Crow's Nest: 100 Year Old Islesboro Island Cottage

Your own Maine island house. 100 year old cottage with awesome deck. Private.
Your own Maine island house. 100 year old cottage with awesome deck. Private.Large deck creates a perfect outdoor room from morning till night.Marvelous large sunny deck with views of the Meadow Pond Wildlife Refuge.400 sq foot deck is a perfect outdoor living area.Large sunny comfortable living room with views to the pond.The living room has two comfy futon sofas.Looking towards the dining area, a great spacious room for relaxing and dining.Open floor plan includes spacious, sunny kitchen with gas cook stove.Large sunny master bedroom with all wool carpet, faces the Meadow PondThe second bedroom is tiny but cozy with a Full bed.A large comfortable bathroom.An old fashioned tub with a European, telephone style hand-shower.The 'Margaret Chase Smith' approaches the Islesboro ferry landing.The Islesboro Island light house welcomes you!Hutchins Island beach at high tide, a fabulous picnic place 3 minutes from home.Hutchins Island at high tide, a favorite hike at low tide.Fabulous beaches & coves are nearby, like the public beaches at Pendleton Point.One of the Pendleton Point beaches at low tide.Turtle Head Preserve is a marvelous hiking, photography, and picnic area.One of the many terrific views along a Turtle Head Preserve trail.A beach walk offers fine sightings:on this day,working boats and a Golden Eagle.One of the islands many wonderful historic buildings.Eat lunch, grab an ice cream cone, shop for books & antiques in Dark Harbor.Enjoy a day trip to Camden to watch boats, antique, browse shops, and eat.

From $23 / night

1099 Meadow Pond Road, Islesboro, ME 04848
Crow's Nest: 100 Year Old Islesboro Island Cottage
Cottage
2 bedrooms
5 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description

Overview

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 5
Type: Cottage
Per week: $850 - $1,000
Per month: $700
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Islesboro vacation cottage rental
Welcome to Crow's Nest Cottage, on Islesboro Island, in Mid-coast Maine. Reserve a summer week now - - or two or even three weeks - - at our cozy, comfortable cottage on magical Islesboro Island. The sooner you reserve, the more likely you are to get your preferred week. A GREAT VALUE FOR A FABULOUS LOCATION.

This is a place that 'time forgot.' Think 19th century Vermont transported to an island in the ocean! Crow's Nest cottage is an easy 20 minutes by ferry off the gorgeous Maine coast. 100 years old, shingle-sided, and renovated, Crow's Nest cottage is located at the northern, rural end of legendary Islesboro Island, considered by many the most beautiful of all Maine islands. The cottage faces the Meadow Pond, a quiet, lush wildlife refuge. It sleeps 4 comfortably. Many quiet beaches are minutes away by car. The cottage has a marvelous, large deck. This is a SMOKE-FREE home. NO PETS PLEASE.

Islesboro is a very quiet vacation spot. If you are looking for tranquility, for peace and quiet, and a "low-key" vacation spot, you'll love Islesboro and Crow's Nest cottage.If you are looking for lots of restaurant options, movie theaters, amusement parks, bars, fast food, shopping, and crowds, this is NOT a place for you.

Our Meadow Pond Neighborhood: Crows Nest cottage is located 'up island' and looks across to the 20 acre, fresh water, Meadow Pond, a neat wildlife refuge for deer, birds, turtles, beaver, etc. You need a car on the island to get to the 2 small grocery stores, to the cafe, dining out places, and ice cream parlor, for speedy trips to local beaches and public playground, and to get to the ferry.

This is a place with hundreds of secluded and hidden Coves and beaches. If you love the splendor of the Atlantic Ocean and Maine coast without droves of tourists, Islesboro is your place. There are dozens of secluded and incredible coves and beaches -- both sandy and rocky -- within a 5 to 15 minute drive from the cottage. Or pack a backpack and bike (or walk!!) to them. Explore them on foot and or in a kayak. Bring picnic lunches and suppers and play Robinson Crusoe on your 'private' island.

The Availability page contains our up-to-date reservations calendar and lets you know which weeks are still open. The rental period is Saturday at 4:00 PM until the following Saturday at 10:00 AM.

FOR MANY MORE PHOTOS & DETAILED INFORMATION RE THE COTTAGE AND ISLAND, CONTACT US FOR THE ADDRESS OF OUR PERSONAL SITE. IT ALSO INCLUDES DOZENS OF GUEST REVIEWS, BEGINNING IN 2006.

Although we do not supply bikes or kayaks, they are available for rent on the mainland from a variety of companies. Our "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQ) on our personal site provides contact information for these rental places.

Explore the nearby coast : The wonderful villages of Camden and Belfast are minutes from the Lincolnville Beach ferry. Camden has many shops, a great book store (or 2), food stores, restaurants, antique shops, public library, and energetic waterfront full of beautiful old and new boats. Schooners for day tripping are berthed in Camden Harbor. Drive a few minutes further south from Camden to Rockland for more shops and restaurants. This is also the home of the very special Farnsworth Art Museum, a great place to spend a few rainy hours. The Farnsworth is home to the Wyeth Center, one of only two centers in the country dedicated to the three generations of Wyeths: N.C., Andrew, and James Wyeth.

For more reading about Islesboro:

* The Summer Cottages of Islesboro, 1890-1930. By Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. Islesboro Historical Society. 1989.

* Dark Harbor: Building House and Home on an Enchanted Island (Continents of Exile). By Ved Mehta. National Books. 2003.

We only accept personal Checks or Cashier Checks. We accept PAYPAL but there's an additional charge to cover the fee. We are Not Taking Credit Cards at This Time. Thank you!!

WINTER RENTAL: We are always looking for a terrific winter tenant for the whole winter season, October through May, but this may be negotiable. We may be amenable to renting for a shorter rental period, but we have to charge a considerably higher monthly rate for shorter winter rentals.

Giovanna Peebles

Area Information
Your own Maine island house in the middle of Penobscot Bay - - rent it for one week or more! Islesboro Island is perhaps the most beautiful of all Maine islands. A 14 mile long gem with secluded beaches and rocky coves, Islesboro’s simple and quiet elegance has made it world famous. Accessible via a 20 minute, gorgeous, ferry ride on a State of Maine ferry from Lincolnville Beach -- 10 minutes north of Camden, 15 minutes south of Belfast. The island is a unique community where the sea, the landscape, natural wonders, wildlife, and amazing historic homes are the attraction. This is a place that “time forgot.” If you are looking for movie theaters, amusement parks, bars, fast food, shopping, and crowds, this is NOT a place for you. Awesome kayaking, beach combing, walking, running, biking, and birding areas! Most of all, this is a place for complete relaxation. The world-class Farnsworth Art Museum is located less than 1 hour away -- on the mainland in Rockland -- this is a rare treat and worth a long visit on a rainy day.

Other Activities: Kayaking, wildlife viewing, local library, sight-seeing historic architecture, photography, world-class museums off-island.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Giovanna Peebles

Giovanna Peebles

Giovanna Peebles

  • School:

    Cornell University
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    We are a Vermont family who are delighted to share our very special island cottage with you! We purchased this cottage in 2005....
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Rates

Rates

Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Oct 02 2016 Jun 03 2017 - - - $700 Full Period
Jun 18 2017 Jul 02 2017 - - $850 - 1 Week
Jul 03 2017 Sep 02 2017 - - $1,000 - 1 Week
Sep 03 2017 Oct 01 2017 - - $850 - 1 Week
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 9.0%
Deposits: Refundable security deposit $200 50% of rental fees PLUS security deposit must accompany signed lease as a reservation deposit. Balance is due within 30 days.
Payment Options: Mastercard, PayPal, Visa
Other Fees: We accept PAYPAL but there's an additional charge to cover the fee. We are Not Taking Credit Cards at This Time. Thank you!! CANCELLATIONS: Must be received IN WRITING 45 days prior to day of rental. Your rental fees & security deposit will be promptly returned to you LESS $ 100 cancellation fee. For any other cancellation, only 1/2 of the amount paid will be returned unless we can rent the cottage. If the cottage gets rented, we will return the full amount paid, less the $100 cancellation fee.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: HOW DO WE GET TO ISLESBORO?
A: Islesboro is the largest island in Penobscot Bay, Maine. Its largest neighboring towns on the mainland are Rockland, Camden, and Belfast. The capital city of Augusta is to the west. Islesboro is reached by a State of Maine car ferry that leaves Lincolnville hourly between 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM in the summer months - - the ferry ride across to the island is 20 minutes. Lincolnville is 10 miles (or about 15 minutes) south of Belfast and 6 miles (or about 10 minutes) north of Camden. Camden, arguably Maine's finest harbor town, is minutes north of Rockland, home of the Farnsworth Museum, a little known treasure showcasing the Wyeth family artists, among other New England and American greats. See more information about the ferry, below.Check out the State of Maine Ferries for more information.
Q: HOW DO WE GET TO ISLESBORO?
A: Islesboro is the largest island in Penobscot Bay, Maine. Its largest neighboring towns on the mainland are Rockland, Camden, and Belfast. The capital city of Augusta is to the west. Islesboro is reached by a State of Maine car ferry that leaves Lincolnville hourly between 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM in the summer months - - the ferry ride across to the island is 20 minutes. Lincolnville is 10 miles (or about 15 minutes) south of Belfast and 6 miles (or about 10 minutes) north of Camden. Camden, arguably Maine's finest harbor town, is minutes north of Rockland, home of the Farnsworth Museum, a little known treasure showcasing the Wyeth family artists, among other New England and American greats. See more information about the ferry, below.Check out the State of Maine Ferries for more information.
Q: WHAT DO WE DO ON THE ISLAND ?
A: Awesome beach combing, walking, hiking, bike riding, swimming (real cold water!!...), kayaking, tennis (at the public courts), sailing (at Big Tree Beach), digging for clams and gathering mussels, golfing (at the 9 hole Tarrantine Golf Club), looking at historic architecture, photography, bird watching, reading books you?ve been meaning to read all year, relaxing on our 400 square foot deck, and not doing anything at all. There's a fun public children's playground on the island (next to the public tennis courts) about 5 minutes from the cottage, a great little public library with programs, and a variety of evening lectures and programs. There?s a new Community Center with lots of activities and a Caf?. At the cottage we?ve left maps showing you some of our favorite beaches and walks. Also read our Guest Book to find inspiration from what our other guests did (or didn?t to?).
Q: HOW FAR ARE THE BEACHES?
A: There are dozens of secluded and incredible coves and beaches -- both sandy and rocky -- within a 5 to 15 minute drive from the cottage?... or pack a backpack and bike to them. The island is only 14 miles long and very narrow (if you look at a map) so everything is very close by. Bring picnic lunches and suppers and play Robinson Crusoe on your "private" island. We often walk after supper to several coves west of the Meadow Pond but they are a good walk away. You?ll want to drive -- or bike ride -- to the awesome beaches at Marshall Cove, Hutchins Island, Turtle Head, Pendleton Point, and elsewhere. We always carry water, sunscreen, snacks or whole picnics, chairs, books, towels, etc., so driving is a good idea.
Q: HOW ABOUT BIKES AND KAYAKS?
A: We do not supply bikes or kayaks at our cottage. They are available for rent, but NOT on the Island? you have to rent them on the mainland. However, there are numerous rental places on the mainland relatively close to where you catch the ferry (in Lincolnville).
Q: I HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS BEFORE I MAKE A RESERVATION?
A: Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. We have a more extensive Frequently Asked Questions that we can email you.
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