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Jody Grimes

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

First Light Loft - Oceanfront! Not in an apartment building!

13 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Downeast and Acadia Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Single Family, Detached Loft. Plenty of space and privacy. 2 BR, 1 Bath.

Charming loft apartment in a detached barn used only for storage . Balcony deck overlooking a secluded beach. Sweeping views of islands, ocean, West Quoddy Head, and the Lubec Channel Lighthouse. Watch the first rays of dawn in the continental US peak up over the ocean each morning. Walk across the lawn straight onto the sandy beach. Enjoy the unique experience of having the beach all to yourself on many days. The loft is located on the second floor of a detached barn. It is the only rental unit on the property with its own entrance, affording privacy. The loft features two bedrooms, one with queen bed and one with two single beds. It has a full bath and a well equipped kitchen with fridge, Jenn-Air range, coffee maker, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, blender, and plenty of dishes and cooking equipment. The living/dining area offers comfortable furniture and a balcony with spectacular views. 2 TVs, Cable, DVD, Broadband WiFi Internet. All bed & bath linens are provided. Washer & dryer. No smoking indoors

A Great Winter Retreat: First Light Loft is available as a winter rental. Lubec is as beautiful in the winter as it is in the summer! You have to see it to believe it. Escape to the ultimate in quiet living -- crisp morning sun pouring in from the balcony, winter walks on the deserted beach, nights filled with stars and galaxies so close you can almost reach up to touch them. The Loft is a cozy, warm retreat for the winter months. Winter season rate: $1,200/month includes everything -- Heat, Electric, Hot Water, TV, Internet, Phone, Snow Plowing, Trash Removal, all Furnishings, Bed & Bath Linen.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jody Grimes (Property Manager)
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.8
based on 13 traveler reviews

First Light Loft - Oceanfront! Not in an apartment building!
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
4

Marvelous view; quiet location

  • 4 of 5

If you're looking in Lubec I'm going to assume you know what to expect regarding the weather. I was blessed with an exceptionally nice week with very little rain and less fog than usual. (But I love Lubec even in the rain and fog.)

On to the apartment. I traveled alone and was quite comfortable. The nicest feature is the combination of the deck and the eating area inside, just in front of it (this is currently the featured photo, and rightly so). I spent a lot of time on the deck (nicely shaded in the afternoons); trees and fields to the left, water and islands straight ahead.

Things you might like to know that aren't clear from the photos and description: the rocking chair has been replaced with a recliner, which was fortunate for me, because the sofa has been replaced with a twin bed in disguise as a day bed. Even with a bunch of pillows I couldn't find any comfortable way to sit on it. The recliner was great.

You should know, especially if you are a couple with kids and you still like each other, that there is no door between the two bedrooms. They share a single closet with no closet doors. The doors are staggered so you can't see between the two rooms, but there is no aural privacy.

The apartment (which is over a garage, by the way, but you'd never know it while inside) is a 10 or so minute drive to town, and an even shorter drive to Quoddy Head. (The washer and dryer are downstairs.)

If the sofa had been sittable I would have been even happier, but I had a very good time here and plan to return. I've stayed in many places in Lubec; this was one of my favorites.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

50th Wedding Ann.

  • 5 of 5

This was great. As advertised and more. The location is near everything. The kitchen has everything you need and the sunrise is wonderful( very early)Bald Eagles and a very interesting tide.Jodie was very helpful with all the information there with things to do and places to go.If it is relaxation you are looking this is the place.Quiet and comfortable. We are planning our next trip..Thanks again Jodie for a great job..

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Denver, PA USA
5

Peace and tranquility await you in Lubec Maine

  • 5 of 5

First Light Loft is situated steps away from the waterfront of "Down East Maine" and is the perfect get-away. Leave all of your worries and the hustle and bustle of every day life and come relax in the most beautiful natural surroundings you will ever enjoy.

Steps away from the loft you can stroll the beaches for miles as the tide receedes and hunt for sea glass, shells or walk the mussel beds and hunt for "rinkles" a real down east delicacy. Perhaps while walking the beaches you will see seals, bald eagles, whales or catch the rare glimpse of a sand dollar moving along the bottom of the bay.

Within 2 miles is East Quoddy lighthouse with all of its breathtaking views and hikes along the jagged rock cliffs of Maine. While at Quoddy you can stroll an Artic Bog and be amazed at all of the beautiful and unusual plants.

Located within a short drive is the town of Lubec - a peaceful friendly New England fishing town. Or Campobello Island full of natural wonders, FDR's summer home, lobster pounds and salmon farms. You can take the ferry to Deer Island or East Port and enjoy all they have to offer.

You can travel into Lubec and purchase fresh lobster and seafood direct from the docks and cook in the well equipped kitchen at the loft. There is no better way to spend the end of your day then cooking and eating fresh lobster then dining at the loft and watching the sun set over the bay.

The loft is well equipped, clean and will meet all of your needs. The loft is located at a VERY QUIET, peaceful and serene location. Just hop out on to the deck at night and be amazed by the beauty of a night sky that is not ruined by light or air pollution.

We highly recommend the First Light Loft and Lubec Maine to anyone that wants to experience the tranquility of Down East Maine. It is a great escape you will never forget and you long to return every day you are away. It was one of the best and most relaxing vacations my wife and I have enjoyed over the last 30 years.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxation the way it is supposed to be!

  • 5 of 5

First Light Loft is situated steps away from the waterfront of "Down East Maine" and is the perfect get-away. Leave all of your worries and the hustle and bustle of every day life and come relax in the most beautiful natural surroundings you will ever enjoy.

Steps away from the loft you can stroll the beaches for miles as the tide receedes and hunt for sea glass, shells or walk the mussel beds and hunt for "rinkles" a real down east delicacy. Perhaps while walking the beaches you will see seals, bald eagles, whales or catch the rare glimpse of a sand dollar moving along the bottom of the bay.

Within 2 miles is East Quoddy lighthouse with all of its breathtaking views and hikes along the jagged rock cliffs of Maine. While at Quoddy you can stroll an Artic Bog and be amazed at all of the beautiful and unusual plants.

Located within a short drive is the town of Lubec - a peaceful friendly New England fishing town. Or Campobello Island full of natural wonders, FDR's summer home, lobster pounds and salmon farms. You can take the ferry to Deer Island or East Port and enjoy all they have to offer.

You can travel into Lubec and purchase fresh lobster and seafood direct from the docks and cook in the well equipped kitchen at the loft. There is no better way to spend the end of your day then cooking and eating fresh lobster then dining at the loft and watching the sun set over the bay.

The loft is well equipped, clean and will meet all of your needs. The loft is located at a VERY QUIET, peaceful and serene location. Just hop out on to the deck at night and be amazed by the beauty of a night sky that is not ruined by light or air pollution.

We highly recommend the First Light Loft and Lubec Maine to anyone that wants to experience the tranquility of Down East Maine. It is a great escape you will never forget and you long to return every day you are away. It was one of the best and most relaxing vacations my wife and I have enjoyed over the last 30 years.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Wonderful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

First Light Loft is perfectly situated on a remote sandy beach. It is possible to walk for hours in either direction, traversing both sandy and rocky beaches and the classic rocky Maine coast. The beach is only a one minute walk away, down a well maintained grassy path. The Loft itself is clean, well maintained and equipped with everything you could possibly need.

The surrounding area is filled with beautiful scenery and friendly people. I found everything I needed within a small radius of the Loft. I enjoyed peaceful quiet, beautiful sunrises across the water, and exciting beach-combing.

I highly recommend First Light Loft. It is the perfect remote Maine get away.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Long Island, NY
5

Beautiful, Convenient Spot

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable, well equipped, and a wonderful view. Convenient to Lubec, Campobello, Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, many state and trust lands, beautiful lighthouses, and lots of activities. Access to the apartment is via an interior hallway and an interior flight of stairs, both with windows. There is a path to the beach, where there is a small, easily negotiable drop off. Although there is another rental unit on the property and there are other homes in the area, none are intrusive and there is a feeling of privacy. Would love a repeat stay and would highly recommend to those for whom stairs are not an obstacle. Some highlights: Two days of foggy yet lovely mornings were followed by a truly breathtaking sunrise visible from the living/dining room and deck. One morning around 11, a bald eagle spent about an hour perched on a rock on the far side of a mudflat in front of the property. Through a spotting scope it was possible to see the bird standing mostly still, regally moving its head from side to side. Occasionally it preened and vocalized a bit. A few moments after it flew away, the rock disappeared on the incoming tide.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Bangor International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Cohill's Irish Pub
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Campobello Island
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Herring Cove Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Route 1 and Route 189
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Uncle Kippy's
Car: necessary

Lubec is home to the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, situated at the easternmost point of land in the U.S. In Lubec you will find sandy beaches (a rarity this far Down East), bold coastal cliffs, coastal rain forest, wildflower meadows, and peat bogs. The Lubec area is host to three state parks, 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 kayak and canoe rental facilities and many public boat ramps. The area is rich in history the first naval battle of the Revolutionary War was fought in nearby Machiasport. Maine's own 'Cannery Row' lined the waterfronts of Lubec and Eastport with sardine canning factories and herring smoke houses. You'll find it all here rich history, spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife, and friendly people. You won't find pollution, crowds, or traffic jams.

Other Activities: numerous hiking trails, nature preserves, parks, and lighthouses in immediate area

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Rates & Availability

Lubec Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 18 2016 - Aug 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
Fall 2016
Aug 27 2016 - Nov 4 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$150
$600
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
$700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

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

Downeast and Acadia Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Large bathroom with door between sink area and toilet/tub area makes multi-use of bathroom facilities possible.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Second Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Standard rental rate includes 4 people, sleeping in bedrooms. Can accommodate up to 5 people by using comfortable new day bed in living room (Permission and additional fee required. All mattresses are excellent quality memory foam -- firm support with soft, body-shaping comfort. Please add $75/wk for parties of 5 people.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Balcony with seating for 4 and 180 degree water views. Gas grill outside on lawn. Outdoor Table and Chairs for picnic meals with views of the water.. Private access to secluded sandy beach. WiFi broadband Internet. Cell phone reception is now available in this location! 1 queen, 2 twins. Large TV in living room with cable, Internet, VHS and DVD. TV in Master Bedroom with DVD and Internet.

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