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Recent Down East reviews

  • Sunrises

    "First off, had great communication with Phil (owner). After we booked he sent out a welcome packet with information on the area, places to visit and eat. This Jonesport/Beals vacation house makes a great "base camp" with day trips we took to Lubec/Campobello, Eastport and Bar Harbor. The house was very clean and comfortable with a million dollar view. I work nights and was always up around 3am.....this was perfect to see the lobster boats heading out for the day with the majestic sun rises starting up over the islands and reach. Our day trips ended up running into the late evening so we always found great places to eat in Machias or Ellsworth on the way back from our day tripping adventures. We did manage to get one order in at the the Bayview drive up .....totally worth it! A must stop on the way to Jonesport/Beals is the Old Creamery Antique mall in Ellsworth especially if you have an hour or 2 to kill before check in time. I was stationed here 25 years ago and area hasn't changed much since then let alone the last 100 years? I would definatly stay here again and can't wait for my next trip back!"
    Guest: flatfendr Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: December 17, 2014
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  • best vacation ever!

    "This was my Downeast dream vacation! I've been coming to this area since I was a kid, but had never stayed right on the ocean before. Tom and Cathy's house was the perfect place -- beautiful and comfortable, well appointed with all the amentities I could ask for (nice dishwasher and clothes washer and dryer), very clean and well-maintained; and most important of all, it's in a gorgeous, peaceful location with a great view. I felt so at home in this lovingly restored farmhouse, smelling the sea air and the sweetgrass; watching the birds from the screened-in front porch in the early morning with my coffee. The location is great for day trips as well; Eastport, Machias, Quoddy Head, The Reversing Falls right down the road...I would absolutely recommend it to anyone who loves nature and wants to get off the beaten path. Thanks Tom and Cathy!"
    Guest: Laura C. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 20, 2014
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  • Perfect Getaway

    "We had the most wonderful time at Ripley Neck cottage! This was our first time renting a house in Maine, and we were seeking something fairly remote and away from the crowds, but still accessible to Acadia and other beautiful places along the coast. We couldn't have been happier with our choice. The view from the cottage was unbelievably gorgeous, as stunning as anything else we saw on the Maine coast. What an extraordinary experience to watch the sun rise over the water each morning and to come back to a spotlessly clean and comfortable home in the evening! The cottage has all the amenities you will need for cooking, and George was friendly, professional and available to answer our questions. We can't recommend Ripley Neck Cottage highly enough."
    Guest: MusicCamper Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 6, 2014
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  • Another wonderful stay at the WaterColor Cottage

    "This is my second time staying at the WaterColor Cottage, which I loved the first time, when I was with my brother and nephew, and I loved it this time, too! The first time was during a heat wave a year ago, and still it was more than comfortable. This year the weather was idyllic and the cottage is rustic without being primitive, artful without being fussy, and everything was lovely and comfortable. For conscious and conscientious people. A true retreat."
    Guest: Marian from Downeast Origiinally Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
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Down East Travel Tips

Down East Maine Vacation Rentals are Easily Accessible

The Down East area of Maine is the coastal area from Penobscot Bay to the border with Canada. From a cultural perspective, the area can also include the counties of Hancock and Washington. The main towns around Down East Maine vacation rentals are Bar Harbor, Blue Hill, Calais, Eastpoint, Ellsworth and Machias, along with the Acadia National Park.

The region is accessed by Hancock Count-Bar Harbor Airport. Traveling by road, visitors will find Interstate Highway 1 is the main route through the region. Famous for its stunning scenery during autumn, Down East Maine enjoys warm summers and crisp, snowy winters. It is a glorious getaway vacation destination in whatever time of year you choose to travel.

Down East Maine Cottages to Explore This Historic Area

Calais, in Washington County, is one of the busiest border crossings for visitors wishing to enter Canada. It is home to Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge where visitors can enjoy some 50 miles of trails and dirt roads for hiking and biking in the summer, and skiing in the winter. Resident biologists welcome visitors for trips to find woodcock and waterfowl and spot eagles and osprey among the variety of wildlife. It is also a popular area for fishing where brook trout, yellow perch and chain pickerel are caught. During hunting season, the refuge is open for deer hunting.

From its founding as a trading post in 1633, the town of Machias has a unique history as the site of the first naval battle of the American Revolution. Machias is the home of the blueberry and it is celebrated annually with its own festival. It is known for its beautiful beaches, historic sites dating from the very beginning of America, and great hiking, golfing, hunting, skiing and snowmobiling. While visiting Down East Maine cabins, vacationers should visit the art gallery housed in the University of Maine.

The coastal town of Bar Harbor is home to the famous Maine lobster. The town attracts visitors year-round for its historic charm and Native American history. Take the Shore Path in the morning for a half-mile walk to watch the sunrise over Porcupine Islands. The path itself dates from 1880. At low tide, a walk over to Bar Island offers spectacular views back over the town. The town is also a great area for trips around the islands, whale watching and kayaking.

Gouldsboro, Maine is the gateway to Acadia National Park’s Schoodic Peninsula, the only part of the park on the mainland. The 440-foot top of the Peninsula has wonderful views of Frenchman Bay and the southern tip is the place to watch the surf pound against the granite cliffs. The surrounding villages of Birch Harbor, Corea, Grindstone Neck, Prospect Harbor and Winter Harbor provide visitors with a delightful array of shops, galleries, museums, and a great choice of restaurants.

Visit Acadia National Park

Visitors here often head to Acadia National Park which is considered one of America’s most beautiful and unique natural areas. The park combines mountains, islands and the splendor of the Atlantic Ocean. Those who enjoy climbing will find plenty of great cliff climbs. Nature lovers will enjoy the array of trips avaialable to see wildlife such as eagles and osprey, and viewing the coastal homes of porpoise, seal, and whales. Near Down East Maine cabins, there is also the opportunity to dive without getting wet, with divers taking video cameras out with them while visitors can view the action from the boat.

Down East Maine Cabins are Spectacular Properties in a Stunning Location

Such a spectacular area deserves an equally spectacular vacation home and visitors to Down East Maine cottages will not be disappointed. With a wide variety of homes, from cozy cottages on the cliffs to large, modern homes with incredible views, there is something for everyone. Owners ensure that their homes provide much more than the necessities. They provide luxuries ordinarily only found in top hotels, such as full entertainment systems, decks and balconies, outside space with BBQs, wireless internet access and more. Many welcome both kids and pets!

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