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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

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (sleeps 11)

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; 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 with TV for viewing movies.

The water side of the house has a deck with glass rails for an unobstructed view and a screened porch.

TV is for movies only. No broadcast or cable TV reception. Internet access via WiFi is sufficient for checking email and quick internet searches; not sufficient for streaming. Long distance calls off island from land line require calling card.

The access point to our typically Maine rocky beach is marked by a rope around a tree. You'll step down approx. 18" onto sloping rocks and walk down rocks to the beach using a rope, as needed, for a portion of the descent. 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.

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Debbie Weeter
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
June 5, 2017

About Debbie Weeter

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 the finishing touches on the ground floor and the house now sleeps eleven.

My husband and I honeymooned on Deer Isle and visit every summer to chill out from the rigors of life and owning our own business.

Debbie Weeter purchased this house in 2004

Why Debbie Weeter chose Acadia

What we love most about visiting Woodberry is the quiet and fresh fir-scented sea air. Oh ... and the lobsters.

We love to hike on Isle au Haut (dot com) or to Barred Island. Each summer we enjoy seeing the latest offerings by the artists on the island.

Kayaking is big now and Old Quarry (dot com), a business on Deer Isle, offers rentals and guided tours plus other outdoor activities like bike rentals. Our beach is not suitable for launching boats, 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 (arts dot org) performance or 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.

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Pets must: be caged when left alone, have nails cut, be kept off furniture, create no nuisance for neighbors. Dog cable run in back for your leash.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Second floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower level - toilet , shower , two sinks
  • All bathrooms have electric heaters to warm room.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master, main floor - 1 queen , dresser, bedside tables, reading lights, walk-in closet
    Brenda's Room, lower level - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Single day bed, dresser, reading lights, chair
    Green Room, second floor - 2 twin/ single , dresser, arm chair, bedside table, reading lights
    Sister's Room, second floor - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , dresser, sofa, rocking chair, bedside tables, lights, closet
    Ledge Room, lower level - 2 twin/ single , dresser, bedside table, reading lights, chair, closet
  • Baby crib, high chair, baby layette stored in second floor bedroom. Stair gates for stored in first floor bedroom closet. Children's toys, books and videos available at cottage. Four of five bedrooms have water views.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Cottage in the Woods on the Water
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 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: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: Jul 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: Sep 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: Oct 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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Auburn ME

The perfect place for us

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed for a week and found the home to be perfect. The location is wonderful. Thank You for sharing your beautiful home with us.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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At Woodberry I had the od...

  • 5 of 5

At Woodberry I had the odd sensation that I was spending time at a friend's home. The owner and the house were so welcoming. Lovely decor, wonderful view. Loved the little details like the firewood and the games closet. The screened porch is great. Close enough to Acadia for a day trip. . .plenty to do on Deer Isle. Wish we could have stayed longer. I hope to go back soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.), Ellsworth (40 min.), Mt Dessert Island home to Bar Harbor (60 min) & other scenic Maine towns. Golf and tennis at the public Island Country Club, mini-golf, bicycle and kayak rentals/guided tours, ocean swimming for the bold adventurer, swimming in fresh water at the Lily Pond. Take boat trips to Eagle Island or Isle au Haut (part of Acadia), Deer Isle Historical Museum and Granite Museum, movies/theater at The Opera House in Stonington (12 min.).


Rates & Availability

Deer Isle House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
June 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
July & August 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
October 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
May & June 2018
May 5 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet fee (if applicable) $75 + Tax
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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