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

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 - 30 nights


Camp Ellis House Rental Photos and Description

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!

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Scott MacAlister
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 2, 2016
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based on 19 traveler reviews

2 Master Suites, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 9 - Short Walk to 7 Miles of Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

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: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Jul 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
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  • 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: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 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: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sweet Summer getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house was a great stay for our family. We had 6 adults and 2 kids and they house never felt cramped or crowded. We found everything that we could possibly need for the week stocked and readily on hand. The proximity to the beach was awesome as we could come and go as we pleased. The small community of Camp Ellis is also very charming. We took several day trips, but always ended up back on the front porch to enjoy the evening.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
Nearest Beach
180 Metres
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

Camp Ellis House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 24 2016 - May 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer End
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay

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!

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Camp Ellis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • River
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • 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
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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!

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