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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.

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Stacey Trubee
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

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 Down East

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Your Own Private Seaside Sanctuary & Nature Lover's Paradise - Kayaks Included
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

A Must See Property

  • 5 of 5

The property was everything as advertised. It was a fantastic get away for the entire family. The property owners were available by phone to help with what ever was needed. Saw seals, bald eagles and many other wild life. Looking forward to when we can return to enjoy the Seaside Sanctuary next year. (Kip)

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Secluded, Gorgeous Views, Quiet

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Lubec and stayed for two weeks in this beautiful house in its private setting on the edge of the world. The home is perfectly situated away from other people and your closest friends will quickly become the seals that occupy the cove (they love to follow you around when you're in the kayak). The beauty of the area is appreciated from the large, spacious rooms and picture windows inside the house. Outside, rolling trails take you from the back deck to several areas on the property perfect for relaxing by the sea and taking in the sunrise or sunset. Back inside the house, there is plenty of space to read a book, take a nap, or cook some freshly-caught lobster. The house is generously stocked with everything from extra bedding and towels to cooking supplies to books and movies for rainy evenings. OMG-- we will be back, for sure!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Home/Lovely Location

  • 5 of 5

Words can hardly describe our stay. A comfortable home, lovely views of the bay, peaceful. We stayed from 9/19-9/29 and wished we could have stayed much longer HERE for our first visit to Maine. We hope to be able to come back sometimes in the future if the home is still being offered. And last but not least the owners were wonderful. Thank You.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property! Fully stocked, beautifully decorated, very comfortable. Loved the many cozy throws, great DVD collection, kayaking and incredible views.

So quiet and peaceful! Would definitely visit again!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paddler Paradise @ Seaside Sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

The Seaside Sanctuary in Lubec was a wonderful place to truly unwind. The house & property are very well stocked with everything we needed: kitchen gadgets, movies, music, local travel brochures, linens, kayaks and loads of outdoor seating areas (we particularly liked the benches on the corner of the property near the boats). The tidal change is an amazing thing to behold and we made use of the kayaks during every reasonably-timed high tide (note: bring water socks or sandals to use if you will be getting your feet wet!) Watching for wildlife became the focus of most of our days and we were particularly thrilled to spot the seal and otter who paddled around in front of the house. And did I mention the blueberry bushes?! We picked wild blueberries every morning to have with our oatmeal. The only time we spent off-property was a day trip to Campobello Island to see the Roosevelt summer "cottage"-- which was nice but the Seaside Sanctuary has a lot more going for it!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beutiful home in a quiet beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

It was exciting to be driving thru rural countryside and then thick beautiful pine forest to reach Seaside Sanctuary. This is a beautiful home perched on the rocky shore. The bay was very quiet and mostly calm thru our entire stay. There is a tide chart which is so helpful in planning your day around kayaking adventures. We kayaked many times and sat on the spacious deck watching eagles fly back and forth, an occasional curious seal, and a very inquisitive red squirrel. There are lots of birds and is a wonderful setting for a birder such as myself. It's wonderful that there are kayaks and a canoe for use with your stay. We felt we were the only ones around for miles. The nights are dark and the sky is thick with stars. We were able to see the Milky Way. The beds are comfy. The master bedroom is spectacular with all the windows with views of the trees and the water. This room has it's own deck as well. Lubec is a quaint town with good food and stores. Monica's sells awesome chocolate as well as reasonably priced jewelry from Peru and other goodies. I did serious shopping there! Eastport should be visited as well. There are plenty of options to purchase fresh fish/lobster to cook yourself or to go out and eat. Quoddy Head Light and the bog trail is spectacular. There are lots of hikes one can do. The house has a basket full of brochures and information on the area. We would surely return to this home!!!

Pam and Steve

Island Lake, IL

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Rates & Availability

Lubec House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 6 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning fee $120
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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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