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Wally & Carol
Carol & Wally's boathouse is absolutely beautiful. They have truly thought of each little thing their guests could want and/or need. We cooked out on the grill and enjoyed the seabreeze, and waking up in the master bedroom to the sounds and smells of the sea made it hard to leave. They even had a Ray Lamontagne CD that we played on the outdoor speakers! This place is so special, and we hope to make it back there soon. Rent bikes and ride along Peaks' coastline, then walk the trails through the conservation and visit the Cockeyed gull for drinks on your way back.
We stayed here for our honeymoon, and were so happy to be able to relax and enjoy being married.
We loved every minute there!
Wally and Carol are incredible hosts and maintain a beautiful, well equipped, and sublimely relaxing place. This place will soothe your soul. From sunrise to sunset and even a rainy or cool day, you will find peace and relaxation here. We would love to return.
You won't regret staying here. Rain or shine, the boathouse is the perfect retreat. We loved it and were charmed by Peaks Island.
Hands down, best vacation in a very long time.
This is just an amazing house with SUCH a killer view. Words cannot even begin to describe the beauty we enjoyed the 3 nights we stayed at the boathouse. EVERY meal we prepared was enjoyed at the picnic table on the deck.
There was 6 of us staying there (3 couples) and everyone was comfortable and enjoyed their time on the island. Anything and everything we needed [and then some] Carol and Wally had. Propane for the grill, speakers for the ipod, fans for the warm nights, extra blankets and towels, everything! A cookbook to prepare our steamers? They had one of those too!
Wouldn't change a thing.
Worth every penny :)
Hands down the best part of our trip to the east coast. This 140 year old house is so full of charm and character. Walking into the place, I could feel all my worries wash away.
We had everything we needed, a well equipped kitchen (and some basic food supplies too!) So nice to have a washer and dryer to catch up on travel laundry. Wally generously allowed us to take the kayak out in high tide, that was the highlight of my son's trip. The beds were super comfy. Biggest decision I had to make each day was whether or not to get out of the comfortable bed to go and sit on the deck to enjoy my morning cup of tea.
Can't say enough about this place. Wally and Carol were super
This house is amazing. Perfect spot, perfect home!
Such an unbelievably amazing place. I want to come here again and again. Perfectly located with views of Portland and other islands. Amazing tides. Plenty of wine openers. This is the type of place everyone needs to stay at least once.
Two words sum up this place -- Dream House. It's right on the water, has everything you need, and we spent a lovely weekend listening to the waves, cooking with friends, reading, laughing, and just watching the tide come and go on Peaks Island.
The boathouse is absolutely charming. Wally and Carol have it set up so that you have every thing you need for comfort and fun. Staying here was the perfect way to celebrate my 30th birthday with my family who had never been to Maine before, and we definitely hope to be back. Wally and Carol are extremely responsive and made it easy for my family and myself to relax and have a great time!
Carol and Wally were extremely gracious and eager to answer any questions about the area. We absolutely LOVED our five day stay at the boathouse. The place is magical and I have never had such a relaxing, peaceful vacation in my life. We would definitely love to visit again and were missing the charming boathouse and lovely Peaks Island the morning we left.
Wally and Carol were delightful guests. They were most congenial,
helpful, and very appreciative of all the cabin and its surroundings
had to offer. An added bonus was that they are seasoned airbnb
hosts, so we could compare notes about our experiences. I hope
they will come again.
Wally and Carol are a lovely, fantastic couple! I immediately felt as if we'd known each other for years. So warm and friendly, engaging and resourceful, appreciative, respectful and incredibly considerate. They left the guest quarters in immaculate condition. I highly recommend them as guests. We would welcome them back in a heartbeat and I so hope to see them again ( here or...? perhaps when Mark & I venture up to Maine sometime?). Can't say enough kind words about these two (and daughter Morgan as well!). Wally & Carol are one of the reasons I do Airbnb.
I have known Wally (and later Carol) since the first time my family rented this amazing cottage 12 years ago. They are two of the warmest, loveliest people I know who seem to feel truly feel blessed to have this "heaven on earth" spot on Peak's Island and genuinely feel the desire to share it with others. My family's time each year on Peaks has become woven into the fabric of our lives, and is a tradition which fuels us and keeps us going the rest of the year. When my youngest daughter was small and had trouble going to sleep, it was stories of our adventures and descriptions of the cottage and what we saw, smelled and felt there which would comfort her to sleep. She would ask me to describe a day at the cottage from the minute she woke up to the minute she fell asleep, and it always worked!
On a cold February day, it is thinking of being on the porch, surrounded by water and sunsets, that gets me through. It is magic there and I am very grateful to have been able to share it over the years.
Carol and Wally are perhaps the most gracious couple we've met. We rented their cottage on the beach of Peak's Island last summer for a week. After the ferry ride, we met them at the door and they couldn't have been more cheerful. Their excitement of wanting us to be there just poured from their smiles. We had a very calming and delightful stay. We're hooked and we look forward to our time spent at the cottage!
I tend to breath a little easier when I am around these two and feel truly blessed to have them in my life. I always find myself feeling a bit lighter and brighter in the presence of their company and anytime I set foot inside their magical boathouse.