WHAT a beautiful house and perfect location to everything that Swans Island has to offer!! We had a group that really wanted to utilize every amenity that this rental had to offer (the bunk house, the barn, etc) and we were wondering if it would be too cold during this time of year. Well, we were so pleasantly surprised how warm and wonderful it was!
Come to find out, the island is actually warmer than the "Maine-land" this time of year, since the island is surrounded by the warmer waters! We never even used the heat ONCE, and our stay went into the first week of October! Then, there is the beautiful colors of the leaves changing, most of the tourists had gone, and yet there was plenty to do and explore on the island.
We were also taken aback by how friendly everyone on the island is. You literally cannot drive past another car without being waved to, (and you learn quickly to wave back!!). So friendly in fact, that we were cordially invited to a party around the corner from our house, at the Odd Fellows Hall, for a few of the islanders that had recently retired from the ferry system. We were welcome with open arms, and we even brought food to share and helped out cleaning up and doing dishes afterwards. We were treated as local residents. Amazing!! It was like being in a time warp. Everyone is so so nice!!
This house is walking distance from the islands only store (they even have fresh seafood, made to order next to the store!! This beautiful house is perfectly located. Close to the Ferry terminal, close to the store, close to the lighthouse, etc., etc. The house was immaculate, and provided everything needed for a beautiful and relaxing stay.
We LOVED having dinner in the barn each night with the doors open to enjoy the view, which includes part of the ocean!!
Bill and Victoria were wonderful to work with, and they were very diligent in making sure our stay was trouble free and comfortable. We were even surprised to find a room with bunk beds, that hadn't been shown on the website! Loved our lobster dinner, and a lobster pot was even provided with large lobster plates!
Can't wait to come and stay here again, maybe in the spring!!
Thanks again Bill & Victoria!!