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Located on Quoddy Head overlooking Quoddy Narrows, the gateway to Cobscook Bay, the fishing village of Lubec, and Roosevelt Campobello International Park; this sunny, 1850's post-and-beam traditional Maine Cape with open floor plan is historically the 2nd most eastern private house in the U.S. The house has three bedrooms, 1 bath, a cozy living room with wood stove, dining room, and a fully-stocked kitchen. The house sits next to our antique barn in a meadow of lush grasses and wild flowers on 10 private acres with 350 ft of rocky shore less than 75 feet from our front door. Its private setting out of sight and sound from the road to the West Quoddy Lighthouse, is protected by a hill of pine trees behind the house. This house is great for couples and small families looking for a quiet vacation on the bold coast of Maine. It is less than 1/2 mile from West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, Quoddy Head State Park, and a short walk down a quiet road to a sandy beach at Carrying Place Cove
Forced hot air heat provides additional cozy warmth on cool Spring and Fall evenings!
The house is warm, inviting and a fascinating piece of history. It feels like your stepping back in time here. We enjoyed our stay very much and the owner is very accommodating.
I have been remiss in posting this review. In part, because I think I didn't want to give away what a gem of magical place it was for me and my family. Due to unfortunate circumstances of Hurricane Irene, we had a day to find a new location for our family vacation. My son stumbled across this rental. It was our first trip to Maine, and it was truly amazing. It was exactly what we needed. It was away from everything with only the bay as our front yard. It was comfortable and cozy, and we absolutely loved every moment of watching birds, lobster boats, and to fog on the bay. Yet, we were close enough to town to explore on an unending quest for lobster rolls, blueberry pie, lighthouses, and trips to watch whales. My only caution is if you that if take your pup, watch out for the wandering porcupines at night. We would come back again in a heartbeat. Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely cape.
First off, if you're looking at any house in this part of Maine, you are probably already the kind of person who realize that the main attraction of Downeast Maine is quaint old houses, a simple lifestyle, and inumerable outdoor adventure opportunities. If you are the kind of person that requires cable TV, high speed internet, hopping nightlife, and trendy dining opportunities, than Downeast Maine is not for you.
My entire experience with the home and homeowner was great. I had never rented home via the internet, and know that pictures and words can make anything look like a five-star location. The owner's listing on HomeAway is dead-on accurate. The pictures show exactly what you get--in this case, an old farmhouse complete with low doorways, plank wood floors, rustic furniture, and big, big windows that look out over a beautiful bay toward a small lighthouse and the village of Lubec. Everything was neat and clean when we arrived. Given the price of hotels, the rental was very reasonable!
The house sits 75 feet from the high tide, and is located well off the road. Although there are open wildflower meadows on either side of the house, to the west an abandoned Coast Guard boat house adds to the old Maine feel. The house to the east is far enough away and screened by somes tree as to be unobtrusive.
Except for a few lobstermen working their pots in the bay, the only noises you hear are gentle waves slapping the shore, birds, and when its foggy, the distant hooo-aaah of the West Quoddy Head foghorn. Sunsets from the front yard (which faces the bay) are simply incredible.
What makes the house a great place to stay is more than just the quiet quaintness of the area. The real attraction for this house is its location on Quoddy Head, literally bordering public lands of little-used Quoddy Head State Park. The park lands include access to a huge tidal flat where traditional Maine clam diggers search for their clams, two arctic heath bogs with unique plants, rugged high cliffs fronting the Bay of Fundy, and one of the prettiest lighthouses you'll find in Maine. All of this is a 20 minute stroll of the house! We spent a full day just hiking the Quoddy Head trails and exploring the cobble beach below the lighthouse.
Also within 45 minutes of the house are the parklands of Campobello Island (and an even prettier lighthouse), a unique reversing tidal waterfall with playful seals, and some great sea kayaking opportunities. A week flys by here!
West Quoddy Head is a naturalist's paradise with especially great birding, hiking, and access to nearby parks and preserves including Quoddy Head State Park, Roosevelt Campobello International Park, and Maine Public Reserve Land on the Bold Coast. Numerous local sandy beaches are great for beach combing nearby. Kayaking opportunities abound, either from our own rocky shore or throughout Cobscook Bay. The beauty, peace, and solitude of the Washington County coast are idyllic for photographers, artists and writers as well as couples and families looking to connect with Downeast Maine.
Other Activities: kayaking, bird-watching
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$250 Reservation deposit
$250.00 deposit per week; balance due two weeks before arrival.