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Classic Maine Beach Cottage (Falmouth Foreside) LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 180 nights


About the property

3+ bedrooms, 1 full bath


Affordable weekly vacation rental, great location. Please contact owner through the 'Ask owner a question' options to secure your booking.

Enjoy a delightful getaway in one of Maine's best locations, with direct walking access to local community beach, town docks and quintessential New England market.

Great locals only beach cottage community yet a short 7 minute drive to downtown Portland and 15 min to the jetport. Fully stocked kitchen, nice furniture, Wifi and cable, BBQ grill, comfortable beds, great sleeping temperatures with ocean breezes.

Typically offered on a weekly basis from Friday to Friday. Shorter stays considered usually with 4 night minimum, and premium weekend-only nightly rates apply. Exceptions considered on a case by case basis. Please send a message.

Also nearby (walking distance): Handy Boat marina and restaurant with Saltwater Grille waterfront bar & restaurant. Portland Paddle rental boards avail at Town Landing, Launch your watercraft to adventure to nearby islands on Casco Bay. Go Fishing from town pier or in Casco Bay, great striper run! Enjoy a short hike in the Falmouth Nature Preserve.

This part of Maine will delight you!

More Details

Alexa Dayton
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Alexa Dayton


I want to thank you for looking at this rental more closely, and always welcome the chance to help you with your vacation planning. I have been a homewaway member for the past decade and have helped over 200 families plan their vacations in that time.

I originally purchased the Underwood Cottage in 1994, and lived in it for 12 years until our family expanded. We intend to return to this location when the kids have grown up and in the meantime, hope you enjoy it as much as we have over the years.

Alexa Dayton purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Alexa Dayton chose Falmouth Foreside

This property boasts convenience and comfort, especially for those with small kids. The simple cottage decor is inviting and casual, and kids can relax and have fun in the side yard, or head down to the beach for some exploring.

What makes this cottage unique

The location is wonderful and the local beach, town landing market and neighborhood are all very friendly and you will feel welcomed as a local.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This property is priced for the average person to afford yet very comfortable. A perfect location, a quaint beach neighborhood setting, ideal for people traveling with dogs, families with young children, or couples looking for a central southern Maine location from which to adventure out. I personally lived in this cottage for 10 years, and have now been renting it for over 8 years. Every year, I make a few upgrades and we do our best to ensure a quality customer experience every time.
Jul 2008
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Falmouth Foreside Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Combined standup shower, with plastic molded tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedrooms offer great sleeping temperatures, including the occasional hot summer nights. Quiet.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This property is great for families with young children, and pets are considered. Individuals who suffer severe allergies may find the property unsuitable as a result of our pet policy. We do our best to accommodate your specialized needs, and maintain a high quality, expertly cleaned cottage that is tastefully decorated yet relaxed, so you can enjoy a nice vacation.


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average rating of 4.75 based on 9 reviews

Adorable cottage, wonderful beach setting!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful destination, very inviting cottage everything we had hoped for! A great summer vacation spot, with great beds and awsome sleeping temperatures. Easy access to downtown Portland was a huge bonus, and we like the morning walk on the beach to get coffee at the local market. Owner was efficient, and emails were returned promptly. Cottage was clean, well kept and nicely stocked. Thank you Alexa for the little extras like hand crafted soaps! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing location!!

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time in Falmouth, and I fell in love with the area after staying at Alexa's lovely home. It is only a short walk to the cove, which was so relaxing and quiet. The house had everything we needed and I knew Alexa was only a phone call away if anything came up! The neighbors were all so friendly, and there is a great corner store in walking distance. I will definitely be bringing my dog next time :). Thanks again Alexa!!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and inviting, highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Location! Location! Location! Easy to get anywhere and yet so quaint by the seaside. Rt. 88 was great for walking - great friendly neighbors, loved the Village Store. Falmouth has such a good energy too! Really appreciated the tourist info book at the cottage. We had a wonderful Windjammer sail! Ventured to shopping in Freeport, bird watching in Popham Beach State Park, explored Cape Elizabeth's Portland headlight lighthouse and clam shack, and enjoyed fabulous restaurants and seafood in downtown Portland. Thank you Alexa for being so helpful and easy to work with during the booking process. We'll be back! -Jane & Bill

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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An ideal Maine vacation getaway, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this adorable cottage, it was everything we hoped for, Maine is delightful with warm temps and lovely cooling seabreezes. The cottage has an open layout, which was ideal for our family with kids. Bedrooms were quiet and comfortable., and we spent a lot of time relaxing in the side yard and cooking out in the back deck area. Owner provided lots of extras like beach chairs, cooler and kids toys, which was a huge bonus.

The beach is beautiful and we enjoyed swimming, even though the water was chilly! The neighbors and owners of the Village store up the road are quite friendly, and we loved walking there and getting live lobster, and picnic sandwiches.. The kids really enjoyed fishing off town landing docks in the afternoon and we also loved seeing the City of Portland, which is just so easy to get to from the cottage.

Overall, we really enjoyed ourselves & fell in love with the area. My brother came and visited for a few days and loved it as well. Thanks for a great stay, we'll be back! Sam, Tim, Will and Emma

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adorable cottage, great loaction!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. We usually stay at the Regency in Portland but this was so much better. The cabin is very comfortable, well set up, and the location is just perfect. Our 2 dogs also had a great time, loved going down to the beach and got a great workout going up & down the hill. So close to Portland yet by the seaside. Thanks for a wonderful stay, we'll be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable and convenient--how perfect!

  • 4 of 5

This home is a wonderful summer rental is a beautiful spot. The house was clean when we arrived, well-stocked with kitchen amenities, comfortably appointed with nice furniture (sometimes the bane of rentals!), & situated in a quiet neighborhood within walking distance to a nice sandy beach. We had a perfect week, with plenty of kayaking, biking (Rt. 88 has a wide shoulder for bikers), swimming, & daily walks. No little ones were with us but it felt very kid-friendly, with a nice flat yard & minimal car traffic. Though the house looks simple compared to some of the newer homes in the area, it lacks for nothing & we had a wonderful time. Thank you, Alexa! We didn't want to leave & wished we had more time.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Falmouth Sea Grille
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Portland Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sable Oaks
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Portland Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Falmouth Sea Grille
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Sunday River
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Falmouth Town Landing
Car: recommended

I look forward to receiving a message from you detailing your rental needs -- and will respond within 3 hours usually with a return email. I am always available by phone as well (or text). The rental process for this property follows standard industry practices, and includes formal rental agreement signing. Note: Online bookings incur added fees imposed by the rental sites, avoid paying more, please use the message feature to initiate next steps. Thanks and I look froward to helping you plan your Maine vacation! -Alexa. (Owner)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

Minimum stay one week, unless we have a last minute vacancy. Turnover day is Friday.

Please send inquiry via email 'send a message feature'. We will respond within 3 - 6 hours usually, and if the time frame is available a short term lease will be prepared and emailed to you for consideration and review. This needs your signature, and requires a personal check for 50% of the rental fee will be required to hold the reservation. 30 days prior to arrival, a check for the balance will be due, and we ask our guests to please include the damage deposit at that time in the form of a separate check. Deposits will be refunded/returned usually within one week of departure. Checks or wire transfers only please.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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