NOW BOOKING FOR 2014! OCEAN COVE ADVENTURE FOR UP TO 17!

Barbara or Jon Robin

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Sleeps17
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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NOW BOOKING FOR 2014! OCEAN COVE ADVENTURE FOR UP TO 17!

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4 Bedrooms + fun 2 bed loft, 2 Bathrooms, Can Sleep 17! Located On Back Cove!

Make Robin House part of your summer & fall from now on! The private wooded setting right on the shoreline is perfect for watching the tide roll in and out. Enjoy sunrise and sunset by winding through a wooded trail to the BIG rock fondly named Allagash! 4 bedroom plus a double and single in a loft, multilevel home includes a master bedroom (queen) & full bath on the first floor, 3 bedrooms (including a 4 bed bunk room!) on the 2nd floor and a loft that will sleep 3! Guest room 1: Double. Guest room 2: 2 twins, double futon & roll-a-away twin. Guest room 3: 3 single & 1 double in bunk bed format. There is also a sleeping loft with 1 twin & double! There is a full bath upstairs too. Fireplace, fully furnished kitchen with microwave and utensils, full washer and dryer, VCR, DVR, DirectTV in den, Hughes wireless internet, multilevel decks, grill and outdoor seating add to your summer vacation experience. Enjoy the ever changing sea with 10'+ tides. Swim in the ocean, relax at Fine Sand Beach or swim at the rock quarry - now swimming hole. Buy lobster from the local market or dig clams and mussels! Enjoy the surprises that Swans Island has to offer and be enchanted from the beginning on the Henry Lee Ferry that you take from Bass Harbor to get to Swan's Island! Your kids will beg you to come back each year.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Barbara or Jon Robin

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We traveled to Maine for the very first time in August, 2012. We drove most of the coast line from Ogunquit to Eastport and fell in love with the state. We came back in September and visited Swans Island and knew we wanted to have a home there. We bought the home in October and spent 10 days there over the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be back 3-4 times per year, but will let you enjoy the house and see why we fell in love with the island!

Barbara or Jon Robin purchased this house in 2012

The location of this home with Back Cove on one side and a quiet lagoon on the other side made this the perfect choice for us. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, want to stop, listen and not hear anything, then this is the place for you. Read a book on the deck or borrow one of the books on the book case. Play board games in the evening, hike wooded trails, dig clams, watch the Lobstermen bring in their catch or sleep the day away on the deck...it's all here. Yet, you are a 30 minute ferry ride from Bass Harbor and Mt. Desert Island. It's not home away from home, it's 'relax away from home'!

The views from the house and deck make you wake up every morning and think you are in paradise! The low tides are just as pretty as the high tides! Seeing the sea gulls swoop down, pick up a clam or mussel, then fly high over the big boulders that line the shoreline and drop them to crack them open and then eat them is mesmerizing! We like to follow one bird and see where they pick their clam and then guess which boulder they will fly to, drop and eat! We chose this property over others due to the serene location and ocean views.

Make sure you check out Fine Sand Beach, the Quarry swimming hole and the Carrying Place take out! Goose Pond is about a mile walk…some may want to crest the ridge behind it for the view of the Atlantic and walk down to the ocean beach.

Make the short drive to Hockamock Head Lighthouse. The views are amazing and you will want to see it at low tide and high tide to experience the crashing waves.

Want to dig clams or muscles? Wait for low tide and look for the small holes in the sand! Grab a shovel and start digging!!

Sleeps17
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Now Booking for 2014! Ocean Cove Adventure for up to 17!
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Swans Island Downeast and Acadia
Louisville, CO
5

TOTAL RELAXATION AND BEAUTIFUL SCENERY

  • 5 of 5
The location of this house is absolutely perfect and the pictures can't do it justice. The views really are as wonderful as they look and the house is as comfortable and spacious. Of course, there were only three of us, so we had tons of room. The wraparound deck is particularly nice. The stairs are a bit steep which could be hard on someone with knee trouble, but there is a bedroom on the main floor. The house has everything you might want and the kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans, plates, cutlery, etc. Good water pressure for the shower. Good directions for what to do on the island. We had good luck with the wireless Internet.We were able to really relax and enjoy the scenery. Took the kayak out a couple times and saw seals swimming not too far from us. Bought fresh lobster right off the boat at $4/lb and had everything we needed at the house to steam or boil them (we steamed) - they were so tender and delicious that we each ate two at a sitting! We did a couple puzzles (there were several puzzles and games at the house as well as tons of books). Folks on the island are friendly - be sure to wave when you're driving around and pass another car. Everyone does. We went to the thrift shop as we needed to find a pair of water shoes. Even that was fun because the people were so nice and the prices were so low. Amazingly, we found just what we needed. We saw deer roaming the island a couple times. Spotted a couple racoons. Discovered what guinea hens look like. We actually never left the island and I'd suggest you plan to spend most, if not all, of your time there as the ferry is a bit expensive and the schedule was limited. All in all, it was a completely relaxing vacation in a beautiful setting (house and island). I think this would be perfect for a family or a group who is looking to spend time together.
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Swans Island Downeast and Acadia
5

ROBIN HOUSE ON SWANS ISLAND

  • 5 of 5
Our group of six included two over-65 and two under-10 travelers and we all had a great time. The first reaction everyone had after entering the home was "wow, this is really cool!"

The trip across on the ferry was fun, and the property was easy to find after we landed. Everything was clean, and we found the home very well stocked with all the accessories we needed for a great week in Maine (plenty of dishes, cookware, lobster pots, coffee pot, etc).

The meat-eaters in the group enjoyed endless lobster purchased at a local market (just a couple minutes drive away) and the fisherman's co-op. We all enjoyed exploring the lighthouse park area, Fine Sandy Beach, and all of the local attractions. Everyone we met on the island was very friendly and helpful.

We all enjoyed the kayak, too! The water in the cove is very, very calm and we had no problems at all exploring the shoreline, even as novice kayakers. At low tide the water recedes substantially (so kayaking is to be done at high tide), revealing many clams and muscles (both reportedly quite yummy) .

It was a great week with perfect weather. The whole group loved the house and surrounding area. It was quiet and relaxing, just as we had hoped. I would highly recommend Robin House to anyone looking for a peaceful getaway full of lazy days on a charming island.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Swans Island Downeast and Acadia
Maryland
5

DEFINITELY RECOMMEND.

  • 5 of 5
The house was spacious, comfortable and clean. The property and ocean views were spectacular. Kayaking was definitely one of our favorite activities. We had a lot of fun exploring Swan's Island and buying lobsters off the dock at the Fisherman's Co-op. The island residents were friendly and welcoming. My kids begged all week to move to Swan's Island.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 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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Swans Island Downeast and Acadia
5

GREAT RELAXING VACATION SPOT

  • 5 of 5
Robin House is the perfect spot to spend a week relaxing! We were able to launch our kayaks from the grassy beach behind the house, but also just spent some time on the deck reading books, watching the ocean and enjoying a cool breeze. On our kayak trips we saw bald eagles, seals, and osprey, but we also saw seals come all the way up to the cove behind the house-we could see them from the deck!
We slept 7 people in the house comfortably and didn't feel crowded. The house had everything we needed for cooking (a big charcoal grill plus lots of pots and pans, utensils, etc), including a lobster pot for a nice lobster dinner :) This is a great house in a one of a kind spot, and it is highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

BEAUTIFUL ESCAPE

  • 5 of 5
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Robin House. The house itself is spacious with plenty of rooms with a beautiful deck overlooking the cove. We caught mussels and clams right in the backyard. We enjoyed our morning coffee on the deck overlooking the water and ate our lobster on the picnic table on the deck. We went to the lighthouse, quarry and went fishing and met some wonderful local people, who gave us some fishing pointers and even gave us some bait. This is just the type of vacation we were looking for. It was relaxing and comfortable. A perfect vacation for reading a book on the chaise lounge on the deck overlooking the water or exploring the area by kayak. When we go back to Maine, we would definitely stay at the Robin House. It was the perfect house and perfect location.
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Swans Island Downeast and Acadia
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5

WORKED WELL FOR THE TWO OF US!

  • 5 of 5
Although this house would, I'm sure, work well for a crowd, my husband and I had a fantastic time just using the first floor, with it's convenient layout--bath, bedroom, kitchen/dining room, and living room were so convenient. We also loved that we were able to launch our kayaks from the property--during high tide. Also fun was walking to the "clubhouse" -- about a half-mile walk -- to sit and have coffee in the morning one day and having coffee by Allagash Rock--right on the property, overlooking the bay, but down a wooded path. There are comfortable chairs in both locations--very private and peaceful setting.
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bangor, Maine
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Bass Harbor Ferry
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Fine Sand Beach
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Appy's
Car: necessary

Alcohol cannot be purchased on the island, but can be brought onto the island. There is a small grocery/convenience store on the island for basics. You will want to do your shopping prior to getting on the ferry. Both Ellsworth and Bar Harbor have large grocery stores.

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7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Rates are for Saturday, 4 PM to the following Saturday, 10 AM. This gives time for the maid service to clean the house, launder bedding & towels & prepare for the next guest. Please don't ask for early checkin or late departure. It takes the maid service a minimum of 4 hours to clean, do laundry & make all beds. Thanks! Cashiers check if w/in 30 days, otherwise personal checks. No credit cards.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Swans Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2518 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sinks, off the hallway to master bedroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Double sinks, upstairs
  • There are 4 actual bedrooms and then a ladder leads to an upper loft with a double and twin mattress. Sheets and blankets are provided for all beds, with most of them being brand new or in the last year. Bathroom towels and washclothes will be provided and extra towels will be provided for beach/outdoor use. The master and upstairs shower have been replaced in the last 2 years and there are extra 'cubbies' for clothes storage if needed. Bath soap, sinks cups and a hair dryer are provided, but guests need to bring their own shampoo, lotion and personal items. If you have any questions about what is/is not provided, please ask!
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Wake up to a view of Back Cove!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 end tables, dresser, closet and balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , 2 twins, dble fouton & twin rollaway bed, dresser, closet
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , Triple bunks & double is on top next to twin. Dresser.
    Loft Play Area (no doors) - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , This is above the play area. Accessed by ladder.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • fishing
Notes:
Check in is 4 PM on Saturday and check out is 10 AM on the following Saturday. This gives the maid service time to clean and wash all bedding and towels and make the house ready for the next visitor. Please don't ask of an early check in or late check out as the cleaning service is on a set schedule.
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