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Holiday Mansion near the beach. Stately elegance, gracious, clean and comfy!

Craig Griffeth

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps18
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Craig Griffeth

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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Holiday Mansion near the beach. Stately elegance, gracious, clean and comfy!

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Biddeford House Rental Photos and Description

Gracious 7 bedroom, 4 bathroom near area beaches

This house is a great setting for hosting gatherings of family and friends. With seven bedrooms, 3.5 baths, two kitchens, two living rooms, a large sun room and dining room, two decks, a veranda and balcony, parking for ten cars and spacious, well landscaped grounds, guests have all the room they need to relax and enjoy themselves!

This classic Second Empire mansard mansion, built by Biddeford's mayor in 1927, abounds in charm, with crystal chandeliers, built-in cabinets, hardwood floors with patterned inlays, and sparkling French doors. Walk under the columned entrance of the grand parlor, through the living room with its working brick fireplace and into the inviting sun room lined with built-in benches. The first floor also includes a dining room that seats 12, a well equipped kitchen with an outside deck for grilling, a half-bath, plus a private master bedroom suite with a full bath.

The second floor has three sizable bedrooms, a full bath with laundry, a second full kitchen with a large outside deck and a balcony overlooking the yard. A spectacular cupola crowns the third floor, which has two bedrooms, a full bath and an expansive sleeping/lounge area with two more beds.

The master bedroom has a king (1) and all other bedrooms have queen sized beds (7). In addition, there are two pull-out sofas on the first floor in the living room (double) and sun room (queen). The comfortable beds are outfitted with cotton blend sheets. All bathrooms and the second-floor kitchen are new.

This location is a six-minute drive from the beautiful Fortunes Rocks and Biddeford Pool beaches, half an hour to Portland or Ogunquit, and 15 minutes to Old Orchard Beach or Kennebunkport. Across the street is scenic Clifford Park, with views of the White Mountains and hiking and biking trails, some traversing old granite quarries.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Craig Griffeth (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
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.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.7
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Holiday Mansion near the beach. Stately elegance, gracious, clean and comfy!
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this house for a large group of graduate students on a retreat - and couldn't be happier with out stay. The house is lovely and Craig even had a fire going for us in the fireplace when we arrived. Thanks, Craig! We'll stay again sometime soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this house for a weekend retreat for a large bunch of graduate students, and it was perfect for us! Lovely downstairs sitting areas and fireplace (which Craig had lit for us when we arrived!). Couldn't be happier with our stay here -- thanks, Craig!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Extraordinary

  • 5 of 5

We've feen renting this house for lhe last 5 years and we find it extraordinary every year. We are 13 persons all together and everybody finds it's satisfaction. It is a multi function house. It fit everybody. We are going back for 2015 for sure and we recommend it to erery family who wants pleasure, security for the children ans satisfaction. Craig is always ready to help with the beach's passes and to accommodate us for everything we need. It's been a real pleasure to rent this home and thank you Craig for the fine services we always receive from you.

Serge B.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

The Big Chill....first run!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Craig.....thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with me and my friends and family. We truly enjoyed our stay and appreciated your attention to detail in the house. I could have spent a week there checking the treasures out and admiring the obvious love you are giving to this place. We all wish we could have spent more time there, but with my son's wedding (the reason we were there) there was little time to waste just hanging out in the mansion. Also appreciated the ease with the details, your flexibility, and most of all your sense of humor. I definitely recommend your home for anyone needing comfortable and fun accommodations. The beds were really comfy; woke up to a rainy Sunday morning and we all enjoyed coffee on the front porch. We also used the front yard for wedding pictures given the beauty and history of the place. Can't wait to see them. I give the place 10 stars! Thanks again and I hope to be back there for a longer stay! Andrea

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Central Mass.
5

A Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Our time with 9 friends was perfect, due in large to our wonderful accommodations at this Pool St. location. Close to Ocean Park Beach, our favorite. Also, close to restaurants, our favorite here was Buffleheads, just a short drive with a great beach across the street for a pleasant evening stroll. We also loved the close proximity to East Point Sanctuary, a must see!

The owner was more than accommodating and checked in to see if everything was fine during our stay. We appreciated his flexibility and helpfulness in booking our 4 nights. Just a great guy! A great place for large groups & families! Loved the home!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Quebec City, Canada
5

The dream house for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We all had a fabulous time at the Mansion in Biddeford. It is the absolute best place for a family reunion. The house is clean, has lots of linens, towels etc, lots of kitchen supply as well. We enjoyed cooking large family meals and nothing was missing. We were a group of 16 people with additional visitors for meals and it did not even feel crowded. The owner is a genuine nice person who does everything to make our stay enjoyable. We warmly recommend this house without hesitation. You won't regret !!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Portland
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Biddeford
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: recommended

Across the street is Clifford Park for viewing the White Mountains, the ocean with miles of gorgeous hiking/biking trails through granite quarries, and cascading waterfalls. Located 30 minutes from Portland or Ogunquit, 15 minutes from Old Orchard Beach or Kennebunkport, and six minutes from beaches of Fortunes Rocks or Biddeford Pool. The nature conservancy at Biddeford Pool is a terrific vantage point for offshore islands, a lighthouse, and the White Mountains hovering above Old Orchard Beach. The Saco River public boat launch is a mile away, as are kayak rentals for exploring the spectacular Saco River. Boston is a one-and-one-half-hour drive or can be reached via the Amtrak Downeaster. The downtown historic districts of Biddeford or Saco and the train terminal are a delightful ten-minute walk. A recent influx of development has spawned new cafes and ethnic restaurants. The “Museum on the Streets” self-guided walking tour provides background on area history and architecture.

Other Activities: skating

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Rates & Availability

From $350 Per night

Biddeford House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
fall thru spring
Sep 13 2014 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,000
$5,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%
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Amenities

Biddeford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 2nd floor full bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , full bath with laundry
    1st floor half-bathroom - toilet , Half bath tucked-in behind the stairway
    3rd floor full bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    1st floor master suite - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • 1st floor master bedroom suite - 1 king , Includes full bath
    2nd floor South-east parlor - 1 queen
    2nd floor South-west parlor - 1 queen
    2nd floor North-east corner - 1 queen , 2nd floor North-east corner
    3rd floor South-west corner - 1 queen
    3rd floor North-west corner - 1 queen
    3rd floor Lounge - 2 queen , Sleeping dormitory
    Sun parlor - 1 double , sofa beds
    Living room - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 14 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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