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James Joyce House, 1860

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September on Swan's Island is my favorite. Woodbine (Virginia Creeper, age 100

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Last updated: 04/13/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Swans Island farmhouse description

The house is primarily a destination for sailing from Rockport/Camden/Rockland to Swan's Island on the owner's boat, Valencia. However, the house may be rented and the State Ferry service used to come to Swan's Island.

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Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 9-12

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Two baths, one with shower and clawfoot tub. One with double size shower in upstairs laundry room....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Owner has owned the house for 30 years. Lives in it for July and August. Available May - mid June; Labor Day through Columbus Day....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Lots of good books. few minutes walk to library also. ...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    the whole house is a game room, but no pool table. that's in Rockport. See: 28 Pascal Ave. Rockport also on VRBO listing. (as well as full game room(. ...moreless

  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Toys:

    kids : 15, 10 and 4 live in the house in the summer. toys stay. ...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Mt. Desert Island to the East. Camden Hills to the West. ...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    If you climb a tree or look from second floor. Swan's Island used to have views everywhere. Now there are trees....moreless

  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Two dining rooms. One in main house. Second in family 'L'....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating:

    Monitor fuel oil in main family room....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    fully furnished house and utensils...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Reconditioned old woodstove with two ovens, broiler, four burners. Propane....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    two ovens, one with broiler...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    lobster cooker, cast iron pans, decent knives, family set up....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    modern energy efficient Danish thing. Old, (better) Hotpoint in barn....moreless

  • Stove:

    Soapstone fireplace...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Boat:

    Valencia with Captain from Rockport. Small sailboat for use by guests with experience. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis:

    four clay courts, but all private. Arrangements can be made, probably....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    some masks and snorkles, etc. ...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Base Rate
3 night min stay
$300 $350
Thu, Fri, Sat
$1,750 $5,250
Autumn
Sep 1 - Oct 31
3 night min stay
$300 $300
Thu, Fri, Sat

Discounts: 5 nights or more: $250 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Fees and Taxes:

$150 cleaning fee. 6% state tax.


Notes:

Event rates are calculated by event. Talk to owner. If a fall wedding is to use the house add a "wedding premium" of $2,000 on top of the rent and $100 per family using the house per night.

Full payment up front. Security deposit: $250.


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Last updated: 04/13/2015
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21 Unavailable
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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Swan's Island
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mt. Desert Island
150 Miles
Nearest Train
Brunswick, Maine
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Ferry to Bass Harbor
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kappy's
100 Miles
Nearest Ski
The Snow Bowl
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Joyce Beach

Car: Recommended

Mostly this is a Do Not Expect Such-and-Such on Swan's Island. Ain't go no waterslide except beside the seals on the ledges! A lobster fishing community with an interesting summer population. Pretty quiet in September. Most summer people gone. Best sailing time of year. Lovely place to be in June/September.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1983

About the owner: I run a music festival on Swan's Island the first week of August. My family is in residence from the 4th of July to the start of school, usually the last days of August. I've been a teacher and a songwriter; now rent multiple properties and charter a boat.

Why the Owner Chose Swans Island:
The primary reason to be interested in this house, given multiple options on Swan's Island, is to come to Swan's on Valencia with me (the owner) as captain. Lobsterbake, country breakfast, etc. will be supplied. I get to sail in September, the bravest sailing month, and you get the benefit of all that fun. Two great days of sailing with hot showers, sheets, comfort on the other end.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
House is equipped for my family and aside from removing the satellite dish (who needs it) it has all the amenities. September is the most wonderful month to experience Swan's Island.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • September on Swan's Island is my favorite.  Woodbine (Virginia Creeper, age 100

    September on Swan's Island is my favorite. Woodbine (Virginia Creeper, age 100

  • New roof going on, June, 2013, locally cut 5/8th butt clear cedar.

    New roof going on, June, 2013, locally cut 5/8th butt clear cedar.

  • Kitchen, Swan's Island with new (old) stove, gas/wood.

    Kitchen, Swan's Island with new (old) stove, gas/wood.

  • Huh?  Not on Swan's.  In Rockport. Your launching pad to Swan's Island by boat.

    Huh? Not on Swan's. In Rockport. Your launching pad to Swan's Island by boat.

  • Owner racing Valencia off Swan's Island.  Boat may be included with house.

    Owner racing Valencia off Swan's Island. Boat may be included with house.

  • Pets welcome, within reason (elephants, tigers, anteaters).

    Pets welcome, within reason (elephants, tigers, anteaters).

  • Art materials that are a permanent collection in the house.

    Art materials that are a permanent collection in the house.

  • Entrance to Burnt Coat Harbor, Swan's Island as seen from arriving Valencia.

    Entrance to Burnt Coat Harbor, Swan's Island as seen from arriving Valencia.

  • handwoven rugs, spinning wheel, marble sculpture. butternut table

    handwoven rugs, spinning wheel, marble sculpture. butternut table

  • Now, which do I keep and which to I put back on the beach?

    Now, which do I keep and which to I put back on the beach?

  • My island car: 1979 MB300SD available for your use should you come by boat

    My island car: 1979 MB300SD available for your use should you come by boat

  • The Baptist church two minutes up the road.  Atlantic side of Swan's Island.

    The Baptist church two minutes up the road. Atlantic side of Swan's Island.

  • family room in the 'L' of Swan's House.

    family room in the 'L' of Swan's House.

  • How you can arrive on Swan's Island, S&S, 1958, Olin Stephens yacht, Valencia.

    How you can arrive on Swan's Island, S&S, 1958, Olin Stephens yacht, Valencia.

  • back to new roof on swan's, and new windows, second bathroom, etc.

    back to new roof on swan's, and new windows, second bathroom, etc.

  • Original eyebrow dormer on main house before new roof, paint, etc.

    Original eyebrow dormer on main house before new roof, paint, etc.

  • 80 year old Moriches Bay sloop in barn. Available to capable sailors .

    80 year old Moriches Bay sloop in barn. Available to capable sailors .

  • Old apple orchard next to house. Autumn.

    Old apple orchard next to house. Autumn.

  • From dining room to front parlor with island piano in good tune. antiques , lots

    From dining room to front parlor with island piano in good tune. antiques , lots

  • tidal marsh pond and looking South East down the lane from Atlantic Loop Road.

    tidal marsh pond and looking South East down the lane from Atlantic Loop Road.

  • varnishing the boom of little boat, Petrel.

    varnishing the boom of little boat, Petrel.

  • barn and interior shots swan's island home

    barn and interior shots swan's island home

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  • Sleeps
    12
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    Farmhouse
Owner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated: 04/13/2015
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James Joyce House, 1860

Swans Island #491336

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