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Rome-Glaser Houses

Located at the bend in the main road just a three-minute walk from the Great Cranberry ferry dock, the two historic Rome-Glaser houses are available for weekly rental.

Summer 2014 availability

  • July 13-19 (Big House)
  • August 17-23 (Store)
  • August 24-30 (Big House)
  • August 31-September 6 (Big House)


The Big House

A large captain's house on Great Cranberry Island, this classic two-story home is a landmark for its beautiful design. Featuring a charming front porch, it has four bedrooms; two full baths (including one on the first floor); six fireplaces; a large country kitchen with adjacent dining area overlooking the Western Way; living room; dining room; study, and reading room.

The front porch is a perfect spot for reading and visiting with friends. The back porch, with expansive water views, affords the opportunity for occupants and their guests to observe passing boats, the light shimmering on the water, and gorgeous sunsets.

The Store

With four bedrooms and two full baths, this home has great views of Acadia National Park from the four upstairs bedrooms as well as from the kitchen and adjoining deck. Behind the house is a large field sloping down to the ocean and the Western Way facing Seawall (in the National Park).

While "The Store" is now a private home, it served as a general store for many years at the beginning of the 20th century. The downstairs reflects this fact, with just two large rooms and a bathroom.


The front room is the living room, still lined with shelves on one wall. It has wood-paneling and original paintings done by an island artist (the owners' father).

The kitchen is sunny and bright, and comes with modern appliances, including a dishwasher.

Sliding doors lead out to a broad deck, facing the ocean – a perfect spot to watch the sunset with a drink in hand!

Upstairs, there are four bedrooms and another full bath.

The house comes fully equipped with all kitchen, linen and bath supplies, as well as a full library of books (many are quite historic), a collection of games, bicycles, and washing machine and dryer.

Rentals are available on a weekly basis from June through September.

For more information, contact Bonnie Alpert at or 781-721-7415 or Abi Rome at or 301-608-8094.

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