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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, (Sleeps 6 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 a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 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

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 ...
  • 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
  • paddle 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
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
The property has multiple 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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Schoodic Pen., Acadia Nat. Pk, Bar Harbor; Water - 2 Min. Walk
average rating of 4.590909 based on 44 reviews

It was a nice, quiet, and relaxing location!

  • 5 of 5

It was very nice and the renters were very helpful and seemed to go out of their way to make it it a nice stay. We truly enjoyed it!!!

  • Review Submitted: 06/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Come again anytime.
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  • 4 of 5

Nice place, Rob was a helpful and courteous host. Place is a little further from Acadia than advertised, about an hour/hour and fifteen each way so plan accordingly. Be careful with the provided address too, I copy and pasted into google maps and it took to me another site in Bar Harbor, like 30 miles away. Type Winter Harbor, ME into your gps and follow the directions provided, it’s a small town so easy to navigate. Grill area is a little poorly lit other than the fire pit, still semi-hard to see so bring some flash-lights or lanterns. Other than that, solid place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 06/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Power will be added in the near future
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We truly enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Having “grown up” in Winter Harbor it was amazing to come back and visit old friends. The property has everything we needed and the location was perfect! My only recommendation would be to provide more info around recycling in ME. I felt guilty throwing recyclables in the trash but didn’t have info about where to put them instead. I probably should have asked :-)

  • Review Submitted: 05/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind response we appreciate it. Regarding the recyclables, when you accessed our hospitality info, there was mention of a marked recycle bin in the garage. Not to worry, I will place them in our bin for you. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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A wonderful house in a beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house & we loved Winter Harbor! Thank you so much Robert for welcoming us to your home! The house is in a beautiful & peaceful location & is in walking distance to the ferry to Bar Harbor. The house is just as advertised with everything you need for your stay. We were really grateful for the outside garden area where we could grill & eat outdoors each evening. Robert was a fabulous host, helping us with any needs we had & giving us lots of information on the local area & it’s history. We had such a great time in this beautiful place. Our only regret is that we didn’t stay for longer! We will hopefully be back!

  • Review Submitted: 29/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words.We enjoyed having you. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Halifax, PA

We love Winter Harbor

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful time in Winter Harbor and staying at this home. The owners have thought of everything you might need in the home. We had the opportunity to meet the

owners they are very attentive to every need. We would recommend this property. They were prompt in replying to any questions we had during our stay.

Thank you for having us.

  • Review Submitted: 13/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We try to be responsive to our renters questions and concerns. It means a lot to listen to our guests and respond to all their questions. When our guests enjoy themselves, it means we're doing our job. We enjoyed getting to know many of our renters over the years.
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Convenient and pleasant duplex

  • 4 of 5

We were a group of 3 couples, 50-60+ & loved the close proximity to Acadia National Park as well as being able to walk....or short drive into town for dinner, shopping, etc. The town folk were so friendly & helpful with suggestions on places to go & visit. We didn’t have any children with us, but this would have been a perfect location if we did, as there is a play ground right across the road. I’d have given this 5 stars, except that we were looking forward to sitting around the firepit, but the area was so over grown that we decided not to even buy wood.

  • Review Submitted: 09/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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$164.66

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.

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