Two private islands for you to enjoy during your rental! Walk the rocky beaches. Hike along the trails that circumnavigate each island. Sit on the rocks and look at the ocean. Have a picnic. Sip some wine. Read. Think. Sleep. Meditate. Create. Dream. Just be. Located about an hour and half by car from the airport in Bangor, Maine, Lower Birch Island is a world away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Lower Birch Island(s) are located at the mouth of Pleasant Bay facing the open ocean. The 23.6 acre larger island has an 1,800 sq. ft. house with 3 bedrooms and 1 and 1/2 baths. One bedroom has a king bed, one has a queen bed, and the third has twin beds. There is a queen sleep sofa in the living rooom. The house was totally refurnished in the fall of 2013 and includes a new refrigerator and gas stove. The house is fully equpped and has a fireplace, woodstove, and a new LP gas heater, if needed. Electricity is provided by solar power, which has a backup gas generator. Water is provided by a drilled well. The smaller 4.4 acre island is accessible by a land bridge that appears at low tide. You can walk across the land bridge for about four hours each tide cycle, so you have plenty of time to explore the undeveloped small island and still return to the big island before the tide rolls back in. The rental includes round trip travel to the island from Milbridge, where you can leave your car. Licensed ship captain James Robertson, or one of his other captains, will take you on a scenic, 25 minute boat ride along the beautiful, rugged Maine coast. The boat ride alone is an experience not to be missed, and Captain Robertson offers other trips, at an additional charge, should you wish during your stay. Upon arrival at the island, Captain Robertson will help you get your luggage to the house, orient you to the property, and then leave you to enjoy the peace and solitude. He can also provide fresh (and I mean fresh, literally right out of the ocean) lobsters at any time throughout your stay, also at an additional charge. To my knowledge, this is the first time the islands have been available to rent. Cleaning and seven percent Maine tax are additional.