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7 Minute Walk To Family-Friendly & Pet Friendly Long Sands Beach, York Maine

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bed, 1 Bath In Family-Friendly Neighborhood. Walk To Long Sands In 7 Minutes.

Family-friendly, one floor vacation rental. Only a brisk 7 minute walk to Long Sands Beach, York, Maine. Sleeps 4. Enjoy waking up in your private bedroom with a KING size bed, with the kids on the extra converted full size futon. Living room has 30" cable TV with nearly 2000 channels. but you won't need the TV, because the beach at Long Sands is only minutes away!!! Electric range and oven in the kitchen. Linens, towels, and all kitchen essentials provided. New washer and dryer on premises.

The Mermaid Cottage is located in a three family house. Check out our other listings...The Flip-Flop Apartment homeaway#3941436 and The LightHouse Suite homeaway#4133744. Thank you:)

4 Paul Street is a NO SMOKING PROPERTY. No exceptions. Please be considerate of other guests. Evidence of smoking IN or ON any part of the property is prohibited and will result in immediate dismissal of a guest's stay. Thank you.

More Details

Property Manager
Tess Conroy
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017


York Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Cute bathroom with shower (no tub).
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Crib available
  • King size bed. Trundle daybed with two twin mattress in living room. Futon that converts to full size (in bedroom).
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
5 or more night stay, housekeeping done mid-week.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

7 Minute Walk To Family-Friendly & Pet Friendly Long Sands Beach, York Maine
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 24 reviews

Great place, very comfy bed and tasteful decoration! Welcome thought much appreciated by all of us!

  • 4 of 5

We had a very plaisant time in this charming cottage!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Wonderful spot!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Mermaid cottage and it was all we remembered it to be. Very clean, tastefully decorated, quiet with very accommodating owners. We had a few questions before and during our stay and Tess was extremely responsive each time. It was great to bring along our dog Jake and enjoy the small fenced backyard with him. There were even dog dishes available for him. If you don't travel with pets, don't worry about pet odor - there is none! Bed is very comfortable and there were enough flubby bath towels for an army. Looking forward to a return visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Delightful and clean accommodations. Tess and Jim were so nice upon arrival. There was so much useful information left for the renter(s) especially if you are new to area. Having a dog, loved that the back yard was fenced in. Loved also having K cup coffee here. Great rental!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Beachy Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second time staying at the Mermaid Cottage. We stayed here last year and had to come back because this cottage is so perfect! Everything you could need is already there for you, the decor is great and it is just a minute drive from multiple beaches. The owner Tess is awesome and makes sure your stay is amazing. If you are looking for a getaway in the York area book your stay here!!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Issues with the house and indifferent owners

  • 1 of 5

I waited nearly a month and a half to write this, in hopes that I would speak with a little less emotion. This was easily the most frustrating experience I've ever had both in terms of the issues with the rental and the tone the owner took when I tried reaching out.

On our first night of the stay, a Wednesday, the toilet overflowed at 11pm. I cleaned up the mess and noticed there was fecal matter and other debris coming up from the shower drain. I immediately notified the owners and to their credit, the husband came first thing in the morning and didn't leave the property until a plumber was able to get there at 2pm, and he did stay afterwards to clean and disinfect the bathroom. The plumber of his choosing said the pipes were likely backed up for 5 weeks. Later that night, the hard wired smoke alarm sounded and beeped every 10 seconds indicating a low battery. I changed the batteries using the ones in the TV remote control that did not fix the situation. We had brand new batteries with us and tried those, to no avail. A Google search indicated the smoke alarm was old and needed to be replaced, so I contacted the owners again after this safety hazard and they did not fix this issue despite staying on the property for most of the weekend.

I ended up going to York Urgent Care Friday morning after having a fever of 104 the entire night Thursday with incredible chills and nausea, and they immediately told me to head to the ER at York Hospital. The nurses and the doctors at both facilities felt strongly that I had picked up bacteria from cleaning the bathroom Wednesday night after we discussed everything. I missed my sisters wedding and was in bed until Sunday evening, and the hospital called to say the bacteria found in their tests was consistent with contaminated water and they felt I had gotten it from cleaning the bathroom.

The owner, Jim Conroy, would not answer my phone calls. I asked for a full reimbursement of our stay there. He responded to my email with no apology or any sign of sympathy and demanded to know everything I ate for the week and the names and numbers of everyone I came in contact with. He threatened to bill my in laws for coming Friday to help my wife with our toddler and dog when I was in the hospital. He offered me a gift card to a restaurant 2 1/2 hours from my house and was offended I didn't take it. I'm limited by character restraints, but there are many places to stay in York - you can do better.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We all loved it!!

  • 4 of 5

We had the most wonderful week. My husband, my dog Niki and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Mermaid Cottage. The location was perfect, with all the comforts of home. Is this what retirement feels like?

We are certainly thinking about returning next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Long Sands Beach
Car: recommended

Located 3/10 of a mile from Long Sands Beach, York Beach, Maine :)


Rates & Availability

York Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Jan 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Prop Damage Insurance $50
Tax Rate 9.0%

The $50.00 Property Damage Protection Insurance is Non-Refundable. (No other security deposit or VRBO insurance purchase required).
Check-In time is 2:00pm, Check-Out time is 10:00am.
Absolutely No Smoking, IN, ON, or Around the 4 Paul Street property. Please go into the street to smoke. Please be considerate of other guests staying on the property, and please dispose of your used cigarettes responsibly.
Four-legged friends must provide current rabies certificate, and a copy of your homeowners insurance declaration page (in case of a dog bite), and must be kept on leash at all time when outside the rental unit.
We provide all linens and towels for guest comfort. There is complimentary wifi in each unit. There are also complimentary flip-flops for guest comfort :)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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