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Classic Maine Oceanfront Cottage

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 8 - steps from the water! Fabulous views!

Enjoy the timeless charm of this classic beachfront home! Just step outside to enjoy Maine's largest sandy beach (7 miles long). Come sit by the fire and let your cares wash away with the waves! Each room in this beautiful cottage is tastefully appointed with an ocean theme and offers great ocean views!

Bike to several restaurants, quaint fishing harbor, Ferry Beach state park, OOB and more! Several theme parks and plenty of shopping within a 10 mile radius. 1 1/2 hours from Boston!

Cathy Manchester
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Cathy Manchester

Cathy and Jay are the proud owners of this amazing 1880 classic Maine Beach house. We also have a 2 person beach cottage on Moody Beach, Maine ( #168752) and a condo on Daytona Beach (#360335) that we enjoy sharing! Cathy is a retired chief of police and has been a full time realtor since 1996. Jay owns Navajo Painting and manages our properties with tender loving care!

Cathy Manchester purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Cathy Manchester chose Saco

I have been selling real estate in Maine since 1996. When I walked into this cottage in 2002, I fell in love with it the moment I stepped inside! It is the most peaceful and relaxing place I have ever been. Summer days sitting on the porch smelling the roses and watching the waves... evenings sitting in from of the fire or around the campfire, and falling asleep to the sound of the surf! Absolutely amazing! It is terribly difficult to do anything other than RELAX here!

What makes this cottage unique

We are so close to the water that during a storm you might feel the waves reach the porch! There is a wonderful corner store/breakfast place just a minutes walk away and two restaurants within walking distance. You will feel like you are the only house on the beach..... and you are!


Camp Ellis Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1st floor bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd floor bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , huge!!!!!
  • Upstairs bath is a wonderful tiled walk in shower!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 1st floor bdrm - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Daybed and couch available.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
3 full, 1 twin, 1 daybed and a couch in living room. Bikes; firewood; boat launch; sand pails, games.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Classic Maine Oceanfront Cottage
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews
Macomb, IL

Quiet, cozy and sea breezes

  • 4 of 5

Getting to Saco was easy and directions to get into house straightforward. Think old farmhouse but on the ocean. Does need some upgrading on electrical but fireplace came in handy two nights. Enjoyed the area with kayaking and bike rentals and we were far enough away from the bustle of Old Orchard Beach. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Beautifully located on the beach, well maintained

  • 5 of 5

The house comes with a well equipped kitchen, and is well stocked with all the linens, game boards, chords of wood... you will need.

Only small missing item? oven mitts

Small recommendations for improvement? It would be useful to update the guest book content as the activity pamphlets, and info on the area are outdated.

Ideally, there would also be a water hose/shower outside to rinse feet before entering the house.

The 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms are clean, spacious and offer beautiful views. Please note that the steps to 2nd floor are quite steep and not appropriate for elders or young toddlers.

This is definitely a beautiful and happy place to spend family time on the beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Beautiful Oceanfront Cottage

  • 4 of 5

The description was quite accurate as far as location, amenities and layout. The single bed is in the laundry room on the first floor. If you like to use washcloths, you need to bring extras along-only 4 were provided. Also, couldn't find any hot mats for handling hot pots and pans.The property was clean and well-maintained for a beach cottage. You might need to bring along a power strip if you have any electronics like a phone and iPads. The sink has an insinkarator for a garbage disposal unit which I didn't figure out till midweek that you just put the drain plug in the drain and turn it to make it work. We had company for a cookout on Sunday and the propane ran out and the extra tank in the garage was empty. The owner came over in the afternoon the next day when we emailed her to replace the tank. Fortunately, most of the food was cooked before it ran out. The grill was nice and big and had a side burner. Plenty of wood in the garage for the indoor fireplace and outside fire pit. You will need to pick up kindling and fire starters at Hannaford's to start the fire. Great location with lots of places to pick up lobsters cooked or not, restaurants, ice cream stands and close to Old Orchard Beach. Ice cream truck comes through regularly and a trolley goes right by the cottage to go to Old Orchard and Kennebunk. Thursday and Friday nights there were fireworks between 9-10pm you can watch from the front porch. We loved our stay here and would definitely recommend it to a friend and we hope to return again ourselves.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Convenient and homey for our family with toddlers

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for our family with 7 adults and 3 toddlers. Being so close to the beach was invaluable with the babies! We ate dinner outside on the shady picnic bench overlooking the ocean almost every night and the large kitchen made it easy to work together. The front porch overlooks the ocean and was perfect for relaxing in the afternoon. Once evening hit, the beach was nearly private for whiffle ball and evening enjoyment. The general store is just a minute's walk away as were fantastic lobster rolls. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boston, ma


  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great week at the beach. This house is awesome! Very clean, well maintained, and family friendly. The location is perfect - right on the beach and within walking distance from a great restaurant and store that has a little bit of everything and anything that you may need. I would absolutely recommend this house to any friend and/or relatives looking to rent in the area! Thanks again for a great week!! :)

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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East Setauket

A week wasn't long enough....

  • 5 of 5

Best location on the beach, house was perfect in every way. Would stay here again with my family.

Only suggestion, garden hose to wash sand off feet before entering house.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Dune Grass Country Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
The Downeaster!
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Maine Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach

Other Activities: great walking trails, state park, kayak rentals and boat tours nearby


Rates & Availability

Camp Ellis Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Summer Season
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

We will rent for a min 4 night stay during April, May, October and November - Property is closed from Dec - March

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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