Swans Island Maine Shorefront Cabin

Entire cabin hosted by Mike

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 3 beds
  4. Half-bath
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.


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Off the grid but furnished with basic necessities and then some, this "little house" offers privacy (no other cabins around except what can be seen across the cove) and beautiful views. Sleep peacefully to the sound of waves on the shore just a few feet away.

The space
Rustic, off-grid cabin located 20 feet from water on beautiful Toothacher Cove. Cabin is accessed via a 20 min ferry ride on Maine State Ferry service leaving Bass Harbor Maine making 5-6 round trips per day. Reservations are STRONGLY recommended to avoid being bumped to a later ferry and can be made by calling the respective ferry offices (Bass Harbor and Swan's Island). The cabin is private yet walking distance to a sandy beach, island store and take-out. The cabin has a propane cook stove with oven, 7 cu ft refrigerator w/freezer compartment, outdoor composting toilet, rain barrel water system w/hand pump. Cabin sleeps 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 children in a bunk bed arrangement with a small loft (renters will need to provide their own linens/bedding and towels. 2 pillows are furnished). Cabin furnishings include cookware, dishes and paper goods. There is an outdoor shower stall with propane hot water setup. A canoe with paddles/life jackets are provided for scenic trips around the shores. Enjoy beautiful sunsets, eagles soaring and an occasional porpoise. The island has public beaches, walking trails, a lighthouse/museum, public library with wifi and seasonal entertainment. Visit Swans Island website for community events and state ferry service information. Guests are asked to provide their own bedding, linens, towels and bottled drinking water. Since there is no site maintenance, it is expected guests will leave cabin clean and take their waste/trash with them or deposit at the island landfill. A 4WD or AWD vehicle is needed to get to camp. 2WD vehicles will need to park in a field and require a 75 yd walk using a garden cart to transport supplies...well worth the view! Ferry reservations are HIGHLY recommended both on and off island to ensure getting on and not being bumped to next trip.

What this place offers

Beach access – Beachfront
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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4.83 out of 5 stars from 79 reviews


Where you’ll be

Swans Island, Maine, United States

Private setting yet walking distance to beach, store and take-out.

Hosted by Mike

  1. Joined in September 2011
  • 79 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Transplant from Dallas living in Maine. Enjoy traveling and motorcycles.

During your stay

Phone calls or texts are welcome anytime to resolve any camp setup issues (i.e. starting refrigerator, using the portable shower, etc.)
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    Things to know

    House rules

    Check-in: After 2:00 PM
    Checkout: 11:00 AM
    Pets are allowed

    Health & safety

    Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
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    Carbon monoxide alarm

    Cancellation policy