SURROUNDED BY WATER . . . A VERY SPECIAL PLACE

Roger Lee

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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SURROUNDED BY WATER . . . A VERY SPECIAL PLACE

Islesboro Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

- 3 BR, 1-1/2 BA, Sleeps 6-10

Many people have told us that our home (“Crosswinds”) is one of the most charming on Islesboro. The house retains the character of the original summer house built in 1908, and it sits in a very special place - a narrow peninsula of land giving the house oceanfront at its front and back. A long porch at the front of the house is just 7 feet up and 12 feet back from high tide. And the shore is actually a sandy beach, something very rare along this stretch of the Maine coast. If you are a boater, there are moorings available just off shore.

The front of the house faces Sabbathday Harbor & Ryder's Cove, around which cottages such as this one were built around 1900 by families coming down for the summer from Bangor on the steamboats that in those days made regular stops at Ryder's Cove. Further out on the narrow peninsula there is a rocky promontory from which still other ocean views can be had. The whole area has a magic that words cannot describe.

The house sleeps 6-10 persons. There are 3 bedrooms, 1 additional room, and 1 full bath on the second floor (queen-size bed in one bdrm, two single beds in another, queen size bed in another, and two twin beds in the other room). There is also an office on the first floor with a full size sleep sofa. And there is a half bath on the first floor. The first floor has a large open area for living and dining, an enclosed sun porch, and a kitchen. There are many window on the first floor, particularly on the glassed-in sun porch, which has an especially light and airy feel to it. The furnishings are in keeping with the age of the home.

The house was built in 1907/1908. One hundred years later, over the winters of 2007/2008 and 2008/2009, major restoration/repair of the house was completed including installation of foundation piers, restoration of south side porch, interior structural improvements (e.g., stiffening of second floor), removal of modern sheet rock in one bedroom, changes to second floor windows to make them impervious to weather, new hardwood floors, new roof and some new siding shingles, restoration of inoperable doors and windows, removal of thick/peeling old paint on trim and repainting. More recently, in 2011, additional restoration and improvements were made, including installation of foundation piers and new floor for the sun porch; lengthening of kitchen counter with new dishwasher; and construction of a new shed for garden tools All of the work was done with a careful eye to maintaining or restoring the original character of the house.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Roger Lee

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2004
Speaks english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Surrounded by Water . . . A Very Special Place
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Surrounded by Water . . . A Very Special Place
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p112614
Islesboro Island MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
United States
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SPECTACULAR SETTING, LAID BACK VIBE

  • 5 of 5
our family enjoyed our stay - terrific water views from both sides of the house, great little beach outside our door from which we picked mussels, swam, and sailed The pictures of the home are accurate, but do not do justice to the spectacular scenery that surrounds the place.
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bangor, Maine
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Islesboro/Lincolnvile
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Beach
3 Metres
Steps away from house
Car: necessary
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Availability & Rates

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Islesboro Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Summer
Jul 6 2014 - Aug 24 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Late Summer, Early Fall
Aug 25 2014 - Sep 13 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Late Fall
Sep 14 2014 - Oct 18 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Our turnover day is Sunday, as the transfer station is open on that day and not on Saturday. So your week rental will be from a Sunday to a Sunday.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Islesboro Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Firewood
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , 1st floor
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • First Floor Office - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full Size
    Master Bedroom (west end of house) - 1 queen
    Southeast Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Northeast Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Additional room on second floor - 1 queen
  • Linens (bed sheets, pillow cases, towels and facecloths) are set out for guests on each of the beds, which you need to make up on your arrival. This way there is no doubt about the sheets being clean. On your departure, you launder everything used, and leave the laundered linens on the beds just as you found them.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Sailboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • swimming
Notes:
The kitchen is fully equipped, including a microwave, but it, too, is rustic (you will not find any Formica or modern cabinetry). A wood stove is available in the living room, to give heat on those cool, Maine evenings. The house is not winterized and is completely shut down from Nov 1 - Apr15. A high output propane heater is now installed, making the house more comfortable in the shoulder seasons. There are no TVs. There is no longer a landline telephone as cell coverage (Verizon, AT&T) is adequate.. High speed Internet service is now installed (2.2 Mbs down; 1.2 Mbs up). There is also a CD/tape music system. We must insist on no smoking. Pets may be allowed (discuss with us). Islesboro is a quiet island of incredible beauty. There are about 600 year-round and 1,500 summer residents. There is a real feeling of community, shared by year-round and summer residents alike. We have few security concerns about our house, as year-round neighbors keep a close eye on it.

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