|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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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
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.
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.
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!
My teenage daughter and I found this to be a perfect place to spend time together. This lovingly converted barn captured my daughter's imagination the moment she spotted it on line. The property was just as shown, very clean and lacking for nothing we could need in bath or kitchen. The loft bedroom and open floor plan worked beautifully for us allowing her to sleep late and me to enjoy browsing the "library". Felt very peaceful to be on Schoodic Peninsula where we enjoyed nature hikes and the gorgeous scenery. Easy drive to Bar Harbor for whale watching which was fantastic. This was a perfect place to stay rain or shine.
My husband and I travel often, primarily utilizing VRBO accommodations, and this barn-studio is by far one of our all-time favorites! It has been restored with great love and attention to detail by the owners, who responded to our inquiries with prompt attention. They obviously have an incredible aesthetic, as the studio's furnishings, fixtures and artwork come together to create a warm environment that is clean, comfortable, and filled with creative touches. They even left us a little welcoming gift upon our arrival! We loved the open floor plan, the property as a whole, and its location. We picked up produce at the neighboring organic farm and purchased staples in Winter Harbor. The Schoodic Peninsula is stunning -- much more our speed than Bar Harbor. We can't wait to go back!
Bird Watching, Acadia National Park
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
|Cleaning Fee||$75 + Tax|
The $75.00 cleaning fee is waived for stays of a week or more.