note: View my video of this home and the surrounding area under... 'Accommodation and Amenities'....
This beautiful restored 1876 home sits high on the hill in town, on a private road, two blocks from the ocean with water views. Stain glass windows, working fireplace, 5 lovely bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, (master bath has new claw foot tub), Newly renovated kitchen with granite counter tops, formal dinning room, giant family room with 60 inch 3d tv, pool table, and wireless internet are just a few of the features available. Vegetable Gardens and picket fence. Enjoy peace and quiet and still be in town. Walking distance to dining and entertainment. Maybe the nicest home for rent in the historic part of Lubec.
Owner double-booked our stay. If not for the kind people that were displaced to 2 or 3 other locations for the rest of their stay, my family of 9 from TX, including 80 yr old parents, would have been struggling to find other accommodations to suit our needs. To make matters worse, the owner completely mishandled the situation. He was rude and at first treated me like it had to be my fault even though I had booked months in advance and was fully paid just as he required over our phone conversation. I had to drive 20 minutes inland to be able to talk to him and he acted so angry that my cell service wouldn't reach from the property. He even had a friend come over that proceeded to tell me that I would have to "face reality" and "get over it" because "Geno certainly wasn't going to fix the problem from Nantucket". Really?
As for the property, this is definitely an absentee-owner house. The pictures are true but what you don't see are things like the filthy upholstery in the den. Stained and obviously not cleaned in quite some time. The whole house needs a deep clean that no housekeeper could possibly get done between renters. There are 5 bedrooms but what he doesn't detail is that 2 of them are on a third floor with 2 stairs so steep that I, a 5'3" female, even had to turn my foot sideways to fit on the stair. Definitely not up to any modern code and very awkward and dangerous for most. The 5th bedroom is attached to the 4th and has only a tiny window to circulate air. He provides one tiny fan. No dressers of any sort, but there are closets in most rooms although my room had no rod in the closet so I scrounged the house for hangers and hung them on the bedrail. No overhead lighting in the bedrooms except perhaps the master? Usually one small lamp by each bed. Toilet paper? One-half roll in each bath so you will need to make an immediate trip to the store. Propane tank for grill was empty. There is the huge tv he speaks of but with 4 remotes and vague, sloppily written directions only 1 of us was able to get things running. Vegetable gardens? Overgrown, un-kept perennial bed behind the garage. At least I guess that was it? Never found another that could possible pass for a garden.
I could elaborate further on how this played out, but my advise is to skip this property. I heard this was not the first time the owner had done this, but I have no proof of that. Why risk it? Lubec is a beautiful town full of beautiful people and places to stay. Move on.
We enjoyed our vacation very much. The house was perfect for our family. We had plenty of space and there was enough entertainment for everyone. The only thing we did not have were dressers. We enjoy unpacking during our vacations and there were no dressers in any of the rooms. However, everything else was perfect. Thanks for a great week.
Extremely comfortable home in Lubec. Well maintained and appointed. Close to everything we love about the area. Everything promised by the owner was delivered. Thanks for hosting us for a relaxing week!
The description of this house is spot on. Well kept victorian within walking distance to the town center, to the IGA, a church, the restaurants and water.
The kitchen was perfect for this family, all we had to provide was the food and cook it. The family room with pool table was great, especially on our one rainy day. Want to read, you can sit in the beautifully living room.
The master bedroom was so large with its spa-like bathroom, with a jetted tub. All the bedrooms were a great size for all of us. The yard in the front is spacious. We had the babies out there enjoying the weather.
It's a one minute drive to the bridge and border to go to Campobello Island in Canada.
Having a washer and dryer was fantastic because we could bring less clothing and then go home with clean clothes.
The pictures of the house are what the house truly looks like. Take a chance it's worth it!
We stayed at this home when traveling to the area on an off season trip. We have stayed in various rentals before, but this one was the best so far. We cook our own meals, and the full kitchen with island was a real plus for us. We spent considerable time in the family room (although the French doors were closed since it rained almost the entire week), and we found it comfortable and relaxing. The master bedroom on the second floor was spacious and the master bath was exceptional. This house has been remodeled to open up rooms and makes good use of the space. We really wanted to go up to the widow's walk, but again the rain stopped us. If we're back in the area in the future, we will definitely look to stay here again.
The first thing to say about this home is trust the photos. This home is wonderful; the quality of the home speaks for itself in the photos. Sometimes vacation homes show you the good sides but here all sides are good and it is every bit as nice as it looks. The home is spacious and open with lots of room for multiple activities from shooting pool, listening to music, watching the big screen, reading or, my favorite, sitting on the front porch with a good book.
It is in a neighborhood just a few blocks from downtown Lubec, easy walking. Here you will find a surprising number of good places to eat. There is a small coffee/ bakery, sandwich shop at the end of the street for fresh baked muffins, cookies, bread and breakfast sandwiches. You can get lunch and for an early dinner the pizza is wonderful with a sort of sweet, yeasty tasting home made crust.
Frank’s, a block further down Water Street, and you can get a bargain on a fresh fried fish basket. No alcohol sold but BYOB is encouraged with no corkage charged! The local IGA market takes some searching for things but it is surprisingly well stocked just not all similar items are together. Across from the deli counter and far from the bread aisle you may find some nice artisan breads and down the shelf, if you look close, Starbucks coffee beans. I mention that because a good cup of coffee may be the single disappointment of you vacation in Lubec but you can brew your own. The home has a coffee bean grinder in the kitchen. While the IGA may not have your vintage, Parker 91 point, wines they do a nice job with a selection of low and mid priced wines and prices as good as the well know New Hampshire liquor stores.
While we were there we experienced plenty of cultural/entertainment activities. We ate chicken with music in the park one evening and another evening we enjoyed a piano concert in a near by church. You can check the various posters in shop windows or you can just talk to the folks in town and you will learn even more.
We’re from Florida and we usually head for the western mountains in summer but this year friends convinced us to come to Lubec. Absolutely no regrets, we loved the town and Geno’s home was the perfect places for us to be for the 2 weeks we were here.
Lubec is the eastern most community in the United States, a coastal town with 97 miles of shore front. In 2011, Lubec will celebrate its 200th birthday. Lubec was settled in 1785 as part of the City of Eastport.
In 1811, it was incorporated as the Town of Lubec. Just across the Roosevelt Campobello International Bridge is the island of Campobello, New Brunswick, Canada. The home has views of this magnificent island.
Built in 1962 it help bring a tourism revival, particularly after the 11 km² (2,800 acre) Roosevelt Campobello International Park was created in 1964
Other Activities: Campobello island
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