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Comfort & quiet on an island off the Maine Coast.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Barn, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

The Red House was farmhouse for a working farm from the late 1800s until the mid 1900s. Miss Grace, the daughter of the founder of WR Grace- a specialty building supply company- bought the 100 acre point of land where the Red House now is. Miss Grace built a large summer house on the point and a red farm house at the beginning of the peninsula to supply her and those who worked for her their food and flowers.

The Red House barn used to house the beef and milk cows, the sheep, and the hay and corn silage for the animals. The chicken coop was (and still is) behind the farm house. The vegetable garden was (and still is) in front of the farmhouse. The farm supplied Miss Grace, her house and garden “help” and the crew of her 100-foot yacht with fresh milk, butter, eggs and vegetables daily and freshly-butchered chickens 2 or 3 times a week .

The Red House Barn was made into the beautiful apartment that it is now in 1984. It looks out over the field that used to pasture the animals to Seal Cove where Big Tree Beach and Boating offers any age sailing and navigation instruction and a wonderful beach for swimming. The Bonnie Lynn, a 50-foot schooner, with her captains- Earl and Bonnie- is available for charter there.

Behind the Red House there is a short walking trail to the shore which faces west- an ideal spot for picnics and sunset-watching.

This is a idyllic serene spot, a bird-watcher and nature-lovers paradise. There are also opportunities to sail, hike, play tennis, eat ice cream, and explore the island culture and beauties.

Sorry no pets.

Keywords: Beautifully renovated rental barn, attached to owners 1880s farmhouse.

More Details

Owner
Laine Alexander and Jon Kerr
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
60%
Calendar last updated:
10 July, 2017

About Laine Alexander and Jon Kerr

Laine is a bird and nature-lover and the owner of an organic food company- Fiddlers Green Farm- an organic stone mill that grinds flours and meals, a producer of organic cereals, pancake and baking mixes, and an organic mail order company which offers their cereals and baking mixes as well as organic dried fruits and nuts, trail mixes, coffees and teas and more. Jon is a bird and nature-lover who teaches advanced environmental science, plays the guitar and banjo, and hopes someday to increase the farming at the Red house.

Laine Alexander and Jon Kerr purchased this barn in 1972

Why Laine Alexander and Jon Kerr chose Islesboro

We have loved and been connected to Islesboro through friends and family for our whole life.

What makes this barn unique

Enjoy the quiet, the Penobscot Bay (one of the Maine coast's most magical spots), the birds, exploring the many hiking trails on the island, experiencing the sailing opportunities, being part of the island culture.

Map

Car: recommended

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn rental in Islesboro

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Washer and Dryer in half bath
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed (1), Double Bed(1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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(2 traveller reviews)

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Comfort & quiet on an island off the Maine Coast.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Raleigh, NC
5

Such a lovely, quiet spot. We truly enjoyed our stay.

  • 5 of 5

Hosts Laine and Jon made us feel right at home, thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 05/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mississippi
5

A perfect gem of a place

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay in Islesboro at this wonderful home. It is a very private, beautiful location where your blood pressure will decrease immediately as you look out over the pasture filled with wildflowers to the sea beyond. The house itself is utterly charming and comfortable-clean as a whistle. It is well appointed with everything you need, and the decor is lovely. The hosts, Laine and Jon are warm, friendly and accessible and made us feel very welcome. Our only complaint is that we didn't book for a longer period of time. We can't wait to return for a longer stay next year. I highly recommend this spot- it is perfect in every way.

  • Review Submitted: 24/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$266.34
Damage Deposit AU$332.92

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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