Schoodic Saltwater Rental - 29 Feet From the Bay

House Front
House FrontView From Side DeckView From Porch - Looking SouthView From Porch - Looking NorthBedroom #1Bedroom #2Bedroom #3Bedroom #4 - Bunkroom / OfficeDining Area with view of BayDining AreaIn Front Looking NorthIn Front Looking South
Corea, ME 04624

Overview

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps 8
Per night $215 - $240
Per week $1,050 - $1,150
Type: Cottage
Description of the Corea vacation cottage rental
Built in 1967 (before minimum setback* rules) by my grandparents, it is only thirty feet from the water. We were lucky that we built when we did - shortly after that, minimum set-back rules came into force. Anyone sitting on our deck, that close to Gouldsboro Bay, will understand one of the reasons that our summer house has been in continuous summer use by the family ever since.

Some people who visit pass their entire stay on our front porch. Some days it is clear and bright. Other days you can watch the fog creep up the far shore, hesitate, and then recede south again to the mouth of the bay. Some days you can barely hear the surf. Other days it will lull you to sleep at night. Some days you awake to fog everywhere and the sound of the Petit Manan Light foghorn. Fog or not, you can hear the lobster boats in the bay hauling traps - often barely fifty yards away. But the smell of the sea is always there.

On a clear day you can see the Petit Manan Light exactly seven miles to the southeast. Some nights when we've forgotten to leave a light on we've used the passing beam of the Petit Manan Light to locate the keyhole. On such nights the Milky Way is clearly visible above.

For the adventuresome, there is always the possibility of foraging for periwinkles and whelks at low tide in front of the house. Within minutes you can gather hundreds of periwinkles and the occasional whelk. For a different kind of foraging you can go the Lobster Coop in Corea - live lobster and crab. For some years now crab has been selling for one dollar a pound while lobster can vary widely from $3.50 a pound for shedders to $7+ for prime hardshells; and if you make arrangements - buckets of the large waved whelks (locally called "wrinkles") for mere dollars the bucket.
fall colors

Over the years we have landscaped the area around the house by selecting and clumping the shrubs already growing there. We have also opened up the woods around the house by thinning saplings and cutting lower branches. With White Pine long gone, Red Spruce is the surviving noble conifer of the Down East forest. On our property we have favored Red Spruce by thinning any Balsam Firs and Red Maples that crowd them. In any event the trees that surround the house are mostly Red Spruce which are heavily grazed by red squirrels and chipmunks. Other trees on the property include Larch (Tamarack - also locally called Hackmatack), Balsam Fir, White Spruce and Red Maple. The hammock is strung between a Red Spruce and a White Spruce. There is an extremely attractive Larch directly in front of the house. In a heavy breeze, while Red Spruce stiffly vibrate the Larch bends and whips gracefully to each gust.

There is also a small herb garden in back in a raised bed with sides of Balsam Fir logs. Rosa Rugosa line the driveway atop a pink granite rubble wall.

The house itself has four cozy bedrooms. The porch in front (east side) segues into a large deck running along the south side of the house. Every summer since 1968 at least one member of the family has brought a cat for the summer.

Private and pet friendly. Easy canoe and kayak launching at any stage of the tide from in front of the house. Nearby sand beaches (~5 mins) for those who wish to wade or swim in ocean water. 20 Minutes to the public beach at Jones Pond where the water is warm.

Eric Clever

Area Info
We are located on the Schoodic Peninsula – Nearby attractions include:
* Schoodic Point
* Mount Desert Island (MDI)
* Bar Harbor
* Acadia National Park
* Sorrento with its lovely Yacht Club and views of the mountains of MDI
* Hancock Point
* Reversing falls and Lobster Pound on the road to Hancock Point

* The Schoodic Peninsula: Schoodic Point (part of Acadia National Park)
* The Iconic Lobster Port – Corea
* Winter Harbor
* the Winter Harbor Lobster Festival** complete with Lobster Boat Races
* Grindstone Neck with its Newport-style cottages
* The Inimitable and deliciously named Wonsqueak Harbor – very narrow entrance to the harbor
* Birch Harbor
* Bunkers Harbor
* Prospect Harbor and the Prospect Harbor Light
* Frenchmans Bay on the west and Gouldsboro Bay on the east
* The Schoodic Arts Festival – an annual summer festival
* Hammond Hall in Winter Harbor – the cultural center for The Peninsula.
* Schoodic Mountain – the lovely pink-granite-browed Sphinx that benignly overlooks the region (great blueberry picking)

* Mount Desert Island: Acadia National Park
o with its Carriage Roads – some of the finest biking in the known universe Cadillac and Sargent Mountains the two highest mountains on The Island.
+ Cadillac is the highest mountain on the Eastern Seabord of the US (open to some interpretation since Schoodic, for instance, is higher)
+ Sargent – highest without a road to the top – a great hike****
* Northeast Harbor and Seal Harbor – stomping grounds for the likes of the Rockefellers and Martha Stewart (there are stories***)
* Southwest Harbor – a great working harbor and a lovely town
* Somes Sound – the only fjord on the Eastern Seabord of the US (although some count most of the bays of Maine as fjords)
Property Rates
Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
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Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Jun 27 2013 Sep 10 2014 $225 $240 $1,150 $4,400 -
May 30 2014 Jun 30 2014 $215 $225 $1,050 $4,100 -
Sep 19 2014 Oct 30 2014 $215 $225 $1,050 $4,100 -
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 7
Deposits: 50%
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Personal Check
Other Fees: $100 Refundable Cleaning Fee If you wish to use our Discovery 174 Old Town Canoe: $100 Canoe Rental $200 Canoe use Deposit (you supply paddles and PFDs)
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Lobster Co-ops, Scallopers, Working: Lighthouses, Fish Canneries, Lobster Boats;
Lobster Boat Races, Lobster Bakes, Grange Dinners, The Carriage Roads in Acadia National Park.
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