CLASSIC TURN OF THE CENTURY ISLAND SUMMER COTTAGE

Mary-Jo Guay

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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CLASSIC TURN OF THE CENTURY ISLAND SUMMER COTTAGE

Peaks Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 8

'Evergreen Anchorage' has had many roles over the last century- a 1920's guest house, a tea room and an antique store. One can walk down the garden path to the sandy beach and snug anchorage, ride bikes to the 'Back Shore', with its granite ledges, berry bushes and through the interior wooded dirt roads and winding paths to ponds, glades & old submarine towers. The day starts on the east side morning sun porch and the late afternoons become evening on the western porch while sitting in rockers and watch the sun set over sailboats, ferries and fishing boats working their way through Diamond Island Passage.

The Evergreen Landing Cottages: This quiet eastern end of the island is dotted with small turn-of-the-century cottages sitting on a hillside above what was , 75 years ago, the third ferry landing for the island. Many years ago the dock was taken out in a storm, leaving a sheltered anchorage with several small pleasure boats and a small crescent beach where families gather and kayakers set off to explore the bay. Just past the beach is the eastern end of Peaks Island, tiny Pumpkin Knob, and Hussey Sound, where boats head off from Portland, Falmouth and the islands for down east destinations. Our cottage is on a road above the landing that has turned from pavement into a well-maintained gravel road ending in a dead end. The only traffic is the neighbors and bicyclists/walkers who took a wrong turn going around the island.

Island Activities: Trefethen Landing is a short stroll back toward the ferry landing, where the TEIA offers guest memberships for play on three clay tennis courts. It offers a large dock and extensive anchorage. There is fishing for striped bass on the rugged back shore or for mackerel down front, at the Casco Bay Lines ferry landing; up the hill from the landing one can rent fishing poles or any additional bikes needed. In this village area are four restaurants, gas pumps, a post office, rental moorings, the grocery store, a lobster pound, several small gift and art shops, the library, police station and health center. Cookouts are popular along the shingle beaches or on the granite ledges that make up much of the back shore facing the open Atlantic. Many artists who live and work on the island offer welcome visits to their studios and offer monthly 'art walks.' Kayak rental is also available, but serious kayakers will want to bring their boats and explore the many nearby islands.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Mary-Jo Guay

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Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Classic Turn of the Century Island Summer Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Classic Turn of the Century Island Summer Cottage
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Peaks Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
5

WONDERFUL ISLAND RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
What a gem! This Maine cottage was super clean, completely comfortable, and very well-equipped for our family vacation. From the bikes in the shed to the ice machine in the pantry, Mary-Jo and her sister have thought of everything a family might need to enjoy an island escape. The kids loved running around in the huge yard and the adults loved sitting on the porch, watching the boats pass. We all appreciated being in a quiet part of the island where we could hear bell buoys and birds instead of traffic. There are a few reasons why this house might be slightly better suited to older kids (we had three kids under the age of four): the stairs have no safety railing and there is a lot of beautiful but very breakable pottery and china decorating the house. But we just kept a close eye on the boys and everyone was fine. The owners are really friendly and accommodating (and accessible -- I emailed questions to Mary-Jo several times during our stay, and she got back to me quickly). Evergreen Anchorage is a perfect spot for a Maine family vacation.
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Classic Turn of the Century Island Summer Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p156340
+1 207 797-0707
Peaks Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
5

PRE-WEDDING GET-A-WAY

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed at the cottage for the week leading up to our wedding at TEIA a few months ago. It was a great week of beautiful weather and we couldn't have been happier with the cottage. It was on a quiet side of the island with great views and friendly neighbors, many of whom live in their homes throughout the summer. The cottage allowed us to relax and enjoy the island leading up to our wedding.

We enjoyed most meals on the porch overlooking Great Diamond Island and the passing lobster boats and Ferry's. We used the provided bikes on a daily basis and we cooked out a few different times. The cottage has cable television and the internet, but we hardly used either. We couldn't have been happier with the cottage, the owners, or the week in general!!
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Classic Turn of the Century Island Summer Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p156340
+1 207 797-0707
Peaks Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
Lakewood, Ohio
5

GREAT GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
A group of my graduate school friends and I all got together at the Knickerbocker Lane house for a relaxing getaway. The house, accommodations, setting, and amenities exceeded all of my expectations.

The large porch has a wonderful view of the ocean and we spent most of our time out there. All of the beds were quite comfortable and the sea breeze comes into the windows each morning. The newly renovated bathroom is a nice convenience in an otherwise old and charming house. The amazing thing about the house is that while the decorations and decor are so old and charming, one would usually expect it to be dusty and dirty. However, the house was spotless and it was not dusty at all. I would recommend this house to any group that is looking for a quiet, charming, and relaxing getaway. The private beach access is also a huge plus.

As an aside, the house comes with 7 bikes that you are able to use. This comes in very handy in getting around the island. The island has many interesting areas to explore and the bikes are very convenient for doing so.
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
295
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
beach
Car: recommended

Peaks Island is a classic Maine summer community where kids can swim, go crabbing, fishing, bicycling, visit the library or the ice cream shop. The cars drive at 20 mph and bicycling is the best way to go on errands to the store, the lobster pound, an artist's studio or a tag sale tour. Portland, a small, quiet city, with wonderful restaurants, bakeries, museums, stores and galleries and a farmers' market is an enjoyable 20 minute ferry ride away.

Other Activities: art walks; tag sales; bicycling; cook-outs on the rocks,kayaking,island tours

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Peaks Island Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
June-September
May 30 2014 - Sep 28 2014
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes A $300.00 security deposit is required.
Renters can choose to have week's end cleaning done, or do it themselves. During the months of June and September we will consider extended weekends.
There is no heating.
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Amenities

Peaks Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Parking On Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Shower - outdoor shower
  • The upstairs bath has just been fully renovated with a shower and large vanity. There is a half bath off the kitchen. There is a large, fully private outdoor shower, which we enjoy day or night.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double
  • The second floor master bedroom has a queen bed and views of the water.Another bedroom has a single queen bed while the other 2 bedrooms upstairs have 2 double beds. Furnishings are cottage style. There is one downstairs bedroom, with two single beds.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Bicycles
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
Entry to the house is up a few steps, or a ramp, to a small cedar deck that faces a wooded hillside across the street. A large eastern sun room with an antique round oak dining table, chairs and wicker rocker also serve as the entry porch. The kitchen is well set up, with a lovely large slate sink, a gas stove, full sized refrigerator and a pantry with full laundry. There is a dining room that seats six and a living room with a comfortable couch, armchair and two wooden rockers gathered around a brick fireplace. In fine weather most cottage life takes place on the covered porch, with plenty of old wooden rockers and a dining table with directors chairs.
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