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Oceanfront Cottage in Downeast Maine with solar power: "Two Jetties" Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 bedrooms, sun porch, big deck, great views

NOTE: Minimum stay is 6 nights (Sunday noon to Saturday 6 pm)

This unique cottage is in a very scenic area, still largely off the beaten path. "Two Jetties" Cottage is perched on a granite ledge a stone’s throw from Pigeon Hill Bay. It has superb views of the ocean, the shifting tides (tides run 11-14 feet), colorful sunsets across the bay, wildlife such as great blue herons and eagles, the spruce-clad coastline and islands, and lobster boats at work. The two jetties, made of massive granite blocks, are the remnants of a dock.

The cottage is “off the grid” - not attached to electric power lines. Solar panels on the roof provide electricity to operate the water pump and run some electric reading lights. There is enough power to charge your cell phone and other small electronic devices. The refrigerator, wall and ceiling lamps, hot water heater, and magnificent vintage range run on propane gas. The living room includes a large collection of books, as well as puzzles and games, for those foggy Maine days. The kitchen is equipped with every sort of non-electric gadget you are likely to need. In addition to the queen bed in the master bedroom, there is an inflatable queen bed for the second bedroom, which also has four bunk beds. In addition, the twin bed on the sun porch allows you to sleep with the stars while still comfortably indoors! Finally, we have a tent platform in the woods by the shore.

The shoreline is rugged pink granite, not sand. There is a beach on the other side of Tom Leighton Point, not far away, that has a natural seawall and sometimes a sand beach, though there are some years when the currents carry most of the sand away from the shore. The water is cold, but the bold do swim in it! There are several lakes in the area that provide excellent swimming. Depending on the season, berry-lovers can find blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, lingon berries, and finally cranberries in the fall. Shellfish lovers can collect mussels along the shore; clams cannot be dug without a license.

Milbridge, which is about five miles away, is more of a working town than a tourist town. It has a supermarket, library with computers and also with Wifi that you access from outside the building at any time, post office, pharmacy, Laundromat, art gallery, several restaurants (not fancy!), and a gift shop or two.

There are many wonderful options for day trips in the area, with Acadia National Park at the top of the list. It has hundreds of miles of hiking trails and carriage paths, a rugged dramatic coastline and “mountains,” and even a few sand beaches, and of course the tourist town of Bar Harbor. The town of Ellsworth, on the way to Acadia, offers plenty of options for shopping and amusements. We have a notebook in the cottage with descriptions and maps for finding good hikes and other activities.

Our cottage and the rugged terrain around it may not be ideal for toddlers. Dogs are welcome at our cottage but be aware that there are hazards in the woods for dogs, especially small ones, including owls, fishers, and porcupines.

You can still find a number of small towns along the coast where the harbor is full of lobster boats. There are some good restaurants, too, though you really have to track them down. Campobello Island, where you can visit Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s summer “cottage,” lies just over the border in Canada (bring your passport).

Please note that we rent by the week only, and our rental week is six nights and seven days. Arrive on Sunday at noon or later, and leave on Saturday by 6 pm.

Minimum stay: six nights.

Keywords: Cottage, Cabin, House

More Details

Lara Levison
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

About Lara Levison

The cottage, which was purchased by our mother, belongs to sisters Deborah and Lara Levison. Deborah and her husband are economics professors living in Minneapolis, MN with their daughter. Lara lives in Washington, DC and works for an ocean conservation organization. In this photo, we are on Pigeon Hill, with Tom Leighton Point, where our cottage is located, in view behind us.

Lara Levison purchased this cottage in 1975

Why Lara Levison chose Milbridge

Our family is from New England, and we had visited Downeast Maine a number of times before our mother decided to buy a vacation cottage in the areas.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Milbridge in Washington County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Just the basics: tub with shower, sink, toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen bed, bureau, desk, electric light for reading in bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 4 Bunk Bed , 2 bunk beds=4 twin beds. 1 queen inflatable bed available.
    Sun porch - 1 Single Bed , Wonderful views of the ocean from this bed!
  • Queen size bed (1). In addition, we have an inflatable queen bed (1), twin or single bed (1), bunk beds (2) The two bunk beds can sleep four people. However, the cottage is snug, so we recommend it for parties of 6 and under.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
We also have a tent platform in the woods near the water, and a screened tent that can be set up there, or bring your own tent. We may not have the hammock up this summer, depending on whether we can find a suitable location; one of the trees that held it up blew down.


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Oceanfront Cottage in Downeast Maine with solar power: "Two Jetties" Cottage
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Great views

  • 4 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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It was exactly as advertised and just what we hoped for.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was delightful, simple, unpretentious. We enjoyed the remoteness and disconnectedness. Milbridge was perfectly situated allowing us to do everything we wanted to do. We did not want to leave.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house in a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house, so cozy, loved both the stoves. Also enjoyed your books and puzzles. Wonderful collection of rocks, fossils and shells to look at. The setting was remote, never heard or saw our neighbors. Which was wonderful.But we all had great phone and internet connection whenever we wanted it. Made a lot of great day trips and bought a lot of great seafood right down the road. Highly recommend, best house we've ever rented.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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  • 5 of 5

This is our second time here and it was wonderful. A simple cottage on the water with a host that is very responsive. Spent the week kayaking and exploring the area.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very nostalgic. Great view of the ocean. Wish we could have stayed a few days longer.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at the cottage. The place is beautiful. Every thing was so incredibly well organized and there were notes on how to operate everything. The notebooks with things to do in the area were excellent. We hope to be able to come back sometime soon.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Ferry
23 Miles
Winter Harbor to Bar Harbor
Nearest Golf
23 Miles
Winter Harbor
Nearest Train
165 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US Route 1 in Milbridge
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
The cottage is on the shore.
Car: necessary

Visit McClellan Park, about two miles from the cottage, to see the most spectacular rocky shore in the area; best when the waves are big! For gentler activities, Milbridge has several art galleries, a gift shop, and wonderful pies at the 'Fisherman's Wife.'


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Milbridge, Maine

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Jun 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
24 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
2 Sep 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £37.74 + Tax

Please note that we rent only by the week (6 nights, 6 1/2 days). Arrival day is Sunday (arrive as early as you want), and departure day is Saturday (leave by 2 pm). You can stay for less than a week, but your rate will be by the week.

Cancellation policy: If we are able to rent your week(s) to someone else, we will refund your payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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