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Cathy Manchester

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Classic Maine Oceanfront Cottage

9 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Camp Ellis 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!

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cathy Manchester (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
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. (Cathymanchester.com) 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!

Reviews

4.8
based on 9 traveler reviews

Classic Maine Oceanfront Cottage
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews
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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
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5

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
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GREAT VACATION!!!

  • 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
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5

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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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
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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
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Map

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
Huots
Nearest Beach

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

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Rates & Availability

Camp Ellis Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
fall season
Sep 3 2016 - Nov 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
spring season
Apr 15 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Peak Summer Season
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,995
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $99
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

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Amenities

Camp Ellis Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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!
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
3 full, 1 twin, 1 daybed and a couch in living room. Bikes; firewood; boat launch; sand pails, games.

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