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Valerie Brown

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Secluded Log Style Cabin Situated On The Edge Of A Beautiful Tidal Cove

14 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Canada Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Well Equipped, Seaside Hideaway

Located in the Welshpool section of Campobello, overlooking 'Harbour Delutre,' stands our cabin, which we have named 'Gull Cove' because of the abundant amount of seagulls who visit each day, along with all of the water fowl. The cabin can sleep 5. Our cabin has two bedrooms, each with their own full bath. One bedroom has a king size bed, the other twin beds and a fold out couch. Both bedrooms have doors leading outside and both overlook the cove. The cabin is bright and sunny with a beautiful view from every room in the house, as well as our very special screened porch. The porch is equipped with a table and chairs for outdoor dining, as well as rocking chairs to relax any time of the day. The living room is very cozy and has double doors that open to the porch. The property has a 30-40ft drop to the water therefore not suitable for young children unless accompanied by an adult at all times. Small well behaved pet welcome. By choice, there is no TV or Internet. When there, our choice is to leave the worries of the world behind us, enjoy the beauty that surrounds us, catch up on reading or just sit, enjoy and allow our minds and bodies to relax. There is accommodation for DVD's, with large diverse library of movies. Also a variety of CD's, books, magazines, and board games. The kitchen is fully equipped including electric range, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washer and dryer. There is also a charcoal BBQ, which is stored on the porch and must be moved outside for cooking. The cabin is in a private setting well off the street and surrounded by trees as well as the lovely views as mentioned. The cabin does have radiant heat if needed. Cell phone reception is poor to non-existent. We do provide a land phone for emergency use only as we have a large family back in the states. Calls from the land phone to anywhere on the island and to Lubec are no charge, however, calling anywhere outside of that area is extremely expensive. Therefore we would require a $50.00 phone use fee, which will be returned in full if phone is not used outside of the Campobello/Lubec area. If the phone is used outside of that area, we will rebate accordingly. There is positively NO SMOKING in cabin or anywhere on property. We've grown weary of the constant clean up of cigarette butts.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Valerie Brown (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Valerie Brown

We are Hiram and Valerie Brown. We reside in Rockland, Maine except when we are in the land of enchantment at our cabin. Hiram has been a life-long resident of Rockland, Camden, Rockport area and I, having been born and raised in Long Branch, NJ, moved to Maine in 1974 continuing my work in the medical field as manager of the chemotherapy unit at our local hospital for 25 years. Hiram continues as a master electrician. Our grown children and grandchildren reside in Maine, NH, NY. During the years since we built our cabin, we've spent many happy hours enjoying all that it has to offer, as well as the spectacular beauty of the island and its residents. We continue to go to the island often, even through the winter. We enjoy the American Thanksgiving holiday there each year with friends from home and friends from the island. We have no doubt that you will enjoy your vacation in our cabin. We're so happy to share it with you and hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Valerie Brown purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Valerie Brown chose Canada

Prior to purchasing the land on Campobello, we visited the island at least once a year for several years. In 2001, while staying on the island, one day we just rode around and pulled into this driveway. It opened to the beautiful view of Harbour DeLoutre and we were sold! We found that it was for sale and purchased it. The following year we built the cabin.

What makes this cabin unique

We fell in love with the property and then our cabin. The views, the tides, the wild life all spectacular. We have done a great deal of traveling in the states and Europe, but have never found any place that took our breath away like this lovely cottage that we call "Gull Cove" and the gorgeous, refreshing, magical, uncomplicated, island of Campobello.

Reviews

5
based on 14 traveler reviews

Secluded Log Style Cabin Situated On The Edge Of A Beautiful Tidal Cove
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Flemington, New Jersey
5

Everything and more

  • 5 of 5

I had learned of Campobello Island from reading about Eleanor Roosevelt. I became enchanted with the idea of the place and set out to find a place to stay. Gull Cottage had just what we were looking for. My husband and I spent a lovely week with our pup Sadie whom we knew had borrowed time due to cancer. We created terrific memories there taking her everywhere with us; Head Harbor Light, Roosevelt Provincial Park and trails, Herring Cove, Deer Island ferry and on to St. Andrews. Oh, and those sunsets! What a great place to visit and stay. When we return, it will be to Gull Cottage. Thank you Valerie!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Gull Cover

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay! We have been coming to the island for almost 40 years and this place was I ever of the best we've stayed at. Definetly booking again!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unbelievably Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Finding Gull Cove was a bit of an effort, but well worth it. The gravel roads and surrounding forest are mostly undeveloped. The place is totally private. Watching the tides come in and out was mesmerizing. From the front porch, we saw bald eagles, a woodpecker and, of course, sea gulls. Two rabbits visited every night, too, and hardly seemed bothered by us. We didn't want to leave, but when we did explore the island, we found that we had lucked into what we considered the most beautiful spot. In spite of the seclusion, it is actually very close to the Roosevelt National Park, Herring Cove Park, Family Fisheries and the Deer Island Ferry. The cottage was clean and well-appointed and is larger than the photos indicate. The layout afforded views of the water from all rooms. I immediately ditched the book I brought for one of the ones in the bookshelf. My husband and daughter enjoyed the eclectic selection of movies. If you want to chill, relax and unwind, this is the place. Do bring groceries and beverages.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the glowing review of our cabin. We absolutely agree that "Gull Cove" is the most beautiful spot on the island. Not only the stunning view, but the peace and quiet that surrounds you when you're there, which allows you to discover and appreciate the abundant wildlife, along with the coming and going tide, which indeed is "mesmerizing." I'm pleased that you found one of our books interesting and that your husband and daughter enjoyed the movies. Hopefully you'll return to Campobello during some future visit to the Northeast. Should you do so, we'd love to welcome you back to "Gull Cove." Thank you again for including our cabin in your vacation plans and for the very kind review. Valerie
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DITTO!

  • 5 of 5

In reading the other reviews- I can totally agree with everything everyone else has written! Beautiful home, lovely quiet spot- I even saw the reflection of the stars on the cove at night! The home was warm when it got cold and the porch was fabulous on the warm days!Tea with Eleanor was a treat- as was the Eagle Hill Bog walk! We saw whales off the banks of the lighthouse. You can't go wrong with the place!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guest, Thank you so much for the wonderful "DITTO" review that you gave our cabin. We're so happy to know that you not only enjoyed your visit, but also, all that the cabin, as well as its site, has to offer. I was particularly impressed that you got to see the reflection of the stars in the cove. On many evenings, not only will one see the reflection of the stars but even the clouds and moon, and, when the moon is full, it is beyond spectacular. Obviously you also enjoyed the porch, which is our favorite place to be. There is so much to see between the sea life, the vast variety of birds, inclusive of the splendid eagles, and the remarkable tides. Tea with Eleanor has been a hit from its inception and extremely informative. Thank you again and should you choose to consider "Gull Cove" for a future visit, we'll be more than happy to welcome you.
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5

GULL COVE a TREASURE!

  • 5 of 5

We have never been disappointed in a rental from Home Away. Gull Cove was no exception, and surely ranks in one of our favorites, if not THE favorite in its category. Valerie and Hiram have put thought, energy, and work into providing every comfort for their guests. Everything was clean. The kitchen is well supplied with cooking equipment, utensils, and appliances. The beds are comfortable with excellent lights for reading, and likewise the greatroom and screened in porch with plenty of seating. Books and DVD's are ample and wide ranging. The owners provided excellent information: directions, arrival and departure checklists, and touring suggestions. The site is private, and the view is gorgeous with the changing light and weather. Although Gull Cove is a modern log cabin, the Island itself is a step back in time. We enjoyed exploring Campobello Island with no crowds or traffic! The music at Fog Fest was great, the Roosevelts' home and 'Tea with Eleanor' was a learning experience, East Quoddy Light was a challenge for us but well worth the effort. Fortunately the border wasn't a challenge: one to three cars each time we crossed! We recommend Gull Cove to anyone looking for a change of pace getaway!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much to my Maryland guests for the glowing review of "Gull Cove." There is nothing more complimentary to Hiram and I than to hear that the cottage was found to be comfortable and welcoming. Clean and well equipped are also welcome words to hear. Obviously you took advantage and enjoyed the many amenities of the island as well. It truly is an enchanted and magnificent place to relax and enjoy the unhurried, non-electronic world. Thank you again for the kind words.
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Even the teenagers did not complain!

  • 5 of 5

The house was lovely and the view fantastic! Everything was as Valerie described. Bringing your own groceries was great advice. We enjoyed the Roosevelt house and trails.The beach at Herring Cove was great -- the sand was soft, although the water was cold, the kids had a great time following the river from the lake, across the beach and into the bay. We had 2 days of rain, and while my husband and I sat on the porch looking at the changing view (It was amazing how it changed with the tide, weather and time of day!) the kids enjoyed the extensive movie collection, Chinese checkers and scrabble. Family Fisheries was a great place to eat, but it is bring your own wine. It was peaceful to be without cell service and internet. We had a great time, it was very relaxing and the house was clean, neat and had all the necessities. Cannot wait to plan another visit. Definitely worth the trip from New York.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to the Dodd family for the very lovely review of our cottage. We strive to keep "Gull Cove" a warm, comfortable, clean and welcome cottage to ensure vacation relaxation for our guests. Additionally, it seems always true that when our guests discover Campobello Island, it's easy to allow our electronic world to remain silent during their visit. "Getting back to nature" is not just a phrase when visiting the magnificent island of Campobello. Wonderful to hear that even your teens enjoyed their vacation. It's so nice that they appreciate being with family as well as the beauty of their surroundings, and, even board games. We'll very much look forward to your visit in the future. There is no greater compliment than the return visits of our guests. Many thanks, H & V
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Lubec, Maine
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Ferry to Deer Island, Canada, Eastport, ME
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Herring Cove Provincial Park & Golf
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
189, US route 1
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Family Fisheries on the island, more in Lubec, ME
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Herring Cove Provincial Park
Car: necessary

This log cabin style cottage is located on the unique and spectacular island of Campobello and offers glorious sunrises and sunsets. Witness foggy days or nights and go to sleep with the lull of fog horns around and near the island. Observe seals, a large variety of ducks, great blue herons, eagles, as well as many other varieties of birds from your rocking chair on the long screened porch. You can also enjoy meals and/or beverages on the screened porch which has an outdoor dining set. On your computer, type in Bay of Fundy to learn about the highest tides in the world and then come to Campobello and see for yourself. Tide rises and falls 8-10ft per hour. It's truly amazing to watch. Attractions include the former summer home of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, now a museum and within the 2800 acre Roosevelt Campobello International Park, which is supported by both USA and Canada, the only one of its kind in the world. A new feature is "Tea With Eleanor," highly popular with locals and guests as well. There are numerous hiking trails within the park with breathtaking views of the ocean and with benches and picnic facilities throughout. While a guest on this splendid island, enjoy friendly, very helpful locals, visit beautiful mile long Herring Cove, which has a sand and pebble beach for swimming or beach combing, play at the 9 hole provincial golf course located high above the sea with breathtaking views. Enjoy kayaking, canoeing, bicycling, hiking, fishing, bird watching, whale watching tours on Passamaquoddy Bay, gift shops, Head Harbor Lighthouse, where at low tide you can walk on the bottom of the sea. There are also trails and picnic tables at the lighthouse location. You will be asked for a $5.00 preservation donation and $10.00 to tour the lighthouse. Stop in and enjoy a delicious meal at Family Fisheries, pick up a picnic lunch or ice cream from their take out. A new restaurant on island, "Fireside," for wonderful food, licensed bar, and spectacular views of the bay and Eastport, Maine. You can ferry across the bay to Eastport, Maine and visit charming shops and restaurants, or drive over the FDR bridge to Lubec, Maine, also with many interesting shops and restaurants and a candy shop located just out of the center with mouthwatering chocolates and beautiful handmade clothing and jewelry as well as other interesting and unysual items. In Lubec you will also find West Quoddy Head light, the eastern most point of land in the USA, also with hiking paths and picnic tables. There are no gas stations located on Campobello, however, there is one in Lubec. There is also a medical facility located in Lubec. Most of all, and our personal favorite, is the peace and tranquility of Campobello Island, as well as the spectacular beauty, and the helpful, warm, and wonderful people. You will find our cottage, "Gull Cove" a welcome hideaway from our harried, electronic world. So, whether you choose to remain at the cabin or go out and about, your home away from home will always welcome you back offering beautiful surroundings, comfort, peace, tranquility, spectacular views, as well as non-stop entertainment with our friends of the sea and air, not to mention the amazing tides.

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Rates & Availability

Campobello Island Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,050
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $200
REFUNDABLE phone fee $50
Pet Fee $50

Rates are subject to change until signing of Rental Agreement. Please be aware that there is ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING in the cabin or anywhere on the property. Our cabin is very special to us and we encourage relaxation, joyful days, and comfort for our guests. We request that our cabin be taken care of during your occupancy just as you would your own home. It truly is a "home away from home."

1/2 each: rental fee, security deposit, cleaning fee, phone fee, in US dollars - at signing of rental agreement balance due one month before taking occupancy.

EXAMPLE: SUMMER RATE per week: 1/2 each rental fee, security deposit, cleaning fee, phone fee: $687.50 due at signing - $687.50 bal due. & dog fee

4 nights discussed at booking

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Amenities

Canada Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 -
  • There is a full bathroom in each bedroom. The master bathroom is very roomy and has a large stall shower with seats. The second bathroom is smaller and has a regular stall shower. There is a hair dryer in each bathroom. We do not supply toiletries.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • There are two bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king size bed and the second bedroom has twin beds. There is also a fold out bed in the second bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
A peaceful, comfortable, home away from home.

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