Enjoy Sweeping Waterfront View, Watch Lobster Boats from Porch
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- 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
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- 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
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Coffee Maker:
- Linens Provided:
- Iron & Board
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- 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
- DVD Player:
- Deck / Patio:
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Ocean View:
- Roller Blading
- Sight Seeing
- Basketball Court
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Horseback Riding
- Whale Watching
ReviewsWrite a review
Great Views, Perfect House
Great Views, Perfect House
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!
- Guest Roddy228 (Manchester, Michigan, USA)
- Date of stay 06/07/13
- Review Submitted 08/16/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Perfect Maine vacation spot
Perfect Maine vacation spot
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!
- Guest Meghan (So. Portland, ME)
- Date of stay 07/07/12
- Review Submitted 08/05/12
One week minimum, Saturday - Saturday, June 28 - Labor Day @ $2,600 per week Weekly rate early May - June 28 and after Labor Day is $1,950. Three-day minimum stay in low season @ $325 per night. We are required to collect %7 Maine lodging tax on rentals. Extra fees for cleaning and pets.
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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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Sunrise from the front porch.
Dining room with view into living room and front porch beyond.
Ferry headed back to Portland.
Another early morning shot from the porch, looking right.
View from front porch at mid-day, looking Down East.
Our eldest daughter was married here; but we do not rent for weddings.
Master bath. The cottage also has a wonderful outdoor shower.
Stairway, stained glass window and catwalk to balcony.
View from the catwalk down to the living room.
Busy Peaks Island waterfront.
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