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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 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
  • 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.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 47 reviews

Hygge to the Max!!

  • 5 of 5

Just spent an amazing few days in Swan's Island and it was wonderful. Perfect hygge (Danish for cozy, content, etc.) vibe. I can only echo other reviews that the cabin was very clean and well appointed, just perfect for a couple. We had everything we needed for a wonderful stay. The owners Jim and Sharon were super nice and really helpful! Great advice about where to visit, and how to find trails. Some of our favorite spots were Hero Beach, Minturn Harbor, Martini Point at the clubhouse and the library (yes, the library). If you stay here, ask Jim about the story behind their amazing little library and be sure to stop in and see it as you tour the island. The views are magnificent from every direction on this island and we would definitely love to return- next time with our kayaks! Thank you Jim and Sharon for being such wonderful hosts and sharing your very special spot with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a complimentary review. You touched on many of the island experiences that cause visitors to return again. If you bring kayaks, do not forget your wetsuits! Swan's Island is on the Maine Island Trail. Return anytime. Jim/Sharon
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Island Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is truly an island retreat. A much needed respite that Jim and Sharon have created to enjoy the stars, the island and Acadia National Park. We will be back! Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. Hope to see you again next time you visit the Acadia area. Jim/Sharon
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Well-organized, well-stocked, clean apartment with helpful hosts

  • 5 of 5

The apartment had everything we needed for a couple nights of cooking, including a grill and a lobster-cooking equipment (which Jim helped us out with). Jim and Sharon were very gracious hosts. We stayed for two nights. Jim gave us information on things to do on the island, which was very helpful---we visited the lighthouse on the island, the fine sand beach, and the area near the "clubhouse" down the road from the apartment.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. We enjoy sharing our hide-a-way in the woods on Swan's Island, happy you found it to your liking. Jim&Sharon Stone
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Small but cozy space with everything you need and nothing you don't

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful retreat for anyone looking to get away for a bit. Jim and Sharon are excellent owners - extremely friendly and on hand to to answer questions, offer advice and help out when you want them, but offer plenty of privacy and space when you don't. They are very nice and very helpful. The cabin is very clean and well appointed. The space is just right for a couple - probably too small for three people. Internet is sufficient for streaming video. We cooked all our meals in the kitchen and had no problems. Everything is in good repair and well labeled, making it easy to make good use of the space. For those looking to spend all their time indoors, this might be a bit cramped. But for those looking for a home base from which to exploring the island, this can't be beat.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We used to live aboard a small sailboat. That experience is reflected in the apartment's layout. The apartment was designed to comfortably accommodate a single, or a couple; not three, or more. Since we are on an island, you cannot survive by acting on impulse. We try to provide what is needed to be comfortable for a three to six day stay, with enough advice to provision adequately for a trip to a coastal island without compromise. Thank you for sharing your enjoyment. We hope to see you again. Jim&Sharon
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  • 5 of 5

Swans Island is just a lovely and exotic ferry ride away from MDI. There's lots of things to do on the Island if you want to be active -- beautiful trails, ocean side views, lighthouse tours, etc. It's also a great place to chill in a natural but beautiful environment. Jim and Sharon are extraordinarily helpful and gracious hosts and the apartment is comfortable and charming. This place is not to be missed!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the boat ride! The island is a good place to pause and reflect, hike, or enjoy the Town's sense of community. Come for another visit. Jim&Sharon
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Great Time, Great Apartment, Jim & Sharon great people to rent from

  • 5 of 5

This the second time I have rented from Jim & Sharon. This time was for a week. The apartment was spotless and everything worked. The price was excellent considering the location and the excellent condition of the apartment. You will have a hard time finding a nicer place for the money. The best part was Jim & Sharon, again they are super nice people. Plan to head back in 2018.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John, thank you for the compliments. Our goal, is a review like yours. We try to build our repeat business by meeting expectations. Looking forward to your next visit! 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

Taxes and fees are additional

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, 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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