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Oak Island Wildlife Preserve

Entire cabin hosted by Parker
6 guests2 bedrooms4 beds2 bathrooms
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Featured in The Culture Trip as the #1 "Entire U.S. islands you can rent on Airbnb" Oak Island proves to be the most breathtaking Airbnb Island, located off the coast of Camden, Maine.

Best described as a vacation off the beaten path, Oak Island allows you to escape the everyday chaos on your own 23 acre private island. With panaramic views and wildlife around every corner, it's the perfect get away for friends and family with plenty of camping real estate across the island.

The space
Oak Island is perhaps one of the most beautiful islands in the North Atlantic. Everywhere you look, is a Kodak moment. The lighting changes continually with atmospheric conditions as well as the time of day, making Oak Island a photographers dream come true and the nature lovers paradise. The great nature photographer Elliot Porter, photographed this area surrounding oak island extensively. Oak Island is approximately 27 acres at low tide and 17 acres at high tide with six different beaches located around it's over one mile of shoreline. There are several miles of hiking trails throughout the island. There is even a beach we call Skip rock beach which is made up of perfectly sized flat stones for skipping rocks.

From May through October hundreds of different species of wildflowers are cycling through Oak Island has expanses of open meadows as well as spruce forests, sumac forests, juniper ,oak, lupine, beach rose and bayberry as well as gooseberries and cherry. The beach roses vary in color from Snow White to deep purple. Bald eagles are daily visitors and deer pass through from time to time.

Oak Island has some of the most spectacular sunsets and sunrises ever. You can enjoy them on the 60 foot high knoll named Parkers Peak just behind the main cabin.

Swimming on one of Oak islands many beaches is really amazing the water is crystal clear and very clean and very cold. If you swim in June, you are really, really tough as the water temperature is generally only in the 50s. By July, the water temperature reaches the low to mid 60s. By August and September water temperatures could be pushing 70 especially on a hot sunny day on the incoming tide. You can actually swim and enjoy the water without turning blue. Look at the upside, the water is too cold for sharks although you might come out with a couple of lobsters hanging on your toes.

Speaking of lobsters, lobster boats pass around the island almost daily pulling their lobster traps. If you'd like to have some fresh lobsters just flag over one of the boats and get plenty of fresh lobsters usually at well below market price. And if you enjoy mussels, there are millions of them on the rocks. Best to pick them at dead low tide. It is best to clean the mussels after you pick them by scraping the barnacles off of the shells. If you do not, particles of Barnacle could get inside the muscle shell and it is very annoying to chew on a piece of barnacle shell while enjoying your delicious mussel.

WE HAVE SOME NICE DRONE FOOTAGE OF OAK SHOWING SOME OF THE BEACHES. PLEASE NOTE THE CLARITY OF THE WATER ....... ENJOY

ACCOMMODATIONS
There are two sets of accommodations on the island for you. The main cabin is located on a knoll at an elevation of about 50 feet. It faces south, west and north. It is a one room cottage approximately 16' x 24' with a 10 foot deck running on three sides of the cottage. Inside the cabin is a gas refrigerator, and a propane cook stove and a small kitchen area. There is also a foldout futon, a sleeping area for two along the glass windows in the front of the cabin. Also a sitting area with a small library.

There is also a newly built small sleeping cabin dubbed O.I.L.S. Oak Island Love Shack. The love shack, is right above the water facing east so you get those beautiful sunrises and the sound of the waves lapping against the shore while you sleep in the evening. It is one room about 12' x 14' with a queen size bed that is made from driftwood found around the island shoreline. This sleeping cottage has an enormous deck of about 15 feet wide on three sides of the cabin. Note: linens and towels are not supplied.

UTILITIES
Electricity in the main cabin is provided by solar. You must conserve power or you could run out. We have never run out yet but if you have several cloudy days and you're using a lot of electricity that could happen.

There is a shower under the main cabin as well as solar Sun bag showers available. It's also just as easy to heat up a bucket of water and have a bucket bath. Also there is an outdoor toilet, there is no plumbing.

Cell phones generally work fine on the island sometimes you may have to move around a bit to get the proper location.

Water is collected in vats from rain. It is fine for showering and cleaning etc. but not the drinking. You need to bring your drinking water. We recommend those 2 1/2 to 5 gallon jugs that you can buy in the grocery store.

GETTING THERE
If you do not have your own boat we can arrange a charter for you from Travis with Fox Island Charters. The prices vary based on pick up location (North Haven, Rockland, or Camden). We'll put you in direct contact with Travis to schedule and coordinate your travel.

Guest access
You'll have un-interrupted access to the entire island.
Featured in The Culture Trip as the #1 "Entire U.S. islands you can rent on Airbnb" Oak Island proves to be the most breathtaking Airbnb Island, located off the coast of Camden, Maine.

Best described as a vacation off the beaten path, Oak Island allows you to escape the everyday chaos on your own 23 acre private island. With panaramic views and wildlife around every corner, it's the perfect get away for fr…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
2 floor mattresses

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Private entrance
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Camden, Maine, United States

Hosted by Parker

Joined in April 2016
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