Maine Island Harbor Home
Maine Island Harbor Home
Important Note per the Pandemic: All guests at this property must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
From in and outside the home, guests are treated to stunning, ever-changing, expansive views across the harbor, a peninsula, woods, the bay, and endless sky. This special residence welcomes with neutral tones, hardwood accents, exquisite floors and trim details and homey, comfortable décor.
The kitchen is adorned with rich, dark wood cabinets, modern stainless steel appliances, and polished dark green countertops. There is ample counter space, so families and friends can gather around and help cook up a homemade dish for everyone to enjoy. The island is so abundant with fresh lobster, and a personal garden with vegetables, herbs, blueberries, and raspberries, guests typically enjoy the peace and ease of making homegrown meals while taking in the views. Local fishermen will meet residents at the dock with daily caught lobster or often deliver them to the door.
Three inviting bedrooms welcome guests with heirloom furniture with homemade quilts, and the ocean breeze flowing through screened windows. A fourth room is functional for one guest. The master bedroom boasts a plush king size four-poster bed. The second room has two twin beds. The third and fourth rooms each have twin beds. Guests can watch sailboats coming in and out of the harbor, observe eagles, ospreys, great blue herons and more birds of interest, and perhaps hear the distant howl of a coyote.
During the day, enjoy the waters with the kayaks for paddling and a rowboat for fishing mackerel or stripers. Walk along the magnificent shore and see stunning wildlife in nearby Acadia National Park. Explore the beach in front of the home for sand dollars, clams, periwinkles, hermit crabs, sea glass and more.
A five-minute walk brings guests to a mile long lake of pristine fresh glacial water. Another few minutes of walking or biking brings one to the rounded stoned Boom Beach, named for surfing size waves (surfing, however, is not recommended!). Hiking east from the house brings visitors to Acadia National Park’s Thunder Gulch, where one can look to the horizon from cliffs while listening to waves crash into the shore's tunnel below. Explore nearby Harvey’s Beach for the ocean's winter storm treasures while standing on the far southern edge of the island.
If you prefer staying at home, rest on the front porch overlooking the organic garden and read a book from an extensive private library of seafaring tales and more, listen to a wide array of music and/or catch a movie while lounging in an oversized comfy couch.
There are countless natural sights to see, trails to hike, waters to explore, and deep peace to be found here on Isle au Haut. Maine Island Harbor Home provides adventurous travelers a treasured getaway to a remote, pristine island author and photographer Charles Pratt describes as "the most beautiful place in the world."
IMPORTANT NOTES: 1. Home owners or caretakers will pick you and up and deliver you to this property. Groceries and fresh lobster can be delivered to the home before and during your stay, but no vehicle is available. 2. This is an island, so, while beautiful and remote, is less convenient that many places on the mainland. Coming here takes a fair amount of logistics planning. 3. The "toilet" is actually a clivas, which means a composting arrangement that - while works fine - is not for everyone and definitely "rustic."
Private Residence with 2 levels
4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1700 square feet, 158 square meters
King, 2x Twin, Twin, and Twin
6 guests maximum
Stonington Municipal ARPRT-93B; Portland and Bangor, Maine and Boston have relatively close international airports (1.5 to 5 hours)
Half hour by Stonington-based Isle au Haut mailboat, then 15 minutes by vehicle to the edge of the island by a beautiful harbor.
Stunning beach, deep harbor and ocean views
No Pets Allowed
Not Handicap Accessible
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* Public mailboat passenger tickets to/from island
* Parking in Stonington while on the island
Activities of Interest
- Eben's Head Trail - Almost 1.5 miles of hiking trails with beautiful wildflowers and wildlife, located near Isle Au Haut,
- Duck Harbor Mountain - Spend the day hiking through these magnificent mountains while enjoying stunning scenery.
- Deer Isle Thorofare Lighthouse - Explore this lighthouse from 1857.
- Salt and fresh water fishing
- Ice fishing
Places of Interest
- Acadia National Park covers about half the island, inland and coastal recreation where you can witness unique wildlife.
- Long Pond - one mile long glacial lake with still waters and mountain views.
- Boom Beach - Explore this rugged beach with beautiful tree-lined sands, and visit Isle au Haut.
- Harvey's Beach - Small beach with low tide, perfect for families!
A very magical week!
3rd home friends... like many of you, we have stayed at over 30 3rd homes. All over the world. Last week, we landed on isle au haut, Maine, turn of the century lobstermans home. Right on the water. Right by soo many national park cared for trails (1/2 island is national park). We loved our daily hikes and no ticks!!! The house itself is magical. The views, the pace of life you live when not walking/ hiking. I read 6 books!!! (Good library at the house!). The owners were the best! Picked us up, dropped us back, arranged for Jason, lobsterman( with bright blue eyes!) to drop the best lobsters us several nights. My husband and I will always treasure this week. Thank you, 3rd home. ”
The island is awesome. Great for a covid getaway and unique. The owners were extremely accommodating (picked us up/dropped us off and bought us coffee). The home is a bit rustic, but you’re on a remote island and we had our own “lobster guy!” Dr. Ashely Alker ”