The Keeper’s House Apartment is an upstairs apartment with sleeping accommodation for two in a spacious bedroom, with a separate living room, a fully equipped kitchen and wonderful views. For more information or to make a reservation, go to:

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 and attractive dining area. There is a small but well-equipped kitchen. The spacious bedroom has a full size bed. The bathroom includes a bathtub and a hand held shower.

The living room has views to 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
Rental in July and August is $1200/wk. June, Sept. and Oct. $1000/wk. $675 for 3-day stays in June, September and October.*
No pets, no smoking. Rental agent’s permission 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 emergency.

The rental period runs Saturday to Saturday. Arrival time is 2 pm. Departure time is 10 am. Please observe these times; we need the time between 10 am and 2 pm to prepare the apartment for the next occupant.

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, historic displays, and a small amount of merchandise. When the downstairs rooms are not in use, it is VERY IMPORTANT that the two outside doors 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 10 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. Fishermen sometimes come to the headland early in the morning to check the weather conditions outside the harbor. Sometimes groups picnic in 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.

*Sheets and towels are provided. If you prefer to bring your own sheets and towels, we offer a $50 discount from the one week rental rate, or $8/day from the daily rate (available in June and September, with a 3 night minimum).

Water. The tap water is safe to use, but we recommend use of bottled water for drinking.  A “starter” supply of bottled water will be provided.

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Introduction To The Keeper’s House Apartment


Boat Traffic In The Western Way


What Visitors Have To Say

What a magic place. Sun and moon glinting off the water. The lighthouse beam in the trees, the sound of a gentle surf when the tide is in. The bellbuoy ringing in the channel. Wonderful sunsets …

- Mike and Kathy, Sept. 2019

The view out our window - moonlight on the ocean, porpoises, giant owls - plus the sound of the gong, and the wild berries…truly a special experience.

- Rebecca and Rich, August 2019

The apartment is beautiful. And the view is amazing! … We could not have asked for a better vacation. We plan to return!

- Ann and Dave, September 15, 2018

Thank you to ALL who made our stay so wonderful and relaxing. To the Islanders who told of trails to explore – Thank you!... We look forward to returning to this little piece of heaven on earth.

- Heather and Jamie, September 7, 2018

From the amazing Light Keeper’s House to the beautiful view from the porch of the same, the amazingly friendly people … and our daily hikes along this rugged Maine Coast … Everything was perfect …

- Leesa and Howard, August 10, 2018

Everything is magical! This is one of the best vacations! Ever!

- Ronald and Janet, July 13, 2018

The beauty you offer is immeasurable – the clarity of light, wind and Downeast character here recharged me.

- Lee, June 30, 2018

What a wonderful place! We were in awe the moment we arrived….What a quiet and peaceful location for a vacation.

- David and Lorie, June 15, 2018

You truly have a treasure…. perched out here atop the rocks with the vast sea at the doorstep…. we watched a bright moon spilling its light onto the water, listening to the music of the waves, and wondering anew at the stars emerging in the dark sky….

- Susan, September 2017

This has been a lifetime experience! The beauty of Swan’s Island can’t be described in words or photographs, for they just don’t do it justice….I look forward to coming back again next year!

- Lacy, September 2017

We just stayed there and it is tremendous. The view and setting is amazing. The quality of the Keeper's house (2nd floor) is excellent. It is fresh, well decorated and spacious.

- Mary, July 15, 2017

We are fortunate to have traveled to many places in this world, but still contend, by far, this is the prettiest place on earth. Stay in the keeper's house - you will not be disappointed!!!! It is special.

- Spencer, July 10, 2017