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Secluded Oceanfront Cottage - Screened In Gazebo Overlooking:LAST MINUTE CANCEL

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill


About the property

2BR/1BA sleeps 6

The Whale of a View Cottage is nestled in the woods sitting directly above the Passamaquoddy Bay. Located on Campobello Island, home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Summer home and International Park, the cottage offers spectacular and close-up views of whales, eagles, seals, porpoises, ospreys and other wildlife from the house or the beautiful screened in Gazebo atop a cliff overlooking the water. Enjoy sunbathing and the beautiful sunsets on the deck attached to the Gazebo. Watch sailboats, fishing and cargo ships pass right outside your window. The cottage, the gazebo and the setting make this a special and private retreat. The cottage is within walking distance of the most photographed lighthouse in New Brunswick and connected by bridge to the US mainland at Lubec, Maine. Head Harbor Wharf is within walking distance for Whale Watch and fishing trips as well as to watch the local fisherman at work. This cute house is fully furnished as a vacation home.

It is located on beautiful Campobello Island where the beloved summer home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt is open as a museum and sits surrounded by stunningly beautiful hiking trails and interesting beaches in the Roosevelt International Park. The Park offers a delightful and infromative "Tea with Eleanor" (Roosevelt) in one of the historic large cottages on the Park grounds. Campobello Island is connected by bridge to the US mainland at Lubec, Maine 04652 zip code.

The property has a flat lot so that a car can pull up to the entrance of the house, also the lawn is overlooking the ocean and is appropriate for tents for camping.

For overflow crowds, there is an additional quaint private cottage next door that sleeps 2-3 with a beautiful oceanfront view and large deck.

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. Also available for rental is a charming two-room cabin nestled in the woods between the Sea Urchin and the Whale of a View.

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 10, 2017


Campobello Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The washer and dryer is located off to the side of the bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , large twin bunkbeds
    Foam Mattress - 3 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • There are 2 foam mattress pads which can be used with sleeping bags. There is also a fold up camping cot with foam mattress in the closet of the bunkroom. There is also a small 1 bedroom cottage with 1 bathroom and kitchen/dining room/ living area available for overflow crowds. Nestled in the woods next to the Whale of A View, it is private and has a large deck that overlooks the ocean. It is available for an additional fee.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
1 Full Size. 2 Twins. 3foam mattress pads. Beautiful Gazebo overlooking the ocean atop a cliff. Outdoor wood burner for controlled bonfires; picnic basket & cooler; games; books, magazine & puzzles for children and adults; hammock, Adirondack chairs. Small separate and private 1 bedroom cottage available for an additional fee for overflow crowds.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Secluded Oceanfront Cottage - Screened In Gazebo Overlooking:LAST MINUTE CANCEL
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Hereford, PA USA

Paradise on Campobello

  • 5 of 5

It's hard to write a short review when there is so much to say. We had been to Campobello maybe 15 years ago as a short day trip while vacationing in Lubec. We decided it would be fun to go back and spend our 2015 vacation actually staying on Campobello. We looked at several rentals and it was the description, and photos of 'Whale of a View' that sold us on this property. Our concern was that there was no rental contract however, after speaking with Dennis on the phone, I was very confident that we made the correct choice. He respectfully answered my questions and concerns, all of which turned out to be non-issues. By the end of the two weeks we realized that everyone we met on Campobello knew and spoke highly of the Haire's so you should have no concerns about renting any of their properties. I had the pleasure of personally meeting Dennis, Margaret and their staff while we were there. They are all nice friendly honest people as were all the residents of the Island.

We felt right at home as soon as we arrived and walked through the door and saw that the housekeeper left some inside lights on for us. Nice touch. The house has everything you can possibly ask for in a rental and is very clean, well maintained and nicely decorated in a whale/nautical theme. Views from the property are incredible.

We rented the house for two weeks. I highly recommend people looking at this property to do the same. The first week goes by so fast. You need a second week to appreciate all that the house, Campobello Island, and surrounding areas have to offer. Eagles, Osprey and gulls fly very close to the house all day long. I only saw one whale the first week but during week two we saw multiple whale sightings every day, some very close to our shore. Porpoises also provided daily entertainment and a few seals were seen as well. Schools of herring and sardines churned the coastline waters all day. It is peaceful just watching the formations they make as they swim around avoiding larger fish. I chose "Paradise on Campobello" as the title of this review because it is truly that! If you need active nightlife, amusement parks, pristine sandy beaches, and fancy hotels, then Campobello is probably not for you. But if you are looking for solitude, if you love the outdoors, hikes, nature, history, and wildlife and want to return home refreshed and not exhausted, then Campobello and specifically this property will provide all that and more.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review! We are always so pleased when our guests are happy with there stay at our beloved retreat on Campobello Island. We have been told the pictures don't do the cottage and location justice and are always happy when the stay is better than expected.
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Whale of a View Cottage - The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Booking our stay at Whale of a View cottage was extremely easy, and the owner, Dennis Haire, is very friendly and easy to talk to. It is clear he takes great pride in his properties as the cottage and surrounding property we booked was very cosy, clean, and well organized. The view of the water from the cottage is spectacular; even the view from our bedroom window was unique and memorable. Learning about Campobello Island’s history from the numerous books in the cottage was a pleasant way to relax in the evening. There is also a private gazebo that overlooks the water and it is a perfect place to read and enjoy watching the tides. The Head Harbour Lighthouse is located very close by and it is one of the great sites on the Island. My wife and I both had a wonderful four-evening stay at Whale of a View cottage, and our 20 month-old son had even more fun than we did. Most people that visit the island make the mistake of only seeing the Roosevelt cottage and then immediately leaving; however, the island and its surroundings have much to offer and staying a number of nights is worth the experience. My wife and I agreed that we will definitely return again soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Couldn't have asked for better

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed on Campobello for several years but never at any of the Haires properties and this stay was by far the best! Dennis responded quickly to our emails and answered all our questions about our stay. On our arrival we found the cottage to be as described and more. It was very clean and so well stocked! Nothing was missing! The view is a"whale of a view". The pictures don't do it justice! We spent many hours enjoying the magnificent view! The cottage had everything, from games to blankets to curl up in. We appreciated all the seaglass books and historical books. It was a bit cool during our stay but we were snug at the cottage. We were able to see the other two properties and in the future we will definitely rent one of them! You won't go wrong renting from Dennis. It was a real pleasure working with them and we thank him for sharing this slice of heaven with us! We will return! You will love watching the seals,porpoise,Eagles and I am sure whales in season!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: CAMPOBELLO ISLAND OCEANFRONT COTTAGES: WHALE OF A VIEW COTTAGE, SEA URCHIN COTTAGE & PERIWINKLE COTTAGE. Margaret and I as well as the cleaning staff of Debra and Sylvia are always happy to know our guests had a wonderful time on Campobello as well as at our cottages. We are thankful the pictures don't do the cottages and views justice as it gives the guest more than they were expecting when they arrive. Nancy and her husband were great guests and are welcome to return when in the area again. I always say if they like it in the month of April they will love it from June to October!
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Whale of a time

  • 5 of 5

Just what we wanted. A simple relaxing getaway.. The view was amazing and we did see whales. We would definitely return. Weather in June is iffy but it didn't matter.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Whale of a View

  • 5 of 5

We have rented both Whale of a View and also the Periwinkle Cottage from Dennis Haire. He is wonderful to deal with, the cabins are very functional and well turned out. There is basically everything you need here. Most importantly, this is one of the singularly most beautiful locations you will ever see. Whales, seals, eagles, and the beauty of Roosevelt Campobello International Park. The local caretaking is excellent and pleasant to work with. I cannot say enough good about dealing with these folks. We have enjoyed every minute of every vacation we've taken to Dennis' properties.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Johnson family have been excellent guests at our cottages. Always respectful of the property and leaving the cottage as good or better than it was the day they checked in. Welcome anytime to this undiscovered Paradise off the coast of Northern Maine.
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Grand Bay-Westfield

5 star accomodations

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Perriwinkle Cottage adjacent to the cottage displayed, owned by the same. It was more than I could have asked for! So much more than I can write in this review. Highlights of our stay were definately sitting on the adirondak chairs just above the water when I seen my first ever whale (finback I believe). 3 times in one evening I spotted the whales, along with schools of porpoises and the many osprey. If you have ever heard the sound of a whale it is the most majestic and commanding sound I have ever heard. The island people will remain in our hearts, and this cottage on Campbello will definately be a yearly tradition now that we have found this gem. We had the pleasure of meeting the owner of the property who was the most gracious and kind gentleman we had encountered during our entire vacation. If I could sum up our stay in one word it would have to be...humbling.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Bangor, Maine
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Welshpool, Campobello Island
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Herring Cove Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Family Fisheries, Herring Cove Club House Fireside
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Herring Cove Beach
Car: necessary

Within 2 1/2 hour drive to Bar Harbor, Maine. Campobello Island is connected by bridge to Lubec, Maine, home of the renowned candy-striped West Quioddy Head Lighthouse, on the easternmost point of the United States. Ferry connects Campobello Island to Deer Island, Grand Manans, St Andrews - a world-class Canadian resort. It sports a deck across the back and along the side of the cabin with a beautiful ocean view. Enjoy dining outside and watching the marine and bird life on the deck. This cabin has a living room/dining room/kitchen combination and a bedroom with a full size bed and a bath room. Also the screened in Gazebo is a great place to sleep.

Other Activities: Whale Watching, Hiking, Site Seeing, Fishing,Kayaking


Rates & Availability

Campobello Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
July & August
Jun 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
6 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $100

Available For Year Round Rental Call For Off Season Ra

75.00 cleaning fee

Check-in Sunday 3 PM, Check-out Sunday 10 AM
In the event of tenant (lessee) cancelation, only if the property is rerented for the rental period, will all payments be refunded, minus 20 % cancelation fee and minus any expenses incurred by owner of the cottage.

Contact Owner For Additional Property Details For Large Parties as there is a separate and private 1 bedroom cottage overlooking the ocean with a large deck which is available for overflow crowds for an additional fee. CANCELATION POLICY: AS LONG AS COTTAGE IS RE RENTED THEN ALL IS REFUNDED LESS A 20 % CANCELATION FEE. Contact owner for Additional Property Details for large parties as there is a separate & private 1 bedroom cottage as well as a separate 3 bedroom cottage overlooking the ocean with a large deck which is available for overflow crowds for an additional fee.

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