Unplug, Rejuvenate in Renovated Maine Cottage Stunning Views Family Friendly(1 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Five Bedroom, two full baths, gorgeous views, lots of room to rest and relax
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.
Member since: 2014
- 2500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Away From It All
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
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
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Maid Clean up $100
- Property Damage Protection $99
- Taxes Not included
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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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.
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Stunning view of Acadia National Park and Mt. Cadillac, walk to cove below
Living Room with wood burning fireplace
Master Bedroom, queen bed, two closets, dresser and comfy wing chair/settee
third bedroom with pretty washstand rocker and dresser, closet. Great light
Upstairs bathroom, view of mountains and garden out the window. Lovely light
Office window view
Bunkers Ledge beachfront. A typical Maine rocky beach, Acadia view beyond
Enjoy a walk down to the cove and rocky beach, birds and fish.
Boat house beach near the mail boat ferry dock
Bunkers Cove below, Acadia National Park and Northeast harbor beyond
View of the garden, cove and Mt. Cadillac from the deck
Living Room and desk
Music and sitting room (electric piano to the right out of view)
Morning sunlight comes into second bedroom, double bed, dresser and closet
Upstairs Lookout with single bed and gorgeous view out the window
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 Sutton Island across the way, from Dockside Restaurant
Dockside Restaurant view from the water. Fun place to go out to lunch or dinner
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Friday, January 20, 2017
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