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Spectacular Oceanfront Home on Pristine Wilderness Island

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The Island House seen from the water approaching from Mount Desert Island.

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Last updated: 03/22/2010

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

Great Duck Island house description

Great Duck Island is a remote, 260-acre, wilderness island ten miles offshore and due south of Acadia National Park. The island is a blend of pointed fir forests, seaside meadows, wildflower and moss gardens, surrounded by popplestone beaches, granite cliffs, and hedges of wild roses. It is the nesting habitat for a large number of birds, including bald eagles, eider ducks, petrels, and seagulls. Our house is the only home on this pristine island.

Our two-story, Victorian, Gothic-style cottage, perched on the northeast point of the island, has 270-degree, sweeping, panoramic views of open ocean to the south and to the east, neighboring islands to the west, and to the north there are spectacular views of the only mountains on the Atlantic coast of North America, the mountains of Acadia. The house is so close to the ocean that you can see waves crashing and watch the sunrise, sunset, and moonrise over the water while lying in bed.

This island is a perfect place for couples or families seeking solitude and an experience of nature. Naturalists, hikers, meditators, writers, photographers, painters, and those wanting to live deliberately without the distractions of modern life will love this place.

This two-story house has 1450 square feet of undivided interior space, steep roofs, eight gables, and two small second-story decks. It is completely furnished. On the first floor there is a living area with a piano, a large Jøtul wood stove with a view of the fire, a dining alcove which opens to a north facing mountain-view deck, and a double-size bed alcove surrounded by seven windows. The second floor has a living/dining area with a double-size bed futon couch, woodstove, French doors to the east sunrise-watching deck, and the master bed alcove with cathedral ceiling, Gothic-arched window, and queen-size bed. The second floor also has a well-equipped and supplied kitchen area with propane refrigerator and stove and French doors to the west sunset-viewing deck. There is a bathroom with a sink, tub & shower, and toilet. After many years, in spite of our remote location, we now have hot & cold running water !

Outside, there is variety of outdoor furniture for resting and breathing in the magical view.

We have a computer-friendly generator for lights in the evening and miscellaneous electrical needs.

Boat transportation to the island is arranged with the Mount Desert Water Taxi and is not included in the rent. Ask to make a short side trip to see the colony of Harbor and Great Gray seals on Little Duck Island on the trip out.

We only rent by the week, from Saturday to Saturday.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1440 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            We require a minimum of 2 adults....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1st Floor: 1 double

            Open Plan Design - Double Bed is in Alcove Space....moreless

          • Bedroom 2nd Floor: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            2nd Floor: Open Plan Design, Queen Bed is in an Alcove Space...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 moveable twin beds can be brought out if needed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

            ...moreless

          • Hot and cold running water, flush toilet, shower

          Other Amenities

              • Two Jotul Woodstoves with Fire Viewing, Propane Refrigerator and Stove, Ice Cream Maker, Lobster Boiling Pots, Blender, Toaster, Hair Dryer, Children's Toys, Games and Puzzles, Library of Children's Books, Novels and Books on Island Living, Hammock, Outdoor furniture, Computer-friendly Generator, No Cats, No Dogs...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Large library of novels and books on island living and many children's books....moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Music Library
              • Television:

                TV available with DVD player. Use only for DVDs. We are too remote for TV signal....moreless

              • Toys
              • Video Library:

                We have a small collection of DVDs available....moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain View:

                Enter details on this feature - Optional...moreless

              • Oceanfront:

                Enter details on this feature - Optional...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Swimming

              Dining

              • Dining:

                There is a dining area on each floor as well as an outdoor table on the east and west second story decks....moreless

              • Dining Area

              General

              • Hair Dryer
              • Internet:

                You can have internet connection if you install a 'personal hot spot' on your cellphone...moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                All bedding linens, dish towels, and bathmats are provided. We ask you to bring your own towels....moreless

              • Telephone:

                We have excellent cellphone reception. Be sure to bring your charger....moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                (2) We have 2 woodstoves with glass doors for viewing the fire....moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                Each floor has a Jotul wood stove with glass doors that allow you to see the fire....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Kitchen:

                Hot and cold running water, ...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                Basic spices, flour, sugar, etc. are provided...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony:

                (2) 2 second story decks, one facing the sunrise, one facing the sunset...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                (3) 2 second story decks, one facing the sunrise, one facing the sunset and a first floor deck facing north to the mountains of Acadia National Park....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Garden area with cosmos, daisies and loosestrife. Hedges of rugosa roses....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
               

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              Summer
              May 1 - Sep 30, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $2,500
              My Standard Rate
              7 night min stay

              $2,500

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Round Trip Water Taxi $525
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
              • Tax Rate 8%

              Notes:

              50% needs to be paid to hold the reservation.


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              Photos

              • The Island House seen from the water approaching from Mount Desert Island.

                The Island House seen from the water approaching from Mount Desert Island.

              • View from 2nd floor queen bed to mountains of Acadia National Park.

                View from 2nd floor queen bed to mountains of Acadia National Park.

              • View to the north of Little Duck Island and Acadia mountains.

                View to the north of Little Duck Island and Acadia mountains.

              • First floor living area and double bed alcove.

                First floor living area and double bed alcove.

              • First floor eating area and woodstove

                First floor eating area and woodstove

              • 2nd floor eating area, sitting area, double bed futon and doors to east deck

                2nd floor eating area, sitting area, double bed futon and doors to east deck

              • Kitchen on 2nd floor

                Kitchen on 2nd floor

              • Seagull and view to the north and the mountains of Acadia National Park.

                Seagull and view to the north and the mountains of Acadia National Park.

              • The Island House surrounded by rugosa rose hedge.

                The Island House surrounded by rugosa rose hedge.

              • View to north from the house of the mountains of Acadia National Park.

                View to north from the house of the mountains of Acadia National Park.

              • First floor living area and double bed alcove.

                First floor living area and double bed alcove.

              • Piano and first floor living area.

                Piano and first floor living area.

              • First floor eating area at sunset with mountain view.

                First floor eating area at sunset with mountain view.

              • 2nd floor queen bed and gothic arch window

                2nd floor queen bed and gothic arch window

              • Popple stone beach on eastern shore

                Popple stone beach on eastern shore

              • Aerial view of the Island House.

                Aerial view of the Island House.

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              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

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              Member since: 2006
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated: 03/22/2010
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