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Islesboro Island Maine Oceanfront Home on 12 Private Acres

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Beautiful, private oceanfront house on 12 wooded acres on Islesboro Island, Maine. Islesboro is a 20 minute ferry ride from Lincolnville, a few miles north of Camden. It is an unspoiled, quiet place. The nearby towns on the mainland are some of the prettiest on the coast.

The house has four bedrooms plus a sunporch. One queen bed, one full, and four twin beds. One of the bedrooms us up in a tower. There is a full kitchen, satellite TV, wifi internet, washer and dryer. There are 840 feet of private shore filled with fat mussels for picking at low tide.

The island and the house are low-key. Although there are many activities on the island in the summer -- public beaches, little nature walks for children, community center activities, opportunities for sailing lessons, etc. -- time spent there is largely about relaxing, ambling around, thinking about what to make for dinner, wandering to the shore and back, looking at the sky and water. It is also an ideal place to do concentrated artistic or creative work.

More pictures and information available on request.

Keywords: beach, ocean, Maine Island, cottage, Camden, mid-coast, wooded, Penobscot Bay, mid-coast

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About The Owner

I am a professor and a theatre and opera director and writer. I designed and built the house with a set designer colleague of mine. The island is a sort of heaven.

What makes this house unique

The feeling of being on an island is unique: there is a deeper sense of relaxation, a deeper safety. I sleep better there than anywhere in the world. My dog is free and full of himself.


Islesboro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Sunroom - 1 twin/ single , The sun room has a twin daybed in it
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , This is in the little tower of the house
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Islesboro Island Maine Oceanfront Home on 12 Private Acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Moorestown, NJ

Beautiful Home, Stunning Views, Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

This was one of our best trips ever. My wife, two young boys, our dog and I absolutely loved this house, the location and the island. We will be wanting to book again but for a longer period of time. It took us two days just to get used to the pace of Islesboro. The pictures of the island do not do it justice. The views all around you are amazing.

We woke up to a beautiful sunrise every day. The house is perfect. So well planned and done. Feels like home but so much better!

The host is incredibly gracious in allowing use of the kitchen and all that she has. Plenty of spices. Just bring your main ingredients and produce and you are good to go!

Don't forget to go searching for mussels. My boys found many large plump mussels. Some even had pearls in them!

Can't say enough good things!!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Maine Getaway !!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at this beautiful Islesboro home! We headed up from Massachusetts off-season in March for a long weekend getaway to celebrate my wife’s 50th birthday. It was just the two of us and we were looking for an off-the-beaten-path destination for complete rest and relaxation. Well, that’s exactly what we got! Everything about this house is warm and welcoming. This was our first visit to Islesboro and we truly fell in Love with the island and especially this particular house. The home is very private and the property is so serene surrounded by a forest of mature trees and a clear open view down to the ocean. Both the house and the grounds are well maintained and every room is tastefully decorated. There is a fully-functional wood-burning fireplace in the living room and a well-equipped kitchen and dining room for all your cooking, baking, and dining needs. We have stayed in quite a few vacation home rentals over the years and this is by far one of our favorites! We can hardly wait to visit there again and have already reached out to the owner to book another getaway. Go ahead and book it, you will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay, we were there the last weekend that everything was open on the island. It was perfect in every way. The home is gorgeous and very well equipped. The owner has wonderful attention to detail and truly wants you to enjoy her home. We loved going down to the shore for mussels, we weren't successful the first time, but the second we scored. Our dogs loved to roam free on the giant property. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashua, NH USA


  • 5 of 5

We loved the house. It was just perfect for the four of us and gave us the tranquility we were all looking for. The kitchen was set up very nicely and the views were absolutely gorgeous from many areas of the home. The queen mattress was a little too soft for my comfort but I moved into the tower room that was incredible especially at night looking out at the stars and the cove at the same time. Would go again in a heartbeat. Maybe next year, I hope. Wonderful walking trails. Very impressive!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking Beauty and 100% Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

This house is a stunning and impeccably designed hideaway, with all of the comforts you could want. The views from every room are gorgeous, and the rooms are spacious and well appointed. The kitchen has everything you need, and many things you didn't know you needed until you had them handy! We had a great time picking mussels along the coastline in the backyard, playing lawn games in the big open grassy area, going to the many nearby beaches with our dog, stopping at the Dark Harbour shop for ice cream, and going on some gorgeous hikes. Life on the island is tranquil, so this is not the place if you want to go out to dinner every night. But if you are looking to truly unwind, and enjoy exploring it is just the ticket!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mussel picking on the shore


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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