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Large Beach Home - huge gourmet kitchen, dog OK!

People14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

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

No student rental inquiries, please. No long-term rentals.

Payment via E-CHECK using Homeaway's secure system.

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).

Please note that SECURITY CAMERAS are located outside the home plus 1 in the main kitchen/entry area. During their stay, guests may cover the security camera in the kitchen. The outdoor security cameras cannot be obscured at any time. Thank you for your understanding of this important safety and security feature.

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.

More Details

Owner
Jennifer
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 November, 2017

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 Biddeford Pool

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We rented this fantastic house for two weeks in August of this year. It's a gorgeous house - bright, sunny, wonderfully decorated, modern kitchen and bathrooms and supplied with every imaginable kitchen and beach item you could think of. Add a perfect location on a quiet street, right near both a sandy and rocky beach, berry bushes on the property bursting with ripe fruit, two terrific local restaurants and you have a recipe for a superb time you'll treasure.
Aug 2006
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 18:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
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
  • Fax
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
  • 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 14
  • 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 ...
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
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • 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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5

Everything we hoped for...

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful vacation getaway.

Accomodations were amazing for entire family.

Location is perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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5

Spacious, gracious and lovely home for a family get-together

  • 5 of 5

We spent five days with our three sons, their two wives and a fiancee, and an almost-two year-old at this very comfortable, well-maintained and equipped home on a quiet street. A lovely garden with ample green lawn, shade trees, and a hammock gives it privacy even though neighbors are quite close. The open kitchen is extremely well-supplied with cooking pots and pans, implements, and table ware. We cooked almost every meal there, and found everything we needed. Light switches are all labelled - a real plus. The whole house is attractively decorated, and obviously a lot of thought has been given to making it a great place for a family. Our grandson was especially delighted with the Legos, dolls, and books in the kids' corner in the enormous upstairs rec room. We were really happy there.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Really great family home.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect property for a large family. Very flexible owners. Great for cooking and well equipped. Would do it all over again if we had the opportunity. Came all the way from Oregon and it was perfect in every way!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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5

Awesome House in a Beautiful Neighorgood

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Mermaid house. Plenty of room for all 9 of us. Nicely remodeled house with all the amenities you need. Very clean and well-maintained. Really enjoyed the built in stereo system throughout the main level of the home. Awesome ice maker so you never have to worry about running out.

Mark and Jennifer were great to work with and made staying at their place a breeze. They take pride in their home and it shows. Thanks guys for a wonderful 3 night stay.

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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5

Spacious, pleasingly furnished beach home near the crashing surf

  • 5 of 5

This home is full of daylight and lovely artwork, yet also family-friendly and provides all the conveniences. Ample explanations of switches and appliances mean no need to contact the owners. In early April the gardens are not yet emerging, yet look as if they are magnificent in the high season, and a sunny deck offers meals outside.Though not "on" the ocean, it's just a short stroll away to gorgeous water views. The neighborhood is flat and traffic is quiet, so ideal for cycling for all ages, with equipment available. Ideal for family vaca, or just a quiet getaway for adults, which was what our visit was.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
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Excellent house, plenty of room for my entire family!

  • 4 of 5

This property is very well maintained, clean and was conveniently located. Plenty of room for my entire family. Owner was very easy to work with, overall a great rental!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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, 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
 
Thanksgiving 2017
18 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,119
for 4 nights
From
£234
From
£293
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £37 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Yrs 2017
21 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,322
for 5 nights
From
£239
From
£405
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £29 per night, per additional guest
 
UNE Graduation 2018
11 May 2018 - 30 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,991
for 5 nights
From
£297
From
£487
Thu,Fri,Sat
£2,768
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £41 per night, per additional guest
 
Early June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 13 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,777
for 5 nights
From
£248
From
£454
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,520
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £33 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid June 2018
14 Jun 2018 - 21 Jun 2018
6 night minimum stay
£2,726
for 6 nights
From
£330
From
£537
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,180
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £37 per night, per additional guest
 
Late June 2018
22 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
6 night minimum stay
£3,692
for 6 nights
From
£537
From
£652
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£4,254
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £41 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Summer 2018
29 Jun 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
£4,510
for 6 nights
From
£731
£5,158
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £50 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer Sept2018
3 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£2,313
for 5 nights
From
£405
From
£487
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,263
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £41 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Sept 2018
15 Sep 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,413
for 4 nights
From
£322
From
£462
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £37 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£608
for 3 nights
From
£161
From
£239
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £33 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £227.28
Pet Fee £170.46 + Tax
Cleaning fee £125
Tax Rate 9.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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