About this listing
These Twin Beds could be some of most deliciously comfy beds ever ! Can make into a lovely King !
looking out over tall pines, and gardens. Many people delight in leaving the windows wide open; others in using the block-out shades ~ *
Lovely 20 min. Ferry ride from Portland to Peaks Island. Casco Bay is its own world. Be prepared to be delighted. This is a sweet room with very comfy twin beds, which can be made into a king; also can create a very comfy simple single (+$25/pn). Views out over trees, garden, to the pines.
Lovely living room (baby grand)(fireplace) and porch looking out on Casco Bay.
Two bathrooms, shared family-style. There is truly a 'bathing room', or a steamy 'shower room' to choose from. One slot per day for a guest to take an up-to-a three hour bath. Your own mini spa experience.
Sit / nap on the porch looking out on Casco Bay and Little Diamond Island in particular, or watch the many incredible sunsets.
A sweet, easy 3-5 min. walk from ferry landing and 'down front' - several shops and restaurants; Sandy Beach is just down the hill from us.
We offer an afternoon tea to support you to stop, catch your breath, cool off with the ocean breezes, or in Fall, Winter, Early Spring warm up by the fire.
The Peaks Cafe, 3 min. walk, offers a local's full breakfast. They open at 5:30 am. 6:30 on Sundays .
I will have filtered water, a fresh play on an elegant fruit or cucumber water, an electric hot water pot for you to make your tea, or coffee, + playful treats !
There are three unique and wonderful restaurants on Peaks, for lunch or dining.
There is also a great Food Truck, Pizza, Ice cream, and food-to-go from the local market.
Can rent bicycles,kayaks; find sailing adventures, yoga classes, lots of quiet nooks and crannies or great beaches on Peaks. We have two bikes here for your use, if no one else is using them. Great walks - island trails or circle the 4 1/2 miles around - only island on the coast of Maine that you can walk or bike all the way around -
Western and Eastern Massage available on island or in-house. Wifi; no TV. Feel welcomed to island life ~ *
Guests have access, besides a rather wonderful soaking tub/ bath room, and a river stone floor shower/bathroom, to a lovely taste of Maine Living Room (w/ baby grand / fireplace / Dining Room and lovely, refreshing porch.
Interaction with guests
I love people and am ever fascinated with life ~ thus am happy to interact, if my day and timing fit. However ~ I truly want to support my guests to catch their own breath here on Peaks with the comfort of this lovely space to support that.
Catching great refreshing breezes sitting on the porch overlooking Fort Gorges and Little Diamond Island ~ in the day, over fabulous sunsets, or in the moonlight ~ is its own restorative well-spring. However, you also can walk down the hill to Sandy Beach, or meander on an island trail to and around a little peninsula, Picnic Point, that juts out into the ocean looking onto Cushing Island . . . or . . . in 3 minutes you can go to a great and fun vintage, upscale, or local pub ~ we have 3 restaurants, a Cafe, Food Truck, and Pizza option besides the local market, Hannigans, that does carry-out for picnic options.
Also, in the neighborhood, is a great ice-cream Mercantile / Shop, a Gift Shop, Gallery, an Umbrella Cover Museum . . ., and often several Artist Studios that are open.
Walking, biking (I have two for your use, if no one is using them ~ there is a wonderful and very reasonable bike rental, Brad & Wyatt's Bike Shop. You can rent golf carts from 1 of 3 local entrepreneurs offering them by the hour, half or whole day, or for the week.
Other things to note
Note that I offer two separate bedrooms: one with Twin beds/King in which I can create a very comfy simple single if needed (+$25 pn). . . and . . . another bedroom option listed as Extra Long Cozy Shipey Double in which I can create a very comfy simple single if needed (+25pn)
Access to a great living room, dining room, porch, and yard ~ *
As of June 17, 2014 I have put a strict canceIlation policy in place. Please do read airbnb's strict cancelation policy.
I live on a small island off the coast of maine. we are a 20 minute ferry ride from portland.
with my background in Traditional Chinese Medicine and a wide range of Western Physical Therapies as well as Nutrition, I offer 3, 4, and 10 day Jumpstart Cleanses for people 50 + looking for an opportunity to explore delicious, simple, and graceful ways to come back into their senses; taste buds first - in new, fresh ways, and to feel even more connected with their whole being and Life.
re freshing our lifestyle feeds the transformation to a truly sustainable life right ?!
have been meditating for 40 + years, teach chi gung as 'movement as prayer' and have a personal yoga practice. am a 'friend'/quaker - of the mystical tradition.
I love nature ~ gardening, walking, hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoeing, swimming, sailing; love art; love food / they are nature reconfigured right ! . . .
you can walk (+ferry ride) from here to our treasure of an art museum ! it's a sweet, lively 17 min. walk from ferry terminal trailing up through charming historic Old Port business district to Downtown District - being able to walk to the art museum is part of my criteria of heaven ~ living on an island is another part of that criteria !
love learning; love teaching. have taught and still do everything from spinning, weaving, drawing, sculpting - in the distant past; now traditional chinese medicine, zen shiatsu, acupressure, chi gung, nutrition, drawing, 'finding the calm - easily: the body is an instrument which we can tune', 'movement as prayer', 'inhabiting spirit - wholly inhabiting our bodies. . . our very be-ing', and 'sound as play; sound as healer".
find people and life fascinating ~
I discovered airbnb through a friend and really enjoy this community. Have stayed with a number of other hosts and enjoyed my experience very much. wanted to open up this lovely space and peaks island to you.