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WATERFRONT. PRIVATE COVE. PANORAMIC ISLAND VIEWS. NOT YOUR AVERAGE COTTAGE.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Another Great Rental from Wicked Awesome Maine Vacation Rentals

Welcome to Featherbed Island House

-A beautiful and unique WATERFRONT home on the mainland in coastal Maine with spectacular views and, yes, even your own PRIVATE ISLAND just offshore!

A peaceful retreat that you will want to return to again and again.

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

The property is salt waterfront on an estuary where the river greets the ocean, a prime spot to observe eagles and seals and all that nature has to offer.

-ROLLING LAWN SURROUNDED BY ACRES OF FOREST

-FLOWERS, APPLE TREES, BLUEBERRY AND RASPBERRY BUSHES

-SMALL FRESHWATER POND

-PRIVATE ISLAND - Featherbed Island - just offshore - one acre (more or less), uninhabited but a frequent stop for eagles and seals and other shorebirds.

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 home itself has plenty of room to spread out.

>three bedrooms with clean and crisp linens and fluffy duvets,

>a great-room with floor to ceiling windows,

>full kitchen and dining area.

> library

>den/tv room.

>The back hall off of the kitchen features a walk-in pantry, well stocked with everything needed to make a gourmet meal.

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.

For the discerning traveler, we have a Tesla charging station.

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.

At Featherbed Island House, we try to be gentle on the earth that we share with creatures large and small. Our property is:

-- certified by the state of Maine DEP as a CERTIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL LEADER IN HOSPITALITY

-- certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a BACKYARD WILDLIFE HABITAT - a perfect spot for birders and all nature lovers.

-- located within a Machiasport significant critical habitat for shorebirds.

-- certified by the American Vacation Rental Owners Association (AVROA).

All of our property is smoke-free (except for the fire-pit, of course).

Please note: Instant quotes generated by the Homeaway system are usually, but not always accurate.

Tesla owners -- we have one of the only Tesla charging stations in the Down East Maine area. There is a $40/week surcharge for Tesla charging.

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More Details

Owner
Maria Lamb - Wicked Awesome Maine Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2017

About Maria Lamb - Wicked Awesome Maine Vacation Rentals

I own and operate Wicked Awesome Maine Vacation Rentals.

Besides Featherbed Island House, I currently own waterfront vacation rental cottages in Bucks Harbor, Maine (Budget friendly -

The Frisky Fish) and Phinney Cove, Nova Scotia (unplugged -Saltbrook on the Bay).

I LOVE being a host for vacation rental cottages. I've owned vacation rentals since 2003 and love helping to make someone's vacation special, whether it be suggesting a special restaurant, fulfilling a special request, or just being reachable to answer questions. I try to make all of my rental locations full of special touches and personal treasures.

What makes this house unique

Machiasport is the ideal central location in downeast Maine. We've found that the Bar Harbor and the Acadia area are much too crowded especially in summer and fall, and southern Maine has sadly become suburbia. Machiasport is a idyllic retreat - the REAL Maine - the Maine with character - and it's perfectly located. The central location is perfect for day trips everywhere from the mid-coast to bold-coast without having to deal with the crowds. Featherbed Island House is very private, yet still minutes away from the local wine/cheese/craft beer store, natural food store and cafe, and other restaurants and shops.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Maria,

Sadly we left the house last night so we

could be home by morning. I want to tell you

how much we really enjoyed our stay in your

magical house. We were sad to leave...all of us.

Everyone in our family had such a beautiful, relaxing

time. We will never forget our stay at the Featherbed Island House! Everything was perfect

and we felt like home there! Our dog, Katie,

loved it too...as there was so much more to sniff!

We are back to our reality now... but being there for

this past week re-energized us. We will never forget

the view, the sun, the breeze and all of nature that

was right before our eyes...the bald eagle almost every day, and yesterday was even closer that we

got a better picture of him!

Thank you for opening your house to us! You have

quite a special place there and we hope to visit again soon!
Jul 2015
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Amenities

Machiasport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Rental agreement must be electronically signed before rental is confirmed. We will email it to you after booking.
  • JUNE through OCTOBER our weeks must start on a SUNDAY.
  • ALL PARTIES/EVENTS (additional fees apply) must be approved by owner, adhere to rules in additional contract. Please request event rate sheet.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
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
  • Soft, fluffy towels are provided. We stock the house every spring with liquid soap, a variety of bar soaps, shampoo, and conditioner. The laundry is stocked with ecofriendly laundry detergent and environmentally safe dryer balls.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King bedroom with island views - 1 king , Comfortably sized lofted master bedroom with double closets
    Queen bedroom - 1 queen , A cozy room with a queen bed tucked under the eves.
    Twin bedroom - 1 twin/ single
  • All three bedrooms are furnished with crisp, quality sheets, fluffy duvets and boho print quilts. Choose from a variety of pillows of differing softness - fluffy and memory foam. (There is a pull-out twin loveseat in the library)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Notes:
Besides the great room, there is also a private library/music room and a separate tv room/den. Plenty of room for everyone to have their own space. We have a closet FILLED with games and puzzles and books, a vintage record player with vintage oldies records, and a walk-in pantry full to the brim with cooking equipment. (Because our vintage record player is now an antique, we unfortunately can't make any guarantee that it will always be in working order, as getting parts to repair it if it breaks are almost impossible and can take weeks to special order. But, if and when it ever needs repair, we'll try our darnest to get it repaired because we've been told by past guests that it's been a very popular 'treat' for our visitors). For info about Kayak rental: www.sunrisecanoeandkayak.com

Reviews

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WATERFRONT. PRIVATE COVE. PANORAMIC ISLAND VIEWS. NOT YOUR AVERAGE COTTAGE.
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 48 reviews
5

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

  • 5 of 5

Excellent place to stay and unwind.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Massachusett
5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

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 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Boston, MA
5

Nature Lovers Paradise

  • 5 of 5

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: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northern VA
5

Now I want to move to Maine!

  • 5 of 5

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: August 2017
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5

The worst part was leaving

  • 5 of 5

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: August 2017
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5

Fantastic getaway for some relaxation and rejuvenation!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our week at Featherbed Island House! It is peaceful, secluded, and has everything you need to relax with your family and reconnect. The kitchen is well-stocked with all the cooking supplies necessary to satisfy everyone's cravings, the fire pit is a definite plus, and the views from the great room are breathtaking - and always changing with the rise and fall of the tide. Nearby Jasper Beach and Roque's Bluff State Park were some of our favorite destinations. We rented kayaks for the week from Sunrise Canoe and Kayak, which was a great addition to the trip. The beds were all very comfortable, and all needed linens/towels are provided, along with a washer and dryer. We had a fantastic time!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Map

Jasper Beach
Eastport
Roosevelt Campobello International Park
Roque Bluffs State Park
Bar Harbor
the chocolate museum
Acadia National Park
The Blue Bird Ranch Restaurant
Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Skywalkers
Nearest Ferry
115 Miles
St. John, NB - Digby, Nova Scotia
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Barren View
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Miles
Helens
Car: necessary

Machiasport and downeast Maine is a nature lovers paradise!

We can often arrange services for additional fees such as grocery shopping before arrival, airport pick-up, personal chef, among other things. Just ask.

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

No Pets Allowed $0
cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

**Changeover day is SUNDAY**

Your reservation is confirmed when we receive BOTH 50% deposit & signed rental agreement

The rate INCLUDES a policy for accidental damage insurance. No additional security deposit is necessary in most cases.

We welcome inquiries about the possibility of off-season sabbaticals/retreats

Rates subject to change anytime until booking & deposit


While our cancellation policy is 100% refund with more than 60 days from arrival day notice, the service fee to VRBO/Homeaway is non refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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