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The front of the house with a swing in the maple tree and a front sitting porch.

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Last updated: 07/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 2700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years old...moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    Children are considered include children 13 years old or under 13 years old....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Small pets who don't shed or have dander are fine. There is a non- refundable deposit. Pets must be approved in advance of rental agreement....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 twin/ single

    This room has a view of Friars Bay WOW!...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    This room has a view of Friars Bay - beautiful!...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Funky room at the end of the hall with a view of the Bay...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

    This room looks out onto the front yard and wonderful swing....moreless

  • Sleeping Porch: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Needs an inflatable mattress - with 1/2 bath...moreless

  • 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

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub

    Shave with a view of the Bay - 2nd floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Downstairs with sink and toilet - on the bayside...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: outdoor shower

    The MOST AMAZING OUTDOOR SHOWER IN THE WORLD!...moreless

  • One Claw Foot Tub, 2 showers, 2 sinks/toilets total

Other Amenities

  • 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

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We have a number of books that are very old and funky fun. No one ever takes them home (thank goodness). A very unusual collection that came with the house....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Easy to hook up....moreless

  • Games:

    Some board games and puzzles. Crocket and the badmitton stuff should be working also....moreless

  • Music Library:

    We have a nice radio/CD changer and a few CDs including some of the local musicians...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Canadian TV is different and kind of fun. Lots of American channels and the funniest Comedy Channel we've ever seen - and G rated at that....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Smaller but nice with a good sound and speakers you can move onto the porch....moreless

  • Television:

    There's a TV in the living room and hook ups for videos or games like Wii There is also a small TV in one upstairs bedroom....moreless

  • Toys:

    Swings in the front and the back yards. There is a cute, old fashioned kids park across the road with a monkey bars, teeter totter and swings....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Games:

    We have the hook ups but no games...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Enjoy a lovely view of Friars Head - travel to the other side of the island to see 'the Friar' himself - a stone structure that gave the bay it's name....moreless

  • Village:

    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:

    You can see the water from 3 bedrooms, the living room and the dining room....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    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

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Just off of the back deck. A gorgeous view of the Bay and the tides and the fog.....it's amazing!...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    We have fans that go in the windows if and when it gets too warm - which it hardly ever does for long - we usually go down to the lighthouse until it cools down....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Indoors and works like a charm. Folding table in the same room...moreless

  • Computer Available:

    Wireless - downstairs. There are computers at the Campobello Island Library, just a few minutes walk from the house....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Faux fireplace - for looks only...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    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

  • Internet:

    Yes, .the house...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens are provided and will be washed and dryed after renters leave, for the next family....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Eight foot coke bottle, glass windows are the first thing you'll see when you go into the living room. TV. stereo, DVD player and an awesome bay window with cushions....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    American cell phones do not work on Campobello. We drive over to Lubec when we want to call the US - mainly we use the internet and Skype to communicate...moreless

  • Parking:

    The front yard has a round-a-bout....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    The yard and drive/parking area is huge. Pictures available upon request....moreless

  • 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

  • Telephone:

    Canadian phone - no long distance...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels, washcloths and bathmats are provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Indoors and works like a charm....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Works best downstairs...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Regular coffee maker - New 2016...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    We just added a new Paula Dean cookware set. The kitchen has everything you need to cook for 6-10 people....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Enough for at least 8 people and then some. Wine glasses....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Only 3 years old, the dishwasher cleans with the hottest water you've ever felt and gives you a little extra counter space...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    A wonderful new stove and dishwasher. A beautiful varity of dishes and glasses including lots of flatware and plenty of wine glasses....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Nice - not fancy...moreless

  • Oven:

    Self Cleaning - Housekeeper will do this after you leave...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, pepper, napkins, coffee filters, tin foil, matches and so on.........moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    The refridge is a front door, freezer on top style - it works fine but will be the next thing for the kitchen....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Regular 2 piece toaster...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large outdoor wood deck with chairs and a propane grill. And, best of all, the fabulous view of the Friars Bay tides...moreless

  • Golf:

    Herring Cove has clubs and carts for rent....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The lawn is large and mowed and cared for by a family on the island. Some Day Lillies in the front. We haven't gotten to the gardens yet but it's on the list....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Notes:

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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Location

100 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bangor International, Bangor Maine
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Herring Cove Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Deer Island Ferry - seasonal
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Herring Cove Golf Course
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
189 and US 1 gets you to Bangor
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Herring Cove Provincial Park

Car: Necessary

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.

 

Owner info

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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Photos

  • The front of the house with a swing in the maple tree and a front sitting porch.

    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

    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.

    The fog rolls in and the cool air is so wonderful - view from the back deck.

  • Fresh lobster grilled on the back porch...YUM!

    Fresh lobster grilled on the back porch...YUM!

  • Two sweet harbor seals relax in the sun. One day we saw 80 grey seals

    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.

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

    The tide is in and the purple fireweed is just beautiful.

  • Sunset on Campobello - from the deck over looking Friars Bay

    Sunset on Campobello - from the deck over looking Friars Bay

  • The East Quoddy Lighthouse is just minutes from the house.

    The East Quoddy Lighthouse is just minutes from the house.

  • A 65 ton finback whale diving for food down near the East Quoddy Lighthouse

    A 65 ton finback whale diving for food down near the East Quoddy Lighthouse

  • 8 foot "coke bottle glass" bay windows and comfy window sea...

    8 foot "coke bottle glass" bay windows and comfy window sea...

  • The kitchen is very large, just off of the dining room with access to extra room

    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

    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)

    Afternoon light streams into the large North side bedroom (with small TV)

  • Front Berdroom has 2 awesome "coke bottle" windows

    Front Berdroom has 2 awesome "coke bottle" windows

  • The bed is tucked away in this cozy library/ bedroom with a bay view

    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

    Extra room just off the kitchen, 1/2 bath and laundry rm which was the old porch

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