Comfort & Quiet on an Island Off the Maine Coast.

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Last updated: 07/25/2016

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

Property description

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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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 07/25/2016

Property Type

  • Barn

Accommodation Type

  • 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

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom


  • CD Player


  • Away From It All


  • 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

  • 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 Area
  • Seating for 6 people


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


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


  • Deck / Patio


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$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


  • 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.

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

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 07/25/2016

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  • One of two similar bedrooms

    One of two similar bedrooms

  • Shore bench

    Shore bench

  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

  • Red House Bay View

    Red House Bay View

  • Living room and deck entrance

    Living room and deck entrance

VRBO #323365

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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Comfort & quiet on an island off the Maine Coast.

Islesboro, ME, USA #323365

2 BR  1.5 BA  Sleeps 4

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