This year-round getaway has a southern exposure and features great view of Casco Bay and the ocean. Arts, culture, and world-class dining in nearby Portland are a convenient, scenic ferry ride away provided by Casco Bay Lines. Beaches, ferry landing, groceries, dining are all walkable. Ideal for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, and families. This classic Maine seacoast home, sturdily built in 1901, has been impeccably maintained and tastefully furnished.
Peaks Getaway is a classic American Four Square style home from the turn of the 20th century when Peaks Island was known as the Coney Island of New England. This is a two-story property with a sun deck opening from the second floor. There are nooks and crannies for privacy / quiet time -- along with a comfortable family gathering area. A right-of-way in front of the house leads to a picturesque pebble beach and Picnic Point on Whitehead Passage. A short walk (~ 100 yards) in the other direction is famous Sandy Beach!
Guests have access to the entire home except the basement workshop (not accessible from inside). Please note, we require the cottage to be left in as great condition as found upon arrival. Thank you for your assistance.
Peaks Getaway is our beloved family cottage; we are delighted for you to enjoy a seaside holiday here on Peaks Island, Maine!
We reside in Virginia and provide any assistance as feasible by phone. Additionally, we do have a dedicated point of contact on the island to handle any household emergencies (e.g. plumbing, electrical issues). All contact information is listed in the House Manual binder, along with other useful local information.
We've been busy here freshening up the cottage!
We became the proud new owners in May 2016 and have been adding a few new touches ever since :-)
In December 2016, our local painter and crew painted the interior with a relaxing palette of traditional American colors. Summer 2017 the exterior skirting was painted Sherwin Williams "Naval' and the doors are SW 'Mineral Gray'! A great combo for the Maine Coast :-)
Additionally, we've replaced all the mattresses/boxsprings and covered with AllerEase protective cases.
PLEASE NOTE, GUESTS ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE THEIR OWN SHEETS AND TOWELS.
It's been fun 'nesting'/bonding with our home, Peaks Island and the wonderful friends and neighbors we are meeting along the way!
Please enjoy Peaks GetAway in keeping with the quiet residential neighborhood location. This is not a party place -- our gracious neighbors are retirees here for peace and quiet.
Upon arrival, you will find all beds freshly made with clean linens and towels. We require that guests leave the house in as good or better condition than found, to include placing all used linens and towels in the laundry room prior to departure. There are specific directions for trash and recyclables in the House Manual located in the study. If you have any questions/concerns, please ask.