A secluded 22 acre estate with 1100 ft of river shoreline & phenominal views!
All Bedrooms have wonderfully comfortable mattresses with new luxurious high thread linens. Guests frequently ask us "Where did you get such comfortable mattresses and pillows?" I hate to travel and then sleep on miserable beds! So I want our guests to feel and be pampered with the best beds possible. This is a home built in 1867, where clothes were hung in wardrobes. There are not closets in each bedroom but hooks are provided if the room does not have a wardrobe.
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Includes full size crib, high chair & playground Includes full size crib, high chair & playground
Pets allowed - Please ask us prior to confirmation for pet rulesPlease ask us prior to confirmation for pet rules
Max guests: 12 (sleeps up to 12 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 27
- 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
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Minimum 3-day vacancy between guest stays
Cleaned with disinfectant
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.