Charming Harborfront Cottage and Bunkhouse/Studio

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From $47 / night

Machiasport, ME
Charming Harborfront Cottage and Bunkhouse/Studio
2 bedrooms
5 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 5
Type: Cottage
Per night: $150
Per week: $600 - $1,100
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Machiasport vacation cottage rental
Welcome to the FRISKY FISH COTTAGE. The Frisky Fish is a small (two bedroom) waterfront cottage with seasonal boathouse/bunkhouse/studio located in beautiful Bucks Harbor, Maine. It offers a unique vacation experience — smack in the middle a real, authentic working fishing harbor, surrounded by fishing activity. We'll be honest - due to it's unique location, it may not be the vacation spot for everyone, but it's the perfect place for those looking for an authentic down east Maine experience and adventure.

Watch the lobster boats come and go and unload their catch, directly from the front yard of our tiny cottage. At night, enjoy the campfire and toast marshmallows - the lights across the harbor will twinkle along with the stars and, if you are lucky, you may be serenaded by the strains of distant fiddle music from across the water.

The Frisky Fish is a unique and whimsical, squeaky-clean, and very comfortable home.

Although the cottage is petite, it doesn't take itself too seriously -- it's fun and has the feel of an open and airy beach house 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 plenty of cooking tools.

The first floor also has a bedroom with a queen sleigh bed with memory foam mattress and first floor full bath across the hall with washer and dryer.

The second floor loft master bedroom has a king bed with pillow-top mattress and half-bath.

During July and August stays, the cottage includes the 'boathouse'. The boathouse has three twin beds and can be used as a bunkhouse, artist studio, work office, or playroom. (There is no heat, nor bathroom in the boathouse). Be creative.

We happily allow many dog guests - our own pup, Phinney, loves his walks along Finn Beach, taking in the sights and sniffs.
We are PET FRIENDLY for well behaved COMPLETELY housebroken, NON MARKING dogs (sorry, no cats due to allergies). If your dog may have an occasional accident or will mark in a new environment (and we understand, even the best, most well behaved dogs sometimes behave differently in an unfamiliar place), PLEASE DON'T ASK. We are NOT tolerant of pet accidents and you will be charged accordingly. Dogs must be up to date on all their shots, be on a monthly flea treatment, be spayed or neutered (no females in season EVER please). We do have a non refundable pet fee of $100.00 per week with a one dog limit.

The Frisky Fish is approximately 7 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.

All of our property is smoke-free (except for the fire-pit, of course).
The Frisky Fish can sleep 5 in the main house -- King bed, Queen bed and pull-out twin sofa. Because we are a small village property, we never allow more than 5 guests total at any one time.
Area Information
We own several vacation rental properties -- each one ocean front, but all very different - a simple, unplugged cottage on the Bay of Fundy in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, an artsy home with a private island in Machiasport, Maine and now the Frisky Fish. We think that The Frisky Fish is perfect for the traveler who wants to 'take part' in the working waterfront. Bucks Harbor is an active fishing community and when you stay at 'The Frisky Fish', you can be part of real, authentic down east Maine.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Maria Lamb

Maria Lamb

Maria Lamb

  • School:

    Spackenkill High School, Emerson College, University for Humanistic Studies, Solana Beach, CA
  • Work:

    Owner: Wicked Awesome Maine Vacation Rentals
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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Oct 30 2016 Jun 03 2017 $150 - $600 $1,400 2 Nights
May 01 2017 Jun 25 2017 - - $600 - 1 Week
Jun 26 2017 Sep 03 2017 - - $1,100 - 1 Week
Sep 04 2017 Oct 29 2017 - - $650 - 1 Week
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 9 a.m.
Lodging tax: 9.0%
Deposits: All rates are subject to change until booked. Changeover days are SUNDAY Rates include a policy for damage insurance in lieu of a security deposit. We will purchase this on our end so you have one less fee to worry about. The bunkhouse is seasonal and has three twin beds. There is no water (bathroom) nor heat in the bunkhouse.
Payment Options: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Pet Fee $100+Tax Cleaning $100+Tax



  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 3 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • View (Ocean)
  • Beachfront
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • View (Water)
  • Deck
  • Linens Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • Waterfront
  • Full Kitchen
  • Oceanfront
  • Appliances

  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Stereo
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Activities

  • Beach
  • Kayaking
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (8 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (8 miles)
  • Ocean
  • Hiking
    (1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (8 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (10 miles)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (2 miles)
  • Pool
    (8 miles)
  • Whale Watching
    (25 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (2 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (8 miles)
  • Winery
    (25 miles)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (2 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Guests Provide Their Own Meals.
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Meghan Kelly

Great times at the Frisky Fish

Meghan Kelly

Boston, MA

Great times at the Frisky Fish

May 26, 2016

The house was lovely, private, and well stocked! Plenty of towels and sheets, beautiful kitchen, comfy beds, but the best part is the views. Saw two eagles right outside during low tide! Next time we take a vacation, we'll be back!

Maria Lamb

Owner's reply:

We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Frisky Fish and look forward to your next trip!

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Maria Lamb

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  • School:

    Spackenkill High School, Emerson College, University for Humanistic Studies, Solana Beach, CA
  • Work:

    Owner: Wicked Awesome Maine Vacation Rentals
  • View full profile

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