Oceanfront, Hidden Treasure in Starboard Cove, Machiasport
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Seacliff is a charming three-bedroom, one level, shabby-chic summer cottage. It is privately situated in the quiet village of Starboard Cove on Maine’s pristine Downeast coastline. The large porch just feet from the water awaits your early (or late) morning coffee, and another deck with steps leading down to the rock covered beach allows direct access to the water’s edge. Seacliff’s front yard is the Atlantic Ocean and dramatic open ocean and coastal island views await you. If the fog comes in, sit back with a good book and enjoy the warmth and crackle of the expansive coastal rock fireplace. Although you can’t see it, you’ll also hear the plaintive sound of Libby Lighthouse . . . life is good.
Just a few steps from the main cottage is Downeast, a cozy and charming one room guest cottage, fully equipped with a kitchenette, queen size bed and a three-quarter bath. Downeast can be rented along with Seacliff for an additional fee if you have lots of family/guests.
Part of the allure of Machias is its obstinate resistance to giving up its local charm. Although you’ll find a large well-equipped grocery store, you won’t find a Wal-Mart. And while you’ll find a McDonald’s and a Dunkin Donuts, you won’t find a Chucky Cheese. There is a Rite-Aid, bank, several gas stations, and some great local family restaurants that you won’t want to miss!
From Seacliff, you can follow a winding dirt road that starts right after Seacliff and leads to idyllic views and a natural gravel bar that leads to Starboard Island. Although Starboard Island is privately owned, the walk on the bar is well worth the time. Also, located just a mile from Seacliff is one of the most unusual beaches anywhere, Jasper Beach. The multicolored pebbles of Jasper Beach paint an exquisite and rare coastline.
In addition, there are many day trip options in the area including: West Quoddy Head in Lubec Maine (45 minute drive from Seacliff) which is home to West Quoddy Head Light -- the only candy-striped lighthouse in the U.S.A., Campabello Island, Canada and East Quoddy Head (less than an hour from Seacliff) where you can take the International Bridge to Campabello Island, Canada and visit Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s summer “cottage.” And then there’s the world famous Acadia National Park and Mt Desert Island (two hours from Seacliff).
In order to make this a pleasant rental for all smoking is not allowed inside the cottage.
Keywords: Cottage, Ocean view, Private, Beach, water front, fishing, boating
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Member since: 2011
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
- Seacliff has three bedrooms--each with a queen size bed. There is also a small sleeping loft with two twin size mattresses. For an additional cost, a separate Guest Cottage, Downeast, is also available--it also has a queen size bed and bath. The Guest cottage cannot be rented separately. It can only be rented by those who are also renting Seacliff for overflow puposes. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Ocean View
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Ice Maker
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $100
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Tax Rate 9%
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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View from Seacliff's porch.
Downeast, cozy one room guest cottage
Lobster w/ a view
Sunrise at Seacliff
Grab your morning coffee and sit on the porch enjoying this beautiful view.
Living room with fireplace
Master bedroom with view of the ocean
View from the master bedroom
Downeast kitchen and dining area
Downeast living area
Curious where we are located? Starboard Cove!
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016
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