Two private islands to enjoy during your visit! Walk the rocky beaches. Hike along the trails that circumnavigate each island. Sit on the rocks and look at the ocean. Have a picnic. Sip some wine. Read. Think. Sleep. Meditate. Create. Dream. Just Be.
Located about an hour and a half from Bangor, and an hour north of Acadia National Park, Lower Birch Island is a world away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. It is a great place for singles, couples, kids, and perfect for dogs!
The two islands sit at the mouth of Pleasant Bay facing the open ocean. The 1,800 square foot, three bedroom, one and one-half bath house is on the 23.6 acre larger island. One bedroom has a king bed, one has a queen bed, and the third has twin beds. There is a queen sleep sofa in the living room.
The house was totally refurnished in the fall of 2013 and includes a new refrigerator and LP gas stove. The house is fully quipped and has a fireplace, wood stove, and LP gas heater. Electricity is provided by off grid solar power, with a backup gas generator. Water is provided by a drilled well.
The undeveloped, smaller 4.4 acres island is accessible by a land bridge that appears at low tide. You can walk across the land bridge for about four hours each tide cycle, so you have plenty of time to explore the small island and still return to the big island before the tide rolls back in.
Boat travel from and back to Milbridge, Maine is included in the rental price. You can leave your car in Milbridge. Captain James Robertson, or one of his other captains, will take you on the scenic, 25 minute ride along the beautiful, rugged Maine coast to the island. The boat ride alone is an experience not to be missed. Have your camera or cell phone ready to take photos!
Upon arrival at the island, Captain Robertson will help you get your luggage and food to the house, orient you to the property, and then leave you to enjoy the peace and solitude. He can provide you with fresh (and I mean fresh, literally right out of the ocean) lobsters at any time during your stay at an additional charge.
Interaction with guests
Captain Robertson serves as the onsite rental manager and emergency contact during your visit. Ward Perry, the caretaker and builder of the house, serves as his back up. Both are local, life long residents and live nearby. I am available by cell phone any time.