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Charming Renovated Barn on the Coast of Down East, Maine

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4), Living Room, Stunning Ocean Frontage

The Barn has been lovingly renovated into a charming seaside cottage. It is located on private, beautifully maintained acreage four miles from the village of Jonesport, with deep water frontage and views of Roque Island and open seas.

This unique oceanfront house exudes character and is furnished with an eclectic mix of antiques and tasteful artifacts. The Barn is a place where you'll immediately feel at home, and by the time you leave, you'll feel you've made a new and treasured friend. It's a peaceful get-away where you can get in tune with the sounds of nature.

Listen to the surf come ashore on the popple stone beach, enjoy the colors and textures of the lovely perennial and vegetable gardens, or take the path to the cliff side where you can marvel at the panoramic view of the ocean--perfect for sunrises.

Later in the day, stroll to a pristine sand beach where you may find some wonderful shells or bits of sea glass. Then relax on the front porch where you can watch the sun set over the open fields and two freshwater ponds. The fire pit by the shore provides the perfect place to end your day and perhaps make some s’mores for dessert!

More Details

Eric and Betty Kelley
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

About Eric and Betty Kelley

Eric and Betty Kelley are the owners/hosts of The Barn at Mary Jim's Shore. They know that you will love this amazing property the second you arrive. The Barn is a welcoming and comfortable cottage affording you all the amenities you could ask for and the extraordinary oceanfront property is large, private, and beautifully maintained. Give it a try--they're sure you'll return again and again!


Jonesport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Study Room
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double Sink;1st floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 2nd floor
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Den - 1 double , Sofabed-double
  • Bedroom, den with sofa bed and television, and bath are upstairs with an open floor plan.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
fire pit on the shore with plenty of firewood--owners are happy to cook your lobsters in the outdoor cooker


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(27 traveler reviews)

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Charming Renovated Barn on the Coast of Down East, Maine
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
Hickory, NC

We loved our stay at The Barn in Jonesport!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this beautiful mesmerizing place in July and enjoyed every moment there. The picturesque views of the water and the lobster boats were so relaxing. I found myself settling into the tranquility of the place - the sounds, the smells, the beautiful sunrises and sunsets - and truly missed it once we left. Eric and Betty are wonderful! They provided very helpful information about the area, things we might want to see, roads to take to avoid traffic. The Barn is beautiful, cozy, and provides a perfect place to enjoy the "real Maine". I would go back in a heartbeat! Thank you Eric and Betty for such a wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that our recent guests from Hickory, NC, enjoyed The Barn and its cozy & quaint charm. We agree with their assessment regarding the tranquility of this special spot on the beautiful Maine coast. Come back soon!
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Findlay, OH USA


  • 5 of 5

Outstanding in all respects! Owners are super people.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy when our guests are happy! We particularly love having return guests like these folks who appreciate the charm of The Barn and the great natural beauty of this region of Maine...can't wait to welcome them back next season!
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Beautiful! Quiet! Peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 5th stay at the Barn & we're already booked for next year! We always find new things to do, and enjoy repeating many activities from previous years. Don't miss out on a great getaway!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having returning guests because we know they really "get" Downeast Maine and its abundant natural beauty. It's particularly a pleasure when guests like these become special friends that we can look forward to welcoming back each season!
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Everything They Said is True

  • 5 of 5

Our week was so perfect we are coming back next year. The Barn is situated so it has views of the water from almost every room. And if you aren't staring at the ocean, you can stare in the opposite direction at the surrounding yard and gardens that even include 2 ponds. Country in theme and decor, yet filled with every amenity and detail a guest could want. The kitchen is so complete you can do some serious cooking. Even the knives are sharp - rare for a rental. Very comfy bed and bedding. Betty and Eric were so helpful about places to drive, hike and eat. And the one or 2 rainy times we had were perfect by the fire. The Barn was one of the best surprises we've had on a vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Five Stars Plus

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful week at The Barn. It is cozy, exceptionally clean and provided a great place to relax, read, or just walk over to the nearby beach to find sea glass. Betty and Eric were great hosts that were available to give us helpful suggestions for area sites to visit, where to hike, etc. We enjoyed a week of perfect weather and in this perfect location our stay there could not have been any better. It is definitely on our list of places to stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, Texas


  • 5 of 5

It's difficult to decide which is more charming The Barn or our lovely hosts. Everything exceeded our expectations. The pictures of The Barn are beautiful but it is so much better in person. The views from every window are amazing, from the shore covered with popple stones to the beautiful trees and expansive meadow. My husband consulted Betty on different sites in the area and we couldn't have had better advice, every suggestion she made was spot on. Betty and Eric are warm, thoughtful and creative and they attend to every detail, from the utensils in the house to having everything ready for a seaside fire. It is difficult to put into words what a wonderful experience it is at The Barn. Betty, Eric and Sugar provide a magical environment where we found ourselves having more fun, giggling more and awed by the beauty surrounding us. We plan to become regular visitors.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's so nice to hear that The Barn at Mary Jim's Shore is even more beautiful than the images on the website depict. It's an expansive property and difficult to show completely how lovely and unique it really is. We think it's it truly is a "magical environment" and so pleased when guests feel the same! C'mon Downeast and give The Barn a try--you won't be disappointed!
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Bangor, Maine
Nearest Barpub
17 Miles
Machias, Maine
Nearest Ferry
125 Miles
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Barren View Golf Course
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Brunswick, Maine
Nearest Motorway
7.2 Miles
U.S. Route One
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Bayview in Beals, Maine
Nearest Beach
Sandy River Beach
Car: necessary

Located just off Route 187 on a private road, The Barn at Mary Jim's Shore has deep water ocean frontage, a popple stone beach, and looks across to Roque Island and open ocean.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Whale Watching, Puffin Tours, Boat Tours, Numerous Day Hiking Trails, Roosevelt's Home on Campobello Island, NB, Canada

Golf: Barren View Golf Course is nearby on Route One in Jonesboro.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. We occasionally make exceptions to the 7 night structure early or late in the season, so contact us to discuss. The normal rental structure is Saturday to Saturday with a 3 pm or later arrival and a 10am departure. The sales tax rate, currently 9%, is set by The State of Maine and may increase or decrease after the date rental contracts are signed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.