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Downeast Getaway Victorian Cottage - Year-round

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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.

Rod Harrington
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing this gem in the wood. We had a wonderful time.
Jun 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Harrington in Washington County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • waterfront
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
Located on 20 private waterfront acres the property offers an opportunity to explore the shore and woods. A small pond is a lovely spot to observe aquatic life and the water lilies. Harbor and island tours, a state park, and wildlife refuge are only 10-20 minutes drive.


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Downeast Getaway Victorian Cottage - Year-round
average rating of 4.95 based on 22 reviews

Secluded Gem Surrounded by Natural Beauty

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Charleston, SC

Heaven? Fairy tale? Perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Embraced by Maine

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, Ohio

Awesome Experience !

  • 5 of 5

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 !

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Great place for a quiet vacation.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage and property are just as represented on the VRBO site. Very secluded, no neighbors in view from the property and a great view of the ocean. We really enjoyed watching the tides come and go. Lots of deer, rabbits and a few seals at high tide. Rod & Lucile provided us with all the comforts of home including a well stocked pantry to assist in making dinners much tastier.

The owners met us on our arrival, even though we had traffic issues and were a bit late. They are very knowledgeable about the area and gave us lots of ideas for things to see and do.

The cottage location is great for seeing everything from Acadia to Campobello. For us, some of the nicest things to see are the many nature preserve hiking trails that wind out to the ocean. There are two on Great Wass Island, one on Pidgeon Hill Rd and two in the Cutler area. All of them are fantastic places to have the ocean all to yourself.

When we return to the area, we will definitely reserve the cottage again and hopefully spend more time talking with Rod & Lucile!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We welcome the opportunity and the pleasure of company.
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Enjoying Downeast Maine as it once was!

  • 5 of 5

What a delight and treat to not have the rush and glitz of Southern Maine or the traffic and tourism of Midcoast Maine! To "rusticate" in the woods and coves of Downeast Maine. To enjoy the villages and people of Cherryfield, Milbridge, Harrington, Columbia Falls, etc. Better yet to have a wonderful cottage on 20 acres of Balsam fir and White Birch trees as your base camp for such an adventure. Morning and evening visits by deer and rabbits and a fire in a huge fireplace. So many unspoiled places to explore, wild flowers, lobster and sailboats and tons more to watch, photograph, and share. Thank you Rod and Lucile for your thoughtfulness in designing and creating a joy filled experience for us in Downeast Maine the way it used to be with the amenities of today. Our two-week stay at Oak Point on Flat Bay was the highlight of six weeks in Maine. You have provided a wonderful holiday that we will always treasure. Love, Ellie & Gary

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Two of the nicest visitors to Oak Point and we hope to see you again Lucile and Rod
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