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Beach and Sunsets

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Peaks Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + 1 Bedroom, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8)

Sunset views of ship Chanel, Casco bay, the city of Portland & Mt. Washington

A Turn of the Century Shingled cottage, Tastefully renovated with winding stair cases, 3 Bedrooms, Loft & a Sterns & Foster sleep sofa in the living room Sleeps 8. 2 Baths open concept down stairs with modern Kitchen. Located in a quiet section of Peaks Island away from the hustle and bustle of the village yet only a 15 min. walk to, it's resturants, library, shops, grocery store, lobster shack, bike rental, Art stutios, filling station Health Center, Churches and more. We are also close to our tennis, sailing, and social club. and of course the famous 'Rock Bound Cost of Maine' on our back shore with its panoramic views of the open ocean and the outer islands of Casco Bay which makes a wonderful place for Surf fishing, picnicking, cookouts, barbeques and lobster bakes. Nearly the entire back shore is in the public domain.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
russedwards1@aol.com
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2016
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About russedwards1@aol.com

This has been Russ & Shirley's home since 1969. We raised our four children here. It began as a summer cottage and has long since become our year round home. We are both now retired and spend our summers in the Willard Beach area in South Portland where we take care of our granddaughter, Aminah. We had previously considered selling our property but due to our great success with VRBO we have taken it off the market.

russedwards1@aol.com purchased this cottage in 1966

Why russedwards1@aol.com chose Portland and Casco Bay Area

Location, Location, Location, Only a 15 minute Ferry ride from Portland, Peaks Island is frequently refered to as the 'Martha's Vinyard' of Casco Bay only friendlier. We believe we live on the best part of the Island. We are away from the hustle and bustle of down front and from the traffic on the back shore and we are only steps from the beach.

What makes this cottage unique

If you are fortunate enough to spend a night on an island, then you are fortunate enough.

Reviews

3.4/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Beach and Sunsets
average rating of 3.3846154 based on 13 reviews
Voorheesville, NY
4

Relaxing and Great Sunsets!

  • 4 of 5

Thanks, Russ, for a very relaxing week. The sunsets from your porch are amazing. This is probably my fifth stay on the island, and this was the nicest place I've stayed. My daughter especially loved our treasure hunt for all the wood animal statues.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Millbury, MA
1

Bilked by Owner

  • 1 of 5

I rented this place with my sister for our Mom's 86th Birthday. Place was dirty when we arrived on Friday night; carpets dirty, food left on counter with bugs in it. Owner was supposed to turn heat on, it was freezing. Beds were so old and uncomfortable; they had the big old springs in them. Owner came in on Saturday to pick up some of his toiletries and to turn the heat on (Kerosene Heating Unit). We mentioned to him about the food on the counter and the fact it was dirty; carpets had not been vacuumed in quite some time, and we asked him if he expected us to vacuum before we left, he said yes and showed us where the vacuum was. We left his home in immaculate condition. I have been coming to Peaks Island ME since I was a baby, I have rented places and never had any trouble. He has not returned our deposit and it has been over a month. Just google the owners name + Maine and you will see who you are dealing with. Do not allow this owner bamboozle you!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Disappointed in owner

  • 3 of 5

Extremely disappointed that one month from our departure I have still not received my "refundable deposit" from the owner. Have sent many emails to the owner and he has ignored all of them. I brought my Mom up for her 86th birthday surprise my sister and brother in law and niece and my daughter and her husband brought my 5 yr old grandson up. My cousins who are "Islanders" were there for a visit as well. So tgere werecpkenty of witnesses. We couldn't get warm and kept blankets and coats on. We arrived on Friday night October 7, 2016 to a home with no heat as the owner said he would have it on for us (that didn't turn on until Saturday when he showed up to gather his personal belongings)and vacated the home (in pristine condition) on Monday October 10, 2016. We vacation on Peaks every year and my family has been visiting since the early 1900's. Seriously? The stove was unsafe and you could not read the knobs and the smoke detectors went off when the cooktop was turned on. The bad reviews are accurate. Never again. Watch out.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tara requested by phone that I supply heat during thier stay. She agreed to pay an additional $50.00. She gave me the times they would be getting up in the morning and the time they would be going to bed. I explaind to her that our oil heater was programable and I would program the heater to go down to 60 degees,1 hour after the time she said they would be going to bed and the heat went up to 72 degrees one hour before the earliest time they would be getting up. If she felt it was cold when she came in, It must have been after 11:30 P.M. that was when the heater was programed to go down to 60 degrees and even then the heat was on. Yes Tara, the heat was on when you arrived. I also told her there is an electric space heater in the upstairs bath that would work very well as supplimental heat if they wanted to turn it on when they went in and turn it off when they left. It warmed the bathroom very quickly. I asked Tara to keep the doors to the bedrooms closed while the heat was on as oil is awfully expensive on the Island and she willingly agreed. When I went in to check the house after they had left it was very clean. When I went upstairs it was hot in the hallway. The bathroom door was open. I went in and found the thermostat set on 75% for the electric base board heat and the space heater was warm to the touch but unplugged. One of the bedroom doors was open and the room was hot. Someone had put a window fan in to cool it and it was running when I went in. I later discussed this with Tara and told her I had to wait until I got my electic bill for the period they were here before I could return her adjusted security deposit. Tara Emailed me that my stove wasn't working. I checked it out and it is fine. When I told her this she said, she turned a burner on and it smoked and set the alarm off there was probably some fat on the burner. They didn't eat here anyway, she said. Last year we put brand new knobs on The stove. Russ
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Norwood Ma
5

Beautiful location, great view!

  • 5 of 5

What a great house! We have stayed many years on the island, and this was by far one of the best cottages we rented! The location is ideal, the view is great and the house was perfect! Thank you so much for letting us enjoy your house for the week!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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0 2
West Springfield MA
4

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  • 4 of 5

Russ does his best to make you feel comfortable. The porch is an extremely welcome part of this property. We spent many hours especially the sunsets. Enjoyed falling asleep listening to the waves. The surround sound & flat screen TV was enjoyed by all during the rainy day. We did not have any problems with the neighbors, in fact, we exchanged quite a bit of conversation with both sides during a vacation. Walking up & down the beach, picking up shells was a lot of fun during low tide.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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0 2
Saratoga Springs N.Y.
1

Should not be rented

  • 1 of 5

The location is indeed perfect. The kitchen is not equipped to cook . There are not enough pots or pans to serve a family of 4. The stove top is so old that the numbers on the handles needed to be written in with magic marker. The house is filled with unnecessary decorations that just get in the way. The kitchen window leaked all over the sill. There were leaks in the upstairs bedrooms. The pull out couch was not fit to sleep on. The neighbors on both sides were rude and complained about us using the beach. There has been issues with the one neighbor as she told us for years. The closets in one of the bedrooms was made of cardboard. There was not enough lamps or lighting to read at night. The owners have not put any money back into fixing the rental at all. The porch needs tons of work along with painting. The washer and dryer did work fine. The beach was great but the neighbors were awful. We were not loud or did not have any parities and they were the rudest people I have ever met. Their is definitely a problem with those who rent and those who do not on this island. I would never pay that money to stay there again. I am amazed at the reviews that are listed here. The fact that we struggled to cook every night due to the lack of pots and pans made me furious. Never again. we have used vrbo many times and this was one of the worst experiences. We managed to have a good time, but would not recommend. We received our deposit right away without a problem. When we did called about the lack of utensils and cookware they sent us into the a closet that had some much junk it we never found what we needed. We also own a rental on a lake and would never leave our renters without the kitchen essentials needed.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Frankly were puzzeld as to why Lou Ann waited since July of last year to post her comments. But it does give us an opportunity to point out to future Guests that we havent been unresponsive to the needs of our guest. Since Lou Ann stayed here, we have put on a new roof, we have new porch funiture, the Jenn Air has new knobs and works just fine, we bought new lamps for the bed rooms and we have the materials on sight to replace the kitchen and bathroom sky lights as soon as weather permits. Please note we have two five star reviews and one four star review since last July.
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Portland Internatiomal (PMW)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Cockeyed Gull
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
South Portland
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Portland
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cockeyed Gull
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Pleasent Mountin
Car: recommended

Rates & Availability

Peaks Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Service $135 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

All charges are non refundable and will be retained as liquidated damages except the refundable security deposit. We recommend you purchase travel insurance.

1/2 rent to reserve by check or money order - balance of rent taxes, cleaning fee, and refundable security Deposit due 1 month before your vacation begins

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Amenities

Peaks Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom 1 is on the 1st floor & has an old fashion tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is on the second floor
  • Both Bathrooms have a lavatory.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sterns & Foster Queen Sleep Sofa is in the Livingroom
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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