Downeast Private Island Off the Maine Coast(1 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Two private islands off the Maine coast an hour north of Acadia Nat'l Park
Located about an hour and half by car from the airport in Bangor, Maine, Lower Birch Island is a world away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Lower Birch Island(s) are located at the mouth of Pleasant Bay facing the open ocean. The 23.6 acre larger island has an 1,800 sq. ft. house with 3 bedrooms and 1 and 1/2 baths. One bedroom has a king bed, one has a queen bed, and the third has twin beds. There is a queen sleep sofa in the living rooom. The house was totally refurnished in the fall of 2013 and includes a new refrigerator and gas stove. The house is fully equpped and has a fireplace, woodstove, and a new LP gas heater, if needed. Electricity is provided by solar power, which has a backup gas generator. Water is provided by a drilled well.
The smaller 4.4 acre island is accessible by a land bridge that appears at low tide. You can walk across the land bridge for about four hours each tide cycle, so you have plenty of time to explore the undeveloped small island and still return to the big island before the tide rolls back in.
The rental includes round trip travel to the island from Milbridge, where you can leave your car. Licensed ship captain James Robertson, or one of his other captains, will take you on a scenic, 25 minute boat ride along the beautiful, rugged Maine coast. The boat ride alone is an experience not to be missed, and Captain Robertson offers other trips, at an additional charge, should you wish during your stay.
Upon arrival at the island, Captain Robertson will help you get your luggage to the house, orient you to the property, and then leave you to enjoy the peace and solitude. He can also provide fresh (and I mean fresh, literally right out of the ocean) lobsters at any time throughout your stay, also at an additional charge.
To my knowledge, this is the first time the islands have been available to rent. Cleaning and seven percent Maine tax are additional.
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Member since: 2014
- 1800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 27 - Jun 16, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 17 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 9 - Oct 14, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $250 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $100
- Tax Rate 7%
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Larger island with house and smaller island
Front of House
Other side of living room with TV, stereo, and sleep sofa to the right
Half bath on main level
One of the rocky beaches on the south (ocean) side of the island
Another rocky beach on the ocean side of the island looking east
Living room looking toward dining room and kitchen
Dining room looking toward kitchen
Land bridge at low tide looking from big island toward small island
'Lookout Point' on north side of island looking up Pleasant Bay
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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