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Artist Cottage on Cobscook Bay away from it all yet 10 minutes to Eastport

Bedrooms 1
Space 625 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 bath, queen sofa bed, sleeps 4

The Winkle Cottage offers spectacular views of Cobscook Bay and Lubec from a large deck. You will hear nothing but the gulls at this peaceful cottage. Always an ocean breeze and smell of the bay! This cottage is new and fully furnished for your comfort and enjoyment. Modern kitchen, tiled bath with shower, queen bedroom with Tempurpedic mattress, HDTV, internet, gas grill, deck chairs. Walk to the rocky shore and enjoy beach-combing or clamming. Fully landscaped grounds. Large garden to provide guests with fresh vegetables and herbs when available.

Close to Eastport/Machias shops,restaurants and festivals. A short drive to Ellsworth and Acadia area. Half hour to Canada. Close to St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Lubec or Deer Island. Campobello and East Quoddy Head lighthouse a short drive. Take a boat ride to see the puffins on Machias Seal Island. Fresh water and salt water beaches close by at Roque Bluffs State Park. Local seafood is available down the road to either cook at home or eat out -fresh, fresh, fresh... lots of lobstah!

The rental is located on six beautiful acres overlooking Cobscook Bay. Any season at this cottage is spectacular! You can view Lubec from the spacious deck, 3 miles by sea. It is a most beautiful site at night! Lubec fireworks are visible in season from the deck, as well as the International Bridge and lighthouse on a clear day. Cottage has spectacular view of the ocean from the deck.

If you happen to visit when there is a full moon, it shines on the bay at night - spectacular! Eagles fly over the house with regularity as do other native birds. Campfires allowed, abundant fire wood.

This is first class rental property, furnished for your comfort and enjoyment!

Things to do:

Day trip to Campobello Island to visit the Roosevelt Estate and East Quoddy Head Lighthouse. Do you know you can see Eastport from the Roosevelt's beach on Campobelllo? You can view whales in the bay from East Quoddy Head Light in late summer. Fantastic picture opportunities! You will need your passport.

Downeast Birding Festival - last weekend in May.

Take a day trip to Cutler and take Captain Patterson's Boat to Machias Seal Island and see the puffins. You will need to book this trip ahead!

Machias has their Blueberry Festival in August. Festival is 30 minutes from this location.

Fourth of July week in Eastport is not to be missed! This is a full week celebration with parades, crafts, boat rides and spectacular fire works. If you visit this cottage the second week in July, Lubec has their fireworks display in Johnsons Bay which you can see from the deck.

Eastport Salmon and Seafood Festival is at the end of August, featuring fresh seafood, crafts, artists.

Eastport Pirate Festival provides a variety of events for all ages. Dress like a pirate and board the boat to Lubec for a good old fashion pirate adventure! Pirate Ball to crown the King and Queen. Fun, fun!

Lighthouse Day . At least a dozen lighthouses are within an hour or less from this property. We can hear the fog horn at West Quoddy Head!

Lubec- Summer Keys: Take the ferry to Lubec from the Eastport dock on Wednesday nights to hear the Summer Keys concerts.

Lubec voted the best small town beach by Travel & Leisure Magazine.

Kayak rental within 2 miles of property offering pick up and delivery, life jackets, etc.

Lots of things to do this summer in this beautiful area!

More Details

Patricia Fradette
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2018

About Patricia Fradette

Patricia is a member of the Eastport Area Chamber of Commerce. A master gardener, crafter, painter... she shares the love of Winkle Cottage with all those who stay here!

Patricia Fradette purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Patricia Fradette chose Perry

It's beauty, privacy, peacefulness... a perfect spot! Kayaking tours, whale watch tours, shopping, hiking, lighthouses, Roosevelt estate... all in this area within 15 to 30 minutes...

What makes this cottage unique

Spectacular views of Cobscook Bay by day and shimmering moonlight on the bay at night. Wildlife abounds, eagles soar, gulls sing. Whales visit the channel. Clamming is the best in the area. Peace and quiet on a dead-end road. Stargazing is amazing... come and visit! Get first hand knowledge of all of the areas activities!

Guestbook comments from the owner

So cozy on a rainy day- great to come home to after a full day of touring. Effortless comfort and convenience. Great to have a kitchen for early breakfasts. We only wish we had a bit more time to lounge on the deck staring at the water, but instead we joined the kids at Keene's lake for swimming and paddle boats, Boynton Lake for sailing, day trip to Calias - wonderful local museums, best blueberry ice cream! Many thanks! Five stars for sure!
Aug 2017
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Perry Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 625 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Rental agreement required which will be emailed to you.
  • Cottage is rented Saturday to Saturday only in June, July, and August.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , new tiled full bath with shower
  • Spacious tiled bathroom with corner shower. Soft cotton spa towels, assorted bath soaps. Large basket with reading material about area attractions. Plenty of shelves.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Tempurpedic
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom has QueenTempurpedic mattress. Electric blanket available, quilts, large closet with shelves. Bedside tables, lamps, dresser with mirror, ceiling paddle fan. View of the bay. Queen sleeper sofa in living room with ceiling paddle fan, dresser, view of the bay. Hardwood floors throughout.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Our guests will enjoy a open living area, hardwood floors, vaulted ceiling, immaculate and allergen free living. Games/books. Flat screen HDTV. Wireless internet on site. Bistro table and chairs on large deck with great view. Basic pantry supplies are provided for your use. Bring binoculars for the view. 2 large paddle fans. Laundry available in Calias. Lots of beach-combing, wild blueberries and raspberries in the area in season. Many local attractions and brochures provided for your review. Guides available for fishing/hiking/kayaking. Clamming down the path, best in the area. This is a key-less entry rental. A key-code will be provided to you for your stay. Kitchen supplies include lobster pot, crock pot, hand mixer, coffee pot, microwave, pots, pans, toaster, blender, gas grill. Clam rakes available for rent. THIS IS A NON-SMOKING/PET FREE RENTAL.


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Artist Cottage on Cobscook Bay away from it all yet 10 minutes to Eastport
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 54 reviews

Exactly what we hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was delightfully decorated, impeccable and designed for convenient comfort. The location was perfectly private, restful and restoring. Bob and Tricia were friendly, attentive and helpful but left us to ourselves unless we sought help. The area is unspoiled and near to Eastport, Lubec, and dozens of indoor and outdoor activities, none of which are excessively commercial. The people in this area are friendly and...real. We loved our stay and Winkle Cottage was a perfect home base for our excursions. We had no negative experience here at all!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed meeting you both and are delighted you found Winkle Cottage a delightful home away from home! Thanks for much for choosing Winkle for your vacation and we hope to see you return!
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Ten days of bliss!

  • 5 of 5

When we made our reservation for Winkle Cottage, we knew that we could not arrive until three days into the week (check-in is on Saturday), but decided to take a chance that the experience, on balance, would be worth the loss of those nights. Well, we were right! The Cottage is pristine clean, and has a lovely view of the bay. Photos on the web site are completely true-to-form. Our hosts were warm, and informative. There's even a basket of detailed information for exploring this beautiful area. Given the opportunity, we'd definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ladies, it was a pleasure having you stay at Winkle Cottage and we are thrilled you enjoyed your stay!!
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Fantasic location

  • 5 of 5

This vacation was for our honeymoon and it was everything you could ask for. Beautiful location over looking the water. Very affordable for just two people. Driving to other towns was only a few minutes away.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for choosing Winkle for this special time. We hope to see you again!
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Beautiful cottage on Cobscook Bay

  • 5 of 5

A very clean and well appointed cottage with beautiful views. The Winkle cottage is a delightful place to relax and enjoy the cool weather and great seafood of "down East Maine". In a day of sightseeing you can easily visit such places as Acadia National Park one of America's gems. We especially appreciated the quick responses we received from Trisha when we called with questions while planning our trip. All and all a great week in a great cottage with great hosts!!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed you stay at Winkle. We try to provide a comfortable vacation experience for our guests, paying attention to their requests and questions during their stay. We enjoy meeting everyone who stays with us and hope that they will return on their next trip to Downeast. Thanks for visiting!
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Secluded quiet and pretty

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a country cottage getaway this is the perfect place. Very comfy, cozy and exceptionally clean. The owners were very helpful and friendly.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Winkle Cottage! Hope to see you again.
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The cottage was wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is clean, well kept, has great living space and beautiful views! It is very peacefu land off the beaten path, but nearby restaurants and activities. It was a great home base for our vacation. Trisha and Bob are delightful hosts, they offered up ideas of where to go and what to do and were so nice and helpful. We will definitely stay there during our next visit to the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed Winkle! We have put a lot of effort into offering an exceptional space for guests to enjoy -- a home away from home! We hope to see you return soon.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Eastport/Bangor/Portland/Bar Harbor
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Calias Country Club
Nearest Train
75 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
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Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Walk from property
Car: necessary

New cottage overlooking Cobscook Bay and offering spectacular ocean views of Lubec and the islands. Watch the local fishermen in the bay. This cottage is very private and off the beaten path, yet close to many activities including numerous state parks, whale watching, sunset cruises, deep sea fishing and diving. Take a ferry to the islands, to Canada or to Lubec for the Summer Keys. The stargazing at this location is wonderful! Sunsets beautiful! Local entertainment and great restaurants, ice cream and fresh lobster a mile away. Quiet. Peaceful. An artists' delight. Clamming at the shore is the best in the area. Sunrise Rails to Trails was voted by AMC Magazine as one of the top ten biking trails in the Northeast and has entrance points a few miles from this cottage. The trail goes along the coast for biking and walking. Historic Eastport is a just a short drive offering the opportunity of seeing a real working seaport boasting one of the deepest ports in all of the east coast. Local shops feature sea glass jewelry and local art, among many other interesting items made by local crafters and resident artists. Be sure to stop in to see Raye's Mustard, the oldest working mustard mill in the country. Hiking is wonderful in this area where you can visit West and East Quoddy Head Lights, Shackford Head Park and the Bold Coast trails for spectacular sites. This season enjoy access to the acreage across the street with a really spectacular view from your private deck.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150

We have a no pet/ no smoking policy. We love pets! However, many guests also have allergies and to make Winkle comfortable for all who stay, we enforce a "no pets" policy. Thank you for your understanding! Also, there is NO SMOKING in the cottage, around the cottage or on the grounds. NO SMOKING AT ALL. **You need to climb ten stairs to this cottage. Also, there is no swimming here. The water is very cold, but there is great swimming near by. Just ask"

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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