Fully furnished, newly restored year-round home located on the salty west end of the island. Brief walk from lovely beaches and the ferry to Portland. 1860's Cape with 2 additions; plenty of old house charm plus all modern comforts and necessities. Well equipped kitchen, dishwasher, washer/dryer. Extra large and sunny living room with ample dining area and gas fireplace. Roomy deck with new gas grill - perfect for 6 people to enjoy the sunset and eat outdoors. House has TV, DVD and music system. Linens and cleaning included in rental. Very user friendly place with easy public boat access. Also perfect for sabbatical in off-season; great for writer or artist.
This is the quintessential Maine cottage - casual, tastefully decorated, and thoughtfully appointed. It has everything you need for a special week on this beautiful and quiet Casco Bay Island. The owners are nearby to help with your requests and needs without being intrusive. There are bicycles in the shed and if you need more, you can borrow them for free from the "bicycle man" on the other end of the Island.
The Chebeague itself is quiet, beautiful and restful. This cottage is near two beaches and the Casco Bay dock where kids come to jump into water for hours at a time. The dock is also where fisherman gather to fish at the changing of the tides. There is a library, small grocery, boatyard cafe and gift shop in the mid section of Cheabegue. Further away are a swimming pool, a history museum, a golf course and a hotel with a full service restaurant. It helps to have a car here, but it is not absolutely necessary
This is a magical and friendly place waiting for new visitors to meld with the families that have come to Chebeague for generations.
The listing description is completely accurate but doesn't quite convey the perfect balance of the place. The house is somehow bright and open but also private and cozy at the same time. The owners are simultaneously wonderfully helpful and completely unobtrusive. The renovation is meticulous, but the effect is comfortable. The location is quiet and feels secluded but is also convenient: 100 yards to the beach or ferry: a bike ride to the store, tennis, the community heated pool, the library, and an eccentric golf course with wonderful water views that even a once-every-ten-years golfer can enjoy. The space provides the flexibility for a pretty wide assortment of family members or guests to entertain themselves without getting in each other's way: readers, movie watchers, talkers, sleepers, game players, writers, can all cheerfully co-exist. We not only can, but do, recommend this property to everyone we know. (Then, wonder nervously if they will take a week we'd like for ourselves.) These days it sometimes seems that everything within 5 miles of the New England coast is buried under trophy homes. This property is a wonderfully preserved and tastefully modernized specimen of Maine island life of the classic era.
Many renters choose to just remain on the island and hike, bike, picnic, swim, go boating, play golf, read in the yard, dine at the island inn. Off the island, multiple cultural activities exist in Portland and along the nearby coast. A trip to LL Bean and the Outlet stores in Freeport is close by, as is continuing up to Brunswick to the summer musical theatre. If a renter comes with a sailboat or motor boat, moorings are available and numerous trips to nearby islands for picnics and exploring are simple to pull off. Whale watch trips available from Portland.
$1,200 a week all inclusive.
$900 per week May to mid-June; mid-Sept. through Oct.