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Recent Down East reviews

  • Spectacular views & history!!

    "Enjoyed every second exploring this wonderful property. My husband got with a couple of locals who offered to bring him fishing. He had such great time he's making plans with the gentleman on our next trip out here. Our teenage girls had a blast! Having wireless internet at night kept them busy with the latest gossip so their not missing friends back home. Our 2 little boys Wolfie and Lil bull LOVED sampling everything that washed up. It was their first time to a beach not a lake house and they played all day long. We also had the chance to meet the most adorable seal we named Peeper! The 5 days we stayed here he would always swim near us while on the row boat. One day he got so close he spooked us and himself. It was such an incredible feeling and experience we will remember. The house was gorgeous and spacious. The pics don't show how extremely beautiful all the views are. I loved the history in the house between the photo books, art by Ann Rhodin through out the house, and the Bongo board has been placing lots of smiles and heart filled memories for 50 yrs. We all had a great vacation. Would suggest one thing, maybe place a private property sign at the beach where rose path leads to the house. Some locals must use the trails at the house so if your a group of women or have kids playing in yard while your at the beach you might feel a little uneasy. I'd like to thank the Rhodins for letting others enjoy this oasis and Donna for always getting back to us."
    Guest: Paula F. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 14, 2014
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  • Secluded and Relaxing

    "My wife and I came to the cabin for a week this July with our two big dogs. The water temp was perfect and the dogs ran off-leash the whole time. The entire time we only saw one person on our end of the lake. It's a great place to unplug, unwind and enjoy Down East."
    Guest: Andrew G. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 4, 2014
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  • Peaceful

    "We loved staying here. The house looks exactly like the pictures. We spent a lot of time just sitting and watching the bay, the tide going in and out, the birds and even a few minke whales and harbor seals. Clarks Head Ledge, the rocks visible from the house, was fascinating to watch appearing and disappearing as the tide came in and went out. We loved how the house was decorated and were very comfortable. You need to be looking for a peaceful quiet place to enjoy this house. Not much to do in town except boat rides and ice cream. Bring books and binoculars."
    Guest: amy Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 28, 2014
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  • 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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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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