Beautifully up-kept and modernized classic cottage built circa 1897. Fantastic views, and great proximity to many island activities. This 3 bedroom summer house just had a massive upgrade: full bathroom downstairs, and halfbath upstairs are brand new, and are in immaculate condition. The living room/music room sounds great with antique piano and small drumset. Outdoor shower is fantastic, and front porch has commanding views of the water.
- House1600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay3 nights
3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath With Antique Tub And Indoor & Outdoor Shower.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 10, 2018
About Luke Rothschild
I'm a music professional that ended up in the Los Angeles area. I enjoy music, fine art, reading, and surfing. I love our house on Chebeague island. Since it sits empty for some months of the year, I'm now listing it on VRBO and will be the point person for the rentals for the rest of my family.
Luke Rothschild purchased this House in 1954
Why Luke Rothschild chose Chebeague Island
My grandfather and grandmother bought the property in the 1950's. This house is one of the early structures in this area of the island. It sits perched on a hill above the boatyard, with great views from the porch out towards the bay. Much of my extended family has spent many summers in this house, and its where my grandmother spent many of her summers into the 1980's. Much work and upgrades have been done over the years. Including new deck, french doors to dining room, and just this year two pristine new bathrooms and on demand water heater. Laundry in the laundry room.
What makes this House unique
This is a classic Maine summer cottage. Bright views and a lot of light flood the living room, dining room, and kitchen. Charming dark wood in the stairwell and cozy bedrooms upstairs. Hang out on the spacious porch, or go exploring. Walk to the beach below, or bike around the island and see all the different and varied sights and views. The Red House is situated just above The Boatyard, The Niblic, and multiple beaches just below. Biking and fishing and swimming are favorite activities. As are reading eating and sleeping. Its pretty much impossible to get a fresher lobster than the ones that come right out of Casco Bay and can be brought to you by the lobstermen themselves. There's also Second Wind Farms that has delicious fresh produce at the farm stand.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Relaxing rustic cottage overlooking boatyard with beautiful ocean view
I stayed at Luke's rustic cottage with my husband, 4yo son, and parents. We took the CTC Ferry from Cousins Island and it was actually really seamless, quick and easy much to my surprise! We carried in a lot of our food, but did order lobsters two nights in a row from the local Island Lobsterman. Luke was incredibly attentive, helpful and quick to reply to my many texts regarding Island & house questions. We did have a snafu with the fridge not being cold, but Luke immediately realized the issue and actually had a new fridge delivered the following day! Amazing! The house sits directly across from a cute cafe called the Niblic with good coffee, muffins, sandwiches and soups and easy access to a beautiful shelly beach that my son loved. The one issue was getting around the island... If my son had been older a bike would have been no problem but our only choice was to walk. Keep that in mind when booking with young kiddos. Overall a very relaxing and lovely stay! Would definitely book again.
Away From It All
We loved staying at The Little Red House and Chebeague takes you back in time and away from all cares. I hope we get to visit again. Do heed Luke's advice though and buy all the groceries you think you'll need before leaving the mainland!
Wonderful views! Great house!
We loved everything about this house with it's older charm and modern clean updates. The view of the boatyard and many of the Casco Bay islands is gorgeous. We travelled via our own boat and kept it on a mooring at the marina. We were very comfortable here and hope to return next summer. The owner was very accommodating and we loved our "on island" hosts too. Thank you for having us! - The Martins
Little Red House, the quintessential Maine island summer cottage
This review is in two parts. One review is for the island and the other for the house. I have been to coastal Maine and its islands many many times but I have never been to this area. Once you are there you would never know you are that close to the mainland/civilization.
If you have never been to Chebeague, you are in for a treat. If you are looking for an action packed vacation that includes an active night life etc. this may not be the place for you. But if you are looking to disconnect and reconnect with yourself, family or nature then this IS the place for you. Chebeague is the way life used to be, offering you a relaxed environment that is hard to come by in this day and age of technology. It is an amazing healing place. This was a solo vacation for me. I chose this island because I felt that if I felt too secluded I was close enough to Portland that I could be in the thick of it if I needed to be around people. I never even thought of leaving. As a solo female traveler I felt more than safe at all times.
The Little Red House (LRH) is the quintessential Maine island summer cottage. I kayaked over from the mainland, pulled up on the beach and walked my things across the street to a little slice of heaven. The LRH is comfortable and cozy. There were several recent renovations done to the house which made it even nicer. It is clear this is a treasured home. All meals including morning coffee and afternoon cocktails are meant to be experienced on the screened-in porch overlooking the harbor. It is stocked with most everything you will need. Minus a few tools, that I was able to improvise, I even made Maine Blueberry Jam.
Everyone I encountered was beyond nice and helpful. The owner Luke is great to deal with, he made my experience even better. Gail the island host was beyond helpful. I highly recommend the LRH, I can't wait to visit again next summer.
And last but not least, the outdoor shower. Need I say more!!