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WATERFRONT on a Private Cove. Island Views. Just About Perfect. ⚓⚓⚓⚓⚓

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill

Overview

About the property

DOWNEAST WATERFRONT MAINE VACATION RENTAL- MACHIASPORT FEATHERBED ISLAND HOUSE

SUMMER OF 2018 RESERVATIONS - ARRIVALS MUST BE ON SUNDAYS.

Welcome to Featherbed Island House

-A beautiful and unique waterfront home on the mainland in coastal Maine with spectacular views and 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

-GRASSY TIDAL AREA FOR WATER ACCESS

-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.

Changeover day is **Sunday***.

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 during stays between November and April.

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More Details

Owner
Maria
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Maria

I own and operate Wicked Awesome Maine Vacation Rentals.

Besides Featherbed Island House, I currently own waterfront vacation rental cottages in Bucks Harbor, Maine (The Frisky Fish) and Phinney Cove, Nova Scotia (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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not 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.
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 ...
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
  • COZY WATER VIEW QUEEN BEDROOM - 1 queen , A cozy room with a queen bed tucked under the eves.
    TWIN BEDROOM - 1 twin/ single , New mattress with gel memory foam topper (2017).
    MASTER WITH KING BED - 1 king , New bed and mattress (2017). Loft bedroom
  • 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 ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • 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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

WATERFRONT on a Private Cove. Island Views. Just About Perfect. ⚓⚓⚓⚓⚓
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 41 reviews
South Portland, Maine
5

Designer Home in an Impossible Setting

  • 5 of 5

Wow. Just Wow. As you drive down the dirt driveway, you have no idea of the beauty that is just beyond the tree line. The road ends at at the point of land -- completely open views to the bay. Looking right down the bay, you can see the village, looking straight ahead, you see Featherbed Island. The lawn is dotted with apple and maple trees (probably quite a sight during foliage season).

The house itself is decorated straight out of a design magazine. No cookie-cutter furnishings here. (So much nicer than my own house - I hate to leave tomorrow). Besides the living area, there is a music room (my favorite room) and a tv room.

There are brand new higher-end kitchen appliances and I am even able to hunker down and do some holiday baking with a professional quality stand mixer and everything else I need to bake -- the pantry is fully stocked with anything anyone could need - cookie sheets, muffin tins, pie plates, etc. The first snowfall is outside and I'm watching the tide come in through the window listening to 78's on the vintage phonograph. I can't imagine a better last-minute get away.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Featherbed House

  • 4 of 5

It was a pleasure to spend the week here even in November into December although it is easy to picture days spent outside in warmer weather. The house was cozy and it was very peaceful watching the tide come and go and birds darting everywhere. What a great location! The kitchen was well appointed with newer appliances and most anything you need. I would definitely return here.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hartford, CT
4

Beautiful property in a secluded location

  • 4 of 5

Spent a week at end of September at this home. Truly gorgeous views, lovely home and grounds. Steep down to water and very muddy, but we did manage to launch our kayaks from the house once. Kitchen well stocked, but we didn't realize we had access to a pantry off the kitchen until a few days into our stay as we thought the door was locked! Found the lobster pot there and enjoyed a couple of nice dinners at the house. Loved the fire pit looking out on the water on the chilly fall nights. Not a lot of options for dinner out, but we knew the location was remote. A nice day trip to Lubec and another overnight to Bar Harbor. Lovely stay! Very responsive owner - loved the farmers market - I placed an order before arriving, thanks to Maria. She also helped us find a terrific source for fresh lobster instead of the local grocery store. Very nice stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review and we hope you'll come visit again -- since you're visit, I've brought out the trusty 'label-maker' and labeled some of the doors and closets so guests know where they can find things things from lobster pots/crackers/bibs and shave ice makers to bocci ball games. Since your visit, the area has had an influx of several new restaurants - the 'Schnitzel-mobile' with German cuisine, Ve'edge, with vegan food with a southwestern flair and Swamp Yankee BBQ, so if you make it this way again, they'll be some new culinary offerings.
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Massachusetts
5

Perfect house in a unique scenic location

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have had a more relaxing vacation in this very comfortable, well decorated home. From the library to the TV room to the fully equipped kitchen and pantry, there was really something for every member of our family. The owners have thought of everything imaginable in stocking the house with everything needed to enjoy your stay. We loved the private location and the views are spectacular, including the daily sightings of the bald eagle and blue heron. Sitting outside at night around the fire pit was lots of fun as well as setting up our telescope for viewing of the night sky in this perfect location. We are also very thankful that this is a pet friendly home and are grateful we were able to bring along the four-legged member of our family, our dog Bella. She loved going for walks and exploring the property. By the end of the week, we found ourselves discussing what time of year we would like to come back the following year, so yes, it looks like we are hooked on this treasure of a vacation spot and it's not a question of whether we will be back, but when!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely Gettaway in Machiasport

  • 5 of 5

This home was an absolute pleasure for me and my family of five (plus small dog) to stay in. The home is clean, charming, and provides plenty of towels and linens. We loved having such a beautiful view of the water each day and often enjoyed our breakfast and coffee on the porch. We loved the ability to disconnect here, but there is a great WiFi connection if needed. Detailed guidance on places to visit and how to check out are also provided. The location is perfectly situated for traveling north into Canada or south of Machiasport to visit Maine's coast. There is also a grocery store, a number of small shops, and several restaurants within a short drive. Maria is one of the most attentive and responsive rental hosts we have had. If you are looking to visit Maine, this property should absolutely be at the top of your list!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Perfect Week

  • 5 of 5

Our week at the Yellow House was wonderful, start to finish. What a delight, after a two day drive, to arrive at a perfectly appointed house overlooking a serene estuary and picturesque island. We wanted for nothing the entire stay and had plenty of room for our entire family. While we did a bit of traveling in the area, our favorite times were at the house, enjoying the silence, watching the tides, trekking to the island, cooking in the well-stocked kitchen, stargazing, listening to the radio and playing games together. What a great place to disconnect from the world and reconnect with your family!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

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Rates & Availability

Machiasport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
April/May
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
June
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
July/August
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
$325
$2,150
 
 
Sept/October
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
November/December
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
$800
 
 
Jan/Feb/March
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$175
$750
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$375
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100 + Tax
No Pets Allowed $0
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.
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