THE SEA GLASS HOUSE: DREAMY VICTORIAN ON STORYBOOK MAINE ISLAND OFF ACADIA

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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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THE SEA GLASS HOUSE: DREAMY VICTORIAN ON STORYBOOK MAINE ISLAND OFF ACADIA

Cranberry Isles Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

4 spacious, airy bedrooms plus guestroom; 2 full baths; crib; sleeps 6 adults

BEAUTIFUL FALL GETAWAY! The Sea Glass House, a vintage 1892 Victorian with stained glass in nearly every room, is your base for exploring Mt. Desert, Acadia and Bar Harbor. Little Cranberry Island is a small fishing/lobstering village, 20 minutes off the coast of Mt. Desert, listed among 'The Best Secret Islands on Earth' by Travel & Leisure magazine (2010) and lauded by Martha Stewart (http://www.themarthablog.com/2010/07/join-me-for-a-boat-ride-to-little-cranberry-island.html). Explore Acadia or stay on the island and kayak, hike, sail, paint, visit the museum and galleries. Lobster delivered to your doorstep! Outfitted with 21st-century comforts, including Wifi. Embellished with original woodwork and other architectural treats that reveal the island's history -- the house was built by the island's merchant family. A well-stocked library and puzzles and games fill evenings and rainy days. Empty, rustic beaches are 5-10 minutes in any direction. Family friendly. Pets considered.

More on Little Cranberry and the house: See my Web site for more photos and information on LIttle Cranberry Island and Acadia/Mt. Desert:

http://mainerent.blogspot.com/

Once you've slept on an island ...: The beauty and calm of Islesford/Little Cranberry will stay with you for a long while. Amenities on the island include:

# A fine little library (wireless access, a good collection of modern literature and childrens' books as well as videos/DVD)

# A much-lauded restaurant, The Dock, which attracts visitors from the region (including some named Rockefeller)

# An artists' gallery, gallery of sea glass creations and a potter's studio and store

# A gift store, Winter's Work

# A post office and school (with playground)

# The Neighborhood House, host to movie nights, readings and other social gatherings

# Two churches

# Boatworks, a not-for-profit that runs summer boat-building classes for children

# Several glorious organic gardens whose owners sell their produce to lucky visitors

# A yacht club (in name only) that offers lessons for adults and children

# Joy of Kayaking, kayak rental and tour suggestions

# Access to daily grocery delivery

What to do on an island?: -- The wonders of Acadia National Park are 20 minutes away, on Mt. Desert Island. Take an early mailboat and spend the day hiking or biking or horseback riding, or just drive up Cadillac Mountain, take in the view, and then have popovers and lemonade at Jordan Pond House.

-- Numerous small museums and galleries dot Mt. Desert, as do various gardens open to visitors.

-- If you must, go to Bar Harbor and buy fudge and t-shirts. You'll be delighted that you can take the 6 pm boat back to the idyllic Islesford.

-- If antiques and/or rummage sales are your thing, there's plenty of opportunity on Mt. Desert and on the mainland.

-- Spend the day kayaking around Little Cranberry or kayak over to Great Cranberry for lunch. (Rent kayaks at Joy of Kayaking -- Joy is the post mistress on the island.)

-- Walk around the island, collecting rocks and shells and amazing views along the way. Don't forget a snack.

-- Walk out to Bakers Island on the sandbar.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
I just wanted to let you know that we are having an AWESOME time here on the island.

It's so relaxing and perfect. I want to thank you for letting us rent this house. We love it.

(from e-mail to owner)
Aug 2010
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Speaks czech, russian, spanish, english
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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The Sea Glass House: Dreamy Victorian on Storybook Maine Island off Acadia
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Cranberry Isles Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
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PERFECT

  • 5 of 5
My fiance and I spent a short week at this beautiful house in September and I can tell you we could have spent a life time! From the more than comfortable house, to the friendly people on and off the island, to the remarkable scenery and hiking, it made for a perfect vacation. We will be back.
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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PERFECT VACATION!`

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed at this great house for 2 years. It's a perfect place for a quiet family getaway. Or I bet it would also be fun for two families to stay.
The porches are really nice place to grab a book & read the day away. Or it's a close walk to the awesome beaches & cute shops.

I would highly recommend this house! Our last two vacations on Little Cranberry have been perfect & we wouldn't want to stay any other place.

-Erika, Jason, Elliot, Azalea
  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Cranberry Isles Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
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GATEWAY

  • 4 of 5
We enjoy our gateway a lot. We stayed 3 nights with our 2 children. The house is just across the school park and the only grocery store of the island which is just perfect to be in the hart of the animations !
We found a lot of see glass and nice stone on the beach and were very refresh after our trip
Everything was just perfect !
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
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The Sea Glass House: Dreamy Victorian on Storybook Maine Island off Acadia
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Cranberry Isles Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
trussville, alabama
5

WONDERFUL RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I had a wonderful time staying on Little Cranberry in your "old farmhouse". It brought us back to a simpler time and rejuvenated our spirits. Your house was perfect for our stay and being a short walk to the dock made it even better. Sitting in the kitchen with the window open and not hearing a sound was remarkable. I must mention that Kyle(and all the people we met) were as friendly and hospitable as anywhere we've been. We are already talking about a return trip!! Thanks again
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The Sea Glass House: Dreamy Victorian on Storybook Maine Island off Acadia
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Cranberry Isles Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Brooklyn, New York
5

BEST OF EVERYTHING

  • 5 of 5
I just returned from a wonderful week in Islesford. The house was lovely, full of light, charming, very comfortable and well-equipped. The island is friendly and full of beautiful walks and the house is close to the beach in all directions. We also enjoyed talking with residents about the island's history. It was the best of all possibilities since you can experience the relaxation of being on the island in a beautiful home while having the access to all there is to explore in Acadia National Park. It's easy to get used to island life though and we found it hard to leave after a week. Can't wait to return.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cranberry Isles Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
New York City
5

COMPLETELY CHARMING

  • 5 of 5
This lovely turn-of -the-century farmhouse is the quintessential Victorian charmer. Add to that the fact that it is on a tiny beautiful island off the coast of Maine, but still easily accessible by ferry to the great hiking and biking trails of the Mt. Desert Island and Accadian National Park and you have a blue-ribbon winner. Nearby Northeast and Souhwest harbor are also well-worth visiting.

The roomy, light house has wrap-around porches--an open air one for those lazy afternoons of reading, and a screened porch where it's great to have drinks or dinner.

The decor is bright and cheery and this place is altogether a delight.


Phoebe
happy Islesford visitor
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Ferry
0.05 Miles
at the bottom of the hill
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
little cranberry island -the whole island
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
on the dock
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
on the dock
Car: not necessary

Little Cranberry Island is 20 minutes off the coast of Mt. Desert, with splendid views of Acadia National Park. Kayak, sail, hike and lounge on the island or explore Acadia, returning to this year-round lobstering village and summer arts colony. Frequent access via mailboat or ferry from Northeast and Southwest harbors; no cars needed on the island.

Other Activities: kayaking

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Availability & Rates

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Cranberry Isles Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 21 2014 - Sep 6 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
$5,600
 
 
fall
Sep 7 2014 - Dec 6 2014
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,100
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit 350
Half of rental fee is due with signed agreement; this reserves rental period.
Remainder of rental fee and fully refundable damage deposit are due a month prior to arrival.
Notes Please enquire for winter or longer term rates
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Amenities

Cranberry Isles Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Telescope
  • Broadband Access
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Parking
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 bathroom upstairs, one downstairs, adjoining the library/guest room. Both have windows and are fully equipped with linens etc.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , large room with a sofa for reading
    Library/guest room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , single daybed opens into a king, attached bathroom, 1st fl
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Large room with desk and reading lounge chair
  • 4 bedrooms on 2nd floor all share a family-size bathroom: 2 large master bedrooms each have 4 stained glass windows; 1 master has its own couch/reading nook; both have desks. 1 room with a double and a single bed is perfect to share, for adults or children (2 stained-glass windows). The single 'captain's room' has a built-in adult-size bed. The first-floor library with attached bathroom can double as a guest room, with a daybed that opens into a king All bedrooms include linens, a feather bed, down comforter, wool blanket, cotton blanket and an electric blanket. All rooms have bedside reading lamps.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Bicycles
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • mountaineering
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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