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Pondsea Place - Maine Island Vacation with Views of Water!

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Peaks Island House Rental Photos and Description

4 BR + Loft, 2 BA, Sleeps 15

Imagine views of a natural wooded pond and the ocean from the same marvelous place... this is a nature lover's dream! Pondsea Place is located in the back shore area of Peaks Island with 300 feet waterfront on Great Trout Pond and 100 yards from the seashore.

You can hear the ocean and smell the salt air from this beautiful cedar shingle home. There is a large 16 by 30 foot deck that overlooks the pond and a smaller deck that looks toward the ocean. The house is 2400 square feet with four bedrooms and two large bathrooms each with a jacuzzi tub/shower. There are two large indoor living areas with cathedral ceilings. The kitchen has many gourmet kitchen items and a large Weber gas outdoor grill. The kitchen counters are a lovely green marble and the floors are maple hardwood and terra cotta tiles through out. The rooms are spacious and airy with large windows. It is located on two and half acres so there is plenty of room for all to have a great time. Near the ocean so bugs are no problem.

Peaks Island is the best place for relaxing!: Peaks Island is absolutely the best place in the world to come for a relaxing vacation. There is plenty to do for those who enjoy sailing, tennis, bike riding, roller blading, fishing, you name it. And for those who just want to relax ... you can do that here, too! Sun, ocean breeze, friendly people, walking by or on the beach... Peaks has it all!

Pondsea Place is the perfect place for relaxing!: Pondsea Place is 300 feet from the Atlantic seashore! Hear the ocean waves and smell the salt sea air. Pondsea Place comes with 2.5 acres of land to roam or sit quietly to watch the The Great Blue Herons, Sea Gulls, chickadees, gold finches, cardinals, or ducks! Or get out and pound the pavement as you run the 4.5 miles around the island. This is a gracious and beautifully appointed home with 'Our best vacation ever!' written all over it. Vacation amenities supplied with beach chairs, picnic basket, thermal igloo cooler, and the works! Perfect locale for wedding party or small family reunion.

Come and enjoy the sun and sea!: Don't miss out on this opportunity to enjoy the sun and sea in beautiful Maine on Casco Bay's favorite island. You will be glad you came to Peaks!

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Carolyn Gill
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish, Japanese
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About Carolyn Gill

We bought the 2.5 acres and designed and built this waterfront home in 2002. We designed it specifically for groups between 8 to 15 people. We wanted to host friends and family and all have a good time. We love hosting vacation renters in our home and invite you to join in our love of Peaks Island and Pondsea Place. Many wonderful events have taken place here over the years: wedding, anniversary celebrations, reunions of several types, sacred ceremonies and simple family fun!

We get wonderful feedback from our renters and we welcome you to make coming to Pondsea Place part of your Peaks Island tradition.

Carolyn Gill purchased this house in 2002

Why Carolyn Gill chose Portland and Casco Bay Area

We love nature: trees, water and birds. This home provides our family and our guests with all of those features. We love being able to be outdoors on the deck but feeling connected to those who are nearby inside the house. We love being able to feel like we are outdoors from inside because of the wall of palladian windows and French doors.

What makes this house unique

Open and airy with wonderful water views from most rooms. Conducive to both gathering for joyful together times; and perfect for private hideaway places for those who need quiet time.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family has been going to Peaks Island for generations and we have so many wonderful memories. This year I wanted all of my family to be together in one house so I rented Pondsea Place mostly because of the size. It was beyond my expectations. My kids and I stayed the whole week and were able to accommodate all the other family and friends that came to visit us quite comfortably. The layout of the house is ideal, allowing plenty of space to all be together or find a little peace and quiet for yourself. The setting is beautiful and the location is perfect. From the deck we could see the pond below and the ocean beyond, I don’t know another spot on the island that offers this view. I highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a large, clean beautiful home for their vacation.
Jul 2011
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Pondsea Place - Maine Island Vacation with Views of Water!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 11 reviews
Portland, ME

Excellent place for large families on Peaks Island.

  • 5 of 5

Everything worked and the place was as advertised. No surprises at all. Ms. Gil is always available bt text and is very responsive to any concerns. Highly recommend Pond Sea

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you!
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What a beautiful location and accommodations for our family gathering.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long weekend and Pondsea was perfect for our family. We had 6 adults and 2 kids and it was quite spacious. Love the beams and high ceiling and the loft was a get away to watch TV if needed.

The outside desk is huge and where we spent most time. The ocean is a few steps away and our 4 year old grandson spent hours building with rocks.

The owner was attentive from my first inquiry and stayed involved all through the process. I even had some questions on arrival and had response usually within minutes!

My only comment is that some of the furniture is showing some wear.

There were numerous beds and configurations for sleeping that we actually had more than we used (unusual for us). Beds were comfortable.

Kitchen was very well equipped and nice grill on deck.

We loved the island and had dinner at both cockeyed gull and the inn.

The open design, deck, accommodations and sea air at Pondsea made for a wonderful weekend.

Thank you Carolyn

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot with beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

The house is set up nicely to entertain. Plenty of room for a large group to stay a few nights. Great place!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We love sharing this beautiful home with these great views with our guests! Come again! The leaf peeping season is rather out of this world with the views across the pond!
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Beautiful Week near The Seashore

  • 5 of 5

My extended family (10 adults and 1 child) spent an amazing week at this beautiful property. The location is extremely serene and peaceful and was great for everyone to disconnect from their electronics and reconnect with each other at our family reunion. It helped that there is very minimal cell phone connection! The seashore is a two minute walk down the street and we went out several times at night to see the stars and Milky Way!

We rented bikes for the majority of our time on Island and it's about a five to 10 minute ride into town or to the beach on greenwood street. We found the grocery store well-stocked and we used the ferry a couple of times throughout the week to go into Portland with no issue.

The house was rather expansive for 10 individuals and we didn't run into any problems sleeping everyone. One note because you are near the seashore everything can get rather damp and the rooms in the lowest level are damper than the rest of the house.

The kitchen was perfectly outfitted with everything we needed and the fridge handled a ton of food although the ice maker struggled to keep up with us.

If you are a bird watcher or have a larger family this is the house for you. We had a great time and are looking forward to our next reunion in two years!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pondsea Place

  • 5 of 5

What a magnificent home! We will all remember this trip for the rest of our lives as we logged some great conversation and laughs amidst the beautiful Peak's Osland backdrop. Thanks to Carolyn!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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A cozy spot on an amazing island

  • 4 of 5

Our experience at Peaks was perfect - we never left the island and rarely used our car (mostly strollers for children or bikes). We had a total of 5 small children and 8 adults in our group and there was plenty of room for all in the cabin. The kitchen was well stocked with supplies and we mostly ate in. The house itself was very nice - plenty of space for children to spread out and play games etc. It would be even better if the downstairs could get more of a breeze w/ screen doors. the location was pretty good - near the fun indian trails which were perfect for children to hike and also close to town and our favorite beach on Greenwood St. Next time I may choose a house a bit closer to the ocean to be able to hear the water and also being near a pond there were definitely a good number of mosquitos to deal with, but nothing extreme. I would definitely recommend this house if you want something affordable and not super luxurious to use as a home base for a fun week on peak's.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your informative review. Our landscaper has applied an all natural solution for the mosquitos and our most recent guests told us that it is definitely working! Again thanks for the feedback. It was most helpful!
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Casco Bay Ferry Lines
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Portland/Downeaster Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
100 Metres

Peaks Island: 20 minute ferry ride on Casco Bay Ferry Lines from Portland, Maine.

Ninety miles north of Boston, Massachusetts.

Other Activities: Shopping, boating, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, horseshoes, kayaking, canoeing


Rates & Availability

Peaks Island House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Autumn to Summer
Aug 21 2016 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Contract laundry service $200
Pet Fee $500
Tax Rate 7.0%

$3500/wk in summer
* Guests are encouraged to bring their own linens.If house linens are used they must be left clean/folded.
* $200 fee to have an outside contractor wash linens
* $1500 Deposit required for reservation and will be returned when property is inspected after guest departure.
* Checks, E-checks accepted. Credit cards accepted with 3% fee.

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Peaks Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Lower level - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Mid level - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • Both bathrooms are large and each with a jetted Jacuzzi tub/shower combination.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • King & 2 single or two kings - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Queen - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Double & single - 1 double
    Three singles or King and sinlge - 3 twin/ single , or king and single
    Loft with three singles - 3 twin/ single
  • Pondsea: Loft - three singles (large room 16x26) Main Floor - One bedroom with double bed (full size) and single bed One bedroom with queen bed Bathroom with jacuzzi tub and shower combo Lower level - One bedroom with three singles One bedroom with a king size (which can be made into a set of twins) and day bed with turndle. This large room (16x26) can be set up as four single beds. Bathroom with jacuzzi tub and shower combo There are plenty of pillows, blankets, quilts and throws available for your comfort!
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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