Downeast Maine Shore Cottage with Ocean and Lighthouse Views

Sleeping Accommodations: 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Bedding Information: 1 Double. 2 Twins. 1 Queen Sleeper Sofa

Enjoy our renovated traditional Maine shore cottage located on 1 3/4 acres with 350' of sandy and rocky shore on a deep water bay. Cottage has 25' of continuous windows overlooking Pigeon Hill Bay, Bois Bubert Island, and Petit Manan lighthouse. Located on a two lane dead-end road, our cottage is 1/2 mile from Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge, famous for birding. Eagles, ospreys, great blue herons, eiders, cormorants, terns, loons, seals, dolphins, shorebirds, and songbirds are routinely sighted, along with deer, fox, porcupines, spruce grouse, and occasional bear and moose. (Photos # 2 and #3 show eagles sitting/bathing in our creek about 75' in front of the cottage. The two eagles sitting together in photo #8 are on a tall spruce tree about 150 yards up the street and easily visible from our cottage.)

Our cottage is fully equipped for your stay with a double bed in the master bedroom on the first floor; two twin beds in a second floor bedroom; and a queen-size pull-out couch in the Great Room. Full bath with tub-shower combination and full kitchen, including full size refrigerator, with ice maker; full size range and oven; microwave; toaster oven; coffee maker; and dishes, pots and pans, and utensils. Guests must only provide their bed linens and towels. Pillows and a generous supply of cotton, wool, and electric blankets are provided for your comfort and convenience. 100 channel satellite TV provided for those rare occasions when guests can tear themselves away from the spectacular scenery and quiet tranquility of Petit Manan.

The Petit Manan Wildlife Refuge is a special treat for those interested in birding. The Refuge contains 43 offshore islands, including Petit Manan Island and 2/3 of Bois Bubert Island, and three coastal parcels totaling 7,000 acres. It is home to more than 325 species of birds -- more than any other of the 540 U.S. refuges -- and 310 of those species have been identified in the vicinity of Petit Manan Island, six miles from our cottage door. Commonly seen near the Island are common and Arctic terns, eiders, puffins, black guillemots, razorbills, murres, and laughing gulls. Both the puffins and roseate terns, which are considered "threatened" species, have small breeding colonies on Petit Manan Island.

For your enjoyment while visiting the Atlantic shore, our cottage has no telephone. (There is a telephone nearby for emergencies. Owners maintain a studio apartment above garage for their occasional personal use during the season.) Due to the continuing popularity of our Petit Manan cottage, we encourage early confirmed reservations to insure availability for your trip to the Maine coast.

  • Barbecue-Charcoal
  • Dining Room
  • Full Kitchen
  • Heated
  • Patio
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • No Smoking


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Range
  • Cookware
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Television


  • Bicycling
  • Bike Rentals
  • Boat Rentals/Charters
  • Canoeing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking/Biking Trails
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kayaking
  • Library
  • Park
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Whale Watching

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Property Reviews

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April 15, 2011 Wes Beckett Brantford, Ontario, Canada
My Girlfriend, our dog Bubba, and myself enjoyed a tranquil week at this beautiful little cottage by the sea last summer. The weather was great, nice and cool at night with ocean breezes and calming tides that lulled us to sleep, During the day the weather was nice and warm and not too muggy to boot. If are looking for a relaxing little vacation with great views of the Atlantic Ocean and not a ton of tourists at every corner, this is the place to be! Local people are very friendly, the cottage host (Robert) is very knowledgeable about the area and its history.

Top 5 Moments at this location:
1) Great Fresh Seafood, just a few minutes away
2) Private whale watching tours with captain Robertson - Right in town!
3) Camp Fires on the beach at night
4) The Quite......awh the quite
5) The Ocean views and the overall scenery
November 5, 2010 Caro Cassels South Carolina
Thanks so much to the Hauharts for sharing their lovely cottage at Petit Manan Point. The cottage is very comfortable and the setting is perfect for an authentic Maine vacation. The view across the sound greets you each morning as the sun rises and the harvest moon shining across the water soothed us to sleep each night. The location is perfect for seeing all of "down east." Acadia is an easy drive as well as points north such as Machias and Campobello. We had perfect Fall weather and were lucky to see much of the Maine foliage just days before it all fell to the ground. We highly recommend it!
August 29, 2010 Christina & Joe Baltimore, Maryland
We have been coming to the cottage for the last five years. We Iove its serenity and peacefulness; this is a very special place indeed! The views are outstanding; ocean water and lobster boats. It is close enough to Bar Harbor and Acadia for day trips. We take our bikes; go hiking, walking, and kayaking during our visits. Two kayaks are available for use. Wood is free for fires on the beach at night time with the stars being magnificent. Our kids also come along, and we still get to have some alone time. We cannot wait to go back again next year for the peace and beauty. We return home rested and refreshed, and missing this place that we love!
July 18, 2010 Frank & Moni Denver, CO
Our first stay rated a 5+. Idyllic location and so peaceful watching the Lobster boats chugging out the sound over morning coffee. We arranged to come back again.

Two years later the old garage had been torn down and rebuilt as the Owners retreat. It is amusing that the pictures do not show this looming edifice hovering over the old schoolhouse. The privacy and seclusion was gone - along with the romance my wife and I had rekindled there.

We will come back to Petit Manon Point - but we will not stay at the Old School which has lost its charm, at least for us.
October 15, 2009 gerhard mauerer munich, germany
My girlfriend and me spent 1,5 weeks there in august 09, and we can only highly recommed it. The cottage is great, and the owners Diane and Robert were very, very, very helpful whenever we had questions.
Thanks again, Diane and Robert, and hopefully we can come back one day.

Maren + Gerhard
July 1, 2007 Randy Warner Pine Grove, PA
Being landlocked Pennsylvanians we can't begin to tell you how enjoyable our vacation was at the School House on Pigeon Hill Bay! Our cottage was very clean and comfortable. We completely relaxed whether it was sitting on the rocks on the water's edge or watching the eagle as he sat perched in a nearby tree scanning the ocean.
The location of the cottage also gave us the opportunity to take day trips. We traveled north to Canada, and northwest to the Moosehead Lake Region to see our first moose!
At night we heard the sounds of the fog horn from Petit Manan Light House as the light itself was guiding the way! We also had quite a show on our last evening as we watched the full moon rising over Bois Bubert Island lighting the bay. What a spectacular sight!
Thank you so much to Robert and Diane Hauhart for helping to make many fond memories for our family.
Randy and Carol Warner
June 26, 2005 Michelle Lindquist Fort Collins, Colorado
Our Downeast getaway was simply SPECTACULAR! The cottage was clean, charming, and had all the comforts of home, plus some! Exploring the shoreline & watching the wildlife (eagles, osprey, porcupine, red fox, deer & various seabirds) became daily rituals. We love our Rocky Mountains, but look forward to returning to Maine, and the Old School House on Petite Manan....a little piece of Heaven!
August 9, 2004 Lisa Robbins North Brookfield, Mass.
This cottage felt more like a home away from home. It was not only beautiful but extremely comfortable. The owners, Dianne & Robert, take great pride in their cottage and it shows up in all the little details.
The view is awesome. The home is immaculate and very roomy for a family of 4. The kitchen is well equipped. We cooked all of our meals there. I just can't express how nice this place is. I look forward to more vacations like this one. It was the most relaxing and fun vacation we have ever had as a family. Our two children, ages 7&9, loved this place as much as we did.There are places to go hiking & biking. We even had a campfire on the beach. The owners gave us all the privacy we wanted. I would very highly recommend this vacation rental to anyone looking to enjoy Maine at its finest.
July 30, 2004
Owner-Supplied Testimonial
We just wanted to say "Thank you." We had a great vacation and really enjoyed ourselves. The cottage was sweet. It made us feel welcome. We got to see the eagle; no picture but we got it on the camcorder. Just wanted to say "Thanks" again.

Glenne, Julie, and Brandon Tucker
Ruckersville, VA
July, 2004
July 22, 2004 Tammy Andrews NY State
The cottage is incredible. It is spacious, clean, and the view is great! We could sit in the livingroom and watch the lobster boats and observe wildlife...we could also do so at the shore across the quiet road. It is close enough to Bar Harbor to make it a short day trip, but far enough away to avoid the summer traffic! We had a wonderful time here, and will gladly return at the first opportunity.

Rental Rates

Season Begin End Daily Weekly Monthly Min. Stay
Spring 4/30/2011 5/28/2011 - $750.00 - week
Low Season 5/28/2011 6/18/2011 - $850.00 - week
Early Summer 6/18/2011 7/9/2011 - $900.00 - week
Peak Season 7/9/2011 8/27/2011 - $975.00 - week
Fall 8/27/2011 9/17/2011 - $850.00 - week
High Season 9/17/2011 10/22/2011 - $900.00 - week

Other Information:

Owner Comments:
Rates quoted are for party of 4 adults or family. Each additional adult guest: please add $ 100. Monthly (28 days) or extended stay rates quoted on request. AARP/Seniors Discounts for Spring/Fall seasons. Frequent Renters Discounts Available. Small pet fee: $ 100. 7% Maine state sales tax applies to vacation rentals. Please check cottage open and closing dates each year and obtain confirmed reservations as some spring, fall, and early summer dates are only rarely offered.
Payment Options:
Money Order, Cashier/Official Check, Personal Check
Deposit: 50% deposit to confirm reservation. We will hold early confirmed reservations for the following season for $ 100 through January 15, at which time a further deposit would be due.
Check In: 3:00PM
Check Out: 12:00AM
Required Stay: Saturday through Saturday.
Rates and terms are subject to change without notice.
Unless otherwise specified, rates shown are in US Dollars (USD).