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Swim or kayak right from the back yard of this 3-BR oceanfront home

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Orr's Island House Rental Photos and Description

This 3-BR/2BA home with spectacular open ocean views sits on one acre of land at the head of “The Dock.” The backyard dips down into the water, where a shallow, sandy beach is perfect for swimming or putting in your kayak or SUP. It is also adjacent to Lowell Cove, another picturesque sandy beach.

From your secluded back yard, put your kayak in and head out for a day exploring coastal Harpswell and the famed Cedar Beach on Bailey Island. Don’t have your own kayak but want to paddle unguided? Several local kayak outfitters will deliver a kayak—or SUP—directly to the house. And if you want to paddle with an outfitter, a trip with H2Outfitters, conveniently located 5 minutes from the home, just might guide a trip into the cove, where you can wave to your family and friends sunning in Adirondack chairs scouting for seals (yes, seals DO swim into the cove!).

If you feel like just swimming, the beach is sandy and inviting. You can also simply walk along the beach and hunt for colorful sea glass, stop by Island Candy store for freshly made fudge and chocolates, or bike to the one-of-a-kind Cribstone Bridge that connects Orr’s to Bailey Island.

Orr's Island is part of the Town of Harpswell, only 12 miles from Brunswick and Bowdoin College. Orr’s is convenient to Bath (home of the Maine Maritime Museum) and Freeport (home to LL Bean), and less than an hour from Portland. In addition to local water sport outfitters, there are numerous other outfitters in the Casco Bay area and beyond. For outings off the water, day trips to Reid State Park, Popham Beach, Wiscasset's antique shops and Boothbay Harbor’s Coastal Botanic Gardens, and the many area restaurants and galleries will make each day of your visit memorable.

Six guests will sleep in comfort in the 3 bedrooms: The first floor has a spacious bedroom with a queen bed and an attached private deck overlooking the cove. The second floor has two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with two twin beds, both with antique dressers. All beds are furnished with vintage quilts and/or down comforters to fend off cool ocean breezes.

A spacious sunroom on the first floor features a sofa, loveseat and two lounge chairs overlooking the water. It is the second best place to enjoy your morning coffee and watch the lobster boats head to work (the best being outside in the Adirondack chairs). Also on the first floor is a TV and adjacent laundry area with new washer and dryer. High speed internet and cell signal booster for AT&T is provided, as well as basic cable television.

There are two bathrooms; upstairs features a full tub/shower combination and the downstairs has a shower.

The home is fully furnished with a mix of antique and modern furnishings. It houses original artwork from local and international artists. The mammoth dining table is hand crafted by a master furniture builder in Brooklyn, New York.

The kitchen is stocked with everything from basic pots and pans and utensils, to a food processor, stovetop espresso maker, hand-crank pasta maker, electric ice cream maker, rice cooker, even a propane-fired lobster boiler. For outdoor eating, there is a new 4-burner propane grill and a charcoal grill.

The house is on a 250-ft driveway off the road, giving you even more peace and quiet on your Maine getaway.

The owners have dogs and understand your desire to travel with them. Dogs only, (maximum of two) will be considered only upon advance discussion with and written permission from the owner. If permission is granted, additional rental and cleaning fees will apply (see rates).

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
William Beattie
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Swim or kayak right from the back yard of this 3-BR oceanfront home
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Peaceful and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This is the first time we have been to Maine, we rented this house to have a vacation with our son, daughter-in-law and 6 & 8 year old grandchildren. It is an older home wonderfully maintained with lots of charm. Gorgeous ocean views. The sun room is perfect even if it is raining. You have lots of space around the home so you do not feel jammed in by other people.

The home was very clean, the kitchen well stocked with everything you would need for cooking. The beds were very comfortable. The twin bedroom upstairs has lots of charm. My grandchildren loved the room, especially the stuffed animals on the beds.

The children played at the beach all day, finding crabs and sea glass treasures.

The owners quickly gave us wifi connection which was great. I felt if we had any needs they would quickly respond.

There are community fireworks on Friday night, on Bailey Island, just minutes from the house. We enjoyed dinner at Morse's restaurant. They also sold fresh lobster for home. The grandchildren loved the Orr's Island Candy shop, it was a daily walk from the house. They make homemade truffles and other chocolates.

The only thing I would change is I would have liked window coverings in the downstairs bedroom.

We will definitely book this home again.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great feedback regarding the window coverings in the downstairs bedroom. We will address that before the next season.
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5

A beautiful quiet spot to relax

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property that came fully equiped and very clean for our week long stay. Our family enjoyed many days kayaking from the cottage along the shoreline, and evenings together enjoying the view from inside and out while we ate and played games. This is a great spot for adults to vacation. Brunswick is a nice spot for a morning or afternoon to explore. We hope to go back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York
5

Stunning Location!

  • 5 of 5

Logemere is a very special place where we instantly felt at home. The house was lovely and fully equipped with everything we needed (from maps, to books, to restaurant recommendations) to make us feel at home. The views of the cove from the house are incredible, water views from each room. Our days started out sitting in the living room in "our" Eames chairs sipping tea and coffee and reading in the sunbeams with the puppies laying at our feet.

I grew up on Ireland's North Atlantic coast and this place reminds me so much of Ireland and its natural rugged beauty. We fell in love with the cove and exploring Orr's Island and Baileys Island and their natural beauty. Each morning we walked a different trail starting with Devils Trail and then Cliff's Trail and the third morning we went to Phippsburg and visited Popham Beach State Park which was absolutely breathtaking, one of the most beautiful beach walks we've ever taken and the first time our boxer pups ever set foot (paw) on a sandy beach.

We cooked breakfast at home each day and the occasional dinner but mostly ordered from Morton's lobster which is approximately a half mile south of the house on the left hand side of the street just over the Bailey Island Bridge. The seafood was incredible especially the lobster rolls, which I'm pretty sure we had almost every day.

We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely time at this house. The view of the water was unbelievable and the house itself was gorgeous. We booked our stay in Maine before most of Maine had opened up for the season, but we were thrilled to sit in the sun room and read, relaxing with the gorgeous view. The house had everything we needed and the hosts were incredibly thoughtful. We were so touched by the personal details and the follow through of our hosts.

We highly recommend this as a vacation rental for any period of time!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely Place

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful retreat. The scenery and the setting are beyond compare. We enjoyed staying in this lovely island home! We appreciated David Johnson. He was a great resource of information, and he was very helpful before and during our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grimsby ontario Canada
5

Soooooo Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Ledgemere is another word for total relaxation. Our week here left us feeling refreshed and relaxed. The house is filled with light and we sat and watched the tide creep in and out either in the sunroom or right on the ocean front.There is much to see and do in the area if you can drag yourself away from the peacefulness of the ocean. Many thanks to David for getting us wineglasses and being so hospitable....he couldn't have been better. We had lobster roles everywhere we could. Great way to spend a vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Orr's Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall 2016
Oct 15 2016 - Dec 31 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$230
From
$255
Fri,Sat
$1,600
 
 
April 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$185
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,250
$4,500
 
 
Late Spring 2017
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$240
From
$265
Fri,Sat
$1,700
$6,500
 
 
Peak 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Oct 13 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,950
$7,600
 
 
Fall 2017
Oct 14 2017 - Dec 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
$6,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

Dogs (only) are considered. Dog fee is $150. Permission for dogs is required by owner prior to booking reservation. Owner may consider 3-night minimum stays, if request is made no more than 7 days in advance of start and availability exists. Please contact owner for further information.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

Orr's Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Downstairs - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Decor is dated but is clean and well functioning.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - Upstairs Twins - 2 twin/ single , The beds are antique iron topped with antique quilts
    Bedroom 1 - Downstairs Queen - 1 queen , The bedroom has a private deck overlooking the water
    Bedroom 2 - Upstairs Queen - 1 queen , The bedroom has an antique dresser and bedside table.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming

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