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300 ft.Oceanfront 10 rm-6 BR-2BA -Private Beach-sleeps 12- Private Beach

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Lge 1800's Home,much charm, open floor plan-expansive glass with ocean view

Our Sea Captains House with expansive windows and open floorplan provides panorama views of the ocean- new photos posted. Lg. bedrooms and baths. We are located at the end of the peninsula,12 miles from Machias. The most beautiful 300ft. of oceanfront await you each morning with breathtaking views of the sunrise. Enjoy your own private pebble beach. Watch the lobstermen's boat pulling pots. See seals playing in the surf and maybe an eagle soaring overhead.. Our 6 Bedroom home has hardwood floors , TV, large well equipt kitchen with gas stove, hardwood floor with island. The adjoining dining room is open to the kitchen and seats 14. Bar Harbor and Arcadia are 1 1/2 hrs south. Campabello Canada is 60 miles north. Explore the peninsulas in the Downeast area, visit Lubec and the lighthouse. Walk the Bold Coast Trail in Cutler. Attend a church supper or pancake breakfast. Buy lobsters at Bucksharbor lobster pens nearby.

The baths, one on each floor,are large and updated. One downstairs bedroom with full sleep sofa and TV.

This area of Maine is like going back to the 1950's -

Reconnect with your family and friends. Play games, live simple, enjoy nature.

There are plenty of quite areas in the house or property to be by ones self, to read, watch the sea and ponder life's journey.

The bedrooms are generous and linens are provided and ready for your arrival.

The Machias area provides cultural experiences. Theater productions take place in Machias- Lubec and Eastport.

Art galleries and music programs are available and active during the summer in DownEast Maine.

Fresh water fishing is world class in the Macias Lakes with Grand Lakes Stream only 1.5 hrs away.

The new Maine Rail Trail, located in Machias is open for biking, walking and 4 wheel bikes. This provides hundreds of miles of recreation trails.

Enjoy the Annual Machias Blueberry Festival- Third weekend in August.

Other local festivals are available throughout the Summer- Check out DownEast Maine Festivals.

Fall is beautiful and many Festivals take place in Eastport and surrounding towns.

More Details

Paula Aschettino
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 December, 2017

About Paula Aschettino

We purchased this beautiful home in Maine after seeing the views and loving older new England style homes. Capt. Proctor, the former owner, was a Navy man and merchant marine and owned this home for many years with his wife Daisy. Capt. Proctor was well known in the area and many of his belongings and writings are located in the Gates House on Rt 92 Machiasport. We have 5 acres of land and 300 ft of oceanfront.

I, Paula, grew up in Wayland MA and have always enjoyed oceanfront property with our family owning a home in Eastham MA on Cape Cod Bay. Some of my relatives came from Etna Maine and being a Marston, I feel there is a connection to this area.

In our back yard at the Capt. House is a grave of a 10 yr. old girl, Emma Ida Kinghorn, who passed from this life in the 1800's.

We deeply care for the wonderful people an this peninsula and the past inhabitants.

Michael is from Rochester NY, a sales engineer and now retired. He has a great love of the sea and interest in sailing and building small boats.

I am a former Registered Nurse, Real Estate Broker, and artist. We are happy to share our home with others and know they too appreciate the beauty of nature, non commercialism of this special area and respect to both animal and neighbor.

Paula Aschettino purchased this house in 1985


Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Bangor Maine
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
rogues bluff has par 3 9 hole course- inexpensve
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Rt. 1
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Helens- Bluebird- Riverside
Car: necessary

There are beautiful trails and hikes in Downeast Maine. Many acres have be saved and are natures finest! Wildlife in the Mooshorn National Park is all about! Black bears, deer, moose and bird watching. This is only 10-12 miles north from Machias.

Lobster boats work the waters off the shore and you can buy lobsters from the lobstermen. It is wonderful to go explore the coastline from Beals Island, Jonesboro and Jonesport, Rogues Bluff which has a wonderful state park. No crowds, life as it was years ago! There are grocery stores 12 mi. away in Machias, a general Hospital, the University of Maine Machias has programs in the Summer. There is a great swim club and fitness center in Machias. Area towns hold many cultural activities and music programs all Summer long.

Other Activities: kayaking


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Starboard in Machiasport

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Large bath with builtin drawers- hand held shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Large bath with tub and shower combination.
  • The two bathrooms are very large. The second floor bath has a full tub and handheld shower spray. There are built-in linen drawers. The first floor bath is large with a full tub/ shower. All baths are updated.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , inside double bedroom- hardwood floors
    Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , lovely bedroom with view of back yard- near bathroom
    Queen Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , beautiful Queen Oceanfront Bedroom with huge glass windows
    Flowered Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Ocean view large bedroom- huge glass windows- sitting area
    Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , large bedroom- sitting area. 2nd floor
    First Floor Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , First Floor Bedroom with Full Sleep Sofa- TV- Closet
  • There are 6 bedrooms. 5 bedrooms are on the second floor and one first floor bedroom. Two beautiful rooms have oceanfront views . The bedrooms are large and wallpapered in the original paper. Linens are included and the beds are very comfortable. Sleeping for 12 persons. 1 port-a-crib is available . Many closets.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Stop by the Machias Chamber of Commerce on Route 1 in Machias . Take historical tour of the area. Visit the Gates House in Machiasport- the historical society building/ Captain Proctor, former owner of our home has items there. Visit the Burnham Tavern in Machias and Fort O'Brien along Rt. 92 just past the Grammar school. This is the location of the first American Naval Battle of the Revolution.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Can't wait to go back

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our stay and my family is already planning a return trip with even more family members. The house is a lovely old house with plenty of character and room to spread out. The kitchen is very well equipped. There is a closet of games enough to keep everyone busy.

I have never been quite this far up the coast. The area is very quiet and relaxing but there is so much to do as well. My husband spent several days on Gardner Lake locked in epic battles with the fish (the fish won). We kayaked down from the Gates House in Machiasport to the house twice. It was a fun trip although I wouldn't recommend it to inexperienced kayakers. Just past Buck's Harbor, the water does get more challenging. The coastline is beautiful with rocky ledges and crashing waves. Hopefully next time, we will be able to explore some more of the bay. My son wants to kayak over to inspect the fish farm.

The beach in front of the house was great with some beautiful rock formations with purple and white stripes. My kids enjoyed the beach area especially the area heading over to Starboard Island when the tide is low. We saw seals in front of the house as well as when we were kayaking. We also saw two bald eagles, osprey and my nephew saw three moose when he went to pick up our clams. We hiked the Bold Coast trail and drove to Campobello. Check out the obervation area near FAA station. You can look out over Jasper Beach and beyond.

My family has been vacationing in Brooklin, Maine for many decades. Everyone was a little skeptical about coming further north but now we are a family of converts. The area really is like Maine was 50 years ago (okay 47 years ago when I first came).

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Starboard, Downeast and Acadia

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7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £186.8
Refundable Damage Deposit £261.52
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rental is Saturday to Saturday.
In at 3 PM and out at 10 AM

With signing of contract a deposit of $500 is paid
Balance of rental amount payable 30 days prior to rental.
Security deposit is returned within 10 days after rental if no unusual damage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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