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Watch the Whales from Your Deck!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights

Overview

About the property

House in Eastport

The Dog House is located on Water Street, just a short walk to the heart of Eastport's historic seaport. This charming cottage has been lovingly renovated from top to bottom to maximize unobstructed water views of Passamaquoddy Bay, Campobello Island and the Canadian Maritime Islands from every room.

You can watch the whales and hear their mating calls from the huge deck. Outdoor living features dining for 10, 2 chaise lounges, a sofa and 2 armchairs surrounding a fire pit ... great for those chilly Downeast nights. The interior is whimsically decorated with dog inspired design. Antique canine oil paintings and hooked rugs let you know that you are truly 'in the dog house'. Eastport is known for spectacular sunrises that you will enjoy from the comfort of your bedroom or the private upstairs deck. This home has been featured in 2 national interior design magazines; the premier issue of American Dream Cottage Summer 2012 and Lehigh Valley Style April 2014. A 10 minute walk puts you in the midst of Eastport's thriving downtown with many unique shops, galleries and restaurants. The Breakwater offers deep water fishing from the pier. Eastport is famous for it's festivals: July 4th celebration, the infamous Pirate Festival, the Eastport Salmon Festival and Witches of Eastport. The Tides Institute and Museum showcases the history and culture of the Passamaquoddy region. Culinary options are all within walking distance. Moose Island Bakery, a coffee shop and 5 restaurants just steps away. Fresh lobster can be found at Quoddy Bay Lobster, voted by Yankee Magazine as having the best lobster roll in New England. Whale watching and fishing expeditions are available in town. Enjoy the concerts of Summer Keys .. just a water taxi away. Hiking and kayaking options abound.


Owner
Lisa Stephen
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 13, 2017

About Lisa Stephen

A former New Yorker relocated to Maine, living a simpler life and loving every minute! Not a day goes by that I'm not spellbound by the spectacular beauty of my surroundings.

Lisa Stephen purchased this house in 2008

Why Lisa Stephen chose Down East

I fell in love with Eastport the minute I turned on to Water Street. I purchased this home as a retreat from a busy life in PA. A breathtaking view was my top priority. This home has exceeded my expectations. You'll be awed by the beauty. The home was badly in need of renovation. Everything was redesigned and reworked. As a dog lover, I brought my collection of canine art and rugs Downeast.. I loved it so much that I moved to Eastport permanently in 2012. This has been my primary residence for that last 2 years. I'm currently at work on my 3rd renovation.

What makes this house unique

This home is made for entertaining on the huge deck ... you'll spend most of your time outdoors.

Amenities

Eastport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , The master bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , jetted tub , The downstairs bath with a jetted tub meant for soaking.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The bedroom is located upstairs with a full bath and private deck facing the ocean.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
Notes:
You'll want to visdit Canada ... bring your passports!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Watch the Whales from Your Deck!
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews
4

Great home in a welcoming Downeastern town!

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable bungalow designed primarily for active adults. We loved the location near the water and in proximity to local historical sites.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful off season vacation

  • 5 of 5

Eastport, ME is a very peaceful, old and beautiful place off season but we heard that very busy touristy town in the summer, so choose your best dates. The Dog House is a charming little house with everything what you need for a short or long stay. Fully equipped, with fire place, fire pit and grill. Two desks (first floor level and 2nd story level) overlooking the ocean. Decor is beautiful and useful. I recommend this place to everybody!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Peace and quite with great view

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay for a couple. The deck and view are perfect. Great place to put up feet and enjoy the ebb and flow of life and water. Owner lovely to work with.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Warm cute great view all the extras in kitchen restaurants in town wonderful

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

A Dog House you long to be in.

  • 5 of 5

We have returned from our 2nd stay at the Dog House, in as many years. I first want to thank Lisa for creating my “Happy Place”. You know that perfect place you go to in your mind when life is bearing down on you with unrelenting demands and everything and everyone seems to want to take some piece of you until there feels like there is nothing left and all you just want to do is escape and run away from home. Well the Dog House has become that place I now dream of running to.

The house itself could not me any more charming. I cannot think of one single thing that I would add or take away. There is everything you could possibly want or need provided. All you need do is show up with a few clothes and toiletries.

The view of the water and off islands is soothing and you can actually feel the tension drain away as the gulls laugh overhead and the breeze whispers a welcome. I think my favorite time is the mornings when the fog is resting just over the water and you can image that time has stopped and that 100s of years ago someone stood where you are now standing and watched the fog roll in just as you are currently dong.

The town of Eastport is the kind of place you see portrayed in all those Hallmark movies at Christmas time. Only it is a real place in Downeast Maine and not on a back lot in a Hollywood studio. Needless to say I am a fan and plan to return again and again and again…

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a view!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the Dog House twice now and we love it. There is a fantastic view of the Passamaquoddy Bay and the Maritimes of Canada and whales and fishing boats from the deck. The house is adorable. It is decorated with original paintings of dogs everywhere, so cute. And we love the town of Eastport and its friendly people.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Map

Car: necessary

Great hiking in Shackford, Cobscook and Quoddy Head State Parks. Nearby lakes provide lots of options for kayaking. A great place for bird watchers, home to the 10th Annual Downeast Spring Birding Festival. Whale watching and puffin sightings on cruises in Passamaquoddy Bay and Bay of Fundy depart downtown, within walking distance.

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Rates & Availability

Eastport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
May/June
Apr 29 2017 - Jul 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,000
 
 
July/August
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Pirate Festival
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 10 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
8 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
September/October
Sep 11 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $40
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 9.0%

Check-in and out procedures detailed in the rental agreement sent upon reservation confirmation. Deposit is forfeited with cancellation at 60 days or less.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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