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Waterfront Elegant 1906 Victorian with Stunning Ocean Views

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Last updated: 05/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.

Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/17/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Children need to be at least 12 years old....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    luxury king...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    luxury queen...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    luxury singles...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    2nd bed is a high quality trundle bed...moreless

  • Master bedroom has stunning view over the water of the Moosebec Reach. Victorian furniture throughout the house....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Original clawfoot tub...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Luxuriate in an old claw-foot tub or take a shower (with a built-in place to sit)....moreless

Other Amenities

  • We have broadband ethernet and wireless internet. The TV is HD cable.

Entertainment

  • Books:

    There are interesting books in the bookcase and books on Maine scattered around the inner parlor....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Pond

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    We are right at the edge of the Moosabec Reach which is a body of the water that stretches our from the mainland around various islands out to the Atlantic. View lobstermen setting traps daily....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Step out of our back door and sit in one of our adirondack chairs on the lawn at the edge of the ocean and view the Moosabec Reach. ...moreless

  • Village:

    Jonesport is a Downeast lobstering village that hasn't much changed over the last 100 years. Friendly and cozy, it is small enough to be walked from end to end from the house....moreless

  • Water View:

    We have a beautiful ocean and island view. From our Adirondack chairs view shore and sea birds, and watch the lobster boats ply the Moosabec Reach....moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Formal dining room, with original tin ceiling, wood paneled walls, and vintage photographs of Greek and Roman ruins, seats 8 people. More chairs can be added to squeeze in a few more friends....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Decorative only - not safe for actual fires....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    We have a stationary bike and 20 lb. weights (dumbells)....moreless

  • Heating:

    Fuel oil burner...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless...moreless

  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    We have two parlors. The parlors have sofas, chairs, and a TV and DVD player. There is a bookcase with interesting books, with quilts and old photos on the walls....moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    No telephone - bring your cellphone....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee, stove top espresso, or french press....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We have spices, sugar, salt, and a range of other pantry items....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    There are two kayaks and life jackets....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    We have lawns on all four sides of the house....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We have a number of small portable gas and briquet grills for BBQing....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    There is a small porch just off the kitchen....moreless

  • Tennis:

    There are community tennis courts nearby. Ask the property manager for directions....moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There is a pool, fitness center with machines and free weights, and a basketball court at the University of Maine campus in Machias 25 minutes away for day use. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

5
from 7 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 1 - Oct 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$275
$1,800
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$257
$1,800

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $150
  • Tax Rate 9%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Jonesport, ME, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/17/2017

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Photos

  • 1906 Queen Anne Victorian on the water

    1906 Queen Anne Victorian on the water

  • Front door and entry way.

    Front door and entry way.

  • Front parlor detail

    Front parlor detail

  • Inner parlor

    Inner parlor

  • Formal dining room with tin ceiling

    Formal dining room with tin ceiling

  • Kitchen table and ocean view

    Kitchen table and ocean view

  • Kitchen (oven, stove, and kitchen table)

    Kitchen (oven, stove, and kitchen table)

  • Master bedroom with king bed

    Master bedroom with king bed

  • Middle bedroom with queen bed

    Middle bedroom with queen bed

  • Bedroom with single bed (and trundle bed underneath)

    Bedroom with single bed (and trundle bed underneath)

  • Sofa nook in bedroom with two single beds

    Sofa nook in bedroom with two single beds

  • Upstairs bathroom with shower and toilet

    Upstairs bathroom with shower and toilet

  • Side of house next to the Atlantic Ocean

    Side of house next to the Atlantic Ocean

  • Front parlor

    Front parlor

  • Sofa nook in the front parlor

    Sofa nook in the front parlor

  • Inner parlor with views into the dining room and front parlor

    Inner parlor with views into the dining room and front parlor

  • Formal dining room

    Formal dining room

  • Kitchen (sinkand dishwasher)

    Kitchen (sinkand dishwasher)

  • Staircase

    Staircase

  • Master bedroom chaise lounge and view of Moosabec Reach and Beals Island

    Master bedroom chaise lounge and view of Moosabec Reach and Beals Island

  • Middle bedroom with queen bed

    Middle bedroom with queen bed

  • Bedroom with two single beds

    Bedroom with two single beds

  • Upstairs bathroom with clawfoot tub and back staircase

    Upstairs bathroom with clawfoot tub and back staircase

  • Upstairs detail

    Upstairs detail

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