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Dog-Friendly Retreat on the Ogunquit River 1mi from beach for up to 4 people.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms on the Ogunquit River, walk to beach and town with fully fenced yard!

Simple, Clean and Bright! Secluded, yet only minutes to the beaches or town. With over one acre, and 250 feet of riverfront, this bright and efficient two-bedroom, one-bath home with open-beamed cathedral ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, sitting right on the Ogunquit River, is the perfect, peaceful retreat for up to four people. Modern furnishings and hardwood floors throughout compliment the beautiful river view (with possible wildlife - river beaver, dear, snapping turtle, heron, wood ducks ++ - sightings!) and make this home unique and comfortable. A fenced yard, three patio areas with a propane grill, a comfortable sitting area with a fire pit and a screened dining porch, along with horseshoe pits and a kayak all providing multiple opportunities to enjoy the out-of-doors!

Walk to town and the beach, or rent a bike! It is less than 1 mile to Ogunquit and to the Footbridge Beach (an easily accessible and quieter, beautiful sloping, sandy beach area connected to, and north of the Main Town Beach), downtown shops, galleries and restaurants.


Guests have access to the fully equipped (including dishwasher, large microwave, toaster, blender and Keurig coffee maker - bring those k-cups!) kitchen with everything you need to eat-in, have a BBQ, or enjoy a clam/lobster bake.

High-quality bed linens are featured in both of the bedrooms (one King and one double bed) each with their own TVs. Flat screen smart TV mounted in the living room gives you cable and internet access to NETFLIX and more. A wireless wifi Bose Sound Machine offers quality options for background or party-time music. Bath towels are provided. Four beach chairs with umbrellas and a beach cart are available.

There are three patio areas, including a high top table with stools and a BBQ grill, a fire pit with lounge chairs, and a screened outdoor dining area, along with a double chair swing. There is off-road parking for two vehicles.

Guests should bring their own beach towels, bicycles and/or kayaks, food (of course), and personal supplies.

Guest check in is 3pm on Saturday. A full packet including driving and arrival instructions will be sent prior to your visit. The property manager is available 24/7 for assistance.


This unique property is located on a quiet street in a rural setting on the Ogunquit River just a short distance from the picturesque coastal Village of Ogunquit. Ogunquit which means, beautiful place by the sea, is located in Southern Maine and is well known for its' 3 miles of beautiful white sand beaches.

Spring, Summer and Fall offer a busy vacationer's mecca! Ogunquit is touted as a wonderful strolling town by Down East magazine where you'll find many quaint shops, art galleries, great restaurants, coffee shops, ice cream and lobster rolls. Minutes away you will find picturesque Perkins Cove with more artisan galleries, restaurants and lobster rolls! There is a harbor full of boats offering deep sea fishing, scenic cruises and sailing. Perkins Cove is the beginning of the famous Marginal Way (one of Ogunquit's precious jewels) a one mile walk/pathway that follows the rocky coastline to the center of Ogunquit Village.

There is also a lot to do if you are not at the beach all day! Shopping, biking, wine tastings, sailing, whale watches, nature reserves, nearby picturesque towns and more. There is the very popular Ogunquit Playhouse with top-notch productions throughout the summer, as well as museums, golfing and more. From Ogunquit you can quickly access miles of sandy beaches, designated conservation areas and rocky coastline.

Autumn in Maine is beautiful as the changing seasons bring the opportunity for leaf peeping as you enjoy milder temps and a quieter seaside town. Dogs are allowed on the beach after Labor Day, so us dog lovers, love Fall! The view from the expansive front windows of the property is beautiful as leaves fall on the river and the long light of Fall reflects on the colors of the leaves.

Winter has many attractions as well! While the town of Ogunquit itself becomes very quiet through the winter months (although there are still places to eat out and shop), Leeward Landing offers the perfect get away from it all. It is a retreat where you can watch the weather while snugged up inside with a good book, a puzzle or a long nap to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul.


Visitors may want to drive, but the Footbridge Beach is within walking distance or you can take your bikes! There the Ogunquit trolley (seasonal) can pick you up to go downtown, to Perkins Cove or just about anywhere you want to go in Ogunquit. There is also a open air beach shuttle great for going out on the town in the evening.


Now renting for FULL WEEKS ONLY (Saturday 3pm - Saturday 11am) Mid-May through October. Non-refundable 50% deposit due to confirm non-cancelable booking; full non-refundable payment due 30 days prior to arrival.


Leeward Landing is fenced and is dog friendly (well mannered, appropriately supervised dogs will be welcomed.) As dog owners ourselves (we have 3 dogs, Ollie, Rosie and Baxter) we understand and appreciate the difficulties of finding really nice accomodations that welcome our pups. We expect guests and their dogs (2 maximum) to respect our home, yard and furniture so that we might continue to offer our home to other pets and their people. We provide scoopers, bags and a can, to tend to your dogs and ask that you make good use of them. We also provide extra coverings for the beds and furniture to help keep the furnishings nice for everyone and insist that you use them to keep things nice for us all. Two dog bowls and a water dish are provided. There is a $150/week pet fee.

More Details

Cathy Hunter
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2018

About Cathy Hunter

Hello my name is Cathy! I grew up in New England, went to West Chester University in Pennsylvania and currently live with my partner, three dogs and two cats on 5 acres in a beautiful log cabin in Deerfield, Massachusetts. I have worked for nearly 20 years as a realtor in western Massachusetts so I see a lot of properties - and when I saw this property, which we call 'Leeward Landing' , I knew we had found a gem!

We love visiting Ogunquit whenever we can, whether to poke around the village, wander Marginal Way, kick along the beach, or explore the neighboring coves and secret hide-aways, and are pleased to be able to share this special retreat with you.

Cathy Hunter purchased this house in 2014

Why Cathy Hunter chose Ogunquit

We purchased this property in September 2014 because we love Maine, really enjoy the coastal beach towns through the year and Ogunquit has some of the best beaches in New England. We fell in love with this property because of the serene riverfront location, coupled with the amazingly close proximity to all Ogunquit has to offer and the pristine condition of the property.

What makes this house unique

We named our property Leeward Landing because, while it is incredibly proximate to everything Ogunquit has to offer in the way of beaches, restaurants, clubs, outdoor activities and more, it is just off of the beaten track. Being on the river provides a quite, peaceful respite from the high-energy, people-packed in-town and beach experience.

As your hosts we want you to have the best experience possible when you stay at our property. Our property manager, John, will meet you upon arrival and be available to address any questions or concerns during your stay.

Leeward Landing offers a private retreat with unique indoor and outdoor spaces for you to spread out, relax, renew and have fun while still being only moments away from all the action and activities on the windward side or busier side of town!


Ogunquit House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bath towels and paper goods provided
  • The bathroom features custom stained glass cabinetry, custom-made tile countertop and tile floor. High-quality bath and hand towels, along with soap and papergoods are provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Quality bedding/ceiling fan/TV/dresser/nightstands/closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Quality bedding, ceiling fan, TV, dresser/night stand
  • Bedrooms are well-appointed and include ceiling fans, closets, dressers and night stands. Beds are made up with quality linens and pillows. Each bedroom has its' own flat-screen cable TV, reading lights and alarm clock (not that you will need it - you are on vacation after all!)
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


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Dog-Friendly Retreat on the Ogunquit River 1mi from beach for up to 4 people.
average rating of 4.909091 based on 33 reviews

Another great vacation at Leeward Landing

  • 5 of 5

2nd year in a row at Cathy's beautiful home on the Ogunquit River.. only wished we could have stayed longer and plan to next year. Again my spouse and our dog Coco loved every minute there and it really feels like home. The property is beautiful inside and out and Cathy has provided every amenity possible. Great views of the foliage on the River and such a peaceful setting. Also like I said last year this is the cleanest rental we have ever stayed at. Can not think of one thing that could have made it better! Thanks Cathy and looking forward to next year. Shelley, Vicki & Coco

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Shelley, Vicki and Coco!! I am thrilled you enjoyed another great visit and we look forward to having you stay with us next year! Cathy
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Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This house and property did not disappoint! The property was spotless and so well maintained. Everything you could possibly need while away was available, any questions were answered in no time either by text or call (by both Cathy and Everett). The property is ideal for dogs - we brought our two English Pointers who just loved it! We initially had no idea the entire back portion of the property was fenced in too - that was a nice surprise and an added bonus for Mason and Dixon! We will definitely stay here again if our travels lead us back to Maine :)

Thank you Cathy!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Milford,DE/Qgunquit/Wells/Kennebunk, ME.

Feels like home.

  • 5 of 5

Leeward Landing is not just a beautiful place to stay, it's more of a way of life.

If you like quiet mornings watching the new born ducks learning to swim in the river.

If you enjoy watching different types of birds feeding in the woods.

If you like walking to the beach.

If you like walking in town.

If you like watching the sun go down in the evening with your favorite sweatshirt on.

If you are lucky enough to have someone to share these things with.

And you can do it all again the next day.

If you enjoy these things and more you won't want to leave.

It's not just a place to stay , it's a way of life.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House was perfect with a nice fenced in yard that the dogs just loved.We thought it was wonderful

  • 4 of 5

I thought the property was clean well supplied and provided everything one might need for a beach stay

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic. Every detail was perfect. Exceptionally clean and very well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

No detail or convenience overlooked. Exceptionally clean and well maintained. Highly recommend if traveling with a dog.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Nancy! Always a pleasure...we look forward to your visit next year!
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Family, Relaxing, Beach,

  • 5 of 5

Another great vacation at Leward Landing. This was our second year renting with Cathy and it did not disappoint. The house is very clean, anything you need Cathy has it there. The house is located on a quiet street and within walking distance of Footbridge Beach. Walking to dinner is right down the block, many restaurants to choose from. Can also stay home and grill, hang out in the back by the fire pit and roast marshmallows. Will definitely book next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Colleen, I'm so glad you enjoyed visiting Leeward Landing again this year. We look forward to seeing you again next year! Sincerely, Cathy
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Ogunquit Beach
Ogunquit's 3 miles of sand, from the main downtown access to the Footbridge access only 1 mi...
Perkins Cove
Replete with quaint shops, unique eateries, and a scenic drawbridge, Perkins Cove is a great...
The Marginal Way
Love it! a one-mile coastal walk from the center of Ogunquit property over to Perkins Cove....
The Front Porch Piano Bar & Restaurant
The Front Porch is the perfect destination for dinner, a drink, or to enjoy the piano bar at...
Lobster Shack
Top hot spot for a Lobster Roll. Check it out!
Five-O Shore Road
Excellent dining - including Sunday Brunch. Make reservations.
MC Perkins Cove
Perfect waterfront dining in Perkins Cove.
Roost Cafe and Bistro
Excellent! Amongst our favorites for dinner.
Caffe Prego
Very good Italian/pizza - right down town
Ogunquit Playhouse
Plan in advance to see a great, live, fun, theatrical performance during the summer months! ...
Bread and Roses Bakery
ABSOLUTELY! From coffee and pastries, cookies, cakes or a quick lunch... do not miss!
Barnacle Billy's
We love to sit out on the deck here, eat lobster and overlook Perkins Cove.
Amore Breakfast -- CLOSED
THE BEST place for breakfast! Top spot, not to be missed.
Roberto's Restaurant
Good Italian.
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
7 miles off of I-95, .5 miles off of Rte 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Ogunquit's Footbridge Beach, 1 mile
Car: recommended

Ogunquit is a vacationer's dream! 3 miles of soft, sloping, sandy beaches, a seaside village packed with restaurants, unique arts and shopping, a harbor with fishing, sunset and champage sail or boating options, Marginal Way - a 1 mile coastal pathway from Perkin's Cove to the Main Beach, renowned live seasonal theater, Ogunquit has it all! And with all of the hustle, bustle and excitement of this destination location, our property, 'Leeward Landing,' while only 1 mile from the beach or downtown, offers a serene, peaceful and quiet retreat after your long days of play! Leeward Landing provides you with multiple options for outdoor fun - from the 'Tiki Bar' or the screened dining area, to the firepit lounge. Inside expansive windows bring the riverside views to your couch, and our home is outfitted to make your stay simple and smooth. Come join us!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Cleaning Fee $150

Weekly rates (7 night minimum) May through mid-September, are Saturday-Saturday with check in at 3pm and check out at 11am. 50% non-refundable deposit due to confirm your non-cancellable booking; full non-refundable payment (including all fees) due 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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