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Captain Guptill House steps from the waters edge in Winter Harbor

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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
7 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Built in the 1880's on a grassy knoll overlooking the harbor. It is approximately 1700 square feet and has a southerly view facing the harbor and the open Atlantic Ocean. It was completely renovated from the ground up about a decade ago. It was gone through and tastefully updated with a focus on maintaining it's historical charm. From the front porch you can sit and watch the boats, the sea life and the eagles flying overhead all day long. In the evening you'll see the sunset over the harbor and in the morning you'll be awoken to the sounds of the fisherman leaving port for their days catch. You'll have your own private oceanfront where you can hunt the rocks for treasures, get your feet wet, or just sit and watch nature at its best. In fact just walk over to the dock to fish for ha...Built in the 1880's on a grassy knoll overlooking the harbor. It is approximately 1700 square feet and has a southerly view facing the harbor and the open Atlantic Ocean. It was completely renovated from the ground up about a decade ago. It was gone through and tastefully updated with a focus on maintaining it's historical charm. From the front porch you can sit and watch the boats, the sea life and the eagles flying overhead all day long. In the evening you'll see the sunset over the harbor and in the morning you'll be awoken to the sounds of the fisherman leaving port for their days catch. You'll have your own private oceanfront where you can hunt the rocks for treasures, get your feet wet, or just sit and watch nature at its best. In fact just walk over to the dock to fish for harbor pollack, mackerel and also bluefish and stripers when they run. It's features are: Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms and two baths. Downstairs has a family room with a dining room, kitchen with a breakfast nook, attached powder room and a laundry room. The front deck/porch is off the kitchen as you can see from the pictures. There is a one car garage in the rear of the house that has a driveway for tandem parking. Note: We do the best we can but television and internet are not essential services, are generally beyond our control and they're availability or working order are not guaranteed. The Area In the immediate area there are shops, stores, businesses, eateries, piers and pounds to buy your lobsters. You'll be hard pressed to find lobsters cheaper anywhere else. On Grindstone Neck in Winter Harbor there is a nine hole golf course that has views of the ocean from every hole. Rent or bring a kayak and meander through the bays and coves. Ride out and see the seals basking on the rocks on the other side of Turtle Island, the osprey nesting near the Halibut Hole or the lighthouse on Mark Island. Throughout the year Schoodic Arts puts on different programs, theaters, concerts, dances and many other events in Winter Harbor. Then during the summer they host an arts festival for two weeks which usually starts around the last week in July. But still overall it's generally quiet here except for the Winter Harbor Lobster Festival and a few other things. Once a year the entire town goes on holiday. Usually the second Saturday in August. The only time of year the tourists are thicker than the lobsters. Of course there are lobster dinners, barbecues and a lot of other things. It's always a good time. It is a little over a mile from the park road where you can bike or hike the trails. The first thing you will come to are the hiking trails and biking paths starting a hundred feet down the road and if miles of trails don't interest you, next there is the Frazer Point picnic area that juts out on a finger of land overlooking the harbor. There is a long pier with a float attached that people fish for mackerel, bluefish and striper's when they run. From here you'll have spectacular views of the mountains, Mark Island Lighthouse and you can watch the harbor porpoises, seabirds, osprey and of course the lobstermen pulling in the days catch or the sail boats races from the Winter Harbor Yacht Club. The vistas are nothing less than magnificent and many have spent the entire vacations right there. I know, I spend enough time there myself. We love to picnic by the fire in the evenings. And I'm not really sure why but lobsters always seem to taste that much better there. Words can't really describe time in this place. Next, hike or drive to the top of Schoodic Head to see some breathtaking sunrises, sunsets and a commanding view of the area, ocean and islands. On a clear day you can see the Petit Manan lighthouse and preserve on the next peninsula over. From there, head out to the point relax or picnic and gaze straight out into the Atlantic. It can be really spectacular if there has been a storm at sea. People come from all around to watch the waves break over the rocks. And actually it's pretty much spectacular almost any given day. Then quicker than the season started it's all over. By Columbus Day we roll up the sidewalks and it gets downright sleepy here. Until next season that is. I could go on and on. Instead I'll just say where ever you vacation this year. Hope it's a great one. ~ WeMore
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Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2009
Interaction with guests
Pete & Sylvia do try to meet people and answer any questions and give you information on the area if you would like it. But at the same time they go out of their way to give you privacy.
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

Guptill Point is amazing. Views are spectacular, Ocean at your door step. Watching Lobster-fishers, very enjoyable and educational. House exceptionally clean, All the convienences of home without worrying about what to take. Owners made us a "Blue Ribbon" Blueberry Pie. On-site and helpful. All three...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Passenger483596
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We stayed at the Captain Guptill House for a family vacation. There were 6 of us, the youngest being 16. The owners, Pete and Sylvia, live in another house on the property and were very engaging and helpful. We really enjoyed talking with them. Sylvia...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank roth259
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

I stayed in other vacation rentals but this one by far is the best , very well stocked up you need nothing the view was so beautiful lobster boats going in and out we bought lobster from one of the boats and it was the...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank tas50
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We arrived by a very welcoming greeting from Pete, the owner bearing a scrumptious blueberry pie baked by his wife, Sylvia. Sylvia and Pete were beyond kind and helpful with an abundance of knowledge of Winter Harbor, where to dine, where to visit, where to...More

Date of stay: July 2016
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Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 4 July 2016

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Date of stay: June 2016
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Garage
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Water Views
Dishwasher
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Watersports Nearby
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About the neighbourhood
Think village. In the immediate area there are shops, stores, businesses, eateries, piers and pounds to buy your lobsters. You'll be hard pressed to find lobsters cheaper anywhere else.
Getting around
There is a free shuttle bus that makes tours around the park and area but it's route travels Main Street which is 7/10's mile away. They will pick you up if you wave to them and they have a rack for bikes.
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