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Oceanfront at Hills Beach, Biddeford, ME-Sleeps 8 +View of 9 islands, 4 bedrs.

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Oceanfront house, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, fully equipped. Sleeps 8.

Oceanfront house leads to sandy beach directly in front of house (without having to cross a street). House features a panoramic view of the best scenery in Maine. Overlooks 9 islands, view of boats sailing in and out of 2 navigable ports (one at each end of this peninsula), a lighthouse and a view of the shoreline of "5" towns. Where else can you see so much? Two of the islands are accessible on foot at low tide. Pack a picnic lunch and take your loved one(s) to Stage Island (uninhabited island) for an experience they will cherish for a lifetime. Quiet residential neighborhood on a dead-end road (no busy through traffic here) yet only 4 miles to downtown.

This all season oceanfront house is located on a beautiful, quiet sandy beach. It is available to rent on a weekly basis all 4 seasons and possible weekends during the off season.

Completely furnished 4 bedrooms, 2 bath home featuring an inspiring ocean panorama. (One of the bedrooms and bath is on the first floor). 60" wide HD 'SMART' TV with extended digital cable offering over 150 channels including 10 FREE HBO channels. Plus free High speed wireless Internet, and VCR/DV.

All carpeting has since been removed and replaced with new hard wood floors, except for the first floor bedroom.

Pets not allowed. Smoking is not allowed.

Other vacation homes are starting at $1995 weekly.

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More Details

Property Manager
Ray Cronkite of Cronkite Realty
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
6 October, 2017

About Ray Cronkite of Cronkite Realty

I am a licensed real estate broker with a focus on real estate sales but also service my customers with promoting their homes for vacation rentals.

Ray Cronkite of Cronkite Realty purchased this house in 1976

Why Ray Cronkite of Cronkite Realty chose Southern Coast of Maine

Oceanfront with the finest scenery you will find in all of Maine.

What makes this house unique

Open dining room and living room concept provides sweeping panoramic ocean scenery.

Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Dowtown
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Casco Bay Cruise Lines
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Biddeford & Saco Country Club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt. 9
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Buffleheads
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Sunday River Sky Resort
Car: recommended

This oceanfront house with its incomparable scenery is only 4 miles from downtown Biddeford, restaurants, 3 amusement parks. Kennebunkport (famous to home of former President George Bush) is only 7 miles; Kittery Factory shopping Outlet (rated one of the most highly successful factory outlets in the nation) is only 30 miles; Maine Mall, Portland Jetport and the Old Port on the waterfront in Portland is only 15 miles; world famous L.L. Bean's Factory Outlet in Freeport is only 30 miles.

Golfing, fishing, swimming, touring museums, theaters, playhouses, fine dining...it's all here...or just a short drive. Only 1.5 hours north of Boston.

Just a short drive to Kennebunkport, the Maine Mall, and L.L. Beans.

Golf: Good selection of golf courses within 10 to 15 miles from house.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Biddeford Pool in Biddeford

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2nd fl. Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Standard shower & personal shower heads for children/elderly
    Outside - Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , Outside shower also has hot and cold running water
    1st fl. Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Standard shower & personal shower, lavatory, and toilet.
  • Full bath with combo tub and shower. There are two shower heads. One is a standard and the other is a personal shower head (with cord) to facilitate washing young children and ease for the elderly. 1st floor bathroom is also a 3/4 bath (sink, toilet and shower) and same arrangements as 2nd floor bathroom. Outside heated shower ideal for rinsing off beach sand.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Oceanfront-2nd floor
    2nd Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 2nd floor
    3rd Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 2nd floor
    4th Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1st floor
  • See photos. 2nd floor bedrooms have ceiling fans for your sleeping comfort. 1st floor bedroom has air conditioner and a ceiling fan. Very quiet residential community on a dead end road so always peaceful sleeping. Quiet but lots to do by day and very quiet by night.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There are only 2 steps to access entry into the living room from outside. 1st floor bedroom has 1 queen size bed and remaining 3 bedrooms are all on the 2nd floor. Digital cable HDTV plus 10 FREE HBO channels. FREE high speed broadband wireless Internet. Other vacation homes starting at $1695 weekly can be viewed by copying and pasting the following link into your web browser: http://www.cronkiterealty.com/crr/Rentals.html Note: beach stairs are not handicap accessible and adults should accompany children.

Reviews

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Oceanfront at Hills Beach, Biddeford, ME-Sleeps 8 +View of 9 islands, 4 bedrs.
average rating of 3.857143 based on 7 reviews
5

Absolutely amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This was the best vacation we have ever had! We have a 4 and 2 year old and they loved it! We could hear the ocean every night while sleeping and enjoyed the beach during the day. The first floor bedroom was perfect for my sister who stayed with us. Felt like she had her own suite. Loved being able to walk to the local restaurant Buffleheads too! Everything was perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
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4

VERY WEEL APPOINTED

  • 4 of 5

EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE

THE ONLY THING WAS THAT WE NEEDED TO PROVIDE OUR OWN BEDSHEETS AND TOWELS.

THIS THOUGH WOULKD NOT HOLD ME BACK.GREAT TIME THANK YOU

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thank you for a truly enjoyable week.

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful week at 125 Hills Beach Road. We had perfect weather and a beautiful rental. The house was lovely and everything we needed for our adult family to enjoy our week on the ocean. The downstairs suite worked perfectly for our daughter, son in law and their one year old son. The bedrooms on the second floor were clean, comfortable and fit all needs for rest of the family. The view from the living room was breathtaking from sunrise to the beautiful evening sunsets. We also enjoyed walking down property steps to the waterfront and our daily strolls thru the quiet neighborhood. There was a public beach in our view but we had no reason to leave the property for beach fun. Thank you, Raymond for a exceptional stay and we hope to see you next summer. Faye

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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4

Perfect ocean view!

  • 4 of 5

This was a vacation for our entire family: 8 adults and 3 grandchildren.

The view was breathtaking. The house was very clean upon arrival. The owner was very kind

and showed us some of the important points about the house.

The yard is adequate and the grill is large. The stairs to access were a bit intimidating but were in good condition.

Two of the beds were reasonably comfortable but the remaining beds were not. The sleeper sofa in the living room was not working well according to the owner. That left us one sleeping surface short.

The garbage was very confusing as we filled up the main receptacle and had only one orange bag for the overflow. I looked for an orange bag at Hannaford but was unable to find one.

Some of the windows in the downstairs bedroom did not open so we weren't able to get a good breeze in that room. The same with the living room, although with the ceiling fans we were very comfortable in there. The downstairs bathroom shower door was tricky to operate. It rained very heavily the night before we left, and the downstairs bathroom ceiling had a significant leak during the night.

We had to contact the owner about the wifi as it was not found on the paperwork.

These were fairly minor problems and were reported to the owner. Overall, this was a magical vacation with our children and grandchildren. The beach was very quiet which was good for the kids to explore and fly kites.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Comfortable cottage with lovely scenic beach

  • 4 of 5

My family and I throughly enjoyed our stay on Hills Beach. The cottage was clean with a well equipped kitchen and comfortable furniture. We loved being able to eat our meals at the outdoor picnic table while enjoying the sea breeze and views of the water and islands. The beach is wide at low tide and ideal for younger children to paddle around and play in the sand. It is a perfect area for paddle boarding or kayaking and exploring the nearby islands. Mr. Cronkite, the owner, could not have been more helpful in responding to any requests that we had. I have given 4 stars because there is limited parking, and the steep stairs leading to the beach make this cottage inappropriate for someone with limited mobility. However, I highly recommend this home if you are looking for a peaceful vacation with comfortable accommodations and a gorgeous view.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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Relaxing vacation with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best vacations my family and I have every been on! The hills beach home was a perfect home for my inlaws and our family of four to stay! Everyday felt like a dream waking up to the sound of waves and a stunning sunrise! We all couldn't wait for low tide to go out and explore the beach and all it's critters like hermit crabs, clam shells, and seagulls. We could enjoy Old Orchard beach fireworks on thursday right from the family room. The house was so open and just perfect for 1 and 2 yr olds to run and crawl around! Raymond was very helpful and greeted us on arrival with great recommendations for the area! Wolfe Farm & Lobster is a must for fresh steamed lobsters. And don't underestimate the citgo with a deli inside (had take out almost everyday). Buffleheads restaurant is a 2 minute walk away and is excellent! Loved our stay and everything about it! The house had everything we needed and more! Thank you Raymond for opening your home to us!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Biddeford Pool, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Fall
23 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,368
for 7 nights
£2,368
 
 
College Graduation Season
12 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,593
for 7 nights
£2,593
 
 
Pre Summer Season
2 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,744
for 7 nights
£2,744
 
 
Summer Season
23 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,497
for 7 nights
£3,497
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £112.92

No questions asked if you need to cancel after reservation has been made and a total refund (less $150.00 administrative reprocessing fee) will be sent to you promptly providing your reserved week has been re-rented to other guests.
Call Cronkite Realty at 207-967-0600 to obtain required Rental Agreement for your review and signed approval prior to placing your reservation.
Check-in time is 'anytime' after 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM on day of scheduled departure.

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