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The Island House Five Star Ocean Front

Ralph D'orman

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, spanish
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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The Island House Five Star Ocean Front

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Ogunquit House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, sleeps max 12

The Island House is located in a small gated community at the very end of quaint Perkins Cove. Originally built in 1850, this 5bdrm, 5bath, historic property is surrounded by award winning gardens, and was totally rebuilt in 2003 to include modern luxuries and amenities and has hardwood floor throughout. Every room in the house has picturesque ocean views, as well as garden and harbor views!

The house welcomes guests in a generous foyer that leads to the spacious (14x37) living room, surrounded by magnificent windows and farmers’ porches that fill it with light. The cottage style furniture is placed around the remote controlled gas-fired fireplace and comfortably seats ten people.

Next to the living room is the dining/kitchen area, also surrounded by windows and porches (with direct access to the hot tub), which encompasses a space of 14 feet by 44 feet. The dining room table is prepared for big or small groups and expands from six to twelve people.

Perkins Cove: The Island House is adjacent to Perkins Cove boutique shopping, art galleries and local cuisine restaurants, and to the Marginal Way which borders the ocean and takes you to Ogunquit Town Beach. More restaurants and shopping within walking distance. Easy drive to Outlet shopping in Kittery, ME! Also a short walk across the drawbridge to the Ogunquit Art Museum, a short ride to The Ogunquit Theatre.

Beach and Water Activities: –Walk or take the trolley to the Ogunquit Beach! Kayaking - nearby. Surfing - available. Fishing- Charters Available. Sailing - Charters Available.

At The House: Relaxing-Sitting on the porch with a book or a glass of wine, looking out at the ocean and the magnificent sunsets, while listening to the sound waves. Sleeping-the intensity of the Ocean, waves crashing, releasing an abundance of pure clean air- induces the best sleep your can ever imagine. Cooking and entertaining: enjoy the gourmet kitchen or the large Wolf gas grill to make fantastic meals for your family and friends. Lobsters available at the local pier. Enjoy your stay, rest and relax!!

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  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Ralph D'orman (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
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Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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The Island House Five Star Ocean Front
average rating of 4.84 based on 25 reviews
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey

Location, location, location!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and her family have been visiting Ogunquit for over 30 years and we could not have found a better place to stay than the Island House. Our week at the house was fabulous! The ocean views from every room in the house, including the very large wrap around porch, are spectacular. Everyone in our group (of seven) loved the house and its location, and it was great for both the adults and kids. The adults in our group spent many afternoons before dinner having a glass of wine on the porch or on the lawn overlooking Perkins Cove. The kids loved the bunk beds in their bedroom and being able to have the internet access throughout the house. Listening to the early morning sounds of lobster boats leaving the Cove or being able to watch the sunrise from our bedroom was fabulous. Shops and restaurants are right around the corner, but seem far away once you drive past the gate up to the house. We loved our time at the Island House and will be back in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Rye, NY

Not A Five-Star Property

  • 1 of 5

We spent a week at The Island House and it was not at all what it is described to be. It is clearly misrepresented. The photos you see must have been taken when the renovation was completed in 2003. We arrived to an unclean house that even Ralph the owner agreed.

Dirty windows, inside and out, crumbs from previous renters on furniture. Rugs and upholstery that was stained. Oven was dirty inside and out, Ralph the owner, also agreed and said it hasn't been done in quite some time because the electric clean smells. Really! The gas grill was caked with grease inside and out.

Hot tub was not serviced until two days after we arrived.

Gas fireplace wasn't working. Ralph sent a repairman who was able to partially fix it (a part needed to be ordered).

Several light bulbs were out including the MBR shower so we had to shower in the dark.

Linens and towels are included and said to be new this season - clearly they weren't and have been around for years. I put the really bad upholstery and rugs in a closet before the rest of my family arrived.

Washer and dryers needed to be cleaned as there was residue and dirt all over, smelled foul and take a long time to wash and dry. If one is to wash all linens before you leave, you better start the afternoon before as I did and I still wasn't finished when the cleaners arrived 15 minutes early our day of departure.

There was none of the instruction regarding the house that others talk about from Ralph. He was very pleasant but gave no instruction on operation. In fact, he asked if I had the instruction sheet he sent. No, he had never sent one nor did he then provide one.

The house has great bones and a beautiful location. But be warned, it is not a Five Star property nor is it worth the price I paid for the week.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dawn, I am saddened to receive ALL of your negative comments. And equally sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay. While some of your comments are factual, such as there kitchen counters were not stellar- I offered to stay and re clean them but you declined my offer and said no problem, that you would take care of the counters. The same holds true for the gas grill, I offered to clean it but again you declined. In regard to the gas propane fireplace, upon notice, I immediately notified the gas repairman and he came out to service it. Not mentioned in your compliant, you called me and asked about the lawn sprinkler. You wanted it shut off because your son was getting married on the premises. I called my gardening company, and asked them to resolve the on/off situation. You called me again saying that it was not remedied SO I immediately drove up and fixed the problem. In regard to light bulbs I know it is a constant battle to replace them ( as in any home). Things do fail in homes without notice, and we try to address these faults as quick as humanely possible. In regard to the bedding, sheets, towels and bed spreads, categorically they were all replaced new in the beginning of the season. The same holds true with the furniture, where as I replaced two of the upholstered chairs with brand new one - When I was about to remove the older one - I was stopped by the current guests, and asked that I leave the old ones, because they were very comfortable.Dammed if you do and dammed if you don't. In regard to the washer and driers, there are two sets, and somehow no one had previously complained. The hot tub is serviced every week. I dont understand your complaint here. Over the past few years we have received over twenty review and 100% has named our property a FIVE STAR and all have had a wonderful. that being said, we take comments very seriously and improve upon any weaknesses. We are willing to offer you a discount on you next stay. Thank you for pointing certain area that we have subsequently improved upon. Sincerely, Ralph Dworman
Granger, IN, USA

Wonderful Fall Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at The Island House. The home is warm and welcoming from the moment you step in the front door. It is well appointed and perfect for a large family or group of friends.

The living room was a wonderful respite, and with the cozy fireplace was the perfect place to end your day. It was especially nice to be able to enjoy the sunrise, with several decks to choose from. Bedrooms are well appointed and comfortable, kitchen is well appointed, and the dining room is a great place to enjoy breakfast and gather for dinner.

The listing was quite accurate and the home is very well maintained. The entire process, from beginning to end was a pleasure and Ralph was a delight to speak to. I would highly recommend this property for a week away.

The home is within walking distance to many restaurants and shop, but is located at the quiet end of Perkins Cove. I look forward to visiting again in the future.

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

Beautiful wedding location! Breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5

My now husband and I have enjoyed visiting Perkins Cove for years on our weekend visits to Maine. We've always admired the Island House from the tour boats that we've taken out of Perkins Cove. When we were thinking of where we wanted to host our small wedding, we thought what better than somewhere in Perkins Cove. We were so excited to find the page for the Island House and had a smooth experience in contacting the owner for details and questions about hosting a wedding on site. We got lucky as we had one of the most gorgeous weekends! Our group of friends and family thoroughly enjoyed their stay in this magnificent home. It has charm and character and everything on site that you'd need. The kitchen was a joy and was the center of activity in between long stretches on the porch overlooking the cove. The bedrooms were gorgeous, spacious, and comfortable. The view from the master suite deck is amazing. Coffee on the deck in the AM was a treat. In regards to our wedding, we hosted 40 guests on site for a lawn ceremony, appetizers and cocktails. We chose to walk to Barnacle Billy's for our dinner but there are many catering options locally that would work. We returned to the house for cake, dancing, and social time. Everyone enjoyed the flow, the views, and the charm. Parking was easy as there are many options for guests in Perkins Cove. Many of our guests stayed at the nearby Yardarm Village Inn and loved the service there. It was within walking distance of our function. Ralph the owner was most helpful and available for questions. We will never forget the wonderful days spent at the Island House. We'll look forward to returning to Perkins Cove each year and reminiscing about this wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Great house and location for a large extended family

  • 5 of 5

My extended family rented this house over the July 4th week this summer and had a wonderful time. Ralph, the owner, was on site to meet us and explain things and responsive to any questions we had during the week. The house is located on a small hill at the far end of Perkins Cove on a court with a few other houses. It had plenty of space including a huge kitchen with dining space for all 12 of us, a large covered porch to watch the boats go by, a large grill and 5+ modern bathrooms. We loved the location and being able to walk down the small hill to the shops and restaurants at Perkins Cove and the Marginal Way. One hint: If you plan to go to the beach (by car or by trolley, which has a stop in Perkins Cove), bring beach towels and chairs. We truly enjoyed our time at the Island House and hope to be back again soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

This is as good as it gets

  • 5 of 5


The island house is located on a small island at the very end of Perkins Cove Ogunquit..For those who have not been to Ogunquit, it is a beautiful, quaint and upscale coastal town a couple of hours north of Boston. The town boasts a beautiful large all sand beach, a variety of interesting shops, and a number of impressive art galleries.

You can also enjoy dozens of outstanding restaurants and places to grab a cocktail. But if you rent this house, you probably won't because there is no better view in Oqunquit, and no place more inviting than the many decks on this home where every evening we enjoyed drinks and takeout from the comfort of this home. Believe it or not, a restaurant, even the best of them, seemed a step down.

The home itself is beautiful inside and out. The owner pays great attention to detail. The gardens are exquisite, the beds and furniture modern and comfortable, and the kitchen is a cooks dream. The house is stocked with all basic necessities and more. (paper towels, laundry detergent in both laundry rooms etc) Even the art, hanging on the walls is quite special.

Three of the five bedrooms have bathrooms, the master bedroom has a sliding glass door leading to a huge and private ocean view deck. THe master bath has both a Jacuzzi tub and a multi-jet walk-in shower. I have stayed in Ogunquit many times and in a number of fine inns and hotels and the master bedroom at the Island House easily beats them all - by a lot!

Oh and by the way, we held our wedding the day after we arrived. Twenty-five people joined us for a wonderful day. The house is absolutely a perfect place to hold a wedding and a perfect place to honeymoon. The owner suggested a caterer who was perfect. The house easily sleeps a dozen people and our young adult children and a few special friends spent some time with us after the wedding. During the day we walked on the Marginal Way (Google it - you will love it), or strolled the 100 yards or so into Perkins Cove to grab a lobster roll, or an iced coffee and muffin and then perused the shops. I also grabbed a couple of rounds of golf at the Cape Neddick Golf Course less than 5 miles away.

Elegant, romantic, relaxing and something special, the Island House is as good as it gets.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


Car: not necessary

The Island House is located in a small gated community at the very end of quaint Perkins Cove. Although adjacent to Perkins Cove it is buffered by award winning garden, Enjoy the proximity. Walking distance to six delicious restaurants, three cafes, candy store for the kids, beaches, the marginal way, shopping, arts & crafts shops, art galleries, clothing boutiques, charter fishing, sailing, boating, moon lit cruises. No need to drive. No need for a designated driver.

Golf: There are golf courses open to the public just a few miles from the Island House. Also the Par 3 at Merriland Farms. Eat fresh blueberries between holes. Great fun for the family. Kids love out performing their parents.


Rates & Availability

From $7,500 Per week

Ogunquit House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 28 2015 - May 30 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
May 31 2015 - Sep 26 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200 + Tax
Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%
Deposits - a 50% deposit is required with reservation, balance due 30 days prior to occupancy. $150.00 CLEANING FEE

FALL 9/15/13-1/4/13 $7500/WEEK
WINTER 1/5/14-3/29/14 $5000/WEEK

I only accept payments into my Bank of America account. DO NOT wire money or send payment overseas.
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Ogunquit House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
  • Accompanying bathrooms for each bedroom. Large size, beautiful tiled floors, beadboard vanities, kohla faucets, and decorated in a cottage style.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , plus bunk beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sleeper sofa
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , one twin bed & a crib
  • The bedrooms are very large ranging from 14' x 15 1/2 to 14' x 18'. Each bedroom has vaulted ceilings with ceiling fans and views of the oceans. Each bedroom is painted in a slightly different blue, ranging from a light ocean blue to sky blue. Four of the bedrooms have wide French doors opening up to their own private large porch - directly with ocean views & breeze. Listen to the endless sound of the ocean, the early morning chirps of the birds, and the occasional lobster boat returning to Perkins Cove with its catch. Hardwood floors with cottage style throw rugs. Master Bedroom: king-size bed, private bath, steam walk-in shower, Jacuzzi, washer/dryer private deck facing the ocean. Large TV . Bedroom 2 - King-size bed, private bathroom, private deck. Bedroom 3 - King-size bed, private bathroom. Bedroom 4 - Queen-size bed & bunk beds. Bathroom adjacent (tub/shower combo) Bedroom 5 - Sleep sofa convertible (Queen size). adjacent full bath w/ washer/dryer. Bedroom 6- Twin bed
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Surrounded by 1500sq ft of decks and porches that look over the ocean and the award winning gardens, this home was rebuilt is 2000 to include every modern amenity. There are plenty of spacious areas to relax and entertain with ocean views from every room and every bedroom. Gourmet kitchen with five-burner gas stove, marble counters. Hardwood floors throughout. High speed connections in every room (Ethernet), large screen TV's, hot tub, ceiling fans, central A/C, washer/dryer on each floor. Large sitting areas, grill, dining & eating area, old fashion electric cooler for cold drinks! Ocean view from every room.

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