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Waterfront elegant 1906 Victorian with stunning ocean views

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom upstairs + half bathroom downstairs, sleeps 6

Stay in this heirloom 1906 Queen Anne Victorian oceanfront home on the Moosebec Reach at the edge of historic Jonesport, a working lobstering village in quaint Downeast Maine.

Wake up each morning to the rising sun and the sound of lobster boats. Walk out the door and have your morning coffee at your own private beach. Stroll down to a nearby lobster co-op to pick inexpensive fresh lobster for your dinner to go with the local blueberries (Washington County produces 80% of the nation's blueberries!) to bake into pies and pancakes or just to eat by the handfuls.

In the evenings, watch the sun set over the water of the Moosebec Reach and savor the reflections on the water of Beals and Great Wass Islands. This historic waterfront Victorian house, which has been restored and equipped with antiques as well as with modern appliances, is perfect for guests wanting to stay in an architectural gem by the ocean.

Jonesport is close to Machias, home to the Blueberry Festival in August, as well as the Historic Burnham Tavern (1770) and the University of Maine with its fitness center open to the public. There are numerous opportunities for antiquing in the surrounding areas.

More Details

Rodney Boone
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 9, 2017

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 Downeast and Acadia

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.


Jonesport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Original clawfoot tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Luxuriate in an old claw-foot tub or take a shower (with a built-in place to sit).
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , luxury king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , luxury queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , luxury singles
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd bed is a high quality trundle bed
  • Master bedroom has stunning view over the water of the Moosebec Reach. Victorian furniture throughout the house.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
We have broadband ethernet and wireless internet. The TV is HD cable.


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Waterfront elegant 1906 Victorian with stunning ocean views
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Westlake, OH

An excellent remote getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house is gorgeous and sitting in an ideal place to watch the tides and boats come and go. Well appointed with everything needed to cook, sleep, relax, and decompress from the normal speed of life. Everything about the house was as described. The owner and caretaker were consistently willing to answer questions and help. Easy access to fresh lobster from the co-op, walking distance from the house, was a luxury that cannot be repeated anywhere else. People in the area are friendly and easy going. Within a 30-45 minute drive there are a lot of great places to explore and hike.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay! The house is special and is in a special place. The caretakers said that you were wonderful to have as guests. We'd welcome a return visit! Rodney Boone Owner
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Amazing spot. Living history. Great lobster.

  • 5 of 5

Super recommendable. Fantastic house with loads of history and that very gentle modernization that makes life easy living. Great location close to lobsters and the great Wass Reserve. Driving distance to Bar Harbor, Acadia and out east Quoddy Head.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Mikkel. We are so glad that you liked the house and the Downeast experience! We'd love to have you back! Rodney Boone Owner
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  • 5 of 5

We recently had the opportunity to stay at this incredible property over 4th of July weekend. We stayed with two other couples and were visiting family in town. Let me start by saying, this house and the location did not disappoint! From the minute we pulled into the driveway, we were taken back from the breathtaking view of Mooseabeck Reach and the bridge to Beals Island. The house was full of charm and warmth. Very clean!!! Nice large kitchen with a breakfast table overlooking the water. The kitchen was stocked with everything we could need for cooking and meals, just a short trip to the local grocery store to get food and drinks was needed! The master bedroom was bright and welcoming. I loved the white bedding with the white walls and chaise lounge in front of the large waterfront windows. We woke up each morning with a smile and refreshed. One of our favorite parts of the house was the fun wallpaper in every closet. We all had some fun walking room to room, opening doors and seeing what each held behind it. The patterns were so fun and different!

The property outside was perfect. We didn't take advantage of the kayaks in the basement but we did set up chairs along the rock wall to the ocean and enjoyed drinks, laughs and food throughout the day. We loved watching the tides come in and out and searching for sea glass and other treasures when the tides were low. There is a small park adjacent to the house which was also nice to walk around. The yard was big enough to run around flying kites and toss a football. We definitely plan on returning to Jonesport and will hopefully be staying and making many more memories in this incredible home. We highly recommend it!! THANK YOU TO OUR HOSTS!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments. We love the house and we want guests to love it too! We would welcome you back. Thanks again!
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Bridgeport, TX

Great view love the Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

I love watching the tide come in and out the house was clean the kitchen was well equipped . The dining room ceiling was amazing lobsters was great . I would love to know more history of the house but love all the pictures you posted . Beds were comfortable and rooms were well decorated . The town was great and the people are nice and friendly . There was no traffic like bar harbor or other tourist areas . We would love to come back and stay again .

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing home!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this amazing Victorian home while our company was working at Beal’s Island for over two months. Everyone absolutely loved the home and beautiful views. The rooms are all nicely furnished and extremely comfortable. The owners are wonderful to work with and we highly recommend this home! Eileen

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Eileen! It was a great pleasure hosting you all!
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Jackson, Mi

Picture Perfect View!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were lucky enough to spend 5 days in this beautiful water front home. The pictures do not do it justice! This home has maintained its original beauty while being updated to be functional today. Every room has amazing views, with several of them being beautiful water front views. The beds are very comfortable, and I very much enjoyed soaking in the claw foot tub in the evenings. The kitchen was large and had very nice appliances, which I took advantage of every night! My kids loved when the tide was low, searching for shells and sea glass. We took a day and went to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, which was wonderful as well. I highly recommend this house, as it's a perfect place to relax and truly vacation!!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Bangor, ME
Nearest Barpub
21 Miles
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Winter Harbor
Nearest Train
207 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Hwy 1 and State Route 187
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
in Jonesport
Nearest Beach
3 Metres
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

Check-in time is 4:00 pm.
Check-out time is 10:00 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.