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Walk To Lubec's Mowry Beach & Boardwalk and Downtown Restaurants, Retreat Here!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights


About the property

Easy Walk To Beach, Lubec Restaurants, Shops, View Of Bay, Artists Welcome!

You will have a mudroom entrance, kitchen, living room, bedroom, practice room or studio room and extra room to spread out. (There is a single bed in the writing room if a second bed is needed). In the afternoon, the downstairs common room is operated as an art gallery so you can also enjoy the original art. We rent this suite of rooms to one party at a time or can be combined with the SparkPlug Suite for larger groups requiring 3 or more bedrooms. There is a pleasant backyard with your choice of seating areas to view the Lubec Sparkplug, the international bridge, and the Lubec Channel. Please note the kitchen is on the ground floor and the rest of this unit is on the second floor so be sure you can navigate stairs.

If you are an artist, you can use one of the bedrooms upstairs as a temporary studio space. We encourage long term summer rentals and offer nightly(3 night minimum), weekly, and monthly rates. Consider this lodging if you are a SummerKeys music student or SummerBrushes or Paint Campobello painting student! We love the area and are happy to share our knowledge and experience with you.

Please ask questions if something about this home or its policies is unclear. This would be a good home base if you are considering purchasing a summer home or relocating to the area.

This listing is only suitable for adults and we do not allow pets. There are no exceptions to this rule so please don't ask.

We are booking for summer 2016 so consider booking now! July and August are popular, however, my favorite months are June and September so consider those as well.

We try to provide everything for your comfort including potholders, coffee, coffee filters, teas, space heaters, fans, extra towels, and other items. If anything could be included that is not currently provided, please provide us constructive feedback to us in person and we will try to change the situation as soon as is possible.

More Details

Trina Stephenson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2017

About Trina Stephenson

We are artists and operate Friar's Bay Studio Gallery on Campobello Island and the Artists Retreat Studio Gallery in Lubec. We live in the Sedona, AZ area in the winter so we enjoy year round great weather for plein air painting. We also offer plein air painting workshops through SummerBrushes and Paint Campobello.

Trina Stephenson purchased this house in 2012

Why Trina Stephenson chose Downeast and Acadia

Great downtown location. Walk everywhere and enjoy Summerkeys and Summerbrushes. Nature Conservancy Beach and Boardwalk just a few blocks away called Mowry Beach. You will fall in love with this quiet area of Downeast Maine. Lubec is central to a great deal of publicly owner waterfront with great hiking trails.

What makes this house unique

We have wonderful cliffside chairs in the back yard from which you can see the International Bridge and the Grand Manan Channel and the Lubec Sparkplug. The house is a traditional cape from the 1860's with a very nice floor plan.


Lubec House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , large bathroom with openable window
  • Traditional bathroom with openable window. Newer toilet and lots of shelving.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 3 - Set up as sitting room with no bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , This can also be used as a writing room for those on retreat
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , This has a memory foam mattress. Maximum 2 adults, Upstairs
  • A 4th bedroom can be used as a music or painting studio. The bedroom with the single bed would make a nice writing studio as it has a small writing desk.
  • Books ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
If you are an artist, there is the opportunity to sell your work in the Gallery while you stay here. We encourage seasonal rentals. Lubec is a quiet town with lots of waterfront and a nice beach and boardwalk to discover.


2/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Walk To Lubec's Mowry Beach & Boardwalk and Downtown Restaurants, Retreat Here!
average rating of 2.0 based on 1 reviews

House had the bare Essentials

  • 2 of 5

The property was clean and well maintained, but could have have had a few extra things like pot holders. The Lady was very nice, and welcomed us, answered all of our questions. The house suited our needs for while we were here, as we were out and about during the day while her gallery is open. But the time we did spend there wasn't very comfortable, as the house had no television, no radio, no heat, no washer &dryer.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unwarranted response as they indicated everything was wonderful during their stay and I saw them every day of their 7 day visit. In response, I have a portable space heater for guest use. Central heat is not needed during the months the rental is available. It was in the 70's and 80's when this guest was in residence in mid August. I informed the guests before they came that there was no washer and dryer and I don't believe this amenity is needed unless someone is spending more time in the area. I offered to do their laundry or they could have used my washer and dryer if it was necessary. A washer and dryer also is not listed as an amenity in the listing so please review the listing before you decide to choose mine or any accommodation to avoid any unrealistic expectations. The property is meant to be a retreat and we do provide high speed wireless internet. There is a small portable radio stored on the shelf in the writing room and 2 silicone pot holders are sitting on the counter in the kitchen. I wish this reviewer had asked me where they were when I was there rather than complain about it after the fact if they could not see them or did not know what they were. Television is not something that I personally own or believe in and again this is supposed to be a retreat from the world. News, weather and email and other forms of entertainment is available via the high speed wireless if you are so inclined. The guests that will be happiest in my accommodation are nature lovers who are coming to enjoy the public lands or artists, musicians or writers who want to use the extra space to do some creative work. Please ask questions if you are my guests. I am always happy to answer any and all questions about what you might expect to do in the area and what you will find in the way of amenities at the Artists Retreat. I answer all inquiries respectfully and in a short time frame. A bad review can be hurtful, and I do not believe this was warranted as the listing is as described. View each guest review on the site with healthy scepticism as I have personally been offered ten percent off my next stay in exchange for a good review. Thank you for considering my accommodation as an informed guest and I would love to host you in Lubec, Maine in 2015!
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Roosevelt Campobello International Park
West Quoddy Head Lighthouse
East Quoddy Head Light
"Best web site giving information about the area around Lubec, Maine and Campobello Island, NB."
Bayside Chocolates
"Good home made chocolate made by locals."
Lubec Landmarks Inc
"Great local non profit trying to save the smokehouses on the waterfront. They operate a ver..."
Friar's Bay Studio Gallery
"Display the work of noted plein air painter, Michael Chesley Johnson. He also teaches 4 day..."
Nearest Airport
115 Miles
Bangor International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Cohill's Irish Pub 4 blocks
Nearest Ferry
0.3 Miles
5 blocks to Eastport, Maine
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Campobello Island Herring Cove
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
US Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
4 blocks
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
3 blocks to Mowry Beach
Car: necessary

Roosevelt Campobello International Park across the international bridge less than 1 mile away. Lubec is the easternmost town in the U.S.A., in Washington County, Maine. Wonderful location for the photographer, artist or nature lover. Peaceful and quiet, no traffic lights, no franchises, restaurants with home cooking... Walk the beaches and collect sea glass, rose hips or driftwood. Visit artist studios or enjoy a wonderful hike. Cook lobsters or enjoy a lobster roll while watching the seals in the Lubec Channel cavort. Visit the 3 local scenic lighthouses: East Quoddy, West Quoddy and Mulholland lighthouses. Take a whalle watch or go deep sea fishing. Do some ocean kayaking, write a book or just read a book! Enjoy the peacefulness the area provides. Do not come expecting traffic, lots of nightlife, more restaurant choices than you could possibly ever try. There is a growing music scene here that you might want to investigate, however.


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
Summer 2017
May 23 2017 - Oct 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
International Marathon
Jun 23 2017 - Jun 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning fee $30
Tax Rate 9.0%

Refunds are not available except in extraordinary circumstances. Please do your research in advance. No pets or children. Art Gallery will be operated several afternoons per week in July and August in the common downstairs room in exchange for the very reasonable rates charged. High speed internet included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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