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Large Beach Home - huge gourmet kitchen, dog OK!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

4 BR, 3.5 bath, sleeps 9-11; very close to beach, dogs OK

No student rental inquiries, please. No long-term rentals.

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Otherwise, credit cards carry an additional 2.9% fee.

RENOVATED, cheery, fresh, comfortable, convenient! Selected for the 2014 Biddeford/Saco garden tour.

Perfect home for a multi-generation family or even two. 2 KING beds, 6 twin beds & queen sleeper sofa. Large wooden deck, sunroom, & WiFi. Comfortable and cozy, yet large enough to have friends or family visit with many private areas in the home to relax. Large, grassy yard offers plenty of room for children to play. The perfect spot for a family vacation!


Huge, 20' x 15' gourmet kitchen with stone counters, all new stainless appliances, center island plus wet bar. Fully-furnished with 2 sinks, 2 disposals, 2 ice makers, ultra-quiet DW, 5-burner gas stove & even an HDTV. Coffee maker, toaster, waffle maker, Cuisinart, blender, 3 sets of dishes, & festive martini glasses & shakers for the wet bar. Kitchen bay window overlooks lovely flower garden.


Main LR connects to kitchen plus separate heated sunroom with sofa & skylights. Another large LR upstairs with huge 52' HDTV, loads of cable TV channels, games, toys, W/D, sleeper sofa & private bath. Huge, carpeted kids basement has another large HDTV plus sofas, ping-pong, fusbol, and 3 indoor SWINGS hanging from the rafters. Great for winter play or rainy-day fun!


Large wooden deck with large table & seating for 8-10. Gas grill. Lovingly cultivated garden with hammock, flowers, herbs, & privacy. Large outdoor private hot-water shower. Walk down a wooded path to reach the 2-mile sandy beach (3-5 minute walk).


On Biddeford Pool's 'South Point.' Peaceful cul-de-sac; safe street for children to bike and play. Well-maintained & well-equipped with bikes, toys, lots of beach gear, & excellent picnic/cooking equipment.


Quaint former fishing village with stunning natural beauty. Nearly an island, Biddeford Pool has a long, smooth, sandy beach perfect for bocce, skim boarding, boogie boarding, surfing, and long flat walks. The eastern tip has the public Audubon sanctuary with a beautiful walking trail overlooking the Wood Island Lighthouse. At the end of our street, explore and enjoy the pebbly beach & rocky Maine coast & surf. Easy drive to Old Orchard Beach, Portland, Goose Rocks, and Kennebunkport. You will love the peaceful beach retreat of Biddeford Pool while still having easy access to active tourist attractions nearby.

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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017

About Jennifer

We wanted a convenient vacation home with all amenities for comfort & fun. We love to bike, play tennis, play with our kids, surf, kayak, garden, cook, and hang out at the beach. After 20+ years in the Northeast, Biddeford Pool always is our favorite place in New England!

Jennifer purchased this house in 2005

Why Jennifer chose Southern Coast of Maine

Biddeford Pool is a throw-back to family life of the 1950's plus all the wonderful nearby options of Portland, Kennebunport, and even Old Orchard Beach amusement park. The long sandy beach is the best in Southern Maine for long walks & body surfing . Tidal pools offer endless exploration for sea creatures. Our kids love the freedom to go anywhere on their bikes, especially the daily trip to the village store for ice cream!

What makes this house unique

Beautiful, easy bike rides to Goose Rocks & Cape Porpoise for breakfast or lunch. 'Gone with the Wind' rents top-notch kayaks & windsurfers in B Pool. Kayak out to the Wood Island Lighthouse quite easily or explore the calm waters of the back Pool. Several public tennis courts & golf courses nearby, too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We rented this fantastic house for two weeks in August of this year. It's a gorgeous house - bright, sunny, wonderfully decorated, modern kitchen and bathrooms and supplied with every imaginable kitchen and beach item you could think of. Add a perfect location on a quiet street, right near both a sandy and rocky beach, berry bushes on the property bursting with ripe fruit, two terrific local restaurants and you have a recipe for a superb time you'll treasure.
Aug 2006
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Biddeford Pool House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 6:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower
    Half Bathroom - Powder room on the 1st floor with sink & toilet
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large tub with sliding glass door shower enclosure.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom - 1 king , w/ private bath
    Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , bonus room w/ bath
  • Both king-size beds are very high quality, very comfortable beds. Twins with trundle are new & high quality.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
2 kings, 1 full, 3 twins, 1 sleep sofa, 1 crib. Just steps to two beaches! Hammock among the flower gardens, fresh herb garden, quiet cul-de-sac street. Large sunroom with heat & huge skylights; outdoor deck with grill & lounge chairs, outdoor shower. 4 adult bikes (1 with attached baby seat), 6 kids bikes, tricycle; baby hiking back pack, ping-pong table tennis; foosball; indoor swings hanging from rafters! Kids/teen basement with extra HDTV. Beach chairs, beach umbrella, 4 boogie boards.


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average rating of 4.894737 based on 44 reviews

Spacious, gracious and lovely home for a family get-together

  • 5 of 5

We spent five days with our three sons, their two wives and a fiancee, and an almost-two year-old at this very comfortable, well-maintained and equipped home on a quiet street. A lovely garden with ample green lawn, shade trees, and a hammock gives it privacy even though neighbors are quite close. The open kitchen is extremely well-supplied with cooking pots and pans, implements, and table ware. We cooked almost every meal there, and found everything we needed. Light switches are all labelled - a real plus. The whole house is attractively decorated, and obviously a lot of thought has been given to making it a great place for a family. Our grandson was especially delighted with the Legos, dolls, and books in the kids' corner in the enormous upstairs rec room. We were really happy there.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really great family home.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect property for a large family. Very flexible owners. Great for cooking and well equipped. Would do it all over again if we had the opportunity. Came all the way from Oregon and it was perfect in every way!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome House in a Beautiful Neighorgood

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Mermaid house. Plenty of room for all 9 of us. Nicely remodeled house with all the amenities you need. Very clean and well-maintained. Really enjoyed the built in stereo system throughout the main level of the home. Awesome ice maker so you never have to worry about running out.

Mark and Jennifer were great to work with and made staying at their place a breeze. They take pride in their home and it shows. Thanks guys for a wonderful 3 night stay.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious, pleasingly furnished beach home near the crashing surf

  • 5 of 5

This home is full of daylight and lovely artwork, yet also family-friendly and provides all the conveniences. Ample explanations of switches and appliances mean no need to contact the owners. In early April the gardens are not yet emerging, yet look as if they are magnificent in the high season, and a sunny deck offers meals outside.Though not "on" the ocean, it's just a short stroll away to gorgeous water views. The neighborhood is flat and traffic is quiet, so ideal for cycling for all ages, with equipment available. Ideal for family vaca, or just a quiet getaway for adults, which was what our visit was.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Excellent house, plenty of room for my entire family!

  • 4 of 5

This property is very well maintained, clean and was conveniently located. Plenty of room for my entire family. Owner was very easy to work with, overall a great rental!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Successful Family Thanksgiving

  • 3 of 5

Overall, we were very satisfied with Mermaid House. Good location, nice vibe to the house, pretty good sleeping situations, good appliances in the kitchen, etc. However, there are a couple of aspects that renters should be aware of.

There is a very inviting game room in the basement with big TV, couches, ping pong, foozball game, etc. so-- an obvious choice for hanging out, right? No. Food and drink is absolutely forbidden in the game room. Kind of takes the fun out of a game room. This obviously is less important in Summer.

We were assured that the kitchen was equipped well enough to handle a Thanksgiving feast for our family of ~ 20. They had one extra-large pot, one 5 quart pot, and one beat-up 4 quart sauce pan. So if you're planning any big cooking events, bring your own equipment. Also, the flatware needs to be replenished.

These items are exceptions to what was overall a nice visit. We would recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the heads-up about the kitchen pots and flatware -- pieces of which seemed to have "disappeared" prior to your stay. We love to cook & our guests always enjoy the kitchen, so we appreciate guests letting us know when something's needed! We've since purchased: * All-Clad 6.5 quart Dutch oven * All-Clad 3.5 qt nontick covered saucepan * 2 more non-stick saute pans * additional flatware so that there are place settings for at least 16 There's already a huge stock pot & 2 smaller covered sauce pans. Per other reviews, it's hard to imagine what else the kitchen could need!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Biddeford town center
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
I-95, Exit 32 for Biddeford
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
In Biddeford Pool or Hills Beach
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Just down the street
Car: necessary

Most importantly, relax in quaint Biddeford Pool! 2-mile sandy beach, biking, fishing, excellent easy kayaking (rentals easily available), walking the Audubon nature trails, swimming, snorkeling, diving, boating, sailing, surfing, windsurfing (rentals easily available), excellent Fitness Center at nearby UNE.

20 min to water & amusement parks in Saco & Old Orchard Beach, cinemas, art & children's museums.

15 minutes to Kennebunkport, 30 minutes to Portland, 40 minutes to Freeport & LL Bean outlet shopping.

Other Activities: kayaking, Wood Island Light House tour, Audubon nature trails, lobster boats, Old Orchard Beach OOB amusement park


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $225 + Tax
Cleaning fee $165
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

The # of guests assumed for the base rate varies for each time period.
Small to mid-size dogs considered. $35/night ($225/week) for one dog. $25/night ($100 / week) for an additional dog.
The quote will automatically add 9% Maine State Sales Tax and housecleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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