The Austin House

The Austin House
The Austin HouseThe Front PorchDownstairs BedroomUpstairs bedroom with twin bedUpstairs Bedroom with queen bedKitchenLiving Room

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Overview

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 7
Type: Home
Per night: $100
Per week: $630
Pets allowed: No
Internet: No

Description of the Addison vacation home rental

The Austin House is located in a small coastal village on the Pleasant Bay. This is a unique area in Maine where few tourists venture. The beauty of the coast is the main attraction here, although the lakes and mountains just a short drive from the coast are just as enjoyable. Whether hiking or driving, the views provide endless hours of sight seeing. The town has a public boat landing, so if you are a kayaker, sailor, or have your own boat, you can launch it just down the street. There are other activities near by such as shopping at antique stores, trips to islands on lobster boats and puffin viewing (Make reservations with Captain Paul at Pleasant River Boat Tours), whale watching boat rides, public church suppers,festivals,and golf.

Area Information

The Austin House, located in a small coastal village is situated in the center of Down East Maine. This is a quiet place, close to many scenic areas and parks that offer places for all kinds of outdoor activities. The home was an Inn during the latter part of the 19th century owned by the local blacksmith, Moses Austin. The home was completely renovated in 2010, preserving most of the original Greek revival architecture. It is a cozy place to just sit on the front porch and watch the tide come in and out. The location is convenient for sight seeing in either direction as it is only an hour from most major attractions from Bar Harbor to Campobella Island. The property includes a vegetable and flower garden that guests are free to harvest.


History of area: Addison was a ship building town in the latter part of the 19th century. There were two shipyards in Addison at the time and the town's life revolved around the industry. The residents not only built the ships but also sailed them all over the world. Most of the town residents owned shares in the ships and so shared in the profit and losses of the industry. Many of the residents today of Addison are descendants of the ship builders and ship captains. They carry on the tradition of earning their living from the sea today with many ports here full of fishing vessels.

Blueberries: This area is known as the Blueberry capital of the world! The blueberry barrens are beautiful year round, turning blue in July when the berries are ready to harvest, and red in the fall. You will find blueberries everywhere for sale at this time and they are yummy! The Machias Wild Blueberry Festival takes place in August. And if you are here then, don't miss the Black Fly Ball - a dress-up dance party for all!

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May 01 2014 Dec 31 2014 $100 - $630 - 5 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 8%
Deposits: All rentals require a deposit of $200. This deposit is fully refundable if there are no damages to the property or appliances and the property is left in a reasonably clean state. This deposit will be refunded within 30 days of the end date of the rental period.
Payment Options: Personal Check
Other Fees: All rentals require a $75 cleaning fee which is not refundable.

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 1 Twin Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Linens Provided
  • Porch
  • Full Kitchen
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • View (Water)
  • Appliances

  • CD Player
  • Iron
  • Radio
  • VCR
  • Hair Dryer
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
    (onsite)
  • Ocean
    (1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (5 miles)
  • Winery
    (10 miles)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)
  • Golf
    (6 miles)
  • Beach
    (15 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (<1 mile)
  • Hiking
    (3 miles)


Owner Supplied Testimonials

Guestbook

We visited The Austin House in July 2012 and were thrilled by what we found. It is a real gem of a place, beautifully refurbished, retaining lots of the original features of the 1800's which allows one to get a real sense of that period. The house is incredibly well equipped, so it has a home from home feel which we really enjoyed. The locally caught mackerel and lobster we cooked were accompanied with delicious salad vegetables we were able to pick straight from the house's garden.

The area is a treasure trove. You can dip into all that Bar Harbor has to offer, from Whale watching to cycling around the Carriage Trails. At the same time you can access fantastic fishing and incredible walking just short car journeys away. Every day we did something new, from exploring Campobello Island, to tasting the lobster lunch at the local town day at Millbridge, to eating wonderful blueberries in Cherryfield and to seeing beautiful fireworks in Addison. Lynne and her husband went out of there way to make our stay perfect, and as a result we know this will be the first trip of many.

The Baker family

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Lynne Horst

Lynne Horst

904-536-0289

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    My husband and I are retired. We spend our summers in Maine and enjoy hiking and camping....
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