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Charming Island Cottage: 3 Bedrooms, Steps to the Beach

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

A short walk from town, this is a great Peaks Island cottage.

It has been renovated over recent years and offers many modern conveniences while still maintaining its "cottage charm”. On the first floor, you will find two spacious bedrooms with queen beds. There is also a fully equipped kitchen, living room, dining room, and a den with a TV and DVD player. Upstairs there is an airy loft with two twin beds. A broad sandy beach is across the street, and the house is also close to the TEFA yacht and tennis club and the picturesque Back Shore. The yard is spacious, great for volleyball, badminton, or soccer. Perfect for families, comfortably sleeps up to 7 people.

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2017

Why Ruta chose Portland & Casco Bay

When our children were young, we first started coming to Peaks Island and we fell in love with it. It is the perfect place for a summer vacation. Everything slows down, and it makes it easy to relax. The island is the perfect size, small enough to feel like it's your own but we never run out of things to do.

What makes this cottage unique

Our home is perfectly located, a few minutes to the sandy beaches on the bay and a little bit longer to the wild and rocky Back Shore. We are near a public boat ramp and close to the TEIA yacht and tennis club. It's a great island for walking and biking. It's an easy walk into town where you will find restaurants and shops, or you can just stay put and relax.


Peaks Island is only a 20 minute ferry ride from Portland, but as soon as you get off the ferry, it feels as if you are stepping back in time. The perfect place for a vacation. Peaks Island has activities for all ages.

You can walk or bike around the island easily. Along the way, you will probably find a lemonade stand or two. There are plenty of beaches to explore, from the rocky coves on the Back Shore to the flat, sandy beaches facing the bay.

In town, you will find restaurants, quaint shops (including an ice cream shop), a grocery store, and art galleries.



Biking (rentals available)

Kayaking (rentals and tours available)

Horseback riding




And for rainy days, there is a library and a Civil War Museum on the island. And remember, the city of Portland is just a 20 minute ferry ride away, if you wish to spend the day in town. Here you will find excellent shopping, movie theatres, museums for kids and adults, and a fantastic selection of restaurants, cafes, and bars.


Peaks Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1) Two queen beds on the first floor, Twin or Single Beds (1) Two twin beds on the second floor, with a single futon., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon bed on the second floor
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Charming Island Cottage: 3 Bedrooms, Steps to the Beach
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Basic cabin, great for families and relaxing on the island

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a week here, first as a group of 7 for a long weekend then our family of 4 for the remainder of the week. Comfortably housed us all. 15 min walk from the ferry, 5 min walk down the road to the public beach. Very simple, basic cabin but all you need to relax on the island during the warmer months. Great backyard for games and reading under the trees. Fans kept the house cool. Lots of games, puzzles, and movies for the kids. The host, Al, was readily available and helpful. Thanks for a fun stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute, definitely rustic, be sure to pick up your feet as each room has different flooring.

  • 4 of 5

Loved the secluded back yard

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Island Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week on Peaks Island with another couple and their two kids. The house had plenty of room for all of us (it seemed a lot bigger then the pictures portrayed), it was close to a couple of beaches and less then a mile walk to town. Also it was clean, the kitchen was well stocked with everything you need for cooking dinner and the beds were comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cheerful cottage charm, convenient location

  • 5 of 5

This is a charming cottage, casual and comfortable with spacious rooms, lots of sunlight, decorated in cheerful colors and equipped with all modern conveniences, including a fast and reliable WiFi Internet connection. Favorite spot: the indoor hammock by a big window looking onto a peaceful green stand of trees. Verrrry relaxing! You can walk into town through a pretty cottage neighborhood or along the beach. Owners are very friendly and answered all my questions promptly. The house was clean, the beds were comfortable, the shower was hot, and the kitchen was well equipped with all the basics, including a lobster pot. I would love to make a return visit sometime soon! Compares very favorably with other cottages I have stayed at in Maine and on the Cape. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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