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Danielle Woerner

Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, german, Note: French and German are partial, not fluent :)

Paradise: share our private peninsula on the bay, 4 minutes from Main Street!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 12 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of the Milbridge vacation estate rental

3-BR, 2-bath private apartment, handicap-accessible, on 3.5 acres, sand beach

Hello! Here at Fish Point we're unique in welcoming not only summer and fall vacationers, but also people desiring artist-retreat rentals during the rest of the year: writers, visual artists, and composers/songwriters. *

** 2017 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! So many of our guests over the past 3 years have told us our rates are extremely reasonable for the value provided, that we've raised them a little as of the 2017 travel year. IF YOU BOOK FOR 2017 by 12/31/16, we'll hand-adjust the 2017 cost you'll see automatically on the site, down to our current 2016 rates. Just ask when you inquire about your 2017 booking.**

Our home was built in 2002, on a 3-1/2 acre property with a fascinating Revolutionary War history. The house is right along quiet Fickett's Point Road, on the back side of Narraguagus Bay just minutes from Milbridge center. It's a great road for scenic walks & biking. Cross the broad field behind our house, and you come to a footbridge leading to our own wooded peninsula, used only by our family and guests, which gives you 270-degree views of the ocean, bay, town, and spectacular sunsets across the water. Enjoy the sights from the trail, the benches, or take a meal out to the picnic table!

A set of stairs leads you down to the beach, one of the rare sand beaches on the Maine coast--along with the large boulders characteristic of the area. We're near the town marina, and kayak rentals are nearby.

We live in the adjoining house, which we've made sonically and visually private from the 1300 SF apartment. The apartment is all on the ground floor, with its own private entrances, garden, and a terrace facing the water. The facility is handicap-accessible, with wide doorways and hall, and flooring of tile, wood and low-nap carpeting--smooth surfaces for walkers or wheelchairs. We have a golf cart in which we can ferry less walking-abled guests out to the Point on request.

Bedrooms are large for this part of Maine. Two have queen beds, and one a double bed with electric comfort controls. One Queen BR has its own private bathroom with shower. The other two BR's share a bathroom with a large tiled shower. The fully appointed kitchen has excellent appliances, including dishwasher and high quality LP gas range/oven. And of course a lobster pot! The dining area is off the large living room, and the apartment has its own washer & dryer. Decor and furnishings are charming, restful--and unique, not off-the-rack.

Other amenities: New flat-screen television with Direct TV, Netflix, internet music programs and other bundled services. High-speed DSL. Most cell services work fine in our location. Access to landline on request. Small library, games for rainy days, etc.

Since acquiring this home in April 2014, we've been gradually restoring the lovely garden beds that surround the entire house. They combine native and wild plants with more formal plantings. The apartment has its own "secret garden" area, and private patio with a view across the fields and bay.

We're highly respectful of our guests' privacy. At the same time, living next door, we're available for special needs, or to help in emergencies. Though 2014 was our first year at Fish Point, we've owned a vacation cottage in Milbridge since 2008, and have rented to travelers since 2009. We've gotten raves from our renters at both properties! (See note about the other one in "Owner Story.")

Guests often tell us how happy they are about our geographic location, too, since we're about equidistant from Mt. Desert Island (Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor) and the farthest-east coastal towns like Lubeck and Eastport -- and Campobello Island! Do bring passports if you plan to visit Campobello, since it's Canadian. It's easy to make a day or half-day trip to these famous, fascinating vacation spots from our place.

2016 has been the 100th ANNIVERSARY year of ACADIA NATIONAL PARK. The main part of the Park is on Mount Desert Island, about 50 minutes from us. But a less-known section, Schoodic Point, is just about 20 minutes away, and is quieter, fewer crowds, same breath-taking views. Schoodic Point, the part of Acadia that Mainers tend to frequent, also has a fine information and conference center and campground, and is near many art and craft studios.

* Our guests' vacation and retreat rental fees help to support the work of Sunrise County Arts Institute, the small Maine non-profit we founded in 2014 as a resource for quality music, theater, writing and visual arts activities in the Milbridge area DownEast.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term renters welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Danielle Woerner (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, german, Note: French and German are partial, not fluent :)

Location

Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
at 44 Degrees North, in Milbridge
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Amtrak to Portland, connecting bus to Bangor
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rts. 1 and 1A
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
44' North, Milbridge House, Vasquez, Joshy's
Nearest Beach
Right on our property!
Car: necessary

The town of Milbridge is the entryway to the Bold Coast Regional Byway, whose scenic beauties, stretching all the way north/eastward to Campobello Island and the Canadian border, are unrivaled on the East Coast.

Milbridge's Main Street area has a supermarket, banks, pharmacy, Post Office, local shops, Historical Society, art gallery, 4 restaurants (including a superb Mexican eatery and a great seafood shanty on the edge of town), massage and chiropractic services, and much more. Saturday is outdoor Farmer's Market day. Boat tour companies offer either whale watching or local island tours where you can see the puffins up close in season.

About 4 miles from Milbridge center is McClellan Park, bequeathed to the Town by the Civil War General's estate, where you can enjoy spectacular views of the bay, rock formations and surrounding islands. (Though you can stay right on our own peninsula at Fish Point and enjoy similar views, plus access the beach directly!)

Cherryfield, a few miles inland of us along the Narraguagus River, has beautiful Victorian houses, events at historic Cherryfield Academy, the outdoor bandshell and the VFW; and shops including a General Store, antique stores, and River Lily, a great place to buy unique, beautiful gifts.

In nearby Steuben, you can wander the back roads, shop at Darthia organic farm, tour Bartlett's Winery, and hike and bird-watch at Petit Manaan Wildlife Refuge.

We're about 35 minutes past Ellsworth, the turnoff to Acadia National Park, and 20 minutes past the less-touristy section of the park known as Schoodic Point--where Mainers go for the same scenery and no crowds. The whole Schoodic area has a winding road off Rt 1, along which are many craft studios, antique shops, and delightful eateries like the Pickled Wrinkle--which in our opinion has the best fish chowder ever! plus an excellent Jazz night at least once a week. Schoodic Arts for All offers lots of cultural events, from bluegrass to classical music, and art shows and workshops, plus activities for kids, at Hammond Hall and its other facilities.

North and eastward beyond us along the coast road are Roque Bluffs, with a golf course and lovely public sand beach; and Jasper Beach, with sea-polished jasper stones, one of only 2 such beaches in the world. The other is in Japan! Detour off the main road to towns like Columbia Falls, Addison, and charming Jonesport, too.

As you head through Machias, a small city with its own goodly supply of shops and facilities, you'll find the local Farmers' Market on Thursdays, indoors below the Hardware Store. The hardware store itself is anything but just tools--you'll find natural remedies, interesting food items and more. Gluten-free pizza lovers will enjoy Pat's Pizza on the outskirts of Machias--there's also a Pat's parlor in Ellsworth.

The little town of Lubeck is an interesting fishing village. One of our favorite shops there is Dianne's Glass. The owner makes all the items in the store, from beautiful dichroic glass jewelry to other types of elegant gift items. From Lubeck (bring your passports!) you can cross the bridge into Canada's Campbello Island, home of Roosevelts, among others. Bring your hiking shoes too, and you can trek over to the lighthouse, a great place to bird-watch and pick up a little more local history.

After your visit to Campobello, if you continue along the coast road to Eastport you'll pass Monica's Chocolates. Do not pass! Go in and sample her wonderful candy, and her to-die-for hot chocolate, plus Peruvian clothing and other items. The tour of the Ray's Mustard plant nearby --the only place left in the US where mustard's made the old-fashioned millstone-ground way--is fun for adults and a good activity for curious kids. You won't believe the number of flavors they make, sold in the factory store.

Eastport itself, the closest coastal town in the US to mainland Canada, is full of lovely shops, good eateries, galleries, an art museum, and a very active Arts Center, where you might find anything from a new painting exhibition to a theater production or chamber music concert. If you want to avoid the longer boat trip from Milbridge to get to where the whales are, consider starting your whale watching ride from Eastport.

These are just some of the things we enjoy most about the Downeast and Schoodic area. We know you'll make your own discoveries and tell us all about them!

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation estate rental in Milbridge, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter-Spring Retreats
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
C$165
C$922
C$2,765
 
 
12DaysOfXmas! or fewer-ASK*
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 3 2017
12 night minimum stay
C$1,975
Flat fee
 
 
Early birds:May (flexible)
Apr 30 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
C$184
C$1,053
 
 
Memorial Weekend! (flexible)
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
C$1,316
Flat fee
 
 
June: Early summer
May 31 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
C$191
C$1,185
 
 
HighSeason:late June-early Sep
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
C$1,316
 
 
Fall Is Beautiful in Maine!
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
C$178
C$1,119
 
 
NaNoWriMo retreat:flexibleASK
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
C$178
C$1,119
C$3,357
 
 
Winter-Spring Retreats
Dec 1 2017 - Apr 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$171
C$1,053
C$3,160
 
 
12DaysOfXmas! or fewer-ASK*
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 3 2018
12 night minimum stay
C$1,975
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$171
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$395
Pet Fee C$132 + Tax
Property Damage Protection C$130
post-stay cleaning C$86 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Standard nightly rate & minimum stay requirements are place-holders, vary at different times of the year. Ask! We're flexible if we wouldn't lose longer-staying guests.


EVENTS & Special Offerings:

- WRITERS: NOVEMBER NaNoWriMo retreats for customized lengths, available for single writers or small groups traveling together, completing novels during National Novel Writers' Month. Come for a long weekend, a week, the month. ASK for details; site's online rate system is one-size-fits-all.

-YEAR-ROUND Creativity Retreats:
Similar special arrangements for writer/composer/artist retreats during shoulder seasons. For these working vacations you can travel alone, with a nightly rate for one private BR--in which case you might be sharing the apartment with 1-2 other creatives. Or book the whole space for yourself or your group of 2-6.

- 12 Days of Xmas. Book from 3-12 days.

- Stays including HOLIDAY WEEKENDS (Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day) come at a higher rate, in part because they cut into our normal high season Saturday-to-Saturday schedule. You can choose the "Event" as listed if you just want the 4-day weekend--or roll it into a longer stay, and we'll work with you on pricing.

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PAYMENT OPTIONS: 1) through HA/VRBO, 2) through Square, very simple & accepts ALL cards, including AmEx for biz travelers. 3) PayPal, 4) US checks & money orders, 4) wire transfers (no Western Union). We absorb standard U.S. 2-3% CC transaction fees as a courtesy.

All payments are non-refundable once made if travelers cancel, except cleaning fee & security deposit. Our lease has details, schedule & exceptions--or just ask before you confirm your reservation.

NOTE: in 2016 HA/VRBO initiated a mandatory service fee for travelers paying directly thru the site. It's billed to you when you confirm, and goes to the booking service, not us. See vrbo.com/info/upgrades

We offer 2 damage deposit options: the $99 insurance offered thru HA/VRBO, or a $300 refundable deposit to us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation estate rental in Milbridge, Maine

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Private bath attached to BR1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large, with large tiled shower. Shared by BR's 2 & 3.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , with private bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , The largest BR. Shares a bath with BR #3.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Bed has electric comfort control. Shares bath with BR2
  • 3 BR, large for this area of coastal Maine. 2 with queen beds, 1 with double bed. 2 BR's share a bath with spacious walk-in shower. 1 BR (queen) has its own private bath with shower. For artist/writer retreats, each BR has it own working space (desk for computer, etc.)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term renters welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
TRAVELERS WITH PETS: We run as allergy-free a home as possible, for ourselves as well as our guests. A single well-behaved HYPOALLERGENIC-ONLY dog may be considered. (These are the dogs with hair rather than fur/dander; for example, Havanese, bichon, poodle, Maltese.) We have a Havanese ourselves. Extra security deposit and/or cleaning surcharge may be requested.