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Beachside Family Getaway! 3 Doors From Beach Access. Fantastic!!!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,550 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3+ Br, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-8), SOOOO Close to the beach (almost private).

Wonderfully decorated and renovated. Third house from the beach. Very spacious. New refinished wood flooring throughout in 2014. New windows in 2015 and resided the whole exterior in 2016. It's never looked this good!

We have another rental for a multifamily getaway. See it here: vrbo #395829


You will love this newly renovated cottage, 'Sea Escape'. It is so close to the ocean, the beach will feel like it's in your front yard. The beach is only stone's throw from the front door. Once on the beach you will find a majestic, panoramic view of 9 islands (one with a lighthouse), Saco River inlet with a jetty to climb on and fish from, etc. If you have a boat, bring it!

An outside shower is fun to use or just rinse the kids off...

Hill's Beach is very quiet and just far enough to get away from all the tourist beaches. For the most part, the only people who frequent this area of beach are those who live on the street, approximately 10 houses. So the large, sandy beach is almost all yours!

If you have kids (like our family), you will enjoy the peace of mind being on a side street with very little traffic and the large yard for the kids to run and play while they wait for the short walk to the beach.

It looks small from the outside, but it is over 1500 sq. feet. Completely furnished and renovated with washer/dryer. It is an all season 3 bedroom home, air conditioning and wood floors, fully applianced kitchen.

Note: Linens are not provided. Signed rental agreement must be submitted after booking. Thanks! Hope you get to enjoy Maine this summer!

Jonathan and Carrie

Keywords: house, cottage, by the sea, vacation home, beach acess

More Details

Property Manager
Jonathan and Carrie Cronkhite: Owners
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

We recently spent Labor Day weekend at Sea Escape. We were very fortunate. The weather was wonderful and Sea Escape provided the comfortable setting in which to enjoy it! Due to Hurricane "Irene", our plans were rather "last minute" and the owners were very helpful in arranging them. Sea Escape is larger than it appears in the pictures with most of the rooms quite roomy! The street is quiet and provides easy beach access. A nice feature are the updates with dishwasher, washer and dryer, etc.
Aug 2011
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Biddeford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Area
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Study Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon - Queen size
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Beachside Family Getaway! 3 Doors From Beach Access. Fantastic!!!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Hills Beach Maine Rental was awesome!

  • 5 of 5

We have never rented a beach house in Maine before and we really had no idea what to expect. End result was a awesome week right off the beach at the Sea Escape Cottage. It was all about the location with young children and ease of use and access between the cottage and the beach. The cottage had allot of room with A/C which helped a few days when it was really hot. Front and back porches which was great. Big yard and a outside shower that really needs a door. Overall, it was a great cottage to rent and location next to the beach so we will be back next year

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sean. So glad you enjoyed your week! (And we will put a door on the outside shower.) :)
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our second time at Sea Escape. Best Location in Southern Maine. Great weather and memories. Property had been upgraded since our last visit. Would love to see a gas grill and some upgraded kitchen supplies. But still an awesome place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Carl! We really strive to make everything perfect for you. I'll email about more specifics regarding the kitchen supplies and promise to have them next summer. See you then!
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Bellows Falls, VT

Family Get Together

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Family from as far away as Wisconsin were there. Lots of room inside. Big common spaces were appreciated. The front porch with the water view and ceiling fan was a favorite hangout. Being able to walk to the beach was priceless. No parking hassles. And we walked to Buffleheads, just down the street, for a great meal outside overlooking the water. A great home base or daytime excursions. The one regret is that we only had 1 week of vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Greg! We are so thrilled that you had a great stay! Hope to get to visit again next year! Jonathan
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Boston, MA

Perfect spot for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our 6th year returning to the Sea Escape, which has become one of our favorite vacation spots. We are a family of 4 plus a dog and we all have plenty of space to spread out and the kids have room to play (inside and out). The house is literally steps to the beach, which is a huge plus. Biddeford is a hidden gem - so close to Kennebunk, Portland, Funtown Splashtown (Saco), Wells and more! We look forward to returning next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Allison, We couldn't agree more. It is so close to everything, but far enough to get away! 6 years! You deserve an award! :) I'm glad you have booked already for next year, b/c we are filling up fast. Jonathan
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Quiet and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

A quiet neighborhood and relaxing vacation spot. Beautiful views especially at low tide. The house was spacious and comfortable. Many thanks for allowing pets. My dog is glued to me and I couldn't leave her home.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Christine for the review. So glad you are coming back again in 2017! See you then!
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A perfect escape...

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful New England area. Close to local attractions and yet a quite local place. So close to the beach. The kids loved it. Thanks for opening your home to us!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Gabbie! Hope you get to enjoy it next year, too! We try our best to provide a hassle free and relaxing vacation.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles

Scenic drives.


Rates & Availability

Biddeford House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Pre Summer I
May 19 2017 - Jun 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 Pre Summer II
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
2017 Peak Summer
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

A rental agreement must be requested to confirm details of booking Sea Escape. This agreement must be signed and returned within one week of deposit or reservation will be canceled.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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