BEAUTIFUL CEDAR HOUSE, PERFECT LOCATION, LARGE YARD, PRIVATE,

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BEAUTIFUL CEDAR HOUSE, PERFECT LOCATION, LARGE YARD, PRIVATE,

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

This gorgeous, cedar-sided, 3/4-bedroom home is newly built and has all the charm and character of a classic Maine island home. Located on Long Island, a low-key fishing and lobstering community in Casco Bay, this family-friendly home is situated on one-and-a-half fenced-in private acres.

The home includes a well-stocked kitchen, combination dining and living room, and a separate TV room with a flat-screened TV. The living room has a fireplace and bookshelves filled with books and the TV room is stocked with plenty of DVDs and VHSs for the whole family. On the first floor there is a bedroom with a full-size bed and a full-bath. Upstairs are two bedrooms and a full-bath. The children’s room has two twin beds and an attached playroom with a full-size futon and plenty of games. This room can also be a fourth bedroom if needed.

One of our best features is our location! We are a five-minute walk from the ferry landing, a one minute walk to the newest cafe on the island, Captain Perry's. We are also a three to four minute walk to both general stores, and a ten-minute walk to the best beach in Casco Bay! Down the street is our post office. Around the corner is a Bed and Breakfast/Restaurant, a library and school yard with playground, and basketball and tennis courts.

Long Island has beautiful conservation trails, perfect for biking or long walks, fishing, a lobster pound, and on a clear evening, sunsets over Mount Washington. Frequent ferry service to Portland gives you access to superb restaurants, movie theaters, shopping, Freeport and L.L.Bean, an art museum, children’s museum and much more.

Keywords: Year Round House on 1.6 Acres

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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4.7
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Cedar House, Perfect Location, Large Yard, Private,
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews
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Beautiful Cedar House, Perfect Location, Large Yard, Private,
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p271333vb
(207) 828-3912 (Maine, USA)
Long Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
Washington, DC area
5

WONDERFUL STAY AT A WONDERFUL HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
We spent 2 very happy and relaxing weeks at this charming house on Long Island and as my son says, it was awesome! The property is just as described and the huge yard is perfect for kid adventures. (Like most of the wooded parts of the island, the yard does have mosquitos so be vigilant.) The house itself is well equipped, with bikes, a beach umbrella and a cart for picking up groceries at the wharf. Christine, the owner, couldn't be nicer: helpful, thoughtful and responsive.

The location is perfect for exploring beautiful Long Island and is a short walk to the wharf and Front Beach. Don't miss South Beach and Shark Cove; Wreck Cove has fabulous tide pools, too. Email Whole Foods in Portland to get groceries delivered via Casco Bay Lines. If you want a golf cart, reserve in advance to make sure you get one. Don't miss the Ivy Hall gift shop, run by friendly and pleasant island residents.

Explore the tide pools, walk the shoreline, romp with your dog, build fairy houses and sand encampments, gather shells and sea glass. And if it's raining, curl up with a cup of tea and a good book and relax on the screened porch. You'll feel the cool green beauty of this island soaking into you and you won't want to leave. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Beautiful Cedar House, Perfect Location, Large Yard, Private,
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p271333vb
(207) 828-3912 (Maine, USA)
Long Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
Cambridge, MA
5

GREAT HOUSE AND LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week in late June and had a great time. The house has everything you need and was setup and ready even though we were a bit early! Excellent fully equipped kitchen and nice baths. All the rooms had really comfortable furniture. Three rooms with TV and DVD players and Dish TV as well as Internet access that was greatly appreciated by our 20 year old and her 16 year old cousin. The house is in a great location - easy access to the ferry, the two stores, the gift shop and the beach. Michael and Christine were wonderful hosts. The only reason I hesitate to post a 5 star review is we don't want it to become too popular and lose out on renting next year!
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Cedar House, Perfect Location, Large Yard, Private,
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p271333vb
(207) 828-3912 (Maine, USA)
Long Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
Portland, Maine
5

GREAT VACATION

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I, along with two other couples came out to Long Island for a quick vacation. It was beyond what we were looking for and we had a wonderful time! The house was adorable, it was equipped with everything for our needs and super cozy. We didn't have the warmest of weeks but it was still very nice, considering there is a fire pit outside and a working fireplace inside as well. We biked and walked around the island, grilled outside when it was nice and enjoyed each other. The owners were very helpful with any questions we had and very nice. The photos are very accurate, nothing embellished or distorted, the house looked just as we imagined. Thanks again for letting us use your beautiful home!
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed yourselves. It was a pleasure to meet you at Casco Bay Lines. What a nice surprise.

We are very happy to hear that you slept so well. I am glad that you were pleased with the coziness of the bed and the quiet of the island.

We hope to see you again,
Michael and Christine
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Beautiful Cedar House, Perfect Location, Large Yard, Private,
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p271333vb
(207) 828-3912 (Maine, USA)
Long Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
New Orleans, LA.
5

WONDERFUL HOME ON A WONDERFUL ISLAND!

  • 5 of 5
This is a great house for anyone looking to spend time on a beautiful Maine island! The house is large and comfortable, with plenty of room for a family. The owners are friendly, accessible and responsible––a lovely couple from nearby Portland. The house is clean, and has anything you or your family might be looking for during your stay––offering all the comforts of a modern home, in a rustic, rural setting. Everything stated in the description for the house is accurate, including its proximity to the beach, post office, general stores, etc. and all of the amenities listed. And the beach is truly spectacular––lots of soft sand (unlike the rockier beaches on other islands nearby), shells and sea glass, and never crowded! We enjoyed our stay immensely! We will be back!
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Cedar House, Perfect Location, Large Yard, Private,
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p271333vb
(207) 828-3912 (Maine, USA)
Long Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
Winchester, MA
5

BEAUTIFUL SPOT, CONVENIENT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
We (2 adults, 2 teenagers) were very cozy and comfortable in this island home and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Bedrooms, Living room were very nice. The house is convenient to the ferry and the best beaches in Maine are a pleasant 10-15 minute walk away. Tennis, Basketball and town library/community center are even closer.

House is very quiet, clean and with the modern conveniences. Visitors should note that this home is on well/septic and you should not expect municipal water pressure but it is entirely acceptable. (By the way, the tap water is delicious and you don't need to buy/bring water to the island!)

Easy trip back to Portland for day trips to "civilization". Portland grocery stores will deliver food to the island for a very nominal charge - this worked quite well for us (we used Whole Foods).

Long Island is a wonderful community with lots of "small town" charm and activities - you will be very welcome to join in if you choose.
Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Cedar House, Perfect Location, Large Yard, Private,
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p271333vb
(207) 828-3912 (Maine, USA)
Long Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
West Dover, Vt.
2

CUTE HOUSE WITH ONE VERY BAD BED! MUCH DIRT, SOME HAZARDS. MY CAT LOVED IT THOUGH.

  • 2 of 5
Though the ad for this house notes parking is available, with the implication that a car is an option, note Long Island doesn't easily let cars on island. The owner doesn't reveal this until she gets paid. Not a problem for us but a heads up in the ad would be nice!

House is on a large lot, a lot of it not accessible & quite a jungle. Part that is available is pretty nice, though like the rest of this house w/ good bones could use some TLC and upkeep. Tools were strewn everywhere & left out to rust, which always burns me a bit, but seemed symptomatic of the owner's attitude about the house we thought.

House is not really a 3 to 4 bedroom. There's a small room with twin beds w/ connecting room with a futon. Worst is the 1st floor bedroom: could be very nice but bedsprings protruded through one side of the mattress of the 3/4 size bed (too short for me & I'm 5'9"). Every time we moved the bed squawked & stuck us. My partner ended up in a twin bed on the second floor, both of which were quite good. 2nd fl bed is in fact full and adequate. The first floor bathroom is tiny. The seal on the toilet leaked we discovered after the floor got inexplicably wet all week. Water pressure is feeble on first and almost nonexistent on second, where the bath is spacious but the tub/shower dirty & slow to drain.

In general the house was neither clean nor well maintained: dryer vent & vent hose in basement were badly clogged, not cleaned for a long time if ever, & vent hose pulled out of the wall spewing dirt everywhere. The outside lint filter was/is clogged as well. Wet linens mildewed in dryer when we arrived. Clogged lint filter a huge fire hazard so should be rectified & maintained henceforth. Bannister to second floor was loose, shaky. Many lights were out both inside & out, & we had to search to find light bulbs tucked away behind box on basement stairs, a basic thing owners should do. Oddly, many clocks & clock radios were plugged into switch outlets, so they were not working, then working, until again we to this figured out.

The kitchen is hardly gourmet, more fancy Pullman. BTW faucet handle complained about by others still comes off. Much crud in all but the most obvious places. For a owner concerned about water usage, there's no DW. Oddly stocked. Good knives. No cooking bowls. Good stove. No exhaust or light.

Entire house needs serious cleaning.

Owner responded but didn't remedy complaint.

Long Island is awesome & very friendl
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children

Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Casco Bay Lines/8 minute walk
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Downeaster
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Front Beach
Car: not necessary

Though the house is on an island, it is an easy boat ride to Portland. Portland ferry terminal is located in the heart of 'the old port district' this is where you will find many restaurants, great shopping, museums, trails for biking and rollerblading and much more. Please contact the owners for more detailed information.

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Long Island House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $1100.00-1700.00/wk
  • US Dollars
  • May-June $1100.00/week
  • Jul-Sep $1700/week
  • Oct-April rates available upon request. Daily/Weekly/Monthly rates, please contact
  • owners. As per Maine state law effective 1/1/2010 an 7% tax will
  • be added to the final bill.
  • Deposit required to hold space, there is also a cleaning and pet deposit. As for
  • the cleaning/pet deposits, all or some may be returned depending on condition of
  • the house.

Amenities

Long Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Broadband Access
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseshoes
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowmobiling
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • jet skiing
  • hunting
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • fly fishing
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • rafting
  • deepsea fishing
  • rock climbing
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • cross country skiing
Notes:
This year we now have a mooring available for use! It is located just down the street right off of Front Beach to the left of the Beach Ave Store. This is a great feature for family and friends that may want to visit by water.

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