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The Most Beautiful Cottage on the Most Beautiful Island in the World

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Last updated: 04/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Stone Cottage is the most beautiful home in the most beautiful island in the world. It was built as the summer home of Chief Justice Harlan Fiske Stone. He was an extraordinary man and much beloved on the Island. His good friend Eleanor Roosevelt stayed here on her way to Campobello. The Cottage overlooks the thoroughfare between Isle au Haut and Kimball's Island which has an endless parade of lobster boats and yachts. Located on the edge of the village, the Cottage borders Acadia National Park with miles of trails with astounding views. Stone Cottage is a large, rambling summer home with five bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, large kitchen, living room and dining room, a wrap around porch and generations of laughter, singing and wonderful memories. Dogs that will not worry the deer are welcome. Bicycles are recommended, some cars can be rented. When the mail boat leaves it takes the world with it.

Isle au Haut, accessible by mail boat three times a day from Stonington, is the most beautiful island off the coast of Maine. Access is limited and controlled. It is six miles long, three miles wide, has five mountains, one road, several harbors and rugged cliffs. The village has: a grocery, tiny post office, one-room school house, town hall/library, church, softball field, wharf and fire station.

There are is one gift shop (Maine items only), one cafe and the lobster lady. The grocery store is open daily and has a full-range of foodstuffs, wines, vegetables, newspapers and the like. Orders are delivered to the Cottage prior to your arrival. Half of the Island is owned by the Park and has miles of hiking trails. Telephone is located at the Grocery and Library, you will need a telephone card.

Guest will need to collect their introductory box of Black Dinah Chocolates at the cafe. Guests are also treated to a lobster dinner (we supply the lobsters, you supply the hot water).

Testimonial: Oh Mat, where do I begin. What a wonderful, unbelievable, amazing experience you gave us. Your home is a picture of beauty and feels like a home of love and coziness. My family and I had a time like no other. I can't explain how long it takes my husband to relax...he relaxed immediately. My children did not ask once for a tv or a computer. We enjoyed every ounce of beauty that IAH had to offer. Boom Beach was amazing. Long Pond was sooooo refreshing. The Seal Trap trail was one of my most favorite adventures of the week. Simply beautiful. A beached whale and it's foul stench awaited us at the trail's end but prior to that it was a picture of beauty every step of the way. The lighthouse was just so amazing. Every person we met was filled with a wonderful spirit and a smile ( a rarity in Miami).

Testimonial: Your home is just such a wonderful place to gather. We had so much fun cooking, laughing and playing games. Your taste is impeccable. I love every color in every room. I love every piece of art and every piece of furniture. You have turned me into a wild, composting woman! My family made fun of me all week. I loved journeying out to the compost pile with all my little scraps. I'm going back to Miami the non green city and starting a compost pile! I'll be the talk of the town! The only stress i endured the entire week was whether or not I was separating the trash correctly. I Anyway...she helped me. I hope I did it all correctly! WE loved riding bikes. Thank you so much for allowing us to borrow your two bikes. That was wonderful. Our whole family was on bikes all week which was such a joy. I can't believe I'm not sore! Thank you again for allowing us to rent your lovely abode. My kids said today that they did not want to leave! I agreed!

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2550 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Car Available
  • Car Optional
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 1 Queen, 2 double, 6 twin. Telephone is a 5 minute walk. Sketchy cell phone access. Computer at Library....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Toys

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Pond

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 16 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May and June
May 30 - Jun 20, 2015
7 night min stay

$995
15 - 22 Aug
Aug 15 - Aug 22, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,600
Late Aug - October
Aug 29 - Oct 10, 2015
7 night min stay

$995

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $125 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

7 June – 14 June $995

14 June –21 June RENTED

21 June–28 June $2,200

28 June – 5 July $2,200

5 July – 12 July $2,300

12 July – 19 July RENTED

19 July – 26 July RENTED

26 July – 2 Aug RENTED

2 Aug – 9 Aug RENTED

9 Aug – 16 Aug RETNED

16 Aug- 23 Aug RENTED

23 Aug – 30 Aug RENTED

30 Aug – 6 Sep $1,200

6 Sep - 13 Sep $995

20 Sep - 23 Sep $995

50% on signing of lease

50% by 1st June


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Location

58 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bangor, Maine (or by water plane to Long Pond)
7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Stonington, Maine
159 Miles
Nearest Train
Portland, Maine
39 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Routes 1 & 15
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Black Dinah Cafe
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Boom Beach

To capture the real Isle au Haut experience, your tenantcy in Stone Cottage includes a box of the famous, delicious and addictive hand-made chocolates from Isle au Haut's Black Dinah Chocalatier. Your family will also have lobsters delivered to your door by Jason the Lobsterman.

Life revolves around eating (lobster torn fresh from the sea at 6PM), reading (library open 3x a week), visiting (store open daily, church on Sunday, Bernadine's Beach Parties, pie sale, lobster bake, talent show), hiking, sailing, picnics at Boom Beach, swimming at Long Pond, playing games, and star-gazing. This is not a place for those who require external electronic stimulation. There is no television or telephone at the Cottage. The public phone is a 5 minute walk away. Isle au Haut has about 30 year-rounders and perhaps another 100 rusticators who treasure every second on the Island and dream nightly about their next visit.

Other Activities: Pot Luck Suppers, Pie Auction, Church (Non-Denom), Talent Show, Hiking through Acadia National Park

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1983

About the owner: Your typical Washington insider who thinks about Isle au Haut at least a half-dozen times a day.

Why the Owner Chose Isle au Haut:
In April 1980 I was in Ann Arbor, Michigan visiting my publisher. I wandered into a used bookstore afterwards and picked up a book called 'Here on the Island.' It was about an unnamed island seven miles off the coast of Maine. I read it and put it away. In July 1983 I was inspecting coastal property and came out to Isle au Haut really on a lark, to see the Island. I'd no intention of buying. The moment I arrived it felt as if I'd been there before. I'd been on many Maine islands and thought well, one must look like another. Then, suddenly it hit me. I asked in the store about the book and was handed a copy of it. I took this as a sign that I must buy this house. Plus, I'd fallen lock, stock and barrel in love with the Island. At that time there was no television or telephone. Everyone had a soup can near their front door with a pencil and paper. You left notes when you went 'calling.' You really buy an Island when you buy a house six miles out to sea. I've never regretted my decision. The house itself is amazing. It's historic, comfortable and classic. It's like your grandmother's house, if your grandmother lived in an historic, rambling cottage on an island seven miles out to sea. The Island is magical. You will join an exclusive club after visiting the Island. You will have been to paradise.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The views. The proximity to Acadia. -The parade of boats and yachts that cruise through the Thoroughfare. -The 24/7 lobsters. -Bernadine, the official boat greeter. -The boat ride through the islands. -Black Dinah Cafe with scumptious hand-made chocolates and incredibly delicious food. -The pie auction. -The community. -Once you come to Isle au Haut you are forever more in a very distinct group. You will dream about it after your stay. -Children are truly safe here. They can ride their bikes and play and be free.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Stone Cottage
Isle au Haut, Maine

    Stone Cottage Isle au Haut, Maine

  • Front Porch

    Front Porch

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Livinr Room fireplace

    Livinr Room fireplace

  • A tad overboard on the lighthouse theme --- it takes a life of its own.

    A tad overboard on the lighthouse theme --- it takes a life of its own.

  • Suite # 1

    Suite # 1

  • Yellow Bedroom

    Yellow Bedroom

  • Swimming at Long Pond

    Swimming at Long Pond

  • Lighthouse @ Sunset looking  to Kimball's Island

    Lighthouse @ Sunset looking to Kimball's Island

  • Acadia Walking Trail

    Acadia Walking Trail

  • The lighthouse

    The lighthouse

  • Paradise

    Paradise

  • Mailboat from Stonington, 3x a day

    Mailboat from Stonington, 3x a day

  • View from Front Porch

    View from Front Porch

  • Living Room from Stairs

    Living Room from Stairs

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Judge Stone's Bedroom

    Judge Stone's Bedroom

  • Suite # 2

    Suite # 2

  • Green Maid's Room

    Green Maid's Room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • From the Lighthouse looking to the Camden Hills

    From the Lighthouse looking to the Camden Hills

  • Long Pond (swimming)

    Long Pond (swimming)

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Minimum stay: 7 nights
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  • Sleeps
    10
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    2.5
  • Property type
    Cottage
Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 2 days
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 04/27/2015
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