Spacious, charming 1896 cottage at the top of quiet, magical footpath. Has a peaceful, “tree-top” feel but is only a 2-3 min. walk to island grocery store, restaurants, coffee shop, ice cream, ferry (Whole Foods delivers!) and 8 min. walk to Sandy Beach. Also convenient for weddings at the Inn. Relax on the sun or open-air porches, read a book by the gas fireplace at night, grill your dinner on the large back deck or pop in to Portland for a day trip on the ferry. New couches, new beds in three bedrooms (two full, one queen) and various updates make this a delightful home-away-from-home for your relaxed island holiday. Welcome to the Coast of Maine!
Classic Island Cottage 15 Minutes By Ferry From Portland
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- Calendar last updated:
- 3 Dec 2018
My wife and I teach at a college in the Midwest but are from New England. We have two kids.
Owner/Manager purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Owner/Manager chose Peaks Island
We bought this place to set down roots on the East Coast again, to reconnect our family with family and friends in the summer time and because we love Maine. We hope you will love this cottage and your time on Peaks.
What makes this Cottage unique
Some of our favourite things about this cottage are its spaciousness and character, the quiet and friendliness of the neighbourhood, and the closeness to the ferry, stores and Sandy Beach. Peaks Island itself is just so lovely and peaceful and close to the awesome city of Portland.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Perfect Fall Getaway!
I reserved the cottage for my son's 30th birthday week - quiet time and long chats - many walks and sea glass searches - and our time on Peaks was perfect! The owner was extremely helpful and communicative to all emails and questions which really helps when traveling a new place, 12 hours away from my home, and especially during the off-season when few people are on the island for assistance. I highly recommend this simple, peaceful retreat! Hoping to return next fall! Carrie
Wonderful little cottage!
My family and I stayed for 2 days and had a wonderful time at this quaint, little cottage on Peaks Island. The house was built in 1896 and it definitely has character. My kids had a great time with the old games and puzzles and my wife and I enjoyed utilizing the kitchen! Would definitely recommend to anyone!
So glad you had a great visit, Jim. Just let us know if you'd like to return anytime!
Peaks Island Perks
Great Maine cottage character but a bit too rustic and rickety upstairs. Peaks Island was a great Maine experience.
Thanks for your thoughts. Glad you enjoyed it overall. We've never had guests say it was too rustic upstairs, most enjoy the character throughout. But the feedback is very helpful. Perhaps we'll add a few more updates upstairs for this next season!
Chill and calm
Our stay for the weekend was perfect, everything was provided in the house except sheets (keep that in mind, but a service is offered making rental super easy). The cottage has an almost perfect location, though the walk can be a little long with baggage from the ferry, it is only about 4 minutes walking by the trail to Hannigan's and the ferry.
Really nice historic summer house
This is a lovely home- it’s a typical turn of the century summer home with updates. It’s very comfortable: the beds are good and the kitchen dining area is spacious. The front porch and back deck are wonderful to hang out on. Tim was a very helpful host. There is a foot path that leads to the grocery store and the ferry; so for a week we didn’t use our car. It is a clean bright space. We had an enjoyable week.
So glad you had a great stay and enjoyed the house! Best, Tim
It’s the perfect summer cottage. Big, airy and lots of light!
My family has been staying on the island for years and this cottage is the quintessential island cottage. It’s close to the front of the island but far enough off the beaten path that you get a break from tourists. They’ve done a fantastic job of updating the inside of the cottage with a beautiful sparkling clean bathroom while keeping the quaint cottage vibe that you lose when you rent at other cottages. This cottage has the warmth of visiting your grandma mixed with the fresh and open feeling rooms. Tim was really easy to reach with any questions we had! Great stay!
So glad that you had a great stay and enjoyed the cottage. We love the place for just the same reasons that you highlight so beautifully! Please keep the place in mind for future stays.
Additional pricing information
No pets, non-smoking. In July and August, it's 7 day, Saturday-Saturday rental. There is more flexibility with dates for the low season in September-October.