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Beach and Sunsets

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english


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. purchased this cottage in 1966

Why 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.


based on 11 traveler reviews

Beach and Sunsets
average rating of 3.6363637 based on 11 reviews
Voorheesville, NY

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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Norwood Ma

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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West Springfield MA


  • 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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Saratoga Springs N.Y.

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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portland maine


  • 5 of 5

This property has one of the best views on the island! My girlfriend and I rented this property in 2013, 2014 and a future booking in 2015. We intend to come back year after year as long as it is available! Located on the beach and near (but not to close) to the center of the island community, this place is awesome!. If you are looking for a real island home and a great time I would recommend this place. Sit on the porch for hours watching boat traffic and the breathtaking views.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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hamden, ct

One of the best houses

  • 5 of 5

Despite what one reviewer, below, wrote, the house is modern, safe and clean. We've stayed there three times. We had stayed in several houses earlier in our two and a half decades of summers on Peaks, we know Peaks well, and can tell you this is one of thte most modern houses available for rent there. The beach is right there and, yes, you have access to it. We leave our kayaks right there on the lawn above the sands. It is true, the stove could use replacing. Hard to read the dials and get it working properly. Perhaps that's been changed by the time you read this. But all else is top notch, including the TV & Blu ray player for those cozy nights of film viewing. And - most importantly - the porch is expansive for viewing the islands, the weather, passing ferries and sunsets. It's the best movie there is!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Summer
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 30 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay

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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Peaks Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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