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
Email:  m21bailey@beeline-online.net
Cell: 207-399-2563. Website: http://www.swansislandvacations.com/lighthouse.

OR visit our AirBNB listing.

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.

View a video tour of the apartment here: Introduction to keepers house apartment

A Few Details

The address is 433 Harbor Road, Swan’s Island, ME 04685

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In 2024, the rental week will run from Sunday to Sunday.  Minimum rental is one week. Check-in is on Sunday after 3 pm.  Check-out on Sunday by 9 am.  In June, September and October, the rental is $1,242.60/week.   In July and August, the rental is $1482.40/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 Fiber connection. There is a landline 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. 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, if preferred, bottled water is available at The Island Market and Supply (TIMS).

What Renters Say About the Keepers Apartment

Our stay at the Keeper’s apartment was lovely. The Place has been decorated in a simple and serene way and the kitchen had all we needed. The view and location is splendid and all involved with the property were friendly.
Teresa, September 2023

Our stay at the lighthouse – and our week on Swan’s Island — exceeded expectations. We packed light, arrived via bikes, and easily navigated the island without a car. Tracy and everyone we met welcomed us and went out of their way to make us feel at home. We felt very privileged to stay in this thoughtfully restored historic building. Kudos to the tireless volunteers! We look forward to returning!
Tekla, September 2023

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The Lightkeeper’s apartment is a unique and beautiful treasure, not to be missed! I feel like I want to tell everyone I know about this cozy, charming little place, yet at the same time keep it a secret; to be shared only amongst those who know. You get to live in a lighthouse, on an island, off the coast of Maine!!! Need I say more?!?
Dillon, September 2023

This was the trip and stay of a lifetime! New England and island life at its best. We had the opportunity and fortune to meet some of the nicest people ever! Swans Island people gave us a giant welcoming hug!!
Susan and family, July 2021

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