Off the grid but furnished with basic necessities and then some, this "little house" offers privacy (no other cabins around except what can be seen across the cove) and beautiful views. Sleep peacefully to the sound of waves on the shore just a few feet away.
“Mike's cabin is a lovely place to stay. If you are looking for secluded place to relax in Maine (without the crowds and tourist focus of Bar Harbor, for instance), this is a great choice. The setting is beautiful. We watched birds in the morning and the sunset over the water at night. The water is typically calm in the cove and fun to explore by way of the kayak or canoe provided with the cabin. The cabin itself is rough and rustic, but in a really nice way. We enjoyed the rituals of pumping water for showers and dishes, and sleeping in the little loft (sleeps two adults comfortably)--the foam mattress was fine for us. We also enjoyed thoughtful little touches, like the books available for guests. We enjoyed reading a Sarah Orne Jewett story in the evening, thanks to that little library Mike has set up in the cabin. I should add, the cabin is also very well stocked with dishes and other things you might need to cook a meal. Mike was very responsive to my texts with questions, and was an excellent host. I'd love to return to his cabin one day.”
Come unplug in a cozy cottage on a hundred acres of conservation land (Maine Coast Heritage Trust) in a very private cove on the rocky coast of a Down-East Maine island, 6 miles across the bay from Mt Desert Island and Acadia National Park. A short ferry ride from Bass Harbor brings you to Swans Island. Watch the tides ebb and flow, the Bald Eagles soar and the sun set over coastal Maine from your private deck. The dark night sky is full of stars and streaked with the Milky Way.
“Fantastic place for getting away from it all. My wife and I visited Swan's island in mid-October for our babymoon, and the leaves were unbelievable. The other reviews are helpful, I'll add that we decided to take the risk and take the ferry (with our car) over to Acadia on a Thursday. We arrived at 2:30pm just in time to catch the 3:30pm ferry back to the island, and there was a long line of cars waiting for the 5:15 (last one!) even before the 3:30 left. Be sure to check the ferry schedule and plan to not make it onto a ferry, especially in the summer. However, my wife and I did see that Mt Desert's free bus system provides service to the ferry, and their routes are timed with the ferry schedule. You don't need a car to visit Acadia in the summer (nor should you! Parking was the worst I've ever seen in a national park) so check out their timetable: http://www.exploreacadia.com/index.htm. You're basically guaranteed to get back on the ferry of your choosing if you don't take your car. Also, we didn't realize the ferry fares are roundtrip! Another pro tip: fine sand beach on Swan's island is arguably nicer than the one in Acadia. You could absolutely do a beach day in the summer and avoid Acadia's crowds”
Coastal, light and airy, this studio is perfect for those seeking to explore all that Deer Isle has to offer! Located on the Eggemoggin Reach, you will have access to hiking trails, kayaking, sailing, shopping, and lobsters from the lobster capital of the world, Stonington! We are so lucky to live on this beautiful island and are looking forward to sharing a piece of our paradise with you!
“Maggie welcomed us like long lost friends. The loft was spacious and beautifully furnished. We communicated via text before and during the visit which was very helpful and nonintrusive. We enjoyed hikes, galleries and a variety of restaurants in our 3 day stay. I loved being able to use their kayak. We would definitely go there again.”