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Catherine Mettey

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, lubecian

Nestled in a Garden Oasis, 180 Degree Ocean Views, Boardwalk, Fire Pit, Balcony

42 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Downeast and Acadia House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Balcony, Fire Pit, Shoreside Sitting Area, Sleeps 4

Lubec Bay Cottage is a picture-perfect Maine seaside cottage with fabulous bay views, surrounded by 3 oceanfront acres of bird-friendly organic gardens and lush wildflower meadows in a peaceful, rural setting. Stroll down our Boardwalk to our private shoreside sitting area with fire pit/grill, which is adjacent to the renowned Sand Bar birding marshes.This enchanting cottage is situated in a breathtaking setting with spectacular sunrises and is beautifully furnished with fine antiques and coastal decor; a picture-book Downeast cottage that has kept its original character and charm, while having all the comforts to make you feel at home. Our expansive deck is a wonderful space for grilling, dining, relaxing around the outdoor fireplace, and taking in the view. Close enough for walking to South Lubec beach, our Cottage is less than 2 miles from West Quoddy State Park with Lighthouse and 4 miles from town and Campobello Island with its Roosevelt Park.

Because our cottage is a Maine DEP-certified Environmental Leader implementing environmentally-friendly practices, you will feel safe during your stay. You can freely enjoy our gardens, lawn areas and meadow because they are organically maintained, and you won't have to worry about harsh chemicals because housekeeping only uses GREEN cleaning products.

Along with having an extraordinary cottage with beautiful surroundings we provide special touches that you will only find at Lubec Bay Cottage! Our cottage doesn't feel like a vacation rental - you will feel at home, like family.

We are very pet-friendly! Your pets will love it here. On the property, we have a lovely meadow and lawn area; are adjacent to the sand bar marshes; and are close to the expansive South Lubec beaches. We also supply pet food bowls. Not far away are numerous hiking trails for you and your pet to explore.

Lubec Bay Cottage is a special place you'll look forward to returning to after a day of adventure!

Romantic Getaway:

Lubec Bay Cottage is wonderful for honeymooners or for those celebrating an anniversary, birthday, or searching for a romantic getaway. In the morning, awake to a beautiful sunrise over the bay and sip your morning coffee or tea while relaxing on the balcony. While enjoying your lunch on the deck, watch the bald eagles flying over the bay. In the evenings, enjoy a fire either at the fireplace on the deck or at the shoreside fire pit; listen to the relaxing sounds of a fog horn; enjoy a romantic slow dance to your favorite song under the brilliant night sky. For indoor leisure time, play a game on the small-scale vintage tabletop pool table or choose one of the several popular board games; warm up to the fireplace while watching a movie chosen from our DVD library; read from our library of sea-themed and Maine-authored books. All this without leaving the property!

Artist's Dream:

You don't have to be an artist to enjoy Lubec Bay Cottage! But if you would like to bring your paints, brushes, and canvases for painting while on vacation there is a working studio for your use on the property. The situation is intended to complement the comfortable surroundings with an atmosphere of creativity. The Studio is an early 1900's rustic workshop that has been converted into a working studio with plenty of natural light, several work benches, a French easel with daylight lamp, drying rack, space station and cart, pack stool, designer's drafting table with ergonomic adjustable chair, and print rack. The picturesqueness and natural beauty of Lubec is truly inspiring and you will enjoy the luxury of having your own working studio. We only ask that the equipment not be used for children's play.

Birding Paradise:

Lubec Bay Cottage looks out onto the South Lubec Sand Flats, debatably one of the top ten places to bird in Maine. Migratory shorebird abundance and diversity is among the highest along the eastern U.S. coast. Whether you observe from the deck, the balcony or the shoreside observation area, you won't be disappointed. You may also access the Sand Flats from the property. A number of shorebirds have been spotted including the Short-billed Dowitcher, Black-bellied Plover, White-rumped Sandpiper, Bairds, Least Sandpiper, Dunlin, Semipalmated Plover, and Lesser Yellowlegs. The cottage is a short drive to other Downeast birding locations including Quoddy Head State Park overlooking the Grand Manan Channel, Carrying Place Cove Bog, Boot Head Preserve (notorious for its Spruce Grouse), and Campobello Island. For your use, we keep a copy of an excellent Maine birding resource, 'Maine Birding Trail' in our library.

Writer's Retreat:

Lubec Bay Cottage is extremely comfortable and so peaceful. It encourages inspiration in abundance. This classic, cozy cottage with its surroundings stimulates creativity, feeds your imagination and allows you to concentrate without distraction. It is a wonderful writer's retreat.

Lubec isn't another Bar Harbor or Acadia National Park - it offers all the beauty and adventure of those areas, but without the crowds!

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Catherine Mettey (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english, lubecian

About Catherine Mettey

Taking care of my Lubec cottage and guests and spending time in my gardens are my passions. Many of my guests return year after year because they miss Lubec, love the cottage, and trust that their time here will be as wonderful as it was during their previous stay. If you are considering a Lubec vacation, I'm certain that you would enjoy a stay at Lubec Bay Cottage.

Catherine Mettey purchased this house in 2008

Why Catherine Mettey chose Downeast and Acadia

Lubec reminds me of coastal Maine when I was a child - simple and carefree with beautiful scenery, plenty of things to explore, mouthwatering seafood, and friendly people. I have always had a picture in my mind of what my perfect Maine seaside cottage would look like - Lubec Bay Cottage is my dream that has become a reality.

What makes this house unique

I provide many special touches in hopes that you will feel right at home and have what you need to make your vacation wonderful. I want to make sure it's right for you. If you are celebrating an anniversary, birthday, or holiday during your stay please let me help with planning your special occasion! I look forward to hearing from you!

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was only a brief visit to the cottage, but so memorable. My artist friends and I painted in the mist and in bright sun. I especially enjoyed painting a panoramic view from the balcony outside my bedroom of the meadow and marshy area leading to the water . I was up at 4am just to see the starry sky and wished that I could have somehow captured the sight on my camera. I did catch the sunrise from its first glimmer to the last glow. I took a dozen photos of the cottage interior while the sunrise lit its absolutely charming interior in a yellow hue.

It is a vacation filled with memories that will stay with me for a very long time. Thank you Catherine, for everything. Carol
Sep 2012
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Nestled in a Garden Oasis, 180 Degree Ocean Views, Boardwalk, Fire Pit, Balcony
average rating of 4.928571 based on 49 reviews

Peaceful,beautiful, relaxing

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking to relax, unplug and have a real vacation, Lubec Bay Cottage is for you. Yes we explored the area and hiked over rocky terrain, but every night we came back to "our" cottage and marveled at the tides and the night skies. The cottage is well maintained and even though it decided to be fall in Maine,we Florida women were able to stay comfortably warm. From our first correspondence with Catherine,to our welcome basket, to our final e-mail making sure we enjoyed our stay, I can honestly say I have never had such a good experience with a business owner. Not only would I recommend the cottage to friends and family, but I hope to return some day. Thanks for a most memorable vacation!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Karla and Marilee, Thank you so much for the compliments! Helping my guests have the best experience they can have and enjoy all Lubec has to offer is at the top of my list. I look forward to your return someday. Best wishes, Catherine.
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A retreat between Neverland and heaven

  • 5 of 5

Fantasies seldom come true, Lubec Bay Cottage is the exception. If your fantasy is a cozy cottage, quaintly decorated, stocked with every possible need - except TV and Internet service (Hooray!) then this is your opportunity to visit heaven. From the sunrise over the Bay to a star filled night sky that will leave you breathless.

Wild life - whales, seals, bald eagles -- and you haven't lived until you've heard the echoing sound of howling coyotes wafting over the Bay from nearby Campobello Island. From the rocky beaches to the forest trails, with a dizzying scent of cedar, it's all here, practically unspolied, and - selfishly - very few of those pesky humans around. Visiting Lubec Bay Cottage is like going to the home of your favorite aunt, the one who spoiled you when you were a kid. Whatever you need is there, or will be with a mere suggestion. And there are delightful surprises of unexpected kindness - old fashioned genuine kindness - that I won't spoil by revealing. You'll just have to experience the joy yourself. Richard & Trish Maloney

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Richard and Trish, Making my guests feel special, like they are experiencing a little bit of heaven on earth is my passion. I think we all look to re-experience those wonderful feelings we had as a child. Lubec Bay Cottage is a place where you can go back to that time. Best wishes, Catherine.
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  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful! My husband and I had the most relaxing time. We would love to go again!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Erin and Rob, Many of my guests return year after year because they love the cottage and feel rejuvenated after their stay in Lubec. I look forward to your return someday! Sincerely, Catherine.
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Heaven on Lubec Bay

  • 5 of 5

If you want to truly relax and experience Downeast living in Maine, you will never do better than Lubec Bay Cottage.

The cottage alone is worth the trip - perfectly appointed so as to make you feel like you walked into a novel about all that's best about the state and its seafaring history. But it's not kitschy or touristy at all - it feels like home. You love every detail, but you still feel like you can put your feet up and relax. The master bedroom on the top floor and the dining room on the main floor have French doors that open onto decks offering spectacular views of Lubec Bay, Campobello Island and West Quoddy Head. NOTE: Sleep with the doors open in the master bedroom as weather allows - you will never get better atmosphere as the channel light and West Quoddy Light sing out their fog calls and the buoys' bells clang in motion of the water. And the field of wild grass at night mirrors the starlight as thousands of fireflies dance like faeries in some midsummer fantasy straight out of Shakespeare. Magical.

The owner has taken such care to be sure you experience Maine as it should be. Festoons of hedge roses border the yard, and lupines grow like clover throughout the tall grasses beyond the border. Peonies, poppies and flowering chives are all placed carefully but look like they just grew there without thought or planning. Exquisite. There is a boardwalk traveling back from the deck to the first shoreline where a firepit and chairs await for late night smores and hot dogs. Wellies (mudboots) are supplied for most sizes of feet so you can make your way beyond the firepit across the hillock of grass and hedge to the actual shore - which at low tide you can walk out to about 25 yards beyond the normal water line.

No need to bring supplies from home - there are plenty of items stocked on the shelves, and a nine generation organic farm stops in once a week to offer the freshest, most tender greens for salads and the absolute best Greek yogurt I have ever had - anywhere. It's these extras that add to the experience and make your time at Lubec Bay that much more special.

You won't have wi-fi (except at the library or restaurants.) You cannot use your cell phones because of roaming charges - but you have a land line. You don't have cable or direct TV - but you have a great selection of movies, or can bring your own, on DVD. You won't miss them.

So come disconnect from the grid and reconnect with everything good about Maine...and life.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Charlene for this wonderful review! I have always dreamed of that perfect cottage on the Maine coast - Lubec Bay Cottage is my dream come true and it sounds like it is yours, too! Thank you so much for choosing my cottage and I look forward to your return someday. Sincerely, Catherine
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Beautiful Place!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I could not have been more pleased with our stay at Lubec Bay Cottage; it was a perfect spot for our honeymoon! Thank you to Catherine for the wonderful basket of gifts and for checking in with us to make sure we were settled in alright. She absolutely goes above and beyond- before, during, and after- to make sure that your stay is as perfect as could be.

The cottage itself was perfect- cozy, well-decorated, and overlooking a beautiful view. We loved viewing the early-morning sunrises from the comfort of our bed. The property itself has plenty worth exploring. There are neat flower beds and a board walk through a little bit of a marsh to get down to the fire pit by the water- a great spot for s'mores under the stars.

We also loved the town of Lubec. If you are looking for an outdoorsy spot with a laid-back feel, this is your place. We especially recommend Quoddy Head State Park for hiking and Cohill's for a drink in the evening. We hope to return someday for a fun, relaxing, and affordable anniversary trip. Thanks, Catherine, for making our honeymoon everything we could have wanted and more!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jack and Caitlin, It is such a compliment that you chose my cottage for this most special time in your lives and I look forward to your return to celebrate your anniversary! I'm so glad that the cottage and Lubec were all that you had hoped for - it is a special place! Best wishes, Catherine
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Lovely cottage and setting

  • 5 of 5

This place was just what we needed to unwind...we hated to leave the quiet solitude. We got back to basics here - games, movies, reading, and just plain talking. We forget to do that sometimes. Maybe we'll be able to call Lubec home someday, but until that time, we will revisit this lovely place, Lubec Bay Cottage.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Jennifer and James, Yes, Lubec Bay Cottage is for stepping back to a simpler time where you can leave the stresses of life behind and unwind. With no television or internet at the cottage, my guests find that their time there is so relaxing and rejuvenating - it's digital detox! Thank you again for choosing to stay at LBC and I look forward to your return someday. Sincerely, Catherine.
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West Quoddy Head Lighthouse
"One-of-a-kind Lighthouse and trails with spectacular views of the rugged Bold Coast. See eag..."
Roque Bluffs State Park
Bog Brook Cove Preserve
Pike Lands
Cobscook Bay State Park
Quoddy Head State Park
Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge
Commissary Point Wildlife Management Area
Cohill's Pub
Roosevelt Campobello International Park
Bayside Chocolates
Monica's Chocolates
Family Fisheries Ltd
"Fresh seafood with great variety and home cooked goodness!"
Lubec Landmarks Inc
Wags & Wool
Friar's Bay Studio Gallery
Clutter Shop Antiques
West Quoddy Gifts
Northern Tides
The Inn at the Wharf Restaurant
Twilight Therapeutics
Atlantic House Coffee & Deli
Sculptor's Chisel
The Studio
Cobscook Pottery & Fiber Arts
Creative Arts Studio
West Quoddy Head Visitors Center
"One-of-a-kind Lighthouse and trails with spectacular views of the rugged Bold Coast. See ea..."
East Quoddy Head Light
Frank's Dockside
Herring Cove Restaurant
Uncle Kippy's
"Good food, reasonable prices and a family-friendly atmosphere. You'll feel right at home."
Water Street Tavern & Inn
Puffin Pines Country Gift Store
A Shop by the Sea
Dianne's Glass Gallery
Willow Wind Flower & Gift Shop
Crow Town Gallery
Cobscook Community Learning Center
Tours of Lubec and Cobscook
"Recorded interpretive tours downloadable from or for rent wi..."
"Excellent source of information for the Lubec area - Where to Stay, Where to Eat, Where to S..."
Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Bangor International
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Campobello Island
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Herring Cove Provincial Park, Campobello Island
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Route 1 and Route 189
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Uncle Kippy's
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
South Lubec
Car: necessary

Lubec Bay Cottage is a wonderful place for relaxing after a day of activities. There are so many things to do: Bird at Hamilton Cove or take a Puffin Tour to Machias Seal Island Bold Coast Charter Co. in Cutler. Hike the trails of West Quoddy Head State Park and take along a picnic lunch. Comb South Lubec Beach for treasures; ride a water-taxi to Eastport; Geocach to over 221 caches in Lubec and the surrounding areas. Take a Plein Air Workshop with Michael Chesley Johnson, or rent a kayak or bike or take a whalewatching tour at Lubec's Inn at the Wharf. During migrations, site whales off West Quoddy, just down the road, or off East Quoddy on Campobello Island, Canada, just 4 miles away. Just remember to bring your passport. See seals feeding in Lubec Channel or in the bay behind the cottage. Meet local artists in their galleries or learn the local history at the Lubec Historical Society, McCurdy's Smokehouse and Roosevelt International Park. You must try 'Tea with Eleanor' at the Roosevelt Campobello Park or a round of golf at Campobello's scenic Herring Cove Provincial Park Golf Course.

There are also Summerkeys music concerts downtown during the summer months, two chocolatier shops, a wharf for purchasing local seafood, and a great variety of restaurants for eat-in or take out.


Rates & Availability

Lubec House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 2016
Apr 30 2016 - Jun 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
June 2016
Jun 4 2016 - Jul 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sept 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 23 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Quiet Season
Sep 24 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

A $500 per week ($100 per day for shorter stays) refundable deposit is due when placing your reservation. Full payment of rent and tax is due at least 6 weeks prior to your stay. Only Personal Checks accepted.

Check-in anytime after 4:00 pm; Check-out by 10:00 am.

Maximum of two small to medium-sized dogs. Add $15 per night per pet; minimum charge of $45, $100/week. Prior approval is required for pets. No Cats please.

Lubec Bay Cottage cares: We are a Maine DEP-Certified Environmental Leader cottage implementing GREEN environmentally-friendly practices.

This is a Tobacco-Free property.

Please inquire for winter Holiday rates.

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Downeast and Acadia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , on first floor with ocean view.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , on second floor with ocean view.
  • The convenient first floor 3/4 bathroom has a glass shower enclosure and is adjacent to our utility area with dressing table, washer and dryer. The spacious second floor full bathroom has a large tub with shower and hand shower, and is adjacent to both bedrooms. The towels are plentiful and very soft for your comfort. Housekeeping uses environmentally-friendly Green cleaning and laundry products.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Guest - 2 twin/ single , Pillow Top mattresses; Featherbeds; garden and ocean views.
    Master - 1 double , Memory Foam mattress; Featherbed; balcony with ocean views.
    Artist Studio - 1 twin/ single
  • Our romantic master bedroom and welcoming second bedroom are wonderful for having peaceful nights' rests. Both bedrooms are decorated with antique furniture, beautiful hand hooked rugs, and coastal decor. Enjoy our comfortable beds with quality linens and luscious featherbeds, and choose from our selection of bed pillows, which allows you to choose the one that's right for you. For warmer evenings very quiet ceiling fans cool each bedroom. For cooler evenings soft fleece blankets warm the night. Our balcony off the master bedroom is a wonderful space for savoring your morning coffee while enjoying the sunrises and panoramic ocean views. Our second bedroom has beautiful views of the Bay along with its garden views of our fragrant sea roses and perennial gardens.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 9 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
There are 4 Adirondack chairs with fire pit/grill at the shoreside sitting area. We have a fully equipped artist studio with daybed. The balcony has bistro seating for two and a wonderful sectional sofa. The deck provides a dining area with umbrella for up to 6 people, a swing, a luminarium fireplace with seating, 2 lounge chairs and an infrared gas grill. Every room has ocean views!! This is a GREEN-Certified Maine Environmental Leader Lodging and a Tobacco-Free property.

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