On the Market: A Peaks Island Abode with Ocean Views
This cheery home off the coast of Portland flaunts a wraparound deck.
21 Alderbrook Road, Portland, ME
Size: 1,996 square feet
A bright and airy three-bedroom home has hit the market on ever-charming Peaks Island, and it’s only a matter a time before it gets scooped up.
Why? We’ll back up for a second: If you’ve never been to Peaks Island before, there are a few things you should know. It’s a quaint little island off the coast of Portland, Maine, brimming with beachy bungalows. The 720-acre hunk of land is a 20-minute ferry ride from downtown Portland. It’s been a popular summertime destination since the 19th century and is home to just under 1,000 year-round residents. Not to be missed is Peaks’ rocky coastline, which looks out to panoramic vistas of Casco Bay. The views are best enjoyed by bicycle—visitors can easily rent one at Brad’s Bike Rental & Repair on Island Avenue.
Luckily, this cheery abode is only a stone’s throw from the island’s southeastern shores. Though it was built in 1991, the house maintains an antique charm with the added benefit of updated systems. The property’s most attractive feature is its wraparound deck. The outdoor hangout offers views of the ocean, and boasts a set of doors leading to the open-concept kitchen, dining area, and living room.
Other highlights include a wood-burning fireplace, a den, an office nook, and abundant closet space. There’s plenty of room to park your golf cart in the yard, too, because everyone knows that’s the best way to get around the island.
For information, contact Sue Lessard, Town & Shore Associates, townandshore.com.