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Birch Point / Stunning Clifftop Oceanfront View in Lubec

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


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.

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Andy Rajeckas
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 8, 2018

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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Lubec House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • 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
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • 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
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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Birch Point / Stunning Clifftop Oceanfront View in Lubec
average rating of 4.769231 based on 16 reviews

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: June 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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Greenwood, SC

Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The view really is stunning - and can be enjoyed from balconies on all three levels. The house is well equipped, with several thoughtful touches, like the telescope and binoculars on the top floor.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely place--as pictured!

  • 5 of 5

I think the pictures in the listing say it all -- a very nice house in a stunning setting, with three decks looking out on the water. Off the main road, and up a private lane, so it is nice and private. Well equipped with plenty of kitchen stuff (dishes, glasses, pots and pans, utensils, etc.) There is a big basket with maps and brochures about things to do in the area -- I found the hiking map especially helpful, as in addition to Quoddy State Park and Campobello Island, there are a number other good hiking areas close by. Very convenient location for exploring the area. My one quibble would be that the constant sound from the ventilation system dominates the lower floor -- this is also heard in the main floor bedroom which is directly over the utility room. But many people are not bothered by such things. Excellent communications with the owners -- I always got prompt responses and even a phone call to clarify a mixup with HomeAway.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Helene! Thank you for your review . We are glad you enjoyed the house ! If you ever want to come up again please let us know. Andy
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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: August 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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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: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 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: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities: Clamming, Visiting Canada, Star Gazing, Picnicking, Kayaking, SummerKeys adult Music Camp and Concerts, Lighthouse Tours at Campobello Island




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $80
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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