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

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Ferry View off Main Street overlooking the bay

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  • Minimum stay:1-6 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 50%
Calendar last updated: 04/28/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs considered with approval by owner, (No cats please due to allergies) Pet fee of $55 per animal. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    12'x20' Ample room for portable crib, or adult work space. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    with skylight...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Twin with twin trundle...moreless

  • 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)....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Downstairs Bath: toilet

    Single sink vanity, mirror...moreless

  • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Double sink, mirrors, washer/dryer combo...moreless

  • Hand soap, toilet paper, air freshener provided. Laundry soap, color safe bleach and dryer sheets in upstairs bathroom for stackable washer dryer use....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Regional and Maine topics, Stephen King collection, some children's books....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Sony - Blu-ray (and standard)...moreless

  • Games:

    Board games, cards...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Situated off Main Street on a quiet "no traffic" lane, one block walking distance to most village amenities. ...moreless

  • Monument View:

    Lubec Monument Park & Gazebo...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Good inside & deck views across water to the Narrows and Johnson's Bay, Pope's Folly and Campobello islands....moreless

  • Village:

    Marina, Boat Launch, Restaurants, Brewery, Gift Shops, Galleries, Museum, Hardware, Library, Saturday Farmer's Market, Post Office...moreless

  • Water View:

    Including lobster boats, pier and jetty....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Table expands to seat 10. Two bar stools at island....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Bedrooms have portable fans....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Stackable combo...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Heater (LR) and (DR) downstairs provide heat to upstair bedrooms through floor vents. Bedrooms also have plug in set contained heaters. Upstairs bathroom has kick plate heating unit with manual contro...moreless

  • Internet:

    Fairpoint...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets and pillowcases, blankets and comforters. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Spacious, ample seating, flat screen TV, view....moreless

  • Parking:

    Offstreet for 3 cars ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Washcloths, hand and full size bath towels. Bath mat. Also kitchen towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Stackable combo...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Thermostatically controlled propane "wood stove" look in the dining room. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee bean grinder, coffee pot, coffee filters provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Tableware and utensil service for ten. Wine glasses. Array of serving bowls and trays. Lobster platters and implements....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Whirlpool, dual level jets, dishwasher liquid provided....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped cook's kitchen: includes most utensils, blender, food processor, range of cookware, baking equipment, ice cream maker, lobster pot, quartz island w/stools, outdoor gas BBQ....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Countertop microwave....moreless

  • Oven:

    Single oven, thermometer, broiler pan...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic pantry items, some herbs/spices, and paper napkins/dish towels provided. Tin foil. parchment, plastic wrap, etc provided. Dishwasher soap and cleaning products provided under kitchen sink. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless steel, medium size, freezer on top/ice maker....moreless

  • Stove:

    4 Gas burners, electric ignition, digital controls...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster and toaster oven....moreless

Outside

  • Boat:

    Ferry to Eastport. Public boat ramp and dock for guest owned boat within walking distance below house....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Chairs and lounger, side tables, bench seating at railing....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Maintained, wild flowers and small grass area. Guest responsible for pet clean up....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane grill, with side burner, also large lobster pot and gas burner for outdoor steaming....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 18 - Sep 30, 2017
6 night min stay
$145

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Pet Fee $55

Notes:

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.


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Location

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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Lubec, ME, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 50%
Calendar last updated: 04/28/2017

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Photos

  • Ferry View off Main Street overlooking the bay

    Ferry View off Main Street overlooking the bay

  • Great space for entertaining, historic and accommodating

    Great space for entertaining, historic and accommodating

  • Looking from dining room to living room

    Looking from dining room to living room

  • Harbor view from the comfort of the living room

    Harbor view from the comfort of the living room

  • Couch with air matress sleeper.

    Couch with air matress sleeper.

  • First floor half bath

    First floor half bath

  • Upstairs full bath with dual vanity

    Upstairs full bath with dual vanity

  • Second bedroom with skylight and full bed

    Second bedroom with skylight and full bed

  • Enjoy great sunsets with a glass of wine from the deck

    Enjoy great sunsets with a glass of wine from the deck

  • Water Street features many of Lubec's galleries, restaurants and shops

    Water Street features many of Lubec's galleries, restaurants and shops

  • Saturday Farmer's Market

    Saturday Farmer's Market

  • Welcome to Ferry View!

    Welcome to Ferry View!

  • Well stocked kitchen with appliances and kitchen ware

    Well stocked kitchen with appliances and kitchen ware

  • A cabinet with some of our local treasures

    A cabinet with some of our local treasures

  • Large livingroom with ample seating, and reading nook along back wall

    Large livingroom with ample seating, and reading nook along back wall

  • Looking toward windows from reading nook

    Looking toward windows from reading nook

  • Stairs leading to second floor

    Stairs leading to second floor

  • Upstairs tub/shower and laundry

    Upstairs tub/shower and laundry

  • End of master bedroom, with writing area with a water view

    End of master bedroom, with writing area with a water view

  • Front bedroom with water view, and twin bed with twin trundle

    Front bedroom with water view, and twin bed with twin trundle

  • Ferry View sits above the landing (gray house with white car)

    Ferry View sits above the landing (gray house with white car)

  • A short walk down to Narrows, Herring Museum and Water Street from Ferry View

    A short walk down to Narrows, Herring Museum and Water Street from Ferry View

  • Book a boat trip out of nearby Cutler to see the Puffins!

    Book a boat trip out of nearby Cutler to see the Puffins!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017

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