This is The Place
The moment I first stepped into Marie Olson’s house in Lubec, I felt I had finally ‘come home’ to my own place on the Maine coast. I had been visiting Lubec each summer for many years and always shopped at the West Quoddy Gift Shop…never realizing that my perfect ‘summer home’ was just down the road. I stayed a week in 2007 and again in 2008…and plan to make it a yearly event.
The house is clean, comfortable, cozy, and so well-furnished…a home…not just a rental. It is perfectly situated…directly on the water overlooking Lubec and Campobello Island. To me, it is magical just to sit on the front lawn and watch the tide come and go…and to watch eagles and seals and other wildlife in the quiet surroundings. There are millions of stars twinkling in the night sky…no nearby light pollution to block the view.
Just down the road is the famous West Quoddy Light and the State Park with wonderful hiking trails. The beach at Carrying Place Cove…within walking distance…is perfect for searching for beach glass…my new favorite ‘walking meditation’. There are many hiking trails in the area…all detailed in the Cobscook Trail Guide. There is a wonderful International Park on Campobello Island…complete with scenic vistas and wonderful beaches and trails. I love to sit at Liberty Point and watch for whales. This ‘Bold Coast’ part of Maine…and the adjacent Campobello Park…are paradise for anyone who loves the outdoors.
The Lubec area is quaint…it is not over run with tourists and traffic like mid-coast Maine. There are good places to eat, nice little shops, and a wonderful library in case you have a rainy day. The people in the area are very friendly and welcoming…I have never felt like a stranger here.
If you are looking for a very comfortable place to stay… in a beautiful setting…with nature at your door-step…and wonderful neighbors…this is the place.
Families with Young Children
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