The perfect getaway on 20 acres of privacy, overlooking Flat Bay in Harrington, Maine. Seventy-five feet from the shore, this is a special place for peace and quiet, built with dimensional lumber, boarded & shingled in cedar. It is free of many allergy-causing elements. All the conveniences you would expect in a year-round home, in a setting all by itself. A copy of a Civil War general's home, you enter from the front porch into a large living room, a dining room with view is in the lower level of the tower. There is a fully equipped galley kitchen, one bedroom with double bed, ample closets, and a full bath. Up the winding stairs is an artist's studio and an upper level of the tower with a balcony where a desk at the windows invites the writer. There are ocean views from every room, hot-air heat, internet available, and the house is furnished & applianced including a phone. Unlike at many rentals, your neighbor's construction project won't become a part of your vacation. Privacy is complete.
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- Min Stay7 nights
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- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 5, 2018
What makes this Cottage unique
Our location offers a unique blend of privacy and convenience. Located a short drive from shopping, movies, restaurants and more, there are still 20 acres to explore and nearly 1/2 mile of shore frontage to discover on your own.
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From the moment we met Rod and Lucile at the cottage to the moment the wild geese flew past honking in the fog as we departed, the experience was wonderful. Instead of reading a manual of instructions, do's and don't's, Rod and Lucile personally showed us where things were, what to expect and made us feel very welcome. There were even chilled pint glasses in the freezer, awaiting our wild blueberry ale! Rod & Lucile told us there was a free concert on Friday night in Milbridge, behind the old movie theater and their band, Cole Creek, was performing. (We went and loved the music, some of which was composed by members of the band and incorporates local lore and places into it.)
The cottage is delightful and very well equipped. We loved eating breakfast out on the covered porch every morning, sitting out at the edge of the yard overlooking Flat Bay and watching the "peeps" twittering and running over the mud at low tide or the gulls dancing in the air chasing flying ants in the evening. There is a lovely short walk on a path through the woods to a field with apple trees laden with apples and we had deer wander through the yard at dusk and early morning. The location was really convenient to some of our favorite downeast hikes--Great Wass Island and Petit Manaan and even the Bold Coast up in Cutler isn't THAT far.
Our time at the Victorian Cottage passed very quickly--too quickly--but I made good use of the desk up in the second floor bay window, keeping a journal of our stay so we can re-live it from time to time :)
Marcia & Dick
Thank you for this wonderful review. You were the perfect guests and on behalf of all the little critters, geese, deer etc we hope you will return to our little cottage. Also being at the concert was very special
All our best, Lucile and Rod
Harrington Victorian Cottage
My stay at the Harringtons' Victorian Cottage was everything I wanted and needed it to be.
The location on 20 beautiful acres overlooking the water is perfect for a private retreat
The cottage is extremely well equipped for a comfortable stay.
And the Harringtons are charming and delightful people as well as responsive and helpful Hosts.
I will book again at my earliest opportunity.
Perfect place to getaway! We loved everything!
Where do we start...we found Rod and Lucille’s gem while looking for a place to get away and celebrate our fiftieth birthdays. We wanted somewhere that was central to the east coast of Maine but not in the hustle and bustle of a tourist area. Well, this was definitely, the place. We were about an hour and ten minutes away from Bar Harbor and about two hours from Canada and whale watching.
The location is not the only thing that is perfect...the cabin is beautiful and has all the amenities. For starters, the picture on the site just doesn’t do it justice. The living room is so cozy and inviting and the upstairs loft that allows one to look out over the bay is mesmerizing. The bathroom is just the perfect size and the bedroom has room to hang up your clothes and put away your belongings. –The bed is comfortable too! The kitchen has everything one would need to cook a wonderful “home” cook meal and what more could anyone truly need?
We enjoyed our days out exploring and our morning and evenings out on the porch our down by the bay being serenaded by our new frog friends or watching the light show of the fireflies. We can’t forget to mention the bunnies on the property that greeted us every day.
We just can’t say enough about how wonderful our experience was at the Harrington home. Thank you Rod and Lucille for making this a wonderful week and a vacation of a lifetime! We did two whale watching trips, and visited a few towns and watched fireworks across the bay on the fourth of July. Everything was just perfect!
God Bless you both and we hope to return in a few years.
Kim and David
It was our pleasure to share our home with Kim and David and certainly look forward to their return. They were the perfect guests.
Heaven? Fairy tale? Perfect retreat
We stayed June 23-30. We loved it. The cottage is exactly what we both enjoy and were looking for- somewhere that felt isolated and away from people and noise, but close enough to travel for day trips and food. The pictures look exactly like the house and land. It’s perfect. Some days were cold enough for a fire and there’s plenty of wood available. Coming from a hot climate, that was a treat in the summer. We took a wonderful day trip to Bar Harbor. We hiked the Petit Manon trail to a beautiful rocky coast. There are many wonderful things to do within a short drive, but you’ll probably also want to stay in and enjoy the cottage, the animals you’ll see and the beautiful view. Rod and Lucile are wonderful hosts. If we make it back to Maine we definitely plan on staying here again. It was perfect.
A wonderful couple and perfect guests. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Oak Point. We certainly hope you will make it back to our little home on the coast of Maine
Rod and Lucile
Embraced by Maine
This property was splendid in every regard: the paired chairs overlooking the water, the spacious private grounds, the homey interior, loads of firewood (oh, we loved our evenings by the fire, including the glowing eyes of the owl andirons). All soo private, yet conveniently near town. The owners just a phone call away if needed. All the amenities and then some. We give this getaway our highest marks.
Awesome Experience !
We stayed at the Downeast Victorian Cottage for 1 week in August. It was such an awesome experience for us! We are city dwellers in Ohio that love the rocky coastline of Maine. This was our first time to experience living "out in the country" though. We loved it! --- I should say I also realized what a lot of work must go into maintaining such a large property ( 20 acres I believe)- but it sure was fun to enjoy country / seaside living without the responsibility of caring for so much land. I have never experienced this kind of privacy anywhere I have lived in my life!
My favorite thing to do was to sit in the chairs down by the water right after breakfast and soak in the sun and the view. There is a continuous breeze off the water and even when the sun is beating down you never feel hot. ( Sadly I write this as I am back in Ohio where the temp hit 90 today and the humidity and lack of air movement are oppressive) I am already thinking about returning to Maine next summer :)
Rod was great! He showed us around and provided us with everything we needed including pre-made ice in the freezer and a 2.5 gallon of spring water. The kitchen was very clean with good working appliances and all the basics. There is a big TV upstairs and one in the bedroom also- but honestly we did not even turn them on. We were either gone exploring the area or outside most of the time. We did bring our laptop computer and had no problems getting connected to the WIFI.
Well, I do not want to say too many more good things or it may not be available next time I want to book it :) - Great place- Thanks so much for sharing your cottage Rod and Lucille !
Thank you for being wonderful guests. Taking the time to write a review really says a lot about you and the qualities in life that can be found sitting in that chair by the sea. We hope you will return soon.
Rod and Lucile