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

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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(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.


Lubec Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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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Incredibly Beautiful Lubec Home & Location - Classic Maine Waterfront -Five*****
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Winslow, ME

Secluded vacation getaway

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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. Sincerely, Diane and Chris
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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: June 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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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: July 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

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: July 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 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: October 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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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: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Diane Sarao
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 7, 2018

Why Diane Sarao chose Lubec

Elegant and peaceful!

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!


Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Easport and Campobello Island
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Campobello Island
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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