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Ocean Front Cottage with Panoramic Views and Beautiful Sunsets

Matinicus, ME, USA
  • Cottage2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

This newly constructed seaside cottage is located on the very private west side of Matinicus Island. It has spectacular 180 degree ocean front views, beautiful sunsets and access to the shore with a great pebble beach. It was built to replicate a 1940s cottage and has a large front porch with comfortable Adirondack chairs, a hammock swing and lots of room for outside relaxation and ocean viewing. It will easily sleep 10-12 people and has plenty of space to share with extended family and friends. The cottage has a warm and cozy feel with hard wood floors, beamed ceilings and a propane stove fireplace. The main level has an inviting reading nook and a back room that doubles as a bedroom or den as well as a kitchen, dining area, laundry, full bath and deck with outdoor shower. The second floor has a full bath and four comfortable bedrooms including the master which overlooks the ocean to the west.

Matinicus is located 23 miles from Rockland, Maine in Penobscot Bay. The island is a wonderful place to get away from it all, a place for relaxation and exploration, hiking and biking. There are no paved roads and everything is within walking distance since the island is only one mile wide by two miles long. Matinicus is also a natural bird sanctuary with hiking trails through spruce forests that lead to the shore. The beautiful ocean vistas are astounding.

Matinicus has two beautiful public sand beaches that are wonderful for swimming and collecting shells. The island is a working fishing community, not a tourist island, although visitors are always welcome as long as they don't expect to be waited on. You can buy live lobster from the local fishermen and fresh baked bread and sweets from a resident baker. There is a small artisan's shop to visit and the island residents host a local crafts fair once a week during July and August.

Getting to the island is part of the adventure with George Tarkleson of Matinicus Excursions. He runs his boat taxi from Rockland to Matinicus almost every day during the summer.

Flying is also a great option with Penobscot Island Air out of Knox County Airport in Owls Head, Maine.

Both companies have web pages on the internet for more information.

Keywords: Cottage, Oceanside, Family get-away


John and Kim

Member Since 2007
Response rate:
Response time:
within two days
Calendar last updated:
Feb 23, 2018


    • Internet
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
        • Queen size Beds (1) 1 Queen bed each in 2 separate bedrooms, Double Beds (1) 1 Double bed in 1 bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) 3 Single beds in 1 bedroom including bunk bed with full size futon, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 1 full size futon in den, 1 pull out in living room, Bunk Beds (1) 1 bunk bed with full size futon


        • 2 Bathrooms

            Location Type

              • Beachfront
                Pebble Beach/sandy beach at low tide
              • Ocean View
              • Oceanfront
                Spectacular 180 degree ocean front views, beautiful sunsets and access to the shore with a amazing pebble beach
              • Water View
              • Waterfront


                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Living Room
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Free Long Distance
                            Within continental United States only
                          • Gas Fireplace
                          • Internet
                          • Linens Provided
                            Blankets and pillows provided. Sheets and towels by request only - for an additional weekly fee.
                          • Filtered Water
                          • Local Maps
                          • Telephone
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Wireless Internet


                              • Kitchen
                              • Blender
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Freezer
                              • Grill
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Lobster Pot
                              • Microwave
                              • Oven
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Stove
                              • Stove
                              • Toaster


                                  • Dining
                                  • Dining Area
                                  • comfy seating for 10 people


                                      • Books
                                      • Books for Kids
                                      • CD Player
                                      • Games for Kids
                                      • Radio
                                      • Toys


                                          • Beach Chairs
                                          • Binoculars
                                          • Deck / Patio
                                            Front porch and back deck
                                          • Outdoor Grill
                                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                          • Porch / Veranda
                                          • Walkway to Water


                                              • Low Allergen Environment
                                              • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                  • playground

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • cycling
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • sound/bay fishing
                                                          • surf fishing
                                                          • swimming

                                                            8 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Excellent Vacation For Eight !!!

                                                            This is a beautiful cottage with two fabulous hosts. John and Kim are so devoted to making this a vacation you will enjoy and leave with a desire to return. Two of our eight people have stayed in other places on this island and have not been nearly as comfortable as we were here.

                                                            This place is clean, neat and well built with two of the most welcoming and accommodating hosts. 5 stars +

                                                            Beautiful home with amazing views and gorgeous sunsets! Incredible remote island life experience.

                                                            Donna P.

                                                            Matinicus Island is a wonderful place for family vacation. Great bakery open every day. You can walk to all points on the island, no car needed! Coastline is rugged and sandy beaches are beautiful. Spent our days exploring, berry picking, beachcombing. Great for kids of all ages. You will want to come back to Matinicus for meaningful family time every summer!

                                                            Very relaxing family vacation

                                                            Earle D.

                                                            We went with our daughters and their husbands and our 2 - 1 year old grandsons. It was a great way to spend time with them and yet everyone had space/ time for themselves walking the island and beaches. We brought our own kayaks and enjoyed using them daily. The grandsons loved running around the large grassy backyard. We loved the view while watching the them. Thanks to the local lobstermen we enjoyed several lobster dinners.

                                                            House and location are beautiful!

                                                            Note: if Disney World and amusement parks are your idea of a great family vacation this not the spot for you.

                                                            Wonderful Paradise

                                                            DONNA G.

                                                            Our family had the pleasure of renting this beautiful cottage for our summer vacation. The views are magnificent! The cottage is lovely, spacious and just beautiful! The people who live on Matinicus are friendly and absolutely amazing. We had such a wonderful vacation and will be sure to return soon. Thank you Kim and John for the opportunity to experience Matinicus in your beautiful home!

                                                            Beautiful, private island get-a-way!

                                                            Roberta D.

                                                            Marvelously relaxing time spent with friends; could not have had more comfortable setting or hosts. Everything was immaculate and cozy. Great place to hike along the rocks or enjoy the water and sun on the beaches. Spectacular sunsets!

                                                            My Favorite Place on Earth

                                                            the mayorrhode island

                                                            By: Brendan Lawrence

                                                            “Welcome to Matinicus Island.” Those four words are some of the best I have ever heard. They mean the beginning of two weeks of fun and family. I hear them and know that I am about to set foot on my favorite place on Earth.

                                                            We pull into the harbor, and I see all different types of boats. They are many colors, including red, white, black, and blue. I step onto the harbor, and I can feel the rough dirt road under my feet. My family and I climb into the rusty pickup, ready to go to the cabin. In the distance, I can hear the gulls cawing in excitement as a lobsterman dumps extra bait into the cold Matinicus waters. We drive by the church, and I can see the weathered, happy faces of the islanders that are gathered for the Farmers Market. I can smell the flowers that are buzzing with fat yellow bumble bees. After I unpack, I decide to go for a walk with my sister, Meaghan, to the beach. We walk down the road, and the low hum of a four-seater plane comes to us.

                                                            The islanders are all friendly, smiling and waving. Soon, the sweet aroma of sticky buns and doughnuts lure us into the bakery. The baker is standing there, and she says hello. I ask her how she has been, and soon decide to buy a doughnut. My taste buds are delighted when I bite into it. The path we are taking is a beautiful one, surrounded by pines and flowers. It brings us by a cliff, and I can see the waves gently lapping against the rocks below. Finally, Meaghan and I arrive at the beach. Our toes sink into the moist sand. Meaghan wades into the water, and I soon follow her. Her foot steps down on something, and she reaches down and pulls up…a sand dollar! Soon though, we realize that the sky is darkening, and we hurry home for dinner.

                                                            Too soon, it is time to leave. My Uncle John pulls up the boat, and I think about all the good times I had this year. The boat pulls away from the harbor, and I smile and think to myself, “Only 365 days until I am back on my favorite place on Earth.”


                                                            Matinicus, ME, USA

                                                            Beach Combing, Deep Sea Fishing, Bay Fishing, Surf Fishing

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                                                            8 Reviews
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