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  • Most peaceful week ever!

    "My husband and I spent a week at this wonderful property to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and his birthday, which was during our stay. It was amazing to look out on salt water from so many windows and each time we stepped outside! The view from the house is mesmerizing, with a gorgeous sunrise every morning. I never tired of photographing the sunrise, even though the pictures are all very similar. Higgins Island makes the view more interesting out front, and the cove is peaceful while the waters just beyond are more active. We had fun walking out to, and around, Higgins Island during low tide. There is a trail head at the end of the road which splits, one way going to the island, and the other into the woods and around a beaver pond. They are set aside for our enjoyment by the Islesboro Island Trust, which has at least a dozen such spots on the island. We hiked them all, and we bicycled all over the island. It is a great island for cycling! Michael could not be more charming and thoughtful and kind; he was an excellent communicator and very helpful. The house was exactly as shown in the photographs, and the long lawn reaching to the water, studded with apple trees and four Adirondack chairs, is like Paradise. A family of deer visited each evening to collect the apples that had fallen that day from the tree. The house is both elegant and comfortable. In a day or two, it felt like home. By the end of the week, I wanted to buy it. Michael's book collection and record collection are impressive, and my husband could have spent a few more months just looking at the books. We were afraid to touch the stereo and records, even though it is okay with Michael. As people who are usually very "plugged in" it was good for us not to have internet for a week. It is a great reminder that a retreat from the hustle bustle of the world can be very good for the soul, and for the relationship too. I almost feel that I cannot get a real vacation from work anymore unless I can put in my out-of-the-office auto-reply that I am on an island in Maine (or somewhere) where there is no internet. There are fewer and fewer places like that. The break from TV didn't hurt either. We read, hiked, biked, and I knitted a sweater! We cooked and ate and explored. I would not be at all surprised if we go back next year. Thank you so much, Michael, for sharing your lovely Cape with people you do not even know. It is a great act of generosity."
    Guest: Kathleen J. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 7, 2014
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  • Amazing retreat

    "We loved every minute of our vacation at this wonderful home. It was clean, comfortable, and had everything we needed. The kitchen is perfect for cooking and cleaning for a larger group. Waking up to the sound of the loons and being able to sit on the very private dock was lovely. The screened in porch was the perfect place to have our meals and the back deck so peaceful for cocktails and relaxing. The children were able to swim from the dock which they loved. The house is even better than it looks online. Highly recommend it."
    Guest: Kristen MW Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 23, 2014
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  • Perfect Place!

    "Our multigenerational family of 12 just returned from a wonderful week at Schooner's Landing. The ocean front house was beautiful with warmly decorated rooms and peaceful views of the ocean. The downstairs area provided the grandchildren with many activities, from toys to video games, and from watching a movie to playing board games. The kitchen was well-equipped and it was fun to cook while we all talked together in that spacious area. Each family had their own level of the house which was nice for comfort and privacy. Upon our arrival we were greeted with a welcome basket which made us feel we were in a "home away from home." The owners were available at any time for questions and were extremely helpful. We would recommend this home!"
    Guest: Roxie B. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 5, 2014
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  • A magical place!

    "The pictures do not do justice to this lovely, lovely vacation home that sits across the street from the bay and has water rights. It is spacious, beautifully decorated with original art, and very private. There are two beautiful outdoor spaces -- a deck off the dining room (with a 4-burner gas grill) and a patio that is set in the middle of an English-style cottage garden. The kitchen is fully equipped for making meals at home. Our family had an amazing time recharging from our city living, and the house's proximity to Acadia (1.5 hours north) and Camden Hills State Park (20 minutes south) made that very easy. Belfast, the nearest town, has not been overrun by tourism (although there are plenty of quaint shops to purchase Maine souvenirs and a Hannafords nearby for staples and groceries). As an added bonus, the house is not too far from mid-coast attractions (Camden, Rockport, Rockland). The owners made sure that they were available for any questions we may have had, but they were never intrusive. Two things: the master suite is open to a sitting room below (but still offers plenty of privacy) and broadband is limited, so if you're a family that needs to plug in, be prepared to use your cell services."
    Guest: cf Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 3, 2014
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Aroostook County Travel Tips

Aroostook Vacation Rentals near the Canadian Border

The County of Aroostook in the north of Maine is almost 6,500 square miles of glorious vacation area. It shares a border with the provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick Canada. It is larger than the combined area of the states of Rhode Island and Connecticut. Its name is derived from the Native American phrase for "beautiful river." Locally, it is known as the "Last Frontier of the East." The region boasts some 7,000 miles of rivers, lakes and streams, 54 towns, two cities and 11 plantations. The largest airport is Loring International Airport, and there are several smaller regional airports as well. The region around Aroostook vacation rentals is well served by major US and State Highways, as well as Interstate 95.

As with the state of Maine, Aroostook benefits from four distinct seasons. Summer temperatures are in the mid-70s Fahrenheit, and the area experiences snowy winters. The main feature of autumn is the glorious display of foliage color.

Aroostook Travel in Vast Wilderness Areas

Aroostook travel will provide vacationers with a wide variety of activities and trips to fill more than one vacation. The area is known for its large areas of undisturbed natural habitats where a variety of wildlife can be found. Visitors will enjoy spotting bald eagles, black bears, Canada lynx, loons, moose, white tail deer, and wild turkey among the many native species. For those who enjoy biking and hiking, there are over 30 trail areas to explore including gentle walks and some great challenging hikes. Many, such as the Collins Pond Path, Heritage Trains, Frenchville Recreational Trail, 4 Seasons Trail and Thomas Park Health Trail System, provide wheelchair access.

The region is also a perfect place for summers spent on and around the many lakes, rivers and streams that traverse it. Here, visitors can enjoy the crystal clear waterways, by either canoe or kayak. Among the most popular is the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, with over 740 miles that connect Maine to New Hampshire, Quebec and New York. The route takes in a variety of scenery and has areas of flat, calm water as well fast moving rivers and even whitewater areas over a variety of lakes, ponds, rivers and streams.

A Wide Variety of State Parks and Historic Sites Surround Aroostook Vacation Rentals

During winter, Aroostook vacation rentals offer a fantastic array of winter activities nearby, with vast areas of remote wilderness. There are activities such as cross country skiing, snowmobiling, snowboarding and the opportunity to take a tour by dog sled in Aroostook State Park, Aroostook National Wildlife Reserve, and the Reserved Land areas of Deboullie and Eagle Lake.

Among the beautiful parks and historic sites is Bible Point, made famous when President Roosevelt stayed there during his vacations. A fascinating day trip is to Mars Hill Mountain, home to one of the state’s wind farms with its 28 large wind turbines.

Many visitors will want to explore the history of the area and they will find a wide variety of museums dedicated to subjects such as agriculture, the military and the impact of the railroad. There are also historical sites dedicated to Native Americans, early settlers and the original settlers at the Swedish Colony site.

Aroostook Lodging Includes Wonderful Properties in Beautiful Maine

Aroostook lodging includes everything required for a comfortable stay, from fully equipped kitchens to laundry facilities. Each home offers unique extras to provide guests with more than just somewhere to stay. These homes come with extras such as TVs with cable or satellite, DVD and CD players, music and movie libraries, BBQs and fire pits. Many homes welcome both kids and pets.

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