|Minimum Stay||2 - 6 nights|
No student rental inquiries, please. No long-term rentals.
RENOVATED, cheery, fresh, comfortable, convenient! Selected for the 2014 Biddeford/Saco garden tour.
Perfect home for a multi-generation family or even two. 2 KING beds, 6 twin beds & queen sleeper sofa. Large wooden deck, sunroom, & WiFi. Comfortable and cozy, yet large enough to have friends or family visit with many private areas in the home to relax. Large, grassy yard offers plenty of room for children to play. The perfect spot for a family vacation!
Huge, 20' x 15' gourmet kitchen with stone counters, all new stainless appliances, center island plus wet bar. Fully-furnished with 2 sinks, 2 disposals, 2 ice makers, ultra-quiet DW, 5-burner gas stove & even an HDTV. Coffee maker, toaster, waffle maker, Cuisinart, blender, 3 sets of dishes, & festive martini glasses & shakers for the wet bar. Kitchen bay window overlooks lovely flower garden.
3 LIVING AREAS + FINISHED KIDS/TEEN BASEMENT
Main LR connects to kitchen plus separate heated sunroom with sofa & skylights. Another large LR upstairs with huge 52' HDTV, loads of cable TV channels, games, toys, W/D, sleeper sofa & private bath. Huge, carpeted kids basement has another large HDTV plus sofas, ping-pong, fusbol, and 3 indoor SWINGS hanging from the rafters. Great for winter play or rainy-day fun!
Large wooden deck with large table & seating for 8-10. Gas grill. Lovingly cultivated garden with hammock, flowers, herbs, & privacy. Large outdoor private hot-water shower. Walk down a wooded path to reach the 2-mile sandy beach (3-5 minute walk).
On Biddeford Pool's 'South Point.' Peaceful cul-de-sac; safe street for children to bike and play. Well-maintained & well-equipped with bikes, toys, lots of beach gear, & excellent picnic/cooking equipment.
BIDDEFORD POOL AREA
Quaint former fishing village with stunning natural beauty. Nearly an island, Biddeford Pool has a long, smooth, sandy beach perfect for bocce, skim boarding, boogie boarding, surfing, and long flat walks. The eastern tip has the public Audubon sanctuary with a beautiful walking trail overlooking the Wood Island Lighthouse. At the end of our street, explore and enjoy the pebbly beach & rocky Maine coast & surf. Easy drive to Old Orchard Beach, Portland, Goose Rocks, and Kennebunkport. You will love the peaceful beach retreat of Biddeford Pool while still having easy access to active tourist attractions nearby.
We wanted a convenient vacation home with all amenities for comfort & fun. We love to bike, play tennis, play with our kids, surf, kayak, garden, cook, and hang out at the beach. After 20+ years in the Northeast, Biddeford Pool always is our favorite place in New England!
Jennifer purchased this house in 2005
Biddeford Pool is a throw-back to family life of the 1950's plus all the wonderful nearby options of Portland, Kennebunport, and even Old Orchard Beach amusement park. The long sandy beach is the best in Southern Maine for long walks & body surfing . Tidal pools offer endless exploration for sea creatures. Our kids love the freedom to go anywhere on their bikes, especially the daily trip to the village store for ice cream!
Beautiful, easy bike rides to Goose Rocks & Cape Porpoise for breakfast or lunch. 'Gone with the Wind' rents top-notch kayaks & windsurfers in B Pool. Kayak out to the Wood Island Lighthouse quite easily or explore the calm waters of the back Pool. Several public tennis courts & golf courses nearby, too.
Overall, we were very satisfied with Mermaid House. Good location, nice vibe to the house, pretty good sleeping situations, good appliances in the kitchen, etc. However, there are a couple of aspects that renters should be aware of.
There is a very inviting game room in the basement with big TV, couches, ping pong, foozball game, etc. so-- an obvious choice for hanging out, right? No. Food and drink is absolutely forbidden in the game room. Kind of takes the fun out of a game room. This obviously is less important in Summer.
We were assured that the kitchen was equipped well enough to handle a Thanksgiving feast for our family of ~ 20. They had one extra-large pot, one 5 quart pot, and one beat-up 4 quart sauce pan. So if you're planning any big cooking events, bring your own equipment. Also, the flatware needs to be replenished.
These items are exceptions to what was overall a nice visit. We would recommend this rental.
Girls Weekend turned out to be fantastic. We loved the house and would rent it again. It had more than enough room for us all. We all shared the main bath on the second floor because the other baths were so small and cramped. Overall, we loved the property. We walked the beach and collected sea glass. Took some everlasting pictures on the beach and enjoyed brisk morning walks around the pool. It was a quick ride up to Portland for exploring and experiencing some great food. In the evening we all sat around the beautiful open spacious first floor and enjoyed the surroundings. Thank you for a great stay.
Beautiful home , very well equipped owners thought of every thing ! & dog friendly !
Beautiful home, Well equipped for all our activities. Easy to follow owners manual and notes on appliances and switches. Absolutely beautiful grounds and gardens nice quiet neighborhood
I spent five days in this lovely home with all of my extended family for my graduation from medical school at UNE. We absolutely loved the home - its a great space for family, very kid-friendly, perfectly situated for beach walks and Biddeford Pool exploring. We cooked many meals and enjoyed the large open kitchen. The bedrooms are simple but worked out great for us and our large family. If we are ever in the area for another occasion, we would love to return to this lovely home.
This home is absolutely beautiful with a very short walk to magnificent beaches! One feature our family loves was the stereo system wired throughout the entire 1st floor: the living area, sun room, dining room, kitchen, and patio...all wired and ready for your favorite tunes! Plenty of space and all around comfortable! Will definitely be coming back!
Most importantly, relax in quaint Biddeford Pool! 2-mile sandy beach, biking, fishing, excellent easy kayaking (rentals easily available), walking the Audubon nature trails, swimming, snorkeling, diving, boating, sailing, surfing, windsurfing (rentals easily available), excellent Fitness Center at nearby UNE.
20 min to water & amusement parks in Saco & Old Orchard Beach, cinemas, art & children's museums.
15 minutes to Kennebunkport, 30 minutes to Portland, 40 minutes to Freeport & LL Bean outlet shopping.
Other Activities: kayaking, Wood Island Light House tour, Audubon nature trails, lobster boats, Old Orchard Beach OOB amusement park
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£244|
|Pet Fee||£183 + Tax|
The # of guests assumed for the base rate varies for each time period.
Small to mid-size dogs considered. $35/night ($225/week) for one dog. $25/night ($100 / week) for an additional dog.
The quote will automatically add 9% Maine State Sales Tax and housecleaning fee.