Ocean Through the Trees

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From $236 / night

90 Prince Ave, Peaks Island, ME 04108
Ocean Through the Trees
5 bedrooms
10 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 10
Type: Cottage
Per night: $250 - $350
Per week: $1,650 - $2,300
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Peaks Island vacation cottage rental

The cottage is located on the back shore of Peaks Island in a very quiet "neighborhood" at the end of a dead-end road. The house sits high above the sea, about 100 yards through the woods from the rocky shore of Josiah's Cove. Though the cottage is not on the waterfront, from the porch you can see the ocean sparkling through the trees, and a short steep walk down through what our children dubbed The Magic Woods brings you to the back yard of our other cottage and access to the rocks from which I have caught stripers.
We have recently improved the view from the front porch of the cottage. The sea, lobster boats, sailboats, and the far horizon create a memorable view from both the porch and the master bedroom.

Furnishings and general description

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... if it didn't come with the house when our family purchased it in the late 1970's.

In 2009 the house was re-shingled and insulated from the outside, to reserve the "cottage feel" inside. All the windows and screens were replaced and interior walls and trim freshly painted where necessary.

Wireless internet is provided; but guests must bring their own linens or rent them from the service on the island. There is one parking space.


Description of rooms

The house is of traditional, cottage construction with exposed studs and hardwood floors. Walls are painted white. Floors have been sanded and varnished. In 2009 all the windows were replaced, a new roof was installed, and new cedar shingles were installed on all outside walls.

First floor

There is a wrap-around porch, perfect for breakfast, cocktails and afternoon reading or napping.

The living room is comfortably furnished and has a working fireplace and pass-through to the kitchen.

To reach the kitchen one passes through a small, formal dining room with built-in china cabinet.

To the right of the dining room is a new, large master bedroom, with twin beds, skylights and windows on three sides. It's beautiful.

The kitchen is fully equipped with pots, pans, and plenty of china, flat ware, sharp knives, and other tools. There is a new gas range, a refrigerator with freezer, a microwave and a built-in dishwasher. We compost, so there is no dispose-all. The refrigerator, washer and dryer are in a new room just around the corner from the kitchen, to the right.

To the left beyond the kitchen is a new bathroom with shower. And on the way out to the woods there is wonderfully powerful outdoor shower, closed in up to about six feet but open to the trees and the sky above.

Second floor

On the second floor there is a small full bath with claw foot tub, but no shower.

Off a central hallway there are five bedrooms, three with double beds, one with two twin beds, and one with one twin bed. All have bureaus and closet space.


Just for storage.

Woody Halsey

Area Information
Peaks Island is a family summer paradise offering beaches, sailing, fishing, tennis and bicycling on safe roads. You'll see very few cars, but will enjoy stunning ocean views as you pedal or walk around the island. Visitors can shop at the local market or lobster shack and enjoy home-made meals on the porch, eat out at one of three restaurants on the island or sample the broad range of fare offered by chefs (some nationally known) in the city of Portland. Car and passenger ferries make the 20-minute crossing back and forth between mainland and island approximately every hour. Guided tours of the island via golf cart are available, and a visit to the museum dedicated to the Fifth Maine Civil War regiment is a must for history buffs.

About the owner

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Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
May 24 2016 Jun 27 2017 $250 $250 $1,650 - 3 Nights
Jun 28 2016 Sep 02 2017 $350 $350 $2,300 - 1 Week
Sep 02 2017 Oct 15 2017 $250 $250 $1,650 - 3 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
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: Cashier's Check, Personal Check
Other Fees: $100 for cleaning weekly rate in June and after Labor Day = $1750 in 2015 daily rate in June and after Labor Day = $350 in 2015
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