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The Natural Beauty of Downeast, ME surrounds Pyne Cove Cottage and welcomes you!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Waterfront newly built cottage with 2 bedroom, loft, 1 bath & screenporch

Downeast Oceanfront cottage with 2 bedrooms, a large loft area and a screen porch is comfortable and cozy. Cathedral ceiling in the living/ dining/ kitchen area adds to the feel of the cottage. Fully equipped kitchen with granite counters & new stainless steel appliances including refrigerator, gas stove, microwave, dishwasher. All you will need to cook up a great Downeast Clambake...even a Lobster Pot! Full bathroom with tub/shower and a washer & dryer for laundry needs. We also now have high speed internet and WIFI for guests.

Michael & Sheila
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

About Michael & Sheila

Michael is a Financial Advisor and Sheila is a Critical Care Nurse. We live in the Seacoast of New Hampshire. We first discovered the area after a weekend trip to Bar Harbor. We loved Bar Harbor and Acadia but also wanted a quieter area to relax and enjoy so we looked a little further north and found the quaint village of Steuben and our Pyne Cove piece of land. We built our dream cottage in 2011 and included all the features and amenities for a comfortable stay any time of year! It was a wonderful project that we put many personal touches in that we hope you will also enjoy! Details include rock knobs on our cabinets that we made from stones collected at the beach down the road. The view of Pyne Cove and the surrounding woodlands from every window lets you know that you are Downeast!

Michael & Sheila purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Michael & Sheila chose Steuben

The Cottage is located just down the road from Pigeon Hill that offers panoramic views after a 15 minute easy hike to the top. Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge is also just down the road and has several hiking paths to some of the most beautiful scenery on the Maine coast. Only 45 minutes to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, the location is ideal for day trips. Campobello Island, President Roosevelt's summer refuge, is a short day trip away to New Brunswick, Canada. This is an ideal setting for outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers! But you can also just relax and enjoy the natural beauty all around.

What makes this cottage unique

We searched several pieces of property before we decided to purchase this 3 acre piece of land on a pristine cove and then build our dream cottage. The long view down the cove, beautiful woodlands, and brook that runs into the cove captured what we were looking for in a vacation home. We custom built the cottage to be comfortable and easy to maintain. The cottage is also located only 5 miles from the town of Milbridge that offers a great restaurant, grocery store, banking and several other services.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Steuben, Maine

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , comfortable bathroom with washer & dryer
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Master Bedroom overlooks the cove
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Guest bedroom overlooks the woods
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sofa bed/futon , Loft area with Full size memory foam mattress sleeper sofa
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
2 boat launches within 1.5 miles in either direction and another in the town of Milbridge.


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(12 traveller reviews)

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The Natural Beauty of Downeast, ME surrounds Pyne Cove Cottage and welcomes you!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Colleyville Texas

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved this cabin. Exactly as pictured in a great location to explore this part of Maine.

Close proximity to Acadia park and Bar Harbor without the insane crowds to deal with at our home base.

The owners could not be more pleasant or helpful!

  • Review Submitted: 07/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD

Great place to go on vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage on wooded lot on water. Beautilful views,and very peaceful. We went kayaking​ everyday. Hiking trails near by were great. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 17/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This cottage was absolutely perfect for our family vacation! It was very clean and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The setting of this cottage was amazing. Loved the peacefulness of it and the natural beauty that surrounded it . We enjoyed many area hikes, visiting near by towns, playing games and roasting marshmallows over the fire pit. We visited Bar Harbor one day as well. The best part of our vacation was our family time at this lovely cottage. Thank you Mike and Sheila for sharing your place with us. We hope to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 16/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kara, We would love to have you come back Downeast soon! Thank you! Mike and Sheila
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Relaxing beautiful home to stay and enjoy nature, hiking, and Downeast Maine

  • 5 of 5

Pyne Cove Cottage is a beautiful place to disconnect from rigors and tech of life. Enjoyed kayaking and swimming in Pyne Cove. Enjoyed exploring Schoodic Peninsula, Prospect and Winter Harbor. Whether you want to spend the day playing games on the porch, roasting marshmallows over the fire pit, reading a book, or watching a movie, Pyne Cove Cottage has it all. While Bar Harbor is great, it has gotten overly commercialized in the 13 years since we visited. We were so glad to stay in Steuben and travel a little further to make a day at Acadia National Park. If people have the chance to take the Katie Grace can ferry over to Bar Harbor round trip for the day in less time and get a great nature tour while you are at it. We would definitely spend time at Pyne Cove Cottage again. There are many more places to hike and explore around Pigeon Hill and the local towns and villages. Thank you for the hospitality and beautiful vacation home.

  • Review Submitted: 01/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Stephanie & Victor, Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed our quiet corner of Downeast Maine! Have a great summer and we hope you will return again soon! Mike & Sheila
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Plainville, Ma

Quiet retreat

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful and serene. Close to the town of Milbridge but far enough to be away from it all. The house has all the comforts of home. We enjoyed hiking up Pigeon Hill. Even our 2 year old grandson hiked. We had a great time at the wedding on Pond Island.

  • Review Submitted: 21/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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“We need the tonic of Wilderness.” HD Thoreau

  • 5 of 5

Like Henry David Thoreau’s Sentiments at Walden Woods, we too felt, “Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads," at Pyne Cove Cottage. The natural environment of this perfect cottage countryside, allowed us to get back to ourselves and really rest, relax and restore through nature and the beauty of this cabin.

Away for the crowds of Bar Harbor, Pyne Cove is in a very quiet, rural part of Maine. The cottage is like new, immaculately clean and stocked with everything needed for a wonderful relaxing stay (beautiful dishes, pots, pans, knives, glasses, sheets & towels, washer & dryer). The bed was very comfortable and the furniture was new and clean and fresh. This is very important to me- there is nothing worse when getting into a cabin and feeling like things are moldy or old or dirty- to the contrary- Pyne Cove was fresh, spotless, open, bright, airy and spacious!

The screened in porch was my favorite spot- I sat in the back corner each morning with a cup of tea, my book and a journal- listening to the birds sing their morning symphony and the bold tones of the wind chime bells hanging right outside. The fire pit and the access to the cove right at the cottage was great- we had our kayaks and spent much time just going from the peaceful Adirondacks chairs to the cove to kayak and back to the cabin again- most days we felt no need to leave the cottage.

When we did leave the cottage, the scenic byways of the Down East region- filled with quaint towns, scenic harbors, delectable lobster shacks and beautiful ocean to mountain views; only made the drive to Acadia National Park another lovely activity. Some sections of Acadia were only 20 minutes away (the beautiful and quiet Schoodic Peninsula) and the hiking Mike talks about right by the cabin is also very worth doing!

Our experience with the owners- Mike and his wife, and their lovely Pyne Cove Cottage, was phenomenal from the very beginning to the very end. He took extra time to return several of my emails (I had filled with extensive questions)- that I later found most of the answers to on the web site and he still took the time to respond to me personally!

I did joke with Mike that I did not want to write this review. The reason being purely selfish of course-- my husband and I want to keep it all to ourselves- LOL. So, unless we decide to buy the property next door- we will be making Pyne Cove a very regular restorative getaway!

Thank you!

Micheal, Alexandra & Boo

  • Review Submitted: 31/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Hancock County - Bar Harbor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
44 Degrees North, Milbridge, ME
Nearest Ferry
17 Miles
Winter Harbor Ferry to Bar Harbor
Nearest Golf
21 Miles
Grindstone Neck Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
US Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
44 Degrees North, Milbridge, ME
Nearest Beach
Waterfront Cove
Car: recommended

The cottage is located on the same peninsula as the Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.