Oceanfront Island Cottage Close To Acadia

1500 ft² House

Overview

2 bedrooms
6 guests max.
House
1500 ft²
2 bathrooms
No pets

Amenities

Dishwasher
Washing machine
TV
WiFi
Fireplace
Microwave
Wheelchair access
Parking
No pets
No smoking
Kitchen
Family-friendly
Grill
Hairdryer
Coffee machine
Toaster
Heating
Fridge
Dryer
DVD player
Waterfront
Parking
Table tennis
Suitable for events
Romantic
Games
Queen-size bed
King-size bed
Books available
Bed linen
Towels

Safety and hygiene measures

Contactless check-in/-out
Disinfected between stays
Use of highly effective cleaning agents to sanitize surfaces

What's nearby

150 yd to water
Rooms
1 bedroom
1 king size bed
1 bedroom
1 large double bed
Additional rooms
2 bathrooms
Description

Just to the north of Acadia National Park's Schoodic Peninsula, escape to our charming family cottage on the shores of Downeast Maine. A wildlife lover's dream, our guests have enjoyed visits by moose, foxes, seals, eagles, deer and wild rabbits, and steady stream of hummingbirds. Located on a small Maine island, it is easily accessible by car over a causeway. This two bedroom, two bath cottage has a cozy and welcoming ambiance that will make you feel right at home. A fully equipped kitchen invites you to cook at home and, of course, prepare your own lobster feast. Take in the evening performance of the moon and stars while gathering around the outdoor fire pit next to the shore.

The bay is perfect for kayaking and the rocky shore is an enjoyable spot to sit and take in nature, replete with sightings of eagles, loons and seals that call the bay home. Hikers will enjoy climbing Pigeon Hill or a trek through Petit Manan State Park, just a couple of miles down the road. Live Lobsters may be purchased daily from a nearby Lobster Pound, also located on Bar Island.

Property policy: the primary guest must be at least 25 years old

House rules
Pets not allowed
Smoking not allowed
Host
The offer is provided by a professional host. This host has committed to providing products or services that comply with the applicable rules of Union law.

12 Stevens Point

04658 Milbridge, ME, United States

Bryan
5.0
Outstanding
"They loved exploring the beach and fishing. The house is very nice and cozy."
Reviewed on 07/11/2024
Sean
5.0
Outstanding
"Views were amazing, and cottage was clean and stocked with everything you need. Hosts were friendly and offered great local recommendations. Highly recommend and hope to return again for a longer trip!"
Reviewed on 07/11/2024
Gurloveleen
5.0
Outstanding
"The cottage stay gave us a heavenly experience. The location and the ambience is absolutely perfect. My wife and daughter accompanying me had an absolutely great stay. The amenities provided make the stay most comfortable. The regular follow up provided about the stay makes you feel taken care of."
Reviewed on 06/24/2024
Kathleen
5.0
Outstanding
"This cottage is well apportioned with great view. I spent everyday looking out on the water, watching the tides, enjoying the bird song and occasional deer. The kitchen was very functional for my needs. It is on a dirt road that is smooth. John was very helpful with my questions. Instructions they send have everything you need."
Reviewed on 09/16/2023
5.0
Outstanding
"Stayed for 4 nights at this lovely cottage. Was very relaxing watching the tides come in & out. I was able to experience a variety of weather while there, which was cool - foggy days to bright sunny days. John was very responsive."
Reviewed on 09/01/2023
Ingrid
5.0
Outstanding
"The cabin was just fabulous. Everything was thought of! We saw bald eagles flying and seals in the bay! We took advantage of the fire pit and watched the night reveal more stars than I've ever seen before. Just the place for ultimate relaxation."
Reviewed on 08/27/2023
Linda
5.0
Outstanding
"Beautiful and comfortable home and location. Super quiet, steps from the water and very well stocked. Host was proactive with communications. We had no issues and wanted for nothing but the peace and quiet of starring at the tides coming in and going out. We watched birds and even saw a seal from the property."
Reviewed on 08/19/2023
Jeremiah T.
5.0
Outstanding
"We had a wonderful time and relaxing stay, kayaking in the ocean, sitting by the fire at night and a reasonble drive to Bar Harbor where we enjoyed a couple days & drove to the top of Cadillac Mountain on a picturesque morning. Great place to stay."
Reviewed on 08/16/2023
Lien E.
5.0
Outstanding
"Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this cottage. Nice updates. Felt cozy, but was roomy at the same time. Beautiful view which included wildlife. Short drive from Acadia National Park. Wonderful breeze in the evening."
Reviewed on 08/05/2023
Kathleen
5.0
Outstanding
"Was very relaxing watching the tides come in & out. I was able to experience a variety of weather while there, which was cool - foggy days to bright sunny days. John was very responsive."
Reviewed on 07/29/2023
Brad G.
5.0
Outstanding
"The cabin was everything noted online and very clean and the entire property was tidy. The location was oriented such that it felt very private was no noise around other than nature. Even saw bald eagles in their element. Entire process was easy and all met or exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend this place for an extended vacation or even a short getaway."
Reviewed on 07/26/2023
Kristin
5.0
Outstanding
"Our family had a wonderful time at this home (be sure to follow directions - not GPS - once on the island). We couldn't believe our eyes when we woke up each morning and saw the incredible view. It is a remote and peaceful spot. Our kids (16 & 9) had a blast exploring the shoreline. The basketball hoop was an added bonus! The home felt very private (there are homes on either side but separated by trees). We didn't see one other person while we were there. The kitchen was the most well-stocked of any home that we've rented. We both love to cook/bake and while we didn't get to do much of that, we felt like we could make anything that we wanted. We enjoyed spending time by the firepit and when inside, our favorite place was at the table overlooking the backyard (loved the hummingbirds!). We appreciated the binder of suggestions so much. Definitely stop for groceries in Ellsworth! The home was very clean, beds were comfy, bathrooms were spacious. Cell service was fine. Private Note: Hi, John. Thank you for sharing your home with us. It was such a wonderful place to stay for our first time in Maine. It was just magical there. The only thing we wanted to mention was we couldn't find the games (hope someone didn't take them!). Also, we loved your binder, but maybe add a "check-out" page to the binder with details like what the renter should do and what is not necessary to do. We were rushing and I had to go through my emails to find yours (which were extremely helpful!). We would have written a longer review if we hadn't run out of room. Thank you again. - the Kite-Powell's"
Reviewed on 07/22/2023
Lien Emilie S.
5.0
Outstanding
"Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this cottage. Nice updates. Felt cozy, but was roomy at the same time. Beautiful view which included wildlife. Short drive from Acadia National Park. Wonderful breeze in the evening. Will be recommending this cottage to our friends and family."
Reviewed on 07/16/2023
Lien E.
5.0
Outstanding
"Absolutely loved our stay at this cottage! It was both cozy and roomy with nice updates. The view was wonderful and included wildlife including seals, rabbits, and eagles. The evening breeze was very enjoyable. Such a relaxing and peaceful stay. We would recommend this cottage to anyone who is looking for some relaxation time and a short drive to Acadia National Park."
Reviewed on 07/15/2023
Jeremiah
5.0
Outstanding
"We had a wonderful time and relaxing stay, kayaking in the ocean, sitting by the fire at night and a reasonable drive to Bar Harbor where we enjoyed a couple days & drove to the top of Cadillac Mountain on a picturesque morning."
Reviewed on 07/15/2023
Sandy
5.0
Outstanding
"It was a great cottage and the host were extremely accommodating."
Reviewed on 07/08/2023
Forrest
5.0
Outstanding
"As the host described, this property has been in the family for multi-generations. The kitchen has every utensils necessary to make gourmet meals. There’s a ping pong table in the garage, for example. It is literally right on the bay. Nearby Milbridge has one of the best lobster & seafood places in Chipman’s Wharf - not to be missed. It’s location is perfect for hiking Downeast."
Reviewed on 07/01/2023
Brad
5.0
Outstanding
"The cabin was everything noted online and very clean and the entire property was tidy. The location was oriented such that it felt very private was no noise around other than nature. Even saw bald eagles in their element. Entire process was easy and all met or exceeded our expectations."
Reviewed on 06/30/2023
Sandy
5.0
Outstanding
"The cottage was simply amazing. The views were beautiful, the host provided many nice amenities and extras that were very thoughtful. I'd definitely rent this cottage again."
Reviewed on 06/18/2023
Linda H.
5.0
Outstanding
"Beautiful and comfortable home and location. Super quiet, steps from the water and very well stocked. Host was proactive with communications. We had no issues and wanted for nothing but the peace and quiet of starring at the tides coming in and going out. We watched birds and even saw a seal from the property. Highly recommend."
Reviewed on 06/13/2023
Dan
5.0
Outstanding
"What a beautiful spot to relax and recharge. I could sit all day and watch the hummingbirds from the kitchen table. We saw bald eagles and ospreys everyday along with assorted other wild life. Nice hiking trails at Petit Manan wildlife refuge within a few miles are uncrowded. Don’t miss the Robertson Sea Tour in Milbridge! The boat ride out to Petit Manan lighthouse to view the Puffins and seals was fantastic ! Having Dorr Lobster on the other side of the island to get” just off the boat “ lobsters was great. Lobster for dinner, Lobster omelets for breakfast and lobster rolls for lunch ! Doesn’t get any better than this. I’ll definitely be back !"
Reviewed on 05/29/2023
Richard
5.0
Outstanding
"This stay was just what my wife and I needed at mid loop of our fall northeastern road trip. The owners managed to think our needs before we even knew we would want something. Never have we encountered a stay where all of the needed as well as not thought of amenity's were there for our use. Our is off to them for their special touch. If planning on visiting this area I highly recommend a stop over. Oh yes the view of the water with the reflection of the moon was awesome."
Reviewed on 10/07/2022
Richard C.
5.0
Outstanding
"The home is in a very quite neighborhood. The owners made sure that every possible need that we might have was taken care of before arriving. Watching the tide move in and out and all of the lobster boats coming and goi g was very nice. (I love the lake at home). If you want to cook your own lobster they provide what you need to accomplish this. If grilling is your calling no worries, provided. We’ve been on a very long road trip one that will last about three weeks and we feel this has been the best adventure we’ve had. Definitely worth stopping in to spend a few days or more."
Reviewed on 10/05/2022
Martha P.
5.0
Outstanding
"The Picturesque Island Cottage in Milbridge was perfect for our mini vacay celebrating both our retirements! The home was lovely, super clean and has the best view! We enjoyed coming back in the evening and relaxing outside watching the tide come back in. We look forward to returning soon!"
Reviewed on 09/14/2022
Aubrey F.
4.0
Very good
"A cozy home that had obviously nurtured the owner family in lovely fashion. The owner could not have been more helpful and available. The home had everything you need for a short stay. The house was a bit dated - certainly not a five star - but totally comfortable. The view out the front porch of the bay was expansive, only slightly marred by the lobster processing plant across the water one mile away. It was usually quiet on this island with an occasional truck going by on the dirt road to the seafood processing facility nearby. All in all, we enjoyed it although quite expensive in season."
Reviewed on 09/02/2022
Jamie
5.0
Outstanding
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this charming home. The views are amazing through the bank of windows across the entire family room. We loved watching the tide go in and out, observing the shorebirds, and exploring the mudflats at low tide. The house was very clean and neat. There were charming personal touches like a family cookbook, books and videos, and lovely plates. The owner was very responsive and communicated well. The peace and silence surrounding us was wonderful."
Reviewed on 08/31/2022
Jamie F.
5.0
Outstanding
"We all loved this place. It is so quiet here that we couldn’t even hear another car. The views from the windows all across the back of the house are superb. The house is very clean and the owner is super responsive. We enjoyed walking out on the mudflats at low tide and finding treasures. We enjoyed birdwatching from the house. The hummingbirds who visited us at the feeders set out by the owner are just charming. Cute dinnerware and a family cookbook and all of the feelings that this is a loved family home."
Reviewed on 08/29/2022
Lenny R.
5.0
Outstanding
"Great house and even better location."
Reviewed on 08/28/2022
Diana
5.0
Outstanding
"Beautiful family cottage from which to enjoy cool evening breezes even on the hottest of summer days, down time after the crowds at the National Park. Updated and cozy. Kitchen fully outfitted. Perfect for star gazing, and campfires. All conveniences anticipated."
Reviewed on 08/21/2022
Julia
5.0
Outstanding
"Well stocked kitchen with all cooking accessories imaginable. Comfortable beds and spacious bathrooms. Very clean and ample room for a family or couples to relax. Bring your own coffee to enjoy on the porches while watching wildlife in this bird sanctuary. This location is about an hour from Bar Harbor with Winter and Birch Harbor a short drive away. Plenty to see and do or just sit waterside and watch the tide come in and out. We enjoyed the outdoor seating around the fire pit at night. Ample screened windows for the cool breeze, no A/C needed. Plenty of fans provided. We really enjoyed this place and hope to return. Perfect for two empty nest couples escaping for a long weekend."
Reviewed on 08/16/2022
Julia E.
5.0
Outstanding
"Felt like coming home to the family vacation cottage. Well stocked kitchen with all cooking accessories imaginable. Comfortable beds and spacious bathrooms. Very clean and ample room for a family or couples to relax. Bring your own coffee to enjoy on the porches while watching wildlife in this bird sanctuary. This location is about an hour from Bar Harbor with Winter and Birch Harbor a short drive away. Plenty to see and do or just sit waterside and watch the tide come in and out. We enjoyed the outdoor seating around the fire pit at night. Ample screened windows for the cool breeze, no A/C needed. Plenty of fans provided. We really enjoyed this place and hope to return. Perfect for two empty nest couples escaping for a long weekend."
Reviewed on 08/14/2022
Diana S.
5.0
Outstanding
"Beautiful family cottage from which to enjoy cool evening breezes even on the hottest of summer days, down time after the crowds at the National Park. Updated and cozy. Kitchen fully outfitted. Perfect for star gazing, and campfires. All conveniences anticipated. Wish we had stayed longer!"
Reviewed on 07/29/2022
Deborah
5.0
Outstanding
"What a wonderful place chock full of coziness and peace with everything we needed for comfort and cooking. Perfect location to explore the Schoodic Peninsula of Acadia, but not if you are looking for a large selection of restaurants, shops etc., nearby. This is the place to get away in the heart of nature with an amazing view of the water and stars at night! We loved all the family heirlooms and the obvious love that was put into this home for so many generations. John sent a lot of great information ahead of our arrival which was well appreciated and utilized. A perfect stay and we would love to return someday!"
Reviewed on 07/13/2022
Mary
5.0
Outstanding
"Greatly enjoyed the peaceful location and watching the tide change twice a day. The cottage has a pot, plate, pan, dish, glass for every occasion and the kitchen is wonderfully equipped. It's great to be able to do laundry, too. You truly feel like you are at home; comfy beds, nice towels, and the cottage reflects the fun personality of the family who owns it. Loved the selection of books, puzzles and brochures and maps of things to do in the area."
Reviewed on 06/22/2022
Mark
4.0
Very good
"Beautiful views"
Reviewed on 10/20/2021
Roger
5.0
Outstanding
"A very nice down-home cottage to plant your roots for a stay! The owners have opened up their family cottage for travelers to stay, and it feels “just like home”! Very clean, and it has most all amenities you'll need. They recently added a Sprint WiFi hotspot and it worked very well for us — a plus in our books! The surrounding area has lots to offer. Our favorites: Chipman's Wharf (good selection of seafood and fresh and frozen lobster— all to take home to enjoy), Schoodic Point and Winter Harbor/Prospect Harbor. Milbridge (town to the north) with a nice gift shop, adequate grocery store, and lots of local color, and for a nice dining experience, the Crocker House Country Inn. If you want a coastal Maine experience in a quiet bay, THIS is the place to land!"
Reviewed on 10/07/2021
Connie
5.0
Outstanding
"Our Week at this little slice of heaven was everything we hoped for. Privacy, quiet, and What a View! Like a postcard. The cabin is immaculate and cozy. Kitchen is well stocked with beautiful collections and practical cooking needs. Lots of luxurious towels and homemade quilts to enjoy while reading, etc. Boiled lobster twice. Hiked Pigeon Hill trails as well as Acadia. Cannot wait to return."
Reviewed on 10/04/2021
Michael
5.0
Outstanding
"We has never been to Maine, but always like to go somewhere cool around mid-summer to escape the Southern heat. This cottage was a perfect getaway! Beautifully maintained -the cottage and the setting both are even nicer in person than in pictures. Very comfortable, with a very well provisioned kitchen. The area is very rural, and there are few restaurants close by, so you will need to prepare for that. Large grocery store in Milbridge, and (importantly to me!) many places to buy fresh Lobsters! The scenery in Maine is gorgeous - we spent a few days hiking the area and at Acadia National Park, plus taking boat tours. All in all, the cottage was great, the area was beautiful, and we had a very good time. The owners are easy to deal with, as well."
Reviewed on 08/14/2021
Sheel
5.0
Outstanding
"Idyllic. Very cozy and “homely”. Hosts easily accessible and helpful. Definitely visit Schoodic if you want to avoid crowds."
Reviewed on 07/09/2021
Christine
5.0
Outstanding
"We knew from the photos that the location of this cottage was beautiful, but we didn't expect just how well-appointed and comfortable the home itself would be. Quiet, beautiful, relaxing, fun - these are just some of the words we would use to describe the home and location. Thank you Zitos for making this cottage an outstanding place to visit. We didn't want to leave!"
Reviewed on 06/28/2021
Kevin
5.0
Outstanding
"Beautiful cottage right on the water. Pictures provided by owner do not do this cottage justice. Everything was provided for a very comfortable stay. Cottage is in a Very relaxing peaceful location. It is a MUST to stop in at Dorr Lobster next door and tell them you are staying a Judy's place. Great people with the BEST lobster."
Reviewed on 06/07/2021
Valerie
5.0
Outstanding
"Wonderful spot to relax and enjoy the views from the property but also very close to great walks, hikes and Acadia National Park! Would love to go again! If you enjoy a cozy getaway, surrounded by water and the beauty of Maine, this is the place!"
Reviewed on 10/20/2020
Sarah
5.0
Outstanding
"Absolutely beautiful spot, and home. Perfect access to Schoodic peninsula and trails of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Wish we could have stayed longer."
Reviewed on 10/14/2020
Steve
5.0
Outstanding
"The wife and I wanted to get away and enjoy our 30th Anniversary without all the crowds and excessive tourism. This spot was not only picture perfect but also the peaceful and comfortable retreat that we had hoped for. The cottage was lovely, comfortable, and more than expected. The daily visit from the local harbor seal poking it's head up for us to see and the cute little rabbits running around provided entertainment during the rain we happened to get one day. Weather aside, this was an amazing spot for us to relax, enjoy the solitude and simply unwind. We look forward to next time!"
Reviewed on 09/01/2020
Matthew
5.0
Outstanding
"What a beautiful spot -- picturesque, romantic, quiet and beautiful. Fabulous! Communication from the owners was excellent, and we had everything we needed. Thank you."
Reviewed on 08/06/2020
Rachel
5.0
Outstanding
"A wonderful week in a magical location. From soup to nuts, everything was perfect. The view, the weather, the house.... it was exactly what we were looking for and it exceeded our expectations. Can’t wait to return for another great getaway! Thank you John for sharing your home with us. We will be back!"
Reviewed on 08/04/2020
Rachel
5.0
Outstanding
"Everything we could have hoped for and more to escape our hectic lives and busy work schedules. A gem of nature, deep in our own private oasis, we emerged ourselves in the natural beauty of the surroundings while having ample house amenities making our stay feel like a real home away from home. Truly a remarkable week with memories which will last a lifetime. We can’t wait to return!"
Reviewed on 08/02/2020
Sarah
5.0
Outstanding
"This is a charming cottage with a lot of family character. The views and location were amazing -- couldn't be beat, really. The cottage was well laid out and comfortable. We loved sitting at the dining table and watching the bald eagle, hummingbirds and waves. The kitchen had every tool possible. There were lots of windows that opened for a beautiful breeze. We appreciated the local tips that John shared. We would look forward to going back and relaxing in the serene environment. We always look for places that are quiet, private and have a view and this one really delivered. Thank you!"
Reviewed on 07/27/2020
John
5.0
Outstanding
"We looked for a place to stay that felt like Maine.....this cottage lived up to our standards, we were definitely in Maine ! It kinda felt like I was borrowing my uncle John's cabin.... cool nic nacs and family heirlooms throughout the cottage. Everything we needed was in the cottage. The back of the cottage is all windows looking out to a beautiful bay. Non stop hummingbirds every day. Our son is obsessed with crabs so he was busy exploring the beach. We enjoyed walks through the neighborhood...all the neighbors were very friendly. One thing I will never forget...we just got to town.... made a grocery store run.... as soon as we got to town flat tire. I’m no mechanic so while I was YouTubing how to change a flat in the rain with crying kids...a nice “Maniac” pulled up helped me change the tire and refused any money. People don’t do that from where are from...”Maniacs” are awesome...who even does that these days?! This place is peace and quiet...in the country.... very dark at night but you can see a million stars. We found plenty of things to do close by.... but we actually went to Bar Harbor three times.... only takes an hour but it is a nice trip. We highly recommend this cottage if you are looking to relax unwind and get away from it all"
Reviewed on 07/26/2020
John
5.0
Outstanding
"We looked for a place to stay that felt like Maine.....this cottage lived up to our standards, we were definitely in Maine ! It kinda felt like I was borrowing my uncle Johns cabin.... cool nic nacs and family heirlooms throughout the cottage. Everything we needed was in the cottage. The back of the cottage is all windows looking out to a beautiful bay. Non stop hummingbirds every day. Our son is obsessed with crabs so he was busy exploring the beach. We enjoyed walks through the neighborhood...all the neighbors were very friendly. One thing I will never forget...we just got to town.... made a grocery store run.... as soon as we got to town flat tire. I’m no mechanic so while I was YouTubing how to change a flat in the rain with crying kids...a nice “Maniac” pulled up helped me change the tire and refused any money. People don’t do that from where are from...”Maniacs” are awesome...who even does that these days?! This place is peace and quiet...in the country.... very dark at night but you can see a million stars. We found plenty of things to do close by.... but we actually went to Bar Harbor three times.... only takes an hour but it is a nice trip. We highly recommend this cottage if you are looking to relax unwind and get away from it all."
Reviewed on 07/26/2020
Lea
5.0
Outstanding
"Such a lovely home, right on the water. 25 miles from Schoodic Point. We can't wait to return!"
Reviewed on 07/08/2020
Caleb W.
4.0
Very good
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The views were lovely, watching the birds feed along the shore and in the water made our breakfasts and dinners better. We appreciated the book of information about the area which lead us to the Schoodic Peninsula (much preferred over the touristy Acadia Nat Park) and to US Bells where we bought two lovely bells and were invited to watch a casting which was great fun. We enjoyed the Maine Lobster Book so much that we have purchased one for ourselves. The hosts were extremely accommodating both when we had difficulty finding the location in a very dark night and when the NorEaster came through and knocked out the power for the cottage and for much of Maine."
Reviewed on 11/05/2019
Jason
5.0
Outstanding
"Amazing location, great cozy house, exactly as described and shown. Would definitely stay again."
Reviewed on 09/02/2019
Chris
4.0
Very good
"We took our children (14 & 11) to Maine and stayed here this summer. This was the perfect place to get away from everything and enjoy what nature has to offer. An hour drive to Bar Harbor to experience Whale Watching, Acadia Natl. Park, restaurants, etc. took place, but the highlight was the downtime hanging around Bar Island. Fresh caught lobster from Dorr Lobster Co. from across the street, local produce stands, the Schoodic pennisula - too much to recall but a memorable and relaxing vacation. Best of all, the kids had a blast climbing on rocks and getting away from technology for a week. Thanks for hosting us! Will definitely stay with you again."
Reviewed on 08/06/2019
Hanley F.
5.0
Outstanding
"Amazing sight! We saw a seal in our backyard and a deer! So relaxing and excellent hosting! So much was provided. I can't express enough how much fun my family had here! Views were excellent. It was better then I thought it would be and we had high expectations to begin with!"
Reviewed on 07/12/2019
Matt
5.0
Outstanding
"I would suggest this for anyone. So beautiful and quiet, just a drive from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Everything we needed was provided. The views are amazing and wildlife will blow you away. We saw a seal in the bay in the back yard! Great stay and awesome host!"
Reviewed on 07/09/2019
Michele
5.0
Outstanding
"The house is spotless and is equipped with everything you need. Great views and peaceful! All the information that was provided about hikes, where to eat, etc. were spot on. Thank you for the great memories!"
Reviewed on 06/25/2019
Michele
5.0
Outstanding
"We really enjoyed our stay in June. We had three nights at the property. We had everything we needed at the cabin. The lake was just steps out the patio door. I enjoyed watching the loons on the lake and listening to the birds singing. We had a bunny and a chipmunk that visited us. I made a small campfire each evening. You can buy firewood nearby. This is exactly the place I pictured staying at when we visited the beautiful state of Maine. If you are visiting, make sure you check out Bar Harbor for shopping. Arcadia National Park was spectacular and not to far of a drive. Sand Beach at the park was fun to relax at. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Thank you for sharing your house with us! We will always remember our time there. "
Reviewed on 06/14/2019
David H.
5.0
Outstanding
"We just spent a wonderful September week at this home on Bar Island. The location right on the waters of the bay, facing south, allowed us to experience the coastal environment in all its constantly changing moods (the best part of the stay). We spent the time relaxing on Bar Island, hiking on Petit Manan, Schoodic Peninsula, visiting Bar Harbor. Do not miss a hike to the top of Pigeon Hill when in the region! Amazing views to be had from several locations near the “summit”, an easy hike at 317’."
Reviewed on 09/25/2018
Cheryl
5.0
Outstanding
"What a lovely and peaceful place. The cottage is clean and well stocked with plenty of everything. The kitchen even comes with almost all the spices you could ever want. We had a great time, drove to Lubec to see the lighthouse and then stopped at Jasper Beach on our way back, a must see to both! We bought lobsters at the Dorr Lobster place, just around the corner from the cottage. How great is that!"
Reviewed on 08/16/2018
Marianne
5.0
Outstanding
"This is a comfortable, well appointed home in a wonderful location! We hiked, biked and kayaked nearby. We enjoyed the fire pit and charcoal grill at night. The kitchen is very well stocked for cooking/lobster/baking etc., the view is relaxing, the double-headed shower in the main bedroom has good water pressure and handles for elderly/impaired guests. Our family of 4 really felt “at home” here. It was an easy place to come back to after playing nearby in Schoodic, Corea, Birch Harbor and Petit Manan. It was also convenient to daytime adventures in Acadia and Machias."
Reviewed on 08/12/2018
Laura
5.0
Outstanding
"Beautiful setting. Probably the best stocked kitchen in a vacation home that I’ve ever seen. Loved the Penzey’s spice drawer! The view is awesome, though the fog while we there kept us from fully enjoying it. Very comfy beds and nice linens. Super fluffy towels made for a nice touch too! Great layout for the 3 of us."
Reviewed on 07/29/2018
Mike
5.0
Outstanding
"Hard to put into words just how fantastic our stay was at John's family cabin on Bar Island. My wife and I were there to celebrate our 20th anniversary and our only regret is that we were not able to bring more family members along to share in the peace and tranquility. Such amazing memories to be made out there. We had deer walk through the backyard while we sat out back having morning coffee. We got to watch a fox make his way around outside of the house on another morning. And the birds, and sanctity of the water all around us was simply stunning. The island features gorgeous tree canopied dirt roads that we would walk early morning and at dusk. There is plenty of privacy but when we would happen upon another island neighbor everyone was extremely friendly. The house was extremely well-stocked for anything you might need for cooking (including multiple lobster pots) and we even made fresh blueberry cobbler from berries we picked on the side of the road not far from Millbridge. The views out over the water are unmatched and everything was very accurately described in the ad. We hope to have the opportunity to stay there again in the future and I can HIGHLY recommend this place."
Reviewed on 07/25/2018
Dina
5.0
Outstanding
"This is a wonderful, quiet rental right on the ocean. Everything is immaculately clean, with lots of homey touches to make you feel at home as a guest. The view is amazing, and you can sit and watch the seagulls and maybe a seal or porpoise in the ocean outside. Highly recommended!"
Reviewed on 07/23/2018
Jenny E.
5.0
Outstanding
"Lobster Lovers Our trip to Maine was a Mother/Daughter bonding experience as well as my birthday present from my mom and we Loved it! The rental was fully stocked! They have everything you need for baking, cooking, and for steaming your lobsters from spices to pots/pans. Plenty of towels and toiletries. Wildlife came right up to the house and the every changing scene outside of the huge windows was amazing! We ate lobster every night that we purchased from Dorr's Lobster for reasonable price. We're already planning out return to trip for next year!"
Reviewed on 07/15/2018
Rares
5.0
Outstanding
"Absolutely stunning location and view. House was impeccably clean and kitchen has everything you need. Close to beautiful hiking on Schoodic peninsula. Only downside is lack of wifi and very, very weak cell coverage; there were several instances where this turned to be very impractical."
Reviewed on 07/08/2018
Serena
5.0
Outstanding
"Great place to get away from it all. Hosts were extremely welcoming. Home was very clean with a beautiful view."
Reviewed on 06/27/2018
Ed
5.0
Outstanding
"Absolutely beautiful home in a remarkable part of Maine. We had coffee in front of the bay and watched Loons dart for fish every morning. Perfect home base for exploring Acadia, but we also enjoyed a number of trails right on the island. Massive and well stocked kitchen let us preparing evening meals at home (grocery about 20 min. away). House was immaculate with two full baths, washer and dryer and tons of books and games. We could not have asked for a better getaway spot for our anniversary trip. Incredible value we highly recommend!"
Reviewed on 10/02/2017
Julie
5.0
Outstanding
"What a great little escape we found. Very comfortable cottage, well equipped with everything we needed.... although it took a while to find extra bedding & beach towels! Steps from a wildlife sanctuary...you really feel like you're in the wild here! We saw eagles, moose, deer, and many different types of birds...About an hour from Acadia, but minutes from Petit Manan, you're right in the midst of it all! A separate garage with washer and dryer, perfect get away for small families! Grocery store only minutes away. Flowers planted in the boxes & gardens.... lovely! Come see for yourselves!"
Reviewed on 08/16/2017
Dave
5.0
Outstanding
"We had a wonderful time at your place and enjoyed the home and its cottage coziness so very much! The boys said they want to come back again for sure. Our road trip never had a week stay at a cottage on the agenda, but the boys were so happy there & have a lifetime of brother memories made & we could hardly leave! The 12 & 14 year old boys found an abundance of things to do: picked blueberries, rode bikes, collected mussels, night crab collecting at high tide w Flashlights, they hiked around the island several times at low tide and hiked out to kelp piles daily, sponge bob uno was a hit, and we bought lobster from many of the local suppliers and we love Vasquez Mexican for dinner & breakfast. We did enjoy Schoodic peninsula w lunch at Pickled Wrinkle & breakfast at JM Gerrish & Acadia on the 2 days we left the cottage. I loved the heritage Maine bouys so much that I called Heritage Bouy & owner Erik from Norway called me back & told us to come to his house and we could buy a Maine buoy. That was so fun out on Rays point, he and everyone else was so hospitable. Thank you again for a wonderful introduction to Maine and all of your personal touches."
Reviewed on 07/27/2017
Debora
5.0
Outstanding
"John's place is a wonderfully quiet retreat along the Maine coast. The view of the bay from the home is wonderful, complete with lobster boats quietly checking their traps and an occasional kayaker. John's home is beautifully provisioned and has everything you would want in the kitchen to make meals and bake. My recommendation is to come prepared with groceries. The setting is to beautiful and relaxing to leave. We enjoyed day hiking in the neighboring Petit Manan (a 15 minute drive from the house). The home is vey clean and beds are comfortable. All in all, a wonderful time in Maine!"
Reviewed on 07/05/2017
John
5.0
Outstanding
"Clean, quiet private retreat for our family of four with great views of the cove yet only minutes from Milbridge. We only stayed one night as plans changed but we enjoyed it very much. Very relaxing and comfy."
Reviewed on 07/01/2017
Katlyn
5.0
Outstanding
"Absolutely worth the value. Stunning views, amazing cabin in the woods- has everything you'd ever need. We sat outside and enjoyed the view, collected shells at low tide, and hung out in the beautifully decorated cabin in the evening. Wish we could've stayed longer! Hosts were welcoming and so kind."
Reviewed on 06/23/2017
Milbridge, Washington County, United States
Milbridge, Maine
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