Swan's Island Vacations

Rentals on a Maine Island











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"We could not have been more impressed with the accommodations…. Stay in the keeper's house - you will not be disappointed!!!! It is special." Spencer, July 10, 2017


"The view and setting is amazing. The quality of the Keeper’s house (2nd floor) is excellent. It is fresh, well decorated and spacious….I have never since a child in East Tennessee found local folks so warm and friendly." Mary Lynn, July 15, 2017


"You have thought of everything to make us welcome and comfortable…Thanks … for all of your hard work and sharing this spectacular place with us." Susan, Sept. 29 2017


ABOUT THE APARTMENT: Enter by the original inside stairway. There is a lockable (keyed) privacy door at the bottom of the stairs. The living room is flooded with light, has a convenient work area, comfortable chairs, a neat and attractive dining area and views to the open ocean. The kitchen is a small but well-equipped. The spacious bedroom has a full size bed. The bedroom has views towards the harbor and village. The bathroom has a bath tub and a hand held shower.


Rental is $1,000/week; minimum 1 week in July and August.* No pets, no smoking. Rental agent’s permission needed for more than two occupants. The rental runs Saturday to Saturday. Arrival time is 2 pm. Departure time is 10 am. Please observe these times; we need the time between 10 am and 2 pm to prepare the apartment for the next occupant. Our housekeeper will clean after you depart, but please leave the apartment in good order. The address of the keeper’s house is 433 Harbor Rd., Swan’s Island ME 04685

The apartment does not have a separate entrance, but it has a lockable privacy door at the bottom of the stairs. The downstairs rooms have art displays, historic displays, and a small amount of merchandise. When the downstairs rooms are not in use, it is VERY IMPORTANT that the two outside doors remain locked. Keeping the two outside doors locked will be your responsibility. The downstairs rooms (the public rooms) are open to the public for 4 hours a day, 5 days a week, Tuesday through Saturday, from 11 am to 3 pm. Sometimes, they are open at other times for public events such as receptions and classes. The downstairs rooms, including the downstairs kitchen and bathroom, are not included in the apartment rental.
The grounds of the light station are Town property, and open to the public. Fishermen sometimes come to the headland early in the morning to check the weather conditions outside the harbor. Sometimes groups picnic in the grounds, or park near the house to walk the trails. People may walk the public road to the headland to see sunset or sunrise, or to admire the moonlight on the sea. A Town ordinance forbids drinking in public areas. This does not apply to the apartment, but it does apply to the downstairs rooms and the grounds. No smoking is allowed anywhere on the property.

Electronics: Wifi is available through a DSL connection. There is a wireline phone downstairs; please use it only if you have an emergency. *Sheets and towels are provided. If you prefer to bring your own sheets and towels, we offer a $50 discount from the one week rental rate, or $8/day from the daily rate (available in June and September, with a 3 night minimum). Water. The tap water is safe to use, but we recommend use of bottled water for drinking. A "starter" supply of bottled water will be provided.


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