My husband and two boys (7 and 13) had an incredible time. Very well equipped home with all the necessities one would need! Very clean and is obvious owners pay a lot of attention to the detail. The location is remote and incredibly scenic, which is exactly what we needed. The sunsets were beyond breathtaking! We had the opportunity to be greeted twice daily by two seals. We even saw a family of porcupine, which is a treat in itself when you're from the city. Diane was extremely responsive from the moment we booked The Helm. Her property manager was AMAZING. We ended up arriving in the area when it was pitch black and low on gas. She was extremely helpful in trying to help us! (NOTE: GPS goes dead and the house can be difficult to locate if there is no sunshine. Print out directions and have gas in the tank before entering the area in the p.m.) During the day, we sought adventure but wound down at night by sitting near the water, playing cards, ping pong, and foosball. We went into the small town of Lubec, crossed over into Canada to visit and walked through Roosevelt’s home (beautiful with history that even my boys found interesting). East Quoddy Lighthouse is awesome (but must not be fearful of ladders). Monica’s Chocolates has wonderful customer service and yummy! Definitely pricey but the owner takes much pride in her shop and ensures top-notch service. The Inn On The Wharf was a decent restaurant for us picky eaters. The wait staff was very attentive and the meal was extremely reasonable. I would go again if in the area. All the little shops are a must but Eastport Breakwater Gallery is a must. The owner and his wife have such amazing talent and he is a wonderful man. Loved his work and you can find items that are reasonably priced. Baxter State Park is a tad of a haul but a definite must! $14 for the day and was able to view the sites of a moose. Polar Treat near Perry, Maine has the best ice cream ever! West Quoddy Head Light is a great walk and beautiful shoreline. Kids loved it! The ONLY “improvements”, which would not affect my five-star rating: The loft has four air mattresses (not beds). Also, I would not allow my children to stargaze in their upstairs viewing area only because it can lead to a fall if one is not careful. However, boys listened and were able to see AMAZING stars just be sitting on their deck!
Would highly recommend!