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Sunrise from the front porch.

Sunrise from the front porch. Our eldest daughter was married here; but we do not rent for weddings. Master bedroom. Master bath. The cottage also has a wonderful outdoor shower. Dining room with view into living room and front porch beyond. Stairway, stained glass window and catwalk to balcony. Ferry headed back to Portland. View from the catwalk down to the living room. Another early morning shot from the porch, looking right. Busy Peaks Island waterfront. View from front porch at mid-day, looking Down East.

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

Peaks Island cottage description

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

  • Cottage
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

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

          • 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

          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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • 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

          • Cooking Utensils:

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

          • Coffee Maker:

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

          • Refrigerator:

            Full sized, non-frost....moreless

          • Stove
          • Dishwasher
          • Toaster

          Amenities

          • 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

          • Fireplace:

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

          • Parking:

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

          • Living Room seats 5:

            Cozy!...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Parking Off Street
          • Washing Machine
          • Wood Fireplace

          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

              Communications

              • Telephone:

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

              • Wireless Internet:

                High speed internet included in rent....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • 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

              • Tennis:

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

              • Kayak / Canoe:

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

              • Outdoor Grill

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Location & View

              • 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

              Activities

              • Kayaking
              • Basketball Court
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Roller Blading
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Library
              • Restaurants
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Antiquing
              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding
              • Boating
              • Whale Watching
              • Shelling
              • Shopping

              Other Activities

                  • 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....moreless
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • Great Views, Perfect House

                    Great Views, Perfect House

                    • Guest Roddy228 (Manchester, Michigan, USA)
                    • Date of stay 06/07/13
                    • Review Submitted 08/16/13
                    The views of this house were just amazing. We rented this house and the owners other property to use for our bridal party members housing while we got married on the island. It worked out really well. We were a little worried about the handheld shower and outdoor shower option at this house but it all turned out just fine! The bridesmaids and I got ready at this home and took amazing pictures on the porch overlooking the water, just stunning! Thank you for the great rental, it will always hold a special place in my heart!

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Perfect Maine vacation spot

                    Perfect Maine vacation spot

                    • Guest Meghan (So. Portland, ME)
                    • Date of stay 07/07/12
                    • Review Submitted 08/05/12
                    Our family (2 adults, 3 children) enjoyed a wonderful week on Peaks Island staying in this delightful, classic Maine cottage. Great location…on a quiet road you feel away from it all…while still an easy, quick bike ride to town. The ocean views from the front porch are truly fantastic. A unique and fun feature of this house is the wonderful outdoor shower. The house is well cared for and has all the amenities for an easy, enjoyable vacation. We hope to be back!

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/4

                   
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High
                  Jul 1 - Sep 2, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,600

                  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.

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                  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.


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                  Speaks: english

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                  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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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Friday, April 11, 2014

                  $2,600 per week (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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