3-BR, 2-bath private apartment, handicap-accessible, on 3.5 acres, sand beach
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Number & ages of children to be cleared with ownerNumber & ages of children to be cleared with owner
No pets - See details of our pet policy elsewhere in listingSee details of our pet policy elsewhere in listing
Parties/events allowed - Please ask us about your event before booking :)Please ask us about your event before booking :)
Max guests: 6
- Children under 12 may not go to the Point unaccompanied.
Thanks, Mike. We’re glad you enjoyed your stay here. It was a pleasure to have you.
Very Nice Stay In Milbridge
The house was immaculately clean. Danielle and Claude were very gracious hosts. The views were beautiful, and this was a very enjoyable place to stay. Close to the Schoodic Peninsula, and not too far from Machias and Campobello for folks who would like to visit the FDR compound there. I would heartily recommend that you stay here!
Jeff, thank you so much for this fine review and recommendation; we're delighted you had such a good time while you were here. We thoroughly enjoyed having you and your family as our guests, including our friendly chats. Thanks too for leaving the place as clean and tidy as you did. You would be welcome back any time, and we hope to see you again.
A great stay in Milbridge
We had a great stay in Milbridge. The property was well furnished, very comfortable, private and quiet. We felt like we came home each evening to our little retreat. The beds were comfortable, the bathrooms were well appointed, and the kitchen (plus the outdoor gas grill) had everything you would need to prepare meals. The living room was a comfortable place to hang out. Thanks Danielle and Claude for a great stay.
Ellen, it was a delight to meet you and a pleasure to have you stay here. Thanks so much for sharing all the things you enjoyed about your stay--and for leaving the place in beautiful, tidy, clean condition, too. Come back and see us any time!
Beautiful and relaxing beach
My family and I agree with the other 5 star reviewers.
Outdoors: The peninsula is very long and private. It's a great place for sitting and relaxing. The beach is large enough to play paddle ball, and fun to explore. There are two decent sized fields my 9 year old son enjoyed playing in. There was a fire pit on the patio to roast s'mores.
Inside: It's clean and stocked with everything we could need.
The area: It's worth the drive. We've rented places on Mount Desert Island before and have to say I much prefer this area of the coast. It's beautiful and but doesn't have crowds, and the locals are friendly.
We really enjoyed our vacation!
We're so glad you and your family enjoyed yourselves here! Thank you for being such considerate, lovely guests, and for this super description of the things you enjoyed about our place and the area as a whole. Come again, anytime!
Amazing place with awesome owners and views
Amazing!!!!!! Centrally located on the coast, nice little town with plenty of things to explore. The owners are great
Brian, we really enjoyed having your family stay at the apartment here, and getting to know you a little bit. Also appreciated how beautifully clean and tidy you left the place. Come back any time!
The town of Milbridge is the entryway to the Bold Coast Regional Byway, whose legendary scenic beauties stretch all the way north/eastward to Campobello Island and the Canadian border, are unrivaled on the East Coast. This is Acadia without the crowds.
Milbridge is the only "service town" between Ellsworth and Machias, ech 45min away. Its Main Street has a supermarket, banks, pharmacy, Post Office, shops, Historical Society, art gallery, 4 restaurants (including a superb Mexican eatery and a great seafood shanty on the edge of town), massage and chiropractic services, and much more. Shops include RiverLily, a great place to buy unique, beautiful gifts, cards and kitchen items. Saturday is outdoor Farmer's Market day during summer & early fall. Boat tour companies offer either whale watching or local island tours, where you can see the puffins up close in season. During the warm season there are Friday night outdoor concerts at the Milbridge Theatre's bandstand. (The theatre itself is a local rebuilding project, projected to open in a new facility in a few years.)
About 4 miles from Milbridge center is McClellan Park, bequeathed to the Town by the Civil War General's estate, where you can enjoy spectacular views of the bay, rock formations and surrounding islands. (Though you can stay right on our own peninsula at Fish Point and enjoy similar views, plus access the beach directly!)
Cherryfield, a few miles inland of us along the Narraguagus River, has restored Victorian houses, and events at historic Cherryfield Academy, the outdoor gazebo and the VFW.
In nearby Steuben, you can wander the back roads, shop at Darthia organic farm (Gouldsboro), tour Bartlett's Winery, and hike and bird-watch at Petit Manaan Wildlife Refuge.
We're about 35 minutes past Ellsworth, the turnoff to Acadia National Park, and 20 minutes past the less-touristy section of the park known as Schoodic Point--where Mainers go for the same scenery and no crowds. The whole Schoodic area has a winding road off Rt 1, along which are many craft studios, antique shops, and delightful eateries like the Pickled Wrinkle--which in our opinion has the best fish chowder ever! plus an excellent Jazz afternoon at least once a week. Schoodic Arts for All offers lots of cultural events, from bluegrass to classical music, and art shows and workshops, plus activities for kids, at Hammond Hall and its other facilities.
North and eastward beyond us along the coast road are Roque Bluffs, with a golf course and lovely public sand beach; and Jasper Beach, with sea-polished jasper stones, one of only 2 such beaches in the world. The other is in Japan! Detour off the main road to towns like Columbia Falls, Addison, and charming Jonesport, too.
As you head through Machias, a small city with its own goodly supply of shops and facilities, you'll find the local Farmers' Market plus outdoor stalls. The hardware store is anything but just tools--you'll find natural remedies, interesting food items and more. Gluten-free pizza lovers will enjoy Pat's Pizza on the outskirts of Machias--there's also a Pat's parlor in Ellsworth.
The little town of Lubec is an interesting fishing village. One of our favorite shops there is Dianne's Glass. The annual SummerKeys festival brings people from all over the country.
From Lubec you can cross the bridge into Canada's Campbello Island, home of Roosevelts, among others (bring your passports!). Bring your hiking shoes too, and you can trek over to the lighthouse, a great place to bird-watch and pick up a little more local history.
After your visit to Campobello, if you continue along the coast road to Eastport you'll pass Monica's Chocolates. Do not pass! Go in and sample her wonderful candy, and her to-die-for hot chocolate, plus Peruvian clothing and other items. The tour of the Ray's Mustard plant nearby --the only place left in the US where mustard's made the old-fashioned millstone-ground way--is fun for adults and a good activity for curious kids. You won't believe the number of flavors they make, sold in the factory store.
Eastport itself, the closest coastal town in the US to mainland Canada, is full of lovely shops, good eateries, galleries, an art museum, and a very active Arts Center, where you might find anything from a new painting exhibition to a theater production or chamber music concert. If you want to avoid the longer boat trip from Milbridge to get to where the whales are, consider starting your whale watching ride from Eastport.
These are just some of the things we enjoy most about the Downeast and Schoodic area. We know you'll make your own discoveries and tell us all about them!
- english, french, german, Note: French and German are partial.
About Danielle Woerner
You're right--we're not red squirrels. This fellow was caught on camera by one of our 2018 vacation guests who kindly shared some of his vacation photos with us. (If you recall Rocky and Bullwinkle: yes, there are moose nearby too, though not right on our land.) We're a husband and wife, seasoned vacation rental owner-operators, who have provided accommodations at our charming cape house across the bay to satisfied vacationers since 2009*, and at this property beginning in 2014. Now we live in this beautiful area full-time. We began camping in Maine 20 years ago, working our way up the coast from York and Booth Bay till we discovered Acadia. In 2008, we bought a 3BR cape in Milbridge as a vacation home; renovated it; and fell in love with the beauty of the area, the community, and the neighborliness of DownEasters. (That property, VRBO 341321, is also available for short or long-term rental, and eventually for sale.) In 2014, when we acquired Fish Point, we moved from NY's mid-Hudson Valley to live here full-time, and to open a small music & arts center for the area. We're a musician (singer, voice teacher, with a Bard B.A. and a Songwriting Master's from Berklee), and a retired IBM IT professional. We have over 20 years of DIY home renovation under our belts, too.
Danielle Woerner purchased this Estate in 2014
Why Danielle Woerner chose Milbridge
We knew this home for over a decade before it became ours; it was previously owned by a good friend in the area. This is an absolutely unique property, located so close to town, yet on a peaceful, scenic bayside road; 3.5 acres with its own oceanside nature preserve and a sand beach, so rare in Maine. It truly is a paradise. One feels in touch with the infinite here, in the most intimate way. Sunrises, dramatic cloud patterns and sunsets spread across the horizon. During the day, the water views go all the way out to sea; and there is the Point, and beach, right here on the property. Eagles, hawks and ospreys circle high above, gulls soar, songbirds chatter in the trees closer by. Wildlife includes foxes and bobcats as well as more familiar animals. To go outdoors on a clear night is to be surrounded by a bowl of stars, that become brighter and more numerous the longer you look. The 5,500 SF Cape Cod style house was built in 2002 as a dual-use facility: a private home, plus an attached, flexible, handicap-accessible apartment that is a completely independent living/rental unit. The house is conveniently close to the road for walking, biking, and winter access; while the broad field behind it has water views and provides a scenic entry to the footbridge that leads to the serenity of the Point. When the property became available, it was perfect for all our needs and wishes now--including serving a community that needs and wants more resources in the musical and theater arts, for youth and adults. The facility includes a large studio and office space for our Institute, in addition to the rental apartment for visitors like you, and separate home space for us. IMPORTANT NOTE re Cancellations: Newer HA/VRBO booking site algorithms mean we have to choose "No Refund" to best reflect our standard cancellation policy. If we can re-book your dates we may be able to offer partial refund--but we do encourage guests to take out trip insurance.
What makes this Estate unique
For vacationers, this is a special opportunity. - We make the apartment available for standard vacation rentals during selected weeks of summer high season and early fall. Then, - From mid-September through mid-May, our priority is retreat rentals for writers, composers, songwriters and visual artists who want a working vacation, or residencies for teaching artists whom our Maine non-profit organization, Sunrise County Arts Institute (SCAI), brings in for special presentations. - We also fit in regular family getaways, and business/medical professional travelers, during low season on an as-available basis. One special writers' retreat period is the whole month of November each year, when we offer special National Novel Writers' Month (NaNoWriMo) arrangements for participating writers, including optional support events. You can book just a long weekend, a week, or the whole month, as scheduling permits. We're raising funds to enable SCAI to provide arts-activity scholarships for young people in this area. Many wouldn't otherwise be able to participate in the private music lessons and summer youth theater programs offered by SCAI. Rental fees from summer guests and artist retreats, beyond covering the property's operating expenses, help us provide these activities. When we bought this property and were renovating the building, we installed sound barriers between our living/studio spaces and the apartment, to keep that unit a quiet space for guests. We're considerate about the scheduling of sound-producing activities. Of course, if you'd like to make some noise of your own and have a voice lesson or two while you're staying with us--or a family singing workshop--that can be arranged! We can steer you to special music and arts events in the region during your stay. And we're developing eco-arts workshop activities. We provide all guests with a several-page list of our own favorite attractions, eateries, shops, etc., in advance.