2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Near Beach, State Parks, Canada. Dog-Friendly. Sleeps 5
Taking care of my Lubec cottage and guests and spending time in my gardens are my passions. Many of my guests return year after year because they miss Lubec, love the cottage, and trust that their time here will be as wonderful as it was during their previous stay. If you are considering a Lubec vacation, I'm certain that you would enjoy a stay at Lubec Bay Cottage.
Catherine purchased this House in 2008
Why Catherine chose Lubec
Lubec reminds me of coastal Maine when I was a child - simple and carefree with beautiful scenery, plenty of things to explore, mouthwatering seafood, and friendly people. I have always had a picture in my mind of what my perfect Maine seaside cottage would look like - Lubec Bay Cottage is my dream that has become a reality.
What makes this House unique
I provide many special touches in hopes that you will feel right at home and have what you need to make your vacation wonderful. I want to make sure it's right for you. If you are celebrating an anniversary, birthday, or holiday during your stay please let me help with planning your special occasion! I look forward to hearing from you!
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Coastal Maine at it's best!
We made our choice to stay at Lubec Bay Cottage back in April, and were not disappointed in the least when we finally arrived and spent our 8 nights this October. The only downside I could see was that the weather was a little too cool to spend enjoying the nice deck and balcony and fire pit like we had envisioned. The cottage is wonderful, rustic, peaceful and cozy! We were so comfortable and felt welcome. The Lubec (and Eastport) areas were great to explore and the locals (and tourists) were friendly. There are so many State Parks, wildlife preserves, forests and shorelines that you wouldn't see (or do them) all in 10 years. And fresh seafood is readily available (and cheaply obtained to cook yourself), with reasonably priced restaurants around. We will be coming back again !
Hi Phil and Debbie, Yes, the area is full of places to hike, photograph, and explore, and my cottage is a wonderful home base to return to after a day of adventure in Lubec, Eastport, or Canada. The people are so friendly here and the seafood is spectacular! I thoroughly enjoyed being your host and look forward to your return in September! Take care, Catherine.
Beautiful Oceanfront Retreat
Lubec Bay cottage is perfect both inside and out! Catherine has decorated her place beautifully and comfortably in a way designed to make her guests feel relaxed and at home. Upon arrival, we discovered a wonderful gift bag filled with local fresh produce and local goodies...so very thoughtful and welcoming. We awoke every morning to a spectacular sunrise view over the ocean---it was indescribably peaceful, beautiful and private. We enjoyed breathtaking trails at Quoddy State Park, whale watching and visiting Campobello Island. We ended each day gazing at phenomenal star filled skies from the spacious deck of Catherine's cottage after stuffing ourselves on delicious home cooked fresh lobster. Lubec is a beautiful unspoiled destination that offers the perfect balance between activity and peaceful relaxation and Catherine's cottage is a perfect sanctuary in this magical town. We were very sad to leave and can't wait to come back to Lubec Bay Cottage!
Hi Maria, Your statement: "A perfect sanctuary in this magical town." says it all! I so enjoyed being your host and look forward to your return! Sincerely, Catherine.
Cozy retreat that boasts adventure, relaxation, and cultural immersion in a small fishing village
Things we noticed: acrobatic shearwaters on the Bay of Fundy, kittiwakes at the Salt Pond, eagles hunting, skittish sandpipers stumbling on irish sea moss, clam diggers filling buckets at low tide. Osprey nests overlooking Cutler Bay. Periwinkle snails on the beach path. Massive spider webs. Wildflowers and Catherine’s lovely garden. The buzzing of bees. An absence of airplanes and traffic. Wind in the sea grass. Bear tracks. Stars. Subtle whale songs off the coast of West Quoddy. Humpback whales dipping under our boat near East Quoddy. Fin whales, minke whales, seals, and a glimpse of an eagle’s nest in Passamaquoddy Bay. The scent of balsam, spruce. An arctic bog. Wilderness. Hiking. Sea air. The diesel chugging of a lone lobster boat at 5 in the morning as the sun rose over Campobello Island. The down to earth townsfolk, and, what I call the Maine Wave - a rising of the hand, a hello, a friendly acknowledgement.
For entertainment skip the TV and play Scrabble, read the guest comments left for Catherine, hit Summer Keys, The Lubec Grange, and Shanna Wheelock's Crow Town Gallery on South Lubec Rd. for concerts. At Crow Town, the ceiling is made of the same wood as violins giving a superb acoustical experience. The backdrop of the stage at Crow Town is Lubec Bay, and her melancholy sculptures - what she calls Column Vessels - pottery imprinted with the detritus of abandoned sardine factories - stand as witnesses. We utilized the well-equipped kitchen to cook our meals and also went to Frank’s Wharfside, Water Street Tavern, and Cohill’s for food. The produce Catherine left was an over the top kindness and much appreciated. We immediately made mint-watermelon water to sip on the porch. I brought home the handmade soap, honey, and maple syrup knowing I would miss this place the minute I stepped foot in the door.
Lasty, and certainly not least, read the book Downeast Maine / A World Apart in the nook upstairs. Lubec, Maine is truly a world apart, and reading it will give you new eyes to appreciate the dance between the people and environment here. I have traveled widely abroad and at home, and there were three times I awoke the morning after returning from traveling and felt out of sorts: Guatemala, Africa, and Lubec, Maine. This is a very special place, and Catherine has done an exquisite job of anticipating the needs of her guests at every turn. More than highly recommend, I urge you to visit. Don’t waste another minute deciding.
Hello Lynnora, Yes, Lubec is a very special place with so many wonderful things to see and experience, and the friendliest people! It's where you can leave the outside world behind, unwind and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. I look forward to your return in 2020! Sincerely, Catherine
Fabulous view in a charming cottage with an AMAZING owner!
My husband and I and brother all agree with the very positive reviews written by others. Nothing was overstated. It's all true, and we loved every minute of our stay. Catherine thought of absolutely everything that guests would enjoy - a lovely gift basket on the kitchen table and a refrigerator of locally grown greens and veggies overwhelmed us, and we used everything. Particularly memorable was waking up to the morning sun across the marsh and gazing at the stars from our bedroom balcony. We found tons of things to do in the area - from visiting the small sardine museum in Lubec and attending a delightful Wednesday night Summer Keys concert at the Congregational Church to walking trails at Quoddy Head, in the woods down near Cutler, viewing the Bay of Fundy tidal effect at Reversing Falls Park up in west Pembrook and Cobscook Bay State Park. In addition we spent a great afternoon in Eastport, visiting the town, Shackford Head State Park and stopping in a small Barracks Museum museum and finding the remains of Fort Sullivan. Monica's Chocolates and the tour at Raye's Mustard were fun stops also. And, of course, Roosevelt's estate at Campobello was great - went there two days. We would highly recommend this well-situated and well-appointed cottage!
Hi Carol, I so enjoyed hosting you and your family and thank you for the wonderful review! My guests' reviews are what make renting my cottage all worth while. There is so much to do in the Lubec area having Eastport across the bay and Campobello Island, Canada across the bridge! There's never enough time to do it all -- that's why my repeat guests now stay up to 3 weeks at a time! I hope I get the chance to host you again! Best wishes, Catherine.
This summer was our 10th at Lubec Bay Cottage—a testimonial to the beautiful, comfortable, welcoming home that Catherine has created. We had another wonderful week of morning walks to South Lubec Beach and Quoddy Head and afternoons spent in favorite places on Campobello Island. We love returning year after year to the view of the meadow and water (visible from almost every spot in the house, including the shower!), a house that feels like home, and a perfect location that gives us easy access to all that we love about Lubec.
Hi Mark and Cindy, What a wonderful review - thank you so much! You have summed it up so perfectly about the feeling you get from staying at my cottage and spending time in Lubec. Thank you for your continued support and for your friendship. Sincerely, Catherine.
Perfect Base for Exploring Bold Coast & Campobello
What a fabulous stay at a lovely cottage! And the setting is extraordinary too! Lubec Bay Cottage was our home for a week as three of us rambled about Downeast Maine and a bit of New Brunswick. Catherine has developed a wonderful property -- exceedingly well-equipped, immaculate, nicely decorated and perfectly situated between the village of Lubec and West Quoddy State Park. The two decks -- one upstairs off master bedroom, an expansive one off the kitchen-dining area -- were where we spent much of our time at home. Admiring water and meadow views while grilling, dining, reading, having a glass of wine...a perfect set-up for having friends over or a quiet moment enjoying the 4:15 am sunrise! The living room was comfortable too. And both bedrooms (three beds total, all upstairs) had comfy linens. Very thoughtful, welcoming touches throughout. Great to have a bathroom on each floor, with showers in both (plus tub upstairs).
Highlights of our trip were: the puffin trip from Cutler to Machias Seal Island (wow!); "Tea with Eleanor" at the Roosevelts' summer home on Campobello Island (bring passports); lighthouses (West Quoddy, Head Harbour, Little River, "the Sparkplug", etc.); hiking and birding everywhere; exploring Machias, Beals Island, Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, St. Andrew's; meals at the house, in Lubec (Water Street Tavern, brewpub, seafood stands), Machias (Helen's), and Beals Island (seafood shack). Sorry to miss the Fourth of July celebration in Eastport, but maybe next year. Canada Day on July 1 is easy to celebrate too! We had every kind of Maine weather except snow, and loved the people, places, cultural and natural history, and proximity to Canada. Spectacular vacation, with LBC and Catherine's hospitality as the centerpiece. Thank you -- we look forward to returning!
Hi Jim, Anne, and Nancy! Yes, Lubec Bay Cottage is a great home base to return to after a day of adventure! So many things you can experience or just relax on the back deck and take in the view! I look forward to your return. Sincerely, Catherine
Lubec Bay Cottage is a wonderful place for relaxing after a day of activities. There are so many things to do: Bird at Hamilton Cove or take a Puffin Tour to Machias Seal Island Bold Coast Charter Co. in Cutler. Hike the trails of West Quoddy Head State Park and take along a picnic lunch. Comb South Lubec Beach for treasures; ride a water-taxi to Eastport; Geocach to over 221 caches in Lubec and the surrounding areas. Take a Plein Air Workshop with Michael Chesley Johnson, or rent a kayak or bike or take a whalewatching tour at Lubec's Inn at the Wharf. During migrations, site whales off West Quoddy, just down the road, or off East Quoddy on Campobello Island, Canada, just 4 miles away. Just remember to bring your passport. See seals feeding in Lubec Channel or in the bay behind the cottage. Meet local artists in their galleries or learn the local history at the Lubec Historical Society, McCurdy's Smokehouse and Roosevelt International Park. You must try 'Tea with Eleanor' at the Roosevelt Campobello Park or a round of golf at Campobello's scenic Herring Cove Provincial Park Golf Course.
There are also Summerkeys music concerts downtown during the summer months, two chocolatier shops, a wharf for purchasing local seafood, and a great variety of restaurants for eat-in or take out.