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
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- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 13, 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. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great location to relax and explore Downeast Maine!
Beautiful cabin, welcoming feel and a well stocked kitchen, which we really made use of during our stay. Easy access to Route 1 for exploring the area. The Magee's were great, called to check-in with us mid week and left lots of advice on local hikes, food, etc. Highly recommend!
Many thanks for your complimentary review following your stay at our cabin. Happy you enjoyed your stay. We are thankful to have quality guests such as yourself.
Dennis and Helen Magee
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!
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 FANTASTIC PRIVATE LITTLE CABIN !!
My wife and I spent a week here at the end of the summer season. The kitchen is stocked with everything you could possibly need to make any meal. (LOVE THE CAST IRON FRYING PANS).
It was cool a couple of nights and we got to use the wood stove, nothing like a wood fire. Your own stretch of rocky Maine coast line its really neat the difference from high and low tide,There is a charcoal and gas grill wood fire ring and hammock and chairs. Don't wait til the end of your week to check out Pettit Mannon area ,there is a small sand beach and rocky coast. On the way over to bar harbor at the bridge see the sign for tidal falls check that out when the tide is going out. We had nice relaxing trip and plan to return some time in the future, Thank you Helen and Dennis for letting us enjoy your cabin.
We are very pleased that our guests enjoyed their stay at our cottage and thought enough of their experience to write such a nice review. We have been renting now to summer guests for quite a number of years, and have taken constructive criticisms to insure a quality experience for all future renters. We feel that our guests should experience what we ourselves would expect in renting a vacation cottage, and have striven to make our cottage as comfortable as a second home. We enjoy sharing our cottage with quality people who can appreciate the amenities and the area; the vast majority of our guests fit this profile, and as a result the rental experience has been rewarding for us as well.
Peaceful, restful and perfect Maine cabin
We travel to New England every fall from North Carolina, always looking for a perfect retreat. For many years we camped because we were able to experience nature without the crowds. Then we discovered this gem on Bar Island. The log cabin is cozy and perfect for two people. It is very clean and well equipped. The bed is very comfortable. The screen porch is the perfect place to watch the beautiful sunsets. Outside you have all the privacy you want with no close neighbors. It is quiet day and night, with only the sound of a lobster boat in the bay. Dennis and Helen McGee are great hosts and very easy to work with, checking in to make sure things are going ok and offering good advice on things to see and do. This cabin is close enough to Acadia to allow you to enjoy all that has to offer, which we took advantage of, but we spent a lot of our time “at home”. That is just how inviting this place is. This is one of our favorites and we hope to return.
Greg and Peggy
Greg and Peggy Plapp were superb guests; very appreciative of what our cabin and its location had to offer. Upon their departure they left our cabin immaculate! They are truly quality people, the sort of guests anyone would love to have. We would welcome their return anytime.
Dennis and Helen Magee
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.