The Sandpiper: a Cozy Beachfront Cottage with Spectacular Ocean Views

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Last updated: 07/10/2015

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

If you are looking for a relaxing and memorable vacation away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life; a vacation where you can reconnect with family or friends, or enjoy peaceful solitude, then you will find no better vacation spot than the cozy Sandpiper cottage, set across the lawn from the soft white sand of secluded Sandy River Beach; where the forest meets the sea, and nature abounds. You will enjoy magnificent ocean views and comfy accommodations. Our woodland, marsh, and beach offer discovery of a variety wildlife, including the occasional moose, deer, eagle, harbor seal or porpoise. Stroll the ½ mile sandy beach collecting sea glass and other treasures washed in by the gentling rolling waves. Explore tide-pools, the rockweed covered granite ledges, and the streams of our salt water estuary, finding tidal treasures. At low tide, hike across the sand bar to explore a nearby island. Or just relax on the beach, watching the lobster boats travel the bay hauling their daily catch, and the sailboats off in the distance. You can experience breathtaking sunrises, the spectacular glow of the moon as it rises over the ocean, and wonderfully starry, starry nights. Be lulled to sleep by the rolling ocean waves and evergreens blowing with the night time breeze.

The cozy Sandpiper cottage has an open floor plan, with well equipped kitchen and cooking island. The oven and stove-top are electric. The large dining table connects the kitchen with a spacious living room and each area has spectacular ocean views. The inviting living room has a wood stove, a well-stocked library, satellite TV, DVD player and CD stereo. The cottage has two cozy bedrooms each with double beds, a bunk-room with over/under single bunk beds, and a full bath. The spacious front deck offers an additional relaxing or entertaining area, and the large lawn provides space for family outdoor games and activities.

The Sandpiper is part of a family owned complex that includes 2 other rental cottages, and in addition to the private white sand beach also includes a 10 acre salt water marsh, a boat ramp and anchorage (26' boat maximum), all available for your use.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • Washer and dryer are on the premises, shared with another rental cottage on the family owned property. A boat ramp and anchorages are also on the property (availability varies with the tide)....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Forests
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    shared between 2 cottages in communal carport area...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    wood stove...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    large yet cozy with spectacular view of the ocean...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Parking:

    Uncovered area for 2 vehicles behind the cottage...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    some cell service plan reception is minimal inside the cottage therefore we have a land line for your use (continental US calls only) in the communal laundry area...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    bath and kitchen towels, please bring your own beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    shared between 2 cottages in communal carport area...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    with plenty of seasoned wood for your access. ...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    electric wall oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    spices, flour, sugar...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    electric stove top,...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    nice 9 hole course 15 minute drive...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    we have a wonderful salt/fresh water estuary on the property so you are welcome to bring along kayaks or canoe...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck


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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 8%


•We do not charge an additional cleaning fee, However the housekeeper has minimal time to prepare the cottage for the next guests, therefore we do request that departing guests put all dishes away clean, replace all cottage contents to the original locations, put all dirty linens in the tub and deposit all trash and redemptions in the designated areas.

A deposit of 1/2 the total rent is due to confirm reservation at the time reservation is made.

Remainder of rent and 8% sales tax are due upon your arrival.

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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bangor International Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Barren View (9 hole) Course
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bay View Takeout
Nearest Beach
just across the front lawn

Car: Necessary

Sandy River Beach is located 4 miles from the small and quaint fishing village of Jonesport, which touts being the 'lobster boat capital of the world'. Lobster boat races are part of the extensive July 4th celebration. Purchase lobsters, clams or mussels at the local wharfs to steam at the cottage. The local grocery stores offer all the accompaniments to complete your authentic 'downeast lobster feed'. Visit the local electric train display, the Downeast Institute shell fish hatchery, the Peabody Memorial library, the Sardine Museum, farmer’s market, the Hamilton Marine Hardware store and the Bay View takeout to experience the local flavor, or hike through Great Wass Island Nature Preserve to experience the coastal ecosystem at its best.

There are historical sites and attractions throughout this area of Downeast Maine, including an original 1940's movie theatre in Millbridge featuring the latest movies, the Historic Burnham Tavern (1770) and the annual Blueberry festival in Machias, in August.

Whalewatching, a number of 9 hole golf courses, Campobello Island (summer home of Franklin D. Roosevelt), Quoddy Head Lighthouse and state park, and the Bar Harbor Acadia National Park regions are each 20-90 minute drives from Sandy River Beach.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1991

About the owner: My brothers and I grew up in New England, visiting our grandparents at their cottage on Sandy River Beach every summer of our childhood, creating wonderful memories of the beach and our grandparents. Even after moving to California, the love of our time spent at the beach with our grandparents drew us back to Sandy River Beach as many summers as possible. As adults, my brothers returned to Jonesport, and they are an integral part of the Jonesport community. I have continued to return to Sandy River Beach each summer, with my California husband, our children, and now our grandchildren in tow. In 1991 my husband and I purchased the Sandpiper cottage, adjacent to my grandparent's cottages. We have spent many summer vacations renovating it, and renting it to wonderful families, many of whom carry on a family tradition of annually renting cottages from our family, some dating as far back as the 1950s.

Why the Owner Chose Jonesport:
The Sandpiper is one of the few cottages in Jonesport that sits directly on a private sand beach; and the only one on property with access to a private estuary and boat launch right on the property. The combination of fresh and salt water areas offers our visiting families a fun and unique water play experience. The estuary also offers a wider variety of wild life viewing for our nature admiring quests.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The Sandpiper is still rather rustic, but all who stay here fall in love with what has become known as the 'cute and cozy' Sandpiper. My brothers live on the adjacent properties to the Sandpiper, and my older brother provides onsite management and local 'flavor'' for our guests. My nephew who is a lobster fisherman will deliver the 'lobsters to order' to your door!!! I have inherited my grandparent's summer cottage right next door, and it is also for rent for part of the summer. We have a third rental cottage on the property as well, and families sometimes rent 2 or all 3 cottages for family reunions or for vacations with friends.

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Speaks: english



  • The Sandpiper

    The Sandpiper

  • Ocean view from front of  the Sandpiper

    Ocean view from front of the Sandpiper

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Dining area and kitchen

    Dining area and kitchen

  • Bedroom #2 with double bed

    Bedroom #2 with double bed

  • Sunrise over the island in front of the Sandpiper

    Sunrise over the island in front of the Sandpiper

  • View from the Sandpiper deck

    View from the Sandpiper deck

  • Sandy River Beach

    Sandy River Beach

  • Living room looking out to the ocean

    Living room looking out to the ocean

  • Bedroom #1 with double bed

    Bedroom #1 with double bed

  • Bunkroom


  • Salt water marsh, behind the Sandpiper in the fall

    Salt water marsh, behind the Sandpiper in the fall

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