Fish Point Maine Vacation Rental

Paradise! — Share our private peninsula, gazebo and sandy beach on Maine's Bold Coast, just 4 minutes from Main Street

Basic information
Private Apartment on an Estate
1,300 sq. ft.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
13 nights
Longer stays welcomed; ask about discounts for 1 month and longer

About the rental and property:
3-BR, 2-bath private apartment, handicap-accessible, on 3.5 acres with a gazebo, wooded peninsula & sand beach

Our home was built in 2002, on a 3-1/2 acre property with a fascinating Revolutionary War era history. The house is right along a quiet road on the back side of Narraguagus Bay, just minutes from Milbridge's center. It's a great road for scenic walks & biking. Cross the broad field behind our house, and the first thing you'll come to is our new (2020) gazebo overlooking the bay.  Walk a few steps farther and you arrive at the 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 very 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 home space, made sonically and visually private from the 1300 SF apartment. The rental apartment is all on the ground floor, with its own private entrances, garden, and patio/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. 

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 en suite 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.
We call our rental business THE "GUST" HOUSE, after the winds here on the coast. Come and be our GustHouse Guest!

Other amenities: Flat-screen television with Direct TV and Roku,  Netflix, internet music programs and other bundled services. High-speed DSL. Very good audio system. Cell services have always worked fine in our location. Small library, games and puzzles for rainy days, etc.

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

Though 2014 was our first year here, 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! 

Through 2019, we were booked solid here from mid-May through early November with short-term vacation rentals. 2020 and COVID-19 of course changed the way vacations take place. We're now requiring a minimum stay of 13 nights, and encouraging longer-term bookings, offering appropriate discounts based on the length of stay.  We also have always encouraged artists of all stripes to book the apartment for Creativity Retreats, a chance to do concentrated work on your current project. Fiction and memoir writers, consider NaNoWriMo in November!  And our place is a favorite with traveling medical and business personnel.

 

LOCATION, LOCATION: Guests often tell us how much they enjoy Milbridge as a home base, and how happy they are about our location along the coast, since we're about equidistant from Mt. Desert Island (Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor) and the farthest-east coastal towns like Lubec and Eastport — and Campobello Island! Bring passports for Campobello; it's Canada. It's easy to make a day or half-day trip to these famous, fascinating vacation spots from our place, and also to visit the Canadian mainland.

2016 was the 100th Anniversary year of ACADIA NATIONAL PARK. The main part of the Park is on Mount Desert Island, about an hour from us. But a less-known section, Schoodic Point, is just about 25 minutes away, and is quieter, fewer crowds, same breath-taking views. Schoodic Point, the part of Acadia that Mainers tend to prefer, also has a fine information and conference center and campground, a lovely picnic area, 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 company we founded in 2014 as a resource for quality music, theater, writing and visual arts activities in Milbridge and the DownEast/Acadia area.  As of 2020-21, SCAI continues to offer its work, primarily online.

 

* Photos marked with an asterisk are by Johanna S. Billings.  

Photos

TRAVELERS WITH PETS: We run as allergy-free a home as possible, for ourselves as well as our guests. We do ask guests to arrange for their animals to stay at home. But a single well-behaved HYPOALLERGENIC-ONLY dog may be considered. (These are dogs with hair rather than fur/dander; for example, Havanese, bichon, poodle, Maltese.) We have a sweet Havanese ourselves. Extra security deposit and/or cleaning surcharge may be requested if a pet is approved.

Rates and availability

If you've landed here through a friend's recommendation, or our Facebook page, TheGustHouse, you don't need to go through the vacation rental platforms to book your stay and pay their extra fees.

Please contact us through this link

Meanwhile, you can see our updated calendar and more photos at: VRBO or AIRBNB

(Do not go by the rate quotes on the sites. Each of them bundles & presents costs differently than the other, and adds in its own charges to hosts and travelers. Ask us!)

We look forward to welcoming you to our Paradise on Narraguagus Bay!