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Sixteen awesome things to do with the kids in Down East Maine

kid in woods. Maine Vacation Rental

Planning a trip to coastal Washington County, Maine with kids this year?  Or maybe you live in the area, but have never ‘played tourist’ with your kids?  The Bold Coast region of Maine is known as the place where one goes to escape throngs of tourists.  You won’t find go-carts and mini-golf every mile.  Instead, […]

Four reasons not to book your vacation rental through VRBO or AirBnB

Once upon a time in Vacationland… Susie had a killer vacation home in Machiasport, Maine.  Because she wanted to offset some bills,  Susie decided to make it available as a vacation rental.  Since she loved her home and area, she was excited that she could play ‘virtual tour guide and innkeeper’ to the guests who […]

Did the pirate, Cap’t Black Sam Bellamy, bury his loot in this downeast Maine town?

Pirates in Maine

Everyone loves a good pirate story, don’t they?  After we purchased one of our vacation rental properties – Featherbed Island House – in Machiasport, we discovered that it has a connection to the notorious pirate, Cap’t Black Sam Bellamy. Although Cap’t Black Sam Bellamy had a career as a pirate captain for under two years, he is known […]

The six best things to do now in DownEast Maine

Wicked Awesome Maine Vacation Rentals

     1) Paddle the water highways and byways with Sunrise Canoe and Kayak. There are still some wonderful warm days left at the end of summer and beautiful fall.  Rent a kayak from Sunrise Canoe and Kayak in Machias (look for their headquarters – a shack next to the river) and get on the water.  […]