A secluded 22 acre estate with 1100 ft of river shoreline & phenominal views!
Danette Aldrich Machen
About Danette Aldrich Machen
Mariner's legacy has been in my family since 1867. My father farmed this land and I grew up in the house. I learned at an early age how to be a good steward of this special place we call home. I married my Mathews High School sweetheart after graduating from nursing school in Richmond in 1979. I have worked as an RN at the local hospital in the ICU, ER and as coordinator for the cardiac rehab. Working in your hometown hospital requires a high level of accountability as you are truly caring for your neighbors and friends. Good prep as I enter this new phase of offering my family home to others! Both Rick & I have volunteered for various organizations in the county while balancing busy professional lives, raising two wonderful daughters and taking care of our own adjoining 6 acre property and home. Rick and I have poured our blood, sweat and tears into this house and land, just as my ancestors have done for years.
Danette Aldrich Machen purchased this Estate in 1867
Why Danette Aldrich Machen chose Bohannon
Mariner's Legacy has been my families home for generations. It is a pleasure and an honor to share our families home with other families to continue their legacy of wonderful memories. The water views from each room are truly amazing. Come sit in the nooks and crannies and read your favorite book as I did as a child. Or enjoy your morning coffee on the wrap-around porch while watching the osprey couple fly in front of you to search for their chick's breakfast. Watch the local water 'women' come in with her catch and dock in the creek. Put on your water shoes and wade along the river's shore line searching for Indian arrowheads. Put the kayaks overboard and explore the many creeks on the East River, which is a Blue Water Riverway. There really are not adequate words to describe how much I love being on the East River I look forward to the opportunity to give others the same experiences I've been blessed to have for the last 57 years. My family means everything to me and I cherish each opportunity to be with my children and grandchildren. Mariner's Legacy has hosted generations of family get-togethers and family "dinning's". We have brought the home into the 21st century so all the current families can enjoy this incredible place.
What makes this Estate unique
Five percent discount for weekly stays. Guests will have access to additional waterfront property with commercial size dock, boat ramp and one slip to moor your own boat on adjoining creek with protected cove. Enjoy crabbing with string and chicken necks! Public fishing pier located directly across the river. Watch osprey couples hunt for fish each evening right in front of you while you sit on the wrap around porch enjoying your evening drink! Heron and egrets hunting along the shoreline as the tides changes.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Please ask us prior to confirmation for pet rules
Includes full size crib, high chair & playground
Minimum age of primary renter:27
Max guests:12 (sleeps up to 12 adults)
We recommend each guest bring a pair of water shoes if they plan on accessing the water. Oyster shells can wash up with the tides
Put inside & outdoor furnishings & furniture back to original place before you check out. It is a huge help to us as we get ready for the next guests
Do not open windows in the bedrooms. This is a house that is over 150 years old. We need to keep a low humidity environment and a constant temperature
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Very nice time. Very well-stocked house. Had everything we needed.
Beautiful home. Gorgeous view. Stocked with anything you need. Great hospitality.
Family week at Mariner’s Legacy
Lovely week in a spotless and comfortable home. Well-appointed and thoughtfully decorated, the house offered communal space as well as privacy. Something for everyone in our family who ranged in age from 22 to 84—a spacious porch overlooking the water, swimming and kayaking right at the property, and within a reasonable distance of the historic triangle. The owner was welcoming and gracious, and took our family on a sunset cruise of the river, complete with historic commentary and family history. A very positive experience.
Wonderful house by the lake
Great big house for a friends weekend getaway. We were able to get all the couples in their own rooms with large bathrooms and accommodations. Kayaking was very enjoyable, plenty of items to use for cooking, outdoor fire pit and grill were great. Although we didn’t catch crabs that were worth eating(only 1 crab pot) we were able to buy some nearby. Location is super remote, but as long as you pick up groceries on your way to the house, there should be no issues storing them(there are 2 fridges). Owners live on property so if there is an issue they will be able to help. All in all a great weekend trip.
Everything was perfect
I will definitely come back to this property
The property is in very good location and the house is like new very clean in and out
Lots of things you can do we enyoy cayac, bike balleball swing etc
Took our whole family to the riva...we enjoyed our stay very much..fishing,crabbing, swimming, relaxing..just very nice..hope to revisit ...zero complaints..
Located in Tidewater Virginia, a region rich in history and water recreation opportunities! Visit Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America. William Kelso says Jamestown 'is where the British Empire began ... this was the first colony in the British Empire.' Colonial Williamsburg is a living history museum, where you can step back in time and experience what it was like to live in the 18th century. The end of the Revolutionary War occurred at Yorktown, a small tobacco port located on the York River. The Colonial National Historical Park links all the three of these treasure.
The Mariners Museum, America's National Maritime Museum, is located in Newport News, VA. It has rare figureheads, handcrafted ship models, the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor artifacts, paintings and so much more. Downtown Norfolk is 64 miles away with multiple museums, such as Chrysler Museum Of Art, MacArthur Memorial Museum, and Nautilus Museum. Virginia Beach, located on the Atlantic Ocean, has the Virginia Aquarium.
The Daffodil Festival, held every Spring in the Gloucester Village, celebrates the official flower of the Middle Peninsula. The Oyster Festival, the official state oyster festival, is always the first weekend in November in the town of Urbanna. If you love oysters, you have to go to Merroir: Topping, VA. At the Rappahannock River Oyster Co. tasting room, slurp down a dozen just feet from the water where they were harvested. Or try Angels on Horseback, baked oysters with thick, crisp slices of Edwards ham.