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KATIE DOVE BEACH FARM ON HOLMES BAY

Whiting, ME, USA
  • Farmhouse1500 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 5 nights

3 bedroom saltwater farm. Spectacular ocean views with rolling fields, orchards, and trails to your own private sandy beach. Enjoy the tranquil natural setting that surrounds you. Bald eagles soaring, osprey fishing, morning deer, seals, migratory sea shore birds, and fields of wild flowers and blueberries. Located in the heart of the 'real' down east Maine, the way we remember it.

Recently renovated and furnished with country appeal with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths with eat in kitchen, dining room, living room, library, front and back porches, deck, grill etc. The Downeast area is spectacular with numerous bold coast hikes, kayaking, golf courses, restaurants, boating, fishing, Campobello island, whale watching, Acadia, Bar Harbor, etc. all within easy travel.

Owner

KATIE DOVE BEACH FARM

Member Since 2014
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within one day
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Mar 15, 2018
About KATIE DOVE BEACH FARM

Hello, we are the owners Peter and Cindy enjoying a fall day on the beach at the Kate Dove Beach Farm. Libby joined us for the day who lives next door to us in Machiasport which is just across the bay.

KATIE DOVE BEACH FARM purchased this Farmhouse in 2012

Why KATIE DOVE BEACH FARM chose Whiting

We are located in the heart of Down East Maine where you can vacation and relax without all the traffic, commercialization, and over priced lodging and dining you find south of here. You often hear the saying, "the way life should be" or "the way we remember Maine" applies to this part of Maine perfectly.

What makes this Farmhouse unique

The most picturesque lobster and fishing village on the East Coast is Cutler Maine and just minutes away. A must see is Jasper Beach, one of two beaches in the world with this type of polished rock formations. You are in the heart of many scenic hiking trails. Historic Burnam Tavern and Fort Obrien will introduce you to the real history of the first Naval battle of the American Revolution also called The "Lexington of the Sea. " Visit nearby Canada for a day and tour President Roosevelt's summer getaway on Campabello Island. We will have many brochures and additional information available on other activities at the Katie Dove when you arrive.

Amenities

    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, 1 baby crib, BABY CRIB AVAILABLE IF NEEDED
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • TWO FULL BEDS AND 2 TWIN BEDS. ALL NEW MATTRESSES, BOX SPRINGS, LINENS, AND PROTECTORS.

      Bathrooms

      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, DOWNSTAIRS- ALL NEW TOILET, SHOWER, SINK, ETC..
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, tub, shower, UPSTAIRS ALL NEW TOILET AND SINK.

        Location Type

          • Beach View
            YOU HAVE YOUR OWN PRIVATE FIELDS AND TRAILS TO THE BEACH.
          • Beachfront
            YOU HAVE YOUR OWN PRIVATE SANDY BEACH JUST A SHORT WALK FROM THE HOUSE.
          • Downtown
            MACHIAS IS APPROXIMATERLY 10 MILES AWAY WHERE YOU CAN SHOP FOR FOOD, RESTRUANTS, AND ATTEND SEASONAL EVENTS.
          • Monument View
            AS YOU WALK AND EXPLORE THE ROLLING FIELDS AND TRAILS TO THE BEACH, DON'T FORGET TO VISIT THE OLD 18TH CENTURY CEMETERY ON THE WAY.
          • Mountain View
            DISTANT HILLS, SHORE LINE, AND BLUEBERRY BARRONS.
          • Ocean View
            YOU HAVE PANORAMIC VIEWS OF HOLMES BAY, MACHIAS BAY, AND MANY DISTANT ISLANDS AND LIGHT HOUSES. SUNRISES AND SUNSETS ARE EXCEPTIONAL.
          • Oceanfront
            THIS IS TIDAL OCEANFRONT. TIDE COMES 'WAY' IN AND GOES 'WAY' OUT. BEST OF BOTH WORLDS. SWIM AT HIGH TIDE (WATER MAY BE CHILLY) GATHER SEA SHELLS, SEA GLASS, AND SPECIAL SEA TREASURES AT LOW TIDE.
          • Rural
          • Water View
          • Waterfront

            Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

                Meals

                  • Guests provide their own meals

                    General

                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        FORCED HOT WATER BASE BOARD FIRED BY HOME HEATING OIL.
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine

                        Kitchen

                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster

                            Dining

                              • Dining
                                in addition to the dining room there is also a full eat in kitchen that seats 6. There is also a bar table located in the ocean side porch.
                              • Dining Room
                              • comfy seating for 8 people

                                Entertainment

                                  • Books
                                    THE LIBRARY ROOM HAS A BOOKCASE WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF BOOKS FOR ALL AGES IND INTERESTS.
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    MONOPOLY, PUZZLES.
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    BASIC CABLE .
                                  • Television
                                    FLAT SCREEN WITH BUILT IN DVD PLAYER.
                                  • Toys
                                    SEVERAL SMALL TOT TOYS AVAILBLE. TRYCYCLE, WAGON, PEDDLE FIRE TRUCK, BEACH TOYS,. ETC.

                                    Outside

                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        back deck overlooks rolling fields, ocean, and islands.
                                      • Golf
                                        ROGUE BLUFFS AND BARON VIEW WITHIN 20 MILES.
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        KAYAK AND CANOE RENTALS AVAILABLE IN NEARBY MACHIAS.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        FIELDS, BLUEBERRIES, ORCHARDS, TRAILS, PRIVATE SANDY BEACH.
                                      • Outdoor Grill

                                        Suitability

                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Attractions

                                              • autumn foliage
                                              • bay/sound
                                              • churches
                                              • coin laundry
                                              • forests
                                              • library
                                              • marina
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants
                                              • waterfalls

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • photography
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • whale watching

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • sound/bay fishing
                                                          • surf fishing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • wind-surfing

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                            23 Reviews

                                                            Excellent4.7/5

                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Down East Experience...

                                                            Maralee S.

                                                            The hosts were extremely friendly and welcoming at Katy Dove Beach Farm providing easy directions, a history of the land and recommendations to a favorite hike not on the maps. Western Head Trail met our coastal hike imaginations, it was a stunning trail! We enjoyed the setting of the back porch with the view of the bay and found some comfort in this older farm. I’m certain Peter will have resolved the smell issue of water for his next arrival. Thank you for our down east experience Peter and Cindy.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            We explained to our guests that the water odor is very common in this area due to the sulfur content in the well water. If the water is not used every day, the sulfur in the water combined with the anti corrosive material in new hot water heaters, will produce a smell. Our guests arrived late in the season and only stayed two nights which may not have been ample time for the water to air itself out.

                                                            We do not believe this was a fair rating (3 star) and question the amount of thought that went into this review, especially from guests who address themselves as "two retired educators."

                                                            We will let our past reviews speak for themselves. Peter and Cindy.

                                                            Katie Dove Beach Farm will always hold a special place in our hearts!

                                                            Heather E.

                                                            Our stay at Katie Dove Beach Farm far exceeded our expectations. The home itself was charming and very well equipped with anything you could need, but on top of that, the scenery was heavenly. We walked down to our private beach multiple times a day, in between our outings to town, and our other hiking/outdoor destinations. My children and I absolutely loved our stay and cannot wait to book our next vacation!

                                                            Cozy Farmhouse in a Great Location

                                                            Ed R.

                                                            The house is comfortable and the first floor has many large windows to let in light and cool breezes. Although the view of the bay is limited from the house, the property has maintained walking paths that will take you to down to the beachfront or a ramble through wildflower meadows. There's 20 acres to the property, with plenty of room for families to play in the backyard and sit around a fire pit.

                                                            The location of the house is also ideal for many Downeast Maine activities. It is a 15 minute drive to groceries and shopping in Machias, 10 minutes to beautiful Cutler harbor, 15 minutes to the Cutler Bold Coast Public Lands, less than an hour to the easternmost U.S. point at Quoddy Head. It's also only 30 minutes from Jasper Beach, Rogue' Bluff State Park, and some of Maine's best fishing lakes.

                                                            A Piece of Heaven

                                                            Cindy H.

                                                            Our stay at the Katie Dove Beach Farm was a treat from start to finish. The house was clean, well-appointed, tastefully and simply decorated, and spacious, with two three-season porches and a deck---allowing for relaxing spots for any weather. The walk through the wild flower meadow to the beach was a delight (wear bug spray in early morning or evening!). The beach was lovely, too, with plenty of privacy and a beautiful view at high or low tide. Low tide was a surprise---acres of mudflats with the water in the far distance, so no way to swim, but it was a pleasure anyway and a great spot for observing all the sea birds. We cooked nearly all our meals on the grill and found everything we needed in the kitchen. There are fantastic hiking trails just up the coast---the Cutler Preserve is a must if you want to truly experience the "bold" of the Bold Coast. And just a little further along Rt 191 is a hidden gem---a hiking trail that drops you onto a pristine cobble beach---Broad Brook Cove.

                                                            I highly recommend the Katie Dove Beach Farm for anyone that wants a truly relaxing getaway in a beautiful setting!

                                                            Great location, lots to do nearby.

                                                            Loving StoweMaine

                                                            Great property with access to a Private Maine beach and quick access to cool places like west quoddy head light house and their beautiful hiking trails, Jasper Beach, chocolate tasting in Lubec, and more. Great place for a small family with kids. Very relaxing. Hosts were very friendly and helpful. Only drawback was the full size beds as we are used to a queen.

                                                            Best Find yet!!!

                                                            Karen S.Boyne City, Michigan

                                                            Plenty of nooks and crannies to find that place to relax with a good book. Large, clean, comfortable layout with spots to get away from it all. Furnishings and amenities met every need. Cupboards and fridge surprisingly well stocked. Apples In the yard ripe for picking. Kind of reminded me of the house in "The Big Chill". It would be a great place for a reunion of several good friends or couples. Lots of sleeping options. Two full baths. Washer & dryer....... Only negative, was no wifi so couldn't look up things to see and do on my iPad. Still gets 5 stars.

                                                            Location

                                                            Whiting, ME, USA

                                                            Rates & Availability

                                                            Additional information about rental rates

                                                            Additional Guest Fee
                                                            $0 - $25
                                                            Tax Rate
                                                            9%
                                                            $134avg/night
                                                            23 Reviews
                                                            Excellent 4.7/5
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