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 double) and a loft for extra company( 4 extra queen air beds) make this an ideal 2-couple or family rental home. Enjoy biking, kayaking(available to rent in the area), 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.
On The Water Lubec ~ Architect Shingle Style Design Incredibly Peaceful Setting
Why Diane Sarao chose Lubec
Elegant and peaceful! Non smoking and no pet odor. Extremely clean and roomy. Beautiful views 24/7
What makes this Cottage unique
Incredible sunsets. Watch the tides. Pick mussels at low tide. Hike, bike, kayak. Watch and listen to the wildlife. Pick blueberries when in season. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We had an ideal week in this beautiful house on the water! The house was fully equipped and very comfortable. We hope to return some day!
Great place to stay and enjoy Lubec
As you turn into the driveway “The Helm” is an impressive spacious home on its own point overlooking an expanse of water and wilderness. The home is comfortable, well appointed and decorated. We particularly enjoyed all of the the Navy memorabilia since we are from Navy families. The back deck was very pleasant for eating our meals and watching for wildlife and tide changes. The basket of travel info and brochures was very helpful, and we enjoyed our trips to Campobello, Quoddy Head lighthouse and a nature/whale boat trip with Down East Charters. One trip to Monica’s Chocolates resulted in a second stop because we loved the dark chocolate/blueberry candy. The Helm is about a 15/20 minutes from Lubec but worth the drive to enjoy this very special place.
I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and were pleased with the accommodations!! Please come visit again and recommend your friends and family. Go Navy beat Army!
Secluded vacation getaway
Perfect get away ! Beautiful location to watch the changing tides and explore the ocean front. Home is very comfortable and offers many activities, games to keep our family of five busy. Also convenient to visit various area sites in both Maine and New Brunswick.
Dear Hatt family,
Thank you for your king review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We think it is a very enchanting place to be. Please come and visit again.
Diane and Chris
Private retreat in a rugged landscape
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.
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
Simply the Best!!!
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.
Thank you for your wonderful comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your trip! Please come back and visit again.
Exceptional and Breathtaking
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!
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
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!