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Lisa Tingley

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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House, 5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, ON THE BEACH !

COME TO THE COAST, WHERE ITS NICE AND COOL !

'Tide Watch' is the destination for anyone who wants to experience the true flavor of Maine!

A lovingly restored Ocean Summer Farmhouse . Experience the best that a Maine vacation has to offer. Open the door of a wonderful home which has all the modern amenities, but maintains the cozy feel of a farmhouse from long ago. The hardwood floors and comfortable furniture invite you to curl up with a good book or sit on the spacious deck overlooking the ocean with a million dollar view.

Step into a sun room to have your morning coffee or take away the chill when the sun goes down.

The old fashioned sunlit kitchen has been beautifully renovated, to accommodate even the most accomplished chef, with hand tiled island, complete with a 5 burner gas stove, oven and dishwasher. While dinner simmers, retrieve your perfectly chilled wine and beverages from the wine cooler, to sit and watch the spectacular sunsets from the deck or NEW SCREENED ROOM. Adjacent to the kitchen is a large dining room with seating for six and is complete with a chandelier.

First floor also has a spacious master bedroom with full bathroom and shower, flat screen TV and its own private entrance.

Relax in the living room with a collection of lighthouses and watch a movie on the 52” HD TV with your own “home theater”!

Upstairs has a full bath with tub and shower. Four bedrooms appointed with comfortable beds, wonderful blankets and bed linens. Enjoy watching TV from both the queen bedrooms. Throw open the windows and listen to the crashing surf as it lulls you to sleep at night.

During the day, with the South West exposure, you and your family will enjoy the sun all day, while using the spacious grounds for rousing games of volleyball, badminton, croquet or just a old fashioned game of catch!

Listen to the wave’s crash on your own private beach. Descend the stairs and kayak, throw a Frisbee at low tide, or look for sea glass that has been washed ashore. Look for the seals basking in the sun on Gull Rock a few hundred yards from shore. As the eagles and sea gulls soar above, it is easy to feel as if you have moved to a different place in time……

In any season, on a clear night with over 1000 ft of shore front, and the Milky Way overhead, you will find yourself gazing at the sky, searching for the stars and planets you remembered as a child. Looking at the lighthouse beacon on one of the distant islands, you may find yourself wishing on a falling star.

Visitors here are only 40 minutes away from the West Quoody Head Lighthouse located in Lubec where guests can explore the lighthouse or hike the wonderful ocean trail.

The house is 1 1/2 hours from Bangor, 1½ hours from Bar Harbor, 4 hours from Portland, 5 1/2 hours from Boston, 11 hours from New York City, 45 minutes from Eastport, 40 minutes from Campobello Island, and 1 hour 15 minutes from St. Stephen, New Brunswick Canada.

Activities in the area include hiking trails at the Roque Bluffs State Park, along with its quarter mile oceanfront sandy beach and freshwater wading pond, which is stocked annually with brook trout and brown trout and can be fished for successfully right from shore. Close by are two golf courses in Roque Bluffs and in Jonesboro, guided sea kayaking trips with a company in Machias, Atlantic Puffin tours and spectacular coastal hiking trails out of Cutler harbor, antiquing in local fishing villages, viewing ancient Indian petrogyphs along the shoreline in nearby Machiasport, deep sea fishing tours from Eastport and ocean schooner sightseeing trips on the Sylvia Beal out of Eastport harbor and much more.

We are only 15 minutes from Machias with its shopping, restaurants, University pool and fitness center. There are also many featured hikes nearby including Cutler's Bold Coast and Western Head Trails as well as Great Wass Island's Nature Conservancy trails.

Tide Watch is a place to escape the stress and worries of daily life and imagine when times were simpler.

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Lisa Tingley (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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About Lisa Tingley

Welcome to our home away from home. You are visiting a 100 year old farm house owned by 'The Watts Family' of Roque Bluffs until we purchased it in Dec 2006. Please relax, reflect, and enjoy your stay. The house has been completely refurbished inside, so please take care of her. Sincerely, Mike, Lisa, and Michael Tingley, Miami, Fla

Lisa Tingley purchased this house in 2006

Why Lisa Tingley chose Roque Bluffs

We visited the the area and fell in Love with the towns beauty and the wonderful people ! The View, its all about THE View AND THE BEACH!

What makes this house unique

Watching the seals frolic on Gull rock , the kids playing pirates and hunters on the boulders and sand flats, and of course just sitting in the Adirondack chairs at the waters edge and sipping whatever!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank-you for opening up this truly beautiful home for others

to enjoy. The View is spectacular, so peaceful and serene.

Your home is so warm and inviting with all the comforts of

home. Walking the Beach was always an adventure for the

children to play on the rocks and swim when the tide was out.

Every-thing was perfect !
Jul 2008
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Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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4.9
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ENDLESS OCEAN VIEWS.......AND A SANDY BEACH ! WOW
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
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Roque Bluffs Downeast and Acadia
5

Family Vacation for 3 Generations

  • 5 of 5
We spent the week of July 19th at Tidewatch and had a wonderful time. We lived in Machias, ME when our daughters were young. Now with families of their own, they wanted to show their husbands and kids where they spent 8 years growing up from 1982-90. This house was the perfect rental for us for a couple of reasons. First, the 5 bedroom layout couldn't have been any better for the 8 of us and house had everything we needed. Second, without a doubt, was the location. It was down the road from the first house we lived in...which was right past Roques Bluff State Park.... so that brought back great memories. And, with the beach at the end of the back yard, looking for sea glass, rocks, and shells was a favorite pastime for the kids (2 & 5). Our plan was not to spend every day driving somewhere, which we didn't. One day the kids and grandkids spent a day in Bar Harbor, and another day we all went to West Quoddy Head in Lubec and then went for a whale-watching tour (unfortunately they didn't cooperate!). Most of the time was spent relaxing, catching up with old friends, a little bit of fishing, sea kayaking and enjoying some great lobster...cooked right at home. We definitely will be planning a return trip!
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to submit this review, hope to see you back...The Tingley's
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Comfortable family vacation

  • 4 of 5
It was a sunny, foggy, rainy week in Maine, and we loved it. The grandchildren had a good time looking for sea glass and sea shells, everyday. The sunset where great. Machias was easy to get to if you forgot anything. The house was comfortable, and cozy. Plenty of breeze with the windows open. We mostly at here, as it had everything we needed. The son in laws did most of the cooking. Only bad part was mosquito and black flies at night. Even with a fire at night,they could be a pain. But otherwise, a great vacation. Hope to one day come back for more.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children
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Roque Bluffs Downeast and Acadia
Seymour
5

Tide watch..our favorite vacation spot

  • 5 of 5
Our first family vacation in a while and we were looking to stay at the beach / ocean on the Maine coastline. A friend suggested that we go through a website she uses for all her house rentals where ever she vacations in the US.

Our party for the week included a total of 6 adults/1 teenager which was a blend my immediate and extended family members along with our two pet Yorkshire terriers.

We came upon “Tide Watch”. The house and property were exactly what we were looking for and needed. It was quiet, relaxing, room for everyone spread out and have their own space, close to town and right on the water. Since this is the first time we were renting a house (not staying at a hotel) we were pleasantly surprised that the house and kitchen were equipped with everything you could need. I have to admit that I did over pack on the kitchen/food necessities. I packed as though were going camping without a grocery store nearby.

We loved waking up in the morning, having a cup of coffee/breakfast on the deck while watching the lobster boats picking up their catches/dropping their cages. Everyone enjoyed walking the beach daily picking up sea shells and sea glass and my son’s only request was to be able explore it at low tide and it happened the last full day we were there. Our dinner plans included stopping by at Helen’s Restaurant (Machias) or just staying home grilling and/or preparing our fresh Maine lobsters that we picked up at Mother Shuckers Clam Shack.

We enjoyed walking the beach at Rogue Bluffs State Park, visited West Quoddy Head Lighthouse in Lubec, stopped by at the Raye’s Mustard Shop while in Eastport, took in the local wine tasting tours with stops at Catherine Hill and Bartlett Maine Estate Wineries where we picked up our 2013 Christmas gifts for family/friends along with taking a trolley tour through Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine.

We took many pictures on our trip of the sights and scenery but one stood out. I happened to wake up in the middle of the night to shut the window. I looked out over the ocean and couldn’t believe that the half moon was a burnt orange color. Grabbed my camera and took a picture so I had proof that I wasn’t dreaming.

In conclusion, we highly recommend “Tide Watch” to all of our family members and friends that are looking for an excellent and relaxing vacation spot. We keep reminiscing about what a good time we all had. With that said, we can’t wait to make our 2014 reservations for two weeks.
  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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NYC
5

Tidewatch remains in my heart

  • 5 of 5
Tidewatch was available by utter serendipity after our family needed to escape our first, unexpectedly loud vacation rental. Lisa and Mike were so accommodating in every way, and Tidewatch was exactly what we needed: quiet, beautiful, close to town--but not too close--and right on the water. Normally, we use our rented vacation houses as a base to sight-see all over the area. While there is plenty to do and see in Down East Maine, including Campobello Island, whale watching, hiking, festivals, farms, and more, the only thing we regretted was not staying at the property more and enjoying the amazing tides that would uncover 100s of feet of ocean floor twice a day. My children spent hours exploring far into the cove when the tide was out without my having to be on top of them--safe, peaceful, beautiful and mesmerizing. Mike also maintains two extensive gardens filled with organic vegetables that he offers free to his guests. We dug up delicious, fresh potatoes for homemade french fries every night, as well as cooking up the carrots, peas, zucchini, cabbage and much more in the well equipped kitchen. Every evening, our family had a movie night on the large screen TV. Now that we are back in NYC, my husband and I reminisce often about our wonderful time in Maine and at Tidewatch. We can't wait to return.
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Maya, Thank-You for taking the time out of your busy day to make our's a little better. We hope to see you and your wonderful family back again at TideWatch, you are amazing !
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Indiana
5

Tide Watch is Superb!!

  • 5 of 5
We were a group of 8 who split our time between Acadia Nat. Park and Campobello & New Brunswick. It was the perfect location!

This restored farm house has it all beginning with the most awesome view of the ocean. The kitchen has everything that you could ever need for cooking. Machias is about 8 miles away and is the home of Helen's, a wonderful family restaurant. Perfect when you don't want to cook.

The owner is on the property and available to answer any questions. He has a row of adirondack chairs on the bluff overlooking the ocean with a fire pit close by. What a great place to sit and relax with a glass of wine at the end of an evert filled day.

We loved this part of Maine with the old seaport towns such as Lubeck and Eastport. Campobello is a must and be sure to have "tea with Eleanor". Then there is Jasper Beach... I have never seen Jasper rocks or a beach like this... really fascinating. St. Andrews by the Sea in New Brunswick is quaint and charming. We happened to be there on a day when there was a farmers market in the square by the ocean. Acadia National Park is also wonderful and being able to visit both was pure pleasure.

Don't past this gem up!
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank-You sooo much for taking the time to review TideWatch and what a great review. Just to be clear the owner is not on the property full-time, just an occasional week or two in the summer months for maintenance. We do have a full time property manager that is available when needed as well as someone who takes care of the vegetable gardens...Again, hope to see you in the future...Capt Mike
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Twin Cities, Minnesota
5

Great Location for a Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
We spent our family-vacation week at Tidewatch, and found it to be an excellent choice for our family -- 5 adults and two grandchildren, ages 13 and 9 -- in a lovely location on a bluff overlooking an inlet from the Atlantic. A good bit of time was spent walking along the beach with our dog, often accompanied by the owner's friendly dog, and the children had a wonderful time, especially, digging in the sand. The house itself is well-maintained and offered many amenities, from the big-screen TVs, to the nice bedrooms, to the well-equipped kitchen. The owner, Mike, was most friendly and helpful, and we appreciated the produce from the garden and the many flowers around the house. Groceries and other needs are readily available in the nearby town of Machias, where was also the slightly-funky Fat Cat Restaurant, which has a great menu of pizza and similar items. We mostly spent the days at the property, but did take one day for an excurson to Machias Seal Island to see the puffins, and another afternoon to walk the Bold Coast Trail; many other attractions are available within driving distance. We would have no hesitation in recommending Tidewatch to any family lor group ooking for an excellent vacation location.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Beachcombing for sea glass, watching the kids play pirates and hunters on the rocks and sand flats , LAUNCH KAYAKS FROM BEACH...

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Availability & Rates

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Roque Bluffs House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early fall
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes 8 % Maine Tax, Cleaning Fee $150.00 per weekly rental, and $500.00 refundable damage deposit required . One Half of total due upon booking.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Roque Bluffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Living Room
  • Free Long Distance ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , handicap accescible
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
  • King size bed (1) Master bedroom downstairs and handicapped accessible., Queen size Bed (2) Two bedrooms have queen bed., Twin or Single Bed (2) Two bedrooms have twin bed.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • walking
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • water skiing
  • golf
  • fishing
  • rafting
  • freshwater fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
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