|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Located in South Addison, a quiet lobster fishing village, the cottage contains a living/dining area, galley kitchen, two bedrooms, a bathroom and a year-round porch leading onto an outside deck with a gas grill. The bathroom/utility room has a shower, sink, and toilet. The downstairs bedroom has a queen size bed. The loft has two twin beds. There is a futon on the year-round porch that makes into a bed.
High tide is a good time to explore with the two kayaks provided. Bring your camera for once in a lifetime shots of the local wildlife.
This is a great spot to watch osprey and eagles looking for fish. When the lobsters are shedding their shells, it attracts seals that can be seen in the harbor. Shore birds abound during the spring and fall migration times. October is a prime time to see migrating ducks. Old squaw, teal, black, mallard and eider are most common. There is a 20-45X Bushnell spotting scope on the porch to enhance the views in the harbor.
John grew up in Massachusetts. I, Mary Rose, was raised in Minnesota. We met and married at Glacier National Park in Montana in 1973. In 1975 we moved to Maine.
Mary Rose Pray purchased this cottage in 1985
We settled in central Maine in 1975. John's dream though was to be a lobster fisherman so we moved to Addison in 1985. The first time we saw this property we fell in love with the view. We call it our million dollar view! Our first summer there we built our little log home on the shore with the help of our three children. The picture above we took returning from an afternoon enjoying a water outing around Eastern Harbor. Always changing, the views outside our dining and porch windows are better than television!
Downeast Maine is a unique getaway that we always look forward coming home to. Now our nine grandchildren enjoy spending time at our cottage on the shore. We hope our guests find pleasure in the quiet and beauty of the area as much as we do.
Thank you Mary Rose. My top priority in selecting a cabin was water views, sounds, smells at a reasonable cost. This cottage provided it all. The setting is beautiful. We had a wonderful time exploring the area from the cottage. Everything, is as described. We were arriving at night fall and the directions were easy to follow. The beach and trail down the road is an added plus. We enjoyed at sunset! Gorgeous!!!!
We were very satisfied with our stay at this cottage. Everything was clean and comfortable. The property is very secluded and surrounded by forest that runs right up to the edge of the water. The view from the front porch looking out over the sound is fantastic. The small villages in the area are full of friendly and helpful people. One of the most relaxing vacations I have had. If you are looking for a place to get away from the traffic and bustle of urban life, this is the place.
The cottage is super cute and very comfortable! it is spacious enough for multiple people to enjoy comfortably, but also quaint enough for just the two of us! The views from the deck are spectacular and the beach down the road is breathtaking and there never seems to be anyone there - it's like having your own private beach. We spent every day there and got to see the sun go down at one of the most beautiful places I've ever witnessed - just the two of us. Everything was wonderful, not many attractions within a close distance, but the wildlife and scenery are worth it! If you are willing to drive a little ways there are bigger towns with wonderful attractions and shops that are perfect for day trips. Local lobsters and blueberries area must have! The entire experience was wonderful and i would highly recommend this secluded getaway!
This is a wonderful cabin directly on the shore. The kitchen is well stocked with cooking pots and utensils. We bought lobsters, clams and fresh haddock all within a few miles of the cabin. We hiked at Wass Island Preserve, on Beals Island, which was amazing. If you like to hike, don't miss it. Just watching the tide roll in and out from the front porch was relaxing. We truly enjoyed our one week stay, and would have requested another week had we not known it was already rented. I would recommend this rental to anyone who likes to be away from all the crowds in southern Maine.
This rustic cabin was well maintained and well equipped. However, one must remember to bring queen sheets and towels!
The ever-changing harbour views can be enjoyed even more by way of the telescope thoughtfully provided. The library at Addison has two Apple computers for public use (open Wed and Sat only!) and good cell phone reception can be had at the near end of the Cape Split Island bridge. I also got some Wi-Fi connection at the 4-Corners supermarket in Columbia.
The nearest post office is at Addison. Fresh lobsters available in So. Addison.
A road map of Maine is a big help when exploring the surroundings! Don't miss the quaint town of Jonesport, and the Bayview Seafood, home of the "Best Lobster Roll in Maine & Massachusetts" with picnic tables overlooking the harbour. The Library in Jonesport also has public computers. Owners Mary Rose and John Pray stocked a goodly number of entertainment videos, and reading material, and are very helpful with any questions. By the way, the kitchen comes with a good supply of basic necessities and spices. Jamie, the local house manager, is also quite helpful.
All in all, after two weeks on the road, a week in this calming place was exactly what we needed!
what a great place to get away and enjoy a true "Downeast" vacation. This cottage is clean and cozy, with all the amenities needed to make yourself at home. The telescope looking out over the bay provided hours of entertainment, such as watching the lobster boats at work and seals and eagles doing their thing.
Opportunities to hike the BoldCoast are close by .,.,., paddling the bays or numerous freshwater lakes are all close by .,.,., seafood markets and restaurants are close by(our favorite was Helens in Machias)..,,., we even found a couple sand beaches on the ocean.
Thank you Mary for opening your cottage to us for a wonderful week!!!
Downeast Sunrise Trail (85 miles of scenic rail trail that runs the entire Downeast area for bicycles or ATVs)
Columbia Falls - Ruggles House Museum & Columbia Falls Pottery Shop
Pleasant River Boat Tours in Addison (tour the islands, haul some lobster traps or see the puffins on Capt. Paul's lobster boat)
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
During the summer season, a 7 day stay is required from a Saturday to a Saturday. Check-in is at 4 p.m. on the Saturday you arrive and check-out is 10 a.m. on the Saturday you leave. Off season shorter stays will be considered. Long term renters are welcome.