We are located in the heart of "Down East" Maine overlooking Holmes Bay on the Atlantic Ocean. From the front deck you can observe seals, bald eagles, osprey, many ocean birds, beautiful ocean views, two lighthouse beacons, and lobstermen hauling their catch. Included are many amenities such as wrap around deck, access to the beach, satellite TV, dvd player, washer & dryer, dishwasher, on demand hot water, garbage disposal, and much more. This property has recently been renovated.
- Cottage1200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 nights
2-3 Bedroom One Bath, Sleeps 4-6
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 17, 2018
About Ricky Ramsdell
I am Self-Employed in the Structural Steel Engineering Field. A graduate on the University of Maine in Civil Engineering. We are usually available if you have any need or would like to know more about the area.
Ricky Ramsdell purchased this Cottage in 1990
Why Ricky Ramsdell chose Machiasport
We purchased this property because it was in the family and has a beautiful location. The Cottage was original build by my wife's grandfather.
What makes this Cottage unique
This is a quiet location away from the crowds and heavily traveled tourist areas. A perfect place to relax and enjoy the ocean and natural beauty of Down East Maine.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Enjoyed walking the beach. 3 deer in the yard. Rick’s recommendations for things to see and places to eat were great!
Beautiful home in a quiet, perfect setting
We stayed here in August and it was the best! The house was perfect, it had everything we needed and more! The bed was so comfortable, the house very clean, and the owner was wonderful! We will be going back! I would recommend staying here if you are looking for a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life.
Beautiful view with all the comforts!
This cottage was perfect for my family of 4 (two adults and two children aged 3 and 6). We also had my mother spend the night on the cot upstairs one night and she was comfortable. The view from the deck is breathtaking and the surrounding property has a child's play set (my kids LOVED this) apple trees, raspberry bushes and even some wild blueberries. The cottage is set back from the road and quiet. We used the side-by-side to haul our kayak and gear to the landing just down the road. The cottage is very clean with comfortable linens, night lights in all the right places, and the owner was helpful and easy to communicate with. We wished we could stay longer!
Clean, cosy cottage right on the water
My husband, our 5 children, and I really enjoyed our stay at the cottage on Holmes Bay. We walked and played on the beach, picked blueberries and raspberries, and visited state parks for hiking and sightseeing. My husband and boys enjoyed going out with Rick on his motorboat on a nearby lake and eating hamburgers! The house is very clean and comfortable. Just two things: it'd be great to have a picnic table outside, so that we could eat outside and enjoy the fantastic weather. Also, while the house is on the water, there is no direct path from the house to the ocean--this is no big deal for renters who want to enjoy the beautiful views from the property, but for those who want to frolic on the beach, it's a slight inconvenience. Putting a path down to the water would be great for folks who would like direct access. All said, we enjoyed our time at the cottage and are bummed that it has already been let next summer during our dates. We have already made reservations for another house in Washington County right on the water, and are looking forward to heading back up again. We miss the Bold Coast already! Thanks, Rick, for a great rental! :)
very comfortable, peaceful and tidy
enjoyed our stay very much - such beautiful views from cottage and a quiet, peaceful setting. Beds very comfortable and cottage immaculate. Grandchildren enjoyed the swing set and the gator that the Ramsdell family let us use to take the children to the beach. The location is perfect for us - not far from town but far enough to be away from traffic and activity. A lovely stay - we will stay again.
Bonnie and I thoroughly enjoyed our time at the cottage. We were able to soak up the environment and relax. Beach-combing for sea glass was lots of fun. Eating supper at Helen's and The Bluebird was also enjoyable.
We are located 15 minutes from the Bold Coast Hiking Trails, 90 minutes from Acadia National Park, 30 minutes from Lubec's West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, 30 minutes from Campobello Island, New Brunswick and the historic Roosevelt Cottage. If you are planning to travel to Canada make sure you bring your passports. We are located in Washington County which is the wild blueberry capital of the world! A blueberry festival is held here each mid-August. We are 10 minutes from the Town of Machias were you can sample local seafood and the famous pies of Helen's Restaurant. Kayaking, Puffin Tours, local trout and bass fishing are always popular events in the summer season. The first naval battle of the Revolutionary War was fought just off the shore in Machias Bay in front of this cottage. The battle between the British Ship the "Margaretta" and the local ship "Unity" was fought and won by the Patriots of Machias