One Big Sustainable Island

VACATIONS

We make enjoying the scenic Maine outdoors easy and convenient.

Every vacation option at 1BSI includes:

  • Secure parking
  • Transport of gear & guests to the island
  • A canoe or two kayaks with life jackets
  • Firewood
  • Fishing poles & gear
  • Drinking water

FREE PARKING AND A FERRY RIDE! Getting to the island typically involves driving to our lakeside parking area and a 10 minute ferry ride (that is included in your rate).

  • The check-in ferry runs promptly at 2pm and 5pm.
  • Please text Jo at 207-752-1190 on the morning of your arrival to confirm which check-in ferry you will be taking.
  • Special ferry runs are available for check-in, by prior arrangement, for a $20 per run fee.
  • You can always paddle to the island with one of our canoes or kayaks at no charge. It’s about a mile, or a half hour paddle.
  • All check-ins must be completed before sunset.

Just bring your favorite food and drink, and we'll supply the rest for your island adventure. Here's a detailed list of what folks typically bring for themselves:

  • Food (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, Beverages)
  • Cooler / Ice (Block ice lasts longer)
  • Biodegradable soap
  • Headlamp or Flashlight (We are off the grid.)
  • Extra batteries for your Phone, etc. (We are off the grid.)
  • Sun protection
  • Insect repellent
  • Warm clothes (fleece or wool layers are recommended)
  • Socks or slippers for inside (shoes left outside please)
  • Water shoes
  • Rain Gear

Family on the pontoon boat.
Fishing on the south end.
Hammock on the south end.

Oaktagon Tree House...

Rest easy in the Oaktagon Tree House. Step inside and you will be awestruck by the cathedral living space and the sweet aroma of pine and cedar. It’s a great place to enjoy a family vacation, host a gathering, or just unplug and reconnect with nature.

Panoramic View of the Oaktagon Interior!

Exterior

View of the Oaktagon Exterior!
View of the Oaktagon Exterior!
View of the Oaktagon Exterior!

Interior

View of the Oaktagon Interior!
View of the Oaktagon Interior!
View of the Oaktagon Interior!

This private site includes:

  • Compact and complete indoor kitchen
  • Pots/Pans/Dishes
  • Woodstove and firewood
  • Indoor 1/2 bath with a composting toilet

 

  • Fire pit seating, cooking grill and firewood
  • Sleeps four comfortably, and six cozily
  • Bed linens
  • Hammock

Rates: Please see our Airbnb listing for current availability, rates and reviews:
Maine Island Tree House, Sleeps 6 or Book Directly With Us

The Oaktagon Tree House weekday nightly rate is $275 and the weekend nightly rate is $275 and rates include one canoe or two kayaks for the length of your stay, sheets for the beds, one towel per person, firewood, gas grill, propane two-burner stove, pots, pans, dishes, cooking/eating utensils, kitchen towels and napkins, access to 1 Big Sustainable Island, and fishing poles.

Pets: We welcome most dogs that are friendly to humans and other dogs. If your pup is not a good fit for that, you might check out our private island at littlecabinisland.com The non-refundable pet fee is $25/night for one dog, $35/night for two dogs.

Minimum night stay: We are currently accepting reservations for a minimum of 4 nights if your stay is during Sunday-Thursday. If you are staying Friday and/or Saturday night then you need to make a reservation for 4 nights.

Additional Guests: The Oaktagon Tree House is perfect for up to 6. The nightly rate includes up to 2 and additional guests are $25 per person per night.

Cleaning Fee: $120 per stay.

Additional Ferry Rides: $20 per trip. (Costs of the 2 o'clock or 5 o'clock Check-in Ferry trip and the Checkout Ferry trip are already are included in the nightly rate.)

Maine Lodging Tax: 9%

Refundable Security Deposit: $100 (refunded within 2 days of check out).

BOOK the OAKTAGON TREE HOUSE NOW!

Oaktagon Tree House Specials: We sometimes post special deals on specific unfilled nights to our Facebook Page Find us on Facebook! or to our Airbnb site Find us on airbnb for openings typically in the upcoming week or two. Feel free to email us directly to request these special offers.

Maine Island Luxury Tent...

Bell TentSleep with the trees in comfort in our 16 foot round bell tent...

in Hemlock Haven!

Bell Tentfurnished with a comfy queen size bed and amenities.

This private site includes:

  • Water overlook
  • Elevated platform
  • Bed linens
  • Fire pit seating, cooking grill and firewood

 

  • Camp stove
  • Pots/Pans/Dishes
  • Hammock
  • Sleeps two comfortably, and four cozily

Rates: Please see our Airbnb listing for current availability, rates and reviews:
Maine Island Luxury Tent, Sleeps 4 or Book Directly With Us

The Maine Island Luxury Tent weekday nightly rate is $125 and the weekend nightly rate is $125 and rates include one canoe or two kayaks for the length of your stay, sheets for the beds, one towel per person, firewood, gas grill, propane two-burner stove, pots, pans, dishes, cooking/eating utensils, kitchen towels and napkins, access to 1 Big Sustainable Island, and fishing poles.

Pets: We welcome most dogs that are friendly to humans and other dogs. If your pup is not a good fit for that, you might check out our private island at littlecabinisland.com The non-refundable pet fee is $25/night for one dog, $35/night for two dogs.

Minimum night stay: We are currently accepting reservations for a minimum of 2 nights if your stay is during Sunday-Thursday. If you are staying Friday and/or Saturday night then you need to make a reservation for 3 nights.

Additional Guests: The Maine Island Luxury Tent is perfect for up to 4. The nightly rate includes up to 2 and additional guests are $25 per person per night.

Cleaning Fee: $60 per stay.

Additional Ferry Rides: $20 per trip. (Costs of the 2 o'clock or 5 o'clock Check-in Ferry trip and the Checkout Ferry trip are already are included in the nightly rate.)

Maine Lodging Tax: 9%

Refundable Security Deposit: $100 (refunded within 2 days of check out).

BOOK the MAINE ISLAND LUXURY TENT NOW!

Maine Island Luxury Tent Specials: We sometimes post special deals on specific unfilled nights to our Facebook Page Find us on Facebook! or to our Airbnb site Find us on airbnb for openings typically in the upcoming week or two. Feel free to email us directly to request these special offers.

Island A-frame in Maine

Enjoy this storybook style A-Frame furnished with a queen bed in the loft, and a full size futon on the first floor. We offer all the amenities for a comfortable stay on the island.

A-Frame

A-Frame

A-Frame

A-Frame

A-Frame

A-Frame

This private site includes:

  • Camp stove
  • Pots/Pans/Dishes
  • Fire pit seating, cooking grill and firewood

 

  • Sleeps two comfortably, and four cozily
  • Bed linens
  • Hammock

Rates: Please see our Airbnb listing for current availability, rates and reviews:
Island A-frame in Maine, Sleeps 2 or Book Directly With Us

The Island A-frame weekday nightly rate is $175 and the weekend nightly rate is $175 and rates include one canoe or two kayaks for the length of your stay, sheets for the beds, one towel per person, firewood, gas grill, propane two-burner stove, pots, pans, dishes, cooking/eating utensils, kitchen towels and napkins, access to 1 Big Sustainable Island, and fishing poles.

Pets: We welcome most dogs that are friendly to humans and other dogs. If your pup is not a good fit for that, you might check out our private island at littlecabinisland.com The non-refundable pet fee is $25/night for one dog, $35/night for two dogs.

Minimum night stay: We are currently accepting reservations for a minimum of 3 nights if your stay is during Sunday-Thursday. If you are staying Friday and/or Saturday night then you need to make a reservation for 3 nights.

Additional Guests: The Oaktagon Tree House is perfect for up to 4. The nightly rate includes up to 2 and additional guests are $25 per person per night.

Cleaning Fee: $80 per stay.

Additional Ferry Rides: $20 per trip. (Costs of the 2 o'clock or 5 o'clock Check-in Ferry trip and the Checkout Ferry trip are already are included in the nightly rate.)

Maine Lodging Tax: 9%

Refundable Security Deposit: $100 (refunded within 2 days of check out).

BOOK the ISLAND A-FRAME in MAINE NOW!

Island A-frame in Maine Specials: We sometimes post special deals on specific unfilled nights to our Facebook Page Find us on Facebook! or to our Airbnb site Find us on airbnb for openings typically in the upcoming week or two. Feel free to email us directly to request these special offers.

Shadow and Sky. Shadow by the water.
Sky by the water.