The tidal cove where you can feel free to take the kayaks and rowboat.Sunny master bedroom with vaulted ceilings.
Dog-Friendly Oceanfront Home w/Kayaks and Rowboat
Dog-Friendly Oceanfront Home w/Kayaks and Rowboat

Entire home/apt

6 guests

3 bedrooms

3 beds
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About this listing

Classic New England Family Home with Privacy, Nature, & Proximity to the Water.

This 3 bedroom home is convenient to both Portland and Freeport in a quiet coastal neighborhood. Explore the area from your own dock with the rowboat, pair of kayaks or bikes. A nice walking trail leads you around the secluded cove. Picnic table and hammock for family time.

The space

5 miles from downtown Portland is this oasis with woods, paths, and a tidal cove with dock. Very quiet and peaceful and connected to nature, yet close to everything. Nearby Falmouth shopping plaza with grocery store is within a mile.

Your comfortable and cozy home away from home offers fabulous amenities. Here are a few things you should know about this home:

The house set-up is as follows:
First Floor
*Exceptionally supplied kitchen with numerous appliances
*Sunken family room with large, very comfortable L-shaped couch (also suitable for sleeping)
*Formal dining room
*Formal living room with piano and a several other musical instruments for music night.
*Half bathroom with toilet/sink
*Good-sized outdoor deck with furniture and bbq grill
Second Floor
*Large and sunny master bedroomwith cathedral ceiling and ensuite bathroom with tub/shower combo
*Recently renovated second bedroom with full bed plus two twin loft beds
*Small third bedroom with single bed, perfect for the teen who wants his/her privacy
*Full bathroom with shower
*Laundry room with washer/dryer and iron/board
Basement
*Owner-occupied legal apartment (please see guest access for more details)

Everything you need for a comfortable stay: bed & bath linens; well-supplied kitchen; separate laundry room; large yard and deck with bbq grill; and plenty of space for the whole family.

Cable TV, Netflix, Wi-Fi, board games. Even a homemade birdhouse that pipes jazz music upon demand.

This home offers an outstanding location for exploring nature. For anyone looking to scoot into Portland but wanting a quiet retreat away from the city, this is the place. The solitude one finds at the ocean's edge is beyond words: a moment in time and salty air entwined with Maine pines. Take one of the two kayaks out into the ocean. Or perhaps the rowboat? Take in a moonlight hammock under the trees in the large backyard. In the fall, pick an apple from one of the yard's trees. Tall trees, chirping birds and a cove a few hundred feet away make it a perfect place to relax.

Note: While this is an oceanfront home, there are no expansive water views like you may be expecting of a coastal Maine home. The property abuts a waterfront cove, which is not the same as the open ocean. There is no swimming permitted in the cove. Please pay close attention to the photos and the associated captions to gain a sense of the proximity and access to the water.

Guest access

This rental is for the entire home - approximately 2400 square feet of living space with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths.

The first and second floors of this home are entirely yours for the duration of your stay. Please note that the basement is a legal apartment occupied by the owners. You will each have your own privacy, including your own entrances and outside spaces. It is your choice how much contact you have with the owners. They are available for emergencies and upon invite.

Interaction with guests

This home is managed by a local boutique vacation rental company. Chris is available 9am to 9pm and will check in with you at least once during your stay. She lives just a stone's throw away in downtown Portland, so don’t be shy about contacting her about:

*Fixing/looking into anything that doesn’t work or isn’t working optimally
*Directions and sightseeing/dinner/local recommendations
*How things work (i.e. parking, anything to do with the house or yard)

Other things to note

The house is situated north of Portland in a quiet, peaceful nook along the water. It feels remote but is only ten minutes from Portland and very close to 295, the main artery for travel up the coast. A short hiking trail near the backyard will take you to a viewpoint and rock for sunning.

*Dogs are also welcome into this home for a nonrefundable $50 per pet. Please let us know you are considering bringing your dog(s) before you place your booking.


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The space
Bathrooms: 2.5
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Check In: 4PM - 11PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Smart lock

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 259
Security Deposit: 259
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 single bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 11PM

Dear Guests,

The maximum occupancy for this home is 6 and may not be exceeded without express permission from your host.

This rental home is fully equipped with bedding and bath towels, cooking pots and utensils, dishware and starter paper products. During the course of your stay you may need to replenish paper products and soaps.

Well-behaved dogs are allowed with permission and a $50 nonrefundable pet deposit per pet. Pets must be treated for fleas and ticks. Please clean up in the yard after your pet. Try to keep them out of the vegetable garden that runs along the outside deck.

There is access to a cove at high tide from a set of floating docks for kayaking and rowing in a small row boat. Guests must wear life jackets at all times while using the watercraft and are not permitted to travel beyond Mussel Cove. The use of the kayaks, row boat and docks are entirely at the discretion of the Guests and Guests must agree to use the docks at their own risk, and will not hold the home owner or their insurance company responsible in any way for any injury or damage, regardless of fault, or disrepair of docks and or water craft.

Swimming is not permitted from the docks or from anywhere on the property or private areas of the neighborhood. Public access where there are rocks for fishing and swimming are found by taking the path on the property, crossing the wooden bridge, and following the path to the left along the water’s edge until you come to a grassy area and rocks that jut into the water where there are views of the cove and Casco Bay. Please note that the access to the water for swimming and fishing is entirely dependent on tides. There is a tide chart on the bulletin board in the kitchen. Guests are not permitted to access or otherwise use the private beach at the end of Edgewater Drive. That is for members only.

Two bicycles and two helmets are available for the Guests to use. Guests must wear the helmets at all times while riding the bicycles. Guests must agree to use the bicycles at their own risk, and must agree that they will not hold the home owner or their insurance company responsible in any way for any injury or damage while using the bicycles, regardless of fault or disrepair of the bicycles.

We also expect that you'll be respectful of the neighbors in this quiet neighborhood. No events or parties without our explicit permission.

It is very rare that we ever have to ask for any part of a security deposit from our guests but we do ask for $200 to be held in case of any accidental damage. Any expenses incurred during your stay that are over and above what is included in your rental will be deducted from the security deposit. Expenses over this amount are still your responsibility and will be invoiced to you above and beyond the security deposit. After inspection of the property and any related invoices for services related to any damage, monies will be collected by whatever payment you initially made no later than 10 days after your departure date - and most of the time within 7 days.

Our rental home is meticulously cleaned in preparation for your visit, and we ask that you leave the residence clean and in good order per the rental agreement and departure guidelines. Renters are asked to remove all trash from the home and place in receptacles, clear the refrigerator, strip the beds and leave linens for the cleaners, and launder a load of towels prior to the cleaners’ arrival to turn over the property.

We expect you to behave reasonably and responsibly while staying at this House. Any conduct that is considered unreasonable is grounds for expulsion from this property and possibly loss of security deposit. Examples of unreasonable behavior include drawing attention to yourself while in the yard, playing recklessly on the docks, taking the watercraft past the cove and into the open ocean, jumping off of the deck, performing any stunts within the bounds of the property or while on the watercraft, engaging in excessive drinking, holding a party, inviting strangers into the home, or otherwise doing anything that would be considered unsafe or unwise. Any damages or injuries to yourself, others, the home, grounds, or watercraft while engaging in unreasonable behavior are not the responsibility of the home owners or their insurance company.

Our aim is to help you enjoy the best vacation you can have during your stay in Maine. We are not liable or responsible for acts of nature or guarantee peaceful and quiet enjoyment. Noises generated by construction, people or pets outside the property are not a common occurrence but they do not warrant a refund of any kind.

Please have a wonderful stay, make lots of great memories, and contact us if we can help make your stay more comfortable.

Kind regards, Chris & Mike

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Must climb stairs - 2-story home with stairs to gain entry.

Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

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13 Reviews

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Dushyant User Profile
July 2017
Chris is an amazing host and my family and I enjoyed our stay a lot. Check in was simple and so was check out. Everything was in order and the description is perfect. We'd love to stay here again if we visit Falmouth!
Chris User ProfileChris is a superhost.
Response from Chris:
Thanks so much for the nice review, Dushayant. You and your family were so kind and genuine to Sarah and Michael. All of our guests are nice but you guys were noteworthy :) Thanks again!
July 2017

Natalie User Profile
June 2017
This house was prefect for our short weekend spent with family. It had everything we needed and more. We loved our stay and would definitely come back!
Chris User ProfileChris is a superhost.
Response from Chris:
Thanks, Natalie. I appreciate the review. Please come back anytime!
June 2017

Barry User Profile
October 2016
It was a beautiful place. Anything I needed was a phone call away.

Brittany User Profile
September 2016
Chris was a great host! Very responsive and welcoming! The home was super cozy and charming, perfect for our family getaway. The drive to Portland was shorter than expected which we loved. One bed was accidentally left unmade but there were plenty of clean sheets for us to replace it ourselves. We loved the outdoor space and the option to use the kayaks!

Linda User Profile
September 2016
My family and I had such a wonderful stay! The house was clean, comfortable and full of amenities. My three boys enjoyed the open outdoor space, especially the private cove. The neighborhood was quiet and lovely with easy access to Portland. Chris was extremely helpful and responded quickly whenever I had a question. The owners, Michael and Sarah were very warm and welcoming. Would definitely recommend!!

Eric User Profile
August 2016
The house was great and very clean when we arrived. It suited us very well. My only complaint is that I was presented with house rules that I was asked to agree to the day AFTER I could no longer cancel my reservation. If I needed to give my agreement via message or email, these house rules should have been presented to me before Chris decided to accept my booking and money. At the very least, they shouldn't have been given to me two hours after I could no longer cancel.
Chris User ProfileChris is a superhost.
Response from Chris:
Hi Eric, thanks for your stay. You were great guests. Airbnb requires that guests must agree to house rules before booking. I make contact with incoming guests appr. 4 days prior to their arrival. At that time, I also send a copy of the house rules and ask that they read through (again) and respond that they agree, per the home's insurance. We just need this confirmation. Thanks for understanding and sorry for any confusion.
August 2016

Laura User Profile
August 2016
The house is well appointed on a beautiful cove. However, it is located in close proximity to other houses and to the highway (not seen in pictures). We were waken up every morning to loud construction noises and to the voices of neighbors. It did not feel like a vacation house.
Chris User ProfileChris is a superhost.
Response from Chris:
From the owners: So sorry you felt this way! There are houses in the neighborhood, but compared to Portland the distance between homes is spacious, and we are backed by woods and the cove! We are at least a mile from 295 and Rt 88 is a distance away - where the speed limit is 35. And Anderson Dr. where we are located has mostly foot and bicycle traffic! I have lived there 17 years and can count on one hand when neighbors have been loud. So between that and the construction which ended up being just one day (the town gas lines were being put in), we are very sorry.
August 2016

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Chris User ProfileChris is a superhost.

Mike & I are both Mainahs! Mike is from Peaks Island and I'm from Cape Elizabeth, so living near the water is in our blood. Mike is a 3-generation woodworker turned private yacht captain and I'm a reformed chef, and we both love travel!

Mike is a grandfather and father of two grown girls, and I'm a lifelong bachelorette. Together, we have a great time dancing (how we met), singing karaoke, gardening, traveling, and cooking. We love to entertain and also to spend quiet evenings cuddled on the couch. Your comfort is important to us, and we live locally to assist you in making sure you are taking care of.

Hosted 1 guest from Canada
Languages: Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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