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Beach front with 180 degree ovean views.

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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, DVD, WiFi Internet. All bed & bath linens are provided. Washer & dryer. No smoking indoors, No pets.

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Jody Grimes
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017


Lubec Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Second Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Standard rental rate includes 4 people, sleeping in bedrooms. All mattresses are excellent quality memory foam -- firm support with soft, body-shaping comfort.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • 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
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Balcony with seating for 4 and 180 degree water views. Gas grill outside on lawn. Picnic table on lawn. 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 Internet, and DVD. TV in Master Bedroom with DVD and Internet.


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Beach front with 180 degree ovean views.
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Awescome View and Place

  • 5 of 5

The views are fantastic. The place is very clean and well equipped for your needs while you are staying there. Its so refreshing to see the water from the patio or your table while you are dining. Very quiet at night and no lights to disturb your sleeping unless you want to turn them on. Sunrise and sunset views are gorgeous. You also have access to the beach with a very short walk. Can't say enough about how we enjoyed out visit. We will be back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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South Paris, Maine

First Light Loft....LOVED IT!!!

  • 5 of 5

Annually my mother,sister and I enjoy a week long vacation just the three of us girls. This year we chose Lubec Maine and I found the First Light Loft it was a wonderful place to stay only foot steps away from the beach. The views were beautiful as well.

We did not find a lot of "tourist" attractions in Lubec, BUT we weren't looking for any! Quoddy Head is not far down the road and there were some nice walking trails there.

The loft had everything you could need for weekend or week long stay; the only thing we had to bring was food!

I plan on going back!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $79
Damage Deposit $300

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 60 days before arrival date.