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Cliff-perched Home with Breathtaking Ocean Views

Serene and secluded, the Prowhouse overlooks Howard Cove and is surrounded by 40+ acres of forest.
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Serene and secluded, the Prowhouse overlooks Howard Cove and is surrounded by 40+ acres of forest.
Hike our private trails, relax or dine on the deck, bath in the sun and cool ocean breeze.
Guest photo from a kayak (left); lounge chairs on the deck (right).
On a clear night, you can see the awe inspiring arc of the Milky Way.
Maine magazine's editor enjoyed her stay so much she wrote a cover story about about the house.
Welcome inside: the mid-century modern livingroom has panoramic views of the Atlantic ocean.
The Prowhouse's living room looks out over Howard Cove.
Upstairs: Maple steps and old metal type lead to two bedrooms.
The master bedroom (queen bed) has a cathedral ceiling and breathtaking water views.
Guest photos taken from  the master bedroom windows — and the outdoor decks.
The guest room (full-sized bed) is decorated with vintage nautical maps.
For a Downeast dinner, buy fresh lobster from the dock just minutes down the road.
2 miles away is Bucks Harbor, a working waterfront; buy fresh lobster or just wander the docks.
View of the Prowhouse and  the home's private hiking trails from a local lobsterman's boat.
On our hiking trails you'll discover gorges, caves, verdant mosses and striking views.
Our property abuts Jasper Beach, one of Maine's most geologically unique beaches.
In August, pick blueberries on our ledge and make a healthy breakfast.
In October, photograph foliage, carve pumpkins, pick apples, tour blueberry barrens.
In November, roast a turkey, light a (faux) wood fire, curl up with a good book.
Most of these beautiful beach photos were taken on — or near — our property.
More guest photos of area beaches.
Julie stands amidst the dramatic rock formations found around Howard Cove.
The Prowhouse is the ideal romantic retreat for a honeymoon or anniversary.
Easily drive to Acadia, Eastport, Campobello Canada, or Great Wass Island.
Dine at renowned Helens  - or at Bayview take-out, 'best lobster roll' USA Today
Pair seafood with fresh produce purchased at the Machias Farmer's Market.
Visit West Quoddy Light and Lubec: the easternmost town in the U.S.
Lonely Planet calls the coastal towns north of Acadia 'the real Downeast'
Visit historic homes, lighthouses, and trapped-in-time country stores.
Just 1.5 miles away: a beautiful, easy hike to a secluded coastal yurt colony. A guest favorite.
If you can score a tour, Machias Seal Island is one of the best places in the U.S. to see Puffins.
Guest photos of animals scene on our property.
Wildlife you mights see: deer, fox, bald eagles, porcupine, porpoise, seals, rabbits, and moose.
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Machiasport, Maine
Designed to evoke a ship, this stylish 2BD home overlooks the ocean and is surrounded by 50 acres of woods, wildlife, and area beaches. Complete privacy but only 17 min from town. Hike, kayak, BBQ, explore Downeast harbors, or just relax on the deck.

The Prowhouse was designed by Machiasport poet and sea captain Phil Rose to evoke the prow of a ship. The home's distinctive, angular 'prow' and its floor-to-ceiling windows overlook Howards Cove, a lovely crescent of ocean water and woodlands cupped in the north by unique Jasper Beach. The Prowhouse is perched atop a 130' cliff on the southwestern arm of the cove and is surrounded by pristine forest. In addition to the remarkable view, our guests enjoy complete solitude — there's only one other home remotely visible and it's across the cove about a mile away.

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Languages spoken:English
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

My husband booked the Prow House for my birthday as a complete surprise to me and I was stunned the entire weekend. This house is simply stunning from the outside in. The wood stove, record player, fully stocked game cabinet with vintage board games and...More

Thank Maurren D
shinyshoedmultitude, VR Owner at Cliff-perched Home with Breathtaking Ocean Views, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Wow — thanks for great review! We loved hosting you guys. Happy New Year!

Reviewed 19 July 2016

The previous reviews tell all. There is not a moment of disappointment while staying at The Prowhouse. Even the enveloping fogs mesmerize and add to the constant serenity. The sea and sky are in continuous motion and states of change. For the patient, bald eagles,...More

Thank Linda T
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Reviewed 4 October 2015

Perfect for a couple who want peace and quiet. My husband and I enjoyed every day of our visit. Our trip consisted of hiking Cutler reserve, Roque Bluff, the Yurts and a day trip to Campobello, but we found ourselves wanting to get back to...More

2  Thank cjhusker
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US$5 320
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