Guptill Cottage ~ When Maine started using the phrase "The way life should be" they had this place in mind. And if you find that hard to believe - well take my word for it they couldn't have found any better spot anyway. If you must stay on the water then this is the place and believe me you simply can not get any closer. You'll be lulled to sleep every night by the sound of the surf breaking against the rocks on the beach right outside your door. The views are spectacular to say the least.
Make the last turn on the road when you get to the ocean and you've reached your destination. Don't worry about missing it. You can't go any farther without a boat. Sitting at the end of the lane this three bedroom cottage is in town but still off the beaten path so to speak. You'll watch the lobster boats pulling their traps in the morning and the resident eagles soaring overhead all day. From here you will be able to walk to all the shops, businesses and everything else that Winter Harbor has to offer. Or hike to the park to enjoy all it's natural treasures. Treat yourself this year. Experience a little bit of life in the slow lane and real downeast pleasures.
One other thing I should mention are the grounds. You will have hundreds of feet of private oceanfront. You can hunt the rocks for treasures, get your feet wet, or just sit and watch nature at its finest.
Fully Furnished & Three bedrooms - One king and two queen sized beds. Linens provided. Bathroom - Bathtub and shower combo. Towels, washcloths and toilet paper provided. Living & dining rooms - Sofa, chair, end table, coffee table, desk, 50" plasma TV, Blu-ray/DVD player, CD player, dining room table and chairs. Kitchen - Microwave, coffee maker , toaster, pots, pans silverware, dishes, glasses and cups (etc. etc.).
Paper towels provided. Outside - Barbecue, lobster cooker and picnic table & two chaise lounges. Additionally - Wireless internet, satellite tv"Features the full HD package"
Hundreds of channels 'Including'
Multiple HBO's, Showtimes, Starz, Movie Channels and more.
, central heating, washer and dryer. Bring your cell phone.
Welcome to Guptill Cottage on Schoodic Point.
Where life just couldn't get any better.
Explore and enjoy Schoodic Point in Winter Harbor with its many beauties and relaxed pace. From here all the shops, stores, businesses and restaurants are just a short walk. You can rent bikes for exploring. Book a sightseeing cruise or bluefin tuna fishing trip. Play golf - the course is saddled on two sides by ocean. There are multiple 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. (There's more about the area on the front page.)
Throughout the year Schoodic Arts puts on different programs, theaters, concerts, dances and many other cultural events in Winter Harbor. Then during the summer there is an arts festival for two weeks which usually starts around the last week in July.
Still it's generally quiet here except for the lobster festival and a few other things. Once a year the entire area goes on holiday. Usually the second Saturday in August. The only time of year the that you see more tourists than seagulls. Sometimes the cars get backed up at the stop sign downtown ten deep waiting to make the turn for the craft fair or to watch the boat races. (What can I say I'm not used to crowds and lines anymore
The day starts off with road races in the morning and ends with a parade in the evening. Of course there are lobster dinners and other food. It's always a good time.
From the deck looking past the firepit out of the harbor to the open Atlantic Ocean
During the tourist season free shuttle bus makes tours of Schoodic Point, the park and area before returning. Less than a mile up Main Street is the entrance to the park. The view from the road that loops around the point is magnificent. You can while the day away hiking, biking, relaxing and taking in the spectacular views of the islands, sea and wildlife. Walk the bluffs, wander out on the rocks and picnic or bring back mussels for dinner. Have a cook out or lobster bake and relax into the evening around the campfire if you like listening to the loons after dark at Frazer Point where there are picnic tables and fire pits for barbecues. On any given day you'll see lobster boats pulling in the days catch and eagles soaring about the harbor. On other days you can watch the sail boats from the
yacht club race.
The miles of hiking trails provide a natural perspective of the park while hikers meander through birches, cedars, jack pines and climb granite outcroppings to take in the views. Along the way you can pick wild blueberries, cranberries and apples from overgrown trees on old farmsteads. Several islands of various sizes, also part of Acadia National Park, are close to shore including Little Moose Island, Schoodic Island, Pond Island, and Rolling Island. A couple of which you can walk to at low tide.
The yard again
Schoodic Head, the highest point on the peninsula. Its 440 foot peak offers panoramic views to the north of the peninsula and mountains, south into the open Atlantic Ocean or Frenchman Bay to the west. On a clear day you can see east to the Petit Manan lighthouse and preserve on the next peninsula over.
The most southern tip of the point has granite outcroppings and pounding surf. People come from all over to watch the surf as storms or hurricanes passing by sometimes hundreds of miles away break against the rocks and throw spray fifty feet or more in the air. It really is something to see. There is ample parking space for visitors and it is well worth the trip any day.
And finally if you want to see the coast of Maine as it should be seen. Hop on the ferry. But don't forget to look up when you are on the pier. Believe it or not I can't count the number of times over the years that I have had to point out the eagles sitting atop the utility pole. First you'll head out by Mark Island Light, then around Grindstone Point and then either through the narrows between Turtle and Spectacle Islands or through the Halibut Hole. Combined both legs of the trip are a 14 mile leisurely 1 hour+ trip, during which you'll see seals, porpoises, ospreys. Sometimes and quite often as a matter of fact moose swim between the mainland and the islands. You will round many small islands. Some with secluded cottages, camps and cabins. Many that time appears to have forgotten. Anyway the trip ends as you pull back into the docks. It's a really gorgeous trip and the views from the ocean can give life an entirely different perspective.
Hope you have a great time where ever you end up. ~ Wes
No it doesn't hurt to ask but the calendar is up to date 99% of the time.
Limit of 5 persons & One small dog: Absolutely no exceptions.
Is it on the water: Yes I know! I must be doing something wrong so please look at some of the pictures and decide for yourself.
Is it remote and secluded: Absolutely not. Although the cottage sits over a knoll away from the street and you will be alone and unbothered by others. It is located a a couple of hundred yards off Main Street in the center of town as a crow flies.
Will we meet the owners: Since they live on the compound also that would be almost certainly yes. And Pete loves to meet people when they arrive and give them the scoop on the area.
When will I get my security deposit back: Assuming everything is in order after you leave, most people get their security deposit back within the first 3 days but I am human so if you haven't recieved it in a week email me.
Do you rent Guptill Cottage during the winter: Yes.