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MAINE ISLAND VACATION HOME & PERMACULTURE DEMONSTRATION SITE

Mark Shain

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Mark Shain

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2014
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MAINE ISLAND VACATION HOME & PERMACULTURE DEMONSTRATION SITE

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

Overview

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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More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mark Shain (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2014

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Maine Island Vacation Home & Permaculture Demonstration Site
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
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Maine Island Vacation Home & Permaculture Demonstration Site
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351084vb
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Peaks Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
Windham, NH
5

Great getaway

  • 5 of 5
Enjoyed the privacy! Tucked away but allowing you quick access to being downtown in minutes. Great place for taking a stroll to either the beach to sit on the rocks or down a country road. We were there for a wedding with not a lot of down time, but did enjoy the location when time allowed.
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

Map

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

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Rates & Availability

From $300 Per night

Peaks Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
4 night minimum stay
$500
$2,500
 
 
Winter
Jan 5 2015 - Apr 25 2015
4 night minimum stay
$350
$1,700
$4,000
 
 
Spring
Apr 26 2015 - Jun 20 2015
4 night minimum stay
$450
$2,100
$4,800
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 21 2015 - Jun 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,450
 
 
Fourth of July week
Jun 28 2015 - Jul 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Summer
Jul 6 2015 - Sep 19 2015
4 night minimum stay
$400
$2,200
$6,000
 
 
Fall
Sep 20 2015 - Nov 21 2015
4 night minimum stay
$350
$2,100
 
 
Thanksgivng
Nov 22 2015 - Nov 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
Early Winter
Nov 30 2015 - Dec 19 2015
4 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
 
 
Christmas/new Years
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 9 2016
4 night minimum stay
$375
$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Golf Cart Weekly Rental $350 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $89
Cleaning $175
Tax Rate 8.5%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Peaks Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Abuts 100 Acres of Conservation Land, Private, Hiking Trails. Golf cart available at additional cost.

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