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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 property reviews

  • Charming! Cute! Comfortable!

    "After selling our home after being listed for only three days we needed to find a place to stay until we closed on our new home. We couldn't have been more pleased with this rental, it was extremely clean, comfortable and the home owner has thought of everything to make her renters stay comfortable and provides information to help get the most out of their visit to Brunswick, Maine! Thank you for your flexibility and kindness! To those who are looking to find a cute, comfortable, clean and charming house.....stay here - you won't regret it!"
    Guest: Lori B. Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: December 19, 2013
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  • A perfect island retreat

    "A quiet week after a busy family wedding was just what the family needed, including the happy couple! They spent the first two nights on the island in another cottage owned by the same family and then flew off to warmer climes. For the rest of us: the best man, his good lady and their daughter, the groom's parents and his uncle, a quiet restful week was perfect for recuperation and rejuvenation. The beautiful sunrises and sunsets over the bay were memorable as was a sudden summer storm replete with heat lightening, jagged pink forked lightening, booming thunder and torrential rains.The house contained everything we needed and the whole family congregated at "our" house for breakfasts and dinner. We spent our time beach combing, paddling and revisiting old memories as the island is a life-long and well-loved spot with many family connections."
    Guest: Fi Date of Stay: September 2013 Review Submitted: September 23, 2013
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  • Lovely, restful cottage on the water

    "Rented in August, 2014...lovely spot, easy access, parking and very comfortable. Beautiful views from inside and out. Youth regatta at the next-door yacht club was entertaining. The only cons were the tiny shower (my slim, athletic 10-year-old mentioned it straightaway) and half of the burners on the stove didn't work - we cook. We didn't have the pleasure of meeting the owners as everything was done with key codes, but they were very easy to work with. We would come back."
    Guest: Woodlink Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 15, 2014
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  • Charming is an Understatment

    "I have been going to Higgins Beach for years(20+) and because our previous cottage sold we were forced to find a new place. Well if you know Higgins Beach at all you know this can be a challenge. My husband found this cottage through VRBO and we couldnt have been happier. It is so beautiful. I loved the fact that even though it looks like a photo shoot from Pottery Barn you still had this overwhelming welcoming feel. The open floor plan allowed all of us to be together but not crowded. What also was great if how much was supplied. We brought with us all of our beach toys (boccee, ladder ball, frisbee) but we didnt need to because the garage was full of every beach game you could imagine. Again the property was beautiful and very well maintained and when I had a question the owner got back to me within the hour. I would highly recommend this property to anyone. Nearby attractions also make this a very desirable place, every year my entire family goes to a Sea Dogs baseball game (13 of us) and we always find our way to Dimillos Restaurant in Portland. Can't wait for next year."
    Guest: Kim Date of Stay: July 2012 Review Submitted: August 10, 2012
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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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