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Waterfront 4 BR Cottage with Spectacular Views & Beach

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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, 9-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 and shelling 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, http://diamondsedgerestaurantandmarina.com/
, 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, or tide-willing, a nice walk across that sandbar between Great & Little Diamond islands.

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 reasonably priced family style 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.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    30 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking inside the cottage or on the deck. Thank you....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    $150/week deducted from deposit....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9

  • Teddy's Bedroom : 1 double

    Picture window with views across the bay...moreless

  • Fan Bedroom: 1 double

    Picture window with views down the bay, TV on wall...moreless

  • Boy's Bedroom: 1 bunk bed

    Double bunk bed with views to Portland...moreless

  • Triple Bedroom: 1 bunk bed

    Tri-level bunk bed with views to Falmouth and back to woods...moreless

  • Double Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Shower on lower deck: outdoor shower

    Please do not use soaps, shampoos and the like ...moreless

  • Bathroom - 2nd floor: toilet, combination tub/shower

    raised tub / shower to aide in bathing children...moreless

  • Bathroom 1st floor: toilet, shower

    includes clothes washer & dryer...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Many books in living room shelf have been on site for many years, so nothing really current....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Monopoly table, Boggle, Scrabble, cribbage and many other board and card games, as well as Soduku books...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DISH cable TV...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Living Room and Fan bedroom ...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View:

    You can see Mt. Washington on a clear day. (90 miles away)...moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    We do not have A/C, but we do have multiple floor fans....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Yes...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    large living room with bay views and extraordinary sunsets...moreless

  • Telephone:

    local outgoing only, any incoming calls ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    Please do not use wood stove for insurance purposes....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils

Outside

  • Boat:

    deep water (Min. 6' at dead low tide) mooring for boat up to 20 feet for an additional charge....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Main deck 16' x 42', rear deck 10' x 16', front sub deck 8' x 42', beach deck 4' x 8'...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Please respect our gardens. A great deal of time has been spent to make them as they are for your enjoyment....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Please move gas grill away from cottage before turning grill on. Spare gas grill 20 lb. tank down by lower deck shower...moreless

 

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  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Pet Fee $150
  • Taxes Not included

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Location

1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Casco Bay Lines
15 Metres
Nearest Beach
Beach

Car: Not Necessary

 

Manager info

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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Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • View of the cottage from the path

    View of the cottage from the path

  • Sunset in July from the front deck

    Sunset in July from the front deck

  • Backyard View from the back deck of horseshoe pits and path

    Backyard View from the back deck of horseshoe pits and path

  • Living Room facing south

    Living Room facing south

  • Kitchen facing north looking into dining room

    Kitchen facing north looking into dining room

  • First floor lavatory with washer & dryer & lobster cooking pots above

    First floor lavatory with washer & dryer & lobster cooking pots above

  • First floor lavatory and shower

    First floor lavatory and shower

  • 2nd Floor Bedroom with triple bunk beds

    2nd Floor Bedroom with triple bunk beds

  • 2nd floor Master Bedroom #1 facing west with view of the bay (Teddy's room)

    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

    Sandy Back Beach in front of the Cottage at high tide @ noon

  • Woodruff Cottage from Crab Rock sandbar at low tide

    Woodruff Cottage from Crab Rock sandbar at low tide

  • LDI Ferry Dock with Casino (LDI Association bldg.)

    LDI Ferry Dock with Casino (LDI Association bldg.)

  • Front Upper Deck with view west toward Portland

    Front Upper Deck with view west toward Portland

  • July Sunset viewing Portland at high tide from front deck.

    July Sunset viewing Portland at high tide from front deck.

  • Living Room facing east

    Living Room facing east

  • Living room into dining room behind french doors. Monopoly table by window.

    Living room into dining room behind french doors. Monopoly table by window.

  • Modern Kitchen with View Down the Bay

    Modern Kitchen with View Down the Bay

  • First floor lavatory, laundry & shower

    First floor lavatory, laundry & shower

  • 2nd Floor Bedroom with double bunk beds

    2nd Floor Bedroom with double bunk beds

  • 2nd floor bath with view to Falmouth down the bay & raised tub

    2nd floor bath with view to Falmouth down the bay & raised tub

  • 2nd floor Master Bedroom #2 facing west with view of Casco Bay aka Fan Room.

    2nd floor Master Bedroom #2 facing west with view of Casco Bay aka Fan Room.

  • Low tide Back Beach from private deck & ramp to beach, early morning

    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

    Low tide access to Great Diamond Island from LDI. 8' deep at high tide

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  • Bathrooms
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Waterfront 4 BR Cottage with Spectacular Views & Beach

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