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Lubec Bay Cottage - so beautiful, clean and comfortable you won't want to leave.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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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
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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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Lubec Bay Cottage - so beautiful, clean and comfortable you won't want to leave.
average rating of 4.9375 based on 55 reviews

Perfect Balance

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter and I had such a wonderful stay at the cottage. Pulling into the small village we knew it was going to be something very special. Walking the grounds around the property, full of greenery and flowers made us feel at home.

The cottage itself was well equipped with everything one would need from bedding to rubber boots to kitchen aprons. Looking out from the either deck was a beautiful sunrise every morning (less the fog).

Near by in town were great shops to wonder through, the public library, and local restaurants with a meal that can't go wrong. Venturing to Campobello Island offered whale watching, the lighthouse to climb (if you get there during low-tide), and of course the Roosevelt's Cottage. Down the street from the cottage were wonderful walking trails at the state park with another lighthouse and a monument marking the "most eastern part of the USA".

All in all, we had a perfect balance of rest and relaxation coupled with our day adventures.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Linda and Bob, I have put a lot of care and thought into my cottage to make it so welcoming to my guests. Many of them comment on how they feel right at home the moment they arrive and how well it's stocked with all they need ... and more. The cottage is convenient to town and close to numerous activities, but it's also a wonderful place to stay and relax. I look forward to your return someday! Catherine
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Comfortable, cozy and remote. Perfectly lovely!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Catherine's cottage... Lubec Bay Cottage.... Was truly a get away! The cottage is cozy and charming with all the amenities of home. We thoroughly enjoyed coming "home" after each day adventuring. The kitchen is well stocked for use. We made most dinners at home utilizing the grill on the deck and the handy kitchen. Laundry facilities were also a plus. The deck was a welcome relax spot as was the fire pit nearer the coastline. We were so thrilled to be minutes from amazing hiking trails at West Quoddy Park and a short drive to Campabello Island. Unplugging from the Internet, tv etc. was welcome and gave us a unique experience. True time away from everything in our normally busy lives. We loved it. Thank you Catherine!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lubec Bay Cottage is supplied with all the kitchen , laundry, bedding, bathroom supplies, and more that you could need - it is like coming home. No running to the store for all those things you don't think of bringing and the rental owner doesn't provide. The only items you need to bring are your toiletries and any specialty foods you just can't do without. And our deck is one-of-a-kind - it's expansive with grilling and dining area, bistro seating with fireplace, swing, and gravity chairs! We also have a balcony for 180 degree ocean views with sectional seating and a boardwalk that takes you to our shoreside fire pit for toasting marshmallows under a sea of stars!
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We could not have been happier!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been happier with our stay, from the amazing gift basket of local items upon our arrival, to sunrises over the Bay of Fundy, to enjoying the fire pit after a long day of hiking. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen had everything we needed, and we immediately felt right at home. The Cottage was very clean, well decorated and anything we could have needed was provided. All local points of interest were close by, but nothing beat sitting on the back deck watching the water and just relaxing. We can't wait to go back and hope to have more trips to the Lubec Bay Cottage!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brian, Kim, Hunter and Tim, The cottage is your home, away from home with all that you need to feel as comfortable as you would at your own place. I have made it a special place to come home to and look forward to seeing you next year! Catherine
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Best stay ever!

  • 5 of 5

The setting, the time of year, the house - all perfect. I stayed at Lubec Bay Cottage for a few days last month for the spring birding festival. Catherine was great to work with on arrangements and provided a well appointed, well maintained and beautiful place to stay while I wasn't out looking for birds. From the comfy master bed with built-in sunrise to the incredibly well-stocked kitchen to the deck and outstanding view it was all just great. I look forward to another visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Bill, Yes, May to June is a beautiful time of year when everything is coming alive - the lilacs, poppies, apple blossoms, and lupines are blooming and the grass is so green against the blue sea and sky! It's a perfect time of year! I'm looking forward to your return. - Catherine
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The definition of relaxation

  • 5 of 5

I simply cannot say enough for the perfection that is Lubec Bay Cottage. Our stay was from May 10-17, so the weather was still a little chilly, but it was very welcomed as we typically are battling 100 degree weather at this time in Texas. We did travel down to Bar Harbor/Acadia one day, but found that we enjoyed the local parks like West Quoddy, Reversing Falls, Cobscook Bay, etc. more. The cottage is so cozy, and relaxing as we spent a good amount of our time walking the sand bar off the back of the property, reading books, listening to the radio, or taking an afternoon nap. The people of Lubec were incredibly nice, and we never once felt like a tourist. Dinner at Cohill's was very relaxing looking out over the bay into Canada(and the food was excellent), and visiting with the locals at the Lubec Brewery made us feel like a long time resident of this magical little town. We will most certainly be back to Lubec, and will of course look to stay at this cottage for all future vacations to the area.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ryan and Ashley, Yes, Lubec is where you can enjoy Maine without the crowds of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. There is just as much natural beauty here and you don't have to wait in line to see it or search for parking spaces. I look forward to your return! Catherine
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Charming Cottage On Lubec Oceanfront

  • 5 of 5

This cottage in Lubec is a lovely place to get away from everyday stresses and relax. With a beautiful view of the ocean, wonderful balcony and deck, and beachfront ambiance--you are truly "away from it all."The owner, Catherine, has thought of everything you need--with a fully equipped kitchen (and I really mean fully equipped), down to the bath salts, rain jacket and rubber boots in the mud room--you will feel perfectly at home. Even though we stayed the day the cottage opened, and before much else in the area was open, we enjoyed the cool weather and sunrises through the master bedroom patio door.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
October 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
November 2016
Oct 29 2016 - Nov 18 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
May 2017
May 6 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
June 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Mid-Sept 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Quiet Season
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 31 2017
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%

Please inquire for winter Holiday rates.

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 40 days prior to your stay. Personal checks and eChecks preferred. Credit card payments available.

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Lubec 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
  • Internet ...
  • 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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