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Stylish cottage with panoramic views of water and working harbor

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Relax, tour docks, buy fresh lobster, hike trails, visit Acadia or Bold Coast

Situated in the heart of a small lobster-fishing village, Bridge View is a stylish, 3 bedroom cottage with panoramic views of Western Bay, Jonesport and Beals Island Bridge. Built in the 1890s, Bridge View was recently renovated and decorated to reflect the nostalgia and aesthetic of midcentury Maine.

While Bridge View is the perfect place to just unwind and watch the lobster boats go by, it's also ideal for experiencing Downeast culture. Each morning, go for a short stroll around the fishing village. Breath in the salty sea air and photograph the sea captains hauling in their catch. Buy fresh lobster or shellfish straight from the pier. If you’re looking for more energetic pursuits, kayak Western Bay's countless coves or hike Great Wass Island, a renowned nature reserve connected to Beals by bridge. You can also take the lobster and shellfish hatcheries tour at the Downeast Institute or sample New England’s #1 rated lobster roll at Bayview take-out just down the street. ("Best Lobster Roll in Maine/Massachusetts" - USA today). Coastal boat tours are also available including puffin, seal, whale and lighthouse tours.

Bridge View and Beals are truly unique. The town of Beals is blissfully free of the tourist hoards that crowd most Maine towns in the summer and is the perfect base for visiting other popular Downeast destinations. Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park are just a little over an hour away. Drive the opposite direction up Route 1 to the historic coastal towns of Eastport, Lubec, and Campobello State Park, FDR’s beautiful summer home. The towns of Machias (host to famous Helen’s restaurant) and Cutler (home of Captain Andy Peterson’s popular Puffin Tour) are both just 30+ minutes away. But wherever you go, you’ll never be far from Maine’s dramatic, rocky coast or boulder-strewn blueberry barrens.

More Details

Owner
owner/property manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 December, 2017

About owner/property manager

Rich and Julie live in Pawtucket, RI. Rich is a graphic designer who teaches at RISD and Julie is an architectural lighting designer. They live in the city but love to retreat to Bridgeview because of the area's intrinsic beauty and the home's proximity to all things Downeast.

owner/property manager purchased this cottage in 2015

Why owner/property manager chose Beals

There are few places left in Maine like the fishing village of Beals. While most of Maine's coastal towns leading up to Bar Harbor have seen gentrification and, to some degree, homogenization, Beals and Jonesport remain authentic examples of how Maine used to be. Lonely Planet, the trusted travel guide, refers to the area as "the real Downeast."

What makes this cottage unique

Besides the beauty of the bay, we love the home's proximity to stunning hiking trails, the availability of fresh seafood straight from the docks, the lazy pace of life in the village, and Beals proximity to the rest of Downeast Maine (Bar Harbor, Eastport, Campobello, etc.)

Location

Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Barpub
13 Miles
The White House
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Barren View Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Bay View Take-out
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Sandy Beach
Car: necessary

The Beals/Jonesport area is rich in natural and cultural activities.

Drive south to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park or head north to hike Maine's Bold Coast or visit the quaint coastal towns of Eastport and Lubec.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Guest bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Guest bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
We love to host and are happy to assist in planning excursions and activities. Check out our Machiasport rental "Cliff-perched home" to read more guest reviews of our hospitality and professionalism.

Reviews

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(8 traveller reviews)

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Stylish cottage with panoramic views of water and working harbor
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

A most Enjoyable Stay in Down East Maine

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this lovely cottage. Quaint, peaceful, picturesque. The cottage is well maintained and is noticeably decorated with an attention detail which has a warm and welcoming feel to it. The owners are thorough and very responsive to any questions or inquiries. I personally spoke with Rich and he is great to work with. You can immediately sense that he is genuinely interested in each and every one of his guests having a great vacation in this quaint fishing village. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage in delightful Beals, Maine

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a terrific week in this wonderfully renovated cottage overlooking Beals harbor. The nicely equipped property is a delight; decorated with style but functional and comfortable. The location in the working lobstering village of Beals is a perfect base for exploring Downeast Maine. It's away from the crowds but well situated for hiking Great Wass, Roque Bluffs, Schoodic and Cutler. It's also an easy drive to Lubec and Campobello. We especially enjoyed our morning walks around the friendly village, visiting Bayview Takeout, buying lobsters at the dock, and taking in the magnificent view from the deck. We are kayakers and spent a memorable day paddling around the lovely Great Wass archipelago. Just gorgeous! The owner, Rich, was great to work with and provided lots of helpful information. All in all a wonderful vacation and highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent site and very well equipped home

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful vacation for us. Beals Island is a working lobstering community. We love to bird and this location was well positioned to see migrating species. In addition the house is newly renovated and a pleasure to live in. Beds really comfortable and fully equipped kitchen. Highly recommended all the way around

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect location to go to Lubic & Bar Harbor & Great Wass while avoiding big crowds! Feels like home

  • 5 of 5

Living in NYC, we are used to seeing all kinds of lifestyles. My husband and kids wanted to enjoy some of nature without compromising too many commodities. Our little New Yorkers are very hard to impress, yet as soon as they walked in the door they went "wooow! This is awesome!!" This says a lot about the home & its owners and the attention & care they've put into their home.

At 1st, my husband wanted a waterfront but we're so close to the water on all sides it really didn't affect us at all, we preferred this home 100x over any other waterfront experience. This home's location in Beals was perfect for us to ride bikes with our kids, 8 & 11 yr old, around town & it was very safe. Honestly, this was not my husband's 1st choice -but it was mine. We had a really bad experience with the beachfront home my husband wanted right across the bridge in Jonesport. Once we "met" Rich, the owner, we were SOOO relieved the other property fell through! This home was the best thing that ever happened to us!!! Rich kept communication during our entire vacation. From the welcome, to when we got "home", to recommending best restaurants, even surprised us with a gift card to one of the best local restaurants at Machias. He was within reach throughout our entire stay even wishing us a safe trip back home.

We honestly didn't feel like we were renting, it felt like we were house sitting for a family friend. The linens and housewares were all high quality, even cuisinart knives! -I wish I had time for more cooking...This home is beautiful & feels homie from the time you set foot in it.

They are definitely not the usual renters, they are lending out their home and you feel it all the way throughout the trip. This was our perfect 15 yr anniversary/nature getaway!!! Will do it again in a heartbeat!!! My kids were not ready to come back home, this was a true accomplishment! Thanks Rich for such an awesome vacation!!!! -From true NYers: we were very impressed!!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Magnifique maison sur Ile bucolique!

  • 5 of 5

Rich prend vraiment soin de ses hôtes. En effet, on arrive préparé grâce à toute la documentation fournie.

Nous avons eu un petit problème domestique et il l'a réglé rapidement.

Il est toujours joignable pour répondre à nos questions.

À faire : marcher dans Great Wass Island et aller à la plage "Sandy" sur la route de Jonesport

Thank you Richard! ;)

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte
5

This house is a designer's delight!

  • 5 of 5

The house is totally remodeled and incorporates the best that the tiny fishing village of Beals Island has to offer and the dedication to mid-century modern design detail. It is wonderful!

I highly recommend it for anybody that wants to get away and relax in a very "Norman Rockwell-esque" setting while being treated to the modern updates and features that mid-century design offers.

Rich is a fantastic communicator and really helped us get our bearings and finalize our daily trip plans. There is alot to see and do and thanks to him we accomplished all we set out to do.

Well done Rich and Julie!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £59.66
Additional Guest Fee £14.91 per person per night

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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