Spend your vacation on a beautiful island off the coast of Maine. Chebeague Island is relatively easy to get to and located close to Portland, Maine’s biggest city and other Maine icons such as LLBean with it's fabulous shopping experience and Outdoor Discovery School.
This home is situated on a charming side road on 4.5 acres of property. It is designed with a nod to a neighborhood of cottage and farmhouse style homes. But, it is throughly modern with passive solar (shade in the summer) super insulated, Marvin windows and French doors. It is heated with mini splits (heat exchanger) which also produces air conditioning if needed. There is a heat pump hot water heater in the basement. All appliances are new, energy efficient, state of the art. A lawn and garden has been carved out of the surrounding 60 to 80' tall trees to site the house.
We have returned to this site after two years with a new (built in 2015) energy efficient post and beam, open plan home which we are renting to vacation families on a limited basis.
We are excited to present this home for your enjoyment. While the home is compact at 1960 square feet on two floors, the open plan and many windows and their placement offer views into the outside surroundings and effectively enlarges the home. The roofed over wrap around deck enlarges the living space to well over 2000 square feet. Many of our guests spend a lot of time on the porch.
A large entry greets you as you enter from the wrap around porch with a view throughout the first floor. The kitchen has a large French door refrigerator with two drawers below, a Farmhouse sink and island with seating. We have all the pots, dishes, glasses and silverware you need including a lobster pot and everything you need for a fabulous lobster dinner.
On the second floor the master bedroom is lovely with a white iron scroll queen bed, armoire, bureau and end tables with lamps, beautiful flower rug. It opens to a sitting area. The center of the house is open to the roof beams. With a sitting area, desk and couch for quiet reading. Also on the second floor are two bedrooms with twin beds and a bath with deep soaking tub and handheld shower. Enjoy summer breezes through the treetops while bathing in our soaking tub.
On the first floor, the 100 year old dining table seats six. The "Away" room contains seating and a large armoire holding a Smart TV and games We have internet for your convenience. First floor bath has a large old fashioned sink and a good size shower, cabinet for towels. Nestled close by is the washer and dryer in it's own nook.
Walk through the French doors by the dining/kitchen area onto the covered porch with seating, a bit further takes you to a picnic table with umbrella and grill. The porch is great for sitting outdoors when it rains or just sitting in the summer shade.
Grill outside on the propane stove and have a lovely dinner on the picnic table as the sun slips down over the trees to the west. Take a walk outside either through the woods or down the road to a beach. Or, just enjoy the birds, turkeys and deer that come into the yard. We have croquet and kites for your enjoyment.
Price includes an island car. There are beaches all around the island. If you stay for a week and go to one each day you will not see them all. Take our kite to the beach. Exploring this island and the many beaches is a requirement.
Chebeague has two ferry services, one owned by the islanders, gift shops, island grocery, library and many places to have lunch or dinner with views. Have lunch at the Inn on the porch one day. You will be glad you did. There is a lot going on in the summer. We offer sailing lessons for children, drama coaching and a summer play produced locally, golf clinics, a great library with story hour, hiking out to Deer Point or a beach.
It is a short hop to the mainland to sightsee or have dinner in Portland. Portland is one of the great foodie cities in the northeast, while keeping the ambience of an old New England city. Also, the museums and shops are excellent. Well worth a day trip into town.