Charmingly decorated, wonderful village location
Lubec has many beautiful waterfront properties, but also a wonderfully walkable central village, which is what drew me to Hunter Cottage. This was my fourth visit to Lubec, and I was very happy with my choice. Hunter Cottage is tucked behind Summer Street, one of the nicest in the village, and just a few minutes walk from the harbor, restaurants, and shops in one direction and a two-mile long beach in the other. The property, while not isolated, is quite 'leafy'--surrounded by trees, quiet, and pleasant. Indeed, one of the nicest surprises of Hunter Cottage, not shown in the existing photos, was the beautiful new painted deck that runs the length of the house. Equipped with sturdy wrought iron furniture, an umbrella, and a gas grill, it was a wonderful spot to enjoy a quiet dinner at home at the end of a full day.
The other chief selling point of Hunter Cottage is the very appealing decor. Decorated with an artist's eye and a touch of whimsy, the house has many additional updates and finishing touches not included in the present photos--most notably a wooden dining room table, nice area rugs in the LR and DR, stencilling and a nautical theme in the twin bedroom, outdoor windchimes, and other local artwork scattered throughout the house.
Another favorite spot not shown in the photos was the bright sunny kitchen eating area outfitted with a beautiful slate tile table (made by a local artisan, I believe) next to two large East-facing windows. The house as a whole is very bright and airy as well. The home has both the quirks and character of an older house, but the full bath is light and cheery, painted in (again) whimsical colors of the sea, with a pedastal tub and shower. As other reviewers have noted, most of the furnishings seem to be new and of good quality. Wireless internet worked flawlessly. The house is a gem for the price.
I think Hunter Cottage would be an ideal spot for Summerkeys musicians, artists, writers, nature lovers, and other visitors just seeking to unwind in a quiet seaside village. Lubec is not for everyone (sidewalks really do roll up at 8:30), but I found plenty of hiking and photo opportunities to fill my two weeks. There are several new restaurants in town, lots of musical offerings, and a ferry to Eastport that are worth checking out. I could have happily filled two more weeks at Hunter Cottage.
Tourists without a Car,
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