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Bedrooms 3 / Bathrooms 2 / Sleeps 6 / House
Bedrooms: 3  Bathrooms: 2   Sleeps: 6  Type: House

1 Full bath, 1 Half bath

ACADIA National Park. Walk to Ocean, Restaurants. Private Deck w/Mountain View

1 mile from Acadia National Park Schoodic Point section, hiking & biking trails! Walk to ocean, restaurants, shops. Frazer Point oceanside picnic grounds only 2 mi. View of Cadillac Mountain and sunsets from private back deck. CLEAN 3 bdrm, 1.5 baths is very easy walking distance to ocean, restaurants, groceries, shops, galleries, boat launch. 1/2 mile from Bar Harbor ferry landing. Kayak and bicycle rentals 1/4 mi.

Fully equipped for long or short stays. 1200 sq. ft home. Full-size appliances, fully equipped kitchen.

Flatscreen TVs in living room and the 2 queen bedrooms. Room darkening shades in bedrms. Ceiling fans in the 2 queen bedrooms.

Just 36 miles from entrance to the Mt. Desert section of Acadia Nat'l Park in Bar Harbor. Walk to harbor, restaurants, shops. Bicycle & kayak rentals 1/2 mile. Just 2 miles to Frazer Point oceanside park to read, grill, picnic, kayak, fish, next to the bay.

Wifi and cable tv.

NONSMOKING. NO PETS. CLEAN, cozy, convenient, in quiet, private Ocean Heights neighborhood, but right in the village. Unlike many area rental homes, we are not on busy Rt.186 (Main Street).

Lobster co-op and seafood market 1/2 mile away, or choose area restaurants for no-fuss enjoyment of local seafood. The nearby LobSTORe and Winter Harbor's co-op sell and will cook your lobsters for you!

Our Ocean Heights community has a private playscape and is close to arts events, groceries, boat launch, 5&10 general store, library. Farmer's Market (summer), art galleries, eagles. In the heart of Acadia National Park region.

Licensed by State of Maine, verified by Flipkey/TripAdvisor, we are an American Vacation Rental Owners' Association certified owner so you can rent with confidence in our honesty and record as excellent, honest hosts. We're proud of our guests' 5 star reviews. We've not newbies; we've been hosting happy guests since 2005.

This charming Maine vacation rental home is in quaint Winter Harbor on the Schoodic Peninsula, site of the breathtaking Schoodic Point section of Acadia National Park, See our many photos for the Winter Harbor post card with map and arrow showing our exact location. The home is on a quiet cul de sac with private deck (overlooking a lovely meadow and Cadillac Mountain), where you can sit unobserved in your pjs with morning coffee, or later with a glass of wine watching stunning sunsets, songbirds, gulls and even eagles & osprey flying about, but within easy stroll of the village.

Schoodic Acadia is considered by many the most dramatic scenery and surf in Acadia National Park. And you enter less than a mile from the house. Great bicycling, hiking, kayaking, or touring by car.

Grindstone Neck Golf less than a mile away. Jones Pond freshwater swimming/picnic/boating park is 7 miles away and free admission. Bike & kayak rentals less than 1/2 mile.The Schoodic Loop road winds its way through marshes, stunning views, ocean coves & harbors, past views of the Winter Harbor Mark Island lighthouse, pine topped islands, to famous Schoodic Point with dramatic surf and impressive granite outcroppings.We'll tell you about a spot where there is so little light pollution that you'll see a night sky you may never have seen before, and perhaps one of the Park's resident porcupines!

Within 2 miles, inside Acadia National Park, is Frazer Point oceanside picnic area and fishing pier, complete with tidal pools at low tide, a great place for kids to play and for adults to relax with a good book (if you can concentrate on reading while surrounded by indescribable beauty). Gather around a crackling fire roasting hot dogs and marshmallows, creating indelible memories. Clean, park-maintained restrooms mean you can stay all day and into the evening, beyond the time when the lobster boats buzz back into the harbor across the bay, perhaps carrying tonight's dinner.

After a busy day enjoying nature and savoring meals ranging from lobster shack settings to lovely restaurants, slip into a cozy queen size bed made up with cotton linens to rest for the next exhilarating day. Start each day breathing in the crisp Maine mornings on your private deck, with a steaming cup of coffee brewed in the fully equipped kitchen, gazing at the top of Mount Desert Island: Cadillac Mountain, lit by the morning sun or during evening, framed by gorgeous sunsets.

Birch and vinyl flooring and no carpeting, cuts down on allergens for those who are sensitive. Everyone who's come here has loved the home, the location, the area and the restaurants. Guests tell us that everything is just as described in our listing. They love the deck and the view!

We're a former teacher and school principal who fell in love with the area and enjoy sharing it with visitors. We take great pride in providing affordable, competent, considerate, cheerful service to our guests. We want to help you make the most of your precious vacation time in our duplex home.

Available: Pack 'n' Play for infant (you provide the crib sheet).

We work hard and enjoy providing excellent accommodations, and past guests recommend us to friends and relatives.

To view rates, use drop-down window under the availability calendar. Minimal nights required except to fill in shorter gaps on availability calendar.Rates subject to change. Inquire for current rates. Winter rental available, too!

TripAdvisor property ID 4310985

More Property Details

Book this 3 bedroom house in Winter Harbor today! A total of 6 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 46 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1019 to as high as $1259, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Feb 23, 2019.

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About the owner

About the owner

Kathleen C.
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 Feb 2019
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English



Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $250.00
No smoking at this property



Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Winter-harbor Attractions




  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central heating
  • Clothes dryer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet

Property Features

  • Mountain Views
  • Parking


  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV


  • Deck
  • Grill
  • Private garden


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking not allowed


  • 1 Full bath
  • 1 Half bath


Reviews (46)

Excellent – based on 46 reviews Excellent
46 reviews

Very Good

“Great family stay”

Reviewed 22 Jul 2017

We have 4 generations staying here for several nights. First of all the owners were wonderful to work with and the home had everything we needed to have a wonderful time. There was plenty of space for everyone and we enjoyed walking into Winter Harbor to explore, get groceries and to eat. It was a great place to relax after taking the ferry across to Bar Harbor and we could get away from all the hustle and bustle. We would definitely stay here again.

Response from the owner Being part of the treasured memories created by four generations of a family's vacation in Acadia National Park is truly an honor. Thank you for being part of the "family" of people who have stayed in our Winter Harbor house during their visits to Acadia National Park. We would certainly love to have you return. Kathleen

“Comfy and Clean”

Reviewed 30 Jul 2015

Our family of five just returned from staying five nights in Winter Harbor. The stay was wonderful and the house was really great. We all felt so at home. The house was spotlessly clean. The neighborhood was very friendly. The owner provided so much helpful information on area sights and restaurants. There was everything we could possible need in the house for cooking. Three bedrooms upstairs provided nice privacy for early risers to start their day without bothering the others. Nice little deck for quiet reading in the sun. Short bike ride to Grindstone Neck. Could have easily biked to Schoodic Point but ended up driving. Just loved it. Hope we can go back again!!!

Response from the owner Thank you for the kind review. We work hard to make certain the house is clean and comfortable and well stocked...maybe it's the teacher in us that causes us to want to take care of our guests and every detail of the house and information packets in order to be sure guests' precious vacation time is the best it can be. Please do return!

“Amazing, wonderful, peaceful place!”

Reviewed 7 Jul 2014

My boys and I love the winter harbour house. The owner took care of every detail, we didn't want for anything. The place was spectacular; the house impeccably decorated. We were right next to Acadia park for biking and hiking. I have never been to Winter Harbor and loved the surroundings. What a beautiful place. It was the first time my 17 year old was away without an xbox; and instead he went biking and hiking. We loved cooking in the kitchen, using the grille; and there was a lovely back deck that we enjoyed. Everyone was extremely friendly and went out of their way to introduce themselves; make us feel welcome. I plan on returning back in the fall.

Response from the owner And we loved hosting you and your boys. Thank you for trusting us with your family vacation and for the excellent feedback. We look forward to your return!

“Excellent Place Just like Home”

Reviewed 27 May 2014

This house is built is very close to Schoodic Point in Acadia National Park. It is a great picnic spot, lots of scenic sites and grill area. About the house, it is great vacation home for a family of 6 to seven. We had the best time. Everything was so clean and tidy. Grill was there if you would like to cook something sitting on a deck and kids play in the yard. There is a kids play area right at the end of the street. Dining, kitchen, bedroom with comfortable mattresses. We are very fortunate to find a place close to Acadia. We will definitely come back. Kathleen has everything made it ready to guide you to visit the place. Thank you again and we will come back.

Response from the owner It was a pleasure to host your family and we look forward to your return. Kathleen and Bill


Reviewed 27 Jul 2013

We really loved staying at this rental. Kathleen you were great!!! You answered all my questions. You made everything very easy for us. I was a little nervous when I found out we rented a house 45 minutes from Bar Harbor, We still went into Bar Harbor whale watching. We all agreed after going into Bar Harbor, that we were glad that we rented where we did. Winter Harbor is very beautiful and although it was raining the last day before we were to come home, so we were not able to see Cadillac Mountain, we still had a wonderful time. I definetly would recommend this home to anyone.

Response from the owner We miss you! Consider a return visit. :o)


Reviewed 6 Sep 2012

We just loved this vacation rental place.. It's beautiful, well maintained, location is very good, quiet, easily accessible to almost everywhere. Whenever we have some question in mind, we have a note answering the question in detail.. We felt like home, the house has everything we might ever need. Kathleen arranged everything and made it so easy.

“Just like 'Home' - when we needed it.”

Reviewed 13 Aug 2012

After a road-trip on the east coast we arrived to Winter Harbor. we where all quite tired of the uniform hotel rooms in different places, and we just loved this quit place. We went to Mount Dessert Island one day and just relaxed the other day, swimming in the Jones Pond and a took trip to Schodic Point. We visited from Denmark, and Kathleen went out of her way to help us with money transfer to her bank and answered other questions for us. She was such a great help.

“Fami;ly vacation”

Reviewed 9 Aug 2012

My family of 5 stayed at your home and had a lovely experience. Everything we needed we found, picnic basket, folding chairs, horse shoes... It was the perfect spot to explore the Schoodic peninsula of acadia from. The towns people were great at local resturaunts, galleries and the farmers market. Most of our time was spent exploring vistas and hiking spots along the loop road. We had such a great time we decided not to go to Bar Harbor or the "big" Acadia because all we wanted to see and do right here. Wouldn't change a thing. Thanks so much!

“Wonderful Rental”

Reviewed 16 Jul 2012

What a wonderful place to stay! The rental was exactly as described-clean, roomy, and full of all of the amenities you could ask for. There were two playgrounds nearby, which was perfect for our three kids. Kathleen was incredibly friendly and accommodating throughout the entire process. This part of acadia is beautiful. Winter Harbor is very relaxed (and somewhat "sleepy") and if you want to be near shopping and more attractions that Bar Harbor affords, then this might be a little too far away (if you plan to make frequent visits). But we enjoyed our visit and would definitely recommend it to others (especially to those with children and who would like a "low key" vacation)!

“A Great Experience”

Reviewed 8 Nov 2011

The townhouse was exactly as pictured on website. Very clean & well-stocked with things anyone might need. The beds were very comfortable. Wish the house was a little bit closer to Bar Harbor area but this would not keep us from going there again. We were thrilled the home is smoke-free. The rental price was very appealing also. Communicating with Kathleen was a joy. She was very open, honest & helpful on every level. The house was very much like being in our own home. We highly recommend this home to others.

Response from the owner Thank you for your very kind review. We recognize that a vacation is precious and can't be done over, so we enjoy providing a clean, pretty and comfortable place for our guests to stay while enjoying the beautiful Acadia National Park region. Please come back someday!

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