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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 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'.
Videos (approx. 150, for all ages), books for all ages, board games, cards, toys available....moreless
Non Smoking Only
Pets are welcome provided they are caged when left alone in the house, kept off furniture and provided they create no nuisance for neighbors. Dog run available for use with retractable leash provided by renter. Charge is $30/week per pet....moreless
Ramp allows access to first floor through front door. All doors are 3' on first floor. Not handicapped accessible in the legal sense....moreless
Various puzzles and games for all ages. Blocks, doll house, board games, cards, truck and bull dozer for outside....moreless
No reception for 2 TVs; for movie viewing ONLY. TVs in living room and family room...moreless
Children, young adults and adult videos at the house. Also, rentals available at Burnt Cove Market....moreless
Away From It All
We are 75' from the shore with woods surrounding the house down to the shore. The beach is accessible via a short climb down an inclined rock (step down of 18', hand-hold on line around tree). Small children and the elderly will need help. No easy access. No access for kayak launching....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Main table seats eight, three at kitchen island. Four individual folding tables....moreless
May & June 2015 May 23 - Jun 26, 2015 7 night min stay
July & August 2015 Jun 27 - Oct 2, 2015 7 night min stay
Oct 2015 Oct 3 - Jun 17, 2016 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Pet Fee$75 + tax
Refundable Damage Deposit$300
Cleaning$150 + tax
$75 fee is per pet per week. Refundable damage deposit for each pet $100, in addition to $300 base damage deposit.
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Golf and tennis at the public Island Country Club, mini-golf, bicycle and kayak rentals/guided tours , ocean swimming for the bold adventurer, swimming for the faint of heart in fresh water at the Lily Pond. learn about boat trips to Eagle Island or to Isle au Haut, Deer Isle Historical Museum and Granite Museum, movies/lectures at The Opera House in Stonington (15 min.). Grocery shopping at Burnt Cove Market is 10 minute away. Art galleries, crafts and antique shops await discovery all over Deer Isle. Walking or jogging 'The Loop' is quiet and scenic. Easy drives to Blue Hill (25 min.), Bar Harbor (1 hr, 30 min.), Ellsworth (40 min.) & other scenic Maine towns.
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: My husband Greg and I built Woodberry starting in 2002 when we cut trees with the help of his 81 year old Mom, Anne. We opened it for rentals in 2004 as a two floor house with unfinished ground floor.
In 2010 we put most of the finishing touches on the ground floor and the house sleeps 11 now.
My husband and I honeymooned on Deer Isle and visit every summer to chill out from the rigors of owning our own business.
The Unique Benefits at this House: What we love most about visiting Woodberry is the quiet and the fresh fir-scented sea air. Oh ... and the lobsters.
We love to hike on Isle au Haut and to Barred Island and we sail in the bay. Each summer we enjoy seeing the latest offerings by the artists on the island.
Kayaking is big now and Old Quarry, a business on Deer Isle, offers rentals and guided tours plus other outdoor activities. Our beach is not suitable for launching, sadly.
Sharing the house with friends and family who make the journey north makes for many an enjoyable evening spent chatting or playing games. Or we'll venture down to Stonington to attend an Opera House performance or see a movie.
Mostly though it's just reading, relaxing, cooking meals together (seldom have time for that at home) and staring at the heavens on a clear evening, watching for shooting stars ... so many stars.