|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Awake to incredible sunrises, relax in comfortable Adirondack chairs on the seaside deck and let the world go away while enjoying your morning coffee. Watch lobstermen haul their traps in Gouldsboro Bay. Make pancakes or steam lobsters in the fully-equipped kitchen or grill outside. Dig your toes into a nearby sandy beach or go swimming in Jones Pond just a few miles away. Hike up Schoodic Mountain and bike the 12-mile loop around Acadia on the Schoodic Peninsula. Head over to Winter Harbor and browse the shops and galleries. Stop for a bite at a variety of restaurants and bistros. Hop on a ferry that will take you on a very scenic ride through islands and the open ocean to Bar Harbor. Hunker down at night with a glass of wine and select music or a movie from collections in the cottage. If you have a little more steam check out the active local music scene or take a thermos of coffee to Schoodic Point and watch the sun sink behind Cadillac Mountain.
If you want quiet and solitude, this cottage along with its lovely location has it all! And if you want to go and explore you can do that also. Best of both worlds. The upstairs bed and soft sheets were heavenly along with the skylight views of the stars. The owner has supplied so many basics...next time, my suitcase will be much lighter. Winter Harbor has a very nice store which fulfilled all my needs and their SeaFood Co-op was also a winner with me...scallops, mussels and lobsters and more. Jackie is present as you need her, but never intrusive. Absolutely the best!!!!!!!!
This lovely, clean cottage is a special treat. Beautifully built
with sturdy hand rails and great beds, it is suffused with light.
It is tastefully decorated and is an Eco-friendly home. Fans of
Vernacular Architecture will appreciate its use of space and
It is so quiet and peaceful.. I loved hearing the gentle lapping of the waves on the shore. Stores and restaurants are within a convenient distance, but the wooded location is very private.
Our neighbors were the eagles, loons, and many other birds.
I will recommend it to my friends. The owner is considerate, alert to our needs and caring.
The activities we loved best were the the boat ride from Captain
Robertson in nearby Milbridge and the beautiful library in
Nothing beats sitting at home on the deck. In those
My husband and I enjoyed our one week stay this past summer. The house is lovely and provided everything we needed. It was great to have our dog with us and she roamed the yard off leash which we can't let her do at our home. Loved the movies provided, wonderful comfort of the beds, the fully stocked kitchen. The only things I would advise that renters know is that the driveway elevates then goes downhill steeply. We did get used to it quickly. Also that the rocky beach doesn't allow for easy entrance into the water as we had hoped, but the larger rocks are lovely for picnicking on and the views are stunning. A lovely beach 10 minutes away was perfect for us. The downstairs bedroom is easily accessible but the stairs to the upstairs bedroom are very steep and narrow. These things were not a problem for us but it's all good to know in advance.
Jackie's lovely perch at the point above Newman's Cove affords stunning vistas both up the bay towards the Maine Public Reserve Lands around Schoodic Mtn. and seaward towards Petit Manaan Light. The cottage is clean, all amenities are provided as listed, and Jackie is responsive and communicative. The library is a treasure! Great launch point for Acadia, Bold Coast, Washington Co. streams and lakes. Better yet, paddle around Point Francis to Grand Marsh Bay...bike around Schoodic and on the way back to the cottage put lobsters from the coop in your backpack...explore the Heath. Best of all enjoy the light, skies and multiple perches and perspectives afforded by this special place.
The house is well maintained, clean and comfortable; quality linens, good mattresses, adequately stocked kitchen. Jackie is fine to deal with--answered my phone calls right away. We are a couple who stayed a week and had another couple visit for a few days. Plenty of room for all of us, though we were sharing the single bathroom. The spectacular thing about the house, as far as I'm concerned, is the proximity to the water, with high tide practically under your chair on the deck. Since the house is one of many on the road that borders the Bay, I was a little concerned about privacy and noise. In fact, you can't see your near neighbors at all and, in early June, we couldn't hear anyone either. No motorboats, jet skis, or loud parties here, just lobster boats, great blue herons, sea ducks, and the sound of the tide turning. Plenty to do on the area--hiking, biking, water activities. Very highly recommended.
We spent a week here to celebrate our anniversary. We could not have picked a more perfect spot. The house is very private with wonderful views overlooking Gouldsboro Bay. We loved sitting on the deck watching the lobster boats in the morning and watching the sunset at night. We spent most of our days hiking in Acadia and it was so nice to come back to a place that felt like home. Beautiful house, beautiful property, beautiful vacation! We recommend going to Schoodic Point to catch a sunset. We even had seals hang out with us to watch!
Lobster fishing is still a way of life on the Schoodic Peninsula, which includes the towns of Winter Harbor and Gouldsboro. There are several villages in Gouldsboro--Corea, Prospect Harbor, Birch Harbor, Wonsqueak Harbor and Bunker's Harbor. Take a very scenic ferry ride from Winter Harbor to Bar Harbor where L.L. Bean provides free bus transportation around Mount Desert Island. There is a sand beach not far from the cottage as well as swimming in Jones Pond. Look for sea glass along the shore in Prospect Harbor. Visit the farmer's market in Winter Harbor on Tuesday mornings. Vacation in August and take classes during the two week Schoodic Arts for All Festival. Summers offer theater, live music, interesting lectures and programming for adults and children at Acadia National Park on the Schoodic Peninsula.