|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Rental is from Saturday (check-in time 3 p.m.) to Saturday (check-out time 11 a.m.).
This beautiful offering is one-half of an owner-occupied duplex, built like a separate house, completely private, with a separate entrance. On the first floor is a living and dining area (with woodstove for chilly nights), and a kitchenette on one end. A large sliding glass door at one end looks into a Japanese garden. The kitchenette is small but well-furnished (no microwave) and has everything one needs to cook summer meals.
A bright, open stairway to the second floor offers views through a skylight of the water during the day and stars at night. On clear days, Mount Washington can be seen on the horizon. From the skylight and a small balcony off one of the two bedrooms are stunning sunset views of Portland, Little Diamond and Mackworth islands and Diamond Passage. Many boats, ferries, fishing, and pleasure boats travel between Portland and the islands. There is always something interesting to see.
On the second floor are the two bedrooms and a full bath. The bathroom has a tub and excellent shower, with tiled floor. One bedroom has a queen-sized bed and the other a full-size, both with comfortable mattresses (bedding provided), and quilts for cool nights. The bedrooms also both have closets.
The house is clean and well cared for with light, polished wood floors throughout. Outdoors is an attractive garden with chairs for enjoying coffee, drinks or meals and taking in the view. The space is perfect for a couple, two couples, a parent (s) with children, or for a solo person wanting a happy, quiet, summer retreat for writing or painting.
The owner in the separate adjoining house is a fiction writer who teaches graduate writing students. In summer, the vegetable garden may have extras to share.
Property is an easy 10-minute walk from the ferry, less than a 10-minute walk to Centennial Beach (a long, lovely beach with sunset views). There is easy access to hiking trails through the woods and to the Atlantic side of the island (a 20-minute walk).
Rental is from Saturday (check-in time 3 p.m.) to Saturday (check-out time 11 a.m.). No partial weeks. $900/week.
I am a novelist with three books out in the world, and I also teach in a Master of Fine Arts in Writing program. I love Peaks Island and feel grateful every day to be here in this beautiful place, with wonderful neighbors.
Eleanor Morse purchased this house in 2007
I raised my two kids in Portland, Maine and after they were grown, I sold a larger house in Portland and decided to try island life. At first, I rented a place on the other side of the island for a winter, looked for a house to buy and was lucky enough to find this one.
I bought this house from a passionate gardener, who was also a friend. She was in her late 80s and knew she had to downsize, but it was hard for her to part with this house. We were both happy to find each other--she, because she knew I'd care for a place she loved, and me, because everything about the house felt right.
Thank you Eleanor for sharing your home with us . Jim and I had a wonderful time - just the peaceful retreat we needed in the midst of the wedding madness! Sorry we missed you but we thoroughly enjoyed meeting Nicole and she was very kind and helpful . Hope to return to Peaks again soon - enjoy fall on the Island and take care.
Gio Hurley and Jim Fortin
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Weekly Rate: $880
Lower rate for a longer stay. Come and stay awhile and enjoy this beautiful island!