Heron View Cottage is a charming retreat located directly on scenic Machias Bay, on the spectacular Downeast Coast of Maine. This picturesque, historic 200-year-old cottage has all modern amenities and is cozy and affordable. It's the the perfect getaway for a couple, family or group of 3, or an individual looking to experience the Maine coast in an idyllic setting. The lovely 2-bedroom cottage has beautiful, sweeping views of Machias Bay from expansive windows in the dining room, bedroom and even bathroom. An enclosed porch also has magnificent bay views and is always a wonderful place to relax. Features of the cottage include comfortable country antique furnishings, and the spacious living room features a fireplace where you can enjoy the ambiance of its soothing warmth and comforting crackle. There is one bedroom on each floor and a fully-equipped galley kitchen.
The Outdoors and Puffin Boat Tours: Heron View Cottage is just a short drive from Jasper Beach, with its expansive, half-mile-long cobble beach and surf. There are several hiking trails located in Cutler that are only a 20 minute drive from the house. The Bold Coast, Boot Cove and Hamilton Cove trails skirt along the edge of rugged ocean cliffs and scenic vistas. They are “must do” hikes when visiting the Downeast coast area.
Another “must do” while in the area is the Atlantic Puffin boat tours offered by Captain Andy Patterson of the Bold Coast Charter Company out of Cutler harbor. These beautiful and rare parrot-like seabirds only frequent a few of the rugged offshore islands along the Maine coast. Your destination of Machias Seal Island, only 9 miles off Cutler, is the largest puffin colony on the Maine coast, with thousands more birds than any other site.
Lobsters and Whales: The cottage is only a short drive to the lobster wharf in Bucks Harbor where you'll have the opportunity to pick out your own fresh lobsters near the pier. You can also hop on a whale-watching cruise departing from Eastport daily. The cottage is only 1 hour from this popular and picturesque whale-watching port.
The famous Machias Wild Blueberry Festival in August!
You won't want to miss the Downeast event of the year – the annual Machias Wild Blueberry Festival in Machias. This is a fun-filled celebration of the blueberry. The Downeast region produces nearly 85% of the world's blueberries. The residents of the area are proud of that fact and it shows. There’s no lack of exciting events for everyone at this event – a Main Street parade, blueberry farm tours, magic shows, fabulous food, fireworks, crafts and fine art by regional artists, live music and, of course the blueberry pie-eating contest!