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Oceanfront Cottage in Downeast Maine with solar power: "Two Jetties" Cottage

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7)

NOTE: We will not be scheduling 2018 rentals until mid- to late January 2018.

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 11-14 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 sun porch allows you to sleep with the stars while still comfortably indoors! Finally, we have a tent platform in the woods by the shore.

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: six nights.

Keywords: Cottage, Cabin, House

More Details

Owner
Lara Levison
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Lara Levison

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.

Lara Levison purchased this cottage in 1975

Why Lara Levison chose Down East

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.

Amenities

Milbridge Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Just the basics: tub with shower, sink, toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen bed, bureau, desk, electric light for reading in bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 4 bunk bed , 2 bunk beds=4 twin beds. 1 queen inflatable bed available.
    Sunroom - 1 twin/ single , Wonderful views of the ocean from this bed!
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
We also have a tent platform in the woods near the water, and a screened tent that can be set up there, or bring your own tent. We may not have the hammock up this summer, depending on whether we can find a suitable location; one of the trees that held it up blew down.

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average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
5

It was exactly as advertised and just what we hoped for.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was delightful, simple, unpretentious. We enjoyed the remoteness and disconnectedness. Milbridge was perfectly situated allowing us to do everything we wanted to do. We did not want to leave.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful house in a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house, so cozy, loved both the stoves. Also enjoyed your books and puzzles. Wonderful collection of rocks, fossils and shells to look at. The setting was remote, never heard or saw our neighbors. Which was wonderful.But we all had great phone and internet connection whenever we wanted it. Made a lot of great day trips and bought a lot of great seafood right down the road. Highly recommend, best house we've ever rented.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time here and it was wonderful. A simple cottage on the water with a host that is very responsive. Spent the week kayaking and exploring the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming!!

  • 5 of 5

Very nostalgic. Great view of the ocean. Wish we could have stayed a few days longer.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at the cottage. The place is beautiful. Every thing was so incredibly well organized and there were notes on how to operate everything. The notebooks with things to do in the area were excellent. We hope to be able to come back sometime soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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really peaceful

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this lovely cottage mid-June. Everything was clean and welcoming. We used the queen bed which was extremely comfortable. We had no problem at all with being "off the grid" - the only appliance not available was a microwave. We spent hours on that wonderful porch with a nice light breeze, reading and watching the birds. We also saw deer, a porcupine and a cute red squirrel. And the moon over the bay was gorgeous. We made easy day trips to places like the Schoodic Point and the Great Wass Island.

As much as we loved it - it was so full of a relaxing natural peace - it would not be for everyone. I would not recommend it to anyone handicapped or with toddlers who want to swim. I would not recommend it to anyone looking for bright lights and night life. However, for anyone looking for a beautiful place to rest and live a bit closer to nature this place is perfect. I can visualize someone coming here to write a book.

One surprise we had was that my husbands old Tracfone (which uses an AT&T tower) did have decent reception, while my new Tracfone (which uses the Verizon towers) did not have any reception at all. Also we definitely needed the bug repellant that we brought.

Our thanks for a happy vacation !!!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Ferry
23 Miles
Winter Harbor to Bar Harbor
Nearest Golf
23 Miles
Winter Harbor
Nearest Train
165 Miles
Brunswick
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US Route 1 in Milbridge
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
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.'

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.