Oceanfront Cottage in Downeast Maine with Solar Power: "Two Jetties" Cottage(15 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:6 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7)
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! 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
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(202) 547-5413 (District of Columbia, USA)
Member since: 2010
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Just the basics: tub with shower, sink, toilet.
- Away From It All
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker:
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My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $50 + tax
- Tax Rate 9%
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:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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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.'
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, ME, USA:
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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The cottage is perched close to the shore of Pigeon Hill Bay.
We named the cottage after these two jetties, which long ago supported a dock.
The sunporch, a lovely place to read or nap, is the first room you enter.
The living room has a wood stove, lobster crate coffee table, and sunset views.
The living area connects to the kitchen/dining area.
The kitchen is well-equipped with non-electric cooking gear of all sorts.
The pine-paneled master bedroom opens onto the kitchen.
The bunk room windows face westerly over Pigeon Hill Bay toward the sunset.
The bathroom has the basics: tub/shower, sink, toilet. We also have an outhouse.
Sunset view looking from the cottage southerly toward Petit Manan Point.
Similar view during the day; several lobstermen moor there boats nearby.
Beach & seawall on other side of point. Not ours, but we have access to part.
Two Jetties Cottage viewed from the water, close to high tide
Spend many enjoyable hours on our spacious deck overlooking the ocean.
The windows provide spectacular views of the ocean.
For rainy days, we have games, puzzles, books, and a Victrola.
The kitchen boasts an ocean view and vintage gas range.
Enjoy six windows and an ocean view from the master bedroom.
The second bedroom with twin bunk beds and a queen aerobed if you need it.
The bathroom opens off the living room; to the right is a storage room.
The cottage from the water at close-to high tide.
Sunset view from the shore by the cottage, looking across Pigeon Hill Bay.
The hammock is a great place to read and nap.
Cottage view as sunset approaches. Your dog is also welcome at our cottage!
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016
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