The Frisky Fish Cottage and Boathouse

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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.

 Labor Day Special — Three nights $550 plus tax or four nights – $700 plus tax.

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 — smack in the middle of a real, authentic working tidal fishing harbor, surrounded by fishing activity.  Walk around the corner and over the hill and buy your lobsters straight from the dock.   It IS the perfect place for those looking for an authentic down east Maine experience and adventure.

The Outdoor Area
Smack in the middle of Bucks Harbor
Property next to Finn Beach (a small rocky beach)
Private backyard -- an acre of property
Gentle water access at high tide for boating
Property surrounded by water on two sides


The Living Space
During July/Aug, sleeps 6 total in cottage AND boathouse
All other times, sleeps 4 total in main cottage.
Great room with soaring ceilings and surrounded by windows
Full kitchen with full-size appliances (gas stove)
Lobster pot, blender, slow cooker, coffee grinder
Breakfast bar with six stools and small table with four chairs
TV with smart DVD player and small DVD library
Pull out twin loveseat


The Boathouse

***IMPORTANT INFO*** THIRD BEDROOM (BUNKHOUSE) IS ONLY AVAILABLE WARMER MONTHS (usually July and August only). It is a separate building and has no heat nor bathroom. During July and August, the Frisky Fish and Boathouse sleeps SIX total. All other times, the cottage alone sleeps only four.

SEASONAL boathouse - July/August only
Three twin beds
Games and puzzles
(no heat or bath facilities in boathouse)


 The Neighborhood

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.

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.


All rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Rates don’t include cleaning fee or Maine state lodging tax.

The Frisky Fish Cottage is NOT pet friendly.

We can occasionally accommodate stays that are less than 4 days if we need to fill a gap in the calendar — if you see a two day available slot and are interested, please inquire.

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