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Lubec Bay Cottage - Well-appointed and maintained. A beautiful place to stay.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


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Property
house
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Lubec 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
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Catherine Mettey
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, lubecian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016
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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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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

Lubec Bay Cottage - Well-appointed and maintained. A beautiful place to stay.
average rating of 4.943396 based on 60 reviews
5

Great place to stay any time of year

  • 5 of 5

This was my second visit to Lubec Bay Cottage. What a delightful location! From unbelievable sunrises over the Atlantic to so many stars at night you'll feel like you're in space. If you like to be outside there's plenty to do in November -- some of the best walks along the coast are just minutes away. If the weather's not so great, take a trip to the library and catch up on email or read a good book. I learned lots about local news by just sitting within earshot of the librarian's desk where people returning books 'visit' for awhile. Lubec Bay Cottage itself is clean, well- appointed and cozy -- feels like a home, not a barely lived in rental. Thanks Catherine!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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An excellent place to stay in any season!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay at Lubec Bay Cottage. Wonderful weather the first couple of days and not as wonderful the next couple. No matter the weather though this is warm and cozy place to catch up on some reading and enjoy the view out back. Catherine has thought of everything you can possibly need from muck boots by the back door to a delightful bag of local treats upon arrival. If the weather's clear at night check out the sky from the upstairs bedroom deck -- simply amazing! Take the walk out to the channel and the bay out the back door and wait for yet another amazing sunrise. Pictures do not do justice. I'm looking forward to my next visit!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Lubec Bay Cottage is a very comfortable and relaxing place for a wonderful getaway experience.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at vacation houses many times, but never in a nicer, more comfortable place than the Lubec Bay Cottage. Not only is it beautifully decorated but it is fully equipped with everything you need for a wonderful family gathering or just a relaxing time for a couple. The decor is beaturiful and the views are amazing. We loved layingin bed and looking at thousands of stars through the glass french doors in the bedroom. Also, the sunrises are amazingly beautiful. Upon arriving we were welcomed by a gift basket of items to use at the cottage or take home to remember our vacation. Catherine made herself easily available and made sure every need was met. We are already looking forward to returning to Lubec and this wonderful property.

Jim and Sue

St. Petersburg, Florida

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, high-quality cottage, fantastic view, great location to reach attractive destinations

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is a delight, as are its surroundings. It is laid out very thoughtfully. From most parts (kitchen, dining table, part of the living room, master bedroom, bathrooms and two luxurious decks) one has the view of Lubec Bay, offering views of sunrise and starry night skies. This view alone is balm for the soul. The cottage is furnished with great taste. The bathroom fittings (faucets, showerheads) are top quality and work smoothly. Having an extra showerhead on a hose is great. Showering with a view of Lubec Bay makes you smile first thing in the morning. — The beds are high quality, too, nice and firm. The kitchen is very well equipped, it has all the tools you may need. Because you can see the bay, looking up from the kitchen counter, the cooking alone was vacation for us. Catherine, the owner, was very helpful and concerned that we should have a great time, responding quickly to every question we had, suggesting things to do. -- The only drawback was a little bit of traffic in the early morning hours (several heavy pick-ups with droning motors coming by in the early morning hours). Other than a brief time of that in morning and evening, the road was very quiet.

The cottage lies only few minutes from Lubec town centre and the bridge to Campobello Island with Roosevelt International Park. A wonderful holiday destination! Fantastic scenery, and opportunities to enjoy the sea. We went on a whale watch tour on a small boat, saw lots of marine life, bald eagle and osprey. The Roosevelt cottage exhibition is well done, very informative, not too large well organized. Make sure to participate in „Tea with Eleanor“ — a team of guides take turns talking about Eleanor Roosevelt's life while you are served tea. The many small stories of how she interacted with people, celebrities and normal mortals, make this not only a very informative hour, but also a very moving experience. — Other destinations where one can easily spend a half or full day are Quoddy Head State Park and Hamilton Cove, only few minutes away by car. Cutler Coast Public Lands (more coast, cliffs, rocks, waves crashing in, with a days’ worth of hiking trails) is little more than half an hour away. — There is a lot of culture going on in Lubec and Eastport : Concerts, exhibitions ... our week was too short. Thank you, Catherine, for creating this vacation home, a little paradise in and of itself, and a base for visiting so many great destinations to experience!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful accommodations, amazing view

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was everything we expected, and then some! Very quaint, New England style accommodation, supplied with everything needed for a week of rest and relaxation. It was very clean, well decorated, and Catherine surprised us with a lovely assortment of some local foods and gifts, including a delivery of fresh, organic produce (which was delicious). While there was no internet or television, there were movies, radio, and many interesting books. Not to mention the beautiful night sky. We even socialized with some of the neighbors and locals!

Please note, it gets rather chilly at night on the deck, so bring warm clothing. However, mornings on the upper deck were gloriously sunny and comfortable.

Overall, we had a wonderful time and would highly recommend Lubec Bay Cottage!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Maria and Andrew, Lubec Bay Cottage has all the comforts of your own home, but with no distractions. Here you can totally relax and enjoy a stress-free vacation, and escape the August heat!
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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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Map

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
ARTWORKSOFMAINE
Puffin Pines Country Gift Store
A Shop by the Sea
Dianne's Glass Gallery
Willow Wind Flower & Gift Shop
Crow Town Gallery
Summerkeys
Cobscook Community Learning Center
Tours of Lubec and Cobscook
"Recorded interpretive tours downloadable from www.ToursofLubecandCobscook.com or for rent wi..."
VisitLubecMaine.com
"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
Cohill's
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
 
Early Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$180
$900
 
 
June 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$190
$1,100
 
 
Peak Season 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Mid-Sept 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Quiet Season
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$180
$900
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$190
$1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Please inquire for winter Holiday rates.

A $300 per week 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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Amenities

Lubec House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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