Tucked away in Frenchman’s Bay, the unforgettable Spectacle Island awaits all those looking for an all-American adventure in traditional surroundings. Gaining its name from its unusual appearance, this picturesque private island is the perfect destination for all those looking to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life.
Prices start from USD 8,000 per week, including all island amenities, but excluding catering.
Located between Bar Harbor and Winter Harbor in the US state of Maine, Spectacle Island is picturesque 5 acre island highlighting the best of America’s Atlantic Coast.
Completed in 2006, Spectacle Island’s unique selling point lies in its rustic charm. Home to three bedrooms and two full baths, the main house is capable of housing 6 guests across a king, queen and two twin beds, whereas the nearby beachfront bunkhouse offers accommodation for a further 6 guests, through four bunkers and a double room in the attic. A fully equipped kitchen and dining area are perfect for entertaining, whereas the large living room is perfect for whiling away the evening hours, thanks to its roaring fireplace and phenomenal 92” movie screen,
Whether you choose to engage the services of a private chef or opt to go it alone, we recommend enjoying a mouthwatering Maine lobster bake from the shores of your very own private island whilst taking in the stunning sunset views of the mountains of Acadia.
From island exploration to whale watching, there are a whole host of exciting activities on hand to keep visitors entertained throughout their stay on this rural retreat. Choose from kayaking, sailing, swimming and more to really get to know your local environment. Beyond Spectacle Island itself, a series of excursions are run to Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island, giving all guests the chance to discover Maine’s impressive Acadia National Park.
Best Time To Travel
The most popular time to travel is between May and late October, when temperatures really begin to heat up – the perfect conditions for discovering the Atlantic coast. If it’s peace and quiet you’re after, however, the winter months are perfect for cozying up in front of the fire and enjoying the company of a loved one.
How To Get There
International guests are advised to fly into Bangor International Airport, whereas those travelling within the United States also have the option of Bar Harbor Airport available to them. From here, guests can choose either to rent a car or get picked up by your two island hosts to complete the 30 minute journey to the banks of your island.