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Settlers House on Schoodic Point

SuperhostGouldsboro, Maine, United States
Entire house hosted by Westly
4 guests3 bedrooms3 beds2 baths
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The Settlers House is the oldest remaining home on Schoodic Point. The home has a warmth & serenity that is difficult to put into words. Except for all the modern conveniences it feels like my Great-Grandmothers house once felt. This home has plenty of room for small mature families and with the king and queen bedrooms being at opposite ends of the home it is also the perfect getaway for two couples.

The space
Built in 1765 it is the oldest remaining home in the area. The cape cod portion of the home is the oldest section. This style with its sturdy post and beam construction was very popular with the early settlers. During a more recent renovation just two decades ago in which I added the dormer windows I found that the roof is actually put together with wooden pegs instead of nails. I also found fragments of newspapers used for insulation prior to the civil war. One piece had an ad for rewards for escaped runaway slaves. A date on another of the fragments was Thursday, March 21, 1839. The year 1765 is carved into one of the timbers under the living room walls. In all the Settlers House has been added too a few times but its simple beauty, charm and colonial aura remains and are inescapable.

The cape cod portion of the home is the oldest section. This style with its sturdy post and beam construction was very popular with the early settlers. During a more recent renovation just two decades ago in which I added the dormer windows I found that the roof is actually put together with wooden pegs instead of nails. I also found fragments of newspapers used for insulation prior to the civil war. One piece had an ad for rewards for escaped runaway slaves. A date on another of the fragments was Thursday, March 21, 1839. The year 1765 is carved into one of the timbers under the living room walls. In all the Settlers House has been added too a few times but its simple beauty, charm and colonial aura remains and are inescapable.

Guest access
The yard is approximately 3/4 acres. When you are ready to enjoy some beautiful scenery or exercise just get on your bike or walk the park loop in front of the house.

Other things to note
From the last week in June thru the 1st week in September rentals are 6-7 nights that must be scheduled between a possible arrival on Saturday and departure the following Saturday.

Main St., Birch Harbor
2 miles to Winter Harbor center.
As the crow flies a couple hundred yards to the park, by road 1.5 miles to the park entrance.

The internet is DSL and up to 10Mbps which is "normally" enough to watch a hi-def movie while someone else is also using the internet.
*** Someone has reported problems working "at home" so I'd rather you not try to do a working vacation here. Thanks.

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There is no air-conditioning. Very few have it here. But there are fans if needed.
The Settlers House is the oldest remaining home on Schoodic Point. The home has a warmth & serenity that is difficult to put into words. Except for all the modern conveniences it feels like my Great-Grandmothers house once felt. This home has plenty of room for small mature families and with the king and queen bedrooms being at opposite ends of the home it is also the perfect getaway for two couples… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

Amenities

Smoke alarm
Kitchen
Dryer
Hair dryer
Carbon monoxide alarm
Iron
Washer
Dedicated workspace
TV
Private entrance

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Gouldsboro, Maine, United States

Here you can have remote, secluded, quiet or crowds anytime you want, it's just simply your call.

Birch Harbor/Winter Harbor is less commercialized than the other tourist spots but there's still a lot to do especially those guests who desire a more relaxed, less crowded atmosphere. There are shops, restaurants, kayak/bike rentals and other businesses to explore including one of the oldest golf courses in the country. You can purchase lobster fresh off the boat that like everything else here won't break the bank. Two weeks during the summer there is an arts festival nestled around a one day lobster festival and year round just about every weekend there is a program, theater, concert, dance or some other event going on.

Acadia National Park is the most visited national park in the country and the majority of that onslaught is to Mount Desert Island. Fortunately we don't experience the sheer daily magnitude of people, traffic or cruise ships that MDI sees. Here you will be able to quickly park in town and you won't have to wait in long lines at the ice cream stand down the street.

Anyway, Birch Harbor/Winter Harbor is a smaller seaside community across the bay from Bar Harbor with the only section of ANP on the mainland. The entrance road to the Schoodic District is a few hundred yards down Main Street where you'll find miles of hiking and biking trails. At Frazers Point there are picnic tables, many with fire rings and also a long pier and float for fishing. The views from the seaside loop around the park are gorgeous. Schoodic Head the highest point on the peninsula offers panoramic views east, west, north and south. At the southern most tip of the park is Schoodic Points expansive ledges that reach down into the sea with the waves breaking against them.

And finally there is the Bar Harbor-Winter Harbor Ferry making daylight runs every hour back and forth during the tourist season. Combined both legs of the trip are a 14 mile leisurely 1 hour trip

Hope you enjoy yourself wherever you end up!
Here you can have remote, secluded, quiet or crowds anytime you want, it's just simply your call.

Birch Harbor/Winter Harbor is less commercialized than the other tourist spots but there's still a lo…

Hosted by Westly

Joined in June 2017
  • 92 Reviews
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Working less. Fishing more. SEMI-RETIRED & LOVING IT ! Looks like I'll have a lot of time to fish this year!!!!
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I mow the lawn, take the trash, water the flowers, live 2 miles away and usually drive by the house at least once a day. I do try to at least say hi, introduce myself and answer any questions.
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House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm