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Oceanfront, Hidden Treasure in Starboard Cove, Machiasport

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8-10)

Seacliff is a charming three-bedroom, one level, shabby-chic summer cottage. It is privately situated in the quiet village of Starboard Cove on Maine’s pristine Downeast coastline. The large porch just feet from the water awaits your early (or late) morning coffee, and another deck with steps leading down to the rock covered beach allows direct access to the water’s edge. Seacliff’s front yard is the Atlantic Ocean and dramatic open ocean and coastal island views await you. If the fog comes in, sit back with a good book and enjoy the warmth and crackle of the expansive coastal rock fireplace. Although you can’t see it, you’ll also hear the plaintive sound of Libby Lighthouse . . . life is good.

Just a few steps from the main cottage is Downeast, a cozy and charming one room guest cottage, fully equipped with a kitchenette, queen size bed and a three-quarter bath. Downeast can be rented along with Seacliff for an additional fee if you have lots of family/guests.

Part of the allure of Machias is its obstinate resistance to giving up its local charm. Although you’ll find a large well-equipped grocery store, you won’t find a Wal-Mart. And while you’ll find a McDonald’s and a Dunkin Donuts, you won’t find a Chucky Cheese. There is a Rite-Aid, bank, several gas stations, and some great local family restaurants that you won’t want to miss!

From Seacliff, you can follow a winding dirt road that starts right after Seacliff and leads to idyllic views and a natural gravel bar that leads to Starboard Island. Although Starboard Island is privately owned, the walk on the bar is well worth the time. Also, located just a mile from Seacliff is one of the most unusual beaches anywhere, Jasper Beach. The multicolored pebbles of Jasper Beach paint an exquisite and rare coastline.

In addition, there are many day trip options in the area including: West Quoddy Head in Lubec Maine (45 minute drive from Seacliff) which is home to West Quoddy Head Light -- the only candy-striped lighthouse in the U.S.A., Campabello Island, Canada and East Quoddy Head (less than an hour from Seacliff) where you can take the International Bridge to Campabello Island, Canada and visit Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s summer “cottage.” And then there’s the world famous Acadia National Park and Mt Desert Island (two hours from Seacliff).

In order to make this a pleasant rental for all smoking is not allowed inside the cottage.

*The Owner Cancellation Policy is as described in the Rental Agreement. This Rental Agreement refund/cancellation policy supersedes any cancellation/refund policy you may have read on VRBO/HomeAway sites regarding our cottage.

Keywords: Cottage, Ocean view, Private, Beach, water front, fishing, boating

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Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Machiasport in Washington County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • The VRBO stated cancellation policy is incorrect. I offer a different cancellation/refund policy than the VRBO cancellation/refund policy states.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Loft - 2 Single Bed
    Downeast Guest Cottage - 1 Large Double Bed , Additional cost for Guest cottage
  • Seacliff has three bedrooms--each with a queen size bed. There is also a small sleeping loft with two twin size mattresses. For an additional cost, a separate Guest Cottage, Downeast, is also available--it also has a queen size bed and bath. The Guest cottage cannot be rented separately. It can only be rented by those who are also renting Seacliff for overflow puposes.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Oceanfront, Hidden Treasure in Starboard Cove, Machiasport
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Out of this world! Just lovely.

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful, peaceful vacation at Seacliff. The location is incredible and private. We had wonderful walks and enjoyed a beautiful view of the ocean. Owners go above and beyond to make your stay enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint family cottage with absolutely everything you need for a delightful vacation with your family

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was lovely with stunning views and location. It had everything you would need for the perfect family getaway! The welcome “pie” made by Mary was such a lovely (and yummy) surprise. Machias is a great spot to see the area without having the congestion seen in more touristy areas. We had a wonderful time and the accommodations were perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous view! Extremely thoughtful extra touches added to comfort and overall experience.

  • 5 of 5

Our company has a Leadership Team retreat here every Fall. The entire team was so impressed with how warm and welcoming the house is. The extra touches that Bill and Mary added made our time here that much more enjoyable. The homemade blueberry pie is delicious! Adding mints on our pillows were also a sweet treat to find. There was also a guest book in the home that had several suggestions for activities to do in the area. If you are looking for a quiet retreat to be able to enjoy family time, or in our case, time to connect with co-workers, this is the place for you.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing, tranquil, spectacular, mesmerizing oceanfront paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This little slice of paradise is the perfect place to unwind, relax, reflect, and recharge as you sync with the rhythm of the tides... wait, I shouldn't have written that because now we might not get our week!

Enjoy if you're lucky enough to find open dates.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little Slice of Heaven !

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful we loved it came with family foe a week and another week with my wife, Quiet, peaceful and fantastic views would recommend this cottage to everyone. Bill and Mary are great hosts greeting you with her home made blue berry pie to die for. Will definitely rent again !

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beyond words

  • 5 of 5

We hesitate to enumerate the many attributes of Seacliff because we will nudge ourselves out of a slot for coming seasons.

Life at Seacliff is absolute perfection to the extent it's possible here on earth. To quote the 79-years-old clam digger, "If God had made a prettier place he would have kept it for himself."

That about sums it up: Simple, breathtakingly gorgeous, relaxing, life as it was meant to be lived.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Machiasport, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May through October
1 May 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £77.25
Refundable Damage Deposit £154.5

The Owner Cancellation Policy is as described in the Rental Agreement. This Rental Agreement refund/cancellation policy supersedes any cancellation/refund policy you may have read on VRBO/HomeAway sites regarding our cottage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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