Think back in time... to an era when life was simpler, to a place where the only deadline was to watch the moon rise over the ocean, to gaze at eagles soaring above the island, to see moose walking through your back yard. Experience our cottage by the sea and feel the peace and serenity of a time you thought was long past. Enjoy our comfortable, cozy cottage on the bluff, with its deck just yards from the open ocean. Whether your stay is for a romantic interlude, a quiet getaway, or a family vacation, you are sure to leave'downeast' Maine with fond memories. Buy fresh lobster at the pier in Jonesport. Explore tide pools in your back yard, walk to the island at low-tide, or swim at nearby Sandy River Beach. Kayaking and tours to see whales and puffins available in Jonesport. Golf is just minutes away as is the University of Maine. Visit Bar Harbor, Eastport, and Campobello Island, New Brunswick - all an easy drive away. Pets may be allowed. Please visit our website listed below.
Guest comments: In June of 2003 my wife, daughter, and I had a marvelous vacation at the Watty's cottage in Jonesport. The house is on a bluff with an exceptional view of many offshore islands, one of which (Bar Island) is accessible at low tide. If seafood is high on your list, this is for you. There are mussels, clams, and periwinkles to gather at low tide and you can buy lobsters and Jonah crabs at the co-op dock in town. Norton's puffin tour is not to be missed, but you need to reserve early. Acadia Natl. Park is close enough for day trips. We saw 4 bald eagles living near the cottage, so you don't need to take a tour to see beautiful wildlife. We must also mention that the folks at Jonesport Realty were friendly and helpful in all our contacts with them. Overall, we had an enjoyable and memorable visit to Jonesport
More guest comments: The cottage was a perfect week away, like the tides across the rocky shore, our worries washed away. The week gave sunrises to ignite the soul. I recommend a walk on the beach early in the day. Roque Bluffs is an outstanding place to check out. If you like cheesecake, go to the White House on Rte 1.
I don't want to leave! We've had a great week doing day trips to Lubec/West Quoddy, Campobello, Eastport, and staying here enjoying the sun! The eagles (every morning they'd be in their spots on Bar Island), finches, lobster boats (I'm an early riser), and even the fog ;-) What a welcoming, wonderful place you have! And yes, you've thought of all the amenities including the wonderful Peter Ralston book 'Sightings' - a joy to read while sitting next to the ocean. Your decor is quaint-essential Maine with the loons, moose, lighthouses, nad the details! - what fun to notice another new one each day. Thanks so much for sharing your place and heart for Maine with this 'Mainer'.
Guest comments: What a comfortable and restful place you have, so thoughtfully prepared and fixed for your guests! Enjoyed daily observation of 2 eagles atop trees on Bar Island each morning - in the wild - was a first for me! Like clockwork they arrived and stayed and often quietly disappeared. Both sunrise, sunsets, as well as moon rises were pictures worth 1000 words! Although our day trips were very beautiful, enjoyable - including beautiful shore walks on simple trails by Quoddy Lighthouse and Campobello - days at this cottage brought nourishing rest as we drank in the beauty of the sea, listened to the sounds of the seaside, and left all the cares of our homes behind.
Discovering the delicious fare of chowders, stews, seafood, homecooked food and fresh raspberry pie w/whipped cream or chocolate peanut butter moose pie (at Joyce's in Machias) made cooking obsolete - though all we needed was here when needed.
We found Jonesport and our stay here to be one we'll recall fondly.
We are retired educators who live in the West. We've always enjoyed Maine and bought a cottage so that we could enjoy it even more! We love sharing it with others when we're not there ourselves.
It has such an incredible view. It's small but has everything we needed!
Near many tourist areas. Great view of the ocean and walking distance to a nice sandy beach.