|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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.'
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
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.
Lots of interesting built-ins. Corner lot provides plenty of parking.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
|First dog (dogs only)||$100 + Tax|
Dog is OK, additional $100/week. 2nd dog, additional $50. Sorry, no cats (family allergies)
Weekly rate for Summer 2016: $1800