Waterfront Downeast Retreat on Pigeon Hill Bay in Steuben(14 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Custom designed cottage, with ocean and lighthouse views, private beach,sleeps 6
This beautiful, new waterfront property nestled between Downeast Coastal Conservancy's Pigeon Hill Reserve and Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge is approximately 10 minutes walk away. Both have beautiful hiking trails and unbelievable vistas of islands shorelines and mountain views for your enjoyment. The enchantment of the restless sea, the view of the lighthouse and sounds of the echoing foghorn of Petit Manan beckon you to the natural beauty surrounding this waterfront cottage.
Downeast Retreat includes ceramic tile, radiant heat floors, natural spruce and pine,post and beam organic architecture that takes advantage of all your surroundings no matter where you are in the spacious and cozy cottage. Featuring two outside decks, one ocean side the other brook side, take in all the sounds of ocean, sea birds, the distant fog horn, or bubbling stream, song birds and whispering winds through spruce and fir. The choice is yours. Awaken to a breathtaking view of islands in the bay from the upstairs loft. Watch the local fisherman as they set out to sea for the day’s fresh catch. Take in the salt air as you watch eagles travel the coastline past our cottage along to Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge. Hiking trails, kayaking and biking are out the front door, wild blueberries in season a short walk away, fresh lobster and clams can be ordered locally just minutes from the cottage.
Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park and the bustling town of Ellsworth also make great day trip destinations. To complete your authentic Maine experience, take a day trip Nor’ east on route one through the heart of Down-east Maine from Milbridge to Eastport. If you want an international experience then continue to Campabello Island or New Brunswick, Canada only an hour and a half away but remember to bring your passport.
A fantastic & delightful opportunity for photographers, artisans, adventurer's professionals and you.
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Member since: 2003
- 1000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library:
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Coin Laundry
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Near The Ocean:
Views of Petit Manan Lighthouse, home of the nesting Puffins during summer. Looking directly out at Bois Bubert Island, a 3 mile island of the reserve that protects the cove from harsh storms. The lobster boats leave early mornings with fresh seafood available daily at the local market down the road. Experience the beauty and peacefulness....moreless
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Mountain Biking
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Alarm Clock
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided:
- Wireless Internet:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Lobster Pot
- Beach Chairs
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 1 - May 21, 2017
2 night min stay
May 22 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 10 - Dec 1, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
- Linens $50
- cleaning fee $50
- Tax Rate 9%
We are happy to provide linens and towels for a fee of $50. Please call or email if you are providing your own and we will deduct the fee.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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A 10 min. walk to Petit Manan Nat'l Wildlife Refuge, island and lighthouse views, trails. In season-unsprayed blueberries-pick all you can eat.
Canadian border 1 1/2 hours drive, passport necessary.
Year Purchased: 1992
About the owner: Ray is a recently retired Director of an Adult Education program in the western mountains of Maine, an outdoor enthusiast, cyclist and gardener. Joanne is an a critical care RN and stain glass artisan. Together we enjoy the peacefulness of our get-away cottage and the surrounding beauty of it all.
Why the Owner Chose Steuben, ME, USA:
Working in the area led us to this beautiful unique quaint fishing village. The peacefulness combined with the Petit Manan Wildlife Refuge 1/2 mile walk from our cottage with fields of song birds and blueberries for the picking located on a remote Maine peninsula left us spelled bound with the overwhelming beauty and serenity. The cobble stone private beach and magnificent views including sun and moon rises ,sounds of sea birds and shore sounds lulled us to choose this enchanted remote paradise with the historical cultural elements still intact and thriving today. We are proud and pleased to share this uniquely designed cottage, the local cultural experience that surrounds it, and the natural beauty of this unique, untouched, natural habitat as we experience it ourselves with you and yours.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The cottage itself was thoughtfully conceived incorporating numerous Frank Lloyd Wright principles and design in organic architecture. Meaning, a design that is in harmony with humanity and it's surrounding environment. Collaborating with designer, builder Joe LeVigne, of "Sprezzatura," the elegant and harmonious creation of our cottage, "Downeast Retreat" was created. Truly a retreat feeling in it's own right. Through mindful design of space, local spruce and pine wood, window placement with a view in every direction, the natural sound and sight of this extraordinary paradise is invited into every nook and room of our cottage. The incredible panoramic views of the bay of Petit Manan Island light house, Bois Bubert Island or the to and fro of fishing trollers & lobster boats traversing the colorful waterway out to sea lends a magical and romantic feeling all of its own. The fact that we own a small piece of ocean front property directly across the street with our own private access to the cobble stone beach to sit and have morning coffee or evening cocktails at sunset just makes this property that much more irresistible. Being outdoor enthusiasts, the endless outdoor activities, hiking, biking, kayaking all available right outside the door of the cottage was the icing on the cake for us. Locally, having access to fresh sea foods caught fresh from the bay, local boat and whale watching tours, fresh water lakes and beaches is too good to be true. Local farmers market in town Milbridge, only a 10 min. drive. We adore the many quaint and small scenic fishing villages and abounding bold coast hikes as one sojourns Nor'east up the coast to Rogues Bluff, Quoddy Head or Campobello Island just 1 1/2 hours away and makes for a fun, memorable day trip.
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Downeast Retreat with Ocean and Lighthouse Views on Petit Manan Point
Loft with Birds Eye View of Bay and Bois Bubert Island
downstairs bedroom with side deck
upstairs loft, back yard side
view of kitchen
Porch Ocean Side with Cafe Style Dining
Bald Eagle resting on top of neighboring perch.
Beautiful lupins with view of Bois Bupert Island across the bay.
Rainbow over the island out front
On top of Pigeon Hill view of islands
Living Room with Cozy Nook Brookside, Stairway and Loft Area
bathroom, with shower (not shown)
view from top of stairs
dining with view of water out front
waterfront view from alongside cottage
Petitmanan Lighthouse view from shore. Puffins nesting grounds in summer.
Bald Eagle bathing out front along shore.
sunlit boats out front
full moon over the water
eagle taking off
Stained glass blueberry martini. Cheers!
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Saturday, February 25, 2017
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