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DOWNEAST WATERFRONT MAINE VACATION RENTAL- MACHIASPORT
-A beautiful and unique waterfront home on the mainland in coastal Maine with spectacular views and even your own private island just offshore! A peaceful retreat that you will want to return to again and again.
Featherbed Island House (www.featherbedisland.com) in downeast Maine is perfect for:
--ARTISTS OF ALL TYPES
--WRITERS - it would be a grand space for a writing workshop
--BIRDERS - a true bird-watching paradise
--FAMILIES WITH YOUNG EXPLORERS
At Featherbed Island House, we try to be gentle on the earth that we share with creatures large and small.
Our property is certified by the state of Maine DEP as a CERTIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL LEADER IN HOSPITALITY; and by the National Wildlife Federation as a BACKYARD WILDLIFE HABITAT - a perfect spot for birders and all nature lovers. We are also located within a Machiasport significant critical habitat for shorebirds. All of our property is smoke-free (except for the fire-pit, of course). We are also certified by the American Vacation Rental Owners Association (AVROA).
THE GROUNDS OF FEATHERBED ISLAND HOUSE:
The property is salt waterfront on an estuary where the river greets the ocean, a prime spot to observe nature.
-ROLLING LAWN SURROUNDED BY ACRES OF FOREST
-FLOWERS, APPLE TREES, BLUEBERRY AND RASPBERRY BUSHES
-GRASSY TIDAL AREA FOR WATER ACCESS
-FLOATING DOCK FOR KAYAKS
-SMALL FRESHWATER POND
-PRIVATE ISLAND - Featherbed Island - just offshore - one acre (more or less), uninhabited but a frequent stop for eagles and seals and other shorebirds.
Rumor has it that the pirate, Captain Black Sam Bellamy buried his treasure somewhere in proximity to this very property! (But please, no digging!).
THE YELLOW FARMHOUSE:
-- GREAT ROOM with a two-story wall of windows and soaring ceiling is a comfortable gathering space to hold conversation or just gaze out over the water. The dining area easily accommodates six hungry guests.
-- THE LIBRARY has french doors - left open to expand the living space of the great room, or closed for more separation. The library holds is an old-time wooden phonograph with a selection of 78 records (Dancing anyone? Waltz or perhaps a fox trot?) and an easel for the artist. It is full of books, CD library and an entire closet of board games and puzzles.
-- COZY DEN often becomes the unofficial kids room and has a flat screen television and dvd player and library of DVD movies from kids to grown-up selections.
-- KITCHEN AND PANTRY: A well equipped kitchen has it’s own walk in pantry complete with a Belgian waffle maker, veggie and citrus juicers, blender, lobster pot (of course!) and many gadgets and gismos for whipping up a gourmet meal. The view from the kitchen window overlooks the freshwater pond. If you are lucky, you might see a deer (or a moose) quenching his thirst, and you will almost certainly see a heron or other shorebird looking for a good meal.
-- THE THREE BEDROOMS:
-- THE MASTER BEDROOM - has a queen bed with a gel memory foam mattress topper, a variety of pillows, crisp quality sheets, fluffy duvets and boho quilts for a dreamy sleep. The view is out over the great room through the prow windows to the water. There are privacy drapes for privacy to the room below.
-- THE SECOND BEDROOM has a double bed with a cozy duvet and a dormer window overlooking the water.
-- THE THIRD BEDROOM is small with a twin bed topped with an inviting gel/memory foam topper, crisp sheets, and soft duvet.
---Upstairs - a spacious, tiled full bath with tub/shower combination.
--- Downstairs - a 3/4 bath with shower and laundry is on the 1st floor.
Plenty of fluffy towels are provided.
THE DOWNEAST AREA:
Machiasport is the idyllic central location as the home base for your bold coast Maine vacation.
Featherbed Island House is perfectly placed for day tripping to:
-- Bar Harbor (90 minutes),
-- Acadia National Park (90 minutes)
-- artsy Eastport and Lubec (45 minutes)
-- Campobello Island (45 minutes)
--Bold Coast Trail in Cutler (30 minutes)
-- St. Stephen, NB - Canada,s chocolate town (90 minutes)
and all of the coves and fishing villages in between.
There is no need to fight the summer crowds in Bar Harbor!
Relax in the casual elegance of the Featherbed Island House in down east Maine - far from the crowds but near enough to everything fantastic.
Changeover day is **Sunday***.
Our website is www.featherbedisland.com
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The house is waterfront - the lawn ends at a low bluff to the water. There is access down to a tidal, grassy area, if you want to access the water for kayaks or exploring. There is NO sandy beach....moreless
Besides the modern kitchen, there is an antique, cigar-box, walk-in pantry. Well equipped with Belgian waffle maker, juicers, slow cooker, lobster pot & more! www.featherbedisland.com for list....moreless
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 25 - May 30, 2015
4 night min stay
May 31 - Jun 27, 2015
7 night min stay
Jun 28 - Sep 5, 2015
7 night min stay
Sep 6 - Nov 7, 2015
7 night min stay
Dec 19 - Dec 31, 2015
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
**Changeover day is SUNDAY**
Your reservation is confirmed when we receive 50% deposit & signed rental agreement
In most cases we do NOT require a security deposit! Yay!
We welcome inquiries about the possibility of off-season sabbaticals/retreats
Well behaved pets welcome w/ owner's approval, $100/per wk/per pet fee & signed pet waiver
Rates subject to change anytime until booking & deposit
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Machiasport and downeast Maine is a nature lovers paradise!
About the owner: Maria and Gary Lamb - thats us! We have owned vacation rental properties in Cape Cod, Maine and Nova Scotia for over 10 years. Now we are impatiently waiting for retirement so we can enjoy the charms of Featherbed Island House full-time. Until then, we are thrilled that we are able to share our special place with you.
Why the Owner Chose Machiasport:
While driving through Maine, we stopped by out of curiosity just to take a look at the Featherbed Island House, which was up for sale. We were so enthralled by the yellow house and it’s breathtaking view that we made the 800 mile round trip back the next weekend to make an offer on the cottage (and the rest...is history).
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Machiasport is the ideal central location in downeast Maine. We've found that the Bar Harbor and the Acadia area are much too crowded especially in summer and fall, and southern Maine has sadly become suburbia. Machiasport is a idyllic retreat - the REAL Maine - the Maine with character - and it's perfectly located. The central location is perfect for day trips everywhere from the mid-coast to bold-coast without having to deal with the crowds.
Imagine yourself here. Bonfires, toasted marshmallows, salt air.
Dazzling lights and colors. Every moment is special.
Drink in the sunshine. Coastal Maine vacation rental house.
Fresh from the sea lobster, organic whole grain bread, mixed greens. Yes, please
Tea & Crumpets? Champagne & Strawberries? Coffee and Donuts? It's all Good!
Crisp linens, funky fowl, and a water view dormer in the double bedroom.
In any season, the profile of Machiasport is charming. (Taken from the deck).
To the left of the ancient apple tree.... another place to relax.
At the very, very end of the lane, you'll come upon the Yellow House.
View of the Yellow House from Featherbed Island.... at low tide.
Maine Vacation Rental House - Imagine yourself here!! Breathe. Create. Relax.
As the sun starts to set.... everything turns green and gold.
Good Morning, Maine!! Listen to the silence.
Gather together, put your feet up, watch nature's show from the 2-story windows.
Gather round and create your gourmet meal together.
Downstairs bathroom with carved river rock sink.
Cozy Twin Bedroom with crisp linens and snuggly duvets. Snuggle in.
What a place to sit, sip some wine and watch the eagles swoop and the seals play
November 2014 sunrise. Coffee on the deck and enjoy the grazing deer nearby.
Looking for adventure? Walk to Featherbed Island during low tide.
Machiasport Waterfront Vacation rental - a 'cottage estate'.
Certified environmental leader in lodging & certified backyard wildlife habitat
Welcome home to Featherbed Island House - Enjoy Your Stay
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