The year 2000 marked the first time that the Hill House and the Studio have been rented to guests in approximately fifty years. We have chosen to rent our properties for at least a year in order to generate revenue for other worthwhile causes, such as college educations for our two daughters. As much as we love to stay on Chebeague during the summers, we have found that we must keep our priorities in order.
A history of the property and the pogy factory that was once situated on the Back Shore may be found in a report folder which will be found in the house. To briefly summarize our association with the property, our family acquired it in 1928 from the original owners. We lived in the Studio during the summers from the early 1960s until the property passed to us in 1991. Since then, we have remodeled the first floor of the house and have kept the Studio as a guest cottage, where countless guests have enjoyed the beauty of Chebeague Island. We plan to move to the house permanently within a few years.
Built in 1876, the house has definitely developed a personality and being in the island setting of Chebeague makes living here so unique.
Basic rules -- smoking and pets
Ours is a no smoking property. We do not allow smoking in either the Main House or the Studio and we'd prefer that people don't smoke anywhere else on the grounds. Pets are allowed but we need your assurance that the animals will cause no damage and we must have your agreement to pay for any unexpected damage caused by your pets. We also ask that any pet hair be cleaned up before you leave.
The Main House
The Main House includes a large downstairs room which includes a dining area, living room with fireplace, breakfast nook and kitchen. There is also a half bathroom on the first floor and a large master bedroom. Two staircases lead to the upper floor, where there are four bedrooms and a bathroom (sorry, no shower -- just a bathtub in this old house). There is one queen-sized bed, two double beds, a set of twin beds, and a single bed. Using these beds, the house will sleep nine people. Because of this capacity and because of the strain over-occupancy places on the water and septic systems, we limit occupancy to eight people.
Amenities include satellite television, TVs and telephones in practically every room, computer with Internet access, dishwasher, microwave, and an ice making refrigerator. Towels, linens and household accessories are included. The house is within walking distance to the Stone Wharf (where the CTC ferry lands), the Chebeague Inn, the golf course and tennis courts.
The Studio is so named because an ancestor converted the barn loft to an apartment to be used as an art studio. It includes a spacious living area with a kitchenette, bathroom (shower only) and two bedrooms, one with a queen size bed, the other a double. The Studio looks out onto a large deck with a panoramic view of Casco Bay and the sunsets over Cousins Island. Amenities include television, telephone, computer with Internet access, microwave, ice making refrigerator, and outdoor gas grill. Towels, linens and household accessories are included and there is a washer/dryer in the barn below. The Studio will sleep four people. Because of this capacity and because of the strain over-occupancy places on the water and septic systems, we limit occupancy to four people.
With 200' of shore front, the property enjoys direct access to the Back Shore, a semi-sandy/rocky beach with deep water anchorage. Local lobstermen have their fishhouses here and the beach is still a working waterfront. A mooring may be available for use during your stay. With permission from the fire chief, cookouts may be had in the natural fireplace in the ledges on the shore. One of the finest white sandy beaches on Chebeague, Hamilton Beach, is located directly opposite the Back Shore, about a five minute walk away.
We sincerely hope you will enjoy your stay in our home.
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