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Large Beach Home - huge gourmet kitchen, dog OK!

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 6 nights

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.

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.


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.


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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Member since: 2005
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
16 January, 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 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveller reviews)

Large Beach Home - huge gourmet kitchen, dog OK!
average rating of 4.90625 based on 32 reviews
San Luis Obispo, CA

Very Successful Family Thanksgiving

  • 3 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home , very well equipped owners thought of every thing ! & dog friendly !

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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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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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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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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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Biddeford town center
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
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


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £244
Cleaning fee £134
Pet Fee £183 + Tax
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

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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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