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Vacation Mid- Coast Maine Island - Studio Apartment - OPEN MID MAY TO OCT.

Bedrooms 1
Space 364 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Furnished Apartment - 1 Bedroom, half bath/shower, Sleeps 2, in the woods

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.

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 weekends - Friday&Saturday), 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.

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.

Our reviews say it all!

There is a general store, two places to buy gas/diesel. Note alcoholic beverages are not sold in the Town of Swan's Island.

More Details

Jim/Sharon Stone
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2017

About Jim/Sharon Stone

Knowledgeable, flexible, helpful hosts.

Jim/Sharon Stone purchased this studio in 2005

Why Jim/Sharon Stone chose Downeast and Acadia

A great location on Swan' s Island, close to trails, beaches, and rental flexibility. See our reviews!

What makes this studio unique

Most property rentals on Swan' s Island start on Saturday, and are weekly rentals. We offer nightly rentals off season, two nights minimum in season, and reduced rates for extended stays. Inquire!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Swans Island in Hancock County

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 364 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • rural
  • village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , private - closing door, off sleeping area.
  • Five gallon electric water heater, limits shower duration to two minutes of hot water flow - wet/turn off water/soap/turn on water/rinse ...wait twenty minutes for next shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Small semi-private sleeping area - alcove, no door.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
Only a fifteen minute walk from the shore in several directions, several hiking trails in the area. The best vacation value for a single or couple on Swans Island. The owners live next door to the rental, and will assist with any reasonable request, that will make your stay more pleasant. If you walk onto the ferry, the owners will transport you to the property. The owners will be glad to offer advice regarding climate, clothing, and shopping.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews

Small but cozy space with everything you need and nothing you don't

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful retreat for anyone looking to get away for a bit. Jim and Sharon are excellent owners - extremely friendly and on hand to to answer questions, offer advice and help out when you want them, but offer plenty of privacy and space when you don't. They are very nice and very helpful. The cabin is very clean and well appointed. The space is just right for a couple - probably too small for three people. Internet is sufficient for streaming video. We cooked all our meals in the kitchen and had no problems. Everything is in good repair and well labeled, making it easy to make good use of the space. For those looking to spend all their time indoors, this might be a bit cramped. But for those looking for a home base from which to exploring the island, this can't be beat.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We used to live aboard a small sailboat. That experience is reflected in the apartment's layout. The apartment was designed to comfortably accommodate a single, or a couple; not three, or more. Since we are on an island, you cannot survive by acting on impulse. We try to provide what is needed to be comfortable for a three to six day stay, with enough advice to provision adequately for a trip to a coastal island without compromise. Thank you for sharing your enjoyment. We hope to see you again. Jim&Sharon
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  • 5 of 5

Swans Island is just a lovely and exotic ferry ride away from MDI. There's lots of things to do on the Island if you want to be active -- beautiful trails, ocean side views, lighthouse tours, etc. It's also a great place to chill in a natural but beautiful environment. Jim and Sharon are extraordinarily helpful and gracious hosts and the apartment is comfortable and charming. This place is not to be missed!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the boat ride! The island is a good place to pause and reflect, hike, or enjoy the Town's sense of community. Come for another visit. Jim&Sharon
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Great Time, Great Apartment, Jim & Sharon great people to rent from

  • 5 of 5

This the second time I have rented from Jim & Sharon. This time was for a week. The apartment was spotless and everything worked. The price was excellent considering the location and the excellent condition of the apartment. You will have a hard time finding a nicer place for the money. The best part was Jim & Sharon, again they are super nice people. Plan to head back in 2018.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John, thank you for the compliments. Our goal, is a review like yours. We try to build our repeat business by meeting expectations. Looking forward to your next visit! Jim & Sharon
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Best vacation rental ever!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay for any length of time in the Bar Harbor/Acadia/Swan Island area! The cabin is the best maintained vacation rental we have ever had the pleasure of staying in. Every accommodation was met in this beautiful cabin, and we have nothing but praises for Jim and Sharon. They were helpful, considerate and engaging. Swans island is beautiful and worth taking the time to visit. My only advice is to take Jim and Sharons word to purchase lobster from TIMS (the island store). It is half the price and fresher than the mainland lobster- we learned that the hard way!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! You brought lobster to Swan's Island!? Glad the Lobster Police...didn't catch you at the Ferry Baggage Check. Maybe the lobster you brought to the island came from the island, sometimes it is a small world. It even makes its way to distant lands like Texas, Norway, Japan, China... Glad you had an enjoyable time during your visit to the Lobster Kingdom. Come back again, thanks for the compliments! Jim&Sharon
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Quiet Oasis

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience staying at the cabin away from it all. Jim was extremely informative and helpful on where to go and what to do on the island with plenty of references to choose from. The cabin was a great little efficiency that is perfect for a couple to stay in. I especially liked that he had the lobster cooking station set up on the back porch just in time for us to prepare our fresh lobsters from TIMS. Definitely would return if we make it back to Swan's Island again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for review - fresh lobster from TIM'S is a real treat, especially when steamed on the back deck. Come back again! Jim&Sharon
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  • 5 of 5

Swans Island is a great place to stay! Jim and Sharon were extremely helpful in making the stay the best. The property has all that you would need. It does take some planning on your part with the ferry but it is well worth it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bob, We enjoyed your too short a stay. Good comment about the ferry - planning is everything when you visit an island! Jim&Sharon
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Village of Atlantic
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Off island - SW Harbor
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
TIMS Carryout
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
15 - 20 minute walk
Car: recommended

The apartment is in a Loft over a shop, located in a clearing in a spruce forest. The clearing where the loft apartment is located, is about a fifteen minute walk from the shore front. The location is on the north side of the island, about three miles from the island Ferry Terminal.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio in Swans Island, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Sep 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Additional Guest Fee £11.11 per person per night
Pet Fee £11.11
Damage Deposit £37.04

No smoking inside, pets considered - by request, no children less than 12, no lobsters may be cooked inside (may cook outside - facility provided), not handicap accessible, one night minimum - unless weekend reservation, party of two maximum occupancy, NO FIRES - Swans Island is a heavily wooded island (Fire Chief MUST issue a permit for ANY fire).

The damage deposit will be refunded within 7 business days unless a claim is filed by the owner/manager. Removal of excessive trash, heavy cleaning, evidence of smoking, evidence of a dog on the bed can result in a claim against the damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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