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Oar Island

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3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
8 guests
3 nights minimum
Cottage
Oar Island is one of the thousands of islands, large and small, that fill the rugged ocean coast of Maine. Formed and folded by continental collision, metamorphosis, and glacial scouring, the Maine coast is now a wonderful labyrinth of inlets, bays, islands, rivers, hills, and even fjords, mostly densely wooded with forests of spruce, pine, oak, maple, and birch. No wonder the Maine coast has been a prime vacation attraction for 150 years, favorite destination for Rockefellers, Cabots, Lodges, Bushes, and many others. One of the many picturesque islands in Muscongus Bay, Oar Island can be found midway along Maine's coast, about 1 ¼ hour drive east of Portland. It covers about 42 acres. On the entire island there are only 2 houses, rentable by the day or week, either together or separatel...Oar Island is one of the thousands of islands, large and small, that fill the rugged ocean coast of Maine. Formed and folded by continental collision, metamorphosis, and glacial scouring, the Maine coast is now a wonderful labyrinth of inlets, bays, islands, rivers, hills, and even fjords, mostly densely wooded with forests of spruce, pine, oak, maple, and birch. No wonder the Maine coast has been a prime vacation attraction for 150 years, favorite destination for Rockefellers, Cabots, Lodges, Bushes, and many others. One of the many picturesque islands in Muscongus Bay, Oar Island can be found midway along Maine's coast, about 1 ¼ hour drive east of Portland. It covers about 42 acres. On the entire island there are only 2 houses, rentable by the day or week, either together or separately. The Cottage and the Cabin sit just ten to twenty feet from the water. The island is completely wooded, with fine views of Muscongus Bay and its many other islands to the south, or of the Camden Hills to the northeast. A mile of ocean frontage, much of it deep water even at low tide, an all-tides boat landing, trails, coves, wildlife, free seafood to gather, and above all complete privacy, are yours when you visit Oar Island. You have an entire domain to yourself. Nobody can disturb you. You have crossed the moat and pulled up the drawbridge behind you. Samoset, known to all Massachusetts children as one of the two Indians who greeted the Pilgrims -- in English! -- at their Plymouth settlement in March, 1621 held Oar Island as part of his home territory. In 1625 Samoset deeded the Pemaquid peninsula, including Oar Island, to the English settler John Brown. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Laurence W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:71%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2010
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Reviewed 8 March 2020

Our family rented this property three summers-August 2016, 2017, and 2018. It is rustic and welcoming. Wake to coffee (thanks to wife) on the porch with morning lobster boats pulling traps just off your front yard, relish a nap on the porch swing, and venture...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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The Jones Family
MA
Reviewed 11 February 2011

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Date of stay: July 2009
Lisa
mass
Reviewed 9 December 2010

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Date of stay: June 2009
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Indianapolis
Reviewed 9 December 2010

Date of stay: June 2007
A FlipKey verified reviewer
New York
Reviewed 3 December 2010

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Date of stay: August 2009
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Barry
MD
Reviewed 2 December 2010

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Date of stay: August 2009
Anna B.
NY
Reviewed 2 December 2010

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Date of stay: August 2009
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Blender
Boat Available
Books
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Microwave
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Playground
Porch
Private Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Toaster
TV
VCR
Water Views
Waterfront
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
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About the neighbourhood
Midcoast Maine is 'Vacationland', full of beautiful scenery, water sports, whale watching, cruises, shopping, blueberries, and of course LOBSTERS.
Getting around
The nearest international airport is at Portland (70 miles to the south). There . are small airports at Wiscasset, Brunswick, and Rockland. Amtrak maintains passenger rail service to Portland and as far as Brunswick, and there is passenger bus service at least as far as Bar Harbor. Enterprise car rental has offices in Wiscasset and Brunswick, among other towns. And there is taxi service based in Damariscotta.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Oar Island

Oar Island is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

Oar Island has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Oar Island has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Oar Island must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.