Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-829-7076
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-829-7076

Casco Bay Family Cottage/Camp With Private Waterfront

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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.

HOUSE DETAILS:

· 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 gas stove, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, food processor, blender, toaster, pots & pans (including multiple large lobster pots), ample dishes & glassware for a crowd, 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

Owner
Jenny & Ricardo Chavira
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 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

Amenities

Cumberland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 1st floor, opens to master and living area
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Casco Bay Family Cottage/Camp With Private Waterfront
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Excellent view of the water!

  • 5 of 5

The property had all the amenities and more! It comfortably held 7 of us for a week stay! The house was peaceful and the overall atmosphere was a relaxed vibe! The house was situated a short drive to many activities we had planned. We highly recommend this family cottage!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! You hit on many of the things that have kept our own family coming back for 5 generations. Glad you enjoyed your stay, and we hope to welcome you back in the future.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Great location and setting

  • 5 of 5

Lots of activities to do nearby but far enough from the downtown area so you can relax in peace and quiet.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Comfortable summer cottage with fabulous views

  • 5 of 5

We appreciated the well stocked kitchen, as well as lots of space for activities in different parts of the house. We had multiple generations of family visiting us, so it was great to have some quiet areas as well as a very large living room for the young children to run around. We all enjoyed relaxing on the large porch overlooking the ocean. Really spectacular views! The rocky shore was a challenge for the 2 and 3 year olds, but they all enjoyed playing on the little beach. Overall, a lovely place for our family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Marsha. We are glad to have been able to share Underoaks with your family, and hope to welcome you back in the future!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Quiet scenic getaway

  • 5 of 5

Loved the place! The view was perfect. Quiet neighborhood. Jenny was extremely helpful. The kids loved sleeping out in the 2nd level screened in sleeping porch as well as climbing on the rocks on the bay. Even saw a large water bird (a heron?) walking on the path toward the house one morning. Highly recommend if you are looking for a rustic family getaway with a delightful view!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Andrew! The sleeping porch is in much demand in our family as well, and five generations have enjoyed climbing on those same rocks. No one remembers ever seeing a bird on the paths in the woods, however, lucky you! Hope to have the chance to welcome you back in the future. Jenny & Ricardo
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

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).
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

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!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Amtrak in Portland
Car: necessary

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Damage Insurance $99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

You might like these similar properties