7 responses to “The view from Jonesport, Maine: an authentic, ungentrified lobstering village on the down east coast”

  1. Susan

    LIKE. once a person spends some time in our part of Downeast, it is difficult to be satisfied with the down-state version of Maine for long.
    thanks so much for your unvarnished article, Hilary!

  2. Jessie

    The Moosabec Video /Convenience Store and Gas Station on Main Street also has the best fresh crabmeat salad sandwiches in town. If you are lucky, the friendly owners Darlene and Byron or their great staff may even have a biscuit for your dog when you stop in. Please note the duplex harborfront vacation apartment rental on Old House Point is open with new owners, William and Letitia Look. The property has a fabulous water view and lovely gardens, with your own kitchen, laundry room, living room and bedrooms. Contact them at HarborView Rentals, 207-497-2621.This special Downeast community is a great place to visit and an even better place to live. Thank you for noticing us Hilary.

  3. Dorothy Rose Higgins

    Thank you Hilary for your honest description of Jonesport, and for the nice photos. Just a reminder that Cranberry Cove Cottage rates start at $125.00 for one night, $112.50 for 2 nights and $100 per night for a minimum of 3 nights. Spacious ocean front, efficiency apartments with kitchenettes, dining areas, fireplaces, free use of kayaks, and 16 acres of nature trails featuring a pond with 100 foot wide beaver dam!

  4. Riddlemoser

    Our family of four absolutely loved this place and will definitely come back for future visits. First, the cottage was awesome and justifies the price by itself considering the view, plush furniture/bedding/equipped kitchen/decor/etc. Frankly, this should be $225/night when you add..
    1. Kayak usage for both a pond or the bay
    2. Total Peace & Quiet
    3. Trails & birding opportunity – saw several new birds
    4. Warmth and hospitality of the owners
    5. Stargazing is amazing
    6. Grilled steaks 1 day, steamed clams another, and burgers and dogs another day on the property
    7. Played with friendly dog blue
    8. Did smores at the outdoor fireplace next to the pond
    9. Used the picnic table with umbrella
    10. Swung on the awesome swings
    11. Did laundry at no cost – supplies were on site too
    12. The TV has real cable channel selections
    13. The internet is fast! Able to do work and stream videos.

    You will not find a better Maine experience in our opinion.

  5. Diane

    Am in absoulute heaven when in Jonesport!!!!Want to to make it my permanent home,a different world!!!!!!

  6. Jason Alley

    Glad you folks enjoyed your stay in Jonesport. I am a lobster fisherman and I moore my vessel at the Jonesport Marina behind the Harbor House. If you desire lobster, crab, clams fresh off the boat daily then please contact me. I will beat any price! Capt. Jason Alley, F/V Exaspiration 207-598-6701.

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