Scrub Pines - 4 cottages - close to Ocean Park
All are affordable cottages close to the beach. They're the Scrub Pines Cottages and the names are Boutin (sleeps 6), Chauncey (sleeps 6), Looney (sleeps 5) & Roche (sleeps 6). Prices vary . Each house has 2 bedrooms and either sleep sofa or trundle bed in living room.
All cottages have two bedrooms; master has a queen bed; 2nd b/r has two twins. Two have a queen sleep sofa in the living room, one has single sleep sofa, one has a trundle bed in living room that doubles as a couch. Sleeps 4 in beds…5 or 6 with sleep sofas. All have a bath with shower, 3 have outside enclosed shower, cable TV, WIFI, 3 havegas BBQ grilles, all have picnic tables. All have Air Conditioning & heat, if needed. Park 2 cars….one in driveway & one out front. They're only about a 5-minute walk to the famous pier for those fries, fried dough & amusements. Pets okay with permission. Off Season spring & fall, rates vary.
Saco & Old Orchard exits are #36 on the Maine Turnpike and are half way between Kittery & Freeport for outlet shopping; 20 minutes to South Portland to a major mall and 20 minutes to Portland. There are also many shops along Rte. 1 for antique stuff between Wells & Scarborough. The Old Port in Portland is at the waterfront with shops, 25 minute ride. We’re about 1-1/2 hours or so from the Boston area.
Only 2-1/2 miles to Ferry Beach, Camp Ellis & Old Orchard.
Saco beaches are named: Kinney Shore, Bayview, Ferry Beach & Camp Ellis. Kinney Shores is adjacent to Old Orchard. Ferry Beach, Camp Ellis & Bayview are located about 3 miles south of Old Orchard Beach and are at the ocean on Saco Bay. (see info below). Bayview is a little more prestigious area. State law now prohibits bonfires on any beach in Maine.
Old Orchard has amusements & gift shops. From either of the Saco beaches or the OOB beach, it’s about 5 miles to Funtown which is a theme park & water park; about 7 miles to the Aquaboggin, a water park; 5 miles to major supermarkets.
Camp Ellis is a "Fishing Village" area….now dotted with newly-remodeled. Located where the Saco River joins the ocean with a mile-long jetty in the canal. The dock is open year round, is still an active fishing area for commercial lobstermen & fishermen. You can go over to the dock and watch both fishing vessels and pleasure boats. Whale watching, paragliding & fishing charters operate out of the docks in Camp Ellis.
Kayak rentals are nearby for use on the Saco River, which goes out to the ocean at Saco Bay. There is also a mile-long jetty to fish from or just to walk on, a large dock with both fishing & pleasure boats in the harbor, a large dock with both fishing & pleasure boats in the harbor.
Golf courses in OOB & in Saco. Another attraction is “bird watching"
|Jun 21 2015||Sep 01 2015||-||-||$1,350||-||1 Week|
|: 2 p.m. : 10 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 8%|
|Deposits: To hold a cottage, a 50% deposit including tax is required. Personal checks are okay and deposits are due in 10 days from receipt of the contract,12 days for our Canadian neighbors. All balances are due 1 month prior to your arrival. This makes your arrival run much more smoothly with less complications for both of us. Deposit & balance payments can be made by personal checks, money order or Direct Deposits. Sorry, I don't use credit cards.|
|Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check|
|Other Fees: None Rates vary per house There are 4 houses side-by-side here; one block from the beach. Rental go Saturday to Saturdays. Check-in at 2:00 PM; Check-out the following Saturday at 10:00 AM, all houses. Boutin & Chauncey, $1,250; Looney $1,250; Roche: $1,250 Off-season rates spring & fall typically half price per week.|
Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Chauncey- not as advertised
September 14, 2014
We appreciated the close proximity to the beach and air conditioning in the Chauncey. We were VERY disappointed in many things such as the queen beds actually being double size (they are advertised as queens). The place was very untidy, lots of dust, dirt and grime. The bed spreads were definitely never washed and stunk. In the room with the twin beds, there was dog hair all over the bed skirts and under the bed. The fridge did not have a freezer and we could not get it on the correct setting (food was either warm or frozen). Also, when it rained, water came pouring in, from the wall above the window, in the bathroom and in the room with the double bed. We had to use our towels to clean up the mess (as there was a ton of water!). When we asked the real estate broker to pay for our dry cleaning, she refused and brought us towels that stunk of old cigarette smoke. Also, I left her messages to advise of the water coming in and she never returned my call, I had to phone her back the next day... she obviously knew of the problem and did not care. I stayed with my two young children and would never stay there again. Another person renting a pine scrub cottage at the same time as us told me that her place was a complete dump and she was extremely disappointed. These cottages are definitely not worth the money.
I did return her call and told her the maintenance person was out of town. We never had a problem before all summer with this cottage with water coming in..it wasn't as she said "obviously knew of the problem and did not care" When people check in I tell them if places are not clean to call me right away and I'll get the cleaner back and she never called me about that. I have no idea why my towels smelled like smoke as they had been washed prior to giving them to use. I
Beach 1, cottage 0
August 18, 2014
Other than the short walk to the beach not much more to say. Bed was not a queen as listed, sounded like something was breaking every time you got in bed. Mattress were probably 20plus years old. Most blinds on windows were broken or had pieces missing. Smoke alarms went off every time you took a shower, plus no back up batteries in them. We had flooding due to rain one day, water heater pilot light went out, took maintenance all day to show up, would have been nice if someone called just to check in after all the flooding. Bathroom was extremely small, sink did not drain well. Mold on ceiling in bathroom. You had to mess with handle in shower to find hot was not all the way left somewhere just shy of center. It states no check in till 2:00 due to cleaning, well if that's the case why was there wrappers on the floor, and I don't think the dresser or couch has ever been moved. As for the couch, disgusting, stained and dirty, I wouldn't let my dogs near it. Fridge - would have been nice to use freezer but due to ice build up couldn't. Out door shower would have been nice to use except door was off and broken. Screen on front porch was being held on by duct tape. Every morning I woke up with a head ache and very stuffy till I got outside. Tanks were empty on grills when we went to use them. No outside lighting to back yard. Will not recommend these cottages to anyone.
2 of the 4 cottages have a Queen Bed,2 have a Double. The one Mike rented stated it was as double-not a queen. All summer no one has called smoke alarm going off when showering. They are hard-wired. Flooding in the yard was when Portland & OOB got 6" of water in 2 hours on 8-13th night, between 9-11 PM. Plumber who came to re-light was helping with people who had water inside houses 1st, came ASAP. Renters told to call me if not clean, did not call. They were paid for BBQ tank. Faye
July 31, 2014
Cottage near de Beach and the Ocean Park was very appreciate. We didn't appreciate the présence of the animals on the area. The cleanliness level was low.
September 22, 2013
The place is small. There is a mini frig. There is no porch no stove and no grill. The windows do not open and we asked the cleaning lady who said that they never open. There is an ac available. The other units have grills in the yard. I personally would not return as it didn't suit my needs.
The Unit Tara stayed in is one of 4 Cottages. All 4 are small cottages, each have 2 bedrooms. The one she rented is unit #15 and did not have a BBQ grille in 2013 (nor porch but had a larger bath and living room area. Windows in bedrooms and living room do open + has a screen door, All 4 now have gas BBQ grilles + 2 of them have a little porch. All but one have small refrigerators and all are small units. All have a cook top for cooking, no ovens but all have microwaves, cable TV and Wifi