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Classic Island Cottage 20 Minutes By Ferry From Portland

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Classic Island Cottage 15 Minutes By Ferry From Portland

Spacious, charming 1896 cottage at the top of quiet, magical footpath. Has a peaceful, “tree-top” feel but is only a 2-3 min. walk to island grocery store, restaurants, coffee shop, ice cream, ferry (Whole Foods delivers!) and 8 min. walk to Sandy Beach. Also convenient for weddings at the Inn. Relax on the sun or open-air porches, read a book by the gas fireplace at night, grill your dinner on the large back deck or pop in to Portland for a day trip on the ferry. New couches, new beds in three bedrooms (two full, one queen) and various updates make this a delightful home-away-from-home for your relaxed island holiday. Welcome to the Coast of Maine!

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german, Hindi Punjabi and Urdu
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Owner/Manager

My wife and I teach at a college in the Midwest but are from New England. We have two kids.

Owner/Manager purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Owner/Manager chose Portland and Casco Bay Area

We bought this place to set down roots on the East Coast again, to reconnect our family with family and friends in the summer time and because we love Maine. We hope you will love this cottage and your time on Peaks.

What makes this cottage unique

Some of our favourite things about this cottage are its spaciousness and character, the quiet and friendliness of the neighbourhood, and the closeness to the ferry, stores and Sandy Beach. Peaks Island itself is just so lovely and peaceful and close to the awesome city of Portland.


Peaks Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Classic Island Cottage 20 Minutes By Ferry From Portland
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
Chevy Chase, MD

We came back

  • 5 of 5

This was our second of what we hope will become an annual summer stay on Peaks Island in this lovely cottage. We booked our 2015 rental hoping for the best, and all expectations were exceeded, so we were back again this summer for 2 weeks. We love everything about this cottage: the location is close to the ferry & local island restaurants, but far enough from the main roads to be quiet and private. The beds are great. The kitchen, deck, and grill allowed us to entertain family members who visited from Portland (via their own boat) and the 4 who stayed for 2 nights in the extra bedrooms. And the short ferry ride meant that we could make dinner reservations at any of the amazing Portland restaurants and be there & back without a car. The cottage is furnished with all the amenities you'd expect for a rental plus a washer/dryer. We stocked up on groceries at Hannaford's in Portland before taking the car ferry over on our first Saturday and replenished at the little grocery on Peaks, Hannigan's. We had a few meals at the 3 restaurants: the Cockeyed Gull is the best, but the others are fine if you don't want to cook or leave the island. Our visiting family members rented bikes from Brad's, and we all spent some time at the sandy beach (where the water is chilly!). Peaks is the best of both worlds in Maine -- it's close to downtown Portland with all its charm and great dining, and in 15 minutes you're on an island!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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great location to ferry

  • 5 of 5

owner was very hopeful. great location to ferry. easy walk to everthing on island.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad it was a good fall stay, Maureen!
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Experience was peaceful and met our expectations. Great location-close to shops,eating, & ferry

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival, we had a problem with key pickup but owner quickly responded and resolved the issue.

We especially enjoyed the Cockeyed Gull's fabulous food and service. Enjoyed long walks and sightseeing. The ocean side was a pleasant surprise we discovered on a drive. We took our car over as we travelled many miles to get there but it was not necessary to get around as everything is close at hand.

The first thing about the cottage we noticed was how clean it was. The bed was great, the washer/dryer was a positive aspect, and the radio had several good stations.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Quaint cottage, only two pans in the kitchen made cooking difficult.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded expectation!

  • 5 of 5

This home has that rare "cottage" feel. Not fancy, and even more importantly, doesn't try to be. Just bright, airy, clean, and comfortable. Owners did an excellent job of communicating and letting us know exactly what to expect.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great stay and enjoyed the space. We'd love to have you back to our place on your next trip!
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A comfortable house close to the harbor, but far enough away that it was quiet and private.

  • 5 of 5

We found it comfortable because of the deck and the front porch. First place we would sit in the morning and evening. The location of the house made it easy to walk to the port or market because of a path that winded down to the main road. In fact there were paths like that to the beach area also. Not having to deal with the main road was a pleasure. The neighbors were mostly owners of the surrounding homes making it quiet and friendlier time. The kitchen was large and would accommodate a large family and cooking was a pleasure there. We used the grill whenever we could. I rented a golf cart before we left for Maine for one day. Actually bikes would have been better to see the island. Proximity to Portland and the ferry service every hour opened up more things to do. Portland has many restaurants and offer a great variety since the island has only about 3. If there was a down side, it would be that the only bathroom was up a steep flight of stairs. But that was not trouble for us since no one was elderly or too young. We would definitely stay there again, for two weeks next time and not one. A great island experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time all around. We'd love to have you back! Best, Tim and Jen
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Damage Deposit $350

No pets, non-smoking. In July and August, it's 7 day, Saturday-Saturday rental. There is more flexibility with dates for the low season in September-October.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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