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Picture-Book Seaside Cottage Nestled in a Garden Oasis with Bay of Fundy Sunrise

Catherine Mettey

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, lubecian
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Picture-Book Seaside Cottage Nestled in a Garden Oasis with Bay of Fundy Sunrise

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Lubec Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Balcony, Fire Pit, Shoreside Sitting Area, Sleeps 4

Lubec Bay Cottage is a classic Maine seaside cottage with fabulous bay views, surrounded by 3 oceanfront acres of bird-friendly organic gardens and lush wildflower meadows in a peaceful, rural setting. Stroll down our Boardwalk to our private shoreside sitting area with fire pit/grill, which is adjacent to the renowned Sand Bar birding marshes.This enchanting cottage is situated in a breathtaking setting with spectacular sunrises and is beautifully furnished with fine antiques and coastal decor; a picture-book Downeast cottage that has kept its original character and charm, while having all the comforts to make you feel at home. Our expansive deck is a wonderful space for grilling, dining, relaxing around the outdoor fireplace, and taking in the view. Close enough for walking to South Lubec beach, our Cottage is less than 2 miles from West Quoddy State Park with Lighthouse and 4 miles from town and Campobello Island with its Roosevelt Park.

Because our cottage is a Maine DEP-certified Environmental Leader implementing environmentally-friendly practices, you will feel safe during your stay. You can freely enjoy our gardens, lawn areas and meadow because they are organically maintained, and you won't have to worry about harsh chemicals because housekeeping only uses GREEN cleaning products.

Along with having an extraordinary cottage with beautiful surroundings we provide special touches that you will only find at Lubec Bay Cottage! Our cottage doesn't feel like a vacation rental - you will feel at home, like family.

We are very pet-friendly! Your pets will love it here. On the property, we have a lovely meadow and lawn area; are adjacent to the sand bar marshes;and are close to the expansive South Lubec beaches. We also supply pet food bowls. Not far away are numerous hiking trails for you and your pet to explore.

Lubec Bay Cottage is a special place you'll look forward to returning to after a day of adventure!

Romantic Getaway:

Lubec Bay Cottage is wonderful for honeymooners or for those celebrating an anniversary, birthday, or searching for a romantic getaway. In the morning, awake to a beautiful sunrise over the bay and sip your morning coffee or tea while relaxing on the balcony. While enjoying your lunch on the deck, watch the bald eagles flying over the bay. In the evenings, enjoy a fire either at the fireplace on the deck or at the shoreside fire pit; listen to the relaxing sounds of a fog horn; enjoy a romantic slow dance to your favorite song under the brilliant night sky. For indoor leisure time, play a game on the small-scale vintage tabletop pool table or choose one of the several popular board games; warm up to the fireplace while watching a movie chosen from our DVD library; read from our library of sea-themed and Maine-authored books. All this without leaving the property!

Artist's Dream:

You don't have to be an artist to enjoy Lubec Bay Cottage! But if you would like to bring your paints, brushes, and canvases for painting while on vacation there is a working studio for your use on the property. The situation is intended to complement the comfortable surroundings with an atmosphere of creativity. The Studio is an early 1900's rustic workshop that has been converted into a working studio with plenty of natural light, several work benches, a French easel with daylight lamp, drying rack, space station and cart, pack stool, designer's drafting table with ergonomic adjustable chair, and print rack. The picturesqueness and natural beauty of Lubec is truly inspiring and you will enjoy the luxury of having your own working studio. We only ask that the equipment not be used for children's play.

Birding Paradise:

Lubec Bay Cottage looks out onto the South Lubec Sand Flats, debatably one of the top ten places to bird in Maine. Migratory shorebird abundance and diversity is among the highest along the eastern U.S. coast. Whether you observe from the deck, the balcony or the shoreside observation area, you won't be disappointed. You may also access the Sand Flats from the property. A number of shorebirds have been spotted including the Short-billed Dowitcher, Black-bellied Plover, White-rumped Sandpiper, Bairds, Least Sandpiper, Dunlin, Semipalmated Plover, and Lesser Yellowlegs. The cottage is a short drive to other Downeast birding locations including Quoddy Head State Park overlooking the Grand Manan Channel, Carrying Place Cove Bog, Boot Head Preserve (notorious for its Spruce Grouse), and Campobello Island. For your use, we keep a copy of an excellent Maine birding resource, 'Maine Birding Trail' in our library.

Writer's Retreat:

Lubec Bay Cottage is extremely comfortable and so peaceful. It encourages inspiration in abundance. This classic, cozy cottage with its surroundings stimulates creativity, feeds your imagination and allows you to concentrate without distraction. It is a wonderful writer's retreat.

Lubec isn't another Bar Harbor or Acadia National Park - it offers all the beauty and adventure of those areas, but without the crowds!

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Catherine Mettey (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, lubecian
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Calendar last updated:
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About Catherine Mettey

Taking care of my Lubec cottage and guests and spending time in my gardens are my passions. Many of my guests return year after year because they miss Lubec, love the cottage, and trust that their time here will be as wonderful as it was during their previous stay. If you are considering a Lubec vacation, I'm certain that you would enjoy a stay at Lubec Bay Cottage.

Catherine Mettey purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Catherine Mettey chose Lubec

Lubec reminds me of coastal Maine when I was a child - simple and carefree with beautiful scenery, plenty of things to explore, mouthwatering seafood, and friendly people. I have always had a picture in my mind of what my perfect Maine seaside cottage would look like - Lubec Bay Cottage is my dream that has become a reality.

What makes this cottage unique

I provide many special touches in hopes that you will feel right at home and have what you need to make your vacation wonderful. I want to make sure it's right for you. If you are celebrating an anniversary, birthday, or holiday during your stay please let me help with planning your special occasion! I look forward to hearing from you!

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was only a brief visit to the cottage, but so memorable. My artist friends and I painted in the mist and in bright sun. I especially enjoyed painting a panoramic view from the balcony outside my bedroom of the meadow and marshy area leading to the water . I was up at 4am just to see the starry sky and wished that I could have somehow captured the sight on my camera. I did catch the sunrise from its first glimmer to the last glow. I took a dozen photos of the cottage interior while the sunrise lit its absolutely charming interior in a yellow hue.

It is a vacation filled with memories that will stay with me for a very long time. Thank you Catherine, for everything. Carol
Sep 2012
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Picture-Book Seaside Cottage Nestled in a Garden Oasis with Bay of Fundy Sunrise
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 42 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Lubec Bay Cottage is an awesome place. The sunrise is beautiful from the cottage or the decks. The cottage is very comfortable and decorated with excellent taste. We enjoyed our stay so much we did not want to leave.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sandra and John, Yes, as one of my repeat guests once said "It won't be as difficult leaving knowing that we will be returning next year." I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay so much and look forward to your return someday! Best wishes, Catherine


  • 5 of 5

This cottage is wonderful .Everything is provided including towelling gowns, a gift of local goodies on arrival followed by a delivery of organic produce, a really cosy get away where you can enjoy the local crafts, views , and a lobster dinner at very reasonable prices . Visit the country retreat of the Roosevelts on Portobello Island and much more to explore

A perfect getaway .

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Rosemary, Roland and Anthony, Yes, I enjoy surprising my guests with various special amenities in an effort to make their stays at Lubec Bay Cottage extraordinary! I'm so glad I had the opportunity to host your stay in Maine and look forward to your return someday. Sincerely, Catherine


  • 5 of 5

First off the cottage was awesome, the sunrises were beyond amazing and Catherine is a champ when it comes to great customer service.

We arrived just after Hurricane Arthur had made a visit. The power was out at the cabin and Catherine made an appearance to check on us and make sure we wanted to stay without power or make other arrangements. We stayed and the power was back on later that night.

Catherine goes the extra mile to welcome her guests with personalized treats such as the best chocolate cupcake ever made, with candles, for my 50th birthday.

The sun rises early in Lubec and it is beautiful. I have pictures of every morning.

The cottage is the cleanest rental I have ever stayed in. The decks are wonderful to sit and watch the sunrise or watch an occasional person stroll along the sandbar.

Lubec is a friendly town with plenty of fabulous places to eat. The ice cream shop is a favorite of mine. We enjoyed a great church service at the Christian Temple Church and met some really nice folks. I could have stayed until October. The locals tell me that October is when it gets cold and being from Texas I am not sure that I could function in the Maine winter season but I could definitely enjoy living in Maine for the summer, especially in Lubec.

This trip had been on my bucket list for 20+ years. I wanted to see, hear and feel the ocean, watch the sun rise over it, see the whales, see a moose and visit the lighthouses. I accomplished all of these, except seeing a moose, in the first full day of our visit. For the remainder of the week, I just kept repeating the process. With that being said, all I can say is, "Wow!"

Thanks Catherine for all your help in making my dream come true.


  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lori and Steve, All I can say is "Wow!", too! It is wonderful that you accomplished all the things on your bucket list for a perfect Maine vacation. There are so many things to experience here; in contrast, some of my guests enjoy just lounging on our deck or balcony or watching the breezes blow through the wildflower-filled meadows. I am so glad you decided to experience Maine for the first time with us! I can't wait to see your photos of all those sunrises! Take care, Catherine

Beautifully Calm and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late afternoon. We has a slight drizzle of rain upon arrival, but the cottage was cozy and warm. We huddled around the outside fire pit and watch the sun go down. The welcome package was unexpected but just wonderful and full of fantastic Maine treats. The view was just amazing. The cottage was wonderfully calm and peaceful. We were just far enough outside of town to feel like we were in our own world. We hope to return in the near future for another relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Christin, Robert, Lynn and James, Yes, the cottage is a wonderful place to get away from the busy lives so many of us lead - it is very calming and peaceful - a great place to rejuvenate your body and spirit. Thank you for traveling all the way from Peru to spend some time in Lubec and participate in the Bay of Fundy International Marathon!! I look forward to your return! Sincerely, Catherine

A little Piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Lubec Cottage was probably one of the most relaxing and gorgeous cottages I think you can find in Maine. The town is enchanting and offers a lot of relaxation and adventure all in one. When we stayed we spent the mornings waking up to the sunshine coming through the windows of the master bedroom. We then would go downstairs and make breakfast and still have the gorgeous views out the back windows. We found ourselves visiting the town over and over to eat at the local restaurants specifically, Franks, Uncle Kippys and The Wharf, which had amazing views and food. The people of Lubec were so friendly and made us feel at home every time we went into town. We found ourselves going to Quaddy Park and walking the trails along the coast and seeing breathtaking views from on top of the rocky coastline. If you visit here make sure you visit the many places along boot cove road, there are hidden paths and great spots to walk.

Now I would like to tell you about your hostess, Catherine. She was absolutely the best. She made our stay so personal and warm, from the moment we walked in and saw our welcome package that had different pieces of Lubec within it. She thought of everything when she prepares the cottage for her visiting friends , from the birthday candles in case you have one while your there, the many baking tools in the kitchen, and the ability to grill outback with the ocean as your view. Catherine fills the cottage with artwork from local artists and items you would find washed up on the beaches of Maine. All in all this trip was like visiting a little piece of heaven. We cannot wait to visit again and see what else Lubec has in store for us.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ryan and April, Your saying "it's like visiting a little piece of heaven" summarizes it all! The cottage becomes your home-away-from-home; the townspeople quickly turn into your friends; and the views and sunrises amaze you time after time. I am so looking forward to your return - one stay in Lubec is never enough!

All the comforts of home and then some!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay and my advice is to book quickly as the season books up fast. The kitchen has all the amenities one could require and then some. Each year the owner adds more and/or renovates to make it more welcoming and cozy. She thoughtfully provides extras such as a canvas tote with coffee, soap, candle, maple syrup and more and a delivery of produce and bread from a local farm. There is a TV for playing movies but no internet but the public library downtown has WiFi. We enjoy beachcombing, golfing, walking the trails in the area. There is a "Thunder Hole" similar to the one at Acadia out near the lighthouse (West Quoddy). Concerts in the summer and a music festival on Campobello are other activities one might enjoy.

Don't get left out, book now and you won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Marcia and Dennis, Yes, coming to Lubec and staying at my cottage is like stepping back in time. My guests enjoy spending quality time with each other while experiencing what Lubec has to offer. I look forward to seeing you again! Sincerely, Catherine


West Quoddy Head Lighthouse
"One-of-a-kind Lighthouse and trails with spectacular views of the rugged Bold Coast. See eag..."
Roque Bluffs State Park
Bog Brook Cove Preserve
Pike Lands
Cobscook Bay State Park
Quoddy Head State Park
Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge
Commissary Point Wildlife Management Area
Cohill's Inn
Roosevelt Campobello International Park
Bayside Chocolates
Monica's Chocolates
Family Fisheries Ltd
"Fresh seafood with great variety and home cooked goodness!"
Lubec Landmarks Inc
Wags & Wool
Friar's Bay Studio Gallery
Clutter Shop Antiques
West Quoddy Gifts
Northern Tides
The Inn on the Wharf
Twilight Therapeutics
Atlantic House Coffee & Deli
Sculptor's Chisel
The Studio
Cobscook Pottery & Fiber Arts
Creative Arts Studio
West Quoddy Head Visitors Center
"One-of-a-kind Lighthouse and trails with spectacular views of the rugged Bold Coast. See ea..."
east quoddy head light
Frank's Dockside Restaurant & Take-Out
Herring Cove Restaurant
Uncle Kippy's
"Good food, reasonable prices and a family-friendly atmosphere. You'll feel right at home."
Water Street Tavern and Inn
Puffin Pines Country Gift Store
A Shop by the Sea
Dianne's Glass Gallery
Willow Wind Flower & Gift Shop
Crow Town Gallery
Cobscook Community Learning Center
Tours of Lubec and Cobscook
"Recorded interpretive tours downloadable from or for rent wi..."
"Excellent source of information for the Lubec area - Where to Stay, Where to Eat, Where to S..."
Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Bangor International
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Campobello Island
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Herring Cove Provincial Park, Campobello Island
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Route 1 and Route 189
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Uncle Kippy's
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
South Lubec
Car: necessary

Lubec Bay Cottage is a wonderful place for relaxing after a day of activities. There are so many things to do: Bird at Hamilton Cove or take a Puffin Tour to Machias Seal Island Bold Coast Charter Co. in Cutler. Hike the trails of West Quoddy Head State Park and take along a picnic lunch. Comb South Lubec Beach for treasures; ride a water-taxi to Eastport; Geocach to over 221 caches in Lubec and the surrounding areas. Take a Plein Air Workshop with Michael Chesley Johnson, or rent a kayak or bike or take a whalewatching tour at Lubec's Inn at the Wharf. During migrations, site whales off West Quoddy, just down the road, or off East Quoddy on Campobello Island, Canada, just 4 miles away. Just remember to bring your passport. See seals feeding in Lubec Channel or in the bay behind the cottage. Meet local artists in their galleries or learn the local history at the Lubec Historical Society, McCurdy's Smokehouse and Roosevelt International Park. You must try 'Tea with Eleanor' at the Roosevelt Campobello Park or a round of golf at Campobello's scenic Herring Cove Provincial Park Golf Course.

There are also Summerkeys music concerts downtown during the summer months, two chocolatier shops, a wharf for purchasing local seafood, and a great variety of restaurants for eat-in or take out.


Rates & Availability

From $165 Per night

Lubec Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
MAY 2015
May 2 2015 - Jun 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
JUNE 2015
Jun 6 2015 - Jun 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 4 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
SEPT 2015
Sep 5 2015 - Sep 18 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
FALL 2015
Sep 19 2015 - Oct 23 2015
3 night minimum stay
Oct 24 2015 - Jan 2 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes For shorter stays, additional nightly rate is $150, which is applied after 3rd night.

Prior approval required for dogs. Max 3 miniature dogs or max 2 small/med dogs. $15 fee per night per pet.

We Care: Lubec Bay Cottage is a Maine DEP-Certified Environmental Leader implementing GREEN environmentally-friendly practices.
A $500 per week ($100 per day for shorter stays) refundable Reservation Deposit is due when placing your reservation; your reservation is held for one week pending receipt of your deposit. This Reservation Deposit turns into a Damage Deposit during your stay and is returned once the cottage is found to be in good condition with no items missing. Full payment is due 6 weeks prior to your stay.
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Lubec Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , on first floor with ocean view.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , on second floor with ocean view.
  • The convenient first floor 3/4 bathroom has a glass shower enclosure and is adjacent to our utility area with dressing table, washer and dryer. The spacious second floor full bathroom has a large tub with shower and hand shower, and is adjacent to both bedrooms. The towels are plentiful and very soft for your comfort. Housekeeping uses environmentally-friendly Green cleaning and laundry products.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Guest - 2 twin/ single , Pillow Top mattresses; Featherbeds; garden and ocean views.
    Master - 1 double , Memory Foam mattress; Featherbed; balcony with ocean views.
    Artist Studio - 1 twin/ single
  • Our romantic master bedroom and welcoming second bedroom are wonderful for having peaceful nights' rests. Both bedrooms are decorated with antique furniture, beautiful hand hooked rugs, and coastal decor. Enjoy our comfortable beds with quality linens and luscious featherbeds, and choose from our selection of bed pillows, which allows you to choose the one that's right for you. For warmer evenings very quiet ceiling fans cool each bedroom. For cooler evenings soft fleece blankets warm the night. Our balcony off the master bedroom is a wonderful space for savoring your morning coffee while enjoying the sunrises and panoramic ocean views. Our second bedroom has beautiful views of the Bay along with its garden views of our fragrant sea roses and perennial gardens.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 9 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
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
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
There are 4 Adirondack chairs with fire pit/grill at the shoreside sitting area. We have a fully equipped artist studio with daybed. The balcony has bistro seating for two and a wonderful sectional sofa. The deck provides a dining area with umbrella for up to 6 people, a swing, a luminarium fireplace with seating, 2 lounge chairs and an infrared gas grill. Every room has ocean views!! This is a GREEN-Certified Maine Environmental Leader Lodging and a Tobacco-Free property.

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