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Spacious, Elegant, Well Appointed, Lots of Nooks and Crannys

Noah Smith

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Noah Smith

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2015
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Spacious, Elegant, Well Appointed, Lots of Nooks and Crannys

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Saco House Rental Photos and Description

6BR, 2.5BA Sleeps 14... Six Real Bedrooms

The Gregory House is an impressive home of the Queen Anne Victorian style which is considered to be the grandest of the Victorians. The home is centrally located to Southern Maine's best attractions and a terrific reunion spot for families or large groups. It has the feel of a bed and breakfast, with the privacy of your own home. The stunning third floor contains a billiard room with a big screen TV, pool table, bar, and a separate card / game table in a unique round room which helps make sure there's always plenty to do no matter what the weather. The house is close proximity to beaches, amusement parks, movie theaters, etc. It's just 3 miles from Camp Ellis, 3 miles from Old Orchard Beach, 15 miles from Ogunquit, 13 minutes from Portland, 6 miles from Kennebunkport and our central location makes it easy to get to Route 1 and I-95. Our latest improvements allow us to install AC on the third floor level for improved the improved comfort of our guests.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Noah Smith (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2015

About Noah Smith

I grew up in Maine, on a farm, not too far from Saco. After college I moved to Boston and started a business, got married and had children. During that time, my yearning for getting back to Maine inspired me to purchase this home. Over the years, many of my family members have lived here, with me and my family visiting often. Since those family members have since married, purchased their own homes, or are just off doing there things, we decided it was time to rent it so others could enjoy it as much as we have! During off-peak times, we still love to visit, often with friends, and enjoy the entertaining spirit of the house.

Noah Smith purchased this house in 1997

Why Noah Smith chose Saco

This was the first property we saw in our search for a great home in Maine! We fell in love with it right away. There is so much history and character with such a grand home -- all of the beautiful detail!

What makes this house unique

This is a great home for a large group. The modern, fully equipped kitchen is great for cooking and its breakfast bar even allows for socializing. The parlor is 23 feet long, so its great for big dinners and gatherings. The six nice bedrooms make it easy for people to find just the right spot. And the grandest of all rooms is the 3rd floor "game room" with it floor-to-ceiling headboard, a pool table, a TV, a bar, and even a card table tucked into the turret!

The convenience of the house to restaurants, stores, movie theater, bowling, water parks, amusement park and beaches is wonderful!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.4
based on 20 traveler reviews

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Spacious, Elegant, Well Appointed, Lots of Nooks and Crannys
average rating of 4.45 based on 20 reviews
Boston, MA
5

Amazing House and Destination

  • 5 of 5

This house is unbelievable - it successfully feels like a home while at the same time looking like a museum. The architecture and decor are gorgeous, with nearly all original features and woodwork.

From the well-appointed kitchen to the large grill on the porch; from the incredibly large common areas on the first floor to the many bedrooms on the second/third floors, this house has plenty of room and charm for any group. And the game room on the third floor is breath-taking with the dark wood interior, pool table, and card room.

The location is easy to get to and super-accessible, allowing for walking through down-town Saco, short drive into Biddeford or about a 15-minute drive to Portland. When we stayed there we went to a Sea Dogs game and a night out in Portland and it was very convenient. The beach is not far either!

We found the owners to be very nice and helpful and our group had a wonderful time at this house. I highly recommend it if you're looking for a place that can sleep a good number of people and has a ton of character. And when you figure out what a function hall might cost for a reunion or a block of hotel rooms, this is probably a much better option (at least in my opinion)!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
3

New years eve and Day 2015

  • 3 of 5

We had an amazing time at the Saco Victorian House. Our 4 families had a great time. The ladies took over the faboulous kitchen, kids kept themselves entertained and the guys enjoyed themselves with the pool and poker table. Rooms were ample and spacious. The only issue we had was no heating on first day but was fixed right away. The house is on a busy street and light comes in to the room at night with no shades. We were disappointed that we could not use the fireplace and it's advertised. Overall would definitely recommend and would recommend. Thank you for the opportunity, we enjoyed your home.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
North Shore, MA
4

Great house for a large family

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a 5-day stay at the home. Noah was great about being in contact, meeting up, and going over the house. The house was a great fit for our group, which ranged in age from 5 to nearly 80. It was comfortable, clean and fun. We did lots of cooking in the kitchen, and found it to be well-stocked and easy to work in. The only thing I would point out to potential renters is that the house is at a busy intersection and traffic can be very loud. There are a lot of motorcycles and emergency vehicles passing right by the house, day and night. It wasn't a big deal for us, but if you're a light sleeper, you might consider that.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Rochester, NY
5

Best_week_of_the_Summer

  • 5 of 5

The listing and pictures describing the place were very accurate. Our family had a great time enjoying the clean and neat place, as well as the character of the house. The owner was very flexible and accommodating to our requests. The only concern that we had at times was the traffic noise outside, since it is located right on Route 1 in the center of town. It is only a few minutes from very nice beaches, restaurants, and other attractions. I would go back again on our next trip to Maine.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great home for a family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this beautiful Victorian home. It had a great updated kitchen well stocked for cooking. It was spacious enough to accommodate several families and offered privacy with two upstairs levels. The downstairs level offered a great space for everyone to be together. The owner was very easy to work with. We had a fantastic stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

The owner and the house were really great. The house is beautiful and worked great for our family trip to Maine. We have rented this property 2 separate times now and loved it both times.The owner was so kind and helpful it was really a pleasure meeting him and working with him. We look forward to next time.

Thank you so much for making it available.

Janina

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Portland International Jet Port
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Favorite: Run of the Mill
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Casco Bay Ferry Lines
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
3 within 3 Miles
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Plenty
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Ferry Beach
Car: recommended

Downtown in Saco's Historic District the John B. Gregory House is centrally located and in close proximity to beaches, water parks, amusement parks, movie theaters, museums, fine dining, family dining, shopping, antiques which can all be found within a few miles. Its just 3 miles from historic Camp Ellis or Ferry Beach, 3 miles from Old Orchard Beach or Ocean Park, 15 miles from Ogunquit, 13 minutes from Portland, 6 miles from Kennebunkport. Located just two minutes from the Turnpike makes getting to other seacoast locations a breeze. If you need public transpotation we are less than a mile from the Amtrak Station and have buses and trolleys going to the beaches and shopping areas several times a day. The Saco bay area boasts the best beaches in Southern Maine with seven miles of gradual sandy beach and you can always find a spot that is quiet or a spot that is bustling, it's all up to you. We are all set up to have you get your groceries drop your bags and start having fun!

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Rates & Availability

From $300 Per night

Saco House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off Season
Sep 8 2014 - May 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
$325
$1,600
$4,000
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Summer Season weekly rates are for Saturday to Saturday rentals. If looking for other than a Saturday to Saturday rental then nightly rates apply.
Off Season weekly rentals are for any 7 nights.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Saco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 2.5, One bath has a shower, one bath has beautiful claw foot tub with shower head.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (5), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The home has lots of antiques and curious cozy corners so the is house is impressive, massive and yet always a place to get away get comfortable with a book which we have plenty of. Planning a family gathering? A place for family and friends attending a wedding? A reunion of friends or family? This home has plenty of room for all and if splitting the cost amongst six bedrooms quite economical compared to a hotel stay.

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