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Updated Comfort and Old-Fashioned Charm Steps from the Water

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Ocean view from the porch

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Last updated: 10/31/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Peaks Island cottage description

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

The house is simply but completely furnished and colorfully decorated, for family use, not as a 'rental property.' Virtually everything in the cottage has some sentimental value, having been either handed down from parents and grandparents or repaired, purchased, or brought back from a journey by the current generation of the family… if it didn’t come with the house when our family purchased it in the late 1970’s.

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

In 2009 the house was re-shingled and insulated from the outside, to preserve the “cottage feel” inside. All the windows and screens were replaced and interior walls and trim freshly painted. Floors were sanded and varnished. A new full bath with shower and laundry room were added off the kitchen.

The house sits at the end of a quiet road, high above the sea, about 100 yards through the woods from the rocky shore of Josiah’s Cove. Though the cottage is not on the waterfront, from the porch you can see the ocean sparkling. A short steep walk down through what our grown children long ago dubbed 'The Magic Woods' brings you to the back yard of our other cottage.

The cottage is open from Memorial Day through Columbus Day.



First floor

There is a wrap-around porch, perfect for breakfast, cocktails and afternoon reading or napping.

The comfortably furnished living room has windows on three sides, a working fireplace and a pass-through to the kitchen. There's a daybed for napping, a table in a corner perfect for Scrabble.

To reach the kitchen one passes through a small, formal dining room with built-in china cabinet.

To the right of the dining room is a new, large master bedroom with a queen-sized bed, a rattan love seat and coffee table, big skylights, pine floors and paneling, and windows all around. It’s beautiful! Awaking to the ocean view is truly special.

The kitchen is fully equipped with pots, pans, and plenty of china, flat ware, sharp knives, and other tools. There is a new gas range, a refrigerator with freezer, a microwave and a built-in dishwasher. We compost, so there is no dispose-all. The refrigerator, washer and dryer are in a new utility room just around the corner from the kitchen, to the right.

To the left beyond the kitchen is a new bathroom with shower. And on the way out to the woods there is wonderfully powerful outdoor shower, closed in up to about six feet but open to the trees and the sky above.

Second floor

On the second floor there is a small full bath with claw foot tub, but no shower.

Off a central hallway there are four bedrooms, two with double beds, two with two twin beds each.

All have bureaus and closet space.

Keywords: cozy, well-equipped, sleeps 8, ocean view, quiet, outdoor shower, updated kitchen and new bath

The cottage is perfectly suited for a quiet family holiday. It is not appropriate for large groups or noisy parties. Comfortable occupancy is 8, please inquire if your party is a bit larger.

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Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Children of all ages love Peaks island....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • You'll love the outdoor shower!

                  Entertainment

                  • CD Player
                  • 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
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching

                  Location Type

                      • Ocean View:

                        recently cleared view of sparkling ocean, from front porch...moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

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

                      Dining

                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 10 people

                      General

                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • 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:

                        Very cozy!...moreless

                      • Parking:

                        Parking is limited to two cars on our narrow country lane....moreless

                      • Parking Off Street
                      • 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:

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

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        Everything you'll need....moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        More than enough!...moreless

                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven:

                        Gas oven...moreless

                      • Pantry Items:

                        Some staples provided on use and replace basis....moreless

                      Outside

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Tennis:

                        Available for extra charge payable to the nearby club, the 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
                      $350
                      $1,800
                      High season
                      Jun 28 - Sep 7, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,450
                      Sept - Oct
                      Sep 8 - Oct 8, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $350
                      $1,800

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                      • Property Damage Protection $89
                      • Taxes Not included

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                      Location

                      Whale watching, charter fishing and schooner cruises are available from Portland. Sailing and tennis lessons for children are available at the friendly Trefethen Evergreen Improvement Association (TEIA) yacht club, walking distance from the cottage. For more info, check www.teiaclub.org

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1978

                      About the owner: Now that our parents have passed away, my sister and I are maintaining this special property for the benefit of our children, our grandchildren and our guests.

                      Why the Owner Chose Peaks Island:
                      Our parents chose Peaks Island because it was the perfect spot for family summer vacations. Peaks Island is a family summer paradise offering beaches, sailing, fishing, tennis and bicycling on safe roads. You'll see 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. The cottage is perfectly suited for a quiet family holiday. It is not appropriate for large groups or noisy parties. Comfortable occupancy is 8, please inquire if your party is a bit larger.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      Quiet relaxation in an unspoiled natural setting that is surrounded by the sea and yet close to the shopping, entertainment and first-class restaurants of Portland, one of America's most vibrant small cities.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian, mandarin

                       

                      Photos

                      • Ocean view from the porch

                        Ocean view from the porch

                      • Front steps, master bedroom visible to right

                        Front steps, master bedroom visible to right

                      • Living room fireplace, pass-through to kitchen

                        Living room fireplace, pass-through to kitchen

                      • Living room day bed, desk and game table

                        Living room day bed, desk and game table

                      • Kitchen range, sink, dishwasher

                        Kitchen range, sink, dishwasher

                      • New downstairs bath

                        New downstairs bath

                      • Back bedroom with painted furniture

                        Back bedroom with painted furniture

                      • Upstairs hall, sitting area

                        Upstairs hall, sitting area

                      • Prince Avenue cottage exterior

                        Prince Avenue cottage exterior

                      • Living room

                        Living room

                      • Game table in corner of living room

                        Game table in corner of living room

                      • Dining room

                        Dining room

                      • Master bedroom, downstairs

                        Master bedroom, downstairs

                      • Front bedroom

                        Front bedroom

                      • Twin bedroom

                        Twin bedroom

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, December 20, 2014

                      $350 per night (USD)
                      4

                      6 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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                      Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                      Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian, mandarin
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