SPECIAL - Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 4-6, close to beach with balcony
John and Roxanne Molina
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
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Nice, cozy & very spacious house. Great area, walk to beach! Def' recommend!
Paula & Earl, NY
Wonderful little cottage in quaint area of Maine
What a week!! My family (4 adults, 1 child) rented this home the week of July 4 this year. We were also permitted to bring our small dogs for a fee. We chose to head north as I hadn't been to Maine, and the weather in Maryland was atrociously hot! Little did we know the heat wave would follow us to Maine. This home does not have air conditioning (which is probably normally perfectly fine) but they do supply LOTS of fans, which we used EVERY one :)
The home was equipped with literally everything we could need, even beach chairs and a cart! The only thing we needed to bring was food and linens. There was plenty of room for us to be comfortable while inside. There are games, books, TV, and of course, the Maine scenery. We took the opportunity to drive to several lighthouses to the South, went on a successful whale-watching trip, journeyed to Monhegan Island, and explored downtown Portland which we LOVED.
The owners are very communicative and nice and even returned a belt we accidentally left in house. The home sits VERY close to the neighbor, who happens to be very nice also. Parking was a little tight for our large minivan and large SUV. The driveway is shared with the neighbor. There is a small yard, and the house is on a quiet, low-traffic street just up the road from a marina and the beach. The beach was much smaller than we expected and is shared by a good number of people at this time. The home is about 2 blocks off the beach - a very easy walk. We also wandered out on a jetty for the fireworks displays.
The home is also located about 5 miles from Old Orchard Beach which has tons of people, beach, restaurants, and an amusement park with an arcade.
Overall, this trip was wonderful in so many ways, the home and its owners included. I would certainly recommend renting the Molinas' home and would consider returning myself.
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!
Our family of five had a wonderful week in this sweet little cottage. Close to everything, clean, owner responsive. Love Camp Ellis.
Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your time in Camp Ellis and our home
Awesome Cottage - Perfect Location for Peace and Seaside Fun for the Family!
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!
Joe & Suzie
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.
John and Roxanne.
In a word OUTSTANDING!!!
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.
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.
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