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Pretty oceanfront cottage!! Roque Island views across the Bay.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cozy,comfortable, bright, light open floor plan. 3 B/R, 2 bath, sleeps 6.

6 miles from authentic lobster villages of Jonesport & Beals Island. Cottage setting is rural, private and peaceful. Spectacular ocean views. View the stunning sunrise on your own private deck. Amazing night sky without light pollution. Watch bald eagles soar overhead, shorebirds in abundance, occasional seals playing and sunning. Located on the Great Bar - at low tide walk out and harvest your own fresh mussels or just enjoy your own private beach. Watch lobster boats at work on the water. 15 miles to Roque Bluff State Park with sandy beach and hiking trails. 15 miles to Machias - UMM campus, Summer Machias Bay Chamber Series in July/Aug., Blueberry Festival in August. 80 mi/1.5 hour drive to Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park depending on traffic or 45 min. to Winter Harbor ferry to Bar Harbor. 50 miles to Lubec/Campobello Island.

This is an ideal location if you are looking to get away from the crowds and traffic jams of so many summer tourist locations. It is like stepping back in time to a slower, unhurried pace.

Cottage is clean and well cared for; we hope you will treat it with care if you stay with us. It is a very special place. It was our vacation retreat until we built a retirement home nearby and moved here full time in 2007.

Comments from our guestbook:

'There are so many choices these days when you’re going somewhere to stay... You plan and dream through the winter and spring. The excitement builds as each work day goes past. It’s so nice when life exceeds your expectations' which this place surely has done. Thanks for the memories…'

'After two fairly good trips to Acadia a few years back, this was a nice change from the crowds…Your place is absolutely beautiful as others have already stated, we couldn’t ask for anything more…'

'What a dream - three weeks to decompress Down East with good friends and enough time on my own to truly explore…I’ve loved discovering the heath, bogs & islands - peeling away the layers to better understand Jonesport life and then to come home to this fabulous indoor/outdoor house…'

'Thank you so much for the best Maine vacation we’ve ever had. See you next year…'

'When we walked in the front door, our highest hopes were immediately exceeded by the view of the cove. The magical feeling never left us for the entire week of our stay…It was a week to remember; one which we hope to repeat next year…'

More Details

Mary Borer
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 8, 2017


Jonesport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Full size stacking washer and dryer in first floor bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Lower level
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Open Loft
  • All linens provided.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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Pretty oceanfront cottage!! Roque Island views across the Bay.
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
East Sparta, Ohio

Relaxing, much needed family time

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was great! The views from the home were beautiful all times of the day. The sunrise was breath taking and a must see! One early morning while watching the sunrise I seen a seal swim by. I invested in binoculars for each of us before the trip and I'm glad I did. The home was big enough for all 6 of us and the sleeping arrangements were great. The second bathroom was really nice and convenient for a family our size and the washer and dryer was especially nice. We enjoyed exploring the rocky beach and further down past the sandbar there is a Sandy area. We took flashlights at night and found several crabs. We took advantage of the many different places to explore. We had the opportunity to see whales, dolphins & seals at the lighthouse trail in Lubec. We enjoyed a beautiful oceanside hike on Great Wass Island & even seen a couple of Porcupines. At the Fisherman Memorial seals swam close and put on a show for us. It was great to have such a beautiful and relaxing home to come back to after exploring. The owner Mary was extremely pleasant and kind and even bright us some delicious blueberry jam that my kids are still raving over. I definitely recommend this home for a memorable vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that you and your family had an enjoyable vacation and that you liked the cottage!
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Perfect, isolated getaway

  • 5 of 5

Property was gorgeous and Mary and her husband were extremely accommodating and generous hosts!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Cottage with great views!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at the cottage. It is the perfect size for us, is convenient to town and you can't beat the ocean views. We enjoyed exploring the sand bar at low tide and relaxing on the deck.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking time to write a review and for taking such good care of the cottage. We're pleased you chose to stay with us again and that you had an enjoyable stay (in spite of several days of rain and fog).
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The perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the most enjoyable and relaxing vacations you could have. The cottage is beautifully located with exceptional views. The cottage was very clean and also very comfortable in all aspects, you can tell the owners care a lot about their guests. Access to the shore is easy and quick and it was most enjoyable to be able to walk the sandbar during low tides. Sunrises were amazing and just relaxing on the deck watching the lobster boats in the distance and enjoying the antics of the loons right out front is a great way to start the day. There are also many things to explore close by. Sandy River beach is a short drive and you can walk to the island during low tide, Lobster Rolls from Bayview Take out on Beals island are most enjoyable and is only 10 minutes away. Great Wass Island Preserve is also close by and now a new favorite place for a hike to some unforgettable views. We will definitely be returning for another visit and would happily recommend this cottage. A million thanks to Mary for helping us have such a wonderfully memorable vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your very kind review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and that you found everything to your liking. We take great pride in keeping the cottage in excellent condition -treating it like it is our own home. We certainly hope you will consider coming back again to this special little out of the way corner of Downeast Maine.
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Doylestown, PA

What vacation should be......

  • 5 of 5

One never really knows what to expect when renting sight unseen. This was the best we have experienced. Awesome owners on the same property, but completely left on our own. Shielded from road noise by hill and thick dense woods. Awe inspiring sun rises over the bay. Fresh garden vegatables made available complimentary. Authentic Maine charm and small town simplicity. A cottage stocked with things we never would have expected; like stepping into our own home.

Our thanks for making our stay so relaxing and peaceful. We needed it!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you had such an enjoyable stay at our cottage. Thanks for your kind words. It always makes us happy to know that others enjoy this peaceful little corner of the world as much as we do.
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the cottage was exactly as expected.

  • 5 of 5

the cottage was exactly as we expected. Clean, quiet, comfortable and serene. The only sounds were from the birds and the ducks and shifting tides. We enjoyed the cottage during the morning hours for coffee on the deck and breakfast at home. the rest of the day was spent on day trips to Machias and Lubec or Acadia National Park. Cadillac Mountain is a wonderful experience; Bar Harbor is fun and bustling and offers a wide variety of delicious food. Whether visiting Bar Harbor or the West Quaddy Headlight in Lubec, stopping at Helens for coffee and pie was a regular part of trip. We celebrated a birthday and Father's Day and the feel of family and home was all around. Mary stopped by to welcome us and offer any help we might need. Beware that the sun rises EARLY on the bay but the view is Spectacular! We would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a little piece of heaven in the land of first dawn!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good time and enjoyed the cottage. Thanks for taking time to write such a nice review.
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Winter Harbor
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Barren View - Jonesboro
Nearest Train
200 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
US 1
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Chandler River Lodge- Jonesboro
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: necessary

Enjoy the real 'Down East' Maine. Located near a lobstering village with working harbor and public boat dock. Buy lobsters at the local pound on the docks. Hike Nature Conservancy hiking trails on nearby Great Wass Island (15 min). Boat tours to Machias Seal Island to see Puffins. Less than an hour’s drive to Schoodic Point, the less visited side of Acadia with crashing surf and more hiking opportunities. Enjoy 4th of July in Jonesport complete with Lobster Boat Races. Visit the Machias Blueberry Festival in August. Art and music events nearby during summer season. Local public library hosts several events including Music in the Library and local Artist Receptions. Splendid, quiet, peaceful location- away from the crowds!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $100

10% discount on rentals of 2 or more weeks and for returning guests.
25% payment required at time of booking, balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
Full payment at time of booking for rentals of less than one week and for rentals secured within 30 days of arrival date.
$100 refundable security/damage deposit at time of booking or purchase damage insurance coverage. Check-in 3 pm EDT; Check-out 11 am EDT

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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