Enjoy Sweeping Waterfront View, Watch Lobster Boats from Porch(4 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Non-smoking Cottage, 4 Bedrooms (Sleeps 8 max), 1.5 Baths +outside shower,
Our spacious but cozy family cottage is located on a quiet shorefront road, just a few yards from the water with an uninterrupted view of Josiah's Cove and then across the sparkling sea 'all the way to Portugal.' It retains the charm of its 100-year history even though we've lovingly restored and equipped it with up-to-date appliances, numerous sky-lights, new mattresses and wireless internet service.
The cottage is perfectly suited for a quiet family holiday. It is not appropriate for large groups or noisy parties. Absolute maximum occupancy is 8.
We are sorry, but we cannot accommodate pets.
The top floor includes the master bedroom with water views, double bed, adjoining full bath with clawfoot tub, and a children's bedroom with two twin beds. The main level includes two double bedrooms with a half-bath between, along with the kitchen, dining room and living room.
A brick fireplace defines the cathedral-ceilinged living room. But most guests prefer sitting on the front porch to watch the sun rising at dawn, the lobster boats pulling their traps in the early morning, the sail boats passing all day long and the lights of the giant tankers twinkling in the distance at night.
There is a wonderful outdoor shower at the back of the house.
Peaks Island is a safe and quiet family paradise offering beaches, tennis courts, kayaking, fishing (including from the rocks in front of the cottage) and great walking and bike-riding. Bikes and kayaks are available for rent. And it's all just a 20-minute car ferry ride from the shopping, excellent restaurants, movies and first-class art museum of Portland.
The cottage is normally open from Memorial Day through Columbus Day. Please inquire about early May and late October.
Keywords: ocean front, water view, charming, cozy, family friendly, relaxing, fireplace, quiet, unspoiled,classic Maine cottage, fishing, sailing, tennis, lobster, biking
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Member since: 2012
- Max. occupancy 8
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- Double Beds (3) The master bedroom on the second floor and the two bedrooms linked by a half bath on the main floor all have full sized double beds. Twin or Single Beds (2) There are two singles in the room adjoining the master bedroom on the second floor, appropriate for children. Baby Cribs (1) One can be supplied. Please inquire....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Cook happily in the well-equipped kitchen with new cabinets and windows installed in 2011. Watch the boats go by from the gorgeous front porch. Fish for stripers from the rocks in front of the house. Walk or bike to a sandy beach. Buy fresh lobster at the ferry dock. Enjoy one of the three restaurants on the island, or take the ferry to town and find out why Portland has made a name for itself as one of America's premier restaurant destinations....moreless
- DVD Player:
- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Room
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 15- June 30
May 15 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Jul 1 - Sep 5, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 6 - Oct 16, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $100 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Tax Rate 9%
To ensure good communication of dates and terms we ask all guests to sign a simple contract.
High season rent is $2,800/ week July 1 - through Labor Day. Rent is $2,300/week during low season periods: mid-May to June 30, then between Labor Day and Columbus Day. Minimum stay is three days in low season, and one full Saturday-Saturday week in July and August. The cottage has no central heat and is closed during the winter and early spring.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 1981
About the owner: Recently retired, I hope to spend at least a couple of weeks each summer at the Peaks Island cottage. It's the place to which my children and grandchildren cannot wait to return!
Why the Owner Chose Peaks Island, Portland, ME, USA:
We chose Peaks Island because it offered the peace and quiet of a country location only minutes from the restaurants and cultural life of the city of Portland. And we chose our cottage because of its unbeatable ocean view. My mother used to say that gazing out over an expanse of water was good for the soul. She was right.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Total relaxation and summer family fun the way it used to be. Peaks Island is a family summer paradise offering beaches, sailing, fishing, tennis and bicycling on safe roads. You'll see very few cars, but will enjoy stunning ocean views as you pedal or walk around the island. Visitors can shop at the local market or lobster shack and enjoy home-made meals on the porch, eat out at one of three restaurants on the island or sample the broad range of fare offered by chefs (some nationally known) in the city of Portland. Car and passenger ferries make the 20-minute crossing back and forth between mainland and island approximately every hour. Guided tours of the island via golf cart are available, and a visit to the museum dedicated to the Fifth Maine Civil War regiment is a must for history buffs.
- Primary: +33 673751388 time in France is 6 hours later than Eastern US
- Secondary: +33 98-079-4301 This US cell number is valid only in summer.
Sunrise from the front porch.
Dining room with view into living room and front porch beyond.
Ferry headed back to Portland.
Another early morning shot from the porch, looking right.
View from front porch at mid-day, looking Down East.
Our eldest daughter was married here; but we do not rent for weddings.
Master bath. The cottage also has a wonderful outdoor shower.
Stairway, stained glass window and catwalk to balcony.
View from the catwalk down to the living room.
Busy Peaks Island waterfront.
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Sunday, March 19, 2017
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