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

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 364 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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

Owner
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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 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!

Amenities

Swans Island Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Small semi-private sleeping area - alcove, no door.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 53 reviews
5

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
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5

Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This place is completely lovely! It is comfortable, quiet and relaxing! Jim goes out of his way to make everything easy on your vacation. My husband and I were able to explore the entire island with his helpful guidance. We had the best anniversary weekend there and I would return every year!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Jim and his wife were natural, friendly, and very helpful hosts, making our stay on Swan's Island memorable. It was a pleasure to meet both of them. Upon our arrival, they showed us the well-appointed, second floor apartment, explaining its features very clearly; later, they gave us excellent advice not only about navigating the ferry but also things worthy to see on the island and at Acadia NP. During our travels in June, we stayed in five B and B's, and our stay at this apartment on Swan's Island was our favorite. We hope that we can return some day.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and very intimate studio to enjoy a couple days on the island

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Stones’ studio appartment. Jim and Sharon are very kind and always there to help you. You may want to plan your transit from the mainland to the island ahead of time with the ferry schedule...

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

This place is AMAZING! I cannot even being to explain how wonderful our experiencewas. Jim and Sharon are the most gracious hosts I have ever met. So nice and friendly and I cannot forget to mention Lucy there golden retriever. Such a sweet dog 🐶

The apartment is stocked with everything you will need (dishes, pots/pans, towels etc) I forgot eggs and Sharon graciously gave us some of hers.

Jim and Sharon gave us so much information regarding the island. We went on trails, drove around the island and sat and chilled at the beaches. If you are looking for a quite place to relax and unplug this is the place!

We loved it so much we booked another weekend this summer.

This place is a must!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful retreat from the hustle of the mainland

  • 5 of 5

Jim and Sharon (and dog Lucy) were wonderful hosts they provided rides to/from the ferry a well-stocked cozy apartment and great insight on island activities. We spent every evening at martini point; a short walk from the property that has a beautiful view and bench available. Visited fine sand beach and the local lighthouse, both provided great sights and reasonable hikes. The local store (TIMS) has anything needed or forgotten. Overall a great place to unwind from the mainland and spend time in a small community without all the frills of tourism, the way vacation should be.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good time exploring the island! Come back again, there is more to experience. Martini Point is a special place, happy you found it. Jim/Sharon Stone
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

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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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