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'Decked Out' Downeast, A spacious, comfortable oceanfront house

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Four Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, 2 Kitchens, 2 Decks, One Awesome View

Decked Out Down East

Located in the coastal Maine fishing village of Pigeon Hill, Decked Out Down East overlooks a cobble beach and protected bay with views of the open ocean, islands, and a lighthouse in the distance. While relaxing on one of the two large decks, you can watch lobster men pull their traps and eagles and ospreys fish the incoming tide. The ever-changing views of water, wildlife, and sky will captivate you. This is the perfect place for a quiet, intimate vacation with family or friends. Nature feels close at hand. Located at the gateway to the Bold Coast, hiking, biking, boating, and outdoor experiences abound.

Decked Out is a 15 year old house divided into two, adjoining units. Two families or groups of friends can spend time together and share a vacation experience but also have the option of private space. Four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, two complete kitchens, two separate living rooms, and two wrap-around decks give the vacationers ample space and amenities to relax in comfort. The interior is bright and clean. Both living rooms have gas fireplaces for warmth and ambiance. The main living area in the upper unit has an open floor plan and is designed to take full advantage of the ocean view. French doors open to the second floor deck. Whether you are enjoying a casual breakfast at the kitchen counter or sipping a drink on the deck outside, you will find yourself drawn to the dynamic patterns of color and texture in the bay.

Sleeping accommodations include two bedrooms with queen beds, two bedrooms with twin beds, and two living rooms with fold out futons. The master bedroom has a private bathroom with glass shower. Other amenities include generous closet space, two-zone gas heat, two dishwashers, microwaves, internet access, and central vacuuming. The utility room has a washer and dryer and ample space for storing wet clothing and outdoor gear. The level back yard provides room for outdoor games as well.

Decked Out is located in Down East Maine where the beautiful coastline remains uncrowded and unspoiled. One can explore little fishing villages, rocky beaches, and spectacular cliffs along the Bold Coast. Nearby, the Schoodic Peninsula portion of Acadia National Park offers spectacular views of the Maine Coast with crashing surf, lobster boats, and soaring sea birds. Bicycling the one-way paved loop road allows one to breathe in the fresh, salty Maine air. A passenger ferry from Winter Harbor takes tourists over to the shopping and eating experience of the fabled Bar Harbor with its many varied attractions.

Closer to home you can launch a canoe or a kayak right out front. The gravel and cobble beach is firm allowing access to the water at virtually all tide levels. There is also a paved boat ramp a quarter mile down the road. Explore the many walking trails available throughout the nearby Petit Manan Wildlife Refuge. Three short scenic hikes are available within one mile of Decked Out with many others throughout the region.

More Details

David and Noelle
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About David and Noelle

We have been exploring and enjoying Petit Manan Peninsula in all seasons for nearly sixty years. We got married at the small stone chapel, All Souls by the Sea, “out the point” not far from the house. In 2013, we finally purchased our dream home and we are excited to be able to share it with you. We think you will be charmed by this unique corner of Maine.

Why David and Noelle chose Steuben

The commanding water views and proximity to a variety of nature activities make this house the perfect get-away for one or more families to enjoy a relaxing Downeast Maine experience.

What makes this house unique

Two distinct living areas for families or groups of friends vacationing together provide enough space for communal activities as well as separate kitchens and sleeping spaces, if needed. Can also accommodate special interest group retreats (e.g. yoga, writing, painting ,etc.)


Steuben House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No outside fires or use of fireworks allowed on the property.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , off master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • two bathrooms upstairs and one downstairs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , private bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing


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'Decked Out' Downeast, A spacious, comfortable oceanfront house
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Perfect Location for a Maine Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our second family vacation to Maine from the Philadelphia area. We have two kids 6,3 and my 60yr old father and found "Decked Out" to be the perfect fit for us--house-wise AND location.

We had our family dinners upstairs, and the kids woke up and went down for breakfast with PopPop and let us sleep in--it was fabulous!!! The kiddos wanted to be across from a rock beach, and boy did they enjoy going down several times a day. Just down the road, Pigeon Hill is a great hike-what a view from the top! We LOVED driving just 5 minutes from the house for a hike in the preserve for blueberries (made pancakes the next morning) and the view from McClennan Park was also gorgeous and easy for my dad (no hiking). We saw a pour at the US bell foundry about 25 minutes away and also ate at Corea wharf gallery grill which was delicious (Wrinkled Pickle was also great!)! We had "star parties" at night with my son and the kids sang to the snails they found.

Noelle and David's house was perfect!!! The document they provide beforehand with information about the area is so thorough and helpful! I even emailed Noelle a few times with specific questions regarding kids and she helped me with some input which was so kind!! It genuinely feels that they want their guests to have the best vacation they can have! All the little touches around the house (I wont name them all, but we LOVED all the Maine themed picture books and I read one of the novels) really made it even more special for us.

My kids have talked about "our Maine house" about everyday since we've been home. I've already recommended the house to friends and will continue to do so!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hillsboro, ND

Just What We Needed

  • 5 of 5

The bright and cheery home we rented for a week in July was absolutely wonderful. The separate living spaces worked perfectly for my family and my relatives. We had our own space, yet were able to enjoy one another as well. The area...Wow! Maine is gorgeous, but this area in particular quickly stole our hearts. From hiking the spectacular trails only a quick walk away, to sitting on the porch, or to traveling to Campebello in Canada or Acadia, we were never far from a memorable view or moment. The owners were exceptional to work with. They made sure we had all the information to travel safely to the house as well as a handy resource for must do's around the area, plus the house was full of travel info and books to acquaint ourselves with the area. I am so glad we chose this place to get away from the crowds of Acadia (which was still only a quick, scenic drive). My only complaint was we had to leave :)

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Heidi. It was our pleasure to assist you in your vacation planning. We are so happy you and your family found what you needed at Decked Out and the surrounding area. David and I love sharing all that Downeast Maine has to offer. We hope you will come back For us, the setting never gets old. Sincerely, David and Noelle
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Plenty of space for the 8 of us (2 families). It had everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed taking the canoe out, and riding bikes (2 at house) around the area and out at Schoonic point. We loved Acadia and hiking there. The Beehive hike was a highlight and a challenge. We also enjoyed day trips to go whitewater rafting, and to Bar Harbor and nearby towns. We loved the view from Pigeon Hill. Thanks for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ann, You are very welcome. We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves and found the house suitable and comfortable. There is so much to see and do and it sounds like you took advantage of all the area has to offer. We hope you will consider us again if and when you return to Downeast Maine. Sincerely, David and Noelle
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The DeMarco Family Maine Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a week recently with extended family. The house was exactly as described in a beautiful waterfront location with all the amenities we needed to cook meals large and small. Everything was neat and clean and there was plenty of room for all with two separate living quarters. David and Noelle were extremely helpful in providing a lot of information about the area. We had great fun exploring Acadia, Schoodic Point, Petit Manan Refuge and Bar Harbor. Don't miss The Milbridge House for breakfast and lunch. We bought lobster and crab at Chipmans Wharf and it was great! We highly recommend "Decked Out" , especially for large families like ours. Perfect!!

Peggy & Don DeMarco, Kingston, PA

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Peggy and family. We are pleased to help families create a memorable vacation together. Downeast Maine has so much to offer in terms of beauty and opportunities to commune with nature. It provides a wonderful chance to slow down and reconnect with ourselves and our loved ones.
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Carol Stream, Illinois

Incredible, peaceful Decked Out Down East

  • 5 of 5

Our first time to visit the great state of Maine. The house met our expectations and was precisely as advertised. The pictures of the house were accurate, and, if anything, the actual house and area was nicer than the pictures show. The owners were delightful, answering any questions we had and were quick to respond. There was quite a bit of information at the house about the area. The views of the bay were very peaceful and the general area where the house lies was quiet with little traffic. The location was a little off the beaten path, but that was what we were looking for and loved it. We ate in most nights and the kitchen was well stocked. We cooked local lobster once which was a new experience for us and we had everything we needed for it to be a successful dining experience. One night the sky was very clear and we enjoyed laying on the upper deck staring up at the Milky Way looking for shooting stars. Some of the areas we explored were Acadia, Schoodic point, and Campobello Island. Being off the main road meant driving to get places, but the scenery was beautiful most everywhere we went which made the driving simply another part of experiencing Maine. We enjoyed unwinding and relaxing while mixing it up with exploring. All in all, the location, the house, the upper part of Maine were all incredible and left us wanting to visit again some day.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Paul. We are happy you chose Decked Out for your first visit to Maine and that the experience was a positive one. It was great meeting you and we do hope you will find your way back to Maine in the near future. More discoveries and pleasantries await you! We would love to see you again!
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San Antonio, Texas

Decked out Down East Delightful!

  • 5 of 5

This is a welcoming and relaxing place to spend a vacation, away from the crowds and out in nature. Watching the tides, seeing the Milky Way, getting lobster fresh off the boats and hiking along blueberry filelds. It just doesn't get any better than Decked Out Down East!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! It is an amazing area and we are delighted to share the beauty and provide a comfortable and relaxing place to enjoy it from.
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Nearest Airport
54 Miles
Bangor International
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
downtown Milbridge, ME
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Winter Harbor
Nearest Train
28 Miles
Downeast Scenic Railroad, Ellsworth
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
a cobble beach
Car: recommended

Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Schoodic Peninsula, Corea Harbor, Darthia Farm, Petit Manan Wildlife Refuge, Chair Pond Trail, blueberry barrens, Petit Manan Lighthouse,Uncle Skinny's Drive-In for haddock burgers, Robinson's Boat Tours - puffins, eagles, and whales, Quoddy Head, Maine's Bold Coast, Campobello International Park, and the entire Milky Way galaxy.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Optional linens - pp. $16 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Weekly rate for whole house up to eight people.
Check in time is 4:00 p.m.. Check out time is 10:30 a.m.
Renter leaves house in broom clean condition.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.