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Renting The Red House
Great Cranberry Island, Maine 04625

Weekly rentals still available!

Call the owner:
Telephone: (207) 510-1884
Cell 1: (207) 266-1646
Cell 2: (207) 266-2912

Situated amidst fields of apple trees and cranberry patches, The Red House presides at the head of a large saltwater inlet and commands spectacular ocean views.
direct view

Only a short distance from Bar Harbor, Great Cranberry Island is accessible by passenger ferries that leave on a regular and daily schedule from Northeast Harbor or Southwest Harbor/Manset.

The Red House has two sections connected by a utility room with a washer and dryer.  There is also a detached barn.  Each of these three areas is rented separately.  Rental includes use of a van on the island.

The Front section

The front section (closest to the street) has four bedrooms -- two upstairs with half bath, and two downstairs with full bath -- plus a living room with fireplace, full kitchen, and large dining room.

This area was built ca. 1769-1860.

Front Kitchen Front Kitchen
(ground floor)

Part of the fully equipped kitchen for guests.

(No, you don't have to use this
antique wood-burning stove!)

Lavender Room Lavender Room
(ground floor)

1 Double bed
Shared Full Bath

Pink Room Pink Room

1 Double bed
Shared Half Bath

Peach Room Peach Room

2 Twin beds
Shared Half Bath

Dining Room view Dining Room
(ground floor)

Overlooking The Pool,
a tidal inlet

Dining Room
Living Room Living Room
(ground floor)

Cozy and Comfortable

Living Room

The Rear section

The rear section, built in 1989, has three bedrooms each with bath (shower), a full kitchen, dining area, and living room with Franklin stove.

Rear Kitchen Rear Kitchen
(ground floor)

Fully equipped kitchen for guests

Rose Room Rose Room

1 Queen bed
Private Bath (Shower)

Rose Room
Shell Room Shell Room

1 King bed
Private Bath (Shower)

Shell Room
Safari Room Safari Room
(ground floor)

1 Double bed
Private Bath (Shower)

The Barn

The barn has an apartment on the second floor, with one bedroom, full bath (shower), full kitchen, dining area, living room with sofa-bed, and an observation loft.

The apartment was completed in 1999.

exterior The Barn

At the back of the old field,
separate from the main house.
The ultimate in stillness and privacy.

(All living quarters upstairs.)

Barn Kitchen Kitchen and Dining Area

With all Modern Conveniences

Bedroom Bedroom

1 Double bed
Private Bath (Shower)

Loft Stairs Stairway to the Loft
Loft view View from the Loft

Westerly view over
The Heath, a haven for
deer and mink

Living Room from Loft Living Room
(from loft)

Sofa houses a pull-out
Queen bed

Living Room view

View from Living Room

Over the field and
towards The Pool,
a tidal inlet

If Once You Have Slept On An Island

If once you have slept on an island
  You'll never be quite the same;
You may look as you looked the day before
  And go by the same old name,

You may bustle about in street and shop
  You may sit at home and sew,
But you'll see blue water and wheeling gulls
  Wherever your feet may go.

You may chat with the neighbors of this and that
  And close to your fire keep,
But you'll hear ship whistle and lighthouse bell
  And tides beat through your sleep.

Oh! you won't know why and you can't say how
  Such a change upon you came,
But once you have slept on an island,
  You'll never be quite the same.

                    --- Rachel Field

The Red House
Great Cranberry Island, Maine 04625

Telephone: (207) 288-4250

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