The Periwinkle Cottage is a charming cottage in the woods with a lovely ocean view. The Periwinkle Cottage is tucked in the woods above a cove one mile south of the northern tip of Campobello Island and within walking distance of the beautiful East Quoddy Head Harbour Lighthouse and the Head Harbour wharf where working fishing boats dock and Whale Watch Tours take on passengers. The East Quoddy Head Lighthouse is one of the most photographed in the world . At low tide you can walk on the ocean floor to go over to the island the lighthouse sits. The Periwinkle is a 2 room cottage with an expansive deck for bird and whale watching and a lovely view of the Pasaquoddy Bay. Enjoy dining alfresco with eagles and ospreys flying overhead and the sounds of whales feeding in the cove below. Easy, close-up views of whales are frequent in the summer and early fall. This is a private and charming retreat surrounded by trees and Adirondack chairs on the cliff overlooking the water
- Cottage420 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay1 - 2 nights
1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 3 with fold out cot
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 15, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
My husband and I had a wonderful time at Periwinkle Cottage. It was great to take a few days to relax and unwind. The cottage is exactly as described and the views were spectacular. We are definitely going to return to Campobello Island!
Bring your binoculars because you don’t need to leave the deck to go whale watching.
That cottage was spotless and the hosts were especially nice. It’s small but don’t be put off by that. You will spend most of your time on the screens porch, deck, or fire pit by the water.
We were so happy to host Dennis and his wife. They love the cottage and the setting overlooking the ocean. They treated the cottage as if it were there own and I would highly recommend to cottage owners. We hope they return and get to stay at one of the larger cottages, The Whale of a View cottage, The Starfish Cottage or the Sea Urchin Cottage.
An amazing gem
Spent five days here. The cabin is small but cozy and is clean. The best part is the screen in porch and the deck off that. I really enjoyed sitting at the waters edge looking for whales. 144 whale sightings in the five days I was there. I looked for whales every morning for four hours and five hours in afternoon into evening. Such a relaxing place to stay. I will definitely come back
We are so happy that our guests had such a great time and got to see what those who have visited already know. This stretch of Campobello Island is home to 4 of the best views in the area and the wildlife like whales, eagles and seals is amazing. Our guests treated the cottage and property as if it were their own and we would highly recommend them to others who rent vacation homes.
Looking forward to your return! Dennis & Margaret Haire
Periwinkle Cottage, Sea Urchin
Cottage, Whale of a View Cottage and Starfish Cottage
Beautiful little space
The setting was awesome. The owners were very helpful with suggestions of things to do. When it turned out that the next cottage over was a construction zone for a day, they offered me an extra day, which I enjoyed. All in all a lovely little getaway.
We so enjoyed having Deborah at the Periwinkle Cottage. She left the cottage in great shape and I would recommend her as a guest! So pleasant to deal with! Hope she can return someday.
Beautiful setting, amenities not as described
While the setting is lovely, I was disappointed in details of what was available at the cottage: freezer did not work, toilet seat cover was broken, pantry items said to be available were 6 spices, no salt. Grill should be listed as charcoal grill so guests know to bring charcoal and lighter fluid. Did not find beach chairs said to be available. Certainly none of these things ruined the stay or marred the beauty of the island, but for the price I expected more.
We are so sorry with the problems that Jane encountered. We wish Jane had contacted us or the cleaning lady during her stay and we would have remedied anything that we could have at that time. Unfortunately no one heard from Jane so we could solve these issues. We checked the freezer but could not find a problem with the freezer. We have never provided pantry items like seasonings but if a traveler leaves them we always leave them for the next person to use. We are so sorry Jane expected a different kind of grill but we have always had a charcoal grill and in the details of the listing it does tell you that the grill is a charcoal grill and you can purchase charcoal and lighter fluid at the local grocery. Unfortunately the toilet seat lid (lid only not the seat part) did break right before her stay but the nearest place to get a toilet seat is an hour and a half away and we didn't have time to get one before Jane arrived the next day but had it by the time Jane checked out. The broken lid did not hinder the use of the toilet as the seat was not the broken part but we are still sorry Jane encountered this problem. We do provide several outdoor lounge chairs which are more like adirondack chairs which may be considered beach chairs by some. In the written description of the chairs we do list them as adirondack chairs. At the Periwinkle Cottage you are up on a cliff overlooking the ocean so you can't actually get down to the beach from the cottage.
We wanted a mini-vacation and since newly married at ages 87 & 76, thought Campobello Island would be a good choice. Our stay at tiny Periwinkle cottage was a good fit for us. It was neat, clean and had a lot of charm. We didn't see a whale, but did see eagles and the cute little squirrel off the deck. Morning coffee on the deck overlooking the water was so wonderful! Thank you, Dennis and Margaret for a memorable time. (We hope our memories will remain for a bit longer!) Would like to return someday. David and Jo from Kingfield, ME
We were so inspired by David and his newlywed who came too Campobello for a mini vacation. We hope they get to return soon!
They were great guests!
The Periwinkle Cottage is on beautiful Campobello Island, home of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt's beloved summer home and the museum and International Park which bear his name. Campobello Island is connected by bridge to Lubec, Maine, home of the renowned candy striped West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, the easternmost point of the US. Within waling distance of the East Quoddy Head Lighthouse, the cottage offers privacy and seclusion and a wonderful view. Campobello is great for beach combing for star fish, sea urchins and sand dollars and shards of ancient sea glass, walk on the ocean floor at low tide to visit the lighthouse. Watch working fishing boats, play golf on the spectacular 9 hole oceanfront golf course, tour the Roosevelt International Park and visit FDR's summer home, hike the trails, go rock collecting on the beaches. Visit Herring Cove, Campobello's public beach with picnic and playground. 2 1/2 hours from Bar Harbor and 1 1/2 hours from St Andrews Canadian resort.
Other Activities: Wonderful hiking trails, whales, eagles & seals from deck
Golf: Wonderful public 9 hole oceanfront golf course with restaurant on Campobello Island
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PET FEE IS 100 PER PET. WE ACCEPT MOST PETS BUT MUST BE APPROVED. CANCELATION POLICY: AS LONG AS COTTAGE IS RE RENTED ALL IS REFUNDED LESS A 20 % CANCELATION POLICY.