|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Enjoy the best that Coastal Maine living has to offer! This 3BR, 2BA was built in 2005 and has over 2400 sq ft of open living space, situated on 7 acres of wooded land overlooking 650 feet of shoreline on Holmes Bay. Minutes from both Cutler and Machias, this secluded home has a large deck that offers quiet yet stunning views of sunsets, migratory birds, and beautiful ocean waves. The home is right on the coast, with direct access to the shores for beach combing. With the natural beauty of the surrounding area, you will be able to stay connected to the rest of the world (if you so choose!) with cable TV and DVD in every bedroom. The house is state of the art with WiFi Internet for laptops. There is a master bedroom on the first floor connected to a full bath, and both bedrooms on the second floor (one king bed, one queen bed) have daybeds for children and a bathroom complete with Jacuzzi hot tub and dual vanities. With a sofa bed in the living room, this home can happily sleep 10 people.
Beach Access: As depicted in the photos, this property has its own private staircase to the beach. The stairs are located in the backyard just yards away from the back porch of the house.
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The house is ideal for relaxing and we had a good time. The area wasn't exactly what I had expected but we learned a lot about the neighboring villages and countryside. The weather was almost perfect and the sweatshirt and jacket never came out of the suitcase. The Property Manager was very helpful and friendly. In fact, everyone we met was friendly. The Riverside Inn serves a delicious dinner. It was great to get away and experience a different pace for a week.
If you are looking for a quiet getaway in an amazing location and s lovely property then this is for you. The house is spacious, very well laid out and well equipped. The views from the rear are breathtaking and change constantly with the tide. Sunsets by the fire are a treat not to be missed.
There's a number of local hiking opportunities and it's well within range to visit Bar Harbour to the south and venture into New Brunswick, St Andrews by the Sea is worth a visit as is Lubec.
We chose this home because of its location down the coast, away from the crowds, and because the photos of it appealed to us. We were pleased with our decision on both counts.
Although there were only two of us, the house would easily accommodate many more comfortably. The downstairs is totally open except for one bedroom which can be closed off. There are effectively two living rooms which flow into one another. Each has two good sized couches to lounge in. The kitchen is well equipped and the first floor bath is small but adequate. We really had no need to use the upstairs rooms but they looked nice. The entire place is fairly sparsely furnished but that's not necessarily bad; it allows the renters to add their own things. There is a good supply of puzzles and games available to renters for rainy days, but we had none.
By chance, our rental week included the weekend of the Machias Wild Blueberry Festival. If you've never had Maine wild blueberries, you're in for a treat. They're quite different from the ones that grow on bushes. These grow on the ground and are raked up. They are small and yummy.
We also enjoyed rides to see lighthouses, a trip to Campobello and simply relaxing in the house. One afternoon, two red foxes ran right across the driveway.
Then there was Helen's restaurant also in Machias. It's open all day and it's reasonable. The meals offered are very good, including but not limited to the lobster. The only difficulty is that they don't take reservations although you can call in ahead of time and put your name on the list. We'd recommend that.
There were two things that disappointed us. The first was the laundry situation. The washer and dryer were in the basement, That's okay but there was no hand rail which made the navigation of the stairs a bit of a challenge, especially when carrying things. Once downstairs, while the machines were good sized and worked well, there was nowhere to put the laundry. Even a laundry basket would have helped.
The second disappointment was the access to the beach. There is a very long set of stairs which was a bit scary to us older folks. We are not beach folks, but if we had been, I would have been sad.
If we were young and spry, probably neither of those two situations would have bothered us. This is just a warning for others who, like us, might be intimidated by such things.
All in all, it was a memorable week in an easy-to-live-in home.
We have stayed at vacation homes before and this was a great one! It was relaxing, clean, and the location was beautiful! The management was also very helpful.
We loved our vacation in your lovely home. It was modern, comfortable, beautifully decorated and fully equipped with everything a family could need. We cooked in everyday and enjoyed the beach and the fire pit. We loved the privacy of the location and the ability to just relax and enjoy the scenery. We also really enjoyed the impeccable wi-fi that worked even better than we have at home. We read books, did puzzles, and enjoyed each others' company. Overall a wonderful week enjoyed by the whole family! We hope to be able to come back again!
We had a wonderful time at this home. The accommodations were very good. The home is in a beautiful setting right next to the bay - with its amazing tidal changes. Many great lakes in the area and streams - good fishing; and great places to hike and view the beautiful scenery. We had a wonderful time.
This is truly the perfect place to stay to explore the coast of Washington County from Jonesboro to Lubec. Coming from a rural area, we appreciated the private setting. Because of the Maine Coast Heritage Trust preserved lands , there are too many nearby trails along the shore in Cutler and Trescott to explore in just one week, so we hope to return.
Discover Downeast Maine from this beautiful, brand new home. Enjoy glacial erratics on the coast of Holmes Bay as well as the dramatic tides and beautiful sunsets. There is plenty to explore in nearby Cutler and Machias, and the area is filled with America’s history, and FDR’s summer home right next door on Campobello Island, Canada. Natural wonders, lighthouses, shopping, and a medley of dining choices await you. And did someone say lobster? It’s fresh off the boat and prepared to your liking. The coast offers whale watching, puffin watching and sea kayaking, while the many lakes boast exceptional canoeing, fishing and hunting opportunities. Hike, bike, climb, relax by the water’s edge or explore the nooks and crannies of the shoreline. It's an area filled with possibilities, seen and enjoyed by a large, comfortable new home strategically placed right in the middle of it all!
|Property Damage Protection||$99|
Rates are subject to change until reservation confirmed. The rental period is Saturday to Saturday, however, we will try to accommodate other requests when possible. ***In order to allow guests the most flexibility in receiving quotes the minimal rental for the summer period states four nights, however owners minimum is SEVEN NIGHTS and will be enforced unless specifically excepted by owner.***
We accept credit card and e-check. We use Property Damage Protection offered by HomeAway and the cost is a one-time fee of $99 for $5000 worth of coverage.
You will also be charged the 9.0% Maine Sales Tax.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.