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Waterfront elegant 1906 Victorian with stunning ocean views

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Rodney Boone
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 5, 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.

Amenities

Jonesport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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).
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
We have broadband ethernet and wireless internet. The TV is HD cable.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Waterfront elegant 1906 Victorian with stunning ocean views
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

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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5

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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5

Perfect Vacation Location

  • 5 of 5

This was ideal spot for our week in late September. There didn't seem to be any other tourists in town during our week long stay. The locals were extremely nice and somewhat amused by the California dudes wearing shorts and taking pictures. This area has the charms of small town USA. We walked over to Barney's Cove to buy some lobsters and crabs right off the boat. The kitchen was very well equipped and had everything necessary to cook our new found friends. The house had spectacular views of the bay and we could watch the lobster boats coming and going. If you want to get away from the urban hustle and bustle, this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newburgh, ME USA
5

Fabulous Labor Day Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Our adult family stayed in this beautiful rental for the Labor Day Weekend. Can't say enough nice things about this waterfront home. We were all impressed with the architecture of the building but the best part was the wonderful ocean views.

We are planning to rent again when we can spend more time!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Unwind Off the Tourist Path

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your clean and well maintained home with us. We appreciate the care you've taken to furnish it with beautiful antiques appropriate to the period. And the sweeping views, especially from the master bedroom and kitchen, are outstanding. We found Jonesport to be wonderfully non-comercial with the locals friendly, helpful and welcoming. Walking and biking around the area were some of the things that we enjoyed most. Beach combing at low tide was another treat. Our stay was relaxing and refreshing. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bahamas
5

What a view!

  • 5 of 5

This stunning home took us back in time 100 years ago. We enjoyed our stay which was nearly 3 months long and almost did not leave! The view is incrediable from every window in the house. The tin ceiling in the dinning room is stunning as is all of the original light fixtures and antique furnishings. We highly recommend this gem of a place to stay while in Jonesport as it is in walking distance to everything you could possibly need. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Bangor, ME
Nearest Barpub
21 Miles
Machias
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Winter Harbor
Nearest Train
207 Miles
Portland
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Hwy 1 and State Route 187
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
in Jonesport
Nearest Beach
3 Metres
backyard
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.

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Rates & Availability

Jonesport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 1 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$257
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 9.0%

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.
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