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Comfort & Quiet on an Island Off the Maine Coast.

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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Barn
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Barn, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

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.
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Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/16/2017

Property Type

  • Barn

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • CD Player

Theme

  • Away From It All

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Our cove on the Penobscot Bay is a short walk down our maintained trail to a beach. Benches and a picnic table overlook the cove....moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront:

    Ocean is a short walk from the Red House Barn. A secluded beautiful cove!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$250
$1,250 $4,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$250
$1,250 $4,000

Changeover Day: Saturday

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

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

60 Miles
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Beach

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/16/2017

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Photos

  • Red House Barn

    Red House Barn

  • Red House Bay View

    Red House Bay View

  • Shore bench

    Shore bench

  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

  • Red House Barn (rental)

    Red House Barn (rental)

  • Living room and deck entrance

    Living room and deck entrance

VRBO #323365

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 16, 2017

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