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Ideal location for marathoners, first time or return visitors,- birders, musicians and visual artists, or those just looking to relax. Set back from Main Street, on a no longer used gravel lane, just north of the Masonic Lodge, Ferry View is tucked against a hillside with views of Johnson Bay, the Narrows, moored fishing boats, Pope’s Folly and the Canadian island of Campbell. Off street parking for 3 cars.
Uphill 1/2 block, the Summer Keys office, free weekly music events. Downhill is Cohill's, the 'best waterfront pub in Maine' (recently rated by Yankee magazine). On Water Street you are within two blocks of much that downtown Lubec has to offer... restaurants, shops, Washington County's best hardware store, library, Saturday Farmer’s Market, art galleries, the herring museum. East from the public boat launch and pier, a walk along Johnson street brings you to the ferry to Eastport and bit further, a working wharf, inn and restaurant.
When staying home to cook or entertain, this summer home offers a fully equipped open kitchen and dining room layout. Gas stove, standard appliances and beyond...see our house and town guide for details (we will gladly email you a copy before you make your decision to stay). Note: We can arrange to have fresh live lobsters delivered, so you can steam or grill them on the deck!
20' living room with water view, offering a variety of seating options, HD TV, DVD standard and Blu ray, wifi, ipod dock, CD player, reading area with small library of regional books and authors plus board games.
Land phone; Local and unlimited long distance, US and Canada.
20' master bedroom with water views and queen size bed. Second bedroom with skylight and full bed. Third bedroom with trundle twin beds. Additional queen air bed located in living room sofa/sleeper.
Full bath upstairs (with tub & great shower). Towels provided. Washer/dryer with laundry supplies. Half bath on main floor.
Cozy deck with water views and outdoor seating.
Our summer home is dog friendly. Sorry no cats due to allergy.
Early Birding Season May 22 - May 26, 2015 4 night min stay
Summer Season May 31 - Oct 3, 2015 6 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$100
$875 weekly rate for arrival noon Sunday and departure noon Saturday (6 nights) includes cleaning fee and Maine lodging tax of 8%. $50 Pet fee is additional. In this example with one pet, total weekly rental is $875 + $50 fee = $925. Inquire regarding multiple pets. Unfortunately, no cats due to owner allergies.
Approximate 1/3 of total rent deposit due to secure reservation. Personal check or Pay Pal. Advance booking: remaining balance due 4 weeks prior to occupancy. If balance is not received, reservation will be canceled; deposit returned if property re-rents, and/or circumstances warrant.
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From our central location you will be able to wander half a block downhill to Water Street - to discover the marina, passenger ferry to Eastport, restaurants, shops, galleries, a herring museum, hardware store, public library, a Saturday Farmer's Market, and the post office.
In June, this “downtown” street is the finish line for the annual International Marathon, July Fourth float parade and in September, the Pirate Festival.
Walk a few feet uphill to the SummerKeys Music School or continue on half a block for Wednesday evening professional concerts held at the Congregational Church. On Thursdays stay home and enjoy the community Masonic barbecue featuring local musicians performing in the gazebo.
The town grocery store (referred to as the IGA aka “the red and white”) is 5 minutes drive. Behind it the elementary school grounds offers playground equipment for families with children and the nature boardwalk (directly behind the school building) to the shoreline at Mowry Beach for the best view of the “Sparkplug”, officially The Lubec Channel Lighthouse.
West Quoddy Head, a short drive south of town is where you will find the easternmost land point in the continental USA and our iconic red and white striped lighthouse with a visitors center, museum and gallery. Here you can hike the spectacular Down East coast trail within view of Grand Manan Island, leading to an ice age bog complete with plant identification markers. On the way home our favorite stops are chocolates at Monica’s or ice cream at Uncle Kippy’s, - sometimes both!
If you plan to head east over the International Bridge to visit Campobello Island or to catch a ferry in the New Brunswick ferry system, the customs checkpoints (USA and CANADA) don’t forget your passport (card or a booklet). We highly recommend the Roosevelt International Park cottage tour and especially the free Eleanor Tea held twice daily at the park.
Some guests use our home as a base for exploration, others while attending a workshop in birding, photography, painting or music. Some come to decompress with a good book, a water view from the deck, or to entertain friends and family with fresh caught lobster. Whatever your ideal mix, we hope you enjoy your time at Ferry View and come to
love what Lubec offers as much as we do.
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: Newly relocated to North Carolina from California we were first invited to Lubec in 2004 by college friends. We so looked forward to returning each summer, that after 5 years, we purchased our own summer home.
Used to small town living, we wanted to be a part of everyday life, and to be able walk to a variety of music, art and special events, - also the library, hardware store and post office.
We enjoy community service and volunteer with the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse Visitors Center, the Historical Society, the Landmarks Gallery; and participate in Arts Alive and as well as serving as Marathon volunteers.
Outdoors our interests are hiking and camping, photography and fishing. Curious folks, we take advantage of local art workshops, and programs offered by the Cobscook Community Learning Center in Trescott, - everything from Maine authors to edible mushroom foraging.
Why the Owner Chose Lubec: To share our love of Downeast Maine by creating a comfortable yet casual summer home with a convenient village location so that friends, family and visitors (who often have limited vacation time) are able to fully experience Lubec without a hectic pace.
Important to us also are the home's historic roots. Formerly a Customs House (once a check-in point for ships and later the car ferry), we have partially exposed the original 1850 framing timbers in the dining room ceiling in honor of the house's pegged, post and beam construction.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: Ferry View is steps off Main St. This location buffers it from street traffic, making it a place to relax... yet does not isolate it from activity... fishing boats come and go, the bay changes color and direction with the movement of its legendary tides. The Masonic Lodge sponsors a weekly community summer barbecue as well as a monthly pancake breakfast giving our renters a unique opportunity to meet local folks, listen to live music performed in the gazebo, and support an historic community group.