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View from the living room and deck


Last updated: 08/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Peaks Island cottage 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.

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, and a washer and dryer in the cellar.

Keywords: Cottage, house

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

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

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Cooking Utensils:

                We love to cook, so you will find everything you need, including food staples and a wide selection of herbs and condiments....moreless

              • Dishwasher:

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

              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave


              • Linens Provided:

                Renters are responsible for laundering them....moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                (oil heat too)...moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer

              Other Amenities

                  • Books! Birdfeeders Great collection of jigsaw puzzles!


                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Basic cable service....moreless

                  • VCR
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Music Library


                  • Telephone
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Hot Tub:

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

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Lanai / Gazebo:

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

                      • Deck / Patio:

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

                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Location & View

                          • Water View:

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


                          • Restaurants
                          • Cycling
                          • Swimming
                          • Kayaking
                          • Fishing
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • Medical Services
                          • Laundromat
                          • Groceries
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Shopping
                          • Shelling
                          • Sledding
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Boating
                          • Playground
                          • Sailing
                          • Hiking


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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Mid Season
                          Aug 25 - Oct 31
                          2 night min stay
                          $110 $245
                          Fri, Sat
                          Labor Day Weekend
                          Aug 29 - Aug 31, 2014
                          3 night min stay

                          flat fee
                          Off Season
                          Nov 1 - May 22
                          2 night min stay
                          $80 $180
                          Fri, Sat
                          My Standard Rate
                          7 night min stay


                          Changeover Day: Sunday

                          Additional information about rental rates


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

                          Cancellation policy:

                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                          Last updated: 08/28/2014
                          Check availability
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                          22 Today
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                          0.4 Miles
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Casco Bay Lines
                          0.1 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Centennial Beach
                          0.4 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Inn on Peaks Island
                          0.3 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Cockeyed Gull

                          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: french, spanish, english



                          • 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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                          This listing was first published here in 2007.

                          Date last modified - Saturday, May 10, 2014

                          $80 - $245 per night (USD)

                          2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 5

                          View calendar: Updated 08/28/14
                          Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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                          Speaks: french, spanish, english
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