Spacious Captain's House on Machias Bay(15 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-6 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
4 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bathroom On The Ocean
This is the 5th year that we have rented the house with and so we have several reviews to share with you. The reviews assure you that this is a wonderful place to stay and you will want to return year after year.
Capturing 360 degrees of lovely views, if you look east and west , you will enjoy colorful sunrises over Machias Bay and fabulous sunsets over the river. During the day you can relax on the large deck overlooking the fields and the sea, walk the labyrinth spirit path on the point, pass by the final resting place of Captain Clark and his wife, the couple who originally built the house in 1832, or contemplate life while sitting on the teak bench under the shade of our massive maple tree. If you watch carefully you will see eagles and blue heron fly north along the shore and field edge every morning and see them return in the afternoon. In the yard you may enjoy croquet on the lawn, play shuffle board, or simply enjoy the gorgeous gardens and water view on three sides of the house.
Enjoy this large home featuring magnificent detail in its 'East Room', where you can listen to music, watch TV, play games or simply enjoy the spanning Ocean view before you. Upstairs over the East Room you will find the spacious fully skylit Master Bedroom with its own skylit bathroom. Watch the sunrise in the morning from your bed and dream under millions of stars at night as you look up and see the Milky Way. When was the last time you could see that in all its glory without any light pollution? Then wake up and see the romance of lobster boats and clammers on distant shores and plan on having some for your dinner.
Let your day unfold with breakfast in the Morning Room, the formal dining room, or on the deck. During the day or evening entertain yourselves or your guests with a game of pool on the professional sized pool table. Or sit quietly and write or paint and contemplate the beauty of the unspoiled old-world coast of Maine. The view has not changed much since the early 1800's. If you like to feast on a delicious spread of local organic food, move into the formal Dining Room where the large table easily seats 8 people. The large custom built kitchen is fully equipped to create any type of gourmet meal. Equipped with lobster pots to boil your lobster and the tools to open them!.. or steam your clams in a variety of sizes as well as an espresso maker; it’s a complete gourmet kitchen for you to enjoy.
The West Wing has 2 quaint bedrooms upstairs furnished with antiques and offering a ½ bath in between. One of the upstairs bedrooms has a double bed and the other two twin beds. Downstairs you will find another charming bedroom with a double bed, a full bathroom, a functioning wood paneled office, and a complete library offering lots of beautiful books, TV and/or music. Wireless internet is available throughout the house. A washer/dryer is available for your laundry. The available amenities and activities make this house a perfect location for a family reunion.
In the immediate vicinity, visit nearby Jasper Beach where you can walk a mile on unspoiled beach and search and find the semi-precious Jasper stones or stop at the working harbor at Bucks Harbor where you can buy fresh lobster at BBS. Or drive to the end of the road at Starboard (aka. Point of Maine). You can even go 'lobstering' with a local lobsterman in a nearby bay and witness the unique wonderful work of these hardy Downeasters and then take home the lobsters caught to make your own delicious lobster dinner to remember! Our 'Welcome Book' sent to you in advance of your stay tells you all about the details and how to reach and book our friendly local lobsterman and make other plans for wonderful day trips, even to Canada for the day!.
In nearby Machias you find stores offering organic foods and lots of choice local and regional foods and a full complement of restaurants. Helen’s Restaurant offers their world famous blueberry, strawberry and raspberry pie. The summer's offerings include the Machias Bay Chamber Concert Series featuring famous artists and ensembles weekly, hailing from California to New York. The Blueberry Festival held in August, and Margaretta Days (in June), which celebrates the first naval battle of the Revolutionary War fought in Machias Bay, bring people from all over the country to Machias.
Short trips to closeby attractions:
• Cutler fishing harbor: From here you can book a boat trip to Machias Seal Island to visit the Puffins and Arctic Terns in June and to mid-July.
• The stunning Bold Coast Hikes.
• Lubec : Features a charming fishing town and many nights of wonderful concerts offered by ‘Summer Keys’ that attract pianists, and other musicians from around the world.
• West Quoddy Head Lighthouse: The easternmost point in US offering a fantastic flat level hike with stunning views from the cliffs .
• Campobello Island: (in Canada, so bring passports!) Offering tours of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s summer family cottage. And round out the day with a fun series of ferry rides as you island-hop around Passamaquoddy Bay.
• Eastport: A charming revitalized town and artist colony offering many galleries and lovely shops and a music festival every year.
• Saint Andrews (Canada): About 1.5 hours north is very worthwhile for shopping, golf, gardens and fine dining.
• Acadia National Park: A 2 hour drive south (if you don’t stop at the blueberry wineries along the way!). Be the first person in the US any day you are here to see the sun rise on top of Cadillac Mountain. Visit the charming towns of Bar Harbor (shopping), South West Harbor and North East Harbor.
Or simply relax and enjoy the peace, gardens and sea breezes from our beautiful deck at the Captain's House.
Member since: 2012
- 4000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Game Room
- Music Library:
- Pool Table:
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View
- Ocean View
Drive just 5 miles to the town of East Machias for ' old world' New England and pick up a few fresh lobsters from a local lobster fisherman! Or Machias proper for groceries or a wine and cheese shop!...moreless
With a 180 degree view of the waters of the Machias River where it feeds into Machias Bay, look out at the sweet little village of Machiasport in the distance and the many islands dotted on the Bay....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 10 - Jun 18, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 10 - Nov 5, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $225 + tax
- Tax Rate 8%
ONLY Monthly Renters will be responsible and will be billed for oil and propane heating costs during the period of their stay. Every monthly rental period will begin with a full tank of oil and propane gas. Thank you!! (and the house is well insulated!!!)
Check in is 4:00 PM and check out is 10 AM !
Please treat our house and our neighbors as you would treat your own. Thank you and enjoy.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Whale watching in Eastport, Bar Harbor or St. Andrews.
Puffin tours from Cutler.
Lobster boat tour in nearby Pleasant Bay.
Shopping between Ellsworth and Bar Harbor.
Stunning Coastal hiking trails.
Year Purchased: 1962
About the owner: My wife Ann and I and our family cherish this house and its beautiful surroundings. We have lived here full time for a number of years, but currently visit Machiasport in the 'off season'.
Why the Owner Chose Machiasport, ME, USA:
Our family has enjoyed this house and its unique location for many years. The view is unmatched. It's located at the end of the road so it is very quiet with a spectacular view from any room and all the best features in our gourmet kitchen very comfortable living and playing areas. .
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The house is large, giving you lots of room. Tastefully decorated with a gourmet kitchen and three dining areas, including the large deck. There are stunning gardens that surround the house and 180 degree views of the water. The house has all the modern comforts, but gives you the rich sense of tradition and history. The ocean breezes keep the house cool and fresh providing a reprieve from the hot summers the East Coast has coped with the last number of years. Walk on our labyrinth too to enjoy a meditation walk!
East Room and upstairs Master Bedroom facing the Ocean
East Room with stairs to Master Bedroom
Ocean View from East Room
View from Master Bedroom
Large, fully equipped Kitchen
Upstairs Bedroom 2
Dinner served in the Morning Room
Kick back after a hard game of pool
Moonrise over the Bay
Captain's House on Machias Bay
Morning Room and Shuffle Board
Relax on Deck, overlooking the river and bay
East Room reading nook
Formal Dining Room
Upstairs Bedroom 1
Pool table in the Morning Room
Sunset over the river
Fresh from the field
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Sunday, January 22, 2017
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