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Enjoy Sweeping Waterfront View, Watch Lobster Boats from Porch

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Peaks Island cottage description

THE COTTAGE IS CLOSED FOR THE WINTER MONTHS. PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT THE 2015 SEASON THAT BEGINS IN MAY!

Our spacious but cozy family cottage is located on a quiet shorefront road, just a few yards from the water with an uninterrupted view of Josiah's Cove and then across the sparkling sea 'all the way to Portugal.' It retains the charm of its 100-year history even though we've lovingly restored and equipped it with up-to-date appliances, numerous sky-lights, new mattresses and wireless internet service.

The cottage is perfectly suited for a quiet family holiday. It is not appropriate for large groups or noisy parties. Absolute maximum occupancy is 8.

Please inquire about pets

The top floor includes the master bedroom with water views, double bed, adjoining full bath with clawfoot tub, and a children's bedroom with two twin beds. The main level includes two double bedrooms with a half-bath between, along with the kitchen, dining room and living room.

A brick fireplace defines the cathedral-ceilinged living room. But most guests prefer sitting on the front porch to watch the sun rising at dawn, the lobster boats pulling their traps in the early morning, the sail boats passing all day long and the lights of the giant tankers twinkling in the distance at night.

There is a wonderful outdoor shower at the back of the house.

Peaks Island is a safe and quiet family paradise offering beaches, tennis courts, kayaking, fishing (including from the rocks in front of the cottage) and great walking and bike-riding. Bikes and kayaks are available for rent. And it's all just a 20-minute car ferry ride from the shopping, excellent restaurants, movies and first-class art museum of Portland.

The cottage is normally open from Memorial Day through Columbus Day. Please inquire about early May and late October.

Keywords: ocean front, water view, charming, cozy, family friendly, relaxing, fireplace, quiet, unspoiled,classic Maine cottage, fishing, sailing, tennis, lobster, biking

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Children love Peaks Island and want to come back year after year....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            This is an absolutely no smoking property....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Please inquire. We accept quiet, non-destructive and well-behaved pets. There is an extra cleaning charge for parties with pets....moreless

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Other (See Description)

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          • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

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          • Double Beds (3) The master bedroom on the second floor and the two bedrooms linked by a half bath on the main floor all have full sized double beds. Twin or Single Beds (2) There are two singles in the room adjoining the master bedroom on the second floor, appropriate for children. Baby Cribs (1) One can be supplied. Please inquire....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 3: outdoor shower

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          • Bathroom 1: toilet

            toilet and sink, in between main floor bedrooms...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub

            The tub is an original claw-foot with new faucets....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Cook happily in the well-equipped kitchen with new cabinets and windows installed in 2011. Watch the boats go by from the gorgeous front porch. Fish for stripers from the rocks in front of the house. Walk or bike to a sandy beach. Buy fresh lobster at the ferry dock. Enjoy one of the three restaurants on the island, or take the ferry to town and find out why Portland has made a name for itself as one of America's premier restaurant destinations....moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player:

                There is a modest flat screen monitor with built-in DVD player for movies, but no TV service....moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • Groceries
              • Laundromat

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching

              Location Type

              • Ocean View:

                The unforgettable view from the front porch is the most spectacular feature of the cottage....moreless

              • Oceanfront:

                The cottage is perched just a few yards from the rocky coast of Maine....moreless

              • Water View:

                Only an ocean liner can offer a better view of the Atlantic....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Kayaking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace:

                There is a working fireplace, but we do not provide firewood....moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                We don't provide bed linens or bath towels; but there is an excellent linen service available on the island. Please email for details. There are plenty of pillows, blankets and dishtowels....moreless

              • Living Room:

                Cozy!...moreless

              • Parking:

                Parking is strictly limited to two cars, including guests....moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Telephone:

                Local service is free, long distance calls deducted from the security deposit....moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet:

                High speed internet included in rent....moreless

              • Wood Fireplace

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                Drip coffee maker and single espresso machine....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Pots, pans, coffee maker, toaster, food processor etc, etc....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Plenty of everything....moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

                New counter space and cupboards, new gas range and plenty of pots and pans (including lobster pots), utensils, sharp knives, plates, bowls and glasses....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator:

                Full sized, non-frost....moreless

              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                There are porches on two sides on the main level, and a deck on the ground level at the back of the cottage....moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Kayaks and bicycles are available for rent on the island....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Tennis:

                Available for extra fee paid directly to Trefethen Evergreen Improvement Association....moreless

               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              May - June
              May 8 - Jun 27, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $400
              $2,100
              High season
              Jun 28 - Sep 8, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $2,800
              Fall
              Sep 9 - Oct 8, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $400
              $2,100

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Pet Fee $50
              • Tax Rate 7%

              Notes:

              High season rent is $2,500/ week July 1 - through Labor Day. Rent is $1,800/week during low season periods: mid-May to June 30, then between Labor Day and Columbus Day. Minimum stay is three days in low season, and one full Saturday-Saturday week in July and August. The cottage has no central heat and is closed during the winter and early spring.


              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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              Location

              Tennis and sailing lessons are available for an additional fee payable directly to the Trefethen Evergreen Improvement Association. www.teiaclub.org Bikes and kayaks are available for rent.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1981

              About the owner: Recently retired, I hope to spend at least a couple of weeks each summer at the Peaks Island cottage. It's the place to which my children and grandchildren cannot wait to return!

              Why the Owner Chose Peaks Island:
              We chose Peaks Island because it offered the peace and quiet of a country location only minutes from the restaurants and cultural life of the city of Portland. And we chose our cottage because of its unbeatable ocean view. My mother used to say that gazing out over an expanse of water was good for the soul. She was right.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              Total relaxation and summer family fun the way it used to be. Peaks Island is a family summer paradise offering beaches, sailing, fishing, tennis and bicycling on safe roads. You'll see very few cars, but will enjoy stunning ocean views as you pedal or walk around the island. Visitors can shop at the local market or lobster shack and enjoy home-made meals on the porch, eat out at one of three restaurants on the island or sample the broad range of fare offered by chefs (some nationally known) in the city of Portland. Car and passenger ferries make the 20-minute crossing back and forth between mainland and island approximately every hour. Guided tours of the island via golf cart are available, and a visit to the museum dedicated to the Fifth Maine Civil War regiment is a must for history buffs.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

              Links to more information:

               

              Photos

              • Sunrise from the front porch.

                Sunrise from the front porch.

              • Master bedroom.

                Master bedroom.

              • Dining room with view into living room and front porch beyond.

                Dining room with view into living room and front porch beyond.

              • Ferry headed back to Portland.

                Ferry headed back to Portland.

              • Another early morning shot from the porch, looking right.

                Another early morning shot from the porch, looking right.

              • View from front porch at mid-day, looking Down East.

                View from front porch at mid-day, looking Down East.

              • Our eldest daughter was married here; but we do not rent for weddings.

                Our eldest daughter was married here; but we do not rent for weddings.

              • Master bath. The cottage also has a wonderful outdoor shower.

                Master bath. The cottage also has a wonderful outdoor shower.

              • Stairway, stained glass window and catwalk to balcony.

                Stairway, stained glass window and catwalk to balcony.

              • View from the catwalk down to the living room.

                View from the catwalk down to the living room.

              • Busy Peaks Island waterfront.

                Busy Peaks Island waterfront.

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              Date last modified - Wednesday, October 08, 2014

              $400 per night (USD)
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              4 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

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              Speaks: english
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