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'Palace' 2 BR Oceanfront

Bedrooms 2
Space 660 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 4

A sweet cottage at the best location ever!!!

Waterfront cottage on sheltered cove--rocks, sand, sea glass! Wonderful views of rocky coast from open deck and sitting room with huge windows! Watch Lobster Boats come into cove to tend their traps! Best of both worlds: beside Short Beach plus short walk to Long Public Beach for surfing or running with the sea at your feet and wind in your hair! Water in every direction.

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Character: delightful diamond-pane old windows and antiques.

House on the same property also has incredible ocean views, in case other family members or friends want to be nearby. See HomeAway #961056.

Internet (wifi), Cable TV, Books.

Size: 660 sq ft + deck 10x12 + screened porch 8x12.

The beautiful white sand beaches of Biddeford offer a getaway vacation that you will want to return to every summer--and this cottage offers the perfect spot. Enjoy watching sparkling water and waves breaking on the rocks, from the comfort of your living room or deck. Wade in the sheltered waters on the small beach just a few steps away, or stroll down to jump in the waves on the 3-mile-long beach just over the hill--Fortunes Rocks is known for its beaches, and surfers visit all year!

The quiet small beach and the splashing public beach are as different as night and day, and this house is one of the very few giving you the best of both.

Stroll out into the yard and enjoy the flowers, then step onto the beach to explore rock pools at the edge of the sea. Sit on the beach with the light breeze and the sand between your toes--the kids can make sand castles in the fresh salty air.

Town is only a few minutes away, where you can discover that the historic districts of Biddeford and Saco provide delightful walks. New development has brought cafes (including Panera Bread!) and ethnic restaurants. The mills have been transformed by artisans, woodworkers and many small businesses in the new loft spaces on the island in the Saco River. History and architecture buffs will enjoy the “Museum on the Streets” self-guided walking tour. Scenic river views may be enjoyed from trails, a gazebo and benches.

Funtown, aquaboggin & shopping malls are nearby: To the north, there is Old Orchard (15 minutes), Portland (a half hour), and Freeport's LL Bean store just beyond. To the south, Boston is an hour and a half, Kennebunkport just 15 minutes, and the shopping at Kittery Outlet Malls in between.

Boater's paradise: there is a boat launch on the Saco River; kayak rentals for the river/salt marshes to the north/the ocean! There are lobster boats, fishing boats, boats to whale-watch!

Artists paint islands and lighthouses at Biddeford Pool, and visit galleries from Perkins Cove to Kennebunkport.

Naturalists can walk the beach, the salt marshes, woods, and fields, watching for birds, chipmunk, woodchuck, beaver, fox, wild turkey, deer, moose, ... Bigfoot?!!? Well, what's a summer without a little adventure? Maine is Vacationland, and the 'Palace' at Fortunes Rocks has the best location of all.

Near shopping, arts, theatre, antiques, book sales, whale watch, fishing, kayaking, lobster!

Perfect for just resting and rejuvenating in the salty air!

Getting there: Apart from driving, or flying to Boston (BOS) or Porland (PWM), you could even come by train! The new Amtrak station, opened in 2009, is notable for being the first green design train station in the U.S., featuring a wind turbine for electricity, geothermal heating and cooling systems, and a roof made from recycled soda bottles.

More Details

Suzanne Sen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family stayed in the palace in late June. We have been coming to Biddeford pool for 15 years and this trip didn’t let us down! The house is quaint and has all the amenities needed for a relaxing vacation. The house has a nice ocean view, great porches, not to mention access to a small beach and walking distance to the public beach! Suzanne was very promptly in her responses and very helpful. This is a perfect place to get away we will definitely be back!
Jun 2016
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Fortunes Rocks Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 660 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , curved shower rod
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Sitting room has pull-out couch if needed (not for everyday use because of space).
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


3.7/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

'Palace' 2 BR Oceanfront
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 5 reviews

Completely charming!

  • 4 of 5

Our family of four enjoyed our 3 night stay here at the Palace so much, we are making plans for a longer stay next summer! The ocean is truly directly in front of the home, although there is another rental from the same owner, that somewhat obscures your view. I napped on the enclosed porch quite a few times in the evening, it was so peaceful. Very private and personal. Make sure you go out in the midst of high and low tide for optimal swimming, there are a good many rocks you want to avoid at low tide. Stores and restaurants are easily accessible. Old Orchard was a blast, and just 15-20 mins north! Great family spot, bring pillows, soap and shampoo. Fan and dvd player avail. Full kitchen, but dont forget your coffee! Suzanne is also a lovely owner and was very helpful with any of our needs. Looking forward to next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable home at the beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here; the cottage is small but cozy, the kitchen is very functional, and the view is great. The beds were comfy. The beach is great for shell collecting, although only really swimable around high tide. If you get here by driving through Wells (the most direct route, I believe) be sure to stop in at Big Daddy's for some of the tastiest ice cream ever!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location but cottage is in poor shape

  • 2 of 5

My family and I were excited for this two-week vacation. We have a small daughter nearly one year old who is a crawler and we consequently wanted a place that’s safe, clean and adequate. Biddeford’s pool area and the ocean are wonderful! However, upon arriving to The Palace, we were quickly disappointed by its external look. Its rundown windows are not as delightful as outlined in the description of the place: they are old and paint is pealing everywhere; derelict patio furniture (other than picnic table) which actually collapsed under me when I sat down with my baby in my arms weren’t a good start to our stay. The cushions have been overused and should be replaced. Inside The Palace, we quickly noticed that it was once again in great need of renovations. Kitchen appliances were clean but the floors were dirty in the corners (our daughter’s pants were always full of dirt) and a few items not cleaned in the kitchen (some pots and pans, as well as cutlery). We actually had to a make a batch of dishes before cooking any meals. Although there are 3 BBQs to be found on the yard none were functional. This was a disappointing feature of the cottage! As there is no laundry done by the housekeeping staff, the blankets and comforters provided were dirty and lots of hair visible throughout. We purchased our own blankets and pillows for our 2 weeks there for more comfort. Pillows provided were ok but most were stained. Although bathroom is said to be “remodelled”, we had quite a surprise to notice a dozen spiders lurking around the bathroom walls and ceiling at our arrival. The spider-web was an issue when we first arrived and we had to clean it around the bathroom mirror. Humidity bugs were found by the dozens. I probably killed a total of 200+ bugs during our stay there. We don’t mind a few spiders of course, but when they’re found everywhere accompanied by all kinds of different bugs, you get a feeling that the place is quite infested and that there is an important humidity problem. Again, we believe it’s a matter of maintaining the cottage, which is not done properly of course. However, we are surprised no one else has written a similar review before. We felt we needed to share this for others to know. We have rented numerous cottages throughout the years and aren’t difficult usually. If you don’t mind the inside of the place you are looking to rent and just want to enjoy the outside in a beautiful location, then this is still a good place for you.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
PWM (Portland International Jetport)
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Champion Sports Bar, Pop's Tavern
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Casco Bay Lines, Portland Maine
Nearest Golf
2.4 Miles
Abenakee Club
Nearest Train
7.7 Miles
Amtrak Downeaster, Saco Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Buffleheads Restaurant, Hills Beach
Nearest Ski
58 Miles
Lost Valley
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Property on quiet beach; also public FortunesRocks
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Fortunes Rocks Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 2017
May 6 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early June 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late June 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
July - Aug 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Sept 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Sept 2017
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct - Nov 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Our sheets/towels $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%


Weekly rentals only in July and August.
Weekend rentals available other months.
Long-term rentals May-Nov welcome, ask for rate.

Checks in advance please.
1 dog allowed, additional $100.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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