The Austin House
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!
|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.|
July 15, 2014
If you want to enjoy your vacation away from the city noise and in the heart of nature, this is the right place to be in. early july it was a great stay . I landed with my friends full excited and everything was as good as it was mentioned.Clean and nice. A perfect country place to stay. Note:- Mosquitoes are a bit pain but with windows closed it's all fine. On a lighter note, Please reduce the size of internet password :)
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