The SpaceFrom the shaded front porch, watch the local fisherman prepare for their daily commute to the open waters of the Bay of Fundy, or just watch the eagles, porpoises and whales watching the fishermen. Hop in your car, and you're just minutes from the local ferry that can take you across the bay to Deer Island (and from there on to L'Etete, NB). If you'd prefer to play on Campobello, Herring Cove Provincial Park and Golf Course, Roosevelt International Park, and East Quoddy Lighthouse is just few more minutes beyond. If you'd prefer a more intimate encounter with the local marine life , Campobello offers some of the most spectacular (and eco-conscious) whale watching experiences in the world. Guest AccessWhen you're not exploring, you'll be relaxing in your well-appointed and recently renovated, century-old home and rolling property. Sleep on hotel-quality linens, read a book in one of the several nooks about the home, all with terrific views of the nature just outside. For rainy nights, cook some popcorn and watch a movie (or a marathon) on Netflix in the family room. The AppleTV and WiFi are free and waiting, as is the convenience of free VOIP phone service.
The kitchen is fully equipped with an over-the-range microwave, dishwasher, range-oven, refrigerator, toaster, Keurig coffee maker (also, a small, traditional coffee maker in the cupboard), mixer and blender.
The side porch has a large, propane grill, as well as a propane lobster cooker (outdoor use only).
There is also a washer and dryer on-site. Interaction with GuestsWhile we use our home frequently throughout the year, when you're here, we travel. That said, we're never far away and we have an excellent support team of locals that will ensure that your needs are served. In addition to the local information that will be waiting for you upon your arrival, we're only a phone call away if you need anything to make your vacation (and stay with us) as memorable as possible. The NeighborhoodCampobello is slow-paced, land-that-time-forgot kind of community. There are times when you might only see a few cars drive by the house all day. But the community also knows how to have a good time. In late June, the annual Bay of Fundy International Marathon is held, with runners from all over the world taking part in a race that is run from West Quoddy Light in Lubec, ME to East Quoddy Light in NB, Canada, and back across the bridge to the finish line. As you might expect, our two communities are bustling on this weekend. And in the days that follow - as Canada celebrates Dominion Day and the US celebrates Independence Day. After that, things die down a little until late July/early August when the Island proudly hosts Fog Fest - a five day, international music and art festival. Fear not - it's no Lollapalooza...venues include local restaurants, coffee shops, churches, parks and beaches. Bring a chair and enjoy the small crowds and big entertainment - for free! August and September are the perfect time for whale adventures as that's when the biggest population of our most famous summer residents return for the baleen feast. September is also the month of the Eastport Pirate Invasion, (URL HIDDEN) when our neighbors across the Passamaquoddy, land on the shores of Lubec to kick-off a three day celebration of sea-faring fun.
As the warm temperatures of the summer set sail on the Gulf-stream, October welcome's one of Mother Nature's most spectacular grand stands - Autumn in Roosevelt's Park. With over 2800 acres of pristine, preserved natural area, Franklin Delano Roosevelt's "beloved island" is a magnet for both experienced and novice hikers, (or Sunday drivers) - it's beautiful year round, but the Fall color explosion rivals any fabled New England display.
Finally, even as the 1000+ year-round residents brace for the long and snowy winter, you can expect to find the trails in pristine condition for snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, and even snowmobiling. And eating fresh lobster...November begins the second of two seasons for our most popular export.
There's always something to do here, and Salty Oaks is the perfect home base, whatever seasonal activity you chose! Getting AroundSalty Oaks is approximately a 10-minute drive from the Roosevelt International Bridge (Maine border). We're located 2 miles from the "crossroads" of Campobello, and less than a mile from the ferry landing.
To the opposite tip of the island, East Quoddy Light, the trip should take you less than 15-minutes (longer if you stop for a lobster roll and an ice-cream cone). We're about 7 minutes from the sandiest beach that Campobello has to offer (don't expect Caribbean sand because your feet will be "sorely" disappointed), and seconds away from a rocky beach during low tide; there is no mistaking low tide as the water rises over 30 feet during the high period!
By bike, by foot, or motor vehicle, you're never far from everything that Campobello and our American neighbors have to offer. Other Things to NoteWe have special rates for larger parties, extended stays, and events. Also, if you're planning an event (reunion, wedding, etc.) please call us to discuss options such as tents, catering, etc.