Affordable Cottage on Water's Edge with Bunkhouse.

Finn Beach Road, Machiasport, ME 04655
Affordable Cottage on Water's Edge with Bunkhouse.
2 bedrooms
5 guests
7 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Sleeps: 5
Type: Cottage
Per week: $600 - $800
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Machiasport vacation cottage rental
Welcome to the FRISKY FISH COTTAGE. The Frisky Fish is a small waterfront cottage located in beautiful Bucks Harbor, Maine. It offers a unique vacation experience - front seat to an authentic working fishing harbor and one of only three homes on Finn Beach.

The Frisky Fish is unique and whimsical, stylish, updated and very comfortable home.

Watch the lobster boats come and go and unload their catch, directly from this charming property (as well as the occasional skiff filled with sheep passengers - the farm across the water rents out sheep and sometimes they travel via boat).

The FRISKY FISH is a new cottage (2010) built on the foundation of one of the earliest homes in town. It was previously owned by the area's beloved Dr. Karl Larson, who was know to make house calls via snowshoes, if necessary. His legacy and his love of boating are ingrained in this fishing community. In fact, the cottage is rare in that it is so close to the water... because it was built on the original foundation, it's proximity to water was grandfathered in.

Although the cottage is little more than a 'tiny house', it feels open with a
great room with a soaring ceiling and giant windows. There is a full kitchen with a full size fridge, stove and dishwasher and all of the cooking tools to whip up creative meals.

The first floor also has a bedroom with a queen bed and first floor full bath with washer and dryer.

Second floor loft master bedroom has a king bed and half-bath.

Beautiful Bucks Harbor is a village in Machiasport, Maine. It is a working fishing village surrounded by boating activity. You can walk just down the road to purchase lobster for dinner and at night, watch the twinkling lights from across the bay. It is approximately 7 miles from the town of Machias with a grocery store, restaurants and bars, wine and cheese store, etc.

It's a great place to bring your pooch. Our own dog, Phinney, loves romping on Finn Beach (he thinks it's named after him), chasing tennis balls in the yard and swimming in the harbor. There are also several miles of country road with very little traffic for long walks.

Bucks Harbor is the 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. Day or season passes can be purchased (ask me for details).

[ There is an adjacent bunkhouse/artist studio to The Frisky Fish Cottage. It has three twin beds, satellite television, but no water(bathroom) or heat. It can be rented along with the main cottage for an additional $200/week.]

Maria Lamb

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Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
May 01 2016 Jun 24 2017 - - $600 - 1 Week
Jun 26 2016 Sep 02 2017 - - $800 - 1 Week
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 9 a.m.
Lodging tax: 9
Deposits: 50% and signed deposit to hold reservation 50% due 30 days before arrival.
Payment Options: American Express, Mastercard, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: $100 cleaning fee $100 per pet, per week pet fee $200 fee (per week) for use of bunkhouse
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