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“Family vacation in Acadia”
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Dining area seats 6 - for when you aren't eating fresh seafood at a fantastic area restaurant! Original art adds to our Guests' enjoyment
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Your comfortable vacation home awaits! Open year round!
Dining area seats 6 - for when you aren't eating fresh seafood at a fantastic area restaurant!
Original art adds to our Guests' enjoyment
Dining area, living room looking toward front entry.
New this season: Cable  tv in living room. 2 queen bedrooms have smaller tvs.
Morning sun fills the cheerful, fully equipped kitchen. Seating for 4.
Master bedroom with queen bed, chest of drawers, tv, closet.
Cozy, romantic Queen-bedded (firm Simmons BeautyRest) room w/Cadillac Mt. view and 19' flatscreen tv
Twin bedroom for comfortable versatility. Has roomy double closet. Chest of drawers.
Half bath downstairs convenient to living/dining, kitchen. We pride ourselves on CLEANLINESS.
Deck seating (cushions,  table not shown). Have morning coffee, meals, wine in privacy.
A tasteful nautical theme throughout the house sets the tone for your coastal vacation.
Full bath w/tub shower is upstairs, and though not large, is convenient to the bedrooms. Hair dryer.
During summer, ocean breezes make the lace curtains dance!
The private deck overlooks Cadillac Mountain, a small yard, pasture w/wildflowers, birds.
Nearby: Kids love to play in tidal pools during low tide at Frazer Point. Only 2 miles from house.
Nearby: Frazer Point pier connects to a floating dock for walking or fishing, 2 miles from home.
Nearby: Quintessential Maine scenery greets those who drive, bike, walk the Schoodic Acadia Loop Rd
Moonrise over nearby Grindstone Neck, Schoodic Peninsula. Less than a mile from the house.
EASY Walk to Chase's family restaurant. Beware! Even this short stack of blueberry pancakes is huge!
Low tide fun Frazer Point oceanside picnic area, Acadia National Park, just 2 miles from the house.
Picnic tables, grill on main lawn at Frazer Point, just 2 miles from the house, part of Acadia NP.
Fishing at Frazer Point - Just watch, or bring your pole! Picnic tables, fire pits, restrooms.
One of many private picnic nooks at Frazer Point, Acadia NP, only 2 miles from the house.
Lobster boat at Frazer Point, bringing in tonight's dinner!
Yes, we watch porcupines, at Frazer Point. 2 miles from house.
Famous Schoodic Point spray, Acadia National Park, less than 6 miles from house, part of our peninsula.
Walk out to Little Moose island at low tide, Schoodic Point.
1 of several resident eagles perched in Winter Harbor tree at town landing. Under a mile from house.
A resident eagle in Winter Harbor. Easy to spot from Town Pier, or flying past our back deck.
Jordan Pond House restaurant lawn seating,  Acadia NP on Mt. Desert Island, lunch, tea, popovers.
One of many exciting options for nature cruises available in Bar Harbor,under an hour from the house
Fun at Jones Pond picnic and recreation area, less than 7 miles from the house. FREE!
LOOK! The small black arrow shows the exact location of our Acadia Winter Harbor House.
Come in! You have arrived at your Ocean Heights vacation home.  Can you smell the beach roses?
. . . . .Can you smell them now?
A visiting friend was inspired to make a lighthouse to decorate our front garden.
Side gate to our fenced in back yard, with private back deck and view of Cadillac Mountain.
One of the first things you'll see when you enter Winter Harbor. Schoodic Head in background.
One of the 2 playscapes within our private complex. Also, gazebo, picnic table, basketball hoop.
View of Cadillac Mountain in the Mount Desert section of Acadia National Park from backyard and deck
View at back - by returning guest Judith H.
One of two play areas in our private enclave
Frazer Pt (2 miles) has many private picnic nooks
Low tide provides walking access to Little Moose Island
Front entry of our Maine vacation rental home during Spring.
Frazer Point oceanside picnic area (2 mi from house) Acadia Nat'l Park
We are Bill and Kathy, the owners...just so you know we're real people. This was taken at EPCOT.
A picnic area overlooking ocean in Milbridge, approx 20 scenic miles
Some of the lobster boats moored in Winter Harbor (less than 1 mile)
Half bath on first floor.
Nautical themed decor adds to our guests' enjoyment.
Floor plan first floor
Second floor of your vacation home-away-from-home
We're fully licensed by the state of Maine, members of the area Chamber of Commerces, and verified by Flipkey
This is my husband and me enjoying Schoodic Point, Acadia National Park in Winter Harbor, Maine
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Winter Harbor, Maine

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“Family vacation in Acadia”
Reviewed August 31, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

I am very pleased that I came across this rental property after months of searching for a perfect place for my family of 6, consisting of teenagers, for our first Acadia National Park family vacation. I did not realize until we got to the place how close it is to the Schoodic Mountain which is the more peaceful part of the Acadia National PArk. The house is immaculately clean , kitchen is fully stocked (except groceries) with whatever I needed to cook for my family. The deck is a perfect spot for breakfast or simply getting a view of the Cadillac Mtn from afar. The neighborhood is very quiet. Kathleen is very helpful and her "tips and guides" which was attached to the contract were on point, even the "shortcut to Bar Harbor" ,(40 min. drive) where we avoided Ellsworth traffic. I literally used her tips as my basis for planning our 4 day visit. My only recommendation for those staying longer and prefer wide and better choices for groceries , on your way , stop at the Hannaford or Shaws food store in Ellsworth or if you are in Bar HArbor , there is also a Hannaford , because in the island there is only the IGA food store which is really small, but good enough for little things. I highly recommend this rental property, you will not be disappointed. Thank you Kathleen for sharing your house with us.

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Liked best: location and price
Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
Aug 10, 2017
Thank you for your kinds remarks but especially for sharing tips for future guests.

Each time we return to the Winter Harbor house, I enjoy walking in to the the good feelings left behind by the people with whom we share the house. Please come back someday!

Kathleen
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BackPacke...
1 review
“Very helpful and responsive owner, very clean, comfortable and well-appointed property”
Reviewed August 25, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

This property is conveniently situated right in the town of Winter Harbor. It is very well-maintained, and the owner has taken pains to ensure that visitors have everything they need for a comfortable stay from a well-appointed property with plenty of cookware, plates and utensils to handy tips (including a valuable short cut for the drive between Winter Harbor and Bar Harbor). Kathleen, the owner, could not be more helpful or hospitable. She clearly wants her guests to have a good time and makes herself available to address questions promptly and effectively. If you are looking for a comforatble base of operations for exploring the Down East coast and Acadia, this property is a great deal. It is not big, but all of the three bedrooms are comfortable and we had six people stay there recently without feeling that we were crowded.

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Liked best: The owner's attention to detail. Plenty of plates, pots, utensils etc. Bedding and towels etc. were extremely clean. Beds were comfortable. The owner had clearly focused on what would be important to guests.
Liked least: There was nothing I didn't like
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
Aug 10, 2017
Guests like you make having a vacation rental worth all the work and worry.

I know that not all vacation rentals live up to the hopes of vacationers, and our goal is to prevent guests from feeling any disappointment when they come to stay at our Winter Harbor house. The fact that we, too, stay in the house between guests helps us know what others will need or want when they rent the home..

Thank you for honoring us with your stay, and we hope you will return.

Kathleen
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Kento46er
Dryden, New York
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Everything we needed for a wonderful stay in Winter Harbor”
Reviewed August 19, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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First of all, Kathleen is an excellent renter with detailed instructions on the house and the area. She responded promptly and gracefully to our questions, concerns, and a problem we encountered- no fault of hers.
Secondly, the area was perfect for us as we explored Mt. Desert island and much of Acadia National Park, rented kayaks down the street from the property, bought the freshest fish and steamed lobster from the LobStore- just a few miles from the property, and thoroughly enjoyed eating our dinners on the back porch of the property while watching spectacular sunsets with Cadillac Mountain in view.
The house is not new but has all the conveniences and comforts of home. For the five of us it was the perfect size. And we enjoyed watching the Olympics on the large screen TV in the living room and from the bed in our room.
Our visitors from Japan said they would love to return to the property and my wife and I feel the same way.
Winter Harbor is the quieter side of Acadia with the beautiful Schoonic Peninsula close by. One could spend a lot more money and stay closer to Bar Harbor, but for us this Winter Harbor home was just right. The house is a duplex and we never heard our neighbors on the other side.
We also recommend taking the ferry from Winter Harbor to Bar Harbor for the day.

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Liked best: The easy access to everything we enjoyed and the quiet tranquility of Winter Harbor.
Liked least: The long drive from Central New York.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children
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Management Response
Aug 20, 2016
Hosting people like you makes it worth doing all the hard work we do to try to provide what visitors need to make the most of their time in the Acadia National Park region. We're glad that you found a way back into the house after locking all keys and cell phones in the house. I think we'll find a way to provide a 2nd emergency key in a lockbox somewhere outside in case anyone else encounters the problem of locking all keys and phones inside the home. We certainly would love to have you and your family from Japan return to our Schoodic Peninsula vacation rental home-away-from-home someday soon. We think Winter Harbor, Maine is a truly special place and we're delighted you agree.
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THEROGUET...
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
“One of the best host you will come across”
Reviewed May 2, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Our stay was like in our own home. Kathleen & Bill are great. Their communication and attention to detail cannot be better. Totally recommend this place. One word to describe "Awesome" !!

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Liked best: The host
Liked least: Not applicable
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
May 3, 2016
Thank you for your kind words. We're glad you had such a great stay! We do work hard to make sure our guests never feel let down by us or the house. We know that Acadia National Park is awesome; our goal is to be awesome vacation rental owners. Please come back to see Winter Harbor and Acadia National Park during the other 3 seasons! Kathleen
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New England
Reviewed July 30, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

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Liked best: layout of house
Liked least: nothing that i can think of
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 18, 2015
Thank you for the kind review. We work hard to make certain the house is clean and comfortable and well stocked...maybe it's the teacher in us that causes us to want to take care of our guests and every detail of the house and information packets in order to be sure guests' precious vacation time is the best it can be. Please do return!
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PAT9612
Ironton, Ohio
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Awesome!”
Reviewed July 17, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Thank you so much for providing such a beautiful home for us to spend the week in! We had an amazing time, much due to the comfort of your wonderful home! The breeze that would blow in through the windows was such an awesome reminder of childhood times, before central air, when the only air conditioning we had was an open window and a summer breeze! The temperature here was so mild, and the humidity so low, that I could see myself spending summers here. It was a perfect fit!

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Liked best: Everything!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
Jul 22, 2015
We are very happy that you were so pleased with the house! Thank you for choosing our home for your vacation. We love the ocean breezes, too. The photo on this listing of the lace curtains dancing on the breezes is one of our favorites. Thanks again and come back soon!
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Beautyplu...
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Wonderful,warm and cozy home!”
Reviewed October 26, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

The home was in the quiet, charming town of Winter Harbor. Many lovely drives around the area. We loved the "cottages" on Grindstone Neck. Acadia Nationl park was within an hours drive.
The home is very clean, well stocked and with thoughtful extras and tips on what the area has to offer.
Kathleen has makes sure her guests were comfortable. She has many extras, like an atlas, binoculars, maps, brochures and helpful info about the area. We would definitely stay again.

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Liked best: very warm and cozyand CLEAN
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
Oct 29, 2014
Thank you for your kind review. We often wonder why we are so fortunate to attract such wonderful guests. You enrich our lives and make it a pleasure to offer our vacation home to people who share a love of the Acadia National Park region. Thank you for entrusting us with your vacation in Winter Harbor! It really was our pleasure...
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