We had a absolutely fantastic week on Little Diamond Island at Peter's family cottage. The cottage is a little gem on a wonderful small island with no cars and friendly neighbors. Peter was gracious and helpful, meeting us Casco Bay Lines ferry to help us get oriented over to the island. A short boat ride later, Peter showed us the cottage and give lots of helpful hints of things to do to keep everyone in the family happy. The cottage is everything you want it to be - quaint, comfortable, and relaxing, and while it is on a island with no cars nestled in the centre of the island, it has all the amenities of home (internet, cable, etc). Peter and his family had taken the utmost care to ensure the cottage was clean and ready for our arrival. Towels, linens, toiletries and condiments are all provided so we could get down to relaxing faster! And the kids loved the golf cart, and so did the dog!
There is lots to do on Little Diamond - beach combing, walking tours, venture over the sandbar to Great Diamond for dinner or ice cream, ride the ferry down bay or to visit the other Casco Bay islands, jumping off the pier after the ferry departs, swimming at the beach, etc. On those days the weather wasn't agreeable, we hopped the ferry to Portland and walked around the old port enjoying chowder and lobster at the many great restaurants along the waterfront. Freeport outlets are a short 20 min car ride away for those of us who enjoyed finding a good deal!
This cottage is a must for your summer vacation - there is something for everyone. Small kids, teenagers and adults will all fall in love with Little Diamond Island.
We'll see you again Little Diamond Island, and thank you Peter for a wonderful vacation!