Loft apartment over a small barn, on a Midcoast Maine island, close to Acadia National Park. Return to the mainland via ferry to spend time in Acadia National Park.
Mid June to late September, walk on the ferry when traveling back to mainland, and use the FREE Island Explorer Bus to explore Acadia National Park. You can use the FREE Bus to visit the villages on Mt. Desert Island surrounding the Park - avoid traffic and save money.
The apartment is fully furnished, provides comfortable accommodations for a single, or couple. The half bath includes a toilet and shower (no sink).
It is a fifteen minute walk to the shore. The property is located in the woods on 5 acres on one of Maine's coastal islands, Swan's Island.
The apartment is a seasonal rental, available from mid-May through September, by the night - two nights minimum, with a weekly rate available on request.
The rental is on the north side of Swan's island, in an area known as 'Island Retreat'.The apartment overlooks a large clearing, and is a short walk from the shore. The area is on/near several hiking trails. The rental includes private access to four acres on the shore close to the apartment.
There are no moose, bear, porcupines, skunks, or poisonous snakes on Swans Island. There is no known dangerous wildlife on the island.
There is no public camping on the island.
Swans Island is 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 acres in extent, with about twenty miles of roads.
Dog friendly: owners and pets welcome with prior approval. Dog rules: must not share the bed - crate trained/wag bag, vaccines current, non- destructive, never left alone in apartment. Owners must be responsible for dog. Prior permission to bring a dog is required. Pet fee is $20 to bring one dog.
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There is a general store, two places to buy gas/diesel. Note alcoholic beverages are not sold in the Town of Swan's Island.