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'Palace' 2 BR Oceanfront

Bedrooms 2
Space 660 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 4

A sweet cottage at the best location ever!!!

Waterfront cottage on sheltered cove--rocks, sand, sea glass! Wonderful views of rocky coast from open deck and sitting room with huge windows! Watch Lobster Boats come into cove to tend their traps! Best of both worlds: beside Short Beach plus short walk to Long Public Beach for surfing or running with the sea at your feet and wind in your hair! Water in every direction.

Please click SEND A MESSAGE (NOT Request to Book--which goes to credit card + I have to pay a fee). Then after you enter your Name and Phone, you will see a tab with Other Payment Options, where you can pay me by echeck, or I can also send you my address for you to send a check in the mail. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

Character: delightful diamond-pane old windows and antiques.

House on the same property also has incredible ocean views, in case other family members or friends want to be nearby. See HomeAway #961056.

Internet (wifi), Cable TV, Books.

Size: 660 sq ft + deck 10x12 + screened porch 8x12.

The beautiful white sand beaches of Biddeford offer a getaway vacation that you will want to return to every summer--and this cottage offers the perfect spot. Enjoy watching sparkling water and waves breaking on the rocks, from the comfort of your living room or deck. Wade in the sheltered waters on the small beach just a few steps away, or stroll down to jump in the waves on the 3-mile-long beach just over the hill--Fortunes Rocks is known for its beaches, and surfers visit all year!

The quiet small beach and the splashing public beach are as different as night and day, and this house is one of the very few giving you the best of both.

Stroll out into the yard and enjoy the flowers, then step onto the beach to explore rock pools at the edge of the sea. Sit on the beach with the light breeze and the sand between your toes--the kids can make sand castles in the fresh salty air.

Town is only a few minutes away, where you can discover that the historic districts of Biddeford and Saco provide delightful walks. New development has brought cafes (including Panera Bread!) and ethnic restaurants. The mills have been transformed by artisans, woodworkers and many small businesses in the new loft spaces on the island in the Saco River. History and architecture buffs will enjoy the “Museum on the Streets” self-guided walking tour. Scenic river views may be enjoyed from trails, a gazebo and benches.

Funtown, aquaboggin & shopping malls are nearby: To the north, there is Old Orchard (15 minutes), Portland (a half hour), and Freeport's LL Bean store just beyond. To the south, Boston is an hour and a half, Kennebunkport just 15 minutes, and the shopping at Kittery Outlet Malls in between.

Boater's paradise: there is a boat launch on the Saco River; kayak rentals for the river/salt marshes to the north/the ocean! There are lobster boats, fishing boats, boats to whale-watch!

Artists paint islands and lighthouses at Biddeford Pool, and visit galleries from Perkins Cove to Kennebunkport.

Naturalists can walk the beach, the salt marshes, woods, and fields, watching for birds, chipmunk, woodchuck, beaver, fox, wild turkey, deer, moose, ... Bigfoot?!!? Well, what's a summer without a little adventure? Maine is Vacationland, and the 'Palace' at Fortunes Rocks has the best location of all.

Near shopping, arts, theatre, antiques, book sales, whale watch, fishing, kayaking, lobster!

Perfect for just resting and rejuvenating in the salty air!

Getting there: Apart from driving, or flying to Boston (BOS) or Porland (PWM), you could even come by train! The new Amtrak station, opened in 2009, is notable for being the first green design train station in the U.S., featuring a wind turbine for electricity, geothermal heating and cooling systems, and a roof made from recycled soda bottles.

More Details

Suzanne Sen
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family stayed in the palace in late June. We have been coming to Biddeford pool for 15 years and this trip didn’t let us down! The house is quaint and has all the amenities needed for a relaxing vacation. The house has a nice ocean view, great porches, not to mention access to a small beach and walking distance to the public beach! Suzanne was very promptly in her responses and very helpful. This is a perfect place to get away we will definitely be back!
Jun 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fortunes Rocks in Biddeford

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 660 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • The cottage sleeps 4 in beds. Occasional additional overnight visitors can sleep on the pull-out couch.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , curved shower rod
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Sitting room has pull-out couch if needed (not for everyday use because of space).
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck Chairs
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Conservatory
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • Yard
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

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'Palace' 2 BR Oceanfront
average rating of 4.111111 based on 11 reviews

Nice View, Cottage Needs Updating

  • 3 of 5

My husband and I stayed at The Palace, the smaller of the two properties owned by Suzanne. The grounds were pretty, full of flowers and greenery. It was nice having a screened in porch on the side, very peaceful. My cat loved bird watching! And then you have an outside deck on the back looking out at the cove. Fantastic views! The house itself could use some work though. A fresh coat of paint inside and out. Maybe some new patio furniture for the screened in porch. The wicker is getting pretty worn. My biggest complaint is that the two bedrooms only have a full size bed in one, and two twin beds in the other. I haven't slept in a full size bed since I was in my 20’s. My husband and I are both tall and not exactly a size 2! I would have at least a queen size bed in the bigger room and rearrange the smaller room to accommodate twin beds. My husband and I ended up having to sleep in the two twin beds, not very romantic. Felt like June and Ward Cleaver! But the house is in a good location. And Suzanne was very helpful and gave alot of good information for our stay. Overall it was a nice stay!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cabin is nice

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our stay at the Palace

  • 3 of 5

Location couldn't have been better - within steps of the ocean. We were only there three nights. The house is small "cozy" and is in desperate need of some TLC and updating. The owner is delightful and gave us a wealth of information on the surrounding area, sights, restaurants etc

We had two families staying - my wife and I and our friends and their 2 year old. There is a sofa bed in the living room which was great.

Overall it was fine and compared with the prices of everything nearby was the best value we could find. However a freshen up would certainly make it a more enjoyable experience.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for 4 nights and loved the cottage, the location and setting is beautiful, the private beach is just across the rolling lawn, perfect. the cottage was well equipped, comfortable and a quiet location,five minute walk to the public beach. If a quiet relaxing visit is what you are after this is a terrific place to stay. Suzanne is very personable and makes the process easy and enjoyable. This is the first of many visits.

Chris & Shellie

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Slingerlands, NY, USA

Great place for grandparents with toddler

  • 5 of 5

We were at the cottage over July 4 weekend, and everything worked out really well. We kept our toddler granddaughter while her parents came back and forth from Portland, since they were doing some renovations on their house there. It took only a little time to get all of the cleaning products and breakable items on high shelves or in the broom closet that we could block off. Screen doors had high hooks to keep her from tumbling out, and she loved playing on the big furniture, plus all of the rocks, inside and out. By rotating the dressing table in the twin bedroom, we could create a slightly screened space for the packNplay. The deck even had a kid-size Adirondack chair. The review noting a lack of good pillows and other items is outdated – there was plenty of anything we wanted, including extra blankets of several weights, some great soaps, all paper products, etc. There were also lots of extra chairs, folding tables, dishes, cutlery, and pots, so that we could have kids and my sister for meals. We really appreciated the quiet little beach on the busy weekend, and even the little one loved watching the tide crash in and go out. We all wished that we were staying longer.

The owner is exceptionally responsive, with an excellent property manager who came promptly to deal with a detached shingle that we feared would blow off the porch roof entirely during the high winds the first night.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Webster, NY

The Palace

  • 5 of 5

We thought The Palace was perfect for our family ! It offered everything we needed and was a great location! The owner was especially attentive to our needs.

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I love the cottage, and I'm happy to have other families enjoy it, too.
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
PWM (Portland International Jetport)
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Champion Sports Bar, Pop's Tavern
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Casco Bay Lines, Portland Maine
Nearest Golf
2.4 Miles
Abenakee Club
Nearest Train
7.7 Miles
Amtrak Downeaster, Saco Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Buffleheads Restaurant, Hills Beach
Nearest Ski
58 Miles
Lost Valley
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Property on quiet beach; also public FortunesRocks
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £76.14


Weekly rentals only in July and August.
Weekend rentals available other months.
Long-term rentals May-Nov welcome, ask for rate.

Checks in advance please.
1 dog allowed, additional $100.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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