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Maine Coast. Available for only 4 weeks this summer!

People7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

Sleeps up to seven in four bedrooms.

Sunlit house on a small hill overlooking sailboats in the Harraseeket harbor. Cherry floors with lots of windows and a deck overlooking the harbor. A cozy 4 bedroom home surrounded by fruit trees, roses and blueberries, a small greenhouse and tree house.

If you like a quiet and peaceful setting, which is still close to everything from great cities and towns to forests and parks, this is the place for you.

Our house is situated on an acre of land with 200 feet of frontage, in a small and quiet neighborhood. There is no swimming here, but we are just a half hour drive from magnificent beaches at state parks. Were's also just two miles from Freeport's village area and the world headquarters of L.L. Bean - the store that never closes. We're one mile from a lobster pound where you can order lobster dinners ready for pickup in a half hour, and just fifteen minutes from one of America's great little cities, Portland, where you'll find an extraordinary array of restaurants and arts, shopping, boat trips and excursions.

We are a three hour drive up the coast from Acadia National Park, which is the most-visited park east of the Mississippi River. To the west are mountains and lakes. The coastline is a series of long peninsulas that seem captured in time, with many small towns and special places.

The house has high-speed internet connections and a small theater room with cable television shown on a projection screen (10 foot screen). It also has an advanced digital piano and wireless network.

More Details

Owner
Alan Caron
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, alancaroninmaine@gmail.com
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
13 March, 2017

About Alan Caron

My wife and I are both leaders of organizations in Maine, and I run a consulting business in communications. We are involved in promoting economic growth, transportation planning, environmental protection and climate change adaption. We have a twelve-year old son.

Alan Caron purchased this house in 1998

Why Alan Caron chose Portland - Casco Bay Area

If you're looking for a place that is quiet and comfortable, this is the place. This is not a rental, but our year-round home. We will remove most of our personal items during your stay, but some items, like artwork, will remain.

What makes this house unique

Maine. Summer. Coast. What more is there?

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Freeport in Maine

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • One bathroom is smallish, but with toilet, sink and tub/shower. The other one is larger, tiled, with toilet, sink, w-d in closets and a tiled shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms with queens are corner rooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
Our house is centrally located to plenty of day trips and small adventures.

Reviews

3.5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

Maine Coast. Available for only 4 weeks this summer!
average rating of 3.5 based on 2 reviews
New York
2

House is not described adequately.

  • 2 of 5

We have used VRBO for 6 years now. I have never had to write a negative review, however potential renters must be made aware that this is a full time owners house. There are not 3 queen beds as listed. 2 queens, 1 double (FUTON), & a child's twin bed would be more factual. The best way to describe your stay is like visiting for a weekend at a friend or relative's home without them being there... The lower level is the finished basement with a walk out. The house has no ceiling fans or air-conditioning. You are provided with a box & small fan. Staying the end of July when we did was a mistake.. Upstairs on the main floor reached 85 degrees... with no blinds or shades for the windows or doors. If it rains or becomes stormy ( which it did for 3-4 days of our stay) it will become oppressive. My wife had an asthma attack because of this. The upstairs bathroom ( no picture provided) looks original to the house with no lock on the door. The toilet seat cracked the last day of our stay and Alan charged $30.00 to replace, deducted from deposit.

The restrictions of the house are many, some stated and some not. You are only given this when you pay in full.

The idea of renting a house for a week is to be able to come & go, cook, hang out, and enjoy your stay. This rental was a big mistake.

Downstairs had a mildew odor. To run the dehumidifier was useless because you needed to have the windows open for air circulation... We were 4 senior citizens along with 2 young adults and a teenager who stayed here. 2 adults had to sleep on couches. The stairs leading to the lower level were not easy to use.

The refrigerator was filled with the owners food ( only 1 shelf is made available for your cold food storage) Plan on making a lot of trips to the supermarket... The oven was LOCKED. You could only use the stove top for cooking & one side did not work on the deck grill.

We tried to contact the owners about this to discover the landline phones were DISCONNECTED. Being in the location that the house is, there is poor or no cellphone service depending your carrier. There are no smoke detectors at all in the house. All the owners belongings are everywhere & no closet space or drawer space is provided ( a luggage rack is). You are offered to use the garden vegetables, however it is inaccessible.

I am sorry for writing this bad review but VRBO does not acknowledge your complaint. What are their rental standards? I don't blame the owners... but VRBO

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We regret that it rained while these guests were here, and that they had to spend most of their time indoors. There's never anything pleasant about that. We also regret that anyone did not have a great time at our house. We have had many guests here, as both renters and home exchangers. This is the first negative response we've ever had and these were the first problem guests we've had. During their stay, they broke things and then left us a rude note blaming us for it. They called us repeatedly with one issue after another. They ran the oven cleaning cycle, in the summer heat, which not only generates a day of heat in the house but also locks the oven. It cost us nearly $300 to fix that problem. We ended up only charging them for half of the cost of a broken toilet seat, which we thought was more than fair. They agreed, at the time, and then submitted this review. How anyone breaks a toilet seat, I do not know. We encourage people to carefully read the information we have listed. We try to make clear that this is our personal home, which is why we only rent it for a few weeks each summer. It is not a vacation bare rental or a second home with meager furnishings. It is also clear that we don't have air conditioning, mostly because we live on the ocean which has constant breezes in the summer. The lower floor is built into a slope and is always 10-20 degrees cooler than the upstairs. We also encourage guests, if it becomes too warm, to open the skylights in the upper floor. That 'drafts' or pulls cool air from the downstairs and cools the house. As to the bed claim, that's simply false. All beds are queen size except for the single bed in our son's room. Two are fixed beds and one is a foldout couch. We have now replaced the foldout queen with a full queen, and the foldout is still available for use.. Most people have had a wonderful time here.
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5

Hidden gem on quiet street in South Freeport!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at this house in South Freeport. A very quiet street looking out on to the tidal river leading to the bay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Freeport, Maine

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My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,544
for 7 nights
£1,544
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £160
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Location

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Various
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Casco Bay and Nova Scotia
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Multiple golf courses from 4-10 miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
U.S. Route 295
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Multiple
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Sunday River
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
multiple
Car: necessary

We are twelve miles from one of America's great small cities, Portland, Maine. It is a foodie's mecca and a great walkable waterfront city with plenty of art and culture, music and shopping.

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