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Description from owner

Adorable 625 sq. ft. private one bedroom cottage off-the-beaten-path, yet close to everything, offering spectacular views of Cobscook Bay,a spacious lawn and beautiful gardens. A great place to get away from it all and relax. Curl up and read a good book while enjoying the beautiful view from the deck. There is always an ocean breeze. A short walk to water to walk the rocky shore. Enjoy the best clamming in the area. A large garden provides fresh vegetables and herbs when available.

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.

Beds: 1 Queen Bed, 1 Sofa Bed

About the area

Overlooking beautiful Cobscook Bay 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! No air conditioning needed, always a sea breeze! Beautiful landscaped grounds and gardens Best clamming in the area is down the parth 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! Rocky Shore The Polar Treat The New Friendly The Chowder House Waco Diner Quoddy Bay Lobster

Owner profile

Patricia F



  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Sea view


  • Hair dryer
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (9)

Excellent – based on 9 reviews Excellent
9 reviews

“Very nice Cottage Overlooking Cobscook Bay”

Reviewed 17 Sep 2016

This is a very nicely appointed and comfortable cottage with everything you need. Very relaxing with ocean breezes and quiet surroundings in "down East Maine". The cottage is an easy days drive to Acadia National Park which is one of America's gems. Other very interesting places to visit close by are Eastport, Lubec, and Calais, Maine.Trisha and Bob are great host and very helpful in suggesting places to visit and eat. You cannot beat the Maine seafood! This is one of the best cottage rentals we have every had.

“Peace and Quiet”

Reviewed 13 Jul 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.

Owner's reply: Thanks so much for coming to visit. Glad you enjoyed our little bit of paradise! Hope to see you return!

“Rest, Relaxation, Lobster, and Stars!!”

Reviewed 1 Oct 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.

Owner's reply: Thanks so much for visiting Winkle and we hope to see you return soon!

“Just What I Needed!”

Reviewed 25 Aug 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.

Owner's reply: Thanks Brad and Brianna: it was a pleasure to have you both visit Winkle. We hope to see you again soon!

“Fantastic Cottage!!!”

Reviewed 5 Aug 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.

Owner's reply: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Winkle! We are looking forward to your return next summer. Thanks again for sharing! Patricia

“Going WAY Downeast”

Reviewed 11 Jun 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

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are so glad you came to visit Winkle and we hope you will return again soon!

“Just what was needed”

Reviewed 11 Aug 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!

Owner's reply: Thanks so much for your kind words and we are happy you enjoyed your stay at Winkle. The cottage is furnished for the comfort of our guests and we supply all the information you will need to have a memorable vacation in this lovely area. Come back soon!

“Cottage in Perry”

Reviewed 13 Jul 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!

Owner's reply: Great! So happy you made the trip and enjoyed beautiful Downeast!

“Peace and quiet”

Reviewed 26 Jun 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.

Owner's reply: Thanks so much for choosing Winkle for your special event! It was a pleasure meeting you both. We hope you come back to see us soon!

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Clinton, MA
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.

Napoleon, Ohio
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

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.

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!

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

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!
July 2012

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

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,

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!

July 2013

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!

September 2013

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!

October 2013
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!

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

August 22, 2015. What a perfect place to go and stay for a vacation! A charming cottage that is beautifully decorated and maintained, and that has everything you could need to make yourself at home, from pots large enough to cook lobsters, to its layout and amenities. We chose the cottage for its location and proximity to the ocean. Traveling the area is easy on Rt 1 and other key towns are 10-25 minutes away. We took a number of side trips to Eastport to get fresh lobsters and great lunches. I took a 3-hour Fundy Breeze Fishing Charter and caught my limit within the first hour and my freezer is full. We had the rest of the time to tour the bay and saw schools of porpoise, a whale and two Bald Eagles. Bought 6 Lobsters at Quoddy Bay in Eastport that made some great dinners and outstanding quiche. The Fradettes are great! I spoke with Pat a number of times before coming for the week for tips and information and she was so thoughtful to call while there to make sure we were well. Not sure what more I could have asked for or expected. So was the stay at Winkle worth it? Absolutely ... we are already making plans to go back next year.
My Response
Wow..so great to meet you and very happy you enjoyed our beautiful Winkle. Hope to see you again next year!

August 8, 2015. This cottage is just as advertised. It is very comfy, quiet, and well-appointed--the owners have thought of everything. It is not too far from all the area sites, but feels far away from it all. You will love sitting on the deck and listening to the birds, smelling the clean, wildflower-scented air. So relaxing. The owners are kind and thoughtful and will give you privacy while being available for advice on area events and activities. You will not be disappointed!
My Response
Thanks so much for visiting Winkle and we hope to see you return! Safe travels!

July 4, 2015. We enjoyed our stay tremendously,just what we were looking for,away from our busy work schedule.The cottage has everything one needs just bring your food Bob&Trisha supply everything to cook and eat.We highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking for the same peace.Very best Regards to Bob and Trisha...Joanne &Kevin.
My Response
Thanks so much Kevin and Joann. So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! Looking forward to your return! The Fradettes

Beautiful and Quiet Cottage Vacation
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
If you are looking for a quiet getaway in Maine, this is the perfect spot. The cottage sits up on a second story with lovely views of the bay. It is one of the cleanest places I've ever stayed and was tastefully decorated. It exceed our expectations. The photos are good representations of the cottage, but it is even nicer in person. The Fradettes were great hosts, too!

The location is perfect for day trips to Lubec and Quoddy Head as well as New Brunswick attractions like Campobello Island and St. Andrews-by-the-sea. My husband and I were excited to discover in nearby Easport the Tides Institute and Museum of Art which hosts art installations and an artist residency program. Also close by are the reversing falls in Pembroke--not to be missed! We also squeezed in a trip to one of our favorite Maine spots for lobster and pie, Helen's Restaurant in Machias.

If you are looking for a clean, beautiful, quiet spot where you can read and relax, go on day trips in Maine and New Brunswick, or take beautiful hikes, this is the perfect spot. I highly recommend Winkle Cottage!

Date of arrival
July 9, 2016