Downeast Waterfront Cottage - Great Views - Sunny and Peaceful
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Milbridge cottage description
On a large, peaceful tidal bay in Millbridge, with long views to spruce-covered islands, our cottage is a cozy getaway. With lots of windows facing the water, this is a bright and cheerful little house. A deck overs the water. Cottage is just a few yards from the shore, and open to the ocean breezes. A line of rose bushes along the bank provide fragrance and blooms during summer months. There are stairs to the shore, but children under 10 need supervision!.
This cottage is located in a quiet neighborhood of other cottages and farms on Ray's Point, a finger of land extending into Harrington Bay... a beautiful part of Downeast Maine, with many points and islands to explore. See eagles and shore birds from the cottage and the deck, kayak in the bay and beyond (this is a tidal bay, so launching from the cottage is limited to hours around high tide; there is a deep water launch site in Milbridge). Nice area for biking and walking.
The village of Milbridge (shopping, post office, restaurants, movie theatre, etc.) is less than five miles away. For day trips, Acadia National Park (Schoodic Peninsula area) is a half hour away, Bar Harbor and Ellsworth are 45-60 minutes drive. Petit Manaan National Wildlife Sanctuary (great birding and hiking) is less than a half hour drive.
Campobello Island, New Brunswick (FDR's summer home) is within an hour and a half, as is Quoddy Head, easternmost lighthouse in the US. Lobsters and clams available in Milbridge (lobster and clam pots provided with cottage). This is one of the largest wild blueberry producing areas in the world, so there are plenty of berries available nearby during the season (late July through August) ... berry picking is permitted at Petit Manaan National Wildlife Refuge, in season.
In order to make this a pleasant rental for all, we do not allow pets on the property, nor is smoking allowed inside the cottage.
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 3-5
- Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Radio, Blender, Popcorn popper, Coffee maker, Espresso machine, Telephone (local calls only, may call long distance using a calling card or 800 number), Maps and local info folder, we provide blankets and bedspreads, but guests supply their own linens, Bedroom setup is, one double bed in one bedroom, one single bed in the other bedroom, and one double futon in the living room, The living room and kitchen-dining area are in one open area...moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Rock Climbing
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Kayaking (Kayaks can be rented 1/2 hour away), Birding
ReviewsWrite a review
Fabulous cabin in downeast Maine
Fabulous cabin in downeast Maine
This was my first experience with a vacation rental and it was probably the best vacation I have had in years. The cabin is in a lovely peaceful spot right by a tidal bay. Very scenic, quiet and secluded but still only 3 miles from town. The accomadations were very comfortable and the cabin was spotlessly clean. The owners provided a lot of little touches that were very helpful such as mountain bikes to use, lots of information about area attractions and maps. The Milbridge area is a great location for day trips for nature lovers. It is an easy drive to Acadia and Campobello. The largest nearby town is Ellsworth which has some great shopping areas including an L.L.Bean outlet. There isn't a lot of nightlife here or upscale dining etc. If you are looking for that then stay south of Acadia. But if you are searching for a quiet, peaceful , relaxing stay then I would definitly recommend this cottage. I had a fantastic time.
- Guest SNBWalter (NY)
- Date of stay 09/20/09
- Review Submitted 09/29/09
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Guest comment entered by owner
Dear Bruce & Sally ... What a great spot! The moment we drove in we ooh'd and aah'd ... have yet to stop. Your accomodations are great ... you have thought of everything. We kayaked (brought our own) from here ... we also did Tunk Lake (what a beautiful spot that is!), and kayaked from the Machias River to Buck Point to visit friends. ... Today is an absolutely beautiful morning - the water like glass - it makes leaving very difficult. We would like to come back next year ...
- Guest C.F.
- Date of stay 07/15/05
- Review Submitted 07/15/05
Guest comment entered by owner
Hello... and welcome to the guestbook for our cottage in Milbridge. We do hope you'll decide to rent our cottage... it's a pretty little place in a nice quiet area. Great views over the tidal bay, lots of sunshine, and cool breezes from the water. When you pull into the driveway and see the expanse of the bay and islands in front of you, you'll be glad you rented this place!
- Guest Bruce and Sally, Owners
- Date of stay 06/06/03
- Review Submitted 06/06/03
Apr 5 -May 30 ............ $550/week May 31 - June 27 ... $600/week June 28 - August 29 ... $650/week August 30 - September 26 .... $600/week September 27 - October 18 ..... $550/week $25 off per week for 2 week or longer rentals. Rentals run Saturday 3 PM through noon the following Sat. (minimum 1 week rental). Maine state rental tax of 7 percent is added to the rates quoted above
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Your first view of the cottage... picnic table on right and the bay beyond
The bay and islands seen from the shore in front of the cottage
Kitchen seen from the living room
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