About the property
- House2000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
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. If you are looking to rent for more than four people, extra charges will be applied.
We try to be flexible with lengths of stays but in July and August we prefer a minimum of one week reservations.
Kate & Tony Jans
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
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 Lubec
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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Beautiful views and peace and quiet!
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.
Beautiful Vacation Oasis!
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!
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.
Heaven on Earth?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Deposit required. Each Dog : $100/week
Only cash or person checks.