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

Swans Island, ME, USA
  • Studio364 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

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.


Jim/Sharon Stone

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Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Jim/Sharon Stone

Knowledgeable, flexible, helpful hosts.

Jim/Sharon Stone purchased this Studio in 2005

Why Jim/Sharon Stone chose Swans Island

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!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • Small semi-private sleeping area - alcove, no door.


        • 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.

        Location Type

          • Beach View
            Nearby, deeded access to four acres on the water. A short fifteen to twenty minute walk to the water.
          • Beachfront
            Fifteen to twenty minute walk from the water.
          • Lake View
            Goose Pond, just off a fire access road in the middle of the larger part of the island, near Goose Mt.
          • Ocean View
            Many dramatic ocean views - the Carrying Place Beach, Fine Sand Beach, many views of Hockamock Head Light, Burnt Coat Harbor ...
          • Oceanfront
            Swans Island is surrounded by the Atlantic and numerous other coastal islands.
          • Rural
          • Village
            Three villages on the island - Atlantic, Minturn, and Swans Island.
          • Waterfront
            Four acres of waterfront access about a twenty minute walk from the apartment, directions provided.


              • Away From It All
              • Budget


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Heating
                        portable heater.
                      • Internet
                        WIFI access, tv has google Chromecast for internet streaming.
                      • Linens Provided
                        1 set, plus change.
                      • Living Room
                        Studio apartment - combined dining, cooking, sitting area.
                      • Parking
                        One vehicle
                      • Towels Provided
                        Two bath towels, two hand towels, two wash cloths, plus extras.


                          • Coffee Maker
                            8 cup
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Complete service for two, all usual pots/pans
                          • Kitchen
                            No oven.
                          • Microwave
                            700 watt.
                          • Refrigerator
                            Studio size, with small freezer compartment
                          • Stove
                            Propane cook top - three burners.
                          • Toaster
                            two slice


                              • Dining
                                Accommodates two.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 2 people


                                  • Books
                                    Of local interest, limited paperback titles.
                                  • DVD Player
                                    Extensive DVD and VHS tape collection!
                                  • Television
                                    VCR - selection of tapes and DVDs, no live TV, internet streaming via google Chromecast.
                                  • Video Library
                                    Selected titles available.


                                      • Boat
                                        Canoe and tandem kayak available for rental to qualified parties.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Small deck overlooking a large clearing.
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Rental available to qualified parties. $30/day includes assistance with launch and recovery, life jackets paddles, floating cushion(s)
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Wild flowers in meadow.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Camp Cook Stove for Lobsters! Charcoal grill and charcoal provided.


                                          • not suitable for children
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible
                                            Fourteen steps up stairs to the apartment on the second floor.


                                              • 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.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                47 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Island Retreat

                                                                Jeanne E.

                                                                This cottage is truly an island retreat. A much needed respite that Jim and Sharon have created to enjoy the stars, the island and Acadia National Park. We will be back! Thank you so much!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you for the kind words. Hope to see you again next time you visit the Acadia area.


                                                                Hygge to the Max!!

                                                                Barbara B.

                                                                Just spent an amazing few days in Swan's Island and it was wonderful. Perfect hygge (Danish for cozy, content, etc.) vibe. I can only echo other reviews that the cabin was very clean and well appointed, just perfect for a couple. We had everything we needed for a wonderful stay. The owners Jim and Sharon were super nice and really helpful! Great advice about where to visit, and how to find trails. Some of our favorite spots were Hero Beach, Minturn Harbor, Martini Point at the clubhouse and the library (yes, the library). If you stay here, ask Jim about the story behind their amazing little library and be sure to stop in and see it as you tour the island. The views are magnificent from every direction on this island and we would definitely love to return- next time with our kayaks! Thank you Jim and Sharon for being such wonderful hosts and sharing your very special spot with us.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you for such a complimentary review. You touched on many of the island experiences that cause visitors to return again. If you bring kayaks, do not forget your wetsuits! Swan's Island is on the Maine Island Trail. Return anytime.


                                                                Small but cozy space with everything you need and nothing you don't

                                                                Andrew M.

                                                                This is a wonderful retreat for anyone looking to get away for a bit. Jim and Sharon are excellent owners - extremely friendly and on hand to to answer questions, offer advice and help out when you want them, but offer plenty of privacy and space when you don't. They are very nice and very helpful. The cabin is very clean and well appointed. The space is just right for a couple - probably too small for three people. Internet is sufficient for streaming video. We cooked all our meals in the kitchen and had no problems. Everything is in good repair and well labeled, making it easy to make good use of the space. For those looking to spend all their time indoors, this might be a bit cramped. But for those looking for a home base from which to exploring the island, this can't be beat.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                We used to live aboard a small sailboat. That experience is reflected in the apartment's layout. The apartment was designed to comfortably accommodate a single, or a couple; not three, or more. Since we are on an island, you cannot survive by acting on impulse. We try to provide what is needed to be comfortable for a three to six day stay, with enough advice to provision adequately for a trip to a coastal island without compromise. Thank you for sharing your enjoyment. We hope to see you again.


                                                                Well-organized, well-stocked, clean apartment with helpful hosts

                                                                Marco C.

                                                                The apartment had everything we needed for a couple nights of cooking, including a grill and a lobster-cooking equipment (which Jim helped us out with). Jim and Sharon were very gracious hosts. We stayed for two nights. Jim gave us information on things to do on the island, which was very helpful---we visited the lighthouse on the island, the fine sand beach, and the area near the "clubhouse" down the road from the apartment.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thanks for your kind words. We enjoy sharing our hide-a-way in the woods on Swan's Island, happy you found it to your liking.

                                                                Jim&Sharon Stone


                                                                Katie D.

                                                                Swans Island is just a lovely and exotic ferry ride away from MDI. There's lots of things to do on the Island if you want to be active -- beautiful trails, ocean side views, lighthouse tours, etc. It's also a great place to chill in a natural but beautiful environment. Jim and Sharon are extraordinarily helpful and gracious hosts and the apartment is comfortable and charming. This place is not to be missed!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Glad you enjoyed the boat ride! The island is a good place to pause and reflect, hike, or enjoy the Town's sense of community. Come for another visit.


                                                                Great Time, Great Apartment, Jim & Sharon great people to rent from

                                                                john a.Punta Gorda Florida

                                                                This the second time I have rented from Jim & Sharon. This time was for a week. The apartment was spotless and everything worked. The price was excellent considering the location and the excellent condition of the apartment. You will have a hard time finding a nicer place for the money. The best part was Jim & Sharon, again they are super nice people. Plan to head back in 2018.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                John, thank you for the compliments. Our goal, is a review like yours. We try to build our repeat business by meeting expectations. Looking forward to your next visit!

                                                                Jim & Sharon


                                                                Swans Island, ME, USA

                                                                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

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Pet Fee
                                                                Additional Guest Fee
                                                                $0 - $15
                                                                Tax Rate

                                                                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, two nights 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 open 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.

                                                                47 Reviews
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