Crow's Nest: 100 Year Old Islesboro Island Cottage - Maine Island Cottage Rental
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- Minimum stay:1-180 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Welcome to Crow's Nest Cottage, on Islesboro Island, in Mid-coast Maine.
Think about reserving your 2017 summer week now - - or two or even three weeks - - at our cozy, comfortable cottage on magical Islesboro Island. The sooner you reserve, the more likely you are to get your preferred week.
A GREAT VALUE FOR A FABULOUS LOCATION.
CROW'S NEST IS AVAILABLE FOR WINTER RENTAL: Our wonderful, cozy, comfortable, fully winterized cottage is now available for a winter rental - - from October 1 through Memorial Day. $650.00 per MONTH (plus utilities). We pay for local phone service & Internet. NO SMOKING. The cottage has both electric and oil heat. It is well-insulated and has excellent passive solar heat; heating costs are very reasonable.
This is a place that 'time forgot.' Think 19th century Vermont transported to an island in the ocean! Crow's Nest cottage is an easy 20 minutes by ferry off the gorgeous Maine coast. 100 years old, shingle-sided, and renovated, Crow's Nest cottage is located at the northern, rural end of legendary Islesboro Island, considered by many the most beautiful of all Maine islands. The cottage faces the Meadow Pond, a quiet, lush wildlife refuge. It sleeps 4 comfortably. Many quiet beaches are minutes away by car. The cottage has a marvelous, large deck. This is a SMOKE-FREE home. NO PETS PLEASE.
Islesboro is a very quiet vacation spot. If you are looking for tranquility, for peace and quiet, and a "low-key" vacation spot, you'll love Islesboro Island and Crow's Nest cottage.If you are looking for lots of restaurant options, movie theaters, amusement parks, bars, fast food, shopping, and crowds, this is NOT a place for you.
Our Meadow Pond Neighborhood: Crows Nest cottage is located “up-island” and looks across to the 20 acre, fresh water, Meadow Pond, a neat wildlife refuge for deer, birds, turtles, beaver, etc. You need a car on the island to get to the 2 small grocery stores, to the 2 restaurants and ice cream parlor, for speedy trips to local beaches and public playground, and to get to the ferry.
This is a place with hundreds of secluded and hidden Coves and beaches. If you love the splendor of the Atlantic Ocean and Maine coast without droves of tourists, Islesboro is your place. There are dozens of secluded and incredible coves and beaches -- both sandy and rocky -- within a 5 to 15 minute drive from the cottage. Or pack a backpack and bike (or walk!!) to them....Explore them on foot and or in a kayak. Bring picnic lunches and suppers and play Robinson Crusoe on your 'private' island.
VISIT OUR PERSONAL WEBSITE FOR DOZENS OF GUEST REVIEWS, BEGINNING IN 2006, AND MANY MORE PHOTOS & DETAILED INFORMATION RE THE COTTAGE AND ISLAND! The link to our website is at the bottom of the "Amenities" page.
Although we do not supply bikes or kayaks, they are available for rent on the mainland from a variety of companies. Our "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQ) on our personal website provides contact information for these rental places.
Explore the nearby coast : The wonderful villages of Camden and Belfast are minutes from the Lincolnville ferry. Camden has many shops, a great book store (or 2), food stores, restaurants, antique shops, public library, and energetic waterfront full of beautiful old and new boats. Schooners for day tripping are berthed in Camden Harbor. Drive a few minutes further south from Camden to Rockland for more shops and restaurants. This is also the home of the very special Farnsworth Art Museum, a great place to spend a few rainy hours. The Farnsworth is home to the Wyeth Center, one of only two centers in the country dedicated to the three generations of Wyeths: N.C., Andrew, and James Wyeth.
For more reading about Islesboro:
* The Summer Cottages of Islesboro, 1890-1930. By Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. Islesboro Historical Society. 1989.
* Dark Harbor: Building House and Home on an Enchanted Island (Continents of Exile). By Ved Mehta. National Books. 2003.
We only accept personal Checks or Cashier Checks. We accept PAYPAL but there's an additional charge to cover the fee. We are Not Taking Credit Cards at This Time. Thank you!!
WINTER RENTAL: We are always looking for a terrific winter tenant for the whole winter season, October through May, but this may be negotiable. We may be amenable to renting for a shorter rental period, but we have to charge a considerably higher monthly rate for shorter winter rentals.
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after 6:00 PM and Weekends
Member since: 2006
- 1000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
- Bedrooms: there are 2 bedrooms upstairs.....the master bedroom is a spacious, sunny room with QUEEN bed facing the Meadow Pond. Large wood-frame windows, cathedral ceiling, and ceiling fan. Cozy small 2nd bedroom has a DOUBLE/FULL bed. High quality, comfortable mattresses. 100% wool Berber carpeting upstairs -- laid with tacks only, no glues -- throughout the bedrooms and hallway. We think it's important to get out of bed and walk slipper-less on a great carpet!! This is a smoke-free place. Extra Sleeping Accommodations: If friends come to visit, the living room has 2 comfortable futon couches with premium, queen-sized futon mattresses. We provide lots of pillows of various types and numerous blankets and quilts. We ask that you BRING YOUR OWN LINENS UNLESS you are traveling from away. In that case, we can provide them for you....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- The cottage has one bathroom - - a wonderful old fashioned, bright, large bathroom with a great old tub and solid brass, European-made, hand-held shower unit. We call it the 'telephone' -- 'il telefono' -- remembering Giovanna's youth in Italy where such fixtures were the rule. The tub is surrounded by warm, pine paneling. Old fashioned pedestal sink....moreless
- A Wonderful Deck: we have a large, cedar deck -- with first-class patio furniture -- for relaxing and dining.... a delightful space for hanging out after a day on the beach. On a warm sunny morning, this is a perfect place for morning coffee. This is outdoor living at its best when you're not at the beach!! With a large gas grill, you'll be grilling many meals outdoors. Comfy chaise lounges and great sunny exposure make it hard to leave the deck on many days.... A Spacious Kitchen: Sunny spacious kitchen gives you plenty of elbow room in which to cook. As part of the large, open, main floor, the cook can chat with the kids playing cards on the dining table or your honey relaxing in the living room. Bed Linens and Bath Towels: Unless you are flying in, we ask that you bring your own bed linens and towels. But.... let us know if this is a hardship, and we will be happy to provide very nice linens for your convenience. We mail you a helpful "care package" before you come!...moreless
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- DVD Player:
- Games For Kids
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Near The Ocean
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Activities Guide
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
Linens are NOT provided, unless it's a hardship....We ask that you bring your own bed linens and towels, unless you are flying to the East coast, in which case we will happily provide them for you....moreless
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Beach Chairs
- Deck / Patio:
The 9-hole "Tarratine" course at the Tarratine Golf Club facility in Islesboro features 3,058 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36 . The Tarratine golf course opened in 1896....moreless
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 2 - Jun 3, 2017
180 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Tax Rate 9%
CANCELLATIONS: Must be received IN WRITING 45 days prior to day of rental. Your rental fees and security deposit will be promptly returned to you LESS $ 100 cancellation fee. For any other cancellation, only 1/2 of the amount paid will be returned unless we can rent the cottage. If the cottage gets rented, we will return the full amount paid, less the $100 cancellation fee.
Travel Insurance: We encourage our guests to purchase travel/vacation insurance. If an emergency occurs prior to the vacation, our guests then have additional recourse for canceling their stay and potentially obtaining a refund from the insurance company.
We accept PAYPAL but there's an additional charge to cover the fee. We are Not Taking Credit Cards at This Time. Thank you!!
50% of rental fees PLUS security deposit must accompany signed lease as a reservation deposit. Balance is due within 30 days of reservation date.
$200 Security Deposit.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Your own Maine island house in the middle of Penobscot Bay - - rent it for one week or more! Islesboro Island is perhaps the most beautiful of all Maine islands. A 14 mile long gem with secluded beaches and rocky coves, Islesboro’s simple and quiet elegance has made it world famous. Accessible via a 20 minute, gorgeous, ferry ride on a State of Maine ferry from Lincolnville Beach -- 10 minutes north of Camden, 15 minutes south of Belfast. The island is a unique community where the sea, the landscape, natural wonders, wildlife, and amazing historic homes are the attraction. This is a place that “time forgot.” If you are looking for movie theaters, amusement parks, bars, fast food, shopping, and crowds, this is NOT a place for you. Awesome kayaking, beach combing, walking, running, biking, and birding areas! Most of all, this is a place for complete relaxation. The world-class Farnsworth Art Museum is located less than 1 hour away -- on the mainland in Rockland -- this is a rare treat and worth a long visit on a rainy day.
Other Activities: Kayaking, wildlife viewing, local library, sight-seeing historic architecture, photography, world-class museums off-island.
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: We are a Vermont family who are delighted to share our very special island cottage with you!
Why the Owner Chose Islesboro, ME, USA:
Islesboro Island is magical, a place that time forgot in the ocean.
- Primary: +1 8022235045 after 6:00 PM and Weekends
- Secondary: +1 8022492794 Cell
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Your own Maine island house. 100 year old cottage with awesome deck. Private.
Marvelous large sunny deck with views of the Meadow Pond Wildlife Refuge.
Large sunny comfortable living room with views to the pond.
Looking towards the dining area, a great spacious room for relaxing and dining.
Large sunny master bedroom with all wool carpet, faces the Meadow Pond
A large comfortable bathroom.
The 'Margaret Chase Smith' approaches the Islesboro ferry landing.
Hutchins Island beach at high tide, a fabulous picnic place 3 minutes from home.
Fabulous beaches & coves are nearby, like the public beaches at Pendleton Point.
Turtle Head Preserve is a marvelous hiking, photography, and picnic area.
A beach walk offers fine sightings: on this day,working boats and a Golden Eagle
Eat lunch, grab an ice cream cone, shop for books & antiques in Dark Harbor.
Large deck creates a perfect outdoor room from morning till night.
400 sq foot deck is a perfect outdoor living area.
The living room has two comfy futon sofas.
Open floor plan includes spacious, sunny kitchen with gas cook stove.
The second bedroom is tiny but cozy with a Full bed.
An old fashioned tub with a European, telephone style hand-shower.
The Islesboro island light house welcomes you!
Hutchins Island at high tide, a favorite hike at low tide.
One of the Pendleton Point beaches at low tide.
One of the many terrific views along a Turtle Head Preserve trail.
One of the islands many wonderful historic buildings.
Enjoy a day trip to Camden to watch boats, antique, browse shops, and eat.
This listing was first published here in 2006.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016
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