Best large vacation rental in coastal Maine
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 28
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
The Coast of Maine house is centrally located to beaches and towns you may like to visit. The house is historic from the 1800’s, so there are some old house characteristics. There is no living room on the main floor since there is a yoga studio-the upper floor living area was warm, so we did not fully utilize it during the high temperature week we visited.
There were a few bikes in the shed available to use, and we used them to go on the nearby Eastern bike trail, which was nice. The house is large with many rooms-some central ac, but mostly window/mobile units in bedrooms upstairs. We did not use two bedrooms since one did not have an ac unit (we did not consider the ac unit in the connecting room could cool both), and we were told by Gerry, the owner, that the circuit being shared by two other bedrooms could only handle one ac unit at a time (leaving one of the rooms very hot/unusable). The week we stayed was very warm-if the weather is cooler, this might not be a problem for others.
It should also be noted that the carriage house bedrooms referenced in the listing are not available until 2020–the owner lives in that part of the property at the moment. Gerry popped in on occasion to get stuff out of the house/took swims. Gerry should consider providing more privacy during future rentals.
Gerry treated the pool after the previous renters left, so the pool clarity was improved by the day after we arrived; we vacuumed the pool ourselves since it was needed and since it was unclear when the pool company would be at the house for pool maintenance.
Finally—I would recommend that the refrigerators/freezers should be cleaned out after previous guests stay-I understand that rentals sometimes leave a few condiments, but this was not a normal amount of leftovers (some expired) in the refrigerator/freezer.
Gerry did give us some good tips on local places to visit, which we appreciated and checked out.
The coast of main house
The big group I travelled with to the Coast of Main house felt really comfortable in the large house. Everyone had a very large bedroom with plenty of sheets and blankets and towels for showering. There were lots of windows and natural sunlight. The bedding was new and clean as were all the bedrooms. The kitchen was also very big in size with plenty of space for seating in the dining room.
There was a pool in the backyard that we unfortunely couldn’t use because it was winter. Looking forward to swimming in the pool next time we are here in the summer.
Thanksgiving - New England Style!!
My family and I are overjoyed with our stay at the beautiful Saco Mansion. We live in California and we have never been to New England. Last year we had this fantasy that we wished to celebrate a REAL Thanksgiving in the very region that this wonderful holiday was started, and we made our dream come true! We flew into Portland and in a matter of no time we were getting settled in the luxurious setting of the mansion which is the quintessential New England setting. Every room was picture postcard perfect, and it almost felt like we were transported back to an earlier and better time in America. We cooked our own Thanksgiving dinner in the beautiful kitchen, and had a winders meal in the even more beautiful dining room. Mr. Scott, the Proprietor, is super helpful, and trult understands the ambiance and setting most people, like us, were after. He also is smart enough, unlike other past experiences in other places, to back off and let a family have uninterrupted privacy. Overall, a home run of a vacation for our family.
Unique and centrally located mansion in Maine
I have had the pleasure of staying once with some friends and once with my family at the coast of Maine house. Both experiences met all of our needs and provided special memories for the groups with whom I traveled. The home is comfortable and has tons of spaces to explore and enjoy. It is also well appointed with beach towels, comfortable bed linens, stocked kitchen, art, books, swimming pool and even yoga mats and supplies. The location is extremely convenient - downtown has coffee, restaurants (we like “run of the mill” only a few minutes from the house) and breweries, and Saco itself is close to multiple beaches, scenic lookouts/lighthouses and biking/hiking paths. I would recommend to anyone who has a large party or just loves a unique experience and wants to break out of the typical rental property. We certainly hope to return!
SPECTACULAR Home and Area
My immediate family of 4 from California took a trip to the beautiful coast of Maine this past August 2018, and we met up with 14 other family members living in Massachusetts as we were celebrating my fathers 90th birthday and wanted to get everyone together in one location. We chose the Coast of Maine house not only because of its great location near lots of beaches and lighthouses, but we loved the fact that it was a historic ship captains mainsion!! It’s beautiful, with tall ceilings, large bedrooms, expensive and grand cherry furniture, new bedding, ceiling fans and air conditioning, which made the house always comfortable. My wife loved the new kitchen appliances as she is a certified chef, and the dining room seating over 20 accomadated us all nicely. The kids loved the pool. Overall it was a perfect place for our large familt to stay, and we will definitely head back this summer.