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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.
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I had a great time staying at the tree house. This was my first time to Peakes. The tree house is small,quaint and perfect for anyone trying to get away to a cool spot. Ted was a great host, who was helpful in every aspect. The island is quiet, but has great views and small treasures. I spent most of my time in Portland drinking great local brews, eating and shopping. I would recommend staying here to anyone.
Great! What a beautiful space, and Ted is extremely friendly.
The treehouse was a perfect, quaint, little escape! It was peaceful, and had a beautiful view out of the tower. It is about a mile walk from the ferry. Teddy was very welcoming, and generous enough to scavenge up some food from the house due to the restaurants closing at 9 during off season. (They're close to the ferry). There is no shower in the treehouse, but Teddy said we were welcome to use the one in the house. He also called the night before giving amazing recommendations on where to eat and the deals around downtown Portland. I look forward to visiting again!
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Our host was incredibly sweet and accommodating! We arrived to Portland in the middle of some pretty cold, wet and blustery weather and Ted generously offered to pick us up from the ferry so we didn't have to make the trek to his place by foot. His space was very charming and cozy. He left a bottle of wine chilling in our fridge and a card wishing us congrats on our recent wedding! Ted made our stay sunny even without the sun.
We hope to return someday soon!
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.
Teddy has created a truly unique and uplifting experience on Peaks Island. A short ferry ride from Portland and a pleasant walk from the Peaks Island ferry terminal will bring you to Teddy's ever-transforming home. It's an eclectic place with warm and wondrous energy. We enjoyed the short walk to the beach and meeting Butterball, an exceptionally fluffy and friendly cat. We also got rental bikes to explore the island which weather permitting, I highly recommend! The room itself provided good rest with plenty of interesting odes to Teddy's friend.
In short, if you're looking for a fun adventure on a soothing island, I highly recommend a stay with Teddy.
This is the type of place that makes me want to use Air BnB. I'm not looking to dodge taxes or skirt hotel rules. This is just a crazy unique kind of lodging that brought me to a unique little island I wouldn't have gone to otherwise. There is a store on the island, but I'd recommend bringing them from the mainland (whole foods and trader joes are both the Portland). And plan for at least one night to sit on top of the tower and watch the sun set. There isn't a lot to 'do' in the island, but if you want to sit on the beach or lounge around and read a book, this spot is perfect!
Ted Haykal was extraordinarily welcoming and accommodating, even leaving us with a bottle of wine and a bar of wonderful chocolate upon our arrival. His "tree house" space is one of the most charming places I've ever visited, tiny, efficient, and oozing charm from every corner. Ted and his friends made us feel welcome and at home.
Ted is the best host and airbnb experience I've had. He has the best energy and you can really feel that in his home. We stayed in the pink palace which is an airy kingdom perfect for a beautiful autumn day. We really loved staying at Teds and hope to come back again!