Rent The Keeper’s House Apartment
The Keeper’s House Apartment is an upstairs apartment with sleeping accommodation for two in a spacious bedroom, a separate living room, a fully equipped kitchen, and beautiful views.
TO MAKE A RESERVATION: Please contact our rental agent, Maili Bailey.
Winter Address: 32 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Skowhegan, Maine 04976
Summer Address: 43 City Point Road, Swan’s Island, Maine 04685
About the Apartment
You enter the apartment by the original stairway. There is a privacy door at the bottom of the stairs. The living room is flooded with light, has a convenient work area, comfortable chairs, and a neat, attractive dining area.
There is a small, well-equipped kitchen. The spacious bedroom has a queen-sized bed. The bathroom includes a bathtub and a handheld shower.
The living room has views of nearby islands and the open ocean. The bedroom has views towards the harbor and the village.
Lobster boats, pleasure craft, and schooners pass beneath your windows, entering or leaving the harbor through the Western Way. Sunrise and sunset paint the sea with a palette of glorious colors. Moonlight on the water creates a silver pathway. Even foggy days can be a delight, as the headland is wrapped in a cool, quiet, and mysterious blanket.
A Few Details
The address is 433 Harbor Road, Swan’s Island, ME 04685
In 2022, the rental week will run from Sunday to Saturday. Minimum rental is one week. Check in is on Sunday after 2pm. Check out on Saturday by 10am. In June, September and October, the rental is $1,460.60/week. In July and August, the rental is $1,700.40/week. These prices include a cleaning charge and Maine’s 9% tax on short-term rentals.
No pets. No smoking. The rental agent’s permission is needed for more than two occupants. Our housekeeper will clean after you depart, but please leave the apartment in good order.
WiFi is available through a DSL connection. There is a wireline phone downstairs. Please only use it in case of an emergency.
The apartment does not have a separate entrance, but it has a lockable privacy door at the bottom of the stairs. The downstairs rooms have art displays, historical displays, and a small amount of merchandise. When the downstairs rooms are not in use, the two outside doors must remain locked. Keeping the two outside doors locked will be your responsibility.
The downstairs rooms (the public rooms) are open to the public during the summer season for about 20 hours a week. Usually, 11 am to 3 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Check “Days and Hours” for current information. Sometimes, they are open at other times for public events such as receptions and classes. The downstairs rooms, including the downstairs kitchen and bathroom, are not included in the apartment rental.
The grounds of the light station are Town property and open to the public. Fishers sometimes come to the headland early in the morning to check the weather conditions outside the harbor. Sometimes groups picnic on the grounds or park near the house to walk the trails. People may walk the public road to the headland to see sunset or sunrise or to admire the moonlight on the sea.
A town ordinance forbids drinking in public areas. This does not apply to the apartment, but it does apply to the downstairs rooms and the grounds. No smoking is allowed anywhere on the property.
Tap water is safe to use. However, we recommend the use of bottled water for drinking.