In the evening take your cocktail on the deck and enjoy the beautiful evening sky. Listen to the gulls and find the milky way! You will hear nothing but silence and the gulls. When the moon is full it is a beautiful site on the bay.
This cottage is furnished with your comfort in mind. HDTV, wireless internet, full kitchen with eat-in bar, master queen bedroom with Tempurpedic mattress, large tiled bath with shower, grill, expansive deck with chairs and bistro table to enjoy that glass of wine and the wonderful views. 15 minutes to great seafood restaurants, shops, whale watching, live theater, art galleries. A short trip to Acadia for hiking or to Campobello to see the Roosevelt estate. 2 miles to the best ice cream and local restaurant with great food. We provide you with a notebook containing local activities/dining and attractions which you might enjoy during your stay and will reserve your boat tour for you, if you wish. Off the beaten path but one mile from Route 1. Looking for quiet and solitude? Smell the sea air! An artists dream. This is it!
We hope you will visit Winkle when you come to Maine! Patricia is a member of the Eastport Area Chamber of Commerce.
Off the beaten path, yet close to everything
Quiet, private, relaxing and peaceful
Short walk to the rocky shore
Beach-combing for seaglass and driftwood is great!
Fresh lobster less than one mile
No air conditioning needed, always a sea breeze!
Beautiful landscaped grounds and gardens
Best clamming in the area is down the path
Outfitters/guides available locally
Rocky shores to launch kayaks
Lighthouses, whale watching, sunset cruises
10 minutes to historic Eastport shops
Lubec which you see across the bay, is accessible by ferry or car
See the lights of Lubec from your deck and seasonal fireworks which are unbelievable!
Enjoy local festivals and concerts, Cobscook Bay Music and Summer Keys, Machias Blueberry Festival, Eastport Salmon Festival, Eastport 4th of July Week, Eastport Pirate Festival, The Witches of Eastport.
The ferry runs daily from Eastport to Lubec and the islands. The Summer Keys concert is held on Wednesday evenings in Lubec with ferry service and features musicians from all over the world. Free to the public and offering refreshments from local businesses.
The Sunrise Rails to Trails bike path is close by, recently rated by AMC Magazine as one of the best trails in New England.
This cottage is a great for spotting eagles which regularly are in the area, amazing star gazing and moon watching!
Clean air included!
|May 23 2016||Oct 24 2016||-||-||$775||-||1 Week|
|: 5 p.m. : 10 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 8%|
|Deposits: 50% of rental fee (8% sales tax, $150.00 refundable security) due within 7 days of signing rental agreement. Balance of rental fee due 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order|
|Other Fees: $150.00 refundable security fee. We have a no smoking/no pets policy. We love pets! However, because we have many guests at Winkle and often people have allergies, we like to maintain an allergy-free environment. Thanks for your understanding! You will always be dealing personally with the owners of the property.|
Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in Perry, Maine
Van Buren Maine.
Peace and Quiet
July 13, 2015
Winkle cottage is all we wanted for peace and quiet , away from our busy other life. Bob and Patricia keep the house and gardens immaculate in a woods setting , wild flowers are always our favorite wild and free.The interior of the cottage is fantastic ,everything you need,just bring your own food.We visited the surroundings areas, saw the Eagle looking after her young, the people are very friendly and helpful.Went to reversing falls , that was a hike but we enjoyed ourselves, which was much what we did. Our own company. The skies at night are well worth the watch. It was nice to wake up in the morning and have our breakfast on the deck overlooking the sea. It is so quiet when the tide goes out it wakes you up.... It was a different vacation for Joanne and I, it was well worth the wait, nothing but good memories. Many thanks to Bob and Patricia.
Rest, Relaxation, Lobster, and Stars!!
October 1, 2014
If you are looking for sandy beaches, high dollar restaurants and crowds this place is not for you. However if you want to get away, relax, go for walk on miles of rocky shore line, stay in a cottage that may be small but is quite comfortable, spotless, and beautifully decorated this is the place for you! Our host Patricia know how to make guest feel at home from leaving freshly baked cookies at the door or lending you an extra lobster pot, to suggestion’s on where to take day trips. Eastport, Calais, or Campobello Island in Canada are less than an hour away. My hobby is amateur astronomy and the night skies are magnificent, you can almost touch the Milky Way. The local restaurant Friendly’s (not the chain) has some of the best and freshest sea food I have ever eaten and we go to the outer bank every year. You can buy fresh lobster’s right down the road at prices that are unbelievable. This was one of the best vacations my wife and I have ever taken.
Mount Pleasant, PA USA
Just What I Needed!
August 25, 2014
This vacation home was just as advertised. The cottage is somewhat secluded and is right on the bay. The place was clean and was perfect for me and my girlfriend. There was a folder with area attractions and information. We spent a lot of time at the cottage reading and just relaxing. It was quiet and peaceful. The town of Eastport isn't far away and it has everything you need. People in the area sell blueberries and lobster right out of their homes. When I come back to Maine this is the place that I'll look into first.
South Ryegate, VT USA
August 5, 2013
We could not have asked for a nicer place to stay. The cottage was above and beyond our expectations. The well-appointed kitchen was a pleasure to cook in. The bed was fantastic and the views from the deck were phenomenal. I hope to return next summer. Our host was pleasant and knowledgeable. We were very pleased.
Going WAY Downeast
June 11, 2012
The Artist Cottage was just what my husband and I needed,, still in the U.S., but just next door to Canada. We made two trips into Canada from two entries, and loved what we saw and did. Campobello was fabulous and we did indded have "Tea with Eleanor"---lovely..... The other trip was to St. Stephens and St. Andrews, where we visited their beautiful gardens, alive with blossoms and sculptures. Coming back each evening to the Artist Cottage was so very relaxing. The windows look out to the bay on the deck side, the other windows look at gardens and woods. The beautiful Cottage is decorated professionally--------at least we thought so, but the owner says she did it herself. Beautiful colors, gifted coordination in all aspects. We loved our stay in Northern Maine. I
Cheshire, CT. USA
Just what was needed
August 11, 2011
The week in Perry came at a time when we needed some quiet and some downtime. This was the perfect retreat! The cool sea breeze that blew through the cottage, the sunlight on the deck, the quiet, were rejuvenating. For our physical needs, the beach combing, the walks at Moosehorn, Shackford, Eastford, Machias and Lubec. The fresh seafood was delicious! Opportunities for great photos were everywhere. Pat provided the warmth and all the extra touches for a wonderful week. We will return!
Mary Jo Paris
Cottage in Perry
July 13, 2011
We enjoyed a wonderful stay at this cottage. Everything was provided from clean, comfortable accomodations to information about all of the activities, restuarants and shops to visit in the area. It was lovely!
Des Moines, IA USA
Peace and quiet
June 26, 2011
This cottage is an idyllic spot for a chance to rest, relax, and unwind. It has everything you need for a quiet rainy day and also the perfect launching spot to explore all of down east Maine. The rocky cove is a short walk away. The many quaint towns are all a short drive. The owners have lovingly decorated the cottage and supplied with all the comforts of home. We came to Maine to celebrate our anniversary and left with renewed hearts and a favorite spot to vacation.
Aug. 23-Sept. 2 , 2014. Thank you so much for the opportunity to stay in your lovely and oh-so-comfortable cottage. From your warm welcome (delicious cookies included) to the great mattress, the well-stocked kitchen that allowed us to cook many meals at home and the design of the cottage itself, you have created a truly wonderful place for your guests. The area is exceptionally beautiful, and there are so many things to do. To future guests - don't miss Leighton Reversing Falls at high tide, Roosevelt Cottage and Quoddy Bay Lobster. Again, many thanks!
Aug. 9-16th, 2014. Enjoyed walks to the beach, hiking at Bold Coast Trail in Cutler. Our 11 month old enjoyed his first trip to Maine, had lots of fun with Grampa and Gramma. Thanks for such a gorgeous and clean space, plenty of peace and quiet. Almost saw a Moose on the beach trail, definitely heard him!
July 27-Aug. 2nd, 2014. Had a fantastic and relaxing week - our honeymoon - here at the cottage. Lots of downtime and some good exploring in St. Andrews N.B., Campobello and Lubec. Best of all was the whale watch out of Eastport. And of course, relaxing on the deck and by a few campfires at night. We hope to be back!
July 2014. The quietude is just what the doctor ordered. Thank you for being a marvelous hostess, all your tips on where to go and what to see were perfect. We look forward to our next visit!
July 2014. There are not enough superlatives to describe our stay at Winkle. We knew from the moment we pulled into the driveway until the moment we left that we had discovered a new slice of heaven. Pat and Bob couldn't have been more friendly and their love of the area more obvious. Each morning we headed out early to enjoy one of the many area attractions and by late afternoon we looked forward to returning to the tranquility of the cottage. Our week was magical. Winkle is an example of why Maine is described as "the way life should be"! We would return in a heartbeat! Thank you Julie and William
Your cottage is reflective of the area! We will miss our daily drives to Eastport, the Irish Cow Bakery, the sense of peace and the quiet and clean air! The seafood was delectable! We now understand why people journey to Lubec, Eastport and the islands... to rejuvenate the soul and to slow down your pace of life... Thank you!
August 3-10, 2013
It was both relaxing and adventurous. At Winkle you've created a home away from home, in a most lovely setting. Patricia, thanks for your guidance and very helpful information as to all the fun things to do in the area. We especially enjoyed the clam digging. Sweetest clams we have ever eaten.. and dug with our own hands! Priceless. Special thanks for your hospitality. With sincere thanks...
Aug 10-17 2013
It is by far lovely! Enjoyed the walks to the beach, tours and such. The cottage is amazing and so well equipped. Hope to spend time here again. Nice to get away from the Florida scorching days of August. Sally's lobster was great!! I took one of your paperbacks and left one in it's place. See you again and many thanks!
This was a pre-celebration of our 35th anniversary. Great lodging, great hostess! Pirate Festival was awesome, fishing very good, the early morning walks very scenic. Great base camp for our daily events. Met a lot of nice folks on my walks and on the pier. September is the best time to travel. Will return again. Thanks!
We live in a resort community and find it very difficult to get away. When we come to Winkle we officially close out our summer... in October! This cottage gets better every year. It is so cozy, complete and comfortable. If you cannot relax here, you simply can't relax. Winkle is theraputic. Many thanks to the Fradettes for their warm, genuine hospitality and desire to deliver the best visitor experience ever!
Date of Stay August 17, 2013
What you see in the pictures is exactly what you get and more! The Winkle is a beautiful cottage to get away from the hustle and bustle and relax! You are away from everything but driving distance to amazing sites! Our 4 year old son was in heaven the entire trip enjoying the outdoors and our hikes! Thank You again for having us enjoy your cottage!
August 25, 2012
Patricia and Bob are lovely hosts, respectful of privacy and not to mention, fresh veggies from the garden. Nora in particular loved the "wind". Everyone in Eastport was friendly and we particularly recommend the Catbird Seat Gallery, the Liberty Cafe and Rapunzels. Lovely time!
August 11, 2012
We visited: Waterfalls, Eastport to sightsee, the rails to trails bike path in Machias, kayaked in Cobscook Bay, Lubec for sightseeing by ferry, Campobello, the lighthouses on Campobello and Lubec, A delightful area with plenty to do rain or shine.
August 4, 2012
My husband and I were here to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The cottage is beautiful. The decorations and homey touches made the stay even more special. Trisha was a fabulous hostess and very accommodating. While we were here we took day trips to Acadia National Park. We biked on the carriage trails and had lunch at Jordan Pond House. We also visited Lubec and Campobello Island. We biked on the island and toured the Roosevelt summer home. Thanks for making our stay special!
July 28, 2012
The cottage is lovely and peaceful and sitting on the deck watching the moonlight is magical! Whale watching was partially successful- only saw glimpses of whales but saw porpoises and they are truly graceful. Had a wonderful day hike along the Cutler Coast Public Reserve land trails. The beautiful Maine coast is in full view along the coastal leg of the trail. The lobster and scallop rolls from Quoddy Bay Lobster were great as was the fresh salmon we bought there. Eastport is fun and the coffee from Dastardly Dick's Wicked Good Coffee is worth the trip alone! Visited Hopewell Rocks in Canada and had a great time! Wonderful vacation and hope to return!
June 30, 2012
We enjoyed our vacation every single day. It was so relaxing, enjoyable and peaceful! Hope to come back soon!
October 8, 2011
This is our second visit to Winkle and we love it more each time we come here. Charming, cozy, calming and clean sum it up. Winkle is cottage luxury. It is well appointed and you have thought of virtually everything to make the visit "best of class". The coastline and ocean views are to die for and the sky is peaceful, quiet and star-ridden on clear nights. Thank you again for making our visit so enjoyable and for keeping the property both inside and out in such pristine condition. Gardens amazing! We look forward to returning again!
August 13, 2011
Having our fresh cooked seafood complimented by your just picked greens from your garden was really awesome. Such a lovely change from city life! One week was far too short. Hoping to do a longer trip next year. Walking to the shore, picking wild blueberries and just sitting on the deck enjoying the view were all so relaxing. Thank you so much! We hope to see you again next year. Warmly,
Our week at Winkle Cottage passed too quickly. We ate fresh seafood, enjoyed hiking local trails, relaxed and read comfortably inside and on the deck, and explored nearby New Brunswick, Canada, including Campobello. The cottage was clean, well equipped, and in an ideal location for quiet and solitude and exploring Downeast Maine. Trisha was the perfect host--full of great information, friendly, and an excellent gardener. We look forward to a return visit!
Date of Stay June 30, 2012
Great Place. The description was right on. Very well equipped and comfortable. The owners were very accomadating and went the extra mile to make sure their guests were well taken care of. We give this one a 10 out of 10
Everything was wonderful! The place was great, the people were great, all around a good adventure
Our week at Winkle Cottage passed too quickly. We ate fresh seafood, enjoyed hiking local trails, relaxed and read comfortably inside and on the deck, and explored nearby New Brunswick, Canada, including Campobello.
The cottage was clean, well equipped, and in an ideal location for quiet and solitude and exploring Downeast Maine. Trisha was the perfect host--full of great information, friendly, and an excellent gardener.
We look forward to a return visit!
James and Aline Archibald
Review Submitted July 25, 2011 Date of Stay July 2, 2011
Jim and I arrived at Winkle II on Saturday, July 2, 2011. Already we were greeted by Mrs. Fradette and that meant something to us. We had come from Georgia to be here and we felt welcome from the start. We were given some information on the upcoming Fourth of July festivities in Eastport. We were told about the upcoming fireworks in the surrounding communities. We even had a list of nearby restaurants. Every night we slept like babies being able to breath some much needed Maine ocean air. The sun made its arrival every morning. I do believe that Mrs. Fradette must have made this possible for us. She is such a wonderful hostess. We spoke every day which made us feel very welcome in this wonderful home away from home. We were able tour Eastport and enjoy the Fourth of July festivities. Campobello was a nice ride, not too far away. We visited Shackford Head State Park as well as Boyden Lake in Perry. Reversing Falls in Pembrook was not too far away. We made it to Katie's Chocolates in Robinston. However, with all there was to see and do, we were always ready to come back home to a restful evening. We would surely make a return trip to this nice restful place again. Jim and Aline Newnan, Georgia
Elizabeth H. August 2011
This place was an absolutely lovely place to spend a week. The house is charming, spacious, tastefully decorated, well-stocked, and Tricia made us feel completely at home. (Even leaving some fresh veggies on our steps one afternoon!)
For us, it was the perfect location- It was a manageable drive to Acadia and Lubec, but there was enough to do closer to home that we stayed entertained. The lovely porch was home base for us, and I imagine it would be for you, too!
If you're looking for a relaxing, peaceful place where you can take in beautiful ocean views, go for leisurely walks, and grill every night, I'd look no further than Winkle Cottage. Nothing but the highest of praise for Tricia, Perry, and the cottage- We're already planning our return trip!
Washington State - 2011.
We stayed at Winkle II for one week in June 2011. After a long day of birding in all kinds of weather it was certainly a pleasure to return to "our home away from home" every night. We met new friends in Eastport who pointed us in the direction of charming art galleries, whimsical wood carvers, and delicious food (the lobster rolls were especially yummy!). We visited Raye's Mustard (we loved it!), we drove to Lubec to try Monica's Chocolate (we loved it!!), and the highlight of our trip was our pelagic boat trip out of Cutler to Machias Seal Island. What an excellent way to spend the day! We were lucky enough to have an up close and personal experience with hundreds of Atlantic puffins twice. Captain Andy is great and his charter service is first rate. We experienced everything Maine has to offer except a moose sighting. Thank you for making this special place available to visitors and we hope to return some day.
Review Submitted: October 14, 2010 Date of Stay: September 2010
Owners Pat and Bob have gone out of their way to ensure the comfort and feeling of a home away from home atmosphere with this cottage. (home baked cookies were a plus). From the decorations, views, cleanliness and personal attention to detail, shows how much pride these two people take in sharing their cottage with others. As a single renter, I always felt safe and comfortable alone at the cottage. The views were spectacular, which can't be truly captured on any pictures posted. Cottage has all the necessary supplies needed. They have provided an unbelievable amount of material for everything possible to do while staying and even provided personal reviews of some of the area attractions. Thanks so much for a memorable vacation. See you next year.
Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Review Submitted: August 18, 2010 Date of Stay: July 2010
It was our first trip to Maine and we had a great time.
The cottage is very comfortable and very clean. Everything is provided, even the pot for the lobster and the barbecue.
The view is so nice, we were able to take our breakfast on the terasse.
There are a lot of nice places to visit all around. We went to Calais, Lubec, Campobello Island, and wildlife reserve.
Our tennagers enjoyed it a lot and didn't want to live.
The owners are great, we spent very nice time with them.
We will come back for sure.
Review Submitted: August 14, 2010 Date of Stay: August 2010
This property is as good, or better, than it is represented in the description. My husband and I had the most relaxing week at this cottage. Some days we drove to attractions like Acadia. Others we simply lounged around and read.
We have had bad experiences in the past with online vacation rentals and were reluctant to take another chance. The owners put our fears to rest with their prompt communication and reliable follow through. The unit was very clean and everything was available for convenience and comfort.
So glad we made the trip. It was exactly what we needed and were expecting from the description. We will be smiling from our memories of this trip for a long time.
Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway