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The Porches at Birch Knoll

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, 4 Sleeps

Birch Knoll Cottages are conveniently located just a short trolley or bike ride to Ogunquit Center, Main Beach, Marginal Way, Perkins Cove and Ogunquit Playhouse.

This serene and special Maine home sits beautifully atop the knoll with southern exposure maximizing the each and every sunny moment.

Aptly named, The Porches are where you'll want to spend all your time while you're home. The spacious outdoor porch features a full picnic table, gas grill, and an additional dining table with room for all family and friends. Step inside and you'll be surrounded by the charm of this beautiful 4 season sun porch. Choose 1 of the two sofas to curl up in with a good book or enjoy a cocktail as you relax after your day at the beach . The living room features warm hardwood floors and plenty of room to catch up on the news and the morning tide report, play games, or just chill out in this most serene of settings.

The full sized, eat in kitchen comes fully stocked with appliances, dishes, cookware, and glassware. Cocktails at the breakfast bar are not unheard of!

Two spacious bedrooms with plenty of closet space, a dedicated laundry room, and spacious bathroom with shower/tub unit plus custom Jacuzzi round out the easy living this home provides.

Birch Knoll Cottages features wonderful grounds and a park-like setting. A custom designed patio with outside fireplace is nestled atop the knoll and alongside the pristine in ground pool. You'll enjoy strolling the grounds and listening to the lovely stream as it rolls alongside this unique property. Plenty of grassy spaces to play bocci, badminton, horse shoes, or even hit the golf ball around so bring what you like and have fun!

Your first stay at The Porches at Birch Knoll will certainly not be your last. See you soon!

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

About Owner/Manager

I'm the proud owner of this wonderful home and have spent a great deal of time and effort lovingly renovating this unique property. The interior has been completed painted and refurbished and I am currently adding to the gardens surrounding the home. It's a true labor of love.

Why Owner/Manager chose Cape Neddick

I purchased this property because of it's charm and location. Less than a mile away from downtown Ogunquit, it's an easy bike ride or walk to the heart of the town I call home. Another and equally important reason I purchased this home is the outdoor space and privacy. The setting is so beautiful and serene and the morning coffee on the porch listening to the birds is something that never gets old.

What makes this cottage unique

This home is only 1 of 2 in Birch Knoll that is year-round and the feel is definitely that of a cottage with all the amenities you would expect in a home.


Cape Neddick Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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The Porches at Birch Knoll
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews

Spacious cottage very clean and welcoming directly on route 1

  • 4 of 5

We really liked our stay in this cottage:

Lots of space inside and outside, well decorated and very clean. Super functional, ample amenities, big kitchen and bathroom all sorts of little nooks with fun stuff( books games vintage deco) which give a charming and inviting vibe to the place. The only small disapointment is the proximity of the main bedroom to route 1, it can be noisy at night and early in the morning.

Check in was easy and discreet as was checkout. Ron is easily reached by phone or email and very friendly.

Our whole family had a great time!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Marie for choosing our home and taking time to write this review. We are happy you noticed and enjoyed the many different 'nooks' to relax in. We agree about the sound of the road and have been introducing new plantings to buffer the sound as well as planning a roadside hedge to be planted. Once again, thank you for your response. Ron and Gail
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Welcoming home

  • 3 of 5

Comfortable home. Clean and well supplied for our stay. Helpful owners. Good location in relation to town. Route One traffic in the day pretty active. Much quieter at night.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Family loved our stay at The Porches

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place! My husband, two teenage daughters and I were very comfortable at your cottage Ron. Of course the location is great. The cottage is so spacious and comfy. Everything from the front porch to the sun porch to the full size kitchen and living room. The bedrooms are nice size and beds are oh so comfortable. We would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gail and I are so happy you enjoyed your stay at The Porches. Thank you for taking the time to let us know your thoughts. We hope you think of us again in the future.
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  • 5 of 5

Loved it!! Definitely a great house for a long period stay especially with kids! The washer and dryer were very helpful! Make sure you put away all the beautiful decor before you unleash the children. Would stay there again for future vacations 😁😁😁

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for these kind words. Gail and I are so proud and happy you enjoyed your time in our home- exactly the feeling we are trying to secure for you. Until next time...
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The Porches Home is lovely & inviting - great family vacation house

  • 5 of 5

We had a great family vacation in the Ogunquit & Cape Neddick Maine area - explored & went to 5 lighthouses, cooked whole lobsters, went to Kennebunk port, beach days everyday, tried long boarding in the river & ocean & loved the pool & firepit in the neighborhood. House was big & roomy, very comfortable, we loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage and location!

  • 5 of 5


What a fantastic cottage you have. The grounds are great and the location and pool are perfect! We had such a wonderful time. Thank you so much for opening your home to us! We look forward to returning.


  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Downtown Ogunquit Bars
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cape Neddick Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Amtrak Downeaster
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
At least a dozen restaurants
Nearest Beach
1.2 Miles
Ogunquit Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

Pets are allowed with prior approval only. This is a non-smoking house, however, there is plenty of outdoor space for smoking. Please clean up after yourselves and your pets!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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