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Come, relax, and enjoy true peace and beauty.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Runs Saturday to Saturday. Maximum occupancy = 6.

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.


Owner
Helen Magee and Dennis Magee
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2017

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 Down East

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.

Amenities

Milbridge Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Bathroom off first floor bedroom.
  • Bathroom is accessible through downstairs bedroom and through living room.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King-size bed in first floor bedroom; pullout sofa on first floor (living room area); two double beds in loft.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming

Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Come, relax, and enjoy true peace and beauty.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
5

Comfy, clean cabin in a beautiful spot!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the cabin in early June for a week of kayaking on the nearby lakes and ponds (Donnell, Tunk, Flanders). We loved having a spot to return to as we explored the area and this was the perfect place. The cabin is quite spacious and is fully outfitted with everything you need. There are benches and a hammock by the water, and we spent a few nights watching the sunset over the bay, sipping wine on the huge screened-in porch. Even though it was early in the season there were several restaurants around (I highly recommend Christopher's on Eagle Hill!) and Winter Harbor/Schoodic point is only about 20 minutes away. The owners are very accessible if you have questions and a friendly neighbor gave us good kayaking advice. You won't find a lot of tourists here, but you will find the beauty of Maine's woods and waters!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, peaceful, relaxing!!

  • 5 of 5

We love this little slice of heaven in Milbridge! My husband and I have stayed here for a week during the past two summers and already have our "get-away week" booked again for this year. Helen and Dennis are very friendly and accommodating. The cabin is very clean, with a well stocked kitchen that has all the pots and pans needed for whatever cooking you decide to do! Nearby is the town of Milbridge where we enjoyed dining out at a couple of local restaurants. There is also a grocery store in town and local farm stands in the summer. We love the fire pit that is down by the water and enjoy watching the birds diving for dinner at low tide. The cove teams with clam diggers and lobster boats. We did not miss the cable TV or the internet access one bit!

We are really looking forward to going again this summer to the perfect, restful vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Bar Harbor (BHB), Bangor International (BGR)
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
44 Degrees North, Milbridge, (207) 546-4440
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Downeast Windjammer Cruises, W.Hrbr (207) 546-2927
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Grindstone Neck, Winter Harbor, (207) 963-7760
Nearest Train
175 Miles
Amtrak - Portland, (800) 872-7245
Nearest Motorway
3.6 Miles
US-1/US-1A
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
The Milbridge House, (207) 546-2020
Nearest Ski
160 Miles
Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley, 800-THE-LOAF
Nearest Beach
34 Miles
Roque Bluffs State Park Beach, Machias
Car: necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

Milbridge Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring/summer
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$650
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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