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Beautiful House with Ocean View, 3 Decks, Secluded Back Garden

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Peaks Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

A wonderful house at 25 Pleasant Avenue that is available from June through September.

Highlights of the house include:

Sleeps 7 people

Water views

Screened-in first floor front porch with water view

Second floor deck with water and mountain view and spectacular sunsets

Large back deck looks onto a lovely garden

2 bathrooms

Large kitchen with dining table and island workplace

Wireless internet, TV & DVD player


Modern and fully equipped home

15 minute walk from ferry (ferry runs every hour or two, 20 minutes to Portland)

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Selma Botman
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2016
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About Selma Botman

An academic administrator owns this house

Selma Botman purchased this house in 2007

Why Selma Botman chose Portland and Casco Bay Area

Peaceful. Great for walking, biking, birding, and swimming if you like the Atlantic Ocean. Very conveniently located.

What makes this house unique

Great sunsets, second floor deck ideal for drinks or dining. Or choose to have full meals on front porch, back deck, or in dining area. Island ideal for biking, walking, and all summer activities including swimming and boating


based on 4 traveler reviews

Beautiful House with Ocean View, 3 Decks, Secluded Back Garden
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I have rented many vacation homes over the years. The turtles nest is the cleanest and most comfortable I've ever rented. It is very comfortable for an extended family. It is a very lovely home in a great location. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and views

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at Turtles' Nest cottage. We enjoyed the sunset and ocean views. We loved the beautiful back garden. Adding to it's charm was the occasional visit by a couple of local chickens.

The kitchen appeared well stocked and everything we needed was available. The upstairs beds were comfortable. There was a convenient full bath located on the first level. The family room furniture was very comfortable and there was an assortment of books, dvds, and a few games for relaxing with the family.

The location was close to everything. It was about a 5-10 minute walk to the beaches, restaurants, shops, and grocery stores and just a few more minutes to the ferry.

We would stay at this property again.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boston, MA

Very happy

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for having us! We really enjoyed our stay at 'Turtles Nest'. We loved sitting on the 2nd floor porch and admiring the water view, and we were also happy to find a lovely garden in the backyard.

Also, we loved that this house actually had working wifi & cable! We've stayed on Peaks before and found that other houses are less connected than this one. It was especially appreciated because we had one day of rain and were glad to be able to relax and watch TV!

The house is ~12 min walk from the ferry and just a few minutes to the island general store, so it's feasible without a car.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Murphysboro, Illinois

Pluses and minuses

  • 3 of 5

Unfortunately, this property did not live up to our expectations. We differ from many renters in that we stayed a month in this home. I can image that someone staying for a week would not have been as bothered.

On the plus side, it had a good location, within easy walking distance of the ferry and the shops. The sunsets could be viewed from the front porch, and were breathtaking. The best feature of the house was the kitchen, which is modern and has several small appliances. The internet service is great. We had an electrical problem and a serviceman showed up that day and fixed it.

The homeowner was very easy to reach by email. She always responded within a day and sought to be accommodating most of the time.

However, considering the rental price, we expected a better maintained property. The hand rail for the steps leading from the street to the yard was broken and duct tape had to be placed over holes in some screens (on the porch and the second floor balcony) to keep the mosqitoes from coming in. The clothes dryer made loud grinding and screeching noises. We dried our clothes on the porch and an outside railing. It was fixed during the third week of our stay, though the owner was notified during the first week of our stay. The VRBO entry advertised satellite television but it was basic cable with about ten channels. One of the king-size beds was two twins pushed together, unevenly at that. Be advised, the fourth bedroom can only be accessed by going through another bedroom, and is a tiny space. We expected the home to be clean when we arrived. The glass doors were dirty, the kitchen counter tops had crumbs and dust behind and under canisters, and who knows how long it had been since the baseboards behind pieces of furniture or the floors under the furniture had been dusted. We have never rented a house in this condition in the 30 years we have rented vacation homes.

In fairness, it is an adequate property. Compared to other properties we have rented in resort areas through the years, this property is not as well maintained.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is our consistent practice to have the house professionally cleaned just prior to our guests scheduled arrival. In six years of renting we have never received a complaint about the condition of the property.
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.6 Miles
Peaks Island Ferry operated by Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
The Cockeyed Gull
Car: not necessary


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Changeover Day: Saturday
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Tax Rate 8.0%


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Peaks Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • First floor bathroom - toilet , shower
    Second floor bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master - 1 king , 2nd floor balcony reached through master bedroom
    Twin - 2 twin/ single
    Single "fourth" bedroom - 1 twin/ single , Not a standard room - accessed through twin room - see pics!
    Full - 1 double , One full bed plus a small desk
  • One master bedroom featuring 1 king bed and a water view balcony (sleeps 2) One full bedroom featuring a full/double bed (sleeps 2) One twin bedroom featuring two twin beds & a windowseat (sleeps 2) One single bedroom (sleeps 1) - this room is NOT a standard bedroom. It is a small room accessible through the twin bedroom. Please see pictures to understand the set up. Works well for siblings or parents & a child, but it's not for everyone. We ask local folks to bring sheets and towels.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
We have recently done some exterior upgrades; the side of the housewill be repainted after the summer rental season (so our guests aren't inconvenienced). In the meantime, please take note that the paint on the side does not match the paint on the front/back of the house. Thanks!

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