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Maine Island Cottage

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights


Minimum Stay

About the property

Four bedroom, living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, large lawn.

Our cottage is located on a 2 acre lot with a large lawn. When you step through the door you step into the living room with a fireplace straight ahead. The bathroom is off to the right at the bottom of the stairs leading to the second floor. The first floor dining room and kitchen wrap around the chimney and fireplace. We have city water and a septic system. The bathroom has a small shower, vanity and toilet. There are four bedrooms upstairs, two doubles and two singles. The front porch is screened in and can be enjoyed day or night bug free. We have a golf cart for transportation, you must have a drivers license to operate it, per local laws.

Peter Joyce First phone number Tom Joyce Second number
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2016

About Peter Joyce First phone number Tom Joyce Second number

My brother Tom and I have been going to Little Diamond since 1968 when our parents purchased the cottage. From the time I was eight years old to present day, I still enjoy island life. Our families have benefited from the island experience. The scenic views, beaches, swimming, fishing, sunsets and just relaxing is refreshing. Our parents are gone now so we decided to rent our treasure to help pay expenses and upgrades.Tom and I are retired Police Officers and wish you a safe and happy vacation.

Peter Joyce First phone number Tom Joyce Second number purchased this cottage in 1968

Why Peter Joyce First phone number Tom Joyce Second number chose Portland

Sometimes we have to find that special place where we can relax and spend quality time with our families. Little Diamond is that place, cook up a traditional Maine lobster feast, relax on the beach with a good book and enjoy the views, take in the sunsets with a glass of wine and explore the surrounding islands. The sound of the fog horn, the distant bells on harbor buoys, the rain on the roof and creating fond memories. You won't be disappointed.

What makes this cottage unique

Maine island life has to be experienced. Picture going to a Maine island with no vehicles . The transportation on the island is walking, golf carts or riding lawn mowers. You can walk from one end of the island to the other end in 15 minutes. At low tide you can walk across a sandbar to Great Diamond Island and if you miss the tide you can ride a ferry back to Little Diamond.


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(1 traveler reviews)

Maine Island Cottage
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

Wonderful vacation on Little Diamond Island!

  • 4 of 5

We had a absolutely fantastic week on Little Diamond Island at Peter's family cottage. The cottage is a little gem on a wonderful small island with no cars and friendly neighbors. Peter was gracious and helpful, meeting us Casco Bay Lines ferry to help us get oriented over to the island. A short boat ride later, Peter showed us the cottage and give lots of helpful hints of things to do to keep everyone in the family happy. The cottage is everything you want it to be - quaint, comfortable, and relaxing, and while it is on a island with no cars nestled in the centre of the island, it has all the amenities of home (internet, cable, etc). Peter and his family had taken the utmost care to ensure the cottage was clean and ready for our arrival. Towels, linens, toiletries and condiments are all provided so we could get down to relaxing faster! And the kids loved the golf cart, and so did the dog!

There is lots to do on Little Diamond - beach combing, walking tours, venture over the sandbar to Great Diamond for dinner or ice cream, ride the ferry down bay or to visit the other Casco Bay islands, jumping off the pier after the ferry departs, swimming at the beach, etc. On those days the weather wasn't agreeable, we hopped the ferry to Portland and walked around the old port enjoying chowder and lobster at the many great restaurants along the waterfront. Freeport outlets are a short 20 min car ride away for those of us who enjoyed finding a good deal!

This cottage is a must for your summer vacation - there is something for everyone. Small kids, teenagers and adults will all fall in love with Little Diamond Island.

We'll see you again Little Diamond Island, and thank you Peter for a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
PWM Portland International Jetport
Nearest Ferry
0.01 Miles
Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Riverside Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Amtrack Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I295 & 95 run through Portland
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
3 beaches located on Little Diamond Island
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Little Diamond Island Landing Cottage Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

1300 /week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Little Diamond Island Landing Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The cottage has a small bathroom with a small shower,vanity and toilet. Water is provided by the Portland Water District and we have a septic system.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • There are four bedrooms, two double beds and two single beds located on the second floor. The futon in the living room can also be utilized.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Life on Little Diamond Island is very peaceful and quiet. The island is within sight of Portland, Maine's largest city, but it's a different world. Take a walk on the dirt roads, go beach combing, fishing for mackerel, swimming, watch the sunsets or just relax and read a good book. The way life should be.

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