3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms sleeps 6-10
- english, spanish
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Dogs permitted with prior approval.
Cancellations permitted 60 days prior with full refund less $150 cancellation fee. In the event of a conflict, rental agreement terms supersede.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Perfect off-season rental
We engaged this property for what was originally supposed to be a four day stay. We ended up staying the whole week.
I'll sum up first: This is a nicely appointed modern home sited perfectly, and nestled in spruce and fir woods, with a 270-degree bay view.
The tide rolls in, the tide rolls out. Our first morning we woke to a blistering cold spell. Inside you'd never know it until you looked. It was so cold and bright that the air outside seemed to have a whiteness to it that was at once heavenly and illuminating. It had snowed overnight, maybe eight inches. There was still a little snow in the air. We made our coffee, bacon and eggs, and sat watching the tide come in. Just as we were about to pour a warm-up, we heard the caretaker outside plowing. A welcomed sound, indeed. In a twinkle, he was done and gone. A while later, he came back to detail the job, and to shovel the porch and walk. Can’t ask for better than that. We had no place we needed to go, but it was nice to know we could.
We were pleased upon arrival to find the home, an over-sized dormered cape, to be light and clean, and very well appointed. Lots of windows to capture the staggering view. The lot is large enough to seem secluded, and one cannot see a neighbor, though there are some not so far away. It’s also well off the main road, which isn’t really a main road. We turned up the three-zone heat and were toasty warm in no time. Night fell, and so did we, right into our comfy warm king-sized bed, and slept the sleep of the innocent. It’s so quiet we both agreed.
The geographical location of this property is ideal for an off season get away, in that it’s just far enough out of town to feel like you are “away”, but close enough to a town of some size to not feel like you’ve driven off the edge of the earth. Machias has a large grocery, natural/organic food store, a wine shop, a couple of good restaurants and a university. And a good one, at that. The locals are ever so friendly and helpful. The available cuisine is not much different than most any other place you might visit in the north or east. But you can still get a great plate of fried clams, haddock or clams, a lobster roll, crab. Just not at the bargain prices from the 60’s.
Everything in the home was in good repair, clean and serviceable. The kitchen was easy. Hot water was plentiful. No clutter. It was a lot like being at home, actually. But in the best possible way. Nobody’s leftover
Excellent house in a great location
The house is spacious and can accommodate a large family. Upstairs, there are two huge bedrooms that can easily accomodate 3 people in reach room. Downstairs, there is another bedroom with a double bed. At least one of the sofas is a sleeper too. The floorplan is open.
The house is located between Machias and Lubec. We were less than an hour from beaches, lighthouses and Canada. We had a great time!
Great location and beautiful home with amazing views. We enjoyed watching the tide come in and go out, and the gorgeous sunsets every evening. Beds we're vere comfortable, kitchen adequately stocked, and refrigerator was clean. However, the house could use a little low-cost updating. New towels and linens would be nice--they were clean, but dingy, stained, and many thread-bare. Also, most or the window screens need to be replaced. We were not able to open the windows for cool fresh air because most screens had holes or tears that allowed mosquitos in. And finally, one of the sofas was "played out" and uncomfortable. It needs new springs or stuffing.
The location was perfect for us. We were easily able to make day trips to surrounding areas like Lubec, Campobello, Eastport (where we caught the Salmon festival), St Andrews in Canada, and several cities southwest of Cutler. We had a wonderful week! Thank you for sharing your home.
Difficult Tidal Schedule for Kayaking
We had a nice time with our family, but found the area lacking in restaurants, grocery stores, etc., and because of the tides being so extreme, there were no boats. We had no idea that we'd be looking at mud flats half the time. Back to deep water!
Beautiful location with privacy. The house was comfortable. We really enjoyed our stay. Coastal hiking in the area is breathtaking. The only downside was that the stairs to the beach were old and too steep to bring our kayaks and paddle boards down to the water so we missed that opportunity.
Inside of house was spotless and beautiful. Could not have asked for a nicer place to be. A few things on the outside could have caused injury. A plastic patio chair with three legs seemed inviting but am glad we noticed the broken leg before we tried to sit on it. The platform at the top of the stairs to the beach should be replaced so it it level. I am 80+ and would have liked to have gone down to the beach at least once to say I did but did not dare stand on that platform. People should know when booking that the water is not good for drinking.
Over all I loved the property and with a couple changes it would be perfect.
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 home strategically placed right in the middle of it all!