Gael Wind Cottage at Holmes Bay - Downeast ME
|Per week:||$675 - $800|
You will have plenty to do at the cottage including horseshoes, badminton, croquet, wiffle ball, computer games, bocce, cookouts, and lobster bakes - fresh from the BBS Lobster Company pound at Bucks Harbor.
Other local activities include:
Fishing - license required from Town Offices
Restaurants The Thirsty Moose/Blue Bird Ranch/Riverside Inn/Artist's Cafe, Machias, Snare Creek Grill (Rt 187N) and Chandler River Lodge in Jonesport, and the Chowder House in Eastport
Live Theater - Outdoor Band Concerts in Cherryfield late June/July
Snowmobiling - in Beddington, 44 miles of trails on old logging roads
And Many Other Activities Based On Your Interests, Come and discover the pleasures of Machiasport in Down East Maine!
Cutler - Ten-mile hiking trail along the Bold Coast, boat tours to Seal Island to observe the Puffins and thousand-year-old Indian petroglyphs, lovely working harbor.
Eastport - Old Sow Whirlpool, Passamaquoddy Indian Festival in August, Eastport Wind Jammers whale watching and sunset cruises, Salmon Festival in September and the largest 4th of July celebration in Maine - Eastport was the last piece of land returned to the USA by the British following the War of 1812.
Calais - Saint Croix Island Historic Site, State Cinema, International Festival 1st week in August, Downeast Heritage Museum and Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge along the way to Calais on Rt. 1
Lubec - West Quoddy Head Light, access by bridge to Campobello Island (the famous summer home of President FDR in Canada)
|Aug 01 2014||Sep 05 2014||-||-||$800||-||-|
|Sep 05 2014||Nov 14 2014||-||-||$675||-||-|
|Nov 14 2014||May 29 2015||-||-||-||$875||-|
|Jun 01 2015||Jun 30 2015||-||-||$675||-||-|
|Jul 01 2015||Jul 31 2015||-||-||$750||-||-|
|Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 7%|
|Deposits: 50% via check upon reservation Balance 50% due 2 weeks prior to rental date|
|Payment Options: Personal Check|
- 1 Queen Bed
- 4 Twin Beds
- Linens Provided
- Full Kitchen
- High Speed Internet
- Parking Included
- View (Ocean)
- Alarm Clock
- DVD Player
- Refrigerator (Full)
- CD Player
- Charcoal Grill
- TV (Cable/Satellite)
- Coffee Maker
- Grocery Store
- Gym/Fitness Center
- Movie Theater
- Shopping Area
- Whale Watching
There are also a number of beaches and lakes in the area including Roque Bluffs State Park (ocean and fresh water pond, grills, toilets, playground), Starboard and Jasper Beach (multi-colored smooth stone beach made of volcanic rock)as well as Gardiner Lake (4 minute drive from cottage), Hadley, Bog and Seven Mile Lakes. The Starboard Community Center puts on its annual Lobster Roll & Fish Chowder dinner at the end of July which is a popular event.
Further down Route 1 South you can golf at the Barren View Golf Course or drop by the fishing village of Jonesport (Lobster Boat Races in Moosabec Reach on July 4th), visit an old time movie theater in Milbridge, or shop for art and antiques in Cherryfield (Narraguagus Trading Company, Queen Anne's Place) If you continue on to Ellsworth (1 hour) you'll be able to enjoy a day of shopping, dining or touring at Lamoine State Park (55-acre recreation, fishing and picnicking area around Frenchman's Bay).
A half hour from downtown Ellsworth you will find Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park - a must see full day trip on your visit. You will be enchanted by the quaint and bustling town of Bar Harbor and will be in awe of the charm and majesty of Cadillac Mountain, the Carriage Trails, and Park Loop Road. This is God's Creation at its finest and one of the prettiest places in the entire United States.
There is something for everyone in Down East Maine. Some are drawn to the photography, hunting, fishing (the best small mouth Bass in the USA), sightseeing, bird watching (Bar Harbor and Down East run annual tours around Memorial Day), lighthouses, golfing (Barren View Rt 1 South and Great Cove G.C. on the back road to Roque Bluffs), hiking, boating, or the Autumn leaves. Others are interested in acquiring their own home or piece of land in this last undeveloped coastline in the USA.
We had a lovely 2 days here in late October. Had a wonderful meal at The Riverside Inn in Machias. The two of us shared the 3 lobsters we bought this afternoon at the Cutler pound. The home was clean and comfortable. The hiking was fantastic. You need to hike The Bold Coast (Cutler) Trail a couple of miles north of Cutler. Bring food, water and a camera. You will be rewarded. The Destiny Trail just before you get to Cutler was also nice. Thanks for a great stay and all your helpful advice. - Oct 2008 The McHughs, Durham, N.C.
What a lovely time we spent at The Gael Wind. It was the perfect spot to read a philosophical book - dine in utter joy - share some laughs and be mesmerized by the vibrant moon. We had the utter joy to experience a beautiful wedding in Machias. It was one of the best days of our lives. Thank you for allowing us the honor of creating memories for a lifetime in your beautiful and lovely home. - Aug 2009 - Amy & Brad, Los Angeles, CA
A very lovely and comfortable cottage. The landlord has taken excellent care to keep the property in good shape. We've had a wonderful time at the cottage and around Down East areas including the famous Lubec Lighthouse, Moosehorn Wildlife Refuge, Calais Heritage Museum and, of course, the Bold Coast Trails which provide the most spectacular coastal views any hiking trail can do. Thanks very much!
What a cozy cottage! We had a lovely time this week. The porch has been a wonderful spot to take in the gorgeous mornings and the brightest stars we have ever seen at night. Thank you for your hospitality!
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