Two very different ocean front vacation cottages with panoramic
views on the scenic Atlantic coast of rural downeast Maine
~ Available as an off-season residential monthly rental ~
We are sad to report that effective as of July, 2005, use of this property
is no longer offered to the public as a vacation rental. A new state law
imposes government registration and new taxes on individuals who rent their
own cottage part time – with open threats of more to come as state
government aggressively moves to more heavily control and tax tourism and
tourists to feed its high spending. Undermining an old rural Maine tradition,
escalating state-imposed costs and intrusion only discourage proud private
owners from the unusual personal effort required to make a private home
of great personal value available to vacationers. One can hope for future
improvement in state policy but we cannot continue renting to the public
under current punitive trends.
This website is now retained (without extensive rewriting) for the benefit
of private guests and potential off–season monthly rental residents (for
which there are strict state requirements), although others are
of course welcome to see what could have been available and perhaps someday
will. Current trends in Maine government, however, make that highly unlikely.
The fact that this website has not been extensively rewritten to reflect this
state of affairs should not be construed as any offer as a vacation rental.
South Lubec Beach Cottage
is a restored antique cape on the sand beach in Lubec,
Maine. Only 75 feet from the ocean at high tide, the
cottage is secluded on six acres and overlooks the open sea,
the beach and the South Lubec Sand Bar bird Wildlife
Management Area, Quoddy Head, the Canadian Campobello
Island, and the historic "Spark Plug" Channel Lighthouse.
Moose Cove Cottage
is a glass-fronted oceanfront contemporary on the edge of 43
wooded acres, secluded where the forest and a small stream
meet the rocky, deep water shoreline of Moose Cove in South
Trescott, Maine. Only 125 feet from the ocean at high tide,
the cottage looks out at the open sea, Eastern Head &
Little Moose Island, and the Canadian Grand Manan Island.
are near the village of Lubec, Maine, the easternmost town in
the U.S. where the tides go up and down ~20 feet every day.
The cottages are six hours from Boston, two hours east of Acadia National
Park, and an hour from the nearest traffic light. This is the real
downeast Maine. If you're looking for crowds and talking plastic lobster
T-shirts, try Bar Harbor and the National Park farther down the coast.
Here in the Quoddy region of downeast Maine we have only seclusion and
peace and quiet.
Either of these East Coast escapes — each with its own unique
character and secluded ocean front setting on the Atlantic —
provides an invigorating vacation interlude surrounded by the
beauty of nature, sounds of lapping surf, the clear air, and the
quiet contemplation of Spring, Summer or Fall (or for the
adventurous, Winter). Lubec, Maine is at the southern end of the wild
Bay of Fundy and the Canadian Maritimes. The climate here is very
similar to Boston's so late summer and fall are particularly