3 BR - 6 adultes confortablement et 2-3 petits enfants
Gérant immobilier / professionnel
Salle(s) de bain
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relaxing getaway; highly recommended
Quiet and relaxing week-and-a-half for our family of 3 and the family dog. Short walk to coastline and use of two kayaks to explore Casco Bay area (the kayak trip to nearby Fort Gorges is highly recommended). The island is very low-key -- perfect for what we wanted -- and easy to explore. Really wonderful to just relax, read, and spend time on the wrap-around porch of the house. Brad was a great host and made sure to bring us up to speed about the property and what to expect. By the time we arrived, we had very few questions. Renting the golf cart is fun and nice -- we would do it again -- but not absolutely necessary if your family enjoys walking. Having very few cars on the island was perfect for us, and made you feel farther away than you actually are -- Portland is an easy half-hour ferry away, however, so if you do want to spend some time in the city, you certainly have the option. If you prefer to cook in, as we do, a morning trip into the Whole Foods in Portland is easy, and they can deliver your groceries to the Great Diamond ferry stop later that same afternoon so you don't have to lug them back. The kitchen in the house also has everything you might need. Everyone that we met on the island was friendly and willing to answer questions if you have them. For our family dog (labrador), this was the trip of a lifetime -- swimming nearby, long walks, snoozing on the porch -- very dog-friendly. The house is clean and well cared for -- we couldn't have asked for more. A stay on Great Diamond may not be everyone -- if you are looking for lots of structured activities, restaurant options, etc, it may not be your ideal place. But if you want a place with an ocean view to rest and relax, this is highly recommended. We felt very fortunate to be there, and hope we can return sometime.
Perfect summer place!
We enjoyed our time getting away from our busy schedules to enjoy a relaxing week in Maine. The house was very clean, and appeared recently painted. It was open and airy and had a great breeze from the ocean. We walked down to the beach many times and enjoyed the beautiful view. The porch was where we spent much time playing games and eating our meals. The owner was also very communicative and helpful.
Relaxed and reconnected
Cheers to Brad and his Great Diamond Island retreat. Everything was perfect, from the sparkling clean house to the communication and suggestions. We had a great, great time just exploring and slowing down. We really realized how nice the island is once we took the ferry over to another island where we saw cars! - it felt good to get back to our home base and peace and quiet that evening. We hope to be back next year, our kids are already talking about it...
The perfect off the grid getaway
Island life... our family of 5 with 3 dogs have never stayed anywhere that was accessible by boat only and car free. With a little planning and expectations of much reading, resting and game playing mixed in with kayaking, walking and exploring, we came away feeling relaxed, rested and “one”’with nature and the Casco Bay.
The house was exactly as pictured but the pictures don’t quite show the charm and authentic antique cottage feel of the house. You can tell there has been much love poured into this quiet home in the woods and you are definitely made to feel at home. You could easily forget you were renters, as everything was available in the house as if you were one of the family. This was especially helpful given that island life makes transporting typical vacation necessities a little tricky.
Brad made checking in extremely easy and I can’t say enough about the hospitality.
Our family highly recommends staying here and we are so glad to have been able to experience it!
Our Great Diamond stay was truly relaxing and an escape from the hectic pace of life. Brad the owner was super helpful in both preparing for our trip and with any issues that came up. The house was great - with fresh flowers in every room and stocked with all necessities. We had beautiful views of the bay and loved sitting outside with our coffee in the morning and glass of wine in the evening. We enjoyed exploring the island and venturing into the super-cool city of Portland. We would definitely recommend Great Diamond for some summer R&R.
One-of-a-kind experience in Maine
We absolutely loved experiencing the little sliver of island life on the Maine coast. From the ferry and water taxi transportation needed to get there, to coffee on the porch watching the waves, and the creaks and charm of an old summer cabin...this place is perfect for creating memories. Chris and Brad were fabulous hosts and their hospitality was spot on. We’re still smiling.
Great Diamond Island se trouve à 20 minutes de Portland en empruntant les lignes de ferry-boats de Casco Bay. Elle était autrefois une installation militaire et est maintenant connue pour ses résidences d'été et ses plages.
Le restaurant Diamond's Edge, vous pourrez dîner au bord de l'eau, avec une vue magnifique sur Diamond Cove. L'île a un magasin général (207-766-3087) qui vend des pizzas, des sandwiches et des glaces, et a également des toilettes publiques.
Le point de départ Casco Bay Lines est situé au coin de la rue Commercial et Franklin artérielle, la sortie 7 de l'autoroute I-295 au centre-ville de Portland.