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Private. Waterfront Machias Bay. Renovated. One of a Kind Romantic Retreat.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Welcome to Featherbed Island House, where vacation memories are made.

What are you looking for in a vacation rental?

You want more than a hotel.

You want a home. It should be inviting and warm.

It should be comfortable, clean, with just enough amenities and special touches to feel pampered during your stay. You want a place to remember and want to return to long after your vacation is over.


JULY/AUGUST - RENTALS ARE GENERALLY WEEKLY FROM SUNDAY TO SUNDAY -- to see our weekly rates, you must enter your dates to see weekly pricing.

Presented by Wicked Awesome Maine Vacation Rentals - owners own home.

Wicked Awesome Maine Vacation rentals is licensed in the state of Maine, and proud members of the Machias Bay Chamber of Commerce and Maine Tourism Association. We are also members of Avroa - Association of Vacation Rental Operators and Associates.


-A beautiful and unique WATERFRONT home on the mainland in coastal Maine with spectacular views and, yes, even your own PRIVATE ISLAND just offshore!

Welcome to Featherbed Island House. Our home is named after the tiny island just off-shore. At low tide, do your own mud-dash and bring your picnic to the island. The views are amazing. The house was built in 2000 by an artist who used architectural salvage for unique molding and trims.


Your Yard:

-Shorefront on Machias Bay looking out over Featherbed Island and the village of Machiasport

-Abutting acres of forest

-Vast rolling lawn

-Unobstructed water views

-Blueberry and raspberry bushes, apple trees and gardens

-Scenic pond


Rumor has it that the pirate, Captain Black Sam Bellamy buried his treasure somewhere in proximity to this very property! (But please, no digging!).


Your Pad:


-Cathedral ceilings and two story windows


-Water views

Your Cuisine -

-Quartz marble counters

-Custom designed local Maine slate sink

-Refrigerator with ice maker

-5-burner gas (propane) stove






-KitchenAid stand mixer

-Margaritaville Margarita maker

-Shave Ice maker

-Popsicle molds


-Lobster pot, bibs, crackers

-Belgian waffle maker

-Citrus Juicer

-Pie Plates, Rolling Pins, Baking dishes, aprons, cookbooks


-Farmhouse table with seating for six

-Dishes and glassware

-Margarita glasses, martini glasses, wine glasses


-French doors to great room


-Books and magazines

-Board games


-Musical instruments

-Legos and other kid game

-Stereo with CD player


-Sofa and chair seating

-Flat screen television, mid-level cable package

-DVD library - 100+ DVD’s


-River rock sink

-Stall shower

-Washer and Dryer

Your Slumber:


-King bed with memory foam mattress and topper

-SMART flat screen television


-Queen bed


-Twin Bed


-Shower/tub combo

-Travertine trough sink


-free wifi (as high-speed as we can possibly get in the area)


-iron and board


-outdoor games - bocci, badminton, croquet

-scavenger hunts

-art easel

-quality sheets

-fluffy duvets, boho quilts

-pillow assortment

-thirsty towels

-soaps and shower amenities

-eco-friendly laundry detergent (when available)

-rainy day activities for the itty-bitties - legos, indoor bowling


-charcoal ‘park-style’ outdoor grill


-adirondack chairs

-outdoor picnic table.

(*not every amenity can be guaranteed to be available every second; unfortunately, as with everything in life, things break unexpectedly and getting replacements aren't instantaneous).



--National Wildlife Federation certified BACKYARD WILDLIFE HABITAT

--Located within a Machiasport significant critical habitat for shorebirds.

--Certified by the American Vacation Rental Owners Association (AVROA).

Featherbed Island House in downeast Maine is perfect for:




--WRITERS - it would be a grand space for a writing workshop

--BIRDERS - a true bird-watching paradise





*All of our property is smoke-free (except for the fire-pit, of course).

*Please note: Instant quotes are usually, but not always accurate.

*We have one of the only Tesla car chargers in downeast Maine! (extra fees may apply).

*Weekly Rates (Subject to change. Weeks that span two seasons may have a 'hybrid' rate from both seasons).

More Details

Maria Lamb - Wicked Awesome Maine Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Maria Lamb - Wicked Awesome Maine Vacation Rentals

I own and operate Wicked Awesome Maine Vacation Rentals, but Featherbed Island House is one of my own properties.

I LOVE being a host for vacation rental cottages. I've owned vacation rentals since 2003 and love helping to make someone's vacation special, whether it be suggesting a special restaurant, fulfilling a special request, or just being reachable to answer questions. I try to make all of my rental locations full of special touches and personal treasures and try to anticipate the needs of our guests.

Why Maria Lamb - Wicked Awesome Maine Vacation Rentals chose Machiasport

Just drive up the driveway and take a look and you'll know. Oh, you'll know.

What makes this house unique

Machiasport is the ideal central location in downeast Maine. We've found that the Bar Harbor and the Acadia area are much too crowded especially in summer and fall, and southern Maine has sadly become suburbia. Machiasport is a idyllic retreat - the REAL Maine - the Maine with character - and it's perfectly located. The central location is perfect for day trips everywhere from the mid-coast to bold-coast without having to deal with the crowds. Featherbed Island House is very private, yet still minutes away from the local wine/cheese/craft beer store, natural food store and cafe, and other restaurants and shops.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Maria,

Sadly we left the house last night so we

could be home by morning. I want to tell you

how much we really enjoyed our stay in your

magical house. We were sad to leave...all of us.

Everyone in our family had such a beautiful, relaxing

time. We will never forget our stay at the Featherbed Island House! Everything was perfect

and we felt like home there! Our dog, Katie,

loved it there was so much more to sniff!

We are back to our reality now... but being there for

this past week re-energized us. We will never forget

the view, the sun, the breeze and all of nature that

was right before our eyes...the bald eagle almost every day, and yesterday was even closer that we

got a better picture of him!

Thank you for opening your house to us! You have

quite a special place there and we hope to visit again soon!
Jul 2015
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Machiasport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Rental agreement must be electronically signed before rental is confirmed. We will email it to you after booking.
  • JUNE through OCTOBER our weeks MAY be required to start on a SUNDAY.
  • Please make sure of your plans. VRBO/Homeaway service fees are non-refundable.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is the upstairs full bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , First floor bath with shower and laundry area
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Twin bedroom - 1 twin/ single
    Queen bedroom - 1 queen
    King bedroom - 1 king
    music room - 1 twin/ single , One twin sleep sofa
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
For info about Kayak rental:


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Private. Waterfront Machias Bay. Renovated. One of a Kind Romantic Retreat.
average rating of 4.95 based on 51 reviews

Beautifully decorated home! Very private and great views of the water!

  • 5 of 5

Great kitchen and comfy bedrooms!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Property. Designer Home.

  • 5 of 5

I've now stayed at Featherbed Island House numerous times (it's become my home away from home). I can't believe all of the SPECIAL TOUCHES that Maria has put into the COMFORT of her guests. She really has thought of everything. The space is an IMPECCABLE and PROFESSIONALLY DESIGNED space that is perfect for those who appreciate good design and beauty.

It's amazing for FAMILIES, with all of the activities for the kids -- scavenger hunts, movies, musical instruments.

But don't get me wrong, it's an utterly ROMANTIC and PRIVATE space for COUPLES (a couple on their HONEYMOON were staying there the week before I was there last).

Just remember to BOOK EARLY -- the house is often booked up to a year in advance (for good reason).

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully cozy Christmas and New Year stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful eleven days over Christmas and New Year at this beautiful property! The northeast was engulfed in a deep freeze, but the house itself was wonderfully warm. Our children (10, 8 and 6) loved having the property grounds to themselves for sledding, playing in the snow, checking out the ice in the cove, and finding animal tracks. We loved the house, in particular for it's beautifully equipped kitchen and outstanding views. Lots of great books, music and games also supplied.

Machias has some great places to visit (Helen's Restaurant, Whole Life Cafe and Food, and the French Cellar), and the area in general had plenty of good day trips despite the winter weather (the stunning Acadia National Park, the Roque Bluff State Park, the West Quoddy Lighthouse and State Park, and Cobscook Bay).

Owner Maria was very quick and easy to communicate with.

Would love to stay here again if we could - a truly memorable place to celebrate our first ever white Christmas.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous views from every room. Very comfortable home with all the amenities you could want.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent place to stay and unwind.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Featherbed Island is incredibly beautiful! The cottage, the surroundings are spectacular. We had everything we needed ! Stress free days surrounded by nature at its finest!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nature Lovers Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful and full of natures surprises. Greeted by eagles and great blue herons every morning and had a special visit by a doe and her two fawns walking on the beach right in front of the lawn... just beautiful. If you are looking to get away from it all, while still being connected (wifi) this is the place. Downtown has all the amenities that you need and is just 10 minutes away.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
115 Miles
St. John, NB - Digby, Nova Scotia
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Barren View
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Miles
Car: necessary


Machiasport is the idyllic central location as the home base for your bold coast Maine vacation.

Featherbed Island House is perfectly placed for day tripping to:

-- Bar Harbor (90 minutes),

-- Acadia National Park (90 minutes)

-- artsy Eastport and Lubec (45 minutes)

-- Campobello Island (45 minutes)

--Bold Coast Trail in Cutler (30 minutes)

-- St. Stephen, NB - Canada,s chocolate town (90 minutes)

and all of the coves and fishing villages in between.

There is no need to fight the summer crowds in Bar Harbor!

Relax in the casual elegance of the Featherbed Island House in down east Maine - far from the crowds but near enough to everything fantastic.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100 + Tax

**Changeover day is SUNDAY**

Your reservation is confirmed when we receive BOTH 50% deposit & signed rental agreement

The rate INCLUDES a policy for accidental damage insurance. No additional security deposit is necessary in most cases.

We welcome inquiries about the possibility of off-season sabbaticals/retreats

Rates subject to change anytime until booking & deposit

While our cancellation policy is 100% refund with more than 60 days from arrival day notice, the service fee to VRBO/Homeaway is non refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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