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Beautiful Cedar House, Perfect Location, Large Yard, Private,

17 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 180 nights

Overview

Portland and Casco Bay Area House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

This gorgeous, cedar-sided, 3/4-bedroom home is newly built and has all the charm and character of a classic Maine island home. Located on Long Island, a low-key fishing and lobstering community in Casco Bay, this family-friendly home is situated on one-and-a-half fenced-in private acres.

The home includes a well-stocked kitchen, combination dining and living room, and a separate TV room with a flat-screened TV. The living room has a fireplace and bookshelves filled with books and the TV room is stocked with plenty of DVDs and VHSs for the whole family. On the first floor there is a bedroom with a full-size bed and a full-bath. Upstairs are two bedrooms and a full-bath. The children’s room has two twin beds and an attached playroom with a full-size futon and plenty of games. This room can also be a fourth bedroom if needed.

One of our best features is our location! We are a five-minute walk from the ferry landing, a one minute walk to the newest cafe on the island, Captain Perry's. We are also a three to four minute walk to both general stores, and a ten-minute walk to the best beach in Casco Bay! Down the street is our post office. Around the corner is a Bed and Breakfast/Restaurant, a library and school yard with playground, and basketball and tennis courts.

Long Island has beautiful conservation trails, perfect for biking or long walks, fishing, a lobster pound, and on a clear evening, sunsets over Mount Washington. Frequent ferry service to Portland gives you access to superb restaurants, movie theaters, shopping, Freeport and L.L.Bean, an art museum, children’s museum and much more.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE, we do not rent partial weeks during our summer peek weeks. Thank you for understanding.

Keywords: Year Round House on 1.6 Acres

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.8
based on 17 traveler reviews

Beautiful Cedar House, Perfect Location, Large Yard, Private,
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews
Orwell, VT
5

Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

A great home and excellent communication with the owners. This house worked out perfectly for our family. It is very comfortable and cozy. Perfect location for our kids who love to go to the pier to fish. We enjoyed using the lobster pot a few times during the week getting our lobsters locally on the Island. We used the fire pit for smores each night. My son used one of the great bikes that were available. It was very nice to just have to bring our clothing, personal items, and food for the week. Once again you are dealing with lovely, down to earth owners of this property. Thank you Christine for allowing us to use your home!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for leaving the house just as we left it. It is such a pleasure for us not to have to rush and clean during our short turn around time. We are very happy you had a great vacation. The weather held out nicely for you. We are pleased that you enjoyed lobsters, the fire pit and the bikes. We are especially pleased you love our island! Long Island has a great community of people. Enjoy the rest of your summer. Christine and Mike
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Mendon, MI
5

Relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for us! Loved the set up. It worked very well with the kids. Thank you for having bikes available. And we really enjoyed the fire pit. The house had everything we needed; in the kitchen to having beach chairs!! Perfect location, perfect house!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY
5

Perfect Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

We always have a great time on Long Island, and this house really worked out for us well traveling with 2 adults and 2 children. The location was easy to walk to from the ferry, even with our bags! The house was well stocked and we couldn't think of anything else we would have needed for a very comfortable stay. We enjoyed both having access to a grill to cook out and to a fire pit for the evenings. We used it almost every night and the kids loved being able to have smores. We would definitely consider staying here again! Thank you to Christine!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you had a fun trip. We try to make the house as comfortable as possible and we're happy you found it that way. I know the weather wasn't sunny everyday, but sounds like you found all the intesting places to discover on the island. Thanks so much for being wonderful renters.
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Portland, Maine
5

Week away... Long Island Maine

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time on Long Island in this home! The house is very nice, in a shady area, close to everything. The ice cream/sandwich shop, the dock/ferry landing, the community center, Fowler's Beach, South Beach, herb/veggie farm stand, gift shop, yoga studio, the general store, etc. We hitched a ride up with hill with Chub's Blue Bus, and rented a golf cart later in the week. VERY FUN! The house slept us comfortably, we cooked out each night, made s'mores in the fire pit, biked all around, etc. Next time we hope for two weeks on Long Island.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC area
5

Wonderful stay at a wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 very happy and relaxing weeks at this charming house on Long Island and as my son says, it was awesome! The property is just as described and the huge yard is perfect for kid adventures. (Like most of the wooded parts of the island, the yard does have mosquitos so be vigilant.) The house itself is well equipped, with bikes, a beach umbrella and a cart for picking up groceries at the wharf. Christine, the owner, couldn't be nicer: helpful, thoughtful and responsive.

The location is perfect for exploring beautiful Long Island and is a short walk to the wharf and Front Beach. Don't miss South Beach and Shark Cove; Wreck Cove has fabulous tide pools, too. Email Whole Foods in Portland to get groceries delivered via Casco Bay Lines. If you want a golf cart, reserve in advance to make sure you get one. Don't miss the Ivy Hall gift shop, run by friendly and pleasant island residents.

Explore the tide pools, walk the shoreline, romp with your dog, build fairy houses and sand encampments, gather shells and sea glass. And if it's raining, curl up with a cup of tea and a good book and relax on the screened porch. You'll feel the cool green beauty of this island soaking into you and you won't want to leave. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cambridge, MA
5

Great House and location!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in late June and had a great time. The house has everything you need and was setup and ready even though we were a bit early! Excellent fully equipped kitchen and nice baths. All the rooms had really comfortable furniture. Three rooms with TV and DVD players and Dish TV as well as Internet access that was greatly appreciated by our 20 year old and her 16 year old cousin. The house is in a great location - easy access to the ferry, the two stores, the gift shop and the beach. Michael and Christine were wonderful hosts. The only reason I hesitate to post a 5 star review is we don't want it to become too popular and lose out on renting next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Casco Bay Lines/8 minute walk
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Downeaster
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Front Beach
Car: not necessary

Though the house is on an island, it is an easy boat ride to Portland. Portland ferry terminal is located in the heart of 'the old port district' this is where you will find many restaurants, great shopping, museums, trails for biking and rollerblading and much more. Please contact the owners for more detailed information.

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Rates & Availability

Long Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Winter Rtes
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
180 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

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Amenities

Portland and Casco Bay Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This year we now have a mooring available for use! It is located just down the street right off of Front Beach to the left of the Beach Ave Store. This is a great feature for family and friends that may want to visit by water.

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