Great Duck Island House
The house is a two-story, Victorian Gothic style cottage, with 1440 square feet of undivided interior space, steep roofs, 8 gables, and 2 second-story decks. One deck faces east for the sunrise and the other faces west toward the sunset.
The house is completely furnished. Beds are in open alcove spaces on the first and second floors. Our house sits on the northeast point of the island, jutting into the ocean, and is surrounded by water on three sides. It is so close to the ocean that from inside the house you can see the waves crashing and seals swimming along the shore.
There are extraordinary views from every window—open ocean glistening in the morning light to the east, neighboring islands to the west, and to the north there are beautiful views of the mountains of Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, the only mountains on the Atlantic coast of North America. Both sunsets and sunrises can be seen from inside the house, sunrises while still lying in bed.
Max Guests: 4 adults & 2 children
Bed Types: 1 Queen Bed, 1 Full Bed, 1 Futon Couch (optional: 2 twin cots)
There is a white wicker furniture set that includes a couch, love seat, chaise, rocker, armchair, and two coffee tables. Also, there is a dining table with chairs on each floor. The ample kitchen area has a gas stove (with 4 burners and an oven), and a n electric refrigerator (10.46 cubic feet, plus a 3.87 cubic foot freezer). Several large ice chests or coolers are also available. Pots, pans, plates, silverware, paper towels, paper plates, paper cups, napkins, and a stock of staples and spices for cooking are provided. For many years, because of our remote location, we did not have a supply of running water in the house. Finally, we now have a well and have hot and cold running water in the kitchen and bathroom along with a shower and flush toilet.
For any cool days there is ample heat from two propane heaters, one on each floor. There are also two Jøtul woodstoves, one on each floor. The doors of both wood stoves are made of glass, allowing you to see the glowing fire. A solar electric system provides electricity for lighting after dark as well as for all other electrical needs: laptop computers, cellphone chargers, microwave, toaster, ice-cream-maker, blender, cassette and CD player, and a DVD player. In addition, we have a hammock, gas grill, children’s games, puzzles, and a large library of books on island living for your use. There is also a wonderful old upright piano for you to play. For communication and safety, you must bring your cellular phone and chargers. There is excellent cellular reception on the island. There is also a VHF Marine Band radio available for communicating with boats and getting weather and marine forecast information.