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New Peaks Cottage: Modern amenities, island charm, steps to shore

Bedrooms 3
Space 900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Adorable almost new Peaks Island cottage. Three bedrooms, open

kitchen, living area with awesome, comfortable window seat. Sunny

deck. Peeks at the water through the trees. Quiet street, one minute

walk from back shore ocean, ten minute walk to ferry. (The ferry runs

every hour and is a 15 minute ride into the Old Port section of Portland, ME) Cottage

has sleeping room for eight: master bedroom--one queen bed,

second bedroom--one full bed, upstairs loft--one twin bed, one set of twin bunks, one queen bed. W/D, dishwasher, wifi throughout, DVD/TV, gas grill. Pets OK with extra charge. $650 per weekend June (until 25th) and Sept. (after Labor Day, Sept. 5), $1200 per week in June and Sept., $1450 per week in June 25-Sept. 4.

More Details

Meghan Casey
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Meghan Casey

We are former Peaks Islanders, having lived here year round in the 1990s. We built this house in 2007, after being lucky enough to find a lot for sale in our price range. Chuck is a builder, and the cottage is typical of one of the houses Chuck builds---energy efficient and passive solar, with big, south-facing windows, lots of natural light, and open spaces.

Meghan Casey purchased this house in 2007

Why Meghan Casey chose Peaks Island

This is a great location for families because the shore is a one-minute walk away. The island is a safe, adventurous place for children to ride. Our cottage is also perfect for a romantic get away, as our area of the island is quieter, removed from the hustle and bustle of down front.

What makes this house unique

The loft upstairs is great for children, in that five or six can sleep there comfortably. It also has a queen sized bed, so it is a nice third bedroom if three couples are traveling.


Peaks Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Quiet hours 10PM-8AM. This simply means no loud outside gatherings after 10 PM. Inside is fine. We just want to be considerate of neighbors
  • No candles
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Washer/dryer in bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Two bedrooms downstairs with queen beds, one very large loft upstairs, with a queen bed, a twin, and one set of bunk beds. There is also a fold out couch upstairs.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Washer/dryer Dishwasher Gas grill TV/DVD Wireless internet access Pets possible with extra charge ($50)


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New Peaks Cottage: Modern amenities, island charm, steps to shore
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage, bright, cheerful layout and decor. And the island is wonderful

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family of five. The house was just the right size and the relatively new construction made it feel very comfortable.

We thought it was in the perfect location. Close to the water, and just a few minutes from "town". We easily took the bike ride into town a few times a day. Even our youngest (10 years) was able to do it without a problem.

We highly recommend this house for a family vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Easy to book, great stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on Peaks in the first week of October. We went to Portland most days: it's about a 10-15min walk from the Ferry to the cottage, and just a 15 min ferry ride to Old Port in Portland. Both the walk and the ferry ride are beautiful and very enjoyable.

The cottage is great. You can hear the crash of the waves and the ocean that's about 100 yards down the street. The cottage itself is gorgeous and has just about everything you could need. Because it's newer, it's well-insulated which was helpful on the one or two chilly days we had (was really otherwise perfect weather).

Booking was easy. The owners are respond quickly to inquiries.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Owners so easy to work with! Great choice.

  • 4 of 5

The owners of this cottage were excellent to work with and very nice! Lots of 'extras' and just about anything you need already at the house. Roomy common areas, two downstairs bedrooms, upstairs sleeps multiple people, only one bath. The house is a short walk to the back shore but not directly on the water, thus the more affordable price. Newly remodeled, but watch out for squeaky floor!

Drawbacks: Not the best bed in the world and no shades to pull at night, except in bedrooms and bath. I may be paranoid, but I like my privacy!

Overall, we were please with our choice and recommend this property to others.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Yarmouth, ME

Wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family of five stayed at this cottage for two weeks last summer. We could not have had a better time. The cottage is brand new so has many features some of the older cottages lack--like a washer/dryer for beach towels and a dishwasher. It is also clean, clean, clean! Our young kids loved the huge loft--they had the best views of all of us. The only complaint is that the downstairs bedrooms were a bit small--but they had queen sized beds,and storage under the beds--kid of like a sailboat-- so they were fine for us. We could hear the ocean at night when sitting on the deck and walk to it in seconds. There is a small pebble beach at the end of the road, perfect for my young kids. The neighbors had a kayak which we borrowed and launched right from the beach. It is a bit of a walk to the store--about 10 minutes, but we rode bikes and loved it. We are headed back next year.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Portland, ME

great house in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had seven people staying at the house for the week. While it's not a large house, we were very comfortable for the week even on the rainy days where we stayed inside. The open layout and the vaulted ceiling made the house feel huge.

The location is wonderful, just a minute walk down a short road to a wonderful rocky outcropping where we basked in the sun and watched the waves. We had a family wedding on the island over the weekend and the location of the house made it so convenient.

The house is in beautiful condition and is very clean, which I appreciated. With the extended family staying there, it was great to have a full kitchen with the necessities of preparing meals. There is a gas grill, which made cooking out very handy.

I highly recommend this house to anyone considering a stay on Peaks!


  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2010
  • Stayed: August 2010
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Inn on Peaks Island
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Peaks Island Ferry
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Peaks Island Back Shore
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Swimming.

* Sailing.

* Walking along rocky shore.

* Hiking/biking--trails through island.

* Day trips to Portland's Old Port.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Swimming.

* Hiking--trails through island.

* Reading.

* Walk along shore.

* Build rock sculptures.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Biking.

* Trips to ice cream store.

* Swimming.

* Explore island trails and ruins of old forts.

* Sail/tennis/camp at TEIA club.



Hiking (trails near house)

Climbing along rocky shore

Great restaurants

Warm, welcoming community




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 8.0%

Nightly Rate: $300-350.

Weekly Rate: $1200 - $1450 ($1200 in May 15- June 24 and Sept 6-Oct. 15. $1450 June 27- Sept. 23)

Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

May 15- June 15: $1000/week, $500/weekend (Friday to Sunday), $150 each additional night
June 15-Sept. 3: $1350/week
Sept. 3-Oct. 15: $1100/week, $500/weekend (Friday to Sunday), $150 each additional night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.