CHARMING BEACHFRONT HOME WITH BEAUTIFUL OCEAN VIEWS

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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CHARMING BEACHFRONT HOME WITH BEAUTIFUL OCEAN VIEWS

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2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, Sleeps 5

Come relax at our peaceful, warm and cozy beachfront home. We are conveniently located in town, but at the end of quiet private road. We have a beautiful open yard for playing, picnicking or viewing the lobster boats in a working harbor. Walk down a short trail to one of the few sandy beaches in the county. Easy walk to the town library and groceries. Enjoy wonderful views across Moosabec Reach to Beals Island.

The house is a traditional New England cottage and is completely furnished to make you feel right at home. There are two full bedrooms upstairs and a daybed in the living room. We have a lovely sun porch for dining, reading or relaxing as the lobster boats go by. The kitchen is fully equipped for all your cooking needs and fresh lobsters and shellfish are easily (and cheaply) available from the local pier. Enjoy our new gas BBQ grill and two mountain bikes to make it easy to explore the area. We've added a fire pit to gather around on cool evenings and roast a marshmallow or two!

Jonesport is an authentic fishing village and great jumping off point to explore Down East Maine. This is a fabulous area to kayak, bike, hike or to just relax. Golf is nearby too. You will likely see seals and wonderful birds right from the yard. Bar Harbor, Eastport and Ellsworth are easy day trips from here. There are also many wonderful artists and antique shops in the area. Photographers will love exploring the area or simply curl up with a good book and enjoy the ocean.

Come see all that Jonesport and Down East Maine has to offer.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

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We are both middle and high school science teachers who enjoy teaching in the US and abroad. Lisa is from California and Chris grew up in Maine. Although we have taught abroad for many years, we always find time in our year to come spend a relaxing week or two at our home in Jonesport. We hope you will too.

Jonesport is a lovely town, fun to explore, with the freshest lobsters and easy bike rides to hiking. This house in located in-town, but on the end of a quiet dead-end road, right on the ocean. The house is cozy and warm and a wonderful place to just get away from it all. We hope you'll love it as much as we do.

Book the week at the end of June or first week in July and watch the quaintest in-town 4th of July parade you've ever seen and watch the lobster boat races from the front lawn. (Check with us to verify the actually 4th of July celebrations as they vary from year to year.)

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Charming Beachfront Home with Beautiful Ocean Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Jonesport Downeast and Acadia
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
5

Beautiful home, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5
We spent a very enjoyable week at Chris and Lisa's Jonesport cottage. The house was both idyllic and functional and we felt at home the moment we walked in. It had all the amenities we needed and we didn't want for anything. It was also reasonably child-safe for our 10-month old son (we were expecting to have to re-arrange everything but this was not the case).

The house is poised on a small embankment overlooking the bay where you can see fishermen pulling up their lobster traps, fog permitting of course. The view is wonderful and you could spend a few hours just looking out the bay window drinking coffee or sipping wine and contemplating life. It's also easy to get down to the beach and walk around a bit. This was our first time to Maine, but it seemed to us like the town of Jonesport was more authentic than what you would get in more touristy areas. It has the basics like a grocery store, but also a few docks where you can buy fresh lobster for cheap to cook up in the large, propane powered boiling pot in the garage. There's also a few take out places within easy reach where you can get the classic lobster rolls and other seafood fare. We split our meals between cooking ourselves in the well supplied kitchen and getting various seafood takeout (I recommend the bayview burger at the place across the bridge. It's basically a bacon/lobster sandwich. How could you go wrong combining the two best foods in the world?)

The surrounding area is well worth exploring. It's only about an hour to drive down to Acadia park and Bar Harbour if crowds are your thing, but we found beaches closer by that were more interesting and less populated. There are many worthwhile recommendations in the binder Chris and Lisa supply. You could spend more than a week exploring all of their suggestions.

So lots of great places to explore and lots of fresh lobster to eat. If you're looking for a spot that will lower your blood pressure a few points and settle your mind, this is the place.
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Jonesport Downeast and Acadia
Near Hershey PA
5

Warm, friendly, generous hosts

  • 5 of 5
I had a dream of visiting this lovely home during the fall of 2014. Please forgive that my arrival date is false but I wanted to submit this review. I exchanged emails with Chris and Lisa and they could not have been sweeter, more accommodating or lovely. Due to financial restraints my dream cannot come true. I've traveled a bit and have never had the pleasure of dealings with such wonderful people, even though it was just in writing. I will continue dreaming of this place and never lose hope it may come true. Dreams and hopes are all good. I wish this dear couple and their family all the best. Anyone will be blessed to work with them on visiting this home.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jonesport Downeast and Acadia
Houston, Texas
5

Lobster Lover's Dream

Lobster Lover's Dream
  • 5 of 5
This wonderful rustic cottage is perched on a bluff overlooking Beals Island and Alley Bay with its lobster boats. You can enjoy the view from the sunroom (and one of the bedrooms). Everything was as advertised although the lack of (AT&T) cell phone service was a surprise - however a short drive was enough to get back in touch with the rest of the world and the WiFi worked like a charm so we were able to Skype family and friends.

Jonesport is very peaceful to put it mildly but has the basic amenities and a great lobster shack - and there's another one across the bridge on Beals Island. If you want non-stop action Bar Harbor is the place to go but for peace and quiet this was ideal.

Although the owners live in California they were able to get a plumber to attend to a problem in just a couple of hours which we thought was remarkable given the remoteness of Jonesport.

Whale watching - from Milbridge which is 30 mins away - was the high point of the trip for our son while we thoroughly enjoyed visiting FDR's Campobello "cottage" just across the border in Canada (you will need your passport for this). Another interesting trip for our son, who is hoping to become a marine biologist, was to the Downeast Institute (for marine research) on Great Wass Island.

We never had a bad meal and our one fine dining experience, at the Chandler River Lodge on the road to Machias, was an absolute delight in every way.

The local people we met were invariably friendly and helpful, especially the lobster fisherman who sold us a half dozen lobsters (at wholesale prices) that we cooked in the lobster pot at the cottage. These were without doubt the best lobsters we have ever eaten. We also took a short break from seafood one night and grilled some excellent steaks that we bought in Ellsworth on the brand new BBQ.

All in all we had a wonderful time and would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting a peaceful break in a beautiful location.
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Jonesport Downeast and Acadia
Philadelphia, PA
5

Beautiful cottage in classic Maine harbor

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed the stay in the cottage in Jonesport. Very nicely appointed and well spaced for a party of 4. The setting on the beach and in the working harbor was charming. Everything was exactly as described and very clean. We went from here to Baxter State Park, to Acadia National Park, visiting friends near Ellsworth and also enjoyed a day on the water (Jonesport Marine).
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Jonesport Downeast and Acadia
Québec
5

Superbe!

  • 5 of 5
The house is on a beautiful property, very well maintained, quiet and has an amazing view of the Alley Bay. Well-furnished and charming, tasteful décor, cosy and comfortable, the house is welcoming and charming.
Clean and well maintained it was a pleasure to live 1 week there, we felt right at home as soon as we walked in. The owners have put together a binder with all the info you need as far as grocery stores, sightseeing and hiking, restaurants, where to get the best lobsters, tourists’ attractions and more.
The owners were very helpful and charming and we would recommend this property on a heartbeat.

La maison est sur une belle propriété, très bien entretenue, calme avec une vue imprenable sur la baie de Alley. Elle est bien aménagée et charmante, le décor est soigné, elle est agréable et confortable.
Propre et bien entretenu ce fut un plaisir d’y séjourner 1 semaine, nous nous sommes sentis « chez-nous » dès notre arrivée. Les propriétaires ont mis en place un classeur avec toutes les infos dont vous avez besoin en ce qui concerne les épiceries, visites et randonnées, restaurants, où trouver les meilleurs homards, attractions de touristes et plus encore. Les propriétaires sont très serviables et charmants. Nous recommandons cette propriété sans hésitation.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your time at our home. We hope to see you again in the future. All the best!
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Nearest Airport
81 Miles
Bangor
Car: necessary

Our cottage is only a short distance from great hiking in the forest and along the Maine coast. Explore Jonesport by bike or on foot. Easy drives to Bar Harbor, Eastport, and New Brunswick. Golf is nearby, as is the University of Maine Machias which has a public library and fitness center. Whale watching, kayaking, and puffin tours can be arranged.

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7 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes We do not charge an additional cleaning fee, however the housekeeper has minimal time to prepare the cottage for the next guests, therefore we do request that departing guests put all dishes away clean, replace all cottage contents to the original locations, put all dirty linens in the tub and deposit all trash and redemption in the outside bins provided.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Amenities

Jonesport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Garage
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • 2 bedrooms, sleeps 5 with day bed in living room.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Golf
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
Notes:
Enjoy a quiet evening sea side watching the lobster boats come and go.
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