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Lubec Victorian - Former Light Keepers Home; Antique Charm & Modern Convenience

Jody Grimes

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Lubec Victorian - Former Light Keepers Home; Antique Charm & Modern Convenience

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Lubec House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 day beds, 2 full baths, sleeps 4 - 6

This former lightkeeper's home beside the sea retains its original tin ceilings, stained glass windows, oak wood work, and brass fixtures. The living room has TV/VCR/DVD, books, and plenty of board games to keep the family entertained. If you prefer a quiet evening spent in period style, you can slip into the adjoining parlor and relax on the mahogany daybed in front of the Victorian fireplace.

The kitchen has been updated and offers all modern conveniences including dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, and even a Cuisinart, yet the old charm has been preserved in the original wood floor, tin ceiling, and cupboards. The first floor also has a porch/sunroom with day bed and full bath.

Upstairs, two large bedrooms provide a queen and full-size bed. The spacious full bath upstairs has been remodeled to accommodate a washer and dryer and modern bath fixtures. The outdoor patio area has a gas grill, picnic table, and lounge chairs. Private path to sandy beach & Lubec Sand Bar.

Sandy Beach & Ocean Views: A walking path down to the water's edge and stairs onto the shore provide easy access to the beach. Walking path is lined with trees, grasses, beach roses, and wildflowers. 180 degree views out to sea. Eagles often perch just below the stairs to the water and seals swim by looking for food and fun. Beach provides sandy areas for walking and collecting sea glass, rocky ledges for sunning, and tide pools for exploring.

Comfort, Comfort Comfort!: The Lubec Victorian is an antique beauty, but she is also incredibly comfortable and functional. The kitchen has a gourmet gas stove, spacious French Door refrigerator, quiet dishwasher, and Cuisinart cookware. You will find everything you need -- blender, food processor, stand mixer, coffee grinder, garlic press, and every kitchen gadget and cooking implement you could want. In the living room, you can kick back in the leather reclining love seat or stretch out on the full sofa while watching the flat screen TV or listening to music. The beds are a dream -- high end memory foam with quality 100% cotton bedding and down comforters. Yes, even the day beds have incredible mattresses, quality bedding, and down comforters! Each bedroom has a phone and the master bedroom has a TV. Outside you will find a picnic table, oversized reclining deck chairs, sling chairs with carry cases to take down to the beach, and both a gas and charcoal grill. You will not want for anything at the Victorian!

The Victorian now has an automatic, full house, back-up power system. Stay warm, cook, watch TV, bathe, use your computer, do laundry, keep on going whenever the power goes out. Your comfort and safety are top priority at The Victorian.

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jody Grimes (Property Manager)
Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
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Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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based on 23 traveler reviews

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Lubec Victorian - Former Light Keepers Home; Antique Charm & Modern Convenience
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Amazing week 7 days!

  • 5 of 5

The Victorian and little town of Lubec was exactly as described by Home Away and the reviews. The cottage is delightful and decorated so comfortably to period charm. Me and four ladies flew to Bangor and rented a car for our trip to Lubec. The drive from the airport to Lubec was beautiful. Jodi suggested stopping in Muchias for groceries and we traveled the coastal route to the cottage. It was just breath taking, setting he mood for the entire week. The cottage was very clean and well maintained - looks just like the pictures. We cooked our breakfast at the cottage and ate late lunch out. The Inn at the Warf was our favorite place to eat, eating there several times and they also catered a dinner whale watching cruise for us for my birthday. What a treat, to eat my favorite seafood with friends and see whales and a beautiful sunset at he same time. We hiked the trails at Quoddy Head, got beautiful pictures of sunrise at West Quoddy Head Light house and enjoyed shopping at the little gift shop in route to light house. We enjoyed chocolates and shopping at Monica's Chocolates - visiting with the owner is a treat within itself. One day we drove the short drive to Roosevelt Campobello International Park - Had 'Tea with Eleanor' and enjoyed listening to interesting stories of her life. We hiked to the East Quoddy Light House while we were on the Island. We drove to Bar Harbor a couple of days. It is about 1.5 - 2 mile drive but well worth it. Bar Harbor is a much more 'touristy' city but beautiful. Do not miss Acadia National Park - you can spend more than one day in the park. The views from Cadillac Mountain are post card material photo opportunities. I just can't describe the beauty - you just have to absorb it in you mind, smell, taste & feel. We are just so thankful that we were able to enjoy some of God's greatest country. I will return to Lubec , ME and hopefully be able to book the Victorian.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Brewster, MA 02631

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been to Lubec many times. This was the cleanest house we have ever rented. The kitchen is very well equipped. The bed was comfortable. The house is filled with many interesting things to look at. Jody has an amazing collection of sea glass displayed around the house. The location is great. The beach is a short stroll down a boardwalk. We enjoyed our week at this house and would highly recommend it anyone looking for a peaceful and comfortable vacation. Our favorite restaurants are Uncle Kippy's and Family Fisheries (Campobello Island). I attended a yoga class at The Inn at the Wharf. We love Lubec and plan to return again next year. Jody is easy to contact and responds quickly to your needs.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Beach Glass Cottage is a delight

  • 5 of 5

Dear Jody,

We had an absolutely wonderful stay this week. The cottage was thoroughly accommodating, including the fully loaded kitchen, which we made use of for many memorable sea food meals. The view of the water and the scenery in the bay was totally mesmerizing. Thanks so much for sharing your house with us! We hope to return!


  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Wonderful week in Lubec

  • 5 of 5

We just spent the most wonderful week long vacation in Lubec. And this house was perfect for our stay. You will not want for a thing. It's all there. The kitchen is so well equipped and the house is kept in perfect condition. So clean and comfortable. My compliments to the cleaning staff. We even had two lobster bakes and every thing you need is there.

We started our first day with an early morning sunrise on the beach (4:40 AM) Are you kidding me?! But it was so well worth it. There is a lovely walk to the beach along a flowery path. We made this trip many times to catch the tides and also to make a fire ring at night. The kids loved collecting sea glass. We just loved the peacefulness of sitting or walking along the shoreline. We made many trips to Campobella. You must see the FDR summer home and take advantage of the many hikes in this very unspoiled park. But watch the tides because you can only hike to the East Quoddy light house at low tide. One of the best hikes, however is just minutes away at the West Quoddy lighthouse. The views are spectacular. Whether you want to go out for dinner or stay home and do some grilling it's all there for you at this exceptional house in Lubec Maine.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
kent island, md

charming, relaxing home

  • 5 of 5

We are a bit prejudiced because we own a place in Lubec, but elected to rent the Victorian on this trip. It was wonderful--everything you could imagine to make you feel at home--quite possibly even better beds! The beach there is wonderful, with a great view to Grand Manan and beyond. It is convenient to Campobello Island (NB), the town of Lubec, West Quoddy Head light, hiking trails, etc. Jody was great in working with us on our schedule (which seemed to change every day) and has the most amazing beach glass collection! It was mid-October, so we spoiled ourselves--just three of us. There is plenty of room there, though, for a larger family or two to be comfortable without feeling crowded. The access to a landline in the land of limited cell phone service was a major convenience. If you have a rainy day, terrific books!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Sugarcreek Twsp, OH

Beautiful home -- great location!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Victorian for our 20th anniversary with another couple. The house is quaint but more than enough room for our two couples. The kitchen was more more ample for our home-cooked lobster feast. Since we were only 5 minutes away from West Quoddy lighthouse, we ventured out a couple of mornings to be the first folks in America to see the sunrise! It was spectacular. Touring the local area was excellent with easy excursions to NB, Canada. The whale watching and kayaking was lots of fun as well.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Bangor International
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Water Street Tavern or Cohills Pub
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Campobello Island
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Herring Cove Provincial Park
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Route 1 and Route 189
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Uncle Kippy's
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
South Lubec Beach
Car: necessary

Lubec is about as 'Down East' as you can get. It is the easternmost town in the U.S. and home to the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse. Whales, porpoises, eagles, osprey, moose and bear inhabit the region. Beach roses, wild iris, and beach peas line the pristine shoreline. In Lubec you will find sandy beaches (a rarity this far Down East), bold coastal cliffs, and wildflower meadows.

The Lubec area is host to three state parks, four lighthouses, a national wildlife refuge, and several nature preserves, all of which offer a variety of well-maintained hiking trails. Local whale, wildlife, and puffin tours offer the chance to observe nature up close from the water, as do local kayak and canoe rental facilities and many public boat ramps. There is a golf course and fresh water swimming near by. You'll find it all here: rich history, spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife, and friendly people. You won't find pollution, crowds, traffic jams, or glitzy souvenir shops.

Other Activities: numerous lighthouses, state parks, nature preserves and hiking trails. Whale watch, wind jammer, and nature tours.


Rates & Availability

From $157 Per night

Lubec House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2015
May 16 2015 - Jun 26 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2015
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2015
Aug 29 2015 - Nov 6 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes ~Available during winter months as a 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom home at $1100/wk. This rate includes a winter heat surcharge~
One half rent due to place reservation. Remaining rent, tax, and $500 refundable damage deposit ($550 damage deposit for pets) due 6 weeks in advance of stay. Damage deposit is returned promptly after your stay.. Pets limited to small to medium size dogs only.
Payment by personal check preferred. Payment by PayPal possible if necessary; inquire for PayPal payment details.
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Lubec House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Upstairs bath is very spacious with full size tub and adjustable height shower wand. New washer and dryer located in upstairs bath. Downstairs bath has small size tub and shower with toilet and sink. Safety grab bars in shower and by toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    2nd Bedroom - 1 double
    Front Parlor - 1 twin/ single , Daybed; room can be made private
    Porch/sunroom - 1 twin/ single , Daybed/ open area
  • Upstairs: Queen bedroom and Full bedroom. Queen Bedroom has TV with cable and DVD player. Both bedrooms have high quality memory foam mattresses, all cotton bedding, and down comforters to keep you cozy on chilly nights. Safety escape ladder in each bedroom & smoke/CO detectors on each floor. Bedrooms adjacent to full bath and laundry. Downstairs: Front parlor has day bed and the room can be closed off to be made into a private sleeping space while the living room is still available for family use. Porch/sunroom has day bed and the room has curtains to close off space, but cannot be made really private. The downstairs bath is just steps away from the day bed in the porch/sunroom. Downstairs bath has safety grab bars in shower and next to toilet. Ideal space for someone with limited mobility or vision. The kids love sleeping there, too! Porch /unroom is also a great space to read or drink your first cup of coffee while our famous early sunlight pours in.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Walking path to the water and stairs provide easy access to a secluded sandy beach. Stairs to beach have bench seats for taking in 180 degree spectacular water views. The Victorian now has an automatic back-up generator installed so if the power goes out, you can keep going! This feature is certainly handy in the summer, but if you are interested in a spring, fall, or winter rental it is a real plus. Stay warm, bathe, cook, watch TV -- no worries -- even if the power goes out for hours! The Victorian has been certified as a 'Green Lodging' and 'Environmental Leader' by the State of Maine.

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