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Surrounded by flowers, your home away from home


Last updated: 05/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 bedrooms, 4 single beds, sleeps 4, one bath/new shower, futon

Surrounded by flowers, Barbara"s Place, is a surprisingly spacious 1200 sq foot two storied house in a quiet neighborhood. Extremely immaculate, it has two bedrooms upstairs with a/c and 4 single beds(2 can be converted to a king) and a living room downstairs with a queen futon sofa and a comfortable stuffed chair.. The enormous kitchen is fully equipped with all the needed accessories. A small porch provides the wonderful sounds and smells of Maine, and the perfect place for quiet reading. Within walking distance to the beach and downtown shopping center, the 400' pier greets you to an amusement park and to Maine's best beach, seven miles of the softest beach sand. Ample off street parking. A non-refundable deposit of $200 will secure your reservation. I will send you a receipt of your deposit via email. Renters are expected to bring their own linens(Sheets, pillow cases, towels, etc) Blankets are provided. Sorry, absolutely *no* pets allowed and please smoke outside. Guests of guests may not bring guests. Univited guests must pay $20 per night unless agreed upon by owners. service pets must have papers ($30 per night), Adirondack chairs in front and back of property for sun bathing, outdoor grille, please clean nightly, Direct tv included, installed WiFi use owners password.

Rental Information: Welcome to Old Orchard Beach

Remember the summer when you were a child and your family left for a vacation? Remember how you dreamed about what you wanted to do to make your vacation perfect? First, there had to be things to do, lots of things, and then there had to be food, like pizza, fried dough, hamburgers, cotton candy, & popcorn, etc. And then there had to be a beach, a big broad stretch of sand where you could build castles, a place to run & throw footballs, a place to walk your dog ,a place to lay in the sun and feel its warmth. Remember those thoughts and dreams? That vacation still exists in Old Orchard Beach and is waiting for your children and the child still inside of you. It's almost impossible *not* to have fun at Old Orchard. Beside all the family-style restaurants downtown, you can try your luck at video games, jump on a ride, treat yourself to an ice cream or a cold soda. Thrills, chills, and frills, take your pick.

Directions to High Tide:: Take Maine Tnpk north(#95) to Exit #36 (#195 East). Go through the toll booth for about a mile and bear left at the gas station onto Saco Avenue. Drive another mile to a set of lights (school and fire station on left), continue straight down the hill for a couple hundred yards to Pine Ave. on your right by the picket fence. Turn right and bear left and watch for 7th St. on your right. Go up 7th and turn right onto Evergreen Ave. Park in the large parking lot with the painted flowered fence on your left. Our tan car might be parked in there. Pull in beside it. We should be there to greet you with your keys to your home away from home. If by chance we are not present to greet you, go into the rental and make yourself at home. The front door should be left unlocked waiting for your arrival, the keys on the kitchen table. Begin your vacation and we will catch you when we arrive back from our business. Always lock the front door any time you leave the premises for your own safety and lock your car doors too. Welcome to Barbara's Place!
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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome:

    children are not to run up and down the stairs for safety reasons...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom: 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom: 2 twin/ single


  • Front bedrooms, located upstairs, also has an air conditioner that will cool the back bedroom by keeping your entrance doors opened. Comforters are changed weekly and cleaned. There are fans in both bedrooms as an added comfort. Blankets are stored in the front bedroom bureau in case it gets cold. The owners request you bring your own linens. In that way, you know they are clean and fresh. There have been instances in other cottages where renters have complained about unclean sheets (linens). Arrangements can be made with the owners to provide linens upon request for an added fee of $25. If you desire linens, we can make the beds for you or we can make them available by placing the linens on the beds to be made....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, shower

    cleaned weekly...moreless

  • If you run out of paper products, please contact the owners next door. Paper products are replaced weekly....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 4 twins( 2 can convert to a king), 1 queen futon. Off-street parking, Direct TV, toilet accessories, heater, blankets, games, puzzles for rainy days, and fans for added comfort; Dining Guide, 32inch T.V. a very comfortable living room with two stuffed chairs and sofa, and a great small porch outside for periods of quiet, reading, and small talk, and a place to hang wet beach towels. Weekly flea market at Cascades, vendors welcomed, owners nearby for assistance for tourism and problems, off street parking across the street, cottage on one way street which keeps traffic down, a lobster shack is located a half mile away whereby you can call in an order to be picked up ALL COOKED at the time you want them. (the freshest lobsters in town) Owners aware of special places to eat, Imax movies, places to visit, lighthouse excursions, BEST lobsta, shrimp, and crabmeat rolls in town. A WORKING GARAGE is located a mile away....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Yard Sales are prevelant on weekends. A flea market is held weekly on Cascade Road off Rt. #1. Antique shops are scattered regularly on Rt. 1. There is an auction held monthly in nearby Saco....moreless

  • Games:

    downtown amusement parks...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV...moreless

  • Television:

    All sorts of theme parks are located in and around OOB. Just ask the owners for assistance. ...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Games:

    downtown amusement park...moreless

  • Video Library:

    local town library...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach:

    within walking distance, 12 minutes away...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    If you need something that is not found in the rental, please contact owners next door for help....moreless

  • Heating:

    a/c has dual role...moreless

  • Internet:

    wifi available, contact next door for password...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room:

    a small one with futon, a stuffed chair, and Direct tv...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Owners can assist you with travelling tours up and down the coast. Duck Tour in Portland worthwhile. A plethora of water tours in Portland....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Please adhere to the quota of people you reserved the cottage for. Unless agreed upon by the owners, there is a $20 fee per night for extra guests....moreless

  • Toilet Paper


  • Dishwasher:

    human only...moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    A large kitchen, table seats 6, most amenities available, owners next door can help you if necessary...moreless

  • Microwave:

    mid sized...moreless

  • Oven:

    Extra heavy duty a/c recently installed in kitchen....moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    electric, cleaned weekly...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Golf:

    Pirate's Cove, miniature golf Dunegrass, regular golf course...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Electric self starting - gas, please clean after each use...moreless

  • Screen Porch / Veranda


from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Jun 10 - Jul 1, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Peak Season
Jul 2 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Fall Season
Sep 3 - Oct 14, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 8%


Vacation Special (Senior Special $200/week + Taxes) THIS IS FOR 2 PEOPLE ONLY

This is for SEPT. 3rd to Oct 1st

Use Old Orchard Beach as your hub to discover the spectacular beauty and serenity of New England in the Fall. Drive the winding back roads in relative ease as you venture into small quaint towns full of Autumn leaves, village greens and q

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Last updated: 05/26/2017
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland Jetport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Dunegrass CC
1 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrax Downeaster
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Maine Tpk and I95
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
35 Miles
Nearest Ski
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
old orchard beach

Located only 5 miles to the north is a new Christmas Tree Shoppe, a must place to shop and drop, and one mile further is the Maine Mall with over a hundred stores and a plethora of wonderful restaurants. Every weekend the Cascade Flea Market opens, yard sales are prevalent, downtown shopping on the Pier, fast food, local bar & grille, Huot's best fish chowda in Maine. Auto Diner on rout 1, best full breakfast around. Joseph's by the Sea, fanciest restaurant in OOB, many automobile dealerships a mile away, norminated Best Beach in Maine, wonderful amusement parks nearby for the complete family, you name it, OOB has it ALL

Ample churches are nearby in all denominations. A new IMAX movie theater provides your needs on rainy days. Aquaboggin Water Park and Funtown USA are only two miles away on Rt.#1 near Hamburger Alley. Lobster farm-stand nearby, just call and you can pick them up fully cooked, fresh vegetables, flowers, plants, etc.

Boston is 2 hours away, Freeport and Kittery discount stores 45 minutes, Picturesque Portland waterfront with museums, Ducktours, boat trips, great restaurants, walking tours, scenic drive to light houses, 20 minutes, and quaint Kennebunk shopping & scenic drive to President's oceanfront home is 1/2 hour away.

Other Activities: canoeing, Lighthouse


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1983

About the owner: I am a retired teacher from Boston, my wife was a nurses assistant from Riverside, NJ. We are both retired and enjoy Maine from early June to late October before leaving for our home in West Palm Beach, FL.

Why the Owner Chose Old Orchard Beach, ME, USA:
It's sqeaky clean, in a quiet neighborhood, and is close to all that OOB has to offer. Last year our property was rented fully right up to mid October, which tells you of its popularity.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
It serves as a HUB reaching various locations in every direction, from Boston to the south, to NH to the west, Bar Harbor to the north, and all of Maine's wonderfull coastline of quaint villages with its nooks and crannies of surprises along the shore. Wonderful restaurants will be found in your travels and those unique gift shops and antique stores pop up in the most unusual places. You may find an old broken down castle, great ocean views, a path to the Giant Steps, a small settlement of rental cottages, a panoramic bay full of boats, all sorts of small restaurants with park benches to enjoy a lobsta roll or to just plain stop to rest some weary bones. Use your cell phone to find the Dolphin Mariner where the scenery is spectacular and has one of Maine's 'best kept secret ' restaurants to test your palate and where you will find Maine's BEST fish chowda, along with the free warm blueberry cupcake. It's guest book will tell you that others from all over the world have found their hard to find establishment. Helicopters arrive daily to allow their owners to taste the wonders of Harpswell Island. Enjoy crossing the strange looking Cribbage Bridge onto Orrs Island and enjoy the wonders of Bailey's Island, which I strongly feel is Maine's most scenic tour as many of the small side roads hide hidden treasures and ecletic views.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

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  • Surrounded by flowers, your home away from home

    Surrounded by flowers, your home away from home

  • Living room with queen pullout sofa bed

    Living room with queen pullout sofa bed

  • Rear bedroom

    Rear bedroom

  • Offstreet parking

    Offstreet parking

  • Extra large fully equipped kitchen & accessories

    Extra large fully equipped kitchen & accessories

  • The famous 500 ft. Pier at low tide

    The famous 500 ft. Pier at low tide

  • Full service garage nearby

    Full service garage nearby

  • Quiet time on the porch

    Quiet time on the porch

  • Downtown Amusement park

    Downtown Amusement park

  • 36' TV with Direct TV -  DVD player

    36' TV with Direct TV - DVD player

  • Side porch comfort

    Side porch comfort

  • Front bedroom with connecting single beds - A/C

    Front bedroom with connecting single beds - A/C

  • Welcome to Old Orchard Beach

    Welcome to Old Orchard Beach

  • The Pier with shoppes & restaurants on the ocean

    The Pier with shoppes & restaurants on the ocean

  • Within walking distance to the beach

    Within walking distance to the beach

  • Beach Stand - Order Lobsters for daily pickup

    Beach Stand - Order Lobsters for daily pickup

  • Nearby attraction

    Nearby attraction

  • The Pier

    The Pier

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