Dramatic ocean view
|Per week||$1,800 - $2,380|
This is a NON-SMOKING cottage. High speed wireless is provided, but guests must bring their own linens or rent them from a service on the island. Quiet, well-behaved pets are welcome, but there is an extra cleaning fee.
The house is right on the water with an uninterrupted view across the sparkling sea "all the way to Portugal." It's a charming, traditional family cottage, fully furnished and well-equipped. Peaks Island is a quiet family paradise offering beaches, tennis courts and great bike-riding, just a 20-minute car ferry ride from the shopping, excellent restaurants, museum and movies of Portland. Catch stripers from the rocks or just sit on the porch and watch the boats go by.
The cottage is located on the back shore of Peaks Island in a very quiet "neighborhood" (four houses) at the end of a dead-end road. The house sits high above the road, about 30 feet from the rocky shore of Josiah’s Cove. The view from the porch is unbeatable. There is always something to watch, whether it be lobstermen hauling traps, a tanker passing in the channel, a regatta offshore, a glorious moonrise or sunrise. I have caught bass by casting from the rocks.
The house is simply but completely furnished, for family use, not as a "rental property." Virtually everything in the cottage has some sentimental value, having been either handed down from parents and grandparents or repaired, purchased, or brought back from a journey by the current generation of the family.
The kitchen is fully equipped with pots, pans, and plenty of china, flat ware, sharp knives, and other tools. There is a relatively new gas range, a refrigerator with freezer, a microwave and a dishwasher. Coffee maker and grinder. We compost, so there is no dispose-all. Washer and dryer are downstairs.
Description of rooms
The house is of traditional cottage construction. It sits on high ledge, so there are three levels in the back, two on the front. It is not insulated or "improved," so the 2x4 structure is exposed on the inside. Most walls have been painted white. Floors on the main level were sanded and varnished in 2006. On the other levels they are painted.
Deck. Outdoor shower. Shop. Laundry with washer and dryer. Small sleeping area with single bed. Electrical service and hot water heater.
Big porch on two sides. Large living room with cathedral ceiling, sky lights, piano and working fireplace. (Firewood not necessarily supplied, though.) Small dining room. Big kitchen with plenty of work space. Pantry with shelves and fridge. Two bedrooms, each with a traditional double bed, half bath in between.
Full bath with claw foot tub and linen closets. Master bedroom with double bed. Adjoining child's bedroom with two iron twin beds. We can set up a crib if requested. There are water views from both bedrooms, and roof windows provide excellent light and ventilation.
There is wireless internet access, phone service, and a DVD player. Lots of cards, books and board games. Cell phones do not work too well at this point on the island.
Non-destructive pets OK.
Absolutely NO SMOKING allowed in or near the house.
Parking limited to two cars.
|Sep 04 2014||Oct 31 2014||-||-||$1,800||-||1 week|
|Jun 01 2015||Jun 30 2015||-||-||$1,800||-||1 week|
|Jun 30 2015||Sep 04 2015||-||-||$2,380||-||1 week|
|Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: n/a|
|Deposits: $250 as security and to hold reservation, not applied to rent, returned if cottage is left as found. Payment in full is due two months in advance of rental.|
|Payment Options: Money Order, Cashier's Check, Personal Check|
|Other Fees: Cleaning fee of $100, $150 for guests with permission to bring pets.|
June 30, 2008
We had a wonderful time at this cottage. The location was perfect and the house was charming and clean. I wish we were more prepared w/ island life (ferry, shopping,etc. ) but we'll know next time.