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Schoodic Pen., Acadia Nat. Pk, Bar Harbor; Water - 2 Min. Walk

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms + 2 Baths, (Sleeps6 in bedrooms+1 on pullout in living room)

Winter Harbor is a quaint working fishing community and summer playground.

Cheerful, comfortable, close, convenient…all describe our home nestled in this quaint fishing village where one can enjoy what Maine has to offer and then return to a quiet home where only Maine’s birds or a harbor’s foghorn can be heard so one can relax, reflect and rest up for a new day of adventures.

There are 3 bedrooms, all eclectically decorated with Maine themes, country quilts, artwork, antiques to provide that pleasurable “visiting grandma’s” venue yet still incorporating today’s amenities of a newly updated galley kitchen complete with local Deer Isle granite countertops with bar seating, microwave, refrigerator, ceramic cook-top, coffee maker, toaster, small oven/broiler, pots, pans, china, silverware, washer/dryer. Our open concept dining/living room features TV w/DVD & VCR player, movie library, radio/CD player, and wireless internet. Bed linens, towels, paper products are provided. There are 2 full bathrooms, one newly finished with stall shower and pedestal sink.

On our back porch one can enjoy having a private moment with morning coffee and a book or having a BBQ or lobster on our outdoor grill. New this year is a lovely, stone patio with a 3 foot stone fire-pit. There is an awesome playground across from our home that our young visitors would certainly enjoy and parents can view easily. We are on the end of a dead-end street so traffic is very limited. We also have some board games, and outdoor toys for those who would like to partake. We have several bikes in our garage for you use and pleasure.

Kayaks can be rented easily from locations mentioned in our “Welcome to our Home” book as well as other attractions, ferry & bus schedules, shops, hikes and of course the magnificent Acadia National Park’s Schoodic Peninsula whose entrance is a short ten minute drive from our house and covers nearly 2500 acres where sightseeing, hiking, biking, picnicking are all there for your enjoyment.

A free excursion bus sponsored by LLBean picks up passengers at the end of our road at Rte. 186 to take folks around Winter Harbor and Schoodic Peninsula throughout the day during the summer season allowing passengers to get off the bus at a spot and be picked up later on another bus run. We are a few minutes’ walk to the ocean, restaurants, grocery store, lobster pounds, post office, public library, historic society museum, artists’ studios, bank, farmers’ market, a unique 5&10 cent store, ice cream parlor, antique and handmade artisan crafts shops.

The nearby Bar Harbor Ferry on Sargent St. can take you over to Bar Harbor which serves as a leisurely transportation vehicle as well as a sight-seeing boat ride on one of the prettiest bays in Maine. There is also a public boat launch, golf course, and our historic Hammond Hall where many varied, live entertainment performances are held throughout the year—all just moments away from our doorstep!

Swimming is available off the rocky shores or one can seek enjoyment at Jones and Flanders Ponds with their sandy beaches and fresh waters which are just a short distance away where one can do some boating or fishing as well. Also, the area has vineyards hosting tours and tastings, historic buildings, unique shops, a variety of eateries, other quaint fishing villages, art galleries, antique shops, hiking trails, educational science and environmental centers, and more of Maine’s beautiful coastline, mountains and lakes…all beckoning folks to come and explore.

Keywords: 3 BR, 2 full baths, galley kitchen, deck, patio w/firepit, 4 min walk to town.

More Details

Robert Granell
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Robert Granell

My wife retired as a substitute teacher and I'm retired from IBM after 34 years. We've enjoyed our yearly vacations in this area since 1991 because of the beautiful views, warm people and the slower pace of life.

Robert Granell purchased this house in 2005

Why Robert Granell chose Winter Harbor

Our family has been coming to Winter Harbor since 1991 when we had an opportunity to rent a vacation home from one of our friends which was located on the water facing Mount Desert Island across from Frenchman’s Bay. We stayed for a week and had one of the nicest, most relaxing, vacations we’ve had, with a view that was breathtaking. Since then we came each year for the next 13 years and stayed at the same location. We got to know the area pretty well and became friends with some of the local townspeople, all of whom were very friendly, helpful and genuine. Our kids began referring to our stays as “going to our Maine house”. In 2004, our friends decided to retire and planned to use the house in Maine. Needless to say, we were very disappointed, thinking that could have been our last year staying in an area we have come to love. About the same time, the Navy left a local base and the town picked up all their housing properties and began selling them. That's when we decided to purchase one for our own. This turned out to be one of our best decisions.

What makes this house unique

Close proximity to great hiking trails, short easy walk to town multiple launch sites for kayaks, Relaxing atmosphere, and WIFI.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Winter Harbor, Maine

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7 ...
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • WE Agree to HOLD HARMLESS and INDEMNIFY THE OWNERS from any and all liability from any damage, or personal injury from our use of the bikes provided.
  • Fire Pit must be attended to while burning, screen cover must be kept in place while burning
  • Upon departure all windows and doors must be closed, key must be returned to the lockbox and secured.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1stFloor - toilet , shower enclosure , Sink, Toilet, and a Shower Stall
    Bathroom 2nd Floor - toilet , bath with shower , Sink, Toilet, and a tub/shower
  • 2 Full Baths
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , extra portable bed in closet
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 cot , portable crib in closet; TV in room
    Pull-out in Living area -> a twin bed. - 1 sofa bed/futon , Sleep Sofa opens up to a twin bed.
  • Queen size Bed (1) in first bedroom, Double Bed (1) in second bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) in third bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) portable crib located in 1st bedroom closet; extra portable twin bed in third bedroom.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
The property has four guest bikes, board games, outdoor toys, balls, lawn chairs, coloring books, video library, card decks, free WI-FI is also included, sits at the end of a dead-end street, has a fenced in yard, large stone patio (2016) with fire-pit, and is located in a quiet neighborhood, with a playground across the street. The Rental is within walking distance to the town center which includes, a grocery store, a 5 & 10, three restaurants, a farmer's market, as well as a harbor ferry to Bar Harbor for people and bikes. Also there are free shuttle buses that run daily in a loop that includes Winter Harbor, Birch Harbor, Corea, the Schoodic Education and Research Center known by the acronym of SERC, and Acadia National Park's Schoodic Peninsula section.


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(36 traveller reviews)

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Schoodic Pen., Acadia Nat. Pk, Bar Harbor; Water - 2 Min. Walk
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 36 reviews
Elmhurst, IL

Comforting and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Loved Winter Harbor, Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park and the Schoodic Peninsula. Our rental was in a quiet and peaceful part of Winter Harbor which allowed us to relax and enjoy this beautiful part of Maine.

  • Review Submitted: 15/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We couldn't agree more with you, we've found the town of Winter Harbor to be exceptional with it's easy access to beautiful scenery, it's proximity to the National Park with all it has to offer, within a quaint fishing village, having multiple restaurants being a short walk or drive away, having (2) fresh water lakes nearby, all the shops, fresh sea food, antiques stores, grocery store, ... the list goes on and on. Even just sitting on the large open patio during a beautiful day or in front of the fire pit at night tends to drain all the stress of our busy lives and is one of my favorite places to be.
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exactly as pictured and described

  • 5 of 5

If you would like staying in the less touristy, less busy Winter Harbor area compared to Bar Harbor, then this rental is perfect. Just note that the kitchen is very small and doesn't have a dishwasher. It wasn't really a problem but I did want to point this out for those who like to cook and eat in.

  • Review Submitted: 10/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review. Back 7 years ago we decided not to provide a full oven/stove appliance because it went mostly unused and took up valuable space that was used to provide a washer and dryer. Back then, they were on many previous guests recommendations. Since then we are planning to provide a small dish washer in the near future, we haven't settled on where it could be placed in the rental to make the best use of the limited space, but it should be added soon. As always, reviews help us understand where we can always improve our guests comfort, for that we appreciate them all.
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Quiet Maine retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as advertised. This property is very close to the Schoodic Area of Acadia National Park. It was clean and well-stocked with everything you need while away from home. The location was ideal for walking or biking to Acadia, restaurants and shopping. Great place for families looking to get away from it all. It is definitely the quiet side of Acadia, but it is just as beautiful as main part on Mt. Desert Island.

  • Review Submitted: 05/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, it is much appreciated. All reviews help us maintain our positives to continue to serve our renters the best way possible.
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Great time in Winter Harbor ,Maine

  • 5 of 5

My 3 retired teacher friends and I had a wonderful time in Winter Harbor. Our lodging at Rober'ts place was just perfect for 4 retired teachers looking for fun and relaxation, We were in walking distance of anything we desired. The sights close by were very easy to get to. In all my travels (and that is a lot since retirement) , Robert's place had all the supplies you could possibly need. I will come back in the near future and highly recommend it to any one looking for that great trip to downeast Maine. Carol from Tennessee

  • Review Submitted: 30/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Irene and I take pride in our accommodations and we both enjoyed your visit. Glad you and your girlfriends had a memorable stay, we both enjoyed hearing about all your different trips and funny experiences you all have had over the years. You are welcome to return anytime, best to everyone.
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Quaint duplex

  • 4 of 5

Very clean, cute little duplex in a neat little town within walking distance of Acadia entrance.

  • Review Submitted: 12/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. The proximity to the town and the National Park is just a few of the many pluses we enjoy.
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Wonderful Home to Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is the best vacation ever :). We really enjoyed staying there. This home is quiet, comfortable and very clean. It has whatever we need to cook :). The ferry to Bar Harbor is the wonderful trip. We will be back for sure!

  • Review Submitted: 30/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Irene and I have always said we like to focus on those items that are important to us whenever we spend time traveling ourselves. We're glad you and your family enjoyed your stay.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bangor International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Pickled Wrinkle Pub/restaurant, Birch Harbor, ME
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Miles
Winter Harbor to Bar Harbor
Nearest Golf
0.6 Miles
Grindstone Neck Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
US 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Schoodic Peninsula & Acadia National Park
Car: recommended

Scoodic Point (part of Acadia National Park) entrance is just a half mile away. The park has hiking trails, bike paths, kayak access points, and beautiful coastal scenery along it's inner loop road.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$161.74
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$336.95

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Cancelations more than 30 days before reservation start date will be refunded 100%.
Cancellations 30 days or less before reservation start date will incur a penalty of 20%.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.