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The Riverhouse in Orland, ME

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

The Riverhouse - an all season rental is a small shingled cottage located along the Penobscot River. Completely renovated in 1987, the cottage affords our guests views of the river and bay. A walk through fields and adjoining shore path leads you to a secluded beach where you can fish, sunbathe, swim or walk for miles. Located along Maine's mid coast region, it provides a perfect 'place of port' for day excursions. The many antiques shops and fine restaurants in the neighboring towns provide the visitor with many avenues of enjoyment. Or, you may choose to relax, read or just take a nap in the afternoon sun on the deck surrounded by abundant rose bushes. Whatever your choice, your visit to this property will assuredly be a memborable one. The Riverhouse caters to those visitors who are accustomed to the conveniences of today's requirements in an atmosphere of comfort and grace.

Whether you arrive by motorcar, helicopter, seaplane, or motorlaunch, the Riverhouse will afford you the simple elegance that New Englanders have come to expect.

Keywords: riverhouse, cottage, scenic views, beach, comfort, boating, swimming, fishing, kayaking

More Details

Owner
Dan Brooks
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 8, 2017

About Dan Brooks

I am originally from Orland (two houses away) and am now living back in Orland in my ancestral property. I am now retired from the corporate world and spend my time working on the property, as well as my Bangor home.

Dan Brooks purchased this cottage in 1981

Why Dan Brooks chose Orland

I grew up 2 houses away and delivered papers to the owners as a kid. When the property became available, I knew I wanted it! Since the house needed 'everything', I decided to gut it to the shell and start over -- thus the pics display the finished product.

What makes this cottage unique

peace and quiet and relaxation

Map

Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Bangor
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
MacLeod's or Dennett's
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Rockland
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Bucksport or Castine
Nearest Train
140 Miles
Portland
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
MacLeod's or Pentagoet
Car: necessary

"Near the artistic communities of Belfast, Blue Hill, Camden and Deer Isle, as well as many antiquing opportunities."

Amenities

Orland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom was remodeled in 2016 to include a large walk-in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds - 1 in each room
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Specialized services such as private chef or chauffeur are available at additional costs.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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The Riverhouse in Orland, ME
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews
5

Awesome Place !

  • 5 of 5

This house belonged to my grandmother many years ago and has been totally renovated. The area is beautiful and brought back many memories. The owner was very helpful and pleasant. Looking forward to going again !

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

We loved being a little bit removed from the rat race. Very relaxing.

  • 4 of 5

DAN Brooks truly made us comfortable. He was so gracious. Helped with places to visit and a wealth of information. Very enjoyable

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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stuart fl
5

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding customer service, would definitely stay again😀

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet & quaint!

  • 3 of 5

This quiet & quaint locale was perfect for visiting Maine attractions by car. We enjoyed lovely drives, delicious lobster & gorgeous coastline daily, plus amazing Acadia National Park. The Riverhouse has stairs with two bedrooms up and the bathroom down. Owner Dan is pleasant & helpful.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dover, NH
5

Nice Water Views from the deck

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Riverhouse over Thanksgiving and enjoyed the laid back atmosphere of the area.

Dan is very accomodating and was quick to respond to any of our emails and requests.

The cottage is clean and nicely decorated and has very reliable internet which was very important as this was a working getaway for us.

We enjoyed exploring and sightseeing along the Maine Coast and stopped into Youngs for a delicious lobster roll while we were there.

Nice relaxing experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Central to many attractions

  • 5 of 5

Riverhouse was conveniently located to many attractions. Maps, brochures, and a folder about local attrations were there for us to peruse, and the owner offered many helpful suggestions for dining and sightseeing as well. The owner, Dan, was friendly and even stopped by to welcome us. The view from the back deck of Riverhouse was beautiful. The home was very clean and nicely decorated, and beds were comfortable. Perhaps a recliner or more comfortable seating for lounging would have been nice, but overall the stay was enjoyable and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

9% state lodging tax is applicable; Check-in is 2:00 p.m. and check-out is by 10:00 a.m.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.