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.
NEED EXTRA ROOM? Our newest property is a great "addition" to this rental. Just a short distance away, this one bedroom can accommodate another two couples (4 guests), while remaining close to the rest of the group. Click HERE to visit the Port Side on Bar Island property page.
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
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 .
Reviewed: Oct 18, 2017
Reviewed: Sep 11, 2017
Reviewed: Sep 7, 2017
Reviewed: Aug 5, 2017
Professional - efficient- responsive. Thanks!
This is a truly rare experience in Maine, even for those of us who have visited the coast often. The property sits alone on a point near the head of a tidal inlet, facing due west. Sunsets last a hour; breeze from the ocean is constant, and this is dark sky country - amazing! When we weren't sitting on the open porch watching the natural world go by, we were relaxing in a beautifully simple open interior with all the amenities we needed.
Reviewed: Jul 12, 2017
wonderful working with you. been very sweet to talk to when i called.
love this place. being on the ocean and watching the sunsets are wonderful.so private and quiet. we been renting for 5 years at same place would not change a thing.
Reviewed: Jun 24, 2017
Easiest and quickest reservation and contract execution I have experienced. Everyone I have dealt with at the agency is friendly and helpful. Don't want to use any other agency because the process is so easy and the availability calendar is up to the minute current so there are no disappointments later finding out something isn't actually available.
Location on calm water area with easy access to the water from the small pebble beach during high tide. Deck and water view from all areas of the house. The privacy and quiet location. Radiant floor heating and gas fireplace heater. The layout of the house is great for a couple. Clean and comfortable. Too many favorite features to list!
Myrtle Beach, US
Reviewed: Jun 7, 2017
On the Water in Maine are good people to work with..We rent a house at least once a year around the country and they are easy to work with
Great House. Our 2nd time to rent this house
Reviewed: Sep 25, 2016
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.
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!