Ferry away from your hectic life. Rejuvenate and decompress at Crow's Nest Cottage, on Islesboro Island, in Midcoast Maine. Reconnect with your partner and your family in this incredible get-away-from-it-all place 20 minutes by public State of Maine ferry off the Maine coast.
Reserve a summer week now - - or two or even three weeks - - at our cozy, comfortable cottage on magical Islesboro Island. The sooner you reserve, the more likely you are to get your preferred week. Crow's Nest is a GREAT VALUE FOR A FABULOUS LOCATION!
This is a place that 'time forgot.' Think 19th century Vermont transported to an island in the ocean! The cottage has Internet any time you want to get back into the 21st century! Crow's Nest cottage is an easy 20 minutes by ferry off the gorgeous Maine coast. Fully renovated, Crow's Nest cottage is located at the northern, rural end of legendary Islesboro Island, considered by many the most beautiful of all Maine islands. The cottage faces the Meadow Pond, a quiet, lush wildlife refuge. It sleeps 4 comfortably in the 2 bedrooms; the living room has a Queen-size futon for a 5th adult or your teenager. We have a MAXIMUM limit of 5 people. Many quiet beaches are minutes away by car. The cottage has a marvelous, large deck. This is a SMOKE-FREE home. NO PETS PLEASE.
The cottage's spacious, light-filled bathroom has an old-fashioned tub with hand-held shower unit. We do NOT have a conventional stand-up shower.
Islesboro is a very quiet vacation spot. If you are looking for tranquility, for peace and quiet, and a "low-key" vacation spot, you'll love Islesboro Island and Crow's Nest cottage.If you are looking for lots of restaurant options, movie theaters, amusement parks, bars, fast food, shopping, and crowds, this is NOT a place for you.
Our Meadow Pond Neighborhood: Crows Nest cottage is located “up-island” and looks across to the 20 acre, fresh water, Meadow Pond, a neat wildlife refuge for deer, birds, ducks, turtles, beaver, etc. You need a car on the island to get to the 2 small grocery stores, to the 2 restaurants and ice cream parlor, for speedy trips to local beaches and public playground, and to get to the ferry.
The island has hundreds of secluded and hidden coves and beaches. If you love the splendor of the Atlantic Ocean and wild Maine coast without droves of tourists, Islesboro is your place. There are dozens of secluded, beautiful coves and beaches -- both sandy and rocky -- within a 5 to 15 minute drive from the cottage. Or, pack a backpack and bike (or walk!!) to them....Explore them on foot or in a kayak. Pack picnic lunches and suppers and play Robinson Crusoe on your "private" island.
VISIT OUR PERSONAL WEBSITE FOR DOZENS OF GUEST REVIEWS, BEGINNING IN 2006, AND MANY MORE PHOTOS & DETAILED INFORMATION RE THE COTTAGE AND ISLAND! The link to our website is at the bottom of the "Amenities" page.
Please scroll down to the end to read more about our PAYMENT and CANCELLATION policies. We are now part of HomeAway's on-line booking and accept credit card payments.
Although we do not supply bikes or kayaks, they are available for rent on the mainland from a variety of companies. Our "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQ) on our personal website provides contact information for these rental places.
FERRY TICKETS - ROUND-TRIP FARES (Effective May 21, 2018):
$30 for vehicle and driver
$11 for adult passenger
$5.50 for child passenger
Explore the nearby coast : The famous mid- coast Maine villages of Camden, Rockland and Belfast are minutes from where the Islesboro ferry lands, in Lincolnville. These villages have many shops, epic restaurants, great book stores, food stores, antique shops, public libraries, museums, and energetic waterfronts full of beautiful old and new boats. Schooners for day tripping are berthed in Camden Harbor. Drive a few minutes south from Camden to Rockland where you can spend several happy hours at the renowned Farnsworth Art Museum. The Farnsworth is home to the Wyeth Center, one of only two centers in the country dedicated to the three generations of Wyeths: N.C., Andrew, and James Wyeth.
For more reading about Islesboro:
* The Summer Cottages of Islesboro, 1890-1930. By Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. Islesboro Historical Society. 1989.
* Dark Harbor: Building House and Home on an Enchanted Island (Continents of Exile). By Ved Mehta. National Books. 2003.
PAYMENT SCHEDULE: We are now part of HomeAway's on-line booking. 50% of your Rental Cost plus Refundable Security Deposit of $200.00 is DUE IMMEDIATELY. The balance of your total Rental Cost is due on or before 30 days before you check-in.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations must be made by US mail or email and must be confirmed by Homeowner. If the Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit will be refunded as follows:
• 100% if cancelled up to 60 days prior to the check-in date less $100.00 cancellation fee.
• 50% if cancelled between 59 - 21 days prior to the check-in date less $100.00 cancellation fee.
• 0 % if cancelled less than 21 days prior to the check-in date. If Homeowner can re-rent the cottage, Homeowner will return 50% of deposit less $100.00 cancellation fee.
VACATION OR TRAVEL INSURANCE: We encourage Guests to purchase vacation or travel insurance in the event of a necessary cancellation or emergency.
WINTER RENTAL: We are always looking for a terrific winter tenant for the whole winter season, mid-September through early June, but this may be negotiable. We may be amenable to renting for a shorter rental period, but we have to charge a considerably higher monthly rate for shorter winter rentals.