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Spectacular Oceanfront Home on Pristine Wilderness Island

Antra Borofsky

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Antra Borofsky

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
February 9, 2015
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Spectacular Oceanfront Home on Pristine Wilderness Island

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Great Duck Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Great Duck Island is a remote, 260-acre, wilderness island ten miles offshore and due south of Acadia National Park. The island is a blend of pointed fir forests, seaside meadows, wildflower and moss gardens, surrounded by popplestone beaches, granite cliffs, and hedges of wild roses. It is the nesting habitat for a large number of birds, including bald eagles, eider ducks, petrels, and seagulls. Our house is the only home on this pristine island.

Our two-story, Victorian, Gothic-style cottage, perched on the northeast point of the island, has 270-degree, sweeping, panoramic views of open ocean to the south and to the east, neighboring islands to the west, and to the north there are spectacular views of the only mountains on the Atlantic coast of North America, the mountains of Acadia. The house is so close to the ocean that you can see waves crashing and watch the sunrise, sunset, and moonrise over the water while lying in bed.

This island is a perfect place for couples or families seeking solitude and an experience of nature. Naturalists, hikers, meditators, writers, photographers, painters, and those wanting to live deliberately without the distractions of modern life will love this place.

This two-story house has 1450 square feet of undivided interior space, steep roofs, eight gables, and two small second-story decks. It is completely furnished. On the first floor there is a living area with a piano, a large Jøtul wood stove with a view of the fire, a dining alcove which opens to a north facing mountain-view deck, and a double-size bed alcove surrounded by seven windows. The second floor has a living/dining area with a double-size bed futon couch, woodstove, French doors to the east sunrise-watching deck, and the master bed alcove with cathedral ceiling, Gothic-arched window, and queen-size bed. The second floor also has a well-equipped and supplied kitchen area with propane refrigerator and stove and French doors to the west sunset-viewing deck. There is a bathroom with a sink, tub & shower, and toilet. After many years, in spite of our remote location, we now have hot & cold running water !

Outside, there is variety of outdoor furniture for resting and breathing in the magical view.

We have a solar power and back-up generator for lights in the evening and miscellaneous electrical needs.

Boat transportation to the island is arranged with the Mount Desert Water Taxi and is not included in the rent. Ask to make a short side trip to see the colony of Harbor and Great Gray seals on Little Duck Island on the trip out.

We only rent by the week, from Saturday to Saturday.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Antra Borofsky (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 9, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Rates & Availability

From $2,500 Per week

Great Duck Island House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Round Trip Water Taxi $525
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes 50% needs to be paid to hold the reservation.
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Amenities

Great Duck Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1440 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Hot and cold running water, flush toilet, shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1st Floor - 1 double , Open Plan Design - Double Bed is in Alcove Space.
    Bedroom 2nd Floor - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2nd Floor: Open Plan Design, Queen Bed is in an Alcove Space
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 moveable twin beds can be brought out if needed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Notes:
Two Jotul Woodstoves with Fire Viewing, Propane Refrigerator and Stove, Ice Cream Maker, Lobster Boiling Pots, Blender, Toaster, Hair Dryer, Children's Toys, Games and Puzzles, Library of Children's Books, Novels and Books on Island Living, Hammock, Outdoor furniture, Solar power and computer-friendly back-up Generator, No Cats, No Dogs

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