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Beach-Side Cottage: Windows By The Sea

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Secluded Beach-Side Cottage

Secluded down a dead-end dirt road, our beach-side cottage sits in the lap of a beautiful sand and pebble beach, so close you can flip a coin into the water from the screen porch at high tide.

The building was a Sears and Roebuck kit house of 1923 which we recently remodeled with a new bath and a half, kitchen and master bedroom. We have retained the original charm and added more comfort and convenience: outside shower, inside bathtub, a wood stove for chilly nights.

Three bedrooms contain a king-size bed, a double and a pair of twin beds. Above the screen porch is a sleeping loft with another single bed. A stand alone bunkhouse has large bunk beds for a total of beds for ten! Bring your extended family and let the kids find green crabs among the rocks while you watch the osprey’s hunt as you have cocktails on the deck.

Wonderful walks are available island-wide protected by Islesboro Island Trust. Walk to the trailhead of the Herbert Preserve, just a mile away. The trail, 45 minutes, winds along an extensive estuary.

Summer programs–Big Tree Boating, Island Explorations and Expeditions, Islesboro Summer Recreation, Pripet Horse Riding–available for kids.

More Details

Tom Tutor or Sue Hatch
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Tom Tutor or Sue Hatch

Sue and I live on the island year-round; she owns a landscaping business and I am a retired high school math teacher.

Tom Tutor or Sue Hatch purchased this cottage in 1921

Why Tom Tutor or Sue Hatch chose Islesboro

Sue's grandmother purchased this cottage in 1921 and we have recently renovated it.

What makes this cottage unique

This is an amazing place to sit in the lap of the tides and watch the natural world go through its daily cycles.


Islesboro Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs - toilet , tub
    Downstairs - toilet , outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Front - 2 twin/ single
    Upstairs - 1 king
    Rear - 1 double
    Bunkhouse - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • swimming


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Beach-Side Cottage: Windows By The Sea
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

A wonderful & serene experience for the whole family

  • 4 of 5

We absolutely loved the house and location. Our hosts had left fresh flowers in every room, a little touch that was really appreciated. The house accommodated 9 of us comfortably and we thoroughly enjoyed going back to basics - washing the dishes at the kitchen sink, showering outside... We had everything we needed in the house and the kids loved the bunk house and loft room above the porch. There were a couple of great markets on the island for groceries, wine and lobster! The highlight of our stay was definitely the breathtaking ocean view and the fact that the front deck is literally a stone's throw from the ocean. The only downside was the lack of a restaurant on the island, we'd have liked to eat out and not cook one night. Definitely recommended for those looking to escape the chaos of city life and switch off.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magical Week with Family

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot for a family gathering to celebrate my birthday!

Lovely clean well-provisioned cottage on a quiet cove.

Communication with the owners was easy and comfortable.

Swimming, kayaking, beach combing, biking, woods walks, quiet time on porch, nice deck to gather. All this in rhythm to the changing tides. Grandkids and dogs very happy.

Layout allowed the nine of us to gather and also gave us some room for separation. Two granddaughters claimed the backyard cabin and teenage grandson climbed the ladder up to the sleeping loft while we had the lovely master bedroom with separate sitting area on the second floor.

A memorable week.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Right on the beach

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for a family. Charming, comfortable and livable.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Oxford, Mississippi

Secluded spot on Islesboro

  • 5 of 5

We -- two couples-- were there only a few days but plan to go back for a longer stay. Two more couples could have joined -- perfect for a large family or even 2 small ones. This secluded spot is an ideal, almost isolated getaway, a few other houses around. The house is right on the shore, close enough to hear the waves lapping. House is comfy, clean, well stocked with whatever you didn't think of. On a secluded road with access to another shore just on the other side. Perfect for shoreline walks, with Maine woods walks also nearby. conveniently close to a small store for necessities. The owners are very nice and helpful. Saw a bald eagle, first in my life.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder, co


  • 5 of 5

I lived in this special home for the summer and fall of 2015, and its hands down the most wonderful place I've ever lived. You have access to two beaches, both are protected and are easy to paddle and swim around in. There are amazing walks through woods and tidal marshes. There was a blue heron friend who came every morning to watch the sunrise too:) The kitchen is super functional. The bedrooms are cozy and"summer cottage quaint". The woodstove works very well and can warm up the house even on the coldest of nights. If you get the chance, do yourself the favor to stay in the amazing home.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
61 Miles
Bangor, ME
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Whales Tooth, Lincolnville Beach, ME
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Lincolnville Beach/Islesboro
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Tarratine Golf Club
Nearest Train
71 Miles
Brunswick, ME
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
U.S. Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Chez Michael
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
At your front door
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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