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Classic Turn of the Century Island Summer Cottage

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View showing porch and deck that overlook Diamond Passage and down the Bay.

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Last updated: 05/19/2014

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

          • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 4: 2 double

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          • Bedroom 5: 2 double

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          • The second floor master bedroom has a queen bed and views of the water.Another bedroom has a single queen bed while the other 2 bedrooms upstairs have 2 double beds. Furnishings are cottage style. There is one downstairs bedroom, with two single beds....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet

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          • Shower: outdoor shower

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          • The upstairs bath has just been fully renovated with a shower and large vanity. There is a half bath off the kitchen. There is a large, fully private outdoor shower, which we enjoy day or night....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • 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

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Piano
              • Television
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player

              Theme

              • Family
              • Away From It All

              Attractions

              • Bay/Sound
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Coin Laundry
              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Whale Watching
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Walking

              local services and businesses

              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • ATM/Bank
              • Medical Services

              Location Type

              • Near The Ocean
              • Rural

              sports and adventure activities

              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Roller Blading
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Room
                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Internet
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Parking On Street
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Iron & Board

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Toaster
                  • Lobster Pot
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Stove
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Freezer
                  • Oven

                  Outside

                  • Small Cooler
                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                  • Walkway To Water
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Binoculars
                  • Large Cooler
                  • Wood Deck
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Bicycles
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  June-September
                  May 30 - Sep 28, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,900

                  Changeover Day: Sunday


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning $125 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 8%

                  Notes:

                  A $300.00 security deposit is required.

                  Renters can choose to have week's end cleaning done, or do it themselves. During the months of June and September we will consider extended weekends.

                  There is no heating.


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                  Location

                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Portland International Jetport
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Casco Bay Lines
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Amtrak
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  295
                  200 Metres
                  Nearest Beach
                  beach

                  Car: Recommended

                  Peaks Island is a classic Maine summer community where kids can swim, go crabbing, fishing, bicycling, visit the library or the ice cream shop. The cars drive at 20 mph and bicycling is the best way to go on errands to the store, the lobster pound, an artist's studio or a tag sale tour. Portland, a small, quiet city, with wonderful restaurants, bakeries, museums, stores and galleries and a farmers' market is an enjoyable 20 minute ferry ride away.

                  Other Activities: art walks; tag sales; bicycling; cook-outs on the rocks,kayaking,island tours

                   

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                  Photos

                  • View showing porch and deck that overlook Diamond Passage and down the Bay.

                    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.

                    From Deck...As the sun rises and reflects upon rocky ledges and lobster boats.

                  • Our Cottage....'Evergreen Anchorage'....East End Porch and Entrance.

                    Our Cottage....'Evergreen Anchorage'....East End Porch and Entrance.

                  • Kitchen with Slate Sink

                    Kitchen with Slate Sink

                  • Island Sea Glass.....

                    Island Sea Glass.....

                  • Front Room

                    Front Room

                  • Downstairs Bedroom 1 with Two Twin Beds

                    Downstairs Bedroom 1 with Two Twin Beds

                  • Upstairs Full Bathroom

                    Upstairs Full Bathroom

                  • Upstairs Bedroom 3 with Queen Bed

                    Upstairs Bedroom 3 with Queen Bed

                  • Upstairs Bedroom 5 with Two Double Beds

                    Upstairs Bedroom 5 with Two Double Beds

                  • Front Porch..For eating and relaxing together while boats and birds entertain.

                    Front Porch..For eating and relaxing together while boats and birds entertain.

                  • From Deck...The Bay filled with sail boats, ferries and fishing vessels.

                    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

                    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.

                    Cottage from it's gravel road that ends at the shoreline.

                  • Sunny East End Porch Off Kitchen

                    Sunny East End Porch Off Kitchen

                  • Kitchen with windows full of morning sun through seaglass. Day begins East Porch

                    Kitchen with windows full of morning sun through seaglass. Day begins East Porch

                  • Downstairs Half Bath off Kitchen

                    Downstairs Half Bath off Kitchen

                  • Dining Room Looking into Front Room

                    Dining Room Looking into Front Room

                  • Sunny Side Porch off downstairs bedroom and leading to front porch.

                    Sunny Side Porch off downstairs bedroom and leading to front porch.

                  • Upstairs Bedroom 2 with Ocean View and Queen Bed

                    Upstairs Bedroom 2 with Ocean View and Queen Bed

                  • Upstairs Bedroom 4 with Two Double Beds

                    Upstairs Bedroom 4 with Two Double Beds

                  • Sitting Room for relaxation while looking across the upper deck and Casco Bay.

                    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!

                    Sunset from Porch...In a Rocking Chair reflecting on a beautiful island day!

                  $1,900 per week (USD)
                  5

                  5 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                  Classic Turn of the Century Island Summer Cottage

                  Peaks Island #156340ha

                  5 BR  1.5 BA  Sleeps 8

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