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Cottage in the Woods on the Water

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps 11 on Penobscot Bay

Woodberry is a comfortably furnished three story house. A living room with fireplace; dining area w/ table for 8 plus additional seating for 3 at a side table or island; large, well-equipped kitchen with island and 3 stools; master bedroom (queen) and a full bathroom fill the first floor.

Two bedrooms (2 twins, 1 queen) and one full bath are upstairs. A baby layette, collapsible crib, high chair and baby gates are available. A large bathroom is shared by these two bedrooms.

Lower level (walkout) has two bedrooms (2 twins, 1 bunk bed & 1 day bed), bath with shower and twin sinks, laundry area and a family room.

The water side of the house has a deck with glass rails for an unobstructed view and a screened porch. The house is wheelchair friendly with entrance ramp and 3' wide doors on first floor; not legally handicap accessible.

TV/DVD/VHS for movies only. Internet access via WiFi. Long distance calls off island require calling card.

The access point to our typically Maine rocky beach is marked by a rope around a tree. You'll step down about 18' onto sloping rocks and walk down rocks and rocky steps to the beach using a rope as a handhold. The elderly and small children will not find this easy access. The difference in elevation between our land and the beach is approximately 12'.

We accept payment by check and plastic.

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 11, 2017

About Debbie

Debbie's family has been summering on Deer Isle since the 1890's.

Why Debbie chose Deer Isle

Greg and I worked with Hewes & Co. and many groups of friends to build Woodberry starting in 2013 and finishing with a big party in July 2014.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We've been coming to Deer Isle for the past 8 years and this has been one of our favorite places to stay on the island. Your home is truly magical and it was a true privilege to be able to stay here. Thanks."
Jun 2011
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Deer Isle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • First floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , wall heater
    Second floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , wall heater
    Ground floor - toilet , shower
  • Towels and soap provided. Heaters warm the baths on first and second floors. Beach towels NOT provided. Please bring your own.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Main floor - 1 queen
    Second floor - 2 twin/ single
    Second floor - 1 queen
    Ground floor - 2 twin/ single
    Ground floor - 3 twin/ single , Bunk beds and a day bed
  • Bedrooms on first and second floors have large closets. Collapsible crib, baby layette, baby gates and hi-chair located in closet upstairs.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
There is no TV reception at our house (isn't it wonderful!). The 2 TVs are for viewing movies. We have a collection for children, young adults and adults. More DVD's are available for rent from Burnt Cove Market about 6 miles away on Route 15A. Cell phone reception is good for most. Long distance calls off island require a calling card. If pets are accepted we require them to be caged when left alone inside; to not create a nuisance or noise outside; to be kept off the furniture; that you pick up after your pet, and that they be kept on a leash when outside. Groceries are a 6 mile/12 minute drive to Burnt Cove Market. Library, restaurants, Opera House (movies/special programs), galleries are all located within 15 minute drive from the house. From Woodberry, Blue Hill is a 25 minute drive, Ellsworth 40 minutes and Mt. Dessert Island about 1 hour, depending on traffic


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Cottage in the Woods on the Water
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
Louisville, KY and Franklin, TN

Perfect for our family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much! We have loved our week-long stay at Woodberry Cottage. This gave our family the opportunity to have all 11 of us –three generations -- together for a vacation for the first time. And, it was absolutely wonderful. The cottage had all the comforts of home – everything we could imagine or need -- be it for cooking fresh lobster or a closet full of games for the evening. What an incredible view of the ocean and the sunsets! We had great fun with crab races down on the beach, watching the tides change, the trips into Stonington for ice cream, the amazing stars at night, and just relaxing. We even went swimming in the Lily Pond. Cold but good fun. This was a new experience for the grandchildren. I would highly recommend Woodberry Cottage and would love to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2009
  • Stayed: July 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing and wonderful describes Woodberry Cottage in Deer Isle.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have vacationed at Woodberry for many, many years. The reason for our constant return is easy. The home is just beautiful, spacious and with a sensational view from multiple points in the home. The large deck and screened in porch add additional comfort and pleasure. This home has everything anyone one would ever need in a vacation home. I am thrilled to state that my family and I will be able to spend future vacations in this home that we love so much. Peggy Schoen

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of the best vacation spots on the coast of Maine!

  • 5 of 5

The house is modern and clean and spacious with so many windows for a beautiful view from every room. We traveled with another family but the way the house is laid out we each had our privacy but could also join for meals and there were wonderful memories of cooking lobster and blueberry pies in that well appointed kitchen. The island too, has some terrific hiking trails and local color in Stonington. What a peaceful place to vacation. You can bet we will come again.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie, Thanks for the kind words. Glad the house worked so well for you. Debbie
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Wonderful Family Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for my large, extended family. We were all charmed by the personal touches and decor and realized how much work and pride has gone into making Woodberry a special Maine place. We cooked lobsters outside twice and were very impressed with the rig provided for this. I have never before been able to cook 20 lobsters at once. We had one day of heavy rain and made good use of the many games. Almost every night there was a late night, spirited game of Monopoly. The grand-kids played with many of the children’s toys there also. Most of us early risers started the day with coffee on the screened porch. We used the waterfront a lot. We swam (well the kids swam and the adults waded) every day. We went to several beaches, the Stonington Lobster Boat Races, Nervous Nellies, and we did multiple hikes, including twice to Barred Island. It was all perfect and we were sad to have the week over.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Home - Beautiful Sunsets

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I spent a week at Woodberry Cottage, and had a wonderful, relaxing time in a beautiful setting with all the amenities of home. The cottage was clean & well maintained, and the owners provided brochures & maps for area activities.

During our stay we visited Acadia National Park, Nervous Nellie's Jams & Jellies, local galleries & shops. We spent a lovely day on Eagle Island, a night stargazing at Pine Hill, and dined at several area restaurants to include Barncastle in Blue Hill & McKay's in Bar Harbor. Of course, the cottage was equipped with everything we needed to enjoy a home cooked meal, and then watch a favorite movie or play a friendly game of cards or Mahjong afterwards. The screened in porch was a great place to chat & still enjoy the outdoors; and going down to the shore and watching the sun set was spectacular.

I would highly recommend Woodberry Cottage to anyone looking for an enjoyable, worry free vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic house

  • 5 of 5

I rented Woodberry for a week for my family to come visit. I fealt like I was walking into a dream on arrival. The pictures do not do the place justice. It is as nice as it can be while remaining homey and warm. Having so many things to do from the rocky shore to golf right down the road. Can't say enough, loved it. Also the owners were very pleasant to deal with.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2011
  • Stayed: October 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul, Thanks for the nice review. I appreciate it and am so glad you had a good time at Woodberry. Debbie Weeter
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Old Quarry Ocean Adventures
Lily Pond
Deer Isle Granite Museum
Deer Isle Stonington Historical Society
Barred Island Preserve
"Great one hour hike to a beach. Pack a lunch. Plan to arrive when tide is not at its highe..."
Island Heritage Trust
Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies
Sand Beach Rd
Blue Hill Co-op Community Market & Café
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Bangor International Airport BGR
Car: necessary

Woodberry is located on the NW side of the island. Beautiful sunsets. Our cottage is set off the road about 800 feet so you don't see or hear cars on Dunham Point Road.

Our area is typical Maine woods with mostly summer residences tucked away along the shore. We have one neighbor within view, but are unaware of their comings and goings.

We are members of the Deer Isle Yacht Club. If you wish to use the club facilities for kayaking or to dock your boat you may acquire a Tenant-Charterer membership through us for your rental period. The cost is $310.

Golf/Tennis: Island Country Club (public 9 hole course) 10 minutes from house


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

$75 per pet per week. Refundable damage deposit per pet is $100, in addition to $300 base damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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