Winter Harbor @ Acadia National Park

Sunset over the harbor
Sunset over the harborFrazers Creek bike pathBiking the park loopSailboatsCraft fairFrazers PointLiving roomKitchenBedroomFerryAnvil TrailMark Island light houseSchoodic arts at Hammond HallWatching the racesCraft fair at the lobster festivalCod fish race - I'd bet on the fish!A park trail

From $74 / night

Winter Harbor @ Acadia National Park
1 bedrooms
2 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
Type: Apartment
Per week: $519 - $629
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Winter Harbor vacation apartment rental
Beautifully decorated one bedroom vacation rental apartment in a quiet coastal village. Recently renovated and refurnished in the winter of 2012 after a long term tenant of thirteen years had a change of circumstances and moved back home to Ohio. In fact, when we had to come up with a name for the apartment, he had lived there so long and had become such a part of everyones lives we were seriously tempted to call it "Fred's Place" and privately still do refer to it that way but that's another story. Anyway, I think my favorite feature is the black granite and white ceramic tiled kitchen floor. We try very hard to maintain it very clean and in above average condition.

It's perfect for a party of two persons on a budget.

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Area Information
Explore and enjoy Schoodic Point with its many beauties and relaxed pace. From here all the shops, stores and restaurants are just a short walk. You can rent bikes for exploring. Play golf - the course is saddled between two harbors. There are multiple lobster coop's and pounds to buy your dinner. And you won't find lobster cheaper anywhere else. If you are here when the lobsters are shedding their shells do yourself a favor and try them. They are tender and sweet and what most locals prefer. You won't get them anywhere else.

During tourists season there is a free shuttle bus service that tours the park and area before returning. The bus runs every half hour or so and 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.

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 Winter Harbor 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.

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.

It is about a mile from the entrance to Acadia National Park 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 and you can watch the harbor porpoises, gulls, osprey, terns and of course the lobstermen pulling in the days catch. 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. 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, sunsets and a commanding view of Schoodic Point, the ocean and islands. On a clear day you can see the Pettit Mannan 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.

If you are a leaf peeper and plan on visiting to view New England’s fall foliage in all it's colors. The leaves generally reach their peak in October and can be quite spectacular.

Whatever you desire, sightseeing, shopping, hiking, biking, kayaking and 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

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Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
May 28 2017 Jun 26 2017 - - $519 - 3 Nights
Jun 26 2017 Sep 05 2017 - - $629 - 6 Nights
Sep 06 2017 Nov 05 2017 - - $539 - 3 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 8%
Deposits: Maximum occupancy 2 (and one small child) ....... Refundable security deposit - $125 ....... Pets allowed: Limited to 2 dogs. ....... Security deposit with pets increased $200 for 1 / $300 for 2 ....... During July & August - weeks start on Sunday
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you rent daily?
A: We have a 3 day minimum but generally during July and August we won't even consider taking a reservation for less than a week until 2 weeks before the requested arrival date, if we considered it at all.
Q: We would like to rent it and there are 4 in our party.?
A: Two adults one infant or child or small adult for a total of three is the absolute maximum capacity. So unfortunately we won't be able to accommodate your party.
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