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Suzanne Sen

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french

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

6 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Biddeford House Rental Photos and Description

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.

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.

PAYMENT OPTIONS: Please note that I request you to pay by check or online check rather than credit card. After you enter your Name and Phone, you will see a tab with Other Payment Options, where you can pay me by check. I can also send you my address for you to send a check in the mail.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Suzanne Sen (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french

Reviews

4.5
based on 6 traveler reviews

'Sea Haven' 3 BR Oceanfront plus short walk to Fortunes Rocks Beach
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews
5

Sea Haven Was An Absolute Delight To Visit!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Sea Haven over Memorial Day weekend. We had 3 adults and 2 children and we had plenty of room to spread out, make meals, enjoy the views and completely relax. The kitchen and use of the grill offered us plenty of options for dining in and there were many restaurants to access in either Biddeford or Kennebunkport. Fortunes Rocks public beach was beautiful and a short walk from the home. The girls enjoyed the private beach right in front of the house as well. The owner was delightful to work with before and during our stay. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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1930's cottage with fabulous views but problematic housekeeping

  • 2 of 5

This two story Maine coast cottage has one of the finest locations imaginable. It looks southwest, toward Fortune Rocks, features in a large cove off the Atlantic Ocean. It is a very short walk to Fortune Rock Beach, a wide, long, sandy beach. Kennebunkport is a few miles south and Biddeford Pool even closer to the north. Every minute of every day brings a different view of ocean, rocks and sky as the tide rises and falls, as the sun rises and sets and as the moon and stars come out, brilliantly. The kitchen is old, but well equipped. The two bathrooms are clean and the second floor master bath tub and shower work well. The dining room, pictured in the owner's description, looks out over the cove. There is a second, inner dining room, a large living room, a very large porch all on the first floor. The grounds are as beautiful as the cove with grass, rocks, trees and wildflowers. Birds visit all the time and we saw a harbor seal in the cove. The downside: the homes furnishings, beds, bedding, chair/couch coverings really seem as if they were put in service in 1930. The kitchen had a nasty smell which we were able to remove with bleach and disinfectant and hard scrubbing. The entire place was dusty, and we dusted. Storage areas, closets are chaotic. But if you can handle a few short hours of work, the place is a dream come true for those wanting the Maine coast experience. The owner is thoughtful, helpful and incredibly well versed in the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Sea Haven is the perfect "jump off" point for exploring the Southern Coast ,Casco Bay and Mid-coast area of Maine. We traveled from York to the Harpswells exploring all the beauty that Maine has to offer. The home itself was very comfortable. We enjoyed relaxing on the deck watching the tide roll in. At night the ocean lulled us to sleep. At low tide we set off to the private beach playing games and swimming in the waves. Could not ask for a better vacation that included my husband, two grown children and sister. The house accommodated us all for a very comfortable family vacation reunion. We will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful and relaxing getaway spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Sea Haven. The owners sent all the relevant information for the stay and even information about events and places to go in the area! When we arrived, there was a problem with the key, but I called and it was solved right away. The house is steps away from the private beach, and a short walk or drive to a public beach. The house itself was very comfortable and had everything we needed for a nice stay. We are definitely hoping to return next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 adults, 2 kids and 2 dogs have spent a memorable vacation at this house. The bedrooms are spacious, the kitchen is well equipped and the dining room is breathtaking. We loved that their was a private beach (perfect with kids and dogs !) and that we were just a short walk (7 min) from the beautiful Fortunes Rocks beach. The patio was definitively our favorite spot of the house; we spent all our evenings chatting to the sound of the waves (the house does have 3 TVs...we did not open them once !). We will definitely go back next year !

Pour les Québécois qui cherchent le calme du Maine tout en étant près des villes plus touristiques, cette location est pour vous. Nous sommes tombés sous le chrame de cette maison sise sur les rochers avec la mer à nos pieds...les deux semaines nous ont semblées bien courtes !

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six stayed for a week at this lovely home on the ocean and had the most peaceful and restorative time. The house is older, not modern 'new build', but had the amenties needed for a quiet vacation. While it does not have a dishwasher or washing machine, we found that we didn't miss those items or the noise they make. There is tv(we seldom had on) and internet access. The house sits directly on a private cove with stunning views, surf sounds and plenty of sea glass and tumbled rocks for hours of hunting and discovery. The cove is perfect - sheltered and warm enough for swimming, but with waves and movement for true ocean sound and sights. There are big boulders to climb and plenty of sand for building castles. The property feels secluded, yet is in easy distance of anything one might need. The week was truly an old-fashioned Maine vacation - a bike-riding, lobster eating, family card game playing relaxing time!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • 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

Biddeford House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July - Aug 2016
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Early Sept 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
Late Sept 2016
Sep 17 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
May 2017
May 6 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Early June 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$171
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Our sheets/towels $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

$1200-$2400/wk
Weekly rentals only in July and August.
Weekend rentals available other months.
Long-term rentals welcome, ask for rate.
Checks in advance please.
1 dog allowed, additional $100+tax.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Biddeford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1940 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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

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