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Artist Cottage overlooking Cobscook Bay away from it all!

Bedrooms 1
Space 625 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 bath, queen sofa bed, sleeps 4

The Winkle Cottage offers spectacular views of Cobscook Bay and Lubec from a large deck. You will hear nothing but the gulls at this peaceful cottage. Always an ocean breeze and smell of the bay! This cottage is new and fully furnished for your comfort and enjoyment. Modern kitchen, tiled bath with shower, queen bedroom with Tempurpedic mattress, HDTV, internet, gas grill, deck chairs. Walk to the rocky shore and enjoy beach-combing or clamming. Fully landscaped grounds. Vegetables and herbs when available.

Close to Eastport/Machias shops,restaurants and festivals. A short drive to Ellsworth and Acadia area. Half hour to Canada. Close to St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Lubec or Deer Island. Campobello and East Quoddy Head lighthouse a short drive. Take a boat ride to see the puffins on Machias Seal Island. Fresh water and salt water beaches close by at Roque Bluffs State Park. Local seafood is available down the road to either cook at home or eat out -fresh, fresh, fresh... lots of lobstah!

The rental is located on six beautiful acres overlooking Cobscook Bay. Any season at this cottage is spectacular! You can view Lubec from the spacious deck, 3 miles by sea. It is a most beautiful site at night! Lubec fireworks are visible in season from the deck, as well as the International Bridge and lighthouse on a clear day. Cottage has spectacular view of the ocean from the deck.

If you happen to visit when there is a full moon, it shines on the bay at night - spectacular! Eagles fly over the house with regularity as do other native birds. Campfires allowed, abundant fire wood.

This is first class rental property, expertly cleaned and sanitized after every guest and it is furnished for your comfort and enjoyment!

Things to do:

Day trip to Campobello Island to visit the Roosevelt Estate and East Quoddy Head Lighthouse. Do you know you can see Eastport from the Roosevelt's beach on Campobelllo? You can view whales in the bay from East Quoddy Head Light in late summer. Fantastic picture opportunities! You will need your passport.

Downeast Birding Festival - last weekend in May.

Take a day trip to Cutler and take Captain Patterson's Boat to Machias Seal Island and see the puffins. You will need to book this trip ahead!

Machias has their Blueberry Festival in August. Festival is 30 minutes from this location.

Fourth of July week in Eastport is not to be missed! This is a full week celebration with parades, crafts, boat rides and spectacular fire works. If you visit this cottage the second week in July, Lubec has their fireworks display in Johnsons Bay which you can see from the deck.

Eastport Salmon and Seafood Festival is at the end of August, featuring fresh seafood, crafts, artists.

Eastport Pirate Festival provides a variety of events for all ages. Dress like a pirate and board the boat to Lubec for a good old fashion pirate adventure! Pirate Ball to crown the King and Queen. Fun, fun!

Lighthouse Day . At least a dozen lighthouses are within an hour or less from this property. We can hear the fog horn at West Quoddy Head!

Lubec- Summer Keys: Take the ferry to Lubec from the Eastport dock on Wednesday nights to hear the Summer Keys concerts.

Lubec voted the best small town beach by Travel & Leisure Magazine.

Kayak rental within 2 miles of property offering pick up and delivery, life jackets, etc.

Lots of things to do this summer in this beautiful area!

More Details

Patricia Fradette
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2018

About Patricia Fradette

Patricia is a member of the Eastport Area Chamber of Commerce. A master gardener, crafter, painter... she shares the love of Winkle Cottage with all those who stay here!

Patricia Fradette purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Patricia Fradette chose Perry

It's beauty, privacy, peacefulness... a perfect spot! Kayaking tours, whale watch tours, shopping, hiking, lighthouses, Roosevelt estate... all in this area within 15 to 30 minutes...

What makes this cottage unique

Spectacular views of Cobscook Bay by day and shimmering moonlight on the bay at night. Wildlife abounds, eagles soar, gulls sing. Whales visit the channel. Clamming is the best in the area. Peace and quiet on a dead-end road. Stargazing is amazing... come and visit! Get first hand knowledge of all of the areas activities!

Guestbook comments from the owner

So cozy on a rainy day- great to come home to after a full day of touring. Effortless comfort and convenience. Great to have a kitchen for early breakfasts. We only wish we had a bit more time to lounge on the deck staring at the water, but instead we joined the kids at Keene's lake for swimming and paddle boats, Boynton Lake for sailing, day trip to Calias - wonderful local museums, best blueberry ice cream! Many thanks! Five stars for sure!
Aug 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Perry around the East Central Washington

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 625 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Rental agreement required which will be emailed to you.
  • Cottage is rented Saturday to Saturday only in June, July, and August.
  • If you are going to be delayed in arriving or leaving early, please let us know.
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , new tiled full bath with shower
  • Spacious tiled bathroom with corner shower. Soft cotton spa towels, assorted bath soaps. Large basket with reading material about area attractions. Plenty of shelves. 3 rolls of paper are provided for your stay.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Tempurpedic
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Bedroom has Queen Tempurpedic mattress. Electric blanket available, comforter, large closet with shelves. Bedside tables, lamps, dresser with mirror, ceiling paddle fan. View of the bay. Queen sleeper sofa in living room with ceiling paddle fan, dresser, view of the bay. Hardwood floors throughout.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Our guests will enjoy a open living area, hardwood floors, vaulted ceiling, immaculate and allergen free living. Games/books. Flat screen HDTV. Wireless internet on site. Bistro table and chairs on large deck with great view. Basic start-up pantry supplies are provided for your use. Bring binoculars for the view. 2 large paddle fans. Laundry available in Calais. Lots of beach-combing, wild blueberries and raspberries in the area in season. Many local attractions and brochures provided for your review. Guides available for fishing/hiking/kayaking. Clamming down the path, best in the area. This is a key-less entry rental. A key-code will be provided to you for your stay. Kitchen supplies include lobster pot, crock pot, hand mixer, coffee pot, microwave, pots, pans, toaster, blender, gas grill. Clam rakes available for rent. This rental is spotless and sanitized after each guest. THIS IS A NON-SMOKING/PET FREE RENTAL.


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Artist Cottage overlooking Cobscook Bay away from it all!
average rating of 4.875 based on 57 reviews

Lovely cottage in Maine overlooking the bay

  • 5 of 5

Winkle Cottage is just as advertised and pictured. We enjoyed a great week staying there. Tricia and Bob were welcoming hosts. They knew we would be arriving after dark and had the lights on for us. The next morning we woke up with no hot water. Bob was there in just a few minutes to remedy the problem. The electric had flickered the day before and tripped the breaker. Apologetic and assured us he was nearby for just such problems.

The cottage is very comfy and clean. The kitchen had all we needed, especially lobster crackers! Coffee on the deck in the morning is what vacation is all about!!! The bathroom was very spacious, much bigger than most. Several windows and ceiling fans allow the air to circulate nicely throughout the cottage.

We went whale watching one day and fishing another, both with Eastport Windjammers. Such nice owners and lots of fun! Hiking at Quoddy State Park was our favorite, such beautiful views. Campobello Island was fun. We toured FDR’s summer cottage and hiked out to the lighthouse. You can only go at low tide, and we got to watch a minke whale and also a baby seal sunning himself on the rocks. Reversing falls is so peaceful, and we hiked there and watched seals and an eagle soar around. We cooked lobster twice from Quoddy Bay Lobster. We spent our last day at Acadia. Cadillac Mountain is breathtaking!!!

Maine is a beautiful place to visit, and we enjoyed our stay at Winkle Cottage. Thank you Tricia and Bob and hope to visit again some day!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Duane and Lisa for visiting at Winkle! We are happy that you had such a wonderful week despite the warm weather in our area. We strive to provide our guests with all the comforts of home and make sure the cottage is sparkling clean for each guest. As you know, our view is incredible from the deck and a great location for relaxing. With all the choices visitors have in our area for lodging, we are thrilled you chose Winkle! Hope to see you back soon!
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  • 5 of 5

Quiet and then some. What a great place to relax.

Patricia was there to greet us and let us know that she was available if we needed anything. The place is spotlessly clean and the view is great. Far enough away from things to be peaceful but within driving distance of good places to eat and things to do and see. The only thing we did not like about this place was leaving.

A true hidden gem.

If you need a place to unwind this is for you.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Perfect place to get away and relax, beautiful setting and very nice cottage with all the comforts of home

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was delightfully decorated, impeccable and designed for convenient comfort. The location was perfectly private, restful and restoring. Bob and Tricia were friendly, attentive and helpful but left us to ourselves unless we sought help. The area is unspoiled and near to Eastport, Lubec, and dozens of indoor and outdoor activities, none of which are excessively commercial. The people in this area are friendly and...real. We loved our stay and Winkle Cottage was a perfect home base for our excursions. We had no negative experience here at all!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed meeting you both and are delighted you found Winkle Cottage a delightful home away from home! Thanks for much for choosing Winkle for your vacation and we hope to see you return!
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Ten days of bliss!

  • 5 of 5

When we made our reservation for Winkle Cottage, we knew that we could not arrive until three days into the week (check-in is on Saturday), but decided to take a chance that the experience, on balance, would be worth the loss of those nights. Well, we were right! The Cottage is pristine clean, and has a lovely view of the bay. Photos on the web site are completely true-to-form. Our hosts were warm, and informative. There's even a basket of detailed information for exploring this beautiful area. Given the opportunity, we'd definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ladies, it was a pleasure having you stay at Winkle Cottage and we are thrilled you enjoyed your stay!!
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Fantasic location

  • 5 of 5

This vacation was for our honeymoon and it was everything you could ask for. Beautiful location over looking the water. Very affordable for just two people. Driving to other towns was only a few minutes away.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for choosing Winkle for this special time. We hope to see you again!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Eastport/Bangor/Portland/Bar Harbor
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Calias Country Club
Nearest Train
75 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The New Friendly
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Walk from property
Car: necessary

New cottage overlooking Cobscook Bay and offering spectacular ocean views of Lubec and the islands. Watch the local fishermen in the bay. This cottage is very private and off the beaten path, yet close to many activities including numerous state parks, whale watching, sunset cruises, deep sea fishing and diving. Take a ferry to the islands, to Canada or to Lubec for the Summer Keys. The stargazing at this location is wonderful! Sunsets beautiful! Local entertainment and great restaurants, ice cream and fresh lobster a mile away. Quiet. Peaceful. An artists' delight. Clamming at the shore is one of the best in the area. Sunrise Rails to Trails was voted by AMC Magazine as one of the top ten biking trails in the Northeast and has entrance points a few miles from this cottage. The trail goes along the coast for biking and walking. Historic Eastport is 5 miles offering the opportunity of seeing a real working seaport boasting one of the deepest ports in all of the east coast. Local shops feature sea glass jewelry and local art, among many other interesting items made by local crafters and resident artists. Be sure to stop in to see Raye's Mustard, the oldest working mustard mill in the country. Hiking is wonderful in this area where you can visit West and East Quoddy Head Lights, Shackford Head Park and the Bold Coast trails for spectacular sites. Enjoy access to the acreage across the street with a really spectacular view from your private deck. All that being said, visitors coming here would want to enjoy the beauty of this area including visiting Roosevelt Cottage on Campobello Island, hiking numerous trails, biking, kayaking, fishing, whale watching and taking a day trip to Acadia Park! Be prepared to be active in addition to relaxing at this beautiful cottage. The cottage enjoys the ocean breeze and the smell of the bay at low tide. Mother nature is our air conditioning.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Perry,

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Sep 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2019
22 Jun 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £114.36

We have a no pet/ no smoking policy. We love pets! However, many guests also have allergies and to make Winkle comfortable for all who stay, we enforce a "no pets" policy. Thank you for your understanding! Also, there is NO SMOKING in the cottage, around the cottage or on the grounds. NO SMOKING AT ALL. **You need to climb ten stairs to this cottage. You will be sent a rental agreement. Cleaning fees are not charged unless the cottage is left unclean, then a fee of $40.00 will be taken from your security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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