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The Gull ~ Amazing ocean views

Bedrooms Studio
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Search for "Gull & Anchor, Orrs Island, ME" on the web or look for us on Facebook for additional information.


"The Gull" (4 person max) is accessed via private stairs which lead to a deck with amazing ocean views you will not soon forget. Enter the 600 sq ft open floor plan unit that easily accommodates the queen size bed, 4 person dining table, and living room with pull-out full size sofa. Add the full kitchen with eating bar, bathroom with tub/shower and sleeping loft with queen mattress, and you have everything you need for a perfect vacation.

The Gull & The Anchor are located just a few minutes walk from the Cribstone Bridge in the vibrant, south end of Orr’s Island. Here you find Princes Point, home to H2Outfitters and the Salt Cod Café.... Across the bridge you will find restaurants, shopping, and other activities such as Casco Bay Lines "noon cruise" and exploring the Giant Staircase. ... Or just sit on your southeast facing deck and enjoy your morning coffee while watching the sun rise.... Or meander down to the pebble beach where beautiful views and tranquil sounds await ....

There is also much to explore beyond Orrs Island such as in Brunswick - with it's many museums and Maine Street stores; Freeport - with L.L. Bean and numerous other outlet stores; And Bath - home to antique stores, specialty shops, galleries and restaurants, and Maine Maritime Museum. For your convenience we keep an updated "Things To-Do" book in the unit.

We are very proud of our island and encourage you to visit and share in the island experience. "The Gull" is the perfect location for your stay on beautiful Orr’s Island .....

As mentioned, look for 'The Gull & The Anchor' on the web!!!

More Details

Tim Black
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

I stayed at "the Gull" the first week of August 2015 and I was pleasantly surprised upon our arrival, do not let the word studio detour you from renting this place. Plenty of room and space it even had a loft for my kids to sleep in which they loved. The deck views are the best part, amazing, eating your dinner outside and watching the boats come and go. I have never rented a place that stocked everything so well, they even gave you laundry detergent! You literally have to pack your clothes and food (they even provide spices) and everything else is there. The area is beautiful and peaceful. I spend the weekend with my significant other and then he left and I had my 2 children ages 4 and 15 for the rest of the week, that provided a little more of a challenge to find things that they both wanted to do. I recommend a day trip into boothbay. We found a ton of seaglass down at pebble beach and woke up early to see that sunrise, which is a must. Nicest people to rent from, I forgot my charger there and they mailed it back to me no charge. Trust me you will not be disappointed with this rental!!!
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Orr's Island in Harpswell

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Overnight Guests - 2 person max UNRELATED adults.
  • Primary Guest must be present during overnight rental period.
  • Day Guests - 6 person max (includes registered guests)
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , There is also a sleeping loft with queen mattress
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking


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The Gull ~ Amazing ocean views
average rating of 4.875 based on 9 reviews

The Gull

  • 4 of 5

Our stay from July 2 - July 8 was all we had hoped for and then some. The Gull was very comfortable and the views were spectacular. We had the best time, so much so we booked again for next summer. Unfortunately we good not get the Gull, but we were able to get the downstairs apartment The Anchor. I am expecting it to be just as nice.

Thank you Tim for all you did for us.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent location, beautiful ocean view and great seafood.

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't be happier with our rental. The owner is onsite and is very helpful and accommodating. The Maine lobster at the local restaurants is killer and the beaches and ocean views are beautiful. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The Gull was perfect for our family (two teenagers), and Tim couldn't have been more accommodating, providing extra towels for the asking when we arrived. Daughter loved the privacy of the loft. Clean, comfortable furnishings, well-equipped kitchen (including accessories needed for a lobster feast on the deck), great location easily walkable to restaurants and lobster sellers near the bridge, friendly neighbors. Nice collection of board games and DVDs for downtime. Upper-floor view made sunrise over Casco Bay each morning all the more amazing. (Also didn't hurt that the weather was perfect for our entire stay.)

A few things to be aware of: Wi-Fi bandwidth couldn't support video streaming (not unusual in areas like this) and signal in the loft was hit-and-miss at times, but otherwise service was good. The window blinds aren't all that effective for darkening the room in the early morning sun. If you're not an early riser and can't sleep through a fair amount of early morning light, consider bringing along a sleep mask. Also there's no automatic ice maker in the freezer--there are a couple of trays for making your own.

Thanks to Tim for a great stay-highly recommend this property and the area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

My kids and I had the best time here! We loved being able to walk to the pebble beach. The Gull had everything we needed for our stay, even board games for evening entertainment!

When I asked my 13 year old son what his favorite part of vacation was, he said, "Where we stayed."

Tim and Cheryl were kind enough to literally keep the lights on when we arrived later than we had planned in the evening.

I would definitely stay here again and have already recommended it to friends!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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a lovely week away- 1 yr old in tow!

  • 5 of 5

Tim and Cheryl are generous people- who are right next door if you need anything.

My husband and I stayed a week in the Gull (the upstairs studio w/loft) with our 1 year old son. The islands in and around Harpswell are quaint and idealistic- yet still very much a Maine experience! much more peaceful and small than other more popular Maine towns, Harpswell let us take short hikes in the morning (we only saw two other hikers the whole week..) , and hit the small beaches (cedar beach / lands end) in the afternoon between the baby’s naps. Lobsters for dinner and there you have it- a lovely stay at The Gull. :-)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing honeymoon getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful! Amazing, sweeping views of the ocean right from the porch. The apartment was as clean as can be and cozy and comfortable, super private and quiet, with everything stocked and ready. Right across the street was a lobsterman selling lobsters super cheap!! Very cute and quaint town, locals are just chill and friendly. Tim and Cheryl are such nice people and were wonderful to rent from. There's no doubt we'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio in Orr's Island, Maine

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 9.0%

ALL rates are for up to 4 persons
We have a strict cancellation policy.
Cancellations made 60-days or more before check-in date will receive a refund.
No pets or visiting pets in this unit
Parking for 2 vehicles max.
Not handicap accessible
No child amenities

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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