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

7 reviews
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
1 night minimum
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OPEN MAY TO OCTOBER 2019 Loft apartment over a small barn, on a Mid coast 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 la...OPEN MAY TO OCTOBER 2019 Loft apartment over a small barn, on a Mid coast 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 included. The apartment includes a propane cooktop, a microwave, toaster, coffee maker, crock pot, and apartment size refrigerator. Pots, pans, and cooking utensils are provided, as well as dishes, bowls, etc. Linens, towels, paper goods are also included. Everything needed for occupancy is found in the apartment except for groceries and beverages. WIFI is available in the apartment; cable TV and satellite TV is not available. A VCR is provided together with a varied video library. An Amazon Firestick for Internet streaming is attached to the apartment TV. Swan' s Island is about 7,000 acres (80 square miles) in size. The Island offers many hiking trails of varying challenge, excellent opportunities for kayaking/canoeing, and ready access to the waterfront. Many visitors return yearly to enjoy the picturesque views and seclusion of a mid coast Maine Island, reachable only by water. There are no bars, or clubs. There is a museum, a lighthouse open to the public, and a library. Throughout the summer there are many community sponsored activities. The 'Sweet Chariot' music festival is an annual event in early August. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: Maine Sales Tax ID 1163024More
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About the Owner
James S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2013
Interaction with guests
Privacy is assured. We are available for assistance if/when needed. We will greet meet you on arrival, give you the keys, provide an orientation to the apartment, review a list of things to do/places to go/hiking trails, and make suggestions. if you need help with the charcoal grill (charcoal provided), obtaining/cooking lobster we are happy to assist. If you need an introductory tour of the island, that can be arranged. We appreciate that you have made an extra effort to get to the island, so we will do what we can to make sure you enjoy your stay. See our reviews.
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Reviewed September 7, 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

Date of stay: August 2017
1  Thank Neil A M
Jim S, VR Owner at Apartment on Swans Island, Maine - OPEN MAY -Oct., responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 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 August 17, 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

Date of stay: August 2016
1  Thank Voyage636797
Jim S, VR Owner at Apartment on Swans Island, Maine - OPEN MAY -Oct., responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 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 July 19, 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

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

Reviewed June 12, 2016

Our hopes to rest and relax while doing a little exploring on Swan's Island were right on target. Jim was super helpful with quick responses and expectations we should have for our trip and time there. The ferry ride from Bass Harbor was quick and...More

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank Jamie W
Jim S, VR Owner at Apartment on Swans Island, Maine - OPEN MAY -Oct., responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2016

Jamie, thank you for your complimentary review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Swan' s Island is the "polar opposite" of the typical easily accessible tourist destination on the mainland. Since it takes extra effort to visit our place on Swan' s Island, we...More

Reviewed March 7, 2016

It's a beautiful land relaxing place, would gladly recommend it to anybody looking to get away for a little bit.

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank dsoto12
Jim S, VR Owner at Apartment on Swans Island, Maine - OPEN MAY -Oct., responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2016

We are glad that you found your stay pleasant. We try to provide a good value in pleasant surroundings!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Stove
DVD Player
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Refrigerator
Alarm Clock
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Books
Waterfront
Ceiling Fans
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Deck
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About the neighborhood
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
Getting around
There are about 20 miles of roads - improved/gravel - on the island. The terrain is hilly, so biking will be a workout. There are about 25 miles of hiking trails, of varying challenge - some easy, some not so easy, all with great scenery. There are beaches ranging from rocky to fine sand. Our property shares four acres of waterfront, with a picnic area. There is a Town park with a shelter and picnic area on Mill Pond. We suggest a car, as the island encompasses about 7,000 acres. Access to the island is by Maine DOT Ferry from Bass Harbor, ME.
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