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Bob Arndt

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Bob Arndt

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Orrs Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps14, Large Kitchen, Fireplace, Amazing Sunsets!

Our family house, 'Treetops' sits on a hill overlooking the ocean and Harpswell Sound which is part of Casco Bay. With a large wrap-around porch, it is the perfect place to enjoy cocktails on a summer evening and watch the sun set over the Sound in front of you and Mount Washington, NH in the distance.

Our house sits on Beal's Cove, part of Harpswell Sound, giving guests a perfect protected cove to play around in the water. There is a small deck situated on water's edge allowing for a wonderful picnic or viewing platform as the kids swim out to the float,frolic in the water or skip rocks to their hearts content. This is also a perfect launching pad for canoes, kayaks, and boats.

The house was built in the early 1900's, but newly renovated kitchen and bathrooms offer modern day comforts to complement the old Maine charm. Rooms include a den/study, living room, separate dining room, and the new spacious eat-in kitchen - all with great water views! Also, the house offers plenty of sleeping space (see above). Working fireplace in living room and gas fireplace in kitchen take the nip out of potentially chilly mornings or evenings. Family photos and details throughout.

Also offers abundant land for outdoor games & shared tennis court.

Buy some lobsters from the local lobstermen and cook up a meal that you will never forget. Don't be surprised if you don't want to leave the house all week! Plenty of sleeping space, makes it perfect for a family reunion or get-together with friends. There are four bedrooms, 1 with queen bed, 1 with full bed, 2 with 2 twin beds. Plus 1 bunk room with 6 bunks - perfect for kids of all ages. Pillows and blankets included, linens and towels are not. Food/grocery and sundries stores are easily accessible.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bob Arndt (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Bob Arndt

We are the third, forth and fifth generation of family that has been in this house. The house has a long wonderful history on Orr's Island.

Guestbook comments from the owner

(Message sent via e-mail). Tree tops is FANTASTIC!!!! Thanks for sharing itwith us. Thanks Patty Jen...It truely was the ebst vacation I have had in a very long time. Edie
Aug 2005
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Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


based on 5 traveler reviews

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Charming Waterfront Maine House - Ocean View Protected Cove (Swim Sail Kayak!)
average rating of 4.8 based on 8 reviews
Saratoga Springs, NY

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful, relaxing, idyllic time at Treetops. The home is rich with history, much bigger than the photos depict, and our only complaint was that we could not stay longer. It was immaculate when we arrived and had everything we needed - We hope to return again next year! Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2007
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Beacon, NY, USA

The Most Beautiful Place on Earth

  • 5 of 5

There is absolutely nothing like swimming/rowing around in your own secluded cove. We were there at sunrise, sunset, and all the times in between. We even swam in the moonlight!

The pictures definitely don't do this place justice. It is warm and clean and cozy, with photographs of the Arndt family from many generations!

The perfect family getaway. I wish I could live there year round!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Amie! I am happy to hear that you had such a wonderful stay!
Norwalk, CT

Perfect Property for Family Reunion

  • 4 of 5

We held a long time coming, family reunion at Tree Tops. The property was perfect for the large group and for a lobster bake on a beautiful evening with the sunset blazing to top off the evening. The house was a typical Maine vacation house in that it was something right out of a book. However, the water quality in the house was very poor. There was a very high content of iron and sulphur. The sulphur gave a very unpleasant odor and the iron left stains on our clothes and towels. There needs to be a water treatment for the house. We would love to stay again but only if the water problem is rectified. I would recommend this property if the water was treated.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We actually put in a brand new water filtration system before the summer began this past year. Unfortunately, it has not turned out to be what we expected and we have been tirelessly working with the water filtration system to rectify the problem. Basically the unprecedented amount of rain has not helped. We are currently looking at other alternatives such as adding further softeners or even converting the system to a light industrial system. As the family often uses the house, we know that this is a problem and have been doing everything we can to fix the situation.
Medford MA

Perfect for big family fun

  • 5 of 5

We are two families of four plus several friends passing through. The house and surroundings were an ideal base for a relaxing and invigorating vacation. Plenty of rooms for folks to spread out as needed, the porch is fantastic, good yard for play and water access, and fully functional kitchen and grill for large meals. Clay court tennis on site was a huge and unexpected hit with our 10-12 yr old kids!

Orr's Island offers great kayaking, fascinating coastline (esp. Giant Stairs on nearby Bailey Island), and easy access to town amenities just 20 min away in Brunswick (groceries, auto repair, and rainy day escapes).

The owners were very helpful and pleasant to work with.

We would definitely like to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Annapolis, MD

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Our family, including the dog, had the most wonderful time at your home. You all couldn't have been nicer or easier to work with. The house was perfect and the views were beautiful. We dug for clams, ate tons of lobster, enjoyed the row boat, played some tennis and had a blast at the campfire every night!! We explored the hiking trails in the area and loved all of the little helpful hints left behind from previous guests. Exploring the island, fishing and collecting rocks was the highlight for everyone especially the kids. We would recommend your home to anyone who asks!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2005
  • Stayed: Jul 2005
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Portland, ME (PWM)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Cook's Lobster House
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Brunswick Golf Course
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Amtrak - Brunswick
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Cook's Lobster House
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Popham Beach
Car: recommended

Private water access to Beal's Cove makes it a perfect place to: swim, sail, kayak, canoe, fish. Treetops also has access to a shared tennis court and large yard in which to play frisbee, capture the flag, soccer, toss the football or just roll around in the grass with your kids. Orr's and surrounding islands offer plenty of other activities, sightseeing, boat rides, and visiting the island heritage. Visit Giant Stairs on Bailey Island, watch the lobster boats haul in the day's catch in Mackerel Cove.

Tons of great hiking is accessible; the Harpswell Land Trust and Bowdoin Land Trust are all within a few minutes drive.

Lots of opportunities to take a boat or ferry ride around the islands or rent some kayaks for sea kayaking. Shopping on the islands, includes antiques, candy shops, and gift stores. Also, just a 30 minute drive from shopper's heaven - The world famous L.L. BEAN store open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day and of course the outlets in Freeport.

Eat your heart out at the local restaurants, including the famous Cook's Lobsterhouse situated out on a point has a unique practically touching the water has an amazing view view of the one and only world famous cribstone bridge!

Short drive from Brunswick: offering golf, Bowdoin College, music theater and more great stores and restaurants. About a 45 minute drive is the city of Portland where you can visit the historic Old Port, more restaurants, shops, museums, theater and micro-breweries. About 25 minutes north is the small town of Bath. Bath is the home to Bath Iron Works where they have been building our Navy's ships for over a century. Just out their launch schedule you may be able to see them push a huge Naval destroyer into the water.


Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Orrs Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer 2015
May 25 2015 - Jun 26 2015
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2015
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 4 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Quiet Season 2015
Sep 5 2015 - Sep 26 2015
2 night minimum stay
Foliage Season 2015
Sep 27 2015 - Oct 17 2015
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Professional Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes $1200 - $2300 per week
50% Paid to reserve, 50% due 60 days in advance
Property is Professional Cleaned
Linens or towels NOT Provided
Deposit/2nd payment are non-refundable if reservation is cancelled within 60 days of rental unless we find another guest. If full payment is not received within 60 days, we reserve the right to cancel your reservation. Damage deposit refunded in 14 days.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Orrs Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - outdoor shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bunk Room ( or the fun room) - Bunk Room has 3 bunks on each wall ( see photo)
    Sleep sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleep sofa located in the quiet room ( see photo)
  • 1 room with one double bed, 1 room with one king/queen and 2 rooms with 2 twins, 1 room with 6 bunk beds, 1 room with a sleep sofa
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Shared tennis court; outdoor shower (in addition to two new full bathrooms); large mowed yard; dock; fully renovated kitchen, lobster pots; NO linens/towels.

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