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OCEANFRONT, HIDDEN TREASURE IN STARBOARD COVE, MACHIASPORT

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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OCEANFRONT, HIDDEN TREASURE IN STARBOARD COVE, MACHIASPORT

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Machiasport Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8-10)

Seacliff is a charming three-bedroom, one level, shabby-chic summer cottage. It is privately situated in the quiet village of Starboard Cove on Maine’s pristine Downeast coastline. The large porch just feet from the water awaits your early (or late) morning coffee, and another deck with steps leading down to the rock covered beach allows direct access to the water’s edge. Seacliff’s front yard is the Atlantic Ocean and dramatic open ocean and coastal island views await you. If the fog comes in, sit back with a good book and enjoy the warmth and crackle of the expansive coastal rock fireplace. Although you can’t see it, you’ll also hear the plaintive sound of Libby Lighthouse . . . life is good.

Just a few steps from the main cottage is Downeast, a cozy and charming one room guest cottage, fully equipped with a kitchenette, queen size bed and a three-quarter bath. Downeast can be rented along with Seacliff for an additional fee if you have lots of family/guests.

Part of the allure of Machias is its obstinate resistance to giving up its local charm. Although you’ll find a large well-equipped grocery store, you won’t find a Wal-Mart. And while you’ll find a McDonald’s and a Dunkin Donuts, you won’t find a Chucky Cheese. There is a Rite-Aid, bank, several gas stations, and some great local family restaurants that you won’t want to miss!

From Seacliff, you can follow a winding dirt road that starts right after Seacliff and leads to idyllic views and a natural gravel bar that leads to Starboard Island. Although Starboard Island is privately owned, the walk on the bar is well worth the time. Also, located just a mile from Seacliff is one of the most unusual beaches anywhere, Jasper Beach. The multicolored pebbles of Jasper Beach paint an exquisite and rare coastline.

In addition, there are many day trip options in the area including: West Quoddy Head in Lubec Maine (45 minute drive from Seacliff) which is home to West Quoddy Head Light -- the only candy-striped lighthouse in the U.S.A., Campabello Island, Canada and East Quoddy Head (less than an hour from Seacliff) where you can take the International Bridge to Campabello Island, Canada and visit Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s summer “cottage.” And then there’s the world famous Acadia National Park and Mt Desert Island (two hours from Seacliff).

In order to make this a pleasant rental for all smoking is not allowed inside the cottage.

Keywords: Cottage, Ocean view, Private, Beach, water front, fishing, boating

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2014

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Oceanfront, Hidden Treasure in Starboard Cove, Machiasport
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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Oceanfront, Hidden Treasure in Starboard Cove, Machiasport
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p344669vb
-603-781-4024
Machiasport Downeast and Acadia
Annapolis, MD
5

Perfect Maine Cottage

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week at Seacliff this year -- our first time in this part of Maine, and further north and east than we'd ever been in the state -- and this was a perfect get-away. The cottage is perfectly situated right on the coast, and we spent two gorgeous days kayaking from the cottage, took day trips to Eastport (for whale watching and hiking) and Lubec ... also down to Ellsworth and Blue Hill (for the last day of the Blue Hill Fair.) We had everything we needed at the cottage ... the kitchen was really well-equipped, and we spent plenty of evenings just relaxing in the house. Bill and Mary were wonderful hosts, even providing the BEST homemade blueberry pie for us upon arrival.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
business
Oceanfront, Hidden Treasure in Starboard Cove, Machiasport
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p344669vb
-603-781-4024
Machiasport Downeast and Acadia
5

Kim M - Michigan

  • 5 of 5
What a way to spend our 30th anniversary! Seacliff! I am glad that I found it! Beautiful views, excellent accommodations (very clean and supplied with everything you would need and more). And upon arrival to our surprise was a homemade fresh baked strawberry/rhubarb pie waiting for us! This is the perfect place to relax and unwind! Seacliff exceeded our expectations! We left with many memories and pictures! Thank you Bill and Mary for sharing Seacliff!
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oceanfront, Hidden Treasure in Starboard Cove, Machiasport
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p344669vb
-603-781-4024
Machiasport Downeast and Acadia
Batavia,IL
5

So Relaxing

  • 5 of 5
Seacliff is a very relaxing, scenic property. The cottage has cute decorating, an incredible view, an awesome porch, and a great deck for stargazing. Mary greets guests with a tasty blueberry pie and lots of warmth and friendliness. My wife and I tended to spend our days wandering around to places such as Bar Harbor (very crowded and touristy), Eastport (cute town about an hour north), and the Quoddy Head lighthouse (great lighthouse and incredibly scenic hiking trails). It was great to come back to Seacliff at the end of the day for the utmost in relaxation.
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Oceanfront, Hidden Treasure in Starboard Cove, Machiasport
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p344669vb
-603-781-4024
Machiasport Downeast and Acadia
Cary, NC
5

Perfectly situated and beautifully appointed

  • 5 of 5
Having met on a Maine windjammer in 1989, we have vacationed in the Midcoast area several times since. This was our first time visiting the Down East area, however, and we were thrilled to have found Seacliff. It is perfectly situated and beautifully appointed, and Mary and Bill are THE most gracious hosts!

The cottage had everything we could have imagined... from an idyllic and peaceful location, to breathtaking sunrises, to refreshing ocean breezes, to the haunting foghorn of Libby Island Lighthouse, to the melodic loons in the cove as we rocked on the porch with our morning coffee, to the energetic hummingbirds at the feeder, to the close proximity to Machias (for the annual blueberry festival), Lubec and Campobello Island.

We were greeted upon arrival with Mary's delicious blueberry pie and graced near our departure with the stunning sailboat "Rebecca" that anchored right in the cove beyond the deck. In between, we hiked the Western Head Preserve in Cutler, pondered the clacking stones of Jasper Beach with the ebbing tide, took walks to the point of Maine (and met some interesting folks along the way), lunched al fresco on the deck, sipped some excellent wine purchased at the French Cellar, searched and found some seaglass, and discovered the quaint little fishing villages of Jonesport and Beals Island.

During our week here, we rose with the sun, retired early, and relished many a nap on the extremely comfortable three-seat sofa. On our final evening, we treated ourselves to a sumptuous dinner at Riverside Inn & Restaurant (we highly recommend it!) and Mother Nature treated us to a most glorious moonrise.

It was a perfect end to a perfect week Down East! Although we were sad to leave this charming cottage and area, we did so relaxed and recharged. We're already looking forward to our return visit to Seacliff.
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Oceanfront, Hidden Treasure in Starboard Cove, Machiasport
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p344669vb
-603-781-4024
Machiasport Downeast and Acadia
5

Starboard Cove

  • 5 of 5
Thank you Mary and Bill,

The most wonderful sunrises and sunsets anywhere. Mary and Bill exhibited such attention to detail and thoughtfulness in preparing this property. Everything that could be needed was found in the cottage. So comfortable and charming. Sounds of the ocean were good for quieting the mind and soul. So peaceful. Only short drives to Schoodic Point in Acadia, and Quoddy Head Lighthouse. I would be honored to visit again. Thank you so much.
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Oceanfront, Hidden Treasure in Starboard Cove, Machiasport
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-603-781-4024
Machiasport Downeast and Acadia
Andreas PA
5

Peaceful at its best !!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I (and our other furry family member) have used VRBO over 10 times. THIS place turned out to be the best from minute one ! IT was exactly what we were looking for. Bill and Mary have spent a lot of time polishing this jewel of a place. We felt pampered; we felt like we were home on the ocean. Lots to do and see or NOT; that was the neat part. And being 11 miles from the nearest retail establishment, and traffic and all the other daily occurrences of life were fine with us. We hope to make it back up here some day; we have a very large "bucket list"to go through. But when we need a break from life, we will think of SEACLIFF fondly. Thanks Bill and Mary !!
PS - Thank for the pie and ice cream upon arrival - What a perfect way to start the week !!
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

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Rates & Availability

From $1,000 Per week

Machiasport Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
May
May 16 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
June, July, August
May 30 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
September, October
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 17 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 

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Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 8.0%
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Amenities

Machiasport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
    Downeast Guest Cottage - 1 queen , Additional cost for Guest cottage
  • Seacliff has three bedrooms--each with a queen size bed. There is also a small sleeping loft with two twin size mattresses. For an additional cost, a separate Guest Cottage, Downeast, is also available--it also has a queen size bed and bath. The Guest cottage cannot be rented separately. It can only be rented by those who are also renting Seacliff for overflow puposes.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming

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