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.
The idea of staying in a tree house was what motivated my reservation-but having completed my stay-what will motivate me to return is the host-Ted. Ted is a warm, engaging vicarious gentleman who warmly embraces his guest and you become part of the culture of Peaks Island and also feel like you are 'home'. He is just an amazing person-perfect host. The tree house is comfortable. If you are on the 'large' size-it is highly probable you would have difficulty fitting into the opening that goes up a level to the bedroom. The bed is also a full-so two larger people would have difficulty fitting but there is the futon in the kitchen which is comfortable. Peaks Island is friendly and safe. One point to know is that the tree house doesn't lock when you are not in it. The screen door locks when you are in-but when you leave-the apartment is not locked. That is somewhat how the island works but just be aware. We had no thoughts of being unsafe by any means-but something for you to be aware of and know. The bathroom door (1/2 bath) also doesn't lock or actually have a door handle-again-not an issue but in full transparency if you have issues with not closing/locking doors-FYI.
This was a fantastic experience at Ted's tree house. Go with the spirit of experiencing Ted and his amazing and magical personality and you will walk away happier and with a more positive outlook on life.
My wife and I loved staying at Ted's house for a few days, and look forward to a return visit. His house is fascinating, a real working artist's home and located on a beautiful street 100 feet from the water. There's a tower! Ted is very friendly and an excellent host. He is generous, helpful, and a great ambassador for Peaks Island and its many beautiful places to see. We will be back.
The treehouse was absolutely amazing for our weekend getaway! Ted is a great host and will help you with whatever you need in navigating the island. We will definitely be visiting again!
Our stay with Ted was wonderful. He is a kind man with a magical castle of a house. Ted's home, and Peaks island as a whole, was a great escape from the eclectic and an incredibly invigorating experience.
Ted is a very accommodating host - full of knowledge relating to Peaks Island and the surrounding area and always available to help. His home is a unique spot, right by one of the nicest beaches on the island and a great base for exploring on foot or by boat.
Ted called us as we were making our way to Portland and helped with giving us recommendations about how to get into the city, closest grocery store, where to park, and where to eat while waiting for the ferry over. When we arrived, Ted showed us where we were staying and helped get our bags up the ladder. For our whole stay, Ted gave us great recommendations for things to do on the island. While we were there, he was super helpful in helping us find the things we needed. He also let us use his canoe to go over to Great and Little Diamonds.
The house is super cool and it was such a fun stay. As it is summer, my husband and I used the outdoor shower which was cool (shampoo and conditioner bottles were there for us to use). The house had all the appliances/kitchen utensils for us to make our breakfast and lunch there. We also had access to a tower which had a view of the bay. We used that one night for dinner and to watch a movie which was cool.
It was a great stay and a lot of fun -- thank you!!
This is truly a special place. Ted had loads of suggestions for us and was a fantastic host. We explored the island by foot and canoed from Teds to a neighboring island during our stay. Everything we experienced during our stay was absolutely perfect. We will definitely be back.
Ted was a great host! Very friendly and full of great tips and suggestions for exploring the island. The room was nice and comfy and it was fun staying at Ted's eclectic home. I would definitely recommend spending some time on peaks and staying with Teddy.
This was a last minute trip and my wife and I hit the road hoping that the Tree House would be available. We put in a request early in the morning and, shortly after 12 noon, Ted called and helped us with some great tips on getting there and getting provisions. Ted was busy for the first day but we did run into him late the second evening. What a nice host. Welcoming. Articulate. Intelligent. Wish we could've stayed and talked longer (and hopefully will someday!) but we had to escape the next morning. Highly recommended. So much better than the ordinary...
Ted is the most gracious host we've ever had on Airbnb, and dare I say that we've even become friends during our weekend stay. Our visit to the island was so packed with Ted-recommended adventures, that we felt that we'd lived there for months. He was gracious enough to give us a preliminary tour of the island in his jeep, made us an amazing oatmeal breakfast, lent us extra sweaters when we packed too lightly for a stormy day, and let us borrow his canoe to tour the other islands. He is a true artist and has built an incredible home over several years. We will definitely be back soon, and will bring friends with us. We definitely recommend Ted to anyone with a sense of adventure and desire to get to know the island like a local resident. Thank you Ted! We miss you already.