PORT SIDE ON BAR ISLAND - Town of Milbridge

LOCATION: Milbridge, Pigeon Hill Bay - Private Home on Island in Downeast Maine

  4 guests
  1 bedroom
  1.5 bathrooms
  Allows Pets
  900 sq. ft.

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Sleeping Arrangement

Bedroom 1
1 King

Property Info


New for 2018! This cozy cottage has just been added to our inventory! A perfect spot to enjoy Downeast Maine and the Acadia Region. 


Main Level: Small living area with laundry, half bathroom, walk-out deck with grill and picnic table
2nd Level: Kitchen, Living-Dining Area, King Bedroom, Full-size pull-out couch, Bathroom with stall shower, Balcony

DOGS PERMITTED? Dogs are considered at this property. All dogs must first meet our Pet Guidelines to be considered. J1<45lbs

This cozy one bedroom is perfect for a couple of small-family looking to spend their time exploring beautiful Downeast Maine. Supplied with all of the essentials for a great vacation, and within close driving distance to Acadia National Park, this is a great destination property for adventurers. Sitting just a short distance from the shore line and surrounded by forest, this cottage offers a delightful location for honeymooners or a small family looking to get away from it all.

Live Lobsters and Crabs may be purchased daily from nearby Dorr Lobster Pound, also located on Bar Island or enjoy a true Maine experience and go out on the Owner's lobster boat to catch them for dinner! This is based upon availability and weather conditions. This cottage sits on the banks of an ocean inlet known as Booby’s Creek. This inlet goes inland for close to 4 miles offering some very scenic kayaking or you can head ocean ward and explore the coastline. 

Experience the magic of living on an island and still have everything Down East Maine offers within a 1.5 hours drive. Small and private, Bar Island is connected to mainland Milbridge by a year-round causeway across Pigeon Hill Bay. At the end of the evergreen lined road is the island-studded Atlantic. The Schoodic Point section of Acadia National Park is a half hour away and is a must-see. Stop in Winter Harbor for shopping, art galleries, antiquing, lunch or dinner – or hop the ferry from Winter Harbor to Bar Harbor. You’ll cruise across breathtaking Frenchmen Bay and you’ll avoid the traffic. If you prefer, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park is an hour drive south through Ellsworth, Down East Maine’s premier shopping area with major retailers, small boutiques, theaters, services and excellent restaurants. And visit the Bartlett Estate Winery in Gouldsboro to taste their award-winning fruit wines. Bring a bottle home to enjoy at day’s end. Steuben is famous for Petit Manan Island, a national wildlife refuge named by Champlain just off of Bar Island. It was named such because it reminded him of the island of Grand Manan in Florida. Off the island a short distance you can take a hike up Pigeon Hill giving you beautiful views of the surrounding islands. The town of Milbridge is also historical and is your closest larger community providing shopping, a few restaurants and a historical movie theater.
What to do? As little or as much as you want! Sit on the deck and listen to the tide rush in – and out. Walk along the ever-changing shore. Bike ride for hours along local roads and shore paths. Kayak from the cottage to Bois Bubert Island National Wildlife Preserve or explore Bobby Creek, Pigeon Hill Bay and beyond.

Another day, drive 1.5 hours north of Bar Island to Campobello Island New Brunswick, FDR’s summer home. Or hike the trails of Quoddy Head State Park with its famed red and white striped lighthouse, the easternmost lighthouse in the U.S. A little further north is Eastport, a great exploration destination. In between are picturesque Down East Maine villages and towns, each worthy of a visit: Machias, Roque Bluffs, Jonesport and Beals, Cutler, and Addison.


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.

Property Specifics:
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 $35 an hour
Air Conditioning: No - but a fan is located in the bedroom
Heat Source: Radiant Floor Heating; Forced hot air furnace
Washer & Dryer: Yes
Dishwasher: Yes
Coffee Maker: Yes, standard automatic drip with filters
Internet Access: No internet. The Millbridge Library does have great internet service.
TV: 2 TVs with DirecTV service - one upstairs and one down with DVD compatibility
Grill: Propane Grill 
Usable Fireplace: No
Outdoor Firepit: Yes
Water Source: Well water (okay to drink from tap)
Trash Removal: Included with rental
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

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Afton, US
Reviewed: Sep 17, 2019
Property Manager
Have been a returned guest 4 times at 3 different properties On the Water makes the process effortless
If you enjoy downeast it's a nice place to stay
Durham, US
Reviewed: Sep 9, 2019
Property Manager
Your team was consistently responsive and very easy to work with! Your agency has been fantastic to work with so far. We booked at the last minute and, despite that, felt like everything has been easy for both properties. Your online tool made it really easy to know which properties were available when, all of your procedures and info are clear, and it was easy to get someone on the phone to answer questions. Once we were ready to go, we have known what to expect as far as check-in, check-out, and the like, and everything has gone according to plan. Thanks! We loved being right on the water. We spent a lot of time sitting on the porch, drinking coffee, and watching the birds and the tide run in and out. This cottage has wonderful outdoor space! The inside spaces were very nice, too -- lots of seating options, a comfortable mattress on the bed, plenty of blankets and towels.
Georgetown, US
Reviewed: Aug 19, 2019
Property Manager
Excellent. Clear, efficient with all the appropriate details. The house had everything you need. Very peaceful and quiet.
Andover, US
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2019
Property Manager
The On the Water in Maine Agency is always a pleasure to work with. The information that is provided about the properties is always accurate. The Port Side on Bar Island rental had very well stocked kitchen utensils, pots and pans, and overall was extremely neat and clean. Beautiful view off deck.
Leesburg, US
Reviewed: Jul 1, 2019
Property Manager
Tallahassee, US
Reviewed: Jun 24, 2019
Property Manager
Reviewed: Aug 26, 2018
Property Manager
The rental and the process was so easy. I would recommend On The Water in Maine to anyone! Great, pleasant customer service.
Our hosts, Anne and Bill have made this a hidden paradise! Plenty of room for my nieces to run around and have fun! They loved it! The open floor plan, big windows, and beautiful views are indescribable! The Master Bedroom has plenty of space and the closets are HUGE. Comfy bed and no need to bring blankets because the house has plenty.Quiet, away from the crowds but, close enough to the attractions. All the appliances are new and updated. I kept wishing my kitchen had them! They thought of everything except a guest book. Which was ok because I was able to pick one out and start the first memory page. For future renters don't forget to share your experience.


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 - Milbridge, Harrington & Down East

Milbridge, Harrington & 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!
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