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Pondsea Place - Maine Island Vacation with Views of Water!

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Carolyn Gill
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish, Japanese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

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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Amenities

Peaks Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Departure on a timely basis and house left in good order and all garbage removed for deposit return. Breakage and damage will result in funds withheld
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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!
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Free broadband wireless

Reviews

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Pondsea Place - Maine Island Vacation with Views of Water!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 16 reviews
5

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed renting the house! There was plenty of space inside and out for our large group! Everything was clean when we arrived. There was great patio furniture outside to relax and enjoy the view. Steps to the ocean! Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We just love welcoming folks to Peaks Island and most of all Pondsea Place! Come again! Yay!
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5

An Amazing Week

  • 5 of 5

Just imagine being in a really nice house just yards from the ocean hearing the waves crash against the rocks, or sitting on a deck overlooking a picturesque pond watching all the seagulls coming to rinse the salt water off their feathers, or getting on your bike with all your family pedaling behind you either headed to the sandy beach to build sandcastles, the rocky beach to build cairns or just down town for an ice cream cone. 'PondSea' made all this possible and so much more. Having my 3 kids all under one roof again, plus their spouses and my grand kids kids, sharing a week of fun, games, good food and lots of laughter was the best present I could ever give myself.

Peaks Island is made for discovering, very accessible by foot or on bikes, and very safe for no one is going too fast. The ocean was cold in June but it made the challenge of plunging in even more invigorating, also the knowledge that one would be rewarded by a nice warm shower back at the house, made that plunge doable. I was sure we would run out of hot water with such a large group, never a problem. Being a person who loves to cook and entertain, I was pleasantly surprised by how well the kitchen was fitted out, not only in the amount of china and glassware but also the culinary equipment.

We will take away from this trip so many great memories that will last forever. One should spend some time every year on the coast of Maine, it rejuvenates your soul, staying on an island takes that pleasure up another notch.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Spot, Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

This house was great! The others who stayed in the house with me kept commenting on what an awesome spot it is. The highlights are the high ceilings and open space in the kitchen/main area for hanging out together, and the lovely back porch with two large round tables and plenty of chairs to sit in, along with a beautiful pond view.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing this beautiful slice of Peaks Island with your family and friends at Pondsea Place. Come again!
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5

Fantastic spot

  • 5 of 5

Great view of the lake in the back saw a beaver in there and a few deer. Ocean was surprisingly close and the island was an awesome spot I look forward to coming back

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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Peaceful!

  • 4 of 5

Lovely views and quiet atmosphere. Was disappointing that Trout Pond was not easily accessible.

Accommodations were plentiful for sleeping. Would rearrange furniture for eating and socializing another time. The kitchen was well appointed with plenty of serving supplies. We are considering returning next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We took your advice and turned the dining table around! You were right...it's even better than before!
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5

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
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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Map

Portland head lighthouse
Old Port
Portland Museum of Art
Cockeyed Gull
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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

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Rates & Availability

Peaks Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Fall 2017
Aug 20 2017 - Oct 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
Spring 2018
May 1 2018 - Jun 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
$700
$3,500
 
 
Summer 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Aug 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
 
Fall 2018
Aug 26 2018 - Nov 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$700
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

$3500/wk in summer
* $200 fee to have an outside contractor wash linens
* $1000 Deposit required for reservation and will be returned when property is inspected after guest departure.
* Checks, E-checks accepted. Credit cards MC and Visa accepted with 3% fee, and AMEX is 4% fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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