3 Bedrooms and large open living area with dramatic ocean views
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pets allowed - We allow dogs and cat.We allow dogs and cat.
Max guests: 10
- IF UPON YOUR ARRIVAL, SOMETHING ISN’T RIGHT: Please contact us at the beginning as we want the opportunity to immediately rectify or remedy.
- english, spanish
We loved Monhegan and Isle Au Haut, but liked the remoteness and remove and away-from-it-all feeling at Matinicus better and had an opportunity or two in the 1980's. It has been a great place to be with our families: no distractions. Recently,(Dec. 2013) we visited the Crystal Cover State Park Historic District (California State Park, see: to view the restoration of beach camps there from the 1940's and felt deep connection with that effort and hope Matinicus can retain much of that spirit. In our past we have completed two historic renovations that have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places (Amos Chase Mill and House, Weare, NH, This is our frame of reference: history, original building uses and historically respectful adaptations, preservation of setting and original building materials. Matinicus offers great opportunity if you have similar interests, as it has NOT been widely damaged by generic development.
Owner purchased this Cottage in 1981
Why Owner chose Matinicus
The view. The feel of Matinicus, any place else. Right on the water, right next to the beach. Private. View of the boat traffic entering the harbor channel. Arguably the best ocean view cottage on Matinicus, but who's arguing? Matinicus has excellent beach combing, since there are few tourists, and most never bother with the remote beaches (many!) which can be full of interesting flotsam and jetsam. You often feel like the first person to be there. They really ought to make a park out of the island, since the remote location will tend to protect it from commercialization, we hope forever. We are State Park and National Park type of people, basically, and Matinicus is sort of like a park in its remote areas, but needs your help to remain so. Come see for yourself.
What makes this Cottage unique
"The fact that few people go there is one of the most persuasive reasons for traveling to a place." Paul Theroux, The Happy Isles of Oceania. The sense of isolation is a way to bring the family closer together. No commercial distractions for anybody in the group, which means, if you bring children, they are all yours for a few days. This cottage is a good fit if you are... -uncompromising about wanting an ocean view -uncompromising about wanting a sandy beach -happiest when you're off the beaten track -looking for privacy