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2017 Prime July Weeks/Higgins Beach

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 14 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Rare opportunity at Higgins Beach! As more and more former rental cottages become purchased and renovated private family beach houses, there are fewer and fewer cottages available for weekly rentals. We've had a long standing family who has switched their July weeks for August. This unusual happening allows for a new family a chance to claim prime weeks at a GREAT cottage for their own. JUNE 24- JULY 22nd. SeaSpree, a wonderful, traditional Maine beach house where everything is easy for you and your family to enjoy beautiful Higgins Beach! The cottage is roomy and we strive to maintain the fun authentic cottage style while making improvements. Just a half block from the ocean, you can see the surf(if you stand on tiptoes) from our sunporch. Walk out the door and be there in two minutes. Our sunporch has french type doors and can be closed off for quiet time, nap or cocktail hour. The bedrooms are: one king, another queen, one single and one bunkroom with three built in bunks. Kitchen is large, sunny and set up for a family(no dishwasher yet--sorry). Bathrooms have lots of hot water and nice, big shower. There's plenty to do with Higgins being one of the best surfing and fishing beaches in the Northeast. Golf options are plentiful nearby. Weekly breakfasts and dinners at Association Clubhouse are reasonably priced and fun for all ages with guaranteed to win raffles for the little ones. There's a nice fruit stand right up the street or pop into The Higgins Beach Inn for lunch on the deck or dinner. SeaSpree is well appointed with most families returning year after year. PLEASE NOTE--Photo #8(with flag) is photo of beach, house is not SeaSpree. MULTI WEEKS RECEIVE BOOKING PREFERENCE :)


Owner
Gina Day
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2017

About Gina Day

As a Portland local growing up summers at Higgins, I knew this was where I wanted to be when it was time to buy a place for myself to live upon moving from my family home.

Gina Day purchased this cottage in 1987

Why Gina Day chose Southern Coast of Maine

SeaSpree was perfect as it was owned by beach friends who had purchased it from the original owner for their large family to summer. The family was known to take good care of things and the cottage was in nearly original condition.

What makes this cottage unique

The detached bunkhouse in the back yard allowed me, as a young working girl, to rent SeaSpree yet live independently. At that time, one knew most everybody at Higgins as it was typical for generation after generation to vacation here; the faces now may be new but are still of friendly, mostly family folks.

Amenities

Scarborough Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Half Bathroom -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , three built in bunks around perimeter of room
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Parking For 4Cars Cable TV Roadrunner Wireless Internet Bed Blankets/Spreads(you bring sheets & towels) Clothesline For Suits & Towels BBQ American Red Cross Certified Babysitter/Mother's Helper Available Wagon For Beach Gear Washer and Dryer

Reviews

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Beach
Higgins Beach
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Surf.

* Fish.

* Go to the beach.

* Float on river current.

* Hit the Inn for a drink on the deck.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Park the car and hang at Higgins.

* Do a cliff hike.

* Donuts on Wednesday at Clubhouse.

* Dinner on Wednesday at Clubhouse.

* Pick up a baguette at fruit stand.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* boogie board.

* build sand castles.

* hunt for crabs/star fish/sand dollars.

* Swing @Fort Williams/Cape Elizabeth.

* Check out the ship wreck.

Higgins Beach is a truly magical location. Many families come back

year after year to enjoy its beauty. Only 15 minutes from the Portland International Jetport and 20 minutes to Portland, Higgins is tucked away and one of Maine's best kept secrets!

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Rates & Availability

Scarborough Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Season
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay
$400
$2,210
 
 
Peak Weeks
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 1 2017
14 night minimum stay
$3,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $300

Rates are subject to change until reservation confirmed. Cleaning Fee of $300 to be added to rental amount to make move out day a breeze for your family! Please note that rates include any State of Maine rooming taxes(rate currently in flux at State government)

State of Maine Room Tax of 10% or 9% will be determined and added at time of agreement. Rental agreement needs to be reviewed by renter and signed then returned to owner with first half of rental amount to place reservation. Second half of rental amount due prior to May 15, 2017 to confirm reservation. Cancellation--monies will be returned upon rerental to another party.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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