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Ocean views, quaint cottage, 3BR 2B, wifi, sleeps 6, seats 10, quiet cul-de-sac

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Charm, comfort, convenience and location make this an ideal vacation spot.

Close to the ocean, far enough away from the ferry landing for peace and quiet, the first floor of this roomy 1916 cottage has a living room, sunroom with wrought-iron table and 4 chairs, and a 47-inch flat-screen TV with stereo sound, Blu-Ray and VHS player. Adjacent is the dining room, kitchen and pantry area. Down the short hallway is the first-floor bathroom with shower.

Upstairs is the master bedroom with queen-sized bed and TV, a second bedroom with 2 twin beds, and a third bedroom with twin-sized trundle beds. There are 2 twin-sized air mattresses with pump for extra company. The upstairs bathroom is complete with clawfoot tub.

Two portable air conditioners, one upstairs and one down, will keep everyone cool on those hot and humid (though rare) summer days and nights. In the cellar off the kitchen are a full-sized washer and dryer. The back yard has a Weber Spirit grill along with 4 Adirondack chairs and 2 tables.

More Details

Janis B. Price
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, some French, some Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Janis B. Price

From the hook-and-eye window in the kitchen to the ceramic handles on the pedestal sink in the upstairs bathroom, Sisu retains its quaint style with modern convenience. It is far enough away from the ferry landing for peace and quiet, yet not too remote to be on city water, plus there is plenty of room with all the little built-in hutches and shelves around seemingly every corner.

Janis B. Price purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Janis B. Price chose Peaks Island

Sisu is a 101-year-old cottage near the Back Shore of Peaks Island where the North Atlantic Ocean is visible all the way to the horizon. Guests can see and hear the tides come and go as well as breathe that salty air. Situated away from traffic and noise in a quiet cul-de-sac, guests can enjoy watching sailboats, lobster boats, fishing boats and large ocean-going vessels pass by.

What makes this cottage unique

Sisu is located close enough to the ocean to see, hear and smell the ocean, but is not an oceanfront property. Sisu also has a very small yard. These two factors allow the owner to offer this charming island cottage for a lower weekly rent, making for an ideal island cottage experience. Its location is one of the main reasons I fell in love with this property, along with some antiquated but well-cared-for features that are still in excellent working order.

Sisu is within walking distance of the 5th Maine Regiment Museum, which hosts concerts by local island talent or from away. In addition, there are bake sales, pancake breakfasts, and a variety of entertaining events. The 8th Maine hosts concerts as well and is right in back of the 5th Maine.

With its location in a quiet cul-de-sac, guests at Sisu won't have traffic driving by at all hours of the day and night. It is a neighborhood of families who have vacationed here for years and rents by the week, so you won't have party-goers just here for a long weekend. It also is a no-pet rental (except for service dogs, of course!), so guests sensitive to pet dander or who just don't like pet hair all over their belongings can be assured they will not have that worry at Sisu.


Peaks Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please observe delineated parking places shown on the photos. Please do not sit on the furniture until you have washed off beach sand!😊
  • Please remove beach sand from anything going into the washer/dryer as dryer got clogged last year due to sand binding with lint.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • downstairs bathroom - toilet , shower , sink, vanity and under-sink storage
    upstairs bathroom - toilet , tub , clawfoot tub, pedestal sink and cabinet for storage
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • master bedroom - 1 queen , It is a deep mattress so very comfortable to sleep on.
    trundle beds room - 2 twin/ single , These are twin-size trundle beds with drawers underneath.
    twin beds room - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , queen-sized futon sleeps 2 adults
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Peaks Island is accessible only by boat. Casco Bay Lines runs the ferries. Their schedule and prices can be found at Their phone number is 207-774-7871. Parking near the ferry is very difficult in the summer. Bringing a car over can be expensive ($62.65), but then you'll have it over here. Passenger tickets are round-trip. You don't need one to return. There is a taxi service on the island as well. It's important to include this factor into your plans.


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Ocean views, quaint cottage, 3BR 2B, wifi, sleeps 6, seats 10, quiet cul-de-sac
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Wonderful, comfortable Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting on Peaks for many years and Sisu topped the others. It was as pictured and clean and comfortable. It was so nice to be welcomed with wine, fruit and coffee, etc. What a surprise to find the house so well stocked with daily supplies and loved having matching dishes, bowls, glasses, etc. Everything was in adequate supply and seemed brand new. I had been concerned about how the quality of linens might be, especially since we were near the end of the season, but again things exceeded our expectations. The neighborhood was lovely and quiet. We look forward to renting again.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you, Roberta, and thank you for leaving the cottage as clean as it was when you arrived! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. That was my goal, and I hope to see you back next year if it fits into your plans! Janis Price
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Sacramento, CA

Sisu - Perfect location and home away-from-home

  • 5 of 5

Four of us enjoyed a week's stay at Sisu and could not have had a more enjoyable time in a home that was completely outfitted for relaxation and comfort. Every detail vacationers could want or desire was provided from fresh flowers and wine on arrival to a well-equipped kitchen for the fresh lobster dinners and a great gas grill. Having a washer and dryer was especially nice and a rare find at rental properties. The house was light & bright throughout with comfortable seating and a porch that invited lots of relaxing while looking at the ocean. The master bedroom was a special treat because of being able to see the ocean from the comfortable bed - what a way to awaken each day! This property was absolutely one of the nicest we've experienced whether on the U.S. east or west coast.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Barbara! It was a pleasure having you. My goal was for you and yours to have an unforgettable stay on Peaks Island. That I succeeded makes me happy. I hope to have you as guests again in the future should your plans bring you back to Peaks Island! Janis Price, Owner
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Wonderful weekend in a special place

  • 5 of 5

Sisu was a wonderful stay and well enjoyed by my family!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you and your family, Michael! And thanks for leaving it so clean. Have a great rest of your summer! Janis
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Clean, quiet, bright and cozy

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this property to anyone! Lots of great amenities like a washer/dryer, new kitchen appliances, comfy beds and seating. The location is gorgeous.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christine, It was a pleasure having you and your family as guests. It's always so nice to come in to clean and discover that most of your work has already been done! I look forward to meeting you next summer! Janis
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Texarkana, AR/New Boston, TX

Great little cottage tucked away just a short walk from Seashore Av without all the traffic.

  • 5 of 5

Overalll it was really perfect for me. The tub upstairs was great. Fully equipped, clean kitchen, etc, The yard and parking are very small so not conducive to large family outdoor gatherings or parking anything more than a compact car and a golfcart (rent from Mike's Carts!!). That was also perfect for me. The neighbors were friendly and helpful and the owner was on-island for any questions that arose. (None did). Sisu is a very special place.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you, Tracey! From booking and then all the way through your stay was hassle-free and stress-free. Thank you for leaving the cottage in such excellent condition. I hope to have you as a guest again in the future if your travel plans include a trip to Peaks Island! Janis Price, Owner
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Very nice property that was perfect for our family of five.

  • 5 of 5

Sisu is a very nice house with water views. It is on a very nice side street which is close to town but still very quiet. Janis was a great host, who provided a nice bottle of wine and coffee for our arrival. The house was very clean and had everything we needed to prepare meals for our group. We enjoyed sitting on the porch, using the Weber grill and just hanging out on the very comfortable furniture. We loved the different colored towels - great to keep thing straight in the family. Our stay was great and we will definitely book again!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you and your family enjoyed your stay at Sisu. Having you as guests was a pleasure from the first contact to throughout your stay. I was hoping the different-colored towels would make it easier for each guest to know which ones were theirs, and finding that the dishwasher had already been run was a nice surprise, along with the rest of the cottage being left in very good condition. I would welcome you back and hope to have you as guests again in the future!
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Portland head lighthouse
Old Port
Portland Museum of Art
Harbor Fish Market
Becky's Diner
J's Oyster
Standard Baking Co.
Portland Farmer's Market
Fore Street
Flatbread Company
wood-fired pizza with endless choices, full meals, bar, and right next to the ferry
Gritty McDuff's
local flavor right in the Old Port
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Inn on Peaks
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Great Chebeague Golf Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrak Downeaster
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Peaks Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Sandy Beach
Car: not necessary

Peaks Island has many activities available in the summer. Golf carts can be rented a few hundred feet from where the ferry docks. There are also bicycles available for rental a few blocks from the ferry, including bicycles built for two!

In June there is PeaksFest, an island-wide celebration featuring a parade, pie-eating contest, dog show, and many quirky fun things to do. There are pancake breakfasts throughout the summer and local craft fairs with delicious baked goods made by some of the numerous outstanding cooks on the island.

Also in June is the Old Port Fest in downtown Portland, where you can enjoy live concerts, food stands, craft fairs, fun for young and old alike. All summer, there are live concerts on the Maine State Pier. One should not miss a visit to Portland Head Light at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. It is a beautiful place to picnic, fly a kite, and take in the spectactular views from the oldest lighthouse in Maine.

Also off-island are many scenic attractions. Kennebunkport is about an hour south. LL Bean in Freeport is about 30 minutes north, with lots of outlet stores. Further downeast is the Rockland/Camden area, very quaint villages and quintessential Maine. Farther downeast is Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, not to be missed but be forewarned about the traffic!

Back on Peaks Island, kayaks are available for rental on Island Avenue, the main street on the island. There are also guided tours of the island and its history, including the Fifth Maine Museum and the Eighth Maine Museum. If you just want to relax and have some peace and quiet, have a seat in one of the Adirondack chairs on the front porch of Sisu and take in the views of the ocean.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

There is room for an SUV on the right front lawn of the cottage and room for a golf cart between the front porch and lilac tree to the left of the walkway. I have uploaded new pictures where I have drawn in exactly where you can park. Guests are allowed to park on the graveled driveway to the left of the cottage (facing Sisu) as long as your vehicle tires are almost touching the wood posts between the gravel and grass closest to Sisu. This gives maximum use of the driveway to my neighbors who own the driveway. There were no problems with this last summer. ��

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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