About the property
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Built in the early 1900's, the refurbished Post Hospital has many original features including high tin ceilings, doors with original room names and numbers and hardwood floors throughout. In the early '90's, a large porch extension was added providing ideal views of Spring Cove and lovely outdoor seating and dinning.
The Post Hospital has three floors each with a full bath. There are 10 bedrooms total. The third floor master bedroom has sweeping views of Spring Cove and Whitehead passage. The house has an abundance of space including a kid’s playroom (ages birth to 8) and a large “ward” room with a pool table. The house lends itself to large groups and comes with a fully equipped kitchen, plenty of large cooking pots, plates and cutlery, 2 fridges/freezers and a gas grill. The house also has a dinning room, a front sitting room and a large laundry area with washer and dryer. While renting, you'll be supplied with basic paper goods, cleaning supplies, all linens and beach towels. There are also several strollers and other baby equipment. The house has easy access to Government dock and its beach. A mooring is available in the cove.
Cushing's Island is a small privately owned island in Casco Bay with extensive carriage roads and walking paths through a picturesque landscape. In the mid 1880’s landscape designer Frederick Law Olmstead and architect John Calvin Stephens, were commissioned to create this summer colony. Trails along the rocky shore and access to the old forts are among the many gems on the island. With no cars, bikes, stores or restaurants, it is a quiet place with a common appreciation for its natural surroundings. Several beaches provide access to water sports including sea kayaking, swimming and stand-up paddle boarding. For those not inclined towards the cold Maine water, beach combing for sea glass and climbing along the rocky coast or visiting our stone gazebos are all ways to enjoy the island.
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- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 16, 2018
About Meghan Scribner
The Post Hospital is owned by myself and my three siblings. I live in Portland with my husband and three children and manage the property. We have enjoyed summers on the island and can think of no better place to be than on the coast of Maine.
Meghan Scribner purchased this House in 1972
Why Meghan Scribner chose Portland
The post Hospital was purchased in 1972. Originally designated to be demolished, our father had the wisdom and foresight to see its potential. He and a small handful of folks set about repairs with vision. The problem of how to furnish such a large space was easily solved by the closure of a coastal hotel. Beds, linens, light fixtures and all the wicker furniture came from The Marshall House. This summer house has been a gathering point for family ever since, truly a family treasure.
What makes this House unique
Cushings island has a warm and quiet community. Though it is just a short ferry ride to Portland, it is easy to feel miles away from everything. There is no shortage of beautiful walks, vistas, and beaches.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A week in heaven!
A perfect place for ages 8 months to 70 years. Going to the beach, jumping off the docks, playing flashlight tag, cooking, playing pool.....it just ended too quickly!
Thank you for more Cushings memories!
Great group vacation
Great place for a group vacation on the most picturesque island in Maine!