Beach House Nestled in the Harbor

  1. Vacation Home RentalVacation Home Rental
  2. United StatesUnited States
  3. MaineMaine
  4. MachiasportMachiasport
Excellent based on 8 Reviews
Listed since Nov 2017 | City ID: Maine State Lodging Tax
Vacation Home
6 Guests
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
BEACH HOUSE nestled next to the Harbor. Surrounded by salt air and ocean breezes
The Frisky Fish

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.

Welcome home to the FRISKY FISH COTTAGE!

The Frisky Fish is a newly built - 2010 - (TWO bedroom) waterfront cottage along with a SEASONAL 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.

***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.

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

THE GREAT ROOM has soaring cathedral ceiling, a ceiling fan and windows with screens on three sides for over-the-water ocean breezes. There is a love-seat (pull-out twin bed) and two chairs, flat screen television and SMART dvd player (and movie selection). There is also a small drop-leaf table and chairs that can accommodate seating for 4.

FULL KITCHEN has plenty of counter space and full size appliances (fridge, microwave, gas stove and dishwasher) and plenty of cooking tools, dishes, wine and margarita glasses, etc. There is a ‘breakfast bar’ with six stools.

FIRST FLOOR BATHROOM is a full bath with tub/shower combo and washer and dryer. The hot water is from an on-demand heater - although it may take a few minutes to heat, it is an unlimited supply of hot water.

FIRST FLOOR BEDROOM - This is a small bedroom with queen sleigh bed with a memory foam mattress, dresser and closet.

LOFT BEDROOM houses a king size bed with dresser and reading nook overlooking the cove with two chairs.

UPSTAIRS BATH - is a small half-bath.

++ 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.++
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 antique twin beds, two ‘crystal’ chandeliers, 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.

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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Maria has shared 6 local guides on Houfy
Eat and Drink in Maine
Restaurants and Groceries that we recommend!
Shopping in Maine
Places to shop for unique treasures in Maine, particularly the DownEast coast.
Festivals and Events in DownEast Maine
There are always lots of things to do in Maine if you look for them!
Can't miss tourist attractions in Maine
So much to see. From the giant fisherman to the giant blueberry.
Travel tips for traveling in Maine
Check out the guide for info on convenient stops and even the cleanest restrooms.


Living Area900 Sqft
Check In 4PM - Flexible
Check Out9AM
Sleeping Configuration
Upstairs master
  • King
2This bedroom is an open loft. There is also an ensuite half-bath.
Downstairs bedroom
  • Queen
  • Single
  • Single
  • Single
3Third bedroom is the bunkhouse -- only available during warmer months (usually July/August/early Sept). There is no heat or bathroom in the bunkhouse.
Pets Allowed
No Smoking Allowed
Family/Kid Friendly
Children's books and toys
Not Handicap Accessible
Not Suitable for Events
Parking Included
Outdoor parking for two cars

Reviews (8)

Excellent based on 8 Reviews
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Washing Machine
Iron & Board
Clothes Dryer
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Ceiling Fan
Charcoal Grill
We have several outdoor games during the summer months -- bocci, croquet, corn-hole, etc.
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Cable TV
Satellite TV
Stereo/DVD Player
Full Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Fire Extinguisher


Cross country skiing
Ice skating
Rock climbing

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Good food, good times.  Lobster and sea air. - Beach House Nestled in the Harbor
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I am the owner of Wicked Awesome Maine Vacation Rentals. I, personally, have owned vacation rental homes for over 15 years and I look forward to helping make your vacation special.
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Beach House Nestled in the Harbor is a Vacation Home located in Machiasport, Maine, United States. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 6 guests. Beach House Nestled in the Harbor has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Nov 2017