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Crow's Nest: 100 Year Old Islesboro Island Cottage - Maine Island Cottage Rental

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Your own Maine island house. 100 year old cottage with awesome deck. Private.

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

A wonderful Maine island cottage for rent. Reserve a summer week now - - or two or even three weeks - - at our cozy, comfortable cottage on magical Islesboro Island. The sooner you reserve, the more likely you are to get your preferred week. A GREAT VALUE FOR A FABULOUS LOCATION.

We are completely booked for 2015 but we hope that you start thinking about your 2016 vacation! Have a wonderful rest of the summer.

This is a place that 'time forgot.' Think 19th century Vermont transported to an island in the ocean! Crow's Nest cottage is an easy 20 minutes by ferry off the gorgeous Maine coast. 100 years old, shingle-sided, and renovated, Crow's Nest cottage is located at the northern, rural end of legendary Islesboro Island, considered by many the most beautiful of all Maine islands. Cottage faces the Meadow Pond, a quiet, lush wildlife refuge. Sleeps 4 comfortably. SMOKE-FREE home. Minutes from beaches. Large deck.

Our Meadow Pond Neighborhood: Crows Nest cottage is located “up-island” and looks across to the 20 acre, fresh water, Meadow Pond, a neat wildlife refuge for deer, birds, turtles, beaver, etc. You need a car on the island to get to the 2 small grocery stores, to the 2 restaurants and ice cream parlor, for speedy trips to local beaches and public playground, and to get to the ferry.

This is a place with hundreds of secluded and hidden Coves and beaches. If you love the splendor of the Atlantic Ocean and Maine coast without droves of tourists, Islesboro is your place. There are dozens of secluded and incredible coves and beaches -- both sandy and rocky -- within a 5 to 15 minute drive from the cottage. Or pack a backpack and bike (or walk!!) to them....Explore them on foot and or in a kayak. Bring picnic lunches and suppers and play Robinson Crusoe on your 'private' island.

VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR DOZENS OF GUEST REVIEWS, BEGINNING IN 2006, AND MANY MORE PHOTOS & DETAILED INFORMATION RE THE COTTAGE AND ISLAND!: Go to: http://www.maineislandhouserental.com/

Explore the nearby coast : The wonderful villages of Camden and Belfast are minutes from the Lincolnville ferry. Camden has many shops, a great book store (or 2), food stores, restaurants, antique shops, public library, and energetic waterfront full of beautiful old and new boats. Schooners for day tripping are berthed in Camden Harbor. Drive a few minutes further south from Camden to Rockland for more shops and restaurants. This is also the home of the very special Farnsworth Art Museum, a great place to spend a few rainy hours. The Farnsworth is home to the Wyeth Center, one of only two centers in the country dedicated to the three generations of Wyeths: N.C., Andrew, and James Wyeth.

For more reading about Islesboro:
* The Summer Cottages of Islesboro, 1890-1930. By Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. Islesboro Historical Society. 1989.
* Dark Harbor: Building House and Home on an Enchanted Island (Continents of Exile). By Ved Mehta. National Books. 2003.

We only accept personal Checks or Cashier Checks. We accept PAYPAL but there's an additional charge to cover the fee. We are Not Taking Credit Cards at This Time. Thank you!!

WINTER RENTAL: We are always looking for a terrific winter tenant for the whole winter season, October through May, but this may be negotiable. We may be amenable to renting for a shorter rental period, but we have to charge a considerably higher monthly rate for shorter winter rentals.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    See our Guests' comments on our website at http://maineislandhouserental.com/ for a glimpse into kids' reactions to their Islesboro vacation!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    This is absolutely a smoke-free cottage....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Up to 2 dogs are welcome if they are well-trained and well-groomed. Extra rental fee and extra deposit PER dog....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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  • Bedrooms: there are 2 bedrooms upstairs.....the master bedroom is a spacious, sunny room with queen bed facing the Meadow Pond. Large wood-frame windows, cathedral ceiling, and ceiling fan. Cozy small 2nd bedroom has a double bed. High quality, comfortable mattresses. 100% wool Berber carpeting upstairs -- laid with tacks only, no glues -- throughout the bedrooms and hallway. We think it's important to get out of bed and walk slipper-less on a great carpet!! This is a smoke-free place. Extra Sleeping Accommodations: If friends come to visit, the living room has 2 comfortable futon couches with premium, queen-sized futon mattresses. We provide lots of pillows of various types and numerous blankets and quilts. We ask that you bring your own linens unless you are traveling from away. In that case, we can provide them for you....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub

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  • The cottage has one bathroom - - a wonderful old fashioned, bright, large bathroom with a great old tub and solid brass, European-made, hand-held shower unit. We call it the 'telephone' -- 'il telefono' -- remembering Giovanna's youth in Italy where such fixtures were the rule. The tub is surrounded by warm, pine paneling. Old fashioned pedestal sink....moreless

Other Amenities

  • A Wonderful Deck: we have a large, cedar deck -- with first-class patio furniture -- for relaxing and dining.... a delightful space for hanging out after a day on the beach. On a warm sunny morning, this is a perfect place for morning coffee. This is outdoor living at its best when you're not at the beach!! With a large gas grill, you'll be grilling many meals outdoors. Comfy chaise lounges and great sunny exposure make it hard to leave the deck on many days.... A Spacious Kitchen: Sunny spacious kitchen gives you plenty of elbow room in which to cook. As part of the large, open, main floor, the cook can chat with the kids playing cards on the dining table or your honey relaxing in the living room. Bed Linens and Bath Towels: Unless you are flying in, we ask that you bring your own bed linens and towels. But.... let us know if this is a hardship, and we will be happy to provide very nice linens for your convenience. We send you a helpful 'care package' before you come!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Some fun books: on Maine and the Maine coast, sailing, mysteries, junk novels, adventure stories, and LOTS of magazines!...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player:

    Includes VHS slot....moreless

  • Games:

    We have an awesome stash of favorite family games, and many games you may never have played before!...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Television:

    Only for watching DVD and VHS tapes....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Various VHS and DVD tapes. DVDs can also be rented on the island....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View:

    Cottage has a view of the Meadow Pond across the road, a rich wildlife refuge. It's not a swimming pond, but great for kayaking, canoeing, frog catching, and bird and wildlife watching....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    A sunny dining area connected to the kitchen and living room....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    The cottage has high-speed Internet. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Only if it's a hardship....We ask that you bring your own bed linens and towels, but let us know if this is a hardship, for example, if you are flying to the East coast, and we will provide them for you....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Only if it's a hardship....We ask that you bring your own....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything a cook and cooking helpers might need!...moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Great open kitchen!...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Staples on-hand for our guests. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas stove...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio:

    Delightful 400 square foot deck. It's so wonderful you might just spend the day there and never leave home!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The photos show the cottage's wonderful privacy and sea of green around it. Keep an eye out for the visiting deer at dawn and dusk!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis:

    Free, public tennis courts are a 5 minute drive from the cottage....moreless

  • Wood Deck
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 27 - Sep 4, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $143 Nightly

Fall
Sep 5 - Oct 30, 2015
7 night min stay

$850

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $121 Nightly


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

CANCELLATIONS: Must be received IN WRITING 45 days prior to day of rental. Your rental fees and security deposit will be promptly returned to you LESS $ 100 cancellation fee. For any other cancellation, only 1/2 of the amount paid will be returned unless we can rent the cottage. If the cottage gets rented, we will return the full amount paid, less the $100 cancellation fee.

50% of rental fees PLUS security deposit must accompany signed lease as a reservation deposit. Balance is due within 30 days of reservation date.

$200 Security Deposit.

PETS: Max of 2 dogs. ADDITIONAL $ 100/Week Rent for Each Dog; Additional Security Deposit of $200/Dog.


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Your own Maine island house in the middle of Penobscot Bay - - rent it for one week or more! Islesboro Island is perhaps the most beautiful of all Maine islands. A 14 mile long gem with secluded beaches and rocky coves, Islesboro’s simple and quiet elegance has made it world famous. Accessible via a 20 minute, gorgeous, ferry ride on a State of Maine ferry from Lincolnville Beach -- 10 minutes north of Camden, 15 minutes south of Belfast. The island is a unique community where the sea, the landscape, natural wonders, wildlife, and amazing historic homes are the attraction. This is a place that “time forgot.” If you are looking for movie theaters, amusement parks, bars, fast food, shopping, and crowds, this is NOT a place for you. Awesome kayaking, beach combing, walking, running, biking, and birding areas! Most of all, this is a place for complete relaxation. The world-class Farnsworth Art Museum is located less than 1 hour away -- on the mainland in Rockland -- this is a rare treat and worth a long visit on a rainy day.

Other Activities: Kayaking, wildlife viewing, local library, sight-seeing historic architecture, photography, world-class museums off-island.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: We are a Vermont family who are delighted to share our very special island cottage with you!

Why the Owner Chose Islesboro:
Islesboro Island is magical, a place that time forgot in the ocean.


Contact us

Speaks: english, italian

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  • Your own Maine island house. 100 year old cottage with awesome deck. Private.

    Your own Maine island house. 100 year old cottage with awesome deck. Private.

  • Large deck makes for a perfect outdoor room from morning to night

    Large deck makes for a perfect outdoor room from morning to night

  • Large sunny comfortable living room with views to the pond

    Large sunny comfortable living room with views to the pond

  • Facing the dining area, a great spacious room for relaxing and dining

    Facing the dining area, a great spacious room for relaxing and dining

  • Large sunny master bedroom with all wool carpet, faces the Meadow Pond

    Large sunny master bedroom with all wool carpet, faces the Meadow Pond

  • An old fashioned tub with a hand-held, English-made

    An old fashioned tub with a hand-held, English-made

  • The Islesboro island light house welcomes you!

    The Islesboro island light house welcomes you!

  • Fabulous beaches & coves are nearby, like the public beaches at Pendleton Point

    Fabulous beaches & coves are nearby, like the public beaches at Pendleton Point

  • One of the terrific views along one of the Turtle Head Preserve trails

    One of the terrific views along one of the Turtle Head Preserve trails

  • Hutchins Island beach at high tide, a fabulous picnic place 3 minutes from home

    Hutchins Island beach at high tide, a fabulous picnic place 3 minutes from home

  • Eat lunch, grab an ice cream cone, shop for books & antiques in Dark Harbor

    Eat lunch, grab an ice cream cone, shop for books & antiques in Dark Harbor

  • Enjoy a day trip to Camden to watch boats, antique, browse shops, and eat

    Enjoy a day trip to Camden to watch boats, antique, browse shops, and eat

  • Marvelous large sunny deck with views of the Meadow Pond Wildlife Refuge

    Marvelous large sunny deck with views of the Meadow Pond Wildlife Refuge

  • The front view of the cottage

    The front view of the cottage

  • Large, open sunny living area facing the Meadow Pond

    Large, open sunny living area facing the Meadow Pond

  • Spacious sunny kitchen with gas cook stove, part of the first floor open floor p

    Spacious sunny kitchen with gas cook stove, part of the first floor open floor p

  • A large comfortable bathroom

    A large comfortable bathroom

  • The 'Margaret Chase Smith' approaches the Islesboro ferry landing.

    The 'Margaret Chase Smith' approaches the Islesboro ferry landing.

  • Turtle Head Preserve makes for a marvelous hike and picnic area

    Turtle Head Preserve makes for a marvelous hike and picnic area

  • A fabulous southwest view from a trail along the Turtle Head Preseve

    A fabulous southwest view from a trail along the Turtle Head Preseve

  • A beach walk offers fine sightings - working boats and a Golden Eagle.

    A beach walk offers fine sightings - working boats and a Golden Eagle.

  • One of the islands many wonderful historic buildings

    One of the islands many wonderful historic buildings

  • One of the Pendleton Point beaches at low tide.

    One of the Pendleton Point beaches at low tide.

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