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Affordable Rustic Apartment Walk to Ferry and Town

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Vinalhaven

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2 adults

Rustic two-story farmhouse-style attached apartment converted from a former lobsterman's workshop. Wide plank (some squeaky) floors throughout, narrow steep stairway, ideal for those looking for authentic Maine island charm. Old-fashioned glider out front gets morning sun exposure. One double bed or two twin beds. Beds are very comfortable, great location for walking to Main Street and ferry. Near water but no views. This is not a good choice for people who are expecting a modern "fancy" place. There aren't electric outlets and switches on every wall in every room for instance, but there are plenty of lamps, the kitchen is well stocked includes lobster pot, coffee maker, and toaster. The owners might be in the connected house while you are here but we are a quiet older couple. No pets allowed. Maximum occupancy is two adults.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Caleb Masom
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2016

About Caleb Masom

My wife and I own the apartment and attached house. We are quiet non-smokers not always on the island. We live and work in Portland, Maine. We just bought the house in June of 2015.

Caleb Masom purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Caleb Masom chose MidCoast - Penobscot Bay

Ideal for single travelers or couples looking for affordable stay, apartment is conveniently located to the ferry and Main street, so no car is needed. We provide sheets, blankets, pillows, one fan. An affordable way to get on the island and escape the rush of mainland living.

What makes this apartment unique

Price, walking location, sunny.


based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Affordable Rustic Apartment Walk to Ferry and Town
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
Dallas, Texas

Excellent location and accomodations.

  • 5 of 5

This was my first trip to Vinalhaven (and definitely not my last!). The rental is nicely decorated and equipped with everything that you need for a fun stay in this great town. I cooked lobsters almost every day. It is centrally located to town so that you really do not need a car to get to most locations. (If you do, take the local taxi.) Caleb provided wonderful suggestions as to food and local attractions as well as went above and beyond as a landlord. Would highly recommend this rental and plan to return. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review and I'm so happy you were able to maximize your time on the island eating great food and exploring. I know if I were visiting a place this far off the beaten path I would want local help so was happy to help you get the most out of your visit. Please come again!
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A Great, Simple Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Vinalhaven. The space was simple, but perfect for what we needed. The owner was very helpful responding to the few requests we had. Definitely recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Island Get Away

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay on Vinalhaven!! The small house was perfect for our needs. It was clean and comfortable. We were able to eat breakfast and make lunches in a well equipped kitchen. We loved the Maine Cottage Furniture!!! It was an easy walk to town where we were able to enjoy some great meals at Harbor Gawker and Salt. Our last morning we ate a great breakfast at the Homeport Family Restaurant. Also rented a car one day at the Tidewater Hotel because we wanted to explored areas we could not walk to and then drive to dock on the other side of the island so we could go to a Barn Seafood Supper at the Turner Farm on North Haven. Nebo Lodge picked us up to cross the Fox Island Tororfare. Highly recommend the trip!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect fit for the first time traveler or couple!

  • 5 of 5

This multi-level apartment is perfect for first time islanders. With its eclectic charm, plenty of sunlight and many books to choose from, it’s a perfect hide away. The apartment is equipped with most (if not all) supplies needed during a vacation stay, and the beds were comfortable.

'The location, just outside of Vinalhaven’s town center, makes it great for excursions on foot. Across the street is the Historical Society, and around the corner you can stop in for an ice cream at Vinalhaven Candy Co. For a seafood lunch, the Harbor Gawker is close by. Take short drive in the other direction and you can swim at Lawson’s Quarry.


Looking for more to do? Caleb has this covered! Upon entering the apartment, you will find the apartment’s rental rules, and on the backside Caleb has added his suggestions for exploring the island. You will also find several maps/pamphlets with information for many of the trails/preserves.

Caleb was very pleasant to work with and was easily accessible for any questions I had. I hope to stay in this apartment again during my next visit!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we wanted!

  • 4 of 5

House was wonderful for our weekend stay. Easy to find and in a great location for venturing back into town on foot or around the island in the car.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent choice for Island Stay

  • 5 of 5

I needed somewhere to stay on Vinalhaven while emptying a house I was selling there. The apartment was perfect: Clean, well laid out, it had everything I needed. My stay was very peaceful, the bed was very comfortable, and I slept very well. I look forward to staying in it again in the future, as I will surely vacation in Vinalhaven.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
PWM Portland Jetport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Vinalhaven, MidCoast - Penobscot Bay

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3 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £164
Tax Rate 8.0%

No pets allowed. Maximum allowable occupancy is one couple with one child.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Vinalhaven in Maine

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
  • Books ...
  • Garden ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • fishing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing

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