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main house and barn viewed from Harbor Road

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Last updated: 05/04/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Modern, 3BR/2B house, immaculately clean, charming and comfortable (1100 SF, sleeps 6): the Barn (1200 SF, meal seating for 10, sleeps 2 on the sofa bed), and Bunk House, colorful and charming (100 SF, 2 twin beds, sleeps 2) and garage (3 bikes, tire pump, helmets and 20 pound lobster pot with propane burner, and garbage cans, gardening equipment and hose), on elevated 3 acres, rocky,wooded, blue berried property with wonderful views of Burnt Coat Harbor.

The Main House and the Barn are WiFi/'High Speed Internet and Satellite TV equipped. Fine old stereo speakers stream music from the internet and pick up AM and FM over the air broadcasts. A modern, high capacity Washer/Dryer is located in the well stocked pantry. All needed pillows, linens and towels are supplied. The refrigerator was new in 2013. The electric stove is modern and works well. There is thermostat controlled electric baseboard heating for chilly nights. There is a 'medium sized' microwave in the kitchen. Sorry, no electric dishwasher yet.

A short ferry ride to MDI and Acadia National Park. An easy walk (less than 1/2 mile) to Tim's Island Market and Supply (excellent meat, fish and lobster), ice creamery, fast food truck, Carrying Place sand beach, the Post Office and Town Hall. The 'Odd Fellows Hall', the town's meeting place for town breakfasts, Zumba classes, and plays, musicals and the Sweet Chariot Folk Festival, is next door. Longer walk or short drive to the island's Tea House Restaurant, library, fisherman's wharf/lobster co-op, and swimming quarry. Easy access to biking and hiking trails and nature reserve. Short drive to the ferry (about 5 minutes).

An inexpensive ferry ticket will take you from Swans Island to Bass Harbor in about 30 minutes. Bring your car if you want, but you can get around MDI without it. In Bass Harbor, steps from the ferry, you board the free LL Bean MDI bus, and tour Acadia National Park, visit and shop Southwest Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Somesville, Bar Harbor, or Jordan Pond; or walk Acadia's Carriage Roads or hike Acadia's trails; go to the top of Cadillac Mountain (from which you can see Swans Island); or swim and Picnic at Echo Lake. Plan your excursion carefully and the bus will get you back in time for the late afternoon ferry. The bus is free; you can bring our bikes if you are in good shape and can manage the hilly roads on MDI. We supply information about the bus, the ferry (schedules and routes) with our 'Welcome and Information' packet which we mail to you after you have completed your reservation.

Wonderful summer stock theater is available in Somesville. Classical music concerts take place in Northeast Harbor. There are wonderful museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants all over MDI and nearby towns in Hancock County. All within easy reach. We can advise about scheduling and logistics.

Charter a motor launch or sail boat. Go whale watching. Explore nearby uninhabited islands. Go clamming on deserted beaches. We hope to offer a sail boat and motor boat with the property rental, soon. In the meantime local lobstermen sometimes offer rides on their lobster boats with trips to nearby Stonington, and mail boat rides to Frenchboro, on which you might see some seals, some eagles, other sea birds and rarely a whale.

All the house water is from our well, tastes wonderful, is filtered and treated with UV light to kill any germs that might be in the well. State licensed lab tests done in June 2013 assured the potability of the well water, without filtration and UV treatment. Mattresses are modern, firm, and very comfortable.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    toddlers and infants must be supervised in the barn, there are no steps down from the barn floor out the front barn door, just a steep 4 foot drop to the rocky ground. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    fire is a great, great hazard on Swans Island. and I as a former smoker do not want to be tempted by the left over smell of tobacco....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    has en suite bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    bath just past the door...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Bunk beds. See photo. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    in the bunkhouse, steps away from the main house, unheated...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    in the barn, unheated...moreless

  • Beds/Mattresses for 8 provided. One sleep sofa for 2 provided.

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    en suite in master bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    and sink...moreless

Entertainment

  • Games:

    chess, checkers, back gammon, cards, board games like Monopoly, Risk, scrabble, ...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    satellite/basic service...moreless

  • Stereo:

    fine older stereo speakers and new amp/tuner; streams internet internet broadcast and smartphone signals and over the air AM/Fm broadcast materials...moreless

  • Television:

    small, wall mounted flat screen in dining room. larger wall mounted flat screen in barn. Digital Satellite Signal provides superb picture and sound quality....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    15 minutes short walk to the sand beach. ...moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    see photos. Dining internet and chairs for larger groups are set up in the barn where you will enjoy the wonderful view of Burnt Coat Harbor, across the road, down the hill and out the cove....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    large capacity/high end...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    3 bikes, mixed sizes, bike helmets and tire pump...moreless

  • Garage:

    used for equipment and bike storage and garbage cans...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    baseboard heat. oil fired boiler and hot water heater...moreless

  • Internet:

    high speed wireless connection. no charge....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    stored in the barn and walk in closet in the master bedroom...moreless

  • Living Room:

    see photos. art work and some small pieces of furniture change from time to time....moreless

  • Parking:

    on property...moreless

  • Telephone:

    only cell phone service. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    stored in the barn and the master bedroom walk-in closet....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    large capacity/high end ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    yes....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    service for 8...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen, microwave, toaster, special large lobster pot with its own propane tank that can boil 10 or 15 lobsters at once, special large lobster plates. Large pantry, fully stocked. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    mid-size...moreless

  • Oven:

    electric, modern, relatively new...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    fully stocked with salt, pepper, sugar, mustard, mayo, ketsup, vinegar, oil, honey and maple syrup, canned fruits, canned vegetables, pasta, hot and cold cereals, coffee and tea. ...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    1 for adult and 2 for kids....moreless

  • Boat:

    rentals and charters on MDI. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio table and chairs/ Screened porch with table and chairs/ Garden benches and chairs at view sites on the property/ ...moreless

  • Golf:

    can be arranged on MDI and on the mainland nearby....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    can be rented on MDI or at Long Pond in Acadia. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    garden chairs, benches, tables positioned to enjoy the harborocean view. A hammock in the back yard....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    charcoal (provided, stored in the barn)/large capacity, propane fueled lobster pot....moreless

  • Tennis:

    can be arranged nearby on MDI and Ellsworth....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Island quarry and several sand beaches for swimming on Swans Island and MDI. Pool swimming for Y members at the YMCA in Bar Harbor and Ellsworth...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,250

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

All rental deposits are fully refundable up to 60 days prior to your arrival date. Cancellations 60 days or less prior to arrival will result in refunds of monies paid (prorated on time), if the Owner can rent out the cancelled time. If the cancelled time is not rented because of the late cancellation, we will retain 80% and apply to a later booking within one year at new years prevailing rate. Charges are for single weeks and multiples of weeks, not by the day or by the night. Rentals are from Saturday to Saturday.

Pet fees are per week and cover special cleaning and sanitizing costs to reduce hair and dander, that allow us to rent to dog, cat and bird allergic persons. Pets would not be allowed in the main house but would have to be kept on the porch or in the barn. Agreement to bringing a pet is on an individual basis and at the sole discretion of the owner.


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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bass Harbor/Southwest Harbor/Bar Harbor/Stonington
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Maine State Ferry from Bass Harbor to Swans Is.
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
Causeway Golf Club, Southwest Harbor
180 Miles
Nearest Train
Brunswick/Freeport, Maine
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Swans Island Tea House
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Carrying Place Beach

Boating (sailing, motor boating, lobster boat rides, whale watching boat rides), biking, hiking, kayaking on ponds or the ocean, bird watching, swimming, are the primary outdoor activities. People here read, write, paint and do other arts, and crafts, and hobbies, and relax. There is golf, tennis theater and music nearby on Mount Desert Island. Clamming, blueberry picking, lobster bakes and clambakes and pancakes and dances and shows and theatre and musicals at the Odd Fellow Hall, scheduled through July and August.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2013

About: We are a family of 4. We live in suburban New Jersey. I commute to work in New York City at a large Japanese bank where I am a Senior Vice President and Department Head. My husband is retired physician, having been in private practice for many years in Manhattan and on the teaching faculty of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. My son, age 24, living in Spuyten Duyvil, is working at the NYU Dental School administering research grants and finishing his degree at Hunter College. My 14 year old daughter, Amity, an 8th grader, loves the piano, the dance, her camera, her iPhone, her dog Juno and her numerous friends and buddies.

Why Swans Island:
We have been coming to Maine for the past 25 years. We started in Monhegan and then rented for a week or two for many successive summers, first in Bar Harbor, then Southwest Harbor, then Bass Harbor. We always thought we would buy on MDI. We love the Acadia, Echo Lake, Long Pond, the theatre in Somesville, the music in Northwast Harbor and the boating and galleries and restaurants. We have looked every year for a place to buy but never found the 'just right' one, until we came out to Swans Island at the end of January 2012. We were stunned and speechless and driven to tears by the beauty of one property that we saw after another: by the beauty of the island, by the happy faces, laughter and smiles of the people coming to Swans on the ferry; and the sadness of the faces of the people leaving. his had never happened to us before, even as we looked up and down the coast over many,many years. We were compelled to buy this house, (and want so much to share it when we can't be there), by the character of this house and this place and its people, and by its proximity to Acadia and all that we love on MDI.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Over the years Acadia and MDI has gotten busier, more crowded and more expensive, though no less beautiful and no less fun. We have migrated away from the business and bother and noise and crowds and commercialism as we moved over the years from Bar Harbor to SW Harbor to Bass Harbor. Moving to Swans was the last step in that migration. It is quiet and small and intimate and friendly and gorgeous and safe. And still we can easily go and do all the things we have done for so many years on MDI and in Acadia.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • main house and barn viewed from Harbor Road

    main house and barn viewed from Harbor Road

  • same patio.  we will delete one of these next week and update a new photo

    same patio. we will delete one of these next week and update a new photo

  • the living room.

    the living room.

  • master bedroom.

    master bedroom.

  • dining rm.  larger groups can find space to eat in the barn + ocean/harbor view

    dining rm. larger groups can find space to eat in the barn + ocean/harbor view

  • 2nd bathroom.  House water filter and purifier is behind the shoji screen

    2nd bathroom. House water filter and purifier is behind the shoji screen

  • bunk house. steps from the kitchen on the patio.

    bunk house. steps from the kitchen on the patio.

  • chair, rocker, lamp, coffee table and painting canvases are gone

    chair, rocker, lamp, coffee table and painting canvases are gone

  • house, bunk house and patio from the barn.
Beware of drop off from barn door!!!

    house, bunk house and patio from the barn. Beware of drop off from barn door!!!

  • the view of Burnt Cove Harbor and islands beyond, from part way up our hill.

    the view of Burnt Cove Harbor and islands beyond, from part way up our hill.

  • A beautiful sun set at the ferry terminal

    A beautiful sun set at the ferry terminal

  • A long view of the dining room through the living room.

    A long view of the dining room through the living room.

  • the patio behind the  back kitchen door

    the patio behind the back kitchen door

  • the screened in side porch with the door to the master bedroom

    the screened in side porch with the door to the master bedroom

  • the living room.

    the living room.

  • master bath.  large tiled stall shower is barely visible to the right

    master bath. large tiled stall shower is barely visible to the right

  • 3rd bedroom with a comfortable bunk bed

    3rd bedroom with a comfortable bunk bed

  • kitchen.

    kitchen.

  • barn. two tables change. house is visible outside barn door.

    barn. two tables change. house is visible outside barn door.

  • The barn!

    The barn!

  • 2nd Bedroom. Large closets and shelves are not visible.

    2nd Bedroom. Large closets and shelves are not visible.

  • A bike ride on the streets of Swans Island!

    A bike ride on the streets of Swans Island!

  • The local quarry on Swan's Island!

    The local quarry on Swan's Island!

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Minimum stay: 7 nights
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/04/2015
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