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The Island Micro Farm

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Last updated: 10/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Bed And Breakfast
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Private Room - Sleeps 2

Available is a private room in this shared home. This home on Peaks Island, Maine, provides abundant privacy, yet is within a two minute walk to the back shore of the island and the Gulf of Maine. In fact, this property is in a neighborhood of fine homes completely surrounded by wooded lands protected by conservation easements managed by the Peaks Island Land Preserve. Well off the road and within earshot of the pounding surf, this four-bedroom, two-bath home faces south, allowing the sun to pour in. The large, 12' x 30' deck off the kitchen offers a 'tree-house like' environment, perfect for entertaining or just lounging. If you prefer something more intimate, you can relax in the five-passenger Thermospa hot tub on a deck perched on the ledge off the north side of the home.

This is a working Permaculture Demonstration Site. There is an apartment on the first level with a separate entrance used by the owner when in residence to perform gardening duties, etc. The owner is available to assist you with the hot tub, wood stove, fire pit, and provide general information on the island and it's environs. Horticultural duties may require the owner to water or harvest as the situation dictates.

Excerpt from Wikipedia ~

Peaks Island is the most populous island in Casco Bay, Maine. It is part of the city of Portland and is approximately 5 km (3 mi) from downtown. The island became a popular summer destination in the late 19th century, when it was known as the Coney Island of Maine, home to hotels, cottages, theaters, and amusement parks.

Hollywood film director John Ford was known as 'The Mayor of Peaks Island' because of his great affinity for the island. He vacationed there from boyhood through the early 1960s, worked as an usher at the Gem Theater and was a deckhand on the Casco Bay Lines ferries in his youth. Ford's relatives still live on the island.

Besides the Gem, which featured famous performers including the Barrymore family, two other summer theaters were located on the island. One, the Pavilion, opened in 1887, is said to be the first summer theater in the country. The Greenwood Garden Amusement Park sported the Greenwood Garden Playhouse.

George M. Cohan tried his productions out at the island's theaters before taking them to Broadway. Circa 1908, D.W. Griffith was torn between continuing to appear in plays produced at the island's playhouses as he frequently did or heading to Hollywood. Jean Stapleton's first professional appearance in the summer of 1941 was in a production at Greenwood Garden. Martin Landau also made his professional stage debut in a 1951 production of 'Detective Story' at Greenwood Garden where for several seasons he was a resident cast member.

Most of the hotels were lost to fires over the years. The Gem Theater was destroyed by fire on September 7, 1934. 17 buildings burned to the ground on June 2, 1936, including the new Union House Hotel. The only original hotel structure remaining on the island is the Avenue House, which has been converted into condominiums.

During World War II, the island was home to a large military defense installation, including the largest structure, Battery Steele, which housed two 16 inch (406 mm) guns. When Battery Steele's guns were first tested, windows on the opposite side of the island shattered.

Keywords: Island House, Island Rental, Island Home, Maine Island Home, Maine Island Rental, Peaks Island Rental, Portland Maine Vacation Rental
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Manager

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/17/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Abuts 100 Acres of Conservation Land, Private, Hiking Trails. Golf cart available at additional cost....moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (2) Streaming Netflix and Apple TV available with iTunes account. One 45' LCD TV in Living Room. One 24' LCD in Guest Bedroom...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Both floors feature mini-split heat pumps which provide both air conditioning and heat, as needed....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Cable Modem Service...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full Laundry at ground level...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Free long distance in North America...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Mini-split heat pumps provide both air conditioning and heat, as needed....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Shared Living Room...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Full Laundry at ground level...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Wood Provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Catering available from the Cockeyed Gull or the Peaks Island Cafe...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Capresso Espresso Machine 12 Cup Coffee Maker ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Shared full kitchen...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Herbs - Spices - Paper Towels ...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Available for rent at Brad and Wyatt's Island Bike Services...moreless

  • Deck / Patio

Pool / Spa

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 22 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall
Sep 4 - Mar 31, 2017
1 night min stay
$175
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$175

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $25
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 9%

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 10/17/2016
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Location

6.6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland International Jetport
1.15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Inn and Pub on Peaks Island
1.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Casco Bay Lines
4.2 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Downeaster
4.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I 295
1.15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cockeyed Gull
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Centennial Beach

Car: Necessary

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1999


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/17/2016

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Photos

  • Front View of Home

    Front View of Home

  • Hot Tub

    Hot Tub

  • Kitchen - "Green" materials include bamboo cabinet doors and counter tops.

    Kitchen - "Green" materials include bamboo cabinet doors and counter tops.

  • Bathroom - Middle Floor

    Bathroom - Middle Floor

  • Livingroom

    Livingroom

  • Trail on Island Conservation Land

    Trail on Island Conservation Land

  • Looking out over the Gulf of Maine at Sunrise

    Looking out over the Gulf of Maine at Sunrise

  • Front Woodland Garden

    Front Woodland Garden

  • Kitchen - "Green" materials include bamboo cabinet doors and counter tops.

    Kitchen - "Green" materials include bamboo cabinet doors and counter tops.

  • Kitchen - "Green" materials include bamboo cabinet doors and counter tops.

    Kitchen - "Green" materials include bamboo cabinet doors and counter tops.

  • Mid Floor Bedroom

    Mid Floor Bedroom

  • Down Front Looking across Portland Harbor to the city.

    Down Front Looking across Portland Harbor to the city.

  • Summer Island Resident

    Summer Island Resident

  • Looking out over the Gulf of Maine at Sunrise

    Looking out over the Gulf of Maine at Sunrise

VRBO #351084

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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