Come stay at Delesdernier House during its 209th year. Built in 1807 by Lewis Frederick Delesdernier, Eastport's first customs agent, this Federal-style home housed British officers for 5 years during the War of 1812. Amid pines on a tranquil street, Delesdernier House is located a few houses above a rocky beach on Cobscook Bay (part of the Bay of Fundy). The renovated house enjoys a lovely view of the bay, with a spacious lawn and ample parking. It has three bedrooms (sleeps maximum 8), one and one half baths, living room, dining room, laundry room, kitchen, and a deck off the kitchen. (Additional separate studio (sleeps 2) on property is also available.)
MAY 2015: New house furnace & new apartment heater
JULY 2013: New living room furniture & new washing machine.
JULY 2012: Wifi, satellite TV, and a new 42' flatscreen TV, tuner/DVD/CD player + 6 speakers.
AUGUST 2011: New wall-to-wall carpeting in the bedrooms and upstairs landing.
JULY 2010: Bay view widened by vigorous landscaping and pruning.
AUGUST 2009: New beds in all bedrooms.
Lubec, Maine: Lubec, Eastport's sister seaside village, lies three miles across Cobscook Bay by ferry, or a 45-minute drive around the bay. It is home to cafes, restaurants, B&B's, and art galleries. The weekly Summerkeys concerts in Lubec's hilltop Congregational Church are one of the delightful summer experiences of both towns. The concerts are free, the music is wonderful, and the free home-baked intermission refreshments in the church basement are tasty. You can drive to the concerts, or you can leave your car behind and buy a ticket for the Eastport-Lubec passenger ferry. You will hear music in Lubec; and out on the bay you may see moon and stars or you may see fog - but you won't forget the unique experience of getting to and from the concert by sea.
Campobello Island, New Brunswick: On Campobello Island, visit East Quoddy Lighthouse, Herring Cove Provincial Park, and Roosevelt Campobello International Park. The Roosevelt Park, jointly maintained by the United States and Canada, includes the 34-room 'cottage' of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt, and many miles of walking trails along the bay. For a special treat, reserve your place and sit down for Tea with Eleanor. You can reach Campobello Island either by driving to Lubec and crossing the bridge into Canada; or by taking car ferries from Eastport to Deer Island, then Deer Island to Campobello.
St. Andrews by the Sea, New Brunswick: A lovely day trip is to weave your way among Bay of Fundy islands on two ferries between Eastport and New Brunswick, and then drive a short distance to St. Andrews by-the-Sea. St. Andrews offers seaside cafes, restaurants, and a wide array of shops on Water Street, along with numerous museums and the Kingsbrae Botanical Garden. If you want to extend your visit, you can stay at one of St. Andrews small hotels, or treat yourself to Scottish elegance at the old Algonquin Hotel overlooking the town. Your return is then an easy drive through St. Stephen, New Brunswick and Calais, Maine, and back to Eastport via U.S. Route 1.
A group of 7 of us arrived with BikeMaine in Eastport and realized we had no way to get our luggage to this house, which is about 1/2 mile from the city center. Steve (the owner) very graciously agreed to serve as our sherpa! And then helped us orient ourselves to Eastport, with good hints for biking, and checked in with us regularly to make sure all was well. Really wonderful host, I can't say enough good things. The house was very clean, the beds great, the shower worked very well, and we used the washer and dryer, which were an extra bonus. The house is lovely, and Eastport is a very fun place to visit. We didn't cook anything, but the kitchen appeared to be well appointed for a full week visit. We walked back and forth to town for events, and it was easy and pretty to walk along the path he showed us. A great adventure and rest stop for us!
This is a very comfortable home and only a few minutes walk to downtown. Our host went out of his way providing us information on activities and places to see in the area. The people were friendly and made us feel very welcomed. We arrived during the Pirate Festival and had a fantastic time. Don't miss the Roosevelt Cottage and Campobello. We will be returning to the Delesdernier House.
We rented the Delesdernier House and adjoining Sea Glass Apartment for a family wedding. The house is beautifully situated on a large, grassy lot dotted with shady trees and sits on a quiet street. We enjoyed bay views from the well-placed Adirondack chairs and kitchen deck. We took daily walks to the rocky beach a short block away to hunt for cool rocks with the grandkids. A small parking lot provides off-street parking for 4 cars with additional street parking in front of the house.
We choose the Delesdernier House over other options for the superior space it provided for large family gatherings. The multi-couch living room and large dining room table with lots of chairs offered plenty of seating for family meals and large get-togethers. The bedrooms were large and comfortable, providing private space for our four families. The spacious upstairs bath and laundry room (a godsend with 2 babies) is cleverly arranged with the tub/shower located in a separate area behind the toilet/sink area, allowing multi-use privacy. We also appreciated the convenience of the first floor half bath.
We rented the Sea Glass apartment with the house and I would recommend this to multiple families vacationing together or families vacationing with grandparents or teens. The apartment is separated from the house by a connecting hallway and short stairs, providing privacy and a place to escape the noise and bustle of young children. It also gave us another bath/shower and kitchen to use in food storage and meal prep for family events. When both the bride and groom's families got together for a BBQ, the apartment gave our tweens a convenient place to hang out, play games, dance and watch movies.
The kitchen was a delight to work in. It is spacious with plenty of counter and storage space, a full-size fridge, stove/range, microwave and portable dishwasher that hooks up to the sink. We also enjoyed the gas grill on the wood deck located right off the kitchen.
The house and apartment are well maintained, very comfortable and nicely decorated. Extra sheets, pillows and blankets for the comfortable beds are located in every bedroom. The bathrooms are well-stocked with towels and washcloths and even soap, shampoo and conditioner. In fact, everything we needed was provided from extra toilet paper and trash bags to laundry and dish soap to plastic wrap and foil to games and movies! It was like staying in a hotel villa! It is the perfect place for a Downeast Maine vacation.
My wife and I were coming to Eastport to look at a home for sale. Though the rental was listed from Saturday to Saturday the owner was able to accomadate our Thursday arrival and the next Sunday departure. Since it was just two of us, we stayed in the Sea Glass Studio. With its separate entrance, it was just what we needed. The queen size bed was comfortable and the kitchen allowed us to have breakfast and some lunches there. The bathroom was adequate. It had only a stall shower, but that was fine with us. The apartment was very roomy and clean and there was a nice yard with water views. As we were there when Sandy passed through, we didn't make much use of that! Also, we were able to use the land line phone in the apartment for local and long distance calls. This is important in Eastport, because most of the time your cell phone will roam to a Canadian tower. Our only negative was the cable tv did not work. This was really only a problem because of the approaching storm. As an added bonus, on two different occasions we had deer in the yard that were fun to watch. I would recommend Sea Glass for a single person or a couple. The owner was very accomodating and where else do you get a bottle of "Sea Glass" wine with your stay?
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The home was large enough to accommodate numerous teenagers as well as two adults and a 7 year old comfortably. It was clean, comfortable and well maintained. The home had Wi-Fi and an impressive Satellite or Cable TV system *(not sure which) with numerous movie channels. The system also had a VCR and DVD player with a multitude of movies. This kept the teens busy when they would need a break.
The home is located close enough to downtown for an excellent stroll. The yard was large, and came with a basket of lawn toys, which went over well with all the kids. A very slight stroll down to the end of the street connects you with the ocean side and a multitude of sea-side treasures. Our host was extremely gracious and helpful. The dining room of the house was large enough to accommodate our whole crew each night for a family dinner.
We met some amazing people during our stay in Eastport, many owning businesses on Water Street. I would recommend the Pet Store to all pet owners, great people there, and Dastardly Dicks Coffee Shop definitely hit the spot every morning! The bakery had some amazing treats and Jim Levondosky's Art Studio is full of amazing pieces. A local named Russ on Washington Street builds and sells some incredible patio/urban garden boxes that are perfect for gardeners who do not choose (or can't) bend down to the ground for gardening. He even provides a watering system within the boxes complete with piping. They are excellent quality and come in an array of sizes. You can see them for sale in his yard. We stopped in and were greeted very well and learned so much from Russ.
We enjoyed hanging out at the dock and catching mackerel galore (and eating at the food shack on the dock was a must!!!) as well as doing a fair share of clamming. We took a sail boat whale watching tour from Captain Harris and was amazed at the multitude of whales, seals and birds that we witnessed. The lady running the tour was extremely passionate and informative during the tour. Her assistants and the captain were amazing, kind and knowledgeable people also. I would recommend both the Delesdernier House and Eastport to anyone looking for that special place they will dream of returning to the minute they leave! Thank you for our amazing week!
We spent two weeks celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary in my husbands ancestors house! The house is big, clean and fully stocked. The owners are caring, friendly people and listen to suggestions. We did miss no TV reception but upon our suggestion cable is now being installed. Internet can be found at many of the Eastport shops or at the local library.
If we weren't 2000 miles away we would go back every year. Loved the town and it's friendly people.
The Paul Delesdernier's, Milton, FL
Enjoy a Downeast vacation in the charming seaside village of Eastport. Located on the Canadian border, this Bay of Fundy community offers a quaint harbor, restaurants & cafes & seaside eating, shops, live music & theater, movies, art galleries, whale-watching excursions, bay-kayaking, and ferry rides to surrounding islands. Experience the bayside environment, fresh seafood, sunrises and sunsets by the water, and Fundy tides that rise and fall 20 feet twice each day.
Nearby attractions include picturesque lighthouses; lakes for swimming and fishing; Shackford Head State Park & Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge for hiking; food and free Summerkeys concerts in Eastport's sister town, Lubec ME; and nearby New Brunswick, Canada attractions St. Andrews By-the-Sea and Campobello Island (including Roosevelt Campobello International Park).
SUMMER NOTE: If summertime weather where you live gets hot and uncomfortable, Eastport makes a great escape. Located on Moose Island, the last of 3 islands connected by causeway to the mainland 7 miles away, Eastport's climate is moderated by the surrounding bay. July and August high temperatures average in the mid-70's.
AUTUMN NOTE: The seaside fall colors here are lovely.
For more on attractions and activities in and around Eastport, try the following websites:
www.eastportchamber.net, www.eastportartscenter.org, www.tidesinstitute.org, www.eastportgallery.com, www.eastportpiratefestival.com, www.summerkeys.com,
and www.fdr.net (for Roosevelt Campobello International Park).
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
|Cleaning & Setup||$75 + Tax|
Weekly checkin customarily Saturday 5 PM and checkout Saturday 10 AM; or checkin Sunday 5 PM and checkout Sunday 10 AM.
10% discount for rental of 2 or more weeks.
Spring & autumn seasons: 2-night minimum $300; $100 each add'l night; $800 for 7 nights.
(Contact owner about checkin/out changes, combined rental of house & separate studio (sleeps 2) on property, or rental of studio.)
Payment in full prior to stay.