4 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom upstairs + half bathroom downstairs, sleeps 6
- english, spanish
About Rodney Boone
We are husband and wife psychologists who live in Los Angeles, and we were fortunate to be able to bring our twin children (who now are adults) to Jonesport for the past 10 years.
Rodney Boone purchased this House in 2006
Why Rodney Boone chose Jonesport
We vacationed regularly in Maine for many years, and fell in love with this Victorian home in 2006. Since then we have lovingly restored the house, and furnished it with Maine antiques. We look forward to spending a month each year in our home in Jonesport, and we welcome sharing our house with guests who are interested in staying in an historic oceanfront Maine residence.
What makes this House unique
The Moosabec reach is tidal, meaning that the water rises and falls 12 feet two times per day; at times the water is 30 feet from the house, but when the tide is out, you can walk in the exposed seabed looking for sea glass and other treasures (we have waterproof boots in the basement). From the kitchen breakfast nook we watch the continual action of sea birds and lobster boats. From the chaise lounge in the master bedroom we love reading as we look out over the water. When we purchased the house we were particularly taken by the well-preserved tin ceiling in the formal dining room, the pocket doors between parlors, the green tile in the back parlor, the original butler's pantry, the wooden staircases and banister, and the Queen Anne architecture. We love sitting in the Adirondack chairs and looking over the Reach at sunset, where we have a view of the water but also the sculpture in the adjacent park next door. We always enjoy going to the lobster co-op just down the street to buy fresh lobster just off the boat. We have excellent beds so sleeping is a pleasure.
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Great out of the way escape
The owner was friendly and accomadating, as was the property manager John. Beautiful vista right outside your windows, sea glass collecting made easy, and cheap, fresh lobster. Perfect. Thank you Rodney and John. And the warm generous people in Jonesport.
We LOVED our stay in this house! What a beautiful home and location. My favorite rooms were the master bedroom and kitchen-great views of the water. So pleasant to read on that chaise in the bedroom. We also loved eating our meals and playing cards at the kitchen table while watching the water. My children enjoyed walking the beach at low tide to collect sea glass and spent an entire day using the kayaks. We did cook a few meals in the kitchen including lobster from the co-op and had everything we needed in the well equipped kitchen. Our favorite outing while we were there was our drive up to see the Quoddy point lighthouse in Lubic. Gorgeous views of the coastline there. Definitely worth the daytrip! As it’s hard to tell from the picture, the house is close to the road and there is quite a bit of early morning traffic from the lobstermen, otherwise quiet and peaceful. Beds were comfy, plenty of hot water for showers and owners and caretakers were quick to respond if needed. As someone who sunburns easily, I would have liked to have one of those swings with an umbrella outside to sit on as it’s very sunny where the Adirondack chairs are with no shade. But we really enjoyed sitting out by the water watching the boats and the kids swimming. We also recommend the food truck next door-yummy breakfast sandwiches and baked goods! We have many happy memories of our vacation. Thank you so very much for sharing your house with us!!
THE REAL DEAL!
We had three couples in our group and we all loved our stay in this home. You cannot beat the view out the back. If you are looking for a lobster community away from tourists, this is your spot. Some of us used the kayaks (provided), some hiked spectacular nearby trails, and some simply enjoyed the peaceful setting. If you want to prepare your own lobster, the house has everything you need. The kitchen and breakfast nook overlook the water. The bath has the period feel with a claw foot tub, but also a modern shower. The beds were very comfortable, and each room was spacious and decorated nicely. To be honest, some might be bothered by the early morning traffic if you open the windows. Even though it's VERY quiet most of the day, lobstermen go to work early and the front of the house is very near the road. There is a grocery store nearby and a couple of places where you can take out food. You will need to travel 20-30 minutes if you are looking for a sit down dining experience. Wild Blueberry Land is less than 10 miles away. It's definitely touristy, but has incredible wild blueberry pie and the staff is so friendly. Take your passports and drive to Roosevelt Campobello International Park. This gorgeous home in Jonesport was the perfect home base for our vacation!
Amazing home, amazing location
The home has been lovingly restored and modern amenities added. The layout is fantastic and Jonesport and Beals Island are very special places. Not often you'll find a landscape so beautiful and at the same time, so little travelled. Both Rodney and the local caretakers were incredibly helpful and communication was great.
Gorgeous property in an unspoiled area of Maine
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful home in Jonesport, Maine. We loved the location and used it as a base to explore north and south. The views from the house are picture perfect.
We enjoyed buying fresh lobster from the local co-op and cooking it in the fully equipped kitchen. We had a wonderful exoierince here !
Excellent!! The property matched the description and the photos perfectly.
Lovely, clean, elegant home, picturesque location, comfy beds and a well stocked pantry and kitchen made for a truly delightful stay. We enjoyed kayaking just beyond the lawn as well as the local hikes and day trips given the proximity to Acadia National Park and adventures in Canada. Caretakers were friendly, helpful and informative. Oh and the local lobster...wow!!
Thank you so much for your comments about your experience at our house. We are so glad that you liked it! We'd love to have you back!
Rodney Boone, owner
Visit Jonesport in un-touristed Downeast Maine where life in a lobstering village hasn't changed much over the years. Across the bridge from us are historic Beals Island and Great Wass Island Preserve with hiking trails and miles of shoreline. It is only a short drive to grocery stores, hardware stores, ATMs, and small local restaurants, and there are numerous places in town to buy lobster fresh off the boats and other seafood (mussels, crab, etc.). More high-end restaurants are a 20-30 minute drive away. Explore the Cherryfield Historic District and Winter Harbor with their amazing range of 18th and 19th century residential architecture. Take a boat tour of remote islands to observe puffins in their native habitat or visit island lighthouses. Jonesport even has a sardine factory museum and Historical Society! Don't miss the Jonesport Lobster Boat Races in July, the Machias Blueberry Festival in August, the Eastport Pirate Festival in September, and the fall foliage in October! Visit the historic W. Quoddy Head Lighthouse in Lubec which is the easternmost point in the U.S. The Roosevelt Campobello International Park (summer home of FDR) and Canada are just an hour and a half away by car (bring your passports).
Other Activities: walking in nature preserve on Great Wass Island and Cutler bay.