Vacation summer house on Great Diamond Island.
Our 4 bedroom house sports a grand view of Casco Bay because of its proximity to the shoreline. The panoramic west view provides an unobstructed view of the sunset to the horizon every night.
The wrap around front porch has a picnic table for outdoor eating and a hammock for relaxing. A propane bbq for outdoor cooking. There are two upper level balconies expanding two of the upstairs bedrooms. Perfect reading nooks.
Beach access is quick and easy right down off the front yard. There is a rock reef just off shore that provides comfortable protected swimming at mid tides as the water warms in the sunny afternoons. Take the included kayak out for some exploration. If you bring your own boat then you can use the included mooring ball located offshore directly in front of the house.
There is a large sunny yard perfect for playing wiffle ball, frisbee, swinging on the tire swing, and sun bathing. Or fill the inflatable kiddie pool for splash time in the sun.
Several bicycles are included if you care to ride the island. At low tide you can ride across the sand bar to Little Diamond Island to explore that island as well.
Portland is a 20 minute ferry ride away. Casco Bay ferries provide about 10 round trips each day to Portland and surrounding islands. Parking is available at the Portland ferry terminal parking garage. See the Casco Bay ferry website for schedules to Great Diamond Island.
A four star restaurant (Diamond's Edge) is nearby on the island. The general store on this island provides only very basic items, so you will need to bring your food with you. We include a golf cart to transport your food and luggage from the ferry dock to the house.
Our house sleeps 8. It is an older home that has an antique camp style interior. This is not a modern house, but we do have microwave, dishwasher, etc in a fully equipped kitchen. A propane bbq is available outside. Pets are welcome. Rainy days can be filled by trying any of the numerous board games or relaxing to watch a movie on the flat screen TV.
(City of Portland Permitting & Inspections Short Term Rental License Number: STHR-000476-2018)
Please visit the home web site (the link is small but below) for more information about the house.
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