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Private Oceanfront Cabin

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-7)

Located in a peaceful and unspoiled Downeast setting just a short distance from Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, Ellsworth, Milbridge, Machias etc

Oceanfront cottage on Gouldsboro bay with views of Cadillac Mountain and open ocean. Private setting.

A peaceful retreat for readers, authors, or artists. Watch bald eagles, terns, loons, numerous waterfowl and seabirds from the comfort of our screened in porch or on the granite beach area in the front. Delight in the occasional sighting of harbor seals and porpoise. Enjoy spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Learn about the working lobster/fishing harbor while watching the fishing vessels travel in and out of the bay.

Take day trips to Bar Harbor or Eastport for unique shopping and whale watching cruises. Bring your picture ID, birth certificate, or passport and visit Campobello Island and Roosevelt's Cottage which is the only International Park in the world. Stay at camp and feast on fresh off the boat lobsters purchased from one of several nearby lobster pounds while enjoying the peace and quiet around you.

Amenities: Satellite TV, DVD player. Full Kitchen including Microwave, Coffeemaker, Blender, & Toaster. Cooking Utensils and Linens provided, Washer & Dryer, Gas Grill (BBQ); Children's Games and Adult Board Games and puzzles. Sleeps 5-7 people. There is one bedroom with a double bed and two small enclosed sleeping areas. One of these enclosures has a set of bunkbeds and a small dresser. The second one has a single bed and dresser. There is a futon in the living room which can be made into a double bed.

Activities (on site or nearby): Hiking, Mountain Climbing, Golf, Fishing, Hunting, Wildlife Viewing, Horseback Riding, Shopping, Restaurants, Cinemas, Museums, Antique stores, Sightseeing, Boating, Sailing, Just 20 minutes from Schoodic area of Acadia National Park and 1 hour from the Cadillac area of Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor which offers many other activities. Many Lakes nearby with children’s activities. Many brochures with activities and locations in the camp.

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Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Laura

I grew up spending summers here and when my husband retired we moved to Steuben in 2007 and live less than 2 miles from the camp. There is no place we would rather be. We love the beauty and peace in the area.

Laura purchased this cabin in 1950

Why Laura chose Steuben

A family owned cottage built by our parents in 1950. It has many happy memories of time spent with family and friends.

What makes this cabin unique

It is an extremely quiet and peaceful place built very close to the ocean, which would not be allowed now.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family had a wonderful time here this week.You have a great spot. the whale watching tour you recommended in Eastport was well worth the trip up there. My son had great fun lookiing through the seaweed in search of crabs and jellies washing in on the waves.

At dusk a big porcupine walked by the cabin. Our dog alerted us to it. That night we saw terns plunging in for fish before dark.
Jul 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Steuben in Washington County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Please cover furniture with a bedsheet if your pet is allowed on it.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea
  • Oceanfront ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 7
  • Double bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Private Oceanfront Cabin
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews
Laconia, New Hampshire

Our fifth year spending a week (or two), our favorite oceanfront getaway in Maine

  • 5 of 5

Our stay this summer was our fifth year at Laura's family's cabin, and it remains our favorite oceanfront getaway in Maine. It is private and quiet (except for the lobster boats and waterfowl on the Bay), completely relaxing. The bedroom layout is, as Laura's writeup indicates, a bit funky, but it doesn't diminish the stay one bit - the screened porch feet from the Bay more than makes up for any peculiarities of this family cabin. this year, we explored more of the day hikes available within a short drive - there are many, more than a dozen, maintained by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Petit Manan) and the very active Frenchman's Bay Conservancy, all within a short drive of the cabin. Also check out the local goat milk gelato, available (among other places) at Darthia Farm, and check out the family farm stand just off Route 1 between Steuben and Milbridge. We'll be back next year - Thanks Laura and family!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Laconia, New Hampshire

Perfect Spot on Gouldsboro Bay

  • 5 of 5

Our third year spending a week in this family cottage on Gouldsboro Bay, and have already asked Laura to book us for 2016. Quiet, rustic, oceanfront with a nice view and breezes off the bay through the screened porch even on hot days, just the way we like it. We recommend the Darthia Farmstand in Gouldsboro, Painted Pepper Farm's phenomenal goat's milk gelato, and the local farmer's markets (Milbridge or Machias) for fresh blueberry pies. Hikes nearby at Petit Manan Point, in the National Wildlife Refuge, with dogs welcome on leash, and up Pigeon Hill (on the road out to Petit Manan) are perfect for hot summer days. Looking forward to next year!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wow! What a beautiful stay! This was our first experience with the Acadia area and won't be our last. We loved the scenery, the cottage is right on the bay. We were able to watch the lobster boats right in front of us, the changing tides, bonfires at night on the rocks watching the stars, and reading by the water. We took walks to Petit Manan for the scenery and blue berry picking, Schoodic Peninsula for breathtaking views, walking Cadillac Mountain at Acadia National Park. So much, can't fit it all in! Laura's cottage was just right, with all the supplies you need for baking, bedding, and privacy! We hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am really glad you had a good stay and hope you will be returning! It was nice to meet you and your family.
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Laconia, New Hampshire

Our Second Stay As Nice As Our First

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year staying in Laura's family's cottage on Gouldsboro Bay, and we hope not the last. It is just as we like it, a bit off the beaten path, a bit rustic but with all the conveniences, oceanfront with a nice view, quiet, and a screened porch - exactly right. Walked with the dog almost every day back to Rogers Point Road, then left out on to the point to the nice cobble beach looking out the Bay. Also highly recommend the hikes a short drive away at Petit Manan Point, in the National Wildlife Refuge, with dogs welcome on leash. Hoping to return to this Gouldsboro Bay camp next year!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year at this cabin. It is very comfortable. Almost everything we needed was supplied, including puzzles which my son and I spent time doing. We also watch lobster boats checking traps and loons and comarants diving. The owner has always been helpful and prompt. The Sunrise Trail is a terrific nearby railtrail from Elsworth to Ayre Junction, 85 miles. And you shouldn't miss Bar Harbor and Acadia Park, the ocean and scenery are breathtaking. You can avoid the traffic by taking the nearby ferry. Also, don't miss the fresh blueberry pie at Helen's Restaurant in Machias.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Laconia, New Hampshire

Mid-August Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Laura's family's cottage on Gouldsboro Bay from August 10 through August 17, 2013, and it met our expectations perfectly. We wanted something a bit off the beaten path, a bit rustic but with all the conveniences, oceanfront with a nice view, quiet, and a screened porch - exactly right. Good memories of long walks with the dog, breakfast on the porch while the lobster boats head out for the day, and reading on the granite ledges overlooking Gouldsboro Bay. The cottage has, as advertised, some quirks - headroom in the main bedroom slopes down to under 6 feet, for example - but that only added to our appreciation of the place for what it is, a Maine family summer waterfront cottage. For future visitors to this cabin, or anyplace else in the area, we highly recommend the Hollingsworth Trail on Petit Manan Point, in the National Wildlife Refuge - blueberries (in season), then a nice mix of Maine woods, cedar swamp, and cobble and granite shorefront, all in about 1.5 miles, with dogs welcome on leash.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Steuben, Maine

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Prior to Memorial Day and after Labor Day rates are $650/week. If you cancel your reservation the calendar will be changed to reflect that the property is available for your week. Your deposit will be refunded only if it gets rented.
Check in time is 4p.m.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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