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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Apr 18, 2015
House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 8 Sleeps

The Getaway has private access to the shore, great views, and a

widow’s watch topping 3 floors of space. The house has all the modern

conveniences—dishwasher, washer, dryer, 2 full baths, and 2 half

baths. Every floor takes in the elevated views of the bay. Special

views can be enjoyed either tucked away by yourself up in the widow’s

watch or relaxing with friends and family on the glass sun porch. If

you’d like to perch close to the water, walk down to the platform

with built in bench seats and stairs at the water’s edge. The main

floor has a spacious, modern, well equipped kitchen, cozy living area

with dramatic round window, and half bath. The ground floor has full

bath, sitting area with fold out love seat, a living/bedroom area

with comfortable fold out sofa, laundry facilities, and separate

entrance and large windows looking onto the back yard and the water.

The third floor houses two bedrooms and a bath and a half. A spiral

staircase winds up to the widow’s watch. NEW -- Broadband Interent with WiFi and Free Long Distance Phone Service! Turn over day is Sunday.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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4.8
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Johnson's Bay Getaway -- Great Views; Water Front
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7023220
-2077334748
Lubec Downeast and Acadia
5

Beautiful rustic home in a welcoming historic town

  • 5 of 5
The Johnson Bay Getaway is a very comfortable, cozy yet spacious home right on the water. Great views and very bright an airy. We loved in it Lubec - the people were very friendly and it was centrally located to a number of great spots in Canada and on the coast of Maine. Highly reccomend it!
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Johnson's Bay Getaway -- Great Views; Water Front
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7023220
-2077334748
Lubec Downeast and Acadia
4

Quirky, quiet, lovely views

  • 4 of 5
We spent a very relaxing and quiet several days here. The view over the bay is really lovely -- every morning I drank a cup of tea in the sunroom and watched the birds and the tides. The furniture is comfortable and the kitchen is well-equipped (though we did wish we'd brought a couple sharp knives with us). The tv gets NESN and ESPN so we could enjoy watching Red Sox games in the evening (the tv itself isn't great, but we didn't really mind). For larger groups, the vents between floors might be a problem because sound really travels. The only thing that would keep me from renting this place again was the bed in the master bedroom. Not only is the mattress very firm, but it's covered in a plastic sleeve, as are the pillows, which makes for hard, sticky sleep. Other than that, the property manager is great (very responsive and provides a helpful binder full of local information), the property is clean, and the location is as peaceful as you could wish for.
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Johnson's Bay Getaway -- Great Views; Water Front
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7023220
-2077334748
Lubec Downeast and Acadia
5

a wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5
We were very pleased with our first stay at the Johnsons Bay getaway. We (family of four) found it just right -- actually quite spacious -- for us. You could sleep 8 there, but it might be a tad crowded.

Key good points: a very well-stocked kitchen -- we cooked most nights or grilled on the deck. The house also had many books and games, which we did not take advantage of because the weather all week was glorious and we were constantly on the go outdoors. The furnishings are comfortable, and the property manager is accessible, helpful and just plain wonderful.

Some have mentioned the open grates, and yes, it does mean sound carries, etc. It wasn't a huge issue for us.

The house was clean and the photos, descriptions are very accurate. We did not feel misled in any way, as sometimes can happen with rentals. You may book with confidence here. We would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Johnson's Bay Getaway -- Great Views; Water Front
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7023220
-2077334748
Lubec Downeast and Acadia
5

A great play to stay

  • 5 of 5
We were very pleased with our first stay at the Johnsons Bay getaway. We (family of four) found it just right -- actually quite spacious -- for us. You could sleep 8 there, but it might be a tad crowded.

Key good points: a very well-stocked kitchen -- we cooked most nights or grilled on the deck. The house also had many books and games, which we did not take advantage of because the weather all week was glorious and we were constantly on the go outdoors. The furnishings are comfortable, and the property manager is accessible, helpful and just plain wonderful.

Some have mentioned the open grates, and yes, it does mean sound carries, etc. It wasn't a huge issue for us.

The house was clean and the photos, descriptions are very accurate. We did not feel misled in any way, as sometimes can happen with rentals. You may book with confidence here. We would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Johnson's Bay Getaway -- Great Views; Water Front
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7023220
-2077334748
Lubec Downeast and Acadia
Norwalk, CT, USA
5

Perfect base for an active week

  • 5 of 5
We put together a group of sea kayakers to explore the varied waters around Cobscook Bay, enjoying a variety of day paddles from Campobello to Machias and all the area has to offer: big tides, currents and reversing falls, porpoises, seals and whales. Our friends found accommodations ranging from rented cabins at Quoddy Bay to campsites in the nearby state park, but the few of us who stayed at Johnson's Bay found it the perfect base. It quickly became the preferred spot for a post-paddle "debriefing" of wine, beer and appetizers on the deck and screened porch overlooking the bay. That porch was our favorite, watching herons, eagles, scooters and hummingbirds while the tide flowed in and out.
As noted in other reviews, the kitchen was well supplied and we cooked many fine meals, while also going out for an occasional meal in Lubec.
We lucked out with the weather: apart from some expected fog on the water, days were clear and dry (and nights afforded a beautiful view of the Milky Way and, on two days, the Perseid meteor shower). Had we faced a rain day, the house would have provided many spaces to spread out such that some could have enjoyed a video or some music while others would find a quiet nook to read, write, or take a nap.
Put early risers in the upstairs bedrooms, for the sun streams in from dawn... the ground level rooms are better for those who want a quiet grotto to sleep in. The house is very clean and dry, but a word of warning to allergy sufferers that they might find the ground floor which is built on grade a little musty.
Highly recommended, and certainly our first choice on our next trip to Lubec.
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Johnson's Bay Getaway -- Great Views; Water Front
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7023220
-2077334748
Lubec Downeast and Acadia
Norwalk, CT, USA
5

Great base for an active vacation

  • 5 of 5
We put together a group of sea kayakers to explore the varied waters around Cobscook Bay, enjoying a variety of day paddles from Campobello to Machias and all the area has to offer: big tides, currents and reversing falls, porpoises, seals and whales. Our friends found accommodations ranging from rented cabins at Quoddy Bay to campsites in the nearby state park, but the few of us who stayed at Johnson's Bay found it the perfect base. It quickly became the preferred spot for a post-paddle "debriefing" of wine, beer and appetizers on the deck and screened porch overlooking the bay. That porch was our favorite, watching herons, eagles, scooters and hummingbirds while the tide flowed in and out.
As noted in other reviews, the kitchen was well supplied and we cooked many fine meals, while also going out for an occasional meal in Lubec.
We lucked out with the weather: apart from some expected fog on the water, days were clear and dry (and nights afforded a beautiful view of the Milky Way and, on two days, the Perseid meteor shower). Had we faced a rain day, the house would have provided many spaces to spread out such that some could have enjoyed a video or some music while others would find a quiet nook to read, write, or take a nap.
Put early risers in the upstairs bedrooms, for the sun streams in from dawn... the ground level rooms are better for those who want a quiet grotto to sleep in. The house is very clean and dry, but a word of warning to allergy sufferers that they might find the ground floor which is built on grade a little musty.
Highly recommended, and certainly our first choice on our next trip to Lubec.
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children

Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bangor International at 100 Miles Nearest Barpub : Annabelle's at 4 Miles Nearest Ferry : Campobello Island at 6 Miles Nearest Golf : Herring Cove at 6 Miles Nearest Motorway : Route 1 at 14 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Water Street Tavern at 4 Miles Nearest Beach : Mowry Beach at 4 Miles Car: necessary

Lubec is situated at the easternmost point of land in the continental

U.S. You will discover miles of sandy beach, bold coastal cliffs,

peat bogs, rain forest, wildflower meadows, and abundant wildife.

Enjoy local whale watch tours, history and nature tours, puffin

tours, and reknowned birding sites. Visit three state parks,

Roosevelt-Campobello International Park, Moosehorn National Wildlife

refuge, and the many scenic hiking trails in the area. Go deep sea

fishing or take an evening sail aboard a tall ship. Visit 4

lighthouses, including West Quoddy Head, one of the most photographed

lighthouses in the country. The kids will enjoy the local playground,

parks, and swimming areas. History buffs will note that the first

naval battle of the Revolutionary War was fought in nearby

Machiasport. Maine's own 'Cannery Row' once lined the shores of Lubec

with sardine canning factories and herring smokehouses. You'll find

it all here -- friendly people, abundant wildife, rich history, and

spectacular scenery. You won't find pollution, traffic, or crowds.

Availability

From $121 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2015
May 17 2015 - Jun 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
$175
$750
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 28 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
Fall 2015
Aug 30 2015 - Nov 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$175
$750
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Pet Fee $50 + Tax
  • Refundable damage deposit $50
  • Tax Rate 8.0%

One half rent due to place reservation. Remaining rent, tax, and $300 refundable damage deposit ($350 damage deposit for pets) due 6 weeks in advance of stay. Damage deposit is returned promptly after your stay. Payment by personal check preferred. Payment by PayPal possible if necessary; inquire for PayPal payment details.

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Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing

Floor Area

  • 1800 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, En suite in Master bedroom. Top floor.
  • Bathroom 2 - tub, Room w/ only a tub in it-for the bath takers in the group.
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower, On bottom floor.
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, On main floor.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, Master Bedroom Suite. Top Floor.
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double, 1 twin/ single, Bunk Bed: full bottom/single top. In open landing area.
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single, Single room on bottom floor.
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 sleep sofa /futon, Queen fold out sofa; single fold out chair. Botttom floor.

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • High Speed Internet with WiFi Private access to shore via stairs w/ built in bench seats to take in the view. Widow's watch atop the third floor for fantastic views. Glassed in sunroom and open air deck overlooking water. Full Kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, coffee pot, blender, crock pot, toaster, toaster oven, and all cooking and dining utensils. 2 full baths; 2 half baths; sleeps 8 on three floors of space. Cable TV/VCR/DVD Free Long Distance phone service. Washer and dryer. Bed and bath linen provided. Sorry, no smokng indoors.

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