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Bunchberry Cove Cottage

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 8

Lovely shoreside cottage located down a winding gravel road. Surrounded by cottage gardens with a large wrap around porch. Fantastic sunsets from the deck looking out over the water. You are sure to spot one of our local resident eagles daily! Granite lined shore where you can put in your kayak and explore our sheltered cove and out into the bay beyond.

Acadia National Park at Mt. Desert Island is a 1 hour drive, and Schoodic Park is 20 minutes away. If you wish to explore the quiet side of DownEast Maine you are home! Hiking, Kayaking, birdwatching are some of the wonderful activities you can enjoy right here. Our Home has a large great room with kitchen, eating area, living room. Also on the main floor is the master bedroom suite, a guest room with a queen bed and a second full bathroom. The loft has another queen bed, a daybed with trundle, and a wonderful window seat for curling up with a good book. There is a tv on which you can watch movies from our collection on a rainy afternoon, however we do not have reception for conventional television viewing - get unplugged!

Please note we do not have a landline phone. Cell reception will depend on your carrier, however a new local tower allows 4G reception for internet and phone use.

On the lowest level there is another guest bedroom with a queen bed as well, a laundry room, and a workshop area round out the basement.

The house is located approximately 5 miles from Milbridge, where you can stock up on all your supplies. There is a library, several shops, there is a pharmacy as well. Take a hike up Pigeon Hill right from our place and enjoy a 280' view down toward Acadia Park, out to the Petit Manan Lighthouse, on up to Jonesport and Cutler , you are in the heart of Maine's Bold Coast! We keep information on local activities in a guidebook drawer at the house to help in planning your activities while here.

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Steuben House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • departure cleanup: strip bed and bath linens for laundering, take trash to receptical/recycle to local center on way out. dishes washed
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , custom tile glass shower w/seat
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , custom tile glass shower w/seat
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , with master bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
We provide sheets and towels as part of rental, we stock the kitchen and baths with daily usable items just like at your home, and we ask that you replace if you finish them just like you would at your place.


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Bunchberry Cove Cottage
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

House at Bunchberry Cove

  • 5 of 5

It was beautiful, right on the water. House was well-equipped and the view was amazing. There were many hiking trails within an easy drive. Only an hour to Acadia national Park.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

House was a great place for my family of four. Comfortable beds and furniture. Kitchen has all the necessary equipment to do some cooking for your family. Bay access with kayaks were fun! Good location for getting away while staying close see some of the sites such as Acadia.

Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and private

  • 3 of 5

Beautiful place but would like a few other amenities like a tv and wifi for the nights since nothing around the area without driving a hour. In town places close at 8 Pm

Would also appreciate a bureau in the rooms to be able to unpack only one in the master bedroom

On the positive side beautiful sunsets and wonderful house. Scenery for drives is great. Went to Bar Habour and Acadia National Park. Both at least 30 minutes away. Overall did have a good time

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect piece of Maine

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been coming to this area for about 20 years. We spent two weeks at Bunchberry Cove during the middle of August. What a treat. Throughout the months before our arrival, the owner was fantastic in answering all our questions and giving us some hiking recommendations. The house had a great layout for our adult kids and grandchildren. We appreciated all the special touches from local pottery, artwork, maps and books to identify birds and wild flowers. It was a real treat to have the kayaks and a nice dock to launch from. The views are spectacular and even if you are sitting inside, you feel the beauty of this area. We have rented a number of different places, but this tops our list of favorites!!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I decided to come to Maine for our honeymoon. We were interested in the Acadia/ Bar Harbor area- but wanted to stay away from the crowds. This location and house is perfect! We were not fully prepared- we are used to a TV, and seeing people frequently. It took a bit of adjusting...but once we adjusted it was perfect!

The actual house is clean and very comfortable. It is fully stocked- but they ask to replace something if you use the last of it. This really makes you feel right at home. The view is breathtaking and relaxing!

We took a trip to Bar Harbor- which was great. There were a lot of people everywhere. Cadillac Mountain is a MUST! We were in the clouds- and saw some great views!

From the house- we kayaked around Sally Island and spent hours staring at an eagles nest (with babies in it) - and waiting for the mommy or daddy eagle to come back to it. It was completely amazing. We saw a few eagles- from the house too! It was nice to be able to just kayak from the house. The tides were something we weren't used to (being from Kentucky)- but there was plenty of information on when low and high tide is.

On the 2nd or 3rd day- we went to Milbridge. We enjoyed the restaurant 44 North. People were friendly, food was good, and beer was cold! They also have a nice grocery store there- and a post office and town office where you can buy a fishing license.

One day we went to Christophers- a restaurant about 20 minutes away. We were the only ones there because it was the first Tuesday that they were open. The waitress was great- and gave us lots of tips. The food was great as well!

We also took a trip from Milbridge to see puffins and seals. It was called "Downeast Tours." Our captain was friendly and great. We saw 2 lighthouses, puffins, seals, and eagle, and he pulled up a lobster trap for us!

We had a great time here! We spent a lot of time at the house relaxing, cooking, and listening to the local radio. I can't say a bad thing about this place! I would definitely recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experiences with others! We were happy to have you at our place and hope you might consider a return visit.
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Wonderful Private Location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 adults and 5 children (babies and toddlers) stayed 3 nights. We had a fantastic time!

First off, the home is gorgeous, clean and welcoming. The deck that is partially covered and wraps around the house was great for dinner and playing. I love the swings that hang from the deck, that was a pleasant surprise. Sitting inside and being able to look out onto the cove through large windows made it feel like we were outside too. The living room furniture is extremely comfortable and the beds were also great. We opted to clean ourselves and found everything we needed in the closets. It was extremely helpful to have the kitchen cabinets stocked with essentials incase we had forgotten anything.

Second, the hosts were easy to communicate with and made us feel very welcome in their home.

Third, the area has some great places to visit. We went down the road and did the Pigeon Hill hike. We did this later in the day and regretted this decision because once we reach the ocean there are many places we could have explored. I would recommend making a day of it. The drive to Acadia is not bad - we went once in the morning and then later in the day when tide was in to experience that.

Fourth, keep your eyes on the cove, you never know what animal you may see. We were eating dinner one night and something caught our eye, we grabbed the binoculars because it looked too large to be a bird and to our surprise it was a moose swimming across!

I would definitely recommend this rental. You do have to drive to most places for activities but it is not far and the privacy was great. It fit our family well, the toddlers could run outside and be loud. We look forward to another trip!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay! We have enjoyed our time there immensely with all the area has to offer. Since we've spent so much time, we've made the home comfortable and accessible. Thank you for your kind words, and for leaving the place in such great shape after your stay!
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Elizabeth Listowich
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
February 3, 2018

About Elizabeth Listowich

Maine native residing in the mountains of western Maine now. Grew up on the coast, and wanted to share my childhood memories with my kids. They are older now and on to other activities, but we still love to spend time here, the downeast coast is a wonderful step back to a simpler time!

Elizabeth Listowich purchased this house in 2004

Why Elizabeth Listowich chose Steuben

We love the quietness, the distant fog horn from the lighthouse. The shoretrail hikes are superb! The kayaking is awesome. Surrounded by two wildlife preserves, we get to watch the shore birds and raptors daily. We have many eagles and osprey.

What makes this house unique

In a quiet neighborhood of private nice homes, yet secluded and quiet. Wonderful sunsets from our deck, and a magnificent mountaintop view is just a 15 minute walk up from our home.


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Trenton Maine
Nearest Barpub
5.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Winter Harbor
Nearest Motorway
4.5 Miles
US Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Car: necessary

Located along Dyer Bay, surrounded by the Petit Manan Wildlife Refuge and the Pigeon Hill Conservation Area; this property is a wonderfully relaxing get away in Downeast Maine. Enjoy shore trail hikes, take a walk up Pigeon Hill for a spectacular view encompassing Acadia, Petit Manan Lighthouse, Jonesport, and Cutler. Watch the lobster boats working, enjoying kayaking out into our protected cove and into Dyer Bay beyond. Look for one of the many eagles, osprey, gulls, or migrating shore birds as you explore! There are 2 eagles nests just a short paddle away. Sunsets from the deck are grand. Town is only 5 miles away, with all the necessities you may need. Acadia Park's Schoodic Peninsula is a 20 minute drive away, with Mt Desert Island only a 1 hour drive. Take a spin up the coast and experience the Bold Coast Trail, Jonesport , Machias, or visit Campobello (Roosevelts summer home-be sure to bring your passport!) Our hide away is quiet and serene with many chances to experience nature at its grandest!




Additional information about rental rates

departure cleaning $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Renter leaves house clean (we provide supplies) or pays $175. cleaning fee. All to be noted at time of rental agreement.
Normal household papergoods, kitchen supplies provided. Linens provided. as part of rental rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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