Location: Machiasport, Maine
Accommodations: House to yourself. Two Bedrooms with Queen Sized Beds & One bedroom with double beds.
Amenities & Perks: Washer & Dryer, Strong Wifi, Television, fully stocked kitchen with stove and dishwasher, BBQ grill, fire pit, backyard, kids toys and books, air conditioning.
I try to never stay in the same AirBnB twice. However, I can confidently say that I will be making an exception for this place. "Siren's Song" in Machiasport, a romantic version of a New England ship captain’s home, is not just a stay, it's an experience.
As soon as we opened the front door, I just felt it in my bones that we were going to have an amazing getaway. There is this immediate charm that washes over you as you enter the home. Every room has been meticulously and thoughtfully designed - think ornate and detailed stenciling on the walls, books that tell a story carefully placed in each room, historical nods at every corner and a completely romantic flow from room to room that makes you feel like your a guest of someone regal. It doesn't feel like an AirBnb, it somehow feels like home (but like, a way spruced up, infinitely cooler version of home.)
Oh, and there are freaking ocean views from basically every room of the house. The house overlooks Machias Bay and you are greeted each morning to epic sunrises. We lost count of how many Bald Eagles and Osprey flew overhead as we played outside.
There are three bedrooms - two with Queen sized beds and one room with two double beds (perfect for kiddos.) The kitchen is fully stocked - like, fully stocked. You have everything you need to cook at home which we did two out of our four nights. It is exceptionally clean, comfortable, quiet and the hosts are communicative and easy to reach.
It is rural - but not so rural that you don't have service. We had perfect reception and internet to get random work tasks done while there. But more importantly, it's so conveniently located. 10 minutes to restaurants and the grocery store, 8 minutes to the beautiful Jasper Beach, 30 minutes to Lubec and incredible Bold Coast hiking - it's the perfect spot to setup camp.
If your wanderlust is calling you to the Bold Coast, you'd be amiss to not stay at this beautiful home. With certainty: I will be back.