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Oceanfront Cottage in Milbridge ~ME~

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-8)

Our cottage was built in the 1960's and remodeled in 2009. It sits on 2 private acres and 250 feet of private ocean front. We are located at the confluence of the Narraguagus River and the ocean. This brings unique wildlife and birds to the area. Close by are sections of Acadia Park, Petit Manan Wildlife Refuge, Chair Pond and Petit Manan Point hiking areas as well as , the little more difficult, hike up Pigeon Hill which has fantastic views of the coast and surrounding islands.

In season ( late July to mid August) we are only a few miles form the largest blueberry harvesting area in the world.

It is common to se deer and occasional a moose in our area.

Milbridge is a coastal fishing community. It has a rich shipbuilding history and now supports a large lobster fishing fleet. The community has shopping, a laundry, antique shops, movie theater and a medical center.

It is also a great place to just relax and read a book. Or sit out on the deck or lawn chairs and watch for eagles and see fishing boats coming and going from the bay.

On our lot we have a big open lawn great for kids to play on or for exercising you dog.

We are located in a quiet residential area with the closest neighbors several humdred feet away and screened by woods. This is truly a private setting but still close to everything.

My wife and I have owned the adjacent home for years and we both grew up in Milbridge. I am a retired Environmental Engineer and my wife is a retired Teacher.

I now commercially fish lobster in the summer months and run a coastal charter for whales , puffins, sea birds, lighthouses, Islands,and day trips to Mt Desert Island.

Besides the private beach adjacent the cottage we have access to another private breach a short walk from the cottage .

Keywords: private cottage on the ocean close to town. It is located 45 minutes from the eastern most section of Acadia Park and 1 hour from Bar harbor.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

About The Owner

I am a retired environmental engineer, am a Commercial fisherman and a licensed Captain. My wife and I both grew up in Milbridge and have lived in the area all our lives.

During the summer months I do sightseeing, island tours, whale watching and puffin as well as special charters along the Maine coast in my 33 foot downeast lobster boat the Elisabeth Rose.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2005

Why The Owner chose Milbridge

The cottage was available to us from an elderly lady and good friend who built it in the 1960's and it sits a few hundred feet away from and directly adjacent to our own home. We have 10 grandchildren , ages 2 to 11 and some day it will be for their use.

What makes this cottage unique

The area is close to town in a primarially residential area which is quite , peaceful and private. The bird and other wild life is abundant and the sunsets are spectacular. For those not familiar with the tids it is interesting to see the changes continually occuring as the tide comes and goes.


Milbridge Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) available if requested, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
There are two kyaks and a canoe available for use while at the cottage.


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(16 traveler reviews)

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Oceanfront Cottage in Milbridge ~ME~
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

From peaceful to packed full days.

  • 5 of 5

So many great things in the experience of staying here. Cozy home, well equipped, private and quiet, great yard for frolicking in, beach combing or just sitting and enjoying the energy of the water, amazing sunsets, and many attractions in the surrounding areas, not to mention how wonderful the homeowners are! Wish we had made arrangements to stay two weeks. Next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great waterfront cottage with meticulous owners

  • 5 of 5

Everything you'll need is there. Beautiful waterfront

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful place, everything we needed plus.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property, would love to come back, enjoyed our visit so very much

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the comments Look forward to you visiting again Jim&Sue
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Love Maine and this Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this adorable cottage by the sea with friends. There were 4 adults and 4 children ages 10 - 15. (3 boys, 1 girl) Our friends brought a small pop-up camper for the three boys to sleep in so the lone girl would have some privacy. We had everything we needed. Even with 8 people we never ran out of hot water. We combed the beach for shells, explored the inlet in kayaks, stargazed to our hearts content, marveled at the way the fog rolled in from the ocean, and ate the best seafood we have ever had! Jim is a knowledgeable and friendly host. Sue has decorated the cottage in a charming nautical theme. Make sure you get your seafood from Chipman's! We highly recommend this cottage for a quiet, secluded, relaxing vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoy seeing families have a great time in Maine at our cottage.
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Highly recommend and we hope to return!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and our two daughters (ages 8 and 5) stayed at the cottage in August and had a fantastic time. Jim and Sue were delightful, friendly and welcoming. We spent many mornings on the beach looking for sea glass and shells...the girls loved the beach and the big lawn with plenty of room for cartwheels. Beautiful sunsets. Peaceful. Private. The cottage was comfortable and relaxing, and we appreciated the furnishings. The entire experience far exceeded our expectations. We were happy to just hang out at the cottage and on the beach...but did venture out to do a few nearby hikes (Pigeon Hill, and another one farther down that road) and to Schoodic Point...gorgeous. Thank you Jim and Sue for a fun, memorable and relaxing experience!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly Recommended!

  • 5 of 5

Phenomenal vacation spot! The cottage is so pretty and clean and fresh, the deck is so relaxing, the yard is so huge, the view is so phenomenal, the water is so beautiful and the owners are so warm and friendly and accommodating! Jim and Sue have created an oasis in this quaint and peaceful cottage, minutes from the grocery store and delicious restaurants! :) We highly recommend the hike to Pigeon Hill and Jim's whale watching boat trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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the owner has an charter service on his 33 foot downeast lobster boat (weather permitting) and daily takes charters to see whales,puffins and other sea birds, seals, islands, lighthouses ,lobster fishing and other charters as requested. Visit Robertson Sea Tours on the net or call Jim at 207-944-3258 for details and scheduling


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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