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Available year-round

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

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.

Liz & John Mansfield
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

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 Biddeford

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!


Biddeford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Linens provided
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • churches
  • 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
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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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Cozy "home away from home"!!!

  • 5 of 5

We didn't want to leave! We were completely ready to move right in & become caretakers for Liz & John! They had everything we could possibly need as far as the essentials (linens, towels, doggy bags & towels, soap, detergents, toilet paper, etc.) and made us feel welcomed even before our arrival! Liz was always easy to get ahold of and checked in on us by texting during our stay. The décor of the house was similar (but way better) than mine at home. My husband loved the surf movies and took every possible moment to surf and paddle board down at Fortunes Rock, making quick friends with the local surfers. I loved the movie collection and enjoyed cuddling on the sofa, reading a book, while watching the snow fall. We enjoyed walking our dog to Hills was our own private sanctuary! Liz even set-up a little Christmas tree for us, which I lit every night. We loved spending New Year's Eve at Old Orchard Beach, watching the fireworks and bonfire! When we had a medical issue with our dog, nearby Biddeford Animal Hospital was absolutely the BEST! The location was perfect, and we were able to take day trips to beautiful Portland, quaint Kennebunk, and our favorite donut joint in Wells, Congdon's! We felt secluded, yet very close to anyplace we needed or wanted to go! While there, we had to try the famous Pizza by Alex (coming from NY, we had to see if the pizza would was amazing!). Even though it wasn't the time of year to be able to use all the beach toys in the garage, we certainly appreciated them being there, just in case. We cannot wait to make another trip to their home soon! Thanks for making our getaway so special!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: August 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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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: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mechanicsville, Virginia

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: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amherst, MA

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: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Run of the Mill
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Bufflehead's at the Beach
Nearest Beach
100 Metres

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
Please inquire about off-season rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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