Come enjoy the charm and beauty of a Chebeague Island sunset!
Why Stacy Stewart chose Chebeague Island
The island is a peaceful retreat for those who enjoy quiet reflections or curling up with a good book in the hammock. Facing west, the house embraces a panorama of coastal waters and the rolling fairways of the island's golf course. At the end of the day, relax on the deck and you'll appreciate why it's named Sunset House. Sunset House is a family run business. Inside you will find unique mementos of retired Merchant Marine, Captain James KomLosy and our family's travels from around the world. Come and join us on beautiful Chebeague Island. Sincerely, -- Banu, Jami, Jonathan, and Stacy KomLosy
What makes this House unique
According to one source, the name Chebeague is Native American for "Cold Spring Water", while another says it means "Island of many Springs". The island is one of the so-called 'Calendar Islands' of Casco Bay. Originally it was thought that there were 365 islands in the bay, but it is now discovered that there are 222. Click here to visit the Chebeague Historical Society. In the 1920s the Sunset House was an annex of the Hillcrest Hotel, now the Chebeague Island Inn. The brass room numbers you will find on each guest room attest to the former days when nearly fifteen boarding houses, and three hotels entertained island guests! By the late 1800s people began to visit Maine in a phenomenon sometimes known as the "rusticators" movement. Cottages, Rooming houses, and Inns were scattered around Casco Bay and serviced by steamboats from Portland where crowds of tourists from the industrial cities of New England could get back to nature for a few days or weeks. Chebeague Island enjoys a long tradition of providing Island Hospitality. In the late 1800s, stone sloop captains (famous for supplying granite up and down the East Coast), began opening their homes to mainland visitors. The Sunset House honors the tradition with a model sloop in their sign (above).
Pool / Spa
Pets allowed - There is an addition contract and $300.00 depositThere is an addition contract and $300.00 deposit
Max guests: 10
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
The location was absolutely perfect , the wedding was at the Inn. The house was as expected. It was comfortable and suited out group perfectly. My only real complaint is there was shade missing from bedroom and the cleaning fee was very high.
Location is wonderful, and house worked well for a group with multiple generations. Best part is the views from the front porch.
amazing place to rest and relax
great location, very comfortable and clean. I highly recommend it.
8 family members comfortably shared house for the weekend
Great place in the heart of Chebeague
We love the Sunset House and have stayed there for several years now. It's large enough to accommodate our party of 8 and has all the amenities we could ask for. And, it's rights across from the hotel for easy sunset viewing on the porch!
Chebeague Island is a year-round destination, and some of the seasonal activities you might enjoy are: are swimming, walks on the beach, the nine hole golf course, tennis, picnics, bike rentals, fishing, cross-country skiing, ice skating, sledding and ferry explorations of Casco Bay and her islands.
You may also wish to take advantage of the fresh lobsters readily available from island fisherman. Here are some other options you might want to try:
Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, and a full bar with draft beer and drink specials. Casual dining experience, offering fresh fun food and great drinks! Call or e-mail for hours of operation or check their facebook page for more information. What does "Slow Bell" mean? "Slow Bell" is a Maritime term that refers to a maneuvering signal sent by a ship's telegraph from the Bridge to the Engine Room. When the Slow Bell signal is sounded, it means the ship is coming into a Port, to take it easy. So, head on in, grab a menu and have a beverage. Take it easy, don't rush, you are on "Slow Bell" time! Located at 2 Walker Road, Chebeague Island, ME 04017, 207-846-3078, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chebeague Island Boat Yard
The boat yard is about a 45 minute walk from Sunset House. The boat yard houses Chebeague's post office and the sundry store, the Niblic. The Niblic offers free WiFi access, coffee, tasty snacks and variety of gift-type items by Chebeague artisans and other local providers.
Chebeague Island Inn
The Inn, is right across the street from Sunset House. The Inn was built in the 1880's and was originally called The Hillcrest Hotel. In the early 1900s, the hotel burned down (ask us about The Legend of Charlie) and was rebuilt in the 1920s. The name changed to Chebeague Island Inn in 2000.
Doughty's Island Market
Another island family business, this is the only market on Chebeague. A variety of items are available, including coffee, sandwiches, snacks and sunscreen.
Just up the road from Chandler's Wharf, take a leisurely visit to Island Riches, a locally owned novelty and souvenir shop. Florence Rich offers all kinds of items and especially focusing on Island made items from Chebeague and Casco Bay! Theyhave flowers and plants and can order them as well.
Chebeague Island Recreation Center
This community based organization features a fitness room, a tennis court and a public heated pool. All are welcome and a small donation is encouraged.
The Museum of Chebeague History
If you are interested in local history, a visit to the museum is a must. Built in 1871, the building once served as a school house. Now, the building continues its tradition of education through carefully planned exhibits put together by the Chebeague Island
The Chebeague Island Library
This community hub has a good collection of new books, classics and, of course a solid regional section with books authored by those connected to Chebeague, as well as books about the island. High speed Internet access and a wireless network are available. The Chebeague Island Library was started in a classroom at the Island School in 1965 and moved to its new home in 1990. With many donations and the tireless efforts and expertise of volunteers, the Library has grown to its current collection of almost 14,000 materials. The Library stands as a testament to the Island community’s desire for knowledge and its willingness to make it happen.
Great Chebeague Golf Club
Playing golf on this 95-year-old nine-hole links style island course is reminiscent of the sport’s earliest days.Chebeague’s signature 7th hole has changed little since the Boston Globe described it in 1924 as “unequalled on the Maine coast.” Golfers still hit their tee shot from a tee box on the Stone Wharf where lobster boats and the Chebeague ferry land and must cross a tidal inlet to a steeply pitched green 110 yards away, while avoiding a deep bunker guarding the green on the front right, woods and vegetation on the back and sides and bayside cliffs facing the tee. Despite its challenges, the 7th still offers the best chance for a hole-in-one on the course.
Chebeague Island has many nooks and corners that are worth exploring. Bring a pair of sturdy walking shoes and take some time to be outside and indulge your curious side. Walk up the path to Deer Point, located on the West End. One of the most photographed views on the island, you will find rock formations overlooking Casco Bay. Or, stroll up the road from the Sunset house to Hamilton Beach and go wading while you look out over the islands and to the open Atlantic ocean.
This wharf, where the Casco Bay Lines docks, has some of the best fishing to be found on the island. Bring your pole and have a nice day or evening trying your luck.