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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


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!

More Details

Jack Smith
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

About Jack Smith

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.

Jack Smith purchased this house in 1983

Why Jack Smith chose Southern Coast

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Old Orchard Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , cleaned weekly
  • If you run out of paper products, please contact the owners next door. Paper products are replaced weekly.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Terrific beach rental

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific stay at this beach home. It is a short walk to the beach in a nice, quiet neighborhood. It is beautifully decorated and the owners have provided anything you might need. It has a wonderful small porch for relaxing, eating, or drying clothes. It owners are very nice and live right next door, which is helpful if you need anything. They even offered to send me some items that we had accidentally left behind. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Great spot! We hope to return.

  • 5 of 5

Charming cottage in a quiet location and warm hospitality from the owners next door.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Great things come in small packages

  • 5 of 5

Great experience, real cozy, quiet compared to the other location we used to rent (directly on East Grand avenue). Clean, everything we needed.Having breakfast on the porch with the morning sun was delightful. Great owners very friendly and resourceful!

will rent again for sure!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Little slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in 2012, but I never got around to writing a review and it wouldnt let me go back that far date wise to do it. I just wanted to say how awesome the home and the owners were. They were right next store and were always around to offer great advice and for a friendly chat. They definitely made us feel at home. Everything needed was there, from the linens and dishes to the beach house bungalow feel and the cool ocean breezes.

We'll definitely be returning and would recommend to anyone looking for an OOB getaway.

PS. Be sure to ask about the lobster stand up the street. Steamers, muscles, etc.. I think we stopped there 5 times that week.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was my first vacation north , just my two young daughters and I. This was a cute and VERY affordable property for us. We enjoyed the entire week and Jack was very helpful with ideas and places to visit while we were there. I felt very safe and would highly recommend this rental! :)

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Northumberland, Pennsylvania

Quaint cottage near the beach

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was clean and cozy, on a one way street within walking distance to the beach and downtown activities. The owners were very helpful and helped us with plans for side trips to Portland, Ogunquit, York, and Boston (2 hours away.) It was in a great location that allowed easy travel to many scenic places. We had a lovely trip, and would recommend this listing to either a couple or family with young children.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Dunegrass CC
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Amtrax Downeaster
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Maine Tpk and I95
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund