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Holiday Mansion Near the Beach. Stately Elegance, Gracious, Clean and Comfy!

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Last updated: 02/06/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:18
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Gracious 7 bedroom, 4 bathroom near area beaches

This house is a great setting for hosting gatherings of family and friends. With seven bedrooms, 3.5 baths, two kitchens, two living rooms, a large sun room and dining room, two decks, a veranda and balcony, parking for ten cars and spacious, well landscaped grounds, guests have all the room they need to relax and enjoy themselves!

This classic Second Empire mansard mansion, built by Biddeford's mayor in 1927, abounds in charm, with crystal chandeliers, built-in cabinets, hardwood floors with patterned inlays, and sparkling French doors. Walk under the columned entrance of the grand parlor, through the living room with its working brick fireplace and into the inviting sun room lined with built-in benches. The first floor also includes a dining room that seats 12, a well equipped kitchen with an outside deck for grilling, a half-bath, plus a private master bedroom suite with a full bath.

The second floor has three sizable bedrooms, a full bath with laundry, a second full kitchen with a large outside deck and a balcony overlooking the yard. A spectacular cupola crowns the third floor, which has two bedrooms, a full bath and an expansive sleeping/lounge area with two more beds.

The master bedroom has a king (1) and all other bedrooms have queen sized beds (7). In addition, there are two pull-out sofas on the first floor in the living room (double) and sun room (queen). The comfortable beds are outfitted with cotton blend sheets. All bathrooms and the second-floor kitchen are new.

This location is a six-minute drive from the beautiful Fortunes Rocks and Biddeford Pool beaches, half an hour to Portland or Ogunquit, and 15 minutes to Old Orchard Beach or Kennebunkport. Across the street is scenic Clifford Park, with views of the White Mountains and hiking and biking trails, some traversing old granite quarries.
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Owner

Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/06/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 4400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 16-18

  • 1st floor master bedroom suite: 1 king

    Includes full bath...moreless

  • 2nd floor South-east parlor: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • 2nd floor South-west parlor: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • 2nd floor North-east corner: 1 queen

    2nd floor North-east corner...moreless

  • 3rd floor South-west corner: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • 3rd floor North-west corner: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • 3rd floor Lounge: 2 queen

    Sleeping dormitory...moreless

  • Sun parlor: 1 double

    sofa beds...moreless

  • Living room: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • 2nd floor full bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    full bath with laundry...moreless

  • 1st floor half-bathroom : toilet

    Half bath tucked-in behind the stairway...moreless

  • 3rd floor full bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • 1st floor master suite: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    There are two kitchens, one on the first floor and one on the second floor. Both kitchens are near the first floor dining room which is handy when there is more that one chef....moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    There are two 36 inch wide refrigerators, both equipped with water and ice dispensers. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Both kitchens feature oven/convections oven combination....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
from 17 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
early summer
Jun 3 - Jul 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,000

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 14 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

summer
Jul 2 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,800

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 14 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,200
  • Cleaning $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Biddeford
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Beach

Car: Recommended

Across the street is Clifford Park for viewing the White Mountains, the ocean with miles of gorgeous hiking/biking trails through granite quarries, and cascading waterfalls. Located 30 minutes from Portland or Ogunquit, 15 minutes from Old Orchard Beach or Kennebunkport, and six minutes from beaches of Fortunes Rocks or Biddeford Pool. The nature conservancy at Biddeford Pool is a terrific vantage point for offshore islands, a lighthouse, and the White Mountains hovering above Old Orchard Beach. The Saco River public boat launch is a mile away, as are kayak rentals for exploring the spectacular Saco River. Boston is a one-and-one-half-hour drive or can be reached via the Amtrak Downeaster. The downtown historic districts of Biddeford or Saco and the train terminal are a delightful ten-minute walk. A recent influx of development has spawned new cafes and ethnic restaurants. The “Museum on the Streets” self-guided walking tour provides background on area history and architecture.

Other Activities: skating

 

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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/06/2017

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Photos

  • The Sealander House facade

    The Sealander House facade

  • Front porch sitting area.

    Front porch sitting area.

  • View from grand parlor to sun parlor (in the distance).

    View from grand parlor to sun parlor (in the distance).

  • Photo from summer 2014 guest of dinner table set with flowers picked from garden

    Photo from summer 2014 guest of dinner table set with flowers picked from garden

  • Living room with stereo powering two sets of Bose 901s for home concert!

    Living room with stereo powering two sets of Bose 901s for home concert!

  • Kitchen island with grilling deck on left.

    Kitchen island with grilling deck on left.

  • Second floor landing strait to balcony, flanked with French doors to bedrooms.

    Second floor landing strait to balcony, flanked with French doors to bedrooms.

  • 2nd floor bedroom southeast adjacent to balcony.

    2nd floor bedroom southeast adjacent to balcony.

  • 2nd floor bathroom with laundry.

    2nd floor bathroom with laundry.

  • View of cupola from below.

    View of cupola from below.

  • Bench seat on left, and hall to bedroom on right.

    Bench seat on left, and hall to bedroom on right.

  • 3rd floor bedroom northwest.

    3rd floor bedroom northwest.

  • View of front lawn from 2nd floor balcony.  Privacy hedges surround the house.

    View of front lawn from 2nd floor balcony. Privacy hedges surround the house.

  • Central foyer.

    Central foyer.

  • Stairway under the archway and 1/2 bath tucked in the corner.

    Stairway under the archway and 1/2 bath tucked in the corner.

  • Living room fireplace with arched entrance to 1st floor kitchen.

    Living room fireplace with arched entrance to 1st floor kitchen.

  • The sun parlor with plazma TV.

    The sun parlor with plazma TV.

  • Master bedroom/bathroom suite on 1st floor.

    Master bedroom/bathroom suite on 1st floor.

  • 2nd floor full kitchen with patio doors leading to west deck.

    2nd floor full kitchen with patio doors leading to west deck.

  • 2nd floor bedroom northeast across hall from bathroom.

    2nd floor bedroom northeast across hall from bathroom.

  • Stairs to the 3rd floor under the cupola.

    Stairs to the 3rd floor under the cupola.

  • 3rd floor open concept lounge is a sleeping dormitory during the summer.

    3rd floor open concept lounge is a sleeping dormitory during the summer.

  • 3rd floor bedroom southwest with bench seats.

    3rd floor bedroom southwest with bench seats.

  • 3rd floor bath.

    3rd floor bath.

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