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Beach House Little Dipper Harbour Oceanfront Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, 4 Sleeps

Delight in 1000 feet of your own private and pristine beach on the everchanging Bay of Fundy, neighbored by quaint fishing villages and home to many species of migratory birds. Watch great herons wade in the tidal pools awaiting their catch of the day see eagles soar overhead. Share the view with our local band of hummingbirds On most afternoons playful seals come into the bay at high tide and cavort right before your eyes. The water remains navigable by kayak or canoe for several hours. The beach is sandy and stretches the entire length of the cove. At high tide the ocean is just steps from your front door, easily accessible by foot, young and old alike. Walk the ocean floor at low tide and marvel at what the tide has brought in You can relax on the balcony and watch your children amuse themselves for hours on this extremely safe, protected beach. On a clear night during the summer months the Little Dipper constellation hangs directly above as do a myriad of stars, their visibility heightened by lack of ambient light from surrounding homes or commerce. It is magical beyond belief!!

The property is Less than half an hour from the bustling city of St. John, New Brunswick. Charming 2-storey beachfront cottage (built in 2006) on four spectacular acres, bordered by

fresh water creek and warm tidal pools. This unspoiled coastline will leave you in awe of nature's greatness! Perfect retreat for lovers, naturalists, poets, artists, and others.

More Details

Karen Steinhaus
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Karen Steinhaus

Born and raised in Connecticut, widowed with three wonderful adult children scattered about the globe, a life long love of animals with five Skye terriers and a cat at the moment. I would have more if I stayed in one place long enough. I own and run a bed and breakfast in Calais, Maine and winter in Florida's horse country. Ultimately I must thank my husband and father, both now gone, for their love and support, and my mother who would rather be on my balcony in Little Dipper than any place else in the world.

Karen Steinhaus purchased this house in 2007

Why Karen Steinhaus chose Dipper Harbour East

After more than two years searching for waterfront property in the U.S., I came to New Brunswick feeling the pull of my ancestral home in Canada. My mother was born in Kingston, Ontario. In the blink of an eye as if the universe had heard me and was prepared to answer, this property became available to me. The window of opportunity was open for just one short day midwinter 2007 and I seized that day and became the official stewardess of Little Dipper Harbour!!! This was a decision and a moment I will never regret.

What makes this house unique

The sea, the tides, the salt air, the view,.a nature preserve at your doorstep, the wildlife, seals in the harbour, not to mention 1000 feet of one's own private beach...all of this yet a short drive to Saint John with all the amenities of a large city and an hour from the U.S. border in Calais, Maine. Seven years and counting and I still pinch myself at my good fortune to have been in the right place at the right time!!


Dipper Harbour East House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half Bathroom - toilet , The half bath is on the second floor off the kitchen.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The full bath is on the first floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The bedrooms are on the first floor and share a full bath.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Completely furnished and appointed. All new appliances including dishwasher, washer/dryer, stove, refrigerator, microwave. Two queen size beds. Fold-aways and bedding are available for extra guests. The house could accommodate a family of six. All utensils and linens are supplied right down to lobster forks and a fondue maker. High speed internet wifi is available throughout the house and nearby beach. Leave your cares behind and bring your toothbrush!


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Beach House Little Dipper Harbour Oceanfront Retreat
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

Beautiful house by the bay

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to spend nine nights in this gorgeous, extremely well-equipped house right on the water. The layout is compact and unique with the light-filled kitchen and living room upstairs and bedrooms downstairs. The landlord quickly responded to a small issue and clearly cares very much that her guests have the best experience possible.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It means everything to me that my guests enjoy the beauty of this special place!!
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This is our happy place!

  • 5 of 5

With the ever changing scenery as the tides roll in and out, the location of Maggie’s Run is perfect. In fact, when the tide is in, the house is so close to the ocean that from the upper floor, it looks as if it’s floating in it.

The house itself is beautifully decorated with all of the amenities needed for a relaxing seaside holiday. It comfortably accomodates four adults or a family with one or two young children. And most importantly for us, dogs are very welcome.

It has WiFi which is very slow and now has satellite TV (not necessarily a good thing!). There is virtually no cell phone reception, making calls impossible and texts unreliable. It does have a landline for incoming calls and emergencies.

Finally, the owner of Maggie’s Run is lovely. We’ve rented the beach house from her several times and she’s always been friendly and


  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for taking such good care of Maggie's Run!! I look forward to having you back with Piper and Fergus!!
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Absolutely beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time.The cottage was great!.The most gorgeous views.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and quiet place. We had a great time.

  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely cottage by the sea. Perfect for destressing. We recommend highly

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jonesport, ME

Magical Property on The Bay of Fundy.

  • 5 of 5

This beautifully efficient and comfortable cottage is situated within steps of the high tide mark. Having been fortunate enough to have stayed here numerous times throughout the years, I have experienced the broad spectrum of its ever-changing nature. Each part of the spring/summer/fall season brings with it certain visual, auditory and sensory delights. One needs to work with nature and be ready to apply sunscreen lotion and, at times, mosquito repellent… which are thoughtfully provided.

From the balcony on the top floor of the cottage, one feels as though one is on the deck of an ocean liner. The incoming tide produces a delightful sound, while the outgoing tide enables one to explore the vastness of the ocean floor. The smell of the sweetgrass is intensified by the full sun while the tidal pools to one side of the property fill to overflowing with the incoming tide… particularly during full moons and downpours.

The well-equipped kitchen with its scenic sitting area is on the top floor, along with a half-bathroom. The two bedrooms, each with a queen-sized bed are on the entry-level floor, along with a full bathroom which houses a washer-dryer unit. There are plenty of accouterments in the bathroom cabinets, should one have forgotten important items at home. In the hallway linen closet, there are plenty of clean, fluffy bath towels, and in each bedroom closet, one can find extra pillows and blankets. The cottage is most thoughtfully zoned for temperature control at the turn of a knob.

A stay here, be it long or short, leaves one with a sense of well-being and peace. I eagerly look forward to many more visits here and many more delightful experiences at this Magical Kingdom by the Sea.

EH from LI, NY

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Lovely property but needs insect control

  • 2 of 5

This cottage stands alone on a lovely horseshoe-shaped bay. Low tide provides a unique opportunity of investigating the interesting rocks and creatures in the seabed; high tide would be perfect for those who bring their own kayak. (We understand there is a kayak rental company nearby so it may even be possible to rent a kayak and transport it to the house. Swimming is possible depending on one's toleration of the cold water.) Though the cottage is quite small, it is nicely laid out, with the living space and terrace located on the upper floor to take advantage of the beautiful views. The kitchen is well-equipped, laundry facilities are available, and the bedrooms were comfortable. It would be most suitable for two couples, or a couple with two small children, since there are only two bedrooms, each with a queen bed, so that older children may find it uncomfortable, especially if they are not of the same sex. A cot is available but not sure where one would place it; we think the living quarters would be too tight for a cot to be comfortably laid out.

Now for the other side of the coin. Sadly, we were plagued by insects during our entire stay, so much so that we could not enjoy the outdoors or terrace at all. Aggressive horseflies swarmed every time we entered or exited the house or the car, and at night we did battle with mosquitoes and gnats. It was a terrible pity that we did not enjoy sitting outside or walking on the beach because of the exploding insect population. We often felt that we were vacationing in the Amazon. We discussed the situation with the owner, who intends to investigate environmentally friendly ways of controlling these pests, but future renters should make certain that there is an effective plan to keep them at bay. Or bring your own bats and lizards.

Finally, the house is a bit out of the way. Perfect if you intend to stay local, but most of the nature-related activities in this area are located out of St Andrews, an hours' drive from the house. This would not have bothered us because the travelling is easy with little or no traffic; it was unfortunately the bug situation that nearly did us in. Our two stars would increase to four if it not for these unwanted guests.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is unfortunate that your week experienced an unusual elevation in the insect population, which has been remarked on by many of my neighbors who live year round.. Fortunately, this has abated and the shoreline continues to delight my guests.
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Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* sailing, kayaking,canoeing.

* fishing,clamming,lobstering.

* whale watching, Reversing Falls.

* Ferry to Nova Scotia.

* Downtown Saint John shops and restaurants.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Lobster bake on the beach.

* Explore the ocean floor.

* Beachcombing, rock hounding.

* Kayaking, bicycling, canoeing.

* Kite flying, hiking, fishing.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Daytrips Hopewell Rocks, Reversing Falls.

* Ferry to Nova Scotia.

* Whale Watching.

* Explore St. Andrews.

* Tour Saint John.

Swimming, Canoeing, Kayaking, Birding, Clamming, Boating, Whale

Watching, Deep Sea Fishing, Fly Fishing, Bicycling, Hiking, Cookouts

on the Beach, Sailing, Motorboating, Sunbathing, Snorkeling, Walk to

the islands at low tide, Enjoy champagne and smoked salmon pate by

the Fundy moon. Read, relax, rejuvenate. Explore the natural wonders

of the region, ferry to Deer Island or Grand Manan. Enjoy the

restaurants, shops, and night life of St. John. All this and only 45

minutes from the U.S border in Calais. You'll come back...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Weekly Rate: $1750.00 + security deposit ($250.00).
Security deposit required and is refundable in the event there is no damage or extraordinary cleaning required. Security deposit will be returned within 7 days of guests' departure.
Initial deposit is not refundable.
Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the rental monies received minus the 500.00 deposit will be refunded as follows:
50% if cancelled 60 days prior to the Check-in Date. 0% if cancelled 30 days prior to the Check-in Date. The security deposit will be refunded in full in the event of a cancellation if these monies have been received.
Travelers' insurance is recommended for the possibility of unforeseen events or illness.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.