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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Portland & Casco Bay reviews

  • Great experience!

    "This was a spacious, comfortable and clean house. The kitchen had everything you could need and there was plenty of space. The location was great; nice local bakery, ice cream shop and dog shop. The beach was a few minutes away, and beautiful. I wish I had time to take a bike ride around the area, but it was a busy week. The owner couldn't have been more pleasant! I would definately stay here again and would recommend it to anyone looking to stay in the Portland area."
    Guest: Maureen Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 25, 2014
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  • Pat & Bill

    "We thoroughly enjoyed staying in your home. The cottage is lovely and very comfortable. It is close to everything and yet very private. The sunrises and sunsets were wonderful! Loved being able to bring our dog with us."
    Guest: Patricia F. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 16, 2014
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  • Perfect Maine Vacation

    "Great place for family to reconnect, whether playing croquet on the lawn surrounding the cottage, combing for seaglass in the small cove across the quiet road, playing board games, stargazing, or sharing early morning coffee on the porch. This cottage, located in a small community of 1920's era homes which have been owned and maintained in many cases by the same families for generations feels like a very special place. The neighbors are welcoming and always stop to share stories of the community or at the very least wave hello. This was our second visit to this cottage and we had an opportunity on this visit to meet many of the wonderful family members who own and maintain this well kept and clean cottage. The smell of the salt air will be the first thing that greets you as you climb out of your car but the memories you build here will last long beyond that. Great location for exploring the mid-coast of Maine as well."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 16, 2014
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  • Felt like home away from home

    "The pictures do no justice in how awesome this cottage is. The cottage felt like home. The dock is just steps away from the cottage. We hanged out on the dock on our first night and almost every night. The moon was bright and had a cool breeze. We could just camp on that dock :) The cottage is very clean and comfortable. It has a nice full kitchen. Everything is close by grocery stores, breweries, restaurants and hiking trails. If you like shopping, the outlet mall and LL Bean are just a short drive. South Freeport road is a nice road to run/bike. There are barely any cars on the road and we saw plenty of people running and biking. Stephanie and John are wonderful hosts. They gave us good recommendations on restaurants and hiking trails. Even though they were just a few steps away, we felt that we had our privacy. If you need them they’re there but if not they just leave you be. Our trip to Freeport wouldn't have been this fun and relaxing if we have stayed somewhere else. I definitely recommend staying at their cottage."
    Guest: Angela Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 10, 2014
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Great Diamond Island Travel Tips

Find Seclusion and Relaxation at Great Diamond Island Vacation Rentals

The Great Diamond Island is a secluded family-friendly vacation destination in Casco Bay, which is part of Portland, Maine. Great Diamond Island lodging is going to have everything you need to plan the best getaway vacation. With no private cars located on the island, you're guaranteed to have a peaceful getaway from the busy city life. You won't get bored with you Great Diamond Island vacation rentals because there is always something to do on this serene Island.

Bike to Your Great Diamond Island Lodging

Bring your bike or rent a bike to travel around the island in style. Everything is also in walking distance, and you can bring or rent a kayak and paddle to get around the beautiful waters of the Portland Casco Bay cottages. Or you can snuggle up with good book in your Great Diamond island cottage. If that's not enough, activities at Great Diamond Island include bowling at Duckpin Bowling Alley. Duckpin Bowling is just like normal bowling but with a smaller ball and Great Diamond island is the only place you can play it in the state of Maine.

History surrounding the Great Diamond Island Rentals

During the 1800s, Diamond Cove was used as a military base through World War II. Back then it was called Fort Mckinley, but now Diamond cove is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Great Diamond Island is a historical place and tours of the grounds are also available by reservation. You can also visits the Fort Mckinley Museum and see some relics of the fort's history.

Get to Great Diamond Island by Ferry

If you get hungry while visiting the Great Diamond Island, you can visit the Diamond's Edge Restaurant and Marina. They serve lunch and dinner and are also available for wedding functions. You can get to the Great Diamond Island by ferry and, uniquely, this island has two ferry stops on different parts of the island. We can't wait to see you at the Great Diamond Island vacation rentals.

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