2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 3. Each bedroom has 1 double bed.
About Edward Stanley
I'm a "dyed in the wool" enthusiast of all things Maine - especially the Down East Coast. Of course, Machiasport - home of wonderful Heron View Cottage - holds a special place in my heart. As I love the outdoors, I hike the nearby spectacular coastal trails as much as possible when I'm there. For my livelihood, I'm a fine art and antiques appraiser, and I've thoughtfully outfitted the cottage with comfortable and fascinating country antiques. And as I'm also a historic preservationist, it's been a treat to restore and upgrade the charming, ca. 1800 Heron View Cottage. I know you will enjoy the cottage as much as I do!
Edward Stanley purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Edward Stanley chose Machiasport
The minute I laid my eyes on Heron View Cottage, I was smitten. A charming half-cape style house, it was built ca. 1800, and the location cannot be beat - it's close to the bay shore so that the views are absolutely spectacular! There are so many great things about the cottage and the area - the warmth, comfortableness and character of the cottage itself, the breath-taking views, the bird-watching right out the back, watching the sun rise and set - and watching the tides rise and fall! It's all good!
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Staying at the cottage was like being in a cozy peaceful Christmas movie. Rustically decorated with all that I’d expect in a Downeast Maine cottage. The view from the main bedroom is magical. The nighttime skies were clear and without light pollution. If you want a decompressing stay the cottage has all you could need. But, if you like to be on the go you are close to Canada, Campobello, or multiple beaches and state parks on the mid-coast. I will likely return.
An enchanting cottage, an enchanting visit
Heron View Cottage was just the restful time for which we hoped. There are lots of wonderful mini road trips in the area and time to actually watch the heron, the cormorants, the gulls, and the dramatic tides. And it was wonderful to get away from the constant drone of news! I would recommend highly.
Its about the view
The view is the star of the show at this place. Absolutely beautiful. The home is eccentric but cosy for two. If you like old houses, you can forgive the quirks. The road is close but not intrusive.
Interesting stuff everywhere. Go to Helen's to eat and use the tiny kitchen minimally. If you have a lot of hair, bring a your own dryer. Rent a second kayak from Rob and enjoy the water right from the house. He delivers. Best hike is Long's Point. This is all good.
Another great stay at Heron View!!
Love this place! Would stay again
Beautiful views every day (and beautiful stars at night)!
A cozy place to stay with amazing views of water, hills, and sea birds. In a convenient location near Machias and Machiasport. The cottage is filled with antiques, which makes the place charming and pleasant. However, there is an overabundance of bottles on the windows, so many that they have dried bugs and cobwebs, and opening any window requires the removal of many of these bottles. This is not a big deal, but it may not be to everyone's taste. We enjoyed the back porch as it's the best place to sit and enjoy the the view.
Thanks for your review, Deborah, and I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Heron View Cottage! Still, I'm disappointed that you didn't appreciate the collection of wonderful, small antique bottles on the window sills. All other guests have marveled at them and the atmosphere they bring to the cottage and its spectacular view of the bay. Once again, many thanks for staying at Heron View Cottage!
Located at the edge of historic Machiasport village, there are many interesting activities and adventures nearby and farther afield. A short drive down Machiasport peninsula leads you to spectacular Jasper Beach and hikes on the Point of Maine – and you can pick up lobsters on the way in Bucks Harbor. Just up the coast is the Bold Coast Trail with hikes on the dramatic rockbound bluffs. Other nearby excursions include boat trips to view puffins on Machias Seal Island, Campobello Island in Canada with FDR’s summer home, the beautiful sand beach at Roque Bluffs, Schoodic Peninsula in Gouldsboro, the Bartlett Winery Estate for wine tasting, historic Burnham Tavern in Machias and the Ruggles House in Columbia Falls, West Quoddy Head Lighthouse in Lubec and quaint Eastport. Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor are a scenic 1 1/2 hour drive away. Bicycling, golfing and fishing are possibilities. And in back of the cottage there's great bird-watching and kayaking and canoeing on the bay!