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Restored barn apt. on Vinalhaven Island Maine

Georgeanne User Profile

Restored barn apt. on Vinalhaven Island Maine

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Sparkling clean3 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

The space

If you’ve ever fantasized about living in a restored barn, this is an opportunity to give it a try. The rental is an apartment in a barn that is attached to the small farmhouse with a shared ell. It is private, yet your hosts are just steps away. The house sits atop a hill overlooking a cove on Vinalhaven, an island 12 miles off shore from Rockland, Maine, accessed by the Maine State Ferry Service. The ferry ride to the island is approximately one hour and twenty minutes, and is a colorful introduction to the island, filled with visitors and locals returning from shopping on the mainland, kids, dogs and shopping carts in tow.
The house is in a working neighborhood - fishermen, caretakers, carpenters, professionals, as well as some summer residents.
There are cove and ocean views from the apartment’s upstairs bedroom, yet it is in a cozy neighborhood just a ten minute walk from Vinalhaven’s tiny waterfront downtown, which has a library, church, a medical center, art gallery, a few restaurants, a good market, a wine and cheese shop and a coffee shop. In the summer there is a weekly flea market and the local fisherman’s co-op has lobsters minutes from the sea. Visitors like to hike the many nature preserves and explore the stony beaches and working waterfront.
Cell phone coverage is limited on the island, but there is wireless internet. A small sunny deck off the open-plan kitchen/dining/living area looks out over the lawn and garden. The kitchen is fully equipped, and there is a beautiful Danish woodstove for use if the nights are chilly. The upstairs bath has a soaking tub with handheld shower.
Please note that after Labor Day the island is much quieter - restaurants may be closed or have more limited hours, etc.


Free parking on premises

House Rules

Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM


72 Reviews

Ester User Profile
July 2018
What a beautiful, relaxing stay we had at Georgeanne's place. It is the perfect location - a quick 5 minute walk into town (it is up a hill so be aware of that if you had difficulty walking hills). The apartment is so tastefully done and fully equipped to cook anything you would …
Suzanne User Profile
June 2018
Georgeanne and Josh's place is set up with everything you need. The kitchen is well equipped and the bed linens are really nice. They keep tabs to make sure you are comfy without being intrusive. They did a beautiful job renovating the old barn into a charming comfy living space.
Matt User Profile
May 2018
We returned to the Starr St. barn after our first trip in 2015. Still awesome!
Susa + Alexis User Profile
Susa + Alexis
August 2017
Another beautiful, peaceful, restful stay here at Anna + Josh's restored barn. We look forward to it all year. Thanks again for such a lovely visit to one of our favorite spots on the planet.
Judy User Profile
July 2017
Coming to Vinalhaven is like stepping back in time. The island is quiet and peaceful. The beauty of the island is around every curve. Everyone on the road waves to you and people on the street greet you wherever you walk. The landtrust on the island provides information abou…
Brett User Profile
July 2017
As long time renters on Vinalhaven we can assure you that this spot has it all: a beautifully designed and functional, comfortable space, wonderful hosts, and proximity to the village, the harbor and all that lies beyond if you have bikes or a car. Anna and Josh went out of their…
Justine User Profile
October 2016
Our host made us feel very welcome. The barn was exactly as it was pictured but more beautiful in person. We cannot wait to visit again!

Hosted by Georgeanne

Florida, United StatesJoined in March 2013
Georgeanne User Profile
72 Reviews
I am a garden writer and journalist, with a degree in landscape architecture. I recently retired from my job on a local newspaper. I love gardening, sewing and designing clothing and toys, reading and travel. I volunteer at the local library for story hour and crafts, when I'm no…
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