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Cozy, colorful antique room with Cuban flare in artist's creative, quirky, ever-evolving home/ work of art. Beautiful bedroom in a home which is not fully completed. One block from the bay beach. 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. Just a 20 minute ferry ride from Portland. Get away from it all to this memorable and beautiful island spot! Stay here for a laid back island experience and a tower view of sunsets over the Diamond Islands in beautiful Casco Bay that's priceless.
First floor bedroom with shared bathroom on first floor.
*Sinks in bedroom not yet functional.
How do you get here?
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 make arrangements with Ted for pick-up in advance, 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, Sorry no pets, no exceptions. I love pets, but the house is not set up for them. Parts of the house are still under construction, so unfortunately it's not ready for young children, sorry.
2 Guests per room maximum and no smoking.
Ted was great. He met us at the ferry and gave us a quick tour of the island. Unfortunately he left that weekend to go to Boston, leaving us in charge of the cats. I think they were well fed to begin with but we fed them nonetheless. Given that it was April, the place was a bit chilly so we hunkered down in between the electric blankets. The island is beautiful and we traversed the perimeter, not realizing how long it would take. We came back with sore feet and thirsty bodies. We rejuvenated with chocolate, water and wine!
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Ted was super nice. He thoughtfully picked me up and dropped me off at the ferry station because he knew I was traveling solo without transportation. He also gave me tons of tips on restaurants and activities, all fantastic suggestions.
We had a great time and wanted to stay longer. The room was just as listed. Ted welcome us and told us about some of the fun things to do on the island.
We had a wonderful experience at Teds. He is super accommodating - provides bikes and a canoe as well as helped us get our bags to and from the ferry. The house itself is a work in progress so there is stuff ... everywhere. But that's part of the charm and it's still very relaxing and feels wide open. We stayed in the Cuba Room which has the most street noise but still not much. The room is small and full of knickknacks and has a sink and a nice soft bed with a mirror at the headboard ;). Ted is about as knowledgeable about Peaks as you can get and always fun and engaging. Anyway Peaks is a great spot for a short holiday and this place ricks! We'll be back!
Ted was incredibly warm and welcoming! He always had a great story to share and a smile to offer. His place is like walking back in time. Check out the meditation room!
Arturo and Krista were wonderful quests to share my home with.They were here to enjoy a friends wedding and I was able to enjoy the overflow of that experience with them. They appreciated and took good care of my place. I hope they may return to Peaks again. Thanks for coming.
I had a wonderful time at Teddy's! My room was cozy, and I felt very comfortable and able to relax. Teddy is definitely the highlight himself!
Dorothy was an extraordinary visitor who carries a delight and total charm in her being.Her presence makes you light up allowing you to feel lighter yourself, which is also accompanied by her lovely singing voice. As I would be roaming the house and hearing her singing my whole spirit would brighten. Her being is something very special and I feel fortunate to have been able to share that time. Thank you so much. I very much look forward to her return stay.
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