3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, Sleeps 6
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
beautiful saeside cottage with aquatic life views
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!
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.
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.
Million Dollar View
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 ok...in general the entire place was ok. Not exceptional...ok.
The view is the attraction. 52 steps to the beach on a steep stairwell...land 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...
I almost hesitate to write this- because I'm afraid the cottage will be even harder to book next time!
My husband and my 2 14 year old sons (who are super hard to impress) and I spent an incredible week here. We were greeted by whales and a seal in the cove. For the remaining week, we were treated to a similar show every day. We timed everything we did on the tide and the whales and dolphins schedule. It was hard to tear ourselves away from the deck, beach and tidepools. Although we did sneak in some hiking on the beautiful trails at the park.
The cottage is small, clean, well maintained and appointed and completely private.
While we stayed at Sea Urchin, I was illustrating a picture book for kids about the overall health of the ocean. It made me appreciate even more, the beauty and fragility around me.
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.
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. www.HomeAway.com use property id numbers 120461, 117215 and 133795.
Great time at the Sea Urchin
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.
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
Weekly concerts in the July & August in nearby Lubec, ME