Beautiful country home, with ocean views on two sides, steps from a sandy beach in a quiet cove. Grassy fields surround the house, which features a bright living/dining area with, fully equipped kitchen, wood stove, and green house.
Three bedroom, one bath, sleeps six-eight
This beautiful country home is located just steps away from a sandy beach in a quiet cove, perfect for young children, for swimming in warm weather, and for beach combing year round. Grassy fields surround the house, which has views of the ocean on two sides. Downstairs, there is a spacious and bright living/dining area with a fully equipped kitchen, wood stove, green house, and spectacular views of the ocean and meadows. Upstairs, there are three main bedrooms, two with double beds and one with single beds. On the third floor is another bedroom with a double bed. The first floor also features a large recreation room, perfect for children to play in, and the original workshop of Swans Island Blankets, a cottage industry founded by the owners of the house. All bedrooms offer views of the ocean. 25 acres of meadow, woods, a small pond, and pink granite shorefront invite leisurely afternoon strolls.
The house is fully insulated and will make a comfortable cool-weather retreat as well.
A small grocery store is just a ten-minute’s walk away. Free wireless service is available at the town office, just fifteen-minute’s away by foot, or five minutes by car. The Island’s much loved Fine Sand Beach is a short distance away.
The island features sandy beaches, coves with smooth stones, spectacular hikes, fishing, and swimming in a local fresh water quarry. During summer months the town offers frequent “Town Breakfasts,” concerts, and other community events.
Another lovely house shares the property. Perfect to rent separately or jointly for larger groups: Peaceful Shoreline Cottage
House will be open when you arrive.
Other things to note
Please print and read the house manual below. The general store on island is pretty well stocked but small and pricey with limited hours. You can buy lobster and usually selfish as well at the wharf but that is about it. It is a dry island so there is no alcohol for sale anywhere. We generally stop at the Hannafords in Ellsworth then perhaps also at the gourmet Sawyers market in Southwest Harbor on MDI. There is alcohol in Hannafords and wine at Sawyers. So leave plenty of time for this. There is debate about how early you should arrive to get in line for the ferry. 1 hour? 20 min? If you arrive too late, you may not be able to take your car on. Some prefer to pay a little extra and call ahead for a reservation. This is a good idea if you are shooting for the last boat. It is soo nice up there, have a wonderful time!
No smoking in doors,
If you borrow items please be sure to return them to their original location.
My siblings and I have been going to Swans Island since the early 1970s when our parents first started going there for summers. Our parents, John and Carolyn Grace, bought and refurbished the Shore House in the early 80s, and founded a cottage industry on the property in the mid-90s making handwoven wool blankets (Swans Island Blankets, now run out of Northport ME). Through the mid 2000s, they lived on the island year-round and ran the business from the Meadow House. We all continue to love and cherish the two houses and its surrounding fields and woods, as well as the island community, its rugged coastline, granite ledges, blackberries, and spruce forests.