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Rental Condo -- Tide Watcher

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, sleeps 5

Eastport is an island community with a rich tradition and a bright future. There is so much to say about our wonderful vacation haven, we'll just share this feedback from former guests with you:


'The Tide Watcher suite at The Commons has been a wonderful haven. The cares and worries of life seem to go out with the tide and to melt into the moonlight on the water. Tension drips from the tips of my fingers and I feel lighter. Watching the boats come and go from the harbor, reading Sarah Graves, and napping all feel so luxurious; slowing the pace to organic rhythms. Your thoughtfulness in preparing this place for your visitors has made me feel cared for in every way.' Mary, November '11


'It's almost like both time and Nature have stood still waiting to be noticed and embraced!' Chris and Ben, April '12

'The combination of the beauty and comfort of Tidewatcher Suite, and the magic of Eastport will make an unforgettable impression on you!' a Maryland family, August '11


Barbara and Dave on their honeymoon, August 2012:

We want you to know what a wonderful time we had in Eastport, especially at The Commons. Dave and I could not wish for a more perfect beginning for our marriage! The rooms were divine; you ladies have thought of everything and done the apartment with panache, to say nothing of our view! Dave saw a whale just out from the deck the morning we left. And thank you too for the whale watching adventure – we have lots of pictures to add to our collection. Everyone we met in Eastport was so friendly and helpful. We intentionally stopped in [another coastal town] on our way to Portland Airport – and we are so glad we chose to spend all week in Eastport with the peaceful, small community flavor. Thank you for all the memories. You have done so much for the beautiful town of Eastport – we tell all our friends about you! We’ll be back!


Judy and Wayne, September 2011:

Have to tell you – we really enjoyed our stay in Tide Watcher. Your well equipped kitchen was greatly appreciated and really put to good use. We certainly had our fill of lobsters and steamers.

I am so glad to have had the opportunity to get to know you all better. You make a great team! I was also glad that we were able to stay for “Paint Eastport Day.” I was really enjoying the challenge of painting outside – then the rain came! Never would have completed those three lil’ paintings without your help. Thank you for allowing me to take over your back deck – and – providing a table too. You saved the day!

We are still salivating over the smoked-salmon-on-a-stick! Have never had anything like them before. Delicious!! So thoughtful of you to remember the “starving artist” and her “instructor” on the back porch.

We look forward to returning to Eastport again next year. Thanks again for everything.


Shirley and Gerry, March 2011:

We returned to The Commons to experience Eastport in yet another season. What better place to experience the transition from winter to spring than from this unique enclave above the sea, with its ever-changing views and spectacular panoramas! The comfort and convenience of The Commons (nothing has been forgotten!) allowed us to spend more time doing the things we enjoy here in Eastport. This idyllic place is not to be missed in any or every season! Thanks again to the Women of The Commons for another wonderful stay! Please continue to offer this idyllic retreat to those lucky enough to discover it!

More Details

Property Manager
Nancy Asante
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Nancy Asante

Three partners own and manage The Commons. We have a gallery of local art and artisan work on the first floor, and two fully-furnished rental condos on the second floor. We opened our doors on May 1, 2004 and are open year-round.

Nancy Asante purchased this condo in 2003

Why Nancy Asante chose Eastport

We purchased the building in order to keep it in caring, local hands, then did a complete renovation.

What makes this condo unique

You have the benefits of being in a walkable, historic downtown, together with breathtaking views to the north, east and south from your second-floor deck. The building is historic, but your rental condo contains all the amenities necessary for a relaxing, comfortable vacation.

Guestbook comments from the manager

A haven!! A wonderful place, visually and spiritually!!
Jun 2015
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Eastport Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Tide Watcher has two bedrooms, each with a duvet-covered queen bed, plus a twin bed in one of the bedrooms. There is a full bath with tub and shower, plus an ensuite bathroom with stall shower in the master bedroom. Lush and comfy linens and towels are provided.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck Furniture
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
We welcome families, but do not suggest families with small toddlers. The second-floor deck area is not suitable for small children. We have furnished these suites thoughtfully, with everything you will need for a relaxed and carefree vacation


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Rental Condo -- Tide Watcher
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Birmingham, Alabama

Better Than We Dreamed!

  • 5 of 5

We are a seniors couple from Alabama who are nearing the end of a month's stay at Tide Watcher. We picked this location never having been to Maine! The condo is much more spacious than we expected and is comfortable and well-appointed in every way. We have not lacked for anything. The location in the middle of Eastport has been perfect with a 180 degree view of the bay. The sunrise over Campobello Island is spectacular! The town is walkable with sidewalks everywhere, and even the supermarket is nearby. The 5 restaurants provide every level of cuisine all hours desired. Our hosts, "the Women of the Commons", made us aware of the many cultural activities during our stay, and were available if we needed anything. Even the residents, including those who referred to themselves as "From Away", have made us feel right at home. We will look forward to returning soon.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, Page. It's been a pleasure to have you here, and to know that you've gotten to know our community so well.
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Jarrettsville, Maryland

Perfect, in every way!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I absolutely LOVED the Tide Watcher condo! We have rented many places through VRBO, and this is one of our very favorite properties! The location could not be more perfect. From one end of the condo, you are looking out at the historic Main Street with nice shops and restaurants. From the other end, you have a gorgeous view of the Bay, lobster boats, and all of the activity that goes along with an active, fishing town. It is fascinating to watch. The whale watching trip leaves practically at your doorstep. It can't be anymore convenient than that! Eastport is easily walkable, and we enjoyed good seafood in three of the local restaurants. The condo itself is immaculate, comfortable, well-equipped, and very roomy with 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. Downstairs is a lovely shop run by the friendly, helpful women who own the condo. We highly recommend the Tide Watcher, and hope to go back someday!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words, Phyllis. We are delighted that you so enjoyed your stay in the Tide Watcher condo, and we hope you can make another trip to Eastport, maybe in the warmer weather next time!
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Columbia, SC, USA

Absolutely Outstaniding!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic sunrise/sunset views, walk to great dining, neat shops, quiet......simply outstanding. Almost hate to tell others of this gem for fear we will not be able to get another booking. The folks who rent this place are great, ever so helpful. This is the real Maine, with whales, great seafood, little shops and galleries, but not the tourist type tacky places in the overly commercial areas of Maine. I have traveled the world and this property is truly outstanding..........

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2009
  • Stayed: August 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
125 Miles
Bangor International Airport via Route 9
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Landmark 1887 (seasonal) or The Happy Crab
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
to Deer Island, New Brunswick (seasonal)
Nearest Golf
27 Miles
Calais, Maine
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
US Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
several within walking distance
Car: recommended

Eastport is the easternmost city in the United States, located on Moose Island on the edge of the pristine Passamaquoddy Bay. We enjoy the dramatic tides, the starry nights, the first views of sunrise and moonrise, and a strong connection with nature and community. You can dine in a variety of restaurants, take a guided kayak trip around the Bay, go hiking in a local state park, or simply enjoy the solid comfort of our elegantly-furnished upscale-casual rental condos.

The breathtaking views of nearby Deer Island and Campobello, New Brunswick, and their islet neighbors, will inspire even non-painters.

Seasonal car ferries (late June to early September) make it easy to visit all of the Quoddy Loop. Eastport offers as much, or as little, activity as you wish. You can hike, go beach combing or whale watching, or stroll to the local lobster pound for an award-winning, made-to-order lobster roll. We are home to poets, painters, writers, sculptors, actors, musicians, quilters, dreamers and lovers of nature. Many of our residents fell in love with our magical town after discovering it on vacation -- so beware, you might never want to leave ...

From Eastport, Canada is accessible by car (across the bridge from Lubec to Campobello Island or by road through Calais to St. Stephen, NB) or by car ferry across the Bay to Deer Island NB during the summer. Bring your passport for a Two-Nation Vacation, tour the Roosevelt Cottage on Campobello, visit the Ganong chocolate store in St. Stephen, see the salmon aquaculture pens on both sides of the border, or take a day trip to explore the Quoddy Loop area. You'll find the people helpful and friendly, the views breathtaking, the seafood fresh and delicious, and the weather a pleasant change from the summer heat to the south and west.

We invite you to make a reservation, and let us share the beauties and amenities of Eastport with you.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 9.0%

We are happy to arrange a special rental rate for sabbaticals or retreats of a month or more, in the off-season (mid-October to the end of April). Please contact us at 207-853-4123 or by email at for more information.

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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