Cottage, 3 Bedrooms (one a loft), 1 Bath, 5 double beds plus double futon
Caryn Vinson (Property Manager) and Tom Sheehan (Owner)
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:21
All bonfires or fire pits to be way down on the beach.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Perfect, peaceful retreat!
We were looking for the perfect opportunity to just relax by the ocean in a quiet neighborhood with minimal distraction. This was the perfect place to do so. The rustic cottage with an amazing porch overlooking the water provided most of the comforts of home (no television, but we never missed it anyway). The secluded property, amazing view and access to a private beach with just the occasional boat passing by was simply over the top for us. We thoroughly enjoyed our week there and would definitely consider returning again for another restful week.
Thank you! You are always welcome back!
Most relaxing vacation!
This place was incredible! The view has to be seen to be believed. Loved the smell of the ocean air, too. Plenty of room, beautiful, quaint cottage with plenty to read. The owners didn't forget a thing. Everything we needed. The private beach is awesome. Loved the kayaks. My 13 yr old loved climbing the rock formations and so did my dog. Great place to paint the scenery. Fully equipped kitchen, grill really came in handy. Plenty of hot water in the shower. Even a little hummingbird feeder where a fat little hummingbird came to visit. Lots of wildlife to view, too. I loved sitting on the deck for my morning coffee. Lots of things to do in the area for little day trips. The travel guides in the cabin were handy for info regarding that. I think it was the best week of my dog's life. Very easy to book, painless. I'm sure I will go again.
A great getaway!
My family and I were looking to travel somewhere different to get away from all the modern technology we have become obsessed with using daily. This was just perfect. The views of the bay were to die for! There were so many seals and my German short haired pointer loved every moment of it. The house was just as described and so comfortable. The drive in to Eastport was very scenic and the people were all so friendly. We went to Rays Mustard House,the wildlife preserve, and just all around the area. The water was if course very cold but we didn't let that stop us from enjoying it. We definitely would recommend this place.
Peace & Beauty
This is the 5th or 6th time we have returned to Tom's cottage overlooking Cobscook Bay and if it wasn't an 8 hour drive; we'd probably come every year. It is beautiful, quiet, and there is the freshest sea food readily available. Thie time we took 6 pounds of Betty's delicious crab meat home to freeze! We also made it up to Canada and out to Campobello for easy, entertaining day trips. The kayaking was relaxing and we really appreciated the new porch rockers and the table for dining on the patio - nice additions! All in all we had a wonderful, restful, vacation and we plan to return some day.
Relaxing vacation spot.
How pleasant it was to be in such a remote location. The lack of noise rejuvenated my senses. What a wonderful time we had enjoying the private beach. We saw a member of the eagle family fly by the cottage every day. The curious seals followed my kayak around the cove, peeking at me and splashing as I took in the natural beauty that surrounded me. The rustic cabin kept us warm and dry on the cool nights and when the morning fog consumed the cove. We enjoyed a lobster from Betty's Crab Shack, had spectacular fried clams at the Happy Crab in Eastport and the best seafood chowder while at the Eastport Chowder House and filling station. Our trip to the quaint town of Saint Andrews, in New Brunswick, reminded us of Kennebunkport, ME. Charming.
P.S. Our dog Katie had fun exploring the woods too.
This place is out of a dream!
The setting: you hope places like this still exist, but you doubt they really do (that goes for the home, the setting, AND the area of Eastport, Maine).
Think of a place that is down a gravel driveway, nestled in gorgeous woods, looking out over water and interesting rocks from its high perch -- You cannot see other neighbors. You walk down steps to a GORGEOUS private beack/cove, that is "made" of smooth little black rocks that warm up in the sun -- perfect for basking on, on a cool Maine day (when places further south are dreadfully hot and humid!)
The setting alone makes this place special, but then you walk in to the cottage! What old-style charm. The pictures do not even do it justice. It has everything you need, and nothing you DON'T -- no phone, tv, internet -- what a chance for a family to get away from distractions and just enjoy each other, and the outdoors! For my 7 and 9 year old (and us parents!), it was like an adventure going back in time to the 1910s.
We visited during the summer, mid-July, but the evenings were actually cool enough to have a cozy fire in the cobble-fireplace, and use the convenient-but-modernly efficient gas stove for a little heat!
We were 2 families, with a total of 3 kids (7-13). The kids shared the attic "loft" -- it was perfect. The 2 bedrooms were great for 2 adult couples. We worried about sharing 1 bath, but it was fine!
The 2 kayaks were so wondeful. We used them every day, and tried to get close to the rock "Seal Island" without scaring the seals into the water!
You will not want to leave the cottage/beach, but when you do go out, there is PLENTY to see in the towns nearby. There is a grocery and laundromat in Eastport, and a great bakery with wifi.
The Oceanfront Cottage in Pembroke is definitely a one of a kind vacation Maine saltwater camp experience. The closeness to the water isn't even possible in new construction any more! This camp is an amazing stop in time with it's black cast iron stove in the kitchen, and it's mix matched furniture. There are 2 kayaks available for guests to take a spin out to a large rocky island where the seals sun themselves daily!