Now Booking for 2014! Ocean Cove Adventure for 14!
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Swans Island house description
Make Robin House part of your summer & fall from now on! The private wooded setting right on the shoreline is perfect for watching the tide roll in and out. Enjoy sunrise and sunset by winding through a wooded trail to the BIG rock fondly named Allagash! 4 bedroom plus a double and single in a loft, multilevel home includes a master bedroom (queen) & full bath on the first floor, 3 bedrooms (including a 4 bed bunk room!) on the 2nd floor and a loft that will sleep 3! Guest room 1: Double, Guest room 2: 2 twins, double futon & roll-a-away twin, Guest room 3: 3 single & 1 double in bunk bed format. There is also a sleeping loft with 1 twin & double! There is a full bath upstairs too. Fireplace, fully furnished kitchen with microwave and utensils, full washer and dryer, VCR, DVR, DirectTV in den, Hughes wireless internet, multilevel decks, grill and outdoor seating add to your summer vacation experience. Enjoy the ever changing sea with 10'+ tides. Swim in the ocean, relax at Fine Sand Beach or swim at the rock quarry - now swimming hole. Buy lobster from the local market or dig clams and mussels! Enjoy the surprises that Swans Island has to offer and be enchanted from the beginning on the Henry Lee Ferry that you take from Bass Harbor to get to Swan's Island! Your kids will beg you to come back each year.
2013 fall dates still available and booking now for 2014!
- 2518 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- There are 4 actual bedrooms and then a ladder leads to an upper loft with a double and twin mattress. Sheets and blankets are provided for all beds, with most of them being brand new or in the last year. Bathroom towels and washclothes will be provided and extra towels will be provided for beach/outdoor use. The master and upstairs shower have been replaced in the last 2 years and there are extra 'cubbies' for clothes storage if needed. Bath soap, sinks cups and a hair dryer are provided, but guests need to bring their own shampoo, lotion and personal items. If you have any questions about what is/is not provided, please ask!...moreless
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker:
- Pantry Items:
- Living Room seats 14:
- Linens Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Check in is 4 PM on Saturday and check out is 10 AM on the following Saturday. This gives the maid service time to clean and wash all bedding and towels and make the house ready for the next visitor. Please don't ask of an early check in or late check out as the cleaning service is on a set schedule. ...moreless
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- Porch / Veranda
- Lawn / Garden
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Deepsea Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
ReviewsWrite a review
Total Relaxation and Beautiful Scenery
Total Relaxation and Beautiful Scenery
The location of this house is absolutely perfect and the pictures can't do it justice. The views really are as wonderful as they look and the house is as comfortable and spacious. Of course, there were only three of us, so we had tons of room. The wraparound deck is particularly nice. The stairs are a bit steep which could be hard on someone with knee trouble, but there is a bedroom on the main floor. The house has everything you might want and the kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans, plates, cutlery, etc. Good water pressure for the shower. Good directions for what to do on the island. We had good luck with the wireless Internet.We were able to really relax and enjoy the scenery. Took the kayak out a couple times and saw seals swimming not too far from us. Bought fresh lobster right off the boat at $4/lb and had everything we needed at the house to steam or boil them (we steamed) - they were so tender and delicious that we each ate two at a sitting! We did a couple puzzles (there were several puzzles and games at the house as well as tons of books). Folks on the island are friendly - be sure to wave when you're driving around and pass another car. Everyone does. We went to the thrift shop as we needed to find a pair of water shoes. Even that was fun because the people were so nice and the prices were so low. Amazingly, we found just what we needed. We saw deer roaming the island a couple times. Spotted a couple racoons. Discovered what guinea hens look like. We actually never left the island and I'd suggest you plan to spend most, if not all, of your time there as the ferry is a bit expensive and the schedule was limited. All in all, it was a completely relaxing vacation in a beautiful setting (house and island). I think this would be perfect for a family or a group who is looking to spend time together.
- Guest Ann (Louisville, CO)
- Date of stay 09/14/13
- Review Submitted 09/25/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.
Robin House on Swans Island
Robin House on Swans Island
Our group of six included two over-65 and two under-10 travelers and we all had a great time. The first reaction everyone had after entering the home was "wow, this is really cool!" The trip across on the ferry was fun, and the property was easy to find after we landed. Everything was clean, and we found the home very well stocked with all the accessories we needed for a great week in Maine (plenty of dishes, cookware, lobster pots, coffee pot, etc). The meat-eaters in the group enjoyed endless lobster purchased at a local market (just a couple minutes drive away) and the fisherman's co-op. We all enjoyed exploring the lighthouse park area, Fine Sandy Beach, and all of the local attractions. Everyone we met on the island was very friendly and helpful. We all enjoyed the kayak, too! The water in the cove is very, very calm and we had no problems at all exploring the shoreline, even as novice kayakers. At low tide the water recedes substantially (so kayaking is to be done at high tide), revealing many clams and muscles (both reportedly quite yummy) . It was a great week with perfect weather. The whole group loved the house and surrounding area. It was quiet and relaxing, just as we had hoped. I would highly recommend Robin House to anyone looking for a peaceful getaway full of lazy days on a charming island.
- Guest Milton C.
- Date of stay 08/17/13
- Review Submitted 08/27/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+.
The house was spacious, comfortable and clean. The property and ocean views were spectacular. Kayaking was definitely one of our favorite activities. We had a lot of fun exploring Swan's Island and buying lobsters off the dock at the Fisherman's Co-op. The island residents were friendly and welcoming. My kids begged all week to move to Swan's Island.
- Guest Amy (Maryland)
- Date of stay 08/10/13
- Review Submitted 08/20/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners.
Great relaxing vacation spot
Great relaxing vacation spot
Robin House is the perfect spot to spend a week relaxing! We were able to launch our kayaks from the grassy beach behind the house, but also just spent some time on the deck reading books, watching the ocean and enjoying a cool breeze. On our kayak trips we saw bald eagles, seals, and osprey, but we also saw seals come all the way up to the cove behind the house-we could see them from the deck! We slept 7 people in the house comfortably and didn't feel crowded. The house had everything we needed for cooking (a big charcoal grill plus lots of pots and pans, utensils, etc), including a lobster pot for a nice lobster dinner :) This is a great house in a one of a kind spot, and it is highly recommended!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/13/13
- Review Submitted 08/06/13
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Robin House. The house itself is spacious with plenty of rooms with a beautiful deck overlooking the cove. We caught mussels and clams right in the backyard. We enjoyed our morning coffee on the deck overlooking the water and ate our lobster on the picnic table on the deck. We went to the lighthouse, quarry and went fishing and met some wonderful local people, who gave us some fishing pointers and even gave us some bait. This is just the type of vacation we were looking for. It was relaxing and comfortable. A perfect vacation for reading a book on the chaise lounge on the deck overlooking the water or exploring the area by kayak. When we go back to Maine, we would definitely stay at the Robin House. It was the perfect house and perfect location.
- Guest Christine P.
- Date of stay 07/06/13
- Review Submitted 07/19/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+.
Worked well for the two of us!
Worked well for the two of us!
Although this house would, I'm sure, work well for a crowd, my husband and I had a fantastic time just using the first floor, with it's convenient layout--bath, bedroom, kitchen/dining room, and living room were so convenient. We also loved that we were able to launch our kayaks from the property--during high tide. Also fun was walking to the "clubhouse" -- about a half-mile walk -- to sit and have coffee in the morning one day and having coffee by Allagash Rock--right on the property, overlooking the bay, but down a wooded path. There are comfortable chairs in both locations--very private and peaceful setting.
- Guest Dawn R. (-)
- Date of stay 06/22/13
- Review Submitted 07/08/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+.
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Additional information about rental rates
Rates are for Saturday, 4 PM to the following Saturday, 10 AM. This gives time for the maid service to clean the house, launder bedding & towels & prepare for the next guest. Please don't ask for early checkin or late departure. It takes the maid service a minimum of 4 hours to clean, do laundry & make all beds. Thanks! Cashiers check if w/in 30 days, otherwise personal checks. No credit cards.
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $300
- Cleaning Fee: $200 + tax
- Tax Rate 7%
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- Nearest Airport: Bangor, Maine at 50 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Bass Harbor Ferry at 6 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Fine Sand Beach at 2 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Appy's at 4 Miles
Year Purchased: 2012
About: We traveled to Maine for the very first time in August, 2012. We drove most of the coast line from Ogunquit to Eastport and fell in love with the state. We came back in September and visited Swans Island and knew we wanted to have a home there. We bought the home in October and spent 10 days there over the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be back 3-4 times per year, but will let you enjoy the house and see why we fell in love with the island!
Why Swans Island:
The location of this home with Back Cove on one side and a quiet lagoon on the other side made this the perfect choice for us. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, want to stop, listen and not hear anything, then this is the place for you. Read a book on the deck or borrow one of the books on the book case. Play board games in the evening, hike wooded trails, dig clams, watch the Lobstermen bring in their catch or sleep the day away on the deck...it's all here. Yet, you are a 30 minute ferry ride from Bass Harbor and Mt. Desert Island. It's not home away from home, it's 'relax away from home'!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The views from the house and deck make you wake up every morning and think you are in paradise! The low tides are just as pretty as the high tides! Seeing the sea gulls swoop down, pick up a clam or mussel, then fly high over the big boulders that line the shoreline and drop them to crack them open and then eat them is mesmerizing! We like to follow one bird and see where they pick their clam and then guess which boulder they will fly to, drop and eat! We chose this property over others due to the serene location and ocean views. Make sure you check out Fine Sand Beach, the Quarry swimming hole and the Carrying Place take out! Goose Pond is about a mile walk…some may want to crest the ridge behind it for the view of the Atlantic and walk down to the ocean beach. Make the short drive to Hockamock Head Lighthouse. The views are amazing and you will want to see it at low tide and high tide to experience the crashing waves. Want to dig clams or muscles? Wait for low tide and look for the small holes in the sand! Grab a shovel and start digging!!
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Lots of deck area for sitting and eating & looking out to the ocean.
"Allagash" rock on the point. Great for sunrise & sunset.
Channel to lagoon at low tide! ALL these rocks are covered at high tide!
View from the backyard towards Back Cove. Sit at the edge and watch the tide!
The den has a large wood burning FP, lots of seating, games and books! RELAX!
Kitchen has tiled floor, lots of cabinets, table for 6 (add 4 game table chairs)
Master has a closet, dresser, desk and balcony towards ocean.
Double sinks in the bath on the main floor.
Play table & extra 'cubbies'. Ladder leads to loft w/ twin and double mattress
This the lagoon on the side of the house.
View of Back Cove Bay from the point at high tide. 10' tides!
The lagoon from "Allagash" rock at high tide.
Lots of seating and eating area looking out to the ocean.
The 'catwalk' that takes you up to the 2nd level with 3 bedrooms.
Looking towards front door standing on stairs down to den.
Full bath on first floor has 2 sinks and seperate area for toilet, sinks and tub
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