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Jody Grimes

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

Lubec Victorian - Former Light Keepers Home; Antique Charm & Modern Convenience

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Lubec House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 day beds, 2 full baths, sleeps 4 - 6

This former lightkeeper's home beside the sea retains its original tin ceilings, stained glass windows, oak wood work, and brass fixtures. The living room has TV/VCR/DVD, books, and plenty of board games to keep the family entertained. If you prefer a quiet evening spent in period style, you can slip into the adjoining parlor and relax on the mahogany daybed in front of the Victorian fireplace.

The kitchen has been updated and offers all modern conveniences including dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, and even a Cuisinart, yet the old charm has been preserved in the original wood floor, tin ceiling, and cupboards. The first floor also has a porch/sunroom with day bed and full bath.

Upstairs, two large bedrooms provide a queen and full-size bed. The spacious full bath upstairs has been remodeled to accommodate a washer and dryer and modern bath fixtures. The outdoor patio area has a gas grill, picnic table, and lounge chairs. Private path to sandy beach & Lubec Sand Bar.

Sandy Beach & Ocean Views: A walking path down to the water's edge and stairs onto the shore provide easy access to the beach. Walking path is lined with trees, grasses, beach roses, and wildflowers. 180 degree views out to sea. Eagles often perch just below the stairs to the water and seals swim by looking for food and fun. Beach provides sandy areas for walking and collecting sea glass, rocky ledges for sunning, and tide pools for exploring.

Comfort, Comfort Comfort!: The Lubec Victorian is an antique beauty, but she is also incredibly comfortable and functional. The kitchen has a gourmet gas stove, spacious French Door refrigerator, quiet dishwasher, and Cuisinart cookware. You will find everything you need -- blender, food processor, stand mixer, coffee grinder, garlic press, and every kitchen gadget and cooking implement you could want. In the living room, you can kick back in the leather reclining love seat or stretch out on the full sofa while watching the flat screen TV or listening to music. The beds are a dream -- high end memory foam with quality 100% cotton bedding and down comforters. Yes, even the day beds have incredible mattresses, quality bedding, and down comforters! Each bedroom has a phone and the master bedroom has a TV. Outside you will find a picnic table, oversized reclining deck chairs, sling chairs with carry cases to take down to the beach, and both a gas and charcoal grill. You will not want for anything at the Victorian!

The Victorian now has an automatic, full house, back-up power system. Stay warm, cook, watch TV, bathe, use your computer, do laundry, keep on going whenever the power goes out. Your comfort and safety are top priority at The Victorian.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jody Grimes (Property Manager)
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)
Lubec Victorian - Former Light Keepers Home; Antique Charm & Modern Convenience
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews
5

Wonderful location and great management!

  • 5 of 5

The Victorian is a lovely place to spend some relaxing time in Maine. The location is wonderful - just short drive into the town of Lubec, and a few minutes in the other direction to Quoddy Head park, where there are beautiful walking trails. The house is immaculate and charming, with a short path down to a rocky beach (there is some sand but enough rocks that you'll want shoes). Jody was very helpful both before and after our stay: about six weeks after we were there I realized I had left some clothing at the house. I wrote Jody, and she very kindly sent photographs of everything that various renters had left at the house that summer so I could tell her exactly what was mine. She then immediately put my things in the mail to me. Thank you, Jody!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to be of service! One note about the beach. It changes with every tide, every season, and every year. Some times the sand washes back in and covers most of the rocks. Sometimes it washes out and there are large patches of small rocks along portions of the beach. This summer there were more rocks exposed than usual. It could be quite different next summer. The 20 foot tides make the beach an interesting and ever-changing place.
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5

Ideal spot for exploring Lubec, Campobello Island, and all of Downeast Maine

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed here for a week in late June early July 2015. We can't say enough good things about this property. Its spotless which was an absolute must for my wife. Its located just outside of Lubec and only a short drive from the West Quoddy Light. There is a pathway to the beach which made for enjoyable nightly strolls along the rocky coast. Of course, our children appreciated the wifi and flatscreen TV along with the beachcombing. The property has a well equipped kitchen if you choose to prepare your meals at home although we ate out each night. Also, plenty of room for the four of us to stay out of each other's way for an hour or so. We look forward to staying here again on our next trip to Lubec.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Wonderful Seaside Victorian Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I came up for a stay in the victorian from May 21 thru May 24th and had a wonderful time. The house was very clean and had anything someone could want in the kitchen. The path down to the ocean is kind of cool and opens up to a very private beach with just a few other houses near by. We highly recommend staying here and look forward to returning!!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing week 7 days!

  • 5 of 5

The Victorian and little town of Lubec was exactly as described by Home Away and the reviews. The cottage is delightful and decorated so comfortably to period charm. Me and four ladies flew to Bangor and rented a car for our trip to Lubec. The drive from the airport to Lubec was beautiful. Jodi suggested stopping in Muchias for groceries and we traveled the coastal route to the cottage. It was just breath taking, setting he mood for the entire week. The cottage was very clean and well maintained - looks just like the pictures. We cooked our breakfast at the cottage and ate late lunch out. The Inn at the Warf was our favorite place to eat, eating there several times and they also catered a dinner whale watching cruise for us for my birthday. What a treat, to eat my favorite seafood with friends and see whales and a beautiful sunset at he same time. We hiked the trails at Quoddy Head, got beautiful pictures of sunrise at West Quoddy Head Light house and enjoyed shopping at the little gift shop in route to light house. We enjoyed chocolates and shopping at Monica's Chocolates - visiting with the owner is a treat within itself. One day we drove the short drive to Roosevelt Campobello International Park - Had 'Tea with Eleanor' and enjoyed listening to interesting stories of her life. We hiked to the East Quoddy Light House while we were on the Island. We drove to Bar Harbor a couple of days. It is about 1.5 - 2 mile drive but well worth it. Bar Harbor is a much more 'touristy' city but beautiful. Do not miss Acadia National Park - you can spend more than one day in the park. The views from Cadillac Mountain are post card material photo opportunities. I just can't describe the beauty - you just have to absorb it in you mind, smell, taste & feel. We are just so thankful that we were able to enjoy some of God's greatest country. I will return to Lubec , ME and hopefully be able to book the Victorian.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been to Lubec many times. This was the cleanest house we have ever rented. The kitchen is very well equipped. The bed was comfortable. The house is filled with many interesting things to look at. Jody has an amazing collection of sea glass displayed around the house. The location is great. The beach is a short stroll down a boardwalk. We enjoyed our week at this house and would highly recommend it anyone looking for a peaceful and comfortable vacation. Our favorite restaurants are Uncle Kippy's and Family Fisheries (Campobello Island). I attended a yoga class at The Inn at the Wharf. We love Lubec and plan to return again next year. Jody is easy to contact and responds quickly to your needs.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beach Glass Cottage is a delight

  • 5 of 5

Dear Jody,

We had an absolutely wonderful stay this week. The cottage was thoroughly accommodating, including the fully loaded kitchen, which we made use of for many memorable sea food meals. The view of the water and the scenery in the bay was totally mesmerizing. Thanks so much for sharing your house with us! We hope to return!

Andrew

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Bangor International
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Water Street Tavern or Cohills Pub
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Campobello Island
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Herring Cove Provincial Park
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Route 1 and Route 189
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Uncle Kippy's
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
South Lubec Beach
Car: necessary

Lubec is about as 'Down East' as you can get. It is the easternmost town in the U.S. and home to the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse. Whales, porpoises, eagles, osprey, moose and bear inhabit the region. Beach roses, wild iris, and beach peas line the pristine shoreline. In Lubec you will find sandy beaches (a rarity this far Down East), bold coastal cliffs, and wildflower meadows.

The Lubec area is host to three state parks, four lighthouses, 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 local kayak and canoe rental facilities and many public boat ramps. There is a golf course and fresh water swimming near by. You'll find it all here: rich history, spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife, and friendly people. You won't find pollution, crowds, traffic jams, or glitzy souvenir shops.

Other Activities: numerous lighthouses, state parks, nature preserves and hiking trails. Whale watch, wind jammer, and nature tours.

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Rates & Availability

Lubec House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 18 2016 - Aug 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
fall 2016
Aug 27 2016 - Oct 29 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$250
$850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

CANCELLATION POLICY: If you notify me 12 weeks in advance, I will refund your deposit in full, minus a $25 booking fee. If you give me less than 12 weeks notice, I will make every effort to re-rent your week(s). If I can rent the week(s) you had reserved, I will refund your deposit in full, minus the $25 booking fee. If I am unable to rent the week(s) I held off the market for you, I will have to retain your deposit. If you cancel after you have paid the rent, I will return your refundable damage deposit, but I will have to retain the rent payment, minus as much rent as I am able to recoup by selling the week(s) to someone else and minus the $25 booking fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Lubec House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Upstairs bath is very spacious with full size tub and adjustable height shower wand. New washer and dryer located in upstairs bath. Downstairs bath has small size tub and shower with toilet and sink. Safety grab bars in shower and by toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    2nd Bedroom - 1 double
    Front Parlor - 1 twin/ single , Daybed; room can be made private
    Porch/sunroom - 1 twin/ single , Daybed/ open area
  • Upstairs: Queen bedroom and Full bedroom. Queen Bedroom has TV with cable and DVD player. Both bedrooms have high quality memory foam mattresses, all cotton bedding, and down comforters to keep you cozy on chilly nights. Safety escape ladder in each bedroom & smoke/CO detectors on each floor. Bedrooms adjacent to full bath and laundry. Downstairs: Front parlor has day bed and the room can be closed off to be made into a private sleeping space while the living room is still available for family use. Porch/sunroom has day bed and the room has curtains to close off space, but cannot be made really private. The downstairs bath is just steps away from the day bed in the porch/sunroom. Downstairs bath has safety grab bars in shower and next to toilet. Ideal space for someone with limited mobility or vision. The kids love sleeping there, too! Porch /unroom is also a great space to read or drink your first cup of coffee while our famous early sunlight pours in.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
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
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Walking path to the water and stairs provide easy access to a secluded sandy beach. Stairs to beach have bench seats for taking in 180 degree spectacular water views. The Victorian now has an automatic back-up generator installed so if the power goes out, you can keep going! This feature is certainly handy in the summer, but if you are interested in a spring, fall, or winter rental it is a real plus. Stay warm, bathe, cook, watch TV -- no worries -- even if the power goes out for hours! The Victorian has been certified as a 'Green Lodging' and 'Environmental Leader' by the State of Maine.

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