4+ BR, 1-1/2 BA, Sleeps 6-10 - Oceanfront, Sandy Beach, Views
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About Carrie Lee
Our family has owned this home for nearly 30 years. It is an incredibly special spot. Islesboro is a real gem.
Carrie Lee purchased this Cottage in 1989
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Depending on the pet. Only 1 dog permitted.
Ideal place for kids! Wide open beach to explore!
Minimum age of primary renter:30
Max guests:10 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Guests responsible for cleaning house for next guest and taking trash to transfer station upon departure.
Avoid fire risk: No candles. No smoking in/around house. Move BBQ away from house before use.
No cars should be parked on lawn on north side of driveway. Park on south side.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
It is hard to capture how wonderful this sweet cottage is. It is nestled between two bays so there are water views from everywhere and it is on the end of a private dirt road so you feel so secluded and far away from everything (in a good way). The cottage is rustic but very charming and was the perfect spot for our family of 5, including three young kids.
Isleboro is amazing - beautiful and quiet but with all the amenities you need for a peaceful visit - a well stocked market, ice cream, and nice hikes. We hope to return many times again.
Carrie, the owner, was also wonderful to deal with and very responsive and helpful.
Amazing stay at an amazing place.
Hands down the best family vacation in many years! Maybe even the best! The location was such a unique spot. The weather was perfect. And Carrie (the host) was absolutely great, always there if we had any questions or issues. We loved the house, the beach, the neighbors, everything! We plan to return next year, or maybe even in early fall. What a great place!
Searching for our ancestors on Islesboro!
We were very pleased to spend our week in Carrie Lee's charming cottage which we believe to be the "Uncle Billy's" old residence! (BillyShore road). Everyone on the Island was gracious and helpful! We loved to be waved at as we drove from one end of this beautiful paradise to the other! Special thanks to Nancy Alexander and The Historical Society for her tireless attention to our research! We'll be back, God willing!
Relaxing Stay on Sabbathday Bay
As good as it gets. We spent a sunny Summer week at this wonderful cottage on Sabbathday Bay. Lots of walks and the occasional dip to punctuate a week of relaxing on that great porch. The view is something you never tire of, and a sweet breeze always seemed to come along at just the right time. The rustic charm of this century old cottage might not be everyone's cup of tea but we five loved it.
A wonderful vacation spot...
We've just returned from our second year of spending two weeks in this lovely house. It's our favorite two weeks of the year! The spot is perfect, with water, truly, everywhere you look. We've always been lucky with weather, so we spend most of our time outside on the lawn, on the porch, on or in the water, or hiking the many gorgeous trails on the island. On the few rainy days we've encountered, however, it's been nice to hunker down in the house, which is sweet, and comfortable, and more than accommodates our family of four plus occasional visitors. The island is wonderful, with plenty for kids to do (riding at The Pripet Riding Program or sailing at Big Tree Boating), and, unlike some of the other islands off the Maine coast, groceries are readily available on Islesboro, which makes packing for vacation so much easier! This is really the most beautiful place in the world, and we are quickly growing to think of it as our home away from home.
Gorgeous location and a charming cottage!
This was our second stay at the Lee cottage and it was again a wonderful vacation. The cottage is a treasure with a location that can't be beaten. Our grandchildren visited and loved the rock climbing, beach combing and musseling. An ideal spot for those who enjoy the beauty of an iisland vacation.
Joan Hill. Ivoryton, CT
Islesboro is a quiet island of incredible beauty. There are about 600 year-round and 1,500 summer residents. There is a real feeling of community, shared by year-round and summer residents alike. We have few security concerns about our house, as year-round neighbors keep a close eye on it.
Getting There: Islesboro can be reached via the State Operated Ferry, which leaves the island on the half hour from 7:30 am through 4:30 pm and leaving Lincolnville Beach on the hour from 8:00 am through 5:00 pm. No lunch time run or first boat on Sundays. A 28-person passenger boat the Quicksilver runs between the docks adjacent the ferry at Islesboro and Lincolnville Beach. It has has regularly scheduled runs every morning Monday through Friday and Thursday/Saturday evenings. In the summer, there is usually at least one evening run each night. These provide options to walk over on the ferry for dinner in Lincolnville and return via the Quicksilver.
Guests can pick mussels from the beach right behind our house – delicious. Or get a shellfish permit and dig for clams. Periwinkles can be gathered as a great flavor addition to sauce. Lobsters are available for purchase from several spots on the island.
The Islesboro Island Trust has well signed and maintained trails at various locations on the island. From our home you can walk along either the north or south beach exploring tide pools, beach combing, and enjoying the spectacular views.
There are two markets on the island, both offer a wide selection of gas, food, beer/wine and pizza/sandwiches to order. The best place to enjoy an ice cream cone on the porch is The Dark Harbor Shop an island institution. The best spot to find out the goings on around the island. The Islesboro Community Center has a Café open for lunch and on Friday evenings for dinner, as well as a fitness center with classes and weekly memberships. There is an informal outside BBQ restaurant at the Islesboro Marine boatyard up-island, sometimes they also have fresh lobsters also. Otherwise for dinner out the best option is to head over to Lincolnville Beach and come home on the passenger boat. Shops tend to change from year to year. There is an antique shop and a gift shop in the building just north of the Dark Harbor Shop. There is a book store around the corner from the Dark Harbor Shop.
The Historical Society Building has a nice exhibit on Islesboro history and often hosts rotating art showings through the summer months.