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The Treehouse - Charming Peaks Island Maine Cottage

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 90 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 90 nights

Description

Peaks Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Well equipped 2+ bedrooms, 1.5 baths, sleeps 6

Located on Peaks Island, Maine, the Treehouse is the perfect place to get away from it all. Hop (or drive) on the Casco Bay Line Ferry from the famed Old Port of Portland, Maine and minutes later you will be stepping onto Peaks Island. The Treehouse is a short walk from the ferry dock, located in a quiet part of town. It is close to everything, but offers a place of restful solitude where the breezes blow through the maples & oaks the house was named for. The Treehouse is a fun and informal house with two plus bedrooms, two additional futon sofas, a bath and a half, and all the amenities you could wish for: VCR, DVD, Cable TV, Wireless Internet, W&D, DW, charcoal grill, an outside deck and fenced in yard. We invite you to bring your well behaved dog/cat (with deposit). Available by the week during summer, by the day ( 3-day min.) or week fall & spring, winter by special arrangement.

No car necessary!: The Treehouse is located about a half-mile from the ferry dock on Peaks Island. Since it is within easy walking distance of the ferry, there is no need to bring a car over unless you wish to. There is a parking garage located at the ferry dock in Portland, where you may leave your car. The grocery store, restaurants, beaches, library, indeed all of the island, are easy to walk to - or you can rent bicycles on the island.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Steve Desterhaft
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2016
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About Steve Desterhaft

I spent the first 18 summers of my life on Little Diamond Island. As an adult, I can especially appreciate the conveniences offered by Peaks Island.

Why Steve Desterhaft chose Portland and Casco Bay Area

It's a perfect distance from the village - not too close to the weekend hustle and bustle, but not too far away from a quick run to the store, restaurants, stores, beach, fishing or ferry.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

The Treehouse - Charming Peaks Island Maine Cottage
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 37 reviews
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charming

  • 5 of 5

A cozy house on a fantastic island. It's such a comfy place--it felt like home!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Oct 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay at the Peaks Island Treehouse

  • 5 of 5

The treehouse was a great place to stay! Just a 10 minute walk or 2 minute bike ride from the ferry which was ideal since we arrived at night and also went back and forth to Portland multiple times during our stay, including at night. We had 4 adults and 2 chihuahuas in our group, all of whom were pleased with the Treehouse. Not fancy but clean, comfortable and convenient. We were able to function quite well in terms of what we found at the house for dishes, cookware, bedding, towels, etc.

We visited Peaks as daytrippers a year ago as part of a weekend stay in Portland and had liked Peaks so much at that time that we decided to come back and stay on the island for several days. As expected we enjoyed our second visit very much. Plenty of low key, outdoor type activities on the island and very easy to take the ferry over to Portland for dinner, entertainment etc.

We rented bikes and a doggie trailer for one of the days we were here, which is the ideal way to get around and explore the island. A car is nearly useless here, really. We also enjoyed taking the ferry back and forth to the city several times as part of our Peaks Island experience. Some might view the ferry as just a necessary hassle but I loved it, especially at night. The city lights are awesome from the top ferry deck! One day we went over to Portland for world class coffee and baked goods in the morning, returned to Peaks for the day then back over to the city for a superb Italian dinner, the finest gelato anywhere and finally the last ferry of the night back to Peaks. It's fascinating to be in a terrific little city with so much to choose from and yet be on an island. Take advantage of this very unique experience! If you are looking for an outdoorsy, fairly non-touristy vacation where you can enjoy the island lifestyle yet have access to a city full of first rate restaurants, cafes, theater, etc, this is it! Peaks Island, Portland and the Treehouse won't disappoint.

By the way the ferry service is prompt and efficient, at least in September when we visited. Much more hectic in July and Aug I would imagine.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Restful and fun stay at the Peaks Island Treehouse

  • 4 of 5

My friends and I, and my dog, enjoyed our stay at the Treehouse. In the hottest days of summer it was a shady, cool retreat, within walking distance to beaches where we all went swimming. The house had what we needed for summer meals, quiet fans for the hottest afternoons, and a good TV for watching the Olympics. The fenced yard worked well for traveling with my dog, and the neighborhood was quiet.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Treehouse was great!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with a group for vacation and a wedding on the island. The house was everything we needed for a relaxing getaway. Steve was also very helpful in the process. I definitely recommend the Treehouse.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyed our week at the Treehouse

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a "pet-friendly" place to spend our week on Peaks Island. We found the Treehouse to be not only pet-friendly, but a great place that has "old cottage" feel combined with conveniences, including washer and dryer. Everything was just as the listing stated, and Steve was very easy to work with during the rental process. The cottage was very nice and larger than we expected. Pretty property (fenced-in for our dog), adjacent to wooded areas, with a deck for eating or just relaxing. The Treehouse has a small selection of books, DVDs and board games, for the non-beach days. The beaches, ferry dock, library, post office and grocery store are a short walk/ride down the street. We enjoyed taking rides and walks along the Peaks coast for that beautiful ocean view! The only disappointment for us was that none of the Peaks Island restaurants are pet-friendly; so we took the ferry to Portland and had a nice meal on the deck at Flatbread Company - delicious pizza! Staff welcomed our dog with a bowl of water when we arrived. We would like to come back again to the Treehouse and would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to spend a memorable vacation on Peaks Island!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great accommodations

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at the treehouse. My wife and 3 young children all slept comfortably. Steve was a pleasure to work with. The house was exactly as described and is very conveniently located close to down front and the ferry terminal.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Four restaurants
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rte. 295
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Four restaurants
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Beach
Car: not necessary

Looking for something to do while you stay at the Treehouse? Walk or bike around the island, take a picnic to the backshore where the waves pound the rocks and the eider ducks swim, rent a kayak or a bicycle, go to the beach, buy fresh lobsters and have a feast, read a book, go to the free movies at the Library, play tennis at the club, go out to breakfast, lunch and/or dinner at one of the great restaurants on the island, go Down Front for an ice cream cone, visit the Umbrella Cover museum, watch a sunset from the beach, visit artist’s studios during a studio tour, see the world war II bunkers, go into Portland and see a play, go to the museum, shop in the Old Port, or go to countless restaurants, all within walking distance.

Other Activities: kayaking, beachcombing, birdwatching

Rates & Availability

Peaks Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2016 Winter Season
Oct 1 2016 - May 31 2017
90 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
2017 Spring Shoulder Season
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,075
 
 
2017 Peak Season
Jun 18 2017 - Sep 16 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,175
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,075
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Peak Season:$1175/week. Shoulder Season:$1075/week, $225/night, Off Season:$1075/week, $225/night.
Peak Season week runs from Sunday to Sunday. Off-season weeks may be flexible.
Holiday weeks rent at Peak Season rates.
$50 fee for dogs/cats - with approval.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 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:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Powder room - toilet
    Exterior/Deck - outdoor shower , Summer Only
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , twin in anteroom
    Guest Room - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Sunporch - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Sitting/TV room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We prefer that you bring your own linens, however linens are available in the event that it is inconvenient to bring your own. We ask that you make sure that all linens are laundered when you leave. Dogs and cats are allowed with a $50 fee.

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