Last week, my husband and I rented the Kaunila Cottage, a new listing being offered by a rental agency that we’ve used in the past. The cottage is located on Bar Island, just outside of the town of Milbridge, Maine. It boasts wonderful views and sits directly at the southern tip of the island on several wooded acres along the rocky shore.
The views from the deck are incredible, as was the wonderful cool air coming off the water.
The rental agency also provides kayaks and these two were waiting for us when we arrived. This is a perfect place to kayak, by the way.
A short stroll through one of several different paths leads you to the rocky shore.
We’ll take the path directly in front of the house. Come on, I’ll show you.
The scent of the sea is strong here, and the woods and the damp earth smell glorious.
Isn’t this beautiful?
Many of the rocks here are large and smooth making it very comfortable to hang out and enjoy listening to the sounds of nature and the occasional lobster boat. This was shot at almost high tide.
But you probably want to see the inside of the house as well, don’t you? Let’s head back up there, then.
This art work on the side of the cottage greeted us when we arrived. A neighbor told us that a prominent Maine artist owns the property. I wonder if this is one of her works.
The inside of this basic Maine cottage is light and airy, with lightly stained pine throughout. Expansive windows allow you to feel as if you’re outside. A small kitchen includes all the necessities, and there is a simple bedroom in the back. There is also a tiny sitting room that has a pull down ladder which leads to a nice little loft.
The cottage states that it only sleeps two, but if the owners were to utilize the loft area, a small family of four might be comfortable here.
Comfortable is a relative term, however. And although I loved the simplicity of the cottage and its vintage furniture, I found it lacking in comfort. The double bed is very old and needs replacing.
But hey, it sure wasn’t anything we couldn’t live with. Because with a view like this, affordable rates for the week in high season, combined with the fact that pets are accepted, the Kaunila Cottage is definitely one I would recommend.
With a small investment on the owner’s part in a more comfortable bed and seating conditions, I would highly recommend it.
Coming up tomorrow: some local hikes.
Until then, my friends . . .
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