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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:
June 27, 2017

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 Downeast and Acadia

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • 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
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • 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 ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.9473686 based on 22 reviews

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: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: Jul 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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perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our vacation. The location was great, the house very clean and comfortable and the landlords Mike and Lisa very friendly and helpful. A vacation to remember.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review ! Loved meeting your family, hope to see you back !
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Tide Watch has it all!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a fun filled week at Tide Watch. The house was beautiful with all of the comforts of home..big comfy bed, nice entertainment options and well equipped kitchen. Add in the fantastic view, direct access to the beach, and wonderful deck and large lawn for stargazing, and you've got a great place for hanging out or serving as a base camp for exploring the Down East coast. We brought our motorcycle and kayaks with us and trekked up.and down the coast from Acadia to Quoddy Head..great day trips, all made possible by Tide Watch ' s convenient central location. Quaint towns all around and plenty of restaurant options for good local fare as well as convenient shopping. Will definitely recommend to family and friends, and look forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place to spend one week. Weather was great, sun, a little clouds. A lot of shooting stars at night. By the fire pit. S'mores every night. Had some great lobsters from Mother Shuckers. Mike and Lisa are very friendly and helpful, with anything you need. We had access to the vegetable garden, everything was really good. Thank you for a great week, looking forward to coming back again next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

Tidewatch was our "home away from home" for a week of family fun and incredible sightseeing. From the second we arrived at the house we knew it was going to be a great vacation. The house was very clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated. The kitchen was our favorite spot due to the views of the water from the french doors. It is very well equipped with every cooking utensil you could need. The screened porch allows you to open the french doors and enjoy the breeze and ocean air and keeps the house cool. We enjoyed sitting in the screened porch or on the deck and watching the boats. Walking the beach looking for shells and sea glass was relaxing, yet great fun for the four of us. Rogue Bluffs State Park is very close to the house and a beautiful place to visit. We enjoyed day trips to Bar Harbor and to Lubec and Eastport, but hanging out at the house and walking the beach were our favorite things to do. Comfortable furniture and beds made everyone happy! Mike was a great source of information about the area and recommended Helen's restaurant which we all loved. We can't wait to go back to Rogue Bluffs and Tidewatch!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beachcombing for sea glass, watching the kids play pirates and hunters on the rocks and sand flats , LAUNCH KAYAKS FROM BEACH...


Rates & Availability

Roque Bluffs House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2017 - Oct 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
fee 3 % total charged $0
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 8.0%

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.
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