Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Studio Cottage on the beach


The Studio is a cozy one-room dwelling with a sleeping loft overlooking South Sandy Beach. It is very private and quiet. Perfect for a romantic get-away. The windows and deck command a magnificent view. The house offers glorified camping: it has no indoor plumbing. Fresh, cold, great tasting water is provided by a well in the yard. There is a small refrigerator with freezing compartment and a gas stove for cooking. A Franklin stove provides warmth and cheer. Dishes and pots and pans are provided as are mattresses and pillows. Bring sleeping bags (or sheets) and towels. Several blow-up mattresses are also available. There are several choice spots to set up a tent if more room is needed (or for the kids). Flashlights are essential for getting about after dark; binoculars and camera are desirable; a portable radio and alarm clock useful. The ‘facilities’ include an outhouse with a view and a solar (bag) shower, gas and electric lights.

Note: there is no phone. You may use ours but please bring a prepaid calling card. Unfortunately, cell phones do not very well work from the island. Free Wifi is available at the newly constructed public library located next to the recycling sheds and handy to the bakery. Grab yourself a coffee and cinnamon bun and check your email, realizing you haven't missed much on the mainland.

Note: the loft is served by a ladder. If you have a dog, he/she will have to sleep downstairs, probably.

Available June through September
Rates: (including utilities and Maine State 9% Lodging Tax) $599.50/week

Off-season inquiries welcome








A-Frame Cottage


The A-frame is in a quiet and private location with a spectacular view of neighboring islands and the sea. It is just a short walk to, but is not directly on, a long sandy beach - ideal for basking and swimming, though the water is a bit chilly.

The cottage has hot and cold running water; no indoor bathroom, but rather an outside (hot) shower and an outhouse. Other creature comforts electricity, refrigerator with freezer, gas stove with oven, and a Franklin stove for warmth and cheer.

The downstairs is one large room with a window wall, serving as living/dining/kitchen area. There is a sleep-sofa plus an outside deck for lounging.

The upstairs is divided into two sleeping areas; one with a double bed, the other with two cots. It also has a deck, great for watching birds, passing boats, stars and sunrises. A child-size A-frame serves as a bathhouse located directly behind the cottage.

NOTE: the spiral stairs are steep; most dogs will not climb them (should you have a dog who sleeps with you).

The kitchen is equipped with all the necessary pots, pans and dishes. While we provide pillows and blankets, there may not be enough to fit your individual needs. You may wish to bring sleeping bags to supplement or simplify. We do ask that you bring your own sheets and towels.

Arrangements can be made for a telephone. Please bring a prepaid calling card with you for off-island calls. Unfortunately, cell phones do not work well on the island.
Free Wifi is available at the newly constructed public library located next to the recycling sheds and handy to the bakery. Grab yourself a coffee and cinnamon bun and check your email, realizing you haven't missed much on the mainland.

You will not find T.V., stereo, radio or alarm clock. There is an eclectic collection of books, puzzles and games. You will need flashlights for getting about after dark, warm clothes for boat trips, wet weather gear, a knapsack for trips to the shore and picnics.


Pets and children are welcome. Available June through September.
Rates: (includes utilities and Maine State 9% Lodging Tax) $981/week

Call or email for available dates for 2017
Off-season inquiries welcome