LOVELY FAMILY-FRIENDLY BEACHFRONT

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Phil Thayer

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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LOVELY FAMILY-FRIENDLY BEACHFRONT

Peaks Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

6 bedroom, 3 bathroom with direct beach access

Quaint 1880 shingle-style cottage located on the western side of Cushing's Island, in Casco Bay. The house is just steps away from Little Beach, with sweeping views of the cove and Casco Bay. There are 6 bedrooms, 3 full baths, LR, DR, kitchen, and a screened-in porch. The house rental rate allows up to 10 guests.

Cushing's Island is a small privately-owned island in Casco Bay with extensive carriage roads and walking paths through the picturesque landscape. Islanders enjoy walking, birding, swimming, sunbathing, tennis, fishing, kayaking, sailing, and or you can just relax on the porch and watch the ever-changing parade of water craft, clouds, and sunsets. There are no cars, stores, or restaurants on the island. The caretaker drives the only vehicle. Regular (private) ferry service leaves from the Portland waterfront from Memorial Day to Labor Day, so if desired, you can go off-island for a day of shopping and sight-seeing. Cushing's Island is a great setting for quiet family vacation - removed from the hustle and bustle and yet just minutes from Portland.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Phil Thayer

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english

I live in the Boston-area but have summered here for the past 50 years. It's truly a special place.

Phil Thayer purchased this cottage in 1963

My parents bought this property because they loved the community and it is near my mother's parents

immediate access to Little Beach, lovely view from front porch, quick water taxi ride to Portland

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Reviews

Property Reviews

Lovely Family-Friendly Beachfront
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Peaks Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
Menlo Park, CA
5

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
I would highly recommend this charming cottage to family and friends. The decor is fun, the view is spectacular and the screened in porch is delightful! The kitchen is very well stocked and the house is beautifully kept. We would stay there again in a minute!
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Peaks Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
Baltimore, MD
5

Cute house on a great island

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
We had a great stay at this home. Before even arriving, we felt taken care of by the owners. There are some logistics involved (ferry schedules, mainland shopping, what to bring) given the island location and the fact that there are no stores on island. The owners were helpful and gracious in answering our questions around all of this. We got to meet them in passing as the ferry shuttled us on and them off the island and it was clear that they enjoy their gem of a home on the island as much as we did and are happy to share the wonderful experience of Cushing Island living with others. This island is a special place. No cars, beautiful beaches, friendly people, most of whom have vacationed there for generations. The house itself was perfectly situated, with a view of "children's beach" from the most comfortable porch. We spent many hours relaxing on this beautiful porch. We ate most of our meals out there. My husband and I could watch the kids (old enough to be down on beach alone) from the porch, a real perk! The house is rustic vintage but oh so charming. There are a few quirks and some peeling paint here and there but this only adds to the charm. The pictures accurately represent. Clean, well stocked kitchen. Plenty of towels, comfy sheets and quilts and even shampoo in all the bathrooms. There are fans in all the bedroom and no need for AC so very comfortable sleeping every night. We are sad that we cannot get back there this summer but hope to next summer.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! We loved sharing the island with you. Last fall we painted the exterior and replaced all exterior decks. This spring we will paint interior rooms facing the ocean. Hope you can visit in 2014!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Downeaster
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Rte 95
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
downtown Portland

One of 45 summer homes on this 1 sq mile private island. Spectacular views of Portland lighthouse and surrounding islands. Explore WWI and WWII forts on the ocean-side. Follow the foot paths through nature conservancy land. 1/2 hour ferry ride or 15 minute water taxi ride to downtown Portland

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Availability & Rates

Peaks Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
pre-high season
Jun 1 2014 - Jun 30 2014
$2,800
7 nights
 
 
high season
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$3,200
7 nights
 
 
post-high season
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
$2,800
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$2,800
7 nights
 

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Peaks Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Beach View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Telephone
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Yellow Bathroom - toilet , tub
    Blue Bathroom - toilet , shower
    MBR bathroom - toilet , shower , inner closet
  • 3 full bathrooms on 2nd floor. One outdoor shower on kitchen deck.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Middle Yellow Room - 1 twin/ single
    Middle blue room - 1 twin/ single
    Front yellow room - 2 twin/ single , beachfront view
    Front blue room - 2 twin/ single , beachfront view
    Master Bedroom - 1 double , beachfront view
    Sleeping Porch - 1 twin/ single , screened in porch
    Back room - 2 twin/ single , trundle bed
  • 1 Double Bed, 10 Single Beds
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Gazebo ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snorkeling
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • deepsea fishing
Notes:
Bird watching, hiking and beaches. Spectacular views of Casco Bay from several island heights. Quick water taxi ride to Portland.
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