|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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.
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)
This review was written by my daughter, Erin Thomas...
This was an amazing experience. The house was gorgeous, love and attention spent on every little detail. The ocean was a short walk in any direction. The islanders were like family by the end of the week and Ashley Bryan is a true treasure! We were so well rested after our stay, filled with the peace that comes with spending time outside in nature and surrounded by beauty.
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.
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
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 !
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
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.
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
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 9 2015 - Jun 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
Jun 21 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
Sep 12 2015 - Nov 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$350.00|
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