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3-BR, 2-bath private apartment, handicap-accessible, on 3.5 acres, sand beach
3 BR, large for this area of coastal Maine. 2 with queen beds, 1 with double bed. 2 BR's share a bath with spacious walk-in shower. 1 BR (queen) has its own private bath with shower. For artist/writer retreats, each BR has its own working surface available (e.g., desk for computer, etc.)
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
Minimum age of primary renter:
- Children under 12 may not go to the Point unaccompanied.
- 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.