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Maine Oceanfront Home -- Year-Round Rental!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8-11)

Aberdeen is an elegant oceanfront home built in the style of coastal New England craftsman cottages. It greets the morning sunrise with huge windows and airy interiors and faces east for spectacular sunrise views. It sits on the eastern side of Orr's Island and enjoys panoramic open-ocean views, cooling sea breezes and the sounds of an enthusiastic surf hitting the rocks--all delights to the senses! Built in the image of an old coastal-Maine cottage, it is a large house with all the modern amenities, privacy and a spacious interior. Complete down to the inglenook and wood-burning stove in the living room, it will take you back to the glories of the turn of the century while happily bypassing the inconveniences of that time. It has four bedrooms, plus a sleeping loft, two bathrooms, a laundry room with washer and dryer, a kitchen that overlooks the dining room, a living room, an entertainment room/office, a large front deck, and an enclosed porch. The entertainment room has a flat screen cable TV, DVD player, leather armchair, and there is wireless internet. Outside is a spacious deck, lawn and gardens, an outdoor shower, and a small stream down to the ocean. A beautiful wide swath of grass leads you to the rock-bound shoreline complete with ledges, a beach and tide pools. Kayaks can be launched from the beach, and kids can find sea glass and shells. The land is a total of 13 acres. Is available for rental year-round. For views, space, comfort, elegance and convenience, you can't beat Aberdeen. It is located 20 minutes from Brunswick, home of Bowdoin College, grocery stores, gas stations, shops, and 30 minutes from Freeport where you can shop at outlet stores and L.L. Bean.

Keywords: cottage, deck, spectacular, ocean view, spacious

More Details

Property Manager
Natalie Shiras
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Natalie Shiras

I am a retired pastor of Church on the Hill (United Church of Christ) in Lenox, MA and I have two grown children. My grandfather bought this property in 1957 and my parents built this home in 1996 for their retirement. I inherited the property in 2010.

Why Natalie Shiras chose Portland & Casco Bay

This is a spectacular property on a quiet island. The home is winterized for a great vacation all year long. There are pathways and 13 acres (total) of wooded and shoreline property, board games, HD TV, stereo, and DVD player. The side yard has an enclosed dog-run. First floor includes a large kitchen and dining room; large living room; wood stove; entertainment room/office; a large porch with ocean views, a mudroom, and an enclosed porch. Full bath on first floor with shower. There is a large shed with wood storage and an outdoor shower. Second floor includes master bedroom with queen (oceanview); bedroom with full-sized bed (oceanview); bedroom with twin bed (oceanview); and a bedroom with twin bed (and a trundle bed underneath that slides out) with wooded view; and a full bathroom. The sleeping loft on the third floor has two twin beds and space for two mattresses (wooded and ocean views).

What makes this house unique

The ocean, fresh seafood, fresh lobster, beautiful sunrise views of the water. Home includes all kitchen and cooking utensils, including lobster picks, pot, plates, and aprons for eating lobster. The house is a carpenter's dream. All wood interior in the style of a New England craftsman cottage, with all modern conveniences. The property is spectacular, especially the one acre shore property. It is rocky, but yields to a small pebbly beach at low tide. 180 degree views of the open ocean from the shore. Shore access is a private path on our property, which is very close to the ocean. You can hear the ocean with the windows open from every room in the house.

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a magical visit we have had on Orr's Island at your home Aberdeen! The privacy and the views were gorgeous, but the sweetness and harmony of the house allowed us to deeply relax and restore. Thank you, thank you.

Vyana Bergen and Christian Graca
Aug 2011
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Kayaking at H20 outfitters at the Cribstone bridge, boat rental available . Kayaking and sailing lessons available at H20 outfitters. Sailing tours and ferry that goes to Portland leaves from Cooks restaurant on Bailey Island.


Orr's Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Bookings cancelled at least 60 days before the start of the stay will receive a full refund except for the $500 nonrefundable deposit at booking.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Loft - 4 twin/ single , This includes two mattresses.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , The second bed is a trundle bed that pulls out from below
  • Queen size Beds (1), Full size bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (7)(includes mattresses in the loft), Baby Cribs (1) (it is a Pack and play crib).
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There are perennial gardens, 13 wooded and oceanfront acres for nature walks, a private beach at low tide, a long path along the ocean, a large bench at the beach, and the property goes all the way to the water. There is also an outdoor shower that is fun to use during the summer and it makes it easy to rinse off after a swim in the ocean.


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Maine Oceanfront Home -- Year-Round Rental!
average rating of 4.9454546 based on 56 reviews
Brookline, MA

Spacious house with an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

We were three small families and a dog renting this house for a week in August, and it couldn't have been a more perfect place for a family getaway. The house was well equipped for everything we needed for the week, but the location was simply outstanding and by far the best thing about it.

Situated almost at the very end of a long dirt road, there were practically no cars that ever came by and the waterfront was less than 100ft away from the door, which made it perfect for the kids in our families to go down and play whenever they wished. The waterfront was consistently calm and has a small pebble beach which was big enough for us to beach our 4 kayaks that we rented from a local shop on Orr's Island, and still allow for plenty of space to play.

Our families have been vacationing together for many years around New England, and this was the first place we all thought was worth coming back to. We hope to return again soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home & views!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here on Orrs Island for a week in July. The location is perfect! It's right on the water with some gorgeous ocean views. We had a wonderful time exploring the island, it was not too far to Portland or Freeport either. It fit our family's needs very well and we would recommend it to others!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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relaxing and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for the older 1/2 of an extended family reunion (the other 1/2 stayed in a different nearby home). Everything we needed was there; the home is lovely but comfortable allowing you to relax and enjoy the surroundings. And nothing beats going to sleep to the sound of the ocean.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Glorious sunsets, stunning ocean views, peace and tranquility

  • 5 of 5

Glorious sunsets, stunning ocean views, peace and tranquility. This beautifully crafted family home is well-designed with an open-concept first floor kitchen, dining and living area,

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable home in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay even though it was brief and a little rainy

The home accommodations were plenty adequate for our needs. We really enjoyed exploring the private rocky beach and the island.

The shower could use updated shower head and it was a bit of a pain to have to put sheets on eight beds before sleep but only minor things in the big picture. We would definitely stay again and recommend to others

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous location to gather your family.

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautifully designed and well maintained. The property is more than wonderful. Private, peaceful and comfortable. Thanks to the host for sharing such a wonderful home with all of us.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $185 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Please know that the above quotes are just a guideline and are not intended to substitute for an exact quote. Payment terms are by contract. Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed and the first deposit is paid. Only the first deposit of $500 is nonrefundable. The balance of the payment is refundable as long as the booking is canceled at least 60 days before the start of the stay. Alex McShiras is the son of Natalie and he manages the property for her. The security deposit will be returned 30 days after check out, so long as there is no damage. Standard check-in time is 3:00 pm and check-out is at 10:00 a.m.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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