Waterfront 4 BR Cottage with Spectacular Views & Beach
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Little Diamond Island cottage description
Experience life on a small private island off the coast of Maine. Time spent on Little Diamond is like stepping back in time. No cars, traffic or hassles. Enjoy a family owned cottage, with many wonderful memories already attached. Build your own great memories when you enjoy island living at its best.
A 15-minute cruise on the Casco Bay Lines ferry brings you from Portland to Little Diamond and the Casino, the island clubhouse. A short walk takes you to the cottage. The cottage faces west to allow the very best of island sunsets, from two 40’ decks, upper and lower, to enjoy the bay view in sun or shade. A beautiful birch tree surges through both of the decks for summer shade.
The island is best enjoyed by the many footpaths that cross the island through the woods, and along the beaches, from end to end and side to side. There are no cars or trucks on the island, but there are some golf carts with island youths willing to transport you and your belongings to and from the cottage or ferry dock for a small fee.
The 100-year-old, 8-room cottage has been renovated for all the creature comforts of home without any of the headaches. A view of the bay from the front and sides of the cottage, with a beautiful birch woodland in the rear provide marvelous personal space. An outside hot & cold water (non soap) shower allows the swimmers to rinse the salt water off, located on the lower deck before coming into the cottage. Much of the furniture is original to the cottage and fits appropriately inside the home.
The two master bedrooms have Casco Bay views and double beds, and the two other bedrooms have a double-bunk bed and a triple-bunk bed. On a clear day you can see Mt. Washington, which is 90 miles away.
Tide-pooling in front of the cottage around Crab Rock is the best on the island. There is great crabbing, and terrific striper-fishing. The beach is in the front yard and depending on the tide, you may walk all the way to the next island, across a connecting sandbar, to Great Diamond Island, where there is a small country store, with treats and ice cream. Also there, is a four-star restaurant at Diamond Cove, where you can enjoy a fine meal, then relax on a free ferry ride back down the bay to the Little Diamond Island dock, and the cottage.
There is great community spirit in the seasonal Saturday Night Suppers held at the Casino, where the island residents work together to create a wonderful meal, served family style, as you bring flatware, silverware and beverage of choice, available at the cottage. Sign up for these meals is at the Casino porch on Fridays for renters, as space is available.
This is an island where all the islanders are neighbors, and the friendly atmosphere is a pleasant reminder of yesteryear. Horseshoe pits in the backyard along the path always bring great fun and camaraderie with strolling neighbors.
Keywords: Private Island Rental, ocean view, beach front, 4 bedrooms, 2 large decks facing the bay and one other facing the walking path and woods.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Considered:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9
- Double Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Air Conditioning:
- Wood Stove:
- Clothes Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Outdoor Grill:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Car Not Necessary
- Beach View
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Mountain Biking
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
ReviewsWrite a review
Beautiful Location, Top notch ammenities.
Beautiful Location, Top notch ammenities.
This is a beautiful waterfront cottage that is large enough for big families to sleep comfortably. Everything is beautifully appointed, from the beautiful baths, to the large double beds in bedrooms with picture windows facing the gorgeous ocean view. Watch the lobstermen haul traps while you are having your morning coffee on the terrace. Pick blueberries for breakfast, lunch or dessert. Walk out 50 feet and you can harvest fresh mussels for dinner. You may have luck with crabbing or fishing. Lobsters can be had at Great Diamond - just a short walk across the sandbar at low tide. It is all there. Maine at its very best. This home has been lovingly decorated and is quintessential Maine. Very lovely, very comfortable, very quiet. A large deck with wraparound seating and roomy picnic table overlooks the water. Could not have found a better place to stay. One note: this location will require constant watchful monitoring of very young children, due to the nearby cliffs, the height of the deck, the proximity of the ocean and the fragile nature of some furnishings. Was perfect for our passel of 10-15 year olds. No issues, no problems and much joy. Thanks for everything.
- Guest Kathy (Transplanted Mainer living in Michigan)
- Date of stay 07/21/12
- Review Submitted 08/04/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
$3,200 per week for 2014. $2,000 refundable booking deposit / damage deposit required in advance.
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Year Purchased: 1955
Why Little Diamond Island:
We have lived here on the island for over 50 years, and enjoyed every minute, raising four boys, and now they, their children and friends enjoy the cottage!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
For all the years spent here, it somehow stays the same. Some faces change, you see family resemblances as younger generations assume the family property, and then we meet new faces who appreciate the small island living by becoming new neighbors.
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View of the cottage from the path
Sunset in July from the front deck
Backyard View from the back deck of horseshoe pits and path
Living Room facing south
Kitchen facing north looking into dining room
First floor lavatory with washer & dryer & lobster cooking pots above
First floor lavatory and shower
2nd Floor Bedroom with triple bunk beds
2nd floor Master Bedroom #1 facing west with view of the bay (Teddy's room)
Sandy Back Beach in front of the Cottage at high tide @ noon
Woodruff Cottage from Crab Rock sandbar at low tide
LDI Ferry Dock with Casino (LDI Association bldg.)
Front Upper Deck with view west toward Portland
July Sunset viewing Portland at high tide from front deck.
Living Room facing east
Living room into dining room behind french doors. Monopoly table by window.
Modern Kitchen with View Down the Bay
First floor lavatory, laundry & shower
2nd Floor Bedroom with double bunk beds
2nd floor bath with view to Falmouth down the bay & raised tub
2nd floor Master Bedroom #2 facing west with view of Casco Bay
Low tide Back Beach from private deck & ramp to beach, early morning
Low tide access to Great Diamond Island from LDI. 8' deep at high tide
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