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Stephen M Darling

Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French

The House Near the Beach You've Been Looking for!

31 Reviews
People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 9 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Southern Coast of Maine - Somerset Cottage

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Wake to the sound of surf and smell the ocean air. Nestled in a grove of old oak trees in charming neighborhood, 1/3 acre with lawn and garden. 10 minutes walk to Old Orchard Beach. Complete restoration and modernization completed in May 2008. 2000 sq ft total interior. Ground Floor-Living room w/sofa bed, TV, DVD and Stereo. Work desk with high speed Internet (wired and wireless), printer and phone (complimentary long distance in North America).

Dining room looking out to veranda and terrace seats 6. Master bedroom w/king bed, en suite bath/shower. Entirely new kitchen w/new appliances incl. dishwasher, W/D. Powder room. Shaded furnished Veranda and southwest facing terrace. Private garden w/ BBQ, parking for 2 cars. Upstairs: Bedroom 1 with full-size bed, Bedroom 2 with Queen Bed. Shared bathroom with shower. Max. occupancy 6. Upstairs bedrooms are air-conditioned.

Keywords: House

Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Stephen M Darling (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French

About Stephen M Darling

This is my second home -and I spend autumn, Holidays and spring there.

Its furnished and equipped for comfort and easy times.

A private garden amongst mature trees in a quiet neighborhood.

Wake to the sound and smell of surf, walk the beach and relax.

Stephen M Darling purchased this house in 2005

Why Stephen M Darling chose Southern Coast of Maine

This is a special neighborhood -in a grove of 100 year+ Oak trees -with year-round residents who care -and keep their homes up. Its not on the beach -but so much quieter; -especially evenings and mornings, than those houses on or near the beach. I hear the surf when I go to bed, and smell the seabreezes at night -the best of all worlds. Eash access from Boston and Portland -and a young, fun imformal community.

What makes this house unique

Good quiet sleeping location. Peaceful sitting out on the verandah or in the garden in the evenings. Shade trees to keep the house cool during the hot summer days, while sunny bright surrounding area.

Reviews

4.9
based on 31 holidaymaker reviews

The House Near the Beach You've Been Looking for!
average rating of 4.903226 based on 31 reviews
4

8 minute walk to Old Orchard Beach

  • 4 of 5

A lovely home and well maintained. One comment for consideration.

- A gas BBQ

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: To be added September 09
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6 0
Des Moines, Iowa
5

We had a lovely stay at the Old Orchard cottage for our 6th year.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Old Orchard Beach for our 6th year! We always appreciate the coziness and cleanliness of the cottage, as well as the easy access to the beach. The modern appliances and second shower are an added bonus for our family of 5.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place with enough space for teenagers to spread out, to cook and grill for ourselves, close to the beach and other adventures. This was just the place for us! We had perfect weather for as many beach days as we wanted, plus it was a central location to explore many of the other activities Maine has to offer. The house was in great condition, the local hosts were very helpful, and we completely recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX
5

A Fantastic Rental

  • 5 of 5

We have rented houses in many states and I have to say this one was one of the best. Not only is it charming but it is also immaculate, well appointed and well maintained. Everything is of the highest quality and everything works !! It's also convenient to the beach and restaurants. The neighbors were extremely helpful in getting us settled and addressing any questions or concerns we had. I highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Haverhill, MA
5

Love Everything About This Home

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house for my first stay in OOB, and I can't say enough about how wonderful this home is. It truly is a HOME. Impeccably clean, cozy furnishings, amazingly-stocked kitchen, and wonderful outdoor space to relax. I fell in love with it the first second I walked in. Plus, the neighbors across the street were super helpful and welcoming! My only regret is that I didn't rent it for an additional week. My family and I can't stop talking about how wonderful our vacation was, and this home made it perfect in every way.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Great Spring Stay

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful cozy house in a quiet cul-de-sac. Leafy garden and peaceful sitting out on the terrace. An easy walk to the beach.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
PWM Portland, Maine
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Portland to Yarmouth Nova Scotia (May to Sept)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Dunegrass and Saco Biddeford Golf & Country Clubs
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Amtrak, Old Orchard Beach
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Maine Turnpike (95) Exit 36
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Joseph's, Yellowfin, Jakes,
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Old Orchard Beach
Car: not necessary

Old Orchard Beach is the top-rated sandy beach in New England and has one of the few remaining Piers, which continues to provide entertainment summer evenings for the young and young at heart. There are countless activities and pleasant day trips -or just relax on the beach. The Maine Mall, Freeport and Kittery Outlets, Old Port Habor, Sebago Lake, are just a few of the outings.

Other Activities: Old Orchard Beach -top rated sandy beach in Maine

Golf: Beautiful public golf courses nearby with easy access for green fees.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Old Orchard Beach, 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
 
Summer 2016
9 Jul 2016 - 26 Aug 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,502
for 7 nights
From
£351
 
 
One Week July Special
16 Jul 2016 - 22 Jul 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,889
 
 
Labor Day Longer Week
27 Aug 2016 - 4 Sep 2016
9 night minimum stay
£2,377
 
 
Late Summer 2016
10 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
£1,607
for 5 nights
From
£312
 
 
Early Summer 2017
1 May 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
£1,607
for 5 nights
From
£312
£2,231
£5,042
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£1,503
for 5 nights
From
£292
£1,961
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45
Pet Fee £57
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change until the booking is confirmed.
Guests are expected to bring their own bed and bath linen. Linen Rental package available at time of booking for $200
10% Veterans and Military discount offered in Early and Late Summer
MAXIMUM OF SIX GUESTS IN THE HOUSE -REGARDLESS OF AGE.
Note: Maine State Lodging Tax increase to 9% effective January 1, 2016
Preferred Check-in time between 3 and 5pm; Check-out time is 10:30am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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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:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • near the sea ...
  • resort
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ensuite to Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Upstairs shared between bedroom 2 and 3
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , adjacent to back door, dining room -closet space adjacent
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , ensuite bathroom, walk-in closet, ceiling fan
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Air Conditioned, walk-in closet, windows on three sides
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Walk-in closet
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 Double Bed , Sofa-bed in Living room
  • New hotel-standard mattresses, bed board available
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Short walk to the beach/ocean (10 minutes). Printer/scanner/copier. Private lawn/garden in grove of oak trees.

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