1 bedroom rustic cottage on its own island
About Deborah Dolan
We have owned this island for 26 years and although we own other vacation rentals only recently decided to share this one with guests. We hope others enjoy the peacefulness of Crow Island as much as we have.
Deborah Dolan purchased this Cottage in 1982
Why Deborah Dolan chose Arrowsic
We have long loved the Phippsburg and Georgetown peninsulas. Deb has been vacationing in the area her whole life, starting at the age of 2 at Hermit Island Camp Ground.
What makes this Cottage unique
The island is 2 acres in size and all yours for your stay.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Perfect private getaway.
Keep an eye on the tide charts, low tide at 2-3PM seems t be the best, it's when your private beach appears!
Second time and we will return again.
Need some peace and quiet?
This is a cozy comfortable house for one or two adults without feeling crowded (we had 3 adults and 2 large dogs - and managed just fine). It is surrounded by older trees and brush that gives it such a sense of security and privacy.
I was concerned about the not having running water or electricity but the reality is - that is what I enjoyed during our 10-day stay. Many of us do not remember what it is to be in a truly quiet enviroment without electic machines humming, water dripping and all those trappings. The silence, filled only with wind, bird songs, and the sound of waves lapping is marvlous. I had forgotten.
On the warm days we opened all the windows wide to the breeze and trusted the screens to keep the bugs out. On the cooler days we closed the windows, and on the coldest night turned on the little propane heater that made the house toasty in a matter of minutes.
The house provides a kite, a fishing pole with lures, a handful of novels, gel pens, playing cards, beach chairs, and both solar and battery lights you can use indoors or out, and more. Flying kites was our favorite easy activity and the breeze was steady enough to keep them flying high.
We cooked our veggies and carbs on the camp stove in the house, and our lobsters and other meats on the small grill outside. We cooked three meals a day for three adults with relative ease - so don't worry about that.
And what made it even more wonderful was that they let us bring our two big dogs - who ran around the island and on the low-tide sandbars as if they had found heaven. There were no dangers on the island for the dogs which meant they could play and range freely without our worrying about them. Just make sure you clean up after them before you leave.
We just returned home 3 days ago and are already talking about going back. My advice is to bring a knife sharpener, a few light mixing/serving bowls if you are cooking, sunscreen, bug spray, several favorite or new books, and your ability to let go and enjoy the quiet and the ebb and flow of the tides.
I highly recommend to rent or bring kayaks or a boat with you so you can explore the surrounding areas.
We wish you a wonderful trip no matter where you go. I hope you give this little treasure a try. - Tyson
Reprieve, simplicity, scenic, and comfortable!!
Arrived on Friday evening at boat launch. Captain Jay arrived on time. Both Captain Jay and Nathan (who returned us back to our car) were super nice and helpful with advice.
The accommodations were as described. The bed was comfortable, composting toilet luxurious (we are used to outhouse), and the solar shower worked great. We brought our cooler and ice. We didn’t need the gas fridge which was good because when we tried it, it didn’t get that cold. Lots of propane canisters for stove. Gas lamps were perfect for our cribbage game.
The highlight of our trip was the scenery. Sunrise and sunsets from our island were incredible. Seals, eagles, herons, crabs, jumping stripers, gulls, hummingbirds kept us entertained. We did a 7 mile kayak trip up the back river which was totally picturesque. We will definitely return.
Bring portable chairs so you can sit on all sides of the island.
Bring water shoes
Swim sandy beach/mud flat at low tide
Bring coffee and spices
Bring ice (In case fridge doesn’t work)
Bring 3 gallons of water (although some is supplied)
Great private location, great little getaway.
Truly an island to yourselves, we kayeked and paddleboarded, swam and sunned. Small and cosy is a true statement, but for just two it is perfect! We could definitely do this again.
Jane and I had a great time! Unplugged for a week awesome views of the Kennebec and beyond!
Very special location
This is the kind of place you may have paddled by and thought" Wouldn't it be great to stay there?" Usually these places are private and sitting unused. We felt very lucky to be on this tiny island with our dog, who enjoyed running on the mud flats and even riding in a kayak for the first time. The smells of the bayberry and huckleberries and the overall quiet were heavenly. We rented kayaks from Sea Spray Kayaks which worked out very well- the captain who brought us out was able to fit them on his boat. The cottage itself is quite small, and we found the "crow's nest" bed to be several inches too short for our teenager. If you don't mind roughing it, this is a wonderful stay.