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Affordable Rustic Apartment, Walk to Ferry and Town

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2 adults

Rustic two-story 1850s 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 next to rhododendron and rose bush gets morning sun exposure. So quiet with the sound of rustling leaves and seagulls. One TempurPedic double bed and two comfy twin beds in separate room. Apartment is in great residential location near Historical Society up on the hill for easy walking to Main Street restaurants, shops, and ferry. Near water, but not on water, with limited Carvers Cove views from upstairs bedrooms. Good neighborhood for walking, great harbor views from nearby Blueberry Lane overlook. Walk to breathtaking Lane's Island Preserve or rent bikes and kayaks in town. 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, books, games and the kitchen is well-stocked including lobster pot, coffee maker, and toaster. The owners might be in the connected house while you are here but are a quiet couple and there is no open access between spaces. You have your own entryway. We provide bedding and towels. No pets, please. There is wi-fi, reception best on first floor, but no landline phone or TV. AT&T has cell towers on the island and is the best choice for cell service. Maximum occupancy is two adults. Will also consider an infant or small child with parents. Note: rate shown and minimum three-night stay is for summer. We are open to nightly stays at lower rates for May and also mid-September thru October. Contact us.

Caleb Mason
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

About Caleb Mason

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 Mason purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Caleb Mason chose Vinalhaven

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Vinalhaven in Knox County

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • limited accessibility
  • 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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Affordable Rustic Apartment, Walk to Ferry and Town
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews

Tons of charm.

  • 5 of 5

Great for the price!! great charm! will book again.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute place, well appointed with everything necessary for living confortly.

  • 5 of 5

We were impressed with our communication with the owner. The place was beyond our expectations in both living necessities and decorating. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen well stocked. Location was great. The only complaint I have is a smoke detector low battery alarm during the night.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for letting me know about the alarm. Sorry about that I'll fix it now. Come again!
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Simply charming

  • 5 of 5

A perfect apartment for our stay on Vinalhaven. Situated within walking distance to all amenities, we were also pleasantly surprised to be a 20 minute walk from the local swimming hole. It is a bit of a walk from the ferry to the apartment with the last part being uphill, so arranging a ride to and from the dock would be ideal. Other than that you are set. Super comfortable bed with nice linens. The apartment is clean with a lot of unique character, just like the town of Vinalhaven. I highly recommend this place for a couple.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just as advertised.

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with the place.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we needed

  • 4 of 5

beds were compfortable

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Starr Street Rental

  • 4 of 5

Our rental on Starr Street was comfiortable and economically decorated. There were many interesting pictures, games, puzzles and books to compensate for television or radio. There was wifi, but a landline would have helped us contact friends and family. Overall we enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
PWM Portland Jetport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £143.48

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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