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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"this was our second year renting the gills for a week, and it was just as magical and special as the first time...
the gills is a true blue maine home, and every room feels like it can tell a story. on a rainy foggy day, we used the (real wood burning) fire place in the main room - for sunny days we jumped off the rocks out front and spent the days swimming.
looking forward to a third summer at the gills already!"
Guest: alison c.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 10, 2015
Comfortable home close to all kinds of attractions
"This home has both privacy ( on acres of woods) and is close to loads of activities. Freeport is a 15 minute ride with shops and restaurants. There are two food stores in freeport, as well as a farm stand I found with great food from local farms. State parks are in Freeport such as Wolf Neck State Park that have trails on the coast where we have seen osprey nests and loads of islands. Trips can be signed up for on the LLBean website that take off at the state park. They have everything from kayaking to fly fishing.
Brunswick is about 25 minutes drive but could be an all day event. In the summer the Maine Music Theater has plays which can be booked online ahead or possibly purchased at the door. The weekend I was there the main street in Brunswick was closed for an arts and crafts festival. Both Freeport and Brunswick have music in the park once a week.
Portland has so much to offer, but since my daughter lives in Portland I decided to skip it this year and go out farther north up to Pemiquid light house and a salt water cove that Rachel Carson did studies in. The house offered stars, and in August there were plenty of shooting stars to see. All our meals were eaten outside on the large deck using the grill. I am from N.J., and I thought we had many restaurants. Just so many ethnic places around if you take into account what Portland has to offer. One night we took off for a church meal that is legendary. It was an absolutely beautiful ride down through Orrs Island onto Bailey Island. One Saturday a month, at a small church they have a reasonable meal that is home cooked. This time it was lobster stew. I met a man there who is the 8th generation to live in his island home. I absolutely cannot find such treasures in my home state. Looking forward to coming back to this home because it is secluded yet removed from tourists and traffic. I call it a "home" rather than a house because you get the sense of warmth and history from it. For example, this is the first place I have rented the has so many plants, and items that truly belong to the owner. Unless I move up here myself…I will be back next year!"
Guest: karen t.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 26, 2015
"A group of us spent a long weekend here and absolutely fell in love with the place!
The home is luxurious and grand but furnished to feel welcoming and cozy. Even with its custom finishes and modern updates, it has a unique, New England charm that matches the natural beautify of its surroundings. The property has it all -- a large outdoor space for dining, a lawn with garden flowers, a beach side picnic table shaded by surrounding trees, and steps down to a private stretch of beach. My favorite spot is the second floor balcony which has a stunning view of the water and is the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee or curl up with a book.
Frank is also a great host who was accommodating both before and during our stay. He came by to give us a tour of the house and answer any questions and didn't hesitate to come back again to change out a few light bulbs and install screens for the windows upon request. We can't thank him enough for the wonderful stay and look forward to staying again!"
Guest: J T.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 14, 2015
"Some old college friends and I stayed here for a long weekend as a mini-reunion: 3 couples with 4 kids between us.
The house was spacious and immaculate, both inside and out. The cleanest and nicest vacation rental I've ever stayed in. There were 10 of us, and we had plenty of room to cook, hang out, or find space to be alone. It was very thoughtfully appointed -- lots of towels, and blankets, kitchenware, an ipod stereo, and even toys and books. The manager left lots of helpful notes (how to access wifi etc) and was very prompt about answering emails during the booking process.
The area is very quiet and residential. We were content to take walks and just hang out, but note we had to drive for food and the beach. Also note - we didn't get cell reception in the house, but there's a landline and wifi."
Guest: Anne Marie B.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 16, 2015