4 Bedroom 1.5 Bath Cottage-style Home Near Town & Beach
About Jeff Verreault
House is family owned and operated.
Jeff Verreault purchased this House in 2011
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Long week-end with friends
We enjoyed the large garden where the dogs could run and play, since they had to stay on leash when going to the dog friendly beaches nearby. We appreciated the roomy space of the causy interior and being able to have the morning coffee sitting on the swing chair at the front porch!
The shower bath tub would not drain easily, though and the dishwasher made strange noises and would have to be checked, I guess.
We enjoyed very much our stay and look foreward to come back next year for a longer stay!
Thanks a lot, Jeff!
Hope to see you next year!
Lovely property for a family vacation
Great location within walking distance to the beach and to Old Orchard Pier where there are lots of tourist attractions. The cottage was very spacious- we were six adults and three children.
Too far for too much $
Our family has rented houses all over the globe using VRBO and have stayed at so many great houses, apartments and condos, including houses in other beach communities in Maine, NJ, Delaware, the Carolinas, Hawaii and Portugal. This house was OK for a beach vacation getaway vacation. Fairly clean (although the drains were all backed up and we had to do our own plumbing on the first remedy the issues - removal of huge wad of hair and slime from the sink and repeated application of Draino to the tub; and there were some cobwebs here and there), but weirdly furnished (no dresser in one room, odd lot of dishes, cups, glasses and utensils, etc.). We tended to live out of the suitcases rather than feel that we were really 'at home'. Although Jeff was very responsive when we called with questions or problems, we felt that when you are paying a pretty premium price, these things should not be ones you face on vacation.
Although only 1/2 mile to the beach, it was not a walk that you want to do with all your beach stuff, so the daily ride to find closer parking and having to pay for it sometimes was a bit of a drag. Also, trying to rearrange cars to be in the narrow driveway of the house (since there was no off street parking) was not ideal.
Looking around, there seemed to be many places much closer to the beach for the same or less money. Next time we'll plan earlier and look in Ocean Park or Pine Point.
I appreciate the comments and apologize about the tub and sink drain. After being contacted by the guest about the issue, I responded within minutes and I was at the house to repair in about 10 minutes. The house cleaners are now aware of it and will clean the drains weekly between each guests stay.
The house is about 1/2 mile to the beach and town. The distance is clearly identified in our listing and lots of guests make the walk with the beach carriage that is available at the house. If you prefer to drive, there is typically free street parking along the beach as you go further away from the center of town. If you choose to be in the center of town near the amusements, parking rate is $10-$20. The driveway is narrow but doable for 3-4 cars and there is parking along the adjacent street.
The weekly rate during July and August has been about the same since 2012 and is competitively with similar vacation rentals in Old Orchard. There are not many houses with a large, private yard, which is what sets this rental apart from the rest.
Very clean an roomy. Great stay and would highly recommend staying here.
Great, well maintained, nicely put together, close to everything.
The house is very spacious and well kept. There was plenty of room for all 10 of my family members. The yard was great for my 2 kids and my moms dog to run around in. It's close to everything. We had no complaints about anything. Driveway had enough room for 4 big vehicles. Cant wait to go next year.
Well maintained spacious home with large fenced in yard.10 minute walk to ocean.perfect!
We loved the house, more than enough room for 10 people.large fenced in yard with plenty of seating.very clean home in a quiet neighborhood.quick ten minute walk to beach and close to many attractions. We love forward to returning next year! Loved everything about our stay
Thanks again Jeff
Palace Playland Amusement Park, Beach & Downtown Old Orchard Beach are 1/2 mile or 10 minutes walk from the home. Funtown/Splashtown, Aquaboggin Waterpark, Vacationland Bowling, Saco Drive in Theater, and Cinemagic Movie Theater are all located in Saco which is approximately 3 miles from the house.