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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

Recent Portland & Casco Bay reviews

  • Wonderful house in the best location!

    "If you're debating on what house to rent in Maine...stop, this is it. We were 6 adults on vacation from NYC and this fit our needs perfectly. The house is huge! and has everything you could hope for. The porches alone are worth the stay, but you can also grab the deck chairs and sit by the ocean which is right there!!! We loved the back patio with the big picnic table with a grill. I have nothing but good things to say about this place and Jane who was lovely to work with and answered all my questions. Bailey island is so cute and quaint and if you do stay here I recommend all things baked from the Salt Cod Cafe which is just 3 min down the road. A blueberry muffin with butter and a cup of coffee sitting on the deck overlooking the ocean is euphoric."
    Guest: Claire S. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 2, 2014
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  • A wonderful week on Winding Way

    "My three generation family just returned from a wonderful week on Peaks Island at this beautiful, comfortable home. It's a private, quiet space that has room for some to sit and read quietly on the deck while bird watching and for some to kick a soccer ball around on the open grounds. We biked and walked everywhere from the beach to the tennis courts. Jean and Ralph are wonderful hosts who are helpful when needed. My grandchildren call it our summer stay house, and we can't wait to return."
    Guest: Gigi Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 6, 2014
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  • Wonderful week at Orr's Island

    "Our family of 9, inclusive of 3 seniors,2 young children and 4 thirty something adults absolutely loved our time at this beautiful home. It is a lovely house with outstanding craftsmanship with places to gather or escape whatever your pleasure. The grounds were spacious with outstanding views of the Casco Bay, many fun hours of climbing the rocks by the water. We cooked all of our meals once we figured out the stove and oven, there were ample dishes, pots and pans, silver and glassware. our favorite day trips were sailing from Baileys Island, Popham beach at low tide, shopping at Freeport, and hiking the Giant stairs on Baileys Island. The house itself was super comfortable. A fun time had by all."
    Guest: a very happy family Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 21, 2014
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  • Amazing!

    "I just got back from my stay this morning and wanted to make sure to write a review because I was so pleased! I stayed for a long weekend to celebrate my upcoming wedding with some friends, and I can't say enough great things about the house and property. The house is breathtaking, everything was as promised and I couldn't have asked for a better getaway. The owner Frank is very accommodating and a delight!"
    Guest: Chelsea C. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 7, 2014
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Higgins Beach Travel Tips

Find Family Fun at Higgins Beach Vacation Rentals

Higgins Beach is a family vacation paradise located only 7 miles south of Portland, Maine. If you're not looking for an overly crowded and commercialized beach, Higgins Beach is for you. Portland Casco Bay cottages have everything you and your family are looking for to feel like you're at home at this beach. You and your family will be very comfortable in a spacious cottage compared to anywhere else.

Higgins Beach Lodging Can Put You Close to the Beach

You can't go wrong with Higgins Beach. If you like to surf, whether you are a beginner or pro, the waves here are perfect. If you don't like surfing, Higgins Beach is also known for striper fishing, so bring your fishing pole because the fish are biting. If it's only sun bathing and book reading you're after then this charming beach is for you. Kayaking and swimming are other activities that locals participate in. If you walk on Higgins beach at low tide, you will see the remains of a ship wreck that is very interesting to observe and might inspire the kids to dig for buried treasure.

Feel like a Local by Staying at a Vacation Rental at Higgins Beach

You will feel like a local in these phenomenal vacation rentals. Higgins Beach happens to be a public beach but it's used mostly by locals since public parking is very limited. You won't feel like a tourist walking to the beach from the luxury of your own vacation rental. You shouldn't have to worry about annoying crowds and be able to enjoy your magnificent cottage as if it were your second home.

What to Eat at Higgins Beach

Hungry at the beach? Local business Higgins Beach Market has you covered. Located at the entrance to the Higgins Beach, your family will be able to enjoy a sandwich, hot dog, or something tasty. If you don't feel like cooking in your fantastic Higgins Beach vacation rental, you can visit Spurwink Country Kitchen just a few minutes from Higgins Beach for a traditional meal. Everything goes right when you have a vacation rental at Higgins Beach.

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