New, Direct Ocean-Front, Cottage in a Secluded Pine Forest

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Direct Oceanfront Home in a serene pine forest!


Last updated: 07/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-14 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This new contemporary cottage sits on a secluded, idyllic, direct ocean front site. The 12.7 acre site is on Great Cove off Englishman's Bay - bring your kayaks or canoes! The house itself is at the end of 1600 ft driveway that winds through the woods. The house with its stunning decks and screen porches faces south to the ocean, only 105’ away. The site is densely forested with tall pines. Standing on the bold rocky beach there is no other sign of civilization other than the lobster pot buoys in Great Cove. The current owner designed the house. It includes only the most current technology, highest quality construction. The home and grounds were designed around a philosophy of minimal maintenance while providing a warm, secure, comfortable, serene, environment. The house has two bedrooms and two full baths, one of which has a tub. There is a large loft that can easily sleeps 4 more people - so bring your own cots or sleeping bags. See pictures of the loft.
The home is winterized with oil fired hot air for great comfort regardless of the weather. A propane gas fireplace also provides warmth and a soothing ambiance. There is a full kitchen with refrigerator, dishwasher, stove with oven, microwave, blender, toaster and electric can opener. The house also has lots of ceiling fans, a full size washer and dryer, Dish Network satellite for the TV in the main room. Also, the house has a satellite Internet system which provides Wi-Fi throughout it, and an oversized two car garage with electric openers. A screen porch offers ocean views and has a table and chairs. The huge back deck is a great spot to catch some sun.
The Master Bedroom on the first floor has a queen bed. The second bedroom on the first floor has two twin beds. All bed linens, blankets, towels, etc are there at the cottage.
There is a gas grill at the cottage.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Principal Renter(s) must be 25 years old minimum....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Principal Renter(s) must be 25 years old minimum....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    Only two steps into the garage. For a long term renter, it would be easy to build a ramp and still be able to get two cars into the garage. A past long term renter did just that, but the ramp has since been removed. If a new tenant would like a ramp one can be built and charged to the tenant. Because of the cost, this would make sense only if it is a long term rental. The large decks and screen-porch facing the ocean are only about an inch lower than the floors inside the house. A narrow wheelchair will go through one of the sliders. Please contact the owner if more information about accessibility is required....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Detection of smoking of any kind will result in loss of part of the damage deposit for complete house cleaning by a professional remediation company...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Has two very spacious closets and a full bath en suite....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Has a spacious closet and is next to the main bath....moreless

  • The master bedroom has a clock-radio and a queen sized electric blanket with dual controls. There is also a bureau. There are two large closets with room for lots of storage. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom : toilet, shower

    This bathroom is with the master bedroom...moreless

  • Main Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Also has large laundry closet with full size washer & dryer...moreless

  • Both bathrooms have ceramic tile floors and vents. Also, they each have supplimental electric heaters in the ceilings which make for a very comfortable bath experience on cool evenings or mornings....moreless

Other Amenities

  • A local caretaker lives only a few miles away and is available to help with all manor of issues. He will also handle garbage pickup and recycling. We have some deck furniture in the garage. It consists of 2 plastic Adirondack chairs, several regular plastic chairs and some small plastic end tables and a 30 x 30 card table. There are several outdoor lounge chairs. There is 1 outdoor type of recliner in the living room that is light and easily moved out the slider onto the deck. All of the plastic furniture can be left out during wet weather. But if it is windy we are concerned about the furniture blowing into the sliders, so please bring all the furniture indoors. Please bring all furniture indoors at the end of your rental period. Wi-Fi: Our Satellite based internet is NOT suitable for gaming or streaming music or video. This is because of delay issues. ...moreless


  • DVD Player:

    A DVD player is in the same cabinet as the TV....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    There is a Direct TV satellite system with a 200 channel lineup....moreless

  • Television:

    There is a flat screen TV on a stand in the corner of the living room. It is approximately 39'....moreless

  • Video Library:

    There are only a very few DVD's at the house. However there are several locations in Machias that rent....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Library
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    Our house is 105' from the high water mark. Also, the edge of our lot is about 20' above the high water mark. There is a, log staircase to the rocky shore. Bring your Kayaks or canoes....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking


  • Dining:

    There is an antique metal kitchen table in the dining area near the kitchen. There several other chairs that can be brought into the dining area and there are also some metal folding chairs nearby....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    There is no air-conditioning, but there are ceiling fans in every room and in the loft. There are almost always breezes coming in off the ocean. Lots of sliders and many large windows...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    A full size electric clothes dryer is in the closet of the Main Bath. Some dryer sheets are on site ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    The living area has a full size, propane gas fireplace. The gas bottle is outside. The cost of gas is included in the rental rate. The fireplace is operated with a remote - like a tv remote....moreless

  • Garage:

    There is an over-sized 2-car garage with electric openers, a staircase from the inside of the garage to the basement, and a door out the back of the garage to a short path to back deck....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Oil fired hot air heat. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Hughes high speed internet service is there and it is connected to a wireless modem that supplies Wi-Fi everywhere in the house and on the porches. See section below for more comments about Wi-Fi....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Linens for all beds including sheets, blankets, extra pillows are provided. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living room includes the beautiful gas fireplace - see the pictures. It has a cathedral ceiling with ceiling fans that continue into the loft areas, a very comfortable couch and several chairs....moreless

  • Parking:

    There is plenty of outdoor space for parking of cars, RV, boat and trailer, etc. The driveway loops around the front of the house so it would be very easy to maneuver a trailer in and out....moreless

  • Telephone:

    There is no land-line at the house but some cell phone carriers have limited service at the house....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Lots of extra towels are provided as are facecloths, dishtowels, sponges, oven mits, etc....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    A full size washing machine is in the closet of the Main Bath. Some laundry detergent is on site....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    It is a drip type that makes up to 12 cups at a time. There are lots of filters there too....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    There are many glasses and mugs and a full set of dishes for 8. Lots of Flatware is there with spices lots and baggies, tin foil, etc. The cabinets have lots of convenient storage. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Detergent and drying agents are under the sink....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    There is a full kitchen as part of an open space concept that is near an eating area with a table that seats 4 to 6 people comfortably. It looks over the living area and beyond to the ocean. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    A large size, full featured microwave with lots of modern features. It is mounted over the stove. It has a light and an exhaust fan which moves air outside, not back into the kitchen....moreless

  • Oven:

    It is part of the stove....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    There is a very large closet near the front entrance and the kitchen offering storage for food and other kitchen items. There is also a small closet area associated with the basement staircase....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    The almost full size fridge has a freezer. The cabinet above the fridge has a large flashlight, a weather radio, and an assortment of batteries and small tools. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric Stove with integral oven and storage below for the included pots and pans, cookie sheets, etc....moreless

  • Toaster:

    A 2 slice toaster, a full size blender and electric can opener are also there....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a huge back deck on the backside of the house overlooking the ocean. There is also a large deck on the front of the house overlooking the beautiful pine forest surrounding the house....moreless

  • Golf:

    There is a beautiful 9-hole course only 1.3 miles from the house and a full 16 hole course about 7 miles away...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    There are no kayaks at the house but bring yours because Great Cove is a great place to kayak on. You can launch the boats right from the back yard!...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    There is a screened in porch on the side of the house with an ocean view. It contains a large glass and vinyl table with 6 chairs....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There is no lawn so the house is very low maintenance. There are beautiful plantings around the house. There is a path with log stairs to take you down to the shore. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    The outdoor grill is good sized and is propane based; and gas is included in the cost of the rental...moreless



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May 28 - Nov 12, 2016
14 night min stay

$1,175 $2,950
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Cleaning Fee $145


The house is available to rent for long term rentals longer than a month. For rentals 5 months or longer, the rate would be $1400. per month. However, then the renter will be responsible for utilities. Contact the house owner for more information.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 07/26/2016
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1.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
Great Cove Golf Club
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bluebird Ranch Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Roque Bluffs State Park and Beach

Car: Necessary

Eastport Maine is about 45 min East and is a beautiful coastal town with lots of shopping and restaurants.

Mount Desert Island is a little over an hour West and features the Acadia National Park and the fantastic tourist destination town of Bar Harbor with shopping, restaurants, whale watching and many other activities.

Great Cove Golf Course is only about a mile away from the house. This is a lovely 9 hole course.

The Town of Ellsworth is about an hour west and has shopping , theaters, and all types of activities and attractions.

The Town of Machias, about 15 minutes away, has grocery stores, restaurants, churches.


Owner info

Why the Owner Chose Roque Bluffs, ME, USA:
This House was custom built by us in 2004. We chose the location because of its remoteness to civilization. Washington County is special because it has low population density but easy access. The town of Roque Bluffs, where our house is located has only a few hundred inhabitants. Yet, we are only about 15 minutes away from Machias where there is some shopping and restaurants. The house is on a quiet, private, serene 12 acre site with view of Great Cove, only about 105 feet away. Roque Island is about a mile away and to the left of is the bold Atlantic. You can watch the lobster boats tend their pots. The house itself is a warm comfortable modern building with all the modern conveniences except a land line for telephone. (Cell service is limited but there is Wi-Fi).

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Direct Oceanfront Home in a serene pine forest!

    Direct Oceanfront Home in a serene pine forest!

  • Great open concept dining area and comfortable gathering area

    Great open concept dining area and comfortable gathering area

  • Back Deck and Screen porch

    Back Deck and Screen porch

  • Loft area

    Loft area

  • Front entrance, kitchen and loft over kitchen.

    Front entrance, kitchen and loft over kitchen.

  • Sunrise over Great Cove

    Sunrise over Great Cove

  • Front of the house in Late Spring.

    Front of the house in Late Spring.

  • Master Bedroom with dual closets.

    Master Bedroom with dual closets.

  • Master Bedroom bathroom

    Master Bedroom bathroom

  • Relax in comfort!

    Relax in comfort!

  • Relax any time of day in the fully enclosed Screen Porch.

    Relax any time of day in the fully enclosed Screen Porch.

  • Easy to use gas fireplace that actually heats the area!

    Easy to use gas fireplace that actually heats the area!

  • The driveway to quiet and serenity.

    The driveway to quiet and serenity.

  • View from Great Cove to the house.

    View from Great Cove to the house.

  • Main Bath

    Main Bath

  • Screen Porch and the Ocean

    Screen Porch and the Ocean

  • Great Cove and the Atlantic ocean beyond - the view from the deck.

    Great Cove and the Atlantic ocean beyond - the view from the deck.

  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

  • View from the Master Bedroom

    View from the Master Bedroom

  • Great Cove view from the loft.

    Great Cove view from the loft.

  • The driveway to serenity and quiet!

    The driveway to serenity and quiet!

  • Lots of comfortable seating on the large deck.

    Lots of comfortable seating on the large deck.

  • Spacious Screen Porch.

    Spacious Screen Porch.

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