Seaside home on Schoodic Point

Dining roomThe yard continues down to the beachKitchenGardinkitchenKayaking the bayLiving roomMaster bed roomBob's lobstersFull bedBike pathsTwin bedsBiking the parkliving roomRavens nestShore picnic in at sunsetYacht club sailing in the harbor
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From $193 / night

26 Newman Street, Winter Harbor, ME 04693
Seaside home on Schoodic Point
Home
3 bedrooms
6 guests
7 night min

Overview Description

Overview

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Sleeps: 6
Type: Home
Per week: $1,350 - $1,850
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Winter Harbor vacation home rental
Built in the 1880's on a grassy knoll overlooking the harbor. It is approximately 1700 square feet and has a southerly view facing the harbor and the open Atlantic Ocean. It was completely renovated from the ground up about a decade ago. It was gone through and tastefully updated with a focus on maintaining it's historical charm. From the front porch you can sit and watch the boats, the sea life and the eagles flying overhead all day long. In the evening you'll see the sunset over the harbor and in the morning you'll be awoken to the sounds of the fisherman leaving port for their days catch. You'll have your own private oceanfront where you can hunt the rocks for treasures, get your feet wet, or just sit and watch nature at its best.

It's features are: Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms and two baths. Downstairs has a family room with a dining room, kitchen with a breakfast nook, attached powder room and a laundry room. The front deck/porch is off the kitchen as you can see from the pictures. There is a one car garage in the rear of the house that has a driveway for tandem parking.
Area Information
During tourists season there is a free shuttle bus service that starts in Winter Harbor and tours Schoodic Point, the park and area before returning. The bus runs every half hour or so and the stops are scattered around. Not that it matters since the drivers are more than happy to pick you up if you wave them down from the side of the road. In the immediate area there are shops, stores, businesses, eateries, piers and pounds to buy your lobsters plus a lot more. You'll be hard pressed to find lobsters cheaper than what Bob sells them for. On Grindstone Neck in Winter Harbor there is a nine hole golf course that has views of the ocean from every hole. If you really enjoy the ocean and don't mind getting wet then rent or bring 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.

Throughout the year Schoodic Arts puts on different programs, theaters, concerts, dances and many other events in Winter Harbor. Then during the summer they host an arts festival for two weeks which usually starts around the last week in July. But still overall it's generally quiet here (compared to where you probably live) except for the Winter Harbor Lobster Festival and a few other things. Once a year the entire town goes on holiday. Usually the second Saturday in August. The only time of year the tourists are thicker than the lobsters. Sometimes the cars get backed up at the stop sign downtown ten deep waiting to make the turn for the craft fair or to watch the boat races. The day starts off with a 5K road race and childrens 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.

It is a little over a mile from the park road where you can bike or hike the trails. The first thing you will come to are the new hiking trails and biking paths starting a hundred feet down the road and if miles of trails don't interest you, next there is the Frazer 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 and you can watch the harbor porpoises, seabirds, osprey and of course the lobstermen pulling in the days catch or the sail boats races from the Winter Harbor Yacht Club. 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. And I'm not really sure why but lobsters always seem to taste that much better there. Words can't really describe time in this place.

Next, hike or drive to the top of Schoodic Head to see some breathtaking sunrises, sunsets and a commanding view of the area, ocean and islands. On a clear day you can see the Petit Manan lighthouse and preserve on the next peninsula over. From there, head out to the point relax or picnic and gaze straight out into the Atlantic. It can be really spectacular if there has been a storm at sea. People come from all around to watch the waves break over the rocks. And actually it's pretty much spectacular almost any given day.

I could go on and on. Instead I'll just say where ever you vacation this year. Hope it's a great one. ~ Wes

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Rates

Rates

Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
May 01 2016 May 26 2018 - - $1,350 - 1 Week
Jun 26 2016 Sep 05 2018 - - $1,850 - 1 Week
May 27 2017 Jun 25 2017 - - $1,550 - 1 Week
Sep 06 2017 Nov 05 2017 - - $1,550 - 1 Week
Nov 06 2017 Nov 28 2017 - - $1,350 - 1 Week
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 8%
Deposits: $300 refundable security deposit
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa

Amenities

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Beachfront
  • Heating
  • Oceanfront
  • View (Ocean)
  • Full Kitchen
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • View (Water)
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Porch
  • Waterfront
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Appliances

  • CD Player
  • Gas Grill
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • DVD Player
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Stereo
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Beach
    (onsite)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Hunting
    (<1 mile)
  • Kayaking
    (2 miles)
  • Fishing
    (onsite)
  • Golf
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Lake
    (5 miles)
  • Ocean
    (onsite)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (1 mile)
  • Whale Watching
    (25 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)


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Amy Sexton

Just what the doctor ordered

Amy Sexton

Universal city, tx

Just what the doctor ordered

July 4, 2016

Was extremely stressed on arrival from everyday life but after spending a week in this house, the area and the people I quickly relaxed and had the most peaceful vaca I could imagine with my 3 sisters! Will make this an annual family vaca spot!

Tracie Cooper

1st time Maine trip

Tracie Cooper

West Virginia, USA

1st time Maine trip

June 22, 2016

Absolutely loved this beautiful home. It was more than ready to home our family of 6 in with its 3 bedrooms, and 2 1/2 baths. The home is pretty much brand new with all its updates Pete has put in, from the gorgeous hard wood floors and wood work to the appliances. It was more than easy to feel right at home away from home which can be quite a challege for some people sometimes. It is right on the water, so the boys were able to fish off dock in evenings, and we constantly watching the lobster boats come and go as well as the family of bald eagles living in the treeline on the cove. The landscaping is stunning. All the people are very friendly, Sylvia made us a fresh blueberry pie to welcome us and Pete was a wealth of knowledge to the area (they are the owners, that stay in the boat house over the hill). Our fishing tour with eagle mountain in Otis was awesome, we caught 4-5 lb bass all day, and the water was clearer than we've ever seen. Lobster was amazing of course, and Acadia National forest area was absolutely beautiful. This is definately a recommended trip

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westly williams

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