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main house and barn viewed from Harbor Road

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Last updated: 06/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Swans Island house description

Modern, 3BR/2B house (1100 SF), and barn (1200 SF), and bunk house (2 Beds, 100 SF) and garage, on elevated 3 acre, rocky,wooded, blueberried property with wonderful views of Burnt Coat Harbor on Swans Island. A short ferry ride to MDI and Acadia National Park. An easy walk (less than 1/2 mile) to the general store, ice creamery and fast food truck, sand beach, the post office and town hall. Longer walk or short drive to the island's Tea House Restaurant, library, fisherman's wharf/lobster coop, and swimming quarry. Easy access to biking and hiking trails and nature reserve. Short drive to the ferry.

An inexpensive ferry ticket will take you from Swans Island to Bass Harbor in about 30 minutes. In Bass Harbor you can boarad the LL Bean MDI bus, Which is free, and you can 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. The bus will get you back in time for the late afternoon ferry. The bus is free and it carries bikes. We supply information about the bus and ferry schedule and routes with our 'Welcome' packet which we mail to you with 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.

The house is charming and immaculately clean and comfortable. It can sleep eight. Over eight can sleep in the barn, but you might want to supply some kind of pad or cushion or mattress or linens or blankets and pillows. There are two new, super comfortable, high end queen size beds, two twins, and a double bed sleeper sofa in the barn.

All the house water is from our well, tastes wonderful, is filtered and subject to UV light to kill any germs that might be in the well.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Events Allowed
              • 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

              • 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

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                has en suite bath...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

                in the bunk house on the patio, 2 steps from the main house...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 double

                bath just past the door...moreless

              • Beds/Mattresses for 6 provided. Barn can accomodate additional guests but you must provide bedding materials. Too many will overcrowd bath and kitchen facilities....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

                en suite in master bedroom...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                and sink...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Because we only purchased the property in July 2013, we are not fully prepared with all the amenities, features, facilities and services we hope to offer in the future. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Games:

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

                  • Television:

                    small, wall mounted flat screen in dining room. large wall mounted flat screen in barn...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    satellite/basic service...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • Stereo
                  • Books
                  • Ping Pong Table

                  Theme

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

                  Attractions

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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  local services and businesses

                  • Groceries
                  • Medical Services

                  Location Type

                  • Oceanfront:

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

                  • Water View

                  sports and adventure activities

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

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining:

                        see photos. Dining space and chairs for larger groups can be 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
                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Seating for 4 people

                      General

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional

                          Kitchen

                          • Toaster
                          • 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

                          • 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

                          Outside

                          • Deck / Patio:

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

                          • Kayak / Canoe:

                            can be rented on MDI or at Long Pond in Acadia. hope to have one or two 2014 summer...moreless

                          • Outdoor Grill:

                            charcoal (provided, stored in the barn)...moreless

                          • Bicycles:

                            can be rented on MDI. Hope to have several 2014 summer...moreless

                          • Tennis:

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

                          • Golf:

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

                          • Boat:

                            rentals and charters on MDI. hope to have a boat 2014 summer...moreless

                          • Lawn / Garden:

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

                               

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                              My Standard Rate
                              7 night min stay

                              $1,092

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


                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Security Deposit $500
                              • Tax Rate 7%

                              Notes:

                              A $500 security/damage/loss deposit is required but returned after the house is inspected and property inventory is completed by our property manager.

                              At the time of reservation a single $500 deposit will hold the property and cover the security deposit. If the reservation is cancelled less than 25 days before scheduled arrival date $200 will be returned and $300 applied to future rentals.


                              Cancellation policy:

                              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                              Calendar

                              Last updated: 06/27/2014
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                              22 Today
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                              Location

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

                              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.

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2013

                              About the owner: We are a family of 4. We have lived in suburban New Jersey. I commute to work at a large Japanese bank where I am a Senior Vice President. My husband is retired physician, having been in private practice for many years in Manhattan and on the teaching faculty of Columbia Universities College of Physicians and Surgeons. My son, age 23, is working as an intern in the Office of the Controller of the City of New York and finishing his degree at Hunter College. My 12 year old daughter, Amity, is a 7th grader and loves the piano, the dance, her camera, her iPhone, her dog Juno and her numerous friends and buddies.

                              Why the Owner Chose 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 park, Echo Lake, Long Pond, the theatre in Somesville, the music in North East 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 commecialism 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.

                              • study.  will be converted to a small 3rd bedroom.

                                study. will be converted to a small 3rd bedroom.

                              • 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

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

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

                              • 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

                              • 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

                              • kitchen.

                                kitchen.

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

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

                              • 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.

                              $1,092 per week (USD)
                              3

                              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 8

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                              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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