THE LOG HOUSE ON PEAKS ISLAND - MAINE ISLAND VACATION!

Carolyn Gill

Speaks spanish, english, Japanese
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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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THE LOG HOUSE ON PEAKS ISLAND - MAINE ISLAND VACATION!

Peaks Island House Rental Photos and Description

4 BR + Loft, 2 BA, Sleeps 16

Get away from it all! One block from the beach on one and a half acres you will be able to relax on the porch and enjoy the birds and unbelievable birch and maples trees. Walk down to the ocean where you can sit on the beach and watch the sailboats go by; you can go kayaking for the day; take a stroll around the island; or ferry over to Freeport and Portland for a day of shopping or theatre. This log home will give you all the modern amenities you can ask for while at the same time you will bask in the ambiance of an authentic log home in the woods.

Two living areas, four bedrooms, two large baths with jetted bathtub/shower combo, large porch, and super kitchen! Because The Log House is so close to the ocean bugs are not a problem. A gentle breeze is lovely in the evening while you relax with your loved ones by the fire on cool evenings or with a cold drink out on the porch on warm days.

Peaks Island is the best place for relaxing!: Peaks Island is absolutely the best place in the world to come for a relaxing vacation. There is plenty to do for those who enjoy sailing, tennis, bike riding, roller blading, fishing, you name it. And for those who just want to relax ... you can do that here, too! Sun, ocean breeze, friendly people, walking by or on the beach... Peaks has it all!

The Log House is the perfect place for relaxing!: it is 500 feet from the Atlantic seashore! Hear the ocean waves and smell the salt sea air. The Log House comes with 1.5 acres of land to roam or sit quietly to watch the Sea Gulls, chickadees, gold finches, or cardinals! Or get out and pound the pavement as you run the 4.5 miles around the island. This is a gracious and beautifully appointed home with 'Our best vacation ever!' written all over it. Vacation amenities supplied with beach chairs, picnic basket, thermal igloo cooler, and the works! Great place for small family reunion or wedding party!

Come and enjoy the sun and sea!: Dont miss out on this opportunity to enjoy the sun and sea in beautiful Maine on Casco Bay's favorite island. You will be glad you came to Peaks!

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Low Allergen Environment
Guestbook comments from the owner
Hi Carolyn,



We had a great stay at Woodsea. Our friend's wedding was great and really nice spending time with old college friends in the same place (w/o our kids!).
Sep 2011
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Carolyn Gill

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I am an artist, designer and facilitator. I designed and general contracted two homes on Peaks Island to be used as a reunion destination and retreat location. I also work with organizations to maximize their effectiveness through strategic planning, mediation, negotiation, and facilitation. I have been in the home design and rental industry for fifteen years and love offering get-away places for you to be with those you love or to re-center your professional or personal life. I love Japanese gardens, play the violin, sing in a choir, and love to watercolor and quilt.

Carolyn Gill purchased this house in 1998

The Log House on Peaks Island was designed and built as a family retreat space. We love to get together and relax and we have found The Log Home to be the perfect setting to let our hair down and rejuvenate our souls.

The Log House on Peaks Island is in a natural setting of unbelievable maple and birch trees. You can hear the bells from the ocean and smell the salt air. The quiet and peacefulness of this setting are beyond compare. Nature at its best!!!

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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4.8
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The Log House on Peaks Island - Maine Island Vacation!
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The Log House on Peaks Island - Maine Island Vacation!
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Peaks Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
5

RESTFUL LUXURY CABIN IN THE WOODS

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I were desperate to get out of the city and to the peace and quiet of an island hideaway. We were delighted with what we found. I was a little skeptical about the extra time it takes to catch the ferry. In the end, being away from the mainland (even if it was only 20 minutes) helped us leave our cares behind and besides the ferry runs so often that it is a piece of cake.
The owners have thought through the many details it takes to make a vacation home welcoming. The house is carefully maintained and clean enough so that I didn't hear a peep from my fastidious wife. The interior is homey and without the clutter of some places. We cooked dinner our first night and found everything we needed in the kitchen. Later that night in the cozy bed I slept better than I have in ages. Was it the good bed or the quiet of the cabin? The mornings were so lovely and calm, we sat out each morning with our coffee enjoying the beauty of the place. We found plenty to do on the island and when there were questions the information sheets that the owners left answered them. Our only regret is that we did not book for longer. We plan to be back next year.
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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The Log House on Peaks Island - Maine Island Vacation!
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Peaks Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
5

AMAZING GIRLS WEEKEND!!

  • 5 of 5
We had a girls weekend scheduled in Portland, ME last weekend and we (luckily) decided to stay at Woodsea Place. Peaks Island is absolutely gorgeous and is the quintessential New England spot. WE loved being able to take the ferry to Portland which provide the more urban experience. But we also really enjoyed all the time spent at the house and the island. The house was very spacious, plenty of room for everyone. We all said we want to come back with our husbands next time. One warning, we left ourselves only about 15 minutes to get to the Ferry Sunday morning, but didn't realize that their would be a line. Please give yourself some extra time if you are heading back with a car. We ended up having to wait for the next Ferry, but quite enjoyed our breakfast at the Inn at Peaks Island while we waited.
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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STAY ON PEAKS ISLAND

  • 4 of 5
We arrived late only to find poor to no road signage. Also, the property we were staying at was not marked. When we sought help from island police the officer was sarcastic and not at all helpful.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thank you, Janie for your Four Star Review! I understand that you arrived at 1am in the morning without the map that I emailed you three times. So sorry that you were not able to see the signs on the tree or the side of house, or the green post box. I am thrilled however that you and your family had a great time celebrating your 80th birthday! I will take your suggestions into consideration about improved signage and we have for many years found the police to be very helpful. Sounds like the stars weren't lined up that night. Come back again!
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The Log House on Peaks Island - Maine Island Vacation!
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Peaks Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
5

WE WOULD TOTALLY COME BACK

  • 5 of 5
I could just feel the stress fall away as soon as I stepped onto the ferry for the brief, 15-minute ride to Peak’s Island, an island in Casco Bay, Maine, just off the coast from Portland. A short drive around the perimeter road, replete with vistas of the rocky Maine coast and the open sea (think, Sarah Orne Jewett’s “The Country of the Pointed Firs”), took us to Woodsea Place. Woodsea Place is a cozy yet surprisingly spacious house – it felt like “home” as soon as we walked in. The New England-y rustic look complemented with modern furnishings and appliances worked great for me. My family and I found the house clean and welcoming: Jeff and Carolyn have ferry schedules, info about Peak’s Island, lobster crackers, laundry instructions, plenty of blankets, a tea kettle... we settled right in. We spent our week cooking and eating great food, reading in front of the gas fireplace, walking around the perimeter of the island, exploring the WWII fortifications on the island, and playing board games and doing puzzles. The kids loved playing in the rocks and finding sea glass at the beach. TV and cell phone reception are iffy (perfect!). Hannigan’s Island market is adequate for most menus. For more adventurous eating, I recommend stopping at the excellent Portland Whole Foods just off Franklin St on the way in, and / or visiting some of the fish mongers along Commercial Street near the ferry terminal. We loved it, and would totally come back.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
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The Log House on Peaks Island - Maine Island Vacation!
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Peaks Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
5

WOODSEA IS MAGICAL.

  • 5 of 5
We have been going to Woodsea regularly for eight years. When my daughter submitted an essay this year about her “favorite place,” it was Woodsea and Peak’s Island. In the eyes of a child, Woodsea is the best place on earth. Our memories there have been magical. In the winter, the kids have spent many days building castles out of snow looking into the woods.

The kitchen is a fabulous combination of charm and practicality, with open space into the living room that allows for great flow of time in the evenings and for entertaining. We’ve cooked large pots of soup and entertained friends we met on the island. We’ve ordered lobster at the ferry terminal, and off-season had lobster delivered from the Portland side (where you pick them up from the ferry). We’ve spent winter breaks reading in the comfy beds and summer vacations walking the beautiful perimeter of the island. Woodsea is an easy walk away from the ferry terminal, which lends itself for enjoying the quiet and beautiful grounds but easily walking back to the ferry terminal area for ice cream.

Everything about Woodsea, and about Peak’s Island, helps the stress of everyday life fall away on the easy Costco Bay ferry ride. Once there was a mom with a newborn baby on the way from the hospital riding the ferry back to Peak’s. We’ve enjoyed hours walking long the waterfront in every season, and playing on the rocks in spring and summer. My kids especially love the large loft. We usually sleep on the main floor, but sometimes we’ve enjoyed all sleeping downstairs in the additional bedrooms there. The house could easily accommodate more people than my family, and would make a great destination for a group outing. The first time we went, we found the info sheet very helpful in knowing what to expect, (that we should bring our own specialty groceries, for example, but that we could find any necessities on Peak’s). The owners are delightful, and many of the special touches at Woodsea seem to indicate the charm I expect is connected to the owners. Woodsea is truly a favorite place, not just for my daughter, but for all of us.
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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The Log House on Peaks Island - Maine Island Vacation!
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5

A GEM OF A PLACE

  • 5 of 5
Our favorite retreat for all seasons! Woodsea Place has it all: it's on a wooded lot but close to the water; it is both functional and beautiful, with lots of great details (comfortable beds; a light-filled common area to relax or work in; plenty of private retreats; wonderful views from every window -- one December, during a heavy snow storm, we watched some deer in their thick winter coats calmly browsing for food in a thicket of pines). It feels like a thoughtfully designed and furnished private home, down to the good-quality tableware and kitchen tools. Needless to say, everything is super-clean and in good working order, and the owners work with you both before and during your stay to make sure you are comfortable. In fact, as soon as the ferry leaves Portland for its short and easy ride to Peaks, that special feeling of comfort and relaxation we associate with Woodsea Place begins to take over. Can't wait to go back!
  • Submitted: May 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Portland Internation Airport 35 mins
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Portland/Downeaster Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate 295 Exit 7 Franklin Street
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
The Beach at Evergreen Landing
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
The Cockeyed Gull
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
The Cockeyed Gull, The Inn on Peaks, & Peaks Cafe

Peaks Island: 20 minute ferry ride on Casco Bay Ferry Lines in Portland, Maine

Ninety miles north of Boston, Massachusetts

Other Activities: Shopping, kayaking, boating, shelling, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, horseshoes

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Peaks Island House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 31
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
Autumn
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes $3000/week in summer
* Guests are encouraged to bring their own linens .If house linens are used they must be left clean/folded.
* $200 fee to have an outside contractor wash linens
* $500 Deposit required for reservation and will be returned when property is inspected after guest departure.
* Checks, E-checks accepted
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Amenities

Peaks Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Freezer
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • Large and airy bathrooms each with a Jacuzzi jetted tub/shower combination!
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Full size bedroom - 1 double
    Three singles or king & single - 3 twin/ single
    Full & single - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    King & single or three singles - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Loft with four singles - 4 twin/ single
  • Woodsea: Loft - four singles (large room 16x26) Main Floor - • One bedroom with three singles • One bedroom with double bed (full size) • Bathroom with jacuzzi tub and shower combo Lower level - • One bedroom with single bed and double bed (full size) • One bedroom with a king size (which can be made into a set of twins) and day bed with trundle This room can be set up as four single beds (large room 16x26) • Bathroom There are plenty of pillows, blankets, quilts and throws available for your comfort!
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • caves
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • hunting
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
Notes:
Free long distance calls Free wireless broadbank internet access
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