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Heron's Rest Vacation Rental Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Drive to this quaint island village, to your home away from home, just 25 miles from LLBean in Freeport. Water views from every room allow you to see what a real New England lobstering community is like. Built in 2002, Heron's Rest features a 62-inch true HDTV with surround sound home theatre, comfortable furniture, king size bed in the master, and two twins in the second bedroom, recliners, central heat, remote control gas fireplace in master bedroom, gas fire in living area, games, videos, all the comforts of home, and an extensive reading and DVD library.

In the center of Casco Bay, along Maine's rugged mid-coast, Orr's Island is a true sea kayaker's dream. Launch from several locations nearby to any of hundreds of scenic islands. Orr's Island is a short day trip to other scenic destinations like Reed State Park, Freeport, Booth Bay Harbor, Wiscassett, Camden, and Portland. Or stay put and enjoy the simple life that the island has to offer.

Heron's Rest, Coastal Maine Vacation Rental @Heronsrestmaine

Keywords: Single Family House, get away, Orr's Island, Harpswell, Freeport, Brunswick,

kayak, sail

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2017

Why Maureen chose Portland & Casco Bay

King size bed.

What makes this house unique

Orr's Island is a great get away place. Stay put and enjoy the slow pace of life or use it as a jumping off point for trips to Portland, LLBean, Booth Bay Harbor and Camden.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful honeymoon. Thanks a million.
Feb 2007
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Orr's Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The full bath at the bedroom level has a tub with shower, and toilet, and a single sink. Half bath at living room level.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , You can put the two twin beds together to make a king bed.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Remote control gas fire place and wall mounted TV. Window AC
  • Master has a king bed. Large TV, Window AC, 2 bureaus. The second bedroom has two twins that can be put together to make a king. Desk, window AC, TV.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
62-inch HDTV Home Theater, surround sound, blue ray DVD. Walk down the street to H2Outfitters for kayak lessons and tours. Walk to two restaurants.


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Heron's Rest Vacation Rental Cottage
average rating of 4.818182 based on 15 reviews
East Hampton, CT

A decorated gem

  • 5 of 5

Heron's Rest is bright, comfortable, beautifully designed and tastefully decorated. There are amazing water views from most second floor windows and the sunsets are spectacular. There are hand-made quilts everywhere that add splashes of color and warmth. The cottage is more than fully furnished. The kitchen boasts all the usual appliances plus, among a host of dishes, glasses and utensils, a food processor, coffee grinder, immersion blender and salad spinner. The 60" TV is complimented with surround sound and relaxing recliners.The two first floor bedrooms are equally well appointed, tastefully done and are quite comfortable spaces. It is a few minutes walk to the working wharf and views south to Cook's Lobster and Ale House on Bailey's Island and across the water to West Harpswell. There is some traffic noise since the cottage is near the end of Rte. 24 but it is not a major issue. We will be happy to return and will bring another couple as this place would be perfect for four.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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What a beautiful slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful and has everything you need for a relaxing vacation. I will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Island Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Heron's Rest was exactly the getaway we needed. The house is comfortably and attractively furnished and decorated, and very thoughtfully provisioned. Thank you for a wonderful weekend.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Buckeyes love the island

  • 4 of 5

Beautifully decorated and filled with lots of entertainment besides the vistas. A very comfortable home. The stairs are alittle daunting for those who live on one floor. Locals in area in shops and restaurants are so eager to make your stay enjoyable. We have been to area many times and we thought we knew where house was but we did not. My husband is a walker and he so enjoyed his adventures. We were constantly looking at the activity on the lake. It is alittle busy and noisy on the curve of rt.24 but quiets later at night. It would be perfect for many visitors.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, Ohio

Heron Rest

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely well equipped house. The owners have thought about everything. It was spotless clean and well maintained. The furnishings were all high quality and well kept. We enjoyed our time even though it was a very rainy week-wish we could have spent time on the patio. We tried the beach one day but just too clod and windy. We highly recommend Morse's Seafood Restaurant, excellent food and good service. We enjoyed Freeport, Portland, Brunswick and the botanical gardens in Boothbay.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Maine Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Heron's Rest. The property is in excellent condition and we felt at home from the moment we walked in. My seventeen year old son decided very quickly that he would be happy to stay at Heron's Rest the entire time. It was that comfortable. Heron's Rest is also conveniently located to Freeport and Portland. We really enjoyed our time and are looking to return in the future. Thank you so much Maureen for such a great time.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Morse's Cribstone Grill
"Best sea food around."
Bailey Island Cribstone Bridge
"Just a short walk from Heron's Rest."
H2O outfitters
"Walk down for lessons or supplies for kayaking."
Salt Cod Cafe
"Great chouda!"
Land's End Gift Shop
"Get your souvenirs here."
Dolphin Marina & Restaurant
"Great views, friendly people, nice bar, great sea food. You must visit the Dolphin while yo..."
Boothbay Harbor
"Take a day trip. "
Dolphin Marina & Restaurant
"Great views, friendly people, nice bar, great sea food. You must visit the Dolphin while yo..."
Cook's Lobster House
"New bar. Great sunset views. "
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cribstone Grill
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Brunswick Maine
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cribstone Grill
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Cedar Beach

Sightseeing ferry nearby. Kayak outfitters, instruction, and guide service at H2Outfitters down the road


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

Monthly rate without ME state tax of 9% only applies to stays 2 months or more.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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