|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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.
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.
email@example.com purchased this cottage in 1966
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.
If you are fortunate enough to spend a night on an island, then you are fortunate enough.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Service||$135 + Tax|
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