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

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


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.

Please click on SEND A MESSAGE (NOT Request to Book, which goes straight to credit card--and then I have to pay a fee). After you enter your Name and Phone, you will see a tab with Other Payment Options, where you can pay me by echeck, or I can also send you my address for you to send a check in the mail. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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

Suzanne Sen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 14, 2017


Fortunes Rocks House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1940 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Huge windows overlook cove
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

'Sea Haven' 3 BR Oceanfront plus short walk to Fortunes Rocks Beach
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews

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
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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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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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A great house in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We loved Sea Haven. It is right on a small private beach and you can walk to a beautiful public beach in about 5 minutes. The area is wonderful, lots of space, very picturesque and quiet. The house is large with lots of different spaces so a family like ours could spread out. The dining room looks right out to the sea and is full of light. It is not fancy but very charming. My granddaughter loved the house and the beach and did not want to leave. My husband enjoyed surfing, and my daughter and husband loved sitting out on the deck and relaxing. Suzanne, the owner, is extremely nice and helpful, with lots of good suggestions for things to do. We loved eating in but did go out once for lunch to the Store at Biddeford Pool. This is a wonderful place and we will definitely want to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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
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


Rates & Availability

Fortunes Rocks House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 2017
May 6 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early June 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late June 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
July - Aug 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Sept 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Sept 2017
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

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.
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