park

  • 5 of 5

We stayed four days in this lovely home. We really liked being on the Schoodic side of Acadia Park and rode rental bikes all the way around the peninsula. One issue occurred with the house whiel we were there - bathroom plumbing backed up - and the manager responded immediately, fixing the problem and leaving us a full set of clean towels to make sure we were not inconvenienced. They were very professional and available. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A charming real Maine experience!

  • 5 of 5

Relax in a beautiful, fun setting while enjoying quiet Maine.

This is a super vacation in every way! We had a fantastic time and recommend this house to anyone who wants to see the Real Maine. This family has other houses as well, and all of them will provide a most wonderful vacation! Have fun and thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Bar Harbor (35 miles) Bangor (45 miles)
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Winter Harbor Ferry
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Grindstone Neck Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Coastline is 6 miles away
Car: recommended

Schoodic Peninsula, Schoodic Institute, Bird Watching, Acadia National Park


Rates & Availability

Gouldsboro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Rate
May 15 2017 - Oct 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

The $75.00 cleaning fee is waived for stays of a week or more.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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