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Waterfront elegant 1906 Victorian with stunning ocean views

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom upstairs + half bathroom downstairs, sleeps 6

Stay in this heirloom 1906 Queen Anne Victorian oceanfront home on the Moosebec Reach at the edge of historic Jonesport, a working lobstering village in quaint Downeast Maine.

Wake up each morning to the rising sun and the sound of lobster boats. Walk out the door and have your morning coffee at your own private beach. Stroll down to a nearby lobster co-op to pick inexpensive fresh lobster for your dinner to go with the local blueberries (Washington County produces 80% of the nation's blueberries!) to bake into pies and pancakes or just to eat by the handfuls.

In the evenings, watch the sun set over the water of the Moosebec Reach and savor the reflections on the water of Beals and Great Wass Islands. This historic waterfront Victorian house, which has been restored and equipped with antiques as well as with modern appliances, is perfect for guests wanting to stay in an architectural gem by the ocean.

Jonesport is close to Machias, home to the Blueberry Festival in August, as well as the Historic Burnham Tavern (1770) and the University of Maine with its fitness center open to the public. There are numerous opportunities for antiquing in the surrounding areas.

More Details

Owner
Rodney Boone
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Rodney Boone

We are husband and wife psychologists who live in Los Angeles, and we were fortunate to be able to bring our twin children (who now are adults) to Jonesport for the past 10 years.

Rodney Boone purchased this house in 2006

Why Rodney Boone chose Down East

We vacationed regularly in Maine for many years, and fell in love with this Victorian home in 2006. Since then we have lovingly restored the house, and furnished it with Maine antiques. We look forward to spending a month each year in our home in Jonesport, and we welcome sharing our house with guests who are interested in staying in an historic oceanfront Maine residence.

What makes this house unique

The Moosabec reach is tidal, meaning that the water rises and falls 12 feet two times per day; at times the water is 30 feet from the house, but when the tide is out, you can walk in the exposed seabed looking for sea glass and other treasures (we have waterproof boots in the basement). From the kitchen breakfast nook we watch the continual action of sea birds and lobster boats. From the chaise lounge in the master bedroom we love reading as we look out over the water. When we purchased the house we were particularly taken by the well-preserved tin ceiling in the formal dining room, the pocket doors between parlors, the green tile in the back parlor, the original butler's pantry, the wooden staircases and banister, and the Queen Anne architecture. We love sitting in the Adirondack chairs and looking over the Reach at sunset, where we have a view of the water but also the sculpture in the adjacent park next door. We always enjoy going to the lobster co-op just down the street to buy fresh lobster just off the boat. We have excellent beds so sleeping is a pleasure.

Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Bangor, ME
Nearest Barpub
21 Miles
Machias
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Winter Harbor
Nearest Train
207 Miles
Portland
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Hwy 1 and State Route 187
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
in Jonesport
Nearest Beach
3 Metres
backyard
Car: necessary

Visit Jonesport in un-touristed Downeast Maine where life in a lobstering village hasn't changed much over the years. Across the bridge from us are historic Beals Island and Great Wass Island Preserve with hiking trails and miles of shoreline. It is only a short drive to grocery stores, hardware stores, ATMs, and small local restaurants, and there are numerous places in town to buy lobster fresh off the boats and other seafood (mussels, crab, etc.). More high-end restaurants are a 20-30 minute drive away. Explore the Cherryfield Historic District and Winter Harbor with their amazing range of 18th and 19th century residential architecture. Take a boat tour of remote islands to observe puffins in their native habitat or visit island lighthouses. Jonesport even has a sardine factory museum and Historical Society! Don't miss the Jonesport Lobster Boat Races in July, the Machias Blueberry Festival in August, the Eastport Pirate Festival in September, and the fall foliage in October! Visit the historic W. Quoddy Head Lighthouse in Lubec which is the easternmost point in the U.S. The Roosevelt Campobello International Park (summer home of FDR) and Canada are just an hour and a half away by car (bring your passports).

Other Activities: walking in nature preserve on Great Wass Island and Cutler bay.

Amenities

Jonesport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Original clawfoot tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Luxuriate in an old claw-foot tub or take a shower (with a built-in place to sit).
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , luxury king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , luxury queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , luxury singles
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd bed is a high quality trundle bed
  • Master bedroom has stunning view over the water of the Moosebec Reach. Victorian furniture throughout the house.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
We have broadband ethernet and wireless internet. The TV is HD cable.

Reviews

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Waterfront elegant 1906 Victorian with stunning ocean views
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
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5

An excellent remote getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house is gorgeous and sitting in an ideal place to watch the tides and boats come and go. Well appointed with everything needed to cook, sleep, relax, and decompress from the normal speed of life. Everything about the house was as described. The owner and caretaker were consistently willing to answer questions and help. Easy access to fresh lobster from the co-op, walking distance from the house, was a luxury that cannot be repeated anywhere else. People in the area are friendly and easy going. Within a 30-45 minute drive there are a lot of great places to explore and hike.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay! The house is special and is in a special place. The caretakers said that you were wonderful to have as guests. We'd welcome a return visit! Rodney Boone Owner
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5

Excellent!! The property matched the description and the photos perfectly.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, clean, elegant home, picturesque location, comfy beds and a well stocked pantry and kitchen made for a truly delightful stay. We enjoyed kayaking just beyond the lawn as well as the local hikes and day trips given the proximity to Acadia National Park and adventures in Canada. Caretakers were friendly, helpful and informative. Oh and the local lobster...wow!!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments about your experience at our house. We are so glad that you liked it! We'd love to have you back! Rodney Boone, owner
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5

Gorgeous property in an unspoiled area of Maine

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful home in Jonesport, Maine. We loved the location and used it as a base to explore north and south. The views from the house are picture perfect.

We enjoyed buying fresh lobster from the local co-op and cooking it in the fully equipped kitchen. We had a wonderful exoierince here !

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous, historic, comfy, elegant, beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were treated to a beautiful historic victorian..with all the furnishings that kept us intrigued for hours...the books, the view, the furnishings..loved it!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful victorian in ideal location

  • 5 of 5

Lovingly restored house from the early 1900s with attention to detail in the wood finishes, wallpaper, and salvaged antique furniture and decor;

stunning views across the water; large lawn at water's edge; comfortable bedrooms

Small town but easy access to fresh caught lobster, clams, mussels, crab, scenic hikes and coastal activities

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing spot. Living history. Great lobster.

  • 5 of 5

Super recommendable. Fantastic house with loads of history and that very gentle modernization that makes life easy living. Great location close to lobsters and the great Wass Reserve. Driving distance to Bar Harbor, Acadia and out east Quoddy Head.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Mikkel. We are so glad that you liked the house and the Downeast experience! We'd love to have you back! Rodney Boone Owner
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 9.0%

Check-in time is 4:00 pm.
Check-out time is 10:00 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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