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Lubec Bay Cottage - Well-Appointed and Maintained. a Beautiful Place to Stay.

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Lubec Bay Cottage is a picture-perfect Maine seaside cottage with fabulous bay views, surrounded by 3 oceanfront acres of bird-friendly organic gardens and lush wildflower meadows in a peaceful, rural setting. Stroll down our Boardwalk to our private shoreside sitting area with fire pit/grill, which is adjacent to the renowned Sand Bar birding marshes.This enchanting cottage is situated in a breathtaking setting with spectacular sunrises and is beautifully furnished with fine antiques and coastal decor; a picture-book Downeast cottage that has kept its original character and charm, while having all the comforts to make you feel at home. Our expansive deck is a wonderful space for grilling, dining, relaxing around the outdoor fireplace, and taking in the view. Close enough for walking to South Lubec beach, our Cottage is less than 2 miles from West Quoddy State Park with Lighthouse and 4 miles from town and Campobello Island with its Roosevelt Park.

Because our cottage is a Maine DEP-certified Environmental Leader implementing environmentally-friendly practices, you will feel safe during your stay. You can freely enjoy our gardens, lawn areas and meadow because they are organically maintained, and you won't have to worry about harsh chemicals because housekeeping only uses GREEN cleaning products.

Along with having an extraordinary cottage with beautiful surroundings we provide special touches that you will only find at Lubec Bay Cottage! Our cottage doesn't feel like a vacation rental - you will feel at home, like family.

We are very pet-friendly! Your pets will love it here. On the property, we have a lovely meadow and lawn area; are adjacent to the sand bar marshes; and are close to the expansive South Lubec beaches. We also supply pet food bowls. Not far away are numerous hiking trails for you and your pet to explore.

Lubec Bay Cottage is a special place you'll look forward to returning to after a day of adventure!


Romantic Getaway:
Lubec Bay Cottage is wonderful for honeymooners or for those celebrating an anniversary, birthday, or searching for a romantic getaway. In the morning, awake to a beautiful sunrise over the bay and sip your morning coffee or tea while relaxing on the balcony. While enjoying your lunch on the deck, watch the bald eagles flying over the bay. In the evenings, enjoy a fire either at the fireplace on the deck or at the shoreside fire pit; listen to the relaxing sounds of a fog horn; enjoy a romantic slow dance to your favorite song under the brilliant night sky. For indoor leisure time, play a game on the small-scale vintage tabletop pool table or choose one of the several popular board games; warm up to the fireplace while watching a movie chosen from our DVD library; read from our library of sea-themed and Maine-authored books. All this without leaving the property!

Artist's Dream:
You don't have to be an artist to enjoy Lubec Bay Cottage! But if you would like to bring your paints, brushes, and canvases for painting while on vacation there is a working studio for your use on the property. The situation is intended to complement the comfortable surroundings with an atmosphere of creativity. The Studio is an early 1900's rustic workshop that has been converted into a working studio with plenty of natural light, several work benches, a French easel with daylight lamp, drying rack, space station and cart, pack stool, designer's drafting table with ergonomic adjustable chair, and print rack. The picturesqueness and natural beauty of Lubec is truly inspiring and you will enjoy the luxury of having your own working studio. We only ask that the equipment not be used for children's play.

Birding Paradise:
Lubec Bay Cottage looks out onto the South Lubec Sand Flats, debatably one of the top ten places to bird in Maine. Migratory shorebird abundance and diversity is among the highest along the eastern U.S. coast. Whether you observe from the deck, the balcony or the shoreside observation area, you won't be disappointed. You may also access the Sand Flats from the property. A number of shorebirds have been spotted including the Short-billed Dowitcher, Black-bellied Plover, White-rumped Sandpiper, Bairds, Least Sandpiper, Dunlin, Semipalmated Plover, and Lesser Yellowlegs. The cottage is a short drive to other Downeast birding locations including Quoddy Head State Park overlooking the Grand Manan Channel, Carrying Place Cove Bog, Boot Head Preserve (notorious for its Spruce Grouse), and Campobello Island. For your use, we keep a copy of an excellent Maine birding resource, 'Maine Birding Trail' in our library.

Writer's Retreat:
Lubec Bay Cottage is extremely comfortable and so peaceful. It encourages inspiration in abundance. This classic, cozy cottage with its surroundings stimulates creativity, feeds your imagination and allows you to concentrate without distraction. It is a wonderful writer's retreat.

Lubec isn't another Bar Harbor or Acadia National Park - it offers all the beauty and adventure of those areas, but without the crowds!

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, lubecian
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/01/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome:

    Plenty of indoor and outdoor games and activities for the whole family to enjoy....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Use of any tobacco or other smoked products on the property is prohibited....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Up to three miniature, or two small to medium-size dogs considered. No cats, please....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Guest: 2 twin/ single

    Pillow Top mattresses; Featherbeds; garden and ocean views....moreless

  • Master: 1 double

    Memory Foam mattress; Featherbed; balcony with ocean views....moreless

  • Artist Studio: 1 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Our romantic master bedroom and welcoming second bedroom are wonderful for having peaceful nights' rests. Both bedrooms are decorated with antique furniture, beautiful hand hooked rugs, and coastal decor. Enjoy our comfortable beds with quality linens and luscious featherbeds, and choose from our selection of bed pillows, which allows you to choose the one that's right for you. For warmer evenings very quiet ceiling fans cool each bedroom. For cooler evenings soft fleece blankets warm the night. Our balcony off the master bedroom is a wonderful space for savoring your morning coffee while enjoying the sunrises and panoramic ocean views. Our second bedroom has beautiful views of the Bay along with its garden views of our fragrant sea roses and perennial gardens....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    on first floor with ocean view....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    on second floor with ocean view....moreless

  • The convenient first floor 3/4 bathroom has a glass shower enclosure and is adjacent to our utility area with dressing table, washer and dryer. The spacious second floor full bathroom has a large tub with shower and hand shower, and is adjacent to both bedrooms. The towels are plentiful and very soft for your comfort. Housekeeping uses environmentally-friendly Green cleaning and laundry products....moreless

Other Amenities

  • There are 4 Adirondack chairs with fire pit/grill at the shoreside sitting area. We have a fully equipped artist studio with daybed. The balcony has bistro seating for two and a wonderful sectional sofa. The deck provides a dining area with umbrella for up to 6 people, a swing, a luminarium fireplace with seating, 2 lounge chairs and an infrared gas grill. Every room has ocean views!! This is a GREEN-Certified Maine Environmental Leader Lodging and a Tobacco-Free property....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    with Flatscreen Display...moreless

  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Toys
  • Video Library:

    We have a library of 50 DVD's for your enjoyment....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

    Spectacular views of the bay. Wildlife abounds....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Three oceanside acres with direct access to the Sand Bar Management Area known for its birding opportunities. Relaxing shoreside sitting area with fire pit/grill....moreless

  • Rural
  • Town
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Separate dining area with views of the ocean....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Fabric softener provided....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Electric fireplaces in living room and upstairs reading room....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Housekeeping uses green products....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Seating for 6 with electric fireplace and widescreen DVD player with DVD library....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Free local and International long distance calling....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of soft towels provided. Green cleaning products used....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry detergent provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Programmable coffee maker with glass and stainless carafes....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    A wide variety supplied for grilling outdoors, stovetop cooking and baking....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of dishes, glasses, serving trays, flatware, bowls, baking pans, storage containers....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Equipped with hand and stand mixers, waffle maker, food processor, baking utensils, T-Fal cookware....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Full-size refrigerator with freezer. Ice packs. Cubed ice....moreless

  • Stove:

    Antique gas stove with full oven and broiler....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    A comfortable sectional sofa and bistro seating....moreless

  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    Expansive deck with dining area, outdoor fireplace area, swing, and gas grill....moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful organic lawn and garden areas with fragrant sea roses and other flowering trees, shrubs and perennials....moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Infrared gas grill on deck and a fire pit/grill at the shoreside sitting area....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Storage area for the light rain jackets and mud boots that are supplied for your use during your stay....moreless

  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Spring 2017
Apr 1 - Jun 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$180
$900
June 2017
Jun 3 - Jun 23, 2017
3 night min stay
$190
$1,100
Peak Season 2017
Jun 24 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,500

Changeover Day: Saturday

Mid-Sept 2017
Sep 9 - Sep 22, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,100

Changeover Day: Saturday

Quiet Season
Sep 23 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$180
$900
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$190
$1,100

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

Please inquire for winter Holiday rates.

A $300 per week refundable deposit is due when placing your reservation. Full payment of rent and tax is due at least 40 days prior to your stay. Personal checks and eChecks preferred. Credit card payments available.

Check-in anytime after 4:00 pm; Check-out by 10:00 am.

Maximum of two small to medium-sized dogs. Add $15 per night per pet; minimum charge of $45, $100/week. Prior approval is required for pets. No Cats please.

Lubec Bay Cottage cares: We are a Maine DEP-Certified Environmental Leader cottage implementing GREEN environmentally-friendly practices.

This is a Tobacco-Free property.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

100 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bangor International
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Cohill's
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Campobello Island
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Herring Cove Provincial Park, Campobello Island
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 1 and Route 189
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Uncle Kippy's
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
South Lubec

Car: Necessary

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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Lubec, ME, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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!


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Speaks: english, lubecian
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/01/2016

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  • Enjoy Down East Maine hospitality.

    Enjoy Down East Maine hospitality.

  • Be surrounded by nature's beauty.

    Be surrounded by nature's beauty.

  • Experience dining in an extraordinary atmosphere.

    Experience dining in an extraordinary atmosphere.

  • Gather in your quaint dining room with ocean views.

    Gather in your quaint dining room with ocean views.

  • Relax and enjoy a DVD in your comfortable living room with fireplace.

    Relax and enjoy a DVD in your comfortable living room with fireplace.

  • Savor your morning coffee on the balcony with panoramic views.

    Savor your morning coffee on the balcony with panoramic views.

  • Rest in cozy comfort with ocean and flower garden views

    Rest in cozy comfort with ocean and flower garden views

  • Spend a quiet afternoon in your reading room with cozy chair and fireplace.

    Spend a quiet afternoon in your reading room with cozy chair and fireplace.

  • Share a quiet afternoon enjoying the view.

    Share a quiet afternoon enjoying the view.

  • Delight in the fragrant sea roses and colorful bird-friendly flowers.

    Delight in the fragrant sea roses and colorful bird-friendly flowers.

  • Treasure hunt along the nearby expansive South Lubec beach.

    Treasure hunt along the nearby expansive South Lubec beach.

  • Hike the spectacular West Quoddy State Park trails just down the road.

    Hike the spectacular West Quoddy State Park trails just down the road.

  • Feel at home.

    Feel at home.

  • Enjoy outdoor living on the expansive deck with one-of-a-kind views.

    Enjoy outdoor living on the expansive deck with one-of-a-kind views.

  • Explore three acres of wildflower meadows overlooking the ocean.

    Explore three acres of wildflower meadows overlooking the ocean.

  • Create wonderful meals in your well-equipped kitchen.

    Create wonderful meals in your well-equipped kitchen.

  • Be pampered in your beautifully appointed bedroom with balcony and bay views.

    Be pampered in your beautifully appointed bedroom with balcony and bay views.

  • Relax in the numerous sitting areas on the property.

    Relax in the numerous sitting areas on the property.

  • Be lulled to sleep by the Lubec Channel Lighthouse fog horn.

    Be lulled to sleep by the Lubec Channel Lighthouse fog horn.

  • Enjoy beautiful gardens and lawn areas.

    Enjoy beautiful gardens and lawn areas.

  • Create wonderful paintings in your well-equipped artist studio with daybed.

    Create wonderful paintings in your well-equipped artist studio with daybed.

  • Relax at your shoreside sitting area with fire pit.

    Relax at your shoreside sitting area with fire pit.

  • Watch the setting sun while enjoying fresh lobster at a downtown Lubec eatery.

    Watch the setting sun while enjoying fresh lobster at a downtown Lubec eatery.

  • Bird at the beautiful Boot Head Preserve a few miles away.

    Bird at the beautiful Boot Head Preserve a few miles away.

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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