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The Island House Five Star Ocean Front

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

7 bedrooms, 6 1/2 bathrooms, sleeps max 15

The Island House is located in a small gated community at the very end of quaint Perkins Cove. Originally built in 1850, this 5bdrm, 5bath, historic property is surrounded by award winning gardens, and was totally rebuilt in 2003 to include modern luxuries and amenities and has hardwood floor throughout. Every room in the house has picturesque ocean views, as well as garden and harbor views!

The house welcomes guests in a generous foyer that leads to the spacious (14x37) living room, surrounded by magnificent windows and farmers’ porches that fill it with light. The cottage style furniture is placed around the remote controlled gas-fired fireplace and comfortably seats ten people.

Next to the living room is the dining/kitchen area, also surrounded by windows and porches (with direct access to the hot tub), which encompasses a space of 14 feet by 44 feet. The dining room table is prepared for big or small groups and expands from six to twelve people.

Perkins Cove: The Island House is adjacent to Perkins Cove boutique shopping, art galleries and local cuisine restaurants, and to the Marginal Way which borders the ocean and takes you to Ogunquit Town Beach. More restaurants and shopping within walking distance. Easy drive to Outlet shopping in Kittery, ME! Also a short walk across the drawbridge to the Ogunquit Art Museum, a short ride to The Ogunquit Theatre.

Beach and Water Activities: –Walk or take the trolley to the Ogunquit Beach! Kayaking - nearby. Surfing - available. Fishing- Charters Available. Sailing - Charters Available.

At The House: Relaxing-Sitting on the porch with a book or a glass of wine, looking out at the ocean and the magnificent sunsets, while listening to the sound waves. Sleeping-the intensity of the Ocean, waves crashing, releasing an abundance of pure clean air- induces the best sleep your can ever imagine. Cooking and entertaining: enjoy the gourmet kitchen or the large Wolf gas grill to make fantastic meals for your family and friends. Lobsters available at the local pier. Enjoy your stay, rest and relax!!

More Details

Ralph D'orman
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

Why Ralph D'orman chose Ogunquit

Just a few ideas

Ideal to host family get togethers and vacations. Plenty of rooms and plenty of bathrooms.

Also ideal for women's book clubs and " a ladies get away"

A writers paradise. Peace, quite and serenity!!

What makes this house unique

SEE Above

Guestbook comments from the owner

We held our daughter's Wedding reception at The Island House this past weekend. It was a magnificent venue to host our family and friends. The home is spacious and well appointed. Plenty of gorgeous bedrooms wth outstanding views of the cove, channel and the Atlantic! A wrap around porch with comfortable seating and a spacious hot tub for relaxing. Ralph, the owner is a kind and gracious man who made sure we had everything we needed upon check in. He even called us during our stay to see how our event turned out and to check if there was anything we needed. The grounds are well cared for and the gardens are beautiful. Waking up in the morning to a beautiful sun rise and falling asleep hearing the ocean waves made for a majestic and serene vacation. Many luxurious bathrooms and comfy furniture and bedding made our family happy. If you are thinking of a family vacation home with many luxurious amenities or hosting a party, reception or reunion this is the house to rent. We are very happy and hope to stay at the Island House again someday!
Sep 2015
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Ogunquit House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , Located in IN LAW APT. with media room
  • Accompanying bathrooms for each bedroom. Large size, beautiful tiled floors, beadboard vanities, kohla faucets, and decorated in a cottage style.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sleeper sofa
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , one twin bed & a crib
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , plus bunk beds
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king , This bedroom is the extra bedroom as described IN Law APT.
  • The bedrooms are very large ranging from 14' x 15 1/2 to 14' x 18'. Each bedroom has vaulted ceilings with ceiling fans and views of the oceans. Each bedroom is painted in a slightly different blue, ranging from a light ocean blue to sky blue. Four of the bedrooms have wide French doors opening up to their own private large porch - directly with ocean views & breeze. Listen to the endless sound of the ocean, the early morning chirps of the birds, and the occasional lobster boat returning to Perkins Cove with its catch. Hardwood floors with cottage style throw rugs. Master Bedroom: king-size bed, private bath, steam walk-in shower, Jacuzzi, washer/dryer private deck facing the ocean. Large TV . Bedroom 2 - King-size bed, private bathroom, private deck. Bedroom 3 - King-size bed, private bathroom. Bedroom 4 - Queen-size bed & bunk beds. Bathroom adjacent (tub/shower combo) Bedroom 5 - Sleep sofa convertible (Queen size). adjacent full bath w/ washer/dryer. Bedroom 6- Twin bed
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Surrounded by 1500sq ft of decks and porches that look over the ocean and the award winning gardens, this home was rebuilt is 2000 to include every modern amenity. There are plenty of spacious areas to relax and entertain with ocean views from every room and every bedroom. Gourmet kitchen with five-burner gas stove, marble counters. Hardwood floors throughout. High speed connections in every room (Ethernet), large screen TV's, hot tub, ceiling fans, central A/C, washer/dryer on each floor. Large sitting areas, grill, dining & eating area, old fashion electric cooler for cold drinks! Ocean view from every room.


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The Island House Five Star Ocean Front
average rating of 4.8055553 based on 37 reviews
Granger, IN, USA

Wonderful Fall Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at The Island House. The home is warm and welcoming from the moment you step in the front door. It is well appointed and perfect for a large family or group of friends.

The living room was a wonderful respite, and with the cozy fireplace was the perfect place to end your day. It was especially nice to be able to enjoy the sunrise, with several decks to choose from. Bedrooms are well appointed and comfortable, kitchen is well appointed, and the dining room is a great place to enjoy breakfast and gather for dinner.

The listing was quite accurate and the home is very well maintained. The entire process, from beginning to end was a pleasure and Ralph was a delight to speak to. I would highly recommend this property for a week away.

The home is within walking distance to many restaurants and shop, but is located at the quiet end of Perkins Cove. I look forward to visiting again in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was okay

  • 3 of 5

Have you ever done online dating...Where you see this person online that you are attracted to based on their pictures and characteristics and attributes and then you meet in person for the first time and your like - is this the same person you saw online? Or maybe that is the same person but from like 10-years ago.

Well that is this house...super beautiful and attractive online with amazing amenities and then you pull up to the driveway and have to pull out your phone to compare address to whats on your paperwork and compare the photos to real life to are you in the right location.

It didn't feel like a luxurious home away for a long weekend. Instead it felt like being at nani and papi's house for the weekend.


1.) Huge house

2.) Great location


1.) Hot tub out of commission - appeared it's been decommissioned previous to the winter but owner still listed it as a viable amenity.

2.) Outside grill - dirty and old - not kept well

3.) Kitchen - grimy and dated

4.) Furniture - all furniture dated, stained, and grimy (and we have dogs)

5.) Master bedroom bed - cheap and uncomfortable.

I could go on and on but I am sure you get the gist.

It appears as though the house is for sale but overpriced and is on vrbo to supplement income or keep the house alive.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cara Vera I m sorry that the home did not live up to your standards. I agree that the Hot Tub was de- commissioned for the winter. It is difficult to keep every point of reference up to date. When you informed me that the grill was not "up to snuff" I had the house keeper come over to clean same. She was inforrmed that it was not necessary because you had care of it. I beg to differ that the kitchen is date. It includes the state of the art appliances - Two side by side refrigerators, Double drawer Fisher Paykel Dishwasher, Jen-air Five burner Stove Top, Two Sinks - a farmers sink and a stainless steel sink, two insinkerator garbage disposals, granite counter tops. The custom cabinets were recently painter, etc, etc The un-confortable bed that you complained about was the most expensive mattress that Jordan's Furniture had to offer. Furniture was from both Jordan's and Bernie and Phyls. Perhaps we should not allow people to bring their dogs. It is a bit concerning that the previous 33 comments have all been praises. Rememeber we can not control the weather. As I recall it was a stormy week-end Thank you for your comments. I will review again to see what we can improve. Sincerely Ralph Dworman
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Great girls weekend!!

  • 5 of 5

Great girls weekend location. Ralph was accommodating and very easy to work with. House was spacious, relaxing and we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cambridge, MA

Wonderful Thanksgiving Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The Island House was a great venue for our family's Thanksgiving celebration! The kitchen was well equiped for preparing Thanksgiving dinner for 12 people and the view from the property was well worth it. Ralph was a kind host and made sure all our needs were attended to before we arrived. I would highly recommend this property if you are looking for a relaxing family gathering!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great week

  • 4 of 5

Ocean House was great for our group. Beautiful views of the water, easy walk into Perkins Cove. A great place to relax and enjoy the Maine Coast.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I wish I could give this 100 stars

  • 5 of 5

We hosted our wedding here and I can't get over how amazing it was. We booked it on a snowy day in March and of course I wanted to see the house before renting. Ralph, the owner asked the color of our wedding and would plant flowers to match. I can't put into words how amazing the week was. The view from the master bedroom waterfront beautiful. There is nothing more peaceful then sitting in the back yard and listening to the fishing boats come in and out. Great host and great place.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
62 Miles
Boston - Logan Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
MC Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Cape Neddick
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Wells ME
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many Restaurants
Car: not necessary

The Island House is located in a small gated community at the very end of quaint Perkins Cove. Although adjacent to Perkins Cove it is buffered by award winning garden, Enjoy the proximity. Walking distance to six delicious restaurants, three cafes, candy store for the kids, beaches, the marginal way, shopping, arts & crafts shops, art galleries, clothing boutiques, charter fishing, sailing, boating, moon lit cruises. No need to drive. No need for a designated driver.

Golf: There are golf courses open to the public just a few miles from the Island House. Also the Par 3 at Merriland Farms. Eat fresh blueberries between holes. Great fun for the family. Kids love out performing their parents.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $350
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Deposits - a 50% deposit is required with reservation, balance due 30 days prior to occupancy. $150.00 CLEANING FEE

FALL 9/15/13-1/4/13 $7500/WEEK
WINTER 1/5/14-3/29/14 $5000/WEEK

I only accept payments into my Bank of America account. DO NOT wire money or send payment overseas.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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