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Ocean views from wraparound porch: summer or fall getaway!

Gwen Creswell

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Gwen Creswell

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Ocean views from wraparound porch: summer or fall getaway!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Peaks Island House Rental Photos and Description

Our 1857 home is located in a quiet neighborhood on the southern side of Peaks. It has good water views from multiple rooms and from the living room, where two sliding doors open onto a wraparound porch which is ocean-facing. It has three bedrooms and sleeps six people (one queen bedroom and two bedrooms with two twin beds each). There is a full bath on the first floor. It has recently been renovated, with refinished wooden floors and fresh paint throughout. Our home is furnished with new area rugs, new beds with allergy encasements and designer cotton bedding, some antique furniture and new appliances (washer/dryer, dishwasher, range, espresso machine). It is one lot removed from the ocean, and so you can smell and hear the surf, and see Cushing and Ram Islands and Whitehead Passage. There is a sizable side yard that is great for kids. It is 0.6 miles to the ferry (a 10 minute walk), and less of a walk to the beach. We are around the corner from another beach which is rocky and great for exploring.

We have a very quiet neighborhood which is primarily owner occupied. We ask that guests keep volume to a minimum in keeping with the spirit of the neighborhood. In addition, we do not permit fireworks of any kind.

Fall foliage season is lovely and we encourage guests to inquire about weeks in September.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Gwen Creswell (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2015

About Gwen Creswell

We are a family with three small children and live in the Portland area, just a 20 minute ferry ride from Peaks Island. Although we are new to the island, we have quickly fallen in love with it. We are pleased to offer the Peaks experience to you!

Gwen Creswell purchased this house in 2012

Why Gwen Creswell chose Peaks Island

This is one of the oldest homes on Peaks, with gorgeous water views and a side yard that offers endless possibilities for playing and relaxing. Our neighborhood is peaceful and has more foot traffic than any other kind.

What makes this house unique

We feel so lucky to enjoy proximity to the ocean - just one lot removed from Whitehead Passage. It's a short walk around the corner to a rocky beach with expansive ocean vistas.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

2 traveler reviews

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Ocean views from wraparound porch: summer or fall getaway!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Portland,ME
5

The Perfect Spot

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in August for a week around a wedding celebration and couldn't have asked for a more ideal house or location. While we live only a short ferry ride away, we felt like we were vacationing in a different world. The house is perfectly located just a 1/2 mile from the ferry in a quiet neighborhood. We didn't bring a car, but just rode bikes back and forth to the "downtown". Our 9 and 12 year old boys loved heading out on biking adventures by themselves which we felt comfortable with, given the slow island traffic. The house itself is a truly charming historic cottage with built-ins and lovely pine floors. It was exceptionally clean and the kitchen was well stocked with all manner of utensils & pans. We spent a lot of time playing games on the wrap around deck with great ocean views. We arrived at the house in the dark and the next morning, upon seeing the sparkling light-filled interior and porch, our nine year old announced "I love this house".

The boys found a rope swing near the ferry which they loved and we spent time running an biking around the island, building cairns on the nearby beach, and dining at the Peaks Island Inn.

The owners could not have been more accommodating from the welcoming note and bubbles for the kids, to a very organized notebook of each appliance in the house and local attractions.

We'll be back, thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
cheshire, CT< USA
5

Great vacation place!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in July/August 2012 at Gwen and Randy's cottage and we were very pleased with our stay. Our hosts were very helpful and friendly. They provided all the information we needed as first-time traveleres to Maine (and Peaks Island). They kept in touch the whole time; the communication with them was very easy. The listing description is very accurate, and so are the photos. The cottage itself was very clean and organized. We found everything we needed for comfortable stay. There is lots of books, DVD's and board games at the cottage, for rainy days. Our kids had lots of fun too.

There was a kiddie pool with lots of toys in the shed. My two-and-a-half year old loved it! The beaches are within walking distance. You can easily rent bikes to get you around the island; it's lots of fun.

Peaks Island is beautiful; perfect for a peaceful family vacation. We will be definitely comming back. Thank you Gwen and Randy!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Peaks Island is a place where you can relax and choose your own adventure - beachgoing, fishing, bicycling, kayaking, walking, etc.

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Rates & Availability

From $1,200 Per week

Peaks Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
May 23 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
High Summer
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes We ask for half of the rent up front, and the remainder of rent and a security deposit of $500 two months in advance of the check-in date.
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Amenities

Peaks Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Because our two small children have food allergies, we ask that guests leave nuts and nut products at home. Thank you.

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