Chebeague Island, ME, United States Accommodations

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Each of the Inn's quaint 21 guest rooms are unique, featuring furnishings and artwork from Maine artists and artisans. The Great Room, with its vast stone fireplace, is the ideal place to cozy up with a good book or your favorite boardgame. The popular wrap-around porch makes for memorable moments as you catch up with friends and family; whether enjoying the sunset, unwinding with one of the Inn's signature cocktails and a seasonal snack, or a competitive game of corn hole.
house
Excellent
4 reviews
3br house
  • Pets Allowed
This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
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3br Home/Apartment
    The SpaceWaterfront 3 bedroom home with world class sunsets: Stand in the living room and look out over Casco Bay, through our six, floor to ceiling picture windows, and capture the magic of Maine. Cliff Island is just three miles long and one mile wide. In the morning you might walk to the South Point, where the waves from the open ocean crash upon the native granite, In the afternoon, maybe some mackerel fishing down at the dock or swimming in the cove. The house is unpretentious but very comfortable. It’s situated on 5 mostly wooded acres, right on the shoreline with private beach which provides lots of solitude. And yet it’s an easy, 4 minute walk from the ferry wharf less than 1/4 mile away. You can see the ferry boat landing from the living room. (By the way, “meeting the noon boat” is the social event of the day.)
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    3br Home/Apartment
    • Pets Allowed
    • Parking
    The SpaceHedman house is a 19th century island cottage that can sleep 4 adults plus 2 more (kids) on the fold out couch. It is a small house, but there are three bedrooms upstairs, two with queen size beds and one with a double bed. You can sleep three couples upstairs. The main floor has a small, bright living and dining room, spacious eat-in kitchen, and a large bathroom with full size tub & shower. There is a new TV, DVD player and a 1980's stereo that you can plug into with your smartphone or MP3 player. We have a good selection of books, puzzles and some board games, as well as rocks, shells and beach treasures all around the house. The wrap-around porch is great for enjoying morning coffee and afternoon drinks. The house is set back off the road, flanked by pine forest at the back and a large grassy lawn in front. The ocean is a five minute walk from the house - in all directions - or a two-minute bike ride down the road! When we stay at Hedman house, we take the walk down to the beach and enjoy the sunset everyday. It is a great beach to explore, with smooth sandy areas, rocky coast and small quiet coves. There are a few large white sand beaches on the south end of the island. South Beach attracts day trippers from Portland and can get busy on the weekends. No worries through, there is lots of beach! Long is a great island to relax and take in the sun on white sandy beaches, hiking along breathtaking rocky coastline, explore wooded pathways rich with moss covered rocks, beautiful ferns and pine trees. Enjoy the freshest Maine lobster caught right off shore. Long Island is a small gem. It’s the perfect place to enjoy the natural beauty and slower pace of Island life. It’s a great and very safe place for kids of all ages to explore and play, even on their own. On the island, there are two small general stores, one with a take-out counter and deck for enjoying very casual, lunch and dinner. There is the fun, old gift store, and the elementary school, with the new public library. You will find a few churches on the island, and a great Town Hall/recreation center that hosts daily art and activity classes during the summer. Visit the "Town of Long Island" web site for lots of good information and phone numbers for local businesses. A few roads connecting the two hundred or so homes on this three-mile-long island. Vehicle traffic is slow (20 mph) and minimal, most vacationers bike, walk or drive gulf carts to get around. There is usually an unofficial island driver, with whom you can arrange a ride from the dock to the house. This helps take visitors, their baggage, bikes and gear to their vacation spot. Bring your bikes, it's a great island for riding. There is also golf cart rentals on the island. You can inquire about them at the Boat House Beverage store, (near the ferry dock) or look it up online. Guest AccessWe have bikes, beach chairs an beach gear. There is a small outdoor gas grill, and a large porch for enjoying the yard. Interaction with GuestsWe live off the island, out of state. We rent the cottage for most of the summer and Fall to help offset the cost of this beautiful get-away. We have our good friend and "year round" neighbor looking after the placed for our guests, and making sure things are set for each arrival. We will have the house opened up and ready, with fresh bedding, linens and some goodies in the fridge. I recommend that you stop at a grocery on the main land, or at the Boat House Beverage on Long Island to pick-up some food upon your arrival. We are hoping for a bit of a cooperative rental, and rely on our guests leaving the cottage as they found it, clean and neat, for the next guests. The NeighborhoodLong Island is a quiet, slow paced get away vacation spot. The cottage is set back off the road, on a large lot in a clearing. There are just two houses in sight, through the trees. You can walk and bike the island, often only coming across a few other people. There is the new library, town hall and small historic museum to visit, as well as the gift shop and two small general / grocery stores. For some fun there are tennis and basket ball court, a great playground, and books to read, or free wifi at the library. Getting AroundThe house is about a mile from the ferry dock landing. There is usually our old "island car" I can provide for you to use. Please ask me about the cars availability before booking. Once settled in at the house, we ride our bikes just about everywhere, instead of driving. You can also rent a gulf cart and or arrange ahead of time, with the unofficial island driver, to get a ride from the dock. Other Things to NoteThis is a beautiful natural retreat. Rest assured, cell phones do work at the house and all over the island, but we do not have cable or wifi in the house. If you need to be online and your smartphone can't do the job, there is free wifi at the library 24/7. The island is great for relaxing, enjoying good food, friends and family, play board games, and get back to the basics. There are numerous beaches, rocky cost lines, old forests and natural sites to explore.
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    2br Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    The SpaceFully equipped cottage with wrap around deck on a tidal cove that offers swimming and boating at medium to high tide. Cliff Island is a small island (3X1/2 miles) assessible by ferry from Casco Bay Lines in Portland, Maine. This seasonal cottage comfortably sleeps 4. The island has a library, tennis court, several sand beaches and a small grocery store that is open from May through October. There are walking/running/biking trails, and a general atsmophere of beauty and tranquility. Interaction with GuestsOwner is available by phone or internet if a problem occurs. If need be guests will be met by owner upon arrival. Other Things to NoteRental by week or month only. Cars remain in Portland where there are various parking lots available. Average cost is $10/day. Water supply is from a well. I advise guests to refill water container for drinking from a water supply a short distance from the cottage. There will be a full container at the cottage upon arrival. Otherwise water is fine for cooking, cleaning and bathing. Septic system is fragile. Thus cottage does not support more that four guests.
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    • Wifi
    • Breakfast
    • Parking
    The SpaceOur home, one of the Stone Sloop Captains' houses built in the mid 1800s, is situated on a lovely 2 acre property at the water's edge and accommodates 8 in 5 rooms on the second floor: Garden View $75-1 twin bed; Main Guest $150-2 twin beds and chaise; Captain's Room $125-full bed and love seat; J's Room/full bed, $75 for 1 person, $100 for 2, & C's Room/twin-sleeps 1 for $63. The house is in walking distance of the CTC Ferry, Stone Wharf, beach, museum, library, store and the Clam Shack. Our property is smoke free, inside and out, but feel free to bring along your favorite beverage to sip while you sit on the back bank and watch the birds and boats or just relax in the hammock. There are flowers and trees, two cats and a large white poodle to add to your enjoyment. We have beds for a total of 8 guests in 5 rooms (3 two person rooms and 2 one person rooms) on the second floor of the original sea captain's house. Two two-person rooms and 1 one-person room have total privacy. The other two rooms, adjacent to the Captain's Room, are "pullman" style, similar to a train in that you must walk through one room to get to the next. This is perfect for a family or close friends. The first two rooms have full size beds. The third room has a twin size bed and access to the secondary staircase to the first floor. All beds in our home have memory foam toppers, plush mattress pads and at least 400 count cotton sheets. The rooms, on the original second floor, share a bathroom centrally located at the top of the main staircase. The outside shower (available April - October), private and constructed with blue stone, and a first floor lav are also available to guests to help streamline readying for scheduled events. Guest AccessGuests have use of our public rooms and grounds, including the "back bank", which is a great place for sitting and sipping while watching egrets, herons, belted king fishers and the MV Islander's comings and goings. Breakfast can be enjoyed in the kitchen, dining room or backyard, depending on guest preference and weather. Dietary preferences and requirements are taken into consideration when I'm informed in advance. Guests may use our kitchen, bring food to prepare, order a food delivery from Whole Foods in advance of arrival or make arrangements with me regarding joining our household for lunches and dinners. If you'd like, accomplished professional chefs and gourmet cooks, who make their home on the Island, may be available to cook up a special meal for you. Fresh lobster is available from local lobstermen throughout the year if you'd like a traditional steamed lobster dinner. Breakfast foods and supplies are available, let me know how I can help you manage lunch and dinners. Groceries can be purchased from Doughty's Island Market, open all year and just a short walk down the South Road, but you'll find frozen meats, not fresh. Doughty's is also a great place to pick up a sandwich, a slice of pizza, a cup of coffee and if you're lucky - Julie's award winning chili in the colder months. It's closed on Wednesdays except during the busy summer season. Wi-Fi is available throughout the house. Our formal living room doubles as our media room with a 10' screen and surround sound. There are water color paints and art paper, board games, chess and playing cards, as well as many books for our guests enjoyment. Guests may use our washer and dryer and laundry supplies following my "tutorial". Interaction with GuestsOur home is spacious and provides opportunity for quiet privacy as well as camaraderie. I follow my guests' lead. I can move about the house quietly, without intruding or comfortably interact with guests. Most guests sit back, relax and make themselves at home. I'm always available to answer questions or tend to concerns. The NeighborhoodOne can find many things to do on Chebeague Island: reading a book, taking a nap, painting, walking the roads or wooded paths, biking, sailing, climbing the rocks at Deer Point, walking the sandbar to Little Chebeague at low tide, bird watching, fishing, soaking up the sun or taking a dip in Casco Bay, collecting sea glass, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, visiting the Museum, Library and Doughty's Island Market or dropping in at Miller Design and more. May through October, the Clam Shack, the Chebeague Island Inn and The Niblic offer delicious foods. Getting AroundGuests travel to the Island by ferry from Portland on Casco Bay Lines or from the Yarmouth area on the Chebeague Transportation Company's Islander or Pied Piper. Check the websites of the two companies for schedules and parking information. One of our Airbnb guests shared the following, "Unless you are traveling with just a backpack and no car to park, Chebeague Transportation Company is the easiest way to travel to the Island. There is no worry of finding a parking space or having to lug groceries and travel bags." Just pull up next to the bus at the Rte 1 lot in Cumberland, load your belongings onto the bus, pay for your parking and boat ticket, park your car, climb onto the bus and you'll be on your way to the ferry. The bus departs the lot promptly, arrive 5 to 10 minutes before scheduled departure time so you're sure to be on the bus. The Island is small and very walkable. We can give you a tour in our jeep or van before you venture out on your own. Other Things to NoteChebeague Island is all about community, it is not necessarily a tourist destination. If you're looking for quaint shops and cafes, check out the Old Port in Portland before or after you visit Chebeague. Many artists and craftsmen make their home on Chebeague Island. I will be happy to organize a personal studio tour for you if you are interested in viewing paintings, sculptures, wooden bowls and vases, wooden carvings and signs, hand made toys, original jewelry, hand loomed rugs and towels and more. Another helpful link is our island's website at www chebeague org ... it will give you a feel for the community and access to links to island organizations, businesses and events.
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    • Wifi
    • Breakfast
    The SpaceOur home, one of the Stone Sloop Captains' houses built in the mid 1800s, is situated on a lovely 2 acre property at the water's edge and accommodates 8 in 5 rooms on the second floor: Garden View $75-1 twin bed; Main Guest $150-2 twin beds and chaise; Captain's Room $125-full bed and love seat; J's Room/full bed, $75 for 1 person, $100 for 2, & C's Room/twin-sleeps 1 for $63. The house is in walking distance of the CTC Ferry, Stone Wharf, beach, museum, library, store and the Clam Shack. Our property is smoke free, inside and out, but feel free to bring along your favorite beverage to sip while you sit on the back bank and watch the birds and boats or just relax in the hammock. There are flowers and trees, two cats and a large white poodle to add to your enjoyment. We have beds for a total of 8 guests in 5 rooms (3 two person rooms and 2 one person rooms) on the second floor of the original sea captain's house. Two two-person rooms and 1 one-person room have total privacy. The other two rooms, adjacent to the Captain's Room, are "pullman" style, similar to a train in that you must walk through one room to get to the next. This is perfect for a family or close friends. The first two rooms have full size beds. The third room has a twin size bed and access to the secondary staircase to the first floor. All beds in our home have memory foam toppers, plush mattress pads and at least 400 count cotton sheets. The rooms, on the original second floor, share a bathroom centrally located at the top of the main staircase. The outside shower (available April - October), private and constructed with blue stone, and a first floor lav are also available to guests to help streamline readying for scheduled events. Guest AccessGuests have use of our public rooms and grounds, including the "back bank", which is a great place for sitting and sipping while watching egrets, herons, belted king fishers and the MV Islander's comings and goings. Breakfast can be enjoyed in the kitchen, dining room or backyard, depending on guest preference and weather. Dietary preferences and requirements are taken into consideration when I'm informed in advance. Guests may use our kitchen, bring food to prepare, order a food delivery from Whole Foods in advance of arrival or make arrangements with me regarding joining our household for lunches and dinners. If you'd like, accomplished professional chefs and gourmet cooks, who make their home on the Island, may be available to cook up a special meal for you. Fresh lobster is available from local lobstermen throughout the year if you'd like a traditional steamed lobster dinner. Breakfast foods and supplies are available, let me know how I can help you manage lunch and dinners. Groceries can be purchased from Doughty's Island Market, open all year and just a short walk down the South Road, but you'll find frozen meats, not fresh. Doughty's is also a great place to pick up a sandwich, a slice of pizza, a cup of coffee and if you're lucky - Julie's award winning chili in the colder months. It's closed on Wednesdays except during the busy summer season. Wi-Fi is available throughout the house. Our formal living room doubles as our media room with a 10' screen and surround sound. There are water color paints and art paper, board games, chess and playing cards, as well as many books for our guests enjoyment. Guests may use our washer and dryer and laundry supplies following my "tutorial". Interaction with GuestsOur home is spacious and provides opportunity for quiet privacy as well as camaraderie. I follow my guests' lead. I can move about the house quietly, without intruding or comfortably interact with guests. Most guests sit back, relax and make themselves at home. I'm always available to answer questions or tend to concerns. The NeighborhoodOne can find many things to do on Chebeague Island: reading a book, taking a nap, painting, walking the roads or wooded paths, biking, sailing, climbing the rocks at Deer Point, walking the sandbar to Little Chebeague at low tide, bird watching, fishing, soaking up the sun or taking a dip in Casco Bay, collecting sea glass, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, visiting the Museum, Library and Doughty's Island Market or dropping in at Miller Design and more. May through October, the Clam Shack, the Chebeague Island Inn and The Niblic offer delicious foods. Getting AroundGuests travel to the Island by ferry from Portland on Casco Bay Lines or from the Yarmouth area on the Chebeague Transportation Company's Islander or Pied Piper. Check the websites of the two companies for schedules and parking information. One of our Airbnb guests shared the following, "Unless you are traveling with just a backpack and no car to park, Chebeague Transportation Company is the easiest way to travel to the Island. There is no worry of finding a parking space or having to lug groceries and travel bags." Just pull up next to the bus at the Rte 1 lot in Cumberland, load your belongings onto the bus, pay for your parking and boat ticket, park your car, climb onto the bus and you'll be on your way to the ferry. The bus departs the lot promptly, arrive 5 to 10 minutes before scheduled departure time so you're sure to be on the bus. The Island is small and very walkable. We can give you a tour in our jeep or van before you venture out on your own. Other Things to NoteChebeague Island is all about community, it is not necessarily a tourist destination. If you're looking for quaint shops and cafes, check out the Old Port in Portland before or after you visit Chebeague. Many artists and craftsmen make their home on Chebeague Island. I will be happy to organize a personal studio tour for you if you are interested in viewing paintings, sculptures, wooden bowls and vases, wooden carvings and signs, hand made toys, original jewelry, hand loomed rugs and towels and more. Another helpful link is our island's website at www chebeague org ... it will give you a feel for the community and access to links to island organizations, businesses and events.
    Bedroom
    Bedroom
    • Wifi
    • Breakfast
    The SpaceOur home, one of the Stone Sloop Captains' houses built in the mid 1800s, is situated on a lovely 2 acre property at the water's edge and accommodates 8 in 5 rooms on the second floor: Garden View $75-1 twin bed; Main Guest $150-2 twin beds and chaise; Captain's Room $125-full bed and love seat; J's Room/full bed $75 for 1, $100 for 2 & C's Room/twin-$63. The house is in walking distance of the CTC Ferry, Stone Wharf, beach, museum, library, store and the Clam Shack. Our property is smoke free, inside and out, but feel free to bring along your favorite beverage to sip while you sit on the back bank and watch the birds and boats or just relax in the hammock. There are flowers and trees, two cats and a large white poodle to add to your enjoyment. We have beds for a total of 8 guests in 5 rooms (3 two person rooms and 2 one person rooms) on the second floor of the original sea captain's house. Two two-person rooms and 1 one-person room have total privacy. The other two rooms, adjacent to the Captain's Room, are "pullman" style, similar to a train in that you must walk through one room to get to the next. This is perfect for a family or close friends. The first two rooms have full size beds. The third room has a twin size bed and access to the secondary staircase to the first floor. All beds in our home have memory foam toppers, plush mattress pads and at least 400 count cotton sheets. The rooms, on the original second floor, share a bathroom centrally located at the top of the main staircase. The outside shower (available April - October), private and constructed with blue stone, and a first floor lav are also available to guests to help streamline readying for scheduled events. Guest AccessGuests have use of our public rooms and grounds, including the "back bank", which is a great place for sitting and sipping while watching egrets, herons, belted king fishers and the MV Islander's comings and goings. Breakfast can be enjoyed in the kitchen, dining room or backyard, depending on guest preference and weather. Dietary preferences and requirements are taken into consideration when I'm informed in advance. Guests may use our kitchen, bring food to prepare, order a food delivery from Whole Foods in advance of arrival or make arrangements with me regarding joining our household for lunches and dinners. If you'd like, accomplished professional chefs and gourmet cooks, who make their home on the Island, may be available to cook up a special meal for you. Fresh lobster is available from local lobstermen throughout the year if you'd like a traditional steamed lobster dinner. Breakfast foods and supplies are available, let me know how I can help you manage lunch and dinners. Groceries can be purchased from Doughty's Island Market, open all year and just a short walk down the South Road, but you'll find frozen meats, not fresh. Doughty's is also a great place to pick up a sandwich, a slice of pizza, a cup of coffee and if you're lucky - Julie's award winning chili in the colder months. It's closed on Wednesdays except during the busy summer season. Wi-Fi is available throughout the house. Our formal living room doubles as our media room with a 10' screen and surround sound. There are water color paints and art paper, board games, chess and playing cards, as well as many books for our guests enjoyment. Guests may use our washer and dryer and laundry supplies following my "tutorial". Interaction with GuestsOur home is spacious and provides opportunity for quiet privacy as well as camaraderie. I follow my guests' lead. I can move about the house quietly, without intruding or comfortably interact with guests. Most guests sit back, relax and make themselves at home. I'm always available to answer questions or tend to concerns. The NeighborhoodOne can find many things to do on Chebeague Island: reading a book, taking a nap, painting, walking the roads or wooded paths, biking, sailing, climbing the rocks at Deer Point, walking the sandbar to Little Chebeague at low tide, bird watching, fishing, soaking up the sun or taking a dip in Casco Bay, collecting sea glass, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, visiting the Museum, Library and Doughty's Island Market or dropping in at Miller Design and more. May through October, the Clam Shack, the Chebeague Island Inn and The Niblic offer delicious foods. Getting AroundGuests travel to the Island by ferry from Portland on Casco Bay Lines or from the Yarmouth area on the Chebeague Transportation Company's Islander or Pied Piper. Check the websites of the two companies for schedules and parking information. One of our Airbnb guests shared the following, "Unless you are traveling with just a backpack and no car to park, Chebeague Transportation Company is the easiest way to travel to the Island. There is no worry of finding a parking space or having to lug groceries and travel bags." Just pull up next to the bus at the Rte 1 lot in Cumberland, load your belongings onto the bus, pay for your parking and boat ticket, park your car, climb onto the bus and you'll be on your way to the ferry. The bus departs the lot promptly, arrive 5 to 10 minutes before scheduled departure time so you're sure to be on the bus. The Island is small and very walkable. We can give you a tour in our jeep or van before you venture out on your own. Other Things to NoteChebeague Island is all about community, it is not necessarily a tourist destination. If you're looking for quaint shops and cafes, check out the Old Port in Portland before or after you visit Chebeague. Many artists and craftsmen make their home on Chebeague Island. I will be happy to organize a personal studio tour for you if you are interested in viewing paintings, sculptures, wooden bowls and vases, wooden carvings and signs, hand made toys, original jewelry, hand loomed rugs and towels and more. Another helpful link is our island's website at www chebeague org ... it will give you a feel for the community and access to links to island organizations, businesses and events.
    Bedroom
    Bedroom
    • Wifi
    • Breakfast
    • Parking
    The SpaceOur home, one of the Stone Sloop Captains' houses built in the mid 1800s, is situated on a lovely 2 acre property at the water's edge and accommodates 8 in 5 rooms on the second floor: Garden View $75-1 twin bed; Main Guest $150-2 twin beds and chaise; Captain's Room $125-full bed and love seat; J's Room/full bed $75 for 1, $100 for 2 & C's Room/twin-$63. The house is in walking distance of the CTC Ferry, Stone Wharf, beach, museum, library, store and the Clam Shack. Our property is smoke free, inside and out, but feel free to bring along your favorite beverage to sip while you sit on the back bank and watch the birds and boats or just relax in the hammock. There are flowers and trees, two cats and a large white poodle to add to your enjoyment. Guest AccessGuests have use of our public rooms and grounds, including the "back bank", which is a great place for sitting and sipping while watching egrets, herons, belted king fishers and the MV Islander's comings and goings. Breakfast can be enjoyed in the kitchen, dining room or backyard, depending on guest preference and weather. Dietary preferences and requirements are taken into consideration when I'm informed in advance. Guests may use our kitchen, bring food to prepare, order a food delivery from Whole Foods in advance of arrival or make arrangements with me regarding joining our household for lunches and dinners. If you'd like, accomplished professional chefs and gourmet cooks, who make their home on the Island, may be available to cook up a special meal for you. Fresh lobster is available from local lobstermen throughout the year if you'd like a traditional steamed lobster dinner. Breakfast foods and supplies are available, let me know how I can help you manage lunch and dinners. Groceries can be purchased from Doughty's Island Market, open all year and just a short walk down the South Road, but you'll find frozen meats, not fresh. Doughty's is also a great place to pick up a sandwich, a slice of pizza, a cup of coffee and if you're lucky - Julie's award winning chili in the colder months. It's closed on Wednesdays except during the busy summer season. Wi-Fi is available throughout the house. Our formal living room doubles as our media room with a 10' screen and surround sound. There are water color paints and art paper, board games, chess and playing cards, as well as many books for our guests enjoyment. Guests may use our washer and dryer and laundry supplies following my "tutorial". Interaction with GuestsOur home is spacious and provides opportunity for quiet privacy as well as camaraderie. I follow my guests' lead. I can move about the house quietly, without intruding or comfortably interact with guests. Most guests sit back, relax and make themselves at home. I'm always available to answer questions or tend to concerns. The NeighborhoodOne can find many things to do on Chebeague Island: reading a book, taking a nap, painting, walking the roads or wooded paths, biking, sailing, climbing the rocks at Deer Point, walking the sandbar to Little Chebeague at low tide, bird watching, fishing, soaking up the sun or taking a dip in Casco Bay, collecting sea glass, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, visiting the Museum, Library and Doughty's Island Market or dropping in at Miller Design and more. May through October, the Clam Shack, the Chebeague Island Inn and The Niblic offer delicious foods. Getting AroundGuests travel to the Island by ferry from Portland on Casco Bay Lines or from the Yarmouth area on the Chebeague Transportation Company's Islander or Pied Piper. Check the websites of the two companies for schedules and parking information. One of our Airbnb guests shared the following, "Unless you are traveling with just a backpack and no car to park, Chebeague Transportation Company is the easiest way to travel to the Island. There is no worry of finding a parking space or having to lug groceries and travel bags." Just pull up next to the bus at the Rte 1 lot in Cumberland, load your belongings onto the bus, pay for your parking and boat ticket, park your car, climb onto the bus and you'll be on your way to the ferry. The bus departs the lot promptly, arrive 5 to 10 minutes before scheduled departure time so you're sure to be on the bus. The Island is small and very walkable. We can give you a tour in our jeep or van before you venture out on your own. Other Things to NoteChebeague Island is all about community, it is not necessarily a tourist destination. If you're looking for quaint shops and cafes, check out the Old Port in Portland before or after you visit Chebeague. Many artists and craftsmen make their home on Chebeague Island. I will be happy to organize a personal studio tour for you if you are interested in viewing paintings, sculptures, wooden bowls and vases, wooden carvings and signs, hand made toys, original jewelry, hand loomed rugs and towels and more. Another helpful link is our island's website at www dot (URL HIDDEN) ... it will give you a feel for the community and access to links to island organizations, businesses and events.
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    The SpaceIncredible views; great privacy; owner is an artist; sea within feet of room; king sized bed; island goings on available if desired or enjoy completely restful setting. Guest Access9 hole golf course;sandy beach in front of home; gift shops; historical society museum, small grocery store; public library; grand old inn and dining room; clam shack; restaurant with evening music entertainment on weekends; hiking trails with right of ways to shore. Interaction with GuestsAt breakfast time and when needed for transportation by car. The NeighborhoodEverything
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    4br Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    • Breakfast
    The SpaceOur home, one of the Stone Sloop Captains' houses built in the mid 1800s, is situated on a lovely property in walking distance of the CTC Ferry, Stone Wharf, beach, museum, library, store and the Clam Shack. Our property is smoke free, inside and out, but feel free to bring along your favorite beverage to sip while you sit on the back bank and watch the birds and boats or just relax in the hammock. There are flowers and trees, two cats and a large white poodle to add to your enjoyment. We have beds for a total of 8 guests in 5 rooms (3 two person rooms and 2 one person rooms) on the second floor of the original sea captain's house. When booking all 5 rooms, the cost is $500 per night. If you wish to rent specific rooms separately, each is listed separately on its own Airbnb page. There is also a 4th 2 person room in a newer section of the house if needed. Three 2-person rooms and one 1-person room have total privacy. The two rooms, adjacent to the Captain's Room, are "pullman" style, similar to a train in that you must walk through one room to get to the next. The Captain's pullman suite is perfect for a family or close friends. The first two rooms have full size beds. The third room has a twin size bed and access to the secondary staircase to the first floor. All beds in our home have memory foam toppers, plush mattress pads and at least 400 count cotton sheets. The rooms, on the original second floor, share a bathroom centrally located at the top of the main staircase. The outside shower (available April - October), private and constructed with blue stone, and a first floor lav are also available to guests to help streamline readying for scheduled events. Guest AccessGuests have use of our public rooms and grounds, including the "back bank", which is a great place for sitting and sipping while watching egrets, herons, belted king fishers and the MV Islander's comings and goings. Breakfast can be enjoyed in the kitchen, dining room or backyard, depending on guest preference and weather. Dietary preferences and requirements are taken into consideration when I'm informed in advance. Guests may use our kitchen, bring food to prepare, order a food delivery from Whole Foods in advance of arrival, pick up prepared foods or groceries on Island, or order fresh caught lobster directly from a local lobsterman. If you'd like, accomplished professional chefs and gourmet cooks, who make their home on the Island, may be available to cook up a special meal for you. Fresh lobster is available from local lobstermen throughout the year if you'd like a traditional steamed lobster dinner. Breakfast foods and supplies are available, let me know how I can help you manage lunch and dinners. Groceries can be purchased from Doughty's Island Market, open all year and just a short walk down the South Road, but you'll find frozen meats, not fresh. Doughty's is also a great place to pick up a sandwich, a slice of pizza, a cup of coffee and if you're lucky - Julie's award winning chili or beef stew. It's closed on Wednesdays except during the busy summer season. Wi-Fi is available throughout the house. Our formal living room doubles as our media room with a 10' screen and surround sound. There are water color paints and art paper, board games, chess and playing cards, as well as many books for our guests enjoyment. Relax in the sunroom, put your feet up and take a nap. Guests may use our washer and dryer and laundry supplies following my "tutorial". Interaction with GuestsOur home is spacious and provides opportunity for quiet privacy as well as camaraderie. I follow my guests' lead. I can move about the house quietly, without intruding or comfortably interact with guests. Most guests sit back, relax and make themselves at home. I'm always available to answer questions or tend to concerns. The NeighborhoodOne can find many things to do on Chebeague Island: reading a book, taking a nap, painting, walking the roads or wooded paths, biking, sailing, climbing the rocks at Deer Point, walking the sandbar to Little Chebeague at low tide, bird watching, fishing, soaking up the sun or taking a dip in Casco Bay, collecting sea glass, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, visiting the Museum, Library and Doughty's Island Market or dropping in at Miller Design and more. May through October, the Clam Shack, the Chebeague Island Inn and The Niblic offer delicious foods. Getting AroundGuests travel to the Island by ferry from Portland on Casco Bay Lines or from the Yarmouth area on the Chebeague Transportation Company's Islander or Pied Piper. Check the websites of the two companies for schedules and parking information. One of our Airbnb guests shared the following, "Unless you are traveling with just a backpack and no car to park, Chebeague Transportation Company is the easiest way to travel to the Island. There is no worry of finding a parking space or having to lug groceries and travel bags." Just pull up next to the bus at the Rte 1 lot in Cumberland, load your belongings onto the bus, pay for your parking and boat ticket, park your car, climb onto the bus and you'll be on your way to the ferry. The bus departs the lot promptly, arrive 5 to 10 minutes before scheduled departure time so you're sure to be on the bus. The Island is small and very walkable. We can give you a tour in our jeep or van before we send you out on your own. Other Things to NoteChebeague Island is all about community, it is not necessarily a tourist destination. If you're looking for quaint shops and cafes, check out the Old Port in Portland before or after you visit Chebeague. Many artists and craftsmen make their home on Chebeague Island. I will be happy to organize a personal studio tour for you if you are interested in viewing paintings, sculptures, wooden bowls and vases, wooden carvings and signs, hand made toys, original jewelry, hand loomed rugs and towels and more. Another helpful link is our island's website at www chebeague org ... it will give you a feel for the community and access to links to island organizations, businesses and events.
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    • Wifi
    • Breakfast
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    The SpaceOur home, one of the Stone Sloop Captains' houses built in the mid 1800s, is situated on a lovely 2 acre property at the water's edge and accommodates 8 in 5 rooms on the second floor: Garden View $75-1 twin bed; Main Guest $150-2 twin beds and chaise; Captain's Room $125-full bed and love seat; J's Room/full bed $75 for 1, $100 for 2 & C's Room/twin-$63. The house is in walking distance of the CTC Ferry, Stone Wharf, beach, museum, library, store and the Clam Shack. Our property is smoke free, inside and out, but feel free to bring along your favorite beverage to sip while you sit on the back bank and watch the birds and boats or just relax in the hammock. There are flowers and trees, two cats and a large white poodle to add to your enjoyment. We have beds for a total of 8 guests in 5 rooms (3 two person rooms and 2 one person rooms) on the second floor of the original sea captain's house. Two two-person rooms and 1 one-person room have total privacy. The other two rooms, adjacent to the Captain's Room, are "pullman" style, similar to a train in that you must walk through one room to get to the next. This is perfect for a family or close friends. The first two rooms have full size beds. The third room has a twin size bed and access to the secondary staircase to the first floor. All beds in our home have memory foam toppers, plush mattress pads and at least 400 count cotton sheets. The rooms, on the original second floor, share a bathroom centrally located at the top of the main staircase. The outside shower (available April - October), private and constructed with blue stone, and a first floor lav are also available to guests to help streamline readying for scheduled events. Guest AccessGuests have use of our public rooms and grounds, including the "back bank", which is a great place for sitting and sipping while watching egrets, herons, belted king fishers and the MV Islander's comings and goings. Breakfast can be enjoyed in the kitchen, dining room or backyard, depending on guest preference and weather. Dietary preferences and requirements are taken into consideration when I'm informed in advance. Guests may use our kitchen, bring food to prepare, order a food delivery from Whole Foods in advance of arrival or make arrangements with me regarding joining our household for lunches and dinners. If you'd like, accomplished professional chefs and gourmet cooks, who make their home on the Island, may be available to cook up a special meal for you. Fresh lobster is available from local lobstermen throughout the year if you'd like a traditional steamed lobster dinner. Breakfast foods and supplies are available, let me know how I can help you manage lunch and dinners. Groceries can be purchased from Doughty's Island Market, open all year and just a short walk down the South Road, but you'll find frozen meats, not fresh. Doughty's is also a great place to pick up a sandwich, a slice of pizza, a cup of coffee and if you're lucky - Julie's award winning chili in the colder months. It's closed on Wednesdays except during the busy summer season. Wi-Fi is available throughout the house. Our formal living room doubles as our media room with a 10' screen and surround sound. There are water color paints and art paper, board games, chess and playing cards, as well as many books for our guests enjoyment. Guests may use our washer and dryer and laundry supplies following my "tutorial". Interaction with GuestsOur home is spacious and provides opportunity for quiet privacy as well as camaraderie. I follow my guests' lead. I can move about the house quietly, without intruding or comfortably interact with guests. Most guests sit back, relax and make themselves at home. I'm always available to answer questions or tend to concerns. The NeighborhoodOne can find many things to do on Chebeague Island: reading a book, taking a nap, painting, walking the roads or wooded paths, biking, sailing, climbing the rocks at Deer Point, walking the sandbar to Little Chebeague at low tide, bird watching, fishing, soaking up the sun or taking a dip in Casco Bay, collecting sea glass, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, visiting the Museum, Library and Doughty's Island Market or dropping in at Miller Design and more. May through October, the Clam Shack, the Chebeague Island Inn and The Niblic offer delicious foods. Getting AroundGuests travel to the Island by ferry from Portland on Casco Bay Lines or from the Yarmouth area on the Chebeague Transportation Company's Islander or Pied Piper. Check the websites of the two companies for schedules and parking information. One of our Airbnb guests shared the following, "Unless you are traveling with just a backpack and no car to park, Chebeague Transportation Company is the easiest way to travel to the Island. There is no worry of finding a parking space or having to lug groceries and travel bags." Just pull up next to the bus at the Rte 1 lot in Cumberland, load your belongings onto the bus, pay for your parking and boat ticket, park your car, climb onto the bus and you'll be on your way to the ferry. The bus departs the lot promptly, arrive 5 to 10 minutes before scheduled departure time so you're sure to be on the bus. The Island is small and very walkable. We can give you a tour in our jeep or van before you venture out on your own. Other Things to NoteChebeague Island is all about community, it is not necessarily a tourist destination. If you're looking for quaint shops and cafes, check out the Old Port in Portland before or after you visit Chebeague. Many artists and craftsmen make their home on Chebeague Island. I will be happy to organize a personal studio tour for you if you are interested in viewing paintings, sculptures, wooden bowls and vases, wooden carvings and signs, hand made toys, original jewelry, hand loomed rugs and towels and more. Another helpful link is our island's website at www chebeague org ... it will give you a feel for the community and access to links to island organizations, businesses and events.
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    Bedroom
    • Wifi
    • Breakfast
    • Parking
    The SpaceOur home, one of the Stone Sloop Captains' houses built in the mid 1800s, is situated on a lovely 2 acre property at the water's edge and accommodates 8 in 5 rooms on the second floor: Garden View $75-1 twin bed; Main Guest $150-2 twin beds and chaise; Captain's Room $125-full bed and love seat; J's Room/full bed $75 for 1, $100 for 2 & C's Room/twin-$63. The house is in walking distance of the CTC Ferry, Stone Wharf, beach, museum, library, store and the Clam Shack. Our property is smoke free, inside and out, but feel free to bring along your favorite beverage to sip while you sit on the back bank and watch the birds and boats or just relax in the hammock. There are flowers and trees, two cats and a large white poodle to add to your enjoyment. We have beds for a total of 8 guests in 5 rooms (3 two person rooms and 2 one person rooms) on the second floor of the original sea captain's house. Two two-person rooms and 1 one-person room have total privacy. The other two rooms, adjacent to the Captain's Room, are "pullman" style, similar to a train in that you must walk through one room to get to the next. This is perfect for a family or close friends. The first two rooms have full size beds. The third room has a twin size bed and access to the secondary staircase to the first floor. All beds in our home have memory foam toppers, plush mattress pads and at least 400 count cotton sheets. The rooms, on the original second floor, share a bathroom centrally located at the top of the main staircase. The outside shower (available April - October), private and constructed with blue stone, and a first floor lav are also available to guests to help streamline readying for scheduled events. Guest AccessGuests have use of our public rooms and grounds, including the "back bank", which is a great place for sitting and sipping while watching egrets, herons, belted king fishers and the MV Islander's comings and goings. Breakfast can be enjoyed in the kitchen, dining room or backyard, depending on guest preference and weather. Dietary preferences and requirements are taken into consideration when I'm informed in advance. Guests may use our kitchen, bring food to prepare, order a food delivery from Whole Foods in advance of arrival or make arrangements with me regarding joining our household for lunches and dinners. If you'd like, accomplished professional chefs and gourmet cooks, who make their home on the Island, may be available to cook up a special meal for you. Fresh lobster is available from local lobstermen throughout the year if you'd like a traditional steamed lobster dinner. Breakfast foods and supplies are available, let me know how I can help you manage lunch and dinners. Groceries can be purchased from Doughty's Island Market, open all year and just a short walk down the South Road, but you'll find frozen meats, not fresh. Doughty's is also a great place to pick up a sandwich, a slice of pizza, a cup of coffee and if you're lucky - Julie's award winning chili in the colder months. It's closed on Wednesdays except during the busy summer season. Wi-Fi is available throughout the house. Our formal living room doubles as our media room with a 10' screen and surround sound. There are water color paints and art paper, board games, chess and playing cards, as well as many books for our guests enjoyment. Guests may use our washer and dryer and laundry supplies following my "tutorial". Interaction with GuestsOur home is spacious and provides opportunity for quiet privacy as well as camaraderie. I follow my guests' lead. I can move about the house quietly, without intruding or comfortably interact with guests. Most guests sit back, relax and make themselves at home. I'm always available to answer questions or tend to concerns. The NeighborhoodOne can find many things to do on Chebeague Island: reading a book, taking a nap, painting, walking the roads or wooded paths, biking, sailing, climbing the rocks at Deer Point, walking the sandbar to Little Chebeague at low tide, bird watching, fishing, soaking up the sun or taking a dip in Casco Bay, collecting sea glass, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, visiting the Museum, Library and Doughty's Island Market or dropping in at Miller Design and more. May through October, the Clam Shack, the Chebeague Island Inn and The Niblic offer delicious foods. Getting AroundGuests travel to the Island by ferry from Portland on Casco Bay Lines or from the Yarmouth area on the Chebeague Transportation Company's Islander or Pied Piper. Check the websites of the two companies for schedules and parking information. One of our Airbnb guests shared the following, "Unless you are traveling with just a backpack and no car to park, Chebeague Transportation Company is the easiest way to travel to the Island. There is no worry of finding a parking space or having to lug groceries and travel bags." Just pull up next to the bus at the Rte 1 lot in Cumberland, load your belongings onto the bus, pay for your parking and boat ticket, park your car, climb onto the bus and you'll be on your way to the ferry. The bus departs the lot promptly, arrive 5 to 10 minutes before scheduled departure time so you're sure to be on the bus. The Island is small and very walkable. We can give you a tour in our jeep or van before you venture out on your own. Other Things to NoteChebeague Island is all about community, it is not necessarily a tourist destination. If you're looking for quaint shops and cafes, check out the Old Port in Portland before or after you visit Chebeague. Many artists and craftsmen make their home on Chebeague Island. I will be happy to organize a personal studio tour for you if you are interested in viewing paintings, sculptures, wooden bowls and vases, wooden carvings and signs, hand made toys, original jewelry, hand loomed rugs and towels and more. Another helpful link is our island's website at www dot (URL HIDDEN) ... it will give you a feel for the community and access to links to island organizations, businesses and events.
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    This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
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    Good
    8 reviews
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    The SpaceThe cottage used to be a boathouse by the shore around 1905. It was hauled up the hill to become a cottage. Downstairs was changed as pictures show. Upstairs is the original classic 1905 Maine cottage original rustic wood. Just the windows have been replaced and bathroom has newer fixtures. There are spiral stairs up to the second floor. Will add pictures when the site lets me. Guest AccessGuests will have access to the kitchen (refrigerator, stove, mcrowave and coffee maker), dining, living areas and deck. There are 4 bikes. 2 are in great shape, 2 ok shape. I will provide a map of the island showing beaches and interesting places. Interaction with GuestsInternet is accessible at the cottage, but perhaps not all phones. Be sure to ask if you need help. There are also places you can go to if your phone internet doesn't work at the cottage. You can have all the privacy you want, but be sure to ask if you need help. The NeighborhoodI love the closeness (5 minute walk) to the boatyard and the Niblic. Great beach there for shells. Our little area is so cottage- Maine, all built in early 1900's. Cottages are not too close, just right. Getting AroundChebeague Island is walkable. Great place to bring your bikes.The boatyard is just down the road with wonderful muffins, great lunch you can enjoy on their deck. If you need transportation, I have a van, but it is an 'island car'! That means the back doesn't doesn't have regular seats, but beach chairs! This is island living. Other Things to NoteIf you are a coffee drinker (I'm not), please bring your coffee! I have a coffee maker. The Niblic does have great coffee. We do have a fun outdoor shower for after the beach!
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    The Perch is located on the second floor of the 1974 addition. It has a queen size bed with mattress topper, a sitting room, a deck overlooking the back yard with easy access to a 1st floor lav and outside bluestone shower.
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    Excellent
    4 reviews
    3br Home/Apartment
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    Guest AccessRental does not include garage, storage shed, or storage areas in house. Interaction with GuestsOwner is generally on the premises occupying the lower level apartment and can be contacted by phone and email. The NeighborhoodCousins Island is accessible by car. Walking trails are found on Cousins and adjacent Littlejohn Island. A ferry runs from Cousins to Chebeague Island which has a waterfront restaurant and Inn. Cousins has two small public beach areas. House abuts Seashore Land Association and 16 acre Town conservation property. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation available from Cousins Island. There currently is a local taxi service for prearranged transport to airport or bus station in Portland. Other Things to NoteHouse generator turns on and off automatically in event of power outage. Do not tinker with generator if there is any problem with functioning. Owner will contact electrician or generator service. If the generator is running the house electricity, please use small appliances sparingly and avoid using more than one at a time. Avoid use of the clothes dryer or hair dryer until regular power is restored.
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    Excellent
    9 reviews
    3br Home/Apartment
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    The SpaceOur home is located topographically above the town dock on Littlejohn's Island. It is a working dock and fishermen will be busy there each morning. The master bedroom with a salon area are on the second floor. Attached to the master bedroom is a bathroom with a shower. The salon has a sectional couch that forms a queen bed when needed. The deck looks out on Chebeague Island and down onto the town dock. It is an awesome place to have breakfast or evening drinks. On the first floor is another bedroom with a queen bed. Across the hall is a full bath. The kitchen, dining and living areas are all connected and open affording views from each room. The cellar has a large sleeping area with two double beds. The laundry facility is at the base of the stairs. There is an outdoor grill and eating area also. Guest AccessThe entiure home is completely open to guests. You may use all of the kitchen appliances and the outdoor grill. There is plenty of parking and a nice lawn area. Interaction with GuestsI live on the property and can be as involved as you would like. Please do not hesitate to define the type of experience you would like to have. I will check each guest in and out. The NeighborhoodLittlejohn's Island is a wonderful example of a Casco Bay Island. Fortunately you can drive here. It is within a half hour of Portland. There is a nature preserve nearby with a walking trail along the coast. It is about a three mile walking loop from the farm. Other walking areas on the island have ocean views and access ways. The architecture on the island is changing from cottages to year round homes, although some wonderful examples of the past remain. For bikers and sea kayakers this area is a natural paradise. Getting AroundPortland is about 25 minutes away, yarmouth is 5-10 minutes away by car and is an easy bike ride, Freeport is about 15 minutes away. Other Things to NoteI am trying to create a guest house atmosphere. I consider a guest to mean two people. If you are traveling as a single please consider requesting a lower price. Based on scheduling I will try to negotiate.
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    2br house
      This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
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      The SpaceWe hope your love our house as much as we do. While our jobs are hi-tech, our lifestyle is simple. We do not have cable TV, however we offer a screen for movies. This leaves you with plenty of time for books, projects, art, good food, puzzles and stimulating conversation. We imagine you selected our home for more of the same. The house was built in the 1840's, but was entirely renovated in 2011-2012, and is a year-round home. You should expect all the same comforts of your own home on this island. The home is currently listed on VRBO if you want to read guest feedback. Guest AccessYou will have access to the entire home which is situated on 3 acres, at the top of the hill. The shore is a 10-minute walk through the woods, near the boat yard. The island pool & tennis courts are located at the Rec Center, about a half mile around the corner and up the road. The island market is nearly 1 mile, towards the center of the island. We frequently bike to the market with the kids for treats on our excursions. Your travel guide document will provide a great deal more information when you confirm your stay. Interaction with GuestsWe will not be present on the island this summer to welcome you, but we are one hour away and ready to be here for you should you need any assistance. We have many custodians (friends) who can help you once you arrive. Other Things to NoteThe Chebeague Wave We want to be good neighbors as we pass by, so you’ll see a lot of waving as happy strangers cross your path. Please join them. Stop what ever you’re doing and wave. It may seem strange at first, but trust us, you’ll miss this when you’re gone. It’s just one of those island “things”.
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      The SpaceBeach House with 2 bedrooms upstairs and enclosed front porch with full daybed. Separate Living Room and Dining Room. Comfortable for a family of 3-6. Private and off-the-road yard with your private access to beach. Expansive 180 degree view of Casco Bay - see the ferry, lobster boats and recreational boaters, as well as bird watching all day, a sunset each night. **Private Hot/Cold outdoor shower only. 1/2 bath indoors. Guest AccessKey is in lockbox by front door. Code will be given 2 days prior to guest arrival. Interaction with GuestsAvailable by phone, text and email, as well as in-person in case of emergency. The NeighborhoodThe Town of Long Island is a sweet island community that includes beautiful beaches, quiet coves, tide pools, harbors, country lanes, forest trails and the cool sea breezes one would expect to find on an ocean island. Long Island is a year-round fishing community offering community events, outdoor activities, good fishing, tennis, general stores, and outdoor activities. Getting AroundCars may be shipped to the island by reservation only at a cost of about $120 each way. The ferry only carries one car at a time so this must be worked out well in advance. (See Casco Bay Lines Website (URL HIDDEN) Cars can also be shipped via barge and the cost is comparable to the ferry. The service is more frequent although there is not a regular schedule (See (URL HIDDEN) A car is not necessary for your stay and we recommend bringing bicycles. The house is about a mile and a half from the ferry. You can walk to the other end of the island in about 45 minutes. A taxi service ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)) normally meets the ferry and is the best way to get to the house when you arrive. Lorinda Valls ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)) also provides transportation. Call ahead to be sure they are there for your ferry. Rates are reasonable and tours and other transportation needs on island are available For easy exploration of all parts of the island or the other islands, bicycles are ideal. If you bring bikes, the cost of a bike ticket or shipping it on the ferry is around $5.00. Golf cart rentals are available for daily or weekly rates. Call Rita (Peache) Stevens at (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) or (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) or Barb and Dave Ramey (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) (EMAIL HIDDEN) for a reservation. If interested, do this NOW as demand will outstrip supply. PARKING “THE CAR” Parking is available at or near the ferry. Lots change year to year so watch for signs advertising “Parking” as you drive down Commercial Street. There is parking, but it gets a little tighter each year in peak season. The closer to the ferry the more expensive the parking which can range from $36/day to $8/day in the further away lots. If you do not have parking lined up, leave adequate time or simply put the car in the Casco Bay Lines or other convenient garage and return another day and move to cheaper parking. Recommend you go to the Casco Bay Lines website (URL HIDDEN) and/or click on the following parking link: (URL HIDDEN) for the latest information. One option that worked out well last year is at the Portland Fish Pier (#5 on the map) which you will drive by on the way in. Even if you cannot get daily parking, a one month pass might turn out far cheaper than other alternatives, but you must order it in advance and pick it up personally at the Spring St. garage when you arrive. If you can live without your car and are coming from the Boston, New York or other areas, Amtrak’s Downeaster, Vermont Transit, Concord Trailways and other bus lines plus many airlines service the Portland International Jetport and all are but a few miles from Casco Bay Lines by taxi or Uber. In addition, a new “U-Car” sharing program now has two cars outside the ferry for short term rentals if you leave your car at home. You need to join for a one time fee. Other Things to NoteTake exit 44 Portland (I-295) off the Maine Turnpike, pay the toll and go 2.1 miles to Exit 4 (Rt. 1A/Portland Waterfront). After crossing the inner harbor bridge you will exit right at the lights to the Commercial St./Waterfront signs and follow Commercial Street (the waterfront) about 1.7 miles to the Casco Bay Island Transit District Terminal at the corner of Franklin St. and Commercial St. Turn right into the terminal to unload your gear and luggage and any freight to be shipped (see signs). RosePurchase tickets inside and park car (see below). Access to the island is via Casco Bay Lines ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)), a year round ferry service (oldest continuous operation in America!). The 6 mile trip takes 40-55 minutes, depending on the number of stops at other islands, amount of mail, freight, etc. Ticket prices vary with season, but will be around $10 round trip for adults, half fare for children 5-9 and for seniors, and free for children under 5. Five round trip commuter tickets may be purchased for your immediate family only at substantial discount. Anything you cannot reasonably carry on board in one trip must be shipped. Freight rates are very reasonable and signage at the terminal will guide you to the drop-off point. Pack and label such freight well and leave a minimum of 30 minutes lead time for shipping on the same boat you are on. All this may seem a bit confusing at first, but after you have done it once it will be a simple procedure. Remember, it is not the end of the world if you miss the ferry in the summer as the next one is usually only an hour or two later. (Schedule and other information (URL HIDDEN) ) Water taxis are also available at the head of the wharf –Portland Express Water Taxi ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)) (URL HIDDEN) or Sea Taxi ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)). These run around $65/trip for up to six persons. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the waterfront while you wait. The outer part of the ferry pier is a public park and popular fishing spot as well as a most scenic walk for great vistas of the harbor and shipping traffic. The murals of whales on the blue building to the east across from the ferry terminal are the work of artist “Wyland”. Once on the ferry, Long Island is usually the 3rd or 4th stop, but it can be 1st or 2nd on a few runs, depending on schedule. Anticipate a ride of 40-50 minutes.