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No Worries - Casual, Comfortable Home in the Heart of Lubec

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, Bath and 1/2 - Perfect Getaway with Harbor View

Ideal location for Summer Keys, marathoners, first time or return visitors and families, - birders, and visual artists, or those just looking to relax. Located off Main Street, on a no longer used lane, just north of the Masonic Lodge. Hillside with views of fishing boats, Pope’s Folly and the Canadian island of Campbello. Off street parking.

Summer Keys office uphill 1/2 block, free weekly music events. Downhill is Cohill's, the 'best waterfront pub in Maine' (recently rated by Yankee magazine). On Water Street you are within two blocks of much that downtown Lubec has to offer... restaurants, shops, Washington County's best hardware store, library, Saturday Farmer’s Market, art galleries, the herring museum. East from the public boat launch and pier, a walk along Johnson street brings you to the ferry to Eastport and bit further, a working wharf, inn and restaurant.

When staying home to cook or entertain, this summer home offers a fully equipped open kitchen and dining room layout. Gas stove, standard appliances and beyond...see our house guide for details (we will email a pdf with your quote) or contact owner regarding specifics.

20' living room with water view, offering a variety of seating options, HD TV, DVD standard and Bluray, wifi, ipod dock, CD player, reading area with small library of regional books and authors plus board games.

Upstairs 20' master bedroom with water views and queen size bed. Second bedroom with skylight and full bed. Third bedroom with trundle twin beds. Additional queen air bed located in living room sofa sleeper for those who prefer to avoid stairs.

Full bath upstairs (with tub & great shower). Towels provided. Washer/dryer with laundry supplies. Half bath on main floor.

Cozy deck with water views and outdoor seating.

Our summer home is dog friendly. Sorry no cats due to allergy.

More Details

Owner
Dorian Faye
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Dorian Faye

Newly relocated to North Carolina from California we were first invited to Lubec in 2004 by college friends. We so looked forward to returning each summer, that after 5 years, we purchased our own summer home.

Accustomed to small town living, we wanted to be a part of everyday life, and to walk to a variety of music, art and special events, - also the library, hardware store and post office, and weekly farmer's market.

We enjoy community service and volunteer with the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse Visitors Center, the Landmarks Gallery and participate in Arts Alive and as well as serving as International Marathon volunteers.

Outdoors our interests are hiking, photography, plein air painting, and fishing. We like to take advantage of local art workshops, and programs offered by the Cobscook Community Learning Center in Trescott, - everything from Maine authors to edible wild plants and mushroom foraging.

Dorian Faye purchased this house in 2009

Why Dorian Faye chose Down East

This unassuming home with weathered shingles caught our eye on a walk up Main Street. We liked how it was situated off Main Street, with its most convenient entry into the open dining room/kitchen, - the center of social life in Maine. The view pulled us into the spacious living room. The deck afforded outdoor relaxing. We wanted to share our love of Downeast Maine with a casual and convenient village home so guests were able to fully experience Lubec without driving. And for those wishing to curl up with a good book, it offers a quiet retreat indoors or out.

Important to us also was our home's historic roots. Formerly a Customs House (once a check-in point for ships and later the car ferry), we partially exposed the original framing timbers in the dining room in honor of the house's 1850 post and beam construction. We kept the interior light and decorated with the work of local artists, historic and nature graphics; furnishings are family pieces, kept simple for comfort and ease. The Maine feeling we enjoy is down to earth but not austere, - a comfortable, livable, summer home with conveniences.

What makes this house unique

Ferry View is combines a downtown location on a gravel road no longer used by cars. Fishing boats come and go, the bay changes color and direction with the movement of its legendary tides every 12 hours, sea birds and an occasional eagle can be spotted flying by. The nearby Masonic Lodge sponsors a weekly community summer barbecue as well as a monthly pancake breakfast giving our renters a unique opportunity to meet local folks, listen to local musicians performed in the gazebo, and support an important community service group that awards scholarships to Lubec students.

Map

Nearest Airport
116 Miles
Bangor International Airport (Shuttle Available)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Cohill's/ Water Street Tavern/Lubec Brewing Co
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
Passenger Ferry to Eastport
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Herring Cove Golf Course, Campobello Island, NB
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Highway 1 @ Whiting
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Cohill's Inn/Water Street Tavern/Frank's Dockside
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Mowry Beach Trailhead
Car: recommended

From our central downtown location you can wander half a block downhill to Water Street to discover the marina, passenger ferry to Eastport, restaurants, brewery, shops, galleries, the herring museum, hardware store, public library, a Saturday Farmer's Market, and the post office near the international border crossing to Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada. A bank with drive thru ATM and grocery store are 3 blocks away. Weekly free Summer keys music concerts 1/2 block up hill, as well as occasional gazebo entertainment.

In June, Water Street near the library street is the finish line for the annual International Marathon, also the route for the July Fourth float parade and in September, the location of the Pirate Festival.

Walk a few feet uphill to the SummerKeys Music School or continue on half a block for Wednesday evening professional concerts held at the Congregational Church. On Thursdays stay home and enjoy the community Masonic barbecue featuring local musicians performing in the gazebo.

The town grocery store (referred to as the IGA aka “the red and white”) is 5 minutes drive or 3 short blocks walk. Behind it the elementary school grounds offers playground equipment for families with children and the nature boardwalk (directly behind the school building) to the shoreline at Mowry Beach for the best view of the “Sparkplug”, officially The Lubec Channel Lighthouse.

West Quoddy Head, a short drive south of town is where you will find the easternmost land point in the continental USA and our iconic red and white striped lighthouse with a visitors center, museum and gallery. Here you can also walk the spectacular Down East coast trail within view of Grand Manan Island, leading to an ice age bog complete with plant identification markers. On the way home our favorite stops are chocolates at Monica’s or ice cream at Uncle Kippy’s, - sometimes both!

If you plan to head east over the International Bridge to visit Campobello Island or to catch a ferry in the New Brunswick ferry system, the customs checkpoints (USA and CANADA) don’t forget your passport (card or a booklet). We highly recommend the Roosevelt International Park cottage tour and especially the free Eleanor Tea held twice daily at the park, tickets available at the park museum. Note time difference: Campobello is on Atlantic time, one hour ahead.

Some guests use our home as a base for exploration, others while attending a music photography, painting or birding workshop. Some just come to decompress with a good book; others to entertain friends and family and to enjoy fresh caught lobster. Whatever your ideal mix, we hope you enjoy your time at Ferry View and come to love Lubec as much as we do.

Amenities

Lubec House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs Bath - toilet , Single sink vanity, mirror
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sink, mirrors, washer/dryer combo
  • Hand soap, toilet paper, air freshener provided. Laundry soap, color safe bleach and dryer sheets in upstairs bathroom for stackable washer dryer use.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 12'x20' Ample room for portable crib, or adult work space.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , with skylight
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin with twin trundle
  • 3 bedrooms upstairs, child safety gate provided. Main floor sleep sofa with inflatable air mattress available for those who cannot negotiate stairs (also 1/2 bath main floor).
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

Reviews

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No Worries - Casual, Comfortable Home in the Heart of Lubec
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
New York, NY
5

Charming, perfect location, super-equipped

  • 5 of 5

This immaculate and comfortable cottage is perfect for enjoying the northern-most coast of Maine. It is a very quick walk to the Summer Keys music program, and is equally convenient to town. This house comes with the best-equipped kitchen I have ever rented, and the owners could not be more helpful and welcoming.

Maria Fisher

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

An aMAINEzine visit

  • 5 of 5

A special gem of a home in the heart of a fantastic little town. If you are traveling to Lubec, you are probably looking to have a quiet get away and this home provides exactly that. From the moment you pull up to the drive, the home and the décor set the tone for a relaxing sea side stay. The kitchen is stocked with every cooking gadget you can possibly imagine, so no worries on making your gourmet meals in style. The bedrooms are airy and bright with plenty of linens and necessities to make your stay comfortable. The photos do justice to what you will have available. You are in the heart of town, so walking to amenities is available if you should prefer it. Things are quiet enough though that you will still have the 'get-away-from-it-all' feel. After a week here, the magic of Lubec had us all looking at retirement real estate. Location is about 1.5 hours from Acadia National Park so it is fairly easy to make a day trip down. With the crowds at Bar Harbor you will happy to come back to a more quiet place. The owners are friendly and very easy to work with.

Some not to be missed experiences: The West Quoddy Head lighthouse and trails on the grounds. Getting out to the sand at a low tide to explore. Sipping a beverage of your choice on the deck and relaxing with friends or a good book. And of course, sea food of your choice for every meal.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Eastermost Chef's Kitchen

  • 5 of 5

Terrific, newly renovated house in the heart of Lubec, overlooking the Bay. The five of us, ranging in age from 7 to, well, quite a bit older, all loved the house and the town. The description and photos truly reflect what you will see when step in. And the two cooks in our group wandered around the first day, gleefully opening cabinet doors and being wowed by all the niceties. Congratulations to the owners and manager on presenting a spotless, extremely inviting home away. It keeps the character of its origins, and at the same time supplies all the modern conveniences. Just beautiful.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland Oregon
5

Visitors from Portland Oregon

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing visit to this beautiful cottage last Summer for 10 days. The house is large and cozy and has all the amenities. So nice and close to town, and an easy walk to pubs and the farmer's market. I loved the lobster dinner fest we had, and sipping wine on the deck. The view is spectacular and it's an easy walk to the water. Make sure to take the trip to Campobello Island and to have tea at the Roosevlet Cottage. So much fun. I would definitely stay at this house again. The owner's have decorated it so nicely and it's very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bow, NH
5

Perfect Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a girls weekend out. The house was warm and comfortable with great morning light. We spent our days exploring the area and came back to cook dinner in a beautifully equipped kitchen. The evenings were spent enjoying a glass of wine from the deck. The hosts were knowledgeable about the area and extremely friendly. Truly enjoyed our visit; looking forward to this year's getaway there!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bow, NH
5

Comfortable in Lubec

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our stay in Lubec. The home was comfortable and so close to everything making it PERFECT. We enjoyed exploring the area during the days and then coming back to the house to make a nice meal. After dinner we would then enjoy the views with glass of wine. A perfect place to stay, the home owners are wonderful people and very knowledgeable about the area. This truly is heaven on earth.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $55

Nightly rate all inclusive except for added $200 security deposit, refundable with no damage. Dog friendly with owner approval, add $55. Rental "week" = 6 nights, Check in at 1:00 pm Sunday or later; check out 4 PM Saturday or earlier. One free night with a consecutive two week stay. Inquiry details: individual quote, house details and town highlights sent pdf to email address.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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