|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Vacation house for rent on Great Diamond Island. It is a 4 bedroom house that comfortably sleeps seven people. There is a great view of the water, a fantastic porch, hammock, and upper level balcony off of 2 of the bedrooms. Beach access is quick and easy, and there is a mooring for a boat. There is a large yard perfect for barbecuing or horseshoes, with an inflatable kiddie pool. Portland is only a 20 minute ferry ride away. A four star restaurant (Diamond's Edge) is nearby on the island. Ideal for a family vacation, or for people who just want to relax. Pets are welcome.
Rental is by the week only.
Max of 8 people staying at any time.
Please visit the home web site (the link is small but below) for more information about the house.
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We live in Ipswich, MA and I rent the house for my parents to pay for the city property taxes. We rent simply to cover the taxes, and spend the rest of the time up there ourselves.
My family spends all of the time we can up here during the summer because it is relaxing and beautiful. We would live there if it could be summer year-round. July and August are the best summer months, but September is a special secret time that is simply fantastic on the island.
The house is very relaxing. You can spend a lot of time sitting on the porch or the balcony and reading a book and watching the boats go by. A quick stroll on the beach or a swim on hot days is one of our favorite things to do.
This is a lovely Maine island cottage. Very quiet and peaceful island. Owners were delightful in meeting us and explaining all necessary things, gas grill, how to drive golf cart, etc. Golf cart fun to get around, but also easy to walk the entire island. Extraordinary sunsets from large wrap around porch. Neighbors were wonderful, shared cukes and green beans from their garden. Fun to jump off the ferry dock. House was well equipped, everything you need in kitchen, new hot shower with plenty of pressure. Gas grill used daily. We did not use internet. Cell service can be challenging on some parts of the island. Take advantage of lobster delivery available, we got 10 soft shells for 1.25 lbs for $64.50 (from Sam Tucker). Good lunch place at Diamond Cove, also good for dinner. We were 4 for most of the stay but 5 for part of the time and accomodations were lovely. Beds appear to be full, not queen. This island has an interesting history (two sides one is Diamond Cove, old Fort McKinley and the other is an 1880s planned development for summer homes) and the Association building has little store with souvenirs and historical photos (also has movie night and dinners once a week). Listing and photos were accurate, this is a typical Maine cottage, not fancy, bare wood floors and walls, very charming. Very short ferry ride to all the good restaurants and shops in Portland.
The cottage has such a unique, comfortable and relaxing feeling with all the amenities one needs. It was true getaway from the hectic life we all lead now. The owners are extremely friendly, kind and will help to make sure your stay is memorable. We highly recommend a vacation on GDI.
My family, friends, and I had an amazing week staying at this lovely cottage on Great Diamond Island. After searching for a decent rental in Casco Bay, this was by far the best we could find for our money.
It is a rustic cottage on the more rural (better) side of Great Diamond Island. If you ever enjoyed cabins on lakes or oceans in New England, then this is the perfect place for you. All the roads are unpaved and the rental comes with a golf cart for easy transportation around the island.
The house comes with everything you could possibly need. Just focus on the food and drink and the rest is pretty much supplied by the owners. Once you are there, enjoy eating out on the deck, which looks back on Portland for the most amazing sunsets. One of our best evenings was spent eating fresh lobsters purchased from the neighbor behind the house, watching a beautiful clear sun set over the water between Great Diamond and Portland.
Also, the owners were very easy going and extremely friendly.
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
We prefer payment by check. However we also accept payments through Paypal and with a credit card over the phone.