On the Acadia Nat. Park loop @ Schoodic Point
|Per week||$950 - $1,100|
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The home sits right on the park loop just over Winter Harbor town line. It's just about a mile and a half walk to the center of town. And it is a great hike or bike ride but then again why walk? There is a free shuttle bus that tours Schoodic Point in the summer and it travels by the house every half hour or so. So just stand out at the road and wave. They will be glad to pick you up.
In the immediate area there are shops, stores, businesses, restaurants and pounds to buy your lobsters plus allot more. When you are in the mood for lobsters you are in luck because just a few doors down is Bob's. His sons bring them in to him daily so they can't be much fresher and it's even sweeter that he's usually the cheapest place around. On Grindstone Neck there is a golf course that's surrounded by ocean. If you enjoy the ocean get in a kayak and meander through the bays and coves. Ride out and see the seals basking on the rocks on the other side of Turtle Island, the osprey nesting near the Halibut Hole or the lighthouse on Mark Island.
It is a mile from Acadia National Parks entrance where you can bike or hike the trails. The first thing you will come to after you enter the park is Frazier's Point picnic area that juts out on a finger of land overlooking the harbor. There is a long pier with a float attached that people fish for mackerel, bluefish and striper's when they run. From here you'll have spectacular views of the mountains, Mark Island Lighthouse, lobster boats pulling in the days catch, harbor porpoises, seabirds and also eagles soaring about the harbor. On other days you can watch the sail boats from the yacht club race. The vistas are nothing less than magnificent and many have spent the entire vacations right there. I know, I spend enough time there myself. We love to picnic by the fire in the evenings. Words can't describe it. Anyway the gray and pink granite coastline is a sight you won't soon forget.
Throughout the year there are different programs, theaters, concerts, dances and many other cultural events mostly on weekends. Then during the summer there is an arts festival for two weeks which usually starts around the first of August. But still overall it's generally quiet here (compared to where you probably live) except for the Lobster Festival and a few other things. Once a year the entire area goes on holiday. Usually the second Saturday in August. The day starts off with a 5k road race in the morning and ends with a parade in the evening. Of course there are lobster dinners, barbecues and a lot of other things. It's always a good time.
Whatever you desire, sightseeing, shopping, hiking, biking, kayaking, the list goes on. You can have it or get to it from here.
Anyway, wherever you vacation this year. Hope it's a great one. ~ Wes
|Jun 27 2016||Sep 10 2016||-||-||$1,100||-||3 Nights|
|Sep 08 2016||Nov 14 2016||-||-||$950||-||3 Nights|
|May 21 2017||Jun 27 2017||-||-||$950||-||3 Nights|
|Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 8%|
|Deposits: Maximum occupancy 6 ....... Refundable security deposit - $200 ........ Pets allowed: Limited to 2 dogs ........ Security deposit with pets increased $200 for 1 / $300 for 2 ........ During July & August - weeks start on Saturday|
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Reviews for this vacation home rental in Acadia, Maine
Janis Van Cott Szoke
Staten Island, NY, USA
October 4, 2012
Comfortable, nicely decorated house with a well-equipped kitchen, although we didn't make use of it except to make coffee and boil water. Was handy to have a laundry when our clothes got all lobstered up. Beds were very comfortable. There is no a/c but there are fans. In September it got quite cold most nights--30's and 40's--so we were quite comfortable. Heat worked well. There was plenty of space for two couples and could have comfortably slept 3 more: 2 adults and one child. The house has a large front and back yards. Our dog enjoyed running round an around its length. It is very quiet at this location. It is quite a drive--over an hour--to Bar Harbor and the main section of Acadia NP. The Schoodic part of Acadia is just down the road and is definitely worth a visit or two. It you're there on a clear night, do enjoy the beautiful display of stars unobstructed by air or light pollution. Our cell phones did not work at the house despite there being a signal booster in the house. Maybe it was just our carrier, T-Mobile. Chase's restaurant in Winter Harbor is an inexpensive and good place for breakfast. An information list of area attractions and restaurants seemed to need some updating. All in all a good place to stay if you don't mind being off the beaten path. If we went back to this area, we would definitely consider staying at Settlers' House again.
need a vacation
May 4, 2012
I have not stayed here. I want to come in September, stay in a small place on the water, with wi fi and pay no more than $100. a day. Must have a king size bed, or two beds. Can you find me one?
September 18, 2011
We really enjoyed this house and the locale - it was very well kept/clean, everything in working order and very quiet. Being on the Schoodic Peninsula is a superb way to relax and enjoy the Maine coast at its finest. Wes was super-easy to deal with and very responsive from initial booking through to checkout. Can't say anything negative at all about the experience. Highly recommend and look forward to staying there again at some point in the future.
The beauty of Maine
July 31, 2011
There is much to say, it can be summerized in a small statement. Wicked Awesome. The house was beautiful, the area was relaxing, the people were inviting and welcoming. Let's not forget, the Lobster was like butter.
August 2, 2010
the house was beautiful!!!!!!!! we loved the house as well as beautiful back yard! we had a wonderful time and we would highly recommend the place to everybody! thanks so much! PS. working with Tom to arrange our stay was a great experience!