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New Peaks Cottage: Modern amenities, island charm, steps to shore

Bedrooms 3
Space 900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Adorable almost new Peaks Island cottage. Three bedrooms, open

kitchen, living area with awesome, comfortable window seat. Sunny

deck. Peeks at the water through the trees. Quiet street, one minute

walk from back shore ocean, ten minute walk to ferry. (The ferry runs

every hour and is a 15 minute ride into the Old Port section of Portland, ME) Cottage

has sleeping room for eight: master bedroom--one queen bed,

second bedroom--one full bed, upstairs loft--one twin bed, one set of twin bunks, one queen bed. W/D, dishwasher, wifi throughout, DVD/TV, gas grill. Pets OK with extra charge.

More Details

Meghan Casey
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018

About Meghan Casey

We are former Peaks Islanders, having lived here year round in the 1990s. We built this house in 2007, after being lucky enough to find a lot for sale in our price range. Chuck is a builder, and the cottage is typical of one of the houses Chuck builds---energy efficient and passive solar, with big, south-facing windows, lots of natural light, and open spaces.

Meghan Casey purchased this house in 2007

Why Meghan Casey chose Peaks Island

This is a great location for families because the shore is a one-minute walk away. The island is a safe, adventurous place for children to ride. Our cottage is also perfect for a romantic get away, as our area of the island is quieter, removed from the hustle and bustle of down front.

What makes this house unique

The loft upstairs is great for children, in that five or six can sleep there comfortably. It also has a queen sized bed, so it is a nice third bedroom if three couples are traveling.


Peaks Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Quiet hours 10PM-8AM. This simply means no loud outside gatherings after 10 PM. Inside is fine. We just want to be considerate of neighbors
  • No candles
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Washer/dryer in bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Two bedrooms downstairs with queen beds, one very large loft upstairs, with a queen bed, a twin, and one set of bunk beds. There is also a fold out couch upstairs.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Washer/dryer Dishwasher Gas grill TV/DVD Wireless internet access Pets possible with extra charge ($50)


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New Peaks Cottage: Modern amenities, island charm, steps to shore
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Cozy place that slept 8 with no problem! Loved the big loft with 4 beds so each kid got their own space! Fully stocked kitchen. My only suggestion is to add a mirror somewhere in the house . difficult for everyone to be getting ready in one bathroom and just one more mirror hanging somewhere nice and bright would have helped so much! My only complaint is that the beds are not made and upon arrival you have to make all 6 beds. I have 4 kids and elderly parents and that was a lot of work for me after a long day of travel.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location, responsive owner

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends and I stayed here for a wedding on Peaks Island and loved this cute, conveniently located house. There was a mix-up with the cleaner, who thought we were arriving a day later than we did but Meghan was incredibly responsive and helped us resolve the issue quickly and effectively.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Saidi, for the kind review. I hope the wedding was wonderful.
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perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway for our entire family. Home was accommodating and location was great. Close to the ferry yet had nice views of the water. We had a great few days and hope to return in the future!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We are glad you enjoyed yourself.
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage, bright, cheerful layout and decor. And the island is wonderful

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family of five. The house was just the right size and the relatively new construction made it feel very comfortable.

We thought it was in the perfect location. Close to the water, and just a few minutes from "town". We easily took the bike ride into town a few times a day. Even our youngest (10 years) was able to do it without a problem.

We highly recommend this house for a family vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Easy to book, great stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on Peaks in the first week of October. We went to Portland most days: it's about a 10-15min walk from the Ferry to the cottage, and just a 15 min ferry ride to Old Port in Portland. Both the walk and the ferry ride are beautiful and very enjoyable.

The cottage is great. You can hear the crash of the waves and the ocean that's about 100 yards down the street. The cottage itself is gorgeous and has just about everything you could need. Because it's newer, it's well-insulated which was helpful on the one or two chilly days we had (was really otherwise perfect weather).

Booking was easy. The owners are respond quickly to inquiries.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Inn on Peaks Island
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Peaks Island Ferry
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Peaks Island Back Shore
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Swimming.

* Sailing.

* Walking along rocky shore.

* Hiking/biking--trails through island.

* Day trips to Portland's Old Port.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Swimming.

* Hiking--trails through island.

* Reading.

* Walk along shore.

* Build rock sculptures.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Biking.

* Trips to ice cream store.

* Swimming.

* Explore island trails and ruins of old forts.

* Sail/tennis/camp at TEIA club.



Hiking (trails near house)

Climbing along rocky shore

Great restaurants

Warm, welcoming community


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Nightly Rate: $300-350.

Weekly Rate: $1200 - $1450 ($1200 in May 15- June 24 and Sept 6-Oct. 15. $1450 June 27- Sept. 23)

Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

May 15- June 15: $1000/week, $500/weekend (Friday to Sunday), $150 each additional night
June 15-Sept. 3: $1350/week
Sept. 3-Oct. 15: $1100/week, $500/weekend (Friday to Sunday), $150 each additional night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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