WATERFRONT ON COOMBS COVE, EAST ISLESBORO

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

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WATERFRONT ON COOMBS COVE, EAST ISLESBORO

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:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
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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.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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4.9
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Waterfront on Coombs Cove, East Islesboro
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 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
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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

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
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Waterfront on Coombs Cove, East Islesboro
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(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
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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
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
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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
Rhode Island
4

beautiful house and real getaway

  • 4 of 5
This was a perfect place to stay on Islesboro; the house is comfortable, clean, well-stocked, and perfectly located overlooking Hutchins Island. On the beach just yards away, we gathered mussels and dug clams for dinner. We hiked just about all of the paths maintained by the Island Land Trust and (including the paths that begin just down the road from the house). We did wish that we had access to kayaks on island, as the location is perfect. While formal activities are VERY limited, we did enjoy the book signing at the local bookshop on a rainy afternoon, and the two concerts we attended on Sat. and Thursday nights at the up island church. The island's beauty is unsurpassed.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waterfront on Coombs Cove, East Islesboro
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(207) 338-1008
Islesboro Island MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Langhorne, PA
5

Great location, impeccable property

  • 5 of 5
My husband, young son and I recently had the opportunity to spend a week at Coombs Cove in Islesboro. The home was perfect and the owner really thought of everything that we would need for a pleasurable stay. Prior to our trip, Michael was extremely helpful with answering all of our questions and helping us prepare (we flew part of the way, so had to provision on the drive from the airport). The house is spotless and the appliances are all brand new.
The location was beautiful. I woke to watch the sunrise over Hutchins Island several mornings and the view was spectacular. The property is quite secluded and quiet and is a short walk to Hutchins Island at low tide, and the Beaver Pond trail. The lawn by the water's edge was perfect and large enough for our nightly baseball games.
The island itself was great - very friendly people throughout. We hiked and explored every day. Turtlehead, Beaver Pond, Hutchins, Herberts Preserve, and the Narrows were all good and slightly different hikes. The trails on the island are well kept and well marked with blazes. I still can't get over the sweet smell of the pines at Turtlehead - just gorgeous. Although we beach-hopped throughout the week, our favorite spot to relax and enjoy the water and the views was Sprague beach at the northern end.
Overall, a great vacation and a great property.
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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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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Availability & Rates

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Islesboro Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July and August, 2014
Jul 1 2014 - Sep 6 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
September
Sep 7 2014 - Sep 20 2014
7 night minimum stay
$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

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:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • 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:
  • Video Library ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • photography
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
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