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Large Beach Home - huge gourmet kitchen, dog OK!

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

4 BR, 3.5 bath, sleeps 9-11; very close to beach, dogs OK

No student rental inquiries, please. No long-term rentals.

Payment via E-CHECK using Homeaway's secure system.

Otherwise, credit cards carry an additional 2.9% fee.

RENOVATED, cheery, fresh, comfortable, convenient! Selected for the 2014 Biddeford/Saco garden tour.

Perfect home for a multi-generation family or even two. 2 KING beds, 6 twin beds & queen sleeper sofa. Large wooden deck, sunroom, & WiFi. Comfortable and cozy, yet large enough to have friends or family visit with many private areas in the home to relax. Large, grassy yard offers plenty of room for children to play. The perfect spot for a family vacation!

KITCHEN HIGHLIGHTS

Huge, 20' x 15' gourmet kitchen with stone counters, all new stainless appliances, center island plus wet bar. Fully-furnished with 2 sinks, 2 disposals, 2 ice makers, ultra-quiet DW, 5-burner gas stove & even an HDTV. Coffee maker, toaster, waffle maker, Cuisinart, blender, 3 sets of dishes, & festive martini glasses & shakers for the wet bar. Kitchen bay window overlooks lovely flower garden.

3 LIVING AREAS + FINISHED KIDS/TEEN BASEMENT

Main LR connects to kitchen plus separate heated sunroom with sofa & skylights. Another large LR upstairs with huge 52' HDTV, loads of cable TV channels, games, toys, W/D, sleeper sofa & private bath. Huge, carpeted kids basement has another large HDTV plus sofas, ping-pong, fusbol, and 3 indoor SWINGS hanging from the rafters. Great for winter play or rainy-day fun!

OUTDOOR FEATURES

Large wooden deck with large table & seating for 8-10. Gas grill. Lovingly cultivated garden with hammock, flowers, herbs, & privacy. Large outdoor private hot-water shower. Walk down a wooded path to reach the 2-mile sandy beach (3-5 minute walk).

LOCATION

On Biddeford Pool's 'South Point.' Peaceful cul-de-sac; safe street for children to bike and play. Well-maintained & well-equipped with bikes, toys, lots of beach gear, & excellent picnic/cooking equipment.

BIDDEFORD POOL AREA

Quaint former fishing village with stunning natural beauty. Nearly an island, Biddeford Pool has a long, smooth, sandy beach perfect for bocce, skim boarding, boogie boarding, surfing, and long flat walks. The eastern tip has the public Audubon sanctuary with a beautiful walking trail overlooking the Wood Island Lighthouse. At the end of our street, explore and enjoy the pebbly beach & rocky Maine coast & surf. Easy drive to Old Orchard Beach, Portland, Goose Rocks, and Kennebunkport. You will love the peaceful beach retreat of Biddeford Pool while still having easy access to active tourist attractions nearby.

More Details

Owner
Jennifer
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Jennifer

We wanted a convenient vacation home with all amenities for comfort & fun. We love to bike, play tennis, play with our kids, surf, kayak, garden, cook, and hang out at the beach. After 20+ years in the Northeast, Biddeford Pool always is our favorite place in New England!

Jennifer purchased this house in 2005

Why Jennifer chose Southern Coast

Biddeford Pool is a throw-back to family life of the 1950's plus all the wonderful nearby options of Portland, Kennebunport, and even Old Orchard Beach amusement park. The long sandy beach is the best in Southern Maine for long walks & body surfing . Tidal pools offer endless exploration for sea creatures. Our kids love the freedom to go anywhere on their bikes, especially the daily trip to the village store for ice cream!

What makes this house unique

Beautiful, easy bike rides to Goose Rocks & Cape Porpoise for breakfast or lunch. 'Gone with the Wind' rents top-notch kayaks & windsurfers in B Pool. Kayak out to the Wood Island Lighthouse quite easily or explore the calm waters of the back Pool. Several public tennis courts & golf courses nearby, too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We rented this fantastic house for two weeks in August of this year. It's a gorgeous house - bright, sunny, wonderfully decorated, modern kitchen and bathrooms and supplied with every imaginable kitchen and beach item you could think of. Add a perfect location on a quiet street, right near both a sandy and rocky beach, berry bushes on the property bursting with ripe fruit, two terrific local restaurants and you have a recipe for a superb time you'll treasure.
Aug 2006
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Amenities

Biddeford Pool House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 6:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower
    Half Bathroom - Powder room on the 1st floor with sink & toilet
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large tub with sliding glass door shower enclosure.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom - 1 king , w/ private bath
    Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , bonus room w/ bath
  • Both king-size beds are very high quality, very comfortable beds. Twins with trundle are new & high quality.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
2 kings, 1 full, 3 twins, 1 sleep sofa, 1 crib. Just steps to two beaches! Hammock among the flower gardens, fresh herb garden, quiet cul-de-sac street. Large sunroom with heat & huge skylights; outdoor deck with grill & lounge chairs, outdoor shower. 4 adult bikes (1 with attached baby seat), 6 kids bikes, tricycle; baby hiking back pack, ping-pong table tennis; foosball; indoor swings hanging from rafters! Kids/teen basement with extra HDTV. Beach chairs, beach umbrella, 4 boogie boards.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.891892 based on 43 reviews
5

Really great family home.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect property for a large family. Very flexible owners. Great for cooking and well equipped. Would do it all over again if we had the opportunity. Came all the way from Oregon and it was perfect in every way!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Awesome House in a Beautiful Neighorgood

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Mermaid house. Plenty of room for all 9 of us. Nicely remodeled house with all the amenities you need. Very clean and well-maintained. Really enjoyed the built in stereo system throughout the main level of the home. Awesome ice maker so you never have to worry about running out.

Mark and Jennifer were great to work with and made staying at their place a breeze. They take pride in their home and it shows. Thanks guys for a wonderful 3 night stay.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Spacious, pleasingly furnished beach home near the crashing surf

  • 5 of 5

This home is full of daylight and lovely artwork, yet also family-friendly and provides all the conveniences. Ample explanations of switches and appliances mean no need to contact the owners. In early April the gardens are not yet emerging, yet look as if they are magnificent in the high season, and a sunny deck offers meals outside.Though not "on" the ocean, it's just a short stroll away to gorgeous water views. The neighborhood is flat and traffic is quiet, so ideal for cycling for all ages, with equipment available. Ideal for family vaca, or just a quiet getaway for adults, which was what our visit was.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Excellent house, plenty of room for my entire family!

  • 4 of 5

This property is very well maintained, clean and was conveniently located. Plenty of room for my entire family. Owner was very easy to work with, overall a great rental!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Successful Family Thanksgiving

  • 3 of 5

Overall, we were very satisfied with Mermaid House. Good location, nice vibe to the house, pretty good sleeping situations, good appliances in the kitchen, etc. However, there are a couple of aspects that renters should be aware of.

There is a very inviting game room in the basement with big TV, couches, ping pong, foozball game, etc. so-- an obvious choice for hanging out, right? No. Food and drink is absolutely forbidden in the game room. Kind of takes the fun out of a game room. This obviously is less important in Summer.

We were assured that the kitchen was equipped well enough to handle a Thanksgiving feast for our family of ~ 20. They had one extra-large pot, one 5 quart pot, and one beat-up 4 quart sauce pan. So if you're planning any big cooking events, bring your own equipment. Also, the flatware needs to be replenished.

These items are exceptions to what was overall a nice visit. We would recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the heads-up about the kitchen pots and flatware -- pieces of which seemed to have "disappeared" prior to your stay. We love to cook & our guests always enjoy the kitchen, so we appreciate guests letting us know when something's needed! We've since purchased: * All-Clad 6.5 quart Dutch oven * All-Clad 3.5 qt nontick covered saucepan * 2 more non-stick saute pans * additional flatware so that there are place settings for at least 16 There's already a huge stock pot & 2 smaller covered sauce pans. Per other reviews, it's hard to imagine what else the kitchen could need!
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Beautiful!

  • 4 of 5

Girls Weekend turned out to be fantastic. We loved the house and would rent it again. It had more than enough room for us all. We all shared the main bath on the second floor because the other baths were so small and cramped. Overall, we loved the property. We walked the beach and collected sea glass. Took some everlasting pictures on the beach and enjoyed brisk morning walks around the pool. It was a quick ride up to Portland for exploring and experiencing some great food. In the evening we all sat around the beautiful open spacious first floor and enjoyed the surroundings. Thank you for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Portland
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Biddeford town center
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Portland
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Saco
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Saco
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
I-95, Exit 32 for Biddeford
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
In Biddeford Pool or Hills Beach
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Just down the street
Car: necessary

Most importantly, relax in quaint Biddeford Pool! 2-mile sandy beach, biking, fishing, excellent easy kayaking (rentals easily available), walking the Audubon nature trails, swimming, snorkeling, diving, boating, sailing, surfing, windsurfing (rentals easily available), excellent Fitness Center at nearby UNE.

20 min to water & amusement parks in Saco & Old Orchard Beach, cinemas, art & children's museums.

15 minutes to Kennebunkport, 30 minutes to Portland, 40 minutes to Freeport & LL Bean outlet shopping.

Other Activities: kayaking, Wood Island Light House tour, Audubon nature trails, lobster boats, Old Orchard Beach OOB amusement park

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Rates & Availability

Biddeford Pool House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 27 2017
6 night minimum stay
$855
$5,985
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day Weeks
Aug 28 2017 - Sep 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
$640
From
$790
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
LATE SUMMER 2017
Sep 8 2017 - Sep 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
$490
From
$590
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
Late September 2017
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
$390
From
$560
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
Early October 2017
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$360
From
$450
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Late October 2018
Oct 19 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
From
$425
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$290
From
$490
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Yrs 2017
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$290
From
$490
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
UNE Graduation 2018
May 11 2018 - May 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
$360
From
$590
Thu,Fri,Sat
$3,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Early June 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 13 2018
5 night minimum stay
$300
From
$550
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid June 2018
Jun 14 2018 - Jun 21 2018
6 night minimum stay
$400
From
$650
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
Late June 2018
Jun 22 2018 - Jun 28 2018
6 night minimum stay
$650
From
$790
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$5,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Summer 2018
Jun 29 2018 - Sep 2 2018
6 night minimum stay
$885
$6,095
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$195
From
$290
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $165
Additional Guest Fee $40 per person per night
Pet Fee $225
Damage Deposit $300

The # of guests assumed for the base rate varies for each time period.
Small to mid-size dogs considered. $35/night ($225/week) for one dog. $25/night ($100 / week) for an additional dog.
The quote will automatically add 9% Maine State Sales Tax and housecleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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