Our cottage is a cozy getaway on a large, peaceful tidal bay in Millbridge, with long views to spruce-covered islands. With lots of windows facing the water, this is a bright and cheerful little house. A deck overlooking the water gives you a chance to unwind and look out over the bay. Our cottage is just a few yards from the shore, and is open to the ocean breezes. There are stairs to the shore, but the steep slope makes this spot unsuitable for small, unsupervised children.
The cottage has two small bedrooms, one with a queen size bed, the other with a twin bed, and a futon in the living room. We provide blankets and bedspreads, but guests supply their own linens. The living room and kitchen-dining area are in one open area and is a cozy space, ideal for a couple or a small family.
This cottage is located in a quiet neighborhood of other cottages and farms on Ray's Point, a finger of land extending into Harrington Bay... a beautiful part of Downeast Maine, with many points and islands to explore. See eagles and shore birds from the cottage and the deck, kayak in the bay and beyond. (This is a tidal bay, so launching from the cottage is limited to hours around high tide; there is a deep water launch site in Milbridge). Rays Point is a nice area for biking and walking.
The village of Milbridge (shopping, post office, restaurants, movie theatre, etc.) is just four miles away. For day trips, Acadia National Park (Schoodic Peninsula area) is a half hour away, and Bar Harbor and Ellsworth are 45-60 minutes drive. Petit Manaan National Wildlife Sanctuary (great birding and hiking) is less than a half hour drive.
Campobello Island, New Brunswick (FDR's summer home) is within an hour and a half (you'll need your passport!), as is Quoddy Head, the easternmost lighthouse in the U.S. Lobsters and clams are available in Milbridge (lobster and clam pots provided with cottage). This is one of the largest wild blueberry producing areas in the world, so there are plenty of berries available nearby during the season (late July through August) ... berry picking is permitted at Petit Manaan National Wildlife Refuge, in season.
Whether you're looking for outdoor adventure, sightseeing, nature walks and birding, or just to get away from it all, this cottage is the perfect spot for you.
** Amenities: The kitchen includes a refrigerator, stove with oven, microwave, several cooking appliances, and all the cooking utensils you might need, plus plenty of plates, silverware, and other dishes. Other amenities include radio, blender, coffee maker, espresso machine, maps and local info folder, outdoor grill, outdoor furniture, big pots for cooking lobsters.
In order to make this a pleasant rental for all, we do not allow pets on the property, nor is smoking allowed inside the cottage.
Distances from major Cities:
Bangor: 70-75 minutes
Portland: 3+ hours
Boston: 5+ hours
Canadian border: 1.5 hours
Maine state rental tax of 8 percent is added to the rates quoted above.
Milbridge is a charming, coastal fishing village in rural Downeast Maine. The area is known for lobster fishing, clamming and other sea food, ample coastal islands, pine trees, and wildlife, and the wild blueberry harvest during August.
Milbridge offers a well-stocked grocery store, historic move theater, several restaurants, ATMs, laundromat, library, health clinic, and more. In the summer on Saturday mornings, Milbridge hosts a farmer's market on Main St. There are ample local hikes, lakes and rivers for swimming and canoeing, paths for nature walks, and plenty of coastline to admire the tides. We experience tide changes of up to 12 feet! The cottage is located on a quiet road that is just a few miles out of town alongside other farms and summer cottages. A car is needed in this rural area, but there is plenty of parking on the property. The neighborhood is peaceful but still not too far from wonderful sightseeing attractions and outdoor adventure.