Classic Turn of the Century Island Summer Cottage
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Peaks Island cottage description
'Evergreen Anchorage' has had many roles over the last century- a 1920's guest house, a tea room and an antique store. One can walk down the garden path to the sandy beach and snug anchorage, ride bikes to the 'Back Shore', with its granite ledges, berry bushes and through the interior wooded dirt roads and winding paths to ponds, glades & old submarine towers. The day starts on the east side morning sun porch and the late afternoons become evening on the western porch while sitting in rockers and watch the sun set over sailboats, ferries and fishing boats working their way through Diamond Island Passage.
The Evergreen Landing Cottages: This quiet eastern end of the island is dotted with small turn-of-the-century cottages sitting on a hillside above what was , 75 years ago, the third ferry landing for the island. Many years ago the dock was taken out in a storm, leaving a sheltered anchorage with several small pleasure boats and a small crescent beach where families gather and kayakers set off to explore the bay. Just past the beach is the eastern end of Peaks Island, tiny Pumpkin Knob, and Hussey Sound, where boats head off from Portland, Falmouth and the islands for down east destinations. Our cottage is on a road above the landing that has turned from pavement into a well-maintained gravel road ending in a dead end. The only traffic is the neighbors and bicyclists/walkers who took a wrong turn going around the island.
Island Activities: Trefethen Landing is a short stroll back toward the ferry landing, where the TEIA offers guest memberships for play on three clay tennis courts. It offers a large dock and extensive anchorage. There is fishing for striped bass on the rugged back shore or for mackerel down front, at the Casco Bay Lines ferry landing; up the hill from the landing one can rent fishing poles or any additional bikes needed. In this village area are four restaurants, gas pumps, a post office, rental moorings, the grocery store, a lobster pound, several small gift and art shops, the library, police station and health center. Cookouts are popular along the shingle beaches or on the granite ledges that make up much of the back shore facing the open Atlantic. Many artists who live and work on the island offer welcome visits to their studios and offer monthly 'art walks.' Kayak rental is also available, but serious kayakers will want to bring their boats and explore the many nearby islands.
- 2500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Non Smoking Only
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Entry to the house is up a few steps, or a ramp, to a small cedar deck that faces a wooded hillside across the street. A large eastern sun room with an antique round oak dining table, chairs and wicker rocker also serve as the entry porch. The kitchen is well set up, with a lovely large slate sink, a gas stove, full sized refrigerator and a pantry with full laundry. There is a dining room that seats six and a living room with a comfortable couch, armchair and two wooden rockers gathered around a brick fireplace. In fine weather most cottage life takes place on the covered porch, with plenty of old wooden rockers and a dining table with directors chairs....moreless
- Games For Kids
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- Books For Adults
- Away From It All
- Live Theater
- Coin Laundry
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Whale Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
local services and businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Near The Ocean
sports and adventure activities
- Roller Blading
- Deepsea Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Dining Room
- Child's Highchair
- Alarm Clock
- Hair Dryer
- Toilet Paper
- Local Maps
- Washing Machine
- Local Activities Guide
- Basic Soaps
- Parking On Street
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Wireless Internet
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Paper Towels
- Laundry Soap
- Pantry Items
- Cooking Utensils
- 4 Ring Stove
- Lobster Pot
- Ice Maker
- Coffee Maker
- Beach Towels
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Outdoor Grill
- Wood Deck
- Small Cooler
- Large Cooler
- Walkway To Water
- Beach Chairs
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Wonderful island retreat
Wonderful island retreat
What a gem! This Maine cottage was super clean, completely comfortable, and very well-equipped for our family vacation. From the bikes in the shed to the ice machine in the pantry, Mary-Jo and her sister have thought of everything a family might need to enjoy an island escape. The kids loved running around in the huge yard and the adults loved sitting on the porch, watching the boats pass. We all appreciated being in a quiet part of the island where we could hear bell buoys and birds instead of traffic. There are a few reasons why this house might be slightly better suited to older kids (we had three kids under the age of four): the stairs have no safety railing and there is a lot of beautiful but very breakable pottery and china decorating the house. But we just kept a close eye on the boys and everyone was fine. The owners are really friendly and accommodating (and accessible -- I emailed questions to Mary-Jo several times during our stay, and she got back to me quickly). Evergreen Anchorage is a perfect spot for a Maine family vacation.
- Guest Jessica T.
- Date of stay 08/26/12
- Review Submitted 10/22/12
My wife and I stayed at the cottage for the week leading up to our wedding at TEIA a few months ago. It was a great week of beautiful weather and we couldn't have been happier with the cottage. It was on a quiet side of the island with great views and friendly neighbors, many of whom live in their homes throughout the summer. The cottage allowed us to relax and enjoy the island leading up to our wedding. We enjoyed most meals on the porch overlooking Great Diamond Island and the passing lobster boats and Ferry's. We used the provided bikes on a daily basis and we cooked out a few different times. The cottage has cable television and the internet, but we hardly used either. We couldn't have been happier with the cottage, the owners, or the week in general!!
- Guest Barrett R.
- Date of stay 08/25/12
- Review Submitted 10/07/12
A group of my graduate school friends and I all got together at the Knickerbocker Lane house for a relaxing getaway. The house, accommodations, setting, and amenities exceeded all of my expectations. The large porch has a wonderful view of the ocean and we spent most of our time out there. All of the beds were quite comfortable and the sea breeze comes into the windows each morning. The newly renovated bathroom is a nice convenience in an otherwise old and charming house. The amazing thing about the house is that while the decorations and decor are so old and charming, one would usually expect it to be dusty and dirty. However, the house was spotless and it was not dusty at all. I would recommend this house to any group that is looking for a quiet, charming, and relaxing getaway. The private beach access is also a huge plus. As an aside, the house comes with 7 bikes that you are able to use. This comes in very handy in getting around the island. The island has many interesting areas to explore and the bikes are very convenient for doing so.
- Guest Kyle B. (Lakewood, Ohio)
- Date of stay 07/18/12
- Review Submitted 07/26/12
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May 30 - Sep 28, 2014
7 night min stay
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- Nearest Airport: Portland International Jetport at 5 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Casco Bay Lines at 1 Miles
- Nearest Train: Amtrak at 3 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: 295 at 1 Miles
- Nearest Beach: beach at 200 Metres
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View showing porch and deck that overlook Diamond Passage and down the Bay.
From Deck...As the sun rises and reflects upon rocky ledges and lobster boats.
Our Cottage....'Evergreen Anchorage'....East End Porch and Entrance.
Kitchen with Slate Sink
Island Sea Glass.....
Downstairs Bedroom 1 with Two Twin Beds
Upstairs Full Bathroom
Upstairs Bedroom 3 with Queen Bed
Upstairs Bedroom 5 with Two Double Beds
Front Porch..For eating and relaxing together while boats and birds entertain.
From Deck...The Bay filled with sail boats, ferries and fishing vessels.
Front of cottage. Porch and Deck overlooking Casco Bay. Full of Boats and Sunset
Cottage from it's gravel road that ends at the shoreline.
Sunny East End Porch Off Kitchen
Kitchen with windows full of morning sun through seaglass. Day begins East Porch
Downstairs Half Bath off Kitchen
Dining Room Looking into Front Room
Sunny Side Porch off downstairs bedroom and leading to front porch.
Upstairs Bedroom 2 with Ocean View and Queen Bed
Upstairs Bedroom 4 with Two Double Beds
Sitting Room for relaxation while looking across the upper deck and Casco Bay.
Sunset from Porch...In a Rocking Chair reflecting on a beautiful island day!