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Your Own Private Seaside Sanctuary & Nature Lover's Paradise - Kayaks Included

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,680 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

One-of-a-kind views showcasing the natural beauty of Downeast Maine

Imagine breathtaking, unspoiled natural beauty as far as the eye can see that will fill you with a sense of awe and wonder. Imagine a place where you can escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and reconnect with nature – a place so magical and unique you’ll long to return. Welcome to the Seaside Sanctuary.

Privately sited on 5 wooded acres with 600’ of granite shoreline, nestled amidst mature spruce and pine trees overlooking a remote peninsula with captivating views of ocean, islands and tides. This special home invites you, your family and friends to share a one-of-a-kind vacation amidst the wilderness beauty of Maine.

Savor coffee on the deck as the mist burns off the water in the warmth of the sun’s rays. Have a seat at the elevated upper granite ledge sitting area with sweeping views of adjacent islands and miles of granite shoreline. Enjoy the warmth of the afternoon sun on the oceanside deck as you settle in for another dazzling sunset. Or, have a seat at the lower granite ledge sitting area and listen to the ocean lapping at your feet. With no other homes in sight -- only pristine natural beauty as far as the eye can see, you’ll quickly understand why the Seaside Sanctuary is your special place to appreciate nature’s splendor.

Built in an era before setbacks from the shore were increased, the close proximity to the water's edge accentuates a feeling of openness and communication with the beauty and solitude of rural coastal Maine. Inside, an open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, and walls of oversized windows and sliding glass doors capture stunning views and natural light. Relax and enjoy good company and conversation on the spacious oceanside deck. Observe vibrant sunsets and abundant Maine wildlife (seals, deer, eagles and a variety of bird species.)

Accommodating up to 6 comfortably, the Seaside Sanctuary features a vaulted master suite with private bath and a sitting area with sliding glass doors for a commanding view of ocean and islands. Two additional bedrooms, a second full bath, and a fully stocked kitchen make for a comfortable stay. A grand fieldstone fireplace and living room window seat with expansive views enhance the quaint charm of this unique home.

If you're in the mood for adventure, you can launch kayaks directly from the property with easy access to the water. Included for your use and enjoyment are 3 single person kayaks, 1 ocean kayak and a 2-person canoe. Kayak for miles about the islands rich with Maine wildlife. Paddle amidst pods of curious seals, explore sheltered coves, and observe ancient estuaries. Rent mountain bikes and explore the dirt roads about the coastline of Lubec or Campobello Island, or day hike the Bold Coast Conservation Trail 10 miles away in Cutler.

This lovely seaside retreat is a true sanctuary for the soul and an outdoor haven for those who crave adventure or desire quiet, private solitude. Come enjoy this Down East Maine treasure today and prepare to fall in love. In fact, so many of our guests do, they return year after year.

More Details

Stacey Trubee
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Stacey Trubee

We made our first trip to Lubec in June 2013 and knew instantly that this was EXACTLY where we wanted to be. The natural, unspoiled beauty of the area and the gentle, simplicity of life here are a welcome respite from the everyday world. It's a place to unplug, recharge your batteries, and reconnect with family and friends while creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Stacey Trubee purchased this house in 2014

Why Stacey Trubee chose Lubec

I have always loved nature and the outdoors and the minute we saw this property I knew it was what we had been searching for. The proximity to the water and views from within the home, on the deck, or at various spots around the property foster a strong sense of connection with nature. The enormous tides in the Bay of Funday create an ever-changing landscape that is captivating to watch evolve.

What makes this house unique

Total privacy and seclusion in a wooded setting

Peace and tranquility - no road or other civilization noise, only the wind in the trees and birdsong

Expansive shorefront with many unique nooks and vantage points to enjoy the breathtaking views

Access to the water from the property to launch kayaks/canoe (provided)


Lubec House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1680 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Separate first floor full bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Private master bath with tub/shower combination
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , First floor guest bedroom with queen bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Second floor guest bedroom with double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master suite
  • Private master suite with vaulted ceiling, dressing area, sitting area and full bath
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing


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Your Own Private Seaside Sanctuary & Nature Lover's Paradise - Kayaks Included
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Seaside Sanctuary is a beautiful, enjoyable, peaceful, clean and organized picturesque getaway. The views from the rear of the house, both inside and out, include at the bay, birds and islands through the day and a large spread of vibrant stars at night (when not cloudy). Outside there are tucked away seating areas and a cove equipped with a canoe and kayaks for high tide excursions of the bay. The home is well equipped with whatever you can think of needing for cooking or everyday needs- including an assortment of pamphlets and brochures, as well as notes highlighting local restaurants, shopping and other ventures nearby. While there is no internet readily available, the owners have offered a thorough booklet detailing much of what the area has to offer which was available both ahead of time and at the home. The owners are very quick to respond to questions and pleasant to communicate with. Altogether the seaside sanctuary makes for a great getaway, in a rustic town whether looking for an enjoyable close by wooded and seaside excursions; or just a day of relaxation, lounging, kayaking and reading!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is truly a seaside sanctuary! Absolutely beautiful-stunning views and very well maintained. The home is immaculate and very well stocked-comfortable beds, fluffy towels and a kitchen with everything for the gourmet cook. We even picked wild blueberries on the property for our morning muffins.

The kayaks are easy to get into the water and back onto the storage racks. Lubec and the surrounding areas offer so much to see and do-lighthouses,Campobello,and so many wonderful hiking opportunities.

The owners provided great customer service. They prepared a three ringed binder organized with information to answer any question you might have as well as information on everything there is to do in the area. Very professional!!

I would highly recommend this vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in Lubec

  • 5 of 5

My party of 6 (4 adults, 2 young children) had a lovely stay at the Seaside Sanctuary in Lubec. The house is well-equipped, clean and comfortable, and nicely designed. The natural surroundings are incredible - cove is gorgeous, so peaceful, and the easy access to kayaking and canoeing makes for a perfect stay. We very much enjoyed our time there!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seaside Sanctuary indeed!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 6, ages 17 to 83, loved our stay at the Seaside Sanctuary. Lots of windows and outdoor sitting areas allowed us to watch the tides come and go, eat and at games in and out. We went kayaking several days and wandered onto the mudflats one evening at low tide. The cottage is close enough to get to various nearby sites in less than hour (Lubec, Eastport, Reversing Falls, Campobello, Cutler Bold Coast), but feels close to nature.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved Seaside Sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a fantastic stay at the Seaside Sanctuary. This comfortable, well stocked home is surrounded by the natural beauty of Maine forest and seacoast. Loved the varied sitting areas indoors and outdoors where watched the tides, sunsets and wildlife. Enjoyed paddling in the kayaks seeing a pair of bald eagles and gray seals. Close to lighthouses, beautiful Campobello Is. and the Roosevelt Cottage and Eastport where I had the best lobster roll ever! Owners easy to contact and very responsive. Hope to visit again! Soooo relaxing!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time. Your home is beautiful and the location stunning. Thanks so much for sharing your home with us, and continue to have a wonderful summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $120
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 9.0%

Changeover day is Saturday. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. Check-out time is 10:00 a.m. to allow adequate time for cleaning between rentals.
Longer-terms rentals available with separate fuel surcharge off-season, please enquire with owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.