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Beachfront Cottage on Rare Downeast Sandy Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

The cottage is cool and the location is awesome! It's situated in the open dune grass only about sixty feet from the beach. It is what we call a two and a half bedroom setup (one queen bedroom facing the ocean, one bunk room, and a third elevated 3/4 bed off the central room that kids enjoy sleeping in - two cots are available too). It has one bath with a shower and a galley kitchen. Amenities include a working stone fireplace made of ocean-weathered rocks from the surrounding islands, washer/dryer, coffee maker, and a TV with DVD player (movie shop in town; hoping to add wifi by summer 2016). You will find a number of new high quality furniture pieces, rugs, and lighting, along with luxury bath and bedroom linens. Friendly, non- aggressive dogs are very welcome and will thoroughly enjoy the beach. The protected beach and bay is ideal for kayaking, SUPs, and kid-friendly wakeboarding and there is an island at one end of the beach that folks can walk to at low tide. There are also many coastal walking/hiking trails in the area (Great Wass Island Preserve and the Bold Coast Trail to name a couple). If you are a power boat or sailing family, there are some really special coves and islands to explore. The cottage is open from June through September. Our family and friends have enjoyed this beach and area for generations and we hope you have a chance to enjoy this special place too.

More Details

Steve Mitchell and family
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 August, 2017

About Steve Mitchell and family

My name is Steve (at right in photo) and my twin brother Jon is on the left (our dad is in the middle). The two of us (and our lovely wives) bought the cottage from our uncle in the Fall of 2014. It's been a special place for our family for four generations and we're hoping to keep that going! My immediate family and I live outside Portland, Maine and my brother and his family live on the north shore of Massachusetts. We're a pretty tight, but busy family and enjoy getting together at the beach for a couple weeks each summer to reconnect, relax, have some adventures, and have fun! It's a really special place and we really enjoyed sharing it with others for the first time last summer. We are ready for others to enjoy it in season #2!

Steve Mitchell and family purchased this cottage in 2014


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Jonesport in Maine

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Any more than two vehicles on the property must be pre-approved by owner
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , recently updated
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , New Queen mattress, premium bedding
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , Newer twin mattress, premium bedding
  • 2 bedrooms (queen, twin), plus sleeping area with elevated 3/4 bed
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services


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(6 traveller reviews)

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Beachfront Cottage on Rare Downeast Sandy Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful property!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place on the ocean. Can't beat the view or the accessibility!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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PERFECT!!!! Twin Ledges Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Perfect Cottage, Right on the white sandy beach.

Perfect View, 60 ft from high tide and great views from every room.

Perfect Food, short ride to town and tons of great seafood available.

Perfect Beach, brought our dogs and they were so funny to watch in the surf.

Perfect Hosts, Mitchell family created a warm, relaxed place to vacation and made sure we were comfortable.

Many thanks for a "PERFECT VACATION'

The Wilcoxs

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and peaceful get away !!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Jonesport. We would like to thank the Mitchell Family for their kindness and hospitality. The cottage was cozy and the beach was just amazing! I highly recommend this cottage for those seeking a relaxing and peaceful vacation. What you see is what you get !! Thanks again Mitchell Family !! Cindy & Ed

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So relaxing and cozy! What views!

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this lovely cottage for anyone needing to recharge and relax. It has amazing views and sits on a sandy beach with access to a small island at low tide. We loved walking up and down the beach, especially at low tide, so we could climb around the boulders on Bar Island. Jonesport and Beals are quiet towns - well away from the tourist shops and restaurants. We enjoyed buying local lobster and cooking it ourselves, or getting a steak at the local grocery store to grill, and staying home to enjoy the cottage's view while we ate. We found great hikes within about an hour and took a trip to Campobello (about an hour.) The cottage itself is terrific! Comfortable beds, nice fireplace, beautiful deck looking at the beach - we took our dogs and, with leashes, they could also enjoy the beach. They also went on all our hikes (be aware Wass Island does not allow pets but most other areas so as long as they are on leashes.) Steve and his family were wonderful and we loved our welcome gift! Very thoughtful. So glad they shared their special spot with us.

The O'Brians

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An A+ Downeast Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We decided to have our first true family vacation here at the Twin Ledges Cottage located in Jonesport, Maine, which is about an hour north of Bar Harbor, and what a vacation it was! We wanted to go someplace in Maine that would offer us the relaxation time we needed as a family with views, a beach feel that was semi-secluded, yet not too far from shopping areas/towns. The cottage met all of our expectations and then some!

The cottage in itself is beautiful. It has a rustic feel, yet offered all of the modern day amenities one enjoys while on vacation (washer/dryer, awesome shower control, blu-ray dvd player just to name a few). Plus, the million dollar views directly from the cottage of the ocean and islands are spectacular! We enjoyed spending many mornings and evenings sitting out on the back porch taking in the views while enjoying some coffee or a glass of wine. The views alone are perfection. It is what one may expect when thinking of Maine's impeccable coastline. It simply doesn't get any better than this!

We also spent most of our time exploring the pristine Sandy River Beach that's just 50 feet away from the house! The beach is filled with all sorts of treasures that one can spend hours upon hours looking for sea glass or sea shells during low tide. Plus, the tide changes are incredible. We truly lucked out with some perfect weather days, which made exploring the beach even greater fun. We flew kites and spent time wading in the water.

Since the cottage is also dog-friendly, we were able to bring along our family pet. She had a blast walking the beach and playing fetch with her "sissy"! She had the time of her life. While in Maine, we went to Machias for breakfast at Helen's Restaurant (excellent blueberry waffles), visited Lubec and Campobello Island's West and East Quoddy Lighthouses, and we also stopped in at Wild Blueberry Land for some mini-golf and the best wild blueberry pie (get the crumb topping) and blueberry desserts. We also ventured over to Beals Island (10 minutes from the cottage) and had Bayview takeout for dinner.

Lastly, the Mitchell family were phenomenal. They greeted us with a nice welcome gift and were extremely helpful and friendly. They treated us like family. The fact that the cottage has been in their family for generations makes this place even more special. We are truly grateful for the Mitchell family for sharing their rare gem with us where we were able to make some memories that will last a lifetime!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rustic Chic

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just enjoyed a week in Jonesport at this property. It was gorgeous! The cottage is impeccably furnished and cared for. Every inch of it is rich with quality and character-a true craftsman home. From the antiques, to the original art, to the comfy bed and bedding, to the epic fireplace, this cottage speaks elegant Maine coast. We enjoyed a fire many nights, gazed at the rising and setting sun, and marveled at the fact that we were less than 50ft from a sandy beach. We combed the beach, walked to a nearby island at low tide, hiked the Bold Coast in Cutler and the Great Wass Preserve, visited Canada's Campobello Island, ate pie at Helen's in Machias, and saw a free film at the local historical society. There is much to enjoy! The Mitchell family was super helpful and friendly, and even provided a sweet welcoming gift. The fact that they are opening this lovely family cottage to renters is a gift.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Jonesport, Maine

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer Peak 2017
26 May 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £38.77
Damage Insurance £45.75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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