Our cottage was built in the 1960's and remodeled in 2009. It sits on 2 private acres and 250 feet of private ocean front. We are located at the confluence of the Narraguagus River and the ocean. This brings unique wildlife and birds to the area. Close by are sections of Acadia Park, Petit Manan Wildlife Refuge, Chair Pond and Petit Manan Point hiking areas as well as , the little more difficult, hike up Pigeon Hill which has fantastic views of the coast and surrounding islands.
In season ( late July to mid August) we are only a few miles form the largest blueberry harvesting area in the world.
It is common to se deer and occasional a moose in our area.
Milbridge is a coastal fishing community. It has a rich shipbuilding history and now supports a large lobster fishing fleet. The community has shopping, a laundry, antique shops, movie theater and a medical center.
It is also a great place to just relax and read a book. Or sit out on the deck or lawn chairs and watch for eagles and see fishing boats coming and going from the bay.
On our lot we have a big open lawn great for kids to play on or for exercising you dog.
We are located in a quiet residential area with the closest neighbors several humdred feet away and screened by woods. This is truly a private setting but still close to everything.
My wife and I have owned the adjacent home for years and we both grew up in Milbridge. I am a retired Environmental Engineer and my wife is a retired Teacher.
I now commercially fish lobster in the summer months and run a coastal charter for whales , puffins, sea birds, lighthouses, Islands,and day trips to Mt Desert Island.
Besides the private beach adjacent the cottage we have access to another private breach a short walk from the cottage .
Phenomenal vacation spot! The cottage is so pretty and clean and fresh, the deck is so relaxing, the yard is so huge, the view is so phenomenal, the water is so beautiful and the owners are so warm and friendly and accommodating! Jim and Sue have created an oasis in this quaint and peaceful cottage, minutes from the grocery store and delicious restaurants! :) We highly recommend the hike to Pigeon Hill and Jim's whale watching boat trip!
Great vacation! Cute cottage with everything we needed. Beautiful views and exceptional privacy. A lot of picture opportunities and things to do. Thanks!
My family and I had never been to Milbridge before.This was certainly a terrifically enjoyable vacation. Our hosts Sue and Jim we're extremely helpful with anything we needed.The view from our home for the week was simply breath-taking. The dog loved to run around the large yard and exploring the private beach.I went on a whale watch on Jim's boat and got so close that you could practically reach out and touch them.Milbridge is a charming little town, but it's not a busy town with lots of attractions like Wells.It's main attraction is the sea views and the quiet.Also when you come down be aware that there are no restaurants open past 8.I would highly reccomend this house to anyone who wants a memorable vacation.
BEST IN A LONG TIME. JIM & SUSAN , A DELIGHTFUL COUPLE. COTTAGE WAS SMALL BUT COZY.OUR HOST SUPPLIED ALL THE NECESSITIES THAT WERE REQUIRED.WOULD NOT HESITATED TO RECOMMEND IT FOR A QUITE AND RESTFUL VACATION IN IDEAL "GREEN"SURROUNDINGS.THE GROUND WERE SPACIOUS AND OUR CITY DOG HAD A BALL!
We loved your little cottage - It was charming, clean, and everything we needed for a week on the ocean. We enjoyed watching the changing tide, combing the beach, and climbing on the rocks. Many thanks to Jim and Sue for their wonderful hospitality. The ride on Jim's lobster boat was a highlight of our trip - seeing lighthouses, seals, islands, and puffins. It was also a great base camp for our day trips to Acadia Nat'l Park, Bar Harbor, McLellan Park, Pidgeon Hill Trail, West Quoddy Head Lighthouse. Perfect location for watching sunsets over the ocean !.
Our family had a great vacation here! The house was very clean and had everything you could need and more...The view was beautiful. Jim and Sue were very kind and personable. House was very private. The kids and our dog spent hours along the shore looking in the tidal pools and collecting seashells. We drove to FDR's summer home on Campobello Island in Canada. It was beautiful! Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park is a must! Great time to be had here...peace, quiet, solitude and the sea! Our kids and dog were sad to leave. We are already planning on coming back here next summer!