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Downeast Private Island Off the Maine Coast

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Larger island with house and smaller island

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Last updated: 04/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • 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

Two private islands for you to enjoy during your rental! Walk the rocky beaches. Hike along the trails that circumnavigate each island. Sit on the rocks and look at the ocean. Have a picnic. Sip some wine. Read. Think. Sleep. Meditate. Create. Dream. Just be.

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

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo

Theme

  • Away From It All

Location Type

  • Oceanfront

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

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

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early
May 27 - Jun 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$250
$1,600
Regular
Jun 17 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,150
Latee
Sep 9 - Oct 14, 2017
3 night min stay
$259
$1,600
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$350

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • 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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Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

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Photos

  • Larger island with house and smaller island

    Larger island with house and smaller island

  • Front of House

    Front of House

  • Other side of living room with TV, stereo, and sleep sofa to the right

    Other side of living room with TV, stereo, and sleep sofa to the right

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • King Bedroom

    King Bedroom

  • Half bath on main level

    Half bath on main level

  • Twin bedroom

    Twin bedroom

  • Queen bedroom

    Queen bedroom

  • Kitchen Table

    Kitchen Table

  • One of the rocky beaches on the south (ocean) side of the island

    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

    Another rocky beach on the ocean side of the island looking east

  • Both islands

    Both islands

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Living room looking toward dining room and kitchen

    Living room looking toward dining room and kitchen

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Dining room looking toward kitchen

    Dining room looking toward kitchen

  • Twin bedroom

    Twin bedroom

  • Twin bedroom

    Twin bedroom

  • Queen bedroom

    Queen bedroom

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Land bridge at low tide looking from big island toward small island

    Land bridge at low tide looking from big island toward small island

  • 'Lookout Point' on north side of island looking up Pleasant Bay

    'Lookout Point' on north side of island looking up Pleasant Bay

VRBO #565345

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 22, 2017

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