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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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BEACH AND SUNSETS

Peaks Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + 1 Bedroom, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8)

Sunset views of ship Chanel, Casco bay, the city of Portland & Mt. Washington

A Turn of the Century Shingled cottage, Tastefully renovated with winding stair cases, 3 Bedrooms, Loft & a Sterns & Foster sleep sofa in the living room Sleeps 8. 2 Baths open concept down stairs with modern Kitchen. Located in a quiet section of Peaks Island away from the hustle and bustle of the village yet only a 15 min. walk to, it's resturants, library, shops, grocery store, lobster shack, bike rental, Art stutios, filling station Health Center, Churches and more. We are also close to our tennis, sailing, and social club. and of course the famous 'Rock Bound Cost of Maine' on our back shore with its panoramic views of the open ocean and the outer islands of Casco Bay which makes a wonderful place for Surf fishing, picnicking, cookouts, barbeques and lobster bakes. Nearly the entire back shore is in the public domain.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

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This has been Russ & Shirley's home since 1969. We raised our four children here. It began as a summer cottage and has long since become our year round home. We are both now retired and spend our summers in the Willard Beach area in South Portland where we take care of our granddaughter, Aminah. We had previously considered selling our property but due to our great success with VRBO we have taken it off the market.

walrussed@yahoo.com purchased this cottage in 1966

Location, Location, Location, Only a 15 minute Ferry ride from Portland, Peaks Island is frequently refered to as the 'Martha's Vinyard' of Casco Bay only friendlier. We believe we live on the best part of the Island. We are away from the hustle and bustle of down front and from the traffic on the back shore and we are only steps from the beach.

If you are fortunate enough to spend a night on an island, then you are fortunate enough.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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3.8
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Beach and Sunsets
average rating of 3.75 based on 4 reviews
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Peaks Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
5

Wonderful getaway

  • 5 of 5
Russ is very nice, but one thing he is not is a photographer. The photos posted for the house do not do it justice. I wish this review tool had the ability for me to post a picture!

By far, the best part of the house is the back porch. Huge. We spent most of our time on the porch. When we planned our week, we initially thought we would go into Portland a few times, but we couldn't drag ourselves away from the tranquility of the back porch. From it you have a rolling grass yard with huge shade trees that ends at the beach. It is simply ideal. The afternoon naps on the porch can't be beat.

When we did go into Portland for our one afternoon and dinner it was great. We have a dog and took her with us and there is a Wonderful dog park with a dog beach at the East Prominade, walking distance from the ferry. On your return walk, stop by the blue spoon and you can eat on the patio (sidewalk seating) with your dog and the food is excellent.

We will definitely come again when we need to recharge our batteries. Great place shift gears and slow your pace. (That said, I had excellent phone and iPad connections so I could work when needed.)

Tip for other guests - not sure if it is mentioned in the listing, but there is one king, one queen and two twins. We didn't realize there would be the option of a king bed (nicer/bigger bedroom) and only brought linens for the Queen. If you have king linens, bring them.
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Lack of Transparency

  • 1 of 5
Russ should have informed us that the VIEW from the porch is OBSTRUCTED by a 20 ft construction dumpster and by 2-4 vehicles during the work week. All day Friday the crew worked to fill an already full Dumpster, load vehicles with scrap lumber and remove aluminum scaffolding from an 8 month long project on the neighbors property in FRONT of Russ's property.
The housje is in disrepair and would not pass code as a rental. I wish I could send a picture of the electrical outlet beside the master bedroom with exposed metal box ( the lamp didn't work so I couldn't see my clothes or read in bed.) The railing on back porch was rotting and loose. The eyesores!!!! The skylight above the stove in kitchen was unfinished water stained wood and calcified panes; the front panel of the drop_in jennair range was missing; outside there were unsitely views into the ground level storage.
The beds were old and uncomfortable. My grandson 7 could feel the springs on his bed.
The new sterns and foster has couple patches and is so hard we put a camping mat over it. We were all thankful the toilets worked and the washer and dryer. The drier drum had scream when it is running, however.
The house is cluttered. The master bedroom has king size bed, cardboard 4x6 free standing closet, 2 old wood chairs an antique love seat a dresser and 2 night stands!

I felt ripped_off. I ask Russ for some money back considering that we were not informed of the construction. He is unable to return any money at this time.
All this said, we still love Peaks and we enjoyed sandy beach and city view beach and the kayaking and the cafe and Cockeyed Gull down front.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We'd like to thank our guests for sharing their concerns with us.
We feel we should point out that this is the first negative review we have had in the two years we have been with VRBO Our New England shingled cottage is over a hundred years old and we think it has a lot of wonderful characteristics not to mention the best location on the Island. Some people of course prefer a more modern inviroment. We had the roof re-shingled this year and had planned on installing new skylights in the kitchen and bath. Unfortunatly the weather made it impossible to install them before the first guests arrived. We will be putting the skyligts in this fall. We have no control over properly permitted construction projects in our neighborhood. It appears the current project is winding down. Mr. Sterns and Mr. foster tell me their beds are not hard. Thr proper term is firm. Thank you for taking time to read this, Russ and Shirley
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Peaks Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
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Relaxing and Great Sunsets!

  • 4 of 5
Thanks, Russ, for a very relaxing week. The sunsets from your porch are amazing. This is probably my fifth stay on the island, and this was the nicest place I've stayed. My daughter especially loved our treasure hunt for all the wood animal statues.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Peaks Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
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The most relaxing vacation I've ever had

The most relaxing vacation I've ever had
  • 5 of 5
My typical day was to wake to sea birds and waves and wind off of the bay. Take a hot, wonderful shower and head downstairs to cook breakfast in the kitchen with sunlight streaming down through the skylights. Read on the porch and walk the beach until lunch. I'd walk the mile into town and pick one of the four restaurants to eat lunch at before getting ice cream at the corner shop and reading in the sidewalk chairs. A quick shop at the grocer before the walk home and more relaxing at the house. I'd cook dinner, relax, and head to bed.

When I decided I'd like to see Portland, the ferry was available almost every hour and everything I wanted was again within walking distance of the Portland docks. A true barbershop haircut, local restaurants, even a movie.

I can't wait to go again.
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Portland Internatiomal (PMW)
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Train
4 Miles
South Portland
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Portland
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Cockeyed Gull
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Pleasent Mountin
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Peaks Island House
Car: recommended
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Peaks Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 31 2014 - Sep 12 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Fall
Sep 13 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
Early Summer
May 3 2015 - May 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 28 2015 - Oct 25 2015
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $135
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes All charges are non refundable and will be retained as liquidated damages except the refundable security deposit. We recommend you purchase travel insurance.
1/2 rent to reserve by check or money order - balance of rent taxes, cleaning fee, and refundable security Deposit due 1 month before your vacation begins
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Amenities

Amenities

Peaks Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom 1 is on the 1st floor & has an old fashion tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is on the second floor
  • Both Bathrooms have a lavatory.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sterns & Foster Queen Sleep Sofa is in the Livingroom
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Music Library
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • basketball court
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