Vacation summer house on Great Diamond Island, with the boat mooring right out front.
Our 4 bedroom house sports a grand view of Casco Bay because of its proximity to the shoreline. The panoramic west view provides an unobstructed view of the sunset to the horizon every night.
The wrap around front porch has a picnic table for outdoor eating and a hammock for relaxing. A propane bbq for outdoor cooking. There are two upper level balconies expanding two of the upstairs bedrooms. Perfect reading nooks.
Beach access is quick and easy right down off the front yard. There is a rock reef just off shore that provides comfortable protected swimming at mid tides as the water is warmed in the sunny afternoons. Take the included kayak out for some exploration.
If you bring your own boat then you can use the included mooring ball located offshore directly in front of the house. There is dock at at the south end of the island to load and unload guests and supplies. There are numerous islands and destinations that can be explored with your boat. I can provide a list of suggestions and procedures for mooring.
Our house sports a large sunny yard perfect for playing wiffle ball, frisbee, swinging on the tire swing, and sun bathing. Or fill the inflatable kiddie pool for splash time in the sun.
Several bicycles are included if you care to ride the island. At low tide you can ride across the sand bar to Little Diamond Island to explore that island as well.
Portland is a 20 minute ferry ride. Casco Bay ferries provide numerous round trips each day to Portland and surrounding islands. Parking is available at the Portland ferry terminal parking garage. See the Casco Bay ferry website for schedules to Great Diamond Island.
A four star restaurant (Diamond's Edge) is nearby on the island. The general store on this island provides only very basic items, so you will need to bring your food with you. We include an easy to use electric golf cart to transport your food and luggage from the ferry dock to the house.
Our house sleeps 8. It is an older home that has an antique camp style interior. This is not a modern house as it is 120 years old. There is no air conditioning nor heating. The island normally sports a nice summertime onshore breeze that keeps the house comfortable with open windows. Renters in September may wake up to cool mornings, but it usually warms up nicely in the afternoons.
The fully equipped kitchen includes a microwave and dishwasher. A propane bbq is available outside.
Pets are welcome. Rainy days can be filled by trying any of the numerous board games, or relax to watch a movie on the flat screen TV.
The 4 bedrooms are upstairs on the second floor with open ceilings to the vaulted roof. Two of the bedrooms have small look out porches with a westward view to the Bay. The first floor comprises of the kitchen, dining room, living room, bathroom, and wrap around porch. Great Diamond Island does not have a significant food store, so food will need to be brought to the house. We supply basic soaps, shampoos, TP, paper towels, etc. There is plenty of clean city water. The kitchen is fully outfitted with which to prepare your meals.
(City of Portland Permitting & Inspections Short Term Rental License Number: STHR-000476-2018)
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