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3 BR, w balcony - close to beach Camp Ellis Saco Me

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,040 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 4-6, only 900 ft from beach

*** Wireless Internet ****

Newly remodeled kitchen and 1st floor full bathroom

please also email as vrbo has been having some issues with inquiries

CLOSE TO THE BEACH ON QUIET. Your rent also includes end of the week professional cleaning while many other cottages do not (you have to pay more). Fee for a small dog is much less than renting at a kennel (and wouldn't you rather have your fur baby with you, we know we do)

Tucked away on a quiet street, away from all the crazy traffic, yet close to the beach.

Walk to local restaurants, close to Old Orchard, Biddeford Pool, shopping outlets and theme parks. The 7 mile beach is only a short walk from cottage (approx 900 feet). Relax on the deck that is set on a peaceful street that is home for some historic cottages dating back into the 1800's.

View the tidal marsh at high tide right from the 2nd floor balcony. Enjoy the spectacular sunsets. Fully equipped kitchen makes meals easy to prepare, cook and clean. 2 couches and chair are in the living room to sit and watch a movie in the evening or walk to a local restaurant that many say have the best fried clams they have ever had in their lives.

3 spacious bedrooms upstairs with pillow-top mattresses make resting for your next day easy. There are 2 queen beds and 1 bunk bed (bunk bed has 1 full mattress and 1 twin).

Newly added 160 sq ft Dining room with table for 6 (3 season room not available off season). Also includes color tv/dvd/cable in the room for late night card and game playing.

TV in master bedroom is 42 inch flatscreen

The beach remains uncrowded all season with plenty of room for relaxing or building sand castles. Find many treasures while walking from sea glass to starfish and sand dollars. You may even spot a harbor seal nearby. A short walking distance from the beach will bring you to a mile long rock jetty for fishing and sunset pictures.

3 minute drive to Old Orchard Beach with many shops and an amusement park. 10 to 15 minute drive to 2 theme parks such as Fun Town Splash Town. Drive-in movie theater, daily flea markets, shops and restaurants. New balcony has been added on 2nd floor for better view of Village and salt marsh.

Small dogs are ok with for additional charge of $75.00 for first, 50 for additional (much cheaper then kennel). Sorry, no cats due to life threatening allergy.

Renters to provide linens (towels, sheets, pillow cases).

**Please note** VRBO Quotable rates apply to weekly rates. Less than a week rentals are subject to change, based on days of week, length of stay and time of year.

We are fully licensed and registered with the State of Maine and Town of Saco

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Camp Ellis Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1040 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 1st floor bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • alternative lifestyle
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Small dogs with additional fee $75.00 for first, 50 for additional


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3 BR, w balcony - close to beach Camp Ellis Saco Me
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 26 reviews

Wonderful vacation!

  • 4 of 5

I want to thank John and Roxanne for opening their home to us for our summer vacation. There is so much that is wonderful about their property I don't know where to begin. The house was exactly as represented in their listing. All the appliances worked, the house is large and the beds were comfortable. The kitchen is fully stocked and there were fans everywhere so we were never uncomfortable. John was so responsive to every message I sent him, such a lovely man. The only thing that bothered us was the house was pretty dirty from the guests before us. This is in NO WAY a reflection on John or Roxanne, when you do not live in the home and depend on someone else to clean in lieu of you, you are literally at their mercy. It was a bit upsetting that we paid the extra for the cleaning fee and ended up needing to spend the first hour cleaning. The house was super easy to clean and it wasn't that big of a deal. (just so you know this is the ONLY reason the house didn't not get 5 stars, it would have been 10 stars otherwise!) When I messaged John about it just so he would know and if he chose could address it with the person that is supposed to clean, he was so gracious and even said that any money we spent on supplies he would reimburse us. The house was perfect in every way and would absolutely recommend this to anyone looking for a comfortable, peaceful house to stay in in a WONDERFUL area. Thank you again John and Roxanne for opening your home to us!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great week

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five had a wonderful week in this sweet little cottage. Close to everything, clean, owner responsive. Love Camp Ellis.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonnie, Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your time in Camp Ellis and our home
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Awesome Cottage - Perfect Location for Peace and Seaside Fun for the Family!

  • 5 of 5

Dear John & Roxanne,

My family and I had a wonderful stay at your cottage. It had everything you could ask for and more! From the kitchen with pots and pans for easy lobster cooking, to all the toys, buckets and boogie boards for the beach! It was clean and presentable and my children really enjoyed the bunk beds and fought for who would be on the top bunk every night! It had ample room to accommodate our family of five and our dog. The cottage is in a very quiet street which is perfect for winding down and walking the dog without fear of busy traffic.

Everyone we met - from the neighbours, to the Fishin' Optician (whom we purchased fresh delicious lobsters) were very friendly!

John & Roxanne were great to work with and answered any questions we had in an expeditious manner!

The cottage is minutes from the General Store where we bought ice creams on a regular basis and the beach (which is dog friendly, compared to other beaches in the area which have time limitations).

The location is just perfect for families with young children. It offers all the fun you could ask for without the craziness and crowds of Old Orchard which is just up the road. We felt safe to just let the kids swim and do their own thing as the beach was small enough for us to keep an eye on them, yet large enough to enjoy all that you'd expect from a seaside getaway.

The cottage is also just approximately 30 minutes from great scenic cities like Cape Elizabeth, Kennebunkport, Portland - which are perfect day trips for families.

It was our first trip to Maine and we are sure it won't be our last. It was worth the 14 hour drive from Michigan. We truly created wonderful family memories and our children are already asking when we will be back!

Thank you John & Roxanne for a wonderful stay!

Best Regards,

Joe & Suzie

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joe and Suzie, We thank you for your kind comments. We have spent years trying to create a place that our guests will enjoy and create many family memories.. after all isnt that part of what vacations are all about? We are glad you enjoyed our little slice of heaven as well as the local community of Camp Ellis and attractions around Saco. Our best, John and Roxanne.
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In a word OUTSTANDING!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is truly a slice of Heaven, and we can not wait to get back. The area is fantastic and the home far exceeded my expectations.

Thank you

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dan, We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We try to make our home nice for our guests. You were an outstanding guest and left our home in wonderful condition and highly recommend you too others.
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Family Share Time

  • 5 of 5

Dear John and Roxanne,

We had a wonderful stay in your loved home-away. We were grateful that you welcomed our unexpected family members coming to us. Each one of us had privacy for quiet time (our own TV's) and plenty of room to enjoy our together time. We ate lobster every night. Since we were out-of-season, we enjoyed the already steamed lobsters from Hannaford Market. We did a whale watch from Portland and enjoyed it without a whale. Good time to be "at sea".

We need to come back when all is happening but for our time it was great. Just walking the beach pleases these "dessert rats"!

Thank you for the many comforts of home and for sharing them.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding find! Better than expected.

  • 5 of 5

This house is very well maintained, clean, and spacious. You can tell right away even from the correspondence prior to rental that these folks really care about their home and take great care of it. Everything was as described or better. Updated technology with wifi, cable and dvd throughout was ideal. The bonus dining room area is much bigger than it looks in these pics. Bathrooms are good sized and clean. Kitchen was very functional and really fully stocked. The view from the deck was lovely and the grill, shed, porch, yard and other amenities made this an incredible find. The owners put the care and attention in to make sure that their renters are comfortable and enjoy their vacation. We would return in a heart beat.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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John and Roxanne Molina
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About John and Roxanne Molina

John and Roxanne. A couple that loves to get away to our special place in Maine. We try to make our cottage as comfortable as we can for our guests, as we stay here a lot as well.

John and Roxanne Molina purchased this cottage in 2002

Why John and Roxanne Molina chose Camp Ellis

Camp Ellis is a bit like an old Village going back into the olden days. There is basically only 1 road into the village that ends up circling around the village and back out. There are about 80 cottages in this area. quite a few are still the old lobster and fishermen that have been here for decades.

We wanted a place were we could bring our children every summer. They can walk the area with little worry of traffic. They can go to the general store and get an ice cream cone, go crabbing off the jetty or look for sand dollars at low tide.

we couldnt have found a better place in Maine near a beach to raise our family.

Very quiet area in relationship to others like Wells and Ogunquit. 50 people on the beach in the summertime during the week is considered crowded.

What makes this cottage unique

A nice dead end street, that gets little traffic, yet 900 feet from the beach. our balcony offers a nice place to enjoy a cool refreshment during sunsets in the summer.

A small yard if you bring your dog so they can go to the bathroom. Other places maybe closer to the beach and allow a pet, but there is no place for them to go to the bathroom

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for your cottage by the sea. We had a great week and are already looking forward to coming back next year
Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Portland Maine International
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Route 95
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Camp Ellis
Car: not necessary

The beach remains uncrowded all season with plenty of room for relaxing or building sand castles. Find treasures like sea glass, starfish and sand dollars. You may even see a harbor seal. A short walking distance from the beach will bring you to a mile long rock jetty for fishing and sunset pictures. In the Village of Camp Ellis there are 2 restaurants (1 year round), and 2 gift shops. Leave the dock on whale watch, go deep sea fishing. Rent kayaks for the day on the Saco River. Local general store has fresh daily lobster and will steam it for you. 3 min drive to Old Orchard Beach that has shops and an amusement park. 10-12 minute drive to 2 theme parks such as FunTown/SplashTown. Drive-in movie theater, daily flea market, shops and restaurants.

Check in is Saturday afternoon to following Saturday morning


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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