THIS PROPERTY ONLY RENTS ON A SATURDAY TO SATURDAY SCHEDULE - 7 NIGHT MINIMUM REQUIRED
1st Floor- Open Kitchen-Living-Dining Area, Queen Bedroom, Bathroom with stall shower and laundry
2nd Floor- Open loft bedroom with 2 twin beds.
DOGS PERMITTED? Dogs are considered at this property. All dogs must first meet our Pet Guidelines to be considered. J2
One of the more romantic cottages we offer for rent, this beautiful newer cottage on the shores of Pigeon Hill Bay is a great retreat for honeymooners or a small family looking to get away from it all. Close to the villages of Steuben, Milbridge, and the entrance to the Schoodic Point section of Acadia National Park, this property is also a wildlife lover`s dream. Despite the label that this property is on an island, it is easily accessible by car over a causeway.
With views from every room, you will love preparing meals in this kitchen with stainless steel counter tops and appliances. Curl up on the couch on a cool day and warm up by the gas fireplace stove while watching birds on the bay. At low tide, clam diggers work along the shore. Be sure to introduce yourself and buy some of Maine`s most delicious natural treat. Live Lobsters and Crabs may also be purchased daily from nearby Dorr Lobster Pound, also located on Bar Island.
CLEANING FEE: A $60 Cleaning Fee is added to the reservation to cover part of the cleaning costs.
SECURITY DEPOSIT: No, the owner of this property does not require a security deposit, however, guests are still financially responsible for non-accidental damages at the property.
Linens & Bath Towels: Yes, one set of bed linens and one bath towel set for each guest are included (beds are made up prior to guest arrival) Cleaning: The property will be cleaned before and after the rental. Above normal cleaning charges will be billed to guest at $30 per hour
Air Conditioning: No - but fans are located in each bedroom Heat Source: Radiant Floor Heating, Propane Heating Stove Washer & Dryer: Yes Dishwasher: Yes Coffee Maker: Yes, standard automatic drip with filters Internet Access: Yes - Satellite Internet with Wi-Fi (talk to us if you aren't familiar with satellite internet service and how it works) - Service is NOT set up for streaming movies - guests should not use it for that purpose - just to check e-mail and do light browsing. The Millbridge Library does have great internet service. TV: 1 TV with basic satellite service and DVD Grill: Charcoal Grill - charcoal briquettes NOT supplied by owner Usable Fireplace: No, Gas Heating Stove Outdoor Firepit: No Water Source : Well water (okay to drink from tap) Trash Removal : Included with rental - put bags in shed, picked up on Saturdays Closest Shopping Village: Milbridge - 6 Miles away Number of Restaurants within 10 Miles: 3 Water Frontage: Yes Beach Access: Small sandy area and rocky shore Dock/Pier Access: No Additional Amenities:Minimum Standards List
In my interactions with your reps, they were friendly, responsive and clear.
The Bar Island cottage is a great location to watch the tides and to kayak in protected waters. Wonderful view from anywhere in the house. At low and mid tide, there is a narrow gravel beach (adjacent to the stone steps to right of cottage) that works to launch a kayak or retriever into the water. The Bar Island cottage is a well designed and well build cottage. It's furnishings are very functional and uncluttered, giving it a feeling of serenity that fits the location. The views of the protected bay are simply great. The kitchen is well furnished and useful. About amenities, as a rural property with satellite internet service, bandwidth has a monthly cap. If prior renters use up the 15 GB monthly allowance, internet service is super slow/ barely useful. Cell phones with hot spot capability work as alternatives. It could be a good idea to give heads up to future renters that bandwidth is likely to be limited in case they count on getting online while on vacation using the property's bandwidth.
Reviewed: Aug 22, 2016
Always a pleasure.
We love the quiet, we love the water, we love the trees, we love the birds. We hope to return.
Reviewed: Aug 13, 2016
You have a very detailed process and it worked well although some of the reminders were a bit much towards the end. I would imagine it is necessary to ensure all goes smoothly and it did so I will say it was a good experience. I would use your services again.
Loved the location, quiet, secluded and right on the water. The cottage was spacious, bright, cheery, beautifully decorated and offered water views from every window. The wrap around deck provided plenty of seating space in or out of the sun. Our only "visitors" were locals, seagulls, Osprey fishing in the waters in front, 2 seal visits, crows, a beautiful bald eagle who flew right over our heads and a hummingbird who "buzzed" us daily. The location was perfect for numerous day trips and I have nightly pictures of the wonderful sunsets. Lovely!
Reviewed: Jul 31, 2016
This was our second summer staying at the Bar Island home, and it was just as wonderful this year as it was the first. It's peaceful, beautiful, and gorgeously designed.
Reviewed: Jul 17, 2016
On the Water in Maine were easy to work with and all went very smoothly.
Thank you for sharing the your cottage it was perfect for four of us. We had family staying on Bar Island road and spent our days with them and nights at the cottage.
Reviewed: Jul 11, 2016
They answered each of my laborious questions quickly helped me with the information I needed.
We appreciated the incredible attention to detail for all the things that we would possibly need during our stay. At the same time the house was not cluttered with knick knacks, making it effortless for us to move in with our belongings. The aesthetic sensibilities of the interior of the house was also noted and admired.
Reviewed: Oct 7, 2015
A bit complicated, but for understandable reasons. Worked well!!
Wonderful location. Peaceful and unhurried. Highly recommended
Reviewed: Sep 26, 2015
The agency was very helpful and gave us very clear directions.
The view is breathtaking! We were able to get away for a few days without our kids so we really wanted quiet and privacy and we go exactly that. Beautiful and clean property as well!
Jersey City, US
Reviewed: Sep 5, 2015
Working with "One the Water in Maine" was effortless. Website was very easy to work through and the staff was very helpful and friendly when speaking with them on the phone. The reservation, contract, and payment was seamless. The electronic combination lock at the property made things very easy.
Absolutely love the privacy of the Bar Island Cottage. The cottage had everything we could want regarding kitchen items. Bathroom was perfectly sufficient, although a hair dryer would have been nice. Had great fun watching the tide roll in and out. The views of the water and of the night sky were outstanding! Cottage was quintessential Maine! The minute we arrived, we knew we were at the right spot, and talked about coming back.
Reviewed: Aug 29, 2015
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2015
On the Water was fabulous, easy, helpful and patient with all my questions. We totally want to rent from you again!!!!!!
We absolutely loved how clean it felt. The couches were a little low and the small spoons were really small - can you tell I'm digging for problems? We just loved the place. Even the bed was super comfy!
Reviewed: Aug 2, 2015
Easy to deal with, extremely communicative and straight forward. I would not hesitate to seek out On Water in Maine again when looking for a vacation property rental.
It was a pleasure to stay at the Bar Island cottage. It was clean, cozy, well supplied and easy to get to. Incredibly close to the water with its' ever-changing scenery due to tidal currents and abundant wildlife surrounding the property.
North Yarmouth, US
Reviewed: Jul 28, 2015
The agency is terrific, prompt, responsive and everything was well thought out.
We loved the design and architecture of the Bar Island cottage, from the wrap-around windows and deck to the vaulted ceilings, beams and track lighting. It is private and peaceful and a wonderful place to relax and let nature in.
Reviewed: Jul 10, 2015
Reviewed: Jun 7, 2015
All of my interactions with the On the Water staff were very positive. Each person I spoke to was helpful and pleasant.
Lovely home with beautiful views. Very peaceful and quiet. We found ourselves traveling to Ellsworth and Bar Harbor/Acadia most days. The weather was rainy for the first 3 days. We found ourselves doing a lot of driving on those days and not getting out of the car very much. We drove to Campobello Island one day and enjoyed that quite a bit. Once it stopped raining, we took several hikes, enjoyed a nature cruise and visited a few of the local shops. We also enjoyed several restaurants in the area - Jordan Pond Restaurant, Finn's, and Tracy's Seafood. In terms of amenities in Milbridge and Steuben, there was not a lot. At least not that we could find.Again, we did a lot of driving. We loved the cottage but wish it had been closer to Acadia or that Milbridge had been more inviting.
Reviewed: Oct 18, 2014
We have dealt with On the Water Maine twice now, and recommend you to all our friends. We recommend renting Bar Island Cottage in particular, though we're a little worried about giving away our secret :-]
The cottage is perfect. It's right on the shore, the tides are amazing, the silence is healing, and the Milky Way is brilliant at night. It's very well-equipped, and despite being a little out of the way, we found everything we needed right nearby (including the Shop & Save and Dorr Lobster). We think it would be great if canoes or kayaks were included. We know they can be rented some distance away, and at extra expense & work, but it would be wonderful to have one or two in the garage, for use at renters own risk.
Reviewed: Oct 7, 2014
Reviewed: Sep 25, 2014
Easy check-in and -out by phone. Clear pre-instructions via email made it easy to find the cottage and get in.
Nice cottage in a quiet and peaceful location with beautiful views. The cottage has everything you need for a perfect stay.
Reviewed: Sep 18, 2014
The complete rental procedure - from the first contact to the last e-mail refering to driving directions was PERFECT.
Our stay in that absolutely cozy cottage was awesome! Designed and furnished with a loving hand the cottage gave us a feeling of home right away. It is equipped with all the things we needed: DVDs for a foggy afternoon, spices and utensils for extensive cooking, books and board games... What a great experience! Thank you and warm greetings from Germany!
Reviewed: Aug 26, 2014
Very helpful and pleasant.
We had a wonderful time. The cabin was perfectly situated for birding on the water, and we hope to return.
Garden Valley, US
Reviewed: Aug 10, 2014
Reviewed: Jun 10, 2014
On the Water in Maine was great to work with in planning our vacation. They were efficient, pleasant, and proactive - excellent service.
What I loved most about the Bar Island Cottage was the privacy. Waterfront properties in New Hampshire (my home state) are close in proximity, making privacy a challenge. We felt like we had the world to ourselves at this house.
Reviewed: Jun 1, 2014
On the Water in Maine did an excellent job for us. When I made the reservation online, I got a call within 5 minutes to help with the arrangements. We got regular "count-down" email notices, with all the information we needed, including very specific driving directions, and all the contact information. Bruce Hall, the local manager, was very friendly and helpful.
This is a perfect cottage, in a perfect location. As stunning as the pictures are, they don't do it justice. Our first evening we just stood on the back porch, gazed out over the bay, and took in the powerful silence. The twice daily 13 foot tides are impressive, and we started telling time by them instead of the clock ("We'll go walking at half past high tide"). On clear nights, the star fields are dense and sparkling. The cottage was spotless and well-equipped. Dorr Lobster (just down the road) has excellent lobsters. One point: If you have Verizon cell phone service, you're out of range here. There is an Internet connection however. We picked up cell service again in Ellsworth. We'd love to return. Next time, we'll either bring or rent kayaks.
Reviewed: Oct 27, 2013
While very stylish and attractive we found all the furniture and the mattress very uncomfortable. This a gorgeous cottage but it didn't meet our comfort needs.
Reviewed: Sep 16, 2013
Smoking Is Not Permitted anywhere on or inside of any of our rental properties nor are those who may partake in tobacco smoking allowed to occupy any of our properties.
Occupancy may not exceed what is posted for each home. Maximum occupancy could include infants and children.
Amenities offered through On the Water in Maine Inc. are not available at all the properties we offer for rent. Boat Rentals through Maine Watercraft Rentals Inc. are offered Sunday morning to Friday after 4pm and include free delivery to the property. Check with an agent to find out what boats are available to rent at this property, or, when you process the booking here online, only the boats available for the property will be listed as available to rent.
Please see our Rental Guidelines Page for further questions regarding how to book this property and additional charges and fees. Contact a reservation agent for more details or to ensure you are booking the right property for you.
Town Info - Stueben, Jonesport & Down East
The first rays of dawn illuminate the West Quoddy Lighthouse each morning before reaching any other point in the U.S. Located in Lubec, its the easternmost lighthouse in the country. Visit Maines DownEast & Acadia Region, to see just how beautiful it is!