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Light Filled Cottage, Water Access, Pets Ok, Artist's Retreat

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

WaterColor Cottage in beautiful Roque Bluffs, Maine, offers guests a unique coastal vacation experience. WaterColor is the owners' second home and artist's/writer's retreat, lovingly maintained and generously shared with our guests.

As our guest, you will enjoy the art -filled open living areas, beautiful hand-crafted furnishings, quality linens and kitchen ware, perennial gardens and stone patio tucked into a fenced backyard. In the evenings, light a fire in the wood stove before venturing out to the garden to view the stars and late summer meteor showers.

WaterColor Cottage, across the lane from Little Kennebec Bay, has easy access for launching a kayak or canoe, or simply sitting on the rocks watching the eagles soar and the seals play. Enjoy a hike through the woods, past blueberry barrens, and along the shore -- all from your front door.

Just seven miles from Machias, our vacation home is for rent by owner and located outside of the crowds, close to nature, and within minutes of East Machias, Machiasport, Jonesport, and Cutler. Day trips to Jonesport, Eastport, Lubec, Campobello, and Acadia offer visitors a distinctive Down East vacation experience.

Keywords: pristine coastal location, private garden courtyard, wooded setting, well-appointed, art filled interior, quality/hand crafted furnishings, passive solar, pet friendly, fenced yard, clean, hiking, biking, kayaking, sailing, beach combing, convenient location, birding, fishing,

More Details

Owner
Claire Deal
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, We can translate any language for rental inquiries
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2017

Amenities

Roque Bluffs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower, with hand rail.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen bed with new (2013) Serta i-series mattress in Garden view room. Full bed with new (2015) Serta Baytowne eurotop mattress in Bayside Room. Quality linens and pillows for a cozy night's sleep!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
fenced yard, sky lights, easy water access, single level

Reviews

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(4 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
5

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time here immensely!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful spot and cottage with a few caveats

  • 5 of 5

Great spot. Quiet. On a wooded lot with a garden that Claire and Bev have put lots of time into. Visits with hummingbirds, bumblebees and other living things. Just about everything you need here. Kitchen has all equipment and, all equipment worked well. Bed was uber comfy. Shower is small and a step up for those of us with mobility issues but doable and water pressure and temp were perfect. Lots of room in the cottage and it was very easy to feel comfortable.

Coffee in the garden every day. Claire answered each and every question fully and promptly. Neighbours are lovely. A perfect place for a 3 day unwind. (Remember to bring your own shower soap and kindling. There is kindling at the cottage but they require it replenished and you might not want to search it out in town.)

We would absolutely stay here again.

Now the caveats or preparatory notes (that should not impact your stay if you know what the limitations are):

a) The owners note there is easy water access, and this is true; however, if you want kayak you must have a way to get a kayak to the water. If you do not have a vehicle with kayak ability then ask Claire and Bev before you go how to work with Sunrise Kayaks to get the kayak to water (and then leave it nearish to the house but not from the front door). Everyone tried their best to help us out and make kayaking doable.

b)This is a rural area and there is wifi but do not expect to get more than 1MBps bandwith speeds. I tested the speeds and they are very low. It's fine for email and very basic and slow surfing but not for streaming or, in our case, other work functions. It forced less work and more fun. Again, not a game changer as long as you are aware before arrival.

c) Lastly, the 7 miles from town is no big deal, do note though that the last few miles are on fairly uneven gravel. We had a vehicle made for speed and the suspension was not in love with the road (so we went very slow ;). We would suggest arriving in daylight hours to make first arrival easiest.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another wonderful stay at the WaterColor Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is my second time staying at the WaterColor Cottage, which I loved the first time, when I was with my brother and nephew, and I loved it this time, too! The first time was during a

heat wave a year ago, and still it was more than comfortable. This year the weather was idyllic and the cottage is rustic without being primitive, artful without being fussy, and everything was lovely and comfortable. For conscious and conscientious people. A true retreat.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing, well equipped, quiet, very dog friendly

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed my stay at Water Color cottage. The owners are very gracious and communications were excellent. The fenced in back yard was terrific for my dog. Lots of pleasant touches throughout the house. A great guidebook to the local area was much appreciated. The house is a bit off the beaten track so you'll want to plan ahead for in town errands. But it's close to so much of the gorgeous sights of Downeast. Many day trips are within an hour or two. I loved my stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your stay at WaterColor Cottage! Yes, we are happily off the beaten path, with flower gardens, a confetti of lobster pot buoys in lovely Little Kennebec Bay, ocean breezes, Hope Island, and wildlife galore -- all within sight of the cottage dooryard. Yet, town is just six miles away (but still no traffic lights or traffic jams.) We hope you'll join us in lovely downeast Main again!
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Map

Nearest Beach
Across the dirt road!
Car: necessary

Hiking, biking, and kayaking from the cottage; blueberry picking nearby; owners can arrange lobster boat ride; lobster dinners arranged; gourmet wine and cheese in town; Great Cove golf course within five miles; Acadia National Park is only an hour and a half away.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

Full refund if you cancel prior to 30 days of your arrival date, or if we are able to rebook your dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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