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COZY COTTAGE WITH BEACH OVERLOOKING CASCO BAY! BRIGHT, BREEZY, CLEAN! BOOK NOW!

Tip Kimball

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 180 nights

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Tip Kimball

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
November 7, 2014
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COZY COTTAGE WITH BEACH OVERLOOKING CASCO BAY! BRIGHT, BREEZY, CLEAN! BOOK NOW!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 180 nights

Overview

Falmouth Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom. Close to Portland and Freeport! Air conditioning!

This cozy, newly renovated, bright and sunny cottage is tucked in a friendly seaside neighborhood in Falmouth Foreside (Downeast magazine's 'Most prestigious neighborhood in Maine'). It is perched on a dead end street that leads down a hill toward the ocean and ends on a small, semi private community beach 200 steps from the front door.

The main living area is a bright open airy format with lots of sun and windows, 5 skylights, gorgeous ash hardwood floors, gas wood stove, new kitchen and appliances, and a breakfast bar all surrounded by beautiful white wainscoting.

Relax and enjoy the cool ocean breezes and breathe the salty air by day and fall asleep listening to the soft sounds of bell buoys and far off fog horns by night.

The master bedroom (queen), bathroom, and guest bedroom (twin), are on the first floor while the 3rd bedroom (queen) is upstairs in a cozy finished attic area.

Location description: This property Is located on Underwood Road in Falmouth Foreside, former sight of the once famous Casino at Underwood Spring and the Underwood Spring Bottling Company. During it's heyday around the turn of the century, this grand hotel, complete with it's sandy bathing beach, beach gazebo, electric fountains and pure spring water, was accessed by electric trolley from nearby Portland making it a summer destination for thousands from around the globe. It's spring, located on the property, was once considered 'one of the most marvelous in the world' and in 1911 was awarded both The Grand Prize and Gold Medal at the Paris Exposition - the highest award ever given a mineral or drinking water and also received The Medal of Excellence from the American Institute of New York.

Things to do: The casino and it's beautiful fountains are since long gone, but the bathing beach still remains along with the once famous spring endlessly spilling its cool water onto the beach. Most use it now for washing the sand off feet or rinsing off fishing reels before heading back to the house to grill up our days catch (or buy some fresh Maine lobsters at the Town Landing Market right down the street! They'll even ship 'em to your friends back home!)

Simply relax with a book in a beach chair on the beach, take a swim, or try your luck fishing for stripers right from the beach! Paddle the canoe on a calm day, or bring your kayak and explore the shoreline and nearby islands. Want a break from the water? Go hit a golf ball at one of several local golf courses! There's even a nine holer on nearby Great Chebeague Island with a par 3 over a tidal cove! (You can get your lost ball at low tide!)

More things to do: A ten minute drive north brings you to the town of Freeport, home of L.L. Bean's flagship store and all the famous outlet stores surrounding it. Ten minutes south will bring you into Portland, Maine's largest city, known for it's famous Old Port District for more shopping, museums, and some of this country's finest restaurants. Explore the islands of Casco Bay on a Casco Bay Lines ferry, or go whale watching or sailing on a schooner from Portlands waterfront. Change it up! A 30 minute drive to the west will bring you to the shores of Sebago Lake and the sandy beaches of Sebago Lake State Park. One hour further in the same direction you will be in North Conway and the White Mountains of New Hampshire...an easy day trip!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Tip Kimball (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
November 7, 2014

About Tip Kimball

After growing up in the lakes region of western Maine, I moved to the Falmouth area in 1985 and rented this cottage year round. As an avid sailor, skier and fisherman, and working in the recreational marine industry, I jumped at the chance to purchase the property in 1988 and made it my home.

A major, remodeling project was completed in 2006, both interior and exterior, where all inspiration was taken from a beautiful old cottage I discovered in Ocean Point near Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

Karen Butland and I became engaged in 2008 and since selling was out of the question, we decided to offer the home on HomeAway.com for some extra income. We currently live full time in nearby Cumberland, and stay at the 'beach house' as much as possible.

Why Tip Kimball chose Falmouth

The location is ideal with the beach a few steps down the street which offers great fishing, swimming, and access to deep water anchorage, all while being within 10 minutes of downtown Portland. It makes a unique retreat and we hope that our guests love it as much as we do.

What makes this cottage unique

Karen does a beautiful job keeping the house clean and neat as a pin and is constantly upgrading and maintaining linens, towels, kitchen amenities, etc. We both try our best to ensure that each guest enjoys the house as much as we do!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Southern Maine did indeed experience an unusually intense heat wave for the first couple of weeks in August 2009. Homes in Maine typically do not have or require air conditioning, particularly those close to the ocean. Normally Mother Nature takes care of things during the summer with cool sea breeze's coming in off the water. It is not unusual to see a 10-20 degree differential in temperature between the shoreline and a couple of miles inland.



Our guests during that time were visiting from Florida and were understandably accustomed to indoor climate control. An air conditioner was delivered by the owner within the hour of the first phone call, and although it doesn't see much use, it remains there during the summers just in case! Lesson learned!



There was also some nearby new home construction under way during that summer which was noisy at times, particularly with the windows open, but the construction projects have long since been completed.
Jul 2009
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 180 nights
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Reviews

4.6
based on 5 traveler reviews

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COZY COTTAGE WITH BEACH OVERLOOKING CASCO BAY! BRIGHT, BREEZY, CLEAN! BOOK NOW!
average rating of 4.6 based on 6 reviews
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COZY COTTAGE WITH BEACH OVERLOOKING CASCO BAY! BRIGHT, BREEZY, CLEAN! BOOK NOW!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p237285
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Falmouth Portland and Casco Bay Area
5

Outstanding

  • 5 of 5
This is a great “cozy” cottage by the sea. The house is very spacious and well appointed. The property was spotless and had everything you would need for a long restful stay. The owner description is exactly what you get. We will be back.
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Falmouth Portland and Casco Bay Area
Quebec
5

Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wondeful week! The cottage was very nice , super clean and nicely decorated. It was quiet and close to the beach. The kitchen was well equiped and it made it easy to cook for our family. The owners were very kind and made sure we had everything to make our stay as comfortable as possible.
We hope to come back very soon.
Yves, Elsa and the girls,
Many thanks
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Falmouth Portland and Casco Bay Area
Lake Suzy, Fl
3

August at the Falmouth Cottage

  • 3 of 5
We arrived at the Falmouth cottage on August 1 and planned on staying for the month. Coming from this area, we knew the general location, which worked well for our needs. The property was clean and well equipped. The owner was a delight to deal with and went out of his way to make us comfortable.

However, there is no central air, and it does get extremely hot in Portland. Several days it exceeded 90 degrees. The upstairs bedroom was unuseable on those nights, leaving only a twin bed or sofa to sleep on. The cottage is very close to the surrounding homes and the street, so it can get extremely noisy. Kids, dogs, cars & trucks and noise from construction was an every day issue. The water is just a short walk down the street, and a nice place to take a walk to, but only during low tide.

I reccomend the cottage for the active family, but for a couple looking for a quite get-a-way, you may want to keep looking.............
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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COZY COTTAGE WITH BEACH OVERLOOKING CASCO BAY! BRIGHT, BREEZY, CLEAN! BOOK NOW!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p237285
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Falmouth Portland and Casco Bay Area
Las Vegas, NV
5

The ultimate Maine experience

  • 5 of 5
This darling cottage is a real charmer: super-clean & well-maintained. Cooking was a breeze in the well-stocked kitchen. Experience Portland yet return for the ultimate rest & relaxation in this ocean view home. Our host was focused on our comfort which enhanced the entire experience. The neighborhood is ideally located, close to the beach with many places to walk. We loved it.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Falmouth Portland and Casco Bay Area
San Francisco
5

Falmouth seaside cottage review

  • 5 of 5
My family and I stayed here for 2 weeks and loved it. The owner was a good communicator - called and asked us if we needed anything. The property was very well maintained, clean with nice linens. I would recommend this cottage and would stay here again.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children

Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Foreside Tavern
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Portland: Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Portland Country Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrak Downeaster Portland
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Maine Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Several
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Shawnee Peak / Sunday River
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Underwood Beach
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

From $350 Per week

Falmouth Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 2 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2015 - May 28 2016
180 night minimum stay
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes 2015 Rates:

Summer (June, July, August): $1800.00 per week

Fall (September, October): $1400.00 per week

Winter (November - April): $900.00 per week

Winter (November - April): $1,500.00 per month plus utilities (6 month minimum)

* Weekly rates are discounted 5% per each additional week up to 25% for longer stays
* Reservations require a $500.00 refundable security/damage deposit
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Amenities

Falmouth Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The shower is a 5 ft. Kohler fiberglass unit with seat's and shower head's with separate controls at each end.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom - 1 double
    Extra Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Maximum of 4 guests in a rental party allowed. Maximum of 2 cars allowed. There is no on street parking.

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