You can have a great vacation even in this economy! Do less shopping/packing and let us save you a lot of money on all of the extras provided. Ask me for details! Our vacationers can't believe how far we go to stock the cottage with anything and everything. Russell Cove Cottage has been updated with all the modern conveniences while preserving its authentic flavor and history. We have an absolutely gorgeous view of the harbor, relax with a cool drink while you watch the lobster boats bring home dinner! We are a mere one minute stroll to the beach - you can spend the day and still be close to the conveniences of the cottage - super important while with children. We have both a great yard and a wonderful game room with foosball, arcade basketball, air hockey and TV/DVD. Our village boasts gift shops, restaurants, general store, artist studio, etc. Kayak rentals, deep sea fishing and whale watches available just down the street. As if that is not enough, Old Orchard Beach is only 4 miles.
Further details: Striper fishing is great! Enjoy ice cream and gift shopping. Lobster available cooked or uncooked right around the corner. Sit on the wrap around porch greeting old friends and new as they make their way to 7 miles of beautiful beach. Or relax in the sun-room and look across the harbor as the lobster men bring home your dinner! Generations of families return year after year for the great atmosphere and fun of a true Maine ocean village. We believe that you will definitely want to come back next year, and we will warmly welcome you! See you this summer! Sleeping arrangements: 1st floor bedroom with double bed, 2nd floor bedroom with queen bed, 2nd floor bedroom with double bed, 2nd floor bedroom with two twin beds, 2nd floor bedroom with twin bed.
Guest comments: “We have had a wonderful stay here.” “We hate to have to leave but our time is up.” “Next year we will reserve for two weeks! Shirley Sumner & family (Onterio Canada) July 2005.
“Merci pour la mer” “We appreciate your hospitality and you made us feel at ease.” “Thank You” Famille de Stephane Tremblay (Montreal Canada) July 2005.
“Loved the cottage, it was quaint, clean, nicely decorated.” “It was what we thought Maine would be! Borden’s & Wojcio’s (New Jersey) August 2005
“Thank you so much for sharing your little slice of heaven” “We love the view!” “We enjoyed discovering this area of Maine and had a blast! The Clement Family (New York) August & September 2005
“Thank you very much for the wonderful week” “The weather was gorgeous” “This was certainly the best stocked house we have ever stayed in and the décor was great” The Reynolds and Houdes (Virginia) July 2006
More Guest comments: “Everything you offer here has made our vacation an event to remember. A wonderful place to bring children. They sure did enjoy every minute of it. Having all our needs here when we arrived sure took a load off our minds. Thank you so much for everything. The Wards (Massachusetts) August 2006
“Wonderful home, thank you for letting us use it” The Quin’s July 2007
“Thank you so much! We had such a fantastic time….could not have asked for more. The cottage is everything we could have asked for. Hope to see you next year. Thanks again for the wonderful memories“ The Sanford Family Dallas, Texas July & August 2007
“So close…and yet so far away! Thank you so much for a wonderful get-away! Your house is so charming and the setting is ideally Maine Seashore..” Mary & Chris (Falmouth, Maine) August 2007
“A 4 hour drive and well worth it. Great weather, a terrific house and a lot of good times. Thanks for the use of your home. The McDonoughs ( NY) August 2007
What a beautiful place. When we first looked at this web page we thought the description was to good to be true. The property was great for kids and the extras they included in the deal made packing for the seven of us a lot lighter. The house is located on a one way street full of locals. The locals are very friendly. The kids played in the bay in the backyard, and loved the huge wagon to take night walks. We will be back next year, and so on. We have rented other houses on Camp Ellis and this is by far the best in the area. The kids had a blast and we were able to relax. A couple stopped by as we were leaving because they too thought it was to good. They were hoping to rent it after seeing it also. There were flyers for local attractions and restaurants also. The kids loved the game room. The rooms were all good size. AC in all the rooms. Very clean!!!!
We look forward to our next year vacation!
Excellent communications with owner, a big, simple house that served our needs well. Nicely equipped with everything one could want .A cool back porch we hung out in that looked over the estuary. Beach was a 1 min block away.
We had a great time sharing this cottage amongst the 7 ( 4 sisters in our late 50's, my daughter , son in law and grandaughter. We loved to lounge around in the sunroom or on the front screened porch. My eldest sister who is used to her own space used the bottom game room as her own private studio, she loved to get out early to read in the back and smell the fresh sea air...We loved the view of the water and river which makes this cottage location so special. Also, there is a small beach just down the street which suited us fine. My grandaughter loved getting some very good ice cream just around the corner in the evening. All in all a great vacation in Saco Maine. The cottage has everything one needs. Thanks you Sara for sharing your cottage.
The place is great, close to beach, plenty of room. I would just be carefuly if you rent this home and want to have a little fun you are on lockdown after 10PM, Windows and doors must be closed as this cottage is located in a non rental area, neighbors have to work and complain if you are on porch after 10.
We come to Camp Ellis every year, the entire family which we usually have around 5 cottages rented, and they frown on visitors stopping by.
Also, I would be cautious to your security deposit, take pictures of everything that they could try to charge you on. Twice we rented and both times they refused to send us our security deposit and we left the place as clean as it was when we left.
This is such a wonderful place for a family vacation! The area is FABULOUS with all kinds of fun activities, great restaurants, and a beautiful beach located at the tip of your fingers. Camp Ellis is a wonderful little community where we met several new friends during our stay. Everyone was so personable and friendly!! We couldn't have asked for better weather either....sunny and breezy every day. The cottage is spacious and has every amenity needed. If you are looking for a place to make lifelong memories with your loved ones....this is the place to be! I feel so lucky that I found this place! The owners are fabulous and were always available for any questions. Can't say enough great things about this wonderful cottage and its location!!
Super fun to bring together 4 households into 1. Hope to make this cottage a part of a yearly family tradition. Nice space to be together or get away from each other when you need to. Can't get a better family beach. Super safe. Well appointed with towels beach gear etc...
Camp Ellis is a beautiful, quaint coastal village in Saco with its own restaurants, lobster pounds, general store, deep sea fishing and whale watching excursions, kayak rental, and local artisans. Russell Cove Cottage sits on the harbor with glorious views of the cove and its resident lobster boats. In the morning, enjoy your coffee in the sunroom over-looking the passing sailboats, and in the evening visit outside around the fire pit before retiring to the heated comfort of the cottage. During the day, take a walk around the village, out onto the granite jetty, to the docks and along the beach.
Day trips are great opportunities for sight seeing and shopping expeditions. South to Kittery or North to Freeport for outlet shopping at its finest. Portland is a 'can't miss' with it's historic Old Port and working waterfront. You can window shop all day long and then dine onboard a floating restaurant.
Beautiful, calm and friendly - Camp Ellis awaits your visit - don't miss out!
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Sring/Fall $1700 / Summer $3500
Tax is added to rental fee.
There is no additional cleaning fee.
Rental dates are Saturday to Saturday.
Some spring and fall off peak season short stays may be available upon request.
Short notice bookings may be available.
Check-in 3PM Saturday.
Check-out 10AM Saturday.