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"Dragonwood Castle" - Whimsical 3BR Prospect Harbor Home on 6.7 Private Acres w/200 Feet of Water Frontage & Sweeping Views

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Prospect Harbor, Maine

Sitting back 100 feet off the Atlantic Ocean, Dragonwood Castle offers 200 feet of water frontage with glorious sunset reflections across the bay onto the Prospect Harbor lighthouse. Inside its 2,100 square-feet are 3 decorative levels of living space, plus a small turret that overlooks the ocean with clear open views. With 3 bedrooms, a den, and 2.5 bathrooms, this property offers so much more than just comfortable sleeping accommodations, from delightful reading and napping alcoves to plush lounging sofas and 3-story windows, from which you and your travel companions can have fun spying on the bald eagles that have taken up residence nearby. You might also find yourself fascinated by the dioramas in several of the windows, depicting medieval scenes with castles, dragons, and the like.

 

As you approach the drawbridge-like wooden walkway that leads to the front door, you’ll notice that this whimsical yet solid 12-sided house is built of natural local materials, including hand split shakes, and rough-honed granite, which was used to make the full-story non-working fireplace, shower stall in the main floor bathroom, as well as a large supporting column in the center of the home. One flight up the stair tower will take you to the 2 loft-style bedrooms, one of which boasts a queen-sized bed, double futon, and crib. The other half of this loft area, accessed either through the previous bedroom or through the shared full bathroom and laundry room, contains 2 twin beds and 1 sleeping alcove. Each of these accommodations offer fabulous views to the exterior through 3-story windows, as well as over-the-railing views of the interior down to the lower level television and lounging area. You’ll find the home’s third floor is one large airy, and open bedroom featuring a king-sized bed, toddler bed, and half bath. It also has access to a cozy exterior balcony with lovely water views. This is also where one can access the turret, which also boasts expansive views.

 

While the house is cozy and comfortable, you’ll quickly discover that there are many things to see and do once you head out. Enjoy taking leisurely strolls around the nearby walking loop through the woods, or wander down to the beach, where you’ll find great spots for kayaking and swimming. The cove is protected by a granite ridge, making the rocks smooth and the water calmer and warmer, yet still Maine-like. Other highlights near Dragonwood Castle worth checking out include the Schoodic Arts Festival, performances at Hammond Hall Performing Arts Center, the Winter Harbor Lobster Festival, Schoodic Acadia National Park, the Grindstone Neck Public 9-hole Golf Course, and the International Sculpture Symposium, where you can visit the outdoor studio and watch the artists as they sculpt. However you choose to spend your time during your stay, this is one vacation you won’t forget anytime soon!

Key Residence Features:

- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, wireless internet access, in-unit washer/dryer, 200 feet of water frontage, sweeping ocean views, and much more

- Incredible east-facing location on 6.7 very private acres set back just 100 feet off the Atlantic Ocean

- Within close proximity of beaches, walking trails, national parks, golf courses, and numerous other activities and attractions!

- Located on the L.L. Bean Island Explorer route

Bedroom Configuration:

- Master Bedroom: King-sized Bed

- Bedroom 2: Queen-sized Bed with Double Futon and Crib

- Bedroom 3: 2 Twin-sized Beds

Policies:

- No smoking

- Pet friendly with fee (maximum 2 pets allowed)

- Pet Fee: $25 Per Pet, Per Stay (Max of 2)

- 7 night minimum stay required from Saturday - Saturday

- Must be at least 28 years old to book

- Additional fees and taxes may apply

More Details

Property Manager
Owner / Property Manager
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Owner / Property Manager

Evolve Vacation Rental Network is on a mission to make vacation rental easy for travelers. Our dedicated Travel Advisor Team is available 7 days a week and our simple online reservation system allows you to book securely with a credit card! Please feel free to call us at 1.877.818.1013.

Amenities

Gouldsboro Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom 2
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bedroom 3
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master Bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

"Dragonwood Castle" - Whimsical 3BR Prospect Harbor Home on 6.7 Private Acres w/200 Feet of Water Frontage & Sweeping Views
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 11 reviews
Monroeville, New Jersey
5

Memorable, Unique, Charming, Beautiful and More

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely fantastic stay at Dragonwood Castle. The property is picturesque and so quiet and relaxing. There is no traffic noise whatsoever, given the very private location. We were greeted by the sounds of ocean waves lapping on the shore/rocks, combined with the gentle sounds of a bell bouy and birdsong. The only motors we heard were the occasional lobster boat checking traps, which added to the ambiance. At night, there is no light contamination other than the lighthouse and the stargazing is wonderful. There is a quiet path out to the rocky beach, and we never saw another person anytime we were out there. It was very private. The house itself is amazing. You truly feel like you are staying in a castle. It is very warm, inviting, and whimsical. The views from the house are amazing, especially the sunrise from the third floor bedroom, with its almost 360 degree view. One of my favorite, unique features was the little reading nook on the second floor (there is also one on the first floor). There is a spiral staircase that leads from the kitchen to the second and third floors. The kitchen is wonderful, complete with everything you could need-- coffee maker, fridge, microwave, stove/oven, dishwasher, cookware, utensils, flatware, mugs and glasses. We were very comfortable during our stay. Everything was very clean and in great working order. The owner was absolutely delightful to talk to, and provided us with many great tips for enjoying the area, and also the best local restaurants. Talking with her, I felt like we were staying at a good friend's house. The house is in a great location for exploring the Schoodic side of Acadia, Winter Harbor, and Corea. There is a big shopping area in Elsworth, which is about a half hour away, and is the best place to do your major food shopping. There is a little grocery right around the corner for anything you forget to get in Elsworth. This stay was very unique and memorable. We can't wait to come back, and didn't want to leave. Dragonwood Castle will forever hold a special place in our hearts!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Very unique property left us with wonderful memori

  • 4 of 5

Dragonwood is such a neat place. Each time we looked around we found some new characteristic of the house. The owner was so easy to talk to and was very focused on making sure we knew all there was to know. We had a great time and would definitely recommend the property, especially for folks with children ours were amazed and didn't want to leave. The scavenger hunt in the guest no was a neat touch.

A few tidbits that would've been nice:

Clean the patio of leaves. We did it ourselves but it would've been nice to have it al cleaned off. It also would've been nice for the lawn to have been mowed. Folks should be aware that there is very minimal parking.

Overall a wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful vacation experience! Gorgeous location, beautifully crafted, well stocked, comfortable home with intricate detail everywhere you look. The owner was very accommodating and helpful, reaching out to me with suggestions of things to do in the area once I told her what our interests were. And the deer grazing on apples in the back yard every morning made it even more special! Looking forward to future visits.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

great value for the price

  • 4 of 5

Dragonwood castle is a magical place and we enjoyed our stay very much. The location and view were spectacular as described. You awake to see the sunrise over the water from the third floor bedroom and listen to the waves as you fall asleep. We enjoyed launching our kayak from the front yard. The second floor is more like one big room with a double bed and crib on one half and two twins and a reading/nap nook in the other half. There is not the privacy of two separate bedrooms. Nearby restaurants close by 7 (and stop serving earlier); a late dinner requires a drive -- 30 minutes to Ellsworth or about an hour to Bar Harbor. The kitchen is clean and well stocked, although the spices are old and have lost their piquancy. The house is very clean although there is a musty smell, which adds to the "castle" ambiance, and a few spiderwebs in hard-to-reach places. We would definitely stay here again. It's a great value for the price.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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3

Interesting property with a beautiful view.

  • 3 of 5

Upon entering the house we got an overwhelming old musty smell. It had a old camp feel not a ocean front home like the pictures showed. The property was very dated with old dirty furniture.

The kitchen was big & well equipped. There was no dining/kitchen table so we had to always sit a the kitchen counter.

I looked around for towels to shower with & found them in the dryer. So I folded a big load of towels from the previous renters & also had to unload the dish washer so I could use it.

It's in a very quiet area. Although if Bar Harbor is your destination place it's a good hour drive to get there.

Blinds would of been nice in the bedrooms cause when the sun comes up it shines right in your face. Good thing we are early risers.

The property has uniqueness for sure.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this curious and amusing house. The top floor was a great intimate place for my parents celebrating my dad's birthday, and the rest of the house provided several comfortable spots for the rest of us. The view and acess into the see is fantastic - private and beautiful. The yard provides ample space to play with kids, eat with family and relax. Amenities close-by -scoodic peninsula to cycle, tunk pond and scoodic mountain,acadia park, fisherman villages, are beautiful and not crowded. I highly recommand it!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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