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Birch Point / Stunning Clifftop Oceanfront View in Lubec

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, sleeps 8 2 futons in 3rd floor

Breathtaking, clifftop ocean front new home, with 3 outdoor decks, perched 60 feet above and looking out over Johnson Bay with 25 mile views towards New Brunswick, Canada. Enjoy the seclusion and quiet of your own peninsula with 3 way ocean views. A private stairway leads to gravel beach where you can witness the ebb and flow of the wondrous 20 plus foot tides ( highest in the U.S.) as you explore the shoreline and discover the hidden beaches tucked away against the granite and evergreen trees of the shoreline. Collect sea glass and shells, catch a sighting of a harbor seal, and watch sea gulls and bald eagles glide above the 250 meter wide deep water channel that separates you from bird sanctuary Roger's Island. This is a perfect retreat for writers, photographers,artists, musicians,( there is a Baldwin piano in the living room with a water view) ,families and anyone who seeks the privacy ,peace, and seclusion in a very pristine and beautiful setting.

Whale watching, hiking along spectacular ocean and forest trails in both U.S. and Canadian state and provincial parks and preserves , beachcombing, fishing, clamming, bicycling, kayaking, sailing,restaurants and pubs with evening entertainment, stargazing,SummerKeys adult music camp and concerts,lighthouse tours in Campobello Island, Canada and Quoddy Head State Park, Lubec, Maine, gift shopping and art galleries.

More Details

Owner
Andy Rajeckas
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just want to thank you again for having the best house in Lubec. We had a wonderful week and your house was a wonderful place to come back to after a day of hiking and biking.



We spent most of our time along the bold coast doing hikes at: Hamilton Cove, Boot cove, Bog cove & Great Wass Island. We biked the sunrise trial from Machias to E. Machias. Great views of the Machias river….the path is a little tough with the larger rocks used to fill in the path … but we still got in 14 miles.



The weather was typical Maine weather…foggy or rainy on the morning … sunny on the afternoon. It all just adds to the charm of the place.



We had no issues at the house and hope there were no issues after we left. We are already planning for next year … maybe two weeks ?!?!?
Aug 2013
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Amenities

Lubec House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , upstairs loft have futons
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • We have 2 full futons in the upstairs loft.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Annabel's-Eastern most pub in the U.S.; Summerkeys

Reviews

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Birch Point / Stunning Clifftop Oceanfront View in Lubec
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 14 reviews
5

Terrific house in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved our stay exploring Lubec, Campobello and the Quoddy Loop. The house was a perfect home base for exploring all of the many things to do in the area. The layout with the decks overlooking the beautiful Maine coast and the loft provided a great space for family time in the evenings. We all saw one of the most dramatic sunrises we have enjoyed from the deck on a day when we woke up extra early to venture over to Grand Manan Island.

Thank you for sharing this wonderful home which added so much to our family vacation this year!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much ! We are very happy that you enjoyed the house and the area.
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Perfect Maine Setting, but...

  • 3 of 5

Enjoyed our stay in Lubec very much. The view was terrific (especially the tidal change) and setting was serene. We experienced fog in the morning a couple times but otherwise sunny afternoons and cool nights . The Birch Point home was satisfactory, but could use some long overdue attention, e.g., newer towels and wash cloths, and replacing broken toaster and worn/dirty-looking rugs. Right arm dining table chair about to fall off. Some light bulbs burned out. Oh, and front door-nob lock sticks (did not always unlock from outside).

The major disappointment though was that the lower bedrooms were very, very musty when we arrived. We had to air them out and burned scented-candles for several days to help the situation before the other couple arrived. I also cleaned the house of spiderwebs and spiders on the walls and in the corners. I really believe this rental could be exceptional if these issues were addressed.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi and thank you for your feedback and suggestions . We just ordered a new toaster and we are actually heading up next week and will replace the rugs , towels, and lightbulbs. It looks like the front door lock will have to be replaced as well. The chair will be repaired as well. Regarding the musty smell downstairs we installed a whole floor dehumidifier about 6 years ago which seemed to do the job as we have never received any reports of an odor since. If the doors to the dehumidifier room and bedrooms are kept closed even for a few hours it is possible that an odor could build up as the oceanfront location exposes us naturally to a lot of moisture. I will check to see how it is working and and check and we will have the unit serviced if it is under performing. We basically have never received a cleanliness complaint regarding the house since we started renting in 2006 but I will let our cleaning person know about your report. Thanks again and we hope you consider staying in the future.
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5

Stunning views, calming quiet and very welcoming. Soothing for the soul.

  • 5 of 5

One of my favorite places on this earth. We have come here three times and plan to visit again. So lovely to simply watch the drama of the tides rising and falling, fog slipping in and dissolving away and the gorgeous brilliance of the sun rising and setting. All of this can be seen from the very private deck perched cliff side overlooking the bays and islands below. The family home is spacious and comfortable and not far from many wonderful adventures. We loved every minute of our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Roseville, Michigan
4

Beautiful

  • 4 of 5

Due to some road construction and other things that slowed us down, we arrived after dark. The street was a little hard to see and I'm sure we surprised a neighbor because we drove down his long driveway before realizing our error. The housekeeper had some family issues so she forgot to leave the porch light on. With the help of the headlights, we found the key and let ourselves in. I have to say the house is beautiful. We had a hard time finding the second and third bedroom because of a cryptic note on the door to the lower level, which is where they were along with the laundry room and the second bathroom. Those bedrooms had lovely screened-in balconies with wonderful views of the trees and water. The house is partially built into the cliff. The main floor and third floor balconies also had great views. The beds were made up and the house was clean. There was something gritty in the drawers that my sister used, probably sand. Everything the owner told us would be there, was there. Even the pantry items came in handy. The only thing missing was powdered creamer which I left the rest of mine for the next renters. The sunrises and sunsets weren't quite as lovely as promised, but it seemed that our week was the week for a lot of fog. Renters should be reminded how isolated the house is out on the peninsula. I would skip the Sunrise Cafe in Lubec--our breakfast took a long time to get and the eggs were overdone and the bacon wasn't done enough. We did enjoy the crab rolls at Uncle Kippy's by the IGA. Be warned, they're closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. It was hard to find a place close by that served whole lobsters so we drove to Betty's Crabmeat in Pembrook and picked up 6 1-1/4 pound soft-shell lobsters at the nice price of $6.99 a pound that I cooked. Betty is a sweetheart and not only stayed on the phone with us and talked us to her little shop but told me exactly how to cook the lobsters. I was traveling with my sister and my brother and we're all in our 60's. We explored several state and national parks. We didn't see much wildlife except for birds and the porcupine we surprised coming down Birch Point. The whale watching tour didn't produce much in the way of whales, but we saw quite a few porpoises, seals and seabirds, including cormorants. We had a wonderful time. We probably won't be back to Maine because we have lots of other places to explore before we get to the point that we can't, but we loved Maine. Our country is beautiful

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Denver, PA USA
5

Peaceful Tranquility Awaits You at Birch Point

  • 5 of 5

This was my wife and I's second trip to Lubec Maine and this time we wanted to take along our children and grandchildren to share the peaceful tranquility of Lubec. We knew approximately where the house was located, but when we turned off the hard road and headed down the 1/4 mile dirt lane we had no idea what to expect. WOW - when we came up over the last rise in the dirt lane and came through the trees what an awesome retreat awaited our arrival. The house is located at then end of the road on a secluded peninsula overlooking Johnson Bay towards Eastport, directly facing a beautiful island bird sanctuary. You will be truly amazed at the views you can enjoy from any of the 3 decks. No cell phone service, no internet, no people, no crowds, no traffic - just PEACEFUL TRANQUILITY!!!! We had fresh seafood and lobster at the house every night for dinner, you can purchase seafood from many local vendors, the house is fully equipped for meal preparations. Make sure to visit Quoddy Lighthouse and hike all of the trails-I highly recommend the coastal trail and the Artic Bog Trail. Make sure to travel to Eastport either by car or passenger ferry from Lubec's dock and visit Raye's Mustard Factory (they only make mustard on Wednesday's & Thursday's) be sure to eat on the waterfront at Quoddy bay Lobster for the best lobster roll in Maine! Enjoy the harbor in Lubec for beautiful views, be sure to go whale watching aboard the Tarquin that leaves from "The Inn on the Wharf"and don't miss Lubec's open air farmers market on Saturday mornings from 9-12. I can't say enough good things about Lubec it has become my favorite vacation destination, a great place to get away from everything and just enjoy nature's beauty. Birch Point is a great house and Andy was real easy to work with, I highly recommend this house for any vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review!! We are glad you loved it. Please come back!
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5

A beautiful and peaceful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned home from this wonderful cottage. Our time spent here was nothing less than fabulous! We knew it would be wonderful, but it was so much better than the pictures can show. There were 4 adults and two children in our party - the cottage was cozy enough for us all to spend time together, but still had places that we could go get some time to ourselves. The kitchen was stocked with everything our family of cooks needed (though i would recommend bringing a chef's knife- the ones in the cottage were seriously dull). The views from the three decks were extraordinary - the upstairs deck being perfect for gazing at the star filled night sky. The owners have also done a great job of providing more than enough pamphlets, maps and brochures of the area, along with many books about the history of the area. We did some serious hiking, followed by some serious eating...:) We loved the view and the food at Cohills..and the hard pear cidar wasn't bad either. Monica's Chocolate is a must stop - her passion for her craft shines through in her personality and her most delicious chocolates...we were in there quite often (do yourself a favor and try the hot chocolate)! Bold Coast Smokehouse was excellent...bring the ribs home to grill - YUM! Whale watching out of Eastport was wonderful, as was the trail at West Quoddy Light. The best part though was just relaxing at the house, hanging on the deck with our coffee, playing board games, going down to our beach, napping with windows open so the wonderful breeze could come in, playing the piano...just unplugging and slowing down for a while. A most needed and appreciated week.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad that you enjoyed our home and the area. We did replace the knives and thanks for the information. We're very happy that you also played the piano and were able to relax . That's the whole idea behind the house! Andy Rajeckas
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Other Activities: Clamming, Visiting Canada, Star Gazing, Picnicking, Kayaking, SummerKeys adult Music Camp and Concerts, Lighthouse Tours at Campobello Island

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
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Cleaning Fee $80
Pet Fee $50

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