|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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This Machiasport 2000 sq. ft oceanfront cottage has panoramic views of Holmes Bay and the open ocean. With steps to the water ,sweeping lawns, apple trees, gardens and a long, unpaved driveway leading to the house, this cottage is the perfect Maine getaway. The cottage has large windows in almost every room overlooking the water. Watch boats, seals, eagles, and the lobster men pull their traps all right in front of you. The interior of the house is simply and tastefully appointed. The remodeled kitchen is fully appointed, and includes cherry countertops, stainless appliances, wine frig., and bar seating for 5. The house is ideal for a family or a romantic and quiet getaway. The Downeast area is spectacular, with numerous bold coast hikes, golf courses, restaurants, boating, fishing, Campobello island, whale watching, Acadia, etc. all within easy travel.
When we entered the house, we couldn't believe how lovely it was- more than we anticipated. You have a living art gallery right out your windows, which is always changing and always breathtaking. We enjoyed our stay immensely, even my teenage sons. We wish we had more time to relax and explore the area.
To start off, the arrival info from Becca was informative & made us even more excited to start our vacation! The house was very cozy & had all the comforts of home. We prepared fresh lobsters one evening & a shrimp boil another & the kitchen had everything we needed! The views & sunrises were breathtaking & we enjoyed watching the lobster fishermen collect their traps in the morning! The telescope was fun to have & brought hours of enjoyment. We had beautiful weather while staying but would suggest bringing games or DVD's for rainy days. Many thanks to Becca for sharing her amazing home with us!!!
We loved this house and did not want to leave. We've rented several VRBO houses, but this was most definitely our favorite. The views are amazing from all the windows. Watching the changing tides and wildlife was relaxing and no one wanted to turn the tv on. The highlight of the house for our four children ages 14, 12, 8 and almost 2 was spending hours at the home's private beach throwing rocks, reading, watching the lobster boats, exploring and finding treasures each day. We could not believe how beautiful and private the beach area was...we will treasure the memories we made hanging out as a family with that incredible view all to ourselves.
The house was clean and comfortable. The yard has a beautiful long driveway and grassy play area and it is quiet and private. However, the area has tons of fun adventures. Our favorites were Campobello, Saint Andrews, Ministers Island, Jasper Beach, Cutler Bold Coast hike, Acadia, Eastport, the many lighthouses, Roque Bluff blueberry farm, a sea salt farm, and enjoying Machias activities.
The owners are great to work with and very nice people. This was by far our favorite family vacation and we loved this house!
We enjoyed our five day stay here very much. We primarily went to this area of Maine for it's proximity to Cutler for the Bold Coast Charter trip out to Machias Seal Island to view and visit the Puffins. The boat leaves between 7:00-8:00 in the morning, so wanted a place close by. This fit the bill. It was a very nice house with a fabulous view of the bay. The only negative about the house was there was no bathroom downstairs for the two bedrooms. There were five ladies staying here and none of us picked that up in the description of the house (we thought it was just two levels). It didn't bother me, but it was an issue for two who did not want to climb stairs at night to go the bathroom. (Two bedrooms are on the lower level, then there is the main ground level with the kitchen, laundry room, dining, living room, bathroom, mudroom, and then the upstairs master bedroom with the 2nd bathroom.) The view from any of the main floor windows are fabulous. The grounds are well kept and the cleaning crew had just left before we arrived. Becca, the owner, was prompt with communication and was friendly. I would definitely recommend the house if you can do without a bathroom on the lower level with the bedrooms. It was so quiet and peaceful with a gorgeous view!
Perfect place for our family of 5. We traveled from Michigan by way of Boston, and this house was the perfect follow-up after a busy time in Boston.
I had my coffee early and watched the lobster fishermen pulling pots right in front of the house. Machias was easy driving distance to many attractions, and we visited Eastport, Lubec, and Camobello Island in New Brunswick.
We bought lobsters from Nadine at Mother Shuckers in town and made them in the very well appointed kitchen.
The house had everything we needed. We would highly recommend it. Thanks for sharing it with the Jackson 5.
We love your house! It was quiet, peaceful, and had a wonderful view! We did day drips each morning with our three kids to the various state or national parks. We even visited Campobello Island and did a whale watch. The weather was great until Thursday afternoon. Thanks again!
My husband and I stayed here as part of our honeymoon in Maine. It was a much needed quiet retreat!! The home is absolutely beautiful!! We woke up every morning to watch the sunrise over the bay. We enjoyed watching the seals play on the rocks and the binoculars and telescope provided were a great touch!! The owners are also very nice and helpful!
The area is a lot more low key than the southern part of Maine with not much night life but it was so beautiful! We hit it just right for beautiful colors. The people are also very nice and friendly in the area restaurants and bar (there is only one actual BAR in the town of Machias) We would definitely stay again if ever we decide to go back "Down East". We just loved Maine!
Scott & Denise G
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 1 2016 - Jun 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.