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Dennis H.

The Sea Urchin, Campobello Island

#174825 · Cottage Rental in , ,

3 Bedrooms
6 Guests
2 Full Bathrooms
Cottage Rental

Property Description

The Sea Urchin Cottage is on the north end of beautiful Campobello Island, home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's beloved summer home and the museum and International Park which bear his name. Campobello Island is connected by bridge to Lubec, Maine, home of the renowned candy-striped West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, the easternmost point of the United States.

Within walking distance of the picturesque East Quoddy Head Harbor Lighthouse, the Sea Urchin sits on a cliff overlooking its very own private sand beach! With the woods behind the cottage, the Passamaquoddy Bay in front of the cottage, and the cliffs rising up from the beach on each side of the cottage, the Sea Urchin offers unparalleled privacy and seclusion and an unbelievably beautiful view.

Whale Watching

Whale watching tours should be at the top of your list of activities on your Nova Scotia vacation. The best whale watching can be found throughout the province, from Cape Bretonâ??s world famous Cabot Trail, to the Bay of Fundyâ??s Digby Neck, and in the south, from the beautiful South Shore near Lunenburg to Metro Halifax. The tours will show you not just whales but also other Atlantic marine wildlife including seals and sea birds in their natural habitat.

Imagine sitting in a boat on the ocean, so close to a whale that you can look it in the eye! Nova Scotia has some of the worlds best whale watching cruise tours. The sight of whales lunging, diving, blowing and ând breeching in the ocean is an unforgettable vacation experience and truly awe-inspiring.

The Bay of Fundy is a marine paradise because the waters of the bay are important feeding grounds for many whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and sea birds. Watch humpbacks, the clowns of the sea frolic and breech, marvel at the huge finbacks, and meet the friendly minke (pronounced "ming key whales. If youre lucky, you might even spot the Atlantic White Sided Dolphins or the rare North Atlantic right whale (one of the rarest in the world).

Bedroom Description

3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

Bedroom - 1 queen

Bedroom - 1 queen

Bedroom - 2 Twin/ Single, Bunk beds plus kids loft

The Sea Urchin Cottage sleeps 6. There is a screened in tree house on the property overlooking the ocean which has 3 bunk beds that would require you to bring camping pads and sleeping bags. There is also a small cottage available for overflow crowds which has 1 bedroom with a full size bed, kitchen and bathroom. It has an additional charge.

Kayak and bicycle available for rent at Captain Riddles 506-752-2009

Location Description

Beach combing- at low tide search for star fish, sea urchins, sand dollars and shards of ancient sea glass or pottery. Have bonfires on the beach while watching the sunset over the ocean (contingent upon the dry/no burn restrictions). Walk to the lighthouse and at low tide walk on the ocean floor to the island where the East Quoddy Head Harbor Lighthouse sits. Walk to the Head Harbor to watch the fishing boats or to catch a ride on a whale watch tour or a deep sea fishing trip. Kayaking- book your kayak a mile down the road. Spectacular 9 hole golf course. Tour the Roosevelt International Park which includes the faithfully restored summer house of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and many miles of beautiful hiking trails, park drives, lovely beaches for picnicking, rock collecting and beach combing. Visit Herring Cove, Campobello's public beach, with picnic and playground equipment.

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Canadian Dollar (CAD)


Rate Name Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly
Default Rate
7 Nights Minimum
$2,918 CAD
$2,200 USD
$10,610 CAD
$8,000 USD
05/01/17 - 05/31/17
7 Nights Minimum
$3,581 CAD
$2,700 USD

Fee Name Tax Rate Fee Amount
Cleaning Fee
0.000% $133 CAD
Per Stay

Additional Rates & Fees Description

In the event of tenant (lessee) cancelation only if the property is rerented for the rental period, will payments for rental be refunded minus a 20 % cancelation fee and minus any expenses incurred by the owner (Lessor)

May & October:

June & September

July & August:

If your party is over 4 people there will be an additional charge of $50/person for the week

Pets considered with $100 pet fee

Contact Owner For Additional Property Details For Large Parties as there is a small 1 bedroom cottage on the property that is private from the main Sea Urchin Cottage that is available for an additional fee. It has a kitchen, 1 bathroom, 1 bedroom and a living room area with a nice deck Pet fee. Contact owner for additional property detail. For large parties there is a small 1 bedroom cottage on the property that is private from the main Sea Urchin Cottage that is available for an additional fee. It has a kitchen, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and a living room area with a large wraparound deck overlooking the ocean. Enjoy!

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Availability Calendar

June 2017

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  • Check In Available
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Availability last updated Jun 24, 2017



Grocery Store
Recreational Centre


DVD Player
Cable / Satellite TV
Internet Access
Board Games




Coffee Maker
Dishes / Utensils
Small Appliances


Deck / Patio
Patio Furniture
Beach Chairs
Sandy Beach
Shallow Entry Beach
Fire Pit
BBQ / Grill
Parking Available

Overall Rating


In Aug. 2010 my husband, 15yr old son and myself stayed here for a week. The cottage was cute and had everything we needed. If you love the nature, you will love it. The cottage is tucked in a bit of a wooded area but faced the Bay of Fundy. The tides were amazing to watch roll in and out...with the tides, came fresh food for the whales. Morning co... Read More

January 2017

Great time at the Sea Urchin

We had the priviledge of spending 3 nights at this cottage. The cottage had all the gadgets we could need, but the real feature was the beauty of the ocean in front of us. I spent one morning, sitting with my coffee watching and LISTENING to 4 whales, 2 on either side of the cottage. We found starfish, sea urchin, saw harbour seals, porpoises, and... Read More

January 2017

Million Dollar View

If what you seek is a view of the ocean, eagles, seals, the foggy a.m., etc, here's your place. New screened in porch offers a window to the world that is superb. (Note to Dennis-that captains wheel might be better placed-just sayin). Comfortable porch and just a great room/area for relaxing---where we stayed most of the time. Outdoor deck equally... Read More

January 2017

Relaxing retreat

What a fantastic vacation! The cottage was exactly as described. The rustic qualities reminded you of what it was like to be at the cottage as a kid. It was clean and had everything that we needed for the week. Our family enjoyed the abundant wildlife that was right off the large decks. We saw at least one whale 6 of 7 days, with the porpoise, seal... Read More

January 2017

The owner left the following response...

We have been renting the Sea Urchin Cottage since 1989 and we are always pleased to hear of all of the unique and memorable memories our guests experience at this unique oceanfront hideaway. From the unique and private location overlooking a beach filled with beach treasures to the wonderful screened in porch and decks overlooking the wildlife that passes by like Whales, seals and eagles. The Sea Urchin Cottage and its surrounding properties are always welcome to guests like Jen and her family from Ontario. Thank you for caring for the cottage as if it were your own. Dennis & Margaret Haire, cottage owners from Evansville, Indiana.

beautiful seaside cottage with aquatic life views

The cottage is obviously loved by the owners. Open your eyes and you will see every amenity you need. Charming plates, hooks for hanging. binoculars, board games, books, and charts for fish, birds, sight seeing, important numbers for everything. A charcoal grill, decks, fire pit and so much more. Porpoise, Puffins, Bald Eagles, Harbor Seals, Grey S... Read More

January 2017

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