Downeast House 385 Ft Shore, Deep Ocean Frontage

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View from the beach. 400 ft. of shore


Last updated: 08/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Don't settle for a cove or low tide mud flat. Traveling this far you want deep water, open ocean as your view and beach.

A nature lover's paradise, this secluded house has breathtaking views overlooking deep ocean and islands of Little Kennebec Bay.
A minute down the beach path to the ocean, no mud flats during low tide here. Nothing but ocean, ocean, ocean.

Eleven miles from the college town of Machias, where theater and concerts provide a summer evening's entertainment, the short drive through Machiasport and Starboard offers the charm of Down East Maine's communities. Stop at the BBS Lobster Co. in Bucks Harbor for the catch of the day and don't forget to make a blueberry pie, or buy one at Helen's Restaurant.

Relax on the spacious deck to enjoy the birds, watch an eagle soaring overhead or paint the colorful sunset. Stroll down the pine and birch laden path to the nearly 400 feet of bold ocean shore to see the lobster boats, spot a seal or bask in the sun with a picnic.

44 acres of mixed forest provide seclusion for peaceful days and relaxing nights.

The spacious, sunlit rooms offer quiet comfort to our guests. The skylights in master bedroom and living room provide sundrenched mornings and romantic starry nights! Queen bed room with comfortable sitting area and skylights. Twin bed room with spaceous closets that hold extra cots. Chair and a half opens up to a comfortable twin bed. Natural wood floors enhance the brightness of this seaside home.

Fully equipted kitchen has everything from coffee grinder to basic food items to get you started in meal making.(Help yourself!) Glasses, dishes, pots, pans and all you'll need to boil your lobsters and pick them apart. Delicious!

To the North: Eastport - quaint fishing village with antique shops, galleries, and the famous Raye's Mustard House. Have lunch and remember to bring some goodies back home.
Lubec - cross to Canada on Campobello Island (don't forget your passports or photo ID), summer home of FDR, and visit the other side of the Island to the East Quoddy lighthouse. You may see pods of whales from the shore.
West Quoddy State Park - picnic and hike along the high cliffs of the coast. Great views of Grand Mannan Island (Canada).
Cutler - working harbor village with several Maine Coast Heritage Trails to hike along the Bold Coast. Make a reservation for a boat trip to see arctic terns and puffins in their nesting habitates on Machias Seal Island. Seals and whales are likely to join you as you travel.

Machias - annual Wild Blueberry Festival in August complete with children's parade, craft fair, 5K run, and blueberry pie eating contest that fills this week long event. Starboard Community Club's annual lobster roll/fish chowder dinner the end of July. Machiasport Historical Society Museum, Margaretta's Days that celebrate winning the first naval battle of the Revolutionary War right in the Michias River.Their lobster lunch is a MUST.
Milbridge - movie theater and ice cream parlor open in summer.

Jonesport, Beals Island - hike the Maine Coast Conservancy of the Great Waas Island. Drive further south to Frenchman's Bay and visit Winter Harbor, Corea and Schoodic Point (part of Acadia National Park).

And of course the most visited national park in the East, Acadia a 2 hour drive south. Take a mail boat ride to the Cranberry Islands or Swans Island, visit Bar Harbor and Northeast Harbor. Carriage paths to bike, horse trails to ride, and mountains to hike for all abilities.
So much to do... more to check out in the notebook at the house.

Cleaning services available upon request.

Keywords: House

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Other (See Description)


  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twin beds, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) double chair converts to twin bed & additional cots...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • skylights, beautiful hardwood floors


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    11 miles is Machias where there is Hanaford grocery, Rite Aid pharmacy, Whole Life- natural foods, Farmers market Fridays, several restaurants, and shops....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Walk down the path to our cobble stone beach, watch the lobster boats, Eagles and maybe spot a seal. Find sea glass and follow the rocks around the Point of Maine....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access:

    Be sure you use the local, Maine Net, Machias server. Any Bangor servers will have toll charges. Dunkin Donuts in Machias has free WiFi....moreless

  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine


  • Cooking Utensils:

    Complete sets of glassware, dishes, silverare, pots, pans,serving and cooking utentils....moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    full size refrig in basement, smaller one in kitchen...moreless


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sept - May
Sep 1 - May 31, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 08/20/2016
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Car: Necessary

To the NORTH:

Campobello Island (Canada) - FDR House & Lighthouse,

St, Andrews, St. Stephens, birth certificates, passports, photo ID required.

Pleasant Point Indian Reservation - Perry, ME;Baxter State Park - Mt, Katahdin

Cutler - Hiking trails along the Bold Coast,take nature boat tours to Machias Seal Island nature conservancy to observe puffin and arctic tern habitates, see whales and seals as you travel. Thousand-year-old Indian petroglyphs, working harbor.

Eastport - Old Sow Whirlpool, Passamaquoddy Indian Festival in August, Eastport Wind Jammer's whale watching and sunset cruises, Salmon Festival in September and the largest 4th of July celebration in Maine. Get to town early for best views along Main Street!

Don't miss a visit to RAYE'S Mustard House for lunch and some gifts!

Calais - St. Croix Island Historic Site, State Cinema International Festival 1st week in August, Downeast Heritage Museum and Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge on Rt. 1.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • View from the beach. 400 ft. of shore

    View from the beach. 400 ft. of shore

  • Living room , views of ocean right, bedrroms to left

    Living room , views of ocean right, bedrroms to left

  • view from kitchen

    view from kitchen

  • view from kitchen sin k 'I'll do the dishes!" Hickey Island to right

    view from kitchen sin k 'I'll do the dishes!" Hickey Island to right

  • bathroom


  • twin bedroom

    twin bedroom

  • queen bedroom

    queen bedroom

  • Ktchen and dining area from living room - deck to right - bedrooms, bath to left

    Ktchen and dining area from living room - deck to right - bedrooms, bath to left

  • ocean from living room

    ocean from living room

  • View from deck, Little Kennebec Bay

    View from deck, Little Kennebec Bay

  • deck - front door and kitchen windows

    deck - front door and kitchen windows

  • bathroom & twin bedrrom door

    bathroom & twin bedrrom door

  • queen bedroom

    queen bedroom

  • end of road is our driveway

    end of road is our driveway

VRBO #34029

This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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