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Secluded Oceanfront Cottage w/ Beautiful Beach for Sea Glass

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 14 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, Sleeps 6

The Sea Urchin Cottage is on the north end of beautiful Campobello Island, home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's beloved summer home and the museum and International Park which bear his name. Campobello Island is connected by bridge to Lubec, Maine, home of the renowned candy-striped West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, the easternmost point of the United States.

Within walking distance of the picturesque East Quoddy Head Harbor Lighthouse, the Sea Urchin sits on a cliff overlooking a sandy beach steps from your doorstep! With the woods behind the cottage, the Passamaquoddy Bay in front of the cottage, and the cliffs rising up from the beach on each side of the cottage, the Sea Urchin offers unparalleled privacy and seclusion and an unbelievably beautiful view. Whales and Eagles pass by often.

View whales, seals, porpoises, ospreys, eagles, and beautiful sunsets, whimsical sailboats, working fishing boats and huge cargo ships from your dining room table, from the attached deck, or from the screened-in tree house which sleeps three people! Camping pads are provided in the tree house, but you must bring sleeping bags.

Built by a boat builder, the Sea Urchin is compact, but can sleep up to six people inside the cottage.

We have two cottages available to rent side by side, each on their own 3 acres of land. Please inquire.

Have a large family? Rent the Whale of a View and the Sea Urchin next door! Both cottages are private and located on their own private 3 acres. They are connected by a trail along the shore through the woods. There is also a small 1 bedroom cottage located on the property which is private from both of these cottages that is available for overflow crowds for an additional fee. Please inquire.

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Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2018


Campobello Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds
  • The Sea Urchin Cottage sleeps 6. There is a screened in tree house on the property overlooking the ocean which has 3 bunk beds that would require you to bring camping pads and sleeping bags. There is also a small cottage available for overflow crowds which has 1 bedroom with a full size bed, kitchen and bathroom. It has an additional charge.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
1 full, 2 twins, set of bunks, 3 bunk beds in tree house (Need to bring camping pads and sleeping bags for screened in tree house) Picnic basket; cooler; books, games, magazines and puzzles for adults and children; tire swing, sand box; hammock; 4 Adirondack chairs, beach chairs on the beach; small dryer.


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Secluded Oceanfront Cottage w/ Beautiful Beach for Sea Glass
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews
Gloucester, Virginia, USA

Aquatic safari right outside your window

  • 5 of 5

Whales, porpoise, seals, and eagles from your front window!! Not to mention the lovely private beach and cozy cottage. A truly beautiful spot. Owners, Dennis and Margaret are delightful and very helpful. Not a place for lots of shopping or nightlife, but the sunsets are entertaining enough and if you sit quietly you can hear the porpoise and whales breathing as they swim by. Now that's entertainment!! There is plenty to see and do in the nearby area, if you can tear yourself away from the Sea Urchin. Machias Seal Island has thousands of puffins until mid August. This was an amazing trip and tours are available from the lovely village of Cutler about 45 minutes from the Sea Urchin. Local whale watching trips are available and are really great fun. I would recommend Capt Riddle's just down the road. It's a fairly small, but safe, boat, not overcrowded and whales come up close. There are also many beautiful lighthouses nearby. East Quoddy Head is within walking distance. Restaurants on Campobello Island were hit or miss. We found this to be very surprising, but owners, Dennis & Margaret will steer you in the right direction, and Lubec also has a few good spots. Cohill's Inn is good, and definately the Home Port Inn. You can also buy live lobster, steam them at the cottage, role up your sleeves and dig in. Wonderful!! This is an outstanding place to stay if you love wildlife, nature, and natural beauty.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2009
  • Stayed: July 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so pleased to accomodate Donna and her husband for her vacation on Campobello Island. If all of our tenants were as tidy and neat as Donna was we wouldn't need a cleaning lady!! Donna was an excellent tenant and a perfect visitor to the Island as she was looking for unspoiled beauty and the charm and simple amenities of the Sea Urchin Cottage. Campobello Island is perfect for the eco tourist or someone wanting peace and quiet with unspoiled views of the ocean and the wildlife that passes by the cottage. We have 3 cottages located on several acres that are private from one another. If you want a nice vacation please visit our cottages.
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beautiful saeside cottage with aquatic life views

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is obviously loved by the owners. Open your eyes and you will see every amenity you need. Charming plates, hooks for hanging. binoculars, board games, books, and charts for fish, birds, sight seeing, important numbers for everything. A charcoal grill, decks, fire pit and so much more. Porpoise, Puffins, Bald Eagles, Harbor Seals, Grey Seals daily, 54 stair private Bull Dog beach access with chairs awaiting at the bottom. We where ages 51-80 and we walked the beach every day. The parks are clean with great bike and driving access. Dennis called right away to see everything was good. The housekeeper and maintenance where so informative. This is a great relaxing sitting, biking, beach combing, sightseeing, and history abound vaca. We hope you see the beauty we saw!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Barrie, ON

Relaxing retreat

  • 4 of 5

What a fantastic vacation!

The cottage was exactly as described. The rustic qualities reminded you of what it was like to be at the cottage as a kid. It was clean and had everything that we needed for the week.

Our family enjoyed the abundant wildlife that was right off the large decks. We saw at least one whale 6 of 7 days, with the porpoise, seals and bald eagles making frequent passes each day. Our daughter spent many hours combing the large, private beach for all kinds of sea treasures.

The island offered enough activities that we did not have time to leave and visit surrounding areas. The East Quoddy lighthouse is a short 2km walk to the parking area. A big thank you to Brandon at Capt. Riddles whale watching for a great tour. We also visited the FDR park with the attractions and many scenic trails. The lobster at the Family Fisheries restaurant was so fresh and sweet.

Thank you to Dennis and family for sharing your little oasis with us. Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have been renting the Sea Urchin Cottage since 1989 and we are always pleased to hear of all of the unique and memorable memories our guests experience at this unique oceanfront hideaway. From the unique and private location overlooking a beach filled with beach treasures to the wonderful screened in porch and decks overlooking the wildlife that passes by like Whales, seals and eagles. The Sea Urchin Cottage and its surrounding properties are always welcome to guests like Jen and her family from Ontario. Thank you for caring for the cottage as if it were your own. Dennis & Margaret Haire, cottage owners from Evansville, Indiana.
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Million Dollar View

  • 3 of 5

If what you seek is a view of the ocean, eagles, seals, the foggy a.m., etc, here's your place. New screened in porch offers a window to the world that is superb. (Note to Dennis-that captains wheel might be better placed-just sayin).

Comfortable porch and just a great room/area for relaxing---where we stayed most of the time. Outdoor deck equally as nice...but the bugs were in mid-season form, so...

Small place-couple small bedrooms, living room, kitchen...didn't want a barn---didn't get one. Lots and lots of stuff in the place...lots.

Kitchen functional. Refridge may be near its shelf life expiry date---esp frezer, but it works. Stove works...bathroom compact but general the entire place was ok. Not exceptional...ok.

The view is the attraction. 52 steps to the beach on a steep is steeply tilted from back of house up hill to parking area for your vehicle...facts---keep in mind if you rent.

Tree house for kids very cool...could see myself there as a kid...would be a huge plus for families.

Beach all stone (as is the entire island). Certainly private...can build fires there, etc...but remember those 52 steps.

Overall ok. The view is what you are paying for...

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great time at the Sea Urchin

  • 4 of 5

We had the priviledge of spending 3 nights at this cottage. The cottage had all the gadgets we could need, but the real feature was the beauty of the ocean in front of us. I spent one morning, sitting with my coffee watching and LISTENING to 4 whales, 2 on either side of the cottage. We found starfish, sea urchin, saw harbour seals, porpoises, and whales almost daily. The local restaurant sold lobster for dinner, the whale watching tour was great, and the lighthouse at then end of the island was unbelieveable. The stairway to the beach was a bit steep, and had 50 stairs but do-able Not much to do other than that on the island, but, for a quiet, relaxing vacation with the wildlife, I personally cannot wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

In Aug. 2010 my husband, 15yr old son and myself stayed here for a week.

The cottage was cute and had everything we needed.

If you love the nature, you will love it. The cottage is tucked in a bit of a wooded area but faced the Bay of Fundy. The tides were amazing to watch roll in and out...with the tides, came fresh food for the whales. Morning coffees outside while watching porpoises playing in the water, hearing the blows from the Fin whales as they tell us we will see them soon was so exciting to all of us. We saw many whales swim past the cottage. No binoculars needed. I was thrilled. The reason we chose this cottage was because we were told we would see lots of wildlife, including whales. We were NOT disappointed.

The owner was wonderful to deal with.

We plan to visit again.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2010
  • Stayed: August 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Campobello Island Oceanfront Cottages include the Sea Urchin Cottage, The Whale of A View Cottage and the charming Periwinkle Cottage where these wonderful guests of ours stayed. All sit directly on the water which gives you unspoiled views of the ocean and the wildlife that passes by the cottages. There is something about the air on Campobello that is hard to explain. If you are looking for an idyllic, unspoiled place with the best views on the island contact us about booking your special stay with us. use property id numbers 120461, 117215 and 133795.
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Bangor, Maine
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Eastcoast Ferries- Welshpool, Campobello Island
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Herring Cove Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Family Fisheries, Herring Cove Golf Club, Fireside
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Herring Cove Beach
Car: necessary

Beach combing- at low tide search for star fish, sea urchins, sand dollars and shards of ancient sea glass or pottery.

Have bonfires on the beach while watching the sunset over the ocean (contingent upon the dry/no burn restrictions).

Walk to the lighthouse and at low tide walk on the ocean floor to the island where the East Quoddy Head Harbor Lighthouse sits.

Walk to the Head Harbor to watch the fishing boats or to catch a ride on a whale watch tour or a deep sea fishing trip.

Kayaking- book your kayak a mile down the road.

Spectacular 9 hole golf course.

Tour the Roosevelt International Park which includes the faithfully restored summer house of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and many miles of beautiful hiking trails, park drives, lovely beaches for picnicking, rock collecting and beach combing.

Enjoy "Tea with Eleanor"- a special treat to enjoy cookies and tea while listening to a very informative discussion of Eleanor Roosevelt- located in one of the International Park's historic cottages. Very popular!

Visit Herring Cove, Campobello's public beach, with picnic and playground equipment.

Other Activities: Hiking, nature walks, tide pool exploring

Art Galleries

Weekly concerts in the July & August in nearby Lubec, ME


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150

700-1400 per 7 night stay
In the event of tenant (lessee) cancelation only if the property is rerented for the rental period, will payments for rental be refunded minus a 20 % cancelation fee and minus any expenses incurred by the owner (Lessor)

May & October:
$800/week (7 night stay)

June & September:
$900.00/week (7 night stay) ( June rates are until the last week of June starting on the 23rd when peak rates apply and the 1400 rate for a 7 night stay remains until September 8 when the 900.00 rate begins.

July & August:
$1300/week (7 night stay)

If your party is over 4 people there will be an additional charge of $50/person for the week

No taxes or other fees, except pet fee

Pets allowed with $100 pet fee

Contact Owner For Additional Property Details For Large Parties as there is a small 1 bedroom cottage on the property that is private from the main Sea Urchin Cottage that is available for an additional fee. It has a kitchen, 1 bathroom, 1 bedroom and a living room area with a nice d
Available for Year Round Rental. Call for off season rates. May & October $800/week (7 night stay). June & September: $900.00/wee (7 night stay). June 23-September 1 the rate is $1400.00 (7 night stay). No taxes or other fees, except Pet fee. Pets allowed with a $75.00 pet fee. Contact owner for additional property detail. For large parties there is a small 1 bedroom cottage on the property that is private from the main Sea Urchin Cottage that is available for an additional fee. It has a kitchen, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and a living room area with a large wraparound deck overlooking the ocean. Enjoy!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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