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Casco Bay Family Cottage/Camp With Private Waterfront

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom Plus Screened Sleeping Porch, 2 Bath, Waterfront House On 1+ Acres

“Underoaks,” our summer cottage on the Maine coast, built in 1912, has been cherished by our family and friends since 1934.

Underoaks is a seasonal home situated on 1.5+ acres of private waterfront, with beautiful views of Casco Bay and easy access to both Freeport (15 minutes) and Portland (20 minutes). It is rented by the week from late-May through September. Although we are relatively new to HomeAway, we have been renting the house 'offline' for decades!

Here you will enjoy both old-fashioned 'Maine camp' authenticity and modern conveniences. With an updated, fully-equipped, eat-in kitchen, large living room, four bedrooms plus a screened sleeping porch (room for 11 people), and 2 bathrooms, it’s the ideal spot for multiple generations or several families to share. The property also has two sets of private steps to the rocky beachfront and ample yard space for kids of all ages to enjoy.

Enjoy all that Casco Bay has to offer, from Portland's excellent restaurants to LLBean and other Freeport shopping, then return home to watch the sunset over the bay on one of the house's two porches (one covered). Or spend a quiet day on the rocks, in the sunny kitchen or living room, or on the porch hammock, perhaps with a book from our extensive collection of mystery & detective novels, plus many others genres.

In addition to our private waterfront, guests enjoy the use of the neighborhood association pier, just steps from the house.


· Master bedroom (queen bed) and full bath with shower stall on first floor

· 3 bedrooms upstairs (one with queen bed, other have two twins each) plus a screened sleeping porch (three twins), and full bath with footed tub/shower. The upstairs rooms retain that rustic 'camp' atmosphere, and every bedroom has beautiful water views.

· Large, modernized, eat-in kitchen with adjacent deck. The deck is our favorite spot for watching the sunset.

· Kitchen amenities include microwave, coffee maker, food processor, blender, toaster, pots & pans, dishes, glassware, etc. Second refrigerator in garage.

· Living room with working fireplace and access to large covered porch, both with extensive waterfront views

· Free wifi (no long distance phone service or TV set)

· Garage parking for 1 car, driveway space for 3 more

· Stereo with iPod connection in the kitchen

· Two gas heaters on the first floor, good for cooler Maine days/nights

· All bedding & towels are provided

· Washer & dryer in kitchen

· House is cleaned between tenants only

· No smoking or pets

More Details

Jenny & Ricardo Chavira
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

About Jenny & Ricardo Chavira

Acquired by our family in 1934, the house is currently owned by third generation siblings, and enjoyed every summer by their (adult) children and grandchildren.

Jenny & Ricardo Chavira purchased this house in 1934


Cumberland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 1st floor, opens to master and living area
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1st floor master BR
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single , 2nd floor screened sleeping porch
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Casco Bay Family Cottage/Camp With Private Waterfront
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Even better than expected!

  • 5 of 5

Underoaks is the perfect setting to relax and unwind. The waterviews from the house are spectacular! The kids really enjoyed climbing on the rocks at the beach. The house is spacious, and even with 11 of us, there was plenty of room to all be together or to have private time. Portland and Freeport are only a shirt drive away if interested in shopping or going out to eat. Jenny was great about getting in touch through email or phone and offered great suggestions for things to do. We will definitely be looking into reserving the house again in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words; we love it when guests enjoy our little slice of heaven as much as we do! Looking forward to hearing from you again in the future (the 2017 schedule is now posted).
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Wonderful rental opportunity with incredible views

  • 5 of 5

This property is well described. We have been coming for years; in fact, we have made it an annual tradition. The owners are informative and helpful. The house is quiet and the experience has always been incredibly relaxing. The views and water access are second to none. You can see water from almost every room and window, and there are numerous places where the views are second to none (the porch, deck and big room). The sleeping porch where you can sleep while hearing the water is another special option. At the same time, the location is a really good one. Although the house is incredibly quiet and private, you can be in Freeport in 20 minutes (at most!) and in Portland in just a bit longer. Lastly, the kitchen is really large, which I love. The spacious living spaces make it easy for a larger group, though a smaller group can also feel right at home. This is a wonderful place to go and relax and take in Maine!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. We love repeat tenants!
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Gorgeous views!

  • 5 of 5

Great house in a great neighborhood. We had so much fun.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We're glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope very much to welcome you back in the future. I hope in particular you had the chance to check out some of the nearby family-friendly attractions as well.
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Tranquil and the perfect Maine vacation experience

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is exactly as advertised. What a wonderful stay! We appreciated most that the owners stopped by to acquaint us with the property. The best part was sleeping on the porch and listening to the ocean beneath us. We highly recommend this property and hope to rent it again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words! It makes us very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay.
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Amtrak in Portland
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Cumberland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning fee $95
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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