Comfort & Quiet on an Island Off the Maine Coast.
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Barn
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
The Red House was farmhouse for a working farm from the late 1800s until the mid 1900s. Miss Grace, the daughter of the founder of WR Grace- a specialty building supply company- bought the 100 acre point of land where the Red House now is. Miss Grace built a large summer house on the point and a red farm house at the beginning of the peninsula to supply her and those who worked for her their food and flowers.
The Red House barn used to house the beef and milk cows, the sheep, and the hay and corn silage for the animals. The chicken coop was (and still is) behind the farm house. The vegetable garden was (and still is) in front of the farmhouse. The farm supplied Miss Grace, her house and garden “help” and the crew of her 100-foot yacht with fresh milk, butter, eggs and vegetables daily and freshly-butchered chickens 2 or 3 times a week .
The Red House Barn was made into the beautiful apartment that it is now in 1984. It looks out over the field that used to pasture the animals to Seal Cove where Big Tree Beach and Boating offers any age sailing and navigation instruction and a wonderful beach for swimming. The Bonnie Lynn, a 50-foot schooner, with her captains- Earl and Bonnie- is available for charter there.
Behind the Red House there is a short walking trail to the shore which faces west- an ideal spot for picnics and sunset-watching.
This is a idyllic serene spot, a bird-watcher and nature-lovers paradise. There are also opportunities to sail, hike, play tennis, eat ice cream, and explore the island culture and beauties.
Sorry no pets.
Keywords: Beautifully renovated rental barn, attached to owners 1880s farmhouse.
Member since: 2010
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Queen size Bed (1), Double Bed(1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Away From It All
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Ocean View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Pier Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $100
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Taxes Not included
Deposit/damage check of $300.00 3 months before rental date. Damage deposit returned within one week of inspection.
$!250.00 due at time of arrival. I am sorry we no longer accept credit cards.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Year Purchased: 1972
About the owner: Laine is a bird and nature-lover and the owner of an organic food company- Fiddlers Green Farm- an organic stone mill that grinds flours and meals, a producer of organic cereals, pancake and baking mixes, and an organic mail order company which offers their cereals and baking mixes as well as organic dried fruits and nuts, trail mixes, coffees and teas and more. Jon is a bird and nature-lover who teaches advanced environmental science, plays the guitar and banjo, and hopes someday to increase the farming at the Red house.
Why the Owner Chose Islesboro, ME, USA:
We have loved and been connected to Islesboro through friends and family for our whole life.
The Unique Benefits at this Barn:
Enjoy the quiet, the Penobscot Bay (one of the Maine coast's most magical spots), the birds, exploring the many hiking trails on the island, experiencing the sailing opportunities, being part of the island culture.
- Primary: +1 2073226273
- Secondary: (207) 322-6273 (Maine, USA)
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Red House Bay View
Living room and deck entrance
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016
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