MAINE ISLAND VACATION HOME & PERMACULTURE DEMONSTRATION SITE

Mark Shain

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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MAINE ISLAND VACATION HOME & PERMACULTURE DEMONSTRATION SITE

Peaks Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This home on Peaks Island, Maine, provides abundant privacy, yet is within a two minute walk to the back shore of the island and the Gulf of Maine. In fact, this property is in a neighborhood of fine homes completely surrounded by wooded lands protected by conservation easements managed by the Peaks Island Land Preserve. Well off the road and within earshot of the pounding surf, this four-bedroom, two-bath home faces south, allowing the sun to pour in. The large, 12' x 30' deck off the kitchen offers a 'tree-house like' environment, perfect for entertaining or just lounging. If you prefer something more intimate, you can relax in the five-passenger Thermospa hot tub on a deck perched on the ledge off the north side of the home.

This is a working Permaculture Demonstration Site. There is an apartment on the first level with a separate entrance used by the owner when in residence to perform gardening duties, etc. The owner is available to assist you with the hot tub, wood stove, fire pit, and provide general information on the island and it's environs. Horticultural duties may require the owner to water or harvest as the situation dictates. Renters in residence will always be contacted prior to these activities to insure they occur at their convenience.

There are four bedrooms as follows:

• Bedroom One Top Floor: One Queen Bed

• Bedroom Two Top Floor: Two Queen Futon Beds

• Bedroom Three Middle Floor: One Queen Bed

• Bedroom Four Middle Floor: One Double Bed and One Double Convertible Bed

Excerpt from Wikipedia ~

Peaks Island is the most populous island in Casco Bay, Maine. It is part of the city of Portland and is approximately 5 km (3 mi) from downtown. The island became a popular summer destination in the late 19th century, when it was known as the Coney Island of Maine, home to hotels, cottages, theaters, and amusement parks.

Hollywood film director John Ford was known as 'The Mayor of Peaks Island' because of his great affinity for the island. He vacationed there from boyhood through the early 1960s, worked as an usher at the Gem Theater and was a deckhand on the Casco Bay Lines ferries in his youth. Ford's relatives still live on the island.

Besides the Gem, which featured famous performers including the Barrymore family, two other summer theaters were located on the island. One, the Pavilion, opened in 1887, is said to be the first summer theater in the country. The Greenwood Garden Amusement Park sported the Greenwood Garden Playhouse.

George M. Cohan tried his productions out at the island's theaters before taking them to Broadway. Circa 1908, D.W. Griffith was torn between continuing to appear in plays produced at the island's playhouses as he frequently did or heading to Hollywood. Jean Stapleton's first professional appearance in the summer of 1941 was in a production at Greenwood Garden. Martin Landau also made his professional stage debut in a 1951 production of 'Detective Story' at Greenwood Garden where for several seasons he was a resident cast member.

Most of the hotels were lost to fires over the years. The Gem Theater was destroyed by fire on September 7, 1934. 17 buildings burned to the ground on June 2, 1936, including the new Union House Hotel. The only original hotel structure remaining on the island is the Avenue House, which has been converted into condominiums.

During World War II, the island was home to a large military defense installation, including the largest structure, Battery Steele, which housed two 16 inch (406 mm) guns. When Battery Steele's guns were first tested, windows on the opposite side of the island shattered.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Mark Shain

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Reviews

4.9
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Maine Island Vacation Home & Permaculture Demonstration Site
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
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Maine Island Vacation Home & Permaculture Demonstration Site
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Peaks Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
5

Peace & Quiet

Peace & Quiet
  • 5 of 5
Ahhhh!
If I could only still be there, Lifes craziness is forgoten when your on the micro farm. Mark even fresh roasted coffee for us to sample and enjoy, The bird life & songs were so soothing. Lots of Cardinals & ravens what a mix. The tranquility of pond and fire pit were enjoyed regularly for a get away from the bustle of grandkids & visitors. Island life warms & nourishes the soul, this how we should all be! Calm & Warm. The gardens were enjoyable too, with lots of unfamiliar, & exotic plants. Mark went above & beyond to make our stay so enjoyable, the kitchen was spacious, well equipped & great for a crowd.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maine Island Vacation Home & Permaculture Demonstration Site
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351084vb
207-332-5885
Peaks Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5
This house was by far amazing!!! Mark (the owner) was more than amazing! He was right there if I had any questions and was very helpful! The house was hidden and very quiet surrounding!! Amazing. 5 starts is truly not enough!
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Maine Island Vacation Home & Permaculture Demonstration Site
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351084vb
207-332-5885
Peaks Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
5

Perfection!

  • 5 of 5
This house was top to bottom excellent! Mark persoanlly greated us, and provided information about the island as well as the town in Portland. Allowed us to use what ever we needed, and allowed us to be as loud as we needed (bachelor party). Easy on and off the island. Will definitely rent again in the future. Already making plans for next year.
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Maine Island Vacation Home & Permaculture Demonstration Site
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351084vb
207-332-5885
Peaks Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
lakeside ct. and Englewood fl.
5

peaks island

  • 5 of 5
our family loved "the Mark house" It was clean.well supplied and unique..Mark was very gracious and gave us any advise or extra equipment needed..We made a wonderful choice of vacation homes.. Hope Mark has recuperated from all 10 of us in his home..Grace
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Maine Island Vacation Home & Permaculture Demonstration Site
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207-332-5885
Peaks Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
New Jersey
5

Great stay on Peaks Island!

  • 5 of 5
My family and friends had a fantastic stay at Mark's property on beautiful Peaks Island for my June wedding. The property is located within a pleasant walk to the beaches on the Backshore of the island, and is a quick drive or bike ride to the "down front" area of the island, where the ferry, market, and coffee shop are located.

The house was clean, thoughtfully prepared (low music and Peaks photo montage on flatscreen in living room when we arrived), and exactly as described. Mark was gracious in reaching out to make sure our needs were being met and to answer any questions.

Everything that we needed for our stay (cooking and cleaning supplies, household items) was provided, we we needed only to bring groceries and toiletries to ensure a happy stay. Upon arrival, we immediately wondered if, as a bi-coastal family, we should consider spending the upcoming Christmas there -- that is how welcoming and warm the house and surrounding property are!

We did have the maximum occupancy staying at the house on our fullest days (10 adults) - and splitting up the sleeping quarters with couples and a family with an infant in mind did require some creative thinking. However, this house definitely suited our needs and would probably be even better suited for a large family willing to share rooms with multiple beds. A girlfriends' weekend would probably also be a perfect fit!

We would definitely stay there again, and we couldn't have asked for a better home base on Peaks during our weeklong stay.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Maine Island Vacation Home & Permaculture Demonstration Site
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207-332-5885
Peaks Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
Olive Branch, MS
5

Absolutley Amazing

  • 5 of 5
This house is so amazing! It has everything you need and is off the beaten path just a bit. We went to the island for a wedding and so there were 10 of us who stayed at the house. It was just what we needed. We took full advantage of grilling and hanging out on the deck. Even watching the deer as they came up to play in the woods near the house. The grounds are beautiful as well as the house. Mark was such a gracious host and helped answer many, many, many of my questions along the way. Highly recommended!!
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
6.6 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Ferry
1.25 Miles
Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Train
4.2 Miles
Amtrak Downeaster
Nearest Motorway
4.2 Miles
I 295
Nearest Barpub
1.15 Miles
The Inn and Pub on Peaks Island
Nearest Restaurant
1.15 Miles
Cockeyed Gull
Car: necessary
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Peaks Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer High
Jul 7 2014 - Aug 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
$550
$2,400
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 1 2014
4 night minimum stay
$375
$2,100
 
 
Early Winter
Dec 1 2014 - May 2 2015
4 night minimum stay
$300
$1,250
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 7.0%
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Amenities

Amenities

Peaks Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Telephone
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Catering Available ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) 2 Queen Futons 1 Double Euro Couch
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • ruins
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • shopping
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
Abuts 100 Acres of Conservation Land, Private, Hiking Trails
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