3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps Up To 10, Situated On The Sea With Access to Shore
About Heather McCollum
Braden and Heather McCollum live full time in North Carolina, but love to spend time with their three kids in Braden's grandparent's Jonesport home to escape the heat during the summer. They inherited the house in 2010 and have poured their hearts into refurbishing this wonderful vintage home. Braden is a software manager and Heather is a published author.
Heather McCollum purchased this House in 1950
Why Heather McCollum chose Jonesport
Braden's grandfather was born and raised in Jonesport and bought the McCollum House in 1970 from a family member. Braden and Heather met up at the University of Maine at Machias and married soon after graduation. They continued to visit the house even after moving down south.
What makes this House unique
The view from the kitchen picture window is priceless, as is the view from the master bedroom upstairs - lobster boats anchored in the reach with islands beyond. The sea breezes fill the house when the windows are open.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Please no smoking in the house. Items in the house are sentimental so use with care. No pets.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This place was beautiful and peaceful. It was a fantastic backdrop for our first family vacation.
Peaceful, relaxing, and clean!
Heather and Braden have a very well laid-out, well-thought-out home. I would love to have their house on the shore in Maine! Very well stocked with everything you could possibly want for a weekend, a week or a month at the beach. It was very clean, instructions were very clear, with lots of things to do. Super friendly neighbors, just can't go wrong, we'll be back, same time next year, hopefully. Thanks for being an accessible host!
beatiful house and wonderful stay
The property was absolutely gorgeous - and it has every little thing we might need for our stay.
Loved our stay!
We absolutely loved our stay in Jonesport at the historic McCollum house! My family of four plus my parents had plenty of room and enjoyed every morning in that beautiful kitchen! The house is updated well while keeping the history of the house intact... it felt just like visiting family!
The kids LOVED the bunk room, plenty of space and the game systems and toys (both inside and outside) kept them entertained and happy on the days we stayed on-site to relax and rest. The house is in the perfect location to take advantage of Canada one day and Acadia the next - couldn't ask for better!
Working with Heather (and meeting her father who was staying a short walk away) has been easy and pleasant. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a lovely Maine experience! <3
Thank you so much, Sonya! We loved having you and your family in our seaside home. I really appreciate the wonderful review. We love Jonesport, the sea and wild landscape, and are thrilled when others do to. You are always welcome back!
Our Favorite Rental in Jonesport
Location, location, location - this house is located with the best view of the Jonesport/Beals Island harbor. It has a good size deck where you can sit and watch the lobster boats come and go all day long. The yard is large enough to play croquet and badminton or even practice your golf. My family had a great time playing kan jam.
The house has been fully modernized and is extremely comfortable with two large bathrooms. The kitchen is very well stocked and all the appliances were easy to use and worked well.
The area has two golf courses within a 1/2 hour drive, the sunrise trail for walking, biking or running, the Bayview takeout on Beals with the best lobster rolls in Maine and Massachusetts and Helen's restaurant in Machias with "out of this world" lobster stew and delicious blueberry and raspberry pies.
We plan to rent this house again and would definitely recommend it.
Beautiful waterfront home with spectacular view!
My husband and I and our 2 boys stayed in the McCollum house for 4 nights in August. The first response from our kids after they explored the interior of the house was, "this house is awesome". Indeed it is. Nothing was left out in the remodeling of this older home. The bathrooms are very large and everything is spotlessly clean with new sinks, showers and toilets. A full sized washer and dryer is also tucked away in the big, upstairs bathroom. The towels are brand new and very nice.
The bedrooms are well decorated as is the entire house. The beds are very comfortable and there are plenty of sheets, blankets and pillows.
The kitchen is quite large with all modern appliances. Plenty of silverware, dishes, cups, glassware, etc. A renter will find everything and anything they need. The table has a wonderful view and sitting there in the early morning, drinking coffee while watching the local fisherman row his dingy to his fishing boat was a special treat of mine.
The deck is great and has the same view as the kitchen. It was great to play games on the lawn with the harbor as a backdrop.
The kids "bunkroom" had an xbox360 as well as a Play Station and much to the delight of our 12 and 15 year old boys, plenty of video games including some of the war style games that older boys like to play. There was also a nice selection of toys and board games in the closet and crafts for younger kids.
There is a large, flat screen television in the living room with a blue ray player.
The computer with wifi came in very handy for my husband as he did need to do some business work during our stay.
The town of Jonesport is extremely quiet. We took one day and visited Campobello (Canada) and toured the summer home of President FDR. We also visited Lubec and the East Quoddy lighthouse (the eastern most point of the U.S.).
The Down East Research Facility on Great Wass Island (across the harbor from this house) was great! We learned a lot and really enjoyed it.
Helen's Restaurant in Machias (30 min drive) is wonderful with fresh seafood and great drinks. Worth the trip or in our case, a stop on the way back from Canada.
Bay View was good and a "must visit" for our nightly ice cream.
If relaxation and quiet is what you are seeking, this is the perfect spot for you. Tourism is absent unless you are willing to drive an hour or more. Be prepared to soak in the sunsets and sunrise and let the ocean breeze lull you to sleep each night.
Located on Moosabec Reach, McCollum House provides an excellent location to enjoy seaside views, bird watching, seal watching, and beach combing for shells and sea glass. View the local lobster boats pulling in their traps, and go down to the local docks to buy fresh lobster and crabs right off the boat. Enjoy wild blueberries in late summer and gorgeous foliage in the autumn.