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Clamshell Cottage Saco Maine , pet friendly ,Close to beach ,ocean View

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom sleeps 5 in beds 6 using sleeper sofa

Clamshell Cottage ,Saco Maine Camp Ellis Beach

2 Bed room 1 Bath sleeps 5 in beds 6 using futon couch in Living room minute walk to Beach


Affordable Cozy Cottage,Only 60 feet to the Ocean, This cozy Single family cottage renovated in 08 in a nautical theme kitchen has brand new fridge 2013, New glass top stove 2015 New laminate flooring , sliding door entry , new futon couch and chairs in Living area with 32 inch flat screen TV/CABLE games,movies Futon sleeps 2 w/thick mattress

Clean Renovated 2015 Bathroom with large stall shower

Master BR has Ocean Views Comfortable Queen mattress with memory foam topper TV/CABLE and A/C ,BR #2 has Bunk Bed with Full on bottom and Twin on top, Washer and Dryer.

cottage located behind our other cottage the Blue Pearl Cottage also listed for rent , The Clamshell cottage has a small sitting area with gas grill

Being this close to 7 miles of sandy Beach, makes coming back for lunch, bathroom breaks, forgotten items a breeze.

Walking distance to Fresh lobster Mile long jetty, Saco River, Docks, Pier, General Store, 3 restaurants, Gift shops. Short drive to OOB, flea market, Drive-in, amusement parks, Lighthouses , Lis and Reg wifi internet and pet friendly

** this cottage has WIFI only , connection may vary through out the cottage ****

Extra services we offer for an additional fee for your convenience:

Pets Welcome for a small fee $100.00

Linens can be added for a small fee of $50.00 one set of towels for each person and linens for Each bed, cleaning service will wash the linens when you leave

Early Entry / Late departure : $25.00 each entry must be ordered at booking

End of Rental cleaning $75.00 added to all rental rates

GUEST BOOK COMMENTS: Sharon, Thank you so much for letting us stay at the Clamshell Cottage, The cottage is wonderfully decorated and the new appliances were great. the weather was great, we had one rainy day the kids hung out in the cottage there was plenty of room the large tv and games helped a lot. We just love the location so close to the beach . We will be back The Connis Family****** Great time had by all, expecialy the beach perfect for our small children like you said coming back for bathroom breaks was a life saver. Wormwoods has the best clam chowder and Midge at the gift shop was amazing. We highly recommend the Clamshell cottage Betty, Jim, Connor, Kaitlin, Sarah and Benny the dog *******What a nice place you have here in Camp Ellis, The cottage was well stocked we wished for nothing Walking the dog every morning with my wife meeting the friendly neighbors. The Beach was not too crowded for July. I found the hugest starfish i ever seen in Maine Joe and Mellissa Bagliano

MORE GUEST BOOK COMMENTS: Tommasso Family, 8/08 Deans Lobster surperb, Huots- Clamburger and onion rings the bomb Dog enjoyed Beach us too, Nice Views great weather, will be back NYC***********Early June The week flew by . Long walks on the beach and getting lost on the way. We loved the Sunrise from the master BR window. We enjoyed the cottage very much just what we needed . Your place is so stocked we didnt even have to buy laundry detergent. We leave renewed and refreshed Mark and Amy and Buddy *******August 08 What a lovely spot The cottage was very comfortable and airy and the weather was great. We had breakfast and lunch in the cottage every day and saved money doing that. We did the drive-in and one water park it was great, Thanks Sharon for making our stay at the Clamshell wonderful Carol and Steve, Sarah, Shelly and Margo***********September This is our first vacation without family and it was perfect The beach was quiet , the weather was great for those long walks. Steve, Mary

More Details

Sharon St Pierre-Vivolo
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018

About Sharon St Pierre-Vivolo

Hello We are the Vivolo's Proud owners of the Blue Pearl and Clamshell Cottage located next door to each other, just steps to the ocean

This is our home away from home

Sharon St Pierre-Vivolo purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Sharon St Pierre-Vivolo chose Camp Ellis

We chose to buy these cottages because they were so close to the ocean and we had small children and loved the idea of being able to go back to the cottage for bathroom breaks , lunch and forgotten items Bringing the beach chairs and toys to the beach is a breeze , i cant imagin having to lug all the days beach items like some people have to do in cottages far from the beach

What makes this cottage unique

Affordable and very close to the Beach and very nice family friendly area


Camp Ellis Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Brand New totally remodeled in 08 Bathroom, 4ft shower stall, new sink and vanity toilet, brand new washer and dryer We offer linens for a small fee, also Early/late entry for a small fee ask for details, pets welcome fee cheaper then a kennel. Cleaning and tax added to all rentals flat screen TV/CABLE/ WIFI Internet access
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , BUNK BED
  • Master bedroom with Ocean View Brand new Queen size mattress, TV/CABLE AC unit in master bedroom, Second Bedroom with Bunk Bed full on bottom and Twin on top, TV/CABLE. Futon Sleeper couch in living room, think 8 inch mattress 32 inch flat screen TV/CABLE/VCR/DVD
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Pets welcome for a small fee $100.00 cheaper then a kennel Maine lodging tax 9% added to all rentals Linens can be added for a small $50.00 for linens and cleaning service will wash the linens Early or Later Entry can be added $25.00 each entry, for early entry time would be 12:30 Pm instead of 3 PM, Late depart time would be 12Pm instead of 10 AM must be reserved at booking End of rental cleaning added to all rentals price is $75.00 We are licensed and registered with the town of saco Rent with confidence Check out our web page where you can find many photos of the cottage and neighborhood and find lots of info friend us on facebook Clamshell cottage


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Clamshell Cottage Saco Maine , pet friendly ,Close to beach ,ocean View
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Nicely maintained and homey.

  • 5 of 5

The Clamshell Cottage is a wondrous place to stay. The atmosphere is clean and happy.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review . We try to offer a a cozy home with plenty of amenities,close to the beach for a reasonable price Thank you for choosing the Clamshell Cottage Saco Maine for your Home Away from home
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Natick, MA, USA

A great October break

  • 5 of 5

Clamshell Cottage was perfect for our needs. The location was great - we loved the proximity to the beach and took long walks every day. We also enjoyed shorter strolls around the pier and the pleasant nearby Camp Ellis neighborhoods. Everything worked in the cottage and was laid out well to maximize the space. (As a couple with a dog, we had plenty of room.) The local restaurant and general store were closed for the season, but there was a nearby supermarket in Saco and a few restaurants were still open in nearby Old Orchard Beach. We even had sunshine every day! We'd visit Clamshell Cottage again if our travels take us to that area, and we recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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steps away from ocean

  • 5 of 5

This was our best vacation for relaxation. Steps away from the ocean, perfect cottage for 4 adults. The listing was as stated, close to ocean, cottage style, clean and great location. Many things to do in Camp Ellis as well as great walks along the beach and jetty. Great history behind the area, my daughter did a college presentation from this vacation. Went to Portland for a Seadogs game and shopping, chartered a fishing trip right from Camp Ellis, steamed lobsters from Fishin' Optician, ate at Houyt's. Just simply a wonderful vacation that didn't cost an arm and a leg!!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded Expectations

  • 5 of 5

I was there with my son and our dog in late June 2010. As soon as we drove into Camp Ellis I knew we had found something special. The cottage's proximity to a lovely, peaceful beach was such a treat for us. We had terrific dinners at Hout's and Wormwood's and more than one enjoyable breakfast at the General Store's Clamshell Cafe. It was so nice to be able to walk to all of these places and I came to think of them as OUR neighborhood restaurants! The cottage was clean and comfortable. I loved the air conditioned master bedroom, the three television sets and most of all the washer/dryer... We took mini trips to Cape Elizabeth, Orchard Beach and Fun Town/Splash world, but otherwise we stayed happily put. While I was there I was wishing I could live there full time and it was difficult to leave when the week was up. There was a guest book there and when I glanced through it, all of the comments I read sounded as pleased with the place as I was. Late June was a perfect time to go – everything was open, but never a crowd or a line anywhere we went. I truly hope to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2010
  • Stayed: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review of the clamshell cottage You are always welcome here at the clamshell or blue pearl cottage Thanks for the great review
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Laval, Quebec, Canada

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Clamshell was great. We enjoyed the cottage and the beach a lot. Camp Ellis is a wonderful place if you love the sea : quiet, fabulous sunsets, delicious live lobsters at "Fish'n Optician" just across the street, attraction neerby (Saco, Kennebunk, Kittery, Portland and even Old Orchard Beach if you like crowdy places!)

The owner and the people in Camp Ellis are kind and friendly . The Clamshell is nice and functional for adults with kids. The beach is less than a minute away. We look forward to come again next year and even try it in winter. The only small inconvenient is for people with allergies (like me), because it's pet friendly...

Despite this, we can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2009
  • Stayed: August 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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new york

comfortable cozy and close to ocean

  • 5 of 5

i would reccomend this place to a friend, it is done tastefully in a nautical theme.the property is clean and well maintained.the owners were there the same week as we were they were helpful and friendly. its across the street from the ocean,its in a good location there are 2 restaurants up the street, a general store,that has takeout and a eat in cafe for breakfast and lunch also excellent coffee. you can walk to the harbor and watch the fishermen coming and going, also a mile long jetty to walk or fish off. if you have a dog it is pet friendly the beach and the cottage. my lab loved it here, both the local and the out of towners are friendly. if you want to boil your own lobsters there is one across the street and others onthe side streets through out the town. i would reccomend this to anyone who loves maine as i do it has it all. i know im coming back next year cant wait. linda mike and bella

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2008
  • Stayed: August 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Palace Playland
Funtown/Splashtown USA
Old Orchard Beach
Huot's Seafood Restaurant INC
Wormwood's Restaurant -- CLOSED
Smitty's Cinema
Martel's Ice Cream
Rosa Linda's Family Restaurant
The Saco Drive In
Blue Pearl Cottage
"Come stay at the Blue Pearl Cottage "
Car: recommended

*Walk across the street to Camp Ellis Beach, the beginning of Maine's longest Sandy Beach, Gentle surf, great for boogie boarding, rafting, finding sand dollars, starfish.

* General Store, where you can stock up supplies, newspaper etc.

* Lobster pound located at general store, order your lobster/seafood and they will have them all steamed up and ready for you

* Fresh off the boat lobster across the street

* Clam Cafe located at the general store. Breakfast, lunch dining spot

* Houts Restaurant and take out window located at the pier.

* Wormwoods Restaurant, Seafood fine dining open year round.

* 3 Gift /craft shops

* Mile long Jetty, great for fishing, or walking

* Pier, charter boats, lobster boats, crabbing

* Old Orchard Beach, Amusement park, shops, Pier, Thursday night fireworks

* Rt 1 where you will find many Restaurants, shops, supermarket, Antique shops, Movie theater, Drive-in, Flea Market

Other Activities: fishing off jetty, crabbing off docks, sunbathing, relaxing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night

We also offer :

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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