Yurt on Chebeague Island


Yurt hosted by Eliza Jane

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, Half-bath
Entire home
You’ll have the yurt to yourself.
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Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
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Imagine: staying in a yurt in the woods of Chebeague Island. The Island Yurt is a short walk through the woods to the road, beach and island center. Stay cozy warm with a heater in the insulated yurt. Explore the island from this central location on wooded trails and beaches. A rusticator kitchen with the basics: small fridge, two burner stove, sink. Fire pit. Composting toilet. Hosts will meet guests upon arrival at the ferry. Guests will be asked to follow all COVID safety guidelines.

The space
The Island Yurt is located in the woods behind the home of hosts Eliza Jane and Rocky, accessible by a path and abandoned dirt road. This "glampy" yurt is designed for comfort and offers a unique island experience. Listen to the sounds of the woods and in the early morning for the distant lobster boats. The yurt is heated with a wall heater, and can be very cozy for fall nights.

Eliza Jane or Rocky will meet you upon arrival by ferry in a four-seater ATV. The yurt is located near the center of the island, just up from the Chebeague Island Boat Yard and within walking distance to anywhere on the island.

The yurt kitchenette is set up for rustic cooking, and includes cookware, utensils, dishes, oil for cooking. The two burner stove is a traditional stove common in boats. Under the counter is a small dorm sized fridge. The kitchen sink has a hand pump from a water tank. Hot water is provided by an electric kettle, and a pour-over coffee set-up.

The bed is a queen sized log bed where you can fall asleep while looking up through the center dome. Ahhh. Flannel sheets and bedding from L. L. Bean's of Freeport. Bath towels and beach towels provided.

Relax in the two leather bucket swivel chairs, where you will want to sit and melt in comfort. Play chess or cribbage.

The front deck and chairs face a private abandoned dirt road that runs through 15 acres of woods. A screen house can be set up during mosquito season.

Sit around the BioLite fire pit at night, good for grilling or marshmallows. Plenty of camp wood is provided. The fire pit is raised on legs and safer for use in the woods, but caution is always advised.

When lobsters are in season, an outdoor cooker and steam pot can be provided upon request, along with everything needed for a lobster dinner. During summer/fall months, fresh organic produce is available at the Second Wind Farm, a 15 minute walk away through a path in the woods. Check with hosts for local eat in and take out eateries, all within walking distance.

There is electricity in the yurt for indoor lighting and device charging, but this yurt feels off the grid. Be sure to bring a headlamp.

The composting toilet is adjacent to the yurt, in an outhouse tent on a raised platform. The composting toilet is surprisingly "neutral." A second pop up shower tent has a sun shower with a foot pump, shampoo and liquid soap provided.

Where you'll sleep

1 queen bed

What this place offers

Beach access
Free street parking
Private patio or balcony
Fire pit
Dorm sized fridge refrigerator
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Chebeague Island, Maine, United States

The Island Yurt is on 15 acres of land, off a main road and a short walk to the beach and island center. Located in the Massachusetts Colony, an area of year round and summer homes, the central island location is ideal for exploring the island. Local live lobsters are available short walk away, the nearby Chebeague Island Boat Yard has the Niblic, a gift shop/bakery for fresh baked good and sandwiches. The Island Market and Slow Bell Cafe are open for supplies and fresh local good cooking. (some businesses are seasonal). The Chebeague Inn also offers dinners, or fancy cocktails on the sweeping porch.

Hosted by Eliza Jane

  1. Joined in August 2015
  • 263 Reviews
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  • Superhost
Eliza is a former teacher, skier, sailor and loves the outdoors. Her husband Rocky is a transplanted Canadian. Eliza has lifelong ties to Chebeague Island and the coast of Maine.

Eliza Jane is a Superhost

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy

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