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Steps to the Beach!! Half a mile to the Pier and downtown attractions!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Charming Cottage with all the amenities of home. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 8

Walk through the foyer into the comfortable living room with cable TV and DVD. Eat-in kitchen, pantry/laundry room, 1/2 bath and twin-size sleeping porch complete the first floor.

Upstairs has a bedroom with a double and a single bed (sleeps 3) and plenty of room for a 'Pack N Play'. The second bedroom has 2 double beds (sleeps 4). There is a bathroom with a shower. Many dressers and lots of closet space.

Colette Gagnon or Louise Fulling
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2018

About Colette Gagnon or Louise Fulling

Ray and Colette Gagnon and Brian and Louise Fulling are the new owners of the Gables. We have owned property at Old Orchard Beach for close to 10 years. Colette and Louise are sisters who have a love for the beach. The four of us are thrilled to be your new hosts.

Colette Gagnon or Louise Fulling purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Colette Gagnon or Louise Fulling chose Old Orchard Beach

This property fit our vision perfectly for what we would be looking for in a comfortable beach house. It's steps to a wonderful stretch of sandy beach. Only a half mile walk to downtown where kids will be entertained with amusements and arcades. Families will have their choice of restaurants and wonderful shops. The night life with live bands/dancing is another attraction.

Fireworks take place every Thursday night and holidays and can be seen from 'your' stretch of beach.

What makes this cottage unique

The Gables is located in a quiet area yet only minutes from the Pier and downtown. The home was built in 1900 and features many gables and unique character inside and out. The fenced-in corner yard offers a place to unwind and grill.


Old Orchard Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 2nd floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , 1st floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Room for a 'pack n play'
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Sleeping porch
  • The two upstairs bedrooms are good-sized with plenty of closet space and dressers. The single bedroom downstairs is small and cozy.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Steps to the Beach!! Half a mile to the Pier and downtown attractions!
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We were five adults, two children and two canine staying together. The Gables provided ample space for all. The proximity to the beach was great. The owners are very nice and have thought of everything to make for a comfy stay. There is a full laundry room as well as full size kitchen appliances. The fenced yard was so nice for the dogs. We had a very enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Beautiful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We needed a short term stay for our family in the middle of a move -- between closing on a house we were selling and closing on our new home -- and this property was perfect. Like all moves, ours was hectic with packing, making last minute arrangements and putting an entire household in storage. When we arrived at the cottage, we were exhausted. Our spirits were immediately lifted as we settled in and fell into the beds. The layout and arrangement was perfect for us (three adults and two dogs) and everything was easy to find and readily available. The next morning, we were up and walking the dogs on the beach -- less than a half block away -- and enjoying the morning sunrise.

Even though our circumstances were not ideal -- this was hardly a vacation -- this cottage and the surroundings were perfectly restorative. We settled into a domestic routine with the well equipped kitchen and available laundry facilities, could return to our jobs without disruption and enjoyed a few days of peace and quiet before the second half of our move -- from storage to our new home.

We had visited Old Orchard Beach many times in the summer, but this brief stay in the late fall was eye-opening. The town was peaceful, the beach was beautiful and nearly deserted and there were quality restaurants still open in the area.

The property was carefully maintained, the owners were very responsive and took a real interest in making sure that we were comfortable and had everything we needed. This 10 day stop over was more cost effective and practical than staying over in a motel or extended day suite, and much more homey and relaxing. In fact it made what would have otherwise been a stressful move into a "mini-vacation"and we left refreshed and ready for the challenges of the next phase of the move and our arrival at our new home. Luckily for us -- our new permanent location is only 15 minutes away from Old Orchard Beach -- and now we know the wonders of visiting in the off-season.

We would recommend this property -- at any time -- summer or off-season. It was a beautiful retreat for us and turned out to be a refreshing "vacation" in the midst of a very hectic time.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We try to make it feel like home for anyone who stays here. We make sure everyone feels comfortable. Our goal is for our guest to feel like they arrived at a clean, comfortable, homey cottage.
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Enjoyable Family Beach Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved how everything was within walking distance!! We walked to the beautiful beach, stores, gift shops, restaurants, amusement park, and even fireworks on Thursday night!! The Gables had everything needed to relax at home! The gas grill came in handy feeding our family & enough seating even outside for our bbq!! We enjoyed our stay in your home and THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic again

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic property that offers all of the amenities that we could possibly need. The owners are wonderful to work with and have really created a little slice of heaven right there in OOB. Every detail is thought out and executed perfectly. This is our second year staying at Red Gables and look forward to many more vacations spent there.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Beach Cottage - Great location

  • 5 of 5

The Gables was the most wonderful location for our first trip to Maine. The cottage is adorable and the owners have taken a lot of time to make sure it has everything you could need. The fenced in yard was perfect for our dogs and the beach was only a block away. The owners are incredibly easy to deal with and make the best banana bread! Thank you for sharing your home with us! We can't wait to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you girls for your wonderful review. We try to give our renters everything that we would like to receive if we were the renters, and then some. We are so glad you had a great time. That makes us happy, and we hope all future guest enjoy the area as much as you have. We're anxious to see you again.
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wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay! The owners provided us with everything we needed including 2 porter cribs and a high chair. This made our trip so much easier. It is a great family home. So close to the beach so we could come and go as we pleased especially with 2 small children.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Portland Maine
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
The Brunswick
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Portland Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Biddeford / Saco Country Club
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Too many to list
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Shawnee Peak
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Old Orchard Beach
Car: recommended

The Gables is a unique single-family house with an Old Orchard Beach cottage history. It has all the comforts of home. All that guests need to bring are their own towels and bed linens (or rent locally); everything else, including many pillows and blankets are provided here. We also keep the Gables stocked with many smaller supplies such as extra light bulbs, batteries, flashlight and paper products. The entire house has wall air-conditioning available-a major plus during a heat wave or just for a change from a pleasant hot day at the beach. The fenced in corner yard has chairs, tables and a gas grill for your use. There is on-street parking in front of the house and on the Ocean Ave. side of the house. Walk to the beach in less than 1 minute, down Ocean Ave. on left side of house to the dune boardwalk.

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8.

The Gables still has its one-hundred-year-old by-the-sea cottage charm. Its just 6 houses from an especially beautiful part of OOB's 7-mile long sandy beach, and offers modern conveniences galore; internet, air-conditioning, central heat, dishwasher, laundry room, cable TV, DVD, games, books and numerous basic supplies. Two large light bedrooms upstairs have a total of 3 double beds and 1 single bed with big closets and a 3/4 bathroom. A small room with single bed, fully equipped eat-in kitchen, pantry/laundry, 1/2 bath and very comfortable living room make up the downstairs.

The Gables is a clean, cheerful one-family home halfway between the downtown Pier and Ocean Park--each a 10 minute walk. The downtown area offers an amusement park, arcade plenty of eating establishments, bars and shopping. The Gables is on the ocean side of West Grand. This is a great family vacation neighborhood and we also welcome well-behaved canine family members.

Also available for off-season and winter rental.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

$100 Additional Refundable Damage Deposit required for PETS

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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