|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Diamond Cove is located on the north side of Great Diamond Island, which is one of the approximately 260 islands in Casco Bay, Maine. Great Diamond Island, which is about 1 1/2 miles long and 3/4 mile wide, is located approximately 2.5 miles from Portland, Maine's largest city.
Diamond Cove is a private gated community developed in the late 1990's from Fort McKinley, a restored military fort built in 1900 and closed in the late 1940's. Diamond Cove is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. All of the private homes are restored in Fort McKinley's weathered brick and granite buildings, with slate roofs and white porches. There are also about thirty private homes built on lots outside of the main complex of Fort McKinley. Oh, No Cars... Golf Carts, Bikes & Wonderful Walks only.
As a self-contained community, Diamond Cove is a Wonderful location to enjoy. There's always something to do with the option of doing nothing at all. You can swim, play tennis, go to the gym, duckpin bowling. Guest with boats can cruise through scenic Casco Bay using the Diamond Cove marina as your port.
Enjoyment is a way of life at Diamond Cove, featuring:
The Unit is a Two Level, Three Bedroom, One & 1/2 Bath Townhouse, Completely Furnished.
My concept of enjoyment for guests is to provide amenities that other units don't offer.
Keywords: Townhouse in Private Community
I have lived on my sailboat for the first seven years in Maine and love it. But, after seven winters I purchased Ingalls Road and spend the hard days of winter on the Island. During the spring, summer and fall I continued to live fulltime on the boat.
Diamond Cove is a very interesting and wonderful place, with so many things to do and great people to meet.
Roger Blatty purchased this condo in 2006
The quality of life is wonderful and the history of Great Diamond Island is very interesting.
Simply put, there are so many thing to do... It actually has more things than a full hotel resort.
Roger, The group had such a wonderful time and the sailboat ride was a big hit.
That's why we came back two weeks later with the family for another weeks.
See you soon, we hope
We loved our stay at Diamond Cove. We have two young kids and found the environment very family friendly and safe for exploring. The playground and swimming pool are resort quality. Roger's rental is as advertised and he has thought of everything a guest might need. The bedding is all high quality - even in the children's room, with down and 100. Thoughtful touches and generous amenities are every where and everything is well organized. Our sitters and other islanders we met confirmed that Roger's unit offers more features than most any other rental - including 100+ channel satellite TV, stereo with hundreds of CDs loaded, good bikes for every family member, new washer/dryer, fridge with ice maker, dry goods and cleaning supplies, first aid kit, top quality cookware, dishes, and small appliances. Possible improvements? Carpeted floors are not great for allergies though Roger mentioned he plans to replace them with wood soon. And it would be great to be able to arrange use of a golf cart - both my parents have limited mobility so it would have helped to tour the island and for them to keep up with the kids. Overall - a great vacation. Highly recommended.
We just got back from an amazing vacation at Diamond Cove. Roger met us at the dock with beer for the adults (and after a 6 hour drive with two toddlers it was so appreciated) and lemonade for the kids. He gave us an abbreviated tour and was very understanding since we were later then we intended to be. He walked us through the house and showed us where everything was and the personal touches he provides are so amazing my kids loved it! He also called and checked in with us to make sure we had everything we needed and if we had any questions. Diamond Cove itself was wonderful. We loved that there were no cars (especially with little ones!) and that the house was close to the pool, playground, and indoor facilities (duckpin bowling was a huge hit with us!). The bikes that Roger provided were wonderful and fit each of my kids and they got a kick out of riding "in the street". The general store was great for breakfast and ice cream at night. We brought most of our groceries with us but were truly impressed with Whole Foods. I called on Monday morning and placed an order and by Monday afternoon the groceries were at my front door with ice and ice packs. It couldn't have been easier! We loved exploring the island and finding the different beaches and going on treasure hunts with the kids as well. Even the construction at the inn was a treat for us and my son spent many hours watching the fork lift and the crew work on the hotel (the noise was minimal and started after we were up anyway!). The only thing we did learn is that on a rainy day Portland gets insanely busy! So if you have little ones it might just be easier to have a movie or craft day or just take the ferry ride (which can be as long as an hour depending on what ferry you catch). All in all we had an absolutely wonderful time and will be back!!!
We came to Portland to attend a relative's wedding on Peaks Island and stayed on Diamond Cove for a week to vacation. The owner went above and beyond the call of duty in assisting us with making travel plans from California to ensure we could get to/from the island safely before dark. The condo was perfect for 4 adults and 2 children. The kitchen had all the cooking utensils we needed to cook meals and the bathrooms were fully stocked with toiletries and towels. The full size washer and dryer were invaluable. We loved the beaches and the pool!
The accommodations were excellent, but the logistics were trickier than we thought since there are no cars allowed on the island. There are not a lot of ferries to/from Diamond Cove to Portland, so to make the weekend wedding events required water taxis at $65 each way. Grocery shopping for the week was also a challenge...ferry to Portland, taxi to grocery store, taxi back to port, water taxi to Diamond Cove, transport help to condo. Hint - bring large suit cases with wheels to carry the groceries.
We have been renting this property for a few years and wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else! The house is ideal for a couple or family with children. Perfect location, excellent amenities, ideal setting....I could go on and on. Roger is a dream to work with and goes out of his way to make sure everything you need is stocked. Book this place. You won't regret it.
This is a lovely townhouse style home, complete with all the upscale amenities you could possibly need. The home is beautifully furnished, immaculately clean, and quite spacious for 3 adults and a toddler! The owner went out of his way to assure that our stay was comfortable, including greeting us at the ferry, and arranging for a van to transport us to the house. We so appreciated his abundant hospitality. We loved our week on Great Diamond Island! The only (really!) downside was the weekday construction noise coming from the inn being built near the property.
We just returned from our 4th summer renting this house. We initially rented for one week, but have rented for two ever since. The owner is great to work with, meticulous about his property and cleanliness and makes sure that the house is set like your own home, the day you arrive. The home is completely stocked with clean sheets, toiletries, utensils, everything that you would need. He even changed the answering machine to answer with our name. Diamond Cove is a special community; fantastic for family vacations. We have four children ages 6-16 and are very comfortable in this house. We have had several friends come to visit and all have loved the area. This is a private island, with no cars, plenty of children, plenty of secluded beach areas and activities limited only by your imagination. We hate to leave and look forward to our return every year. We will be back for our 5th summer in 2014, staying in the same house. We highly recommend this property and location!
Based On Schedules Guest May Be Invited to Sail Casco Bay on my 38 Ft. Sailing Sloop.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
4:00pm Arrival Check-In Time / Check-out 9:00am
Weekly Rental Rate: $1,400.00
Association Fee: $70.00
Maine State Tax: $100.00
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