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katie kessler

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Wonderful beach rental

6 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Southern Coast of Maine House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, two baths, sleeps 8

This is a classic beach house built in 1900 but kept in remarkable condition. It is charming and original for its exposed mahogany walls downstairs and spacious living room, kitchen and dining area. The bedrooms are sizable and have great closets and comfortable mattresses. The house is fully equipped with washer, dryer, dishwasher, TV's (with DVD's and cable), internet and comfortable furnishings. After a long day at the nearby sandy, ocean beach (just one minute walk from the house) the wrap around porch and deck is perfect for relaxing on while the sun sets. There is a full yard as well and BBQ with table and chairs for dining outdoors as well. The house is situated in a residential area away from the noisy center of town, but close enough to enjoy the local sites of downtown Portland and old Orchard Beach, Saco and Ferry beaches, and shopping in Freeport or Kittery.

BOOK NOW FOR SUMMER 2016.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
katie kessler (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Why katie kessler chose Southern Coast of Maine

This is a beautiful property inside and out with a full yard which is a rarity in old orchard. The great wrap around porch and outside deck is great for enjoying the summer weather day and night.

Reviews

4.2
based on 6 traveler reviews

Wonderful beach rental
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 6 reviews
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

This is large and spacious home with a great deck and patio area. There is plenty of parking. We had a lot of people and there was plenty of room inside the large house. The owner was very proactive and responsive when we had a question about cable / internet and got it fixed very quickly. The beach is just down the street. We will come again.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for sharing your experiences at our house. I do love that deck and patio too for summer breezes, ocean views and time with family and friends. Hope this summer brings another great week.
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Presque Isle, ME
5

Great for our family

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed at least one week the last three summers (2013, 14 and 15) at this rental and will be returning for another week this coming July (2016). The location is perfect as even with four younger grandchildren we can easily walk to the beach or to the pier. The four bedrooms and two bathrooms provide space for all of us. We also like that it has a porch and a lawn on which the children can play. The home is an older home but is clean and has the necessary conveniences. We have found Katie and her husband very responsive to any of our concerns. We are making this stay a yearly tradition and one that our children and grandchildren look forward to each year. We would stay longer than a week if everyone's lives were not so busy. I recommend this rental with no reservations.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We feel so lucky to have this home to share with you and other families looking to make great memories. Thank you for your return visits and kind words. Here's to many more!
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Dump

  • 1 of 5

We stayed here the week of 8/25/15 with our family. There were major plumbing issues that the owner would not take responsibility for. She said that we extended the allotment of guests according to the contract and the toilet was probably overworked because of that. We had to dispose of all of the food we purchased and could barely sleep there our last night of vacation. The place reeked of urine and the owner denied any responsibility. She actually deducted money from our security deposit. Owner was completely wrong and needs to take some responsibility.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David, Thanks for sharing your thoughts on our home. I am sorry that you were not happy with your stay. First let me say again, as I had mentioned the Friday night when you called me, that if you had notified me as soon as you noticed a problem I would have been happy to fix it. It really was unfortunate that you waited until 6 pm the night before check out to notify me of the clogged toilet. I did call our Plumber immediately but you declined his services that night and said things were working at that point and that you would wait till the morning for him to come. You specifically declined emergency plumbing services as well. I scheduled him to come first thing which you agreed to and you then turned him away stating that everything was working fine. I understand you are frustrated to pay for his visit fee, but I sent him based on your request. It is required for you to let him enter if here is a problem as well. He had to leave and return and thus charged me twice. Upon his visit he found baby wipes in mass in the trash but nothing wrong with the plumbing. Again, I'm sorry if there was a clog. All of my other tenants before you said that the plumbing worked great. There were no leaks found in the kitchen not any contaminants in the house or the kitchen as you mention. Regarding the fee for the cleaning woman. I am sorry about needing to charge you overtime, but check out is clearly Stated as 10 am in the lease. You asked the cleaning woman to wait in her car for 2.5 hours while your family stayed overtime in the house. This is not fair to her, to us or to the next tenants. I am so sorry that you did not enjoy your time and wish you all the best. I have never needed to collect fees from anyone before. The two fees you incurred were a result of your not following the lease. And, i think you forgot to mention that I did offer a discount for next years rental if you chose to return right when you called me. My family and past renters have loved this home and feel it is lovely and a great family place. Sorry you felt it was a dump and again that you waited until your last night to ask for help. We strive to meet guests needs as quickly and efficiently As possible but do need their cooperation to do so. Respectfully, Katie
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4

Great memories made...

  • 4 of 5

We were not disappointed in our week stay at this house. It was very spacious and CLEAN!!!! Quick walk to the beach and not far from downtown area. Two families shared this house - it was a success! Very happy with the accomodations!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. I am glad that the house was to your liking and that you had a successful vacation. I hope that you will come back and stay with us again! Best Wishes
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Boischatel, Québec, Canada
5

Parfait pour la famille - Perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons séjourné les quatre dernières années dans cette immense maison. Nous avons aussi réservé cette année. Nos souvenirs de voyage en compagnie de notre famille élargie sont gravés dans notre mémoire. Cette maison est parfaite pour accueillir les familles. Chacun peut avoir sa chambre à l’étage et retrouver un peu d’intimité. Le salon, la salle à manger et le porche permettent aussi de se réunir et passer du bon temps en vacances. Le BBQ à la disposition des visiteurs est un incontournable pour les soupers. À une distance raisonnable de la plage et du centre-ville, cette maison permet de concilier proximité et tranquillité. Nous espérons pouvoir y séjourner encore plusieurs années. C’est devenu une tradition pour nous.

We stayed the last four years in this huge house. We also booked this year. Our memories of traveling with our extended family are etched in our memory. This home is perfect for families. Everyone can have his room upstairs and find some privacy. The living room, dining room and porch also allow to meet and have a good time on vacation. BBQ available to visitors is a must for dinner. At a reasonable distance from the beach and the town center, this house reconciles proximity and tranquility. We hope to stay there again several years. It has become a tradition for us.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Boischatel, Québec, Canada
5

Parfait pour la famille - Perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons séjourné les quatre dernières années dans cette immense maison. Nous avons aussi réservé cette année. Nos souvenirs de voyage en compagnie de notre famille élargie sont gravés dans notre mémoire. Cette maison est parfaite pour accueillir les familles. Chacun peut avoir sa chambre à l’étage et retrouver un peu d’intimité. Le salon, la salle à manger et le porche permettent aussi de se réunir et passer du bon temps en vacances. Le BBQ à la disposition des visiteurs est un incontournable pour les soupers. À une distance raisonnable de la plage et du centre-ville, cette maison permet de concilier proximité et tranquillité. Nous espérons pouvoir y séjourner encore plusieurs années. C’est devenu une tradition pour nous.

We stayed the last four years in this huge house. We also booked this year. Our memories of traveling with our extended family are etched in our memory. This home is perfect for families. Everyone can have his room upstairs and find some privacy. The living room, dining room and porch also allow to meet and have a good time on vacation. BBQ available to visitors is a must for dinner. At a reasonable distance from the beach and the town center, this house reconciles proximity and tranquility. We hope to stay there again several years. It has become a tradition for us.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words. We are so happy that you love the house so much and find it such a great place for your family vacations year after year. This home is part of our family traditions too and are so glad to share it!
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Seacat
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Old Orchard Beach
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
195
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
old orchard beach
Car: not necessary

This house is located on the Old Orchard Beach- Saco Beach border, allowing close access to the beautiful beaches of old orchard, Saco, Ferry beach and ocean park. The house is a 15 minute drive from downtown Portland, and just one hour either way to Kittery or Freeport areas. There are water activities, hiking, golfing, biking, water parks, museums and wonderful restaurants in the surrounding areas. There is something for everyone here!

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Rates & Availability

Old Orchard Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
high season
Jul 2 2016 - Aug 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

pet deposit $500 + Tax
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.0%

Please contact for rates.
BOOK NOW FOR WINTER RENTAL AT 1200 a month for 9 month lease or increased rate for long term rental of 1-2 years.

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Amenities

Southern Coast of Maine House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Please bring towels and sheets.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • The beds are all new and in good condition. Portable crib available, and could easily fit into 3 of the 4 bedrooms. Blankets and pillows are provided.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Please note NO CATS. Dogs allowed with permission and separate deposit.

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