About the property
- House900 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, Sleeps 5
Come relax at our peaceful, warm and cozy beachfront home. We are conveniently located in town, but at the end of quiet private road. We have a beautiful open yard for playing, picnicking or viewing the lobster boats in a working harbor. Walk down a short trail to one of the few sandy beaches in the county. Easy walk to the town library and groceries. Enjoy wonderful views across Moosabec Reach to Beals Island.
The house is a traditional New England cottage and is completely furnished to make you feel right at home. There are two full bedrooms upstairs and a daybed in the living room. We have a lovely sun porch for dining, reading or relaxing as the lobster boats go by. The kitchen is fully equipped for all your cooking needs and fresh lobsters and shellfish are easily (and cheaply) available from the local pier. Enjoy our new gas BBQ grill and two mountain bikes to make it easy to explore the area. We've added a fire pit to gather around on cool evenings and roast a marshmallow or two!
Jonesport is an authentic fishing village and great jumping off point to explore Down East Maine. This is a fabulous area to kayak, bike, hike or to just relax. Golf is nearby too. You will likely see seals and wonderful birds right from the yard. Bar Harbor, Eastport and Ellsworth are easy day trips from here. There are also many wonderful artists and antique shops in the area. Photographers will love exploring the area or simply curl up with a good book and enjoy the ocean.
Come see all that Jonesport and Down East Maine has to offer.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 16, 2018
About owner/property manager
We are both middle and high school science teachers who enjoy teaching in the US and abroad. Lisa is from California and Chris grew up in Maine. Although we have taught abroad for many years, we always find time in our year to come spend a relaxing week or two at our home in Jonesport. We hope you will too.
Why owner/property manager chose Jonesport
Jonesport is a lovely town, fun to explore, with the freshest lobsters and easy bike rides to hiking. This house in located in-town, but on the end of a quiet dead-end road, right on the ocean. The house is cozy and warm and a wonderful place to just get away from it all. We hope you'll love it as much as we do.
What makes this House unique
Jonesport is a hidden gem and a "get away from it all" vacation. Enjoy the ocean and Maine as it was meant to be. Book the week at the end of June or first week in July and watch the quaintest in-town 4th of July parade you've ever seen and watch the lobster boat races from the front lawn. (Check with us to verify the actually 4th of July celebrations as they vary from year to year.)
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Enjoyed the house and its location so much the first time we stayed there, we went back for a second
'Twas a good Maine summer vacation house with a nice view of the water
Wonderful waterfront cottage
We loved our stay at this beautiful, cozy and warm feeling home. Everything was perfect from the start to finish. The house is well-equipped and thoughtfully decorated; it really feels like home. The firepit and outdoor grill made our evenings outside comfortable and fun. Our grandchildren loved the games provided and we loved the front porch with a harbor view. Highly recommend this pretty property in Jonesport!
Wonderful Gem on the Maine Coast
The pictures of this little gem do not do it justice. The home is warm and inviting, tastefully decorated and perfect for us. Chris and Lisa were responsive to all our questions, getting back to us within minuets. The home is filled with old school craftsmanship that is rarely seen in the homes being built now. We thoroughly enjoyed breakfast on the enclosed sun room. Looking out over the water and hearing the waves come to shore was a pleasant and relaxing sound to hear. Everything that we would need was thought of in advance, with our comfort and ease in mind. We used this home as a home base on our travels from Lubec to Portland during the week, traveling over 2300 miles exploring and could not have asked for a more welcome and relaxing home base. They had taken the time to provide us with a 4-inch binder, filled with menus and suggestions of things to do and where to eat. The choices were right on point and we fell in love with the Mexican restaurant they suggested. Bayview Takeout was an awesome place for lunch and we really appreciate the suggestions. I can not say enough about the comfort of the beds as it was the most comfortable I have ever had while away from home. My granddaughter and I hope to be back next year as the leaves turn and plan on staying here again. Thank you, Chris and Lisa, for sharing your home with us.
Amazing vacation in Downeast Maine
My family and I had the opportunity to stay in Chris and Lisa's beachfront home and by far, this was the best vacation we've experienced in our many years of marriage. The house is indeed charming located on a green grassy lawn overlooking the ocean. And what a view of the ocean! Watching the lobster boats come and go from the Adirondack chairs or from the sunroom early in the morning or as the sun was setting was simply bliss. The beach is an easy walk down a cleared path where my children spent hours exploring for shells and sea glass.
The house is very well stocked with everything one would need during a vacation...clean, organized, and comfortable. The kitchen had new pots and pans if you are the cooking type, and although we cooked a few meals, we spent several nights dining at Bay View Takeout, just across the bridge on Beals Island for the best seafood and ice cream one could ask for. There are lots of other dining options in the area and there is a helpful binder in the house highlighting the best of Downeast Maine including hiking, shopping, whale watching and more.
On our last night we cooked lobsters and sat by the firepit as the sun was setting. It could not have been more perfect. Although we did not meet Chris or Lisa, I would like to thank them for their hospitality and great communication both before and during our vacation. We will look forward to another vacation at your house soon!
Wonderful - we would definitely go back!
We had a wonderful vacation at Chris and Lisa's. Jonesport is exactly as they described, a quiet working fishing village. The people are very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed several of the hikes they recommended, particularly Great Wass
Island Preserve. The house is charming, nicely decorated and very comfortable. We bought lobsters from Vicky one afternoon and enjoyed a feast on the lawn (her contact information is in the helpful book they have in the house with area information). They've thought of everything to make the stay like home away from home. We would love to go back again.
Couldn't have imagined a better family vacation!
We immediately fell in love with the small, eclectic, fishing village formally known as Jonesport. But that was just the beginning. We pulled into the yard, and the cedar sided cottage completely stole our hearts, and was the epitome of the rustic seaside village it was in. The amazing views of the beach, that the property is on doesn't hurt either! I loved how old and original the cottage was, yet it was very clean and had all the modern conveniences you would want: flat screen tv, dvd player, cable, and wifi. I love to cook, so the fully stocked kitchen with all the pots and pans you would need, plus a good collection of left behind spices and such was an added bonus. We used the steamer outside to cook lobsters every night, and also had the grill to make steaks. After our boys went to sleep at nihgt, we would sit by the fire and visit with the neighbors who were also vacationing. It was very close to great hiking and beaches as well. My favorite part though, was even though we had planned excursions each day, it was just as eventful to stay home. My oldest boy-who is 4-loved eating the wild rasberries in the dunes leading down to the beach, and then once we got to the actual beach we'd pick endless amounts of sea glass. Many people only dream of doing these things, and we were doing it as pure relaxion activities during our downtime! Chris and Lisa also were very helpful, never hesitating to answer our questions or phone calls if needed. Their suggestions on food and excursions were super helpful as well. Because of them we got the cheapest lobster in town (thanks Vicky), and did a super successful whale watching tour in which we saw two humpback whales, and countless dolphins and seals. Even after driving along the coastline..and literally seeing everything from Bar Harbour area to Lubec, it was very evident that our stay in Jonesport was hands down the best place we could have stayed. I actually felt bad for other vacationers, because we just had it that good!!!! I not only would recommend this place to family and friends, but I cannot wait to return to it again. It is a great home for families, even young families (our boys are 4 and 2). We made so many memories here, I'm eternally thankful for our vacation in Maine and stay in this cottage in Jonesport. I wouldn't change a single detail about our vacation!!!!
Our cottage is only a short distance from great hiking in the forest and along the Maine coast. Explore Jonesport by bike or on foot. Easy drives to Bar Harbor, Eastport, and New Brunswick. Golf is nearby, as is the University of Maine Machias which has a public library and fitness center. Whale watching, kayaking, and puffin tours can be arranged.
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We do not charge an additional cleaning fee, however the housekeeper has minimal time to prepare the cottage for the next guests, therefore we do request that departing guests put all dishes away clean, replace all cottage contents to the original locations, put all dirty linens in the tub and deposit all trash and redemption in the outside bins provided.