|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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.
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.
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."
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.
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!
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.
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.
|Our sheets/towels||$25 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$100 + Tax|
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.