House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft + Office, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7-8)
About Julie Carr
The owners are a family that has summered or lived on the island for forty years.
Julie Carr purchased this House in 1993
Why Julie Carr chose Swans Island
Our family had been coming to Swans for summer vacations since 1970. In 1993 our parents decided to move to the island full time to begin the Atlantic Blanket Company. They raised sheep, harvested wool, died the wool with natural dies made on the island, and wove beautiful blankets. The business did quite well (was even featured on the Martha Stewart show!). In 2006, they retired from the island, and now their four children and their partners own the houses together.
What makes this House unique
The best thing about Swans Island is how stunningly beautiful it is! If you love the ocean, this is the place to go! While there are no movie theaters, restaurants, or bars, there are endless stars at night, wild flowers all summer long, long walks on the rocks, and fresh lobster any day of the week.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We were on Swan Island 20 years ago and it is as beautiful as I remember it to be. The location of the house we rented was fabulous. Water views back and side of house. We received information about the house beforehand but I wish we had been informed of the TV situation in case of a rainy day. Who today has a VHS TV the size of an IPAD. I assumed it would have been a DVD player / TV. Brought multiple DVD movies but were unable to watch them. Did however get to read 5 books and play backgammon again. For the most part it was a great vacation. The people on the island were as friendly as ever. If the pillows and the pots and pans and the TV were updated I would have given it 5 stars. Needed utensils for hard shell lobsters. Since we were there last they opened "The Tea Room". It was great for pastry and sandwiches. Tim's general store was also handy. Great looking breads,soups and other types of fresh foods. The house was clean and my HGTV person took over planning how I would decorate it if it was mine to do so.
This is a beautiful and comfortable home. Our family felt truly privileged to spend two weeks in a house that was sited, designed, built, and furnished with tremendous attention to detail and artistry. Located within walking distance of trails, beaches, and even the one store on Swan's Island, the house met the needs of all members of our family. Among our favorite features were the well-equipped kitchen, the simplicity of the household furnishings, the antique kitchen table that expanded to accommodate many visitors, the comfortable chairs and good lighting that invited one to spend time with a book, and the outdoor charcoal grill. For anyone seeking a complete escape from hectic and commercial daily life, this is an ideal spot.
Swans Island is a quiet and absolutely stunning island. You are never far from a beach. Some are rocky, some sandy. The water is swimmable. Fishing is excellent. There is a fresh water quarry pond for swimming, which is terrific for kids. The town library is a great place to go on a rainy day. They also have free wifi 24 hours, and a screened in porch if you need to be online. The local Odds Fellows Hall hosts town breakfasts on Saturdays and talent shows and other events through the summer. Berry picking is excellent in July and August. The house is clean and pretty and has everything you need for a wonderful vacation (but please bring beach towels). We have a grill and a couple of bikes you can borrow.