Classic home, whimsical charm!
Max Occ: 7
Location: Northeast Harbor
Bedrooms: 4
Setting: Shorefront
Bathrooms: 2.5
Pets: Considered

Property Description:

Offering wonderful views of Northeast Harbor and lovely boat house with ping pong table, Shell Heap South is a shorefront treasure offering those who visit a grassy path to the only beach located inside the Harbor. At low tide, the soft rounded beach stones give way to huge sandy clam flats. Companion to a sister home known as Shell Heap North, the two homes are among Northeast Harbor's original residences. Each being unique, Shell Heap South offers its guests a historic feel without sacrificing modern day comforts and decor with a selection of art created and collected by multiple generations of family, and a dramatic living room open to the second story.

Shell Heap South offers a convenient location to those who wish to be within easy reach to Northeast Harbor's quaint village center via boat, bike, car, or two-mile walk. Guests who bring or rent a kayak or standup board are sure to find it fun to paddle to town or even further to explore the coastline. With an Island Explorer bus stop located just across from the top of the driveway, simpler transportation is also available. Board a free shuttle for the short trip into Northeast Harbor's village or stay on a bit longer to ride through the Park, over to Echo Lake, or into the villages of either Bar Harbor or Southwest Harbor (Not active for the 2021 season).

Those who prefer to venture out on foot will enjoy this home's location across from the Thuya Garden trailhead. Use this access point to meander through the famous gardens and lodge, hike to the top of a nearby mountain for outer island views, or take the beautiful walk to Jordan Pond House for tea and popovers with a free ride back on the Island Explorer. Upon request, they will drop you right back where you began at the Thuya Garden trailhead! And after an active day on the water or in the Park, the classic covered porch overlooking a flowering garden is the perfect place to settle in and enjoy the lovely shoreline views. Whether its with a morning coffee, over an outdoor meal, or during an evening gathering, you're sure to enjoy the field of wildflowers and harbor views, especially at sunset.

FIRST FLOOR: Entry leads to lovely Living Room with vaulted ceilings and oriel window which floods this room with light. Step out the door to the Covered Porch, complete with wicker furnishings and small dining area overlooking the harbor. Note the exterior staircase which also accesses the small balcony outside the master bedroom. Galley style Kitchen with lovely harbor views and updated appliances. Dining Room with table that seats six to eight comfortably, though ten have been known to dine there on occasion. Front Bedroom with Queen bed and lovely harbor views. Bedroom with Full bed and lovely wooded and garden views. Full Bath with combined tub and shower. Half bath near front entry.

SECOND FLOOR: Small staircase leads from living room to lofted study area overlooking living room. Your desk is arranged in such a way to capture the comings and goings of lobster boats and yachtsmen. Walk-through Bedroom with Queen bed leads to shared Full Bath with combined tub and shower and to the Master Bedroom with King bed. Dutch-style door opens onto a small balcony, with exterior stairs leading to the front porch. Closet with stacked washer/dryer.

OUTDOOR SPACES: Covered front porch with wicker furnishings captures the afternoon sun.

EXTRAS: Private shared beach and boathouse. Ping pong table in boathouse on stone beach. Sorry, use of kayaks and rowing skiffs is not included in the rental of this house. High Speed Internet.
Charcoal Grill
DishwasherDryerWasherWi-FiFirst Floor Bedroom

About this area:

Northeast Harbor has the advantage of being quite close to Acadia National Park's Stanley Brook entrance, not to mention the appeal of the grand, historic summer cottage estates, some of which date to the turn of the century. Northeast Harbor offers high end shopping plus some dining opportunities and boasts an active library, community center, public tennis courts and golf course, and a premier marina.


Would love to come back!

Beautiful spot looking over the harbor. Love the boat house!
May 2021



Quintessential NEH upscale cottage.

August 2020.

April 2021

Love the place so much


The house is warm and inviting, the one-of-a-kind location made for an amazing getaway for our family. It felt like home in so many ways - we look forward to returning again in the future!

September 2020.

April 2021

Such a lovely, well-kept home


The charm of The Wedge and Shim is unsurpassed with its great location perched above the Gilpatrick's Cove and all of the cozy spaces fit for endless lounging. Every little detail was just perfect and I probably don't have enough words to express how much I loved staying there. I have been renting in NEH for 20 years and must say that this wonderful home has everything without being too much. From the special touches like the stacked firewood waiting upon our arrival, to the simple garden with flowers still in bloom...I appreciate all of the little details that make this iconic.

October 2020.

April 2021

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2022 Weekly Rates (USD):
May 07 - Jun 04: $4000
Jun 04 - Jun 25: $4500
Jun 25 - Jul - Aug - Sep 03: $7500
Sep 03 - Sep 17: $5000
Sep 17 - Oct 16: $4500

Additional Cleaning Fee: $350

Pets considered for an additional fee of $100 per pet, per week.

This house follows a Standard Cancelation Policy: No refund unless house is re-booked. Commission and booking fee are non-refundable. Ask Agent for details.

Availability last updated on: October 28, 2021

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