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Diane Sarao

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english

Incredibly Beautiful Lubec Home & Location - Classic Maine Waterfront -Five*****

11 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Lubec Cottage Rental Photos and Description

On The Water Lubec ~ Architect Shingle Style Design Incredibly Peaceful Setting

Welcome to THE HELM, a unique, handcrafted, new Post & Beam beautiful shingle style 'cottage' on the water in Lubec. Five Star rated property! Set among the spruce and fir trees this expansive home sits on a point of land overlooking spectacular South Bay. Views of the water throughout the house. Within a short distance you can be at the Lubec Channel Lighthouse, Reversing Falls, Campobello Island, West Quoddy Head State Park, and the Lubec Sand Beach. This 3,500 sq foot home is elegant, warm and inviting, whether you are indoors or on the lovely porch overlooking the bay. 2 Spacious Bedrooms( one king and one queen) and a loft for extra company( 4 extra queen beds) make this an ideal 2-couple or family rental home. Enjoy biking, kayaking, fishing, whale watching, bird watching, scenic drives, beach combing, and of course LOBSTERS, and much more! Voted one of the best places to live in Maine by Down East Magazine March 2016! Email for details.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Diane Sarao (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Why Diane Sarao chose Downeast and Acadia

Elegant and peaceful!

What makes this cottage unique

Incredible sunsets. Watch the tides. Pick mussels at low tide. Watch and listen to the wildlife. Pick blueberries when in season. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings!

Reviews

5
based on 11 traveler reviews

Incredibly Beautiful Lubec Home & Location - Classic Maine Waterfront -Five*****
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Exceptional and Breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

My husband and two boys (7 and 13) had an incredible time. Very well equipped home with all the necessities one would need! Very clean and is obvious owners pay a lot of attention to the detail. The location is remote and incredibly scenic, which is exactly what we needed. The sunsets were beyond breathtaking! We had the opportunity to be greeted twice daily by two seals. We even saw a family of porcupine, which is a treat in itself when you're from the city. Diane was extremely responsive from the moment we booked The Helm. Her property manager was AMAZING. We ended up arriving in the area when it was pitch black and low on gas. She was extremely helpful in trying to help us! (NOTE: GPS goes dead and the house can be difficult to locate if there is no sunshine. Print out directions and have gas in the tank before entering the area in the p.m.) During the day, we sought adventure but wound down at night by sitting near the water, playing cards, ping pong, and foosball. We went into the small town of Lubec, crossed over into Canada to visit and walked through Roosevelt’s home (beautiful with history that even my boys found interesting). East Quoddy Lighthouse is awesome (but must not be fearful of ladders). Monica’s Chocolates has wonderful customer service and yummy! Definitely pricey but the owner takes much pride in her shop and ensures top-notch service. The Inn On The Wharf was a decent restaurant for us picky eaters. The wait staff was very attentive and the meal was extremely reasonable. I would go again if in the area. All the little shops are a must but Eastport Breakwater Gallery is a must. The owner and his wife have such amazing talent and he is a wonderful man. Loved his work and you can find items that are reasonably priced. Baxter State Park is a tad of a haul but a definite must! $14 for the day and was able to view the sites of a moose. Polar Treat near Perry, Maine has the best ice cream ever! West Quoddy Head Light is a great walk and beautiful shoreline. Kids loved it! The ONLY “improvements”, which would not affect my five-star rating: The loft has four air mattresses (not beds). Also, I would not allow my children to stargaze in their upstairs viewing area only because it can lead to a fall if one is not careful. However, boys listened and were able to see AMAZING stars just be sitting on their deck!

Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan, I am so glad you found everything satisfactory and your stay was exceptional! Please come and visit us again in the near future. We will have to check out some of your suggested places to go like Polar Treat and the Eastport Gallery. Thank you for your wonderful review. Diane and Chris
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5

Private retreat in a rugged landscape

  • 5 of 5

If u haven't been to Maine before , this is the way to go. Lubec is a scenic little town where u can kayak, hike, bike, eat fresh lobster, and see your share of lighthouses and eagles. As for the house, has all the amenities u need and then some. Beautiful, clean, private, spacious, and wow what a View from the deck. Keep your eyes open for seals. We had a great week.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your vacation. It is always nice to hear what our customers experience. Thank you for your wonderful comments. Please come again. Diane and Chris
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Austin, Texas
5

Simply the Best!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Helm for 2 weeks and that was not long enough! The secluded, peaceful location was exactly what we were looking for, and the house was beyond our expectations. It is huge and very well equipped for our stay. Everything was spotless and smelled fresh and wonderful. The bathrooms and laundry facilities were very spacious and clean. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare nice meals and boil up some lobsters, which we did!!

Our favorite thing was the waterfront! We ate meals out on the balcony and watched the beautiful sunsets every night - must have taken a hundred pictures. We saw a bald eagle one day and seals swimming around almost every day. We had an equal number of days that we either took little excursions and hiked or stayed at the house and read books, painted, played ping pong, foosball, board games, card games, horseshoes, or sometimes just took a nap. Absolutely perfect!

Diane and Chris were great to work with and very responsive to any questions we had. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your trip! Please come back and visit again.
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5

AWESOME!

  • 5 of 5

The Helm is in a completely private and absolutely beautiful location!

This luxury wood home is sparkling clean, very spacious and well appointed. During the day, it's windows (and windows are everywhere!) offer breathtaking views of the ocean, woodlands and wildlife. At night, the pitch black sky is highlighted with the brightest stars we've ever seen.

This is an extraordinary vacation spot! We thank the kind owners, Diane and Chris, for sharing their special place with us!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your kind words and please come and visit the Helm again. Chris and Diane
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5

Lovely quiet seclusion -- ditto other reviewers

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at The Helm and enjoyed every peaceful minute. Such great space....we were able to host with ease my daughter and her friends (all Lubec locals) to several fun dinners.... and managed to cook 4 Maine blueberry pies in the process...priceless!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Telford, PA
5

Peaceful, Secluded and Picturesque

  • 5 of 5

“The Helm” provided the perfect home base for our family vacation. The post and beam home itself is beautiful with lovely décor and furnishings and thoughtful amenities. The serene setting couldn’t be more perfect, so secluded and right on the water with amazing views from early sunrise through the starry night. It’s true about the scent of the air being so good you want to bottle it! We spent mornings drinking coffee on the swing by the water watching for wildlife and then collecting mussels and periwinkles for dinner. We saw otters on two occasions, cormorants, and one morning a huge bald eagle just hanging out on the dock. Evenings, we enjoyed drinks on the deck, cooked our morning's "catch" along with lobster picked up from HD & Son’s Seafood, and had fires outside under the stars. We thoroughly enjoyed relaxing at the house, listening to music, playing games or watching movies.

Beyond the house, the tiny picturesque town of Lubec is delightful. We visited Quoddy Lighthouse and took the coastal walk along Maine’s rocky cliff coast. We combed Lubec Beach for sea glass. Campobello Island has tons to do- you’ll find the Visitors’ Center provides great information. At low tide we walked across to Head Harbour Lighthouse which looks out over the Bay of Fundy and is noted as “the most photographed lighthouse in the world.” We drove the “Quoddy Loop,” a lovely day’s adventure from Campobello to Deer Island via car ferry to watch “Old Sow,” the whirlpool which develops before high tide and brings with it an exquisite display of birds, seals and porpoises who seem to celebrate the turbulent water. From there another car ferry takes you to New Brunswick mainland for a short drive to the charming seaside town of Saint Andrews, then back to Lubec via the mainland. In Roosevelt Campobello Int'l Park we toured the historic FDR summer cottages and enjoyed tea and an outstanding presentation on Eleanor Roosevelt. There are many scenic areas with incredible views and the peat bog walk where we learned about the bog and saw moose tracks- as close as we got to the real thing! Also from Campobello we took Island Cruises’ whale watching trip - just 6 of us and our guide, Capt. Mackie. We saw minke whales, porpoises, lots of harbor and grey seals and a bald eagle nest with two young eaglets.

Many thanks to Diane who was such a responsive and helpful host. We loved our stay at The Helm and our adventures in the area and would happily return and recommend it to others!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are ao glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Helm! Thank you for such a wonderful review and please do come visit again .Thank you for sharing your adventure. Chris and Diane
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Bangor
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Lubec
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Easport and Campobello Island
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Campobello Island
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Lubec
Car: necessary

Points of interest: Quoddy Head State Park, West Quoddy Head Light, Roosevelt Campobello International Park, Old Sow Whirlpool, Rays's Mustard Mill, Moosehorn National Wildlife refuge, Bay Of Fundy, Island Grand Manan, Canada and Whale Watching. Eastport, Roque Bluffs, ( consider listing # 4086453 to be closer to Roque Bluffs), Acadia National Park ( two hour drive).

Cutler, hiking trails all around!

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Rates & Availability

Lubec Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
fall
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,600
 
 
spring
May 13 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,600
 
 
summer
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Lubec Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • 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 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Lovely clawfoot tub
    Second Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , On the ground level floor near family room & second bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • MASTER BEDROOM - 1 king , Beautiful water views
    Loft - 4 queen
    BEDROOM #2 - 1 queen
  • Attached Master Bathroom with soaking tub, tiled shower, toilet and porcelain sink.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming

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