Waterfront cottage with a private beach. House faces West providing amazing views of the sunset each night. Enjoy the rustic charm of a turn-of-the-century cottage perched on the rocks on Long Island, Maine.
Beach 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.
Tilgang for gjester
Key is in lockbox by front door. Code will be given 2 days prior to guest arrival.
Interaksjon med Gjester
Available by phone, text and email, as well as in-person in case of emergency.
Andre ting å merke seg
Take 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.