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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Down East reviews
Wonderful rental, all necessities of home provided
"This home near the East Machias River is one of the best rentals we have ever stayed at in the last thirty years. We hope to return in two years for another two - four week stay. It is centrally located for trips north to Canada and south to Bar Harbor. Machias has a great festival in August. Lobster is available from the lobster pounds and from fishermen; the Hartnett's even cook the lobster for you. The house is stocked with everything you need for a comfortable vacation. The landlords are gracious and helpful. The flowers are more than beautiful around the property."
Guest: Robin S.Date of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: August 25, 2014
"Tidewatch was our "home away from home" for a week of family fun and incredible sightseeing. From the second we arrived at the house we knew it was going to be a great vacation. The house was very clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated. The kitchen was our favorite spot due to the views of the water from the french doors. It is very well equipped with every cooking utensil you could need. The screened porch allows you to open the french doors and enjoy the breeze and ocean air and keeps the house cool. We enjoyed sitting in the screened porch or on the deck and watching the boats. Walking the beach looking for shells and sea glass was relaxing, yet great fun for the four of us. Rogue Bluffs State Park is very close to the house and a beautiful place to visit. We enjoyed day trips to Bar Harbor and to Lubec and Eastport, but hanging out at the house and walking the beach were our favorite things to do. Comfortable furniture and beds made everyone happy! Mike was a great source of information about the area and recommended Helen's restaurant which we all loved. We can't wait to go back to Rogue Bluffs and Tidewatch!"
Guest: Dom C.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 21, 2015
"We chose to spend our Honeymoon at Boyden Lake on Kendall Farm in Perry, Maine.
Looking for a quiet getaway with privacy and beautiful surroundings we were drawn in by the photo of Wildflower Cottage. We actually booked our stay at Watercress Cottage because Watercress was not available....we arrived in the pitch black of night and were greeted by twinkling lightening bugs, crooning loons and an insatiable curiosity of what daylight would bring. When we awoke, our hearts were smiling. The beauty of the day brought us a crystal clear glistening lake, steps from our cottage, two whimsical ducks (Garlic and Dill) greeting us with a morning "hello" and so much to explore on and off the property. Our cottage offered charm and comfort, our deck and dock offered us a meditative sense of joy to be so closely intertwined with the beauty of nature.
Our lovely host, Georgie, offered us a home away from home that we could barely bring ourselves to leave at the end of the week. We drove back to Connecticut and chatted the entire way about how truly blissful the week was. We can honestly say, this was the best week of our lives. (and it wasn't just the honeymoon talking!)
We will be back over and over again, leaving may only get harder and harder :)"
Guest: diane k.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 21, 2015
"We recently had the pleasure of staying at Somerled for our second visit. We absolutely loved it the first time, and I was wondering if maybe we were going to be disappointed this time. To say that someplace is even better the second time around definitely describes this wonderful, unique home. Since we knew what the area has to offer ahead of time, this made our stay even more relaxing and enjoyable.
Words cannot completely describe what you will experience here. If you are searching for someplace peaceful, quiet, and full of nature, this is your answer. The home is located where you will not hear any cars, and the only people you will see are the lobstermen as they pull and set their traps. Seals played in front of the house everyday we were there too! Complete relaxation!
As I mentioned in my earlier review, the worst part is having to leave. The long trip we made from Indiana to Somerled is so well worthwhile. We hope to return again in the future, but hope to stay longer next time. The hosts of this home are absolutely wonderful! We WILL return!
Thank you for sharing your amazing home!"
Guest: Linda C.Date of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: August 21, 2014