Bayview Cottage

Bayview Cottage
Our family has carved out a wonderful life in the coastal community of Milbridge, Maine, and now we can share a slice of this world with you. Are you looking for quiet, an ocean view, hiking to amazing vistas, opportunities to walk along the beach, collect sea glass, build a campfire, gaze at the Milky Way, and play? Maybe you enjoy bird watching, whale watching, kayaking, or lake swimming. Bay View might be just your cup of tea. Surrounded by fields of blueberries, cranberries, and lots of romping room for you and your dog friends, our cottage overlooks Pigeon Hill Bay and Bois Bubert Island, a National Wildlife refuge. The town offers a movie theater, pharmacy, restaurants, a museum, and more. McClellans Park calls Milbridge home, spring fed lakes are nearby, and the Narraguagus River meets the ocean here. Our kayaks are yours for the day and we offer a complimentary lobster dinner to our guests.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Bayview celebrates Earth Day!

Every Spring at Bayview brings the ritual we long for all winter:  drying our sheets and quilts outside on our clothesline.  That's not to say we don't celebrate Spring by greeting the returning redwing blackbirds back from their winter vacation.  Or the goldfinches.   Or the the first green shoots of our daffodils.   Our gas dryer gets a vacation too.  So the washed bedding has spent some time outside swaying in the ocean breeze, and we just thought someone might like to know that.

Here is one of my favorite photos I shot last summer in Eastport as we left the beach near the Chowder House on the ferry to Canada.  This house sits atop a cliff overlooking the Bay of Fundy:

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Water View? Cottage Rental on Maine's Downeast Coast

That Beach
in front
of Bayview Cottage
is Bayview's
Very Own.
Kayaks launch from the left
Guess where the kayak
Was when I took this picture?

Monday, April 21, 2014

Dear Friends,
 Are you considering a vacation visit to Maine?  Hoping to locate a vacation spot with views of the ocean?  Dreaming of a vacation spot with privacy and acres of fields to explore...with ocean views?  How about having your own kayaks to cruise the bay during your Maine vacation?  We can offer you a a cozy camp with Maine views of the ocean?  Or we can invite you to vacation in our cottage which is situated at the head of Pigeon Hill Bay and is surrounded by blueberry fields.

We're a pet friendly bunch and can offer lots of private property (20+acres) for you and your family to explore.  We are so blessed to have such a place to share.  Summer vacation plans?  Come to Downeast  Maine, America.

We're Barry and Jacquie...the lobsters are calling your name!

Barry hauling his lobster traps.

Hike Maine!

Pigeon Hill Mountain (a hike in our back yard)
(photo source:

Our cottage and camp are located on the Pigeon Hill Road and a hop, skip, and jump from the entrance to a hiking trail up to this vista.