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Vacation Mid- Coast Maine Island - Studio Apartment - Open Mid May to Oct.

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Last updated: 03/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Studio
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Furnished Apartment - 1 Bedroom, half bath/shower, Sleeps 2, in the woods

Loft apartment over a small barn, on a Midcoast Maine island, close to Acadia National Park.

The apartment is fully furnished, provides comfortable accommodations for a single, or couple. The half bath includes a toilet and shower (no sink).

It is a fifteen minute walk to the shore. The property is located in the woods on 5 acres on one of Maine's coastal islands, Swan's Island.

The apartment is a seasonal rental, available from mid-May through September, by the night (two nights minimum weekends - Friday&Saturday), with a weekly rate available on request.

The rental is on the north side of Swan's island, in an area known as 'Island Retreat'.The apartment overlooks a large clearing, and is a short walk from the shore. The area is on/near several hiking trails.

There are no moose, bear, porcupines, skunks, or poisonous snakes on Swans Island. There is no known dangerous wildlife on the island.

There is no public camping on the island.

Swans Island is accessible by Maine State DOT Ferry, from Bass Harbor. In the summer, most days, there are six round trips daily. There is no public transportation on Swans Island, bicycling is a challenge due to the terrain. The island is about 7,000 acres in extent, with about twenty miles of roads.

Dog friendly: owners and pets welcome with prior approval. Dog rules: must not share the bed - crate trained/wag bag, vaccines current, non- destructive, never left alone in apartment.

Our reviews say it all!

There is a general store, two places to buy gas/diesel. Note alcoholic beverages are not sold in the Town of Swan's Island.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

Property Type

  • Studio
  • On floor 2
  • 364 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years of age....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside, butts must be extinguished and disposed of in a fireproof container....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Considered:

    Call for review/approval/no puppies/pets must be well mannered/house trained/no cats. Pets are not allowed on bed out of consideration for future occupants. Pet rules: not allowed on the bed (wag bag/crate trained), vaccinated for rabies, well behaved, never left alone in the apartment, Town leash law governs some public areas. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Fourteen steps up stairs to the apartment on the second floor....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Small semi-private sleeping area - alcove, no door.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom : toilet, shower

    private - closing door, off sleeping area....moreless

  • Five gallon electric water heater, limits shower duration to two minutes of hot water flow - wet/turn off water/soap/turn on water/rinse ...wait twenty minutes for next shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Only a fifteen minute walk from the shore in several directions, several hiking trails in the area. The best vacation value for a single or couple on Swans Island. The owners live next door to the rental, and will assist with any reasonable request, that will make your stay more pleasant. If you walk onto the ferry, the owners will transport you to the property. The owners will be glad to offer advice regarding climate, clothing, and shopping....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Of local interest, limited paperback titles....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Extensive DVD and VHS tape collection!...moreless

  • Television:

    VCR - selection of tapes and DVDs, no live TV, internet streaming via google Chromecast....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Selected titles available....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Museums

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Nearby, deeded access to four acres on the water. A short fifteen minute walk to the water....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Fifteen to twenty minute walk from the water....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Goose Pond, just off a fire access road in the middle of the larger part of the island, near Goose Mt....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Many dramatic ocean views - the Carrying Place Beach, Fine Sand Beach, many views of Hockamock Head Light, Burnt Coat Harbor ......moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Swans Island is surrounded by the Atlantic and numerous other coastal islands....moreless

  • Rural
  • Village:

    Three villages on the island - Atlantic, Minturn, and Swans Island....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Heating:

    portable heater....moreless

  • Internet:

    WIFI access, tv has google Chromecast for internet streaming. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    1 set, plus change....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Studio apartment - combined dining, cooking, sitting area....moreless

  • Parking:

    One vehicle...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Two bath towels, two hand towels, two wash cloths, plus extras....moreless

Kitchen

Outside

  • Boat:

    Canoe and tandem kayak available for rental to qualified parties....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Small deck overlooking a large clearing....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rental available to qualified parties. $30/day includes assistance with launch and recovery, life jackets paddles, floating cushion(s)...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Wild flowers in meadow....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Camp Cook Stove for Lobsters! Charcoal grill and charcoal provided....moreless

Building Type

  • Building
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$75 $80
Fri, Sat
$500 $1,800

Rates are based on 1 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Fall
Sep 1 - Oct 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$70
$450

Rates are based on 1 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$70
$450 $1,700
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $50
  • Pet Fee $15 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

No smoking inside, pets considered - by request, no children less than 12, no lobsters may be cooked inside (may cook outside - facility provided), not handicap accessible, one night minimum - unless weekend reservation, party of two maximum occupancy, NO FIRES - Swans Island is a heavily wooded island (Fire Chief MUST issue a permit for ANY fire).

The damage deposit will be refunded within 7 business days unless a claim is filed by the owner/manager. Removal of excessive trash, heavy cleaning, evidence of smoking, evidence of a dog on the bed can result in a claim against the damage deposit.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 03/22/2017
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Location

16 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Village of Atlantic
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Off island - SW Harbor
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
TIMS Carryout
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 - 20 minute walk

Car: Recommended

The apartment is in a Loft over a shop, located in a clearing in a spruce forest. The clearing where the loft apartment is located, is about a fifteen minute walk from the shore front. The location is on the north side of the island, about three miles from the island Ferry Terminal.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Knowledgeable, flexible, helpful hosts.

Why the Owner Chose Swans Island, ME, USA:
A great location on Swan' s Island, close to trails, beaches, and rental flexibility. See our reviews!

The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
Most property rentals on Swan' s Island start on Saturday, and are weekly rentals. We offer nightly rentals off season, two nights minimum in season, and reduced rates for extended stays. Inquire!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

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Photos

  • Welcome to Swan's Island!

    Welcome to Swan's Island!

  • Back (primary) Entrance off deck.  Lupine in bloom  - June.

    Back (primary) Entrance off deck. Lupine in bloom - June.

  • Stairway to the studio apartment.

    Stairway to the studio apartment.

  • Looking at the private toilet/shower w-closing door.

    Looking at the private toilet/shower w-closing door.

  • Kitchen/Living area.

    Kitchen/Living area.

  • Three burner gass cooktop.

    Three burner gass cooktop.

  • Lobsters from TIMS, hauled Saturday 1.5 lbs ea.

    Lobsters from TIMS, hauled Saturday 1.5 lbs ea.

  • Shared waterfront.

    Shared waterfront.

  • The Island Market and Supply - known as TIMS - owned by Brian&Kathy Krafjack

    The Island Market and Supply - known as TIMS - owned by Brian&Kathy Krafjack

  • Light at Hockamock Head - entrance to Burnt Coat Harbor

    Light at Hockamock Head - entrance to Burnt Coat Harbor

  • Hockamock Light as seen from Minturn

    Hockamock Light as seen from Minturn

  • 60 Forest Way, Swan's Island, ME 04685

    60 Forest Way, Swan's Island, ME 04685

  • Early Summer

    Early Summer

  • Sleeping nook at the top of the stairs.

    Sleeping nook at the top of the stairs.

  • Top of stairs looking out/down.

    Top of stairs looking out/down.

  • Living/Dining Area

    Living/Dining Area

  • Two burner gas stove for cooking lobster and charcoal grill/charcoal provided.

    Two burner gas stove for cooking lobster and charcoal grill/charcoal provided.

  • Into the steaming pot for 16 minutes...

    Into the steaming pot for 16 minutes...

  • Shared waterfront - twenty minute walk from the apartment.

    Shared waterfront - twenty minute walk from the apartment.

  • The Carryout at TIMS

    The Carryout at TIMS

  • Schooner entering Burnt Coat Harbor

    Schooner entering Burnt Coat Harbor

  • The Light at Hockamock Head

    The Light at Hockamock Head

VRBO #592136

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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