First floor (wide angle lens- actual size 11' by 11')Upstairs bedroom and half bath (this is a wide angle photo- room is 11' by 11')

Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Ready for an adventure on Peaks Island, Maine? This two story, 11'x 11' cottage is perfect for one or two people looking for a non-traditional get-away. A quiet, private mini-house next to a larger active guest house.

Your host, Ted is an old hippie who is young at heart, who will share his eclectic home, warm hospitality, and ideas for a fun-filled island adventure. Enjoy bicycling or hiking around the island, exploring the rocky shore-line, relaxing on the beach and dining at local restaurants.

Equipped with a kitchenette and half bathroom (shared full bath in main house), a ladder to the second floor, just a block from the beach, and a 20 minute ferry ride to Portland, you are guaranteed to have a memorable and rich stay here. Located next to an artist's creative, quirky, ever-evolving home/ work of art which is not fully completed.

Kitchenette includes convection oven, toaster oven, hot plates, refrigerator and sink.

Please note that the bedroom is on the second floor via a sturdy ladder. Note: Futon in photos has been replaced with a comfortable, real bed.

2 guests preferred. If necessary to add one guest, $35.00 extra per night. 3 guests absolute maximum.

Sorry NO PETS, no exceptions. I love pets, but the house is not set up to accomodate them, sorry!

You can either park your car for free at your own risk on the street in Portland, at the ferry terminal in Portland for $25.00/ day, or bring your car on the ferry (see below for rates). If you are coming by foot, you can either take the Island Taxi to "Ted's Place," or walk for one mile on Island Avenue to the Tree House. Let Ted know in advance if you would like a ride to or from the ferry for $3.00 per person if more than one, and $5.00 for single person. Either way, we recommend you pack lightly, bringing only what you will need for the time you will stay.

Ferry to Island:
Off-Peak Rates: October 12 - April 16
Vehicle which includes one ticket: $37 round trip
Walk on ticket: $4.00 round trip

Peak Rates: April 17 - October 11
Vehicle which includes one ticket: $63 round trip
Walk on ticket: $8.00 round trip

2 guest maximum, no pets.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 0.5
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)

No more than two guests, please. No smoking.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

2 nights minimum stay

206 Reviews

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Kristin User Profile
August 2017
We had a wonderful stay in Ted's treehouse, cozy, private quarters with lots to do and see right on that corner of the island. Ted is a great host. Our first AirBnB and we will be back to Ted's this October. Loved it!

Mollie User Profile
August 2017
We had a great stay on the island. Ted made us feel at home and was easy to communicate with. The treehouse was cozy and had everything we needed for an excellent vacation. Hope to return soon.

Matt User Profile
August 2017
Wonderful host! Called with information on traffic and getting to the island. Wealth of information about the island and things to do. Appreciate the info Ted! Take care.

Adam User Profile
August 2017
Everything about Ted and his home is welcoming and adds a tremendous amount to any stay on Peaks Island. From watching sunsets to sunrises, Ted gives the BEST tips for getting the most out of your stay including great, quiet beaches for collecting sea glass. In the treehouse, you will be sharing a cozy space that makes you feel like you're the kid on the block with the coolest treehouse in the neighborhood. The kitchen allowed us to have breakfast and lunch while we took up Ted's suggestion of the Cockeyed Gull for suppers. When we needed a break from the afternoon sun, the decking provided a shaded space to get the ocean breeze and a game of Cribbage. We took our bikes and explored the island as much as possible and even tested the acoustics in the Battery Steele. This adventure rates as one of our favorites, and we hope to make it back to enjoy more life on island time. Thanks, Ted!

Morrill User Profile
July 2017
Ted is the best ever! What an amazing place and a delightful host. Truly magical. We loved the treehouse and can't wait to come back! Peaks island is a must in Maine if you're visiting. Ted is super welcoming and kind. He makes you feel right at home. Wonderful breathtakingly views and awesome locals make this place stand out from the rest. Highly recommend!
Ted User ProfileTed is a superhost.
Response from Ted:
Thank you so much for your kind words. It's nice to be nice to the nice!
July 2017

Robert User Profile
July 2017
It was a great place and friendly w/ a great view of the bay and flexible on needs and arrangements.

Andrea User Profile
July 2017
One word to describe this place is "magical". I am so grateful Ted built this beautiful tree house. If you are looking to stay in Peaks Island I recommend you stay here. I also love the cats, Sir Handsomelot would walk us to the beach at night and stay with is until we would go back to the house. I'm so happy I got to celebrate my birthday in paradise island. Thanks a million Ted!! I cant wait to go back.
Ted User ProfileTed is a superhost.
Response from Ted:
Your response makes it all worth it. You are magical too!
July 2017

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Portland, Maine, United StatesJoined in June 2010
Ted User ProfileTed is a superhost.

A student of life, a nomad, a philosopher, a clown, and an artist. I feel fortunate to have a piece of paradise, and love being able to share it.

Response rate: 96%
Response time: within a few hours
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