House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)
Valancy and Steve Harlow
About Valancy and Steve Harlow
Steve is a Chartered Financial Consultant and Valancy is a dental hygienist and a certified group exercise /aqua fitness instructor. Steve is a native Mainer and Valancy grew up in New Brunswick, Canada. We have one son, who is a recent college graduate in Civil Engineering. Our son has played hockey since age 4 so these are our first winters in a long time, not spent living at the rink! We love skiing and we love the beach.
Valancy and Steve Harlow purchased this House in 1985
Why Valancy and Steve Harlow chose Old Orchard Beach
Steve's connection to Old Orchard Beach began before he was even born. His parents met and fell in love at the end of the old world famous Old Orchard Beach pier dancing the night away to the sounds of Benny Goodman. Growing up, Steve and his large extended French Canadian family from Lewiston, Maine did day trips to Old Orchard nearly ever summer weekend. When the opportunity to purchase a beach house here came up it was an easy decision. He has owned the property at Beachwalk Four since 1985 and, with Valancy's help, continues to improve it every year.
What makes this House unique
Our beach house is located on a section of the 7 mile beach called 'Grand Beach'. It is thought by all of the real estate gurus to be the most desirable location because of the fine sand, the gentle slope with no steep drop off and the wide expanse of beach available at low and high tide. The roof top deck addition is our favorite place to enjoy morning coffee and happy hour. It's always 5 o'clock somewhere!
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Cute house. Close to the beach. Very clean. The roof top deck is terrific. Would highly recommend this place. Enjoyed my stay very much
The house is in a great location. Very, very short walk to the beach. Near all the of the happening stores in Old Orchard Beach. Extremely clean, modern, well supplied. If we had a question, the owners were quick to respond. Highly recommended if you are heading to OOB. Very cozy house.
Loved the property,the only negative is ny boyfriend is 6ft 3 and he had to duck on the first floor because of the beans. They were padded though. Guess people weren't that tall when the cottage was built. It was a charming place and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Thank you so much.
Wonderful house near the beach
My family of four stayed here for several days in late August 2018. It's a terrific property and we'll definitely return when we can fit in another trip to Maine. The term "charming" really fits the bill as the house features all sorts of adorable touches inside and out. The house is quiet, cozy, comfortable, and exceptionally clean with new appliances. Our 6'3" teen found the sofa bed a pleasant surprise, our tween daughter loved the snug second bedroom, and my wife and I were plenty comfortable in the master. The deck on top of the house is a great place to hang out with a partial view of the beach.
Speaking of the beach, it's an easy 100ish foot walk from the house. The area is far enough away from central OOB to avoid the noise but close enough to bike or drive or long walk (along the beach if you like) for restaurants and such. Plus Portland is perhaps a 20-minute drive northeast and Kennebunkport about a 25-minute drive southwest, so the house is well situated for day trips around the area. .
Of the many choices you have in OOB, we are honored you chose our beach house for your stay during the Ironman triathlon. We are pleased your 6'3" son enjoyed the memory foam mattress on the sofa bed. After years of staying in vacation rental homes ourselves, we decided the investment in the memory foam mattress would be worthwhile. We do hope if your travels bring you back to Maine in the future, you will consider one of our properties for your stay. Our lake house is located west of OOB on the only trophy bass fishing lake in the state and offers a different, Maine, "the way life should be" experience.
Valancy & Steve
Lovely house, we felt at home. Great location.
Stayed in Aug 2018. House was very clean and cozy. Loved the decor. Great kitchen, all new appliances and fully equipped. The rooftop deck was an added bonus. The property is just steps away from the beach. The owners are pleasant and very accessible. We would definitely stay again.
Wonderful home and great location!
The house was immaculate and cozy. Great location near beach! It’s also far enough from the pier, but still close enough to walk everywhere.
Steve and Valancy have a lot of little touches that made us feel welcome. Parking is limited, if you have company, but we made it work.
We will be back next year!
Amusement and Water Parks, Whale Watching, Stock Car Racing, Live Harness Racing, NEW Monkey Junk Ropes Course. Fireworks on the beach every Thursday.