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Deirdre's charming beach house was absolutely perfect for our stay just north of Old Orchard Beach. Deirdre was extremely helpful getting us set up at her place, and in suggesting nearby restaurants, lobster pounds, and sites. The pictures do not do her house justice - the quaint and homey rooms, the wonderful amenities, and comfortable bedrooms. It was the perfect way to spend a weekend with 6 close friends. She also generously filled the propane tanks for the grill - we had a wonderful dinner out back our first night there. I couldn't recommend Deirdre and her beach home highly enough. Thanks so much for your beautiful home and warm welcome!
Lovely little cottage. So close to the beach!
We enjoyed the relaxed, homey feel of the cottage and it is so close to the beach in a nice neighbourhood. Touches like games and toys for the kids and herbs, spices and oils in the kitchen were much appreciated and the cottage was cosy and warm. Those who've travelled from afar might like to know that trash needs to be taken off the property in summer to avoid a charge by the owner, and that Maine is very quiet in winter: most tours and many nearby restaurants and shops were about to shut just after we left (late Oct). Otherwise we had a great time and would definitely recommend the cottage as a casually cheerful place to stay. and Deidre as a helpful host.
The cottage is truly charming. The host has excellent, eclectic taste with interesting touches everywhere. As owners of rental property ourselves, we were very impressed with the thoughtfulness and care of the host - ample supply of paper products, clear directions for living in the cottage and for leaving the cottage clean once our stay was done. The kitchen was totally outfitted with pans, tools, and spices. The cottage has a washer, dryer and dishwasher (which we didn't use because our stay was short.) Our party of 7 adults and 2 dogs were accommodated comfortably, if a bit cozily, but in warm weather with the two decks and backyard there would be ample space to spread out. You won't believe how close you are to the beach - only a few hundred steps. We recommend this property strongly.
Great little beach cottage in a residential area but with a quick walk to a wide, flat, wonderful beach.
Great place...perfectly cozy for a family weekend...plenty of space for even a 6'2" teenager to hide from his parents!
The home is perfect...great access to everything the area has to offer without feeling like everyone is on top of you.
The beach access couldn't be shorter...and it's the quiet end too!
Thanks to our host for having such a clean and well prepared space...even down to the extra towels with easy access!
We couldn't have asked for a better spot to get away for the weekend and if we are ever looking for a place to stay in that area we won't stay anywhere else
We stayed at Dierdre's place last weekend. It is really cute and is everything advertised. Although there were only two of us, the place can house many more - it has several rooms and beds, and two baths. We loved the coziness of the house, how close to the beach it was, and how easy the drive was to Portland for our daily activities, and cute and quiet the neighborhood is. The house has a cute kitchen which we cooked a few meals in, and there are some board games stocked which we enjoyed. We did have to port our own trash off the property and pay a little extra for linens/towels, but overall a small price for a really fun place. We would definitely go back!
Lovely beach home, fabulous location. Lots of space, charming and comfortable, would recommend, especially if you have a dog! A short walk to the beach is ideal, as many of the beaches in Maine are expensive to park near.
We rented Deirdre's cottage in Scarborough this past weekend. It was very close to the beach and some really good seafood places (walking distance). We had six adults and two children and loved the intimacy of the place. Deirdre was very nice in communications and very upfront with providing sheets, blankets, towels, a fully stocked kitchen with a usable outdoor grill. Loved our time here.
Superb house, setting, host ! Every thing was as described, and better. There is even a 2nd bathroom, not in the photographs. The beach is so close, shade at the house. The house feels like home, cozy and intimate. Deidre is a perfect host, responding and making sur everything is perfect. And our dog felt welcome.
Maison parfaite, site parfait, hôte parfaite ! Tout est comme dans la description, et mieux ! Il y a même une 2e salle demain, qui n'est pas dans les photos. La plage est proche et la maison a de l'ombre. La maison a cette qualité d'être comme si elle était la nôtre, chaude et intime. Deirdre est une hôte parfaite, s'assurant que tout est pour le mieux. Notre chien était heureux !
Such a sweet cottage with lots of space for a great family vacation or a quiet couples retreat. Deirdre is honest and friendly and makes for a great host while renting from her. Great location just across from the beach, nice any season!