BEACH COTTAGE Perched Directly on the Harbor in a DownEast Lobstering Village
And the mermaid dreamed that one day, she too could live in a little magical cottage on the harbor. If only for a little while. And then her dreams came true.
What are YOU looking for in a vacation rental?
You want more than a hotel.
You want a home. It should be inviting and warm.
It should be comfortable, clean, with just enough amenities and special touches to feel pampered during your stay. You want a place to remember and want to return to long after your vacation is over.
Wicked Awesome Maine Vacation rentals is licensed in the state of Maine, and proud members of the Machias Bay Chamber of Commerce and Maine Tourism Association. We are also members of Avroa - Association of Vacation Rental Operators and Associates.
Welcome home to the FRISKY FISH COTTAGE!
The Frisky Fish is a TWO bedroom waterfront cottage along with a SEASONAL artist studio/playhouse located in beautiful Bucks Harbor, Maine.
While most of our guests have been retired artists and musicians and dreamers, it's a great spot for solo vacationers, couples or very small families (while we have welcomed guests of all ages, none of the property has been childproofed).
We are very close to the Bay of Fundy, in Canada, which has the highest tidal ranges in the world and is one of the seven wonders of the world. These extreme tidal areas are the reasons tourists come to these spots- not only for the phenomenon of the extreme tides but also for the amazing bird watching as well as the sea creatures drawn to the area. It's fascinating to see trucks driving on the ocean floor, just where boats had been a few hours before.
THE GREAT ROOM
-Soaring cathedral ceiling with ceiling fan
-Windows to the water on three sides
-Love seat and two chairs
-Flat screen television with DirectTV
-SMART DVD player
-Small drop leaf table with 4 chairs
-Large breakfast bar with four stools
-Full size refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, gas (propane) stove
-Fully stocked with pots/pans, dishes and glassware
-Coffee maker, coffee grinder, blender, waffle iron, stand mixer
FIRST FLOOR BATHROOM
-Stackable washer/dryer for light loads
FIRST FLOOR BEDROOM
-Queen bed with memory foam mattress
-King bed with a pillow-top mattress
-Small sitting area overlooking water
The "BOATHOUSE" is only available during warm months as there is no heat or bathroom in the tiny cottage. Although the cottage and bunkhouse together APPEAR to sleep more, our total occupancy is always FOUR -- the twin beds in the bunkhouse allow a space away for kids from the tiny main cottage.
++ When we added the bunkhouse, we envisioned it as a spot for the kid-lets, but were (happily) surprised that, from the feedback we've received, that it is even more popular with 'sister-groups', 'cousin-trips' and even couples.++
"THE BOATHOUSE" (GENERALLY JULY/AUG ONLY)
-2 Twin Beds
-Television with DirectTV
-NO bath or heat
All of our property is smoke-free .
The Frisky Fish is approximately 8 miles from the town of Machias with a grocery store, restaurants including the famous, Helens, known for their delicious blueberry pie , The French Cellar - a wine and cheese store, Whole Life Natural Foods & Cafe, etc. The nearest lobster pound is just around the corner and over the hill or visit "Mother Shuckers Lobsters" in Roque Bluffs on your way home from a day at the state park and sandy beach.
Bucks Harbor is the tidal working fishing/lobstering village in the town of Machiasport, Maine. You will hear the chug-chug-chug of the boats in the harbor and the caw of the gulls. Both across the water and sometimes, just across the street, you might hear the bahhh of sheep or the moo of a cow (or some fiddle music from across the water).
The Frisky Fish is also just under a mile to the world famous Jasper Beach with it's melodious and unique music from the waves hitting the rocks. A must not miss experience. For swimming, the best bet is Roque Bluffs State Park which is a short drive away and offers both a sandy ocean beach and also a fresh water lake.
Weekly Rates are discounted - discount should be automatically calculated when you enter your dates: (Subject to change, fees and taxes additional. Weekly rates that span several seasons may differ depending on dates)
Please make sure of your plans. VRBO/Homeaway service fees are non-refundable.
Interesting tidbits about the Frisky Fish Cottage:
The antique cottage that once sat on this site was known as Doctor Larson’s House and was one of the oldest homes in Machiasport. It was the home of the beloved Machias family doctor (a health center in town is named for him) who used it as a summer retreat even though he lived a few miles away. The original house burned down in 2009.
The current owners of the house live in Cape Cod most of the year but love to escape the traffic of Massachusetts in summer. The husband is a professional musician who can be found singing by the beach at a 5-star resort every summer. Coincidentally, he co-wrote a song called Vacationland, back in the 1980’s while living in Hawaii.
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- Guests provide their own meals
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Satellite / Cable
- Lawn / Garden
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- pets not allowed
- Dining Area
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Towels Provided
- Indoor Pool
- Child's Highchair
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Heated Pool
- DVD Player
- Communal Pool
- Coffee Maker
- Kayak / Canoe
- Outdoor Grill
- Iron & Board
- Video Library
- Hair Dryer
- Pantry Items
- Dishes & Utensils
- Living Room
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters