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"Quite possibly the most perfect rental on VRBO. " --Summer 2017 guest review

Machiasport, ME, USA
  • House1800 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay3 - 7 nights

Welcome to Featherbed Island House, where vacation memories are made.

JULY 2017 REVIEW: "When planning a family vacation, idealistic visions often precede your arrival: stunning silent mornings with a cup of coffee and a picture-perfect view; bald eagles diving for fish in pristine water; easy outings to explore wild woods and rugged coastlines; friendly shop keepers selling unique treasures to take home; lazy afternoons playing in the yard with the family while music streams through the open windows; time to read, to cook, to do a puzzle, to nap; laughing through a game of trivial pursuit after a bonfire of marshmallows and guitar…. At Featherbed Island, all these fantasies and more came true. This was a perfect vacation for our family. Maria’s magical spot of land is extraordinary — it is in a perfect location if you want to venture down the road and find an adventure, yet, the peacefulness and beauty of the property will make leaving for the day difficult! We stayed for 12 nights and wished we had it 12 more. I can still smell that perfect blueberry pie baking in the oven, while the perfume of the forest and sea mingle in the breeze. We HIGHLY recommend booking this magical Maine getaway!" **************************************************** JULY/AUGUST - RENTALS ARE GENERALLY WEEKLY FROM SUNDAY TO SUNDAY -A beautiful and unique WATERFRONT home on the mainland in coastal Maine with spectacular views and, yes, even your own PRIVATE ISLAND just offshore! Welcome to Featherbed Island House. Our home is named after the tiny island just off-shore. At low tide, do your own mud-dash and bring your picnic to the island. The views are amazing. The house was built in 2000 by an artist who used architectural salvage for unique molding and trims. ***************************************************** THE PROPERTY: -Shorefront on Machias Bay looking out over Featherbed Island and the village of Machiasport -Abutting acres of forest -Vast rolling lawn -Unobstructed water views -Blueberry and raspberry bushes, apple trees and gardens -Scenic pond ****************************************************** Rumor has it that the pirate, Captain Black Sam Bellamy buried his treasure somewhere in proximity to this very property! (But please, no digging!). ***************************************************** THE YELLOW HOUSE: GREAT ROOM -Cathedral ceilings and two story windows -Sofa that pulls out to queen bed and mid-century modern Thonet chairs -Water views KITCHEN - -Quartz marble counters -Custom designed local Maine slate sink -Refrigerator with ice maker -5-burner gas (propane) stove -Dishwasher -Microwave -Coffeemaker PANTRY - -Blender -KitchenAid stand mixer -Margaritaville Margarita maker -Shave Ice maker -Popsicle molds -Molcajete -Lobster pot, bibs, crackers -Belgian waffle maker -Citrus Juicer -Pie Plates, Rolling Pins, Baking dishes, aprons, cookbooks DINING ROOM - -Farmhouse table with seating for six-eight -Dishes and glassware for 8 -Margarita glasses, martini glasses, wine glasses THE MUSIC ROOM -French doors to great room -Loveseat that pulls out to twin bed -Books and magazines -Board games -Puzzles -Musical instruments -Legos and other kid game -Stereo with CD player COZY DEN -Sofa and chair seating -Flat screen television, mid-level cable package -DVD library - 100+ DVD’s FIRST FLOOR BATHROOM - -River rock sink -Stall shower -Washer and Dryer SECOND FLOOR MASTER BEDROOM - -King bed with memory foam mattress and topper -SMART flat screen television BEDROOM 2 - -Queen bed BEDROOM 3 - -Twin Bed UPSTAIRS BATHROOM - -Shower/tub combo -Travertine trough sink OTHER AMENITIES - -free wifi (as high-speed as we can possibly get in the area) -hairdryer -iron and board -telescope -outdoor games - bocci, badminton, croquet -scavenger hunts -art easel -quality sheets -fluffy duvets, boho quilts -pillow assortment -thirsty towels -soaps and shower amenities -eco-friendly laundry detergent (when available) -rainy day activities for the itty-bitties - legos, indoor bowling -high-chair -charcoal ‘park-style’ outdoor grill -firepit -adirondack chairs -outdoor picnic table. (*not every amenity can be guaranteed to be available every second; unfortunately, as with everything in life, things break unexpectedly and getting replacements aren't instantaneous). ************************************************ --CERTIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL LEADER IN HOSPITALITY; --National Wildlife Federation certified BACKYARD WILDLIFE HABITAT --Located within a Machiasport significant critical habitat for shorebirds. --Certified by the American Vacation Rental Owners Association (AVROA). Featherbed Island House in downeast Maine is perfect for: --ARTISTS OF ALL TYPES --NATURE LOVERS --ROMANTIC GETAWAYS --WRITERS - it would be a grand space for a writing workshop --BIRDERS - a true bird-watching paradise --FAMILIES WITH YOUNG EXPLORERS --ELOPEMENTS --SABBATICALS *************************************************** *All of our property is smoke-free (except for the fire-pit, of course). *Please note: Instant quotes are usually, but not always accurate. *We have one of the only Tesla car chargers in downeast Maine! (extra fees may apply). *Weekly Rates (Subject to change. Weeks that span two seasons may have a 'hybrid' rate from both seasons). Jan/Feb/March - $750 April and May - $850 June - $1200 July and August - $2000 Sept and Oct - $1450 Nov - mid Dec - $750 Holiday - $1250

Owner

Maria Lamb - Wicked Awesome Maine Vacation Rentals

  • Member Since 2013
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Speaks: english

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Twin bedroom
        1 twin/ single
      • Queen bedroom
        1 queen
      • King bedroom
        1 king
      • music room
        1 twin/ single, One twin sleep sofa

        Bathrooms

        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower, This is the upstairs full bathroom
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower, First floor bath with shower and laundry area

          Location Type

            • Beach View
              Beautiful view of Featherbed Island, craggy rocks and Sanborn marsh on opposite shore. Bald eagles often hang out on the island and seals meander past the house.
            • Beachfront
              The house is waterfront - the lawn ends at a low bluff to the water. There is access down to a tidal, grassy area, if you want to access the water for kayaks or exploring. There is NO sandy beach.
            • Near The Ocean
            • Ocean View
              Views from almost every room to the mouth of the Machias River where it flows into the bay.
            • Oceanfront
              Located at the mouth of the Machias River (estuary) where it meets Machias Bay. It's minutes by (experienced) kayak to open ocean.
            • Rural
              Situated in Machiasport, a small village of about 1000 residents. Featherbed Island House is the last home on a narrow lane. Shopping, restaurants, etc can be found 4 miles away.
            • Village
              A rural location but with charming views of the village of Machiasport from the front yard out across the water.
            • Water View
              Vast views out over Machias Bay
            • Waterfront
              Situated at the bend of the Machias River where the river meets Machias Bay.

              Theme

                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Budget
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions

                  Meals

                    • Guests provide their own meals

                      General

                        • Linens Provided
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                          free wifi
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Fitness Room / Equipment
                          Yoga mats, fitness DVD's
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                          Driveway parking for approx 3 cars
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wood Stove
                          Please check with owner before your stay to check availability of wood stove. It is not always available for use.
                        • Free Wifi

                          Kitchen

                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster

                              Dining

                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people

                                  Entertainment

                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Music Library
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                      Basic stereo w/ turntable AND antique phonograph w/ 78 records. (Because of the limited availability of replacements parts, we cannot absolutely guarantee it will always be available).
                                    • Television
                                    • Toys
                                      Legos for rainy days as well as a few toys more tucked away. Scavenger hunts for little explorers.
                                    • Video Library

                                      Outside

                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          CHARCOAL
                                        • Ski & Snowboard
                                          About a mile from the nearest trail for cross country skiing.

                                          Suitability

                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Communal Pool
                                                  Pool at the University of Maine is 4 miles away and open to the public for a small fee.
                                                • Heated Pool
                                                • Indoor Pool

                                                  Onsite Services

                                                    • Concierge
                                                    • Massage

                                                      Attractions

                                                        • marina
                                                        • churches
                                                        • festivals
                                                        • health/beauty spa
                                                        • library
                                                        • live theater
                                                        • duty free shops
                                                        • museums
                                                        • playground
                                                        • recreation center
                                                        • restaurants
                                                        • winery tours

                                                          Leisure Activities

                                                            • shelling
                                                            • antiquing
                                                            • boating
                                                            • eco tourism
                                                            • horseshoes
                                                            • photography
                                                            • scenic drives
                                                            • bird watching
                                                            • shopping
                                                            • sight seeing
                                                            • sledding
                                                            • walking
                                                            • whale watching
                                                            • wildlife viewing

                                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                                • ATM/bank
                                                                • fitness center
                                                                • groceries
                                                                • hospital
                                                                • laundromat
                                                                • massage therapist
                                                                • medical services

                                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                    • cross country skiing
                                                                    • cycling
                                                                    • fishing
                                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                                    • hiking
                                                                    • kayaking
                                                                    • mountain biking
                                                                    • sailing
                                                                    • snowmobiling
                                                                    • swimming

                                                                      Notes

                                                                        • For info about Kayak rental: www.sunrisecanoeandkayak.com

                                                                          House Rules

                                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                          Check-out: 9:00 AM

                                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                          38 Reviews

                                                                          Wonderful4.9/5

                                                                          Latest reviews

                                                                          Wonderfully cozy Christmas and New Year stay

                                                                          We spent a wonderful eleven days over Christmas and New Year at this beautiful property! The northeast was engulfed in a deep freeze, but the house itself was wonderfully warm. Our children (10, 8 and 6) loved having the property grounds to themselves for sledding, playing in the snow, checking out the ice in the cove, and finding animal tracks. We loved the house, in particular for it's beautifully equipped kitchen and outstanding views. Lots of great books, music and games also supplied. Machias has some great places to visit (Helen's Restaurant, Whole Life Cafe and Food, and the French Cellar), and the area in general had plenty of good day trips despite the winter weather (the stunning Acadia National Park, the Roque Bluff State Park, the West Quoddy Lighthouse and State Park, and Cobscook Bay). Owner Maria was very quick and easy to communicate with. Would love to stay here again if we could - a truly memorable place to celebrate our first ever white Christmas.
                                                                          Submitted:
                                                                          Jan 02, 2018
                                                                          Stayed:
                                                                          Dec 2017

                                                                          Fabulous views from every room. Very comfortable home with all the amenities you could want.

                                                                          Excellent place to stay and unwind.
                                                                          Submitted:
                                                                          Oct 25, 2017
                                                                          Stayed:
                                                                          Oct 2017

                                                                          Fantastic!

                                                                          Featherbed Island is incredibly beautiful! The cottage, the surroundings are spectacular. We had everything we needed ! Stress free days surrounded by nature at its finest!
                                                                          Submitted:
                                                                          Sep 30, 2017
                                                                          Stayed:
                                                                          Sep 2017

                                                                          Nature Lovers Paradise

                                                                          Peaceful and full of natures surprises. Greeted by eagles and great blue herons every morning and had a special visit by a doe and her two fawns walking on the beach right in front of the lawn... just beautiful. If you are looking to get away from it all, while still being connected (wifi) this is the place. Downtown has all the amenities that you need and is just 10 minutes away.
                                                                          Submitted:
                                                                          Sep 13, 2017
                                                                          Stayed:
                                                                          Sep 2017

                                                                          Now I want to move to Maine!

                                                                          Quite possibly the most perfect rental on VRBO. The pantry contained LITERALLY every imaginable appliance. Gorgeous, relaxing surroundings. Definitely for groups who can make their own fun & enjoy each other's company as there's not a ton to do in Machias / Machiasport but once we checked into the house nobody wanted to leave anyway!
                                                                          Submitted:
                                                                          Aug 31, 2017
                                                                          Stayed:
                                                                          Aug 2017

                                                                          The worst part was leaving

                                                                          Lots to do around there for kayaking-Rocky Lake ,Gardner Lake and you can put in at Machiasport Historical Society
                                                                          Submitted:
                                                                          Aug 13, 2017
                                                                          Stayed:
                                                                          Aug 2017

                                                                          Location

                                                                          Machiasport, ME, USA

                                                                          THE DOWNEAST AREA: Machiasport is the idyllic central location as the home base for your bold coast Maine vacation. Featherbed Island House is perfectly placed for day tripping to: -- Bar Harbor (90 minutes), -- Acadia National Park (90 minutes) -- artsy Eastport and Lubec (45 minutes) -- Campobello Island (45 minutes) --Bold Coast Trail in Cutler (30 minutes) -- St. Stephen, NB - Canada,s chocolate town (90 minutes) and all of the coves and fishing villages in between. There is no need to fight the summer crowds in Bar Harbor! Relax in the casual elegance of the Featherbed Island House in down east Maine - far from the crowds but near enough to everything fantastic.

                                                                          $213avg/night
                                                                          38 Reviews

                                                                          Wonderful 4.9/5

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