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Lovely Family-Friendly Beachfront

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Last updated: 08/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Quaint 1880 shingle-style cottage located on the western side of Cushing's Island, in Casco Bay. The house is just steps away from Little Beach, with sweeping views of the cove and Casco Bay. Listen to the waves lapping on the beach from the front porch. There are 6 bedrooms, 3 full baths, LR, DR, kitchen, and a screened-in porch. The house rental rate allows up to 8 guests. Check-in time is 5pm on a Saturday and check-out time is 10am on a Saturday.

Cushing's Island is a small privately-owned island in Casco Bay with extensive carriage roads and walking paths through the picturesque landscape. Islanders enjoy walking, birding, swimming, sunbathing, tennis, fishing, kayaking, sailing, and or you can just relax on the porch and watch the ever-changing parade of water craft, clouds, and sunsets. There are no cars, stores, or restaurants on the island. The caretaker drives the only vehicle. Regular (private) ferry service leaves from the Portland waterfront from Memorial Day to Labor Day, so if desired, you can go off-island for a day of shopping and sight-seeing. Cushing's Island is a great setting for quiet family vacation - removed from the hustle and bustle and yet just minutes from Portland.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Middle Yellow Room: 1 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Middle blue room: 1 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Front yellow room: 2 twin/ single

    beachfront view...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 double

    beachfront view...moreless

  • Sleeping Porch: 1 twin/ single

    screened in porch...moreless

  • Back room: 2 twin/ single

    trundle bed...moreless

  • Front master bed room: 1 queen

    beachfront view...moreless

  • 1 Queen, 1 Full, 4 Twin Beds

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Yellow Bathroom: toilet, tub

    ...moreless

  • Blue Bathroom: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • MBR bathroom: toilet, shower

    inner closet...moreless

  • 3 full bathrooms on 2nd floor. One outdoor shower on kitchen deck.

Other Amenities

  • Bird watching, hiking and beaches. Spectacular views of Casco Bay from several island heights. Quick water taxi ride to Portland....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    40 paces to lovely, white sand beach. Listen to the waves lapping on the beach from the front porch....moreless

  • Rural:

    No cars on island except caretaker's truck...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining room, eat-in kitchen, and full table in screened in porch...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Electric fireplace heater in LV...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    space heater in kitchen, electric fireplace heater in LV...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, towels, beach towels...moreless

  • Living Room:

    seats 8...moreless

  • Parking:

    No cars on island except caretaker's truck...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo:

    (3) There are 3 gazebos located at specific points on the island, accessible by walking paths....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beach front view...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Communally maintained tennis courts. Valid tennis shoes required. Must sweep after play....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
high season
Jun 27 - Sep 4, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,200

Changeover Day: Saturday


Discounts: 7 nights or more: $457 Nightly

post-high season
Sep 5 - Oct 31, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,800

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $400 Nightly

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$3,200

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $457 Nightly


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

I prefer rentals to run from a check-in time of 5pm on a Saturday and check-out time of 10am on a Saturday. However, I'm open to negotiation.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Last updated: 08/29/2015
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Location

5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland International Jetport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Cushing Island
Nearest Ferry
5 minutes walk
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
Downeaster
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rte 95
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
downtown Portland
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Cushing Island
Nearest Beach
5 seconds walk

One of 45 summer homes on this 1 sq mile private island. Spectacular views of Portland lighthouse and surrounding islands. Explore WWI and WWII forts on the ocean-side. Follow the foot paths through nature conservancy land. 1/2 hour ferry ride or 15 minute water taxi ride to downtown Portland

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1963

About the owner: I live in the Boston-area but have summered here for the past 50 years. It's truly a special place.

Why the Owner Chose Cushing Island:
My parents bought this property because they loved the community and it is near my mother's parents

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The house is just a steps away from Little Beach, one of four island community beaches. The house has a lovely view of water from the front porch,.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • House on Little Beach Cove

    House on Little Beach Cove

  • View from water. Beach on left.

    View from water. Beach on left.

  • Dining room.  Seats 8 around table.  Seats 12 with table extension.

    Dining room. Seats 8 around table. Seats 12 with table extension.

  • kitchen with view of kitchen deck

    kitchen with view of kitchen deck

  • watch lovely sunsets from screened-in porch. Table in foreground seats eight.

    watch lovely sunsets from screened-in porch. Table in foreground seats eight.

  • Green MBR, beach front view

    Green MBR, beach front view

  • Middle Yellow Room

    Middle Yellow Room

  • Back Room has a trundle bed

    Back Room has a trundle bed

  • Yellow Bathroom

    Yellow Bathroom

  • MBR bathroom with shower

    MBR bathroom with shower

  • upper back deck outside of sleeping porch.  Great for reading.

    upper back deck outside of sleeping porch. Great for reading.

  • Sunset from front porch

    Sunset from front porch

  • Little Beach, a few steps from front door

    Little Beach, a few steps from front door

  • view of Casco Bay and Portland skyline from front lawn

    view of Casco Bay and Portland skyline from front lawn

  • Eat-in kitchen seats 8 around table.

    Eat-in kitchen seats 8 around table.

  • Living room with view of screened-in front porch

    Living room with view of screened-in front porch

  • Blue MBR, queen, beach front view

    Blue MBR, queen, beach front view

  • Yellow room, beachfront view

    Yellow room, beachfront view

  • Middle Blue Room

    Middle Blue Room

  • sleeping porch

    sleeping porch

  • Green bathroom with shower

    Green bathroom with shower

  • view of kitchen deck showing outdoor seating and grill

    view of kitchen deck showing outdoor seating and grill

  • view of annual sailing regatta from front porch

    view of annual sailing regatta from front porch

  • Stunning sunsets

    Stunning sunsets

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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