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Maine Island Vacation Home & Permaculture Demonstration Site

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Last updated: 09/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Peaks Island house description

This home on Peaks Island, Maine, provides abundant privacy, yet is within a two minute walk to the back shore of the island and the Gulf of Maine. In fact, this property is in a neighborhood of fine homes completely surrounded by wooded lands protected by conservation easements managed by the Peaks Island Land Preserve. Well off the road and within earshot of the pounding surf, this four-bedroom, two-bath home faces south, allowing the sun to pour in. The large, 12' x 30' deck off the kitchen offers a 'tree-house like' environment, perfect for entertaining or just lounging. If you prefer something more intimate, you can relax in the five-passenger Thermospa hot tub on a deck perched on the ledge off the north side of the home.

This is a working Permaculture Demonstration Site. There is an apartment on the first level with a separate entrance used by the owner when in residence to perform gardening duties, etc. The owner is available to assist you with the hot tub, wood stove, fire pit, and provide general information on the island and it's environs. Horticultural duties may require the owner to water or harvest as the situation dictates. Renters in residence will always be contacted prior to these activities to insure they occur at their convenience.

There are four bedrooms as follows:
• Bedroom One Top Floor: One Queen Bed
• Bedroom Two Top Floor: Two Queen Futon Beds
• Bedroom Three Middle Floor: One Queen Bed
• Bedroom Four Middle Floor: One Double Bed and One Double Convertible Bed

Excerpt from Wikipedia ~

Peaks Island is the most populous island in Casco Bay, Maine. It is part of the city of Portland and is approximately 5 km (3 mi) from downtown. The island became a popular summer destination in the late 19th century, when it was known as the Coney Island of Maine, home to hotels, cottages, theaters, and amusement parks.

Hollywood film director John Ford was known as 'The Mayor of Peaks Island' because of his great affinity for the island. He vacationed there from boyhood through the early 1960s, worked as an usher at the Gem Theater and was a deckhand on the Casco Bay Lines ferries in his youth. Ford's relatives still live on the island.

Besides the Gem, which featured famous performers including the Barrymore family, two other summer theaters were located on the island. One, the Pavilion, opened in 1887, is said to be the first summer theater in the country. The Greenwood Garden Amusement Park sported the Greenwood Garden Playhouse.

George M. Cohan tried his productions out at the island's theaters before taking them to Broadway. Circa 1908, D.W. Griffith was torn between continuing to appear in plays produced at the island's playhouses as he frequently did or heading to Hollywood. Jean Stapleton's first professional appearance in the summer of 1941 was in a production at Greenwood Garden. Martin Landau also made his professional stage debut in a 1951 production of 'Detective Story' at Greenwood Garden where for several seasons he was a resident cast member.

Most of the hotels were lost to fires over the years. The Gem Theater was destroyed by fire on September 7, 1934. 17 buildings burned to the ground on June 2, 1936, including the new Union House Hotel. The only original hotel structure remaining on the island is the Avenue House, which has been converted into condominiums.

During World War II, the island was home to a large military defense installation, including the largest structure, Battery Steele, which housed two 16 inch (406 mm) guns. When Battery Steele's guns were first tested, windows on the opposite side of the island shattered.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Events Allowed
              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Catering Available:

                Catering available from the Cockeyed Gull or the Peaks Island Cafe...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                8...moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen
              • Dishwasher
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Microwave
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Seating for 8 people

              Amenities

              • Air Conditioning
              • Heating
              • Linens Provided
              • Towels Provided
              • Parking
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Wood Stove
              • Parking Off Street

              Other Amenities

                  • Abuts 100 Acres of Conservation Land, Private, Hiking Trails

                  Entertainment

                  • Television:

                    (2) Streaming Netflix and Apple TV available with iTunes account. One 45' LCD TV in Living Room. One 24' LCD TV in Master Bedroom...moreless

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

                  Communications

                  • Free Long Distance:

                    Free long distance in North America...moreless

                  • Broadband Access:

                    Cable Modem Service....moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Telephone
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Deck / Patio

                      Activities

                      • Restaurants
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Swimming
                      • Hiking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Golf
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Laundromat
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Medical Services
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Boating
                      • Shopping
                      • Walking
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Churches
                      • Ruins
                      • Playground
                      • Cinemas
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Fall
                      Sep 1 - Nov 1, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $375
                      $2,100
                      Early Winter
                      Dec 1 - May 2, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $300
                      $1,250 $4,000
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning $175
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                      • Tax Rate 7%

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                      Last updated: 09/17/2014
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                      Location

                      6.6 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Portland International Jetport
                      1.25 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Casco Bay Lines
                      4.2 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Amtrak Downeaster
                      4.2 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      I 295
                      1.15 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      The Inn and Pub on Peaks Island
                      1.15 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Cockeyed Gull

                      Car: Necessary

                       

                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 1999


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

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                      Photos

                      • Front View of Home

                        Front View of Home

                      • Hot Tub

                        Hot Tub

                      • Kitchen - "Green" materials include bamboo cabinet doors and counter tops.

                        Kitchen - "Green" materials include bamboo cabinet doors and counter tops.

                      • Bathroom - Middle Floor

                        Bathroom - Middle Floor

                      • Livingroom

                        Livingroom

                      • Top Floor Full Bath

                        Top Floor Full Bath

                      • Trail on Island Conservation Land

                        Trail on Island Conservation Land

                      • Looking out over the Gulf of Maine at Sunrise

                        Looking out over the Gulf of Maine at Sunrise

                      • Front Woodland Garden

                        Front Woodland Garden

                      • Kitchen - "Green" materials include bamboo cabinet doors and counter tops.

                        Kitchen - "Green" materials include bamboo cabinet doors and counter tops.

                      • Kitchen - "Green" materials include bamboo cabinet doors and counter tops.

                        Kitchen - "Green" materials include bamboo cabinet doors and counter tops.

                      • Mid Floor Bedroom

                        Mid Floor Bedroom

                      • Top Floor Bedroom

                        Top Floor Bedroom

                      • Down Front Looking across Portland Harbor to the city.

                        Down Front Looking across Portland Harbor to the city.

                      • Summer Island Resident

                        Summer Island Resident

                      • Looking out over the Gulf of Maine at Sunrise

                        Looking out over the Gulf of Maine at Sunrise

                      VRBO #351084

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Sunday, June 22, 2014

                      $300 - $375 per night (USD)
                      12

                      4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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