Eaton's Island is a privately owned, 20 acre island off the coast of Deer Isle. The four bedroom cottage is new and accommodates a party of 10. What an adventure! Your own is boat required.
Eaton's Island is located just moments from the main lands of Little Deer Isle, Deer Isle, Isle Au Haut and Stonington. Much of the islands are held in conservancy trusts of are part of Acadia National Park. The area is ideal for the nature lover or family trying to get back to the basics of pure enjoyment of the earth. Much to do with or without a vehicle, but a boat is a must. Hiking trails, seafood restaurants and pubs, over 25 unique art galleries, gift shops, museums and antique shops. Stonington is home to the Opera House (on the National registry of Historic places) which runs live theater, movies or events throughout the year. Go fishing, clamming, search for mussels, check out the farmers market, attend one of the local festivals, be a guest on one of the hundreds of local lobster boats for a day to see how it's really done, or just sit and watch the sailboats and the tide.
Vacation Rental Property
If you've ever dreamed of being your families hero, than this private, Maine coast island can help make that dream come true. The minute one steps onto it’s glistening shores, you can imagine Peter Pan and the lost boys emerging from the forests edge or Max and the ‘Wild Things’ dropping from mossy tree’s. Unspoiled, uncrowded and largely unknown, Eaton’s Island preserves a beauty and magic of a fictional place suspended in time.
The Islands cottage is a classic Maine shingled Cape tucked away between spruce and birch trees. Four bedrooms, a functional kitchen/dining area and a large family room boasting a fantastically huge, granite fire place. The interior is rustic, yet charming with local art work peppering the walls.....but please do remember this is an island. There is no electricity and no running water. Everything a person needs for languor days is afforded; it just takes a little forethought and ingenuity to enjoy it in true Down East style.
There are multiple beaches on the island. As you walk the length of each, believing it’s the last, you round a point and there’s another waiting to be explored. The wooded interior is crisscrossed with hiking trails that traverse through moss covered evergreens, small grassy clearings and over large rocky outcroppings and just when you think you’ve touched the entire island, the receding ocean tide reveals a sand bar that invites exploration of ‘Little Eaton’s’ Island.....but don’t stay too long or the tide will keep you.
The 20 acre, Eaton’s island is just moments from the main land and a romantic, oceanfront restaurant that provides a float and dock for diners sailing in. Extended parking may be bartered through a bordering property owner for a small fee.
The cottage offers guests two double size beds, four twins and a queen. There is a radio/CD/cassette player, an abundance of books and board games, an antique wood cook stove as well as a more modern Coleman stove, coolers, solar shower bag, fire wood, basic pantry items and a good supply of drinking water. Guests are required to have their own boat, linens & towels and have some experience with wood heat/cooking and kerosene lanterns.....not to mention an independent nature.
You don’t find this kind of thing anywhere; this is a unique island escape with no phone, no deadlines and no alarm clocks.....just your own private paradise. Come be a Hero!
Sleeps & # of Bedrooms
The house sleeps 10 easily with two double beds, four twins and a queen.............the 'bathroom' is outside in a very nice and private little house.
Amenities include Kitchen facilities, radio, CD player, fire place and total, absolute peace and quiet.
No Pampering or services offered here, you must be of adventurous nature.
Policies & Restrictions
No restrictions on pet, smoking (though not in the house please) or age. Bring the whole family!
A mooring for your boat is included in the package
We'll provide nautical directions upon booking.
If a a week (or more) is not booked and time is getting close to losing that week, we are happy to negotiate a very reasonable rate.