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3 Bedroom, 2/12 Bathroom House with Garden, Quiet Neighborhood, Near the Beach

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + 2 1/2 baths (Sleeps 6)

Wake to the sound of surf and smell the ocean air. Nestled in a grove of old oak trees in charming neighborhood, 1/3 acre with lawn and garden. 10 minutes walk to Old Orchard Beach. Complete restoration and modernization completed in May 2008. 2000 sq ft total interior. Ground Floor-Living room w/sofa bed, TV, DVD and Stereo. Work desk with high speed Internet (wired and wireless), printer and phone (complimentary long distance in North America).

Dining room looking out to veranda and terrace seats 6. Master bedroom w/king bed, en suite bath/shower. Entirely new kitchen w/new appliances incl. dishwasher, W/D. Powder room. Shaded furnished Veranda and southwest facing terrace. Private garden w/ BBQ, parking for 2 cars. Upstairs: Bedroom 1 with full-size bed, Bedroom 2 with Queen Bed. Shared bathroom with shower. Max. occupancy 6. Upstairs bedrooms are air-conditioned.

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Stephen M Darling
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Stephen M Darling

This is my second home -and I spend autumn, Holidays and spring there.

Its furnished and equipped for comfort and easy times.

A private garden amongst mature trees in a quiet neighborhood.

Wake to the sound and smell of surf, walk the beach and relax.

Stephen M Darling purchased this house in 2005

Why Stephen M Darling chose Southern Coast of Maine

This is a special neighborhood -in a grove of 100 year+ Oak trees -with year-round residents who care -and keep their homes up. Its not on the beach -but so much quieter; -especially evenings and mornings, than those houses on or near the beach. I hear the surf when I go to bed, and smell the seabreezes at night -the best of all worlds. Eash access from Boston and Portland -and a young, fun imformal community.

What makes this house unique

Good quiet sleeping location. Peaceful sitting out on the verandah or in the garden in the evenings. Shade trees to keep the house cool during the hot summer days, while sunny bright surrounding area.


Old Orchard Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite to Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs shared between bedroom 2 and 3
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , adjacent to back door, dining room -closet space adjacent
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , ensuite bathroom, walk-in closet, ceiling fan
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Air Conditioned, walk-in closet, windows on three sides
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Walk-in closet
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double , Sofa-bed in Living room
  • New hotel-standard mattresses, bed board available
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • limited accessibility ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Short walk to the beach/ocean (10 minutes). Printer/scanner/copier. Private lawn/garden in grove of oak trees.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

3 Bedroom, 2/12 Bathroom House with Garden, Quiet Neighborhood, Near the Beach
average rating of 4.903226 based on 31 reviews

8 minute walk to Old Orchard Beach

  • 4 of 5

A lovely home and well maintained. One comment for consideration.

- A gas BBQ

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: To be added September 09
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Des Moines, Iowa

We had a lovely stay at the Old Orchard cottage for our 6th year.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Old Orchard Beach for our 6th year! We always appreciate the coziness and cleanliness of the cottage, as well as the easy access to the beach. The modern appliances and second shower are an added bonus for our family of 5.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place with enough space for teenagers to spread out, to cook and grill for ourselves, close to the beach and other adventures. This was just the place for us! We had perfect weather for as many beach days as we wanted, plus it was a central location to explore many of the other activities Maine has to offer. The house was in great condition, the local hosts were very helpful, and we completely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX

A Fantastic Rental

  • 5 of 5

We have rented houses in many states and I have to say this one was one of the best. Not only is it charming but it is also immaculate, well appointed and well maintained. Everything is of the highest quality and everything works !! It's also convenient to the beach and restaurants. The neighbors were extremely helpful in getting us settled and addressing any questions or concerns we had. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Haverhill, MA

Love Everything About This Home

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house for my first stay in OOB, and I can't say enough about how wonderful this home is. It truly is a HOME. Impeccably clean, cozy furnishings, amazingly-stocked kitchen, and wonderful outdoor space to relax. I fell in love with it the first second I walked in. Plus, the neighbors across the street were super helpful and welcoming! My only regret is that I didn't rent it for an additional week. My family and I can't stop talking about how wonderful our vacation was, and this home made it perfect in every way.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Spring Stay

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful cozy house in a quiet cul-de-sac. Leafy garden and peaceful sitting out on the terrace. An easy walk to the beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
PWM Portland, Maine
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Portland to Yarmouth Nova Scotia (May to Sept)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Dunegrass and Saco Biddeford Golf & Country Clubs
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Amtrak, Old Orchard Beach
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Maine Turnpike (95) Exit 36
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Joseph's, Yellowfin, Jakes,
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Old Orchard Beach
Car: not necessary

Old Orchard Beach is the top-rated sandy beach in New England and has one of the few remaining Piers, which continues to provide entertainment summer evenings for the young and young at heart. There are countless activities and pleasant day trips -or just relax on the beach. The Maine Mall, Freeport and Kittery Outlets, Old Port Habor, Sebago Lake, are just a few of the outings.

Other Activities: Old Orchard Beach -top rated sandy beach in Maine

Golf: Beautiful public golf courses nearby with easy access for green fees.


Rates & Availability

Old Orchard Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Oct 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change until the booking is confirmed.
Guests are expected to bring their own bed and bath linen. Linen Rental package available at time of booking for $200
10% Veterans and Military discount offered in Early and Late Summer
Note: Maine State Lodging Tax increase to 9% effective January 1, 2016
Preferred Check-in time between 3 and 5pm; Check-out time is 10:30am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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