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Oceanfront Cottage in Downeast Maine with Solar Power: "Two Jetties" Cottage

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  • Minimum stay:1-6 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This unique cottage is in a very scenic area, still largely off the beaten path. "Two Jetties" Cottage is perched on a granite ledge a stone’s throw from Pigeon Hill Bay. It has superb views of the ocean, the shifting tides (tides run about 14 feet), colorful sunsets across the bay, wildlife such as great blue herons and eagles, the spruce-clad coastline and islands, and lobster boats at work. The two jetties, made of massive granite blocks, are the remnants of a dock.

The cottage is “off the grid” - not attached to electric power lines. Solar panels on the roof provide electricity to operate the water pump and run a couple electric reading lights. There is enough juice to charge your cell phone or lap top. The refrigerator, wall and ceiling lamps, hot water heater, and magnificent vintage range run on propane gas. The living room includes a large collection of books, as well as puzzles and games, for those foggy Maine days. The kitchen is equipped with every sort of non-electric gadget you are likely to need. In addition to the queen bed in the master bedroom, there is an inflatable queen bed for the second bedroom, which also has four bunk beds. In addition, the twin bed on the sunporch allows you to sleep with the stars while still comfortably indoors!

The shoreline is rugged pink granite, not sand. There is a beach on the other side of Tom Leighton Point, not far away, that has a natural seawall and sometimes a sand beach, though there are some years when the currents carry most of the sand away from the shore. The water is cold, but the bold do swim in it! There are several lakes in the area that provide excellent swimming. Depending on the season, berry-lovers can find blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, lingon berries, and finally cranberries in the fall. Shellfish lovers can collect mussels along the shore; clams cannot be dug without a license.

Milbridge, which is about five miles away, is more of a working town than a tourist town. It has a supermarket, library with computers and also with Wifi that you access from outside the building at any time, post office, pharmacy, Laundromat, art gallery, several restaurants (not fancy!), and a gift shop or two.

There are many wonderful options for day trips in the area, with Acadia National Park at the top of the list. It has hundreds of miles of hiking trails and carriage paths, a rugged dramatic coastline and “mountains,” and even a few sand beaches, and of course the tourist town of Bar Harbor. The town of Ellsworth, on the way to Acadia, offers plenty of options for shopping and amusements. We have a notebook in the cottage with descriptions and maps for finding good hikes and other activities.

You can still find a number of small towns along the coast where the harbor is full of lobster boats. There are some good restaurants, too, though you really have to track them down. Campobello Island, where you can visit Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s summer “cottage,” lies just over the border in Canada (bring your passport).

Please note that we rent by the week only, and our rental week is six nights and seven days. Arrive on Sunday as early as you'd like and leave on Saturday by 2 pm.

Minimum stay: one week.

Keywords: Cottage, Cabin, House

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Kid-friendly except for toddlers - a fall from the deck could be hazardous....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no smoking, thanks....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs and other pets are welcome, but please, no cats, because some of our family members are allergic to cats....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Queen bed, bureau, desk, electric light for reading in bed....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 4 bunk bed

    2 bunk beds=4 twin beds. 1 queen inflatable bed available....moreless

  • Sunroom: 1 twin/ single

    Wonderful views of the ocean from this bed!...moreless

  • Queen size bed (1). In addition, we have an inflatable queen bed (1), twin or single bed (1), bunk beds (2) The two bunk beds can sleep four people....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Just the basics: tub with shower, sink, toilet.

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Our library includes novels, mysteries, nature books, field guides, and a collection of books about Maine....moreless

  • Games:

    We have a selection of board games and puzzles....moreless

  • Music Library:

    We have a Victrola and a small selection of records to play on it. ...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    The cottage is on the shore of Pigeon Hill Bay in Milbridge, Maine, with views of the bay, nearby islands, and Petit Manan peninsula....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    The dining area is in the kitchen, and when both leaves are extended, the table can seat 8 (snuggly). Dine outside on the deck too!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Outdoor parking in our driveway....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Outdoor parking....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove:

    We provide wood and kindling for the wood stove, which is in the living room....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    We have a French press and Melitta filter. The solar system does not provide enough power to support an electric coffee maker....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully equipped with pots and pans....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped with dishes and utensils....moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Oven:

    The oven thermostat has become inaccurate, but the temperature can be monitored with the oven thermometer....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We keep some herbs, spices, and baking supplies available for guests. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    The range dates from the 1930s and includes three gas burners, broiler, and oven. Great to cook on!...moreless

  • Toaster:

    We have a camp toaster, which you place on top of the gas burner on the stove to make your toast....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    The deck provides beautiful views of the bay, including sunsets over Pigeon Hill Bay and spectacular displays of lightning over the water when there are thunderstorms....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 21 - Sep 5, 2015
6 night min stay
$105
Fall
Sep 6 - Oct 24, 2015
6 night min stay
$85

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

Please note that we rent only by the week (6 nights, 6 1/2 days). Arrival day is Sunday (arrive as early as you want), and departure day is Saturday (leave by 2 pm). You can stay for less than a week, but your rate will be by the week.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Location

65 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bangor International Airport
23 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Winter Harbor to Bar Harbor
23 Miles
Nearest Golf
Winter Harbor
165 Miles
Nearest Train
Brunswick
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US Route 1 in Milbridge
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Milbridge
Milbridge
Nearest Beach
The cottage is on the shore.

Car: Necessary

Visit McClellan Park, about two miles from the cottage, to see the most spectacular rocky shore in the area; best when the waves are big! For gentler activities, Milbridge has several art galleries, a gift shop, and wonderful pies at the 'Fisherman's Wife.'

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1975

About the owner: The cottage, which was purchased by our mother, belongs to sisters Lara and Deborah Levison. Deborah and her husband are economics professors living in Minneapolis, MN with their daughter. Lara lives in Washington, DC and works for an ocean conservation organization.

Why the Owner Chose Milbridge:
Our family is from New England, and we had visited Downeast Maine a number of times before our mother decided to buy a vacation cottage in the areas.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Deck and front of cottage.

    Deck and front of cottage.

  • We named the cottage after these two jetties, which long ago supported a dock.

    We named the cottage after these two jetties, which long ago supported a dock.

  • The deck is great place for a lobster dinner with a sunset view.

    The deck is great place for a lobster dinner with a sunset view.

  • The sunporch:  the perfect place to nap or read.

    The sunporch: the perfect place to nap or read.

  • The kitchen features an ocean view and a 1930s gas range.

    The kitchen features an ocean view and a 1930s gas range.

  • Master bedroom (it is much wider than it appears in this photo)

    Master bedroom (it is much wider than it appears in this photo)

  • The bunk room as two sets of twin bunk beds and a queen-sized aerobed if needed.

    The bunk room as two sets of twin bunk beds and a queen-sized aerobed if needed.

  • This is the shoreline directly below the cottage, with the tide going down.

    This is the shoreline directly below the cottage, with the tide going down.

  • Coffee on the deck as the fog rolls around on the bay.

    Coffee on the deck as the fog rolls around on the bay.

  • Sunset view looking southerly toward the tip of Petit Manan Point.

    Sunset view looking southerly toward the tip of Petit Manan Point.

  • Similar view during the day

    Similar view during the day

  • Petit Manan Lighthouse, from trail in Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge

    Petit Manan Lighthouse, from trail in Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge

  • The cottage viewed from a kayak at high tide.

    The cottage viewed from a kayak at high tide.

  • The deck and cottage face Pigeon Hill Bay.

    The deck and cottage face Pigeon Hill Bay.

  • Another view of our spacious deck.

    Another view of our spacious deck.

  • Living room with wood stove. The windows face Pigeon Hill Bay and the sunset.

    Living room with wood stove. The windows face Pigeon Hill Bay and the sunset.

  • The kitchen and vintage cabinets were repainted this year (2014).

    The kitchen and vintage cabinets were repainted this year (2014).

  • In the master bedroom, looking toward the kitchen.

    In the master bedroom, looking toward the kitchen.

  • The bathroom has the basics.

    The bathroom has the basics.

  • On the shore below the cottage, looking in the other direction.

    On the shore below the cottage, looking in the other direction.

  • Sunset view from the deck of the cottage.

    Sunset view from the deck of the cottage.

  • Sunset view from the shore by the cottage, looking across Pigeon Hill Bay.

    Sunset view from the shore by the cottage, looking across Pigeon Hill Bay.

  • The cottage seen from the water at low tide (it gets a bit lower than this).

    The cottage seen from the water at low tide (it gets a bit lower than this).

  • The hammock is a great place to read and nap.

    The hammock is a great place to read and nap.

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