Waterfront on a Private Cove. Island Views. Just About Perfect.(30 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-6 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
DOWNEAST WATERFRONT MAINE VACATION RENTAL- MACHIASPORT FEATHERBED ISLAND HOUSE
ARRIVALS MUST BE ON SUNDAYS FOR WEEKLY STAYS OR SUN/MON FOR SIX DAY STAY.
Welcome to Featherbed Island House
-A beautiful and unique waterfront home on the mainland in coastal Maine with spectacular views and even your own private island just offshore! A peaceful retreat that you will want to return to again and again.
Featherbed Island House in downeast Maine is perfect for:
--ARTISTS OF ALL TYPES
--WRITERS - it would be a grand space for a writing workshop
--BIRDERS - a true bird-watching paradise
--FAMILIES WITH YOUNG EXPLORERS
The property is salt waterfront on an estuary where the river greets the ocean, a prime spot to observe eagles and seals and all that nature has to offer.
-ROLLING LAWN SURROUNDED BY ACRES OF FOREST
-FLOWERS, APPLE TREES, BLUEBERRY AND RASPBERRY BUSHES
-GRASSY TIDAL AREA FOR WATER ACCESS
-PRIVATE ISLAND - Featherbed Island - just offshore - one acre (more or less), uninhabited but a frequent stop for eagles and seals and other shorebirds.
Rumor has it that the pirate, Captain Black Sam Bellamy buried his treasure somewhere in proximity to this very property! (But please, no digging!).
The home itself has plenty of room to spread out.
>three bedrooms with clean and crisp linens and fluffy duvets,
>a great-room with floor to ceiling windows,
>full kitchen and dining area.
>The back hall off of the kitchen features a walk-in pantry, well stocked with everything needed to make a gourmet meal.
THE DOWNEAST AREA:
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.
For the discerning traveler, we have a Tesla charging station.
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.
Changeover day is **Sunday***.
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**Please check out our other rental property in Down East Maine -- search for 774725 in VRBO or Homeaway search. Waterfront on Bucks Harbor & Finn Beach - The Frisky Fish**
At Featherbed Island House, we try to be gentle on the earth that we share with creatures large and small. Our property is:
-- certified by the state of Maine DEP as a CERTIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL LEADER IN HOSPITALITY
-- certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a BACKYARD WILDLIFE HABITAT - a perfect spot for birders and all nature lovers.
-- located within a Machiasport significant critical habitat for shorebirds.
-- certified by the American Vacation Rental Owners Association (AVROA).
All of our property is smoke-free (except for the fire-pit, of course).
Please note: Instant quotes generated by the Homeaway system are usually, but not always accurate.
Tesla owners -- we have one of the only Tesla charging stations in the Down East Maine area. There is a $40/week surcharge for Tesla charging during stays between November and April.
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Member since: 2013
- 1800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Private Chef
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Besides the great room, there is also a private library/music room and a separate tv room/den. Plenty of room for everyone to have their own space. We have a closet FILLED with games and puzzles and books, a vintage record player with vintage oldies records, and a walk-in pantry full to the brim with cooking equipment. (Because our vintage record player is now an antique, we unfortunately can't make any guarantee that it will always be in working order, as getting parts to repair it if it breaks are almost impossible and can take weeks to special order. But, if and when it ever needs repair, we'll try our darnest to get it repaired because we've been told by past guests that it's been a very popular 'treat' for our visitors). For info about Kayak rental: www.sunrisecanoeandkayak.com...moreless
- DVD Player:
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
ALSO, a highlight - an antique phonograph w/ 78 records in the library. (Because of the limited availability of replacements parts, we cannot absolutely guarantee it will always be available)....moreless
- Video Library:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Duty Free Shops
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
The house is waterfront - the lawn ends at a low bluff to the water. There is access down to a tidal, grassy area, if you want to access the water for kayaks or exploring. There is NO sandy beach....moreless
- Near The Ocean
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Dishes & Utensils:
Besides the modern kitchen, there is an antique, cigar-box, walk-in pantry. Well equipped with Belgian waffle maker, juicers, slow cooker, lobster pot & more! www.featherbedisland.com for list....moreless
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 3 - Feb 28, 2017
2 night min stay
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
5 night min stay
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
5 night min stay
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
6 night min stay
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2017
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- cleaning fee $100 + tax
- Tax Rate 9%
**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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Machiasport and downeast Maine is a nature lovers paradise!
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Wicked Awesome Maine Vacation Rentals
About the owner: I own and operate Wicked Awesome Maine Vacation Rentals. Besides Featherbed Island House, I currently own waterfront vacation rental cottages in Bucks Harbor, Maine (The Frisky Fish) and Phinney Cove, Nova Scotia (Saltbrook on the Bay). 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.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.
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Master bedroom overlooking the water
The library/music room - French doors can be closed for more privacy.
The dining room (at Harvest time)
Crisp linens, funky fowl, and a water view dormer in the double bedroom.
One bath has a travertine trough vessel sink and the other a carved river rock.
Photo taken by guest...
Featherbed Island House -- at the end of the road. A cottage estate.
Cocktails at high tide.
Living room with it's wall of windows overlooking the water.
Sunny kitchen nook of the great room - antique walk-in pantry around the corner
The tiny TV room at the back of the house is a fun retreat.
Cozy and bright twin bedroom.
What a place to sit, sip some wine and watch the eagles swoop and the seals play
Imagine yourself here. Bonfires, toasted marshmallows, salt air.
Island exploring at low tide - Featherbed Island, Machiasport Maine
Local Area Day Trips - Lubec, Eastport, Jonespboro, Beals Island to name a few.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Thursday, January 19, 2017
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