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Dreamy Vintage Victorian on Storybook Maine Island Near Acadia

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The Sea Glass House: sea breezes, porches and lawns and Victorian details

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Last updated: 02/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4 airy bedrooms plus guestroom; 2 full baths; wraparound porch, sleeps 6 adu

Make The Sea Glass House, a vintage 1892 Victorian full of stained glass windows and sea breezes, your base for exploring Mt. Desert, Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. The house is an easy drive from metropolitan Boston or New York or a quick flight (to Bangor or Bar Harbor) from either. You'll be an 'honorary islander' on Little Cranberry Island, a small (1x1.5 sq miles) lobstering village, 20 minutes off the coast of Mt. Desert -- you arrive via Mailboat. (Which runs 6xdaily in the summer; a parking space for your car in Northeast Harbor is included in the rental fee.) The island was listed among 'The Best Secret Islands on Earth' by Travel & Leisure magazine and has been lauded by Martha Stewart (http://www.themarthablog.com/2010/07/join-me-for-a-boat-ride-to-little-cranberry-island.html), Rockefellers and generations of artists, writers and vacationers. Explore Acadia or stay on-island and enjoy island life: hike, bike, sail, paint, beachcomb, dream and doze, visit the museum, galleries, farmstand and lobster co-op. Lobster at your doorstep! The house was built by the island's merchant family and is embellished with original woodwork and other architectural treats that reveal the island's history. It's of course outfitted with 21st-century comforts, including WiFi, comfy beds and luxe linens and a cook's kitchen. A well-stocked library and puzzles and games help fill evenings and rainy days. Beaches and fantastic views are 5-10 minutes in any direction. Family friendly, or use the house as a romantic retreat.

More on Little Cranberry and the house: See my Web site for more photos and information on LIttle Cranberry Island and Acadia/Mt. Desert:

http://mainerent.blogspot.com/

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.
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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, spanish, russian, czech
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 02/22/2017

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7

  • Bedroom 4: 1 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    large room with a sofa for reading...moreless

  • Library/guest room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    single daybed opens into a king, attached bathroom, 1st fl...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Large room with desk and reading lounge chair...moreless

  • 4 bedrooms on 2nd floor all share a family-size bathroom: 2 large master bedrooms each have 4 stained glass windows; 1 master has its own couch/reading nook; both have desks. 1 room with a double and a single bed is perfect to share, for adults or children (2 stained-glass windows). The single 'captain's room' has a built-in adult-size bed. The first-floor library with attached bathroom can double as a guest room, with a daybed that opens into a king All bedrooms include linens, a feather bed, down comforter, wool blanket, cotton blanket and an electric blanket. All rooms have bedside reading lamps....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • 1 bathroom upstairs, one downstairs, adjoining the library/guest room. Both have windows and are fully equipped with linens etc....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Electric drip; electric espresso; french press; cone...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Many styles to choose from, including plastic for kids, 'nice' china and lobster-size plates...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Large eat-in country kitchen, equipped for cooks and family hanging out....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Convection and conventional...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Various herbs etc...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large single door with drawer freezer; new in 2012...moreless

  • Stove:

    Smooth-top electric, new 2013....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
May 1 - Jun 23, 2017
3 night min stay
$180
$1,000 $3,000
Summer
Jun 24 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,500 $5,600
fall
Sep 9 - Nov 18, 2017
3 night min stay
$195
$1,100 $3,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$195

Changeover Day: Saturday

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

Please enquire for winter or longer term rates


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 02/22/2017
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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor
0.05 Miles
Nearest Barpub
on the dock
0.05 Miles
Nearest Ferry
at the bottom of the hill
0.05 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
on the dock
0.05 Miles
Nearest Beach
little cranberry island -the whole island

Car: Not Necessary

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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, russian, czech
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 02/22/2017

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Photos

  • The Sea Glass House: sea breezes, porches and lawns and Victorian details

    The Sea Glass House: sea breezes, porches and lawns and Victorian details

  • Welcome! Enter The Sea Glass House through the enclosed sunporch.

    Welcome! Enter The Sea Glass House through the enclosed sunporch.

  • You may prefer the wraparound porch, with a blue ceiling and gingerbread details

    You may prefer the wraparound porch, with a blue ceiling and gingerbread details

  • Lots of light in the parlor, for reading, with a peek toward the library.

    Lots of light in the parlor, for reading, with a peek toward the library.

  • Late afternoon sun, wildflowers from the pasture and a hanging sea glass mobile.

    Late afternoon sun, wildflowers from the pasture and a hanging sea glass mobile.

  • Vintage and 'sea glass' plates in the dining room. But paper plates work, too.

    Vintage and 'sea glass' plates in the dining room. But paper plates work, too.

  • Everything a cook might want. Of course there's a dishwasher.

    Everything a cook might want. Of course there's a dishwasher.

  • ... plus its own reading nook. Great morning and afternoon light.

    ... plus its own reading nook. Great morning and afternoon light.

  • The bedroom includes a desk and a comfy reading chair, plus lots of books.

    The bedroom includes a desk and a comfy reading chair, plus lots of books.

  • A 'captain's bedroom' for one, with a garden view of its own.

    A 'captain's bedroom' for one, with a garden view of its own.

  • On the side lawn, seating for evening chats near the rock-wall garden

    On the side lawn, seating for evening chats near the rock-wall garden

  • The library, full of books old and new (plus DVDs), with a full bath attached.

    The library, full of books old and new (plus DVDs), with a full bath attached.

  • Little Cranberry awaits your arrival. View of the lobster co-op and town dock.

    Little Cranberry awaits your arrival. View of the lobster co-op and town dock.

  • This may become your favorite spot for morning coffee on the sunporch.

    This may become your favorite spot for morning coffee on the sunporch.

  • The parlor features a rug braided on-island, vintage photos and stained glass.

    The parlor features a rug braided on-island, vintage photos and stained glass.

  • A closer look at the vintage photos, and a collection of island sea urchins.

    A closer look at the vintage photos, and a collection of island sea urchins.

  • The dining room curtains match the island lobster you're sure to feast on.

    The dining room curtains match the island lobster you're sure to feast on.

  • Off the dining room, the entry to the eat-in country kitchen, with local art.

    Off the dining room, the entry to the eat-in country kitchen, with local art.

  • Upstairs, a queen bedroom with lots of books and its own stained glass ...

    Upstairs, a queen bedroom with lots of books and its own stained glass ...

  • Across the hall, another queen bedroom - brand new mattresses and linens for all

    Across the hall, another queen bedroom - brand new mattresses and linens for all

  • Down the hall, a double and a single bed, vintage cast iron bedframes.

    Down the hall, a double and a single bed, vintage cast iron bedframes.

  • The upstairs bathroom (full bathtub/shower), with a unique tile floor.

    The upstairs bathroom (full bathtub/shower), with a unique tile floor.

  • Sea glass for the taking. Beaches are 5-8 minute walks in any direction.

    Sea glass for the taking. Beaches are 5-8 minute walks in any direction.

  • Sunset on Little Cranberry Island - no Photoshop involved!

    Sunset on Little Cranberry Island - no Photoshop involved!

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