3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, sleeps 10
Scott or Jana Doughty
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Location even better than expected
Being able to walk to the beach, was such a pleasure! The inside was lovely and well equipped!
Thank you for the excellent review! We appreciate you staying at our beach house and would love to have you come back!
-Scott and Jana
Perfect Beach house with all the trimmings!
While the listing was totally accurate, the property was even better than we expected! It was so close to the beach and all attractions. Best of all, Scott and Jana had every amenity to make our stay incredibly comfortable. The best was all the walks we took as a family with our puppy and how welcome he was everywhere we went. Our first time in Maine certainly won’t be our last!! Thanks so much!
Thank you for the kind words! We are very happy you enjoyed it and would love to have you come back next year.!
-Scott and Jana
Long Sands beach house
We enjoyed walking every day. The beach is less than a mile away. High tide seems to come up fast, so you need to plan your day and know the tidal chart.
Being landlords ourselves, we did take notice of some inconveniences. The check-in time of 3 pm and check out time of 10 am, unfortunately, isn’t ideal and cuts into your vacation days. Upon arrival, the coffee pot still had the previous guests’ coffee in the carafe and there was no coffee supplied as stated. The trash pickup schedule forces you to take out the previous guest’s garbage and recyclables which is slightly awkward. The bathroom, most specifically, the shower curtain wasn't clean. On day two, the lawn cutters showed up unannounced at Noon. In the master bedroom, the pillows were very flat, so we were glad we had brought our own. Additionally, the sheets were uncomfortable and non-fitting. The request to have guests launder the towels prior to check out doesn't seem very customer-centric. Overall, it is a nice house for a family vacation and we had plenty of room.
First of all, we apologize that the home didn't live up to your expectations. As this is one of the few reviews of less than 5 Stars, it definitely got our attention. Unfortunately there is nothing we can do about the tide. As far as the check-in and check-out times, we believe these are very standard times, consistent with the majority of the hospitality industry. Our cleaning service requires five hours so that they can leave the home looking great for the next guest. I did look into the coffee issue and the shower curtain immediately upon seeing this review. Apparently the cleaning service had someone new there cleaning and she definitely forgot about the coffee pot and didn't forward the information about the shower curtain. I wish I had know when you checked in, as I could've corrected both issues. The shower curtain was replaced immediately once the problem was known. As you can see from our previous reviews, the home is normally immaculate upon check-in. As far as the trash and recycling go, I do agree that it is inconvenient to bring out the last people's trash, we cannot control the day of trash pickup and it is simply not allowed or desirable to leave trash by the road for 3 days every week. We will look at some other options, but for nine years the system has seemed to work. Thank you for letting us know about the sheets. We will double check to make sure the cleaning service is using the proper sized sheets and that they are comfortable. Finally, the lawn boy is a high school football player who normally cuts on Saturday while no one is there, however I found out he had a game that day and did show up unannounced later in the week and we do apologize for that. We will do our best to keep improving to maintain our usually excellent reviews.
Scott and Jana
Comfortable, convenient, clean and well equipped Beach house
Nice, peaceful location. Many amenities. Within walking distance of beach and restaurants. We had an enjoyable stay.
We appreciate the great review! We'd love to have you come back next year!
-Scott and Jana
Wonderful outdoor space, close to beach, and dog friendly!
I hesitate to even write a review, because this place is such a gem! Scott and Jana clearly put a lot of work into renovating this property. The house is just gorgeous with two lovely outdoor spaces, one on the upstairs deck and one picnic table/grilling area downstairs on the other side of the house. You can get shade or sun any time of day!
It is literally a five minute walk to the beach. We loved that it was both dog friendly (our golden retriever had a blast on the beach) and also spotless. If you bring your dog, note that the neighbors have chickens, so please keep your dog on leash outside.
Scott and Jana were great hosts who responded quickly to the few issues we encountered (the grease pan in the grill was full and the lawn hadn't been mowed) and paid for our mid-stay cleaning to make up for the inconvenience.
A few things to be aware of:
* Two of the three bedrooms are on the second floor, which does not have a bathroom. The only bathroom is on the first floor, down a tricky spiral staircase. So I would only recommend the upstairs bedrooms for people who have pretty good mobility and eyesight (e.g. not young kids or older grandparents).
* Even with the blinds, the downstairs bedroom gets very bright as soon as the sun comes up. We ended up buying a cover for our daughter's pack n play, just to keep her from waking up at 5:30am every morning!
* We thought the mattresses were probably due for an upgrade.
Thank you for the wonderful stay! We had a blast and would not hesitate to come back.
Great location, short walk to Long Sands and drinks at Lobster Cove.
House was great, clean and spacious, everything you need.
2/10 of a mile from beach, York Wild Animal Kingdom, 15 minutes to Portsmouth, NH, 15 minutes to Kittery Outlets, 45 minutes to Portland, ME, 1.25 hrs to Freeport, ME