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:
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.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
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)