BAR ISLAND COTTAGE - Town of Milbridge

LOCATION: Milbridge, Pigeon Hill Bay - Picturesque Maine Cottage On a Car Accessible Island

  4 guests
  2 bedrooms
  1 full bathrooms
  Allows Pets
  900 sq. ft.

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Sleeping Arrangement

Bedroom 1
1 Queen
Bedroom 2
2 Twins

Property Info



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.

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 the current hourly rate
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

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Maynard, US
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2015
Property Manager
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!
Verdun, CA
Reviewed: Aug 2, 2015
Property Manager
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
Property Manager
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.
Richfield, US
Reviewed: Jul 10, 2015
Property Manager
Fenton, US
Reviewed: Jun 7, 2015
Property Manager
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.
Buffalo, US
Reviewed: Oct 18, 2014
Property Manager
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.
Ottawa, US
Reviewed: Oct 7, 2014
Property Manager
Bielefeld, DE
Reviewed: Sep 25, 2014
Property Manager
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.
Karlsruhe, DE
Reviewed: Sep 18, 2014
Property Manager
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!
Ashford, US
Reviewed: Aug 26, 2014
Property Manager
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
Property Manager
Alton, US
Reviewed: Jun 10, 2014
Property Manager
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.
Buffalo, US
Reviewed: Jun 1, 2014
Property Manager
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.
Mentor, US
Reviewed: Oct 27, 2013
Property Manager
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.
Battlecreek, US
Reviewed: Sep 16, 2013
Property Manager
Rome, US
Reviewed: Sep 9, 2013
Property Manager
What a lovely home you have..everything was perfect....we left a day early so we can spend some time with our son in New Hampshire. Everthing you can think of was there for us. Loved every minute we had there..
Orange, US
Reviewed: Aug 31, 2013
Property Manager
Mahwah, US
Reviewed: Aug 25, 2013
Property Manager
Lewiston, US
Reviewed: Aug 16, 2013
Property Manager
Atlanta, US
Reviewed: Aug 15, 2013
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North Attleboro, US
Reviewed: Aug 5, 2013
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Palmerton, US
Reviewed: Jun 30, 2013
Property Manager
Beverly, US
Reviewed: Jun 25, 2013
Property Manager
Groton, US
Reviewed: Jun 4, 2013
Property Manager
I appreciate your friendliness on the phone and helpfulness in answering questions and making recommendations (second year renting from you). Great service and wonderful cottages. Thank you!!!!


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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