About This Listing
Our smallest cottage but great for the budget-conscious traveler, the Lobster Shack accommodates up to 4 persons plus 2 in loft area. Bedroom has full size bed. Kitchen/dining/livingroom complex has full futon couch, loft area with two twin futon beds, refrigerator, hotplate stove top, large toaster oven, microwave, coffee maker, cookware, tableware, and dining area. Bathroom has a shower stall with sink and vanity station. Cable TV, air conditioning, and wifi Internet access included.
Note: As you can see, this cottage is in the woodsy part of the property amidst towering pine trees with squirrels and the like. Some guests have noted the rustic smell in the cottage. If you have allergies to trees or animals, please consider booking our other cottages in more open space. Thank you!
Your cottage includes a fire pit with seating, gas grill, picnic table, parking for 1-2 vehicles, and access to a fenced outdoor pool (until end of September). Enjoy barbecues and smores right outside your cottage!
The beach is 1.5 miles away, and the pier with amusement park is 2 miles away.
A short walk leads to several good restaurants, pizza joints, bars & pubs (karaoke), gas & convenience store, and laundromat.
You can have it all in your unforgettable Downeast adventure: a camping experience with the modern comforts of cottage living, the beach, pier, and amusement park!
Fall is also a great time to visit for the foliage.
I can provide additional suggestions too, let me know.
Price includes 7% Maine lodging tax. Lower nightly rates for weekly rentals.
The cottage is available for monthly sublet from September 10 to June 7.
You must note any damage on check-in and message me on airbnb. Check-in otherwise acknowledges the cottage has been received in good condition, with the stated inventory items, and that additional charges may be incurred if property is damaged or inventory items need to be replaced. This consideration will be assessed at time of check-out.
Cottage and grounds policies, including pool, arcade, noise curfew, and fire pit rules will be clearly posted in all cottages and in the communal areas.
Smoking is not permitted in the cottage. If smoke or cigarette odor is found upon checkout, the security deposit will be applied to the extra cleaning service.
Pets are permitted but you must first notify me at the time of booking. Pets must be house trained and be curbed and leashed on outdoor premises for the safety of other guests, especially those with children. If pet-related stains and litter are found on the premises, the security deposit will be applied for the extra cleaning.
Mike was welcoming and had suggestions for food as well as directions for the public beach. He answered all our questions and responded well to our requests. We arrived to find the place as advertised. The pool was not in working order, but it didn't bother us.
The place was cozy and clean minus a couple of small issues. A dusty / sticky floor in spots, probably from the tree sap from surrounding pines, and the toilet needed a little help. The complimentary firewood didn't arrive until our 2nd day, which was fine. The shack was stocked with all the clean towels / cooking ware we needed for our 3 night stay.
The shack was nestled in a small thicket of pines and we felt secluded despite the being surrounded by suburb. Perhaps most importantly we were left to our own devices.
Overall a positive experience, would recommend.
Le Lobster Shack is what it says it is, a "small cottage for the budget-concious traveler." We were looking for an affordable place to stay with our 8 month old baby, and this certainly fit the bill. We never met Mike, but booking was very easy and instructions for check-in were very clear. Unfortunately, we were disappointed with the cleanliness of the shack and the grounds in general. We arrived to find a bag with garbage out front and cigarette butts covering the fire pit. The shack itself smelled of cigarette smoke and could have used a more thorough cleaning between guests. Maybe this is just something we're hyper-aware of now that we have a child, but the floor was dirty and there were quite a few spider webs that a simple cleaning should have caught. The toilet was broken and the bathroom left a lot to be desired. While the shack does have its charms—fire pit, grill, cute decor, pool on the premises—those could have used a little TLC as well. As I mentioned before, the fire pit was covered with cigarette butts. The pool was a nice relief at the end of a hot day, but it clearly hadn't been cleaned in a while. In fact, another guest approached us as we were packing to leave and mentioned the same exact problems...broken toilet, dirty cabin, etc. I've no doubt this is an easy fix, but in general, I think Le Lobster Shack is best suited to a more care-free traveler.
Hi, Jeff, thank you for leaving feedback. We have a strict no-smoking policy in the cottages, and that may be the reason people were smoking outside. But things like cigarette butts and cobwebs and not running the pool filter long enough to clear out the pine pollen should have been tended to. In general we have had great reviews on the cleanliness of our cottages, and so I have brought your review to the attention of the housekeeping staff so that we will adhere to our cleaning checklist process more consistently.
Je n'ai jamais vue Mike. Lorsque nous sommes arrivé il dormait et son coloc a été dans l'impossibilité de le réveiller. Nous avons été très mal reçu je devrais dire nous n'avons pas été reçu du tout. Mes sœurs ont vue Mike le lendemain mais il était très amoché et bête.
I'm really sorry I wasn't there to personally greet you. I was really sick and probably had the flu and was recovering. However, I set up the cottages so that should you need anything, towels, paper products, soap, etc., they are in the arcade area for self-service. Also the housekeeper is there from 11 am to 3 pm for anything else. Also the Itinerary has all the information you need for self-checkin.
The cottage was the perfect size for my family (two adults, two small children), and we had a very relaxing stay. We enjoyed twilight swimming in the pool, roasting marshmallows over the fire pit, and the kids appreciated the play equipment. We will definitely return - this is a great spot. Thanks, Mike!
Adorable space! Pleasantly surprised by how close to everything we were. Great little getaway spot for couples looking for a sweet little cabin.
My partner John and I had a lovely stay at Mike's little cottage near old orchard beach. It was definitely small, but was also cozy, clean and quiet. We were in town for a wedding so we spent most of our time out and about during the day, and Le Lobster Shack was a nice place to retreat to at night. We only wish we had the time to take advantage of the fire pit outside. Mike was lovely, and welcoming to us.
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About the Host, Mike
Travel and arts buff, since 2005 I have been offering beautiful rustic cottages for a comfortable stay with a coastal Maine theme. Only seen when needed, but with attention to detail and focus on guest satisfaction. I enjoy the outdoors and so offer campground-type amenities to guests.
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