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The Anchor - ocean views , great location

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Orr's Island - The Anchor

Search for "Gull & Anchor" on the web for additional information, including property rules.

This 4 person 600 sq ft unit is perfect for anyone who does not want stairs and/or prefers a separate bedroom. It has ocean views and a south facing deck.

The Anchor is located just a few minutes walk from the Cribstone Bridge and the Orrs/Bailey Yacht Club in the vibrant, south end of Orr's Island, where you will find Princes Point, home to H2Outfitters and the Salt Cod Café.... Across the bridge you will find a few restaurants, Lands End Gift Shop, and activities such as the Casco Bay Lines noon cruise and the Giant Staircase. Bring your kayak or rent one locally; Hike nature trails; Or explore surrounding towns.

Located an hour from Portland and about 35 minutes from Freeport, "The Anchor" is accessed via the parking area (north side) and the deck (south side). The deck has a charcoal grill, table w/4 chairs and beautiful ocean views. The unit has a combined living/dining area w/queen size sofabed, kitchen, bathroom with oversized shower, and bedroom with queen bed. Below "The Anchor" is a pebble beach that is great for swimming, relaxing or investigating tidal pools.

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

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

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Tim Black
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2016


based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

The Anchor - ocean views , great location
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews
New York, NY

Everything for a great stay

  • 5 of 5

The Anchor was cozy, clean and complete with everything I needed for my recent stay. It was in my favorite area of "the islands" with a number of places within easy walking distance. The deck off the living room, with dining table, chairs and barbeque grill was a favorite spot to enjoy breakfast with a view. The shady fire pit area was pleasant during hot afternoons, and a very short walk brings you to a lovely rocky beach. I especially appreciated the fact that Cheryl and Tim let you know if there is an opportunity for early check-in. I will definitely look to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great views!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful accomodations. Beautiful views. Very clean and comfortable. Lots of things within walking distance.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint and comfy stay

  • 4 of 5

We totally enjoyed our stay even though it was too short. Everything was as described, very clean, didn't lack for anything and the owners were available if needed. Appreciated the book of area attractions as we had never been to Maine before. Quiet get away... not too touristy. You could see water from the front door to the west and water from the back deck to the east. This location was great! The only negative was the bed but they plan on replacing it soon. Several places to eat not too far away, a lot of seafood choices. I highly recommend the ice cream at The Island Candy Store.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was immaculate when we arrived. Every convenience.. Washer/dryer, fully equipped kitchen

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week (August 7 - 14, 2016) and it was wonderful. The owners are absolutely helpful in every way. We could not get over how clean and fully equipped it was. It has a washer/dryer and everything in the kitchen you could possibly need. We steamed lobster and ate them on the deck that overlooked the water, with seagulls flying overhead. The beach is only a short walk away.

We were able to buy the live lobsters across the street and just down the road was the Salty Cod Café where you could buy delicious clam chowder and corn chowder. They also had wonderful muffins and scones.

We hope to make it back again next year. Thank you again Tim and Cheryl for having such a nice place for a vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maryann, you and Dick were wonderful guests and we are hoping you both can make it back again next year. Will keep you in our thoughts. Cheryl & Tim
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Awesome stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our apartment was everything we were hoping for. Host had an awesome book of things to see and do in the area, which was very helpful. They also provided us with local places to eat and get fresh lobster. Very clean and had everything we needed. Would absolutely recommend this place to anyone asking. TV channels were limited, but that was fine with me.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, charming location

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week vacationing at The Anchor with my wife and toddler. Loved staying in what is essentially a fully equipped little apartment, the kitchen had everything we needed to fix multiple lobster dinners (you can buy lobsters straight off the boat a short walk away). The Salt Cod Cafe is right across the street with great coffee, scones, and chowder. Orr's and Bailey's islands are amazing. We often visited a great, secluded beach that was recommended to us by the owners. Harpswell was a nice, quiet area off the beaten path while still being conveniently close to other Maine destinations.We have already recommended The Anchor (and The Gull, the associated property) to many of our friends, family, and neighbors. I highly recommend you check this one out, it is a real gem on the Maine coast.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

We are about 15 minutes from Brunswick, Maine


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Orr's Island, Portland - Casco Bay Area

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3 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 9.0%

ALL rates are for 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
No child amenities
Parking for 2 vehicles (max)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Orr's Island in Maine

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has oversized shower. No tub available.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming

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