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New, Direct Ocean-Front, Cottage In A Secluded Pine Forest

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 14 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Roque Bluffs

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 8 total. 1st Flr Bedrooms sleep 4; Loft 4 more

This new contemporary cottage sits on a secluded, idyllic, direct ocean front site. The 12.7 acre site is on Great Cove off Englishman's Bay - bring your kayaks or canoes! The house itself is at the end of 1600 ft driveway that winds through the woods. The house with its stunning decks and screen porches faces south to the ocean, only 105’ away. The site is densely forested with tall pines. Standing on the bold rocky beach there is no other sign of civilization other than the lobster pot buoys in Great Cove. The current owner designed the house. It includes only the most current technology, highest quality construction. The home and grounds were designed around a philosophy of minimal maintenance while providing a warm, secure, comfortable, serene, environment. The house has two bedrooms and two full baths, one of which has a tub. There is a large loft that can easily sleeps 4 more people - so bring your own cots or sleeping bags. See pictures of the loft.

The home is winterized with oil fired hot air for great comfort regardless of the weather. A propane gas fireplace also provides warmth and a soothing ambiance. There is a full kitchen with refrigerator, dishwasher, stove with oven, microwave, blender, toaster and electric can opener. The house also has lots of ceiling fans, a full size washer and dryer, Dish Network satellite for the TV in the main room. Also, the house has a satellite Internet system which provides Wi-Fi throughout it, and an oversized two car garage with electric openers. A screen porch offers ocean views and has a table and chairs. The huge back deck is a great spot to catch some sun.

The Master Bedroom on the first floor has a queen bed. The second bedroom on the first floor has two twin beds. All bed linens, blankets, towels, etc are there at the cottage.

There is a gas grill at the cottage.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Ray Lecours - Owner
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 October, 2016

Why Ray Lecours - Owner chose Downeast and Acadia

This House was custom built by us in 2004. We chose the location because of its remoteness to civilization. Washington County is special because it has low population density but easy access. The town of Roque Bluffs, where our house is located has only a few hundred inhabitants. Yet, we are only about 15 minutes away from Machias where there is some shopping and restaurants. The house is on a quiet, private, serene 12 acre site with view of Great Cove, only about 105 feet away. Roque Island is about a mile away and to the left of is the bold Atlantic. You can watch the lobster boats tend their pots. The house itself is a warm comfortable modern building with all the modern conveniences except a land line for telephone. (Cell service is limited but there is Wi-Fi).

Guestbook comments from the owner

We rented this house for two months in 2014. So comfortable, clean and spacious with a great view and beach. The house has all of the amenities and a well stocked kitchen. Being close to Roque Bluffs State Park, Jasper Beach and many more beautiful places kept us entertained even while we had our own beautiful place to relax in total quiet and privacy. Lots of hiking in this region and plenty to do outdoors. Machias is close for shopping and eating out but you're only an hour from Bar Harbor and Acadia. We were also close to Calais at the Canadian border, and Campebello Island across the bridge from Lubec. Such a beautiful area! And dark enough for night sky photography. With this wonderful house, this was the perfect place for our photography and painting endeavors and we would go again without hesitation. Jim, the caretaker, was very helpful and personable and gave us lots of ideas of places to see and we now consider him, along with the owners, to be friends.
Aug 2014
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based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

New, Direct Ocean-Front, Cottage In A Secluded Pine Forest
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
suffern new york

Very honest and helpful owners , you can tell the lecours really paid attention to detail.amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Very decent price for so much! For a start the house is in great condition with that fresh new feel. The main part we enjoyed ,is the , literally miles of isolated coastline,starting of course with our own beach. It was an amazing chance to recharge in an untouched part of this state,yet only 20 min to the supermarket! Special shoutout to the pure 'well water ' crisp out of the bedrock. Best regards to mr fortini,was always there to help! All the best m.b. New york

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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A great getaway for reading books

  • 5 of 5

Last year we rented this place for 2 weeks and again this year for a month. The house is roomy and comfortable. Although there is no mechanical air conditioning, none is needed in Roque Bluffs. The house sits directly on the ocean and the breeze across the cool waters of the Atlantic are enough to keep it all comfortable. Not far from the house is FDR's summer getaway at Campobello Island. Downeast Maine benefits from Nature's AC, and is the part of Maine where the wealthy retreated during the summer months, to escape summer temperatures in the big cities.

When the urge to explore hits you, there's lots of sightseeing to do, hikes to take, salt & fresh-water swimming and sampling of freshly caught sea food. It's all nearby — this is the REAL, unspoiled Maine! This is a great getaway and wonderful spot for reading books you have been saving for such an occasion.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seclusion on the Maine coast

  • 5 of 5

It more than exceeded our expectations. If you like solitude, this is for you!! The only sounds heard were the occasional lobster boat pulling in traps, or an eagle flying over. The deck is fantastic and it is a great place for a good read.Caretaker and owner were very responsive and the cottage was up to date and well maintained.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Peaceful Retreat perfect for getting off the grid!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I traveled here to spend our honeymoon 3 months after the wedding - our goal - to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and relax in a nature setting. This vacation rental was everything that we were looking for and more. We really enjoyed the house and location. We were able to drive throughout the area sightseeing yet come back to a quiet, pretty, and inviting home. Beats a hotel by a million. Every convenience needed is in the house and you only need to bring clothes and groceries once your arrive. We cooked meals every day and had fun doing it. You can walk down to the rocky beach, play in the water or collect sea shells, sit on the deck and watch the lobster boats, or relax in front of the fire on a cold night. Perfect place to read a good book and dabble in a few hobbies. I recommend it for anyone who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle. You can drive an hour to get that if you need it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Get away from it all!

  • 5 of 5

True privacy awaits you here. The only sounds we heard were a lobster

boat in the morning and the call of a loon in the evening. The house is

fresh and maintained to a high standard. The kitchen is a little larger

than appears on the photos and the bathrooms are very nice. The heating

fans for cool mornings work great. The fireplace is also a great touch

to remove an early morning chill or to enjoy a romantic dinner. The

decks are huge. The back deck is by the cove and gets sun most of the

day. If you need more, the sun sets on the front of the house which has

a covered deck. The screened in dining area is lovely although we were

fortunate, there were very little biting insects. The grocery store is

an easy fifteen minute drive (Rite-Aid, McDonald's, Family Dollar and a

beer store). During our stay in July 2015 there was an organic grocery

store and a wine and cheese shop (imported and domestic) in town. Jim

the caretaker will give you as much or as little attention as you need.

Thoughtful chap. The smell of the sea and the forest are a great

combination. We saw one bald eagle, a deer and a hare. If you enjoy

solitude and can be away from your phone you will enjoy this location.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Peaceful, wonderful ocean views, terrific stars in the nighttime canopy and very restful.

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful, wonderful ocean views, terrific stars in the nighttime canopy and very restful: all apt descriptors of this treasured location.

For anyone who is mobility impaired, the house is ideal—easily accessed via 2 steps from outside, with everything close-at-hand and easily navigated. There is no ramp, but once inside, there is plenty of space for wheelchair navigation. The house is a spacious open concept plan with numerous doors and windows that allow access to the outdoors from every point. Porches all around allow for great views, catching some rays and an evening cocktail.

The Master bedroom & bath, main bath and guest bedroom on the first floor provide great space for 2 couples or a family of 4. There is a spacious open loft on the second floor, accessed by a central staircase that can be used as overflow sleeping space on cots or air mattresses for the young-at-heart. As an open loft, it is subject to any noise or activities that are happening on the 1st floor living area. For lobster lovers, a local lobsterman and his wife sell their fresh, live catch directly to the public—Mother Shuckers—and have the tastiest catch, ever—just 3 miles down the road!

Previously mentioned, Roque Bluffs State Park offers both salt and fresh water swimming, enjoyed by our granddaughter; and Campobello Island Canada, are not to be missed (a driver’s license—not a Passport—is only necessary to go there and return). This is the part of Maine that most people never see: 20’ tides, reversing falls, harbors filled with working lobster boats sitting on a mud bottom at low tide, Eagles and naturally wild landscapes like the Great Wass Island Preserve. This is also where those succulent, wild Maine Blueberries grow. If you’re lucky, you can get some when you visit!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
1.25 Miles
Great Cove Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Bluebird Ranch Restaurant
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Roque Bluffs State Park and Beach
Car: necessary

Eastport Maine is about 45 min East and is a beautiful coastal town with lots of shopping and restaurants.

Mount Desert Island is a little over an hour West and features the Acadia National Park and the fantastic tourist destination town of Bar Harbor with shopping, restaurants, whale watching and many other activities.

Great Cove Golf Course is only about a mile away from the house. This is a lovely 9 hole course.

The Town of Ellsworth is about an hour west and has shopping , theaters, and all types of activities and attractions.

The Town of Machias, about 15 minutes away, has grocery stores, restaurants, churches.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Roque Bluffs, Downeast and Acadia

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
28 May 2016 - 12 Nov 2016
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £411
Property Damage Protection £81
Cleaning Fee £119

The house is available to rent for long term rentals longer than a month. For rentals 5 months or longer, the rate would be $1400. per month. However, then the renter will be responsible for utilities. Contact the house owner for more information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Roque Bluffs in Maine

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This bathroom is with the master bedroom
    Main Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Also has large laundry closet with full size washer & dryer
  • Both bathrooms have ceramic tile floors and vents. Also, they each have supplimental electric heaters in the ceilings which make for a very comfortable bath experience on cool evenings or mornings.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Has two very spacious closets and a full bath en suite.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Has a spacious closet and is next to the main bath.
  • The master bedroom has a clock-radio and a queen sized electric blanket with dual controls. There is also a bureau. There are two large closets with room for lots of storage.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
A local caretaker lives only a few miles away and is available to help with all manor of issues. He will also handle garbage pickup and recycling. We have some deck furniture in the garage. It consists of 2 plastic Adirondack chairs, several regular plastic chairs and some small plastic end tables and a 30 x 30 card table. There are several outdoor lounge chairs. There is 1 outdoor type of recliner in the living room that is light and easily moved out the slider onto the deck. All of the plastic furniture can be left out during wet weather. But if it is windy we are concerned about the furniture blowing into the sliders, so please bring all the furniture indoors. Please bring all furniture indoors at the end of your rental period. Wi-Fi: Our Satellite based internet is NOT suitable for gaming or streaming music or video. This is because of delay issues.

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