Common Questions about Vacation Rental Homes

Check in and Check out time?
Our cottages are primarily Saturday to Saturday rentals.
Check in time is 4:00pm on Saturday and check out time is 10:00am the following Saturday.

We are not allowing late check outs or accommdating early check-ins. Please work hard to arrive at or after 4:00 and depart by or before 10AM

May I bring a pet? 
Some of our properties consider pet tenancies.
These cottages should provide this information on their webpages. With a pet tenancy there is a pet charge. The pet charge is not a deposit it is a fee for the additional risk and "wear and tear" that a pet tenancy bestows upon a property.

Are linens and towels provided?
Yes! Linens and Towels are provided with all of our rental properties. The beds will be made with fresh linens and the bathrooms will be stocked with fresh towels.

Minimum Nights Stay 
We specialize in weekly rentals. We have a four night minimum stay, which we really only prefer to defer to in the mid and low season weeks of May, June, September and October. The reservationist usually knows which cottages will be most prone to accepting less than week stays. 

All cancellations must be in writing and received by Agent. Cancellations may only be made between the date that a reservation deposit is received and a date determined to be 45 days prior to the tenants scheduled arrival date.  Cancellations within 45 days of arrival will not result in a refund in whole or part of rental monies received.  If a cancellation is made prior to 45 days of arrival, the Agent shall, as an accommodation to the Tenant, endeavor to re-rent the property at the published rate for the rental term reserved.  No refund of rents paid will be made until the canceled period is re-rented and confirmed.  If the canceled period is re-rented, any rent and taxes paid will be refunded less a $100 administrative fee.  If the re-rental amount is less than the published rate, any difference in rental rate remains the sole obligation of the tenant.  If the unit is not re-rented, all rents paid, processing fees and taxes shall be forfeited as damages.  Tenants are encouraged to purchase travel insurance for all vacations

Are there places to get groceries and supplies on Deer Isle and Stonington?  
Yes – we have three grocery stores, a pharmacy, two banks, multiple post offices and many other small businesses.

Is there a bridge to Isle au Haut? 
No, there is not a bridge to Isle au Haut, Maine. The ferry service for the Isle au Haut Boat Co. is housed in Stonington. You can check thier website for the most up to date ferry schedule: 

How far away is Bar Harbor from Deer Isle?
Bar Harbor is about a 1 hour and 25 minute car ride from Deer Isle and Stonington – a nice and scenic trip – a genuine tourist trap from Ellsworth to Bar Harbor.

How much do I need to reserve a cottage? 
The Island Agency asks for one half of the full balance at the time of lease signing – this includes the taxes and additional fees.

How do I access Deer Isle – Stonington
 We have a bridge – making coming and going a breeze.

What to do? 
Relax and Eat Lobster! If you need more options, we have many wonderful suggestions in our Area Guide – click this link to check them out.