Bustins Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description
Post & Beam Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7)
Peaceful relaxation is the pace on Lower Goose. Experience simple island living with the pleasure and comfort of basic amenities. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the ocean, the Atlantic seals, osprey and bald eagles. Lower Goose is a private island, with 166 acres and 10 private cottages.
Fabulous swimming from shore and from the private dock. Kayaks are included, for paddling around Lower Goose, nearby islands and ledges, to visit seals. Explore the island's shoreline for shells, sea glass and tidal treasures, and travel the woodland trails for flowers and fauna. Fishing, clamming and private lobstering excursions are available.
Breathtaking views from the front terrace, the dinning room and the living room provide constant pleasure. Enjoy cocktails on the pier and watch the boating activity at the Goslings anchorage.
The cottage offers a casual open layout. The main floor includes the kitchen, dining area, living room and one bedroom with full size bed. The upstairs provides a queen bed and three twin beds. The cottage is equipped with gas lights. The bath amenities include a wonderful outdoor shower, and an ecofriendly toilet facility.
Lower Goose Island is an easy 30 minute commute from the Royal River anchorage in Yarmouth. Boat transportation, aboard our 41' wooden boat, is included to Lower Goose for your arrival and departure. There is no public transportation to Lower Goose. Yarmouth offers food markets, and a local Farmers Market on Thursday afternoon. Additional boating excursions may be arranged, for a small fee, to include trips to Eagle Island to visit Admiral Perry's home, Jewel Island to visit WWII lookout towers and bunkers, or trips to the main land for shopping, antiquing, museums or historic sites.
Keywords: Maine island cottage, casco bay oceanfront
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Scott Dugas & Laura Wikinson
I grew up in Yarmouth, ME and on Casco Bay. My family started and still owns a boat yard on the Royal River in Yarmouth.
My parents, brothers and I built a cottage on Lower Goose Island in 1974. In 1985, I bought property on Lower Goose and a cottage and bunk house with my own family. This new post and beam cottage was built in 2010.
I have the good fortune and pleasure to enjoy nearly every weekend from early spring to late fall on Lower Goose. I have created several trails for walking and exploring the island. I truly enjoy my time spent on Lower Goose, whether I am relaxing, enjoying the summer sunshine or chipping brush and working in the woods.
I have a lobster boat, with which I lobster in the summer and scallop in the winter.
I look forward to my future retirement on Lower Goose Island.
Scott Dugas & Laura Wikinson purchased this cottage in 1985
What makes this cottage unique
Lower Goose is a slice of heaven. Close and convenient to the mainland, but far enough removed to let the day to day routine evaporate and relaxation to take over.