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Quoddy House on the Ocean

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms w/ double bed each downstairs; sleeps 8 upstairs

As the eastern-most home in the U.S., this 1830's cape is next to Quoddy Head State Park. Scenic ocean view, including the town of Lubec and Campobello Island. Total privacy on 12 acres of fields, beach, and apple orchard with hammock. This spot is ideal for bird watchers and nature lovers. From the property, several Bald Eagles are daily viewed. Many ducks, woodcock, and deer are active. On the bay, fishing boats are daily on the move or at work. The night sky is just a dome of stars. Hiking trails of varying lengths are either right out the door or within a few minutes drive. Even though the house can sleep twelve, it is still very cozy for a couple. Quoddy House is an excellent location to host a family reunion or multi-family gathering. No smoking in this home.

We try to be flexible with lengths of stays but in July and August we prefer a minimum of one week reservations.

More Details

Owner
Kate & Tony Jans
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Kate & Tony Jans

Tony and Kate have lived Downeast for 40 years and live eight miles from Quoddy House.

Kate & Tony Jans purchased this house in 2003

Why Kate & Tony Jans chose Downeast and Acadia

Quoddy House is one of the unique properties Downeast. It's a gem in a beautiful region of our fabulous state.

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Quoddy House is Ideal for outdoor activities: hiking in woods and along shore, kayaking, bird watching, whale watching, deep-sea fishing. Towns with historical points of interest: Campobello Island, N.B., Machias and Lubec, Maine. Local chamber concerts and plays.

Amenities

Lubec House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 fold-outs
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • 10 garden chairs
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
4 doubles, 2 twins, 2 fold-outs.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
5

Beautiful views and peace and quiet!

  • 5 of 5

I had been to Lubec as a child with my family but hadn't been back in about twenty years.

I dreamed of a quiet place for a group of five friends and myself to reconnect at the end of summer, and Quoddy House did not disappoint.

The very first night we arrived we were treated with a beautiful sunset, gorgeous golden hour light, and seals and bald eagles viewed from the private rocky beach.

We spent our long weekend hiking, exploring the charming towns of Lubec and Eastport, and enjoying cold water dips off the rocks back at the Quoddy House. Nights were always spent around the fire pit outside, drinking wine and reminiscing.

One night--my favorite night there--and thanks to Kate's lobsterman contact--my friends and I were treated to the most delicious lobster any of us have ever tasted.

I would live at Quoddy House if I could. My only regret of the weekend is not booking the house for a full week.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Beautiful Vacation Oasis!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with our 3 little ones (5, 3, and 1), stayed at Quoddy House the first weekend in September. From our very first email, we were touched by Kate’s kindness and hospitality. She always made sure we had everything we needed, and she was extremely generous with arrival and departure times. Everything was easy - as a vacation should be!

Quoddy House is very clean and well appointed with anything that you might need, from toilet paper and paper towels (NOT a given at many other rentals), to plenty of blankets and towels. We were also pleased to find kids movies, a play kitchen and a great selection of children’s books as well. The kitchen was well stocked, and the propane grill worked great. We did bring a baby gate to block the stairs, at Kate’s suggestion.

Quoddy House’s greatest asset is its gorgeous setting. The views are absolutely breathtaking with total privacy. We were so content to just be at the home. The children rode their bikes around the property, climbed and skipped rocks by the water, and roasted marshmallows every evening. We also explored the state park, which is about 2 minutes down the road. It has beautiful hiking trails, stunning views of the ocean, and a lighthouse that the kids really enjoyed seeing up close.

We never felt like we needed to leave the home for dinner (other than to pick up some lobsters!). We grilled in the evenings and were content to sit around the fire and enjoy the beautiful star-filled sky. This property is absolutely perfect for a relaxing getaway! We felt totally secluded, but also totally safe being just a few miles from town. We recommend Quoddy House to anyone looking for a truly peaceful, relaxing getaway - we were already planning our next visit before we left!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing views

  • 4 of 5

The house is so cute, historic and just charming. The large property has waterfront access to watch the tide, sunsets are amazing here. We can't wait to come back next year. The home is fully equipped with everything one could possibly need. The hosts were great.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Heaven on Earth?

  • 5 of 5

I've been to Quoddy House several times in the past several years -- mostly in fall but also in spring. I love the Lubec area and particularly Quoddy House. Quoddy is an excellent respit from the urban life yet has everything you'll need for a successful visit. There is nothing like sitting out back with a glass of wine and watching the light dance on Campabello Island and the channel as the sun sets behind you, the boats come in from fishing and the buoy sways and rings its bell. Very relaxing! Are you into birding? There's not many places better for variety of species - woodcocks, warblers, paleagic species ... it's all here. Come during the Downeast Birding Festival and you'll get the wisdom of locals on your bird walks. Speaking of walks there’s lots of great walks/hikes

very close to Quoddy. In fact, just down the road at the lighthouse there’s an excellent walk along the rugged shore and through a bog in the middle of the park. Best of all you get Kate and Tony as your hosts. They are responsive, wonderful to work with and a treasure trove of local knowledge and ideas of things to do.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

One of my favorite places to stay in all the US. Stayed here for my 50th birthday with other girlfriends. I can't say enough about the beauty, the scenery and the ease of booking the accomodations and the extras that the owners did before and during our stay ( chocolates and wine upon our arrival). I want to go back again and again. I stayed September 2010 but for some reason I could not set the dates correct for this review.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Simply amazing. Quaint, classic style with modern comforts, spectacular views from property and nearby state park/lighthouse. Kate was professional, courteous and friendly; can't beat that. Wish we stayed longer. Well-maintained, clean, neat rooms(there is plenty of room, could possibly accomodate 10 adults or any combination thereof). Pleasantly surprised with what we got for what we paid.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Additional information about rental rates

Deposit required.
Each Dog : $100/week

Only cash or person checks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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