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WATERFRONT ON COOMBS COVE, EAST ISLESBORO

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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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WATERFRONT ON COOMBS COVE, EAST ISLESBORO

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Islesboro Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Overlooking Hutchins Island, this property offers ever changing, always gorgeous views. Watch the colors of dawn wash over Castine, Cape Rosier, and the east Penobscot Bay. Let the last sight of your evening be moonlight playing on water, and then drift off to sleep hearing loons call across the cove. Enjoy the tranquility and privacy of a house at the end of a quiet, island lane. Listen to the seals grunting on the ledges off Hutchins Island, an uninhabited island protected by the Islesboro Islands Trust. Connected to Islesboro by a sand bar at low tide, this little island’s beaches and rocky shore are fun to explore. Adjacent to the property, a family of beavers is at work in the early morning and at dusk. Approach their pond quietly and you may also be able to watch the blue heron that feeds in the shallows.

The house is about thirty years old and comfortable. It has two bedrooms looking over the cove and a small bedroom with no water view. The living room has comfortable chairs and a sofa. A dining area is off the living room. Upstairs, besides the master bedroom with a queen bed, is a sitting room with an analog tv that can play videos and dvds. There are no computers and no phones. Many people are grateful, but others find they can’t live without them, so be forewarned.

Islesboro is a 20 minute ferry ride from the terminal at Lincolnville Beach. The ferry departs from the mainland on the hour beginning at 8am. The last boat leaves at 5pm and there is no ferry at 12:00. There are fewer boat runs on Sundays. I recommend making reservations as the ferry is likely to be busy in the summer.

Both small grocery stores on the island serve pizza and sandwiches. While there are no formal restaurants, at the ferry landing you can get burgers, fries and other light fare. There's a sandwich shop in Dark Harbor as well, and a cafe in the Community Center in Dark Harbor. We have a library, and the Community Center plans various activities. There is no movie theater. There are two antique shops.

Pendleton Point on the southern end of the island boasts small beaches, hiking on the rocky shore and great views of the East Bay and many of its islands. Islesboro Islands Trust maintains hiking trails in several locations. Big Tree Beach is a popular spot for swimming. There's a lot to do on Islesboro if you're in the mood for activity. It's also a good place to do little more than relax.

Keywords: beach front, ocean views, sunrise, boating, swimming, peace and quiet

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english

What makes this house unique

While there are many places to enjoy on Islesboro, such as Sprague's Beach to the west, and the hiking trails at the extreme north and south ends of this narrow island, my favorite is this tidal cove which I was lucky enough to find more than fifteen years ago. It’s a tranquil location at the end of a dead-end lane. There is no phone or TV connected to the outside world. It’s a short walk to the beaver pond. The start of a loop hiking trail is adjacent to my property. If there’s a need, there is cell phone reception, and the drive to the library, where there is wireless internet 24 hours a day, takes less than ten minutes. In the fog, the only sounds those of the birds and waves, it is easy to imagine how life was before the onslaught of machines.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Waterfront on Coombs Cove, East Islesboro
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
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Waterfront on Coombs Cove, East Islesboro
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p347845vb
-(207) 338-1008
Islesboro Island MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
O'Neil
5

Best Spot On The Island

  • 5 of 5
This is a wonderful place. All prior reviews are on spot. The owner, Michael, IS fantastic, and makes your arrival, and stay, delightful.

The house is beautiful. The accomodations are top notch. High end appliances make the stay on the island feel luxurious. Nice towels, linens, and everything you might need on your stay. The photos do not do it justice. The furnishings are lovely, and very comfy. Perfect all around.
What makes this "spot" priceless is the sheer, utter calm, quiet and privacy. (And the air.) The sunrises make you wake from a deep sleep to enjoy. Our children, 9 & 14 survived without WiFi (although there is WiFi at the Library, inside and out), as there were so many other things to explore...Hutchins Island, the beaver pond, as well as so many other places on the island.

We live in So.Coastal Maine, and have vacationed on Islesboro for many years. This is by far, the most wonderful spot on the island.

I Could not give this property a higher rating.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Waterfront on Coombs Cove, East Islesboro
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p347845vb
-(207) 338-1008
Islesboro Island MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Appleton, Wisconsin, Midwest, USA
5

A Perfect Islesboro Retreat

  • 5 of 5
Michael's home is just that .. a beautiful, well-maintained, spacious, well-appointed home that is both welcoming and comfortable. He has thought of everything to make one feel instantly cared for ... from linens to table settings to reading materials and games. It is SO private with remarkable views of Hutchin's Island and the surrounding waters that sport frequent schooners passing by. One could almost imagine the British on their way to Bangor. A few steps away from the back door is a path leading through the woods to the nearby beach and low-tide passageway to the island. It would be easy to spend an entire summer in this lovely, clean home away from home.
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Waterfront on Coombs Cove, East Islesboro
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p347845vb
-(207) 338-1008
Islesboro Island MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
-
5

Most peaceful week ever!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent a week at this wonderful property to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and his birthday, which was during our stay. It was amazing to look out on salt water from so many windows and each time we stepped outside! The view from the house is mesmerizing, with a gorgeous sunrise every morning. I never tired of photographing the sunrise, even though the pictures are all very similar. Higgins Island makes the view more interesting out front, and the cove is peaceful while the waters just beyond are more active. We had fun walking out to, and around, Higgins Island during low tide. There is a trail head at the end of the road which splits, one way going to the island, and the other into the woods and around a beaver pond. They are set aside for our enjoyment by the Islesboro Island Trust, which has at least a dozen such spots on the island. We hiked them all, and we bicycled all over the island. It is a great island for cycling! Michael could not be more charming and thoughtful and kind; he was an excellent communicator and very helpful. The house was exactly as shown in the photographs, and the long lawn reaching to the water, studded with apple trees and four Adirondack chairs, is like Paradise. A family of deer visited each evening to collect the apples that had fallen that day from the tree. The house is both elegant and comfortable. In a day or two, it felt like home. By the end of the week, I wanted to buy it. Michael's book collection and record collection are impressive, and my husband could have spent a few more months just looking at the books. We were afraid to touch the stereo and records, even though it is okay with Michael. As people who are usually very "plugged in" it was good for us not to have internet for a week. It is a great reminder that a retreat from the hustle bustle of the world can be very good for the soul, and for the relationship too. I almost feel that I cannot get a real vacation from work anymore unless I can put in my out-of-the-office auto-reply that I am on an island in Maine (or somewhere) where there is no internet. There are fewer and fewer places like that. The break from TV didn't hurt either. We read, hiked, biked, and I knitted a sweater! We cooked and ate and explored. I would not be at all surprised if we go back next year. Thank you so much, Michael, for sharing your lovely Cape with people you do not even know. It is a great act of generosity.
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Waterfront on Coombs Cove, East Islesboro
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p347845vb
-(207) 338-1008
Islesboro Island MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
O'Neil
5

Beyond wonderful.

  • 5 of 5
This was our 2nd time staying at this house. (Please read my review from last year..."JenO")

Everything about the house is wonderful. You will need nothing.

But the spot. Oh, the spot. You will experience silence as you have never done before.

My 10-yr-old daughter and 15-yr-old son loved it. No WiFi at the house, which meant lots of reading and island activities...and then a fun (short) drive to the library to get our internet fix.

It is hard for me to review this property. No words could truly describe it.

I am happy to share my thoughts with anyone who is interested in knowing more.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Waterfront on Coombs Cove, East Islesboro
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p347845vb
-(207) 338-1008
Islesboro Island MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

Peace and tranquility await

  • 5 of 5
I spent my summers as a child on Islesboro and wanted to share the experience of "Island life" with my husband and children (14 and 12). I had originally been looking for a property to rent on Ryders Cove, where I spent my summers. When I couldn't find one that met our needs I opted to rent this house on the recommendation of a friend who has stayed here and loved it. We arrived off the ferry and drove to the house with kayaks, bicycles, and other assorted vacation necessities. The house was absolutely lovely and has one of the best views overlooking Coombs Cove. I instantly fell in love! The downstairs has a great kitchen with anytohing you can think of that you may need to cook with. We made blueberry bread with Maine blueberries and cooked a lot of clams. My husband went clamming every day right down the short and beautiful path to the beach. Four Adirondack chairs sat on the edge of the property overlooking the cove and Hutchins Island. We brought our two dogs and they loved every second. They played on the beach with us, played fetch in the large yard outside the house and were exhausted every evening. My favorite part of the house was the upstairs Master suite. There was a sitting room with a picturesque view, a large bedroom, bathroom, and another room with a TV and DVD player which the kids loved. The island was very much the same as when I was there as a child. Durkees store had everything we needed for groceries and was close by. I was very sad to leave but I know I will return again soon. I am grateful there was not a property to rent on Ryders Cove because if there was, I would not have discovered this beautiful property.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Waterfront on Coombs Cove, East Islesboro
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p347845vb
-(207) 338-1008
Islesboro Island MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

Fun and relaxing stay in Islesboro

  • 5 of 5
We recently spent a wonderful week at this home in Islesboro. My husband and I traveled with our two young children in an attempt to get a flavor of Maine's coastal regions. We absolutely fell in love with Islesboro. The house was fantastic, much larger than we expected. There was plenty of room for everyone to spread out and have privacy throughout the stay. The master bedroom was upstairs, along with a full bath, a TV room, and a sitting area that was perfect for sitting with a cup of coffee each morning watching the water. The main floor had a very well equipped kitchen, a laundry, beautifully appointed dining and living room, as well as two remaining bedrooms. The main floor also had one full and one half bath. The house was extremely clean and welcoming upon our arrival. The owner was wonderful and very attentive, answering any questions within a day. He even communicated with us several times during our stay to give us tips about the area and to answer questions. We've rented many times, but this stay goes down in history as one of the very best. The Hutchins Preserve, right next to the property, provided pretty much all of our daily activities during our stay. We hiked, watched beavers building a giant dam, swam in the bay, crossed the sand bar to Hutchins Island to spot seals, and explored the beach at low tide to find shells. Our children spotted a fox wandering along the beach at low tide looking for a snack. I cannot say enough good things about this house and our visit to Islesboro. I definitely recommend this property!
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

While I do not have kayaks for you to borrow, there are many places to use your boats if you bring them with you. Ducktrap Kayaks, a short drive from the ferry terminal in Lincolnville, rents kayaks by the day or week at reasonable prices, (207) 236-8608. Dan and Lorraine are experienced and knowledgeable and can set you up with a boat that will be appropriate for your level of experience, including all the safety gear, and they can suggest where you might like to paddle.

There is a stable and horseback riding is possible by appointment.

A sailing program for beginning and intermediate sailors is a popular activity. Instruction using the program's small sailboats is available.

The Community Center offers a gift shop featuring arts and crafts, an exercise room, a cafe and a friendly staff.

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Rates & Availability

Islesboro Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
June, 2014
Jun 21 - Jun 30
7 nights
$950
 
 
July and August, 2014
Jul 1 - Sep 6
7 nights
$1,800
 
 
September
Sep 7 - Sep 20
7 nights
$950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Check-in time is 4pm and check-out time is 12 noon. Please do not arrive before 4:00.
You are responsible for leaving the house immaculate. To make your reservation,
mail a check for one half the weekly rate plus the $500 refundable security deposit.
The balance, including lodging tax, is due four weeks before you arrive.
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Amenities

Islesboro Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    half bath, first floor -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • One queen bed in the upstairs bedroom. There is one double bed in each of the two downstairs bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis

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