"The Woodbury Cottage couldn't have been more idyllic and relaxing. Visiting Maine during peak fall foliage has been a bucket list item for us, and I decided to surprise my husband with this mini vaca to celebrate our 15-year wedding anniversary. So glad I did! This home is a true gem and a must-do if you're visiting Portland. It's on an island (let me say that again...it's on an island!), oozing with New England charm, impeccably decorated, and just a short ferry ride to the mainland.
During our stay, the island was extremely quiet and peaceful since most things shut down by Columbus Day, but we welcomed that. We love the crisp, cool weather, and welcomed the chance to unplug. Although relaxed, this stay most definitely packed in the adventure. Everything was a first for us...first stay on an island, first ferry ride, first water taxi, first lobster boil...and we'll never forget it.
Every convenience had been thought of, and Jason (owner/manager) was so accommodating and helpful! He took the time to provide recommendations to try during our stay, including fresh lobster from a local fisherman and having groceries delivered by ferry. All necessary amenities were provided along with the basic pantry items for cooking.
When we return, we plan to go just before Columbus Day to take advantage of more shops and activities in Portland, but we were thrilled with our stay. The locals on Great Diamond Island were extremely kind and welcoming, and we just can't wait to go back.
Best. Trip. Ever."
Guest: Crystal A.
Date of Stay: October 2016
Review Submitted: March 31, 2017