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Private Waterfront Home on Huge Estate Grounds

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

3 Bed, 1 1/2 Bath, Sleeps 9, Private outdoor Hot Shower

On this beautiful island, HOUSE SITS ON 7 PRIVATE ACRES ON 80 ACRE ESTATE. This is one of a kind, very private property with a charming cape, Enjoy breathtaking views, NEW STEPS TO private BEACH, 3 Kayaks (one is double), 3 Bikes, 2 Jr. bikes, games. Nearby -Tennis, ball field, HUGE playground. 3 TV's (1 Huge TV), DVD Libraries, and long, long private Driveway to Walk, Run, Bike. Eagle sightings, Very child/pet friendly. Porch has small child safety precautions. 440 ft frontage on Cove built by the former owners of the estate, which is now owned by world famous celebrities. 20 minute ride on car ferry runs on hour till 5. .

2 general stores have meats, fish, lobster. Clean, airy, No mosquitoes. Outdoor hot shower, electric lobster pot, waffle iron, daybed, high speed washer, free long-distance telephone for USA mainland, Hawaii, & Canada,HI SPEED INTERNET, air hockey game, toys, sand table, horseshoe pit,

Living rm, den, and master bedroom have French doors to the porches All hardwood floors, oriental rugs

More Details

Dick or Lorraine
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2017

About Dick or Lorraine

We are a family with 5 young grand kids.

They love everything about the property: swimming, kayaking,sailing lessons, art at the community center, biking, building fairy houses, toys, games.

Why Dick or Lorraine chose Maine

One in a million property. People rave about enjoying the awesome, pristine view, with no bugs even in the evening.

There are no mosquitoes we have never found a tick. They love the total privacy of the many acres, and the spacious living room. They always remark on the comfortable furniture and beds and well equipped kitchen that includes spices, etc. The cove is calm for kayaking.

What makes this house unique

Million dollar view, calm water, on owners' 7 acres and then on huge estate for private walking, biking. kayaks, bikes,

fully equipped kitchen, huge tv, DVD Library, books, toys, near great playground and tennis.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This house is situated on a bluff of 7 acres overlooking Ryder Cove. It is truly a beautiful

setting. Yet,just a short trail takes you to a

long beach & 2 kayaks to explore the cove.It is

well protected with calm waters and a number of

yachts at anchor.One must travel by ferry from

Lincolnville to Islesboro Island. This adds an

element of excitement and also a feeling of truly escaping the hectic pace of the mainland.

The island is home to only 600 people for 10 months of the year while the population expands

to 2,000 during the 2 months of summer. There are beautiful beaches,unspoiled scenic trails and islands, beautiful homes (mansions called

"cottages") and some well known shipyards. Fresh lobster is available. A charter sailboat

excursion was a big treat. Plan to experience

life as it once existed 2 generations ago. Everybody waves to you while passing in their

car, and there exists a close connection between the native islanders and their environment
Sep 2008
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Islesboro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 downstairs - toilet
    Exterior - shower , outdoor shower , private hot water, wood walled shower
  • Upstairs bathroom is a tub/shower combination. Downstairs is a sink and toilet. HOT water private shower on porch.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double , with balcony
    Den - Daybed in downstairs den equals 2 twins
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Crib is a pack n play
  • Master Bedroom with balcony has 2 beds (one is double tempur- pedic). other is queen Sealy Posturepedic. 2nd Bedroom has king bed and a twin. 3rd Bedroom has a queen bed . Also has twin bed.and portable crib (Pack n Play) All beds (other than the Tempur-pedic double) have tempur-pedic pads that can be removed. Den has newer daybed with high-end mattresses. All bedrooms have shades for windows and French Doors for morning sleeping.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
House has 1 and 1/2 baths and private hot shower on porch.


4.5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Private Waterfront Home on Huge Estate Grounds
average rating of 4.5 based on 3 reviews

Relaxation at its best !

  • 4 of 5

It was hard to return to reality after the most relaxing vacation imaginable. Words cannot express the beauty that we encountered with every visit to the huge porch, overlooking the water. The fresh air rocked us to sleep night after night. Our stay consisted of 3 generations & we felt so fortunate to have the opportunity to reconnect in this magnificant location. The description of the property is exact & the condition was immaculate. I have never rented from an online source & Dick was with me every step of the way. We were provided with every resource for the island, as well as its historical background.This location forces you to sit back & remember what's important in life...good company & the beauty of nature at its best! This was simply a one of a kind vacation that I would recommend to anyone wanting to get away from it all.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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As Good As it Gets!

  • 5 of 5

Many thanks to Lorraine and Dick for sharing their wonderful home! Private and secluded yet easily accessable. Very clean and comfortable. Spectacular view of the cove. Pictures don't do it justice. A short hike to the water's edge in addition to other hiking opportunities. The perfect place for peace, quiet and downtime. A great big thanks for being so easy and pleasant to work with. Your lists, maps, and detailed directions as well as the amenities you provided made my week so easy and stress-free. Better than I had anticipated and exactly what I needed. Best and most relaxing vacation I've ever had. I can't thank you enough! I hope to make it back again. Take care!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Islesboro Island
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Islesboro Community Center
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Security deposit $450
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 8.0%



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