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Secluded Oceanfrot cottage:Unbelievable oceanfront views-Screened in Gazebo

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3BR/1BA sleeps 6 with 2 queen size beds

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

Property Manager
Dennis Haire
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Dennis Haire

We first purchased the Sea Urchin Cottage in 1989 and our children were 1 and 3 and have vacationed on beautiful Campobello every summer since then.

Why Dennis Haire chose New Brunswick

THE WHALE OF A VIEW COTTAGE HAS STUNNING VIEWS OF THE OCEAN AND THE WILDLIFE THAT PASSES BY LIKE WHALES, SEALS AND EAGLES AND THE DIFFERENT FISHING BOATS. YOU WON'T FIND A BETTER VIEW!! COTTAGE WAS UPDATED AND RENOVATED IN 2017 AND A NEW MASTER BEDROOM WAS ADDED AND AN ATTACHED SCREENED IN PORCH TO GO ALONG WITH THE FANTASTIC SCREENED IN GAZEBO THAT SITS ON A LOWER CLIFF THAT HOVERS OVER THE WATER. 2 OF THE BEDROOMS HAVE QUEEN SIZE BEDS AND THE 3RD BEDROOM HAS A DOUBLE BED AND A TWIN BED STACKED LIKE BUNKBEDS.

What makes this cottage unique

UNIQUE UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS FROM THE HOME AND PROPERTY. TRAIL TO THE SCREENED IN GAZEBO. NEW MASTER BEDROOM WITH VIEWS TO THE OCEAN AND DOOR ONTO SCREENED IN PORCH. ONLY 1 MILE FROM THE FAMOUS HEAD HARBOUR LIGHTHOUSE WHERE AT LOWTIDE YOU CAN WALK ON THE OCEAN FLOOR AND GO OVER TO THE ISLAND THE LIGHTHOUSE IS LOCATED ON.

SOME SAY LIGHTHOUSE ROAD IS THE BEST LOCATION ON THE ISLAND. THE WHALE OF A VIEW IS LOCATED AT 19 LIGHTHOUSE ROAD

Amenities

New Brunswick Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • no smoking in the home or screened in porches
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The washer and dryer is located off to the side of the bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 BEDROOMS HAVE QUEEN BEDS, ONE BR HAS DOUBLE AND TWIN BEDS
    Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , THIS BR HAS A DOUBLE BED AND TWIN BED STACKED LIKE BUNKBEDS
    Foam Mattress - 1 child bed , THERE IS A FOLD UP COT WITH FOAM MATTRESS AVAILABLE
    Bedroom MASTER - 1 queen , NEW MASTER ADDED IN 2017 WITH DOOR ONTO SCREENED PORCH
  • There is also a fold up camping cot with foam mattress. 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 with its own private screened in porch. It is available for an additional fee.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
2 QUEEN BEDS, 1 DOUBLE BED, 1 TWIN BED AND FOLD UP FOAM MATTRESS COT. Screened in porch, new master bedroom. 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. PERIWINKLE COTTAGE PROPERTY ID 133795

Reviews

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Secluded Oceanfrot cottage:Unbelievable oceanfront views-Screened in Gazebo
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
5

try it

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful Property. Whale watching at its best . saw them everyday .

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wade and his guest were the best! Wade even shared his special recipe smoked ribs with me to take home and try one night! Wow they fell off the bone and were delicious! Wade treated the wonderful Whale of a View Cottage as if it were his own and Margaret and I would welcome his return.
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5

Great get-away!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Whale of a View cottage June, 2018. It was a wonderful place to stay and really made our vacation special. The cottage is so comfortable, with plenty of seating, dining areas, and not only a screened in deck but also a gazebo closer to the water. There is also a fire pit in the yard with Adirondack chairs and hammock overlooking the water. We spent many hours on the deck watching the water, tides, boats and wildlife. So relaxing! The cottage is well-equipped with linens and kitchen items. There is a lot to do on the island if you want to: Roosevelt cottage and park with many trails and roads to discover along with Tea with Eleanor; East Quoddy Lighthouse is just up the road, boat tours to see whales and eagles and dolphins; easternmost sunrise at West Quoddy Lighthouse (in the US); many wharfs and beaches to explore. There are some good restaurants and seafood carry-out places. Recommend getting your groceries at the IGA in Lubec and get gas before you cross. Limited groceries on the island and no gas. Dennis made the whole reservation process easy, answered our questions quickly and called to check in with us to make sure everything was good. Many thanks to he and Margaret for sharing their home with us. Can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so enjoyed having Julie and her family at the Whale of a View cottage. We certainly recommend her to other accomodations and hope she will return to Campobello Island and one of our 4 oceanfront cottages. Thanks again, Dennis & Margaret
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5

Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

We had thought that Whale of a View was merely a clever name for a cottage until we saw our first whale within hours of arrival. Scanning the beautiful view from sea side cliff on which the the cottage is located, we also saw eagles and seals and large boats and small. Whale of a View cottage is in a most dramatic setting. All the superlatives you may read about Campobello are true and this cabin is a great place from which to experience them.

The cottage is fully equipped with towels, sheets and cooking equipment of all sorts including an outdoor charcoal grill. There are also comfortable outdoor Adirondack chairs anda fire pit. The internet worked great both inside the cottage and outside.

During the course of our two week stay, I called Dennis, our host, regarding some minor problems. Despite being in Indiana, he sent someone over to address the problems within the hour! That was totally unexpected service and is much appreciated.

In sum, we had a terrific vacation and fell in love with Campobello for many reasons. It's a lovely place, its people are warm and friendly and our residence, the Whale of a View cottage was just right.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed having Paul and family at the Whale of a View Cottage. They enjoyed the cottage amenities like the new screened in porch and new master bedroom and loved being outside to enjoy the amazing Campobello air!! We so hope Paul and his family will return. They now know why people drive a little further to get to the Paradise of Campobello Island and you can't beat the accomodations and amenities at our four cottages, The Whale of a View Cottage, Starfish Cottage, Sea Urchin Cottage or Periwinkle Cottage.
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5

Perfect place to relax

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place to just get away from it all. The cabin was spotlessly clean, well furnished and the instructions were so easy to follow. Dennis is a great host and was kind enough to check to make sure we were satisfied, calling us from the road. If you love Nature, a quiet place to relax and views that are just spectacular, then this is the place to stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Great guests! Hope they will return. Margaret & Dennis
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5

It is a wonderful piece of paradise.

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay. The cottage is perfect, all the comforts of home with the most amazing view. We sat in the covered deck and watched whales breach, porpoises chasing the fish and bald eagles majestically flying by and trying to do some fishing. The island itself is small and extremely friendly, everybody waves. We were lucky enough to chat with a local and she directed us to a couple of hidden coves that are beyond beautiful. The owner of our rental was there to welcome us and back to say goodbye. He was wonderful to talk to and made us feel completely at home. Already planning a trip back next summer!!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such amazing guests were Lisa and her guest! They left the cottage like they found it. Treated the cottage as if it were their own. Welcome anytime and hope they can stay longer next time.
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our stay at Whale of a View. The location is exceptionally peaceful.

We found the cottage to be very comfortable and clean. It was stocked with everything one could need. The view is amazing. Our children loved watching the whales, seals and eagles. We feel very fortunate that the Haires make this wonderful property available for rent.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $75

Extra person fee is 50 dollars


50 dollar per pet fee (PLEASE ADVISE THE TYPE OF PET. MOST ARE ALLOWED BUT MUST GET APPROVAL)

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: Unless otherwise noted: 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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund