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Oceanfront, Hidden Treasure in Starboard Cove, Machiasport

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Last updated: 04/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8-10)

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

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/17/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    $100 non-refundable pet fee...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Loft: 2 twin/ single


  • Downeast Guest Cottage: 1 queen

    Additional cost for Guest cottage...moreless

  • 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


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Monitor heating unit...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi, no computer, guests must bring their own....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wifi access code given upon arrival...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove:

    Located in the Guest Cottage adjacent to Seacliff....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks and life vests available upon request...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May through October
May 1 - Nov 4, 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:

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Last updated: 04/17/2017
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  • View from Seacliff's porch.

    View from Seacliff's porch.

  • Full kitchen

    Full kitchen

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Downeast, cozy one room guest cottage

    Downeast, cozy one room guest cottage

  • Downeast bathroom

    Downeast bathroom

  • Lobster w/ a view

    Lobster w/ a view

  • Sunrise at Seacliff

    Sunrise at Seacliff

  • Grab your morning coffee and sit on the porch enjoying this beautiful view.

    Grab your morning coffee and sit on the porch enjoying this beautiful view.

  • Living room with fireplace

    Living room with fireplace

  • Master bedroom with view of the ocean

    Master bedroom with view of the ocean

  • View from the master bedroom

    View from the master bedroom

  • Bedroom 3

    Bedroom 3

  • Downeast kitchen and dining area

    Downeast kitchen and dining area

  • Downeast living area

    Downeast living area

  • Curious where we are located?  Starboard Cove!

    Curious where we are located? Starboard Cove!

VRBO #344669

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 22, 2017

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