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Cathy Manchester

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Classic Maine Oceanfront Cottage

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Saco Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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!

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cathy Manchester (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

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!


based on 6 traveler reviews

Classic Maine Oceanfront Cottage
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Beach Experience

  • 5 of 5

What a great house! And right on the beach within very short walking distance of a cute shop/restaurant. We got ice cream every night! The deck and hammock were fabulous. We watched the sunrise and sunset every day. The kitchen was well stocked with everything needed for cooking, including lobster tools. People on the beach were jealous that they had to walk to the beach, and we could just step out of our house. We highly recommend this beach house!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location/Wonderful House!!!

  • 5 of 5

Spent Labor Day weekend at this wonderful home for a girls weekend. Waking up directly on the beach was amazing, the General Store a few minutes down the street was quaint and convenient and the house was a quintessential Maine beach house. The house had plenty of space, everything that was mentioned in the write-up was included and the homeowner was wonderful to work with. We had a fabulous time and cant wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beach Birthday Fun!

  • 5 of 5

This beach house exceeded all expectations! We planned a birthday celebration stay at this oceanfront house and it couldn't have turned out better, all thanks to the perfect location! The walk to the beach was literally a hop and a skip!! The house was decorated beautifully with props of a beach theme. We got to rise with the sun, and observe the beautiful low tide first thing in the morning. It was beautiful and an absolute blast!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A peaceful oasis...

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cozy home right on the ocean! Our favorite parts: my kids, aged 7 & 9 spent the whole time combing the beach for "treasures." Cathy, the owner, was awesome. We loved the hammock on the porch and the couch by the window - both perfect for reading. The kitchen was fully stocked and had everything we needed to cook - even the night we boiled our own lobsters. The town of Saco was just far enough away that we felt like we were off the grid, yet we could go grab a beer at a local pub or get groceries whenever we wanted to. We would definitely go back again and recommend it to all our friends. Try the Clamshell Cafe for breakfast and keep an eye out for sand dollars - the beach was loaded with them!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such a great review! We will look forward to your return! Most of our guests come back year after year!
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4th of July rental

  • 4 of 5

It is truly the best spot of all, wish it was a little bigger as my family is growing and we really loved it there. We woke up every morning and headed directly outside and on the beach with our coffee mugs. Our routine consisted of beach all day, showers and then off to OOB or ogunquit or kittery or York for the evening.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
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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

Saco Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Summer Season
Jul 3 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
late summer
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
fall season
Sep 24 2016 - Nov 12 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
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

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Saco Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
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
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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.

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