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Waterfront on Coombs Cove, East Islesboro

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Last updated: 07/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Islesboro house description

Overlooking Hutchins Island, this property offers ever changing, always gorgeous views. Watch the colors of dawn wash over Castine, Cape Rosier, and the east Penobscot Bay. Let the last sight of your evening be moonlight playing on water, and then drift off to sleep hearing loons call across the cove. Enjoy the tranquility and privacy of a house at the end of a quiet, island lane. Listen to the seals grunting on the ledges off Hutchins Island, an uninhabited island protected by the Islesboro Islands Trust. Connected to Islesboro by a sand bar at low tide, this little island’s beaches and rocky shore are fun to explore. Adjacent to the property, a family of beavers is at work in the early morning and at dusk. Approach their pond quietly and you may also be able to watch the blue heron that feeds in the shallows.

The house is about thirty years old and comfortable. It has two bedrooms looking over the cove and a small bedroom with no water view. The living room has comfortable chairs and a sofa. A dining area is off the living room. Upstairs, besides the master bedroom with a queen bed, is a sitting room with an analog tv that can play videos and dvds. There are no computers and no phones. Many people are grateful, but others find they can’t live without them, so be forewarned.

Islesboro is a 20 minute ferry ride from the terminal at Lincolnville Beach. The ferry departs from the mainland on the hour beginning at 8am. The last boat leaves at 5pm and there is no ferry at 12:00. There are fewer boat runs on Sundays. I recommend making reservations as the ferry is likely to be busy in the summer.

Both small grocery stores on the island serve pizza and sandwiches. While there are no formal restaurants, at the ferry landing you can get burgers, fries and other light fare. There's a sandwich shop in Dark Harbor as well, and a cafe in the Community Center in Dark Harbor. We have a library, and the Community Center plans various activities. There is no movie theater. There are two antique shops.

Pendleton Point on the southern end of the island boasts small beaches, hiking on the rocky shore and great views of the East Bay and many of its islands. Islesboro Islands Trust maintains hiking trails in several locations. Big Tree Beach is a popular spot for swimming. There's a lot to do on Islesboro if you're in the mood for activity. It's also a good place to do little more than relax.

Keywords: beach front, ocean views, sunrise, boating, swimming, peace and quiet

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Children Welcome:

                The stairway is not ideal for toddlers, but fine for older children. Please bring your own toys and games. There are some board games in the house. Chess, chequers, etc....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Dogs are permitted by permission only. No cats....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Pantry Items:

                You will find basic items here such as salt, sugar, enough coffee to get you through your first morning, butter, half and half. If you use up an item, please be sure to replace it....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Everything you need to prepare simple meals is included including an electric mixer, small food processor, coffee grinder and insulated coffee maker....moreless

              • Dining:

                The dining table seats four comfortably using the hand-made Windsor chairs. There are two folding chairs if you need to seat six. ...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Basic dishes with stainless silverware. There are plenty of glasses, but there are no snazzy ones for champagne or martinis....moreless

              • Catering Available:

                There are a number of people on the island available for this kind of work....moreless

              • Stove:

                Recent glass-top electric stove with self-cleaning oven....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                All appliances are modern and in good working order....moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                An efficient Bosch which cleans nicely....moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                Insulated paper filter type....moreless

              • Toaster:

                Two slice toaster....moreless


              • Fireplace:

                A new propane stove has been installed to take the chill off if you find the evening air a bit too brisk. Easy to use, it will make weeks in the fall comfortable....moreless

              • Heating:

                The only heat is from the new gas stove in the living room....moreless

              • Living Room:

                Comfortable leather sofa and leather recliners....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Cotton bath and beach towels are provided....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Large, recent Maytag front loading....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Parking for 2 cars at the house....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Cotton sheets and towels....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Large, recent Maytag....moreless

              • Hair Dryer


              • Television:

                TV is attached to a DVD player and VCR. Because it has not been converted to the new digital network, there is no TV reception....moreless

              • Games:

                There are a few board games in the house and some puzzles, but if you are an avid player, please bring your own....moreless

              • Stereo:

                There is a good receiver with adapter for MP3 player as well as a fragile record player....moreless

              • Music Library:

                There are some records in the house. Please take good care of them if you use them....moreless

              • Video Library:

                There are a few videos at the house, but you might want to bring some with you....moreless

              • Books:

                We have books!...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • CD Player


                  • Telephone:

                    No land line. Cell phone reception varies depending on the carrier....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Charcoal. I provide charcoal. If you are running out, please let me know or be sure there is enough for the next person...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Bring your own or rent from Ducktrap Kayaks which is just south of the ferry terminal on Route 1. (207) 236-8608....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    A nice good sized lawn at the water's edge....moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    There is a public tennis court mid-island....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    small deck, comfortable for 4-6...moreless


                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic

                  Location & View

                  • Ocean View
                  • Oceanfront


                  • Churches
                  • Kayaking
                  • Hiking
                  • Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Sailing
                  • Tennis
                  • Cycling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Shelling
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Boating
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Marina
                  • Library
                  • Photography
                  • Snorkeling


                  Write a review 4.9
                  from 9 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Tax Rate 8%


                  Check-in time is 4pm and check-out time is 12 noon. Please do not arrive before 4:00.

                  You are responsible for leaving the house immaculate. To make your reservation,

                  mail a check for one half the weekly rate plus the $500 refundable security deposit.

                  The balance, including lodging tax, is due four weeks before you arrive.

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                  Last updated: 07/12/2014
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                  While I do not have kayaks for you to borrow, there are many places to use your boats if you bring them with you. Ducktrap Kayaks, a short drive from the ferry terminal in Lincolnville, rents kayaks by the day or week at reasonable prices, (207) 236-8608. Dan and Lorraine are experienced and knowledgeable and can set you up with a boat that will be appropriate for your level of experience, including all the safety gear, and they can suggest where you might like to paddle.

                  There is a stable and horseback riding is possible by appointment.

                  A sailing program for beginning and intermediate sailors is a popular activity. Instruction using the program's small sailboats is available.

                  The Community Center offers a gift shop featuring arts and crafts, an exercise room, a cafe and a friendly staff.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1994

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  While there are many places to enjoy on Islesboro, such as Sprague's Beach to the west, and the hiking trails at the extreme north and south ends of this narrow island, my favorite is this tidal cove which I was lucky enough to find more than fifteen years ago. It’s a tranquil location at the end of a dead-end lane. There is no phone or TV connected to the outside world. It’s a short walk to the beaver pond. The start of a loop hiking trail is adjacent to my property. If there’s a need, there is cell phone reception, and the drive to the library, where there is wireless internet 24 hours a day, takes less than ten minutes. In the fog, the only sounds those of the birds and waves, it is easy to imagine how life was before the onslaught of machines.

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                  Speaks: english



                  • From the lawn's edge.

                    From the lawn's edge.

                  • Dining Area

                    Dining Area

                  • Breakfast, coffee/reading area

                    Breakfast, coffee/reading area

                  • Dawn from Master Bedroom

                    Dawn from Master Bedroom

                  • First floor bedroom

                    First floor bedroom

                  • Lawn, low tide

                    Lawn, low tide

                  • View from Upstairs Bedroom

                    View from Upstairs Bedroom

                  • Master Bedroom, second floor

                    Master Bedroom, second floor

                  • New for 2014, a propane heater to take the chill off of foggy evenings.

                    New for 2014, a propane heater to take the chill off of foggy evenings.

                  • First floor bedroom with view of the cove.

                    First floor bedroom with view of the cove.

                  • Beach and sandbar to Hutchins Island, just down the path.

                    Beach and sandbar to Hutchins Island, just down the path.

                  • Deck


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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                  Waterfront on Coombs Cove, East Islesboro

                  Islesboro #347845

                  3 BR  2.5 BA  Sleeps 6

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