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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.
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.)
Chris and Lisa's cottage is a lovely two-story house on well manicured property. This home has everything you need to enjoy your stay. A fully equipped kitchen (new stove) and the best coffee maker I have ever used (where did you get it?). Very comfortable, warm and cozy. The view of the ocean from the sun porch is amazing. I especially enjoyed the view at night with all of the lights from the docked boats and Beals Island shining on the water, absolutely beautiful. In the garage are two bikes, fire pit, gas BBQ grill and most importantly a lobster pot! We enjoyed the best fresh lobster we have every had and it was amazingly inexpensive, purchased right from the local fishermen.
Jonesport people are friendly and welcoming, especially the fishermen. Walk over the bridge to Beals Island for the best ice cream you will ever have. On the way back drop in at the Coast Guard Station for a free tour. Grocery store, Ace Hardware are all close by.
The house is close to Acadia and Bar Harbor. FDR's Campobello home is just across the Canadian border. The hour and fifty minute drive was beautiful and it was well worth the trip. Blueberry fields and water vistas at every turn. We also spent a outstanding day on the water with a local fisherman and saw light houses, puffins and even pulled a few traps for lobsters, which he let us keep. Peaceful walks on the beach in front of the house (only a few steps away) with lots of treasures to be found when the tides are low.
This was our first trip to Maine and to the East Coast. Overall one of the best vacations we have ever had. I would highly recommend staying at Chris and Lisa's lovely house. They are some of the most accommodating and gracious homeowners I have ever met. We are looking forward to our return stay next year...planning ahead.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
|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.|