Entire home/flat

6 guests

2 Bedrooms

3 beds

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About this listing

We are not a hotel, inn or bed and breakfast, we just happen to live in what once was an old inn, and we are in the slow process of renovating it. While the outside needs LOTS of paint the rooms available inside have been updated to share with you!

The space

Affordable Island 2 Bedroom Apartment – 2nd Floor

As we work to update and restore this historic old inn, please excuse it’s outside appearance. While your rooms have been redone and will easily meet your basic needs, we will still be working on painting, restoring and updating the outside of this old Inn. Once the outside has been completely we will again return to working on restoring the inside.

If you are looking for an affordable way to enjoy a family vacation this is your chance. Each unit has it’s own full kitchen. The entire old Inn can accommodate up to 18 people. This former Inn was converted in the seventies to make room for several apartments, this two bedroom apartment is on the SECOND floor, and sits on a convenient side street.

This charming 2 Bedroom in town apartment is located on the beautiful and rocky island of Vinalhaven, in Penobscot Bay, Maine. The island is accessed by the Maine State Ferry Service, which provides six ferries running round trip each day. The ferry ride to the island is approximately one hour and twenty minutes. Ferry reservations are recommended if taking a vehicle to the island. For current Ferry Schedules search “Maine State Ferry Service Vinalhaven”. (URL HIDDEN)

Cell phone coverage is very limited on the island, but we provide you with wireless internet, and a shared land line. Normally, we try to check our Airbnb account once in the morning and once in the evening.

"12 miles off the coast of Maine, a working island of striking natural beauty, Vinalhaven thrives as a community of 1,200 that greets thousands more people from around the world. Whether you come to Vinalhaven for a day or a season, you will find yourself captivated by this extraordinary place and the people who make it special." – Description by the Vinalhaven Chamber of Commerce Website.

This lovely, two bedroom 2nd floor apartment, sits on the corner of a quiet side street just a short walk from the center of town and the ocean. This in town location provides an easy walk to the Town Library, Union Church, Main Street, Medical Center, beautiful Lane’s Island beach preserve with walking trails, and the working waterfront.

At this location you can enjoy an open sunny yard or shady covered front porch.

Fully furnished, Sleeps up to 6, 2 Bedrooms w/linens, pull out couch, 1 bath w/towels, shared use of washer/dryer, shared use of outdoor gas grill, kitchen has gas stove/oven, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and other basics needed for cooking all your meals. Also available while during your stay: a vcr/dvd, movies, wireless internet, books, and a variety of family favorite games :-) We do NOT have cable tv, or satellite tv, we subscribe to Netflix only. No commercialized tv.

What to do when here:

Available within walking distance from this location, you will find a variety of restaurants. All are either on the Main Street or a side street just off of Main. Fine Dining, Casual, Bar & Grill, Takeout, Grocery Store, Wine Store, many other Fun Shops, Galleries, beaches, town parks, Saturday flea market, and working waterfront.

Looking for a “Fitcation”? Walking, Running, Hiking, Swimming, Biking, Kayaking, Sailing! The Island offers lots of opportunities for fitness including a fitness center, and various group exercise classes.

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FRIENDLY PETS ARE WELCOME WITH PRIOR APPROVAL, YOU MUST CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR PET COMPLETELY! PET SECURITY DEPOSIT REQUIRED, ADDITIONAL CLEANING FEES WILL APPLY IF YOU DO NOT CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR PET.

July and August - 7 Day Minimum
Regular Rental is from Saturday at 4PM to Saturday at 10AM.
Sept - June - Off Season - 3 Day Minimum
Please feel free to Email us with your requests.

Guest access

You have access to your rooms which are located on the second floor. Two bedrooms, Living room, kitchen, and bathroom. Access to a shared laundry room & library, outdoor gas grill, picnic table, and lawn chairs.

Interaction with guests

We are available as much as possible, we each have a lot going on, and we try to leave you to enjoy your own island exploration. We have a 24 hour pager to reach anytime if you have problems or questions. We also have a guest book for you with lots of information about the Island.

Other things to note

If you are staying for longer than a week and would like to have your rooms cleaned or reset during your stay you can request that. Each reset or cleaning is an additional $65.

If you request an early check in time we will do the best to accommodate you. Normally we allow 6 hours for cleaning, 10AM - 4PM. Please understand we are only human and can accomplish only so much during the time available to clean between guests. Early check in means less time for cleaning.


The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: £8 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: £61
Security Deposit: £243
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: £77 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM

NO SMOKING! NO CANDLES!

FRIENDLY PETS ALLOWED ONLY WITH PRIOR APPROVAL
AND ADDITIONAL SECURITY AND CLEANING FEE. YOU MUST BRING YOUR PET ITS OWN BEDDING. NO PETS ALLOWED ON FURNITURE! Just in case, we bomb for fleas after each pet stay. If you have allergies to pets please do not book this space as it is used by pets.

Things to keep in mind BEFORE booking:

Booking a week or month is on a FIRST come FIRST serve basis, we can NOT hold rooms. Pre-payment is mandatory to reserve rooms.

Strict 50% cancellation policy up to one week prior to arrive.

This is NOT to be considered your permanent residence.

EACH week each apartment is inspected. If you are staying longer than a week, you can request a cleaning (floors, bathroom) for an additional cleaning fee, and cleaning day may be on a different day of the week, but must be arranged and agreed to 24 hours before needed cleaning.

NO work clothes (heavily soiled, or fishing clothes) can be run through the washer and dryer.

NO furniture can be moved into or out of the units. This is not your permanent residence or your storage unit.

NO furniture is to be moved around the inside of the unit, it is placed where it should stay.

NO holes (TACKS, nails, screws, hooks) of ANY kind in the walls, woodwork, doors, cabinets.

NO changes shall be made to the rooms, for example adding shelving or painting walls.

Do NOT bring excessive personal belongings. Bring only what you would normally bring on an extended vacation.

NO disruptive behavior, foul language, loud music, barking pets, heavy traffic flow, etc.

NO SMOKING OF ANY KIND on the property or in the building.

NO CANDLES OR OPEN FLAMES.

NO excessive amount of visitors, large amounts of people coming and going any day of the week is NOT acceptable.

Violation and the disregard of ANY of these house rules will require your immediate removal from the premises, and forfeiture of your rent and your security deposit.
Super Strict Cancellation Policy applies to any offline, in person or by email bookings. For a 50% refund, cancellation must be made 30 full days prior to listing's local check in time (or 3:00 PM if not specified) on the day of check in.

If the guest cancels less than 30 days in advance, the nights not spent are not refunded.

If guest arrives and decides to leave early, the nights not spent are not refunded.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

17 Reviews


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Mimi User Profile
September 2016
Thanks for being in touch , everything went well , hope you had a good soccer match off island ! It is. Very very beautiful Island . Got to see more of it since I brought a car this time !

Nicolas User Profile
September 2016
We had a fantastic ten-day stay at Amy and Craig's place! They were super friendly and helpful with all questions we had, communication was always great. The apartment is spacious, sunny and quiet. The kitchen has everything you need for cooking. The apartment is very well located - a short walk from the main street and the ferry, and in walking distance to two of the three swimming quarries. Vinalhaven Island is a beautiful vacation place. You can go hiking, kayaking and swimming in the quarries. Thanks for everything Amy and Craig! We would love to come back soon!

Dawn User Profile
August 2016
We had a wonderful stay at Craig and Amy's place. The apartment was very large and airy and had great amenities and everything we needed to feel right at home. The location couldn't be better with local weekend markets steps from our door, a short walk to downtown and a quick ride to the quarries and preserves. The space fit our needs perfectly. This was our first time in Vinalhaven and we will definitely be back and definitely stay with Craig and Amy again.

Brian User Profile
September 2015
Amy was a great host and made us very welcome. The apartment was in a great location and good value for money. eE were a couple and one friend so only wrinkle was that we had to pass thru the 2nd bedroom to get to kitchen, lounge, and restroom. This would work fine for a family but was not ideal for us.

Marci User Profile
August 2015
Amy was right there when we arrived, welcoming us to her home. The apartment was just as described and had everything necessary for a comfortable stay. The house, neighborhood and entire island was quiet and relaxing. We truly enjoyed our 4 nights. Oh, and the binder full of information from the wireless logon to maps and menus was so helpful!

Scott User Profile
August 2015
Place was clean and very comfortable. Kitchen is well stocked and the hosts are very accommodating. Enjoyed the stay very much.

Daniel User Profile
Daniel
August 2015
Craig and Amy was very accommodating and could not be any nicer. Within a few blocks is Main street and their downtown. Would love to visit again.

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Vinalhaven User ProfileVinalhaven is a superhost.

Affordable Weekly Stays. Accommodating Guests of 1, 2, 4, 6 and up to 22. For large parties and longer term stays there are options as low as $25 per person per night....Wow!

We are not a hotel, an inn or bed and breakfast, we just happen to live in what once was an old inn, and we are in the SLOW process of renovating it. While the outside needs LOTS of paint the rooms available inside have been updated, the location is central, less than a mile from the Ferry Terminal and many great island locations. We are very happy to share the extra rooms we have available with new people so they can enjoy the Island we LOVE!

"12 miles off the coast of Maine, a working island of striking natural beauty, Vinalhaven thrives as a community of 1,200 that greets thousands more people from around the world. Whether you come to Vinalhaven for a day or a season, you will find yourself captivated by this extraordinary place and the people who make it special." – Description by the Vinalhaven Chamber of Commerce Website

CELL PHONE coverage is VERY LIMITED on the island, but we provide you with wireless internet, and a shared land line. Normally, we try to check our Airbnb account once in the morning and once in the evening. When you arrive we also have a pager you can call to reach us 24 hours a day, and will return your call (or stop by) as soon as we are in an area where we can use a phone.

IMPORTANT - Please make sure you have a full profile with all the verification's (phone, email, id), at least one photo of yourself, and please state the reason you want to come to the island or the purpose of your stay with us in your inquiry.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.