Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

2 Master Suites, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 9 - Short Walk to 7 Miles of Beach!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 31 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, 1 half Bathroom, Sleeps 8-9, Outside Shower

Our home is in an awesome location! We are 600' from Ferry beach & Camp Ellis beach and 600' from the Saco River, which is literally less than a 2 minute walk with a loaded wagon and children. Once there, the kids will play on boogie boards and wake boards all day. Need a potty trip, no problem; you're less than 2 minutes from home! Low tide is amazing! So much fun walking the beach and finding treasures; sea-glass, starfish, hermit crabs, moon snails, the list is endless. Relax and watch the children build sand castles while the sun keeps you warm and the day slips by, what a way to spend a day! When the day at the beach is over, drag the wagon back, toss the children in the outside shower, and your 'work' is done. Lobster from the local Lobster Pound (1 minute away) or burgers, or chicken on the grill with veggies and clean up is a breeze. Evenings are the best - walk the beach and harbor, rock on the front porch or relax and cook s'mores in the chiminea in our backyard.

You'll never want to go home! : Everything your family needs to have a priceless vacation is right here in Camp Ellis! We have provided what we could to make this inviting, comfortable and memorable. Take pictures! We Want you to Want to come back next summer. Go ahead, sit on the front porch in a rocker with a 'cold one.' Watch the fog roll in, smell the ocean, hear the water lap the sand and listen to your children laugh. That's why year after year, families keep coming back! Experience it, and you will too!

Check out our website.:

More Details

Scott MacAlister
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018


Camp Ellis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • River
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Outdoors - outdoor shower , Hot and Cold Water
  • Two large, bright full size bathrooms on the second floor and a half bath on the first floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single , (Bunk Beds with Trundle)
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , (Full Size Futon)
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , (Brand New King Mattress)
  • Master Bedroom has a full bath, walk-in closet and balcony deck. Second suite has a Queen Bed & Twin Bunk Beds w/ Trundle Bed, full bath and walk-in closet. Hardwood Floors throughout the house.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Later, s'mores in the chiminea and very tired children! You can buy lobsters, fresh or Cooked from the 'Lobstah Pound' in Camp Ellis. A bit about our home: it was newly remodeled in 2003 and is bright, spacious, beautifully decorated and appointed with just about every amenity! It now includes 2 master suites with private full baths on the 2nd floor and an open concept 1st floor with a new kitchen and an 8ft tiled counter/breakfast bar, downdraft gas cooktop and gas oven. There is a half bath and laundry room on the first floor complete with a laundry sink. We have knotty pine ceilings & walls and hard wood floors throughout - no carpets! The 1st floor is an open design, 'great room' effect. One of the of the nicest features is the large semi-private backyard with gas grill, picnic table, deck on the back of the house and the enclosed outdoor hot and cold shower! We love it here and think you will too!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
2 Master Suites, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 9 - Short Walk to 7 Miles of Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Beautiful,relaxing location for a memorable family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to stay at this lovely property! It was the perfect location for our family of four, away from the hustle & bustle of the OOB Pier, but still conveniently located nearby everything you could want or need for a lifetime of memories. Sunrise walks along the beach with my daughter, the scent & fresh ocean air from the open doors of our bedroom balcony at night! My son & I were even able to take a five minute walk to the docks to rent a sea kayak, which was a magical & memorable day together we'll never forget! The ice cream truck came right to the house almost every night, and the kids enjoyed walking to the General Store for treats like slushies, ice cream, and sparklers! The house is located in a nice neighborhood, allowing the kids to play in the fenced yard & ride their scooters without a worry. I have to say, when we arrived and discovered the damage erosion has done along the seashore at the end of Lower Beach Rd., we were really upset & disheartened because we thought this was our only beach access, but when my husband took an early morning walk the next day and located Camp Ellis Beach just a two minutes stroll away, we were so relieved and spent hours there every day searching among the rocks for treasures, playing in the sand and boogie boarding in the cold Maine surf! It was invigorating! The beach is small and uncrowded, so it was perfect for our family. We could always keep an eye on our children, and still walk back to the house for lunch. We loved taking the trolley from the end of the street to the Pier- it was an adventure in itself! It saved us the trouble of finding a parking place and having to pay a ridiculous amount for a spot. We were able to use the money we saved on rides,games and at Dickinson's Candy Factory! My husband's mother & sister flew in from California and rented a cute cottage in Old Orchard while we were staying at the Yellow Beach house. The house was so full of amenities, we were able to entertain them during visits, grilling fresh seafood on the gas grill & enjoying potluck dinners together in the kitchen & dining area, and had fun around the chiminea' campfire making

Smores at night. One of my favorite parts of the house is the nook, which was the perfect place for my husband to sit and play his guitar. We have nothing but good memories, and hope to return again & again!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Excellent Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful home, exceptionally clean and easily accommodated 5 adults. It was bright and breezy. The use of space was exceptional. Everyone could gather, whether it was in the kitchen for mealtime, or on one of the great porches for morning coffee. Yet we all had our own sleeping area, television and bathroom. After having stayed here, I'll never book with a hotel/motel again! Thank you for this wonderful week. We will be returning for vacation next fall, if not sooner :)

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

First vacation away with my kids 4th of July week

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for allowing my family to enjoy your home. It was in a very convenient location for access to the main roads, beach, fishing, food and a general store all within minimum walking distance.

I went with a couple of teenage and grade school children and couldn't have been more happy with all that came with the home. There were enough beach chairs, towels and outside toys for all....bonus....the soccer ball!

I, myself enjoyed the bedroom with the balcony. Not a fan of the 330am birds but the fresh air with the door opened all night was a bonus.

Scott and Robyn are very generous people and I deeply thank you for opening your home to be enjoyed by my family.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you had a great vacation with your children , we know how special and important that is. Thank you for all your kind words and hope you were able to make some new a wonderful memories. Scott & Robin
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
Lakelnd, FL USA


  • 5 of 5

I grew up in Saco and my family came back for a 2-week vacation and family reunion. The house was beautiful and we wanted for nothing. The kids (5-year and two teenagers) played in the back yard and we spent every day at the beach and most nights either on the front porch or at the fire pit in the back of the cottage. I cannot remember a better vacation and we hope to be back in 2016. Thank you Robin and Scott for letting us spend our vacation at your beautiful yellow beach house!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Best Ever summer rental

  • 5 of 5

Stayed first week of August. Was beyond my expectations. Have rented a lot of places in Maine, Saco area, this by far the best. Very spacious and well equipped. Landlords couldn't be easier or nicer to work with. Would rent again in a heartbeat.😎😄

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0


  • 5 of 5

Great rental, had a great time. Have Rented many places over the years in Saco and this by far has been the best. The landlords could not have been nicer and more accomodating. House was beyond fully stocked. Great location. Would rent again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Saco, Maine
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Exit 36 off Maine Turnpike
Car: recommended

Camp Ellis is a small fishing village located on the tip of Saco, bordered by the Saco River and the Atlantic Ocean. There is so much to do here without having to drive - kayak on the river, fish off the pier, walk 7 miles of beautiful sandy beach, buy lobsters from the lobsterman, whale watch or hike the state park filled with trails, bogs, ponds. Within driving distance - there's Funtown/Splashtown or the Saco Drive-in are 10 minutes away, Old Orchard Beach is a five minute drive, Kittery and Freeport are about 30-40 minutes away, downtown Portland is a great place to shop/dine and there are always lighthouses, museums and nearby beaches to explore!

Other Activities: Kayaking


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

1/2 rent due on reservation. Balance due one month prior to your arrival along with 9% tax and $250 security deposit. Security deposit to be released within 5 days after departure assuming no issues. When you contact us for a reservation we will mail/email you a rental contract form. If you have any questions about the rent or house, please call or email us!

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.

You might like these similar properties