About the property
- House1200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Near Beach, State Parks, Canada. Dog-Friendly. Sleeps 5
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 400 square foot outdoor living area is a wonderful space for grilling, dining, relaxing around the outdoor fireplace, and taking in the views on our cozy swing. With a balcony just off the master bedroom, you have a bird's eye, 180-degree view of the ocean and can see the Spark Plug lighthouse and Campobello, Canada! Close enough for walking to South Lubec beach, our Cottage is less than 2 miles from West Quoddy Head State Park with Lighthouse and 4 miles from town and Campobello Island with its Roosevelt Park and East Quoddy Lighthouse.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
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 Lubec
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!
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The Lubec Bay Cottage is superlative.
We loved this choice we made for our 50th Anniversary celebration. It has wonderful views, interesting and arty decor, and everything we needed to cook, relax, and explore the area. We birded and hiked the numerous trails. We visited Campobello several times to explore and to dine at Family Fisheries and the Pier. We also enjoyed Franks in Lubec. We were a little early in the year for a lot of the restaurants and tourist attractions, which were to begin summer hours in about two weeks, but it didn't stop us from having a great experience and lots of Lobster. Catherine is a very thoughtful hostess and provides everything from tons of travel brochures, to rubber boots, and even a "Goodie Bag" with several local products. You can't do any better than this lovely cottage for a true "Down East" experience.
A great place to stay any time of year
Lubec Bay Coittage is a great base of operations for exploring Down East any time of year. I've stayed in November and May and always found lots of things to do - particularly outdoors! The cottage is clean, wonderfully decorated and has all you'll need for a comfortable stay. You'll be enchanted by a different, beautiful view of sunrise each day and on clear nights the sky is amazing! Catherine provides lots of information on local attractions - look on the fridge and in the handy notebook.
Cottage was great and the owner went out of her way to make us feel welcome. Catherine's pride for her house is evident the second you walk in. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast one morning using the ingredients she left us in a gift basket. When the fog lifted we were met with a beautiful view of the bay. It even made washing dishes enjoyable. Stairs were very steep and there is no downstairs bedroom so keep in mind if you have mobility isssues. Comfortable and plenty of room for the four of us. The only thing I would make note of is at this time of year we found out that the season is over and pretty much all the shops and restaurants were closed in Lubec and even across the border in New Brunswick.
Hello Barbara, My goal is to make my cottage as comfortable and welcoming as I can - to make it feel like your home instead of a rental cottage. Yes, the stairs are steep for anyone who has trouble climbing stairs or for young children. After October 15 some of the shops and restaurants do close or reduce their hours, but others stay open all year. It is a quiet time of the year, but there is plenty to do if you enjoy the outdoors and natural beauty of Lubec. Thank you for choosing Lubec Bay Cottage. Sincerely, Catherine.
Super unique, everything 4 Texans looking for a Maine Autumn experience could want for!
Very well appointed; we were able to cook comfortably and relax outside/ inside. We did so much exploring didn’t need tv. We saw seals, eagles, bought fresh local lobster and cooked at home, went clamming and cooked chowder. So close to lots of amazing parks, lighthouses, endless options.
felt like we packed-in as much as we could outdoors and still really loved coming back to the cottage.
Hi Lauren, Thank you so much for your complimentary review. I've received many compliments on how well-equipped the kitchen is! It has everything you would have at home - not like other rentals that don't even include the bare essentials. Yes, the cottage is centrally located to so many activities and it's a wonderful, cozy place to return to after a day of adventure! That's why my guests return year after year! Best wishes, Catherine
Reservations included perfect details to help us plan our time at the house & surrounding area. The house had all the touches & extras to make our stay to warm & comfy. Thank you!
Yes, to help with planning their vacation, I share some helpful hospitality information with my guests about the cottage, Lubec, and the surrounding areas and make myself available to them throughout their stay. I want to make sure that their experience is as relaxing and enjoyable as it can be. Thank you for choosing Lubec Bay Cottage. Sincerely, Catherine.
Fantastic place to stay -you will not be disappointed!
We absolutely loved the property- it is very well appointed and it seems as though the owner has thought of every little detail that would make guests more comfortable. There is nothing negative to say about this place! When we have the opportunity to visit the area again (which is really gorgeous) we will not hesitate to try and reserve this again. Thank you Catherine for your awesome creativity and allowing us to stay at this beautiful home! :)
Thank you so much. I try to make my guests' stay as carefree as possible. I look forward to hearing from you again. Take care, Catherine
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
Additional information about rental rates
Please Like and Share Lubec Bay Cottage on Facebook! Save on your nightly rate by staying a week or more! Inquire for Thanksgiving rate. Check-in anytime after 4:00 pm; Check-out by 10:00 am. Maximum of two small to medium-sized well-behaved dogs - $15 per Pet per Night. 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 inside the cottage and outside in our green spaces. This is a Smoke-Free property. Lubec Bay Cottage is in a residential area so there may be occasional sounds from mowers, weed whackers, and the like. Mowing of our lawn may occur during your stay - thank you for your cooperation. During our 'Shoulder months' - April, late October and November - some of the stores, restaurants, and tours in Lubec and its neighboring towns/cities are closed for the winter season. Some consider Lubec a seasonal vacation area; for others who love its natural beauty and enjoy the small town experience - it is a year-round area. It all depends on your wants and needs.