2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
- english, swedish
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Please be sure you will be comfortable on steep-ish stairs with railings on both sides, as shown in the photo
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Amazing house at an amazing spot. Wonderful host
Hi Shari, we really enjoyed meeting you and your lovely daughters. So glad you had a good time here in Jonesport. We look forward to seeing you again.
Thank you for your stay and your patience!
Beautiful little cabin!
We loved this gorgeous cabin. Impeccably clean and well appointed. The views from the deck were exactly as pictured. Relaxing and comfortable. Perfect spot to re-energize after a day exploring the area. Visited Acadia, Bangor, Machias, Lubec, NB and places in between! Don’t miss wild blueberry land! The baked goods are incredible! Can’t wait to return. We miss this sweet cabin already!
Lovely get-away on beautiful Maine coast
We had a lovely week in the Bluenose cottage in Jonesport. The cottage is beautifully put together and immaculately clean. It is tastefully decorated ( but nothing we were terrified our children would break), everything we needed was provided. Patricia and Sune were welcoming, hospitable and flexible with our needs.
The cottage is small -- one room upstairs with a double bed that has a door, and one room upstairs with twin beds that had a curtain rather than a door. This worked well for our family of four. The views of the harbor from the front room and the deck are lovely. Jonesport has a dramatic tide, so when it was in the cottage seemed close to the water, but when the tide is out the river that runs next to it seems like a stream and many more of the boulders are revealed. Our boys (8 and 6) spent many happy hours climbing on boulders and collecting sea glass. They've also mowed an area of grass next to the cottage and paths between bushes down to the water's edge. My boys insisted the paths were secret ones and enjoyed playing around the grassy areas too.
Jonesport is Downeast Maine without many tourist trappings. We loved that. There is a small grocery store and several small places to eat -- we recommend sitting at the picnic tables at Bay View on Beals. We did most of our food at the cottage. (Excellent grill for cooking out.) Machias is about half an hour away and has a larger grocery store, fast food and drug stores.
If you stay at Bluenose, you should check out Sandy River Beach (about five minutes away). You can hike around Bar Island at low tide. We also enjoyed Beals Island, which is connected to Jonesport with a bridge. We enjoyed the beach at Backfield and when on a short hike in the woods near there. For hikers with time -- the Great Wass Island Preserve has two hiking trails with spectacular views of the ocean.
For those looking for a less-touristy, but comfortable and relaxing vacation, I highly recommend the Bluenose Cottage!
True downeast experience
From the moment we pulled in the driveway we knew we had made a good decision in choosing the Bluenose cottage for our week in Maine. The view of the working harbor is quintessential Maine. Quiet, very quiet, the wind and birds make more sound than anything else.
Morning coffee on the porch was spent watching the bald eagles and gulls work the shorelines with the changing tides.
The cottage had everything we needed, dishes, cookware, and appliances. There is a grocery store and a quickstop less than 2 miles away.
Patricia and Sune were wonderful hosts, they run the shipyard next door where there is a laundromat if needed. They were also very helpful in making recommendations for kayak rental and a whale watching/puffin tour, as well as local artisans and places to see.
The Bluenose cottage provided a great home base from which to daytrip, Great Wass, Rouge Bluffs, Lubec and Campobello Island (passports required) to name a few.
Being downeast, do not expect the typical conveniences of modern society. Regular businesses close between 4-6pm, eateries close around 8pm. The nearest Wal-Mart is 50 miles away in Ellsworth. For a sit-down meal I would recommend a 30 minute drive to Machias; Helens is wonderful for seafood and pie, and the Bluebird Cafe is across the street serving regular diner fare.
If you are looking to get away and unplug the Bluenose is perfect. The only distractions are the amazing scenery the area offers. The quiet was deafening, and amazing, and a much needed hiatus from the hustle and bustle of normal life.
Peter and Paula - Fredericksbrg, VA.
** Disclaimer ** I was not paid or asked to provide this review.
Perfect for us as a couple as we like privacy with a view.
Thank you for your review. We very much enjoyed meeting you two and we look
forward to seeing you again next July!
Seven lovely days at Bluenose Cottage
We spent a week at Bluenose Cottage during the latter half of August 2018. We intended the stay to be a quiet one, and so spent nearly all our time on the property – most of that exploring the shoreline, reading, working, and having tea and coffee in the sunroom, and having meals on the deck looking out at the harbor. The cottage itself is very comfortable, neat, clean, and visually appealing inside and out. We are accustomed to preparing nearly all of our meals at home and the kitchen provided all of the tools we needed. It was a treat walking on the wood floors all day and to climb the little staircase every night for bed.
The temperature ranged from mid-50’s low at night to mid-70’s high during the day. There was almost always a light wind with mostly clear skies, though we had one full day of mist and fog.
We bought groceries and household supplies at the Hannaford Supermarket in Machias and wanted for nothing else, though we did have a lobster roll and Bayview Burger (both of which were great) at Bayview Takeout. The sights and sounds from the cottage are entertaining. The noise volume is low, but the variety is high. We were in the constant company of wildlife including small birds piddling in the yard, ducks, geese, and seagulls swimming in the creek or cove or passing overhead, and the occasional seal. You can hear and see the boats in the cove all day and may get lucky enough to watch a vessel launch at the nearby shipyard.
On the few days that we ventured outside of Jonesport to explore, we visited West Quoddy Head State Park, Bog Brook Cove Preserve (highly recommend visiting the beach there), and Great Wass Island Preserve. We also attended the Machias Wild Blueberry Festival where we browsed thousands of used books and bought delicious Maine maple syrup and maple creme (Gray Jay Mapleworks).
We want to thank our kind and lovely hosts for sharing this gem. This area of Maine is so appealing to us. We loved our stay and plan to return as soon as we can - Lily and Chris
Local attractions include: Nature preserve trails, boating, local seafood, antiques, clam hatchery, boat yards.
Daytrips include: Campobello Is. & Roosevelt Cottage, Roque Bluffs & Cobscook State parks, Roque Is. Beach, Moosehorn Wildlife Refuge, Quoddy Head Lighthouse, reversing falls, petroglyphs, Machias Bay Chamber Concerts, Burnham Tavern Jasper Beach, Schoodic Point.
Other Activities: hiking, boating, puffin tours, art galleries, relaxing