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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
"I have enjoyed this home many times with my family over the past years. It is a lovely, cozy waterfront cottage that just lends itself to total relaxation. We have created incredible meals in the kitchen, relaxed on the screened porch, played lawn games for hours and embraced the view as the ferries pass by. We were able to easily spend time in Portland and on other islands. The owners are very gracious and accommodating. It is simply magical and as always we will look forward to returning each year!"
Guest: RebeccaDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 19, 2015
"My husband and I rented this wonderful 4 bedroom home for a family vacation with our sons and grandchildren. The house is fully furnished with everything you would need to cook or simply play a board game. There are closets galore. There is a stacked washer and dryer that is very small and does require some planning on checkout day to wash the towels, but it's not insurmountable. We had a great time."
Guest: Janice M.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 30, 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
"What a gorgeous house and place for a relaxing vacation! There was plenty of room for 10 of us in this well layed out home. The house was stocked with everything you could need. The beach was steps away down a rocky path...so close! The sound of the waves at high tide was wonderful to fall asleep to. It was private yet still close enough. Bailey island is a very small but gorgeous island. Sunrise from this house was awesome. The people at morse's cribstone restaurant were wonderful. We went down to lands end and giants stairs. We also visited Freeport and wiscasset. The owner was very helpful and responded almost immediately with any questions I had. If we do another family get together we will definitely consider this place again!"
Guest: Dorothy m.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 12, 2015