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Adorable Riverfront Home Near U

Private room

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

This house is a calm, friendly launching pad for outdoor activities nearby and visits to the University of Maine, or trips to the coast, including Acadia National Park. Orono is a classic small Maine town, and this house is right at its heart.

The space

Our house is right across from Webster Park in Orono, Maine, near the small downtown and within walking distance of the university. We have comfy beds, two woodstoves, and a few Maine Coons, and a medium-sized dog. All pets are friendly and affectionate ;-).
Make yourself at home in our comfy New England shingle cottage.

We are within walking distance of the UMaine campus and downtown Orono. Acadia, Baxter State Park, and Katadhin are nearby. In good weather, you can enjoy the sun in the riverside park across from our home. In winter, take our snowshoes and hit all the beautiful forest trails around Orono. Read Sarah's guidebook to the area:

Guest access

Guests can access the whole house, with the exception of our bedroom of course. We do our best to be accommodating!

Interaction with guests

Interaction depends on guests' inclination to be bothered/chat and our level of business. But we are always friendly and available for information and advice.

Other things to note

We do our very best to be attentive friendly hosts, but we both have full-time jobs and are not always able to respond to inquiries right away, though we'll do our very best.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $50 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 17%
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House Rules

Please do not 'drop by' without having confirmed a reservation. We live in a residential neighborhood, and are prevented by local code from having drop-ins.

We usually do not accept reservations for only one night.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

41 Reviews

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Stephanie User Profile
May 2017
Our family of 4 just celebrated graduation weekend at Orono and our terrific airbnb was part of a great weekend. The house is perfectly located, the beds are very comfortable, and the house has a lot of personality. Sarah communicated to us and is a very flexible hostess. My only regret was that I did not find this spot sooner, I would have been a repeat guest.

Mark User Profile
November 2016
The room, home and hosts Sarah & Justin were all great, as expected from the description and other reviews. I felt welcome, and I enjoyed conversing with the hosts. Great walking options along the Stillwater River, to downtown Orono and it's restaurants and breweries, and UMaine. Friendly dog. Cats too. I have mild cat allergy, but I wasn't bothered at all in this home because it is very well kept & clean. Would definitely stay here again.

Katherine User Profile
September 2016
Sarah and Justin were great. I stayed with them for about 10 days when starting a new job, they were super flexible and would invite you to join them for dinner but were totally fine with you doing your own thing. Would definitely stay again!

Julie User Profile
May 2016
Lovely home in a pretty neighborhood. Nice location and easy access to the highway, UMaine Campus, shopping and recreation. Felt like family walking through the doors. Thank you!

Sara User Profile
October 2015
Sarah is warm, friendly, helpful. She and Justin create a relaxed atmosphere.

Caleb User Profile
September 2015
Sarah and Justin were unable to house me due to an unexpected emergency. However, they put me up in a hotel, for no additional cost to me, in the same area. While I was disappointed to not to meet them, I appreciate how they handled the situation and made sure I had accommodations.

Sherry User Profile
June 2015
I was provided coffee in the morning and access to entire house. Neighborhood with park across the street is awesome . I sat by the water and read.

Orono, Maine, United States · Joined in May 2009
Sarah User Profile

Sarah and Justin are a young married couple living in Orono. Justin is a financial planner while Sarah is a professor of Medieval Studies and Honors at the University of Maine.

Response rate: 60%
(past 90 days)
Response time: within a day
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.