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Take a Ferry to the Island of Your Dreams.

Islesboro, ME, USA
  • Barn2400 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms0
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

Barn, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Welcome to your vacation home - a barn style summer home on Broad Cove near the ferry. Imagine yourself relaxing on the deck at the end of a busy day while your kids entertain themselves on the lawn and in the field leading to the cove. On the shore is a rocky beach and deep water anchorage (w/heavy mooring). The waterfront includes the use of a dinghy and a float. Or, on cooler days, curl up in front of the fireplace with a good book (well stocked library) while you look out through the french doors.

On the first floor, you will enjoy an open living room w/fireplace, dining room, kitchen. which is well supplied and includes the basic food needs: salt, pepper, flour, sugar, lobster pot, etc. Or, move your meals outdoors for al fresco dining on the deck. There is a half bath on the first floor.

On the second floor, the master bedroom includes a queen sized bed with down comforter, the second has twin beds and and the third has bunk beds. A full bath, well supplied with linens(including swimming towels), has full amenties including a washer and dryer.The playroom includes VCR, DVD player and plenty of tapes and discs. No TV reception, sorry! The loft has a ladder and a wonderful hang-out for the kids or air mattress for sleeping.

Getting to Islesboro is part of the enchantment of this island - you arrive by car ferry which leaves frequently from Lincolnville Beach. This is definitely a summer cottage with a get-away-from-the-world feeling. You will find the comforts of home without the hassle of the work-a-day world. However, you will have connection with wifi and phone.

Islesboro is ten miles long and a mile wide. It offers two grocery stores(w/liquor), a library, bookstore, gift/paper/lunch store and the snack shack at the ferry. You will also find a golf club, public tennis courts and also a kids sailing program. Biking is great - especially to the snack shack which is only 1/4 mile from the house and offering the best sunsets in Maine!

A day trip to Camden, Fort Knox in Bucksport or even antiquing along Rte. 1 will round out your vacation in Maine.

Keywords: private, front deck, waterfront with float


Roger Burke

Member Since 2012
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 2018
About Roger Burke

We are from Ipswich, MA and have been coming to Maine for many years. Roger first came with his parents when he was ten and didn't return for fifteen years when he brought his wife. Later they returned with their three children. We are now semi-retired. Roger, a Brown graduate, was a contractor and now does preservation consulting, most recently at Old South Church in Boston. Maddie, a graduate of Montserrat College of Art, is a printmaker and fiber artist. We both think this island and surrounding Penobscot Bay is one of the most beautiful places in the world. It's a place where the biggest going-ons are the Art Shows at the Historical Society. And, no malls.

Roger Burke purchased this Barn in 1982


    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        2 bunk bed, one set
      • Bedroom 4
        1 double


        • 0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
          combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 2
        • Shower
          outdoor shower

          Location Type

            • Beach View
              Looks across Broad Cove to the other side of Islesboro
            • Beachfront
              Rocky beach. Can swim, kayak, canoe, row, etc. Mooring available
            • Downtown
            • Oceanfront
              Looks across a large meadow to the cove.
            • Rural
              Very rural.
            • Village
              Two small grocery stores, book store, several gift shops. Ice cream
            • Water View
            • Waterfront
              Rowboat,deep water anchorage, float


                • Away From It All
                • Family


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Living Room
                        • Broadband Access
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Monitor heater
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Parking
                        • Telephone
                          Local calls only
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wood Fireplace
                          Lots of wood


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Fully equipped
                            • Microwave
                            • Pantry Items
                              Flour, sugar, salt, spices, oil, vinegar, paper goods
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • Books
                                      Mysteries and Iight reading
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Toys
                                      Plenty for most ages. Jigsaw puzzles, games
                                    • Video Library
                                      Videos and DVDs


                                        • Bicycles
                                        • Boat
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Picnic table and chairs Lounge chairs Grille
                                        • Golf
                                          Golf club on the island
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Tennis
                                          Tennis club on the island


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • library

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • photography
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • swimming


                                                                • The house is cleaned between rentals unless you want to make separate arrangements with the owners

                                                                  2 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Restful island retreat with million dollar views and gold-star hosts

                                                                  Peter B.

                                                                  Having left coastal Maine some years ago to pursue careers in other, less remarkable, New England states, we were looking to bring our family back to the rocky shoreline for a spell and relax. Looking for that perfect vacation spot, we were lucky enough to come across Roger and Maddy's beautiful house located on the shores of Islesboro, Maine. We spent 5 relaxing nights in this restful and well-equipped retreat. We pegged the fun meter each day during explorations of the island rocky shore, quiet roadways, and enjoyed the summer weather. Lots of running, biking, and swimming to and from the pebble beaches scattered around the island perimeter, followed (always) by excursions for ice-cream. Our hosts made us feel welcome, selflessly provided for our comforts and gave us plenty of room to relax. The house is large, roomy, well-equipped without being ostentatious and is very much designed for family life. Well equipped with extra towels, beds, fireplace, sitting spaces, and books on every wall. Islesboro is a mix of private retreats and ordinary Mainers in a tight-knit community. There are plenty of fine views of Penobscot Bay, open shoreline to wander, and trails to explore. A great place to call home for a few days, tended by a pair of great hosts.

                                                                  Very summer feel, informal, open

                                                                  roger B.-

                                                                  Wonderful view, wonderful overall experience


                                                                  Islesboro, ME, USA

                                                                  Croquet, clamming. On the mainland there are antique shops, shopping in downtown Camden or Belfast, Hiking Mt. Battie, scenic drives.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Cleaning Fee
                                                                  Damage Deposit

                                                                  We do not rent for less than 3 days. Our rate for 1 week is $1600.00.

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                                                                  For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                                  Property # 412090