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Classic Maine Oceanfront Cottage

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 8 - steps from the water! Fabulous views!

Enjoy the timeless charm of this classic beachfront home! Just step outside to enjoy Maine's largest sandy beach (7 miles long). Come sit by the fire and let your cares wash away with the waves! Each room in this beautiful cottage is tastefully appointed with an ocean theme and offers great ocean views!

Bike to several restaurants, quaint fishing harbor, Ferry Beach state park, OOB and more! Several theme parks and plenty of shopping within a 10 mile radius. 1 1/2 hours from Boston!

Cathy Manchester
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2018

About Cathy Manchester

Cathy and Jay are the proud owners of this amazing 1880 classic Maine Beach house. We also have a 2 person beach cottage on Moody Beach, Maine ( #168752) and a condo on Daytona Beach (#360335) that we enjoy sharing! Cathy is a retired chief of police and has been a full time realtor since 1996. Jay owns Navajo Painting and manages our properties with tender loving care!

Cathy Manchester purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Cathy Manchester chose Camp Ellis

I have been selling real estate in Maine since 1996. When I walked into this cottage in 2002, I fell in love with it the moment I stepped inside! It is the most peaceful and relaxing place I have ever been. Summer days sitting on the porch smelling the roses and watching the waves... evenings sitting in from of the fire or around the campfire, and falling asleep to the sound of the surf! Absolutely amazing! It is terribly difficult to do anything other than RELAX here!

What makes this cottage unique

We are so close to the water that during a storm you might feel the waves reach the porch! There is a wonderful corner store/breakfast place just a minutes walk away and two restaurants within walking distance. You will feel like you are the only house on the beach..... and you are!


Camp Ellis Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1st floor bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd floor bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , huge!!!!!
  • Upstairs bath is a wonderful tiled walk in shower!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 1st floor bdrm - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Daybed and couch available.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
3 full, 1 twin, 1 daybed and a couch in living room. Bikes; firewood; boat launch; sand pails, games.


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Classic Maine Oceanfront Cottage
average rating of 4.6875 based on 16 reviews

great location

  • 5 of 5

great location, house is well taken care of

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely House in Great location

  • 4 of 5

The house was charming, in a great location and came with its own little private beach which was perfect as I had my dog with me! The only issue we had was the weather was super hot and the house has no air conditioning, only fans, so the bedrooms were very hot at night. Cathy was very responsive when I texted her with questions. All in all a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing! The space, large enough for 6 of us the sleep. My extended family was all also in Camp Ellis and this home was Base for everyone. The outdoor porch was awesome to sit in for the Grandparents while still enjoying the beach. Our kids didn't even turn the TV in the living room on once! We will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great old beach house well renovate, and steps away from the beach.

  • 4 of 5

Great place, we did enjoy our stay.

At our arrival we did some extra cleaning of the refrigerator, micro wave, BBQ and shower but otherwise we were very satisfy.

At low tide you can walk miles and miles on the beach but at high tide there is just a small area available on the beach, so it's a bit crowdy on week ends, but you can easily access the rest of the beach after a 5-7 minutes walk on the streets to go around the rock breakwater.

Fresh lobster and sea food take out /restaurant at walking distance

On rainy days it's 45-50 minutes ride for Freeport or Kittery outlets, great for shopping.

We do recommend this house and look forward to go back

François and family

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for our family vacation with 6 adults and 3 small kids. Having the sandy beach right outside the door was perfect. The kids loved playing in the sand and splashing in the calm water during low tide. The house was clean and well-stocked. We had a fire in the pit every night, kayaked in the river, ate ice cream at the general store, and had lobster rolls at Huot's. It was wonderful. Thanks so much for opening your house to us.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, cozy and sea breezes

  • 4 of 5

Getting to Saco was easy and directions to get into house straightforward. Think old farmhouse but on the ocean. Does need some upgrading on electrical but fireplace came in handy two nights. Enjoyed the area with kayaking and bike rentals and we were far enough away from the bustle of Old Orchard Beach. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Dune Grass Country Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
The Downeaster!
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Maine Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles

Other Activities: great walking trails, state park, kayak rentals and boat tours nearby


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $150

We will rent for a min 4 night stay during April, May, October and November - Property is closed from Dec - March

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund