JOHNSON'S BAY GETAWAY-- WATERFRONT FAMILY HOME

Jody Grimes

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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JOHNSON'S BAY GETAWAY-- WATERFRONT FAMILY HOME

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3 BR, 2 full and 1 half bath, sleeps 8, private access to shore

The Getaway has private access to the shore, great views and a widow’s watch topping 3 floors of space. The house has all the modern conveniences—dishwasher, washer, dryer, 3 full bath and 1 half baths. Every floor takes in the elevated views of the bay. Special views can be enjoyed either tucked away by yourself up in the widow’s watch, or relaxing with friends and family on the glass sun porch. If you’d like to perch close to the water, walk down to the platform with built in bench seats and stairs at the water’s edge. The main floor has a spacious, modern, well equipped kitchen, cozy living area with dramatic round window and half bath. The ground floor has full bath, sitting area with fold out love seat, a living/bedroom area with comfortable fold out sofa, laundry facilities and separate entrance and large windows looking onto the back yard and the water. The third floor houses two bedrooms and a bath and a half. A spiral staircase winds up to the widow’s watch.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Jody Grimes (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2004
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Johnson's Bay Getaway-- Waterfront Family Home
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews
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Johnson's Bay Getaway-- Waterfront Family Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p130673
207 733-4748
Lubec Downeast and Acadia
4

Quirky, quiet, lovely views

  • 4 of 5
We spent a very relaxing and quiet several days here. The view over the bay is really lovely -- every morning I drank a cup of tea in the sunroom and watched the birds and the tides. The furniture is comfortable and the kitchen is well-equipped (though we did wish we'd brought a couple sharp knives with us). The tv gets NESN and ESPN so we could enjoy watching Red Sox games in the evening (the tv itself isn't great, but we didn't really mind). For larger groups, the vents between floors might be a problem because sound really travels. The only thing that would keep me from renting this place again was the bed in the master bedroom. Not only is the mattress very firm, but it's covered in a plastic sleeve, as are the pillows, which makes for hard, sticky sleep. Other than that, the property manager is great (very responsive and provides a helpful binder full of local information), the property is clean, and the location is as peaceful as you could wish for.
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Johnson's Bay Getaway-- Waterfront Family Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p130673
207 733-4748
Lubec Downeast and Acadia
5

a wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5
We were very pleased with our first stay at the Johnsons Bay getaway. We (family of four) found it just right -- actually quite spacious -- for us. You could sleep 8 there, but it might be a tad crowded.

Key good points: a very well-stocked kitchen -- we cooked most nights or grilled on the deck. The house also had many books and games, which we did not take advantage of because the weather all week was glorious and we were constantly on the go outdoors. The furnishings are comfortable, and the property manager is accessible, helpful and just plain wonderful.

Some have mentioned the open grates, and yes, it does mean sound carries, etc. It wasn't a huge issue for us.

The house was clean and the photos, descriptions are very accurate. We did not feel misled in any way, as sometimes can happen with rentals. You may book with confidence here. We would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Johnson's Bay Getaway-- Waterfront Family Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p130673
207 733-4748
Lubec Downeast and Acadia
5

A great play to stay

  • 5 of 5
We were very pleased with our first stay at the Johnsons Bay getaway. We (family of four) found it just right -- actually quite spacious -- for us. You could sleep 8 there, but it might be a tad crowded.

Key good points: a very well-stocked kitchen -- we cooked most nights or grilled on the deck. The house also had many books and games, which we did not take advantage of because the weather all week was glorious and we were constantly on the go outdoors. The furnishings are comfortable, and the property manager is accessible, helpful and just plain wonderful.

Some have mentioned the open grates, and yes, it does mean sound carries, etc. It wasn't a huge issue for us.

The house was clean and the photos, descriptions are very accurate. We did not feel misled in any way, as sometimes can happen with rentals. You may book with confidence here. We would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Johnson's Bay Getaway-- Waterfront Family Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p130673
207 733-4748
Lubec Downeast and Acadia
Norwalk, CT, USA
5

Perfect base for an active week

  • 5 of 5
We put together a group of sea kayakers to explore the varied waters around Cobscook Bay, enjoying a variety of day paddles from Campobello to Machias and all the area has to offer: big tides, currents and reversing falls, porpoises, seals and whales. Our friends found accommodations ranging from rented cabins at Quoddy Bay to campsites in the nearby state park, but the few of us who stayed at Johnson's Bay found it the perfect base. It quickly became the preferred spot for a post-paddle "debriefing" of wine, beer and appetizers on the deck and screened porch overlooking the bay. That porch was our favorite, watching herons, eagles, scooters and hummingbirds while the tide flowed in and out.
As noted in other reviews, the kitchen was well supplied and we cooked many fine meals, while also going out for an occasional meal in Lubec.
We lucked out with the weather: apart from some expected fog on the water, days were clear and dry (and nights afforded a beautiful view of the Milky Way and, on two days, the Perseid meteor shower). Had we faced a rain day, the house would have provided many spaces to spread out such that some could have enjoyed a video or some music while others would find a quiet nook to read, write, or take a nap.
Put early risers in the upstairs bedrooms, for the sun streams in from dawn... the ground level rooms are better for those who want a quiet grotto to sleep in. The house is very clean and dry, but a word of warning to allergy sufferers that they might find the ground floor which is built on grade a little musty.
Highly recommended, and certainly our first choice on our next trip to Lubec.
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Johnson's Bay Getaway-- Waterfront Family Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p130673
207 733-4748
Lubec Downeast and Acadia
Norwalk, CT, USA
5

Great base for an active vacation

  • 5 of 5
We put together a group of sea kayakers to explore the varied waters around Cobscook Bay, enjoying a variety of day paddles from Campobello to Machias and all the area has to offer: big tides, currents and reversing falls, porpoises, seals and whales. Our friends found accommodations ranging from rented cabins at Quoddy Bay to campsites in the nearby state park, but the few of us who stayed at Johnson's Bay found it the perfect base. It quickly became the preferred spot for a post-paddle "debriefing" of wine, beer and appetizers on the deck and screened porch overlooking the bay. That porch was our favorite, watching herons, eagles, scooters and hummingbirds while the tide flowed in and out.
As noted in other reviews, the kitchen was well supplied and we cooked many fine meals, while also going out for an occasional meal in Lubec.
We lucked out with the weather: apart from some expected fog on the water, days were clear and dry (and nights afforded a beautiful view of the Milky Way and, on two days, the Perseid meteor shower). Had we faced a rain day, the house would have provided many spaces to spread out such that some could have enjoyed a video or some music while others would find a quiet nook to read, write, or take a nap.
Put early risers in the upstairs bedrooms, for the sun streams in from dawn... the ground level rooms are better for those who want a quiet grotto to sleep in. The house is very clean and dry, but a word of warning to allergy sufferers that they might find the ground floor which is built on grade a little musty.
Highly recommended, and certainly our first choice on our next trip to Lubec.
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
business
Johnson's Bay Getaway-- Waterfront Family Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p130673
207 733-4748
Lubec Downeast and Acadia
5

A great location for an "outdoor-sy" family trip!

A great location for an "outdoor-sy" family trip!
  • 5 of 5
We absolutely loved this rental home! We are an active family with teenagers -- each brought a friend, so there were 2 adults, and 4 teenage girls. There was plenty of room in the home -- the 4 levels were great fun -- the books and games were very much appreciated. The home was spacious, clean and airy. Several people mention the open venting system as a problem -- we weren't bothered by it. We brought a kayak, and the kids really enjoyed alternating between kayaking in the bay and clamming in the mud when the tide was out. I had a full day sitting in the sun room, happily crocheting and watching the kids. The area had plenty for us to do - hiking on Campobello Island, hiking Quoddy Point lighthouse trail, hiking the Bold Coast Trail (Cutler, Maine), going on a whale watch cruise, going deep sea fishing. We even think that we saw the northern lights from the porch (we could figure out no other explanation for the extended series of yellow/green light flares that were happening above the horizon one night). Caveats are that we are an outdoor-loving family, and we do not need fancy food, entertainment, etc to make us happy. Bugs and mud do not bother us (none were inside - the inside was very clean - but bugs and mud are a part of outdoor life in Maine!). We did find a wonderful chocolate store (Monica's) - but we did not find any restaurants worth writing home about, nor any good ice cream shops (always a must on a vacation!). The local restaurants were fine for a family, but not spectacular. The kitchen in the home was well stocked for cooking, so we did not suffer! The home manager was great to work with -- due to weird life circumstances, we changed our arrival dates twice - each time, the manager was gracious and responsive in responding to our requests. The only negative is that I would recommend an upgrade in the mattresses -- since so many hotels have switched to pillow top mattresses, it is weird to go back to just a regular mattress. They were not old and lumpy mattresses, but they also weren't full and fluffy like so many places have now. We still slept well, and would love to return in the future (we are watching the dates for the International Marathon that occurs there in late June.... you never know....)
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Bangor International
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Campobello Island
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Route 1 and Route 189
Car: necessary

Lubec is home to the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, situated at the easternmost point of land in the U.S. In Lubec, you will find sandy beaches, bold coastal cliffs, coastal rain forest, wildflower meadows and peat bogs. The Lubec area is host to three state parks, 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 kayak and canoe rental facilities and many public boat ramps. The area is rich in history—the first naval battle of the Revolutionary War was fought in nearby Machiasport. Maine's own 'Cannery Row' lined the waterfronts of Lubec and Eastport with sardine canning factories and herring smoke houses. You'll find it all here—rich history, spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife and friendly people.

Other Activities: several state parks, lighthouses, nature preserves, spectacular hiking trails

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Availability & Rates

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Lubec House Rental Rates

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Fall 2014
Aug 31 2014 - Nov 1 2014
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
$165
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$750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes One half rent due to place reservation. Remaining rent, tax, and $300 refundable damage deposit ($350 damage deposit for pets) due 6 weeks in advance of stay. Damage deposit is returned promptly after your stay.
Payment by personal check preferred. Payment by PayPal possible if necessary; inquire for PayPal payment details.
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Amenities

Amenities

Lubec House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Main Floor Bath - toilet
    Ground Floor Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Tub with hand held shower only
  • Bathroom 4 has only a tub with hand held shower spray -- for those who prefer baths to showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , bunk beds in open area
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , fold-out sofas in family
  • The master bedroom is a separate bedroom with it's own bath. Bedroom 2 is a large, walk-through area adjacent to the master bedroom. It has a bunk bed with a full bed on the bottom and a single bed on top. There is a separate bathtub room off the open area and a half bath at the foot of the stairs adjacent to this sleeping area. This is a great sleeping area for the kids! Bedroom three is a family room area on the ground floor. It has a bath with shower, laundry facilities, a sitting area with single bed, and living area with fold out queen sofa, TV, and sliding glass doors to the backyard and shore. Bedroom 4 is a small bedroom on the bottom floor with single bed.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • playground
  • museums
  • forests
  • library
  • autumn foliage
  • live theater
  • bay/sound
Leisure Activities:
  • whale watching
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • fly fishing
  • hunting
  • deepsea fishing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
Porch is a glassed-in sun porch overlooking the water. There is also an open deck overlooking the water with table and chairs for outdoor dining. Free long distance phone service (to continental US and Canada). Broadband Internet with WiFi. New gas grill.
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