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Vacation Mid- Coast Maine Island - Studio Apartment - OPEN MID MAY TO OCT.

Bedrooms 1
Space 364 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Furnished Apartment - 1 Bedroom, half bath/shower, Sleeps 2, in the woods

Loft apartment over a small barn, on a Midcoast Maine island, close to Acadia National Park.

The apartment is fully furnished, provides comfortable accommodations for a single, or couple. The half bath includes a toilet and shower (no sink).

It is a fifteen minute walk to the shore. The property is located in the woods on 5 acres on one of Maine's coastal islands, Swan's Island.

The apartment is a seasonal rental, available from mid-May through September, by the night (two nights minimum weekends - Friday&Saturday), with a weekly rate available on request.

The rental is on the north side of Swan's island, in an area known as 'Island Retreat'.The apartment overlooks a large clearing, and is a short walk from the shore. The area is on/near several hiking trails.

There are no moose, bear, porcupines, skunks, or poisonous snakes on Swans Island. There is no known dangerous wildlife on the island.

There is no public camping on the island.

Swans Island is accessible by Maine State DOT Ferry, from Bass Harbor. In the summer, most days, there are six round trips daily. There is no public transportation on Swans Island, bicycling is a challenge due to the terrain. The island is about 7,000 acres in extent, with about twenty miles of roads.

Dog friendly: owners and pets welcome with prior approval. Dog rules: must not share the bed - crate trained/wag bag, vaccines current, non- destructive, never left alone in apartment.

Our reviews say it all!

There is a general store, two places to buy gas/diesel. Note alcoholic beverages are not sold in the Town of Swan's Island.

More Details

Jim/Sharon Stone
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Jim/Sharon Stone

Knowledgeable, flexible, helpful hosts.

Jim/Sharon Stone purchased this studio in 2005

Why Jim/Sharon Stone chose Downeast and Acadia

A great location on Swan' s Island, close to trails, beaches, and rental flexibility. See our reviews!

What makes this studio unique

Most property rentals on Swan' s Island start on Saturday, and are weekly rentals. We offer nightly rentals off season, two nights minimum in season, and reduced rates for extended stays. Inquire!


Swans Island Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 364 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , private - closing door, off sleeping area.
  • Five gallon electric water heater, limits shower duration to two minutes of hot water flow - wet/turn off water/soap/turn on water/rinse ...wait twenty minutes for next shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Small semi-private sleeping area - alcove, no door.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
Only a fifteen minute walk from the shore in several directions, several hiking trails in the area. The best vacation value for a single or couple on Swans Island. The owners live next door to the rental, and will assist with any reasonable request, that will make your stay more pleasant. If you walk onto the ferry, the owners will transport you to the property. The owners will be glad to offer advice regarding climate, clothing, and shopping.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Vacation Mid- Coast Maine Island - Studio Apartment - OPEN MID MAY TO OCT.
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

A quaint and Tranquil Setting

  • 5 of 5

Jim and Sharon are wonderful people. The studio had everything imaginable for guests. So glad we had the opportunity to stay here and look forward to visiting the Stone's, in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed your visit. You are welcome in the future, we hope we are able to accommodate you. Jim/Sharon Stone
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Beautiful and quaint cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This was my very first experience renting through VRBO/AirBnb type service and Jim and Sharon set the bar extremely high for us!

Right from the beginning Jim had us call from the ferry to give us extremely detailed directions (you know you're headed for treasure when there are no street signs!) to their home where the cottage sits on their privately wooded 5 acres. Jim and Sharon gave us a tour of the cottage and a map where they described their favorite places to visit on the island to get the most out of our quick two night stay. Seriously - we should have spent a week on the island! The cottage itself is meticulously cared for with everything you need. Jim and Sharon take great pride in their spot and it shows! After we unpacked the car we took our dog for a quick walk down the road to the water where they have shared waterfront access. This point is so breathtaking, we didn't want to leave. The entire weekend was just finding gem after gem of spots. We are so grateful for their generosity and kindness, we hope to visit again soon! Or buy land on the island - we absolutely fell in love with this place!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jim and I enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your comments about the shared waterfront. Return soon, to explore more of the island. Jim/Sharon
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Cute, Quaint, and Friendly Hosts

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I visited Swan's Island for the second time. Our hosts, Jim and Sharon, were very accommodating and knowledgeable about the Island. With their guidance, my husband and I were able to explore several beaches that we missed the first time we visited. The price for the lodging was spot on. If you are looking for a relaxed, quiet get-a-way, please make sure to book with Jim and Sharon!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your second visit. You are welcome back anytime. Jim/Sharon
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Mother and Daughter Time

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I had a wonderful visit in Jim and Sharon’s loft cottage. Swan’s island is a pristine and beautiful island. We especially enjoyed visiting Fine Sand Beach and the Rockefeller beach. Thank you for the wonderful get away.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stefanie and Lillian, Thank you for choosing our studio apartment for your stay on Swans Island. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting the two of you. Hope to see you again. Sharon/Jim Stone
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Swans Island- small town island experience

  • 5 of 5

First, thanks Sharon and Jim! Josh and I had a fun time on the island! The rental is located on Swans Island which is accessible by ferry. We brought our car so that we could visit all of the sites on the island. The rental unit is located in a forrested community on Jim and Sharons property. It is well equiped with cooking gear, vhs and dvd collection, linens, etc. Jim provided maps of the island and guidance on what to do. We rented his 2 person kayak and enjoyed exploring the island in this way; observing land, water, and sky creatures. Also went on several short day hikes. A trip to Tim's store was a daily routine for us, but we had also done grocery shopping before we arrived to the island. September appears to be a nice, quiet month to visit. The locals were all very friendly and interested in sharing a story or 2. Beautiful scenery- nice escape! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Erin, Glad you and Josh enjoyed your visit - mission accomplished! Come back, there is more to see and more to do. Jim/Sharon
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Relaxing getaway in charming cabin on Swan's Island. Very comfortable stay with accommodating owners

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I needed a few days away to relax and this was the perfect place to do it. Very nice small cabin like accommodation that was very clean, comfortable and had everything you needed. It's in a very quiet area and a short walk to the water. We also enjoyed exploring the island in our car. Fine sand beach was beautiful and I could see spending days there to lay in the sun and hear the waves crash. Sharon and Jim are also very kind and helpful. They helped us get in contact with a lobster fisherman on the island so we could get our own lobsters. We cooked our own lobsters for the first time which was a fun experience. The cabin has everything you would need to cook lobsters so you'll be all set. I would definitely stay here again. We would probably stay longer next time! Thank you Jim and Sharon for our cool Maine experience :)

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mandi/Mike, Glad you enjoyed Normie' s lobster! None better, many people think the lobster caught in the vicinity of Swan' s Island is the best they have ever eaten. We enjoy "Fine Sand Beach" too, one of our favorites. Come back for more R&R anytime. Jim/Sharon
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Village of Atlantic
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Off island - SW Harbor
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
TIMS Carryout
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
15 - 20 minute walk
Car: recommended

The apartment is in a Loft over a shop, located in a clearing in a spruce forest. The clearing where the loft apartment is located, is about a fifteen minute walk from the shore front. The location is on the north side of the island, about three miles from the island Ferry Terminal.


Rates & Availability

Swans Island Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $50
Pet Fee $15 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

No smoking inside, pets considered - by request, no children less than 12, no lobsters may be cooked inside (may cook outside - facility provided), not handicap accessible, one night minimum - unless weekend reservation, party of two maximum occupancy, NO FIRES - Swans Island is a heavily wooded island (Fire Chief MUST issue a permit for ANY fire).

The damage deposit will be refunded within 7 business days unless a claim is filed by the owner/manager. Removal of excessive trash, heavy cleaning, evidence of smoking, evidence of a dog on the bed can result in a claim against the damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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