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Charming Bungalow Near Everything/Dogs OK/3BR/2bath. Now booking July/Aug 2018!

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bath.

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. Second bathroom w/shower downstairs. 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.'

More Details

Owner
Steven Nielsen
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2017

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 Old Orchard Beach

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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Amenities

Old Orchard Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , brand new 2016
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
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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Charming Bungalow Near Everything/Dogs OK/3BR/2bath. Now booking July/Aug 2018!
average rating of 4.769231 based on 16 reviews
5

Great House - Close to everything

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year renting and wish we could swing more than one week. Its close to everything and we never took our car out once. The house is clean and spacious. The fenced yard is a bonus! Great Place!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, AB! Come on back next year!
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5

Best vacation so far!!

  • 5 of 5

we had a great time and will be returning next year! as usual the accommodations were extremely comfortable especially with the new additions.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great vacation at Old Orchard Beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on our vacation to OOB. The house was close enough to the beach to walk to and far enough away to enjoy a peaceful vacation. If you want to take a dog, this house is a perfect place to rent. The yard is fenced and very secure. We found the house to be fully equipped and very relaxing especially the screened in porch. We had a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: July 2015
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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 Candy Shops
"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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Per dog $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $100
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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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