Yancys Pizza – Calais

Maine Vacation Rental

Yancy’s Pizza is located at 332 North Street in Calais, Maine.  They offer great pizza and casual meals — subs, salads, comfort foods, Italian.  A few years ago they relocated to this sunny new location.

Click here for hours and info. but you can view the menu here.

Their phone number is:  (207) 454-8200

In the off-season, they are closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday

 

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Mill Memorial Park – East Machias

Maine Vacation Rental

A great spot for a picnic!
East Machias’ town center rises on hills flanking both sides of a narrow, boulder-strewn stretch of the East Machias River. A bridge leads from the rail-trail to narrow Mill Park along the opposite bank. A sign lists successive mills that stood here, and old mill parts are displayed, sculpture-like. The village’s two bridges create a nice walking loop. As in neighboring Machias and Machiasport, wonderful federal and Victorian-era architecture is all about. Not to be missed: Washington Academy’s 1823 main building and the soaring 1836 First Congregational Church.

 

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Explore Featherbed Island House in Machiasport, Maine

Featherbed Island pergola

Welcome to Featherbed Island House.  Our home is named after the tiny island just off-shore.  At low tide, do your own mud-dash and bring your picnic to the island.  The views are amazing.  Our neighbors told us that it was once a summer camp location for Native Americans back in the day.

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THE PROPERTY is about 3 acres of salt waterfront, abutting several acres of town owned forest.  The 200+ feet of shorefront is on the estuary where the river greets the ocean. Much of the yard is rolling lawn – the house is one of the rare homes that have unobstructed views of the water.  The yard is filled with blueberry and raspberry bushes, apple trees (with several different varieties of apples).

On the side of the house, is a tiny fresh-water pond which is a watering hole for all sorts of wildlife (keep your camera ready).

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Rumor has it that the pirate, Captain Black Sam Bellamy buried his treasure somewhere in proximity to this very property! (But please, no digging!).

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THE FARMHOUSE is very well designed to be both open, yet with plenty of private spaces – recently built, but using architectural salvage wherever possible from the cottage that once was on this very property .

FIRST FLOOR

— GREAT ROOM – The highlight of the great room is it’s two story wall of windows overlooking Machias Bay and Featherbed Island.  Our newest fun addition is a vintage stereo and selection of records which, we’ve been told, have been the highlight of the space.

—KITCHEN – the compact kitchen houses new Slate appliances (2017) – a fridge/freezer with ice maker, five-burner gas (propane) stove, dishwasher and over-the-range microwave.  In early 2018, we will be adding new quartz countertops, as well as a custom made slate farmer’s sink. 

—PANTRY – Besides the kitchen, off of the back hallway is an antique ‘cigar-box’ pantry that holds almost every small appliance that you can think of.  Our selection does change as appliances wear out, but just to give you an idea — currently we have a blender, Kitchen Aid stand mixer, Margaritaville margarita maker, electric kettle, ice cream maker, Belgian waffle maker, shave-ice maker, citrus juicer, molcajete, lobster pot (of course) with lobster bibs and crackers.  We also have pie plates, rolling pins, baking dishes, aprons and cookbooks!

—DINING ROOM – The dining area is another corner of the great room.  There is a large farmhouse table that seats six comfortably under the soft glow of the antique chandelier.  There are dishes and glassware for eight.  Besides regular drinking glasses, we have an assortment of barware — martini, wine and margarita glasses.

— THE MUSIC ROOM has french doors – left open to expand the living space of the great room, or closed for more separation. The music room holds a vintage wooden phonograph with a selection of 78 records (Dancing anyone? Waltz or perhaps a fox trot?).  It also has several bookshelves with steamy (or not-so-steamy) novels, magazines and children’s books (and, of course several bird identification books) and a closet filled to the brim with board games and puzzles.  There are several musical instruments if you have the talent (or even if you don’t).  There is a loveseat that pulls out into a twin bed.  There is also a radio/cd player and an assortment of cd’s.

— COZY DEN in the back of the house has a flat screen television with a mid-level cable package and dvd player and library of about 100 DVD movies for kids and grownups.

—FIRST FLOOR BATHROOM – The first floor bathroom has a stall shower with a Speakman Reaction shower head and unique river-rock sink.  It also houses the washer and dryer

SECOND FLOOR

— MASTER BEDROOM – The master bedroom has a open window overlooking the great room to take advantage of the water views (there is black-out drapery for privacy).  The bed is KING size and there are two closets, two small dressers and a comfy chair overlooking the pond. There is a SMART television (2018) .  Note: this television does not currently get the full cable channel package.

QUEEN BEDROOM – This bedroom is in the front of the house, with it’s queen bed tucked under the eves.  There is just enough room for a dresser and closet, with a little writing nook overlooking the bay.

TWIN BEDROOM – The final bedroom is also small – just enough room for a twin bed, dresser, chair and small closet.

UPSTAIRS BATHROOM – This bathroom has a shower/tub combination and a travertine, trough sink.  The shower has a Speakman hotel shower head.

OTHER AMENITIES – wifi (as high-speed as we can possibly get in the area), hairdryer, iron and board, sewing kit, telescope, outdoor games – bocci, badminton, croquet, scavenger hunts, an art easel, quality sheets, fluffy duvets, boho quilts, pillow assortment, thirsty towels, soaps and shower amenities, eco-friendly laundry detergent (when available), rainy day activities for the itty-bitties – legos, indoor bowling, high-chair,  charcoal ‘park-style’ outdoor grill, firepit and adirondack chairs, outdoor picnic table. 

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Our property is a CERTIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL LEADER IN HOSPITALITY; and also certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a BACKYARD WILDLIFE HABITAT – a perfect spot for birders and all nature lovers. We are also located within a Machiasport significant critical habitat for shorebirds. . We are also certified by the American Vacation Rental Owners Association (AVROA).

 

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Machias Bay Antiques and Fine Arts

antique maine dresser

Drive through the town of Machias on a sunny day and you with undoubtably see a collection of dining chairs, maybe a sea captain’s trunk and some moose antlers displayed on the small lawn outside of Machias Bay Antiques and Fine Arts.  Make a stop (park across the street and enjoy the falls, bridge and Bad Little Falls Park on the other side while you are at it).  Enjoy conversation with the owner, Ray, as you scout out unique treasures that have been hiding in Maine’s darkest attics and oldest homes. (And check out Ray’s beautiful original artwork!)

1 Water Street (PO Box 127, Machiasport 04655).

Open mid-May-Christmas,

Tuesday-Saturday 10:00-4:00; January – mid-May Friday-Saturday. Or by appointment any time.

Contact Ray Foster at 207-255-0686 (ref1205@gmail.com

 

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Midmainebass.com

Fishing in downeast Maine

Want to know anything at all about fishing in Maine?  This is the website to go to:

midmainebass.com

Unfortunately I’m not a fisher-person and I receive lots of emails asking about fishing in Maine.  I finally stumbled across this website.  Take a look (they have a great underwater fish video on their home page, too).

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Stone Mountain Arts Center for the Performing Arts

Maine Vacation Rental - music
Stone Mountain Arts Center for the Performing Arts

Brownfield, Maine

You just have to take a look at their website for details about this amazing performance space and the incredible lineup that that have.  Well worth a stop if you are traveling to this part of rural Maine.  Also an amazing spot for a country wedding.


 

 

 

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Acadia Bike Rentals

Biking in Maine
Acadia Bike Rentals

Located at 
48 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor, Maine
800-526-8615
abckt@sitestar.net

Direct information from their website:
There’s no better way to experience Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island, Maine, than by bicycling. At Acadia Bike, we have the equipment and the expertise to make your biking adventure one you’ll remember for years to come.

With 30 years of experience, we have the largest fleet of rental bicycles in New England, and our friendly staff will make sure you get the one that’s perfect for you. Whether it’s a mountain bike or a hybrid, we’ll provide the equipment that will make your trip to Maine special.

If you’re a cycling enthusiast, you’ll marvel at the endless routes available to you, and if you’re a first-timer, you’ll find out just how much fun you can have on a bike in Acadia National Park.

We have everything you need, whether you plan to pedal on the island’s wonderful carriage roads or plan to take the more heavily used Park Loop Road. Our friendly professionals at Acadia Bike will give you all the advice you need for a great day of bicycling.

Because we continually sell bikes from our rental fleet, we have a wide variety of high-quality used bikes for sale at reasonable prices, many of which have been ridden only a few times. That keeps our rental fleet up to date at all times. We also carry a full line of new bikes and accessories for sale.

We’re open for bike rentals May 1 through October 31 of each year, and we’re conveniently located at 48 Cottage Street in the heart of downtown Bar Harbor, gateway to Acadia National Park. Hours during July and August are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. in May, June, September and October. Our tours operate rain or shine.

The free Bicycle Express shuttle, part of Acadia’s Island Explorer system, departs from the Bar Harbor village green, only one block from our shop. It will give you and your bikes a free ride to and from the carriage roads of Acadia. The shuttle operates from June 23 until Sept. 30.

 

 

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Len Libby Chocolatier Maine – Scarborough

Moose in Maine

Have you seen a moose yet in your travels through Maine?

Never fear.  Stop at Len Libby Chocolatiers in Scarborough and see one.  Life sized.  Made of chocolate.

Len Libby is on  The Weather Channel’s list of “20 Of America’s Oddest and Most Amazing Roadside Attractions and Landmarks.”

Lenny Facts

  • Lenny is made of 1,700 pounds of the finest milk chocolate
  • Lenny was sculpted on-site in approximately four weeks
  • Lenny’s pond is white chocolate tinted with food coloring
  • Lenny was unveiled on July 1, 1997 and continues to delight visitors today!

 

419 US Route One
Scarborough, Maine 04074
207-883-4897

 

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International Homecoming Festival – Calais

Maine Vacation Rental

International Homecoming Festival began in 1974 and continues to bring home family and friends to celebrate the friendship between the two international communities of St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada and Calais, Maine, USA.

During the festival, these two communities become one, hosting and attending events held on both sides of the border. Many enjoy the street fair, children’s games and activities, concerts, craft shows, and so much more, ending with the spectacular Duty Free Americas, Hardwicke’s Fireworks Display!

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Eastport Chowder House

Maine Vacation Rental

From the website (http://eastportchowderhouse.org/index.html):
Eastport, located on Moose Island, has a resident population of approximately 2,000 people. It is the Easternmost city in the continental United States and was incorporated in 1798 (at that time, its geographic limits included the town of Lubec). In the War of 1812, Eastport was taken by the British and held for four years after the Treaty of Ghent which ended the war. This was the last land held in the U.S. by Great Britain.

In the 1870’s, fish canning first started in this country and it all began in Eastport. Copied from a French process, the canned American sardines became immensely popular. Lobsters were also plentiful at that time and were also canned, although to a lesser extent than the sardine. William Martin, an Eastporter, started the first canning operation at his wharf, called Martin’s Dock — the very site where the Eastport Lobster and Fish Company stands today. When the great fire swept through Eastport in 1886, eliminating much of the waterfront area, this property was spared. During the early part of the 1900’s, Mr. J.W.Beardsley became the new owner and operator of Martin’s Dock, and, thus began a new era in the sardine canning industry. By this time, new machinery was being developed, and the workforce became predominantly female. The sardine industry began to disappear in Eastport in the 1960’s.

During 1968, the once bustling Beardsley factory, now just an empty building on a wharf, was opened as a restaurant, called The Cannery, by Jack and Betty Stinson. They ran this very popular venture for almost ten years, until Bernie and Michaelyn Cecire came along and took over. The Cecires also ran the restaurant for ten years and happily employed many young people who paid their way through college by working summers here. The restaurant closed in 1989 and became only a memory, until the winter of 1996, when Eastport Lobster and Fish Company purchased the property and committed themselves to the major undertaking of completely renovating and rebuilding all the structures, including the wharf.

The Eastport Lobster and Fish Company operated the wharf and cannery until 2002, at which time a retired Coast Guard and restaurant operator, Robert Del Papa, leased and eventually bought the cannery, renaming it “Eastport Chowder House,” along with “Eastport Lobster Co.” The theme was to become a family oriented seafood house where all could enjoy.

In 2006, an outside deck was added for customer enjoyment. Many days you can see eagles, dolphins, seals and the most sought-after whales from the dining room or the wharf. Be sure to walk into the Lobster Room on the pier and ask questions about how they are caught, and make sure you ask to see a left-handed lobster…

Boater’s Facilities
A brand new facility offering bathroom and shower services to all transient traffic moving through the Eastport Chowder House site.

Lobster Pound
An on-site lobster pound makes only the freshest lobsters available for the restaurant and for you for your very own lobster dinner!

Diesel Fuel Depot
Located at the Eastport Chowder House is a fully functional fuel depot for incoming and outgoing water traffic.

 

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