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BEACH COTTAGE Perched Directly on the Harbor in a DownEast Lobstering Village

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3 Bedrooms
6 guests
2 Full Bathrooms
Vacation Rental

Property Description

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.

WE OFFER SUBSTANTIAL DISCOUNTS FOR FULL WEEK STAYS. Please scroll to the bottom of the description for our weekly rates.

Welcome home to the FRISKY FISH COTTAGE!

The Frisky Fish is a small (TWO bedroom) waterfront cottage along with a SEASONAL boathouse/bunkhouse/artist studio/playhouse located in beautiful Bucks Harbor, Maine. It offers a unique vacation experience in the middle a working tidal fishing harbor, surrounded by fishing activity.

It IS the perfect place for those looking for an authentic down east Maine experience and adventure. The lobstering and fishing activity is a fascinating pastime - there is always something to watch right from the property.

++ When we added the bunkhouse last year, we envisioned it as a spot for the little-ones, 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.++

IMPORTANT INFO THE BUNKHOUSE IS THE 3RD BEDROOM AND IS ONLY AVAILABLE WARMER MONTHS (usually July and August only). It is a separate building without heat or bathroom. During July and August, the Frisky Fish and Boathouse sleeps SIX total. All other times, the cottage alone sleeps only four.

Watch the lobster boats come and go and unload their catch, directly from the front yard of our tiny cottage.

The Frisky Fish is a unique and whimsical, squeaky-clean, and very comfortable home.


** Great Room - soaring cathedral ceiling and windows on three sides for over-the-water ocean breezes.

** Full kitchen as part of the great room with full size appliances and plenty of cooking tools

** First floor bedroom - small bedroom with queen bed, dresser and closet.

** First floor bathroom - full bath with tub/shower combo and washer and dryer.

** Loft bedroom - king size bed with dresser and reading nook overlooking the cove.

** Small upstairs half-bath.


During warmer months (usually only July/Aug/Sept), the rental includes use of the boathouse should want to use it (however, our total property occupancy can never exceed SIX due to town regulations). There are three twin beds, lots of board games, outdoor games, a television, mini-fridge, and it's just a darn cute place to spend some time. It's been used as a bunkhouse, a music recording retreat, an artist studio, a quilting area. (There is, however, NO plumbing so no bathroom and no heat in the bunkhouse).

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 Live 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.

All of our property is smoke-free .

The Neighborhood

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: (Subject to change. Weekly rates that span several seasons may differ depending on dates)

May and June - $750

July and August - $1200

Sept and October - $750

Nov through April - $700

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House Rules

Check In Time: 16:00
Check Out Time: 09:00
Max occupancy: 6

Sleeping Arrangements

Common Space
Bed types not specified
Bedroom 1
1 Queen Bed
Bedroom 2
1 King Bed
Bedroom 3
3 Twins


Rate Name Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly
Default Rate
4 Nights Minimum
$100 CAD - - -
08/30/17 - 03/31/18
7 Nights Minimum
$100 CAD - - -
08/30/17 - 03/31/18
3 Nights Minimum
$149 CAD - - -
01/15/18 - 01/15/21
4 Nights Minimum
$145 CAD - - -
04/01/18 - 06/23/18
4 Nights Minimum
$175 CAD - - -
04/01/18 - 06/23/18
7 Nights Minimum
$107 CAD - - -
06/24/18 - 09/01/18
4 Nights Minimum
$250 CAD - - -
06/24/18 - 09/01/18
7 Nights Minimum
$171 CAD - - -
09/02/18 - 01/02/19
4 Nights Minimum
$175 CAD - - -
09/02/18 - 01/02/19
7 Nights Minimum
$111 CAD - - -



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Availability Calendar

January 2018

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Availability last updated Jan 15, 2018
Overall Rating

A little slice of Heaven ...

The Frisky Fish Cottage is a beautiful, comfortable, well-appointed, fully outfitted house right at the tip of a piece of land jutting into Bucks Harbor in Machiasport, Maine ... way up there in Downeast, surrounded by water on 3 sides. We loved how fully relaxed we became within moments of landing there. We enjoyed campfires outside at night and l... Read More

August 2017

Perfect quiet cottage

Beautiful , peaceful cottage close to everything you need to see!

August 2017

Wonderful owners and wonderful locals!

My fiancé and I decided to take a surprise vacation for a week, with no prior planning or arrangements. So we drove 28 hours from Atlanta GA to the great state of Maine. On 18 hours notice, Maria supplied us with a beautiful little cottage on the water for the week of thanksgiving!! These southern city folk were blown away by the kindness of Machia... Read More

November 2016

Very nice, unique place to stay.

My wife and I recently retired and have long looked forward to a trip to New England in the fall. This rental was a perfect place to relax and also use as a "home base" to tour the local area. We enjoyed watching the daily activities of the lobster fisherman as well as the large variety of birds in the bay. The cabin was very clean and well equippe... Read More

October 2016

Superior accommodations and location

Everything is perfect about this cottage.

October 2016

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