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Make a vacation rental in Gouldsboro, USA your home away from home

Gouldsboro is a small coastal town located on the Schoodic Peninsula in Hancock County, Maine. On holiday at a vacation rental in Gouldsboro you’ll have access to a truly spectacular and craggy coastline, ideal for outdoor recreation. The Acadia National Park is almost on your doorstep here, as are a number of picturesque little coastal communities.

Things to do in Gouldsboro, USA

At Gouldsboro self-catering accommodation you’ll be able to enjoy a host of water-based activities in the summer months. The coastline here would be perfect to explore via sea kayak, with tours arranged locally. Sailing is also ideal here, with numerous jetties offering easy access to the water. A portion of the Schooodic Peninsula is encompassed by the Acadia National Park. At Schoodic Point you’ll be able to admire some truly dramatic granite cliffs that offer wonderful views over Frenchman Bay.

A great way to enjoy the local scenery, especially that found within the Acadia National Park, would be by bike. You’ll find a number of rentals within easy reach of vacation rentals in Gouldsboro. The park also offers extensive walking trails, considered among the most scenic in the region. Meanwhile if you’d like to spend a day at the beach in summer, there are some fine options close by. Sand Beach is located at the southern tip of Bar Harbor.

Frenchman Bay, located to the west of Gouldsboro vacation accommodation is considered a good location for whale spotting. You’ll find a number of businesses nearby offering cruises during the migration season. The town of Bar Harbor is also a base for many of the kayak companies, with a range of tours setting off from this town. Meanwhile the Kebo Valley Golf Course is also in this area, and is one of the oldest in America.

Places to visit on holiday in Gouldsboro, USA

During your holiday at Gouldsboro self-catering accommodation you could take the drive west to the town of Blue Hill. There are great opportunities for hiking here, with landmarks such as Blue Hill Mountain, which offers fantastic views of the surrounding coastline.

Weather in Gouldsboro, USA

Gouldsboro self-catering rental are located in a part of the country with a large difference between summer and winter conditions. Summers are pleasantly warm, with daytime highs getting above the mid-20s. Winters here are consistently cold, although conditions are tempered slightly by the Atlantic Ocean.

Cheap flights to Gouldsboro, USA

If you’re planning on travelling to Gouldsboro vacation rentals from the UK, then first you’ll need to fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Boston (BOS) with British Airways or Delta Air Lines. From there you can catch a connecting flight with Cape Air to Bar Harbor Airport (BHB).

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Gouldsboro Holiday Homes & Cottages (300+)

 

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Maine the Way It Used To Be

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I was born in Maine (too many years ago to discuss!) so I know this to be true, the Schoodic Surf Cottage is Maine the way it used to be. As others have said, the photos do not do this cottage and its location justice. The house is larger than it appears (1,800 sq. feet), this was on the internet information, but I did not pay attention, so I was pleasantly surprised. I loved the décor. It has a cottage feel, but includes many personal touches that make you feel right at home. My family owns vacation property, so I understand how hard the owners have worked. I also know they do a great job keeping the home clean. Yes, clean! You just never know when renting, do you? The phone numbers to the owner, caretaker and rental agent are posted where you feel you really could call if there was anything wrong. The owner has even put together a great book about the area to help with day trip decisions. Prospect Harbor is small (no red lights), but the people are friendly. There is a deli just down the street and a cute library with a lovely view. The next town, Winter Harbor has a couple restaurants, art galleries and a neat 5&10. Also, an IGA if you need supplies. Ellsworth is only 30 minutes away and has everything from McDonalds, Super Wal-Mart and a cute downtown with good restaurants. The beautiful Schoodic Point portion of Acadia National Park is only five miles from the cottage. Bar Harbor is about 45 minutes away. Now for the best part - the ocean view is amazing. The rocks are real Maine pink granite. Yes, large granite rocks, not pebbles or sand, and real deep water Atlantic Ocean, not that Maine mud at low tide. It’s the real thing! Waves crashing and everything. Lobster buoys, lobster boats and life-altering sunrises (sleep with the shades to the ocean up). There are Adirondack chairs and even a hammock. I don’t know if you can get a view like this anywhere else. If so, I have yet to find it.
  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2009