|Minimum Stay||7 - 180 nights|
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
This was the perfect house and the perfect location for us! My husband and I traveled with our 4 boys aged 18-24yrs ( And our dog!) and no one was disappointed!! The yard was oversized, fenced and treed for lawn games, shade and privacy and included a fire pit, barbecue grill and relaxing hammock. There were tennis and basketball courts within a 5 min walk and even a volleyball court on a nearby beach. The owners were very accommodating , warm and friendly and went out of their way to inform us about the island and places to be sure to see. There were 4 bicycles available for our use and boy did they get used!! There was so many beautiful places to explore! The inside of the house was so cozy and filled with everything we could need. Cooking utensils, lobster pot and dishes, games, books, comfortable beds even a washer and dryer. I was initially apprehensive about the ferry and bringing over all of our groceries and suitcases but it was so easy and convenient. We highly recommend this home for a family looking to balance activity with relaxation!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
Though the house is on an island, it is an easy boat ride from 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.
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|