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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. Return to the mainland via ferry to spend time in 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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Jim/Sharon Stone

Knowledgeable, flexible, helpful hosts.

Jim/Sharon Stone purchased this studio in 2005

Why Jim/Sharon Stone chose Swans Island

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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • 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 ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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.


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average rating of 4.983871 based on 62 reviews

Jim and Sharon have created a perfect retreat in a beautiful setting. You have everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

Swans Island is remarkable. The people are friendly, helpful and happy to share stories. Jim recommended a trip to the library, which, through a collection of oral histories, provided insight to the fierce pride islanders have in their home. There is much to see, and many places to slow down and think about things.

Thanks, Jim and Sharon!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melody, Thank you for your kind compliments. We strive to create a memorable experience in a pay it forward manner. We arrived here on impulse, and now feel attached to the strong feelings and traditions shared by the generations of " real islanders" that have inhabited Swan's Island. The Library's collection of oral histories provide a visitor with a rare glimpse into Coastal Maine's history at a very personal level. We hope you are able to return to experience more - the trails you missed on your too short visit, the SIES MARINE MUSEUM, a church supper, an island community breakfast at the IOOF Hall, Friday night movie night at the library...and much more. Thank you, Jim&Sharon Stone
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The perfect host!

  • 5 of 5

Jim and Sharon Stone are wonderful host! We had a great time on Swan's Island. The room is exactly as described and the bed is very comfortable. Jim gave us the contact information to purchase lobster from a local fisherman and he even picked up the lobster and had the pots with water and salt all ready for us when we arrived Thursday evening. They provided us with a list to things on the island, including maps. We drove to the lighthouse, hiked around the quarry pond, hiked to fine sand beach, had a picnic on the point, and ate the best sticky buns from TIMS Store on Saturday morning! We only stayed two nights and I would recommend at least 3. We both look so forward to coming back. Thank you Jim and Sharon!!!

Misty and David

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful! Hope to return!

  • 5 of 5

We were well informed about our stay and the accommodations were as promised. My husband and I would love to return to this island and especially this property! We were treated as guests with all our questions answered and valuable assistance from the owners about the island. This place is a hidden treasure!

One must be prepared, there are no restaurants and the store has minimal supplies.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Terry, thank you for the kind review. We try to make our guests feel welcome. You have to enjoy vacationing off the beaten path when you travel to an unabridged Maine coastal island. It was a pleasure having you as guests. Come back and experience more of the island. Jim/Sharon
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Wonderful little hideaway

  • 4 of 5

Jim and Sharon have a well provisioned place here with peace and quiet all around. Easy access to kayak and other water launches a short drive away at the Club House if you bring them. Grill provided with all you need. Bring all the food you want as supplies are not plentiful on the island. If you are at all tall, you’ll need to watch your head on sloping ceilings with some tight spaces.

Jim and Sharon are wonderful hosts with a very nice place here to get away from everything.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay Charles.
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I hope to come back next year!

  • 5 of 5

Jim and Sharon couldn't be nicer. They gave us great directions over the phone to get to their secluded property, tucked deep in a thick evergreen forest along a rural road. The property is surrounded by the woods, chirping squirrels and the occasional visit from deer nearby, and it's a quick walk to the coast.

Jim was an excellent host--he explained everything about the house, gave us a thorough orientation to the island and had some great recommendations on where we could take our dog off leash / for a swim (as some beaches are off-limits to dogs during the day). We spent a week in the Acadia National Park region, but our two days on Swan's Island were definitely the highlight of the trip.

The big reason I chose to stay here was because it was dog friendly, but the island was a huge bonus in the end. It is so beautiful and off the beaten path-- practically no tourists (or restaurants or bars) are really on the island. There is an inn that does breakfast sometimes, and a small market with anything you need. I think the locals like to keep the island a secret from the throngs of tourists, and Jim and Sharon made this amazing place accessible to us, as a lot of the roads/paths don't have signs and we never would've found the best views if they hadn't shown us where to go. So if you're looking for a secluded place to chill out and relax, have coffee on the porch while watching the sunrise, and have great hosts next door to help you with anything, this is the place for you.

Jim and Sharon really care about their guests having a good time, even after their stay, and gave us some good recommendations for the rest of our trip through Acadia (hint: go to the secluded Schoodic Peninsula - it's worth it).

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ryan, Glad you had a good experience! Thank you for the kind words. If you return next year, your dog leash will be here, unless you provide instructions for returning it. Jim/Sharon
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Great time and perfect accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful quaint accommodations. We had a short stay and this was perfect for us. We were able to see a lot of the island and hiked a lot. In the evenings we sat on the back deck in piece and quiet. Jim and Sharon we so helpful and accommodating. Offered advice and great suggestions. We both felt that went above and beyond to make our anniversary a memorable one. We can’t wait to go back

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try, and fits together. Thank you for the kind words. Jim&Sharon Stone
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $50
Pet Fee $15 + Tax

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, two nights 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 open 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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