|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Long Island is a tranquil 400 year old fishing community known for its beautiful white sandy beaches and rocky coast. A wonderful escape from the rest of the world.
Some island vacation ideas: Pick some wild flowers. Picnic on the beach. Play a little tennis or basketball. Fish off the dock or jump off the dock with the rest of the island 'kids'. Do a little bird watching. Walk quietly through the island woods trails and look for deer and fox. Bike to one end of the island for a spectacular sunset and the next morning, to the other end, for a sunrise reflecting off hundreds of brightly colored lobster pots. Cook some lobsters from the island lobster pound and grill some steaks on the 12 by 20 foot 3rd floor deck. Rock and read on the covered 1st floor farmer's porch.
The ferry terminal is situated in historic Portland allowing day-trippers to walk around the famous Old Port area where you will find a multitude of eclectic restaurants, shops, and recreational activities – cinemas, The Portland Museum of Art, The Children's Museum, the Portland Observatory, the Longfellow House, the Victoria Mansion. A longer walk or cab ride brings you to Hadlock Field and the Portland SeaDogs (AA Red Sox affiliate) baseball games. Check out local papers for island and mainland summer festivals, theater productions and outdoor concerts.
The daily ferry schedule allows enough time for exploring much of Maine and NH, including LL Bean in Freeport, the lakes region, and the White Mountains.
The island house is a 8 year old 3 story structure with bedrooms and baths on the 1st and 2nd floors and the main living area on the 3rd floor.
The island has 2 grocery stores, a B&B that offers fine dining by reservations only, a cafe, and a library with wireless access. There's even a Community Center with children activities and occasionally art and crafts shows and fairs.
There's no safer place and the natives are friendly, so remember to wave.
Keywords: Eight year old spacious year round house
Our family had been coming to Long Island for summer vacations for over 20 years. It had been a long-time dream to own a place on the island that we could come to year-round and now we do!
We rented this wonderful house for our annual fishing trip. We had 6 people and we had plenty of room and the owner was so helpful when we first got there. The house is on a very peaceful island with some of the most friendly people you will ever meet. There is a restaurant and a convenience store on the island and most importantly you can buy fresh lobster from some of the local fishermen, if you are there in the summer time. The owner also had several bikes that we could use to tour the island, and you will find a small private white sand beach on one end of the island. The city of Portland is only 20 minutes or so from the island if you take a water taxi, or about 40+ minutes if you take the ferry. This is a great place to take your family or friends for a peaceful vacation. I would recommend it to anyone! Thank you Stephanie!
If you are looking to escape with family but still want to be able to sneak into a city during the day, this is the place. I rented this house for a long weekend to surprise the wife and her family with a relaxing birthday long weekend. The house was beautiful and the layout, perfect. It slept four couples very comfortably and the open air kitchen/ living room, with a porch off the side is fantastic. We walked the local beaches and Portland in the AM, and grilled fresh seafood in the evenings, and . The owners were very accommodating, and helped to make sure that the weekend was great. We are looking to see if our schedules will allow for a return in the Summer time.
We were looking for a quiet, peaceful getaway with our family on Long Island, and this fit the bill. The house was clean and well-appointed. The owners were friendly and helpful. We never left the island because we were so comfortable in the house and on our many walks. I would love to return and would recommend this rental to anyone. I only wish we'd booked more time there.
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. 3 night $900 minimum stay
Payment of 1/2 to reserve. Final payment due 30 days before check-in date.