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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 4 / Bathrooms 2 / Sleeps 6 / House
Bedrooms: 4  Bathrooms: 2   Sleeps: 6  Type: House

1 Full bath, 1 Half bath

The Cranberry Island Artist's Home with studio in Maine - 4 bedrooms
TripAdvisor property ID 3825714

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Book this 4 bedroom house in Great Cranberry Island today! A total of 6 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 11 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1400 to as high as $2850, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Mar 06, 2018.

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About the owner

About the owner

Laurie W.
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Calendar last updated:
06 Mar 2018
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Languages spoken: English



Check in time:16:00, Check out time:11:00
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $250.00
No smoking at this property
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Great-cranberry-island Attractions




  • Clothes dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Telephone

Pool / Spa

  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)

Property Features

  • Mountain Views
  • Parking


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Video player


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Grill
  • Shared garden


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


  • 1 Full bath
  • 1 Half bath


Reviews (11)

Excellent – based on 11 reviews Excellent
11 reviews

Very Good

“The way life should be.”

Reviewed 7 Aug 2014

Upon arrival on the ferry, it is immediately apparent that the people are very friendly and outgoing. There is a real sense of community here. Fishermen were quick to give helpful tips and minor supplies to help the inexperienced along to catch some fish. When you ask someone how they are doing, the answers are genuine and thoughtful. The house is spacious and rustic. The pictures accurately represent the house. The kitchen is well equipped, the bikes are well maintained and the gator is indispensable! The children were able to enjoy the pool during our stay. One of the highlights, among many, was having the children jump off the dock and have races. Another was being able to collect sea glass from one nearby beach. The whole family enjoyed fishing off the dock about 2 hours before high tide, daily. The sunsets are beautiful and fishing was great. Laurie has been very helpful with any questions or needs that arose during our stay. We had two minor issues that were taken care of immediately. Everything was attended to with great care and concern. The general store is well stocked with most everything you need, but it is helpful if you bring the essential food supplies with you. A packed cooler works well. We had the pleasure of being on the island during the Ladies Aid fair and fireworks. That was great! Many local artisans had their work available to purchase. Thank you Laurie!

“A must visit. Best house on the island”

Reviewed 15 Dec 2013

Simply breathtaking. One of the best vacation spots on the east coast. So far I have already recommended this beautiful home to seven of my friends. Six of the seven have already gone and loved it too! Great Cranberry Island is like Cape Cod or Nantucket without all the annoying tourism. The amenities are great. The manager is extremely friendly. It was the perfect place for me to work on writing my next book. I hope to one day spend a whole summer in this beautiful cottage.

“This Island is Fun to Explore!”

Reviewed 7 Sep 2013

I loved Great Cranberry Island and the owner (Laurie) gave us really terrific advice about how to find several different scenic shores. The shoreline varies from sand, to small rocks, to huge boulders, with crashing waves in at least a couple of spots. We had great fun looking for crabs at low tide and exploring the island with the help of the Gator and bicycles that come with the house. The house itself was roomy, with beautiful views. The pool was larger than I expected and we used it a lot, though it is old and somewhat fragile. We also made good use of the blueberry bushes right outside the kitchen door and the wild blueberries and black raspberries growing along the roadsides. My sister picked enough black raspberries to make a pie! There were enough of us that we used the "castle bedroom" in the slightly spooky basement. The timid should take note that Laurie did not appear surprised when I reported seeing a small snake in the basement. We saw Laurie regularly because she swam in the pool daily and stopped by frequently to offer advice or to remind us to put up the stairs on the pool. The rental house was built by Laurie's parents and is still filled with many of the family's personal belongings, so you really feel like you're staying in someone's home. I'd urge renters to clarify with Laurie exactly what you need to do to get your security deposit back, because I was surprised that I only got back $50 of $250. It might also be worth asking what portion of the deposit most renters get back.

“The perfect get-away to relax with friends”

Reviewed 27 Jun 2011

I have stayed here 3 times already and absolutely love it. I went with friends and would recommend it to anyone who wants to get away and relax. It's an absolutely beautiful island with a cute convenient store by the pier. There's a small souvenir shop (Polly's Shop)where you can find all the best gifts. It truly is a great place to visit if you want to get away from the chaos of the city. The house is extremely spacious and there is an outdoor swimming pool -- great to cool off in. I highly recommend this place!

“The perfect Maine Island experience!”

Reviewed 16 Jun 2011

If you want to really get away from it all, be on the quintessential Maine Island, with postcard views of acadia National Park's Mount Desert and stay in a house with Maine character and an artist's flair - this is your spot. Starting the vacation on a mailboat ferry to Great Cranberry Island sets the tone to begin a very special adventure. Laurie provides a small jeep-like vehicle to get about the island to see all of it's charming views and quaint buildings. It's good to be able to get to the grocer's, too. Much of the time we just enjoyed the calm and peaceful surroundings. We picked wild blueberries and made blueberry pancakes, walked down through the woods to the shore, read books, went for some dips in the pool and couldn't stop starring at the views. The house really has the feel of old Maine - with the modern needs taken care of! We did bring ourselves off the island to downtown Northeast Harbor to visit the fine shops, art galleries and great lobster rolls! We went to acadia National Park for some light hikes and superior views. (You can pick your skill level.) If we could pick a place to stay in Maine in the summer, it would be at the Cranberry Island artist's Home. p.s. we live in a summer vacation spot but we like to get away to Maine for our break!!!

“A wonderful get-away to truly relax!”

Reviewed 9 Jun 2011

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Wadsworth home on Cranberry. Calm, serene, peaceful walks through woods and beaches. Totally worth the effort getting there. Most beautiful scenery ever!

“Unforgettable Experience”

Reviewed 8 Jun 2011

I stayed at the Cranberry Island rental last summer, and I have to say that it was one of the most unforgettable experiences I had that summer. The island is absolutely beautiful, with so many fun things to do if you want to keep busy. Either that or it can be a peaceful, relaxing get the best of both worlds! The house itself is gorgeous and very charming. There are beautiful views everywhere, and it is great for any occasion. In addition, Laurie, the manager, is extremely nice and helpful. I highly recommend you check out this beautiful property in Maine!

“Wadsworth House, A true retreat”

Reviewed 29 May 2011

Wadsworth House is private, comfortable and peaceful. The kitchen is large and fully outfitted. A cozy fireplace can warm up a cool evening. Cool off a hot mid-summer afternoon in the pool. The Gator makes Island exploration easy and fun. Lorie, who lives in the cottage close by is a perfect host, quickly taking care of any problems that might arise. We really enjoyed our stay!

“The perfect escape”

Reviewed 18 Mar 2011

If you crave remoteness, unstructured days, and a return to simple earth-bound rustic values, Great Cranberry is the place. This particular well-lived-in home has every book you wanted to read (but haven't, yet), and plenty of comfy sofas for long afternoon naps. The island is magical. Bring your kids and "Charlotte's Web" and the two will forever be intertwined. Hunt for chanterelles, watch for sea otters, or send your 3-year-old out unattended to pick blueberries. That's right! Did I say there's no poison ivy? Or traffic, or anything to obscure the vast Milky Way at night.

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