Whales and Seals and Lighthouses and Tides
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
The air clear and clean and foggy days are even better. Sleeping at night is quiet - heavenly really. The bright and sunny living room has a large bay window with 'coke bottle' glass and is a great place to watch TV, play board games or read and relax. There is a private, hot and cold outdoor shower. You can grill fresh fish with propane gas on the large back deck and watch boats and the amazing Friars Bay tide. Most evenings you will enjoy the amazing lights and colors of our Campobello sunsets. The fog often rolls in right over the house and the fog horn can lull you to sleep. You'll love dining with a view of Friar's Bay as it changes almost by the hour. The Bay of Fundy's 42 foot tide change is only a 1/2 day's drive. Three of 4 bedrooms have waterfront views. All bedrooms are upstairs. (Special arrangements can be made for a downstairs bedroom setup - please call Dave or Lydia a week in advance). For modern communications we provide wireless internet, local phone, cable TV and a 6-disc-CD player. Games like crochet, badminton and board/card games are available at the house. There is a washer and a dryer for your personal use (we ask for some help cleaning linens after your visit so you don't go over your cleaning fee - which is included in the rent). The well water might be the coldest water you've ever gotten from a tap. Guest often say 'it's the hottest AND the coldest water I've ever felt'. Sink down into the claw foot tub upstairs or enjoy the private outdoor shower overlooking Friars Bay. Everyone raves about the outdoor shower. The large, sunny kitchen has a new stove and dishwasher. You can use the electric baseboard heat for chilly mornings. Fans and small, portable heaters are there for you comfort also.
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- Chateau / Country House
- 2700 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Considered:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
- Double Beds (3) The beds are comfortable and, although we have a queen bed at home, we never feel crowded here., Twin or Single Beds (1) This is a long twin, very nice room with a view of the water., Baby Cribs (1) We will find a baby crib from friends on the island if you need one. Just call or e-mail Lydia or Dave....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- One Claw Foot Tub, 2 showers, 2 sinks/toilets total
- This is a wonderful old house built in 1907. Lots of peace and quiet, rooms for games, reading and TV or just kick back and talk. Naps are the very best! A soothing fog horn when its fogged in. There is also a very nice, new coffee shop just around the corner with a variety of coffee, tea and sweets....moreless
- DVD Player:
- Music Library:
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- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Monument View:
There is a wonderful little village across the bridge in Lubec, ME. Shops, places to eat and shop. A little library. The U.S PO is there. A couple of grocery stores. Lots of local street art. ...moreless
- Water View:
Located on Friars Bay, the Retreat offers the amazing 25-28 foot tide, 4 times. every day. The largest tide drop in the world, the Bay of Fundy, is just hours away, with a 42 foot tide drop. These massive tidal movements are simply stunning to see....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Hunting Big Game
- Mountain Biking
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Computer Available:
- Hair Dryer
Cottage type electric baseboard heat downstairs - heats from floor to ceiling. Upstairs has rolling heaters that won't burn you if you touch them, shut off if they are knocked over and do a great job...moreless
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Mobile Phone:
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Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
There is lots of parking in the front. Plenty of room for large vehicles or RVs. You MUST let us know in advance if you are bringing a large vehicle or a boat. Ask for front yard and parking pictures if you need extra information....moreless
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- Deck / Patio:
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My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
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- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
We will provide a list of things that are at the house for your convenience. Like an iron, hairdryer, cleaning tools and products, games, folding chairs, kitchen things and so on.
Refundable Deposit paid no less than 30 days of arriving
NO PETS allowed.
Deposit are returned quickly if no damage is reported
Owner's cancellation policy:
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Cross over the Rooselvelt Campobello Memorial Bridge from Lubec, ME, onto Campobello Island to visit the The Rooselvelt Campobello International Park, the only international park in the world. The restored Rooselvelt summer home is fun for
young and old and 'Tea With Eleanor' is offered 7 days a week during the summer season (be sure to get those tickets by 10AM). The Herring Cove Provential Park and Golf Course has 9 holes. You will tee off overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The East Quoddy Lighthouse is open to enjoy during the summer season and is a cool place to go when the temperature gets over 72 degrees. The Campobello Public Library and Museum is another historic site to see. It is a short walk from the house. Everyone can enjoy bird watching, whale watching, easy hikes and harbors with working and sailing boats galore.
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: This home was built by one of Campobello's oldest families, the Gough family in 1904. After retiring with 40 years in the Leon County School system, Dave and Lydia purchased the house in 2007 to begin refurbishing it. The first thing they did was paint it periwinkle blue. Islanders nickname it the 'Barney House' because it's the large, purple house on the hill. Dave and Lydia work every spring on the house and have refurbished the main house entirely. We are still working on the second side of the house and the additional 3 bedrooms should be available by the summer of 2013. We are both retired and live in Florida most of the year. Our active, Volunteer of the Year, 92 year old father, Rocco, and more active 4 year old grandson keep us busy and happy for months on end. Still, there is nothing like the relief from the Florida heat when we visit Friars Bay Retreat 'just for fun'. We're learning to play golf at the golf course FDR built, in spite of the local sheep farmers. We look forward to years of working and playing on the island and really love sharing the place with others for part of the summer.
Why the Owner Chose Welshpool, NB, Canada:
Cross over the Rooselvelt Memorial Bridge onto the only International Park in the world, The Rooselvelt International Park on Campobello Island. The restored Rooselvelt summer home is fun and interesting for young and old because the family had children, sailboats, tennis and so much more. 'Tea With Eleanor' is offered 7 days a week during the summer season (be sure to get those tickets before 10AM). The Herring Cove Provential Park and Golf Course has 9 holes and a nice little club house with very good eats and drinks. You will tee off with the Atlantic Ocean just to your left. The East Quoddy Lighthouse is open to enjoy during the summer season and is a cool (temp wise) place to go when the temperature gets over 72 degrees. The Campobello Public Library and Museum is another historic site to see. It is a short walk from the house. All ages enjoy bird watching, whale watching, easy hikes and harbors with working and sailing boats galore.
The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
When we moved to Campobello we had not done any research about the island, so to speak. We simply fell in love with the house, long distance, from a picture. When we visited the first time, in the snow, the idea of taking on a project like this was almost overwhelming. There was so much work to do and it is so far away from where we are retired in Florida. But it was, and is, one of those places that makes you feel - well - different and good and happy and relaxed all at once - when you step over the doorway. We had a vision and with those small samples of rooms and colors from Home Depot, (seriously, we had never done anything like this) we've refurbished and redecorated every room on the main side of the house. But, more than that, we've seen whales, lots of times. We sit and watch seals play, 7 days a week if we want. We go the the US side and visit towns and small cities founded in 1747!!!! We love to eat on the deck and cook on the grill. And we really love eating at the wonderful restaurants on the island and across the Rooselvelt Bridge in Lubec, ME. Our very favorite time in the area is Pirate Days - a dual-city festival every year on the US side. We dress like pirates, we dress our 2 Shitzus like pirates and we hang out with other people doing the same thing for a few days each year. Besides all of this we have met and become friends with families who've lived there for generations. We've worked with the library and come to love the history of the island. Eleanor Rooselvelt used to ride her bike on North Road, in front of the house, to the old Post Office and the only phone on the island. And then there are the whales. It's become almost a spiritual experience finding a way to spend some time with these amazing animals. Sometimes we just take a 10 minute drive to the lighthouse to spend an hour of listening to the local guys talk about the day, the weather, the tides, the past.....it's the very best time ever.
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The front of the house with a swing in the maple tree and a front sitting porch.
Friars Bay Retreat on the hill - there is an access trail down to this beach
The fog rolls in and the cool air is so wonderful - view from the back deck.
Fresh lobster grilled on the back porch...YUM!
Two sweet harbor seals relax in the sun. One day we saw 80 grey seals
This is the most amazing shower you will ever, ever love....overlooks the bay.
Living room windows with faux fireplace - just off of the porch and the Bay
The dining room is just off of the kitchen with easy access to deck and gril
North side upstairs bedroom has a Bay view and a small TV with satellite
Bedroom on the North Road sid. Has a view of the maple tree and Church Annex
Soak up to your shoulders in the clawfoot tub - shave with a view of Friars Bay
This room has a long twin bed and a wonderful view of Friars Bay
A nice view of the N. side living room,bedroom and wood deck. Bay on W. side
The tide is in and the purple fireweed is just beautiful.
Sunset on Campobello - from the deck over looking Friars Bay
The East Quoddy Lighthouse is just minutes from the house.
A 65 ton finback whale diving for food down near the East Quoddy Lighthouse
8 foot &quot;coke bottle glass&quot; bay windows and comfy window sea...
The kitchen is very large, just off of the dining room with access to extra room
This is where we keep our computer - wifi is available. White door is a 1/2 bath
Afternoon light streams into the large North side bedroom (with small TV)
Front Berdroom has 2 awesome "coke bottle" windows
The bed is tucked away in this cozy library/ bedroom with a bay view
Extra room just off the kitchen, 1/2 bath and laundry rm which was the old porch
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Thursday, July 28, 2016
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