This cute as a button 2 bedroom 1 bath, 1200 sq/foot log cabin, is located in a private setting on 2.1 acres of wooded land. A master bedroom with king-size bed on the main floor, and a large loft with two full beds, above; a queen-size pull-out sofa bed in living room; linens supplied. Spacious main floor, with area encompassing living-room, dining-room, and kitchen, in an L-shaped layout. Large windows for natural light to stream in, propane gas heating system with ceiling fan. Large bathroom with shower and tub; access to which is through both master bedroom or living-room. Modern appliances and cookware in kitchen; plenty of counter-top and kitchen utensils with which to create a feast, or a snack. Full basement with washer and dryer. Screened-in porch at west-end of house (access from living-room), furnished with wooden lounging chairs, facing the harbor, 90 feet from water's edge; a short walk through gorgeously gnarled mossy spruce, and you'll have 340 feet of water frontage to enjoy. In backyard is a gas grill and a charcoal grill. Explore each nook and cranny of rocky coastline, or find your spot and watch the tide flow in and out. Spectacular sunsets are yours to behold every evening. Lay out on the flat grassy lawn and watch the clouds and bald eagles pass overhead, as the bouquet of garden flowers bob like buoys in the fresh-salted coastal breezes.
- Cottage1200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay7 nights
Runs Saturday to Saturday. Maximum occupancy = 6.
Helen Magee and Dennis Magee
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 17, 2018
About Helen Magee and Dennis Magee
Dennis Magee grew up in Eastern Massachusetts but spent many years in Western Massachusetts during his attendance at UMass-Amherst. Helen Magee grew up in rural Western Massachusetts and graduated from Northampton Commercial College (NCC). We met in the Spring of 1973 at a Polish Polka dance in Hatfield, MA., and were married on June 1, 1974. We have two grown sons, and we currently live in a log cabin home in Groton, Massachusetts. Dennis is a botanist by profession and spent his career working at Normandeau Associates in N.H. as an Environmental Consultant. Helen was a career Executive Secretary at Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq and HP.
Helen Magee and Dennis Magee purchased this Cottage in 1992
Why Helen Magee and Dennis Magee chose Milbridge
Dennis' environmental work placed him in Maine for many years. Each year on our anniversary we would travel to Maine on vacation and, we couldn't help but fall in love with Downeast Maine. With each passing anniversary, we started to explore what our options would be to have a little cabin somewhere on the coast of Maine -- somewhere way North of Bar Harbor so we could enjoy peace and tranquility and be away from summer tourism. We settled on a Bay property so that we would not be affected by Nor'easters. We feel blessed that we were able to accomplish our dream, and therefore we want to share this little cottage with others for a nominal price.
What makes this Cottage unique
Located on a small island away from but still with reasonable access to a major population center. Small population of fishermen and lobstermen and small seasonal population of mostly retirees. Very quiet and peaceful. Facing west toward the sunset and away from the prevailing Northeast winds. Fresh seafood readily available within walking distance and at reasonable price. Numerous coastal hiking, boating, kayaking, fishing and bird-watching opportunities close near by. Truly a place for spiritual renewal.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The cottage with the quiet woods and waters edge was wonderful! Great cottage to stay. Acadia and
Hiking was so peaceful
Awesome place to spend a week. Peaceful and beautiful for sure!
We enjoyed our stay here for a week the last week of August. It is truly a beautiful setting with the water visible from the cabin. Many days the only sounds were sea birds and the hum of lobster boats coming and going from the harbor. The cabin is extremely well stocked with everything right down to tea bags. It's cozy and warm but enjoys a nice sea breeze. The cabin is up-to-date with modern appliances including TV, DVD and CD players. The grounds have two fire pits and a hammock which sports a view of the harbor. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and would like to return in the future.
excellent Home and grounds. All the comforts of home
We had a fantastic time. The home is beautifully landscaped and the home is perfectly outfitted and comfortable, it has all the comforts of home . The homeowners are fantastic to talk with and very easy to reach in needed. This is a hidden gem of a vacation place. Highly recommend!!!!
Thank you very much for your complimentary review of our cottage. You folks were wonderful guests, quality people! We would definitely welcome you and your family back should you ever want to vacation on the coast in that part of Maine again.
Dennis and Helen
A beautiful, peaceful cottage with thoughtful owners!
This cottage is beautiful, inside and out! The views of the bay are stunning, especially at sunset. The owners were thoughtful and kind from the moment we initially booked the cottage until the day we left. The cottage was stocked with everything we could have possibly needed for the week, including linens and towels. The kitchen was perfectly stocked with dishes, utensils, glasses, mugs, you name it! We especially enjoyed the cast iron skillet each morning as we fried up our bacon! We enjoyed reading on the screened porch each morning while we listened to the distant hum of lobster boats. Our daughter enjoyed relaxing on the hammock near the water. The beds were really comfortable and the Magee's provided a fan to ensure a restful night's sleep. There were good books to read and fun games to play too! It really felt as if we were "at home" there. This cottage is about an hour from Acadia, which is where we spent most of our time. It was the perfect location for us as we were close to the action but away from the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor. There are plenty of good places to grab a meal near the cottage and beautiful trails to hike within 10 minutes. I could go on and on about how fabulous this place is. We will be back next summer for sure if the Magee's will have us. This was our best and most peaceful vacation to date! Thanks again for sharing your beautiful place with us!
Hi Scott and Jessica,
Thanks ever so much for your very thoughtful and complimentary review of our cottage. You are quality guests, the kind we love to have come. You are welcome at our cottage anytime.
Thanks again, and God bless.
Dennis and Helen
Beautiful escape from it all.
The cabin was beautiful, clean and well-stocked with everything we needed for a weeklong stay. My family enjoyed exploring the water’s edge and laying in the hammock, and we all enjoyed the peace and quiet (and sunsets on the non-foggy days). The Magee’s were excellent hosts, checking in with us twice during the week. Thank you so much for sharing your cabin with us!
Jennifer, thanks so very much for your nice review. Glad you and your family enjoyed your stay at our cabin. You folks are the quality guests that make us want to continue sharing our cottage on Bar Island.
With warm regards.
Dennis and Helen
Heavenly! Very peaceful!
A place to go when one wants to "get away from it all". Very relaxing and quiet. Cabin is well stocked with everything one could ever need or want. A pleasure to spend time at this little cabin on Bar Island. True Down East Maine ambiance!
A few miles, across the bay, Pigeon Hill is an easy 20-minute hike to the top and affords spectacular viewing of Frenchman's Bay with numerous islands and peninsulas.
Petit Manan Federal Wildlife Refuge -- Located just a few miles away across the bay. An easy one-mile hike to the coast affords spectacular and remote ocean-front hiking.
McClelland State Park -- About 4 miles out of Milbridge town center, along a secondary (but paved) road. This Park affords parking and a very short hike to the coast. Good picnicking area.
Bar Island itself, where the cottage is located, offers striped bass fishing from shore. Tunk Lake, about 30 miles away, offers freshwater boating, kayaking and fishing.
A lobster pound, where fresh lobster and crab, may be purchased is located on the island 1/2 mile from the cottage. A seafood market is located two miles from the cottage on Pigeon Hill Road.
Schoodic Point, part of Acadia National Park, is a beautiful area for a picnicking and/or to just walk along the rocky coast, and is only 20 minutes from the cottage. It is accessible by auto.
About 30 miles north along the coast is Great Wass Island, a Nature Conservancy preserve, that offers spectacular, remote hiking along the coast.
Acadia National Park at Bar Harbor is about an hour from the Cottage. It offers over 50 hiking trails affording numerous spectacular views of Frenchman's Bay. The top of Cadillac Mountain is accessible by vehicle. Within Acadia is Sand Beach (an ocean-front beach) with restroom facilities, and Echo Lake beach (fresh water). Scenic driving and bicycling of a historic carriage road system with coblestone bridges. The Loop Road is a 'must do'. Jordon Pond has a very scenic nature trail along the perimeter and a restaurant on the premises.
The village of Bar Harbor offers numerous shops and restaurants, whale watching and wildlife viewing boat tours. Kayaking is also available.
Payments: $100 due now in order to book your reservation; this will be held as a security deposit against damages/losses and will be returned to you right after your departure. The full rental amount of $650 is due one month prior to your arrival in order to keep your reservation. No children under 6 years of age, and no pets.