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Convenient to beach, restaurants, classic front porch, great yard for families!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

The Comstock Cottage is a wonderfully renovated, quintessential island cottage in a perfect location just a half block from the beach and short walk from the ferry. The classic natural wood beadboard is as soothing as the foghorns you might hear in the evening. You may not want to leave the delightful, shady, wide front porch. Or you may want to sunbathe, then you'll be drawn to the sunny back deck or the beach.

The island has almost hourly ferry service from Portland taking less than 20 minutes (check out cascobaylines website for more info). There's a full service grocery on the island open 8-8, 7 days/week.

Master bedroom with queen sized bed, second bedroom with a queen sized bed, and a smaller third bedroom with twin bunk beds. All the bedrooms are on the second floor. Two full baths with showers.

The house has a large, well equipped kitchen and dining room which make entertaining easy. A gas grill is available.

Come stay at the Comstock Cottage where you'll create cherished memories with family and friends.

7 night minimum through Labor Day weekend, 4 night minimum after Labor Day weekend. Sorry no pets or smoking allowed. Linens are available, wash, dry and fold is required before check out.

More Details

Owner
Warren Hathaway
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 3, 2017

About Warren Hathaway

I'm a social worker and we formerly ran a small bed and breakfast in Vermont. We fell in love with Peaks Island and are always transformed into a relaxed state while we on island. We enjoy walking and biking, cooking and eating on the porch, and simply being there.

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Warren Hathaway purchased this house in 2012

Why Warren Hathaway chose Portland and Casco Bay Area

We fell in love with Peaks Island when we went over for our friend's wedding. Besides the island, we fell in love with this house because of it's wonderful, large front porch and it's location less than a city block from Centennial beach. While renovating we discovered the beautiful beadboard that we've since completely restored. We liked it has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths so we can easily host our family and friends. And we appreciate the house sits on two lots giving us more space in the yard and is quiet. We also like that it has a dining room that easily accommodates six.

What makes this house unique

The extra large lot is great for yard games and kids to play. The elementary school playground, empty in the summer, is almost across the street. It's a popular choice for children and parents alike. I said it above, but we really like that we can easily stroll to the beach to take in a sunset or a walk on the beach without having to walk far to get there.

Amenities

Peaks Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bath on second floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bath on fisrt floor
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin bunk beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Outdoor gas grill. Well equipped kitchen with microwave, blender, coffee maker, large lobster pot, full set of pots and pans. Dining room table that seats eight. Washer and Dryer. $5.00 Taxi service from ferry landing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Convenient to beach, restaurants, classic front porch, great yard for families!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
5

Wonderful home in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Comstock Cottage was truly one of the best our family has experienced. The house was immaculate when we arrived, well equipped, and spacious. Truly the pictures do not do this vacation rental justice as it is really quite a gem. We enjoyed spending time together, playing board games, reading, strolling to the store for our evening ice cream ritual and just generally being away from the hustle and bustle of busy city life. The bike shop is near by as are options for golf cart rentals. You are close to what you need, but far enough away to enjoy a little tranquility. We were not at all disappointed in our stay. It was just lovely! Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage - perfect for our young family.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five had a great time at Comstock Cottage. The porch and yard were great for our young kids, where they could be outside by themselves and safe. We sat at the table on the front porch every morning for breakfast, and enjoyed watching the kids playing in the yard. The kids bunk beds were just right, and we could also fit a pack-n-play in the kids bedroom. The queen sized beds were particularly comfortable and there were plenty of sheets and towels for all of us. The house was also very clean. We were a good location to walk or bike to the store and the cafe, Centennial beach, and the playground across the street. We had a lovely stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

A truly quaint Maine island cottage

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was a wonderful way to enjoy our time on Peaks Island. Very well located. A comfortable walk to the ferry and stores but on a quiet street. A two minute walk to the beach to view the sunsets. We highly recommend a stay if quiet relaxation is the goal.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect Fit for Family and Friends

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Comstock Cottage with friends and family in March 2016 and we could not have had a better time. The house was immaculate and comfortable, tastefully decorated and full of character. The kitchen had all the necessary amenities we needed to prepare some fantastic meals of fresh Maine seafood and other goodies. The centerpiece of the house is the roomy, inviting dining table. With more than enough chairs in the house to seat everyone who came by, we were able to dine and visit comfortably or just sit around and play games (we brought some of our own but the house is well stocked!). You can take your coffee or tea in the relaxed sitting area off the kitchen or head up stairs to the snug, wee enclosed porch (it was plenty warm enough in March even when snowing!). With the beach only minutes away by foot, the school playground across the street and the big yard, this is a great property for kids, too! The hosts have gone out of their way to make this house a home and to make guests feel welcomed there.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

The Perfect Fit For Friends and Family

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Comstock Cottage with friends and family in March 2016 and we could not have had a better time. The house was immaculate and comfortable, tastefully decorated and full of character. The kitchen had all the necessary amenities we needed to prepare some fantastic meals of fresh Maine seafood and other goodies. The centerpiece of the house is the roomy, inviting dining table. With more than enough chairs in the house to seat everyone who came by, we were able to dine and visit comfortably or just sit around and play games (we brought some of our own but the house is well stocked!). You can take your coffee or tea in the relaxed sitting area off the kitchen or head up stairs to the snug, enclosed porch (it was plenty warm enough in March even when snowing!) and watch the bay. With the beach only minutes away by foot, the school playground across the street and the big yard, this is a great property for kids, too! The hosts have gone out of their way to make this house a home and to make guests feel welcomed there.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Loved our week here!

  • 5 of 5

Four of us loved our week in this spacious, homey cottage on the island. There were plenty of areas to be alone, and plenty to be together. The kitchen is big, bright and well equipped, with essential appliances like a dishwasher, and we liked having breakfast in the sunroom. The porch and deck provide lovely reading spots. The house has numerous board games, which we enjoyed every night. I would highly recommend this home, which has easy access to island amenities. We had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Peaks Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,495
$5,495
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Weekly Rate: $1495.00 summer, after Labor Day please inquire about lower rate. 7 night minimum during the summer season., 4 night minimum after Labor Day. Off season monthly rate available. No pets. No smoking. House linens available. Must be washed, dried and folded before checkout.



Summer rates start June 14th and run through September 7, 2014. Maximum rate applies for for summmer period, July 4th. The weekly summer rate is $1495.00. 7% state tax is not included. 7 night minimum through Labor Day weekend, 5 night minimum after Labor Day weekend. .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
The Cockeyed Gull
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Casco Bay Ferry
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I 295
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
The Cockeyed Gull
Nearest Beach
0.12 Miles
Centennial Beach
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Bicycle and hiking.

* Kayak rentals and tours.

* Rent and tour with a golf cart.

* Explore Portland, ME.

* Sightseeing tours of Casco Bay.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Cook wonderful dinners with fresh seafood..

* Relax on the old fashioned porch.

* Play parlor games.

* Check out the Umbrella cover museum..

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Hike.

* Bike.

* Walk beach.

* Take ferry to Portland on rainy day.

* Grab an ice cream from Down Front.

If you enjoy walking or bicycling you'll love Peaks Island. In addition to the wonderful ocean views, there is little car traffic on the Island so on the backshore bikers and walkers tend to outnumber the cars. There are three restaurants on the Island, Peaks cafe for coffee, breakfast and lunch, a full service grocery open 7 days week, a public beach, live lobsters for sale, golf cart rentals (for touring around if you're not the walking or biking sort.)

Portland is another attraction. It's a beautiful sight to look at at night, and a wonderful place to explore day or night as well.

Our favorite things to do are walking the beach (a half block away), doing the back shore loop, enjoying a book or glass of wine in the shade of the porch, and enjoying dinner while taking in the views of Casco Bay from the deck at the Cockeyed Gull.

Portland is very accessible from the ferry terminal and a gem of a city. It's a foodies and art lovers paradise.

Peaks Island gives you island peacefulness and Portland's urban culture. A winning combination!

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