Ruby house sits on an old downeast coastal farmstead at the head of Pigeon Hill Bay. The house overlooks the salt marsh and inlets of the bay as well as Pigeon Hill, on the scenic Petit Manan peninsula. The home's large farmers porch provides a comfortable viewing spot, rain or shine. Be on the lookout for eagles, osprey, fox and deer. Beautiful flower gardens surrounding the house are a delight of colors and scents. Beyond the gardens and the old barn, green pastures filled with wildflowers and old apple trees attract deer and other wildlife, even moose, particularly early in the morning and around dusk.
Inside, the home's open-concept first floor is warm and welcoming as it surrounds a beautiful beachstone chimney. The kitchen, dining and living areas have plenty of places to relax. The deck off the sunroom is a great place to have a cocktail and watch the sunset over the fields and see nature at its best.
The large first-floor bathroom includes an antique claw-foot tub and pedestal sink and unique cedar and copper shower. Two bedroom areas on the second floor, in the turret a queen size bed and offers peaceful views across the marsh and meadow, the second bedroom has 2 twin beds and a sitting area with book shelf and large closet. A 3/4 wall and stone chimney divides the two rooms ( open concept means no doors on rooms) but still private.
Ruby House is a convenient place to launch day trips throughout the downeast area, whether by bike, boat or car. The location is peaceful, but not remote, and is only a few minutes drive from RT 1.
Ruby House is ideal for families who want to be near, but not directly on the water. You can smell the salt air, hear the lobster boats in the distance, and be on the open water in a kayak in less than 5 minutes. You may not want to leave but if you do.
Take a left at the bottom of the dirveway and walk to Bar Island. At the end you'll get a stunning view of Bois Bubert Island and the open Atlantic. There are several places to launch a kayak or small boats along the road, or you can buy a few lobsters or crabmeat for dinner at Door Lobster Company. Puffin tours and whale watching trips are available in Milbridge, (brochures will be available at the house) or stay on dry land and visit Petit Manan Bird Sanctuary just a few miles down Pigeon Hill road. Activities include, hiking paths to the shore, picking wild blueberries, bird watching, biking the dirt roads, and just enjoying the quietness and beauty of Maine.
Easy kayak portage is minutes from the house or take a picnic and drive to some local lakes including Tunk and Spring River and enjoy swimming and boating. McCellan Park in Milbridge is a beautiful spot to take in the wild ocean tides(try to go at mid tide if you can to get best results. Don't miss the Extreme Makeover Home on Wyman Road.
Drive up the coast 60 miles to Campobello Island, Canada and enjoy the gardens and home of Franklin Rossevelt. Along the way visit famous Quoddy Head Lighthouse.
Barlett Estate Winery, a few miles south of Steuben has wine tastings and tours and you can purchase their wine on site. Call for schedule. Schoodic Point (part of Acadia National Park) in Winter Harbor is a wonderful place to watch the ocean crash onto the rocky shore. Nice shops & places to eat.
Keywords: custom build home surronded by fields, beautiful view of marsh, bay, and Pigeon Hill, 1 mile from ocean
The Ruby House was a farm, raising sheep, chickens, pigs for 13 years. Lots of love, happiness baby lambs being born, warm cozy winters by the wood stove, wonderful memories live within the walls of this house and land.
I enjoy watching the birds, wildlife and feeling of being close to the ocean, also the sense of community, knowing your neighbors and just enjoy the beauty of rural living, the smell of the salt air as the fog comes up the bay to name a few.
1 mile down dirt road from Ruby House is Bar Island a great walk where you'll find beautiful ocean views, check out Door Lobster pound pick up a few for dinner.. Milbridge a quaint ocean town is a 5 mile drive up Rt 1 and has everything you would need including, groceries, bank, pharmacy, cafe, resturants, movie theather, (Sat. farmers market 9-12) museums and more.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event||Minimum Stay|
Jun 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
|Refundable damage deposit||$200.00|
|Payment in full plus security deposit 2 weeks before arrival date. Bank check or money order.|
|Notes||Cell phone service limited, depends on weather|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay. Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.