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'Sea Haven' 3 BR Oceanfront plus short walk to Fortunes Rocks Beach

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,940 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 full plus 1 half bathroom (sleeps 6)

Waterfront cottage on sheltered cove--rocks, sand, sea glass! Incredible Views of rocky coast from open deck + 3 rooms with huge windows, incl. bedroom! Eat while watching Lobster Boats come into cove to tend their traps! Best of both worlds: beside Short Beach plus short walk to Long Public Beach for surfing or running with the sea at your feet and wind in your hair! Water in every direction.

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Character: delightful diamond-pane old windows, French doors

Smaller cottage towards back of property also has ocean views, in case other family members or friends want to be nearby. See HomeAway #3469463 .

Internet, DirecTV, Books.

The beautiful white sand beaches of Biddeford offer a getaway vacation that you will want to return to every summer--and this cottage offers the perfect spot. Enjoy watching sparkling water and waves breaking on the rocks, from the comfort of your living room or deck. Wade in the sheltered waters on the small beach just a few steps away, or stroll down to jump in the waves on the 3-mile-long beach just over the hill--Fortunes Rocks is known for its beaches, and surfers visit all year!

The quiet small beach and the splashing public beach are as different as night and day, and this house is one of the very few giving you the best of both.

One very special bedroom has huge windows looking out over the cove and beach, for peaceful sunrise and glorious sunsets. What could be more romantic than watching the moon cross the sky with moonlight glittering on the water below!

Stroll out into the yard and enjoy the flowers, then step onto the beach to explore rock pools at the edge of the sea. Sit on the beach with the light breeze and the sand between your toes--the kids can make sand castles in the fresh salty air.

Town is only a few minutes away, where you can discover that the historic districts of Biddeford and Saco provide delightful walks. New development has brought cafes (including Panera Bread!) and ethnic restaurants. The mills have been transformed by artisans, woodworkers and many small businesses in the new loft spaces on the island in the Saco River. History and architecture buffs will enjoy the “Museum on the Streets” self-guided walking tour. Scenic river views may be enjoyed from trails, a gazebo and benches.

Funtown, aquaboggin & shopping malls are nearby: To the north, there is Old Orchard (15 minutes), Portland (a half hour), and Freeport's LL Bean store just beyond. To the south, Boston is an hour and a half, Kennebunkport just 15 minutes, and the shopping at Kittery in between.

Boater's paradise: there is a boat launch on the Saco River; kayak rentals for the river/salt marshes to the north/the ocean! There are lobster boats, fishing boats, boats to whale-watch!

Artists paint islands and lighthouses at Biddeford Pool, and visit galleries from Perkins Cove to Kennebunkport.

Naturalists can walk the beach, the salt marshes, woods, and fields, watching for birds, chipmunk, woodchuck, beaver, fox, wild turkey, deer, moose, ... Bigfoot?!!? Well, what's a summer without a little adventure? Maine is Vacationland, and 'Sea Haven' at Fortunes Rocks has the best location of all.

Near shopping, arts, theatre, antiques, book sales, whale watch, fishing, kayaking, lobster!

Perfect for just resting and rejuvenating in the salty air!

Getting there: Apart from driving, or flying to Boston (BOS) or Porland (PWM), you could even come by train! The new Amtrak station, opened in 2009, is notable for being the first green design train station in the U.S., featuring a wind turbine for electricity, geothermal heating and cooling systems, and a roof made from recycled soda bottles.

More Details

Owner
Suzanne Sen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

Amenities

Fortunes Rocks House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1940 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Huge windows overlook cove
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
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'Sea Haven' 3 BR Oceanfront plus short walk to Fortunes Rocks Beach
average rating of 4.3846154 based on 13 reviews
5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Rented the house for 5 days with 2 friends and my dog. We all just loved it. The house had everything we needed and the views are just plain stunning. Having the little private beach was lovely and the big beach one minute's drive away is spectacular and great for a long walk in the evenings. It was easy to get to Kennebunkport and Portland and lots of other interesting places. All 4 of us would love to return. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I am thrilled you found it fabulous--I do, too, and I'm happy to share. :) I would love to have you return. Regards, --Suzanne
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4

That view!!!

  • 4 of 5

It was breathtaking pulling up to Sea Haven the first time. The house is edged right over the ocean, and the beach is your front yard. There is a small deck that I had my morning coffee, and then my evening cocktails, on each day, watching the changing tides- it was exactly what I hoped for when I saw pictures!

My only reason for 4 stars vs 5 is because the house itself is outdated as is the decor, but you can see the owners have made updates slowly and are continuing to do so. It had everything that we needed however- coffee pot, comfortable bed (with big glass windows overlooking the ocean), fully functioning kitchen. Very clean bathrooms and plenty of space to relax. There is a great sunporch to still relax on during rainy days, and the neighborhood is absolutely charming.

We will surely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review, Ashleigh. I am slowly updating things (leather couch, unique kitchen counter, etc.) and will work on more every year. Please do come and enjoy the place again. We think it is just the best location, and would love to have you back! --Suzanne
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5

Serene spot

  • 5 of 5

Sea Haven is a beautiful taste of coastal Maine, a relaxing place away from crowds, yet close to many interesting attractions. The cottage has several rooms with panoramic views of the cove, so even in inclement weather you can enjoy the surroundings. A nice feature is it's proximity to walkable beaches as well as it's own semi-private beach.

Furnishings are vintage, but comfortable, and the kitchen is well stocked with appliances and utensils for whatever cooking you want to do. There is an outdoor grill and the owner will provide you with lots of suggestions for where you can get the freshest seafood. We thought we were very familiar with the Biddeford area, but the owner enhanced our stay with new suggestions for us to explore.

If you want a real Maine experience, you will be delighted with Sea Haven.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked the extra info I sent about the area--I prepare it for each family, specially tailored to any interests they tell me about. I love the cottage, and I'm happy to have other families enjoy it, too.
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Great views, old home

  • 3 of 5

My family and I rented this house for a long weekend. The views were spectacular and the sounds of the ocean were amazing. The beach is right outside and feels like our own private beach. But the house is old. Windows are just barely on their tracks. The bathrooms do not have outlets for electric savers or blow dryers. Most of the light fixtures must be turned on manually. When we arrived, the hot water was not turned on, so you will have to manually turn on the hot water from the electrical board. Despite how old the house was, my family and I had a great time eating breakfast with a view, drinking beers on the deck, and enjoying the quiet semi-private beach.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review, Jeff. I am slowly updating things (leather couch, unique kitchen counter, etc.) and will work on more every year. I have spoken to the cleaners and property manager, and they should check to make sure the water heater is turned on (the previous guests apparently turned it off accidentally when they very kindly turned off the electric baseboard heaters). Please do come and enjoy the place again. --Suzanne
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4

Wonderful location

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Sea Haven. The location is perfect for the beach and as a jumping off spot for all of Southern Maine. The view is stunning. The house itself is rustic and not fancy, but it was all we needed for our week. The owner was also very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Perfect location! Beautiful View!

  • 4 of 5

The view from the house and deck was beautiful! So many gorgeous sunsets! Many beaches for swimming nearby and lots of waves on some days for surfing at Fortune's Rock beach - walking distance from the house. Great for walking also. Kitchen well stocked. Master bedroom bed comfortable. Third bedroom is attached to master with no separate entrance which makes the master less private and may not work for everyone. The house was very clean, but is somewhat cluttered and furnished mostly with older furniture, which Suzanne, the owner is slowly replacing. The view and location makes up for this! After a few days, you feel right at home in "Grandma's house."

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
PWM (Portland International Jetport)
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Champion Sports Bar, Pop's Tavern
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Casco Bay Lines, Portland Maine
Nearest Golf
2.4 Miles
Abenakee Club
Nearest Train
7.7 Miles
Amtrak Downeaster, Saco Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
I-95
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Pizza, Fast Food, Chinese, Indian, Applebee, Amato
Nearest Ski
58 Miles
Lost Valley
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Property on quiet beach; public Fortunes Rocks
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100

PLEASE PAY BY CHECK in the mail or E-CHECK on this website, not credit card.
Weekly rentals only in July and August.
Weekend rentals available other months.
Long-term rentals welcome, ask for rate.
1 dog allowed, additional $100+tax.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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