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Cliff Island Charming Oceanfront Vacation Home

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Last updated: 02/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Cliff Island house description

Enjoy a piece of Cliff Island history by staying at Grey Ledge Cottage (formerly known as the Thompson House). Rolling surf, lobster boats, and a bell buoy are the tranquil sounds that you can expect to hear each morning while vacationing at Grey Ledge Cottage. Relax in one of the porch rockers and sip your morning coffee while enjoying the beautiful views. Grey Ledge Cottage was first built in 1890, with many additions and improvements through the years, the cottage has kept its old cottage style and feel. The interior features include a full kitchen with lobster pots, a beautiful stone fireplace with wood-burning stove, a cottage book and video library, and gorgeous water views. Outside lends to playing in the yard, resting on the decks and porches, fishing off our private dock, and enjoying hammocks around the grounds. Our private beach and cove is wonderful for swimming while the rocky shore is perfect for discovering sea glass, shells, driftwood, and pottery from days gone bye.

Grey Ledge Cottage is located on the western shore and has beautiful views of Hope Island, Harpswell to the north and amazing sunsets. The cottage is a 3-minute walk from the ferry and square.

Island Amenities:
If you desire tide pooling and larger beaches, Cliff Island's “back cove” is the perfect destination. Socialize and swim in the warm waters of Griffin's Cove. Tennis is available at the square on the clay court. Pearl's offers sandwiches, ice cream and sundries. There is a public library rich with literature, both past and current with a special section upstairs devoted to the history of Cliff Island. A.C.E. (Athletics, Conservation and Education) ball field on the island, which accommodates outside recreation such as volleyball, baseball and island community outings. ACE puts on a summer program for kids of all ages.

At the end of the day, sit on the porch to watch the most dramatic sunsets while enjoying peaceful island living at Grey Ledge.

Surrounding Area:
Ferries are available to explore the neighboring islands in Casco Bay that offer recreational centers, golf, restaurants and additional beaches. Or you may head back to the mainland on the frequent ferry service for all Portland has to offer: Portland's Old Port district: Shopping, Antiquing, Restaurants, Theaters, and Museums. Small day trips can take you to the outlets in Freeport for shopping at its best or hiking in the surrounding area.

The Island is serviced by Casco Bay Lines. We are the last stop on their year-round scheduled service. The ride to the island takes approximately 1 1/2 hours with stops at 4 other islands. Water Taxis are available for a flat rate and take approximately 25 minutes.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Bedroom 4


  • Bedroom 5


  • Other (See Description)


  • Queen size Beds (2) one room with additional daybed with trundle, Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (8): 1-single twin bedroom; 1-bunk bed and single twin (3 twin beds); 1-daybed with trundle in Gameroom (2 twin beds), Baby Cribs (1) Pack-n-Play, Toddler cot (1), and multiple blow-up mattresses....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • iron & board, coffee maker, 4 ring stove, oven, freezer, lobster pot, spices, toaster oven, washing & dryer machines, child's highchair, books (adult & kids), game room, games (adult & kids), radio, outdoor entertainment area, electric golf cart, 9 bicycles, 3 fishing rods, small cooler, paper towels, local maps, toilet paper and towels provided....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo:

    small radio with CD player...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Playground

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseshoes
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    Carport for golf cart...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Heating:

    On demand propane...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    detergent provided...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    soap provided...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave:

    Additional Crock Pot, Lobster Pots...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    toaster oven...moreless


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Peak-Spring 2015
May 29 - Jun 25, 2015
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Friday

Peak 2015
Jun 26 - Sep 4, 2015
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Friday

Off Peak-Fall 2015
Sep 5 - Oct 12, 2015
2 night min stay

Changeover Day: Friday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $100 + tax
  • Security Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 8%


Per Maine state law effective 10/1/2013, an 8% tax will be added to the final bill. Deposit is required to hold space, there is also a cleaning fee of $100, security deposit $500 (includes pet deposit, if applicable). As for the security deposit, all or some may be returned depending on condition of the house/property. 50% of Rental Rate to reserve date. Security deposit required with full payment

2014: June – October; 2014 Turnover Day- Friday Peak Season: June 27-September 5, 2014 -- $1800/week Off Season: May30-June 27, 2014 and September 5-October 13, 2014 -- $1400/week Possible Nightly Rates (please inquire)

2015: June – October; 2015 Turnover Day- Friday Peak Season: June 26- September 4, 2015--$1900/week Off Season: May29-June 26, 2015 and September 4-October 12, 2015 -- $1500/week

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Last updated: 02/01/2015
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland Jetport

Car: Not Necessary

Library, playgrounds, church, beachcombing, bird watching, private dock fishing, walking, and bicycling.

A recreational center, golf, and restaurant on neighboring island.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

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Speaks: english



  • Grey Ledge Cottage

    Grey Ledge Cottage

  • side yard

    side yard

  • Private Beach, Dock & Float

    Private Beach, Dock & Float

  • Livingroom


  • Kitchen


  • Diningroom with gorgeous views!

    Diningroom with gorgeous views!

  • Built-ins


  • Double Bedroom

    Double Bedroom

  • Single Twin Bedroom

    Single Twin Bedroom

  • Full Bathroom with 2 Vanities
(additional 3/4 bathroom on first floor)

    Full Bathroom with 2 Vanities (additional 3/4 bathroom on first floor)

  • Stone Patio with amazing views

    Stone Patio with amazing views

  • Pure Relaxation!

    Pure Relaxation!

  • Gold Cart and Shed

    Gold Cart and Shed

  • Stone Fireplace with Wood-burning Stove

    Stone Fireplace with Wood-burning Stove

  • Game Room with Daybed

    Game Room with Daybed

  • Kitchen


  • Queen Bedroom

    Queen Bedroom

  • Queen Bedroom

    Queen Bedroom

  • glider


  • Bunk Room- 3 twin beds

    Bunk Room- 3 twin beds

  • Rocking Chairs on North Porch overlooking the private beach and side yard

    Rocking Chairs on North Porch overlooking the private beach and side yard

  • private wooden deck

    private wooden deck

  • explore the rest of the island

    explore the rest of the island

VRBO #390293

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