Secluded Oceanfront Cottage W/Private Sandy Beach
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Campobello Island cottage description
The Sea Urchin Cottage is on the north end of beautiful Campobello Island, home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's beloved summer home and the museum and International Park which bear his name. Campobello Island is connected by bridge to Lubec, Maine, home of the renowned candy-striped West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, the easternmost point of the United States.
Within walking distance of the picturesque East Quoddy Head Harbor Lighthouse, the Sea Urchin sits on a cliff overlooking its very own private sand beach! With the woods behind the cottage, the Passamaquoddy Bay in front of the cottage, and the cliffs rising up from the beach on each side of the cottage, the Sea Urchin offers unparalleled privacy and seclusion and an unbelievably beautiful view.
View whales, seals, porpoises, ospreys, eagles, and beautiful sunsets, whimsical sailboats, working fishing boats and huge cargo ships from your dining room table, from the attached deck, or from the screened-in tree house which sleeps three people! Camping pads are provided in the tree house, but you must bring sleeping bags.
Built by a boat builder, the Sea Urchin is compact, but can sleep up to six people inside the cottage.
We have two cottages available to rent side by side, each on their own 3 acres of land. Please inquire.
Have a large family? Rent the Whale of a View and the Sea Urchin next door! Both cottages are private and located on their own private 3 acres. They are connected by a trail along the shore through the woods. There is also a small 1 bedroom cottage located on the property which is private from both of these cottages that is available for overflow crowds for an additional fee. Please inquire.
- Vacation Rental
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- The Sea Urchin Cottage sleeps 6. There is a screened in tree house on the property overlooking the ocean which has 3 bunk beds that would require you to bring camping pads and sleeping bags. There is also a small cottage available for overflow crowds which has 1 bedroom with a full size bed, kitchen and bathroom. It has an additional charge....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- 1 full, 2 twins, set of bunks, 3 bunk beds in tree house (Need to bring camping pads and sleeping bags for screened in tree house) Picnic basket; cooler; books, games, magazines and puzzles for adults and children; tire swing, sand box; hammock; 4 Adirondack chairs, beach chairs on the beach; small dryer....moreless
- Books For Kids
- Books For Adults
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
- Whale Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Sight Seeing
local services and businesses
- Medical Services
- Near The Ocean
sports and adventure activities
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Freshwater Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Dining Area
- Dialup Access
- Alarm Clock
- Local Maps
- Linens Provided
- Iron & Board
- Activities Guide
- Towels Provided
- Local Activities Guide
- Clothes Dryer
- Housekeeper Optional
- Pantry Items
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Lobster Pot
- Small Cooler
- Outdoor Grill
- Wood Deck
- Walkway To Water
- Beach Towels
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Aquatic safari right outside your window
Aquatic safari right outside your window
Whales, porpoise, seals, and eagles from your front window!! Not to mention the lovely private beach and cozy cottage. A truly beautiful spot. Owners, Dennis and Margaret are delightful and very helpful. Not a place for lots of shopping or nightlife, but the sunsets are entertaining enough and if you sit quietly you can hear the porpoise and whales breathing as they swim by. Now that's entertainment!! There is plenty to see and do in the nearby area, if you can tear yourself away from the Sea Urchin. Machias Seal Island has thousands of puffins until mid August. This was an amazing trip and tours are available from the lovely village of Cutler about 45 minutes from the Sea Urchin. Local whale watching trips are available and are really great fun. I would recommend Capt Riddle's just down the road. It's a fairly small, but safe, boat, not overcrowded and whales come up close. There are also many beautiful lighthouses nearby. East Quoddy Head is within walking distance. Restaurants on Campobello Island were hit or miss. We found this to be very surprising, but owners, Dennis & Margaret will steer you in the right direction, and Lubec also has a few good spots. Cohill's Inn is good, and definately the Home Port Inn. You can also buy live lobster, steam them at the cottage, role up your sleeves and dig in. Wonderful!! This is an outstanding place to stay if you love wildlife, nature, and natural beauty.
- Guest Sam1Rudy (Gloucester, Virginia, USA)
- Date of stay 07/11/09
- Review Submitted 08/02/09
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children.
Owner response: We were so pleased to accomodate Donna and her husband for her vacation on Campobello Island. If all of our tenants were as tidy and neat as Donna was we wouldn't need a cleaning lady!! Donna was an excellent tenant and a perfect visitor to the Island as she was looking for unspoiled beauty and the charm and simple amenities of the Sea Urchin Cottage. Campobello Island is perfect for the eco tourist or someone wanting peace and quiet with unspoiled views of the ocean and the wildlife that passes by the cottage. We have 3 cottages located on several acres that are private from one another. If you want a nice vacation please visit our cottages.
Million Dollar View
Million Dollar View
If what you seek is a view of the ocean, eagles, seals, the foggy a.m., etc, here's your place. New screened in porch offers a window to the world that is superb. (Note to Dennis-that captains wheel might be better placed-just sayin). Comfortable porch and just a great room/area for relaxing---where we stayed most of the time. Outdoor deck equally as nice...but the bugs were in mid-season form, so... Small place-couple small bedrooms, living room, kitchen...didn't want a barn---didn't get one. Lots and lots of stuff in the place...lots. Kitchen functional. Refridge may be near its shelf life expiry date---esp frezer, but it works. Stove works...bathroom compact but ok...in general the entire place was ok. Not exceptional...ok. The view is the attraction. 52 steps to the beach on a steep stairwell...land is steeply tilted from back of house up hill to parking area for your vehicle...facts---keep in mind if you rent. Tree house for kids very cool...could see myself there as a kid...would be a huge plus for families. Beach all stone (as is the entire island). Certainly private...can build fires there, etc...but remember those 52 steps. Overall ok. The view is what you are paying for...
- Guest p f.
- Date of stay 09/08/12
- Review Submitted 09/18/12
Great time at the Sea Urchin
Great time at the Sea Urchin
We had the priviledge of spending 3 nights at this cottage. The cottage had all the gadgets we could need, but the real feature was the beauty of the ocean in front of us. I spent one morning, sitting with my coffee watching and LISTENING to 4 whales, 2 on either side of the cottage. We found starfish, sea urchin, saw harbour seals, porpoises, and whales almost daily. The local restaurant sold lobster for dinner, the whale watching tour was great, and the lighthouse at then end of the island was unbelieveable. The stairway to the beach was a bit steep, and had 50 stairs but do-able Not much to do other than that on the island, but, for a quiet, relaxing vacation with the wildlife, I personally cannot wait to go back.
- Guest mrsbrat (Canada)
- Date of stay 07/11/10
- Review Submitted 03/19/11
In Aug. 2010 my husband, 15yr old son and myself stayed here for a week. The cottage was cute and had everything we needed. If you love the nature, you will love it. The cottage is tucked in a bit of a wooded area but faced the Bay of Fundy. The tides were amazing to watch roll in and out...with the tides, came fresh food for the whales. Morning coffees outside while watching porpoises playing in the water, hearing the blows from the Fin whales as they tell us we will see them soon was so exciting to all of us. We saw many whales swim past the cottage. No binoculars needed. I was thrilled. The reason we chose this cottage was because we were told we would see lots of wildlife, including whales. We were NOT disappointed. The owner was wonderful to deal with. We plan to visit again.
- Guest Sandy (Ontario)
- Date of stay 08/21/10
- Review Submitted 12/15/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children.
Owner response: The Campobello Island Oceanfront Cottages include the Sea Urchin Cottage, The Whale of A View Cottage and the charming Periwinkle Cottage where these wonderful guests of ours stayed. All sit directly on the water which gives you unspoiled views of the ocean and the wildlife that passes by the cottages. There is something about the air on Campobello that is hard to explain. If you are looking for an idyllic, unspoiled place with the best views on the island contact us about booking your special stay with us. www.HomeAway.com use property id numbers 120461, 117215 and 133795.
I almost hesitate to write this- because I'm afraid the cottage will be even harder to book next time! My husband and my 2 14 year old sons (who are super hard to impress) and I spent an incredible week here. We were greeted by whales and a seal in the cove. For the remaining week, we were treated to a similar show every day. We timed everything we did on the tide and the whales and dolphins schedule. It was hard to tear ourselves away from the deck, beach and tidepools. Although we did sneak in some hiking on the beautiful trails at the park. The cottage is small, clean, well maintained and appointed and completely private. While we stayed at Sea Urchin, I was illustrating a picture book for kids about the overall health of the ocean. It made me appreciate even more, the beauty and fragility around me.
- Guest jana (north adams, MA, US)
- Date of stay 09/04/10
- Review Submitted 09/30/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children.
Keeps me coming back since 1995
Keeps me coming back since 1995
My husband and I have stayed several times at this same property since 1995. I love this quaint little cottage and the fact that it has a stairway down to the beach is the added plus that keeps us coming back. The stairway is long and steep and not for the faint of heart (I believe there are 44 stairs) but if you can brave the stairway to the secluded beach below it is a wonderful treat. The size of the starfish here are amazing. My husband and I have watched many eagles grow up here. Not a day goes by that we don't see several bald eagles. We also see many whales go through. You usually hear the whales before you see them. At least it gives you a chance to look for them before they go along their way. It doesn't really bother me that the cottage only has a few channels on the TV as we are usually so busy anyway. There is the lighthouse which is a little further down the road from the cottage and if you were as lucky as I was last summer, you may even get an inside tour of the lighthouse in exchange for a donation. That was the highlight of my trip last year. I had been going since 1995 and had never had a chance to see the inside. I got some lovely pictures that I cherish. You need to cross over to the lighthouse on foot at low tide and it is really not at all difficult to navigate. Just make sure that you keep an eye on the tide so you don't get stranded on the other side. The tide comes in fast and furious. We usually take one day and ride the Campobello ferry across to Deer Isle and from there take the Government Ferry to Letite, NB from there we make our way to St. Stephen or St. John which are wonderful cities to explore. Sometimes we even stay one night over there and come back the next. If you are a photographer,the Campobelloe island sunsets are just to die for. You won't be disappointed in the photography as there is always a great time to photograph, whether it's in the fog or on a nice clear sunny day. And there is an abundance if subjects whether it's architecure or flowers or a seascape. One thing you need to know is you should gas up before crossing to the island as there is no gas station on the island. The owners are wonderful and take pride in their properties and keep them clean and tastefully updated enough so as to not ruin the cottage ambiance. I'm sure that your trip will turn out as special as all of ours have been!
- Guest vikcellz (Cornish Flat, NH)
- Date of stay 06/01/07
- Review Submitted 02/11/08
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
Great property. We saw whales,seals and dolphins from the deck. There is a great 9 hole golf course close by. It would be nice to have cable tv.There is a lobster pound a few miles away where they cook them for you. There is only one grocery store and it does not have the greatest selection.
- Guest maggie (nyc)
- Date of stay 08/01/06
- Review Submitted 02/28/07
700-1400 per 7 night stayIn the event of tenant (lessee) cancelation only if the property is rerented for the rental period, will payments for rental be refunded minus a 20 % cancelation fee and minus any expenses incurred by the owner (Lessor) May & October: $800/week (7 night stay) June & September: $900.00/week (7 night stay) ( June rates are until the last week of June starting on the 23rd when peak rates apply and the 1400 rate for a 7 night stay remains until September 8 when the 900.00 rate begins. July & August: $1300/week (7 night stay) If your party is over 4 people there will be an additional charge of $50/person for the week No taxes or other fees, except pet fee Pets allowed with $100 pet fee Contact Owner For Additional Property Details For Large Parties as there is a small 1 bedroom cottage on the property that is private from the main Sea Urchin Cottage that is available for an additional fee. It has a kitchen, 1 bathroom, 1 bedroom and a living room area with a nice dAvailable for Year Round Rental. Call for off season rates. May & October $800/week (7 night stay). June & September: $900.00/wee (7 night stay). June 23-September 1 the rate is $1400.00 (7 night stay). No taxes or other fees, except Pet fee. Pets allowed with a $75.00 pet fee. Contact owner for additional property detail. For large parties there is a small 1 bedroom cottage on the property that is private from the main Sea Urchin Cottage that is available for an additional fee. It has a kitchen, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and a living room area with a large wraparound deck overlooking the ocean. Enjoy!
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- Nearest Airport: Bangor, Maine at 120 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Welshpool, Campobello Island at 2 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Herring Cove Beach at 1 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Herring Cove Golf Course at 3 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Family Fisheries at 1 Miles
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Beautiful view from the cottage
Beautiful view deck w/stairs to beach
The Living Room of the Sea Urchin
Enjoy the gorgeous deck & screened in porch over looking the ocean
Sunset looking out master bedroom window
The Sandy Beach at the Sea Urchin
Blue waters of the Atlantic
Famous Lighthouse less than a mile away
Sunsets from the cottage...spectacular
Quaint bedroom overlooking ocean
Whale passes the cottage
3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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