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Stunning view of Acadia National Park and Mt. Cadillac, walk to cove below

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Last updated: 07/08/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

House sits on 2 acres above the water, on a unique island that offers a very special kind of vacation. Hikers, boaters, cooks, readers, game players will all love this very happy house. Renovated in 2008, there is a really nice Gourmet kitchen stocked with every piece of equipment you might need, Living Room with fireplace, pretty music/sitting room, dining room with Franklin Stove, large outdoor deck and swing on the porch, all make up the first floor plan. The outside features lovely trees, mature gardens, and a pretty path that leads down to the water. The multi level deck allows for sun bathing or outdoor dining. There is lots of outdoor furniture and a round Wetherend dining table that seats 8. The second floor has three double queen size bedrooms, and two singles with a fabulous bath looking at Acadia National Park. The property also has a charming bunkhouse that sleeps 4. There are bikes to borrow, a grill. There are lots of events that happen all throughout the summer on the Island. Local artists are painting, showing their art, the Dock restaurant has music featured during the week, and it is part of the rhythm to take the mail boat over to Mount Desert to visit Southwest and Northeast Harbor.

Now some information about the island: Islesford is a small hamlet located on Little Cranberry Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. It is one of the five islands of the town of Cranberry Isles, Maine. It lies in the Atlantic Ocean southeast of Mount Desert Island, which is home to Acadia National Park.

Travelers can reach the island village via the Beal and Bunker mail boat & ferry service that runs from the village of Northeast Harbor in the town of Mount Desert, Maine; the Cranberry Cove Boating ferry service from Southwest Harbor and Manset; and during the summer on various water taxis including 'Cadillac Water Taxi', and 'Delight,' both leaving from various harbors.

The island also hosts several seasonal cultural venues including the Islesford Dock Gallery and Restaurant, Islesford Artists Fine Art Gallery, The Islesford Congregational Church, (housing the famed 'Sea Glass Windows' by artist, Ashley Bryan), and the Islesford Historical Museum, which is part of Acadia National Park. In 1980, the museum was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Islesford is on Little Cranberry Island, one of five islands that comprise the Town of Cranberry Isles. In 2013 the year round population was about sixty-five. Islesford is home to the town's two-room public school, 'The Ashley Bryan School'. The school is the first Maine public school to be named, in 2011, for a Visual Artist as well as an African-American. In 2013 the school had 12 students grades K - 8th grade, with two full time teachers. The Ashley Bryan School is one of six one and two-room island schools that make up the inter-island, 'Outer Island Teaching and Learning Collaborative'. This collaboration allows for remote 'live' teaching and learning among schools and students on Matinicus Island, Monhegan Island, Isle au Haut, Cliff Island, Frenchboro, and The Ashley Bryan School in the Cranberry Islands.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Fun place to play outdoors and safely explore the island...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no smoking inside the house or on the deck....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No dogs, owner allergic to cats. If other pet, please call to discuss...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    The house has stairs both at front and back door, plus stair case to bedrooms...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

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  • Lookout room: 1 twin/ single

    This is a lovely spot, but single bed is not fully private...moreless

  • Office Bedroom: 1 twin/ single

    Lovely mountain view, charming small room desk/bed...moreless

  • Bunkhouse: 4 bunk bed

    Fun out building close to kitchen door. No plumbing...moreless

  • Master BR: 1 queen

    ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower

    Window, next to kitchen and laundry...moreless

  • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    Gorgeous views, dresser and lots of room to change...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Islesford is also known as Little Cranberry Island. It is accessible by Mail Ferry boat from Northeast Harbour and Southwest Harbor There is a fabulous restaurant, small pottery shop, art galleries, and other fun finds on the island. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Game Room

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Library
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Acadia National Park is visible from most of the rooms in the house. You can see Cadillac Mountain is notable for the sun rising here first in the United States, as well as a great place to hike....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    You can walk down path to Bunkers Cove. About 200 yards to the water....moreless

  • Water View:

    You can see the water from the house ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Walking distance down to a rocky beach nice for sitting, playing...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Mountain Climbing

Dining

  • Dining:

    This half of the large living room has an expandable table plus room for second table....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Woodburning, great hearth...moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi available...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking pass for NE Harbor can be made available. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Telephone in house...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    gas and wonderful to sit next to...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Placesettings for more than 12 people....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fabulous kitchen with everything you need to cook all day. Fully stocked with all amenities....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, pepper, tea, sugar, flour, spices are all available. Please restock olive oil, good vinegars, ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Beautiful lacquered outdoor furniture that seats 8 plus ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak rental on Mt Desert...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Very pretty porch, gorgeous views of Acadia National Park....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    flowers and vegetable garden outside...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    charcoal grill...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 26 - Aug 22, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,950
Fall
Aug 23 - Oct 8, 2016
4 night min stay

$2,500
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,400

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Maid Clean up $100
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Groceries can be charged by credit card from Pinetree Market in NorthEast Harbor or Sawyers in Southwest Harbor. Both deliver to the Islesford Dock same day as order. Seven day minimum


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

52 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bangor Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Dockside Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Islesford Dock/ Mail Boat
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Dockside Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sand Beach

Car: Not Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2015

About the owner: This property was the kitchen/dining room for the hotel property that I bought 10 years earlier. My neighbors had this house in their family since 1969. After I bought the hotel next door and renovated the interiors, I fell in love with the summer lifestyle of outdoor games, biking around the island, gardening, reading and enjoying sailing trips, boat picnics and big hikes on Acadia National Park. When my neighbors offered to sell, I decided to put the two properties back together. We had a chance to buy the house from her family, and in we then renovated the house adding a new roof, new kitchen and modernized the bunk house and new deck. Now the house is for sale, so there is a chance it will be shown during your stay; or perhaps you will find it becomes your special place too!!

Why the Owner Chose Islesford, Cranberry Isles, ME, USA:
Bunkers Cove has a long history, attracting artists to paint the gorgeous views from the late 1800s. The people who live and summer there are from all over the world, yet want to come to here. We love sharing it with others, as Islesford is so unique as a summer destination.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Small island living is a conscious choice to disconnect, regroup, enjoy your thoughts, books, your friends and family. It is a restful venue like no other. The view is unparalleled, you can stare at the sky, mountains and water all day long. The fireplace and Franklin stove make it very cozy on chilly days, the deck and swing on the porch make it divine when the weather is warm. It is fun to cook, garden, read, play games, or cross over to hike for the day in Acadia National Park. Yet all the creature comforts are here, so the chance to rest, rejuvenate while in lovely surroundings is what makes this house so special and unique.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Stunning view of Acadia National Park and Mt. Cadillac, walk to cove below

    Stunning view of Acadia National Park and Mt. Cadillac, walk to cove below

  • Living Room with wood burning fireplace

    Living Room with wood burning fireplace

  • Music Room

    Music Room

  • Master Bedroom, queen bed, two closets, dresser and comfy wing chair/settee

    Master Bedroom, queen bed, two closets, dresser and comfy wing chair/settee

  • third bedroom with pretty washstand rocker and dresser, closet.  Great light

    third bedroom with pretty washstand rocker and dresser, closet. Great light

  • Upstairs bathroom, view of mountains and garden out the window.  Lovely light

    Upstairs bathroom, view of mountains and garden out the window. Lovely light

  • Office window view

    Office window view

  • Bunkers Ledge beachfront.  A typical Maine rocky beach, Acadia view beyond

    Bunkers Ledge beachfront. A typical Maine rocky beach, Acadia view beyond

  • Enjoy a walk down to the cove and rocky beach, birds and fish.

    Enjoy a walk down to the cove and rocky beach, birds and fish.

  • Boat house beach near the mail boat ferry dock

    Boat house beach near the mail boat ferry dock

  • Bunkers Cove below, Acadia National Park and Northeast harbor beyond

    Bunkers Cove below, Acadia National Park and Northeast harbor beyond

  • View of the garden, cove and Mt. Cadillac from the deck

    View of the garden, cove and Mt. Cadillac from the deck

  • Living Room and desk

    Living Room and desk

  • Music and sitting room (electric piano to the right out of view)

    Music and sitting room (electric piano to the right out of view)

  • third bedroom

    third bedroom

  • Morning sunlight comes into second bedroom, double bed, dresser and closet

    Morning sunlight comes into second bedroom, double bed, dresser and closet

  • Upstairs Lookout with single bed and gorgeous view out the window

    Upstairs Lookout with single bed and gorgeous view out the window

  • Outdoor deck overlooking cove at sunset.  Enjoy your dinner outside

    Outdoor deck overlooking cove at sunset. Enjoy your dinner outside

  • View of the house from below on the walk from the house down to the cove

    View of the house from below on the walk from the house down to the cove

  • Islesford harbor

    Islesford harbor

  • View of Sutton Island across the way, from Dockside Restaurant

    View of Sutton Island across the way, from Dockside Restaurant

  • Dockside Restaurant view from the water.  Fun place to go out to lunch or dinner

    Dockside Restaurant view from the water. Fun place to go out to lunch or dinner

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, July 23, 2016

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