1800's boathouse converted to a charming seaside cottage sitting on the shore of Peaks Island, Maine.
Following Maine tradition...please leave the boathouse in the condition that you find it....no trace left behind. We do however, provide sheets and towels and realize that we can help make your morning departure easier by washing the sheets and making the beds, but do ask you to strip the beds and leave the sheets in the laundry basket. Recycling and trash can be left at curbside for Monday morning pickup. Returnable bottles should be redeemed at the Island grocery store or donated to Peaks Island Childrens' Workshop (also at the grocery store). We do not allow gatherings at the cottage due to past experience and respect for our neighbors. Please note that beginning June 8 through September 21 are available for full week rentals only. The only other requirement is that you breathe :)
The Peaks Island Boathouse was the perfect weekend getaway. Charming decor, comfortable accommodations, and most importantly, an incredible view. The Boathouse had everything we needed to enjoy a stress free weekend, and Wally and Carol were incredibly accommodating and helpful. One of the most special places we had ever visited. We will certainly miss waking up there!
Staying at Wally and Carol's boat house was an absolute delight! What can be better than waking to the sound of water lapping at the shore very close by? Wally and Carol made sure we had everything we needed and seemed to really care about our vacation on Peak's Island. The location was great, since we could walk to dinner or to the ferry into Portland if we so chose. One could also take a more extended walk to some of the more remote parts of the island. When we felt like stretching out on the deck chairs, a parade of sails and kayaks kept us entertained. As the tide ebbed, we watched Great Blue Heron's feeding on the nearby shore. Fluffy down comforters and a cozy stove kept us cozy when the temperatures dipped. There is a lovely variety of books spread about everywhere. We are so grateful that we discovered this magical place!
Everything about our experience was perfect. The photos don't do the property, views, or space justice. I think our only regret was that we didn't book more nights at their boathouse.
Additionally, Wally and Carol were so accommodating, helpful, and available for us to ask questions.
If you're staying on Peaks Island, stay here!
Wally and Carol were very responsive and accommodating from the get-go. Their boathouse is extremely charming. Loved sitting on the deck during high tide because the water comes up beneath you. Can't wait to visit again during a warmer month so we can advantage of the hammock and kayak!
We had a great time at the boathouse. We stayed the week after labor day and the tourist season was winding down so we were able to relax and enjoy the house and island. The location of the house on Peak's Island gives you views to both the sunrise and sunset--which were spectacular. Evenings were quiet and you could really hear the waves lapping against the beach. The other folks and I can't recall a better night's sleep than at Wally and Carol's Boathouse.
The cabin is both rustic and well equipped. The kitchen has all the basic cookware and utensils. A big lobster pot, crackers, and some pantry staples like sugar, flour, and cooking oil.
Wally and Carol were very responsive, helpful, and accommodating. I recommend staying at their boathouse, and hope to do it again next year.
The Boathouse was an absolutely perfect location for our week of kayak and sailing. There is nothing as soothing as sleeping with the sound of the waves lapping against the house. The sunsets on the deck were as beautiful in the pictures. We were able to watch the boys sailing right from our deck. The kids thought it was "the best vacation ever." Wally & Carol have thought of every possible quaint detail in this lovely quintessential Maine abode. Although we didn't get to meet them they kept in communication. We have spent time on Peaks before but this was definitely the best so far! We will gladly return if its available in the future.
We had an awesome couple of days on Peaks Island! The boathouse was charming, with beautiful views of the ocean and other islands. We enjoyed the fact that the house is rustic and not modernized (although it has all of the necessities).