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Sandy Castle, booking for summer 2018, sleeps 14

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedroom, 2.5 baths, sleeps 14+

Large air conditioned home that can be easily shared with friends or multiple families.

This is a family friendly house and we are not looking to rent to High School graduates looking for a place to get together before going off to college.

2.5 baths. Sleeps 14+. 5 Bedrooms: 1 queen bed in 3 bedrooms, 1 full in 1 bedrooms and 2 twins in 1 bedroom, double pull-out sofa and double futon in living areas. Master bath has 2 person jacuzzi! Free washer, coin op dryer, outdoor furniture, beach wagon, gas grill and bikes included. Room for 2 cars in the driveway and plenty of street parking. A 10 minute walk to the beach. A short drive to Dunkin' Donuts! Pets considered!! This is a bright, beautiful home. WiFi included!!!!

Renters are responsible for bringing their own sheets and towels as well as doing light housekeeping at the end of your stay. There is both free and $5 parking at the end of my road for the beach!!!!!

A fee of 4% will be charged if paying by credit card.

Contact me for a great college rental for 5 students. House is furnished and all utilities paid, plus light housekeeping!!!

Weeks during prime summer, June-August, only rent from Saturday-Saturday.

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Michael Richard
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2018


Old Orchard Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 double
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Sandy Castle, booking for summer 2018, sleeps 14
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great for large families that are wanting to stay together. Located near the beach. House was fully stocked with all the amenities: bikes, beach chairs, kitchen utensils, grill, wifi. Our favorite part of the house was the front yard patio with a charming firepit. We spent a lot of time by the fire. Highly recommend this house! The owner, Mike, was very nice and easy to get a hold of to answer any questions. Thanks for the memories Sandy Castle!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sandy Castle Lived up to Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We had 15-18 people staying here for a week, and all of us were impressed with the house and the location.

With 5 kids, we loved how the basement became the "Kid Cave" where the kids could sleep and have fun. The adults enjoyed the jacuzzi tub, outdoor seating area + fireplace and the large living room was perfect for the family talent show. We also really appreciated the owners leaving bikes and beach equipment for us to use.

The house was about a 15-minute walk or 4-minute drive to the beach and convenient to local stores (and a 5-minute walk from an ice cream shop and playgrounds).

We are a large diverse family and we all agreed that we'd love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond pictures shown, wonderful rental place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house , plenty of room and parking . We had anywhere from 9-11 people and there was room for more . Bikes ,beach chairs , outdoor eating area with 2 tables , at least 1 shaded as the sun rotates. Laundry machines plus clothes lines out the side door. A/C in every room , ceiling fans , beautiful ceiling lightings, wall insert dressers , yes they make the room quite awesomely ! Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such a great review. We care about what renters think about our house and work to make it a great place to rent.
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Good house for the price.

  • 5 of 5

This was a great house and honestly the photos here don't do it justice. We had a group of about 10 and then had a few other people come up for a few days at a time and it was perfect for that. All of the rooms upstairs were comfortable and a nice get away from the rest of the people downstairs. There are about 6 beds i believe in the basement but realistically its hard to sleep down there. But this issue could be fixed! The basement had a tendency to be a bit humid, hot and musty so everyone who slept in the basement the first few nights ended up sleeping upstairs on the couches for the second half of the week which was a bit disappointing. There was some sort of ventilation unit in the basement but it didnt seem to work as it would only push out more humid air. Other than that the only other issue we had was the trash situation. With a house that holds well over 10-12 people one recycling bin and one barrel wasnt nearly enough. These are issues that can easily be taken care of and hopefully when we start looking into OOB houses again this winter for next summer these issues will have been addressed and we would gladly rent here again. Our group has already been talking and we really want to rent again next year but we've all come to the conclusion that itd be best to only rent again if these issues are addressed. Other than these small issues this house is great. Mike is a great guy to do business with, he's always around to answer calls and texts and is very professional. The location is decent with a 10 minute walk to the beach and about 20 minutes to the pier which is a bit of a hike back after a night at the pier but we made it work. Theres a hannafords grocery store about 7 minutes away in Saco, but since were more familiar with it we chose to drive 20 minutes to Biddeford to go to Market Basket instead for our groceries (their prices are the best anywhere) OOB is a great little town and this how was great but with a few changes i really think it could be wonderful! P.S. the cleaning lady was a sweetheart. We made sure the house was spotless for her as the house is very large for one person to clean in the short period of time before the next renters arrived.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a great review! I have worked on fixing the issue in the basement. The ac unit has been re-vented and seems to have worked well all summer with no complaints. I also agree that the basement can get damp and musty. The ac unit must be in the ac mode to work properly. The musty issue has been addressed with work done to the foundation. This is also why the basement is available for people at no charge and I advertise 14 people sleeping in the upstairs parts of the house. I have also hired a new cleaning company that goes with 2 people and goes in every other week with my wife and myself cleaning the opposite weeks. Each time I went up, there have always been 3 trash barrels there. I agree that trash can be a problem for large groups. I don't understand why you only found 1 barrel there.
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Great house for Good Times

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome week with anywhere from 11 -14 of us there at any one time with still sleeping space to spare. Clean and nicely decorated, large rooms and comfy beds. Plenty of seating for meals both inside and out. Suitable supply of dishes and cookware. AC and fans in all rooms. Owner is very responsive to all needs. Large round table in the basement suitable for playing cards and board games with the family. A 10 minute walk to the beach, maybe 20 minute walk to the pier but who doesn't need the exercise? You can always drive and pay the parking fee if need be which is fairly reasonable. We did make use of the wagon provided which was a big help. I would certainly recommend this rental property to anyone and would consider renting this again if we revisit Old Orchard Beach in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a great review! We do try to have everything in order and clean for each group This is not just our rental, but a second home as well!
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Beautiful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing with lots of extras! We had 13 people in our party but you could easily sleep 16. It is beautiful home, in a good neighboorhood, it was very clean. However it was a bit of a jaunt to the beach and the pier and other attractions but the walk was good exercise and there is plenty of parking areas to choose from. I would highly recommend this rental to my friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

House is .5 miles from the beach, peir, and amusement park.

Other Activities: Shopping


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

If paying by Credit Card, there is a 4% fee added to the total rental cost. This is in addition to the fee charged by the website for "Book on line" services.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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