Austin House - Historic Cozy Home in Coastal Village

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Last updated: 09/11/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Austin House is located in a small coastal village in a very rural area of Maine. This is a quiet place, close to many scenic areas and parks that offer places for all kinds of outdoor activities. The home was an Inn during the latter part of the 19th century owned by the local blacksmith, Moses Austin. The home was completely renovated in 2010, preserving most of the original Greek revival architecture. It is a cozy place to just sit on the front porch and watch the tide come in and out. The location is convenient for sight seeing in either direction as it is only an hour from most major attractions from Bar Harbor to Campobella Island. The property includes a vegetable and flower garden that guests are free to harvest.
The home is completely equipped with everything you will need for your stay. All linens and towels are provided. The kitchen contains everything you may need for cooking. Lawn chairs are provided for sitting in the back yard, and rocking chairs for sitting on the front porch.
The home is just 5 minutes from Hwy 1 - so easy access to the highway for sightseeing trips. There is a grocery store just 5 minutes away on Hwy 1 as well as a hardware store, so you can easily pick up food on the way home when you are cooking.

Live lobster can be purchased directly from the wharf down in South Addison just a 15 minute drive.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Downstairs adjoins bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Upstairs library with queen size roll out...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Bathroom is on first floor...moreless

  • No shower, just tub with shower attachment


  • Video Library:

    VCR and selection of movies...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village:

    The village of Addison is very small and quiet. There is a post office, library, and town landing where you can launch from. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Our house is located across from the Pleasant River in the village of Addison, the river joins the West Branch river just in front of town and becomes the Pleasant River Bay....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Heat pump on first floor...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Heat pump on first floor...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless high speed internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Clothesline in backyard for drying...moreless


  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Flour, sugar, and oil - wide variety of spices, teas, baking powder....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Rocking chairs on front porch...moreless



Write a review 4.7
from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$700 $2,600

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $75
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 9%


The $200 deposit will be refunded within 30 days of the check out date provided that there are no damages and the house is reasonably clean upon checkout. Smoking on the premises is prohibited as well as any other type of open flame, any evidence of smoking on property will result in loss of deposit.

We do not allow pets.

Absolutely no smoking or open flames on the property - that includes the lawn as well.

The property is not suitable for events of any kind.

The house has a septic system - nothing other than toilet paper should be flushed into it.

Parking is limited to 2 cars.

The owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occur while the guest is on the premises or its facilities.

The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest.

By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.

This property is also listed on airbnb.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 09/11/2016
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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Birch Harbor Pickled Wrinkle
31 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Winterport to Bar Harbor
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Barren View Golf Club
172 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 1
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Fisherman Wife's Cafe
17 Miles
Nearest Beach
Roques Bluff State Park

Car: Necessary

Our house is about a half hour drive from the Schoodic part of Acadia National Park and about 1 hr and 20 minutes from the Mount Desert Island part of Acadia Park. In addition, we have many conservation areas and state recreation parks within a half hour drive that have beautiful coastal views, hiking trails, and access to the water for kayaking or beach activities. These include Petit Manan Wildlife area just outside of Milbridge where you will find a beautiful hike up Pigeon Hill with views of the coast, Tunk Mountain hiking trails just outside of Cherryfield, Wass Island off of Jonesport where there are several miles of coastal hiking on Nature Conservancy land, and the Cutler wildlife areas with hikes to the coast, and Roques Bluff State Park which has a very large beach and hiking trails. There are also several boat tours that leave from Milbridge, Lubec, and Bar Harbor, including one from Addison to view Puffins and whales , and take in the lobster fishing.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, greek

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Austin House front porch

    Austin House front porch

  • Backyard with privacy fence

    Backyard with privacy fence

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Kitchen


  • Bathroom with front loader washing machine

    Bathroom with front loader washing machine

  • Bedroom downstairs adjoins bathroom with queen bed

    Bedroom downstairs adjoins bathroom with queen bed

  • Hall and stairs to second floor

    Hall and stairs to second floor

  • Library with queen size roll out sofa

    Library with queen size roll out sofa

  • Roque Bluff State Park beach

    Roque Bluff State Park beach

  • View from top of Tunk Mountain

    View from top of Tunk Mountain

  • Austin House view from street

    Austin House view from street

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Kitchen


  • Bathroom


  • Bathroom


  • Downstairs bedroom

    Downstairs bedroom

  • Upstairs bedroom with queen bed

    Upstairs bedroom with queen bed

  • Upstairs bedroom with twin bed

    Upstairs bedroom with twin bed

  • Addison boat dock and view of the Pleasant River Bay

    Addison boat dock and view of the Pleasant River Bay

  • The daisies are in bloom.

    The daisies are in bloom.

VRBO #574915

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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Austin House - Historic cozy home in coastal village

Addison, ME, USA #574915

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