This Eastport home delivers an unparalleled home base for explorations in the Eastport to Calais area and beyond. It is a naturalist's paradise with views of Deer and Campobello Islands from the living area windows. A telescope is set up there which is an added bonus. There are also two decks - one lower and one upper - which add to the experience of looking directly out onto the water less than 1/2 mile away.
All that is needed is generously supplied by the owners: linens, towels, paper products, soaps, etc. There is also lots of area literature.
The house is very comfortable in a Maine cottage style. Most of the contents date to the 1970's, when the house was built.
A microwave and toaster over have been added recently. It's a very comfortable, relaxed place, but not luxurious, which was perfect for me. The open concept worked really well, and the view from the bank of windows was better than any post card - really spectacular. I loved all of the artwork there as well.
Lots of hot water, a good dishwasher and washer/dryer combo were all great. I found coffee and a grinder, tea and lots of unexpected extras in the kitchen, which was very nice, indeed.
The owners take a great amount of care in making you feel comfortable.
In season you can pick raspberries right in the backyard! It was a real pleasure and was much appreciated.
I would advise those who go to this area to bring a prepaid phone card as there is little to no cell phone reception. You really are away from it all!
Eastport is a fantastic place full of natural wonders like the Old Sow (whirlpool in view of the house) and the Reversing Falls nearby. It is also a vibrant arts community with lots of wonderful galleries and a new museum. Traveling to New Brunswick by car or ferry is a snap.
I loved this house and would return in a heartbeat. It's very evident that a lot of time and love went into constructing it. And it is hard to leave after a week. The light in that part of the Maine coast is out of this world. Thanks to the owners for the perfect accommodations - it was one of my favorite vacations