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Waterfront on Coombs Cove, East Islesboro

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Last updated: 09/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

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

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    This house is not suitable for wheelchairs....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books:

    We have books!...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • 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

  • Music Library:

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

  • Stereo:

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

  • 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

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

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


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • 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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Large, recent Maytag....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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

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

  • Linens Provided:

    Cotton sheets and towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfortable leather sofa and leather recliners....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

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

  • Telephone:

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

  • Towels Provided:

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

  • Washing Machine:

    Large, recent Maytag front loading....moreless


  • Catering Available:

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

  • Coffee Maker:

    Insulated paper filter type....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

  • Dishes & Utensils:

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

  • Dishwasher:

    An efficient Bosch which cleans nicely....moreless

  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave
  • 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


  • Deck / Patio:

    small deck, comfortable for 4-6...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

  • 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

  • Tennis:

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



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from 14 traveler reviews
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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall, 2015
Sep 13 - Oct 17, 2015
7 night min stay


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,

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

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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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  • View from Master Bedroom

    View from Master Bedroom

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

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

  • A propane heater to take the chill off of foggy evenings.

    A propane heater to take the chill off of foggy evenings.

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen


  • First floor bedroom

    First floor bedroom

  • From the lawn's edge.

    From the lawn's edge.

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Breakfast, coffee/reading area

    Breakfast, coffee/reading area

  • Deck


  • Dawn from Master Bedroom

    Dawn from Master Bedroom

  • Lawn, low tide

    Lawn, low tide

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • First floor bedroom with view of the cove.

    First floor bedroom with view of the cove.

  • Guest Bedroom

    Guest Bedroom

  • Master Bedroom, second floor

    Master Bedroom, second floor

  • Breakfast, coffee/reading area

    Breakfast, coffee/reading area

  • Second Floor Lounge

    Second Floor Lounge

  • Ledges off the Island

    Ledges off the Island

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Waterfront on Coombs Cove, East Islesboro

Islesboro #347845

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