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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
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COZY COTTAGE WITH BEACH OVERLOOKING CASCO BAY! BRIGHT, BREEZY, CLEAN! BOOK NOW!

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!

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Tip Kimball

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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.

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.

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!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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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COZY COTTAGE WITH BEACH OVERLOOKING CASCO BAY! BRIGHT, BREEZY, CLEAN! BOOK NOW!
average rating of 4.5 based on 5 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
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Air conditioning! (Just in case!)

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
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.
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
COZY COTTAGE WITH BEACH OVERLOOKING CASCO BAY! BRIGHT, BREEZY, CLEAN! BOOK NOW!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p237285
+1 2078317866
Falmouth Portland and Casco Bay Area
Quebec
5

Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
COZY COTTAGE WITH BEACH OVERLOOKING CASCO BAY! BRIGHT, BREEZY, CLEAN! BOOK NOW!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p237285
+1 2078317866
Falmouth Portland and Casco Bay Area
Lake Suzy, Fl
3

August at the Falmouth Cottage

  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
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.............
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 7/7
business
COZY COTTAGE WITH BEACH OVERLOOKING CASCO BAY! BRIGHT, BREEZY, CLEAN! BOOK NOW!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p237285
+1 2078317866
Falmouth Portland and Casco Bay Area
Las Vegas, NV
5

The ultimate Maine experience

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
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.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
COZY COTTAGE WITH BEACH OVERLOOKING CASCO BAY! BRIGHT, BREEZY, CLEAN! BOOK NOW!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p237285
+1 2078317866
Falmouth Portland and Casco Bay Area
San Francisco
5

Falmouth seaside cottage review

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
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.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 6/6

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

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Availability & Rates

Falmouth Cottage Rental Rates

Notes

  • 2014 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
    * Reservations less than 28 days are subject to an additional 7% Maine State tax
    **Winter seasonal rental limited to 2 persons

Amenities

Falmouth Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

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