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The cottage and water view from the parking area.

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Last updated: 07/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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 off the house faces the water.

This cottage has been completely renovated and is a lovely, light-filled space. South-facing windows offer a breathtaking view down the tidal bay. The kitchen is well-stocked with cook and bakeware, including big pots and everything needed to cook a lobster dinner. Our 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.

Nights can be cool even in a Maine summer, but there are plenty of cozy blankets and quilts, and a small propane stove should you need heat.

The cottage is quiet, private, and peaceful, and a wonderful place to unwind and relax. This 2-bedroom cozy space is ideal for a couple, but could also accommodate other guests or children with the twin bed in the second bedroom and the pull-out couch in the main room. The first bedroom has a queen bed. 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. It's a beautiful part of Downeast Maine, with many points and islands to explore. You can see eagles and shore birds from the cottage and the deck, and 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). Ray's Point Road is a nice area for walking and biking and there are many hiking trails just a short drive away.

The village of Milbridge (shopping, post office, restaurants, library, etc.) is less than five miles away. For day trips, Acadia National Park (Schoodic Peninsula area) is a half hour away, Bar Harbor (where the main section of Acadia National Park is located) and Ellsworth are a 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.

Bangor International Airport is about 1 hour 20 minutes, Portland is approximately 3 hours, and Boston is a little over a 5 hour drive.

Other Things to Note:
This cottage is for weekly rentals, Saturday to Saturday. Checkin is at 3pm and checkout is at 11am the following Saturday.

In order to make this a pleasant rental for all, smoking is not allowed inside the cottage. Pets are considered on an individual basis.

The house has no wifi or cable but we have supplied a hefty selection of books and DVDs for any rainy days.

In our rural area of Maine, be aware that cell phone reception can sometimes be spotty. AT&T, Verizon, and US Cellular all have relatively good coverage in our area, but we cannot guarantee good reception.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 3-5

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • The first bedroom has a queen sized bed. The second has a twin size bed, and there is a pull-out sofa in the main room as well. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Blender, Coffee maker, Espresso machine, Maps and local info folder, the living room and kitchen-dining area are in one open area...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided:

    Towels are provided for the bathroom in the house. Please bring additional towels for swimming or taking out and about. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is very well stocked with cooking pots, pans, small appliances, utensils, and bakeware....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 28 - Aug 27, 2016
7 night min stay

$750
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$750

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 9%

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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Last updated: 07/27/2016
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Location

Kayaking (Kayaks can be rented 1/2 hour away), Birding

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: I (Bethany) work at a non-profit in northeastern, coastal Maine and love all things outdoor and food-related! Favorite activities include hiking, island camping, vegetarian cooking, baking pies, xc skiing and snowshoeing, gardening, and satisfying the travel bug whenever I can. My husband, Clay, is a carpenter and builder, and we renovated this sweet place together. We're so excited to share it with visitors!

Why the Owner Chose Milbridge, ME, USA:
Downeast Maine is an incredible place. Maine's rugged coast provides endless possibilities for adventuring. (In our welcome packet, we've included many local places to explore that you won't necessarily find in a guidebook.) My husband grew up in Maine not far from Milbridge, and we're both attached to the area and community.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Our cottage sits just 20 feet from the bank that is filled with rosebushes in the summer. Being on a tidal waterfront means that at low tide clammers are out digging in the flats, and just 6 hours later at high tide, you might see a seal out in front of the house. Our south-facing cottage gets lots of sunlight all day, and all the windows really brighten up the main room. Other days, you can watch the fog rolling in over the islands in Narraguagus and Back Bay. The scene is always changing, but always beautiful.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, italian, Some french

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • The cottage and water view from the parking area.

    The cottage and water view from the parking area.

  • Southside, full of windows!

    Southside, full of windows!

  • The main room, from the front door.

    The main room, from the front door.

  • Views of the water and islands.

    Views of the water and islands.

  • The kitchen and dining area.

    The kitchen and dining area.

  • View of the front door and entry area from the kitchen.

    View of the front door and entry area from the kitchen.

  • View down the bay from the shore.

    View down the bay from the shore.

  • The deck and cottage.

    The deck and cottage.

  • The first bedroom with queen bed.

    The first bedroom with queen bed.

  • Doorway into the bathroom and doorway into the second bedroom.

    Doorway into the bathroom and doorway into the second bedroom.

  • The second bedroom with twin bed and washer/dryer.

    The second bedroom with twin bed and washer/dryer.

  • The first bedroom with queen sized bed.

    The first bedroom with queen sized bed.

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This listing was first published here in 2003.

Date last modified - Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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  • Sleeps
    5
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
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Speaks: english, spanish, italian, Some french
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  • Calendar last updated 07/27/2016
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