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Ray & Jo

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

Waterfront Downeast Retreat on Pigeon Hill Bay in Steuben

12 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Steuben Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)

1 bedroom, with spacious loft, sleeps 6. 1 bathroom, additional outdoor shower...

This beautiful, new waterfront property nestled between Great Auk Land Trust and Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge is now available for your enjoyment. The enchantment of the restless sea and the sounds of the echoing foghorn of Petit Manan lighthouse beckon you to the natural beauty surrounding this waterfront cottage.

Downeast Retreat includes ceramic tile, radiant heat floors, natural spruce and pine,post and beam organic architecture that takes advantage of all your surroundings no matter where you are in the spacious and cozy cottage. Featuring two outside decks, one ocean side the other brook side, take in all the sounds of ocean, sea birds, the distant fog horn, or bubbling stream and song birds and whispering winds through spruce and fir, the choice is yours. Awaken to a breathtaking view of islands in the bay from the upstairs loft. Watch the local fisherman as they set out to sea for the day’s fresh catch. Take in the salt air as you watch eagles travel the coastline along the Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge. Hiking trails, kayaking and biking are out the front door, wild blueberries in season a short walk away, fresh lobster and clams at our local fresh sea food outlet just minutes from the cottage.

The cottage waterfront overlooks Bois Bubert Island, the Atlantic Ocean and Petit Manan Lighthouse. Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge is a ten minute walk away with several shore hikes with intimate, incredible views. Great Auk Land Trust has a spectacular trail to it’s 317 foot summit, Pigeon Hill, that displays an extraordinary panoramic view of the surrounding area including numerous Maine islands, mountains, bays and Petit Manan Peninsular itself. A must do for the whole family.

Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park and the bustling town of Ellsworth also make great day trip destinations. To complete your authentic Maine experience, take a day trip Nor’ east on route one through the heart of Down-east Maine from Milbridge to Eastport. If you want an international experience then continue to Campabello Island or New Brunswick, Canada only an hour and a half away.

A fantastic & delightful opportunity for photographers, artisans,adventures professionals and you.

Keywords: Cottage

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Ray & Jo (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

About Ray & Jo

Ray is the Director of an Adult Education program in the western mountains of Maine, and Joanne is an a critical care RN. Together we enjoy the peacefulness of our get-away cottage and the surrounding beauty of it all.

Ray & Jo purchased this cottage in 1992

Why Ray & Jo chose Downeast and Acadia

Working in the area led us to this beautiful unique place. The peacefulness combined with the Petit Manan Wildlife Refuge 1/2 mile walk was like a gift. The original cottage was the Petit Manan Yacht Club but was too old to repair. Our new organically designed cottage offers a view in every direction. We are proud and pleased to share it.

What makes this cottage unique

Incredible views, eagles and multiple shore birds. A very relaxing atmosphere, endless outdoor hikes from the cottage from along the coast of Maine to Canada, just 11/2 hours away, if you're so inclined. Wonderful boat tours of the many outer islands or whale watch tours locally available. Or...relax and be comfortable in our cottage with all its comfort and simple but beautiful decor. We offer Wi-Fi for your connection convenience.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beyond all Expectations!! Our friends loved it, as did we. Terrific spot, totally relaxing and we felt so fortunate to have been here.
Oct 2014
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Reviews

4.8
based on 12 traveler reviews

Waterfront Downeast Retreat on Pigeon Hill Bay in Steuben
average rating of 4.75 based on 18 reviews
5

It was wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Ray & Jo's idyllic spot! It was perfect-- inside and out.

There is enough to keep you busy on Pigeon Hill with the walking trails, stunning beaches, and wild blueberries. You are also close enough to pop over to Acadia's Schoodic Point or take a picnic dinner to McClellan Park. Be sure to eat at the local Mexican place in Millbridge-- it's delicious.

We'd recommend this gem to anyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Tranquil, tucked away, well designed retreat with peaceful sounds and views of the bay.

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a warm local welcome and a true taste of Downeast Maine, you'll get all of that and more. Within a five minute walk, buy your fresh lobster as its brought in from the sea. Also within a five minute walk, begin your hike up Pigeon Hill Summit for a panoramic view of the entire peninsula. There are no tourist traps here; it's quiet Downeast Maine. It's central to many points of interest such as: Schoodic Point, Acadia, Bar Harbor and Quoddy Hill State Park. Ray and Jo are most accommodating with insightful recommendations of the best hidden gems in Downeast Maine.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We pride ourselves in quality accommodations and for a true cultural of our beautiful Downeast Maine.
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Great downeast cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house. It was such an adventure for my girls to explore the area, the rocky beach right across from the house, Pigeon Hill, and Arcadia National Park. I would definitely recommend this house for children. The owners Ray and Jo were absolutely helpful. There was a fresh caught seafood right down the street. The lobster was our favorite!! We would love to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beyond expectation

  • 5 of 5

Ray and Jo's willingness to help us was just simply beyond expectation. We were overwhelmed with what they had done for us. If we get a chance, we would definitely like to visit again.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you soon! Safe travels. Ray & Jo
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A beautiful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been happier with our stay at the Downeast Retreat. The house was exactly as pictured and in addition to being lovely, was clean, comfortable, and well equipped. It was a perfect base for exploring or for simply hanging out and enjoying the beautiful setting. Ray and Jo were wonderfully welcoming -- we would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A gem in Maine

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this well equipped house. The description was accurate and everything met our expectations.The setting was beautiful and Ray and his wife could not have been more helpful. We would love to return again soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Bangor Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
RT 1
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Car: necessary

A 10 min. walk to Petit Manan Nat'l Wildlife Refuge, island and lighthouse views, trails. In season-unsprayed blueberries-pick all you can eat.

Canadian border 1 1/2 hours drive, passport necessary.

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Rates & Availability

Steuben Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer/peak season
May 28 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
Fall
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
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$175
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $50
Linens, if Requested $50
Tax Rate 9.0%

We are happy to provide linens and towels on request for a fee of $50. Please call or email with any questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Steuben Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • shower, sink, flush
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) linens can be provided if you are traveling by air. Please inquire. Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) futons with new comfortable mattresses upstairs in large loft area with privacy.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Enclosed outdoor shower, Ceramic tile radiant heat floors. Quiet brook runs alongside property, large deck side. Covered porch in front for dining, viewing, overlooks ocean.

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