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Jennifer

Member since: 2005
Speaks English

Large Beach Home - huge gourmet kitchen, dog OK!

29 Reviews
People11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Southern Coast of Maine - Mermaid House - Biddeford Pool

4 BR, 3.5 bath, sleeps 9-11; very close to beach, dogs OK

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!

KITCHEN HIGHLIGHTS

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!

OUTDOOR FEATURES

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).

LOCATION

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.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jennifer (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks English

About Jennifer

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

Why Jennifer chose Southern Coast of Maine

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!

What makes this house unique

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.

Reviews

5
based on 29 holidaymaker reviews

Large Beach Home - huge gourmet kitchen, dog OK!
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
5

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous Getaway

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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5

Can you say "RELAXING"?

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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5

The most amazing place!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at this property and wished we could have stayed much longer!!

The kitchen was fully stocked and was a perfect kitchen for hosting meals. I loved the panini maker, waffle maker and pull out microwave drawer!

Also, the owners thought of everything to make your stay enjoyable - they had restaurant menu's, board games and even a book of recommended activities in the area. We felt like part of the family!

The house was super clean and had plenty of space (4 bedrooms and even a bonus room). Our cats loved the upstairs super sunny balcony that overlooks the sunroom and we loved looking at the stars through the skylights at night.

Also, plenty of bathrooms (3 and a 1/2) and a great basement for activities for kids.

We highly recommend this property and we hope to go back in the future and stay again!!!

The property is literally surrounded by the ocean with amazing views of the ocean. You are only a short walk away.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
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5

The home in Biddeford Pool is a great escape

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time relaxing and enjoying the home on this special spot called Biddeford Pool. The walks around the peninsula, the comfort of the home....lots of room. Great kitchen, TV room and basement areas to hang out.

We were very pleased to spend out Thanksgiving in this special area and welcoming home.Thanks

The Turners

  • Review Submitted: Dec 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
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5

Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous home. The kitchen is absolutely the best part of the house! The open concept facilitated great conversation and socializing while cooking for people of all ages! WE enjoyed homemade waffles every morning (waffle iron included with the house) and family dinners in the dining room (seats 10 easily) every night.

The location is superb. We walked and biked everyday (bikes and strollers included with the house). Naps in the hammock and cocktails on the deck rounded out our afternoons. No reason to leave the Pool, but if you do check out Ice Dreams Ice cream on Pool Street in Biddeford and Fernleaf Bakery in Saco, ME.

House is a gem and the Pool is a well kept secret! Thank you, we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Portland
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Biddeford town center
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Portland
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Saco
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Saco
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
I-95, Exit 32 for Biddeford
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
In Biddeford Pool or Hills Beach
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Just down the street
Car: necessary

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

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Biddeford Pool, Southern Coast of Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Peak Summer2016
8 Jul 2016 - 7 Aug 2016
5 night minimum stay
£3,438
for 5 nights
£4,764
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £41 per night, per additional guest
 
August SPECIAL!
8 Aug 2016 - 14 Aug 2016
5 night minimum stay
£3,339
for 5 nights
From
£643
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £41 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
5 Sep 2016 - 18 Sep 2016
4 night minimum stay
£2,078
for 4 nights
From
£468
From
£549
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,624
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £33 per night, per additional guest
 
Late September
19 Sep 2016 - 1 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
£1,752
for 4 nights
From
£366
From
£529
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,136
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest
 
October-Early Fall
2 Oct 2016 - 17 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
£832
for 3 nights
From
£236
From
£427
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,403
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving2016
20 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
5 night minimum stay
£1,728
for 5 nights
From
£236
From
£448
Thu,Fri,Sat
£2,322
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Years
16 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,728
for 5 nights
From
£236
From
£448
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,322
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest
 
UNE Graduation 2017
13 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,891
for 5 nights
From
£236
From
£529
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,688
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £41 per night, per additional guest
 
Early June 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
6 night minimum stay
£2,525
for 6 nights
From
£346
From
£509
Thu,Fri,Sun
£2,973
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £33 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid June 2017
11 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
6 night minimum stay
£2,932
for 6 nights
From
£387
From
£549
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,380
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £33 per night, per additional guest
 
Late June 2017
17 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
6 night minimum stay
£3,299
for 6 nights
From
£488
From
£570
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,787
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £37 per night, per additional guest
 
Latest June 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
6 night minimum stay
£3,738
for 6 nights
From
£602
£4,275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £41 per night, per additional guest
 
July 1st Week 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
6 night minimum stay
£4,031
for 6 nights
From
£651
£4,682
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £41 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Summer
8 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
£4,300
for 6 nights
From
£696
£4,996
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £49 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer 2017
4 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£2,159
for 4 nights
From
£488
From
£570
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,787
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £37 per night, per additional guest
 
Late September 2017
16 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,834
for 4 nights
From
£387
From
£549
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,299
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £33 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£409
for 2 nights
From
£142
From
£305
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,427
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £170 + Tax
Cleaning fee £124
Refundable Damage Deposit £226
Tax Rate 8.0%

Rates assume 8 person occupancy. Add $25/person/ night or $150/week for each person beyond the initial 8. Two children ages 5 & under stay free & not included in headcount. For holiday weekends, minimum 3-night stay.
Small to mid-size dogs considered. $35/night or $225/week for one dog. $100 / week for an additional dog.
Add 8% Maine State Sales Tax and housecleaning fee.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Southern Coast of Maine in Maine

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Outdoor Shower , Outdoor shower
    Half Bathroom - Powder room on the 1st floor with sink & toilet
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Large tub with sliding glass door shower enclosure.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , w/ private bath
    Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , bonus room w/ bath
  • Both king-size beds are very high quality, very comfortable beds. Twins with trundle are new & high quality.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Communication / Internet:
  • Fax
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • Kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
2 kings, 1 full, 3 twins, 1 sleep sofa, 1 crib. Just steps to two beaches! Hammock among the flower gardens, fresh herb garden, quiet cul-de-sac street. Large sunroom with heat & huge skylights; outdoor deck with grill & lounge chairs, outdoor shower. 4 adult bikes (1 with attached baby seat), 6 kids bikes, tricycle; baby hiking back pack, ping-pong table tennis; foosball; indoor swings hanging from rafters! Kids/teen basement with extra HDTV. Beach chairs, beach umbrella, 4 boogie boards.

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