: Portland International Jetport
: Chebeague Transportation Company
: Amtrak Downeaster
: Route 95
: Hamilton Beach
: Chebeague Island Inn
: The Great Chebeague Golf Club
: Chebeague Island Inn
Car: not necessary
This rental house is owned and managed by Chebeague Island Inn, affording the ability to access certain hotel amenities for an added fee (bicycle and kayak rentals, housekeeping services, etc.) which are not available to the general public. The house is located directly across the street from the hotel and nine-hole golf course, and within walking distance of tennis courts, sandy beaches and the island ferry.
Chebeague Island (pron: shuh-Beeg), one of Maine's most beautiful islands, is home to generations of year-round and summer families. Chebeague Island has a storied history of sailing, notably the stone sloopers, men who carried ballast for the sailing ships of 19th century America and later granite for many of the country's most spectacular buildings, including the Washington Monument. The many lovely Greek revival homes on the island were built by these sloopers.
The island is accessible by boat only and has two ferries that service it - Casco Bay Lines from Portland and CTC from Cousins Island in Yarmouth. Cars are allowed on island, and most residents have vehicles, but they are not needed during your visit. There is an island taxi if you need to get somewhere and prefer not walking or biking. The island has numerous public beaches and you'll often find people fishing and swimming off one of the piers.
Chebeague Island Inn is one of the few remaining inns that once dotted the coast and has been thoughtfully restored to recapture its classic beauty and special place in the island community. Originally built in the 1880s, Chebeague Island Inn has been a landmark and destination for well over 100 years. In recent years, the Inn has garnered numerous awards from Condé Nast Traveler and has been included on its Annual Gold List, – a collection of the top 500 hotels in the world. In addition to being ranked 11th in 'The Top 50 Small Hotels in 2011,' the Inn was ranked 6th 'Best Hotel in the Northeast' and '#1 Hotel in Maine' in 2012. Touted as a “must-experience” food destination by Portland Magazine in 2010, the Inn was featured in Saveur magazine in 2011 and Executive Chef Justin Rowe was named “one of the chefs you need to know in Portland, Maine” in 2012.