Druid HIll Downeast - Gouldsboro, Maine
Property Types: Waterfront, Home, Recreational
Activities & Amenities
- Attached Garage
Rippling tidal waters, rustling leaves, and birds from goldfinches to Bald Eagles surround you at West Bay Acadia. Early morning fog and eventual sunny days are balanced by brilliant night skies, the last East Coast shoreline free from urban light pollution. Animals that call these woods home include white-tailed deer, snowshoe hares, woodchucks, porcupines, chipmunks, moose, small black bear, wild turkey, and endless varieties of turtles and frogs. Sunrise and sunset are marked by hermit thrush singing softy, an avian flute in the woods. Owls emerge at night, protecting their territory and communicating with would-be mates. Each month brings an array of new wildflowers, delicate blue violets in May, iconic lupines in June. Late summer brings on-site wild mushrooms, blackberries, and wild blueberries. Just minutes down the road you will find farm-fresh chicken and duck eggs, locally harvested clams, crab, lobster, and a variety of artisan crafts. Within a 10-minute drive are the dramatic granite and basalt shoreline and wild surf ocean views at the Schoodic District of Acadia National Park, replete with a new network of hiking and biking trails. All this in the comfort of more than 2600 square feet of a modern, spacious, energy-efficient home. Beautiful ocean views from several rooms in the house with some of the best views from the in-law suite which can also be used as vacation rental income. The home sits high on a knoll overlooking West Bay and a wild forest on the opposite shore, which will remain forever wild thanks to permanent conservation easements. There is plenty of room for a family in the main house with four bedrooms and two and a half baths. The second living unit with two bedrooms and full bath featuring knotty pine floors, ceilings, and walls. The open-concept and kitchen area has a vaulted ceiling and a wall of windows that overlook West Bay. The second unit has a private entrance or can be accessed through a cleverly disguised lockout.