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"We loved staying on the bay within a minute of a beautiful beach. The location allows visiting Portland and traveling north to see the local attractions. Staying in a community rather than in the city was a perfect choice. The apartment itself is beautiful as is the view from the living room. Thanks for the helpful suggestions Margaret!"
Guest: Guy M.Date of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: October 23, 2015
"We had a very nice time at the Orr's Cottage. Beautiful area, and a 45 minute drive to Portland where we had amazing meals every night. We had lunch every day down the road at Morse's Cribstone Grille where we had the best lobster rolls we've ever had - and killer cocktails as well.
The cottage was clean, roomy and very well stocked up with kitchen items, towels, pillows, linens, lawn chairs, games, puzzles, etc. Beautiful kitchen! Had we been there longer and weren't so set on so many Portland restaurants I would have cooked a few meals there. The hard water was not a big deal at all. I grew up with well water and just because it has a mineral smell to it (smells like pennies a little) doesn't mean it's dirty. In fact, my skin and hair felt better from the water there than after showering at home in Boston city water.
The house was a little musty smelling when we arrived but as soon as we opened windows and turned on fans it was fine. It's a humid area so maybe the house would benefit from a dehumidifier in between guests when the windows are closed.
There is no longer satellite TV, just an Amazon Firestick so you can access Netflix and Hulu. It was a little hard to use and would freeze during movies sometimes. The WIFI worked great though.
The Orr's and Bailey's Island area is stunning and offers ample hiking trails and walks (Cliff Walk, Devil's Back, Giant's Stairs and Bowdoin Coastal Studies center are all highly recommended). Everywhere was dog friendly and our pup could be off leash the entire time. We saw blue herons and deer in the yard, and heard owls at night. Overall a perfect vacation. We hope to return to the same cottage next year."
Guest: Gina R.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: September 4, 2015
"You can't beat the views here!! It has the feel of a ship, open and airy, but spotless and comfortable with modern, high end touches and appliances with a fantastic hot tub to boot. The cove is very quiet and beautiful. A canoe ride around the cove revealed a eagle nest, lobster boats, birds and beautiful sailboats. The owner lives nearby and was very friendly and helpful....highly recommend!!"
Guest: JackieDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 16, 2015
"The house is comfortable with a nice open feel, great views of the water, even from the bedrooms. We were treated most mornings to a wonderful variety of sunrises over the water, watching from the porch with a cup of coffee couldn't be a better start for early risers. We kayak, so the water access was important to us and it worked out well. Had some great paddling trips, the one out to and under the stone crib bridge and beyond was especially pleasant and we had several encounters with seals, one very close! There is plenty to do for active people but a feature not to be overlooked is the quiet, peaceful solitude, we greatly enjoyed that as well. John and Karen have done a great job providing a excellent vacation venue for anyone seeking a quiet getaway but with no lack of things to do and see all within easy reach. We hope to return to this wonderful spot and recommend it highly for anyone looking to experience the beauty of costal Maine."
Guest: Peter W.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 25, 2015