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Steven Nielsen

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Charming Beach Bungalow Near Everything/Dogs OK/3BR/2bath

10 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Old Orchard Beach House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 bath, extra downstairs shower. Only 2 prime weeks in July'17 left

Quaint beach house with tons of New England character. Rents fully furnished. Extensively remodeled. Air conditioned, fireplace, nice size fully fenced yard (we are dog friendly!) and a great sea breeze most of the time on the screened porch. Brand new bathroom (shower) in basement. Cable TV/internet/WIFI. Patio, picnic table and Weber grill. Plenty of parking in double driveway and on street (corner lot). 5 minute walk (or less) to beach, pier, shopping, restaurants, bank/ATM, groceries, pharmacy, museum, park, train, Seaside Pavillion, miniature golf, candy store/ice cream parlor. Short ride to Funtown USA, SplashTown, Aquaboggin, excellent golf courses and movies including a drive-in. Watch the Thursday night fireworks from the porch!

Within 10 minute drive: Dunegrass public golf, Biddeford/Saco Country Club (state HS championship course) Funtown USA, Aquaboggin water park, drive in movie, antique shops, flea market.

Sleeps 7 comfortably, comfy sofa and 2 cots available. Also available as winter rental Sept - May.

FROM OUR GUESTBOOK: 'We've been vacationing in OOB since 1990 and have stayed at various hotels, motels, campgrounds and houses -- we like this one the best!'

'I absolutely love this place. It has a beautiful charming touch and a feeling of serenity.'

'Our third visit. Amazing as always. -- eating, beaching, shopping, fireworks and fun. We love staying in this house.'

'I wish this was my home.'

'This is a great home to relax, play and create wonderful memories. If you ever decide to sell, give us a call.''

'The video game was a blast.'

'Enjoyed the fireworks from the porch.'

'We hope to return next year. The kids say it's a must!' (note: they did.)

'Our fifth year in OOB, and this is easily the nicest place we've stayed.'

'We appreciated the hints for stores and shopping.''

MORE FROM THE GUESTBOOK: 'Loved it.. Very cozy.'

'Your house is the best in OOB!'

'There's a wonderful spirit to the house.'

'OOB rocks my socks!'

'Much more than we expected. Clean and fabulous.'

'We were delighted with the house. It was perfect! We enjoyed the beach when it was sunny, and took a trip to Kennebunkport on a rainy day.'

'The house gave a soft, calm feeling to us all.'

'See you next next year!'

'Thanks for the lovely house and decor.'

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Steven Nielsen (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Steven Nielsen

I grew up in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, two towns over from OOB. Graduated from CEHS 1974. Live in Connecticut now, but still love the whole Portland area and the ocean especially. Salt air is good for the soul.

Steven Nielsen purchased this house in 2003

Why Steven Nielsen chose Southern Coast of Maine

There's just something about this house. Warm, cozy, it just says 'relax.' The porch is great -- always a breeze. As a musician, for me the term 'adagio' perfectly decribes this place: in a leisurely manner.

What makes this house unique

Lots of interesting built-ins. Corner lot provides plenty of parking.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We absolutely love the house.

We would like to book it again next year.
Jul 2015
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Reviews

4.7
based on 10 traveler reviews

Charming Beach Bungalow Near Everything/Dogs OK/3BR/2bath
average rating of 4.7 based on 13 reviews
5

Perfect House!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been more happy with our rental. The house was beautiful and had everything we needed. Close to beach, close to food, close to pier. The screened in porch was a great addition and we enjoyed it every day! Satchel enjoyed the fenced in yard and being able to be outside along running around. Steve is super kind and if we ever go to OOB again, we are staying here!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Well kept, cute house perfect for a family

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year staying at this home and as usual it was wonderful. The charming House is perfect for families, especially with small children. It's comfortable and clean and has a wonderful kitchen which is great for cooking in on those nights where you just don't feel like going out. The location is perfect, close to the beach, eating and rides for the kiddos. Owner is responsive and available in the event there are any issues. We will be returning next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Fun in the Sun!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house!! So much so we already booked for next year. Clean, comfortable, spacious, with a beautiful fenced in private backyard. Close walk to the beach and to downtown OOB. So glad we rented this house it really helped to shake of the memories of the brutal winter.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful and relaxing stay at the property listed above. The house was clean and close to everything. The fenced in yard was perfect with having two small children and two dogs. I would recommend this house to anyone. I cannot wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Great Home just a short walk to the beach.

  • 4 of 5

The house is very nice and well appointed. The yard being fenced in really allows the kids in the group to be able to play without us being concerned. The house was clean and just the right size for a family vacation. When we were there, the broadband connection was not working, but Steve was able to get it corrected quickly and efficiently. He was very responsive and was very nice to work with. Thank you for a lovely time!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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me and the girls

  • 4 of 5

Overall, the stay was pleasant. The house was moderately equipped with everything you could need, but I kept feeling like we would run out of paper goods before the time was up (paper towels, toilet paper, etc.). Also, bring your own coffee filters and kitchen sponge! Air conditioning was on main floor only and not adjustable. Upstairs had none. One bedroom had no fan. The location was good; a short walk to the beach and to the pier. My favorite was the ample brochures, personal recommendations and candles.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Owner's Response: We will address the shortage of supplies!
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Funtown/Splashtown USA
Palace Playland
Pirates Cove Adventure Golf
"Fun miniature golf course, short walk from the cottage."
Joseph's by the Sea Restaurant
"High end restaurant on the beach!"
Salty Bay Seafood Take-Out
"Fried Clams take out, much better than the Clambake. In Pine Point."
Garside's Ice Cream Incorporated
"Just north of Camp Ellis. THE BEST ICE CREAM."
Bare Knee Point Kayaks Rentals
"Paddle up the Saco River. Located in Camp Ellis."
Bayley's Lobster Pound
"In Pine Point -- best place for cook your own lobster, clams and fish."
Huot's Seafood Restaurant INC
Good Table
"Excellent restaurant in Cape Elizabeth"
Lobster Shack
"One of the most scenic restaurants in Maine. A MUST!"
len libby candies
"Chocolates!!!"
The Saco Drive In
"A real drive in movie, showing new releases."
Dunegrass Golf Club
"Open to the public."
Portland head lighthouse
"The most photographed and painted lighthouse in the world."
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Myst
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Dunegrass Country Club
Nearest Train
250 Metres
Old Orchard
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Maine Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Many
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Old Orchard

Consensus best beach in Maine, 7 miles of white sand. Loads of things to do and see.

20 minutes from Portland -- spend one day in the Old Port district! Great shopping, restaurants and waterfront cobblestone streets. Portland Sea Dogs (Red Sox AA minor league).

30 minutes to Cape Elizabeth -- scenic Portland Head Light, the most painted and photographed lighthouse in USA, at Fort Williams and Two Lights and Crescent Beach State Parks.

45 minutes to Freeport-- home of LLBean.

Other Activities: miniature golf (Pirate's Cove), kayaking, harness racing (Scarborough Downs). Seaside Pavillion (summer concert venue operated by Salvation Army -- they book great events!)

Baseball: Rookie League plays at The Ballpark in OOB, Portland Sea Dogs (Red Sox AA affiliate).

Golf: Dunegrass Country Club (public) is better than average, 5 minute ride. Biddeford/Saco Country Club (semi-private) is challenging (state high school championship course) and 10 minutes away. Dutch Elm Country Club in Arundel is about 20 minutes and a little easier course.

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Old Orchard Beach House Rental Rates

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

First dog (dogs only) $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Dog is OK, additional $100/week. 2nd dog, additional $50. Sorry, no cats (family allergies)

Weekly rate for Summer 2016: $1800

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Amenities

Old Orchard Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Two cots available
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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