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Crow's Nest: 100 Year Old Islesboro Island Cottage - Maine Island Cottage Rental

Giovanna and David Peebles

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, italian
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Speaks: english, italian
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Crow's Nest: 100 Year Old Islesboro Island Cottage - Maine Island Cottage Rental

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Islesboro Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, Fabulous Large Deck for Outdoor Living

A wonderful Maine island cottage for rent. Reserve a summer week now - - or two or even three weeks - - at our cozy, comfortable cottage on magical Islesboro Island. The sooner you reserve, the more likely you are to get your preferred week. A GREAT VALUE FOR A FABULOUS LOCATION.

3 fabulous summer weeks still available!

June 27 - July 4

August 15 - August 22

August 22 - August 29

And think Fall thoughts for a September or October week!

This is a place that 'time forgot.' Think 19th century Vermont transported to an island in the ocean! Crow's Nest cottage is an easy 20 minutes by ferry off the gorgeous Maine coast. 100 years old, shingle-sided, and renovated, Crow's Nest cottage is located at the northern, rural end of legendary Islesboro Island, considered by many the most beautiful of all Maine islands. Cottage faces the Meadow Pond, a quiet, lush wildlife refuge. Sleeps 4 comfortably. SMOKE-FREE home. Minutes from beaches. Large deck.

1 or 2 well-behaved, well-groomed dogs welcomed.

Our Meadow Pond Neighborhood: Crows Nest cottage is located “up-island” and looks across to the 20 acre, fresh water, Meadow Pond, a neat wildlife refuge for deer, birds, turtles, beaver, etc. You need a car on the island to get to the 2 small grocery stores, to the 2 restaurants and ice cream parlor, for speedy trips to local beaches and public playground, and to get to the ferry.

This is a place with hundreds of secluded and hidden Coves and beaches. If you love the splendor of the Atlantic Ocean and Maine coast without droves of tourists, Islesboro is your place. There are dozens of secluded and incredible coves and beaches -- both sandy and rocky -- within a 5 to 15 minute drive from the cottage. Or pack a backpack and bike (or walk!!) to them....Explore them on foot and or in a kayak. Bring picnic lunches and suppers and play Robinson Crusoe on your 'private' island.

VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR DOZENS OF GUEST REVIEWS, BEGINNING IN 2006, AND MANY MORE PHOTOS & DETAILED INFORMATION RE THE COTTAGE AND ISLAND!: Go to: http://www.maineislandhouserental.com/

Explore the nearby coast : The wonderful villages of Camden and Belfast are minutes from the Lincolnville ferry. Camden has many shops, a great book store (or 2), food stores, restaurants, antique shops, public library, and energetic waterfront full of beautiful old and new boats. Schooners for day tripping are berthed in Camden Harbor. Drive a few minutes further south from Camden to Rockland for more shops and restaurants. This is also the home of the very special Farnsworth Art Museum, a great place to spend a few rainy hours. The Farnsworth is home to the Wyeth Center, one of only two centers in the country dedicated to the three generations of Wyeths: N.C., Andrew, and James Wyeth.

For more reading about Islesboro:

* The Summer Cottages of Islesboro, 1890-1930. By Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. Islesboro Historical Society. 1989.

* Dark Harbor: Building House and Home on an Enchanted Island (Continents of Exile). By Ved Mehta. National Books. 2003.

We only accept personal Checks or Cashier Checks. We accept PAYPAL but there's an additional charge to cover the fee. We are Not Taking Credit Cards at This Time. Thank you!!

Although we are now dog-less, we have loved our dogs greatly. We appreciate the importance of being able to bring your beloved pet so that you can (both) have a relaxing, stress-free, vacation! Additional Fees for Dogs: $100.00 per Week Rent for EACH Dog (max of 2). Additional Security Deposit of $200.00 for EACH Dog.

WINTER RENTAL: We are always looking for a terrific winter tenant for the whole winter season, October through May, but this may be negotiable. We may be amenable to renting for a shorter rental period, but we have to charge a considerably higher monthly rate for shorter winter rentals.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Giovanna and David Peebles (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2015

About Giovanna and David Peebles

We are a Vermont family who are delighted to share our very special island cottage with you!

Giovanna and David Peebles purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Giovanna and David Peebles chose Islesboro Island

Islesboro Island is magical, a place that time forgot in the ocean.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We took many walks and drives, had lunch twice in the community center and ate fish almost every night. After I left the island, I spent a few hours in Camden, had lunch and then went to the Farnsworth Museum. The ferry ride was lovely both days. Thanks for making us comfortable at your cottage. We have many fond memories and some great pictures!
Sep 2013
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Reviews

4.5
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Crow's Nest: 100 Year Old Islesboro Island Cottage - Maine Island Cottage Rental
average rating of 4.5 based on 82 reviews
4

An absolute island treasure off the coast of Maine

  • 4 of 5

We absolutely loved the island. Total total relaxation.. Once on the island we had no desire to go to the mainland until it was time to go.. We did some exploring but everyday we made sure we were at the town beach at some point. We played the board games at night, read, enjoyed our breakfast every morning on the deck. Weather was fabulous. The people were wonderful.. Maine is full of beautiful places and we thank you very much for opening your home and allowing us to be able have a wonderful week with family.. Lot of good memories. The island is an absolute treasure. Thanks again..

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Great week

  • 4 of 5

Lovely house. Love the open space, gentle breezes, dinners out on the deck each evening. The highlights of the week with a 7 and 11 year old: walk around Turtle Head Preserve; blueberry shortcake at the lobster pound in Lincolnville (fresh wild blueberries, real whipped cream); smooth perfect rocks at Pendleton Point; the playground; Big Tree Beach (wear shoes you can walk into the water with!); we learned that if you hum to the snails they will come of their shells; and the Maine art coop in Lincolnville.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

wonderful getaway!

  • 4 of 5

Peaceful, restful. good way to stay with our American children, far away from Switzerland, ocean versus Lac Leman. Yesterday night campfire on the beach was a sweet farewell to the island. Islesboro is a gem.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

The perfect island retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Crow's Nest - our home away from home. Thank you for all the wonderful details you continue to maintain in your perfect Islesboro cottage! My 15 year old son exclaimed as we carried our groceries in on the arrival day: "Just like home AND an Internet connection too!" He wanted to say that he thinks that to be a "significant upgrade"! A family friend who visited us during the week observed that this was "so beautiful, almost a perfect retreat from the busy-ness a place where you can experience a stillness." She and I spent many hours on the deck and saw deer and listened to the symphony of birdsong - - while soaking up the island sun. We savored memories from island visits past, remembrances and new celebrations with family dinners on the deck, enjoyed lobsters and Durkee's fine selections of salads, olives, wines, etc. I set up my little easel and "fiddled about with connecting oil paint to canvas." I tried painting your beach rose bush onto a huge sea clam shell we discovered on Hutchins Island. On Sunday afternoon and nearly every day after, we packed a picnic and chose a spot - - Marshall Cove, Turtle Head, Pendleton Point - - and spent the time connecting with the stillness within ourselves while becoming fully aware of Nature's busyness around us! As usual , Artisan Book and Bindery, ice cream at Dark Harbor Shoppe, and some treats at Island Market are never missed when we are out here on the island. We want to highly recommend that your guests check out the new Community Center! There's a wonderful cafe. We enjoyed lunch there on the two rainy days we were here. There is an art-full gift shop to support local artisans. Loved it! We look to live joyfully through the next 51 weeks until we can return to Crow's Nest! Thank you!

We look forward to having you back for a future vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

When step over the threshhold..it feels like home!

  • 5 of 5

As I sit and sip a cup of tea on your deck this morning, I am savoring all the moments and experiences of your special Islesboro cottage. If I were to "dream" of an island cottage, your Crow's Nest would be so much a part of my dreams. From the gorgeous peace and relaxation from the deck, to the functional and modernized kitchen, the warm living room, lovely comfortable bedrooms, and the luxurious claw foot tub (I took many bubble baths each morning before beginning the adventures of the day)......I encourage any visitor to Crow's Nest Cottage to allow time to slow down, get in touch with the amazing beauty and spirit of the place..... A secret revealed around every corner if you open your senses.....

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Peaceful and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

August 24 - 31 2013: Thank you for a restful week in woods and water. We hunted for shells and sea glass. Hutchins Island is true to all the rave reviews, amazing to go back at high tide and see the flats and causeway completely submerged as if they were never there. Elaine's Trail (right by Hutchins Island) is a marvelous walk - - lots of lichen, mushrooms, and small wildlife - alas, no sign of beavers this year.

Thank you so much for allowing us to bring our dog. Having her along made our vacation complete.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

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Your own Maine island house in the middle of Penobscot Bay - - rent it for one week or more! Islesboro Island is perhaps the most beautiful of all Maine islands. A 14 mile long gem with secluded beaches and rocky coves, Islesboro’s simple and quiet elegance has made it world famous. Accessible via a 20 minute, gorgeous, ferry ride on a State of Maine ferry from Lincolnville Beach -- 10 minutes north of Camden, 15 minutes south of Belfast. The island is a unique community where the sea, the landscape, natural wonders, wildlife, and amazing historic homes are the attraction. This is a place that “time forgot.” If you are looking for movie theaters, amusement parks, bars, fast food, shopping, and crowds, this is NOT a place for you. Awesome kayaking, beach combing, walking, running, biking, and birding areas! Most of all, this is a place for complete relaxation. The world-class Farnsworth Art Museum is located less than 1 hour away -- on the mainland in Rockland -- this is a rare treat and worth a long visit on a rainy day.

Other Activities: Kayaking, wildlife viewing, local library, sight-seeing historic architecture, photography, world-class museums off-island.

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Rates & Availability

From $850 Per week

Islesboro Island Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
June
Jun 6 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
Summer
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
Fall
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes CANCELLATIONS: Must be received IN WRITING 45 days prior to day of rental. Your rental fees and security deposit will be promptly returned to you LESS $ 100 cancellation fee. For any other cancellation, only 1/2 of the amount paid will be returned unless we can rent the cottage. If the cottage gets rented, we will return the full amount paid, less the $100 cancellation fee.
50% of rental fees PLUS security deposit must accompany signed lease as a reservation deposit. Balance is due within 30 days of reservation date.

$200 Security Deposit.

PETS: Max of 2 dogs. ADDITIONAL $ 100/Week Rent for Each Dog; Additional Security Deposit of $200/Dog.
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Amenities

Islesboro Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
  • The cottage has one bathroom - - a wonderful old fashioned, bright, large bathroom with a great old tub and solid brass, European-made, hand-held shower unit. We call it the 'telephone' -- 'il telefono' -- remembering Giovanna's youth in Italy where such fixtures were the rule. The tub is surrounded by warm, pine paneling. Old fashioned pedestal sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Bedrooms: there are 2 bedrooms upstairs.....the master bedroom is a spacious, sunny room with queen bed facing the Meadow Pond. Large wood-frame windows, cathedral ceiling, and ceiling fan. Cozy small 2nd bedroom has a double bed. High quality, comfortable mattresses. 100% wool Berber carpeting upstairs -- laid with tacks only, no glues -- throughout the bedrooms and hallway. We think it's important to get out of bed and walk slipper-less on a great carpet!! This is a smoke-free place. Extra Sleeping Accommodations: If friends come to visit, the living room has 2 comfortable futon couches with premium, queen-sized futon mattresses. We provide lots of pillows of various types and numerous blankets and quilts. We ask that you bring your own linens unless you are traveling from away. In that case, we can provide them for you.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
A Wonderful Deck: we have a large, cedar deck -- with first-class patio furniture -- for relaxing and dining.... a delightful space for hanging out after a day on the beach. On a warm sunny morning, this is a perfect place for morning coffee. This is outdoor living at its best when you're not at the beach!! With a large gas grill, you'll be grilling many meals outdoors. Comfy chaise lounges and great sunny exposure make it hard to leave the deck on many days.... A Spacious Kitchen: Sunny spacious kitchen gives you plenty of elbow room in which to cook. As part of the large, open, main floor, the cook can chat with the kids playing cards on the dining table or your honey relaxing in the living room. Bed Linens and Bath Towels: Unless you are flying in, we ask that you bring your own bed linens and towels. But.... let us know if this is a hardship, and we will be happy to provide very nice linens for your convenience. We send you a helpful 'care package' before you come!

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