4 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 8
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
This is a lovely renovation in progress sited on a magical property. The views were spectacular, regardless of weather. We enjoyed watching fog roll in, sunbathed on the sun-drenched days, observed the starry night sky from the second floor porch, and celebrated the coming solstice watching the full moon rise above the water. We spent a quiet hour on the front porch enjoying three deer that wandered through the front yard, unfazed by us. The next day, watched a pair of bald eagles get chased around the property by a murder of crows. The rocky beach was beautiful. The entire property was quiet and private. The islanders we encountered at the Island Market were friendly and accommodating. This market provides quite an impressive stock of both practical and gourmet goods, and make the best pizza in New England (in our experience). A few safety issues that should make travelers aware of the surroundings, and maybe leave children at home until the renovation has progressed more: an alarming number of sharp nails poking through the down-to-studs walls in the master bedroom and some other areas, and a bit of a dicey and unstable cliff at the edge of the yard over the beach. The owners have provided ample warnings in the guest guide. Ground water (as we observed during heavy rain) is eroding the land, and some areas of the dirt cliff under the edge of the yard are concave. Some sort of safety fence is needed. It is important to note, though, that work is clearly in progress to shore up the cliff face, so maybe by the time you visit this won’t be an issue. This property has a well-appointed, fully renovated bathroom on the first floor. It is the only bathroom in the house, so if you need to use it during the night, you will be making a trip downstairs. The kitchen has good appliances and ample seating. Be aware that the cottage is well over a hundred years old, and inside it shows in a lovely, but rustic, way. In stating the rustic nature of the interior, I do not mean rustic decor. This property is in renovation. No construction materials present or anything half finished, but again, the interior walls are down to studs. It is pretty, though. Well-loved antiques are throughout, as well as heavy original windows with antique glass. The front room is dominated by a beautiful, probably original, fireplace. The exterior, including porches, are fully renovated. The owners left many thoughtful amenities, and were easy and pleasant in communication.
The Way Maine Used to Be!
The yellow cottage offers a step into a different era. The front porch is a great perch from which to watch the sailboats and lobster boats meander by. The house provides Lots of great nooks to curl up with a good book.and read. Time slows down. It's a magical place
Enjoyed our stay at the cottage on a bluff
The cottage was clean upon arrival and we were welcomed with a very thoughtful gift basket from the owners, Tom and Suzie Oates. Very peaceful, comfortable, and quiet accommodations with everything you need for your visit to the island. The outside shower was an added bonus! We would return and not hesitate to recommend this wonderful spot to anyone considering vacationing on Isleboro.
Storybook picturesque setting
Tom & Suzie were amazing hosts and their home was just perfect! We visited with two children (4 & 6) and had a relaxing time enjoying the beach, berries, wildlife and quiet. Islesboro is extremely quiet but it’s nice to slow down and appreciate the surroundings. Some hikes, kayaking, lobster & ice cream helped round out our stay. Make sure you check out the farmers market and the Bluewater Bakery when you are on the island.
It's Maine at its finest....beautiful property and time piece cottage.
Authentic farm house with amazing views. Very warm and caring home owners. Tom and Suzie were available for any questions and provided a few staples making it feel like a bed and breakfast. If your looking for total relaxation and quiet, this is the spot. If your looking for loads of activities then Islesboro is not for you. It's a beautiful island, but not a tourist center. They're no restaurants and only two grocery stores that close around 5pm. There is a bakery at the community center which is great. Fresh baked goods and coffee in the morning. They also do dinner on Friday night, family style. Overall, it was exactly what we were looking for and I highly recommend Tom and Suzie's lovely yellow cottage by the sea.
Islesboro is a 13 mile island located in the Penobscot Bay, about 2 miles off the coast of Linconville, Maine.
Cottage sits on a large bluff with huge views of the Penobscot Bay and surrounding islands. Take the stairs down from the bluff down to the private pebble stone beach. Enjoy your days swimming and picnicking on your own beach, watching boats sail by and bald eagles soar. When not on the beach, swing in one of hammocks or sit on the wrap around porch to enjoy the gorgeous surroundings.