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.
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Smoking allowed - Outside onlyOutside only
Max guests: 7
Minimum age of primary renter: 21 - 21 years old21 years old
- Please don't use candles inside the house. Please clean your toilets with cleanser and the brush as you are leaving Please take your garbage to the
Lydia or Dave Giordano
About Lydia or Dave Giordano
This home was built by one of Campobello's oldest families, the Gough family in 1907. Dave and Lydia have painted and fixed and decorated The Cottage over the last 13 years. Instead of a long on-and-on about things you will discover yourselves, here's what we shared with a new visitor who asked about what we've been doing. MARCH 2020 When Dave retired we started to do some of the work on the house. We spent 2 entire summers there just living and enjoying the Island. Because we did not have a housekeeper for so many years, when we started renting again we couldn't find anyone. The younger HS grads wanted to leave and find out about life away from Campobello. The women who had all of the houses for years were now over 58 years old and just couldn't add more work. To fix this we built a porch and a little apartment on the other side of the house so we have a place to stay and do the cleaning if we need to. We can also rent those rooms for Special Event Weekends. Today's house does not have a lot of knick knacks. It does have secret cabinets and cubbies. We have a picnic basket and a crocket game. A very cool room with 3 windows and 5 doors!!!to do puzzles and work on your computer. We have Wi-Fi all over the house. Also a local phone so you don't have to use up your minutes to find restaurants and things to do. We provide all of the cleaning supplies. We leave coffee, tea and condiments for you. The outdoor shower is simply amazing. Lydia ONLY uses that shower (no matter the weather). Bring a bathrobe and slip on shoes with rubber soles to share. We will provide a "List of Things Already at the House" like cleaning tools, hair dryer etc. We also have a manager who lives on the island if you have questions or run into a problem. For Children there is a small playground across the road. A jungle gym, monkey bars and a slide. Thanks for considering The Cottage on Friars Bay Dave+Lydia
Lydia or Dave Giordano purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2007
Why Lydia or Dave Giordano chose Welshpool
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.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
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 the very best time ever.