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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, ON THE BEACH !


'Tide Watch' is the destination for anyone who wants to experience the true flavor of Maine!

A lovingly restored Ocean Summer Farmhouse . Experience the best that a Maine vacation has to offer. Open the door of a wonderful home which has all the modern amenities, but maintains the cozy feel of a farmhouse from long ago. The hardwood floors and comfortable furniture invite you to curl up with a good book or sit on the spacious deck overlooking the ocean with a million dollar view.

Step into a sun room to have your morning coffee or take away the chill when the sun goes down.

The old fashioned sunlit kitchen has been beautifully renovated, to accommodate even the most accomplished chef, with hand tiled island, complete with a 5 burner gas stove, oven and dishwasher. While dinner simmers, retrieve your perfectly chilled wine and beverages from the wine cooler, to sit and watch the spectacular sunsets from the deck or NEW SCREENED ROOM. Adjacent to the kitchen is a large dining room with seating for six and is complete with a chandelier.

First floor also has a spacious master bedroom with full bathroom and shower, flat screen TV and its own private entrance.

Relax in the living room with a collection of lighthouses and watch a movie on the 52” HD TV with your own “home theater”!

Upstairs has a full bath with tub and shower. Four bedrooms appointed with comfortable beds, wonderful blankets and bed linens. Enjoy watching TV from both the queen bedrooms. Throw open the windows and listen to the crashing surf as it lulls you to sleep at night.

During the day, with the South West exposure, you and your family will enjoy the sun all day, while using the spacious grounds for rousing games of volleyball, badminton, croquet or just a old fashioned game of catch!

Listen to the wave’s crash on your own private beach. Descend the stairs and kayak, throw a Frisbee at low tide, or look for sea glass that has been washed ashore. Look for the seals basking in the sun on Gull Rock a few hundred yards from shore. As the eagles and sea gulls soar above, it is easy to feel as if you have moved to a different place in time……

In any season, on a clear night with over 1000 ft of shore front, and the Milky Way overhead, you will find yourself gazing at the sky, searching for the stars and planets you remembered as a child. Looking at the lighthouse beacon on one of the distant islands, you may find yourself wishing on a falling star.

Visitors here are only 40 minutes away from the West Quoody Head Lighthouse located in Lubec where guests can explore the lighthouse or hike the wonderful ocean trail.

The house is 1 1/2 hours from Bangor, 1½ hours from Bar Harbor, 4 hours from Portland, 5 1/2 hours from Boston, 11 hours from New York City, 45 minutes from Eastport, 40 minutes from Campobello Island, and 1 hour 15 minutes from St. Stephen, New Brunswick Canada.

Activities in the area include hiking trails at the Roque Bluffs State Park, along with its quarter mile oceanfront sandy beach and freshwater wading pond, which is stocked annually with brook trout and brown trout and can be fished for successfully right from shore. Close by are two golf courses in Roque Bluffs and in Jonesboro, guided sea kayaking trips with a company in Machias, Atlantic Puffin tours and spectacular coastal hiking trails out of Cutler harbor, antiquing in local fishing villages, viewing ancient Indian petrogyphs along the shoreline in nearby Machiasport, deep sea fishing tours from Eastport and ocean schooner sightseeing trips on the Sylvia Beal out of Eastport harbor and much more.

We are only 15 minutes from Machias with its shopping, restaurants, University pool and fitness center. There are also many featured hikes nearby including Cutler's Bold Coast and Western Head Trails as well as Great Wass Island's Nature Conservancy trails.

Tide Watch is a place to escape the stress and worries of daily life and imagine when times were simpler.

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Lisa Tingley
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Lisa Tingley

Welcome to our home away from home. You are visiting a 100 year old farm house owned by 'The Watts Family' of Roque Bluffs until we purchased it in Dec 2006. Please relax, reflect, and enjoy your stay. The house has been completely refurbished inside, so please take care of her. Sincerely, Mike, Lisa, and Michael Tingley, Miami, Fla

Lisa Tingley purchased this house in 2006

Why Lisa Tingley chose Roque Bluffs

We visited the the area and fell in Love with the towns beauty and the wonderful people ! The View, its all about THE View AND THE BEACH!

What makes this house unique

Watching the seals frolic on Gull rock , the kids playing pirates and hunters on the boulders and sand flats, and of course just sitting in the Adirondack chairs at the waters edge and sipping whatever!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank-you for opening up this truly beautiful home for others

to enjoy. The View is spectacular, so peaceful and serene.

Your home is so warm and inviting with all the comforts of

home. Walking the Beach was always an adventure for the

children to play on the rocks and swim when the tide was out.

Every-thing was perfect !
Jul 2008
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Roque Bluffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , handicap accescible
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
  • King size bed (1) Master bedroom downstairs and handicapped accessible., Queen size Bed (2) Two bedrooms have queen bed., Twin or Single Bed (2) Two bedrooms have twin bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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average rating of 4.9130435 based on 26 reviews

Four years and counting!!

  • 5 of 5

So far we have enjoyed four years of vacation at Lisa and Mike"s wonderful vacation spot.

Everything was just beautiful and the rest and peace that my family had together is priceless.

My daughters and son-in-laws and 4 grandsons ages 5 to 13 were all very comfortable.

we all enjoyed watching the tides, looking for seashells, eating Lobster from Mother Shuckers and enjoying the fresh vegetables from Mike's garden. The days were in the 70's, the night sky was full of stars. The fire pit was a lot of fun at night making smores. We feel so comfortable in the Tidewatch house and the grounds. WE ALWAYS HATE LEAVING!!! but we will be back next year for two more wonderfull weeks! We thank Mike and Lisa so much for making us feel like family! Joe and Linda Gingras

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing getaway on the Maine coast

  • 5 of 5

This property is perfection. Fully stocked with all the necessary amenities we were able to walk right into the quaint farm house and feel right at home. The house has a cozy well loved and lived in feeling. The property is perfect location; close to the state park and shopping but out of the way. The yard was great for playing games and hanging out and perfect for kite flying. The beach is absolutely lovely. We had a few walks a day to explore. The yard ends in a sheer drop down a cliff to the beach so extra care with small children and pets is necessary. I recommend bringing lots of bug spray. Green flies and horse flies during the day and mosquitoes from dusk until dawn and they are ferocious. Mike and Lisa were staying in the barn on property but were very unobtrusive. Mike came over when we got there and when we left. Otherwise they seemed to avoid interaction.

We would move here tomorrow if it were possible. I highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful location. Beautiful house. Nicely stocked kitchen. Gracious hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time in this special area of the world. Thank you for welcoming us, captain Mike and Lisa!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and as pictured.

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time at Tidwwater. Just like the pictures. The property owner stayed next door which sometimes gives the feeling of being watched closely, but Capt. Mike was just like a friendly neighbor and very helpful. Hope to go back in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Everything that was promised.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The home has everything you could want. We truly enjoyed being able to relax. We were early enough in the season that we had the beach to ourselves and our dog loved it. The only drawback was the amount of steps down to the beach. My 83 year old mom was not able to get down to the beach at the house but we could take her down the road a bit to a flat area. She enjoyed the swing up top.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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You cannot beat this spot! Four adults, four kids, two dogs and we all had the time of our lives.

  • 5 of 5

We had so much fun in the yard and on the water. Kayaking at high tide to the nearby islands or up the Englishman River, and exploring the rocks and flats at low tide. The huge lawn was perfect for frisbee and football or playing fetch with the pups. And what a view beyond!

Comfortable beds and a well equipped kitchen (we made great use of that wine fridge) made for cozy nights on the coast.

Privacy! We spent days on the beach and would see next to no one.

This privacy was respected by Captain Mike, while he was still available whenever we needed him. And he is full of great local suggestions! A big hit of his was steering us towards Mother Shuckers for truly the freshest lobster we have ever had. They were in the waters just outside our door mere hours before they were on our dinner plates.

A great grill on the deck made it easy for us to spend as much time outside as we could. Think grilled pizzas and star gazing.

So many places to explore for day trips makes this a great home base. Roque Bluffs State park, 2 miles away, has great walking trails, a sandy beach and a freshwater lake. (And wild blueberries!!) We hit Bar Harbor and Acadia one day, about an hour and a half away, and both East and West Quoddy lighthouses. West Quoddy is less than an hour from the house.

All in all, none of us would hesitate to return. Thank you for a great family vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for taking the time to leave this review. We really enjoyed your family and guest. It made us so happy to see you enjoying all that Tidewatch and the Beautiful area has to offer. Hope you come back ! I think you get the award for family that had the most FUN !
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Car: necessary

Beachcombing for sea glass, watching the kids play pirates and hunters on the rocks and sand flats , LAUNCH KAYAKS FROM BEACH...




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
CC fee 3% total charged $0
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

8 % Maine Tax, Cleaning Fee $150.00 per weekly rental, and $500.00 refundable damage deposit required . One Half of total due upon booking. THERE IS A 4 % CREDIT CARD FEE THAT WILL BE CHARGED.

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

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