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Cozy Island Hideaway

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View from the living room and deck


Last updated: 04/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Address: 274 Island Ave., Peaks Island, Maine 04108, USA

The Feathered Nest is a tranquil hideaway on Peaks Island, Maine, with a view of Diamond Passage. It's just an 8-minute walk from the Casco Bay ferry to/from Portland, and a hop, skip and a jump to Centennial Beach. Peaks Island offers boating, walking, bicycling, picnicking, birdwatching, plus some nice restaurants. There are several nice sandy beaches. Portland is convenient for entertainment and shopping.

Wraparound porch! If you're like us, you'll spend most of your waking hours on the spacious front deck - at the picnic table or in the generous hot tub - watching the birds (birders, ask for a list), the deer, and the boats go by. The living room has windows galore. Even when you're indoors you'll feel as if you're outdoors. If it gets chilly there's a wood stove to keep you cozy (oil heat, too).

The dining room has sliders to the deck - so you won't miss any of the action. The modern kitchen is well-equipped, including a convection oven (we love to cook!) and a dishwasher (who wants to wash dishes on vacation?!), there's a Weber grill on the porch.

Upstairs, the master bedroom is spacious with great windows and views. It has a queen size bed and a washer/dryer right at hand. The guest bedroom has a double bed. Both beds have high quality mattresses so you can count on waking up refreshed. Plus, for overflow guests, the sofa is mattress quality (twin size). The sumptuous upstairs bathroom has a double shower to die for! It's made of beautiful hand-painted Talavera tile from Mexico. And, for those chilly mornings, the tiled floor has built-in heat! A half bath is conveniently located on the main floor.

PLEASE NOTE: In July and August all rentals are for a 1-week minimum, Sunday-to-Sunday.

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    Baby gates on 2nd floor at top of stairs, and on the front deck. Still, it is not 'child-proof.'...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We have some very allergic family members, so I'm afraid we make no exceptions, even for the very nicest of pets....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Six steps to entry porch....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Spacious master bedroom with queen size bed. Smaller adjoining guest room with double bed. Both have high quality mattresses. An inflatable mattress or cushions can be used on the master bedroom floor. The sofa is mattress quality (twin size). For infants there is a 'pack 'n' play.'...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • ...moreless

  • The spacious upstairs bathroom has a beautiful tiled double shower (no tub) and a heated tile floor. Downstairs there is a half bath....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Birdfeeders


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Great collection of jigsaw puzzles!...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable service....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    One downstairs in living area. One in master bedroom....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Good selection of Disney films on VHS....moreless


  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding

Location Type

  • Water View:

    Enjoy watching the boats go by in Diamond Passage....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    Renters are responsible for laundering them....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    (oil heat too)...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Two sizes electric drip coffee makers, plus Mellior French press, and a stovetop espresso maker....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    We love to cook, so you will find everything you need...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    (Who wants to do dishes on vacation?!)...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Where we tend to congregate......moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Choice of convection or normal....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We keep the kitchen stocked with food staples and a wide selection of herbs and condiments....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    If you're like us, you'll live on the deck!...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    The sheltered side porch is perfect for quiet reading, maybe an afternoon snooze....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Large enough for 4-5 adults. Great views under the stars!...moreless



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Season
Jan 4 - May 21, 2015
2 night min stay
$90 $185
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Memorial Day Weekend
May 29 - May 31, 2015
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest

Summer Season
Jun 21 - Aug 29, 2015
7 night min stay

Columbus Day Weekend
Oct 9 - Oct 11, 2015
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$120 $245
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Booking fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 8%


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Last updated: 04/24/2015
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4.8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland International Jetport
0.4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Inn on Peaks Island
0.4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Casco Bay Lines
3 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak & Concord Trailways Station
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cockeyed Gull
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Centennial Beach

Car: Not Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: I have lived most of my adult life in Portland, Maine, USA. We love spending time at our island cottage (VRBO listing #118778). For several months each winter, we live at Casa Guadalupe in Merida, Mexico (VRBO listing #118785). Since we can't be in both places at once, it's gratifying that we can share our special homes with others!

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Speaks: english, french, spanish



  • View from the living room and deck

    View from the living room and deck

  • Dining room - and a peek of the hot tub on the deck!

    Dining room - and a peek of the hot tub on the deck!

  • Dual shower with hand-painted Mexican Talavera tile, heated floor!

    Dual shower with hand-painted Mexican Talavera tile, heated floor!

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Gourmet kitchen

    Gourmet kitchen

VRBO #118778

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Date last modified - Saturday, April 25, 2015

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Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish
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  • Calendar last updated 04/24/2015
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Cozy Island Hideaway

Peaks Island #118778

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