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Oceanfront at Hills Beach, Biddeford, ME-Sleeps 8 +View of 9 islands, 4 bedrs.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Oceanfront house, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, fully equipped. Sleeps 8.

Oceanfront house leads to sandy beach directly in front of house (without having to cross a street). House features a panoramic view of the best scenery in Maine. Overlooks 9 islands, view of boats sailing in and out of 2 navigable ports (one at each end of this peninsula), a lighthouse and a view of the shoreline of "5" towns. Where else can you see so much? Two of the islands are accessible on foot at low tide. Pack a picnic lunch and take your loved one(s) to Stage Island (uninhabited island) for an experience they will cherish for a lifetime. Quiet residential neighborhood on a dead-end road (no busy through traffic here) yet only 4 miles to downtown.

This all season oceanfront house is located on a beautiful, quiet sandy beach. It is available to rent on a weekly basis all 4 seasons and possible weekends during the off season.

Completely furnished 4 bedrooms, 2 bath home featuring an inspiring ocean panorama. (One of the bedrooms and bath is on the first floor). 60" wide HD 'SMART' TV with extended digital cable offering over 150 channels including 10 FREE HBO channels. Plus free High speed wireless Internet, and VCR/DV.

All carpeting has since been removed and replaced with new hard wood floors, except for the first floor bedroom.

Pets not allowed. Smoking is not allowed.

Other vacation homes are starting at $1995 weekly.

NOTE: Regarding the "review" rating: although HomeAway does not make it clear of the homeowner or property manager's response to a guest's 1 to 5 star rating you can view the homeowner or property manager's response to the guest's comments by clicking on the "+" symbol at the far right corner of the same section of the 1 to 5 star rating. Very important.

More Details

Property Manager
Ray Cronkite of Cronkite Realty
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2017

About Ray Cronkite of Cronkite Realty

I am a licensed real estate broker with a focus on real estate sales but also service my customers with promoting their homes for vacation rentals.

Ray Cronkite of Cronkite Realty purchased this house in 1976

Why Ray Cronkite of Cronkite Realty chose Southern Coast

Oceanfront with the finest scenery you will find in all of Maine.

What makes this house unique

Open dining room and living room concept provides sweeping panoramic ocean scenery.

Amenities

Biddeford Pool House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2nd fl. Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Standard shower & personal shower heads for children/elderly
    Outside - shower , outdoor shower , Outside shower also has hot and cold running water
    1st fl. Bathroom - toilet , shower , Standard shower & personal shower, lavatory, and toilet.
  • Full bath with combo tub and shower. There are two shower heads. One is a standard and the other is a personal shower head (with cord) to facilitate washing young children and ease for the elderly. 1st floor bathroom is also a 3/4 bath (sink, toilet and shower) and same arrangements as 2nd floor bathroom. Outside heated shower ideal for rinsing off beach sand.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Oceanfront-2nd floor
    2nd Bedroom - 1 double , 2nd floor
    3rd Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor
    4th Bedroom - 1 queen , 1st floor
  • See photos. 2nd floor bedrooms have ceiling fans for your sleeping comfort. 1st floor bedroom has air conditioner and a ceiling fan. Very quiet residential community on a dead end road so always peaceful sleeping. Quiet but lots to do by day and very quiet by night.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There are only 2 steps to access entry into the living room from outside. 1st floor bedroom has 1 queen size bed and remaining 3 bedrooms are all on the 2nd floor. Digital cable HDTV plus 10 FREE HBO channels. FREE high speed broadband wireless Internet. Other vacation homes starting at $1695 weekly can be viewed by copying and pasting the following link into your web browser: http://www.cronkiterealty.com/crr/Rentals.html Note: beach stairs are not handicap accessible and adults should accompany children.

Reviews

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Oceanfront at Hills Beach, Biddeford, ME-Sleeps 8 +View of 9 islands, 4 bedrs.
average rating of 3.3333333 based on 3 reviews
4

Comfortable cottage with lovely scenic beach

  • 4 of 5

My family and I throughly enjoyed our stay on Hills Beach. The cottage was clean with a well equipped kitchen and comfortable furniture. We loved being able to eat our meals at the outdoor picnic table while enjoying the sea breeze and views of the water and islands. The beach is wide at low tide and ideal for younger children to paddle around and play in the sand. It is a perfect area for paddle boarding or kayaking and exploring the nearby islands. Mr. Cronkite, the owner, could not have been more helpful in responding to any requests that we had. I have given 4 stars because there is limited parking, and the steep stairs leading to the beach make this cottage inappropriate for someone with limited mobility. However, I highly recommend this home if you are looking for a peaceful vacation with comfortable accommodations and a gorgeous view.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mount Airy, MD
5

Relaxing vacation with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best vacations my family and I have every been on! The hills beach home was a perfect home for my inlaws and our family of four to stay! Everyday felt like a dream waking up to the sound of waves and a stunning sunrise! We all couldn't wait for low tide to go out and explore the beach and all it's critters like hermit crabs, clam shells, and seagulls. We could enjoy Old Orchard beach fireworks on thursday right from the family room. The house was so open and just perfect for 1 and 2 yr olds to run and crawl around! Raymond was very helpful and greeted us on arrival with great recommendations for the area! Wolfe Farm & Lobster is a must for fresh steamed lobsters. And don't underestimate the citgo with a deli inside (had take out almost everyday). Buffleheads restaurant is a 2 minute walk away and is excellent! Loved our stay and everything about it! The house had everything we needed and more! Thank you Raymond for opening your home to us!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family vacation 2017

  • 1 of 5

The location was beautiful. First family vacation that we could not have day visitors and felt we were watched the whole week. House was nice but needs washer dryer update. Did not have a blender like the printout said. Air conditioner in downstairs. Bedroom smelled musty andmy husband and I came home with sore throats and cough. The house next door was for sale and was bothered by a prospective buyer who would show up daily and came over to talk to us even asked to use the bathroom...was very uncomfortable. The stairs going down to the beach were uneven which made some of us trip up and down them. Best part of vacation was being with family and the weather was perfect.We would not recommend this place with young children.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 1) There are 2 sets of stairs to the beach available for use serving this property. If there was an issue with either one of the staircases the average person would have contacted the owner or real estate agent to report it; no such contact was made. 2) Scent coming from the A/C? If there was the average person would have contacted the owner or real estate agent to report it; no such contact was made. 3) Most importantly, however, is this person contracted (per written agreement) to rent this oceanfront house claiming there would be 7 adults and 2 children, but, there were 18 to 20 adults and undetermined number of children. This continued for half of their stay. Had we known they were going to be so many we would not have rented to them. All homes situated in the 4 miles east of downtown Biddeford are on private septic systems and cannot handle this many people. On the day they left and in preparing the house for the next arriving guests we discovered that the septic system was blocked and had to be pumped out and one of the 2 toilets was blocked and it took $425 to correct these problems. Any doubts we have the invoices to prove it. We would never rent to these people again for what they did and for not being truthful with us in the first place but they have the fun of showing a 1 star (visual) rating out of 5. Not fair by them to do this to get even and not a fair policy by HomeAway to show a one sided (visual) rating opinion.
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Dowtown
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Casco Bay Cruise Lines
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Biddeford & Saco Country Club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt. 9
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Buffleheads
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Sunday River Sky Resort
Car: recommended

This oceanfront house with its incomparable scenery is only 4 miles from downtown Biddeford, restaurants, 3 amusement parks. Kennebunkport (famous to home of former President George Bush) is only 7 miles; Kittery Factory shopping Outlet (rated one of the most highly successful factory outlets in the nation) is only 30 miles; Maine Mall, Portland Jetport and the Old Port on the waterfront in Portland is only 15 miles; world famous L.L. Bean's Factory Outlet in Freeport is only 30 miles.

Golfing, fishing, swimming, touring museums, theaters, playhouses, fine dining...it's all here...or just a short drive. Only 1.5 hours north of Boston.

Just a short drive to Kennebunkport, the Maine Mall, and L.L. Beans.

Golf: Good selection of golf courses within 10 to 15 miles from house.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

No questions asked if you need to cancel after reservation has been made and a total refund (less $150.00 administrative reprocessing fee) will be sent to you promptly providing your reserved week has been re-rented to other guests.
Check-in time is 'anytime' after 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM on day of scheduled departure.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.