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Incomprable Ocean View

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Fab deck for relaxing, observing, stretching. And tiny Camp Ellis is special.

Sunny, bright newly renovated ocean front cottage at Camp Ellis Beach in Saco. Two bedrooms, large family room with dining area, one bathroom, fully equipped kitchen. Can accommodate 6.

Located on the ocean , the broad deck, wrapped in green leafy vines boasts the most desired spot in town for sunrise, sunset, watching the Thursday night fireworks in Ocean Beach as well as meals, lounging, or yoga. Gas BBQ grill, table, chairs, and large outdoor umbrella. Family room features brand new floor to ceiling windows on 3 sides for a crystal view of the ocean as it changes colors every 15 minutes. Dining table for 6, entertainment center with smart TV, DVD/ Blu-ray, wi-if, movies & puzzles. Ceiling fan & AC.

Master bedroom has double bed. Second bedroom has trundle that converts to double. Pull out sofa in family room is queen size.

Fresh lobsters sold daily just around the corner by the fishermen who caught them. Huot's, local favorite restaurant/take-outs for fried clams & other Maine traditions, is a 2 minute walk. Packages store / breakfast spot is a 2 minute walk in the other direction. Garside's home made ice cream, a few minutes drive.

Camp Ellis Beach is perfect for avoiding crowds or for long walks and more activity, beautiful Ferry Beach is 5 minutes by car. Also biking & walking paths in nearby Ferry Beach Park. 5 minutes to Ocean Beach pier & rides. 25 minutes to downtown Portland, 1 hour to Freeport or Kittery.

Cottage owner does not provide linens. Renter brings all sheets & towels. Pillows & blankets on hand.

Absolutely No Smoking. Pets considered.

We are on a Friday to Friday schedule.

More Details

Robert Gerber
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017


Camp Ellis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Old New England style cedar walled bathroom with shower stall and standard amenities..
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room Fold Away - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Double bed in Master Bedroom. Trundle with brand new mattresses in the second bedroom. Can be used as single beds or made into a double. Sleep sofa in Living Room folds into a queen sized bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Incomprable Ocean View
average rating of 4.65 based on 20 reviews

Very pretty location. A lovely quiet street with houses feet from the water.

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful experience at Robert's beach cottage. It was perfect, exactly what I was looking for. Very clean, had all the amenities, and the view was spot on. When we arrived Friday night there was a storm rolling in and we could see all the waves breaking on the rocks only 50' from the porch....incredible. I would recommend this place to any family or private weekend. I am planning on booking again next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in mid-October and it was perfect! Although a little chilly some days, it was quiet and peaceful- listening to the ocean waves from the deck was a highlight! Would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway for a week or weekend off-season!

  • 5 of 5

This was such a lovely cottage. Clean, with everything you need and an unbeatable location and view. Ferry Beach State Park is within walking distance, great fishing, lobsters available 3 houses away and breath-taking sunsets. I had a cloudy week and painted to my heart's content and took day trips to Freeport, Kennebunkport and a foliage drive up to the mountains. Owner was very responsive and helpful. Great place to decompress. Nothing but good things to say.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cute and comfy. Great views 24-7.

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th year staying at Roberts home. Thank you for letting us share your house with our dogs Ginger and Julia. We really enjoyed our stay again. Dean and Ellen's lobsters were fabulous as usual! Houts Restaurant was excellent. Everything is so convenient and close by! We had a few days of overcast and rain so went to Kennebunkport and the movies a few times. It's just such a relaxing home. Watching the ocean from the house is always a bonus and listening to the tide at night is so relaxing. We are looking forward to coming again for your 2017 season!!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Relaxing, and so close to the water

  • 4 of 5

We continue to rent this home every year. The home is comfortable, very clean and overlooks the water.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quintessential Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a lovely vacation week at Chowder's Retreat. It was our first time coming to Camp Ellis/Old Orchard Beach and I'm so glad we decided to stay down the beach at Camp Ellis.

The house was great; well appointed and comfortable. It was very clean, which was comforting to find upon arrival, and had everything we needed. There is a washing machine and dryer available for use (bring detergent) which I didn't see in the listing. There is also a pack n play in the master closet. The location truly can't be beat. The deck was great for grilling, people watching, and watching the ocean. I didn't realize just how busy the road was going to be, but it's not unsafe as everyone driving was respectful and careful of pedestrians and after the first day or so, you get used to it. The neighborhood was nice and the people were friendly. I thought the price was fair and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

Robert was delightful to work with and very responsive.

The beach, even in July, was never so busy it was uncomfortable and with the location of the house it was very easy to go down when the tide was out and go back home when the tide started to come in (the beach does get small when the tide is in). The location was also fantastic for taking our two year old back up to decompress if needed and perfect for taking the dogs out to play. The crowd was mostly families so there wasn't any partying or young adult posturing, which was nice. The water was better than I imagined; clear, chilly, but not really cold and after the first plunge it was fine, and the sea life was great! Tons of hermit crabs and clams and we found quite a few sand dollars (look for the white ones, if they're green they're alive) out on the sand bar (I recommend taking a boogie board out there if you're not a great swimmer and you stay a little too long). The general store was a very quick and easy walk away; they had everything we needed and was a great place for breakfast and Italian ice or ice cream. OOB was just up the road and fun for walking around and typical beach tourist shopping and food. My kids enjoyed the rides at the pier. Portland was an easy 25 mins (or so) ride away and was great for more upscale shopping and dining choices.

We really had a wonderful vacation and Chowder's Retreat definitely helped make it great!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Saco (Downeaster from Boston)
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Rt. 95
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
3 Metres
Camp Ellis Beach
Car: necessary

Huot's Restaurant famously featuring Maine specialties. Super friendly lobster fishermen (Dean & Ellen) selling daily catch, just around the corner. Convenience store and breakfast spot, 2 minutes walk. Old Orchard Beach Pier and Amusement Park is a short drive away. Halfway between Freeport & Kittery outlet shopping. 25 minute drive to downtown Portland. Fab Splashtown is 6 miles away.


Rates & Availability

Camp Ellis House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
May 19 2017 - Jun 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Summer
Jun 23 2017 - Sep 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 8 2017 - Oct 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall / Winter
Oct 10 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $60
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $90
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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