$86 / night
Total guests, Nights

Apartment on Swans Island, Maine - OPEN MAY -Oct. – Home 2587038 Apartment

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Apartment on Swans Island, Maine - OPEN MAY -Oct. – Home 2587038

  • Apartment
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 7 reviews

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Apartment / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 mi
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets

Description from owner



Loft apartment over a small barn, on a Mid coast Maine island, close to Acaidia National Park (must take ferry to/from Acadia National Park). The apartment offers fully furnished, comfortable accommodations for a single, or couple. The property is a fifteen - twenty minute walk from the shore. The property is located in the woods on 5 acres on one of Maine's coastal islands, Swans Island. The apartment is a seasonal rental, available May to October, by the night (two nights minimum weekends - Friday&Saturday), with a weekly rate available on request.

The studio apartment is in a quiet and secluded area, overlooking a large clearing in a heavily wooded red spruce forest. The apartment includes a private sleeping area, a toilet/shower area with a door, and a large kitchen/living area. Hot water is included. The apartment includes a propane cooktop, a microwave, toaster, coffee maker, crock pot, and apartment size refrigerator. Pots, pans, and cooking utensils are provided, as well as dishes, bowls, etc. Linens, towels, paper goods are also included. Everything needed for occupancy is found in the apartment except for groceries and beverages. WIFI is available in the apartment; cable TV and satellite TV is not available. A VCR is provided together with a varied video library. An Amazon Firestick for Internet streaming is attached to the apartment TV.

Swan' s Island is about 7,000 acres (80 square miles) in size. The Island offers many hiking trails of varying challenge, excellent opportunities for kayaking/canoeing, and ready access to the waterfront. Many visitors return yearly to enjoy the picturesque views and seclusion of a mid coast Maine Island, reachable only by water. There are no bars, or clubs. There is a museum, a lighthouse open to the public, and a library. Throughout the summer there are many community sponsored activities. The "Sweet Chariot" music festival is an annual event in early August.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Full bed
  • 1 Shower


  • Wireless Internet
  • Grill
  • Waterfront
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

There are about 20 miles of roads - improved/gravel - on the island. The terrain is hilly, so biking will be a workout. There are about 25 miles of hiking trails, of varying challenge - some easy, some not so easy, all with great scenery. There are beaches ranging from rocky to fine sand. Our property shares four acres of waterfront, with a picnic area. There is a Town park with a shelter and picnic area on Mill Pond. We suggest a car, as the island encompasses about 7,000 acres. Access to the island is by Maine DOT Ferry from Bass Harbor, ME.

Interaction with guest

Privacy is assured. We are available for assistance if/when needed. We will greet meet you on arrival, give you the keys, provide an orientation to the apartment, review a list of things to do/places to go/hiking trails, and make suggestions. if you need help with the charcoal grill (charcoal provided), obtaining/cooking lobster we are happy to assist. If you need an introductory tour of the island, that can be arranged. We appreciate that you have made an extra effort to get to the island, so we will do what we can to make sure you enjoy your stay. See our reviews.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $50.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Pets, dogs only, with prior permission. May not share the bed, must have a current rabies vaccination, be treated for fleas/ticks, and may not be left alone in the apartment.

No smoking inside. No use of candles inside.

No fires, including candles, inside/outside. A charcoal grill is provided, and is acceptable.

Seafood, including lobster must be cooked outdoors, facility provided.

Rental accommodates a single, or couple only, not suitable for children.


About the owner

James S.

Tourist License
Maine Sales Tax ID 1163024

Average reply time:
1 hour 14 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 Apr 2019
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





7 reviews

Very Good

“Relaxing Maine Island Experience”

Reviewed 5 Apr 2014

A great way to experience the unique Maine Island Lifestyle. Quiet, and very clean loft apartment. Everything is in good condition or new. We enjoyed our experience. Our host were very helpful and accommodating.

Response from the owner We enjoyed your brief stay with us, and look forward to seeing you again. Jim&Sharon

Review 1-7 of 7


How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with James (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send James (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact James (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view James the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send James (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send James (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Ready to book? form, a booking request is sent to James (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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How do I know my booking is safe?

To book this property you need to pay through the Flipkey website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to the property when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your dates in the Ready to book? form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from James (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. James (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call James (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my booking?

You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact James (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send James (the owner) a message.

If James (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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