The Boat House ~ Originally built in the early 1930's as a seaside chicken coop. Years later it was then used for building a few small boats so they could be pushed out the side and into the water. After falling into extreme disrepair and with new ownership, the rebuilding process began. The entire structure from the foundation up was redone. Any wood that was salvageable was reused in making the cabinets, built-ins and farm table. The interior features a mix of modern and rustic--from the moose antler chandelier to the 50" wide screen plasma tv and speakers built into the wall over and around the fireplace. The eastern and southern walls are lined with windows.
Some unique features are:
The queen sized bed in the bedroom faces south with a view of the harbor and beyond into the open Atlantic ocean. Or if you are up to it there is a small loft with a king size bed accessible by ladder.
Tiled bathroom and shower with original pedestal sink.
Smaller kitchen with full size stainless fridge, range and microwave, with granite counters
North wall features a rock faced wood burning fireplace surrounded by built ins featuring an entertainment center with built in surround sound speakers, bluray/cd player, a few drawers of blu ray movies and music cd's, shelves of books and a built in desk for computer work and more.
Upper level has motorized windows that opens from a control pad and will automatically close in case of rain. Not that it is ever really hot here but on the warm summer days having both the lower and upper windows open creates a mild up flow current of air that keeps the cottage cool.
The entire 850sf cottage features a Bluestone floor, concealed full size stackable washer/dryer and a 12' farm table.
I could go on and on but I'll leave it for you to come see for yourself and you can wake up to the sun beaming through the windows with a view of the ocean.
Fully Furnished & One bedroom - Queen sized bed. Linens provided. Bathroom - Pedestal sink, walk-in shower. Towels, washcloths and toilet paper provided. Living/dining rooms - Wrap around sofa, desk, tv, blu-ray player, sound system, farm table and benches.
To much to really describe Kitchen - Microwave, coffee maker , toaster, pots, pans silverware, dishes, glasses and cups (etc. etc.)
Paper towels provided. Outside - Two teak lounge chairs, propane gas grill, parking for one vehicle. Additionally - Wireless internet, Cable TV, central heating, washer and dryer. Bring your cell phone.
Here you can have remote, secluded, quiet or crowds anytime you want, it's just simply your call.
Schoodic Peninsula is less commercialized than the other tourist spots but there's still a lot to do especially those guests who desire a more relaxed, less crowded atmosphere. There are shops, restaurants, kayak/bike rentals and other businesses to explore including one of the oldest golf courses in the country. You can purchase lobster fresh off the boat that like everything else here won't break your bank. Two weeks during the summer there is an arts festival nestled around a one day lobster festival and year round just about weekly there is a program, theater, concert, dance or some other event.
Acadia National Park is the most visited national park in the country and the majority of that onslaught is to Mount Desert Island. Winter Harbor is a smaller seaside community across the bay from Bar Harbor with the only section of ANP on the mainland. Fortunately we don't experience the sheer daily volume of people, traffic or cruise ships that MDI sees. (If we did I'd have to move and that would be a shame.)
The entrance road to the Schoodic District is a few hundred yards down Main Street where you'll find miles and miles of hiking and biking trails. At Frazers Point there is a large picnic area with picnic tables, many with fire rings that is open to the public 24/7. Frazers also has a long pier and float that jets out into the harbor for fishing. The views from the seaside loop around the park are georgeous as you pass the Mark Island Lighthouse at the entrance to the harbor. Schoodic Head the highest point on the peninsula offers panoramic views east, west, north and south. At the southern most tip of the park is Schoodic Point itself with ample parking. The expansive ledges that reach down into the sea with the waves breaking against them are an impressive sight.
And finally there is the Bar Harbor-Winter Harbor Ferry making daylight runs every hour back and forth during the tourist season. Combined both legs of the trip are a 14 mile leisurely 1 hour trip. (more)
Why are your prices so reasonable: Since you are booking direct you won't pay the standard 9-17% additional booking fee that you are accustomed to paying elsewhere and we won't have to charge you more to cover the fees on our end either. This rental can also be found on AirBnb, TripAdvisor, HomeAway, Vrbo & VacationRentals. So please book it wherever you are comfortable.
What other fees are there: None. But there is a security deposit that you get back after you leave providing everything is in order.
When will I get my security deposit back: Assuming everything is in order after you leave, most people get their security deposit back within the first 3 days but I am human so if you haven't recieved it in a week email me.
Is the calendar correct: 99% of the time.
Is it remote and secluded: No. Although the cottage sits over a knoll away from the street, you will have neighbors. In addition it is located a a couple of hundred yards off Main Street in the center of town as a crow flies.
Will we meet the owners: Since they live on the property also less than a hundred yards away that would be almost certainly yes. And Pete loves to meet people when they arrive and give them the scoop on the area.
Do you rent the cottage daily: Sorry no.
Do you rent the cottage during the winter: No.
When will you put the new calendar up: Usually November or December but we are always taking reservations so just ask. Plus you may get in before a price increase.