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Vacation Mid- Coast Maine Island - Studio Apartment - OPEN MID MAY TO OCT.

Bedrooms 1
Space 364 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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. Return to the mainland via ferry to spend time in 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.

More Details

Jim/Sharon Stone
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Jim/Sharon Stone

Knowledgeable, flexible, helpful hosts.

Jim/Sharon Stone purchased this studio in 2005

Why Jim/Sharon Stone chose Acadia

A great location on Swan' s Island, close to trails, beaches, and rental flexibility. See our reviews!

What makes this studio unique

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!


Swans Island Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 364 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , private - closing door, off sleeping area.
  • 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.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Small semi-private sleeping area - alcove, no door.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
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.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews

3rd year still good

  • 5 of 5

Been here three years in a row now and we still love coming back. Jim and Sharon as always are wonderful hosts and so generous. Thanks for another great Maine-cation! We will certainly be back again next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try, it's nice to see we are meeting expectations! We are fortunate to have guests that appreciate what our area has to offer - freedom to explore an unspoiled coastal island, fresh lobster right off the boat, and no crowds. We like to deliver what we advertise - uncrowded beaches, a friendly community, and accessibility. Thank you, please come back again!
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Best vacation rental ever!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay for any length of time in the Bar Harbor/Acadia/Swan Island area! The cabin is the best maintained vacation rental we have ever had the pleasure of staying in. Every accommodation was met in this beautiful cabin, and we have nothing but praises for Jim and Sharon. They were helpful, considerate and engaging. Swans island is beautiful and worth taking the time to visit. My only advice is to take Jim and Sharons word to purchase lobster from TIMS (the island store). It is half the price and fresher than the mainland lobster- we learned that the hard way!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! You brought lobster to Swan's Island!? Glad the Lobster Police...didn't catch you at the Ferry Baggage Check. Maybe the lobster you brought to the island came from the island, sometimes it is a small world. It even makes its way to distant lands like Texas, Norway, Japan, China... Glad you had an enjoyable time during your visit to the Lobster Kingdom. Come back again, thanks for the compliments! Jim&Sharon
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Quiet Oasis

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience staying at the cabin away from it all. Jim was extremely informative and helpful on where to go and what to do on the island with plenty of references to choose from. The cabin was a great little efficiency that is perfect for a couple to stay in. I especially liked that he had the lobster cooking station set up on the back porch just in time for us to prepare our fresh lobsters from TIMS. Definitely would return if we make it back to Swan's Island again.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for review - fresh lobster from TIM'S is a real treat, especially when steamed on the back deck. Come back again! Jim&Sharon
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  • 5 of 5

Swans Island is a great place to stay! Jim and Sharon were extremely helpful in making the stay the best. The property has all that you would need. It does take some planning on your part with the ferry but it is well worth it.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bob, We enjoyed your too short a stay. Good comment about the ferry - planning is everything when you visit an island! Jim&Sharon
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Peaceful and relaxing few days

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable studio apartment well supplied with lobster cooking gear. We rented Jims kayak and enjoyed paddling around the many coves admiring granite, trees, birds and lobster boats. We drove almost all the small roads on the island to explore it from all angles. Fun to see how people live -- visitors as well as permanent residents. We had gorgeous weather for our stay which added to the general beauty and made us want to be outdoors hiking. Spectacular sunsets!

Thanks for the lovely relaxing get-away.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: An island holiday is special. You see places and people in a special light. Glad you both enjoyed your stay at our apartment on Swan's Island, the kayak, the lobster, and the weather. Jim&Sharon Stone
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Beautifully furnished & supplied loft apartment on the most quiet, peaceful property.

  • 5 of 5

I could not have had a nicer weeks vacation! Sharon & Jim go above and beyond to accommodate. They are so friendly & helpful. Morning coffee on the back deck was such a treat. Great place to read too. I have never slept more soundly. Very comfortable accommodations. Very well maintained. The island is so charming. Can't wait to return. Thank you for such a lovely, restful, much needed vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Village of Atlantic
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Off island - SW Harbor
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
TIMS Carryout
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Pet Fee $15
Damage Deposit $50

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 if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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