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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, ON THE BEACH !


'Tide Watch' is the destination for anyone who wants to experience the true flavor of Maine!

A lovingly restored Ocean Summer Farmhouse . Experience the best that a Maine vacation has to offer. Open the door of a wonderful home which has all the modern amenities, but maintains the cozy feel of a farmhouse from long ago. The hardwood floors and comfortable furniture invite you to curl up with a good book or sit on the spacious deck overlooking the ocean with a million dollar view.

Step into a sun room to have your morning coffee or take away the chill when the sun goes down.

The old fashioned sunlit kitchen has been beautifully renovated, to accommodate even the most accomplished chef, with hand tiled island, complete with a 5 burner gas stove, oven and dishwasher. While dinner simmers, retrieve your perfectly chilled wine and beverages from the wine cooler, to sit and watch the spectacular sunsets from the deck or NEW SCREENED ROOM. Adjacent to the kitchen is a large dining room with seating for six and is complete with a chandelier.

First floor also has a spacious master bedroom with full bathroom and shower, flat screen TV and its own private entrance.

Relax in the living room with a collection of lighthouses and watch a movie on the 52” HD TV with your own “home theater”!

Upstairs has a full bath with tub and shower. Four bedrooms appointed with comfortable beds, wonderful blankets and bed linens. Enjoy watching TV from both the queen bedrooms. Throw open the windows and listen to the crashing surf as it lulls you to sleep at night.

During the day, with the South West exposure, you and your family will enjoy the sun all day, while using the spacious grounds for rousing games of volleyball, badminton, croquet or just a old fashioned game of catch!

Listen to the wave’s crash on your own private beach. Descend the stairs and kayak, throw a Frisbee at low tide, or look for sea glass that has been washed ashore. Look for the seals basking in the sun on Gull Rock a few hundred yards from shore. As the eagles and sea gulls soar above, it is easy to feel as if you have moved to a different place in time……

In any season, on a clear night with over 1000 ft of shore front, and the Milky Way overhead, you will find yourself gazing at the sky, searching for the stars and planets you remembered as a child. Looking at the lighthouse beacon on one of the distant islands, you may find yourself wishing on a falling star.

Visitors here are only 40 minutes away from the West Quoody Head Lighthouse located in Lubec where guests can explore the lighthouse or hike the wonderful ocean trail.

The house is 1 1/2 hours from Bangor, 1½ hours from Bar Harbor, 4 hours from Portland, 5 1/2 hours from Boston, 11 hours from New York City, 45 minutes from Eastport, 40 minutes from Campobello Island, and 1 hour 15 minutes from St. Stephen, New Brunswick Canada.

Activities in the area include hiking trails at the Roque Bluffs State Park, along with its quarter mile oceanfront sandy beach and freshwater wading pond, which is stocked annually with brook trout and brown trout and can be fished for successfully right from shore. Close by are two golf courses in Roque Bluffs and in Jonesboro, guided sea kayaking trips with a company in Machias, Atlantic Puffin tours and spectacular coastal hiking trails out of Cutler harbor, antiquing in local fishing villages, viewing ancient Indian petrogyphs along the shoreline in nearby Machiasport, deep sea fishing tours from Eastport and ocean schooner sightseeing trips on the Sylvia Beal out of Eastport harbor and much more.

We are only 15 minutes from Machias with its shopping, restaurants, University pool and fitness center. There are also many featured hikes nearby including Cutler's Bold Coast and Western Head Trails as well as Great Wass Island's Nature Conservancy trails.

Tide Watch is a place to escape the stress and worries of daily life and imagine when times were simpler.

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More Details

Lisa Tingley
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2018

About Lisa Tingley

Welcome to our home away from home. You are visiting a 100 year old farm house owned by 'The Watts Family' of Roque Bluffs until we purchased it in Dec 2006. Please relax, reflect, and enjoy your stay. The house has been completely refurbished inside, so please take care of her. Sincerely, Mike, Lisa, and Michael Tingley, Miami, Fla

Lisa Tingley purchased this house in 2006

Why Lisa Tingley chose Roque Bluffs

We visited the the area and fell in Love with the towns beauty and the wonderful people ! The View, its all about THE View AND THE BEACH!

What makes this house unique

Watching the seals frolic on Gull rock , the kids playing pirates and hunters on the boulders and sand flats, and of course just sitting in the Adirondack chairs at the waters edge and sipping whatever!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank-you for opening up this truly beautiful home for others

to enjoy. The View is spectacular, so peaceful and serene.

Your home is so warm and inviting with all the comforts of

home. Walking the Beach was always an adventure for the

children to play on the rocks and swim when the tide was out.

Every-thing was perfect !
Jul 2008
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Roque Bluffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , handicap accescible
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
  • King size bed (1) Master bedroom downstairs and handicapped accessible., Queen size Bed (2) Two bedrooms have queen bed., Twin or Single Bed (2) Two bedrooms have twin bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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average rating of 4.8846154 based on 29 reviews

Beautiful ocean views, great family getaway

  • 4 of 5

We absolutely loved staying here. What a beautiful ocean front in a quiet town. Our family really enjoyed our time. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Summer Rental!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Tide Watch for a week with friends. The house is charming and the view is breathtaking! We definitely recommend Mother Shuckers for live lobster (best I have ever had). Helen's in Machias is also a must! We loved walking the beach with the kids during low tide, searching for sea glass. In the morning, you can grab the binoculars and sit outside with your coffee and see bald eagles and the lobster boats. The stairs to the beach are very steep and a good eye on little ones is a must next to the edge of the lawn. Great place to get away from it all!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful House and the most beautiful view in Maine, can’t wait to go back !

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Four years and counting!!

  • 5 of 5

So far we have enjoyed four years of vacation at Lisa and Mike"s wonderful vacation spot.

Everything was just beautiful and the rest and peace that my family had together is priceless.

My daughters and son-in-laws and 4 grandsons ages 5 to 13 were all very comfortable.

we all enjoyed watching the tides, looking for seashells, eating Lobster from Mother Shuckers and enjoying the fresh vegetables from Mike's garden. The days were in the 70's, the night sky was full of stars. The fire pit was a lot of fun at night making smores. We feel so comfortable in the Tidewatch house and the grounds. WE ALWAYS HATE LEAVING!!! but we will be back next year for two more wonderfull weeks! We thank Mike and Lisa so much for making us feel like family! Joe and Linda Gingras

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing getaway on the Maine coast

  • 5 of 5

This property is perfection. Fully stocked with all the necessary amenities we were able to walk right into the quaint farm house and feel right at home. The house has a cozy well loved and lived in feeling. The property is perfect location; close to the state park and shopping but out of the way. The yard was great for playing games and hanging out and perfect for kite flying. The beach is absolutely lovely. We had a few walks a day to explore. The yard ends in a sheer drop down a cliff to the beach so extra care with small children and pets is necessary. I recommend bringing lots of bug spray. Green flies and horse flies during the day and mosquitoes from dusk until dawn and they are ferocious. Mike and Lisa were staying in the barn on property but were very unobtrusive. Mike came over when we got there and when we left. Otherwise they seemed to avoid interaction.

We would move here tomorrow if it were possible. I highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Wonderful location. Beautiful house. Nicely stocked kitchen. Gracious hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time in this special area of the world. Thank you for welcoming us, captain Mike and Lisa!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Car: necessary

Beachcombing for sea glass, watching the kids play pirates and hunters on the rocks and sand flats , LAUNCH KAYAKS FROM BEACH...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
CC fee 3% total charged $0

8 % Maine Tax, Cleaning Fee $150.00 per weekly rental, and $500.00 refundable damage deposit required . One Half of total due upon booking. THERE IS A 4 % CREDIT CARD FEE THAT WILL BE CHARGED.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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