If you are a small family of two or three looking for a quiet and beautiful place in which to spend a vacation, please consider this unit being offered. Located in Mid-Coast Maine on the island of Islesboro, this waterfront property is on the east side of the island at a high elevation with a view from Castine, down Eggemoggin Reach to North Haven. A short walk down to a private, pebbly beach presents you to one of the most picturesque coves on the island. There is a small rowboat here for your pleasure.
The apartment sits over a newly constructed 2-car garage, next door to the owner’s home on a very quiet 10 acre peninsula. A private entrance opens to the staircase leading up to the apartment. The entire building is winterized with comfortable in-floor heating. High Speed WI-FI from a Fibre Optic system is available.
The one large bedroom has a double bed and a foldaway twin. A full bathroom has been designed with stylish fixtures. A hair dryer is provided. Full-size washer and dryer (for use of the renting family only, please) are in this room. Laundry soap and linens are provided. The kitchen is fully equipped, including new appliances—stove, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposer. Dishes, cookware, cutlery etc. are also provided. The living room faces east with a view of East Penobscot Bay.
Islesboro is a beautiful 14-mile long island in the Penobscot Bay. A 3-mile ride on the State of Maine’s ferry MV Margaret Chase Smith (30 car, 220 passenger capacity) will transport you from Lincolnville Beach to Grindle Point on Islesboro. In July and August a Sailor's Memorial Museum in Grindle Lighthouse is open to the public. The ferry ride is 20 minutes and a round-trip ticket for a car and driver costs $30.00, an adult passenger $11.00. The last trip of the day departs Lincolnville at 5pm. You will need a car on the island.
Folks appreciate the solitude and remoteness from the mainland which living on an island affords. Walking (the Islesboro Island Trust maintains several beautiful walking trails in various locations around the island), bicycling, beach combing, picnicking, swimming and kayaking are very popular activities.
If one wants to venture further out about the island, during the summer months the Horse Barn up-island is home to the Pripet Riding Program. In Seal Harbor, mid-island, you’ll find Big Tree Boating’s sailing lessons in full swing (at a very reasonable cost). The town of Islesboro supports summer recreation activities—tennis courts, pickleball, playground etc. which are located mid-island. There is a book store in Dark Harbor and the Town Beach (picnic and recreation area) is at the southern tip of the island. The Islesboro Farmers Market runs mid-June through late August. Also starting in June, the Islesboro Historical Society presents a full schedule of programs, art shows, arts and crafts etc. until the end of August.
Open year-round is the Alice L. Pendleton Library, a public library (with renter memberships available). A fitness center, internet café, youth and adult programs, and special events happen in the Islesboro Community Center.
There are no malls on Islesboro but Dark Harbor is a busy village in the summer months with shops and a big favorite—The Dark Harbor Shop (ice cream and “the best” sandwiches). If one needs to take a day for shopping, Camden (6 mi. south of Lincolnville Beach), Rockland (15 mi. south) and Belfast (12 mi. north of Lincolnville Beach) are easy destinations.
There are two grocery/general stores on Islesboro but, as they are closed early evenings and Sundays, we encourage you to purchase food/staples on the mainland before your arrival to last you a day or two.