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Apartment on Swans Island, Maine - OPEN MAY -Oct.

Studio Apartment in Loft
1 of 8Studio Apartment in Loft
Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Swans Island, Maine

Loft apartment over a small barn, on a Midcoast Maine island, close to Acaidia National Park (must take ferry to/from Acadia National Park). The apartment offers fully furnished, comfortable accommodations for a single, or couple. The property is a fifteen - twenty minute walk from the shore. The property is located in the woods on 5 acres on one of Maine's coastal islands, Swans Island. The apartment is a seasonal rental, available May to October, by the night (two nights minimum weekends - Friday&Saturday), with a weekly rate available on request.

The studio apartment is in a quiet and secluded area, overlooking a large clearing in a heavily wooded red spruce forest. The apartment includes a private sleeping area, a toilet/shower area with a door, and a large kitchen/living area. Hot water is incl...
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Listing #FKN2587038
About the Owner
James S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:94%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2013
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

A secluded place like no other where one can kickoff your shoes and relax from everyday stress. Jim and Sharon became fast friends and are the perfect and most accommodating hosts. There is the "Fine Sand Beach" for swimming, but the unique swimming hole "The...More

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Jim S, VR Owner at Apartment on Swans Island, Maine - OPEN MAY -Oct., responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Glad you enjoyed the Quarry, the lobster - none fresher anywhere, and...the quiet. Thanks for the kind comments. Hope to see you again next year. Jim&Sharon

Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is an adorable little loft apartment perfect for two people. It was more than enough for our short two day stay but we could easily have spent a week or more there and had everything we could need. The owners are gracious and generous...More

1  Thank Voyage636797
Jim S, VR Owner at Apartment on Swans Island, Maine - OPEN MAY -Oct., responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2016

We try. It takes extra effort to get here, so we strive to make it worthwhile. Thank you for the compliments! Jim/Sharon

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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

If you want to get away from it all and relax, this is your spot. We enjoyed our stay immensely. Our hosts were very sweet as were many others that we met during our stay on the island. We even fished and caught mackerel and...More

1  Thank irishlass14
Jim S, VR Owner at Apartment on Swans Island, Maine - OPEN MAY -Oct., responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

Hi Tonya, Thanks for a great review. The fishing tips will help future gests. Thanks for the feedback. We look forward to seeing you both again! Jim/Sharon

  • Alarm Clock
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (2)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • VCR
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Pets, dogs only, with prior permission. No smoking inside. No fires, including candles, inside/outside. A charcoal grill is provided, and is acceptable. Seafood, including...
    1 Shower
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Please contact the manager for complete rate information.
  • Pet Fee per pet/dogs with approval: R 216 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: R 720 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Weekends, Friday + Saturday nights - two nights minimum rental. Weekdays, Sunday - Thursday, one night minimum rental. Cleaning fee is applied for stays over two nights, and/or a weekly clean for stays one week or longer. No open fires on the property - fire is a major risk on an island. No more than two occupants per rental. No pets. No smoking inside the rental. Facilities for cooking lobster outdoors only, lobster may not be cooked inside.

Additional fees may apply:
- Extended stay cleaning | 25 USD per week
- Pet fee, $15/visit/dog may apply, inquire.
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About the neighbourhood
The rental is in the woods, on the north side of Swans island, in an area known as 'Island Retreat. The apartment overlooks a large clearing, and is about a fifteen minute from the shore in any direction. The area is on/near several hiking trails. There are no moose, bear, porcupines, skunks, or poisonous snakes on Swans Island. There is no public camping on the island. Swans Island 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 ares in extent, with about twenty miles of roads. Visit the island via Google Earth using the zip code 04685
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Bar Harbor, ME: 19.0 km
Ferry: Bass Harbor, ME: 14.0 km
Fly into Portland, ME - 4 hours by car, fly into Bangor, ME - 2 hours by car, to Bass Harbor, ME. A 45 minute trip by Maine DOT FERRY to Swans Island.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 0.4 km.
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