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Andy's Retreat - Heated Outdoor Pool, Jacuzzi, BBQ & central AC!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Comfortable, spacious & convenient home-base to explore and enjoy Portland

Please note: Our checkin time is 3pm and checkout is 11am, but we can often accommodate other arrangements!

Andy's Retreat is a comfortable, spacious and convenient home-base to relax and explore Portland & Coastal Maine. We're located right off Exit 53 of the Maine Turnpike, just 15 minutes ($15 Uber) from the Old Port (downtown Portland), 20 minutes to LL Bean/Freeport Outlets / Scarborough Beach, 30 minutes to Sebago Lake, 1 hr to Shawnee Peak & 1.5 hours to Sunday River. We're just 1.5 miles from a large Hannaford supermarket, Dunkin' Donuts and Madden's Irish pub - a family friendly restaurant / bar with excellent food!

The house offer lots of privacy and features a 20 x 40 heated, outdoor swimming pool (open and heated seasonally to 78 degrees June-Labor Day), Hot Springs 8 person jacuzzi, central AC (set to 76 degrees), outdoor barbecue, massage chair, basketball hoop, high speed 100mb internet , (2) flat screen tvs with cable, Netflix and Amazon Prime.

We provide everything you need (except food!) from clean linens, towels, propane, shampoo, soap, kitchen condiments, washer/dryer and cleaning supplies!

With a large kitchen, central kitchen island and adjacent sun room, there's plenty of room for the whole family to enjoy cooking and spending time together.

Past guests appreciate that the back wing of the house contains (3) bedrooms and 2.0 baths. This arrangement allows for cooking/socializing in the front wing and privacy/quiet in the back wing!

The front wing of the house has another bedroom and 1/2 bath. Past guests have also enjoyed and commented on our heated pool, Hot Springs Jacuzzi, Breville Espresso machine, sun-room, in-home stereo system, 1st floor laundry and quiet neighborhood - great for a walk or run anytime!

More Details

Andy Mortensen
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Andy Mortensen

I was born and raise in Maine, went to college in Arizona and moved to New Orleans in 1995. After living in New Orleans for over 12 years, we moved back to New England to enjoy the great way of life!

Andy Mortensen purchased this house in 1997

Why Andy Mortensen chose Falmouth

With central AC, a heated 20 x 40 swimming pool, Hot Springs Jacuzzi, massage chair and (4) bedrooms, we're a comfortable, spacious and very convenient home base for exploring Portland and all there is to do in the surrounding area! We provide everything to you need (except food!) including linens, cleaning supplies, washer/dryer supplies, even condiments in the refrigerator so just jump in the car in come for a visit!

What makes this house unique

This house has been the site of many reunions with friends and their children who live through out New England. My friends have been calling the house CAMP ANDY for years, their kids love the heated pool and the adults love the big hot tub!


Falmouth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master - 1 king
    Guestroom - 1 queen
    Guestroom - 1 queen
    Small bedroom - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Andy's Retreat - Heated Outdoor Pool, Jacuzzi, BBQ & central AC!
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
Norman, Oklahoma

Perfect vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

Just want to say thank you, thank you to Andy for a fabulous home away from home. This place is a home, not just a place to stay. Andy is very helpful and goes out of his way to make sure you have a great time vacationing in Maine. A beautiful place we would love to revisit some day.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Norwalk, Ohio

Very Comfortable Retreat...we will return

  • 5 of 5

The property is as described and Andy is very accommodating and understanding of your needs. The house is well kept, well equipped and clean. I'm pretty sure we will be returning.....we had a blast. The complimentary bottle of Merlot was a nice touch as well.

We have two recommendations for Andy: First: The pavers around the pool need to be leveled or replaced. They are disintegrating in places and uneven around pool, especially around ladders. Might be hazardous in the near future. Replacing the pavers with concrete would be fantastic. Second: It would be nice to have a dresser in the master bedroom, there's plenty of closet space but a dresser there's no drawer space.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The pictures don't do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing. It definitely made our stay. The pool was alot of fun, we definitely enjoyed our time and would definitely recommend this as a vacation rental! It was definitely worth it.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property is wonderful both inside and out. It’s a true oasis for those wanting an escape!!

  • 5 of 5

My family took my mom up to Andy’s retreat to get away as a fusion of both Mother’s Day and her birthday. We knew immediately upon arrival that we picked the right place. Andy’s place was so clean, and he even left a bottle of complimentary champagne for when we arrived. It was a real classy touch.

The outside was a perfect oasis as the hot tub was spotless and was so relaxing to sit back and stargaze at night. Being proud lifelong Boston Residents, my family truly felt Andy’s place was a retreat from the daily hustle and bustle of the city. Andy’s place was also still just a short 20 minute ride to Portland where we spent an afternoon. Andy was very responsive and accommodating. My brother and I text him inquiring about good steak restaurants, and Andy answered right back. He really made the stay memorable for us, and we would certainly love to come again! Did I mention the massage chair in the sunroom? It felt like a professional massage! Andy’s retreat comes with our full five star recommendation!!!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in a quiet rural location

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home located in a quiet wooded location. On our arrival, our party of four were greeted by Andy, the owner who was able to show us around & explain things about the house. The property is located on a single floor & has new luxurious carpeting throughout. It is comfortably furnished with unique artworks which both delight & compliment the owner's modern taste of life. The kitchen was fully stocked & provided a good space for dining. The bedrooms were well proportioned & comfortable. Outside is a full size pool & huge hot tub. The garden area is a real delight and although our visit was in early October, we were able to enjoy relaxing times sitting out enjoying the autumn sunshine. This is a great house & one which we have no hesitation in in recommending.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house and close to city

  • 5 of 5

Easy to work with Andy and house was perfect. Pool area wonderful for lounging. A+

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Madden's Pub & Grill
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Casco Bay Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Riverside Golf Course
Nearest Train
8.5 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
95 - Maine Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Madden's Pub & Grill
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Shawnee Peak
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Scarborough Beach State park
Car: recommended

7 miles from Portland's Old Port and a quick 20 minutes to LL Bean and Freeport outlet stores.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Insurance $99

Check in time is after 3pm EST on the day of arrival, departure time is Noon on the day of departure.

Owner'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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