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Beachfront on half acre with spectacular views of water

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

- 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Beachfront property on 1/2 acre with own private, sandy beach. 3 decks with views of Saco Bay and Biddeford Pool. Lawn for playing frisbee, badminton, etc. Offshore islands and sand bar are perfect for walking and looking for sand dollars. Beautiful sunrises. Views of Wood Island Lighthouse and ancient navigation marker on Monument Island. Listed as one of the top-10 birding sites in Maine. Rachel Carson and Audubon preserves are nearby. Good spot for kayaking, canoeing, fishing, wind surfing, water skiing, and boating. Boat launching sites are nearby. A public bocce ball court is nearby.

Sandy beach: Hills Beach is a mile-long stretch of wide sand on Saco Bay. This quiet beach is ideal for swimming, walking, boating, shell collecting, bird watching, fishing, and wind surfing. At low tide you can walk across a sand bar to Basket and Monument Islands and pick sand dollars out of the surf. Wood Island with its lighthouse is just off the shore; Friends of Wood Island provide regular boat trips to the island. Hills Beach is a good place for boating and wind-surfing, with boat launching ramps nearby. Buffleheads restaurant with excellent food is about 1/3 mile along the road. It is 90 miles from Boston and 15 miles from Portland. The University of New England campus is within a mile of the house.

Bird watching: Sunrises are spectacular. A wide variety of wild life—birds in particular—are attracted by Biddeford Pool and the nearby Audubon sanctuary and Rachel Carson wildlife refuges. Great blue herons and snowy egrets are everyday sights. Osprey swoop for fish in the bay and the pool. Piping plovers sometimes nest nearby. The area is listed as one of the top-ten birding hotspots in Maine. It is a popular spot for fly fishing.

Tourist Attractions: It is conveniently located for Maine's famous attractions. Within a fifteen mile radius are Kennebunkport; Cape Porpoise; Old Orchard Beach; Fortune's Rocks; Goose Rocks; Funtown USA; the Trolley Museum; Portland with its Art Museum, Old Port, Longfellow's house, and ferry boats to the Casco Bay islands; Wells's well-known second-hand bookstores; Cape Elizabeth; Prout's Neck made famous by Winslow Homer; and the Aquaboggan Waterslide. L.L. Bean and the Freeport shops, and the Kittery factory outlet stores are only 45 minutes by car. North Conway and the White Mountains are 90 minutes away.

More Details

Owner
Jane or Bill Bygrave
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
10%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Jane or Bill Bygrave

We first visited Hill's Beach in 1975 with our four children. The family enjoyed it so much that we purchased a condemned house right on the beach and restored it. It has brought us much joy and happiness. Our children and their children love it. The photo shows our 5 grandchildren waiting for the ice cream van. In 1993 we bought the house next door (201) and restored it; that is the house that we rent.

Jane or Bill Bygrave purchased this house in 1993

Why Jane or Bill Bygrave chose Biddeford Pool

One of the most frequently asked questions is whether the house is right on the beach. Yes it is. Our sandy beach is private and reached from the house by walking across a lawn. It is perfect for children. There are relatively few rental properties with their own beach.

What makes this house unique

We live next door to 201 so we are promptly available if renters have any questions.

Amenities

Biddeford Pool House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • This home also has an outdoor shower on the rear deck
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedrooms 2 and 3 have decks with views of Saco Bay. A cot is provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Beachfront on half acre with spectacular views of water
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

The location of the home was perfect for our family.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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My family enjoyed our stay. Quiet and clean.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful location. Easy access to Hills Beach. Easy to maintain rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Portland
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Saco
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Maine Turnpike (95), Exit 27
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Buffelheads
Car: necessary

Excellent fly fishing for Sea Bass

A public bocce ball court is 300 feet from the house.

The Hills Beach area is listed as one of the top-10 birding spots in Maine. A boat trip to Wood Island Lighthouse, especially in late June early July when gulls are nesting, is a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours. The boat is operated by the Friends of Wood Island.

Piping plovers sometimes nest on Hills Beach.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

check-in 2:00 pm; check-out 10 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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