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Charming Beach House,Ocean Views, Amazing Roof-Top Deck

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

NEW FOR 2018 are all stainless appliances, granite counter top and a mini split heating/cooling system which provides whole house air conditioning. New pictures to follow soon.

2018 weeks are booking quickly. Can you feel the tug of the tides? One visit and you'll be tempted to stay. Check our updated calendar and reserve your vacation now.

Stop... Relax... And take in the invigorating salt air at our tastefully remodeled and expanded beach house. Enjoy all the comforts of home in a clean, fully-equipped, two-story, two bedroom, one and a half bath unit. The beach house is a stand alone unit. We are situated only 50 steps from Old Orchard's famous seven mile white sand beach.

Beachwalk Four boasts an open kitchen with space saving lazy susan cabinets, and a corner coffee/blender station. Pleasing beach-themed decor with a light, airy color scheme enhances the charm of this beach-lovers paradise. The master bedroom suite has a vaulted ceiling with fan and windows galore.

After a fun-filled day, treat yourself to a cool, tropical drink on the spacious rooftop deck. A unique ships ladder leads up to the 200 square foot deck, complete with its own wet bar and refrigerator. The teak patio set makes rooftop entertaining a possibility.

Beachwalk sports an enclosed grassy courtyard and is one of the only properties you will find on the Oceanside with green space. The courtyard has picnic tables, gas grill, a clothesline and the perfect spot for the children to play safely while you are grilling the perfect sirloin.

Enjoy soft ocean breezes while relaxing in the second floor reading nook with large windows that invite the sun and offer breathtaking views of the beautiful blue Atlantic Ocean.

Choose from an amazing variety of activities at this renowned beachside community. The famous Old Orchard Pier that extends nearly 500 feet over the ocean is only three-quarters of a mile from Beachwalk Four.

The Pier area features gift shops, arcades, an amusement park, restaurants and nightclubs. Old Orchard Beach is seasonally serviced by the Amtrak Downeaster from the newly renovated downtown train station.

Looking for a great game of golf... There are ten 18-hole golf courses within 30 minutes of Old Orchard Beach. Dunegrass is a premier public golf club located two miles from Beachwalk 4.

Scarborough Marsh, a 3100 acre saltwater preserve with canoe rentals, nature trails, and guided tours is only five minutes away.

Enjoy old-fashioned summer theater with a performance at one of several local playhouses or take in a movie at the 12 screen, stadium seating cinema in nearby Saco. Looking for the best family deal going? Enjoy 2 movies for $15 at the Saco Drive-In, recent winners of Honda Motor Co national contest enabling the drive-in to convert to digital technology.

South Portland, only 12 miles north, sports Maine's largest indoor shopping center with over 140 stores. Stroll the cobblestone streets of Portland's Old Port or experience the passion of Red Sox Nation firsthand at a Portland Sea Dogs baseball game. Tickets can sell out quickly, so order yours early!

The bustling factory outlet town of Freeport, home of the famous LL Bean store is only 35 minutes North.

Only 25 minutes South is the town of Kennebunkport, famous for Walker's Point, still the summertime home of our 41st President, George Bush.

Fall is a perfect, peaceful time of year to recharge at the beach and get some of our best rates of the entire season.

House is located on the beach side of East Grand Avenue and the entry to our beach house is on Ladd Avenue.

Come and enjoy a little piece of Paradise at Beachwalk Four.

You must be 25 YEARS OR OLDER to rent this property. $500 SECURITY DEPOSIT REQUIRED, returned in 10 days if no damages incurred or no extra cleaning is required.

WHY CHOOSE US?? We manage all our bookings personally, giving you individual service and sharing our knowledge of the local area and advice on things to do. We rent only to private individuals so we can maintain the property at a very high standard and also offer you the best rates by booking directly with us. Don't just take our word for it, please check the comment section to see what our guests have to say about the Beach house and their vacation experience. Because you are more than a guest, you're a new friend...

If the week you are looking for is already taken or if you prefer a Lakefront vacation, check out our Lake House, VRBO Listing # 73445.

WINTER RENTAL AVAILABLE. Lease term is negotiable, available Nov-early May. Call for more information and make a request for dates that work for you. With heating costs going through the roof, this beach house is a true bargain with UTILITIES INCLUDED in the monthly winter rental price of $1195.00.

Keywords: Beachhouse,Beach,House,Cottage,Ocean,View, Deck,

More Details

Valancy and Steve Harlow
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Valancy and Steve Harlow

Steve is a Chartered Financial Consultant and Valancy is a dental hygienist and a certified group exercise /aqua fitness instructor.

Steve is a native Mainer and Valancy grew up in New Brunswick, Canada.

We have one son, who is a recent college graduate in Civil Engineering. Our son has played hockey since age 4 so these are our first winters in a long time, not spent living at the rink!

We love skiing and we love the beach.

Valancy and Steve Harlow purchased this house in 1985

Why Valancy and Steve Harlow chose Old Orchard Beach

Steve's connection to Old Orchard Beach began before he was even born. His parents met and fell in love at the end of the old world famous Old Orchard Beach pier dancing the night away to the sounds of Benny Goodman.

Growing up, Steve and his large extended French Canadian family from Lewiston, Maine did day trips to Old Orchard nearly ever summer weekend.

When the opportunity to purchase a beach house here came up it was an easy decision. He has owned the property at Beachwalk Four since 1985 and, with Valancy's help, continues to improve it every year.

What makes this house unique

Our beach house is located on a section of the 7 mile beach called 'Grand Beach'. It is thought by all of the real estate gurus to be the most desirable location because of the fine sand, the gentle slope with no steep drop off and the wide expanse of beach available at low and high tide.

The roof top deck addition is our favorite place to enjoy morning coffee and happy hour. It's always 5 o'clock somewhere!


Old Orchard Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • If cancellation necessary, sorry but no return of any monies unless we are able to re rent your week/s for the same rate.Travel insurance recommended
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Pullout in Living Room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Double bed with twin trundle
  • Queen size Beds (1) Master Bedroom Suite has NEW QUEEN Sized Bed. Returning guests, please note the master bed is now Queen Size, Double Beds (1), twin trundle Queen sized pullout sofa in living room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Iron, Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, Radio/Alarm Clocks. Pillows, blankets and comforters are provided, please bring your own towels and bed linens. (can be provided...additional fee)


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Charming Beach House,Ocean Views, Amazing Roof-Top Deck
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 35 reviews

Great Beach Cottage and Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week stay in this wonderful beach cottage. The space was perfect for us (party of two) The kitchen is well equipped and the space is utilized very well. Everything you need and more was provided. The house is a few steps from a beautiful beach, close to Portland, and many more area attractions. Valancy and Steve provided great information on things to do in the area. I highly recommend staying here! Thank you Valancy and Steve for a wonderful stay at your lovely beach cottage! We hope to see you again in the future .

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Little Get Away

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay with Steve & Valancy. The cottage had everything you could need, the kitchen was fully equipped, and the place was spotless when we arrived. They have thought of everything right down to a tub outside to rinse the sand off your feet when you get back from a very short walk to the beach, literally steps away. The rooftop deck was great for relaxing and enjoying the breeze off the ocean. Privacy is the only small issue with the configuration of the bedrooms and partial bath but that was not a problem for us as a couple with guests for just a couple of nights. The owners checked in to make sure we were happy and answered all our questions we had before heading over to Maine. I would highly recommend this property and hope to be able to make it over again next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Montréal, Québec

Amazing and cosy beach house

  • 5 of 5

Our party of four really enjoyed our week in this beautifuly and clean beach house in OOB. Well appointed and a few steps from a 7 miles beach, this is what vacation dreams are all about! Thanks to Valancy and Steve for a lovely stay. Can't wait to be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect space for our needs!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at your cute little beach house. Everything you could possibly want or need was there. Beds were very comfy. Small space but very well organized and used wisely, perfect for our family of 3. Utilized the grill, had lobster dinner at the house, and enjoyed breakfast on the top deck. Would definitely come back again, excellent hosts! Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, MN

Quaint, but NOT for tall folks!

  • 3 of 5

We (4 adults) used the home as a base while we toured around looking at the fall foliage. My husband is 6'2" & I am 5'11". If you are taller than 5'9", you will find the need to duck under the beams on the main floor which, to the credit of the homeowners, have been wrapped in padding. There are no issues with ceiling height on the second floor where the one bed and one bedroom are located. The bed at the top of the stairs offers lovely morning sunrise views over the ocean from the two large windows. The bedROOM is a bit tight for the person sleeping against the wall. If you need to exit the bed during the night, you must either climb over your sleeping partner or shimmy to the end of the bed and slide against the wall. The rooftop deck was quite enjoyable and the beach was easily accessible via a public pathway.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay by the beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this great beach cottage. We loved how close it was to the beach. Having a young child with me I could easily go back and forth to the house if we forgot something. We all loved the rooftop deck and were really comfortable with our rooms. We loved reading by the window seat when we weren't outside. The owners were really responsive. Agree that the upstairs bathroom is pretty tiny and lacks some privacy but that wasn't a big deal. Loved our stay. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Pirates Patio
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Casco Bay
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Amtrak Downeaster(seasonal)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
On Site. 50 Steps to Beautiful 7 Mile Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Walkway to 7 Mile Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Sheila's Country Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Famous Old Orchard Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach Bagel
Nearest Point of Interest
Municipal Parking Lot
Car: recommended

Amusement and Water Parks, Whale Watching, Stock Car Racing, Live Harness Racing, NEW Monkey Junk Ropes Course. Fireworks on the beach every Thursday.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Preferred Payment Method is E-Check. You can choose payment method from the drop down menu on the payment screen.
Maximum Occupancy is 5 (4 Adults). Additional guest charge applies ONLY to rentals of less than 1 week. Nightly rentals available in early or late season only, with minimum of 4 nights required.
Travel insurance is recommended and available on the vrbo website.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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