Winter Harbor Cottage, Schoodic Peninsula, Acadia

Newman St, Winter Harbor, ME 04693
Winter Harbor Cottage, Schoodic Peninsula, Acadia
1 bedrooms
4 guests
No min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 4
Type: Cottage
No rental rates available - please contact the owner
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: No
Description of the Winter Harbor vacation cottage rental
Brand New warm, cozy and beautiful vacation rental cottage located in Winter Harbor. Enjoy being near the ocean, the feeling of being in a cottage out in the countryside and yet you are right in town.

The cottage is completely furnished (and decorated) with everything we can think of that you may need. As like our other rentals we try not to do things just half right. The interior has an open ceiling.. In addition some of the walls have been left so that the natural wood is visible to give it that just the right ambiance. Except for the bathroom the floors are natural eastern white pine finished the old fashioned way with tung oil.

I built this the way I wanted it, a place having the illusion of being rustic and yet beautiful. And all the comforts and conveniences of home. Pictures don't really don't do it justice. You have to see it, especially in the evenings.

If you are like me. You want something special. You don't want to walk into a rental that looks like the house you just left. Then this may be the place for you also.

For more pics, information, rates and availablity just email.

And have a great vacation wherever you end up. Wes

Wes Williams

Area Information
The Schoodic Point section of Acadia National Park in the small fishing village of Winter Harbor has one of the most beautiful rocky stretches of coastline in the whole state or for that matter the country. There are plenty of things to see and do.

Explore Schoodic Peninsula with its many beauties and relaxed pace. Enjoy the local seafood, explore the old fashioned 5&10, shop the grocery store, craft, art & antique shops. Bike the park or hike its trails. Oops, I forgot to mention the nine hole golf course on Grindstone neck that overlooks our harbor on one side and Frenchmans bay on the other.

About a mile from the cottage is the entrance to the Schoodic Point section of Acadia National Park. The first thing you will come to after you enter the park is Fraziers Point public picnic area overlooking the harbor and town. There are a couple really private spots that are great for just sitting around the fire in the evening and listening to the waves lapping the shore. There is a pier with a float attached that many fish for mackeral, bluefish and stripers when they run. Anyway, from here you'll see spectacular views of the mountains, Mark Island Lighthouse and you can watch the harbor porpoises, loons, eagles, ospreys, gulls, terns and of course the lobstermen pulling in the days catch. If you are lucky you might see a whale. The vistas are nothing less than magnificent and many have spent the entire vacations right there. I know I've spent enough time there. The gray and pink granite coastline is a sight you won't soon forget. Next, hike or drive to the top of Schoodic Mountain to see some breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. When you get out to the point relax or picnic and gaze straight out into the Atlantic Ocean. It can be really spectacular if there has been a storm at sea. People will come from all around to watch the waves break over the rocks.

For freshwater swimming, canoeing or fishing for landlocked salmon, brook trout, lake trout and bass try Jones Pond. There is another lake close-by that I can tell you about when you get here but I would never talk about it in detail on the internet. It is about a miles walk down a path and through the woods. Has a sandy beach from which you look right out over the lake with a mountain rising behind it. It is a hike but once you are there it's remote, quiet and flat out gorgeous.

If you just can't get relaxed and need a little more excitement you can always take the ferry to Bar Harbor. Along the way you round many small islands. If you go early in the morning you might see deer coming out to the rocks to lick the salt. You might also see a deer or moose swimming between land and the islands. Moose regularly swim clear across the bay. There are also the occasional sea turtles, whales and one of the most unusual looking fish you have probably ever seen, a sunfish. They seem to average around 400-600 pounds Downeast but can get as large as 3000 pounds. They are round in shape and have a fin that gives the first impression of a shark in the water. You can get right up and pet them if you like. Most people think they are dead or sick when first seen and when I first glimpsed one I thought it was the front half of a great white shark. My second thought was, what could eat that and I think I want to go home now! Seriously though they are very friendly, curious and primarily eat jellyfish. And finally let's not forget, some of the cottages, cabins and camps out there on the islands can really take you back to a different era. It's a really beautiful trip and the views from the ocean give you an entirely different perspective.

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