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Studio apartment, Private deck, Spectacular ocean views

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type studio


About the property

Twin beds or king (sleeps 2), bathroom with shower, large deck, washer/dryer

Comfortable studio apartment with original woodwork, provides a warm, cozy setting with all amenities: fully equipped kitchenette, living, dining and sleeping areas separated by central faux fireplace, large open deck with picnic table/lounge chairs and beautiful views of the Maine coast. TV, VCR/DVD and wireless network available. A rocky beach is directly across the street; 5-minute walk to a long stretch of fine sand beach and an Audubon nature reserve. Biddeford Pool is 20 miles south of Portland, between Old Orchard Beach and Kennebunkport. The village is unspoiled by tourism, with a general store and lobster pound. Excellent restaurants, gift shops, antique shops, and hiking trails all within15 miles. Great location for bicycling, walking along the beach, windsurfing, sea kayaking, or exploring picturesque coastal towns in the vicinity. Available June - September.

Property Manager
Barbi Fallows Ives
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About Barbi Fallows Ives

This is a family property that my grandfather bought in 1954. He had the apartment built over the garage for himself, while the rest of our family with four small children stayed in the adjoining house, where we spent our summers.

Barbi Fallows Ives purchased this studio in 1955

What makes this studio unique

Biddeford Pool is a lovely Maine coast town which still has the feel of a small, quiet village. Our home is situated on the water front. There is a beautiful rocky beach right across the street and a lovely sandy beach just 10 minutes walk away. Portland is the closest city. It has an historic district and modern district as well. Kennebunk and Kennebunkport are nearby as well, as are other sweet little peninsula towns similar to 'the Pool'. Our home is warm and welcoming. Interiors have beautiful wood finish -- see photos posted for a better idea of the interior as well as the surrounding area.


Biddeford Pool Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Studio - 2 twin/ single
  • Twin beds on wheels can be moved together to form a king bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Studio apartment, Private deck, Spectacular ocean views
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews

Perfect refuge

  • 5 of 5

We leave this wonderful oasis with regret as our week here disappeared in a minute! This was a perfect respite from our hectic days back home. Just what we needed to decompress and have an uninterrupted R&R. Spent our entire week here at the apartment: on the deck, at the marvelous rocky Maine beach, taking peaceful daily walks. Reading and board games completed our perfect vacation. Kitchen had all the amenities for prepping meals and dining in which we did each night: purchased lobster, steamers and fried clams from the local merchants. No need for driving to a restaurant as we had the best ocean front al fresco dining on our 2nd story deck! Already booked next year's trip back to this jewel of a hideaway. The owner was most accommodating to our needs.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

It was the perfect property for two people and exactly as advertised - very quaint interior with all the amenities necessary and only a few steps from the beach! Great views from all windows, and the deck was an added bonus! We plan on visiting again!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy Comfort with the Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our time in Biddeford Pool staying in this sweet little studio apartment. The location is perfect and the apartment had everything we needed. Just across the street is a little beach perfect for watching boats go by and seabirds swimming about . A five minute walk takes you to a lovely long stretch of sandy beach great for swimming, walking or reading while listening to the waves. The deck has such beautiful view looking out over the ocean. In the morning amazing sunrises and at night the moonlight on the water. The store is just a mile away and has a restaurant with delicious seafood. Thank you to Cindy for being so helpful and we will definitely be back for another peaceful week.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Kim, for leaving the apartment in great shape, and for taking the time to write us such a great review. Hope to see you next year! Best wishes, Cindy
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Quiet place with a spectacular view

  • 4 of 5

Quiet place to spend a week by the sea . We like the sun deck for the view and it's a wonderful place to have lunch. The apartment is just OK for two and we found everything we need in the kitchen . Buy some lobsters and enjoy the view.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

After finding this rental 7 years ago, my daughter and I have been repeated customers. What a wonderful rental !

From the great views (what a morning sunrise) to the easy access to the beach across a quiet street this is the perfect rental for two !

Close to everything you need and yet away from the crowds. Have a nice breakfast on the super large deck after a walk or run (great location for this).

A super Seafood Company right up the road for fresh seafood and a short ride to a number of restaurants, north or south.

We love this rental and look forward to coming back every year, it has become one of our traditions (speaking of traditions check out Traditions in Saco for great Italian).

Jump on this rental you will have a wonderful time ! Just don't take my week !

Enjoy !

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing sunrises!!!

  • 4 of 5

We were surprised by our daughter and son-in-law with a week at this quaint and wonderful studio. We had the most amazing sunrises and ocean views. The apartment had all that we needed and brought back some nostalgic feelings with the retro décor. We were even invited to watch the 4th of July parade on owner's front porch who also gave us a tour of amazing main house. we will return!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Saco, ME
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
I95 - Biddeford exit
Car: necessary

This is an unbelievable spot for enjoying the summertime with children or adults. Rocky shores provide beautiful views and fun exploring; the sandy beach is great for swimming, sunning or surf casting. Biddeford Pool is in one of the most scenic areas on the Maine coast. Ferry Beach State Park in nearby Saco, with 117 acres of trails, is great for nature hikes, while abundant wildlife can be seen on a canoe trip at Scarborough Marsh Nature Center. It’s a short drive to Kennebunk, renowned for its tree-lined streets, historic homes, antique shops and art galleries, or Kennebunkport, where the waterfront is bursting with great restaurants, clothing boutiques for many styles, and attractive gift shops. Also nearby, Old Orchard Beach is the place to go for seaside amusement parks and miniature golf. Just 20 miles away, the city of Portland boasts a world-class art museum and a historic district with some of the best shopping and dining experiences you'll find anywhere in New England.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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