House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6, conveniently located.
About Warren Hathaway
I'm a social worker and we formerly ran a small bed and breakfast in Vermont. We fell in love with Peaks Island and are always transformed into a relaxed state while we are on the island. We enjoy walking and biking, cooking and eating on the porch, and simply being there. We still live in Vermont but we try to get to Peaks whenever we can (and it's not rented!) .
Warren Hathaway purchased this House in 2012
Why Warren Hathaway chose Peaks Island
We fell in love with Peaks Island when we came here for our friend's wedding. Besides the island, we fell in love with this house because of it's wonderful, large front porch and it's short walk to Centennial beach. While renovating we discovered the beautiful beadboard that we've since completely restored. We liked that it has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths so we can easily host our family and friends. And we appreciate the house sits on two lots giving us more space in the yard and is quiet. We also like that it has a dining room that easily accommodates six.
What makes this House unique
The extra large lot is great for yard games and kids to play. The elementary school playground, empty in the summer, is almost across the street. It's a popular choice for visiting and island children alike. While not expansive, we now have limited views of Casco Bay which we enjoy from the sunporch and back deck (thanks to our neighbor's clearing some trees!)
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Really nice place
We were very happy with our stay in Comstock cottage. The home was very clean, with a great kitchen and comfortable bedrooms. In particular, the kitchen was extremely well equipped for a rental, with plenty of dishes, pot & pans, water, wine and beer glasses, flatware, cooking utensils, etc. We had some initial questions (which were, in fact, answered in the welcoming email). Warren was very quick and friendly in his responses. Comstock cottage is in a great location; the neighborhood was quiet and relaxed. We enjoyed having dinner out on the front porch as well as the dining room, and coffee on the back deck in the mornings. We’d happily rent here again!
Good location and value
The property is well located about half a mile from the ferry, 1/4 mile from the beach, and right next door to the island school and playground (for those with young kids like us). The cottage has been nicely renovated and includes just about anything you would need. After looking at a lot rental houses on the island, I would say that this one certainly is one of the best values for the price. The decks are great for reading, having a beer, or just watching people bike and run by the house. The owners were prompt to respond to any questions and were cordial.
Charming Peak's house at a good price
The porches saw a lot of use and the close by beach to the house isn't bad. It can get quite warm upstairs (had to go buy a fan), but the breeze and ceiling fan downstairs is wonderful. We liked the living room especially.
Getting the linens washed on check out day was difficult so I would recommend bringing them.
The owner was very helpful ahead of time and all my interactions and transactions were seamless.
Wonderful home in a perfect location!
Our stay at Comstock Cottage was truly one of the best our family has experienced. The house was immaculate when we arrived, well equipped, and spacious. Truly the pictures do not do this vacation rental justice as it is really quite a gem. We enjoyed spending time together, playing board games, reading, strolling to the store for our evening ice cream ritual and just generally being away from the hustle and bustle of busy city life. The bike shop is near by as are options for golf cart rentals. You are close to what you need, but far enough away to enjoy a little tranquility. We were not at all disappointed in our stay. It was just lovely! Highly recommended.
Lovely cottage - perfect for our young family.
Our family of five had a great time at Comstock Cottage. The porch and yard were great for our young kids, where they could be outside by themselves and safe. We sat at the table on the front porch every morning for breakfast, and enjoyed watching the kids playing in the yard. The kids bunk beds were just right, and we could also fit a pack-n-play in the kids bedroom. The queen sized beds were particularly comfortable and there were plenty of sheets and towels for all of us. The house was also very clean. We were a good location to walk or bike to the store and the cafe, Centennial beach, and the playground across the street. We had a lovely stay!
A truly quaint Maine island cottage
The cottage was a wonderful way to enjoy our time on Peaks Island. Very well located. A comfortable walk to the ferry and stores but on a quiet street. A two minute walk to the beach to view the sunsets. We highly recommend a stay if quiet relaxation is the goal.
If you enjoy walking or bicycling you'll love Peaks Island. In addition to the wonderful ocean views, there is little car traffic on the Island so on the backshore bikers and walkers tend to outnumber the cars. There are three restaurants on the Island, as well as Peaks cafe for coffee, breakfast and lunch, a full service grocery open 7 days week, a public beach, live lobsters for sale, golf cart rentals (for touring around if you're not the walking or biking sort.)
Portland is another attraction. It's a beautiful sight to look at at night, and a wonderful place to explore day or night as well.
Our favorite things to do are walking the beach (a half block away), doing the back shore loop, enjoying a book or glass of wine in the shade of the porch, and enjoying dinner while taking in the views of Casco Bay from the deck. Portland is very accessible from the ferry terminal and a gem of a city. It's a foodies and art lovers paradise.
Peaks Island gives you island peacefulness and Portland's urban culture. A winning combination!