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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. You can launch your own kayaks 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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

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 Orr's Island

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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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
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 11 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
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • 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 4.953846 based on 66 reviews

Made Bowdoin graduation weekend extra special!

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend this property to anyone who loves beautiful views and a lovely, clean, spread out, well stocked house! We were there for a long weekend for our son’s graduation from Bowdoin. It was a 20 minute drive to the school. We had 11 people and had more than enough room. The owners and caretaker were very easy to communicate with. It made for a very special weekend. And the area is wonderful to explore. We especially loved the Giants Stairs! Breathtaking!!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our group couldn't have been happier with our time at Aberdeen where we quickly felt right at home. We are grateful that we got to enjoy the gorgeous natural setting as well as the welcoming indoor spaces. Annie and Natalie could not have been more accommodating... we look forward to returning some time soon.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your glowing review! We look forward to hosting you again in the future!
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My family had a wonderfully blessed stay of 4 weeks in a "home" that made us feel at "home!"

  • 5 of 5

The home was exactly as posted, no surprises. We were left to our privacy, however, when we did have the occasion that we needed assistance (locked ourselves out of the house!) the caretaker came over immediately. Open ocean steps away.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend getaway at Aberdeen! It was so quiet & peaceful in a perfect location. The ocean lapping on the shore line was so soothing. The wildlife was fun to see as well.....some deer & a fox. We spent a large portion of our sunny Saturday at the shoreline & napping in the chairs on the deck. The house had everything we needed, except there was mention of no hairdryer. The house is very nice & yet warm & welcoming, not pretentious or stuffy. We did take a drive out to Bailey's Island & walked down by the Giant Steps. Beautiful! Then stopped at the Island Candy Shop for goodies. We all 5 highly recommend Aberdeen for a Maine getaway location!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ocean front family getaway

  • 5 of 5

The property had everything we needed. It was a beautiful and comfortable home. We loved the house, the location and views and the privacy!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas at aberdeen

  • 5 of 5

beautiful location and warm comfortable home... perfect for a snow-bound Christmas week. Our family was very happy to be here!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $185 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $900

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 15 days after check out, so long as there is no damage or additional cleaning needed. This includes any additional cleaning due to pets, children, adults, guests, or anyone who the renter allows on the premises during their stay. Return of a portion of the security deposit may be withheld at the discretion of the owner, if the renter does not abide by the stated rules (see the welcome email and letter), causes damage, or makes a large mess that requires extra cleaning. 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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