BEACH COTTAGE Perched Directly on the Harbor in a DownEast Lobstering Village

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms


And the mermaid dreamed that one day, she too could live in a little magical cottage on the harbor. If only for a little while. And then her dreams came true. What are YOU looking for in a vacation rental? You want more than a hotel. You want a home. It should be inviting and warm. It should be comfortable, clean, with just enough amenities and special touches to feel pampered during your stay. You want a place to remember and want to return to long after your vacation is over. WE OFFER SUBSTANTIAL DISCOUNTS FOR FULL WEEK STAYS. Please scroll to the bottom of the description for our weekly rates. OUR SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS CHANGE SEASONALLY - -PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ THE DESCRIPTION CAREFULLY. We sleep 4 year-round but can accommodate up to 6 (total) during the warmer months. Welcome home to the FRISKY FISH COTTAGE! The Frisky Fish is a TWO bedroom waterfront cottage along with a SEASONAL bunkhouse/artist studio/playhouse located in beautiful Bucks Harbor, Maine. THE BEACH COTTAGE: THE GREAT ROOM -Soaring cathedral ceiling with ceiling fan -Windows to the water on three sides -Love seat with pull out twin bed and two chairs -Flat screen television with DirectTV -SMART DVD player -Small drop leaf table with 4 chairs FULL KITCHEN -Large breakfast bar with six stools -Refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, gas (propane) stove -Fully stocked with pots/pans, dishes and glassware for 6 -Coffee maker, coffee grinder, blender, waffle iron, stand mixer FIRST FLOOR BATHROOM -Tub/shower combo -Stackable washer/dryer FIRST FLOOR BEDROOM -Queen bed with memory foam mattress LOFT BEDROOM -King bed with a pillow-top mattress -Small sitting area overlooking water UPSTAIRS BATH half bath THE BUNKHOUSE/STUDIO The bunkhouse is only available during warm months as there is no heat or bathroom in the tiny cottage. When it is available, the cottage and bunkhouse together sleep six. ++ When we added the bunkhouse, we envisioned it as a spot for the kid-lets, but were (happily) surprised that, from the feedback we've received, that it is even more popular with 'sister-groups', 'cousin-trips' and even couples. ++ BUNKHOUSE (GENERALLY JULY/AUG ONLY) -3 Twin Beds -Television with DirectTV -Board games -Outdoor games -Mini fridge -NO bath or heat All of our property is smoke-free. The Frisky Fish is approximately 8 miles from the town of Machias with a grocery store, restaurants including the famous, Helens, known for their delicious blueberry pie, The French Cellar - a wine and cheese store, Whole Live Natural Foods & Cafe, etc. The nearest lobster pound is just around the corner and over the hill or visit "Mother Shuckers Lobsters" in Roque Bluffs on your way home from a day at the state park and sandy beach. The Neighborhood Bucks Harbor is the tidal working fishing/lobstering village in the town of Machiasport, Maine. You will hear the chug-chug-chug of the boats in the harbor and the caw of the gulls. Both across the water and sometimes, just across the street, you might hear the bahhh of sheep or the moo of a cow (or some fiddle music from across the water). The Frisky Fish is also just under a mile to the world famous Jasper Beach with it's melodious and unique music from the waves hitting the rocks. A must not miss experience. For swimming, the best bet is Roque Bluffs State Park which is a short drive away and offers both a sandy ocean beach and also a fresh water lake. Weekly Rates: (Subject to change, fees and taxes additional. Weekly rates that span several seasons may differ depending on dates) May and June - $750 July and August - $1200 Sept and October - $750 Nov through April - $700 Interesting tidbits about the Frisky Fish Cottage: The antique cottage that once sat on this site was known as Doctor Larson’s House and was one of the oldest homes in Machiasport. It was the home of the beloved Machias family doctor (a health center in town is named for him) who used it as a summer retreat even though he lived a few miles away. The original house burned down in 2009. The current owners of the house live in Cape Cod most of the year but love to escape the traffic of Massachusetts in summer. The husband is a professional musician who can be found singing by the beach at a 5-star resort every summer. Coincidentally, he co-wrote a song called Vacationland, back in the 1980’s while living in Hawaii. KW| VRBO Downeast, VRBO Down East, VRBO Maine, VRBO Acadia, VBRO Maine, VBRO Down East, VBRO Acadia, Machiasport, Downeast, Oceanfront, Island, Waterfront, Waterview, Indian Point, Bar Harbor, Acadia, Campobello, Machias, Seaside, Saltwater, Tides, Peaceful, Outdoors, Relaxing, Tranquil, Romantic, Luxury, Privacy, Seclusion, Cottage, Farmhouse, Casual, Elegant, Bold Coast, rental, vacation, holiday, writer, writers, birders, artist, quilters, ecofriendly, earth, green lodging, sustainable, environmental leader, blueberry festival, Summerkeys, Pirate Festival, Margaretta Days


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