Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Little Things

Stay in comfort in our lovely vacation rental home and use it as your home base while you explore Acadia National Park! Details here.


While everyone else is looking up and around at the hugely captivating scenery, make sure YOU look down for the little, natural treasures that others miss, like this vernal, mini-waterfall I seek out every Spring on Grindstone Point in Winter Harbor. (I like to pretend that I'm the only who knows about it, but I'm happy to share it with you.)

You, too, will be mesmerized by the soothing sight and sound of the water gliding over the granite into a tiny pool, then making its way over rock and through crevices, toward the surf farther down the granite shore. While everyone else is gazing out to sea,  you can enjoy The Little Things.

For more insider tips and information to make the most of your visit to the Acadia National Park region during any season, book your stay in our vacation rental home in Winter Harbor, Maine, home of the Schoodic Point section of Acadia National Park, and the fabulous NEW hiking, biking, cross-country skiing trails at Schoodic Woods! More details here.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Acadia National Park, Maine Vacation Rental: Your Home-Away-from-Home - Year Round!

4 Season Maine Vacation Rental in coastal Winter Harbor, Maine, home-away-from-home while you visit 

Acadia National Park

WIFI allows guests to work from this home-away-from-home

Kathleen & Bill have been renting to vacationers since 2005!

Acadia Winter Harbor House [many more photos below]

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 Links to additional blog posts about Acadia National Park are over there in the right frame >

  Guests driving in directly from home should bring all their own towels for bath, face, hand and kitchen.

Our humble but clean, comfortable Winter Harbor, Maine vacation rental is ideally located next to the section of Acadia National Park on the Schoodic Peninsula. The back deck has views of open field, Cadillac Mountain and stunning sunsets.

SAVE $  You'll avoid hundreds of dollars of booking fees charged by listing sites like AirBnB, VRBO, if you email us directly  (if link doesn't connect to your email program, send your message to 

kathleen {at}

Summer: 7 night minimum stay. $235.00 per night for 1 or 2 guests in one bedroom, plus $15 per night for each additional guest of any age + $105 cleaning fee + 9% Maine Tax. NO ADDITIONAL BOOKING FEES.



We collect a separate, refundable security/damage deposit - $250.00

EMAIL Kathleen at 

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This cozy, smoke-free and pet-free home is located on a quiet cul de sac in the private, sought-after Ocean Heights neighborhood in the quaint, artistic, friendly village of Winter Harbor, Maine. Walk to ocean, restaurants, supermarket, shops, boat launch. (Kayak & bicycle rentals 3/10 mile. Passenger ferry (seasonal) to Bar Harbor is less than 1/2 mile.)
Our lovely Maine vacation rental home is an easy 3 minute stroll from the waterfront. This is the Schoodic Peninsula, so you are never more than yards from the ocean! 

Many people say that the Schoodic section of Acadia National Park is the most beautiful part of the Park, and the Schoodic Loop road has the best access to the dramatic direct ocean views in the entire Acadia National Park!

The entrance to the Schoodic section of Acadia National Park, including Acadia National Park's pristine Schoodic Woods hiking/biking trails, is just 1/2 mile away from the house!

About the House

Fully furnished, clean, equipped for short or long stays. WIFI,  TV. 

Not chic, but cozy and comfortable!

~First floor~

Kitchen - Eastern exposure provides cheery, morning sunshine! 

  4 burner electric range w/full-size oven, Bosch dishwasher, full size refrigerator, microwave, garbage disposal, drip coffee maker, coffee grinder, French press coffee maker, tea pot, toaster, blender, dishes, glassware,  pots, pans, utensils, table and chairs to seat up to 4 people. In the kitchen storage closet: lobster pot, cooler, salad spinner, wheeled shopping cart (grocery market is easy walking distance from the house).

Living/Dining room - extends from front to back and its southern exposure receives cheerful, bright sunlight all day! 

Couch, chairs, table/desk, tv, original Maine art, bookcases containing area and Acadia National Park guide books, modem, WIFI router and binoculars.

Dining Area: Wooden dining table and 6 chairs

Half bathroom, across from washer and dryer

Then...the back door leads through a small "mudroom" (where are stored a picnic basket, deck cushions, lawn games, etc.,) to the

*Private Back Deck*

  Furnished with seating, grill and table (not shown) for dining al fresco or just relaxing with a beautiful view!

UPDATE: Deck is now equipped with a table and 6 metal and mesh deck chairs plus the wicker loveseat.

The private deck is a favorite spot where guests enjoy relaxing with the view of iconic Cadillac Mountain and gorgeous sunsets!
Winter sunset enhancing Cadillac Mountain view from back yard

Fenced-in backyard overlooks a meadow and the Cadillac Mountain/sunset view

~Second Floor~

3 bedrooms - (2 with queen beds and ceiling fans, 3rd bedroom has two twin beds)

Front queen bedroom (pine chest of drawers made in Maine), closet, swivel rocker, ceiling fan, flat screen tv. Receives morning sun (but has room darkening shades).

Back queen bedroom. Tiny room, but pretty, with double closet, chest of drawers, ceiling fan, hassock. View of Cadillac mountain and meadows behind house. Afternoon sun (room darkening shades on windows).

Bedroom #3 has 2 twin beds. Chest of drawers (pine, made in Maine). Double closet. Morning sun (room darkening shade on window).

Full bathroom [no photo] includes tub shower (a small but serviceable bathroom)


We've been hosting very happy guests since 2005! 

The house is humble but clean, comfortable, and convenient to Acadia attractions.

 Security camera monitors exterior front and driveway. No interior spaces are visible to the camera. 


 Member: American Vacation Rental Owners' Association (AVROA)

The black arrow points directly at our roof so you can see the exact location of this Acadia National Park vacation rental home in Winter Harbor, Maine!

Winter Harbor, Maine vacation rental, ideally located next to Acadia National Park on the Schoodic Peninsula

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Enjoy The Views From Your Car!

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Interested in spending your vacation in our Acadia National Park vacation rental home in Winter Harbor, Maine? See our blog entry for rates and contact information at

There are miles and miles of hiking and biking trails in the Schoodic section of Acadia National Park, ranging from super easy to challenging, but sometimes it's too cold, too rainy, too snowy or too hot to get out and walk or hike, or maybe a physical ailment makes it difficult to get around... Well, fear not! The Schoodic Loop offers spectacular views visible from your vehicle.


The Schoodic section of Acadia National Park in Winter Harbor, Maine, is a place where you can still reap plenty of enjoyment right from the seat of your vehicle. 


The Schoodic Loop road (entrance less than a mile from the house) provides many opportunities for viewing dramatic scenery without any more legwork than it takes to use the gas and brake pedals. I don't know of any other route on the northeast coast that provides as many miles of direct, bold oceanfront road, with countless vistas of the rockbound coast of Maine. 


In order to demonstrate this, when my husband and I stayed at the Winter Harbor house October 28 - Nov. 3, I drove the Schoodic Loop with my camera and stopped to take photos ONLY FROM INSIDE THE CAR. The following photos were taken from inside my car during two different days, while driving the Schoodic Loop road.

Enjoy these shots of the beautiful scenery available during all 4 seasons and without physical exertion! (My camera is a simple Nikon Coolpix pocket camera.) Click each photo for a larger view. Check back for more and better photos after our next visit.

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Email to book your visit!

Email to book your visit!
We are licensed by the State of Maine and member of
Schoodic Chamber of Commerce and
American Vacation Rental Owners' Association (AVROA)