The Cottage in Maine You've Been Looking for Near the Beach

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Last updated: 11/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Wake to the sound of surf and smell the ocean air. Nestled in a grove of old oak trees in charming neighborhood, 1/3 acre with lawn and garden. 8-10 minutes walk to Old Orchard Beach. Complete restoration and modernization completed in May 2008. 2000 sq ft total interior. Ground Floor-Living room w/sofa bed, TV, DVD and Stereo. Work desk with high speed Internet (wired and wireless), printer and phone (complimentary long distance in North America).

Dining room looking out to veranda and terrace seats 6. Master bedroom w/king bed, en suite bath/shower. Entirely new kitchen w/new appliances incl. dishwasher, W/D. Powder room. Shaded furnished Veranda and southwest facing terrace. Private garden w/ BBQ, parking for 2 cars. Upstairs: Bedroom 1 with full-size bed, Bedroom 2 with Queen Bed. Shared bathroom with shower. Max. occupancy 6. Upstairs bedrooms are air-conditioned.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years or older...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    Not ADA but accessible ground floor for those with limited mobility...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Maximum one well-behaved/trained dog. Absolutely no cats....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ensuite bathroom, walk-in closet, ceiling fan...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Air Conditioned, walk-in closet, windows on three sides...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Walk-in closet...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 double

    Sofa-bed in Living room...moreless

  • New hotel-standard mattresses, bed board available

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Ensuite to Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Upstairs shared between bedroom 2 and 3...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet

    adjacent to back door, dining room -closet space adjacent...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Short walk to the beach/ocean (10 minutes). Printer/scanner/copier. Private lawn/garden in grove of oak trees....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Classical, jazz and popular CD's available for guest use....moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Digital and high definition channels with DVR...moreless

  • Stereo:

    New Sony Tuner/Receiver plus 5-CD Player...moreless

  • Television:

    32' Hi Def in Living room and in-mirror TV in master bathroom...moreless

  • Video Game Console:

    Sony Playstation 3 with wireless link...moreless

  • Video Library:

    various DVD's available Blu Ray play on PS3...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    An easy 10 minute walk to the beach through shaded side-streets. ...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    10 minutes walk through shaded side streets to the beach. ...moreless

  • Resort

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    sliding doors to verandah, windows on three sides, lovely cross ventiallation...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Upstairs bedrooms are air-conditioned...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    New Whirlpool Duet...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance:

    unlimited in North America...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street:

    Private driveway accommodating up to two vehicles....moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Beach Towels provided. Please wash, fold and replace prior to departure. Guests are expected to bring their own bed and bath linen. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New Whirlpool Duet...moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    Works inside and outside the house...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    and coffee grinder...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully equipped kitchen....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped kitchen and tableware for six...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Brand new kitchen (2008) fully equipped. Paper towels, dish liquid provided. ...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    With freezer, automatic icemaker, chilled filtered water dispenser....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Outdoor seating for six on the Veranda plus 4 at dining table on patio...moreless

  • Golf:

    Two nice golf courses nearby -2 miles; Green fees apply...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    one third acre. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber gas BBQ provided...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Shaded until late afternoon ...moreless

  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 30 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer 2016
May 21 - Jul 1, 2016
5 night min stay
$2,625 $6,000
Summer 2016
Jul 2 - Aug 19, 2016
7 night min stay

Changeover Day: Saturday

Late Summer 2016
Aug 27 - Oct 31, 2016
7 night min stay

Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $75
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 9%


Rates are subject to change until the booking is confirmed.

Guests are expected to bring their own bed and bath linen. Linen Rental package available at time of booking for $200

10% Veterans and Military discount offered in Early and Late Summer


Note: Maine State Lodging Tax increase to 9% effective January 1, 2016

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 11/30/2015
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14 Miles
Nearest Airport
PWM Portland, Maine
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Portland to Yarmouth Nova Scotia (May to Sept)
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Dunegrass and Saco Biddeford Golf & Country Clubs
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak, Old Orchard Beach
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Maine Turnpike (95) Exit 36
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Joseph's, Yellowfin, Jakes,
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Old Orchard Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Old Orchard Beach was settled in the mid 1600's and has been a preferred summer beach destination for people in the Northeast for over 200 years. It is one of the few remaining great Pier towns -which continues to provide entertainment summer evenings for the young and young at heart. There are countless activities and pleasant day trips -or just relax on the beach. The Maine Mall, Freeport and Kittery Outlets, Old Port Habor, Sebago Lake, are just a few of the outings.

Other Activities: Old Orchard Beach -top rated sandy beach in Maine

Golf: Beautiful public golf courses nearby with easy access for green fees.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: This is my second home -and I spend autumn, Holidays and spring there. Its furnished and equipped for comfort and easy times. A private garden amongst mature trees in a quiet neighborhood. Wake to the sound and smell of surf, walk the beach and relax.

Why the Owner Chose Old Orchard Beach:
This is a special neighborhood -in a grove of 100year+ Oak trees -with year-round residents who care -and keep their homes up. Its not on the beach -but so much quieter -especially evenings and mornings -than those houses on or near the beach. I hear the surf when I go to bed, and smell the seabreezes at night -the best of all worlds. Eash access from Boston and Portland -and a young, fun imformal community.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Good quiet sleeping location. Peaceful sitting out on the verandah or in the garden in the evenings. Shade trees to keep the house cool during the hot summer days, while sunny bright surrounding area.

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Speaks: english, french



  • Somerset Cottage -front

    Somerset Cottage -front

  • Somerset Cottage -side

    Somerset Cottage -side

  • Front Entrance Hall

    Front Entrance Hall

  • Dining Room  seating six

    Dining Room seating six

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Upstairs Hall and Bathroom

    Upstairs Hall and Bathroom

  • Floorplan -main floor

    Floorplan -main floor

  • Sea Kayaks available to rent at the beach

    Sea Kayaks available to rent at the beach

  • Two Golf Courses located nearby

    Two Golf Courses located nearby

  • Back Yard in Spring

    Back Yard in Spring

  • Living Room with sofa-bed

    Living Room with sofa-bed

  • Kitchen


  • Master Bedroom with Ensuite Bathroom and Dressing Room

    Master Bedroom with Ensuite Bathroom and Dressing Room

  • Veranda -Facing South West, Shade all day, surrounded by lawn

    Veranda -Facing South West, Shade all day, surrounded by lawn

  • Upstairs Bedroom 2 with Queen-sized bed

    Upstairs Bedroom 2 with Queen-sized bed

  • Surfing at the foot of Union Avenue

    Surfing at the foot of Union Avenue

  • Old Orchard Beach - walk down to foot of Union Avenue

    Old Orchard Beach - walk down to foot of Union Avenue

  • The Pier at dusk: Check local listings for entertainment

    The Pier at dusk: Check local listings for entertainment

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Monday, November 30, 2015

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