Drakes Island, Very Close to Beach. Beautiful and Fully-Equipped

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Last updated: 01/29/2014

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Charming beach cottage unit. Ideally located 150 feet from Maine's most beautiful beach. Drakes Island is a quiet residential area just 1.1 mile from Route 1 and less than five miles from the Maine Turnpike. This cottage rental is the front unit of a two-family, beautifully designed home, with owners residing in the rear cottage. Private entrance, private front porch, private outdoor eating and grilling area.

Quiet and only steps from the beach. There are ocean views from your front porch as well as the master bedroom. This cottage has a lovely front porch as well as a private patio area with gas grill and picnic table. The master bedroom is on the first floor which also has a full bath, living and dining areas with gas fireplace, and fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher.

Upstairs, the second bedroom with two sets of twin-size bunkbeds (sleeps four), also has its own bathroom. Full laundry room for tenants two days a week. Off street parking for two cars. The cottage is beautifully decorated, equipped with all amenities including beach chairs, DVD, phone (US & Canada), wireless Internet, etc.

Owners are 'pet friendly' and may consider mature family dog with additional pet security deposit. Additional rent for dog is $100. There is an additional refundable pet security deposit of $300. Dogs must be leashed outdoors and are permitted on the beach during the summer before 8 AM and after 6 PM. September and June dog hours more flexible. Available weekly from June through September as well as winter from September through June.

Drakes Island is truly 'heaven on earth,' a beautiful two-mile stretch of beach, yet so close to restaurants, shopping, antique shops and many other Maine attractions. The only problem is that you just won't want to leave!

Special rates for June and September!
June and September at Drakes Island are the best kept secret! June is positively gorgeous with every beach rose on the Island in full bloom with the fragrance of roses blending with salt air. What perfume for the soul!
It is pure heaven and rates begin at $1000 per week, a saving of $1400 off the in-season rate of $2400-$2500. weekly.
June and September weeks are a wonderful way to 'get your foot in the door' and join the Faulty Tower families who love to return year after year. September is simply gorgeous with wonderful sunny days and warm water (usually). The beach is wonderful for walking, beachcombing and sitting in the sun. The days are warm, and the evenings are delightfully cool for sleeping. Rates are low and with many tourists gone, our guests love that there is usually not a wait at area restaurants and the Route 1 traffic has calmed down. We invite you to visit during this beautiful time of year.

Beautifully maintained and immaculate. Professional cleaning service available for an additional fee.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    So close to the beach that kids can come back to rental for bathroom, etc. Playground on the Island and very shallow, safe beach. Drakes Island very family oriented....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    At the sole discretion of the owner.$100. extra for pet Mature dog considered. NO CATS or other animals Pet lease and Pet Security Deposit required. Dog must be leashed at all times....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Beach chairs provided. Community Center located 3 blocks away with Tennis courts, kids playground and day camp for membership fee paid to Drakes Island Improvement Association. PROFESSIONAL CLEANING available for additional charge...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer shared with rear unit....moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Parking Off Street:

    2 vehicles (Possible additional parking place at neighbor's across the street for $75. weekly)...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine:

    Washer shared with rear unit. Renters have exclusive use of laundry room 2 1/2 days per week...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless Internet provided...moreless


  • Cooking Utensils:

    Very well equipped...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    includes diswasher and built in Microwave...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio:

    Private front porch AND Private patio area with grill and table...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%


June weeks prior to June 21 and after September 6 are available at great off-season rates. Please inquire--WEEKLY ONLY.

Also available for 7-1/2 month winter rental, October 1 to May 15--$750 per month plus utilities. Mature dog possible.

Maine sales tax of 8% applies to all rentals.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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29 Miles
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Train
1.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 1 (Post Road)
1.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mapleleaves Garden Chinese
0.03 Miles
Nearest Beach
Drakes Island Beach

Car: Necessary

So close to beautiful Drakes Island beach,(150 feet to the beach) yet only 1.1 miles from Route 1 (lots of restaurants and shops on Route 1)

Family oriented beach community. Residential and safe for children.


Owner info

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love this beach and that Drakes Island is so residential.

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  • 'Faulty Tower'

    'Faulty Tower'

  • Kitchen with dishwasher

    Kitchen with dishwasher

  • Bunk room.

    Bunk room.

  • Bunk room bath.

    Bunk room bath.

  • Private grilling area.

    Private grilling area.

  • Aerial view of Drakes.

    Aerial view of Drakes.

  • Late afternoon sun...

    Late afternoon sun...

  • Living room with fireplace

    Living room with fireplace

  • First floor bath.

    First floor bath.

  • Front porch

    Front porch

  • Late afternoon...

    Late afternoon...

  • At low tide...

    At low tide...

  • Near sunset on Drakes Island.

    Near sunset on Drakes Island.

VRBO #56385

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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