YEAR ROUND, VERY PRIVATE CUSTOM PEAKS ISLAND HOME

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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YEAR ROUND, VERY PRIVATE CUSTOM PEAKS ISLAND HOME

Peaks Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

We plan to sell our home in 2015, in order to sail around the world on a sailboat. This home was custom-built in 1989 and renovated in 2010. It has high ceilings, 4 bed rooms (plus studio), each bedroom has with a queen bed. There are 2 baths, hall library, screened east porch, lounging deck with bar, and versatile entry gallery. The first floor opens from the kitchen into enchantingly private (and fenced) gardens. The open concept first floor is adaptable to a variety of activities, and can be opened into a large common areas, or closed into several private nooks. There several comfy couches. The attic is not available for guests. There is a guest cabin in the garden that can be available to guests, please ask. Guests are invited to enjoy the fire pit, pick the organically grown flowers, vegetables, herbs, fruits, rose, and enjoy whatever is in season. This home has hosted weddings, reunions and babyshowers, and it has a peaceful sturdy energy.

The garden kitchen has new stainless appliances, plenty of pantry space, granite tile hallway, hardwood floors, douglas fir beams and southern yellow pine extra high ceilings (9’5”) cobblestone chimney and gas fireplace. This very sturdy and energy efficient home makes a delightful center of operations for a family wedding. Yes, it is very well set up for nicely behaved dogs, and yes, help for a hostess is available.

Let us know in advance about your wedding and we'll plan the garden accordingly! Depending on when you stay, you might be enjoying peonies, lilacs, roses, lavendar, sweet peas, grapes, red raspberries, fresh lettuce etc!

We live nearby -- mostly on our boat--so we can customize your services. If you want to be left alone, you won't see us, but if you want to go for a cruise around the bay? Want us to cook your lobsters? We'll turn you into islanders, just give us a call and let us know what you need.

This house is set in a private fenced in garden in the middle of the island, at the quiet heart of island trails and recreational open-space. It is very quiet, a lovely place to have a bar-b-que or rehearsal dinner, yet only a ten minute walk to just about everything. Returning guests? We can grandfather your rate. Just ask!

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
Owner
Advertiser since 2010
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Speaks english

About The Owner

We built this house in 1989, and raised our children here. We also grew lots of flowers and herbs (sold organic cut flowers to mainland florists) and we also grew a lot of our own food. Now our kids are in their early 20's and we are seeking new adventures, so after 25 years on Peaks Island, we bought a farm and moved to Bowdoinham Maine in 2010. And... then we realized that was a mistake! We missed the island! So we sold that 20 acre farm two years and two days after we bought it, and moved back onto the island, where our organic 1.5 acre island gardens are just as productive! We also have a teeny sweet cottage on the next street over, and we are sometimes there, but most of the summer we live on our boat. We're getting ready to sail the world, and so we plan to put the family-size house up for sale in fall of 2014 (hint hint, if you want to buy it let us know! Currently we do not plan on renting it in 2015). If anything, let us know. We're not located far away and we would be happy to help you with flowers, food, bonfire or lobster bake. Want to go for a sail? Let us know! Our son-in-law charters their boat and can take you for a ride out on the bay, and we are always happy to meet up with guests for a wine and cheese sunset on our Banjer 37.

The Owner purchased this house in 1989

Why The Owner chose Peaks Island

Our gardens are really nice. You can pick mint, blackberries, peaches, peonies, lavendar, you can lay on the private deck in the sun or sit in the screened shady east porch and read a book. This is a quiet comfortable private house, with plenty of shared and private spaces.

What makes this house unique

Peaks Island is a small community. You might not know anyone, but we know practically everyone (and that's why we choose our house guests carefully)! In spite of what it might look like, Peaks Island isn't a tourist town, it is a very close knit community. Even the summer people come back, year after year. You'll be back! People will remember your name! The island is beautiful, great to bike and swim and sail, amazing birds, beautiful gardens, but it is the social life that makes Peaks Island special. Peaks Islanders are smart, creative, worldly, friendly. You'll notice that islanders wave. That's real. If you slow down and say hi, they'll probably ask you if you play a musical instrument, how old your kids are and then they will tell you where the potluck and bonfire is going to be. Peaks Islanders LOVE children, and it is a fantastic place to be a child, and it's also a fantastic place to be a Nana and a Grampa! That's us! We are grandparents now! If you have babies and are wondering when playgroup happens or what's happening on the island for children, we'd be happy to give you the scoop, just ask.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello, sadly it's the end of our stay! There was a big storm the other night -- you'll find a large branch in the yard. Also, a family of raccoons has been feasting on the grapes. We are leaving our bags for a while, going for a swim and waiting for the boat, we'll be back to get the bags at 2. Thanks!
Aug 2012
  • 1 of 5
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.3
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Year Round, Very Private Custom Peaks Island Home
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews
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Year Round, Very Private Custom Peaks Island Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p334182vb
207756-9421
Peaks Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
Arvada, CO
5

wonderful spacious beautiful home

  • 5 of 5
I rented this house recently for a family wedding. It was well stocked (kitchen pots, pans, dishes) , spacious, clean and came complete with satin sheets.
It is plenty large enough to sleep 10 or more and can accommodate more for a gathering thanks to the lovely deck and garden like yard.
I would definitely rent this home again. And as a bonus the gracious owners Al and Jenny took us out for a sail on their sail boat. Great time!
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Year Round, Very Private Custom Peaks Island Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p334182vb
207756-9421
Peaks Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
Kansas City, Kansas
5

Perfect place to relax

  • 5 of 5
We just got back from staying at this rental and it was an absolutely wonderful place to stay. It was clean with plenty of space inside and out. It has a back deck where we enjoyed our coffee each morning while looking out over the beautiful flowers and trees. I would definitely recommend this house to anyone who is looking for a great place to kick back and relax. Thanks Jenny, we had a GREAT time!
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Karen! The house looked great after you left, thanks for being such lovely house guests! We hope you come back again!
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Year Round, Very Private Custom Peaks Island Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p334182vb
207756-9421
Peaks Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
CT
3

Kindergarten Reunion

  • 3 of 5
Very disappointed for the cost…..was looking forward to the exquisite yard and gardens. Found very unkempt, over run jungle atmosphere. All gone to waste. Inside home very strong mold smell, small refridge didn’t work, gas fireplace didn’t work, dishwasher leaks. Overall run down condition inside and out. Bedding not as advertised, kitchen lacked basics for cooking. Outdoor grill was good for a laugh.
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: After you posted this review, I got a message from Leslie, and she said "Hi Jenny,

I just want to say that the review from Keith of the Kindergarten reunion was not how I felt. The pictures of the house on the internet appear to be older, so what we saw for a yard in the pictures didn't match what was there (note from Jenny: lilacs don't bloom all summer, but we live closer now, so we are tending the gardens for florists again!) It was disappointing not to be able to park near the house -- it made the trek to and from the house with all our stuff difficult. (note from Jenny: we fixed that! we've landscaped the north yard so that cars can drive in through the gates without causing ruts)

The kitchen does, of course, have the basics for cooking. But not for preparing a meal for 8 people. (Ask and ye shall receive! Fixed! the kitchen is FULLY stocked now!) Some of us are extreme cooks and are used to having certain utensils and cookware, and maybe we should have asked you what exactly was in the kitchen or we should have brought our own cookware. We made do.

I did not notice the dishwasher leaking or any mold smell or any run down condition in the house (although the upstairs does appear to be under construction). (Note from Jenny: true, the attic was not "finished". The rest of the house, 1st and 2nd floors are finished, and so we've decided to let the attic be an attic, and not make it available to guests).

The guys in our group are very aware of how to operate (and take apart and put together) a gas fireplace -- that fireplace did not work. (You're right! It wasn't working right! We ripped our hair out! And then we fixed it finally and now it's working beautifully! Thanks!)

We had a fine time in your house and around the island. I'm sorry the review put on the internet was so harsh." (that's okay! we appreciate the feedback!)
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrack
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Centennial Beach, several others
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Cock Eyed Gull, The Inn at Peaks, 2 more
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Lost Valley Ski Area
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Portland
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
4 plus restaurants on Peaks
Car: not necessary

Peaks Island is a small year-round island community that is a sophisticated three miles (15 minutes) off the City of Portland, Maine and accessible by CBL ferry (go to www.cascobaylines.com for the schedule). By day, enjoy the fall foliage, or wintertime skiis along the back shore, and then take a short ferry ride in town to Portland Maine's world class dining and arts districts. Peaks Island offers the best of all worlds, in a distinctly Maine community. We are a short walk from Horse Island Camp, a ten minute walk to the boat and stores, and just ten minutes from island beaches. It takes about one hour to walk all around the island. Inside the wildlife fencing that surrounds this property you'll find (depending on the season) ripening raspberries, peaches, fresh herbs, grapes, or flowers for you to pick and enjoy. Fall foliage here is beautiful and snow can be quite spectacular!

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Availability & Rates

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Peaks Island House Rental Rates

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Base Rate
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,450
$9,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes Includes State of Maine lodging tax 7%. Need fewer beds? We discount rates for small groups.
Notes Have you stayed with us before? If you are a returning guest in good standing, we'll honor your 2012 rate! Just ask!
50% secures reservation, must be paid in full 60 days before arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

Peaks Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (4) all new queen mattresses. 3 bedrooms on the second floor, one on the first floor.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Events Allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • pier fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
Notes:
Next to island trails, ten minute walk to all beaches, ferry, restaurants, stores. Five minute walk to Children's Workshop (daycare) with little kid playground, five minutes to island school with bigger kid playground.
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