The Perfect Maine Family Vacation
We are fortunate to have stayed here during our vacation in the Acadia region. Really a cut above your typical "vacation cottage", this place provided the comforts of home as well as an intimate window into the history of Great Cranberry Island. Our children loved it. First, they traveled on the ferry to get there, which was exciting in itself. Once there, they could play independently in the abundant yard without worry (there are few cars on the island). Berries of all types were growing there for them to pick. Even better, the local playground was only a short distance away by foot. Also within easy walking distance was a cafe serving ice cream, a museum, and a small gift shop with toys. Our older child enjoyed walking down the lane to the shore to hunt for rocks and sea-glass. Probably the best part for the children, though, was that our dog was able to enjoy the vacation with us. (Our host was kind enough to allow her.) This home has a lot to recommend it from the grownup perspective too. It is well kept and comfortable with attention to detail, both aesthetic and practical. Old stills showing life on Great Cranberry are artfully framed on the walls, and a vintage bookcase is filled with Maine histories and fiction. The stove is fabulous--if you like to cook, you won't be able to keep your hands off it. There is also a fine grill outside on the patio for casual meals. The sofas are cozy, and so are the beds. Best of all for us, however, was the view from the patio on a full moon night. You can see the sea sparkling through the trees in the moonlight. Very romantic! There is decent shopping and dining a ferry ride away in Northeast Harbor, and Acadia National Park is very accessible from Northeast Harbor as well. Our host provided parking in the harbor so we could easily access our rental car and explore the park. We really appreciated this, as well as other kind gestures on the part of our host, such as meeting us upon arrival and arranging assistance with our departure. We all enjoyed our stay immensely, and definitely plan to return.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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