Our traditional island home is located on the most remote year round island community off the coast of Maine. The view from the kitchen bay window includes sweeping water views of Isle Au Haut, Vinalhaven and other small islands as well as the busy working waterfront harbor with lobster boats and visiting sailboats, breakwater and bell buoy. The dining room windows face the private back yard overlooking old cove. Our island home was built in the early 1900's and up until 10 years ago was a year round home. It has a warm lived in feel, like you are going to your grandparents island home. There is a large updated kitchen perfect for cooking and entertaining. There is a dug well and indoor plumbing, but you should bring your own drinking water. A 10 to 20-minute walk brings you to either of the islands beautiful sand beaches. Matinicus is a flyover for migratory birds, has quiet wooded walking paths leading to stunning views of Penobscot Bay and our rocky coast. The island is a wonderful place to relax, enjoy the quiet island life, read, paint, beach comb, hike, take photographs and eat delicious local lobster!
The island is unbridged and located 23 miles off Rockland Maine only accessible by water taxi with George Tarkleson of Matinicus Excursions or by small airplane with Penobscot Island Air out of Knox County Airport in Owls Head, Maine. Both businesses have online websites where you can find information to arrange travel.
Our island is a wonderful place to get away from it all, but there are no stores, restaurants, ATM's, or entertainment businesses. You need to be self-sufficient, bring all your own food and supplies. There is one seasonal bakery, a couple of art galleries, one gift shop and a community craft market once a week during July and August at the island Congregational Church where services are also held each Sunday at 7pm. You can buy "fresh from the boat" lobsters directly from us!