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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
4 nights

Description

Biddeford House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths

Beautiful, new house located in Hills Beach. Steps to water and beach. Hills Beach is in the middle of everything that makes summer in Maine special, but enough off the beaten path to make it quiet and relaxing. It is close to the exitement of Old Orchard Beach, and the many fun activities along Route 1 in Saco, but quietly removed from the main strip. It is truly a gem, convenient to any amenities or activities a family could want, but walking distance from uncrowded sandy beaches. It is a surfer's and fisherman's paradise, or the perfect place for a classic family vacation.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Liz & John Mansfield
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 4, 2016
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About Liz & John Mansfield

Since we married in Boothbay in 2000, it has always been our dream to have a house on the Maine coast! A beachlover (me) and an avid surfer (my husband), we have found the perfect place to enjoy both of our passions.

Liz & John Mansfield purchased this house in 2012

Why Liz & John Mansfield chose Southern Coast of Maine

Excellent location & fully-equipped, beautiful, new house. Check out our reviews!

What makes this house unique

Walk to private beach, peace & quiet, rest & relaxation, view of the water from the deck, dog friendly. Happiness!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Available year-round
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Gem in the Heart of Hills Beach, Maine

  • 5 of 5

Our family just returned from a week long vacation in this cottage.

First of all, I need to say that the location of this cottage was perfect. Just down the gravel path (and visible from the second and third floors) is a semi-private beach that boasts ten foot tide changes. When the tide is out, the beach is absolutely perfect for running the dogs or having a nice, relaxing walk. My son even started skim boarding there and it was funny to watch.

The cottage comes with bikes and all sorts of things in the garage that are available to make your stay very accommodating. Everything was clean and ready for our arrival. The place has plenty of clean sheets, towels and dishes.

The only "want" we had about our stay is that the main glass door in the den area and the door in the master bedroom didn't have any privacy curtains. We are used to having a little more control over seeing into our home, but we simply hung a sheet over the door in the master bedroom at night. It really wasn't an issue at all for us and was easily fixed.

The neighbors are absolutely great. Everyone was very friendly when they saw us. This house is just outside of a college campus area and is peaceful.

We went to Old Orchard Beach and at at Chrysti's. Old Orchard was fun for the kids. There's a great public, sandy beach there, too along with a Ferris wheel and clean, carnival type setting.

If you go to Freeport, be sure to stop at Linda Bean's for breakfast. I think I could eat there every morning.

Liz and Jeff - thanks again for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for the great suggestions - we are in process of having some blinds made for the 3rd floor glass door and the slider on the main floor :-)
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5

Great Stay at a Great Place

  • 5 of 5

The house is well maintained and in great shape, also I wish I could decorate as well as they did. A short walk to the beach in a nice and quiet area. If your plan is to kick back and relax, this is the place for it.

Plenty of room in the house - there were 5 adults and we weren't on top of each other. The outdoor shower got some good use because we had superb weather.

The only issue with the beach is that there's not much of it at high tide, but you won't mind being so close. but then again, you're at the beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mechanicsville, Virginia
5

Getaway Weekend

  • 5 of 5

If you are reading this, do not pass this place by. The pictures and details stated are very accurate with no surprises. Though the house is nearly new, it has the charm of a beachside cottage because of the great décor. The kitchen has everything you could think of and new stainless steel appliances. The seating at the table and in the living room is very comfortable. Loved the decks with peeks of the water. Though this place is not waterfront, it is a very pleasant walk to two private beaches with spectacular views. It looks like the only people who use these beaches are the residents of Hills Beach. The location is very convenient taking us nearly no time at all to visit a variety of places in the area. It's also very close to shopping and buying those delicious lobsters. Liz is a great host being very helpful but non-intrusive. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ware, Massachusetts
5

Friends and Family Respite! Hard to Leave!

  • 5 of 5

WOW! No detail overlooked! I think we were the first "non family and friends" to stay at this incredible home. HOME. From the moment we walked in, we were amazed at the attention to detail, the cleanliness, the amenities! Beds were so comfy, as was the furniture. High end appliances and beautiful dishes! We brought our 2 dogs...they enjoyed Little Beach! Everything was new and decorated Pottery Barn style in blues and grays....towels & bedding were carefully chosen and coordinated to each room. Liz left such complete and careful instructions and notations that everything was effortless to navigate or figure out. Internet, TV and DVD player worked perfectly. We had 8 people for dinner one evening and did not feel cramped at the dining table. This stunning and lovingly created home leaves nothing to be desired - every detail was perfect. The owners were so easy to communicate with.....simply cannot rave enough about what a fabulous time we shared at their home. Lasting memories of another summer in Biddeford, ME! If you have a chance to stay at this home, you will leave relaxed, fulfilled and peaceful but still desiring one more day!! Wendy St.George Piche and family.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautifully decorated, spotless, dog friendly

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean, dog friendly beach home. With dark wood floors and beach style with a mix of antiques and local art give this home its personality. The first floor has one bedroom, 1/2 bathroom, laundry and great mudroom. Also access to the garage. The second floor has the kitchen, living room, full bath and great kitchen table, perfect for games. The entire third floor is the master suite complete with dressing area, full bath and huge bedroom with a deck. No detail overlooked. Dog bedding and dog towels provided. Bedding and towels for humans provide too. Our family had a perfect week and our dog loved the private, dog friendly beach. We will definitely rent in the future. Thank you to Liz and John

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay in Biddeford - newly refurbish

  • 5 of 5

We have a house near Hills Beach and needed a place for family coming to visit during Thanksgiving. This is a great house. It isn't right on the beach, but is a very easy walk and maybe most importantly has been completely refurbished within the past couple years. If you are looking for a comfortable place that is basically a new house and is an easy walk to a great almost private beach, this is the place. The owners were also nice and very helpful. They have a good book with plenty of hints to make your vacation easy (based on the guest book, I am a little surprised, I am the first to write a review). In any case, this is a very good and reasonable house for a great Maine getaway.

If you aren't familiar with it, Hills Beach is a classic sandy Maine beach, but doesn't really have parking, so it is limited primarily to local homes. The bay is very flat and seems to go out forever in low tide (in high tide, the beach gets skinny, but is still very long). It is almost always calm and is a great place for kids to play in the sand and go swimming and have a great getaway.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice review! The house is actually brand new. We just built it last year :).
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Run of the Mill
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Biddeford-Saco
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Saco
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
95
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Bufflehead's at the Beach
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Private

Hills Beach is a very quiet section of Biddedord just beyond the UNE campus. This special & little know area is the perfect place for a simple & quiet, old fashioned family Maine vacation.

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Rates & Availability

Biddeford House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off Season
Oct 1 2016 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
$6,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$365
$2,350
$9,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Well behaved dogs OK.
We do not take a security deposit - but renters will be responsible for any damage caused by dogs, or people.
Cancellation Policy:
Full refund 60 days prior to check in date.
50% refund 30 days prior.
No refund within 30 days of check in date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Biddeford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Linens provided
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Hills Beach is in the middle of everything that makes summer in Maine special, but enough off the beaten path to make it quiet and relaxing. It is close to the exitement of Old Orchard Beach, and the many fun activities along Route 1 in Saco, but quietly removed from the main strip. It is truly a gem, convenient to any amenities or activities a family could want, but walking distance from uncrowded sandy beaches. It is a surfer's and fisherman's paradise, or the perfect place for a classic family vacation.

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