Matinicus Island Oceanfront Cottages

onwaterOur two cottages are set on the rocks just as close to the ocean as possible. Both have picture windows across their entire lengths so the ocean view is with you at all times. The settings are separate and private and each is a one minute walk from a quiet, sandy beach.

Rentals are by the week (we do make exceptions during May, June, September and October -- three night minimum -- so please ask). Houses each have fully equipped kitchens, three bedrooms and indoor bathrooms with showers. You provide towels, linens and food. Everything else, including blankets, pillows, appliances and cookware is provided for you. Coffee drinkers note: makers use basket style filters. We allow well-behaved dogs and cats!

Norris Cottage


Named for builder Capt. Norris Young, Norris' is a cozy, classic Maine Coast cottage with 3 bedrooms. Full of memorabilia and a bit rustic, it's special features include an oceanside deck looking out to open sea, and a master bedroom, sunny with a full ocean view (what a place to wake up!).



The three large picture windows of the main living/dining area face the ocean. There is also a deck and a "viewing platform" on the ocean side.  The master is furnished with queen bed and the two bedrooms with twin sets. (The sofa can also take a sleeper as it's extra long.) 
Supplementing the  indoor shower is an outdoor shower (with hot water & a great view) useful for when folks return from the beach. The indoor toilet is an incinolet electric toilet which is easy to use (directions are posted next to it), and there is also a fully functional, traditional outhouse which many guests prefer. 

Norris is a little old fashioned, homey, and has the best view of the lobster boats which haul near shore in the mornings. It's only a minute walk to the sandy beach. Plenty of berries to pick on the way.


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Kohls Cottage


Kohls is the bigger place(40' x 28') and is fully insulated for three season use. It's big enough for two families to share. It will sleep 8-10 people.
This house is located closest to the beach. The setting is very private. There's a bathroom with shower and an additional outdoor shower (also with hot water), washer and dryer, and a nicely equipped kitchen.


One bedroom has a queen, twin beds in the other two, plus two futon sofas in the living room. There is a large lawn area right on the ocean.


On the beach side, in complete privacy is a large outdoor deck with built in seating facing the ocean and sunset. Kohls is spacious, airy, and comfy, with as good a view as you can hope for.




Many family reunions take place on Matinicus. Two houses to rent makes it possible for an extended family group to take both and accomdate l5 people or so in six bedrooms with two kitchen facilities.

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Weekly rentals begin Saturdays at 12:00 p.m. and end the following Saturday. One week's rent is required in advance to reserve. A balance is due 30 days prior to your stay.

Please either send us an email w/your request for house and week(s) or use the reservation form. One week's rent is required to hold your reservation. We will email an invoice which you can pay by credit card or we'll tell you where to mail a check if that's what you prefer. 


Refunds will ONLY be given for cancellations made prior to June 1st and ONLY if we can re-rent the time you reserved.