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Description from owner

TripAdvisor Property ID: 7478240

About the area

Just minutes from Acadia National Park's Schoodic Point where there are even more unbelievable views of the bold Atlantic plus walking & biking trails and the most amazing kite flying (there's always an ocean breeze at the Point). The national park’s dramatic scenery is among the best in Maine, but still quiet and private, inspiring artists from around the world. Check out the annual Winter Harbor Lobster Festival. Lots of food and family fun plus Lobster Boat Races! Fisherman's Galley Chase's Raven's Nest The Pickled Wrinkle

Getting around

Frenchman Bay Research Boating - ferry to Bar Harbor

Getting here

Bar Harbor airport is nearest, though Bangor International is also an option. There's a ferry in nearby Winter Harbor to take you straight to the heart of Bar Harbor, across Frenchman Bay. In Bar Harbor, there are free buses to take you to various parts of the island and park.

Interaction with guest

Cottage is wonderfully secluded and guests enjoy peace, quiet and independence. A notebook on site provides all necessary information about the cottage and surrounding area, though I am, of course, available by text or email if there are any questions.



  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed Bunk bed Twin bed


  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Sea view
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Washing machine


  • Bikes
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding


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Owner Supplied Testimonials

From Jay M. 2015: Awesome just awesome. Very impressed on all the renovations and accommodations that are offered at the Boathouse. My wife and I had peaceful quiet moments on the deck watching tide roll in and out. Deck furniture is a plus with Webber Grill. fully operational Kitchen and Laundry. Large LED TV with cable and premium HBO channels. free Hi Speed wifi and magnificent gas fired fireplace to take chill off house in AM versus cranking up full whole house heat. Views from living room and deck are unbelievable. We loved our stay and will definitely return.

From Jeff B, 2015: My wife and I just celebrated our honeymoon here. What a great spot! Our visit was late in September, which is just out of season. So, keep that in mind if you travel at this time because EVERYTHING CLOSES at 7PM, or just has crazy hours to begin with. Ellsworth is your last chance for places not effected by the Season. Take advantage of the food and shopping while you can! The Boathouse is right on Main street of Winter Harbor, right on edge of Henry Cove. I know what you're thinking: Main St? Sounds busy. And that's absolutely not the case. There is one T junction in the very small town of Winter Harbor (where rt 186 meets Main st.) and with the population as small as it is, I think on average about 10 cars go down the rd. There's a house on the right, but no one was there. To the left of the house is some brush, and about 40 yards away is the main boat ramp to get into the water. Being that this is Maine, the tides are quite erratic, and the boat ramp is unusable unless its the peak of high tide, so there wasn't any traffic there either, save for a few sail boats. The low tide does take the water quite a bit away from the back deck as well. Ok, back to the house. The place is fantastic. Clean, up-to-date, spacious (family of 5 could fit comfortably) and you will NOT be "roughing it" like some other cottages. There was a nice folder with all the details you'd want, maps, brochures, etc. letting you know everything that's around. There's wifi, TV with a great picture, comfy seats, a fire place that has a remote for adjusting, and a fully stocked kitchen . We felt at home almost immediately. The beds are comfy too. We slept great because of that and the absolute silence of that town at night. The deck right out the sliding glass doors is the place to be. We loved sitting out there every morning, drinking coffee, watching the seagulls splash around in the water; getting that fresh sea breeze. Let me put it this way: when was the last time you were on a vacation, but you found yourself actually kinda wanting to just stay in your room? Yea, its a whole 'nother level of relaxing. The town is great too. Everyone was super friendly, saying hi and smiling. Go to the Lobster Co-op and buy your lobster there for super cheap! We can't wait to come back to this absolutely perfect place to relax. You'll have to travel to get to most "destinations" but don't snooze on going to Schoodic Point. Its gorgeous. We left with absolutely no regrets and so many memories.