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.
BOATS: Boats are not included with this rental but guests may rent kayaks or SUP's for delivery and pick up to the property from Sunrise Canoe & Kayak.
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 $35 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
The On the Water in Maine team is great to work with and they make the whole reservation process seamless.
The Bar Island cottage best feature is how close it is to the water.
West Brookfield, US
Reviewed: Sep 29, 2021
Very helpful and communicative
Great stay. The water views from the cottage are incredible. Private, quiet location, great water views. Enjoyed the deck/balcony. Cottage is comfortable with attractive interior decor. Kitchen is well-equipped for cooking.
Reviewed: Sep 28, 2021
Jamaica Plain, US
Reviewed: Sep 27, 2021
Most interactions were on line via email or the website. Things were seamless and easy. Any inquiries made via email were responded to promptly
Our stay was exactly what we expected. Our favorite feature was the location and all the windows that allowed us to take it in rain or shine. The condition of the home was perfect and the kitchen was well supplied.
Susan & Joseph
Reviewed: Sep 27, 2021
Reviewed: Sep 13, 2021
Working with Meg (via email correspondence) was quick, easy and extremely efficient. Well run company and very professional.
Comfortable beds and furniture. Dog friendly. Properly furnished kitchen! Many gourmet meals were made in the kitchen at Bar Island cottage. Thank you for providing us with all of the pans and utensils required.
Reviewed: Sep 1, 2021
Working with y'all was a great pleasure and we would definitely work with you again. Very responsive and thorough.
We really enjoyed our stay. The property was incredibly well appointed and had EVERYTHING we needed and then some! The deck was amazing and the wall of windows made you feel like you were outside even though you were inside during less than ideal weather conditions (1 day)
Reviewed: Aug 20, 2021
Very professional and super easy. The process of booking and the directions to and at the property were perfect.
Very restful. I needed a week to unplug and this property met my needs perfectly. My husband and I loved sitting on the deck looking at the water, him with binoculars watching for the Bald Eagles and me with my book and a glass of wine. Perfect!!
Reviewed: Aug 12, 2021
Fantastic. Very happy with communication and service
Location. Cant imagine a better spot
Reviewed: Jul 29, 2021
Very smooth, no issues.
Loved the property, all the windows overlooking the bay and the back deck/porch. Ate most of our dinners on the outdoor dining table overlooking the bay. Perfect blend of privacy and beauty.
Reviewed: Jun 28, 2021
All of the communications from the On the Water in Maine team were detailed and very clear. We had never worked with a vacation rental company before and were very impressed with the care taken to make sure that all of the information was complete.
We loved every minute of our stay at Bar Island Cottage. We had rain during parts of the first couple of days, but were very content to stay in with the wonderful fireplace, watch movies and play games together. As soon as we arrived, we felt at home. Everything that we could have needed to make our stay enjoyable and comfortable was provided.
On the Friday before we left, we again chose to stay at "home" and enjoy sitting on the deck. We were rewarded with an osprey show! First there was one fishing in the morning, then in the afternoon, there were five, possibly parents and young. We had never withnessed ospreys fishing before and it was awesome! A seal friend also popped its head up to say "Hi."
The sunsets and stars were magnificent!
We would highly recommend this property to anyone interested and are hoping to visit again.
Thank you for allowing us to have this amazing experience in Maine!
Reviewed: Sep 23, 2019
Always helpful, quick answers and personal advice. A little treasure amidst the countless impersonal booking portals.
Bar Island Cottage: The view of the sea from the veranda. The high-quality equipment in the holiday home. Very good shower, kitchen and beds. Incredibly many animals like eagles, seals, deer etc.. The perfect place to immerse yourself in the nature of Maine. The entire Bold Coast is within easy reach and the cottage feels like home.
Reviewed: Sep 3, 2019
Very nice, The agency was great and everything was explained well.
Reviewed: Aug 26, 2019
Reviewed: Aug 20, 2019
This is the only rental agency we use for summer cottage rentals -- it is now our fifth year renting with them. Their properties are absolutely immaculate, top-notch rentals - with the most beautiful locations. All of the folks that work at On the Water are incredibly friendly, helpful, and easy to work with...and very invested in making sure you and your family have a wonderful and unforgettable stay. And you will!
Bar Island Cottage is beautifully appointed right on the water. We watched the sunset over the little bay and enjoyed the peacefulness of the slight sea breeze and soft calls of sea birds. At low tide, our two boys played happily on the rocks along the beach. The cottage is open and inviting and has everything you need. We used this spot as a launching pad to Acadia National Park, the Schoodic Pennisula, the Bold Coast, West Quoddy Lighthouse, and so much more.
Chester Heights, US
Reviewed: Jul 22, 2019
Reviewed: Jun 24, 2019
Jeff the property manager went above and beyond.
Reviewed: Jun 11, 2019
Wonderful as always.
House was lovely and had GREAT views. Very quiet.
Jersey City, US
Reviewed: Aug 28, 2018
Reviewed: Aug 27, 2018
Reviewed: Aug 13, 2018
Reviewed: Aug 6, 2018
Bruce was very good about contacting us and making sure everything was working at the cottage.
The view was fantastic. It was great to find the kitchen with so many extras that we do not usually get when renting vacation homes.
Reviewed: Jul 23, 2018
Excellent - very thorough
Beautiful panoramic views and very quiet.
Reviewed: Jul 2, 2018
Easy to work with, we had no issues so did not need to contact anyone. Bruce stopped by just to make sure all was well, very nice and helpful.
We had an absolutely lovely stay. The cottage is beautifully appointed, we loved every minute of our stay. The windows are so great to just sit and gaze out.
Reviewed: Jun 25, 2018
Very helpful and informative , instructions and information given well in advance , easy to contact if needed .
Secluded location , complete privacy with amazing views over the bay.The cottage is light and airy ,very well equipped and well maintained .It was just as described on the web site .
We went to relax and spent hours watching the tides , the sunsets and the wildlife .
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
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!