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3 Bedroom, 2/12 Bathroom House with Garden, Quiet Neighborhood, Near the Beach

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + 2 1/2 baths (Sleeps 6)

Wake to the sound of surf and smell the ocean air. Nestled in a grove of old oak trees in charming neighborhood, 1/3 acre with lawn and garden. 10 minutes walk to Old Orchard Beach. Complete restoration and modernization completed in May 2008. 2000 sq ft total interior. Ground Floor-Living room w/sofa bed, TV, DVD and Stereo. Work desk with high speed Internet (wired and wireless), printer and phone (complimentary long distance in North America).

Dining room looking out to veranda and terrace seats 6. Master bedroom w/king bed, en suite bath/shower. Entirely new kitchen w/new appliances incl. dishwasher, W/D. Powder room. Shaded furnished Veranda and southwest facing terrace. Private garden w/ BBQ, parking for 2 cars. Upstairs: Bedroom 1 with full-size bed, Bedroom 2 with Queen Bed. Shared bathroom with shower. Max. occupancy 6. Upstairs bedrooms are air-conditioned.

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Stephen M Darling
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Stephen M Darling

This is my second home -and I spend autumn, Holidays and spring there.

Its furnished and equipped for comfort and easy times.

A private garden amongst mature trees in a quiet neighborhood.

Wake to the sound and smell of surf, walk the beach and relax.

Stephen M Darling purchased this house in 2005

Why Stephen M Darling chose Old Orchard Beach

This is a special neighborhood -in a grove of 100 year+ Oak trees -with year-round residents who care -and keep their homes up. Its not on the beach -but so much quieter; -especially evenings and mornings, than those houses on or near the beach. I hear the surf when I go to bed, and smell the seabreezes at night -the best of all worlds. Eash access from Boston and Portland -and a young, fun imformal community.

What makes this house unique

Good quiet sleeping location. Peaceful sitting out on the verandah or in the garden in the evenings. Shade trees to keep the house cool during the hot summer days, while sunny bright surrounding area.


Old Orchard Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 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 ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite to Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs shared between bedroom 2 and 3
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , adjacent to back door, dining room -closet space adjacent
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , ensuite bathroom, walk-in closet, ceiling fan
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Air Conditioned, walk-in closet, windows on three sides
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Walk-in closet
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double , Sofa-bed in Living room
  • hotel-standard mattresses, bed board available
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • limited accessibility ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Short walk to the beach/ocean (12 minutes). Printer/scanner/copier. Private lawn/garden in grove of oak trees.


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3 Bedroom, 2/12 Bathroom House with Garden, Quiet Neighborhood, Near the Beach
average rating of 4.888889 based on 36 reviews

8 minute walk to Old Orchard Beach

  • 4 of 5

A lovely home and well maintained. One comment for consideration.

- A gas BBQ

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2009
  • Stayed: July 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: To be added September 09
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Cottage is charming, neat ,clean and a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Somerset cottage. The cottage is neat, clean, charming and a great location. The owner is easily available . I would highly recommend a stay at this cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice vacation away from home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with our daughter, son-in-law and 2 granddaughters in August. We had a lovely stay. The house was comfortable and clean. The neighborhood was perfect for walking and close to the beach, though we drove there when taking the children. The kitchen was well equipped and it was convenient to have Randy across the street when we needed help with the grill. Hopefully he found my wine opener! We would stay again if going back to the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely house with updated amenities and pleasant decor.

  • 5 of 5

This is a well-maintained house with updated bathrooms and lovely decor on a quiet neighborhood street. It was too far for my family to truck to beach with all of our gear, but at night we were close enough to have a pleasant walk to the beach with our dog. The fully stocked kitchen enabled us to eat breakfast, and lunch occasionally, for six. (Our daughters slept on the pull out sofa bed). We took advantage of partially shaded patio off of the dining room, and I felt at home as I stayed in one day and lounged with a few good books. The house is a quick 10 min walk to coffee shop for morning cinammon rolls. If we visit old orchard beach again, we will Be repeat customers

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a WONDERFUL time at Somerset Cottage. The home is beautifully furnished/decorated in a casual style and was equipped with everything we needed. We really liked the area and its beautiful beach. Short drive into Portland, which is a pretty cool place. In closing any place you can have lobster and other fresh seafood, reasonably priced, every day is a great place to be;)

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful. Spacious. Nestled in a quiet neighborhood.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time. We had enough room in the house between adults and kids to spread out between rooms. We loved the beautiful patio outback and spent a lot of time at the table for meals games and more. We would dedfinitelu come again. The only thing I might change is having central air in the house we had some humid days. Great house, great location. Definitely recommend to anyone and plan to stay again at some point.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
PWM Portland, Maine
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Portland to Yarmouth Nova Scotia (May to Sept)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Dunegrass and Saco Biddeford Golf & Country Clubs
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Amtrak, Old Orchard Beach
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Maine Turnpike (95) Exit 36
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Joseph's, Jakes, Duffy's
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Old Orchard Beach
Car: not necessary

Old Orchard Beach is the top-rated sandy beach in New England and has one of the few remaining Piers, which continues to provide entertainment summer evenings for the young and young at heart. There are countless activities and pleasant day trips -or just relax on the beach. The Maine Mall, Freeport and Kittery Outlets, Old Port Habor, Sebago Lake, are just a few of the outings.

Other Activities: Old Orchard Beach -top rated sandy beach in Maine

Golf: Beautiful public golf courses nearby with easy access for green fees.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Property Damage Protection $59

Rates are subject to change until the booking is confirmed.
Guests are expected to bring their own bed and bath linen. Linen Rental package available at time of booking for $200
10% Veterans and Military discount offered in Early and Late Summer
Note: Maine State Lodging Tax increase to 9% effective January 1, 2016
Preferred Check-in time between 3 and 5pm; Check-out time is 10:00am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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