1876 Elegant farmhouse, furnished with period pieces and artwork, splendid views of Penobscot Bay and islands, flower gardens, fruit trees, meadow with hammock, volleyball court and ball field, well-maintained paths on 20 acres of forest and 1400 feet of waterfront on unspoiled cove, beach, protected estuary with beavers, waterfowl, kayak and canoe for tranquil paddling, access via sand spit to Hutchins Island with seal inhabited ledges, rich mussel & clam beds. 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, modern kitchen, dining room with fireplace, living room, study-parlor, deck with gas BBQ grill (and gorgeous maritime views), finished attic with futons. Post-and beam barn with bicycles, helmets, croquet, bocce, whiffle and softball, soccer ball, canoe, kayaks. Two tranquil log cabins nested in the forest. From the deck enjoy the passage of lobster boats, schooners, and the moon over East Bay with Dear Isle and Acadia National Park in the background.
Explore an historical Maine coast island, with its nature trails, public tennis courts, working lobster boats, beaches, public sailing club, golf course, town park, island markets and restaurant and freedom from traffic. Situated in some of the most awesome sailing water in the world, in its cemeteries rest sea captains such as Captain Vezzie, who build our farmhouse in 1878. 'One summer in Dark Harbor [Islesboro's Center] is worth a dozen summers abroad,' wrote Charles Dana Gibson, America's most famous turn-of-the-century illustrator.
Other Activities: Kayaking, canoeing, clamming.
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